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Editor's note: Answers have been edited for length and clarity. Mark Shelley: What does it mean for the team, school, and community to send the team to three straight championship … more
As members of the media prepared for the annual Cortaca press conference last week in Cortland, the combined athletic staffs of SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College informed the media members of a … more
With the unpredictable weather, the long travel to game locations, and the unpredictability of opponents for the next game, the 2018 Section IV Girls Soccer tournament was filled with outstanding … more
In a soccer-heavy county, it comes as no surprise that local schools are well represented in October for the Section IV Boys Soccer Championships. For another year, one local team captured the … more
A captain of a sports team is a leader. A team chooses a captain for their dedication to the team, their commitment to the overall goal, and for their leadership abilities on the field and in the … more
A captain of a sports team is a leader. A team chooses a captain for their dedication to the team, their commitment to the overall goal, and for their leadership abilities on the field and in the … more
As temperatures begin to drop around the area, the fall sports season begins to draw to a close. The end of a regular season gives a team a chance to reflect on the year’s successes and … more
In a region that is rich with competitive soccer at the high school level, it is certainly no small feat to successfully string a handful of wins together during the season. As a season progresses, … more
Steve Smith has two daughters. Hailey is 13 years old and Hannah is 11. Both girls dance competitively at The Next Jennaration dance studio. Steve is their “prop dad,” charged with … more
Many times, a coach, parent, or sports personality will use the phrase “It’s more than a game” to describe the lessons that sports teach athletes. While the phrase may seem like a … more
In sports, similar to almost all aspects of life, the younger members of a team take a backseat role and develop by making the most of the time they are given. For the Dryden Girls Soccer team … more
Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Lansing Cross Country runner Catie Eisenhut. Eisnehut, in her first year running cross country, is a leader for the … more
For most high school sports teams the pinnacle of the sport is achieved when they stand alone at the end of the season as champions of the state. For the Lansing Bobcats boys soccer team, the 2017 … more
As football season rolls on, a new look has been settling into focus in the local area. A new look that doesn’t come with the traditional idea of a new helmet, new stickers, or new jerseys. The … more
The high school soccer season is in full swing as the playoff picture begins to come into focus. For one local girl’s team, its early season has positioned them with solid ground to stand on. … more
In a county that holds many memorable athletic events, for one local athlete, the memories come from outside of Tompkins County. Courtney McGuire has traveled the world and returned home with an … more
Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Trumansburg Soccer Player Conor Baird. Baird recently went on a goal-scoring streak that included a hat trick against … more
Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   In high school sports, a common way to denote a player’s experience is by class year. The newcomers are labeled underclassmen and the veterans upperclassmen. High school sports … more
Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   In a county dominated by traditional fall sports, one sport has found it challenging to break into the sporting spotlight. While the lack of a stadium and necessary equipment may … more
By Tim Donnelly ESPN Ithaca   Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Dryden High School soccer player Casey Phillips. Phillips recently helped lead his team to a championship in the … more
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