More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-08-20T01:33:27Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Statesmen ranked in 3 national preseason polls Coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, the Hobart football team is ranked in the top 25 in the nation in three prominent polls. The three-time defending Liberty League champion Statesmen begin the year at No. 12 in both the poll and the Sporting News preseason ranking, while Lindy's Sports Annuals put Hobart at No. 17 on its list. William Smith lacrosse named IWLCA academic honor squad The William Smith College lacrosse team was named a 2014 academic honor squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). It's the second year in a row the Herons have earned the award. Larsen rejoins HWS Athletic Communications staff Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Athletic Communications Ken DeBolt recently announced the appointment of Mackenzie Larsen '12 as the assistant director of athletic communications. Jordan hired as Hobart soccer assistant coach Hobart College Soccer Head Coach Shawn Griffin recently announced that Dale Jordan will serve as his assistant coach for the 2014 season. Dattilo plays key role in Ohio Machine playoff run Former Hobart College faceoff specialist Bobby Dattilo '12 just finished a standout season with the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Dattilo played a key role in the Machine's run to earn its first ever spot in the MLL playoffs. Statesmen raid Colgate staff for assistant basketball coach Hobart Head Basketball Coach Tim Sweeney announced that Mark Linebaugh will join his coaching staff for the upcoming season. Linebaugh has spent the past three seasons as the director of basketball operations at Colgate University. Steward named ECAC Division III Female Administrator of the Year ECAC Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss recently announced that William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward is the 2013-14 ECAC Division III Female Administrator of the Year. She will be among the honorees at the ECAC Honors Dinner at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass., on Sunday, Sept. 28. Bonney scores ECAC Division III Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors ECAC Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that Hobart basketball All-American Richie Bonney '14 is the 2013-14 ECAC Division III Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Bonney's achievements will be celebrated at the annual ECAC Honors Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Sea Crest Hotel in North Falmouth, Massachusetts. Oak garners ICSA All-Academic accolades William Smith College's Julia Oak '14 was recently named to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) 2014 All-Academic Sailing Team. Oak was one of 10 sailors from across the country to be named to the first team. Ketcham joins HWS Sports Medicine Staff Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Coordinator of Sports Medicine Nick Cooke recently announced that Caitlin Ketcham will join the sports medicine staff as an assistant athletic trainer. Auburn Doubledays 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. Doubledays, Spikes postponed Saturday's scheduled game between the Auburn Doubledays and State College Spikes at Falcon Park has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday, August 17 with game one scheduled to begin at 1:00pm. Eighth inning strikes again, Doubledays fall Nationals fourth-round pick Robbie Dickey pitched five brilliant innings, but the eighth inning reared its ugly head again, and the Doubledays fell 8-1 to State College on Friday night at Falcon Park. Marmolejos, Sanchez named to New York-Penn League All-Star Team Auburn Doubledays 1B Jose Marmolejos and RHP Mario Sanchez have both been named to the 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star team. Doubledays pulverize Lake Monsters The Doubledays continued to rake on their homestand on Sunday, banging out 11 hits and scoring double-digit runs in a 10-2 rout of the Vermont Lake Monsters at Falcon Park. Offense explodes, Doubledays rout ValleyCats Eleven of Auburn's finest came around to score, and the Doubledays crushed the visiting Tri-City ValleyCats 11-4 on Thursday night at Falcon Park. Gardner saves the day, Auburn wins in extras Jeff Gardner socked a game-tying home run with two outs in the top of the ninth, and the Doubledays went on to defeat the Staten Island Yankees 7-6 in 10 innings on Monday afternoon. Doubledays complete thrilling comeback victory An eighth-inning rally and a lights-out relief performance from Chase McDowell helped the Doubledays soar to a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. Doubledays fall in series opener on Staten Island The Doubledays rallied to take the lead in the fifth, but four lazy runs by the Yankees in the middle innings sealed a fifth defeat in six tries for Auburn, the latest a 5-2 loss to Staten Island on Saturday night. Bats explode as Doubledays obliterate Cyclones The Doubledays scored