UTICA — The Keuka Wolves lost the first game of a doubleheader against Utica 3-2 but left Utica on a high note, winning the second game, 5-3.
HOPEWELL — Finger Lakes Community College baseball and softball were in action on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of doubleheaders against Erie College. The women played at Erie while the men hosted the Kats at home.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Hobart lacrosse was forced to play their third road game in a row following last weekend’s postponement against Sacred Heart.
It’s been a near two years since we’ve seen our traditional Opening Day and that day has finally arrived for the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
Baseball computer departments and their endless obsession for crunching statistics have converted the sport into a simulated, robotic chess match, even referring to players as pieces. Their position shifts and analytics — OPS, WAR, WHIP, ISO, BABIP — have transformed our beloved game into ro…
PITTSFORD — Not soon after the Hobart Statesmen began their 2021 season, the rest of Hobart and William Smith spring athletics “sprang” into action. The William Smith lacrosse team saw their first action in over a year taking on No. 11 ranked St. John Fisher in Pittsford.
Since 1958, the Auburn Doubledays baseball team competed in the professional New York-Penn League, and Falcon Park was a perfect destination for any baseball lover in the upstate region.
BROOKVILLE — Despite another quality performance from Ryan Archer, the Hobart Statesmen (1-1, 1-1) fell to Long Island University on Saturday by a score of 14-12.
GENEVA — Geneva Little League is excited to welcome back players, coaches and parents for the 2021 season.
CANANDAIGUA — The first day of above-freezing temperatures in the month of February is not the only sign that spring is on the horizon. Weeks ago, Hobart lacrosse released an eight-game tentative schedule for the spring 2021 season, and now Finger Lakes Community College baseball has joined …
KEUKA PARK — After many months of anticipation, Keuka College will finally get to compete in their new conference.
I created and coined the phrase “Six-Tool Player.” The concept was first published in an article I wrote for the L.A. Times on Aug. 28, 2010, and again on Dec. 14, 2013. I originally thought of this concept because Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, five-tool players for the Dodgers, were committing…
The Baseball Hall of Fame without Pete Rose, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is akin to the Lone Ranger without Tonto, Batman without Robin, or baseball without hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.
GENEVA — High-risk winter sports began practice this week, with games set to begin next week. In less than a month, the winter season will ramp up and overlap with the Fall II sports season — a rare crossroads of football and basketball meeting before spring sports get underway.
Genevan John Oughterson and I were both talked about and quoted in the book “Tony Perez: From Cuba to Cooperstown.” We spent two evenings with author John Erardi at McDonough Park discussing Geneva’s NY-Penn League baseball teams. A year or so later Mr. Erardi came back to Geneva and gave us…
GENEVA — High school baseball did not get a chance to have a season in 2020, yet a pair of Geneva High School seniors still attracted the attention of one of the nation’s finest Division II institutions.
In the months of May, June and July, sports junkies like myself took to watching Korean baseball at 5:30 in the morning or even table tennis to get our sports fix. Even I struggled to find positivity in that.
Ed. note: This story was published in the June 6 Weekend Edition of the Times.
What the above title and sub-headline mean is that our weekly edition of Sports Looking Back that spotlights unforgettable teams and individuals from the Finger Lakes region has sadly come to an end...as you know it.
As a die-hard baseball fan, I am glad to see the season begin, as short as it is. It brings back some great memories.
GENEVA — Just when all hope for baseball in Geneva this summer looked lost, the SnowCats were born.
ROCHESTER — With the news that the minor-league baseball season is officially canceled, the Rochester Red Wings are offering fans who purchased tickets for the 2020 season various options.
After months of back-and-forth bickering over money between the Major League Baseball owners and Players Association, they could not come to agreement for a shortened season because of the pandemic.
WATERLOO — Waterloo High School’s 54th annual sports award ceremony wasn’t the usual night of celebration it has been in years past. Nonetheless, the Athletic Department ensured the district’s student-athletes were honored for their hard work and dedication.
PENN YAN — Area high schools continue to come up with clever ways to make sure their student-athletes receive recognition for their hard-fought fall and winter seasons.
Our sports writers have asked for readers to recall their favorite game or memorable event. I was not particularly athletic, but I enjoy most sports and look forward to reading about what was special to you.
NEWARK — Ben Cowles was a standout baseball player during his time in Newark High School. And, he seized an opportunity few from this region get: He is attending the University of Maryland, playing NCAA Division I baseball on an athletic scholarship.
LATHAM — The announcement that many suspected came down from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Monday morning: There will be no state championships for spring sports in 2020.
I grew up in New Britain, Conn., as a Detroit Tigers fan who also liked the Red Sox. My father was originally a New York (baseball) Giants fan and had converted to the Yankees. My mother was part of a large extended family that was all diehard Red Sox fans. I was 6 years old, undecided on wh…
LATHAM — There is still hope that high school spring sports seasons will happen and that the Geneva boys basketball team will get to compete for its first state title.
GENEVA — Opening Day for Major League Baseball is practically a sacred holiday for those who follow the national pastime.
GENEVA — What seems like something out of Hollywood has become a reality in the blink of an eye.
GENEVA — Geneva Little League will hold two more in-person registration sessions before the season begins.
LAKELAND, Fla. — Joseph “Jiggs” Petrucci spends half the year living in Seneca Falls and the other half in this Florida city.
GENEVA — Geneva Little League has opened registration for the 2020 season.
NEWARK — Despite being in its winter hibernation, baseball still finds a way to remain relevant throughout the cold months.
GENEVA — After a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Elmira Pioneers in the first round of the PGCBL playoffs, the Geneva Red Wings’ season ended with a series loss against the Adirondack Trail Blazers.
NEWARK — After battling it out all season long, the Geneva Red Wings (24-20) and Newark Pilots (17-30) met for the final time in the 2019 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Season.
GENEVA — Despite their recent stumbles, the Geneva Red Wings have locked in a postseason berth and will be all in on a PGCBL Championship.
GENEVA — In the home stretch of every sports season playoff implications are on the line, and coaches will typically say, “we control our own destiny.” That was the case in the Red Wings double header action between Adirondack on Thursday night. If Geneva captured both games over the Trail B…
UTICA — The Red Wings keep stumbling ahead of the postseason.
LITTLE FALLS — Going into Tuesday night’s game at Mohawk Valley, the Pilots had dropped five straight games and were looking to get off the losing schneid.
GENEVA — Things have not gone well for either the Newark Pilots or Geneva Red Wings in the previous 10 games.
ELMIRA — At a time when the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League postseason is in sight and the West division's playoff spots are up for grabs, the Newark Pilots are not playing well.
SAUGERTIES — The majority of the Geneva Red Wings and Newark Pilots finally got some rest over a brief All-Star break in Saugerties.
NEWARK — The weather in the Finger Lakes region has been steadily warming up as of late, and nothing says summer better than a warm night at the ball park.
ELMIRA — After losing 5-3 in their season opener, Geneva had beaten Elmira seven straight times.
GENEVA — It’s hard to believe it is already July.
WATERTOWN — The Newark Pilots season has seen more downs than ups thus far. However, the Pilots managed to split a doubleheader Sunday at Alex T. Duffy Fairground Stadium.
NEWARK — Weather once again wreaked havoc across the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League this weekend.
The 2016-17 high school sports season had it all. From instant-classic football games to teams capturing sectional championships on the hardwood to a standout earning gold at the state track meet — it was a stellar season for athletes and teams in the Finger Lakes.