More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-10-30T01:59:26Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Herons, Statesmen to compete at Liberty League Championships this weekend The Hobart and William Smith cross country teams will travel to Saratoga Springs, New York, to compete in the 2014 Liberty League Championships hosted by Skidmore on Saturday, Nov. 1. Zitoli recognized as NCAA Top 30 honoree at Woman of the Year Dinner William Smith College soccer's Olivia Zitoli '14 was celebrated as a Top 30 honoree at the NCAA Woman of the Year Dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 19. Statesmen take down Blue Devils 2-0 The Hobart College soccer team shut out Fredonia tonight, earning a 2-0 win in a non-league game played in Fredonia, New York. The Statesmen improve to 11-4-3 overall, while the Blue Devils finish the regular season with an 8-7-3 overall record. #8 Herons play to 0-0 OT tie with #19 Nazareth in a match called early due to darkness The No. 8 William Smith College soccer team played through 104:40 to a 0-0 tie with No. 19 Nazareth before the non-league game was called due to darkness on Cozzens Field.  The Herons are now 12-2-1 overall and extend their unbeaten streak to 12 matches. Jemison named to Team of the Week Hobart sophomore linebacker Marcus Jemison was named to the Team of the Week presented by Scoutware. Jemison, who earned a spot on the Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll yesterday, was a key player in the defensive effort that limited Rensselaer to just 64 passing yards on Saturday. Hobart football remains #8, 2 Statesmen named to honor roll For the fourth consecutive week, the Hobart football team is ranked eighth in the nation by both the American Football Coaches Association and The undefeated Statesmen are coming off a 35-3 Liberty League win at Rensselaer on Saturday. Wood selected Liberty League Rookie of the Week William Smith College first-year Hannah Wood was named the Liberty League Field Hockey Rookie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. This marks the fifth time that she has received the award this season. Heron novices garner Boat of the Week honors The William Smith rowing team's novice eight was named the Liberty League Boat of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. Terens tabbed Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week Hobart College junior Tyler Terens was named the Liberty League Men's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Terens led the Statesmen with seven points in Hobart's two wins last week. HWS sailing competes in KP Fall Open and Stu Nelson The Hobart and William Smith sailing team finished in eighth place at the KP Fall Open in Kings Point, New York, and came in 16th place at the Stu Nelson in New London, Connecticut, this weekend. Auburn Doubledays Doubledays close season with thrilling victory Dale Carey went 2-for-4 and made a game-saving diving catch in centerfield, and relievers Connor Bach and Tyler Mapes picked up starter James Bourque as the Doubledays topped the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 in the season finale at Falcon Park. Heartbreak finds Doubledays in road finale Chase McDowell (1-3) and the Doubledays defense combined to allow six runs in the penultimate inning of their penultimate game, and Auburn dropped a heartbreaker 7-6 to Batavia at Dwyer Stadium. Eusebio, Doubledays have the power in Ohio Diomedes Eusebio rocketed two home runs and finished with 6 RBI, Jeff Gardner and Bryan Mejia added bombs of their own, and the Doubledays outslugged the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 12-7 in Eastwood Field's final game of the 2014 season. Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Auburn Doubledays of the Short-Season Class A New York-Penn League The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season. Jammers snap Doubledays streak The Jammers cranked out two runs in a key seventh inning, and the Doubledays fell 4-1 to snap a three-game winning streak in front of 2,251 fans at Falcon Park. Doubledays double walk-off in doubleheader The Auburn Doubledays stormed to walk-off wins in both ends of a doubleheader, taking the first 5-4 in nine innings, while concluding the night by winning the second 2-1 in a regulation seven frames over Jamestown. Doubledays wallop Williamsport on Sunday Eleven Doubledays came to the plate, and a season-high seven of them scored to springboard the Doubledays to an 8-0 thrashing of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Brilliant Doubledays arms blank Crosscutters Anderson Martinez (2-2), RC Orlan, and Mario Sanchez combined for a five-hit shutout as the Auburn Doubledays blanked the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-0 under the Friday night lights. Spikes beat down Doubledays in series finale State College exploded for 13 runs over the sixth