their most runs in a game since August 2012, Jose Marmolejos and Jeff Gardner went yard, and Auburn put a hurtin' on Brooklyn, 14-3 under the lights on Coney Island. NY Yankees Trying to capitalize, Yanks hope Pineda can quiet Astros Four back in the American League Wild Card race, the Yankees call on Michael Pineda, who will make his second start since returning from the disabled list. The Astros, who are embracing the spoiler role, will counter with Scott Feldman in the Bronx. Yankees zapped late, take step back in WC chase With the game tied in the ninth, David Robertson struggled with his command and eventually gave up a deciding three-run homer to Chris Carter in a tough 7-4 defeat to the Astros. With Tuesday night victories by the Mariners and Tigers, the Yankees dropped to four games back in the American League Wild Card chase. Jeter's hit that tied Wagner now ruled an error Major League Baseball slightly altered history on Tuesday with a scoring change to the Yankees' game against the Indians on Aug. 8. Derek Jeter reached base in the first inning on what was originally ruled an infield single and the 3,430th hit in his career, which tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on baseball's all-time hits list. That play has now been ruled an error on Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, who could not cleanly handle a throw from shortstop Jose Ramirez. Bullpen may be an option for recovering Phelps Injured Yankees starter David Phelps made 50 throws from 60 feet Monday and said everything felt good as he recovers from right elbow inflammation. Girardi shares ideas to speed up game pace With the recent election of Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner of Baseball, ways to solve some of baseball's lingering issues, most notably its pace of play, have resurfaced. Yankees manager Joe Girardi shed light on that topic Tuesday. Film about Yankees and featuring Yankees premieres The film "Henry & Me" premiered in Manhattan on Monday, and it's about and features Yankees past and present, including Babe, Mickey, Reggie, Yogi, Thurman, Mariano, Joe Girardi, Willie Randolph and more. Since coming to NY, Headley relishing his time The Yankees have called Chase Headley's presence a "rental" for the season's final two months, but Headley is hoping that it can be something more. Teixeira ties DiMaggio on all-time homer list Mark Teixeira hit his 361st career home run on Sunday at Tropicana Field, tying Joe DiMaggio for 80th place on the all-time list. McCann activated off DL, starts in series finale Yankees catcher Brian McCann was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Sunday, starting behind the plate for the team's series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Tanaka plays catch without issue as progress continues Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch on Sunday at Tropicana Field and reported no issues, one day after throwing 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound. With Beltran back in right, Jeter slotted at DH Serving as the designated hitter is not Derek Jeter's favorite assignment in the lineup, but it's still preferable to a full day off for the Yankees captain. Dominant Kuroda leads Yanks to series win Hiroki Kuroda retired 17 straight batters to highlight a dominant outing and Brett Gardner drove in two runs as the Yankees completed their road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Leave it to Jeter: Captain lifts Yankees in ninth The initial plan was to drop a bunt onto the artificial turf, an assignment that proved more challenging than Derek Jeter had anticipated. So Jeter came up with a better idea, delivering a key hit that the Yankees needed desperately. He lashed a run-scoring single to right field off Jake McGee, lifting New York to a 3-2 victory over the Rays that snapped the Bombers' five-game losing streak. Dedicated Tanaka feels good after throwing heat Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday morning at Tropicana Field, reporting no discomfort, and the Yankees right-hander is eager to begin snapping off breaking pitches in his next session. "I think we're heading in the right direction, so I feel good about that," Tanaka said through an interpreter. Beltran works way back to start in right field Carlos Beltran said that he was given no better than a 50-50 chance of playing the outfield again this season, but that coin flip has worked out in the Yankees' favor. The veteran played right field on Saturday, his first appearance there since May 11. Long confident Yanks will battle out of slump The morale level has fallen in the Yankees' dugout during their recent slide, according to hitting coach Kevin Long, who believes that several of the team's players are pressing for results that aren't coming. Yankees fighting, but running out of time The Yankees began play on Saturday 4 1/2 games back for the second AL Wild Card berth. If they restore a measure of consistency in the remaining 42 games and gain a trip to the postseason, it will be Joe Girardi's greatest job of managing, Cobb, McCarthy epitomize strength in survivors' duel The men on the mound Friday night weren't just starting pitchers dueling it out in the Rays' 5-0 series-opening win over the Yankees. