If it weren’t for the novel coronavirus weaving its unwanted presence into the fabric of everyday life, Palmyra-Macedon girls soccer may be hoisting a sectional or even state championship by now.
Football remained absent throughout the 2020 high school fall season, and as a result soccer stepped to the forefront, and the Finger Lakes region had plenty to cheer about.
NAPLES — The last Naples boys soccer sectional championship occurred in the year 2000. The No. 1-seed Naples Big Green had a date with the No. 7-seed Geneseo Blue Devils, who had not given up a goal all tournament long prior to Thursday’s Class C2 Finals at Naples Community Park.
PENN YAN — The final night of soccer sectional semifinals featured No. 6-seeded Bishop Kearney Kings pitted against No. 2-seeded Penn Yan Mustangs on Tuesday night.
NEWARK — Monday night was a battle between the No. 3-seeded Hornell Red Raiders at the No. 2-seeded Newark Reds(9-5) for a spot in the Class B1 Finals on Wednesday.
GENEVA — The local college sports scene has been a vacuum ever since William Smith lacrosse beat Dickinson 6-5 on March 8.
NEWARK — After finishing towards the bottom of the Finger Lakes East standings during the regular season, the Newark Reds boys soccer team that felt like they had new life to show off their talent.
GENEVA — Geneva boys soccer quickly became acquainted with the level of competition in Class A1.
PENN YAN — Saturday concluded the regular season for all fall sports throughout Section V. There shall be plenty of time to sit back and appreciate the season that has been, but currently there’s no time for that; sectionals are coming and the 2020 fall regular season deserves a final send o…
A relatively quiet high school sports week typically signifies the break between the regular season and postseason. After just a month of regular-season action, it’s hard to believe that sectionals are even possible, given the parameters put in place earlier this fall.
CLIFTON SPRINGS — It was the final day of the regular season for the Newark Reds and the Midlakes Screaming Eagles before they both start their sectional runs in the Class B1 bracket next week.
Last week, the Times ran a breakdown of all the fall sports’ schedule for the upcoming sectional tournament. At that time, the schedule and information regarding boys soccer had not been released yet.
GENEVA — It’s the final week of the regular season as the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils traveled for a game under the lights against the Geneva Panthers at Loman Stadium on Monday night.
WATERLOO — It was the annual Kick Cancer game at Tom Coughlin Stadium for a Finger Lakes East matchup between the Penn Yan Mustangs and the Waterloo Indians on Halloween afternoon.
This has been a wild fall sports season, and I’m not talking about national sports. The high school campaign has given my colleagues and I emotional whiplash from the constant cycle of postponements, cancellations and changing start times.
Nearly two months ago athletes, players, coaches and the like were thrilled to have competition back at the high school level, albeit minus the full fall offering of sports. As teams began to get back into game shape, league championships and sectionals seemed to be an afterthought; getting …
NEWARK — Penn Yan trailed for more than 79 minutes in Saturday’s Finger Lakes East battle against the Reds.
GENEVA — Within 13 minutes of Saturday’s game, the Geneva Panthers (6-2, 3-0) found themselves down 2-0 to the Newark Reds (2-4-1, 0-2).
GENEVA — Waterloo hung on to prevail over Geneva 2-1 for their third win in the last four games.
SENECA FALLS — Mynderse boys soccer (4-2) got back in the win column after a loss to Bishop Kearney. The Blue Devils scored four goals against winless Waterloo (0-6) in the Non-League matchup on Tuesday night.
NEWARK — It was partly cloudy skies for the Finger Lakes East matchup between the Penn Yan Mustangs and the Newark Reds.
PALMYRA — The soccer gods shined down upon Palmyra-Macedon’s campus on Saturday as the matchup between Geneva and Pal-Mac boys soccer provided a stunning Finger Lakes fall day.
GENEVA — Not only did the return of high school competition in the Finger Lakes bring with it heaps of joy, it provided a hint of a return to normalcy.
GENEVA — The Geneva girls soccer team (1-3, 1-3) earned their first elusive win since 2018 on Wednesday at home against Mynderse (0-4, 0-4). The Panthers had come close in recent games to ending their drought but it took a lone strike from freshman Kaitlyn Wright on an assist from sophomore …
PENN YAN — Geneva boys soccer (2-1, 1-1) suffered their first defeat of the season Tuesday night against the stalwart defense of Penn Yan (1-1, 1-1). Senior William Steel score the lone goal for the Mustangs on an assist from classmate Caiden DeMarco. Mason Mackerchar made six saves across a…
HOPEWELL — Waterloo girls soccer seemed due for a win.
SENECA FALLS — It was a surprisingly warm October morning for Saturday’s matchup between the Penn Yan Mustangs and the Mynderse Blue Devils.
CLIFTON SPRINGS — Although it was just the third and fourth games respectively for Geneva and Midlakes girls soccer, the Screaming Eagles honored their senior athletes in a ceremony that would normally take place late in the year. However, due to 2020 being, well, 2020, schools across the Fi…
GORHAM — It was chilly, windy game under the lights at Wildcat Field for a Finger Lakes West battle between the Bloomfield Bombers at the Marcus Whitman Wildcats on Wednesday night.
SENECA FALLS — It was a cloudy start in front of a social-distanced crowd at Bracht Field in a matchup between the Geneva Panthers at the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils.
WATERLOO — It was a mostly cloudy skies hovering over Tom Coughlin Stadium to kick-off the 2020 boys soccer season between the Marcus Whitman Wildcats at the Waterloo Indians.
GENEVA — In 2019, the Penn Yan girls soccer team defeated Geneva twice, scoring six goals each game and allowing just one.
GORHAM — The players donned masks, the referees held electronic whistles and plenty of room occupied the space in between fans in the bleachers.
OVID — On Monday night the South Seneca school board hosted another meeting with the public in order to discuss the latest with fall sports.
OVID — South Seneca school board voted to permit cross country and golf for Section V play a week after it was announced that no sports would be played at South Seneca in the fall.
The 2020 boys soccer season will be one of the more interesting seasons in recent memory. You can thank the pandemic and late start to the season as two of the biggest reasons.
The return to interscholastic athletics is official. In a matter of weeks, teams across several sports will be in action for the first time since early March.
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.
On Aug. 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened the gates for low-risk high school sports to resume activities on Sept. 21.
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.
KEUKA PARK — The fall of 2020 was supposed to usher in a new era of Keuka Wolves athletics; a fresh start in a new conference with a blank canvas ready to be filled with new records and history.
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.
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.
ROMULUS — Despite the cancellation of the spring sports season, Romulus high school athletes rightfully received recognition for their efforts in the 2019-20 fall and winter seasons.
Waterloo High School had plenty of graduating seniors that have signed letters of intent to play at different colleges and universities across New York State. Because of the social distancing mandates, the signings were done outside and with a select number of family members.
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.
GENEVA — Seventy-eight wins. Twenty-four points. Four Liberty League championships. Four epic NCAA tournament runs, including an appearance in the national championship game in December.
SENECA FALLS — The Section V Scholarship Award is as exclusive as it gets. It promotes excellence in interscholastic athletics along with scholarship.