and seventh innings, and the Doubledays suffered a 14-3 defeat at the hands of the Spikes on Thursday night at Penn State University. Spikes sweep Doubledays in twin bill State College hit huge home runs in both games, and the Auburn Doubledays dropped both ends of a Sunday doubleheader to the Spikes. The Doubledays fell 4-1 in game one and 7-4 in game two. NY Yankees Jeter's farewell receives seven GIBBY nominations Derek Jeter's final tour, Masahiro Tanaka's stellar arrival and Dellin Betances' breakout campaign are among the memorable Yankees moments of this past season that have been selected to be nominated for's Greatest in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards. Sabathia's PitCCh In Foundation fields NYC Marathon team CC Sabathia's many innings on the mound for the Yankees have been accompanied by a constant positive presence, with his wife, Amber, always cheering from the crowd. As Sunday's New York City Marathon approaches, their roles are about to reverse. Judge to represent Yankees in Fall Stars Game Power-hitting Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge has been selected to represent the East Division in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game, which can be seen at 8 p.m. ET on MLB Network and on Nov. 1 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz. Inbox: Is Robertson in Yankees' plans for 2015? What are the chances David Robertson is back in the Bronx? How is the rotation shaping up? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch has answers in the Inbox. Fall Bombers: Yankees' prospect trio powers up Aaron Judge, Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, all ranked among the Yankees' top prospects, lived up to the Bronx Bombers nickname in Scottsdale's 12-3 victory at Glendale. Each homered and scored two runs in the win. Yanks' Austin starts late rally in Fall League win For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale's offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead. Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015. Flying high in AFL, Bird named Player of the Week Up-and-coming Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird was named the Arizona Fall League's Player of the Week, representing the Scottsdale Scorpions, on Monday. In four games, he hit .353, had a .421 on-base percentage, a .706 slugging percentage, a 1.130 OPS, two home runs, five RBIs, a pair of walks and three runs scored. Yankees Arizona Fall League overview The longest stretch of baseball in 2013 first-round Draft pick Aaron Judge's life began when he reported to Yankees Minor League Spring Training in March. He played 131 regular-season games from April through August, then reported to instructional league in September. There's no rest in Judge's immediate future, because he's now in the Arizona Fall League, slated to play with the Scottsdale Scorpions through mid-November. Inbox: How will the Yankees upgrade the rotation? Could a top-three free-agent pitcher wind up in pinstripes for 2015? How will Alex Rodriguez perform? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox. Spring Training schedule features 16 home games The Yankees are scheduled to play their first Spring Training game of 2015 on March 3 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., and will host Philadelphia the next afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Roberts hangs up spikes after 14 years in Majors Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees. Yankees begin hitting coach search with Magadan, Davis As the Yankees' professional scouting meetings wrap up this week at Yankee Stadium, the club has started its search for a new hitting coach, setting up interviews with former big leaguers Chili Davis and Dave Magadan about the vacancy. Pipeline Perspectives: Judge is best of the big men in AFL Aaron Judge didn't have the big season the Tigers' Steven Moya had in '14, but's Jim Callis says the Yankees prospect has a brighter future in the big leagues Bird displays power, plate vision at all levels Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird has raised eyebrows with his left-handed power, earning the team's Minor League Player of the Year honor in 2013 and posting strong numbers in '14. Yanks huddle up to draw offseason game plan The Yankees started meetings with their professional scouts on Monday in New York, with general manager Brian Cashman's staff entering the beginning stages of outlining what must be done to get the team back to the postseason in 2015. Judge helps Scottsdale rally past Glendale Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge provided a two-run double and scored in an eighth-inning rally as Scottsdale topped Glendale on Friday in Arizona Fall League action. Yankees considering first base as option for A-Rod Brian Cashman said that the Yankees will actively seek contingency plans in the event