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By Joe Gladziszewski   One of the great challenges in playing golf is that perfection is unattainable. For even the best golfers in the world, the success of a round is based both on the finely-struck shots, and also those that are … more
By Joe Gladziszewski   Although he is just a sophomore at Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, Evan Whittaker has already made a name for himself across the state for his elite performances in cross country and track and … more
By Joe Gladziszewski   A number of Ithaca High School graduates helped the Little Red boys and girls lacrosse teams enjoy successful seasons in recent years, and that has translated to being part of successful teams as their careers … more
By Joe Gladziszewski   Visitors to the athletics complex behind Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg may not notice anything drastic in terms of renovations or construction on the fields and stadiums there. The physical … more
By Keith Raad   Tom Carmean is just one of the many Ithaca High School lacrosse alumni on the sidelines of high school or collegiate lacrosse fields near and far. The former NCAA All-American at the University of Massachusetts now … more
By Keith Raad   For the fourth time, the Mud, Sweat, and Cheers Chris Bordoni Extreme Fitness Challenge and 5K brings together teams from near and far to celebrate a local hero, and to participate in an annual dedication to a commitment … more
By Keith Raad   To escape the subtle difficulties and stresses of life, Lansing High School Athletic Director Adam Heck enjoys the quaint science of fly fishing. Heck’s solace commonly rests in the trout-filled streams and rivers in … more
By Keith Raad   Kevin Miller and several of his senior classmates at Ithaca High School celebrated a unique announcement last week. Ithaca High School and its interim athletic director, Jeff Manwaring, announced that 16 student-athletes … more
By Keith Raad   The spring sport Trevor Gardner finds solace in doesn’t include illuminated scoreboards, roaring crowds, or hyped-up pregame introductions.   In late March and early April, Gardner sidelines his football … more
By Keith Raad   The story of racial tensions in sports typically begins with Jackie Robinson’s 1947 barrier-breaking baseball triumph of being the first African-American to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But award-winning author Scott … more
By Keith Raad   For mother and daughter, the last 10 years have finally resulted in jubilation. Through a thin curtain of Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “The Way You Look Tonight” at Joe’s Restaurant in Ithaca, Jocelin Wright … more
By Keith Raad   Held back by bad weather, the Lansing baseball team has had to make due with indoor training and conditioning during the season’s early weeks. Just two games in, having to move from the outdoors to the gymnasium has … more
By Keith Raad   A diamond in the rough is being polished in Dryden under the tutelage of Tompkins Cortland Community College head baseball coach Ryan Stevens. With a plethora of years, stories and dusty Texas boots, Stevens is laying … more
By Keith Raad   The Newfield High School baseball team will attempt to live out the words of Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem “If” throughout the 2016 season. Down in numbers, handicapped by two significant injuries and hindered by … more
By Keith Raad   Wing night at the Dryden Hotel will never be the same. Their memories and moments in Dryden dissipate, for at least a few years, as high school seniors Matt McHerron and Stu Stahlman hang up their Purple Lions football … more
By Keith Raad     Frank Welch likes to attribute his 40 years as Ithaca High School Boys Lacrosse coach to all of his nephews. But as much as he brushes off the length of his tenure as a coach, the same smile appears on … more
By Keith Raad   He’s only 5-foot-9, which is a hurdle for Andy Iles, former goaltender for the Cornell University Men’s Hockey team and current netminder for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the American Hockey League.   In … more
A man in dusty boots walks through the locker-trimmed hallways of Trumansburg High School, carrying tales of the past. Above his boots, a pair of thick, heavy-duty beige pants hang on at his belt. Drooping heavily from the loop over his left pocket … more
Residents in the Groton Central School District last week rejected a $12.3 million proposed capital improvement project that would have supported the renovation and resurrecting of educational and recreational buildings throughout the district. … more
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