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…

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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:

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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…

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.

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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…

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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.

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…

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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.