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb and New York's Brandon McCarthy have a more interesting connection. Both Cobb and McCarthy have had to come back from being hit in the head with line drives during games. Both have had to deal with the long recovery from a serious head injury that followed. Yankees come up empty in opener in St. Pete The Yankees have run out of ways to explain their season-long difficulties in scoring runs after a 5-0 loss to the Rays on Friday. The numbers aren't matching up to the backs of the baseball cards, and the time for excuses has expired. They need production, and they need it urgently. ALS awareness personal for dedicated Kelley The frigid water splashed over Shawn Kelley's head and ran down his T-shirt, with teammate Brett Gardner providing a generous, slow pour from a dugout cooler. It wasn't the world's most pleasant sensation, but if it helps ALS research, the Yankees reliever doesn't mind braving a little ice. Yanks trail in standings, but can control fate The math of standing eight games out of the division lead with 43 games to play suggests, as Shawn Kelley stated late on Wednesday in Baltimore, that the Wild Card could be a more attainable goal than chasing down the division title. LGBTQ youth thrilled to meet Bean, Cashman Billy Bean, Major League Baseball's new ambassador for inclusion, partnered with the Yankees for an event on Thursday at the nation's oldest agency for helping at-risk LGBTQ youth, with New York general manager Brian Cashman also attending. Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office. Newcomers adjusting to life in Big Apple Stephen Drew wants a backyard so his kids can run around and play. Chase Headley prefers open space and the quiet. Brandon McCarthy is used to a 15-minute drive that takes 15 minutes, not 40. Living in New York City, they have recently found, makes those desires difficult to attain. After Pineda's solid start, Yanks let one get away The deep eighth-inning drive off Adam Jones' bat disappeared over the left-center-field fence to find a safe landing spot in the bullpen, and the Yankees' hopes of catching the Orioles in the American League East may have vanished with it. Dellin Betances served up a game-tying Jonathan Schoop homer, spoiling his third inning of relief, and Jones blasted a go-ahead three-run homer off Shawn Kelley that sent the Yankees to a 5-3 loss on Wednesday at Camden Yards. Tanaka throws off flat ground, 'feeling really good' The 10 fastballs that Masahiro Tanaka fired across the flat ground of Camden Yards' outfield grass on Wednesday afternoon may not seem like much, but they represented another important step as the right-hander works to return to the mound this season. Steinbrenner: Offense needs to step it up Hal Steinbrenner believes it is important to factor injuries into evaluations of how his Yankees have performed this season to date, but the team's managing general partner also is firmly pointing his finger at the bats to score more runs. NY Mets Wheeler looks to continue impressive run facing A's After Daniel Murphy rested during the Mets' loss to Oakland on Tuesday, New York will have one of its best weapons back against A's starter Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday. The Mets will counter with righty Zack Wheeler, who hasn't lost since June 25. Gee's rough fourth inning costly in loss to A's By the fourth inning Tuesday, the Mets had recorded their fourth hit, matching their daily output in each of their previous four games. It may have been a moral victory, but it proved to be nothing more than that; the Mets mustered only three other knocks in a 6-2 loss to the A's at Coliseum. deGrom throws to hitters, intends to start Saturday In what he called "a nice step" toward returning from the right rotator cuff tendinitis that has sidelined him since Aug. 8, Jacob deGrom faced live hitters in a bullpen session Tuesday with the intention of coming back from the disabled list for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Collins tinkers with lineup, bats Lagares leadoff Seeking to jump-start an offense that came into Tuesday's play with 16 hits in its previous four games, Mets manager Terry Collins drew up one of his most unorthodox lineups of the season against the A's. Juan Lagares led off. Curtis Granderson batted second for the 10th time this season. Daniel Murphy sat on the bench and Travis d'Arnaud served as designated hitter. If something's wrong with Wright, Mets can relax To some degree and in a strange way, the Mets can relax. David Wright is hurting and was hurting even before Dan Straily's pitch bruised his already bruised left rotator cuff. With road series against the A's and Dodgers next on the Mets' agenda, pain in Wright's left shoulder is about as positive a piece of news as the club is likely to get for a while. Colon scratched, heading to bereavement list Bartolo Colon, who was scheduled