LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has put together a task force to begin examining the potential impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming fall 2020 season — as well as the entire 2020-21 school year.
It was 2011. Our son Sean was loving his junior year of college in Philly; I was home in Waterloo, missing our father-son NFL Sundays. That fall, we got tickets to see the Giants host the Packers. Sean was a Packer Backer; having the chance to see Aaron Rodgers and our hometown’s hero, Giant…
1955 Rose Bowl
PHELPS — Dave Whitcomb may not have been sliding into retirement, but he couldn’t help but think his days of being a head football coach were behind him.
While 2019 was a tough year for football-playing schools in the Finger Lakes High School Athletic Association, individual players shined all the brighter through the adversity of the new Federation-style schedule. That adversity included an ongoing struggle to fill rosters, resulting in numb…
In football, judging the most impactful athletes on defense is an inexact science. Is the guy averaging double figures in tackles more important than the defender creating turnovers? How about the guys in the trenches disrupting what an offense is trying to do?
As the 2019 football season wound down, Brad Patchett would see his tenure as Palmyra-Macedon head coach come to an end after six years at the helm.
CORTLAND — Before training camp even started, Hobart football head coach Kevin DeWall preached that his young team was going to control what it could control.
ROCHESTER — If the Hobart football team harbored any hopes of playing past this week, they had one simple task: beat Rochester.
GENEVA — On Saturday night the Hobart football team played a rare game under the lights on Boswell Field at David J. Urick Stadium as its 12 seniors were honored.
NEWARK — The Newark Athletic Hall of Fame has announced the fourth induction class of athletes, coaches, and supporters of Newark athletics.
CALEDONIA — Friday night’s temperatures were bone-chilling cold. Unfortunately, the Red Jacket offense, normally red hot, was much like the weather as the Indians squared off against Alexander in the Section V Class D football semifinals.
GENEVA — The Hobart football team had a much needed bye last week after getting throttled by Liberty League rival Ithaca, 34-0.
WATERLOO — The Mynderse Academy and Waterloo football teams held a great rivalry for many years. The last time the two teams met was in 2008, where Waterloo claimed a decisive 49-0 victory.
LIVONIA — Sectional football is an exciting time of year for any team that makes the tournament, because everyone has a fresh slate. On Friday night, No. 5 Geneva was looking to erase past memories over No. 4 Livonia in the first round of the Section V Class B Tournament.
SHORTSVILLE — Last year was a disappointing one for Red Jacket. The Indians finished 4-4 and were eliminated by Alexander in the first round of sectionals. This year has been much different with the team posting a 5-2 record heading into the Section V Class D Tournament.
WATERLOO — Waterloo (4-4) handled their business on Thursday night as they rolled over Midlakes (0-8) by a score of 52-18.
SENECA FALLS — Mynderse earned its first victory of the year on the final Friday of the regular season against Marcus Whitman with a final score of 20-6.
CLYDE — Knocking your rival out of postseason contention is a very gratifying feeling. For Clyde-Savannah they experienced that gratifying feeling on a muddy Nicholas Dercola Field on Friday night as they blanked longtime rival Lyons 36-0, earning a berth in the Section V Class D tournament.
ITHACA — Playing at legendary Butterfield Field can be a daunting task for any visiting team. The Hobart football team learned that the hard way as the Statesmen were blanked by No. 9 Ithaca Saturday afternoon by a score of 34-0.
GENEVA — The coldest night of the 2019 high school football season so far left Geneva frozen against a deep and talented Honeoye Falls-Lima football team that spoiled the home team’s Senior Night.
High School football: Penn Yan/Geneva/Newark
GENEVA — One year ago, Newark KO’d Geneva’s chances of qualifying for the Section V Class B football tournament — and the Reds did it on Geneva’s Homecoming weekend.
PENN YAN — Talk about being forced to execute an emergency strategy.
BATH — The Waterloo Indians (3-3) traveled to Haverling to take on the Rams (4-4) on a Saturday showdown and were able to escape with a narrow, 9-7 victory to bring them their third victory of the season.
Weekend high school football- Penn Yan/Waterloo/Red Jacket/Geneva/Palmyra-Macedon
PALMYRA — It came down to the wire Friday night between Geneva and Palmyra-Macedon.
SCHENECTADY — After dominating the non-conference portion of its schedule, the Hobart football team struggled in its Liberty League opener against Union College on Saturday afternoon as the Statesmen fell by a score of 23-7.
SHORTSVILLE — Defensive battles can be some of the best games on the gridiron. That’s exactly what was provided in Saturday’s matchup between Alexander and Red Jacket. The result was a narrow 11-8 victory for the visitors.
GENEVA — Since getting blanked by Rochester by a score of 1-0, the Herons haven’t lost a game. On Saturday afternoon William Smith extended the ir winning streak to four as they blanked Liberty League foe Clarkson on Cozzens Field by a score of 5-0.
WATERLOO — Friday night’s matchup between two former Finger Lakes East foes proved to be one of the more exciting games in the Finger Lakes. After trailing 30-21 at halftime, Penn Yan shut out Waterloo in the second half to capture a 33-30 victory.
Weekend football- Lyons/RJ/Waterloo/MW/PY/Hobart
BATAVIA — Geneva had its biggest challenge of the season on Friday night when they traveled to Batavia, a team that was in the state finals last November.
LYONS — Red Jacket flexed their muscles against a hobbled Lyons team on Friday night.
WATERLOO — One of the sweetest victories any high school football team can get is on homecoming night.
GENEVA — The Hobart defense came through in the clutch once again on Saturday afternoon at David J. Urick Stadium at Boswell Field. The result was a 16-3 victory over Montclair State, improving the Statesmen’s record to 4-0 for the first time in Kevin DeWall’s young head coaching career at Hobart.
SENECA FALLS — It was a step in the right direction for Mynderse Academy football Friday night.
DUNDEE — A new era of football began Saturday afternoon at Scotsmen Field as Dundee participated in its first 8-man game.
GENEVA — An emotional roller-coaster is an understatement when describing Hobart’s gridiron triumph Saturday against Rowan.
GENEVA — Last year, when Geneva and Wayne Central squared off in the Finger Lakes East, the Panthers claimed an early 23-0 lead — only to see the Eagles rattle off 41 straight points and eventually claim a 48-31 victory.
The game of football has regressed slowly in the Finger Lakes region, making it harder for student-athletes to get recruited to play at the college level. Most coaches at the next level look for big, physical athletes to take the field.
High School football 9/13-14 Geneva/Midlakes/Penn Yan/ Newark/Marcus Whitman
GENEVA — The William Smith Herons are on top of the Division III soccer world.
PHELPS — Friday the 13th is often associated with bad luck.
GENEVA — Friday night felt like fall. Fans and students that gathered at Loman Stadium for the Panthers’ home opener against Hornell wore pants, sweatshirts, and beanies, and many were covered in blankets.
PENN YAN — Penn Yan coach Tim McBride knew his team had stretched its single-point, second-quarter lead to three scores by halftime.
GENEVA — Hobart and William Smith Colleges athletes are off to a blazing start in the 2019-20 season.
LYONS — It was a chilly, rainy and at times windy Friday night in Lyons as the boys in maroon and white took on a dangerous team from Alexander Central.
Derrick Chance was a nightmare for defensive coordinators when he stepped onto the gridiron for the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles.
GENEVA — Days before Hobart football opens up its 2019 season, head coach Kevin DeWall has hired a new coach to his staff.