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Finley Edmonds, Trumansburg College is often a time of discovery. Whether socially, academically or otherwise, college students are often trying new things for their first time in their lives. … more
For the first time since 1965, the Ithaca College baseball team is not under the direction of an IC graduate, but the Bombers’ new coach is hardly a stranger to the program. David Valesente, a … more
Being a college athlete isn’t easy. The demands of workouts, practices and competitions can conflict with carrying a full load of classes. Trying to succeed in the classroom while playing two … more
When Ithaca High School seniors Andrew Alise and Holden Lazarus first met around the age of 5, things didn’t go very well. “We didn’t like each other,” Alise said. … more
With the 2018-19 high school sports season in the history books, Tompkins Weekly is taking a look at college plans for last year’s top performers. We will continue this two-part series next … more
Ijeyikowoicho Onah is typically not an underdog when it comes to track and field competitions. While at Ithaca High School, she was one of Section IV’s top performers in both the 400-meter and … more
Baseball immortality As of Sunday afternoon, the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 is forever immortalized in Cooperstown. For many, these players made baseball exciting and flashy, or they … more
While summer is often thought of as a time for rest and relaxation for athletes, one group of local athletes didn’t let summer vacation slow them down on their way to national titles. The … more
The Ithaca College Baseball team is already going through a period of change after long-time head coach George Valesente announced his retirement after this past season. Now, it will see the end of … more
Why even bother? NBA free agency dominated the sports world over the last few weeks, and as most of the big-name players have already signed with new team, the market has cooled off, for now. The … more
The transition from high school baseball to the collegiate level can be a wake-up call for most incoming freshmen, but for former Ithaca High School standout Gil Merod, the college game has come with … more
While the temperatures are on the rise this summer, the action inside of Lynah Rink will be red hot as the Cornell Big Red men’s hockey team officially announced its 2019-2020 regular season … more
Back-to-back It’s not about how you got there; it’s about what you did once you were there. That is the entire World Cup for the U.S. Women’s National Team. The knockout stage … more
The Ithaca community and golfers near and far are preparing for the 50th annual Ithaca Best Ball, formerly known as the Skip Wallace Invitational, at the Country Club of Ithaca from July 19 through … more
The summer months bring about a time for high school athletes to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy some time off from sports before the seasons begin. For the local eight-man football … more
The Groton Indians, the greater Groton community and Tompkins County are mourning the passing of Indians football and basketball head coach Eric Prior, who died unexpectedly last week. Prior, 51, … more
The all-time leading scorer in Cornell Big Red men’s basketball history, Matt Morgan, has signed a NBA Summer League contract with the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors, agreeing to join the team in … more
No go Knicks If you know me, you know I’m not the biggest fan of the NBA and the drama that comes along with each offseason. Despite this, somehow, I can’t stop following the … more
We’re not invincible The U.S. women’s team ran into a Spanish team that gave it a test unlike what it has faced in quite some time. The U.S. breezed its way through its pre-tournament … more
After a career of 41 seasons and more than 1,000 victories that culminated in two national championships, legendary Ithaca College baseball coach George Valesente has announced his retirement from … more
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