to start in the Mets' series finale against the Cubs, was scratched. He hopped a flight to the Dominican Republic to be with his critically ill mother and will be placed on the bereavement list. Mets' offense sputters in Torres' fine spot start Carlos Torres was solid in his spot start with five scoreless frames, but a homer from Lucas Duda was not enough for the Mets in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs on Monday at Citi Field. Wright gets treatment on ailing shoulder David Wright received 45-60 minutes of treatment on his sore left shoulder following Sunday's game with the Cubs, which he sat out. The shoulder, which has given him problems for two months, was re-aggravated when it absorbed the blow of an 88-mph fastball on Saturday night. Mejia gives up late homer as Mets fall to Cubs The Mets lost, 2-1, to the Cubs at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, their first loss in three games against Chicago this weekend. It was a tight one that might have tilted the other way had Starlin Castro not hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth or if the Mets had figured out Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta before he departed after seven scoreless innings. Dice-K to make another rehab start Daisuke Matsuzaka's sharp rehab outing on Saturday, during which he needed just 69 pitches (43 strikes) to get through six innings with three strikeouts and no walks, was another promising step forward in his recovery from a sore right elbow that has kept him sidelined since late July. SU Athletics Syracuse University and IMG Announce New Multimedia License Agreement Syracuse, NY  – Syracuse University and IMG today announced that both parties have entered into a new multi-year license agreement in which IMG will serve as the Syracuse University Athletics' multimedia license partner.  Revitalizing a partnership that began in 1999, IMG will work in conjunction with the university's athletics department to bring national, regional and local sponsorship and media support to the university's athletic programs. The agreement recognizes the shared interests of each entity while creating new opportunities to leverage the Syracuse brand and provide support for Syracuse Athletics and its nearly 500 student-athletes.   Orange Football Preview Show to Premiere Wednesday In advance of next week's season opener, Time Warner Cable Sports Channel will premiere the "Orange Football Preview" show on Wednesday Aug. 20 at 11 p.m. across New York.Viewers will see exclusive interviews with head coach Scott Shafer as well as one-on-one interviews with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, offensive coordinator George McDonald and defensive line coach Tim Daoust. Inside the Meeting Room: Linebackers and Defensive Backs Ever wonder what it's like during training camp meetings? Linebackers coach Clark Lea and defensive backs coach Fred Reed take you inside what it's like inside the walls of the Orange meeting rooms. Tight End Parris Sidelined by Injury Syracuse  tight end Josh Parris sustained a lower body injury which will require surgery. The surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Todd Battaglia, is scheduled August 20. Parris will be evaluated throughout the rehabilitation process and his status will be determined in the coming weeks. A junior, Parris played in all 13 games in 2013, including two starts. In Syracuse's dramatic come-from-behind victory against Boston College, Parris had a career-best seven receptions for 47 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score with six seconds left in the game. Melo vs. MCW Ticket Information Tickets to the NBA Preseason game between the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, October 14 at the Carrier Dome, will go on sale on Friday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. They may be purchased at, via phone at 888-DOMETIX (option 1), at Ticketmaster outlets or Destiny Kiosks, or in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office (hours are 8:30 – 4:30, M-F). Skilton, New Zealand Eliminated at FIFA U-20 World Cup Syracuse sophomore Stephanie Skilton and New Zealand lost to Nigeria, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. The junior Football Ferns were the first New Zealand women's team to reach the second phase of a FIFA World Cup event. Cuse TV: @CuseFH Working Hard in Preseason Camp Cuse TV: Field Hockey Preseason Update Four Chosen to Lead Orange in 2014 While holding the team's first practice in the Carrier Dome on Monday, the Orange learned what four student-athletes will be walking out across that same turf for the coin toss against Villanova in the season opener.Head coach Scott Shafer announced running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, offensive tackle Sean Hickey, linebacker Cameron Lynch and long snapper Sam Rodgers as the team's captains for the 2014 season after a vote amongst players and coaches. Otto accepts the Capital One Mascot Challenge! Orange Schedule 49ers SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse and Long Beach State will square off on Sunday, December 28, in the Carrier Dome.  