that Rodriguez is not able to play his position. In addition to time as a designated hitter, manager Joe Girardi has spoken to Rodriguez about the possibility of playing some first base. Long, Kelleher out as Yankees coaches The Yankees shook up their coaching staff on Friday, letting go of hitting coach Kevin Long and first-base coach Mick Kelleher. Cashman signs three-year deal to continue as GM The offseason is officially underway for the Yankees, who checked off an important piece of business on Friday by finalizing a three-year contract extension with Brian Cashman, who will continue to serve as the club's senior vice president and general manager. Hardy no longer an option at shortstop for Yankees The Yankees plan to be in the market for a shortstop this offseason, and their list of options diminished by one on Thursday as J.J. Hardy and the Orioles reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension. Series rings, MVP plaques stolen from Berra Museum Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. Without a captain, Yankees look to veterans to lead The Yankees are set to head into a campaign without an official captain for the first time since 2003, and manager Joe Girardi will be looking to several key veterans -- including CC Sabathia, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran -- to fill the void left by Jeter's retirement. Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale outslugged Salt River, 7-4. Teixeira plays golf for charity, evaluates his season Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is on the board of directors for Harlem RBI, and he participated in a charity tournament at Liberty National Golf Course on Monday after discussing his recent career and his plan for the offseason. Boss Jeter? 'I would love to own a team' Derek Jeter lashed a game-winning single to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium, then waved his batting helmet to acknowledge career hit No. 3,465 three days later at Fenway Park, descending the dugout steps and entering his post-baseball life. It was an eventful week for the former Yankees captain, who is wasting no time getting started on the next chapters. Beltran undergoes surgery on ailing right elbow Carlos Beltran underwent surgery to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his troublesome right elbow on Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Yankees outfielder is expected to be ready for Spring Training. Girardi feels playoff letdown, but excited for '15 Derek Jeter's final farewell to baseball consumed the Yankees' last weekend of play, delaying all the usual emotions that come with ending a season before October. Speaking to reporters from his usual perch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, manager Joe Girardi -- still recovering from the excitement of the Captain's exit -- delivered a dose of reality while looking toward a new era in Yankees history. Yanks could look to market to fill out lineup in '15 The last two times that the Yankees finished the regular season without the gates opening for a playoff game, they adhered to what can be called the Steinbrenner playbook: open the checkbooks and chase the biggest fish in free agency, stealing the headlines for the winter. NY Mets Mets receive eight GIBBY Award nominations A 79-83 season still featured several bright spots for the Mets, whether it was Jacob deGrom's sparkling debut, Juan Lagares' exploits in center field or Lucas Duda's powerful emergence. Those three account for four of the Mets' eight nominations for's Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards. Mets announce 2015 Spring Training schedule The Mets' 2015 Spring Training schedule will include 33 games -- and 15 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie -- between March 4 and April 4. Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's rosters feature 14 players from's Top 100 Prospects list. Nimmo headlines talented Mets AFL class A raw talent coming out of high school in Wyoming, outfielder Brandon Nimmo has worked hard to refine his game since the Mets made him the 13th overall pick of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. That effort was rewarded this season, as his potential was transformed into results and he reached Double-A Binghamton in the second half. Familia undergoes successful sports hernia surgery Mets reliever Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery Friday to repair bilateral sports hernias, the team announced. Familia was already on his way home to the Dominican Republic at the time of the announcement. Lagares named finalist for Gold Glove Award In his second Major League season, the Mets' Juan Lagares was recognized for his defensive prowess Thursday when he was unveiled as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among NL center fielders. Mets tab Long as hitting coach The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Johnson, who took over when the Mets dismissed Dave Hudgens in May. Mets' Mazzilli motors around basepaths at AFL L.J. Mazzilli, a second baseman in the Mets organization, tripled and scored two runs Monday night in Scottsdale's 7-3 victory over Glendale at the Arizona Fall League. Sporting News gives deGrom top rookie honors Mets standout Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, with the hope of adding the BBWAA's award to his mantel in the coming weeks. Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues. SU Athletics Cuse TV: Videos From ACC Media Day ACC Championships Friday for Cross Country The No. 3 Syracuse men will look to defend their ACC Title on Friday, with the No. 16 Orange women right in the mix to win their first. Action is scheduled to get underway with the women's 6k race at 10 a.m. and the men's 8k race at 10:45 a.m. Syracuse Fifth In ACC Preseason Poll Syracuse was picked to finish fifth in the ACC Preseason Poll announced at the conference's media day in Charlotte. Brooks Selected to Play in NFHCA Senior Game Senior forward Lauren Brooks of the No. 7 Syracuse University field hockey team was selected to participate in the 2014 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game, the NFHCA announced on Wednesday morning.  Cam's Cam Episode 10: Juwan Dowels In this week's edition of Cam's Cam, senior linebacker Cameron Lynch's weekly Cuse TV show that takes a different look at the Orange football team, Cam welcomes freshman Juwan Dowels as his guest. Juwan, a Florida native, talks about his hidden hobby. Cuse TV: Previewing the Wolfpack Offensive coordinator Tim Lester and defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough shared their thoughts on NC State with Cuse TV: #CapitalOneOtto Week 10: Otto vs. Cocky Vote for Otto Here!Otto the Orange needs you Orange Nation! Coming off a narrow loss in the Capital One Mascot Challenge, this week Otto (4-5) takes on Cocky the Gamecock from South Carolina in a key matchup with playoff implications as the regular season winds down. This week's challenge is PUMPKIN CARVING! Take a picture or video of your carved pumpkin and upload it to give Otto 100-points. Remember, the photos must be uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #CapitalOneOtto in order to be counted. For a 50-point vote, simply post to Facebook or tweet what you think Otto's pumpkin would have carved into it, using #CapitalOneOtto. In week nine of the challenge, Otto (49%) lost a tight battle to Benny Beaver (51%) from Oregon State in a fall out challenge. Cocky (48%) is coming off a loss vs. Aubie the Tiger (52%) from Auburn. The challenge is a 16-week program, consisting of a 12-week regular season and four-week playoff. Otto will compete in weekly head-to-head match-ups against another school's mascot, with the winner determined by which tallies the most points that week. Match-ups are announced every Monday morning, along with "challenges" for the fans. After uploading, your photos/videos may be featured on Capital One's gallery as well as at's Social Stadium! 3 Ways to Vote1-Point Voting – Simply clicking on Otto's "Vote Now" button at (up to 50x/day)50-Point Voting – Post to Facebook or Twitter what you think Otto's pumpkin would have carved into it, using #CapitalOneOtto (up to 20x/day)100-Point Voting – Upload a photo/video of your mascot's carved pumpkin, using #CapitalOneOtto (up to 20x/day)Throughout the competition be sure to use #CapitalOneOtto and follow Otto on Twitter (@theottoorange), Facebook (/ and Instagram (@theottoorange). Orange Nation, Otto and Otto's Army need your help! Show your 'Cuse pride and participate! Orange In The Pros Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks - Anthony led the Knicks to victory against the Wizards, scoring 30 points in the team's 103-100 win. Knocking down all six of his free-throw attempts and shooting 11-19 from the field, Anthony also added three rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Knicks fell two days later to the Raptors, 80-83, as Anthony made only eight of his 17 shots from the field on his way to 24 points. Russell Named ACC Co-Player of the Week Junior forward Emma Russell of the No. 7 Syracuse University field hockey team was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Co-Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon. Russell shared their honor with Boston College sophomore Emily McCoy. Hoyos and Peck Honored by ACC A pair of Syracuse runners were honored with the final ACC Performers of the Week selection on Wednesday after their performances at the John Reif Memorial last Friday. NY Giants Coach Coughlin calls on fans to help Giants vs. Colts Coach Tom Coughlin said the fan will make a difference in the Giants Monday Night matchup vs. the Colts Giants to honor Michael Strahan at Monday's game The Giants Homecoming