PENN YAN — Penn Yan football greats Tony Collins, Tom Watkins and Richard Enos — members of the undefeated 1976 Mustangs team — were in attendance for Penn Yan/Dundee’s regular-season finale against the Le Roy Oatkan Knights on Mustang Field Saturday.

GENEVA — The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won the David Lee Arnoff Trophy on Seneca Lake this past weekend, Oct. 16-17. It’s the fifth-straight time the Colleges have won the trophy. In addition, William Smith sailors were in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Women’s Atlanti…

ITHACA — The Hobart football team steamrolled every opponent in the first month of the regular season. That domination may be spare for the rest of the season for the Statesmen, who faced their first of several undefeated Liberty League opponents on Saturday in the Ithaca Bombers.

PALMYRA — The epic 15-minute fireworks display at halftime at Palmyra-Macedon High School provided plenty of excitement for the hundreds of fans, parents and students in attendance for the Red Raiders’ homecoming game against Geneva on Friday night.

PENN YAN — Saturday’s tilt between Penn Yan/Dundee and Midlakes had everything any football fan would wish for: two teams with the same record in the same class battling for Sectional position, Homecoming, back-and-forth action and loads of offense.

WAVERLY — The Waverly Wolverines hosted the Geneva Panthers in a football game that had been scheduled a week in advance. The last minute addition left both teams with minimal time to prepare and questions about their game plans.

GENEVA — The main question entering Saturday evening’s matchup against the Keystone Giants for the Hobart Statesmen football team was: how would they fare knowing that one of the biggest matchups of the season is next week against Ithaca?


GENEVA — The Hobart football team headed into the locker room at halftime with a 10-0 lead over Morrisville State. The Statesmen had a few solid offensive drives, a turnover that led to a score and the defense gave the Mustangs little to work with, but the offense didn’t seem like it was cli…

WATERLOO — Given that the Midlakes Screaming Eagles were a one-win team in the Fall II season last spring and the Waterloo Indians made it to the sectional semifinals, it would have been difficult to predict the lopsided final outcome of Friday’s game.

HORNELL — It has been only a few months — since April 24 to be exact — when the Waterloo football program lost to Livonia in the Class B sectional semifinals during the Fall II sports season.

GENEVA — Currently, Italy occupies one of the top spots in world football rankings after its victory over England in the 2020 European Championships. While most of the world refers to it as football — or futbol — some countries in North America call it soccer.

By the end of 2021, two high school football seasons will take place in the same calendar year, but the upcoming season will finally kick off a normal high school athletic year once again.

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You know you’re in for an upcoming NFL season full of excitement, action, and out of the blue moves when almost after the Super Bowl was finished some of the game’s biggest names were already on their way to new teams. With the first blockbuster trade between the LA Rams and Detroit Lions ex…


SHORTSVILLE — It’s hard to save the best for last when a team enters a championship game with an undefeated record and an average margin of victory of 40 points, but the Red Jacket Indians did just that.


BATAVIA — The final score may not indicate it, but the Newark Reds football team was within striking distance of the Batavia Blue Devils in the first half of their Section V Class B semifinal at Van Detta Stadium on Sunday night.


PHELPS — Before the short-but-sweet Fall II season began, Midlakes football was stuck in a rut that had only deepened since 2017.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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…

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: