More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-10-20T10:46:28Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hobart football holds steady at #8 For the third week in a row, the Hobart football team is ranked eighth in the nation in both the Top 25 and the AFCA Coaches Poll. The undefeated Statesmen did not have a game scheduled this past weekend. Campbell garners Liberty League rookie recognition William Smith first-year back Katherine Campbell was named the Liberty League Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. She's the first Heron soccer player to earn the league's Rookie of the Week award this season. Liberty League names Serafine Defensive Performer of the Week Hobart junior goalkeeper Tyler Serafine was tabbed the Liberty League Men's Soccer Defensive Performer of the Week by the league office today. Statesmen V8 tabbed Liberty League Boat of the Week The Hobart varsity eight was named the Liberty League Men's Rowing Boat of the Week by the conference office today. The Statesmen earned a silver medal in the collegiate eight event at the Head of the Charles on Sunday. MacCracken’s championship run earns Liberty League Performer of the Week honors William Smith first-year Sophie MacCracken was named the Liberty League Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week by the conference office today. It's the third time this season she has received a weekly award from the conference. William Smith competes in Head of the Charles Regatta The William Smith College varsity eight finished 12th in the women's collegiate eight event at this year's Head of the Charles Regatta. Statesmen V8 win silver at Head of the Charles For the third time in program history, the Hobart College varsity eight earned a spot on the podium in the men's collegiate eight division at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Statesmen placed second to bring home a silver medal to go along with 2002's gold and 2007's bronze. Statesmen finish 4th at CCOC Championship The Hobart College cross country team finished in fourth place at the tenth annual Cross Country Only Conference Championship at the Seneca Lake State Park Course this afternoon. First-year Tyler Sutherland led the Statesmen, finishing in 11th place. MacCracken wins CCOC Championship individual title, Herons take 3rd as a team The William Smith College cross country team finished in third place at the tenth annual Cross Country Only Conference Championship hosted by the Herons at the Seneca Lake State Park Course today. William Smith first-year Sophie MacCracken finished first out of 132 runners in the championship. #8 Herons clinch 8th straight league regular season title with win at RPI The eighth-ranked William Smith College soccer team clinched at least a share of its eighth consecutive Liberty League regular season championship with a 3-1 victory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this afternoon. The Herons scored less than three minutes into the match and never trailed on the way to their 10th straight win. 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 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. Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom. 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. Berra honored with Athlete Ally Action Award Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Thursday night became the first active Major League Baseball player to join Athlete Ally's group of 101 athletes as an "ally" to support LGBT athletes, and his first action in that capacity was to present Hall of Famer Yogi Berra with one of the first Athlete Ally Action Awards at the inaugural fundraiser dinner in Manhattan. Yanks' Jagielo to miss AFL after taking fastball to face Eric Jagielo missed two months of his first full pro season with a strained oblique, so the Yankees planned to send him to the Arizona Fall League to make up for some lost at-bats. But that plan was scuttled when the third baseman was hit in the face by a pitch in an instructional league game Sunday. Ichiro eyes place to reach 3,000 hits Ichiro Suzuki just finished his 14th Major League season only 156 hits shy of the cherished 3,000-hit mark. Even though he wants to play baseball again next year, he's not sure what big league team is going to give him the opportunity. Steinbrenner, Cashman working on new deal Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to fans for his team not making the playoffs for a second consecutive season and confirmed that the organization is working on a new contract with general manager Brian Cashman. 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. Yanks fall short of playoff goal in Jeter's farewell season Four-fifths of the Yankees' rotation went down with injuries, and some of the bats they planned to rely on, like Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira, also dealt with lingering issues. Derek Jeter provided plenty of memorable moments in his farewell season, but the Yankees did not fulfill their ultimate goal with a postseason berth. 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. Jeter fittingly goes out a winner in final game In one of several thoughtful moments over the past several days, Derek Jeter reflected on his storied career and noted that though he shared the field with many athletes who possessed more talent, he believes that no one ever gave more of an effort. With that in mind, Jeter's season-long goodbye ended in fitting fashion on Sunday afternoon, running hard down the first-base line to notch the 3,465th hit of his career. He signaled for a pinch-runner and waved his batting helmet as he left the field, exiting a game that the Yankees went on to win, 9-5. Having done baseball proud, Jeter's legacy will endure forever Derek Jeter said goodbye the way we always figured he might. That is, he did his job. Isn't that the thing that defined him for 20 seasons? When he takes a deep breath and reflects on all of it, he's sure to look back and take pride in always being part of a great whole, a team. Red Sox toast Jeter with exceptional ceremony On the last afternoon of his big league career, Derek Jeter received one more sendoff from the Red Sox and several fellow captains of the Boston sports scene, paying their "RE2PECT" prior to the last game of the regular season. Final act: Jeter collects RBI single, then exits It ended on a high chopper to the left side of the infield, and Derek Jeter ran hard down the first-base line, just as he has done countless times before. He reached safely, without a throw, and then motioned to the dugout that it was time to go. The Yankees' captain legged out an RBI infield single in his final at-bat on Sunday afternoon in the third inning. Jeter completes his career with 3,465 hits, sixth all time, and with a lifetime batting average of .310. NY Mets 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. Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in right-center field. Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power. Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better. Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom. Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame. Mets to replace hitting coaches Johnson, Natera Disgruntled enough with the state of their offense to change hitting coaches in May, the Mets are once again undergoing a coaching shakeup. The team announced Thursday that it does not plan to invite replacement hitting coach Lamar Johnson or assistant Luis Natera back for 2015, though it will offer both men positions within the Minor League system. d'Arnaud undergoes successful elbow surgery Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud on Wednesday underwent successful surgery to remove a bone chip that broke off in his right elbow. He anticipates an approximately one-month recovery, putting him on track to be ready well before Opening Day in 2015. Strong finish nets deGrom NL Rookie of Month honors As perhaps a prelude to a National League Rookie of the Year Award, Mets starter Jacob deGrom on Tuesday was named the NL's Rookie of the Month for September. SU Athletics 'Cuse Welcomes Bucknell to SU Soccer Stadium The Orange (12-2-0) welcomes the Bucknell Bison (6-8-0) to the SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Syracuse has not lost consecutive matches since 2012 and has outscored their opponents 59-8 during that time span. Cuse TV: Looking Ahead to Clemson The Orange accomplished its goal of starting the second half of the season 1-0 by defeating Wake Forest on Saturday, now the Orange face another tough road challenge against No. 21/20 Clemson. Corner Kicks Notebook #8 News & notes from Week 8 of the SU men's soccer season Sibley named CHA player of the Week Syracuse forward Jessica Sibley, who's last-second goal lifted the Orange to a 2-2 tie with UConn on Sunday was named CHA Player of the Week for her performance this past weekend. Orange Finish ITA Northeast Regional Syracuse posted another strong showing this fall at the ITA Northeast Regional in New Haven, Connecticut. 'Cuse and NC State to Kick at 3 pm on Nov. 1 at the Dome The 2014 Syracuse football game against North Carolina State on November 1 will kick off at 3:00 pm and will be televised on the ACC Regional Sports Network (RSN). Welsh and Long Earn ACC Honors Following Syracuse's first conference win of 2014, two members of the Orange were honored by the ACC for their play on Saturday. Hehir And Russell Named Scholar-Athletes Of The Week This week's scholar-athletes of the week are Martin Hehir of cross country and Emma Russell of field hockey. Hehir, a biology major, and Russell, an economics major, are recognized for their success in the classroom and on their respective fields of play. 'Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars' Set for November 11 Syracuse head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait '91 will host the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" on Tuesday, November 11 at The Savory Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. The event runs from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can take part in an auction for one-of-a-kind items and meet and greet former Syracuse distinguished alums, including Michelle Tumolo '13, Katie Rowan '09 G'10, Paul Gait '91, Casey Powell '07 and Joel White '12. Cuse TV: Videos From the Win at Wake Forest NY Giants Upon Further Review: What to expect after bye week The Giants look to regroup after the bye week and rally over their final nine games Giants await return of injured teammates Rashad Jennings and Geoff Schwartz are two of the injured Giants players that are hoping to contribute soon 7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour (10/20) Here are seven things we learned as the Giants met the media before heading into the bye week Coach Coughlin recaps Cowboys game; sets goals for bye week Coach Tom Coughlin discusses the Giants performance against the Cowboys and sets the team's goals heading into the bye week Experts look for answers following loss to Cowboys Media experts give their take on the Giants following Sunday's defeat in Dallas 7 takeaways from Postgame Media Hour Here are seven things we learned as the Giants spoke with the media following Sunday's loss to the Cowboys NFC East Roundup: Week 7 in the books takes a look at the latest news and happenings around the NFC East Watch New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys highlights Watch highlights from New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Turnovers & penalties hold Giants back The Giants record falls to 3-4 following the 31-21 loss to the Cowboys Giants defeated by Cowboys; 3 impressions from the game Here are three takeaways from Sunday's loss to the Cowboys in Dallas Buffalo Bills Wk 7 Report Card: Buffalo Bills NFL Media's Elliot Harrison grades the Buffalo Bills on their Week 7 performance against the Minnesota Vikings. INFOGRAPHIC: How the Bills beat the Vikings Examine the Bills 17-16 last-second comeback win over the Vikings to improve to 4-3 on the season. Bills/New York National Guard Coach of the Week This week's Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard High School coach of the week was Chris Glenn, Head Coach of St. Mary's High School. Doug Marrone on Bryce Brown, RB Situation The Bills head coach talks about the injuries to Spiller and Jackson, how they'll use Dixon and Brown moving forward, and Bryce Brown's strengths. Doug Marrone on Chris Hogan, Win Over Vikings The Bills head coach talks about Chris Hogan's move up the depth chart, his thoughts on the win over the Vikings, and the play of the offensive line. Bryce Brown: "I Believe in My Capabilities" Running Back Bryce Brown assures everyone he is ready to step in and succeed in Week 8. Video: Vikings Postgame Locker Room Speech Go inside the Bills locker room after the 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings and hear coach Marrone's message to the team. Bills Focus: Offense Rallies Late Against Vikings Kyle Orton and Sammy Watkins led the way as the Bills charged down the field for a touchdown in the final minute to beat Minnesota 17-16. Jackson hopes to return soon; Spiller has surgery A day after Buffalo lost both of their top running backs, Fred Jackson provided some clarity on his situation and that of teammate C.J. Spiller. Sammy Watkins dominant in win over Vikings After a quiet week against New England, Watkins put up a stat line worthy of the No. 1 wide receiver he was drafted to be. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Spiller has Surgery, Jackson Likely Out Four Weeks Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller had surgery to repair a collarbone injury, and it's uncertain if his season is over. Bills Bounce Back Against Vikings The Bills defeated the Vikings 17-16 in a nailbiter of a finish Sunday. Sabres Shutout Again by Bruins Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night. Bills Look to Right the Ship Versus Vikings The Bills look to get back in the win column Sunday when they host the Vikings. Bills Still Looking For Balance On Offense Bills run game ranks 21st in the league Sabres Net First Win in Shootout at Carolina Marcus Foligno had two goals, Zemgus Girgensons scored on a backhand to end a long shootout, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. Bills Running Game Looking for Boost The Bills struggles in the rush department have been highlighted by C.J. Spiller's poor start to the season. Whaley: No Trade Partners Have Contacted Bills About Mike Williams A day after being a healthy scratch against the Patriots, Bills wide receiver Mike Williams name is now in trade circles. Patriots Spoil Bills Debut Under the Pegulas Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and posted his 60th career 300-yard game to lead the New England Patriots to a 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Jake Paladino Penfield High School Senior Jake Paladino is a member of the National Honor Society, the quarterback and two-time captain of the Patriots varsity football team and is a volunteer coach for youth football. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-10-21T03:46:28Z