NY Giants Odell Beckham Jr. ruled out vs. Jets Coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday that Odell Beckham Jr. will not play Friday vs. the Jets Which players stood out at practice? (8/19) Which players made a big impact at Tuesday's practice? Ryan Nassib making case for No. 2 Quarterback Ryan Nassib led a comeback win against the Colts on Saturday, helping his cause to be the Giants backup QB Five things we learned at practice (8/19) highlights five takeaways from Tuesday's practice Quotes (8/19): Coach Coughlin, Harris Read the full transcripts from Tuesday's media hour David Wilson reveals plans for future, will try new sport David Wilson's future will see him attempt a return to track and field Eisen's Mailbag: Position competitons Senior Writer/Editor Michael Eisen answers your fan questions about #GiantsCamp Which players stood out at practice? (8/18) See which players made the biggest impact Monday at Giants practice Five things we learned at practice (8/18)'s Dan Salomone shares five takeaways from Monday's practice Prince Amukamara not concerned about groin injury CB Prince Amukamra suffered a groin injury in Saturday night's win over the Colts Buffalo Bills LB Stevenson Sylvester placed on IR The Bills placed LB Stevenson Sylvester on injured reserve on Wednesday. Video: Robert Woods Wednesday Highlights Watch as wide receiver Robert Woods stood out in practice by making several nice plays on Wednesday morning. Stephon Gilmore: "The main goal is to win" Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore talks about being fully healthy, his return to Ralph Wilson Stadium, and the importance of the upcoming game Saturday against Tampa Bay. Rob Moore: Chris Hogan "shows toughness" Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore weighs in on receiver Chris Hogan. He discusses Hogan's lacrosse background, his chemistry with EJ Manuel, and where his ceiling might be. 4 things to take from Wednesday’s practice Training camp is winding down with just one practice left at St. John Fisher, but there were no cutting corners on Wednesday. Marcus Easley's career anything but easy There are many stories of perseverance in the NFL. But perhaps none as complete as WR Marcus Easley's path to the pros. Bills Roundup: Wednesday News and Highlights Chris Brown recaps the news of the day at St. John Fisher College, plus check out the top plays from Wednesday's practice. Video: Da'Norris Searcy Interception Watch as safety Da'Norris Searcy picks off quarterback Jeff Tuel. Can't Miss Play: Jeff Tuel to Tori Gurley Watch as quarterback Jeff Tuel hooks up with wide receiver Tori Gurley on a long pass down the right sideline. Under Review: Tony Moeaki Alexandra Vitale talks with Bills Tight End Tony Moeaki about training camp and his hamstring injury. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Tempers Flare in Buffalo Bills Morning Practice at St. John Fisher College The Buffalo Bills are just 18 days away from their season opener against the Chicago Bears.Wednesday, they were at the St. John Fisher college campus for a morning practice. Bills WR Watkins Returns to Practice Field, DL Dareus Speaks to Media Sammy Watkins, Marcell Dareus, and a side of head coach Doug Marrone that we haven't seen much this training camp. Time Warner Cable News Sports reporter Andy Young has it all from Pittsford. Bills Fans Deliver Anti-Bon Jovi Letters to Training Camp Members of the group "Bills Fan Thunder" brought 13,000 fan letters to training camp on Tuesday at St. John Fisher College, in 20 bags that read "No Bon Jovi." Time Warner Cable News reporter Rose Eiklor has more. Time Warner Cable News Scholar Athlete Year in Review Time Warner Cable News is proud to unveil the inaugural Scholar Athlete Year in Review, showcasing high school students across the Rochester area. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Luke Gerster Look at Sophomore Luke Gerster's = grades, and you'll think every class is his favorite. And his work on the volleyball court earned him Scholar Athlete of the Week honors. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Alex D'Arpino From the band room to the classroom, to the basketball court, senior Alex D'Arpino has made the most of his time at Greece Arcadia High School. Scholar Athlete of the Week: David Ingraham It's not unusual to see McQuaid Jesuit senior David Ingraham studying, even at track meets. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Katie Rowan Katie Rowan is proud to be a Mercy girl. She takes AP classes, is involved in student government, plays softball and indoor track. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Ana Santiago At Rochester's East High, Ana Santiago demonstrates the path to success as this week's Scholar Athlete. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Sara Tullio Sara Tullio is one of the many successful students at Brighton High School. She excels in academics, and two varsity sports. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-08-20T18:33:27Z