More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2016-05-01T04:19:15Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Herons compete at state rowing championships SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The William Smith College rowing team competed at the New York State Championships on Fish Creek today. The Heron novice four delivered the team's top finish, taking fifth place. Statesmen edge Vassar 5-4, secure tournament berth POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-The Hobart College tennis team clinched a spot in the Liberty League Men's Tennis Tournament with a 5-4 win over Vassar this afternoon. The win improves the Statesmen to 9-7 overall and 4-2 in conference play and insures them at least the fourth seed in next weekend's conference tournament. Herons clinch league regular season title with win over Vassar GENEVA, N.Y.—The William Smith College lacrosse team secured the Liberty League regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with a 15-5 win over Vassar on Senior Day on Boswell Field this afternoon. The Herons conclude the regular season with a 9-7 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Liberty League. Statesmen prevail on Senior Day GENEVA, N.Y.—All four Hobart College seniors scored to lead the Statesmen to a 15-10 Northeast Conference men's lacrosse win over Sacred Heart University at Boswell Field today. Hobart completed the regular season with an 8-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the NEC. Burns, Gahagan post hat tricks in win over Bard GENEVA, N.Y.—The William Smith College lacrosse team cruised to a 17-2 win over Bard in a Liberty League game played this afternoon on Boswell Field. Sophomore Ali Burns and first-year Bizzer Gahagan each logged hat tricks in the victory. Statesmen host Sacred Heart in regular season finale The Hobart College lacrosse team will play its final regular season home game on Saturday, April 30. The Statesmen host Sacred Heart for a Northeast Conference game on Boswell Field at noon. Sailing to compete for America Trophy this weekend The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team will compete in the MAISA Coed Dinghy Championship, the America Trophy, this weekend in Throggs Neck, N.Y. The top nine finishers at the event qualify for the College Sailing/Gill Coed Championships in San Diego, May 31-June 3. Heron rowers head to states The William Smith College rowing team will compete in the New York State Rowing Championship on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday, April 30. The Herons earned two medals at last year's championship. 5 soccer Herons earn team awards at William Smith banquet The William Smith College soccer team presented its annual team awards at the Heron Athletics Banquet on April 19. Seniors Zoe Eth, Zoe Jackson Gibson and Krista Longo were given with the Ashley M. Kent '07 Soccer Award and seniors Olivia Hanno and Emily Martin earned the Aliceann Wilber Soccer Award. 4 Soccer Statesmen honored at Block H Four members of the Hobart College soccer team were honored by the Statesmen Athletic Association and the Hobart Athletic Department at the Block H Awards Dinner on April 25. The Stephen R. Murphy '77 Memorial Award was presented to senior defender Kyle Herod as the team's MVP for the second year in a row. Auburn Doubledays Falcon Park to host 14 high school baseball games this spring The Auburn Doubledays have announced that Falcon Park will be the site of 14 high school baseball games this spring. Fifteen different varsity teams will have the opportunity to compete on the same field as the Doubledays this season, led by Auburn High School with eight games. Doubledays release 2016 schedule The Auburn Doubledays have announced the team's 2016 schedule. The Doubledays will open the season on Friday, June 17 at Falcon Park against the Batavia Muckdogs at 7:05pm. Rhodes named Groundskeeper of the Year The Auburn Doubledays have announced that Brian Rhodes has been selected the 2015 New York-Penn League Groundskeeper of the Year. Rhodes, an Auburn native, just completed his fourth season as the Head Groundskeeper at Falcon Park. NY Yankees Yankees left with sinking feeling at Fenway Rick Porcello didn't allow a run for the second straight start while recording his fifth straight victory to open the season, leading the Red Sox to an 8-0 rout over the Yankees. Girardi trusts bats will return to norm The managerial playbook offered Joe Girardi a few time-tested avenues over the course of this underwhelming stretch. He offered a private pep talk to some of the struggling players, then raised his voice behind closed doors, sending tough love out to the entire group. On the Mound: Dellin Betances Yankees on Demand breaks down what makes Dellin Betances so dominant on the mound. Yankees on Demand features exclusive content with your favorite players and franchise. VOTE NOW: Cast this summer's starring roles Help pick who will be in the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times. Despite funk at plate, Yankees aren't panicking The forecast for the Yankees was that they were going to score runs in bunches and might have to deal with some shaky outings from their starting pitchers, but they would utilize their power bullpen to make sure that they locked down the leads they carried through six innings. Eovaldi aims to duplicate gem in series finale Red Sox ace David Price, who tied a career high with 14 strikeouts over eight frames in his last outing, starts opposite Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who flirted with a no-hitter in his previous start, in Sunday night's series finale. Yankees confident offense will rebound The hits have not been falling with nearly enough regularity for the Yankees this season, but hitting coach Alan Cockrell said that he has found reasons to be encouraged that things are moving in the right direction. Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours. Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch. Once again, Papi haunts Yankees David Ortiz added yet another memorable hit against the Yankees to his resume, hammering a two-run shot over the Green Monster in left-center against Dellin Betances with one out in the eighth to break a tie and lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory in the first rivalry showdown this season. After dominating, Tanaka stumbles in seventh Masahiro Tanaka was the man that the Yankees wanted on the mound for this one, calling upon their stopper to halt a skid that had seen them lose 10 of their last 14 games. Their trust was rewarded with six zeros spread across the Green Monster, and perhaps it extended one pitch too far. A-Rod beginning to show that age is just a number Alex Rodriguez has had his best back-to-back offensive days of the season for the Yankees, but the performance went for naught. A-Rod crushed his fourth homer of the season and second in successive games into the seats above the Green Monster in left-center at Fenway Park to open the second inning on Friday night. First-pitch breaking ball betrays Betances The first-pitch breaking ball has been a favored weapon for Dellin Betances, a scouting report that clearly has made its way into the hands of David Ortiz and the Red Sox. MLB Plus debuts with Yankees-Red Sox introduced a new way to watch baseball during Friday's Yankees-Red Sox game with MLB Plus, a data-driven online broadcast featuring Statcast and other advanced analysis. Young Red Sox fan gets A-Rod's homer bat Young Red Sox fan gets A-Rod's homer bat Hicks likely to start Sunday vs. Price Aaron Hicks is ready to return to action for the Yankees, just in time for the team's first regular-season look at David Price in a Red Sox uniform. Chapman becomes U.S. citizen Aroldis Chapman will be cleared to appear out of the Yankees' bullpen on May 9, and when he makes his debut in pinstripes, the flame-throwing closer will do so as a United States citizen. MLB Plus: Analytics-driven feed debuts On Friday, will debut a new way to watch baseball: MLB Plus, a data-driven digital broadcast that will heavily feature Statcast™, powered by Amazon Web Services. It will debut on Friday and Saturday with a pair of Yankees-Red Sox games. You may have some questions about how this will work. We have answers. Inbox: Will a change come at third base? How will the Yankees approach third base? Is there any chance Andrew Miller remains the closer when Aroldis Chapman returns? Bryan Hoch answers questions from fans in the latest Inbox. Yankees drop series finale to Rangers Starter Martin Perez earned his first win of the season, and the Rangers took their second straight over the Yankees with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. The Yankees have lost 10 of their last 14 games. A-Rod gets two milestones with one swing With a solo home run to left-center off Martin Perez, Alex Rodriguez recorded his 100th homer at Globe Life Park and scored his 1,000th run as a Yankee in New York's 3-2 loss to Texas. Acevedo among top prospect performers Wednesday Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Lack of command, support equal issues for CC CC Sabathia's six-inning start on Wednesday was "encouraging," Joe Girardi said, it just wasn't enough to win for the low-scoring Yankees. Small in stature, Torreyes puts up big numbers The shortest player on the Yankees happens to have the highest batting average right now, and the reputation of diminutive rookie infielder Ronald Torreyes is growing. Early deficit too much for Yanks to overcome A five-run third inning helped bring the Rangers out of their offensive malaise, and they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-1 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night. Consistency -- and 1st win -- elude Severino After allowing six runs in a 10-1 loss to the Rangers, Luis Severino will just have to keep searching for his consistency -- and for his first win of 2016. Mateo among top prospect performers Tuesday After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham. Herrera, Holder combine for Thunder no-hitter Ronald Herrera and Jonathan Holder combined to throw a nine-inning no-hitter on Tuesday night as Double-A Trenton shutout New Hampshire, 4-0. It was the second nine-inning no-hitter in team history. Yanks ride Nathan's no-no bid to victory Nathan Eovaldi took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a leadoff single to Nomar Mazara, and the Yankees held on for a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night. With a dazzling array, Eovaldi nearly unhittable Relying on an array of effective pitches -- including a slider, a splitter, a changeup and the occasional slow curve -- Nathan Eovaldi overmatched the Rangers as he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Monday. NY Mets Mets win 8th straight behind deGrom, Conforto The Mets put a fitting cap to a dream April on Saturday, rocketing two more homers behind a gutsy Jacob deGrom performance on their way to their