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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
Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   For a large number of high school athletes, the idea of playing beyond graduation is simply a dream, with many never having that opportunity. For many local boy’s soccer players, … more
Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   For many teams, road games provide a tough challenge. A new locker room, a new field, and the travel can cause confusion and disorientation for some. The relief of returning to the … more
By Tim Donnelly ESPN Ithaca   Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Ithaca High School Girls Soccer Head Coach Maureen Whitehead. Whitehead’s team opened their season with six … more
By Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   For over a decade, the Ithaca Little Red Boys Varsity Tennis team has known one thing, an era of consistency and success under head coach Arthur Falkson. After 14 years with the … more
By Cassandra Negley Tompkins Weekly   The Blue Raiders are older, wiser and walking around with a lingering hunger as the 2018 IAC boys soccer season gets underway. Trumansburg gave a solid showing last … more
By Tim Donnelly ESPN Ithaca   Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Ithaca High School Football Head Coach Clarence Welch. After seven consecutive season-opening losses, Welch led … more
By Will LeBlond Tompkins Weekly   Saturday, Aug. 18 seemed like a normal day for 16-year-old Josie Westmiller and the Newfield Girls Soccer team. The Trojans continued on with their preseason regiment … more
By Will LeBlond Tompkins Weekly   The Dryden Football team will be playing for something more than just a victory on Friday, Sept. 7. In the team’s second game of the season against Southern Hills of … more
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