ORCHARD PARK — Leslie Frazier’s faith in his Bills defense never wavered even at the lowest point of Buffalo’s season.
Notes from Buffalo’s 17-3 victory over the Ravens in Saturday night’s divisional playoff game Saturday night at Bills Stadium:
TAMPA, Fla. — For the initial television appearances and draft stories — even the first few seasons of his NFL career — Ali Marpet was synonymous with Hobart College.
ROCHESTER — The Buffalo Bills won their first playoff game since 1995 on Saturday as they took down the Indianapolis Colts.
Well, it’s the following week after Wild Card Weekend, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won their first postseason game since winning Super Bowl XXXVII. As the Wizard Gandolf said in Lord of the Rings, “Things are now in motion that cannot be undone.”
Sorry to say this up front but I feel the need to: I am a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, and not just a bandwagon booster because of Tom Brady. I have been a Bucs fan my entire life, and if Bills fans are reading this, I believe you’re able to relate to my years of disbelief at how inept a franch…
(TNS) — The Buffalo Bills will be the first professional sports team in New York state to host fans at a game since the COVIDE-19 pandemic began, but some people want to ban one person from attending this weekend: Gov Andrew Cuomo.
SENECA FALLS — If ever there was a time to double-take at a December headline, this would be it:
If New York state had established a high school football state championship tournament prior to 1993, there seems little doubt the 1970 Mynderse Academy football team would have extra hardware in their trophy case.
GENEVA — The local college sports scene has been a vacuum ever since William Smith lacrosse beat Dickinson 6-5 on March 8.
GENEVA — Boswell Field on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is typically used more often than not this time of year.
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 July 11 Weekend Edition of the Times.
LATHAM — Even after the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Return to Interscholastic Athletics document was released last Friday, there seemed to be a small sliver of hope that the high-risk sports of football, volleyball and cheerleading would get a chance to squeeze i…
GENEVA — It has been known for approximately two weeks that high school student-athletes will get the chance to compete in interscholastic sports this fall season.
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.
On Aug. 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened the gates for low-risk high school sports to resume activities on Sept. 21.
GENEVA — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the list of sports allowed to return to play this fall, football was expressly highlighted as a “high-risk” sport.
The last high school sports event that took place in the Finger Lakes was March 11, when the Geneva boys basketball team routed Avon 84-56 to advance to the New York state tournament for the first time.
GENEVA — It may not be perfect, but fall in the Finger Lakes will have sports.
The Clifton Springs YMCA is happy to announce that they are offering a flag football program. The program provides young players a fun and exciting chance to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning firsthand about teamwork and sportsmanship. The program teaches kids the funda…
Think of Penn Yan Academy athletics in the 21st century, and boys lacrosse comes to mind. The Mustangs have won a Section V championship in all but one year since the 20th century ended.
One thing that makes high school sports so appealing is — unlike professional teams or even colleges — they cannot control the ebb and flow of talent that walks through the halls on a yearly basis.
New York state released guidelines for professional sports competitions as part of Phase 4 of reopening the state on Wednesday and it indicates that fans will not be permitted to attend Buffalo Bills games during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s human nature for a person who grows up playing sports to dream of a professional career. For so many, that rarely comes to fruition. However, for a select few, the dream of fulfilling that aspiration is so strong any obstacles only strengthen the drive and determination.
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.
NEWARK — On June 3, 2009, Leonard “Lenny” Colavito was golfing at Wayne Hills Country Club in Lyons, as he often did, when he achieved what every golfer strives for: a hole-in-one.
GENEVA — The groundwork had been laid in the seasons leading up to 2006. That year, which ended with the Geneva Panthers winning the Class B state football championship, proved to be the culmination of a lengthy process. While the final scores in the Panthers’ run through the ’06 postseason,…
SENECA FALLS — Mynderse Academy still found a way to honor its athletes for the hard work put in during the fall and winter sports seasons.
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.
GENEVA — Hobart College linebacker Emmett Forde was named to Street & Smith’s 2020 preseason All-America team. He’s the first Statesman recognized by the annual college football preview magazine since Shane Sweeney in 2017.
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.