Weekend will feature a special halftime ceremony honoring Michael Strahan Coach Tom Coughlin previews Colts matchup Coach Tom Coughlin met with the media Thursday as the Giants prepare for the Colts Giants Early Injury Report (10/30) The following players will appear on the Giants Injury Report later today Former Giants Hakeem Nicks & Ahmad Bradshaw set for return WR Hakeem Nicks and RB Ahmad Bradshaw will face their former team as the Giants and Colts meet on Monday night. What to watch for: Giants vs. Colts storylines The Giants return from the bye week and face the Colts on Monday night 5 things to know about CB Mike Harris Here are five things you need to know about the Giants new cornerback, Mike Harris Giants sign Cornerback Mike Harris The Giants have signed Cornerback Mike Harris off of the Lions practice squad Jon Beason vows to remain a leader in locker room LB Jon Beason, who will miss the remainder of the season when he undergoes surgery on his toe, says will remain a presence on the team Players and coaches take domestic violence seminar The Giants participated in an educational session about domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse Buffalo Bills What they're saying: National media recognize Bills at midseason Sammy Watkins, Kyle Orton and Jerry Hughes are among the standout performers recognized by national media through the first half of the National Football League season. Staff Halloween Party! The Buffalo Bills held a staff Halloween party at One Bills Drive. Check out all the fun! Better Half of the Bills: Bernie Pagac In this segment of Better Half of the Bills presented by Alex and Ani, Alexandra Vitale talks with Bernie Pagac, wife of Bills Linebackers coach, Fred Pagac. Sammy Watkins named Offensive Rookie of the Month Watkins is the Bills first-ever Offensive Rookie of the Month. He totaled 19 catches for 366 yards and 3 TDs in 4 games. Jim Schwartz: "We Have a lot of Guys We Trust" The Bills defensive coordinator talks about how he decides the defensive rotations, facing some elite quarterbacks over the second half of the season, and being able to adjust on the fly during games. Jim Schwartz: "I Was Proud of Our Team" The Bills defensive coordinator talks about the defensive performance against the Jets, how game plans change from week to week, and how Marcell Dareus has played over the first half of the season. Kiko Alonso progressing, but a lot of ground to cover Now three months removed from ACL surgery the Bills linebacker is making steady progress with his rehab. Legendary Bills and Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan honored Former Nittany Lion and Bills linebacker Shane Conlan was honored in an on-field salute at last weekend's Penn State game for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. EJ Manuel Extra Work After Practice QB EJ Manuel working hard after practices and behind the scenes. Aaron Williams: "We Can Be a Lot Better" Safety Aaron Williams talks about what the team needs to do during the bye week and Jim Schwartz as a defensive coordinator. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Webster Schroeder Outlasts Mercy in Volleyball Webster Schroeder claimed a five set victory over Mercy in the girls Class AA volleyball semifinals on Wednesday. The Warriors will face Penfield in the final on Saturday. Thomas Wins the Battle of Webster Nicole Gerritz scored late in the first half and Jada Lucarelli added insurance with under four minutes to play as Webster Thomas beat Webster Schroeder in the Class AA Girls Soccer semifinals at HF-L. Pittsford Mendon Advances in Girls Soccer It was the battle of Pittsford in girls soccer on Wednesday. Mendon defeated Sutherland 1-0 in the Class A semifinals as the Vikings earn a spot in the title match against Mercy on Saturday. Bills Plan Ahead During Bye Week Running back Fred Jackson gives an update on when he could return from a groin injury. Bills Not Satisfied Entering Bye Week The Bills enter the midway point of the season 5-3, their best mark at this point in the year since 2011. Bills Extend Jets' Losing Streak, Win 43-23 The Bills got a big 'W' Sunday in New Jersey against the Jets. Bills Look to Enter Bye at 5-3 The Bills are back on the road Sunday to face the Jets. Our Greg Vorse is in New Jersey and has more on this divisional matchup. Bills Prepare for Jets Sunday's game marking the midway point of the season for the Bills. Sitting at 4-3, the outcome could have a big swing in their playoff hopes entering the bye week. Spiller Placed on Reserve/Injured, Designated for Return list The Bills placed RB CJ Spiller on the IR designated to return list. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Matt Streit Webster-Schroeder's Matt Streit is a member of the lacrosse team at WSHS, and has an eye toward a career in engineering. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-10-30T18:59:26Z