WATERLOO — Being two of the four unbeaten teams remaining in Class C, the Waterloo Indians and the Bath Haverling Rams knew entering Tuesday afternoon’s contest that it was going to be a dogfight to remain so.
GENEVA — A blistering first quarter from Geneva was not enough to overcome a slow and steady comeback from the triple-combined team of Bishop Kearney/Rochester Academy Charter School/Rochester Prep on Thursday night.
SENECA FALLS — Not a lot of people knew what to expect from Mynderse Academy when it hosted rival Waterloo at Bracht Field Wednesday night. A big reason for that: The Blue Devils did not start their season until last week due to a COVID-19 pause.
Last week’s postponements and cancellations has left people wondering what has gone on with the South Seneca girls volleyball program along with the Midlakes and Lyons football programs.
WATERLOO — Though the near-freezing temperatures across the Finger Lakes on Thursday usually take place in the late stages of a football season, Waterloo High School seems to be reveling in spring football despite the fluctuation of springtime temperatures.
GENEVA — It was a classic Week 2 football battle at Loman Stadium on Saturday: one team hoped to establish a win streak and the other aimed for their first win of the season.
LYONS — Teams and fans didn’t have to wait long in the football season for a Route 31 rivalry game, and both teams showed signs that it was just Week 2 of one of the strangest football seasons ever played.
WATERLOO — In the first week of high school football, there were few close games. Most were a one-sided bludgeonings that provided an insight to the challenges of playing games with little preparation.
SENECA FALLS — Football and volleyball athletes waited until the end of winter for the startup of their seasons, courtesy of COVID-19.
PENN YAN — It wasn’t ideal nor was it at the right time or place, but football returned to the Finger Lakes on Saturday and presented a storied rivalry with a thrilling finish.
PHELPS — As unfamiliar as it is for high school football to be played in March, there is something quite familiar about the Midlakes program this year.
On the second-to-last day of February the Hobart College community lost a legend. Former Statesmen football coach Jack Daniels passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 84.
GENEVA — It’s been quite a run for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this year’s NFL playoffs. It’s especially cool for this area to see former Hobart College star Ali Marpet not only contributing for Tampa Bay, but anchoring the offensive line from his spot at left guard.
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.
GENEVA — Playing in Super Bowl 55 is, unquestionably, the biggest moment of Ali Marpet’s football career, but the “biggest moment” has presented itself to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ left guard many times throughout his journey.
After a 27-year stretch that included the “Music City Miracle” and plenty of other heartbreak, the Buffalo Bills are making their return to the AFC championship game. They visit Arrowhead Stadium Sunday night for a date against the Kansas City Chiefs (6:40 p.m., CBS), with a spot in Super Bo…
BUFFALO — In 2020, the word “memorable” often was accompanied by a heavy helping of sarcasm.
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…