eighth straight victory, a 6-5 win over the Giants at Citi Field. Conforto quickly a force in heart of Mets lineup Mets outfielder Michael Conforto's first month of 2016 closed Saturday with an emphatic, 3-for-4, three-RBI performance in New York's 6-5 win over San Francisco. Watch 5-year-old perfectly mimic Noah Syndergaard Watch 5-year-old perfectly mimic Noah Syndergaard VOTE NOW: Cast this summer's starring roles Help pick who will be in the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times. Mets taking look at backstop Rivera Rene Rivera made his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, batting eighth Saturday against the Giants' Matt Cain. Signed as a Minor League free agent after Spring Training, Rivera is known for the wide gap between his excellent defensive skills and rarely productive bat. Cespedes' slam highlights Mets' record win A 12-run third inning not only sent the Mets to their seventh straight victory, a 13-1 bludgeoning of the Giants at Citi Field on Friday, but also created a chunk of history in the process. Sting of Queens: 12-run inning for Mets The Mets scored 12 runs, including Yoenis Cespedes' grand slam, in Friday's third inning vs. the Giants, the most scored in a single frame in franchise history. Mets' Top 30 Prospects list Who do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch. Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours. Cespedes has grand return to Mets' lineup Yoenis Cespedes' six-game absence from the Mets' starting lineup ended in record-setting fashion Friday, when he clubbed a grand slam to cap a Mets-record 12-run third inning. That gave Cespedes nine straight games with an extra-base hit and six RBIs in a single inning, both franchise records. SU Athletics 'Cuse and Duke Square Off for ACC Title Orange Agree to Terms as NFL Free Agents Former Orange defensive end Ron Thompson and cornerback Julian Whigham have agreed to terms with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills, respectively, as undrafted free agents. In addition, former offensive lineman Rob Trudo received an invitation to attend rookie minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Riley Dixon Drafted by Denver Broncos Syracuse punter Riley Dixon was selected with the seventh pick in the final round (No. 228 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Saturday, April 30. Orange Battle Tar Heels For ACC Title No. 4 Syracuse goes for its second consecutive ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament title on Sunday, May 1 when it faces No. 3 North Carolina. The championship game is set for 1 p.m. in Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. The top-seeded Tar Heels and No. 2 seed Orange will meet for the league crown for the second consecutive year. Orange Drop Two Against Eagles on Senior Day SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse softball team fell to Boston College in doubleheader action 12-2 and 5-0 on Senior Day at Skytop Softball Stadium. The Eagles' bats exploded in the first game, racking up 18 hits including two home runs in the five-inning run-rule. 'Cuse Tops UNC to Move to 3rd-Straight ACC Title Game The No. 8 Syracuse men's lacrosse team used a strong defensive effort to hold No. 11 North Carolina scoreless in two quarters, to lead the Orange to its third-straight ACC Championship game, downing the Tar Heels 10-7. Orange Defeat Irish to Advance to ACC Final Syracuse broke open a close game with a 5-0 scoring run on its way to a 9-5 victory against No. 3-seed and No. 6-ranked Notre Dame in the ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament semfinals.  The defending champion Orange return to the title game for the third straight year where they will face the top seed, No. 3 North Carolina, on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. on RSN and ESPN3. Track Takes on Pair of Weekend Events The Syracuse distance group will take on one of the historically fastest collegiate events in the country at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford, while a number of sprinters will stay close to home at Cornell's Big Red Challenge this weekend. Donahue Named a Tewaaraton Award Nominee Syracuse's standout senior attackman Dylan Donahue has been selected as 1-of-25 Tewaaraton Nominees after leading the No. 8 Orange with 50 points this season. Treanor Named Tewaaraton Award Nominee For the third consecutive year, Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor has been named a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented annually to the top female and male collegiate lacrosse players in the nation. The list of 25 women's and men's nominees was announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Friday, April 29. NY Giants Grades are in! Experts assess Giants' Draft Class Media experts grade the Giants six draft picks of 2016: Ben McAdoo’s inaugural draft class as the new head coach of the Giants is now set. NEWS > CB Apple taken with 10th pick ... Experts react to Giants 2016 Draft Class Media experts give their take on the Giants' 2016 Draft Class: CB ELI APPLE - Rd. 1 (10) With the 10th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple. Her... Which pros do Giants rookies compare to? Draft experts make pro comparisons for the Giants' 2016 Draft Class The NFL Draft is all about finding the “next” someone. NEWS > CB Apple taken with 10th pick > Giants sele... Giants execs pleased with 2016 draft picks GM Jerry Reese, VP Player Evaluation Marc Ross, and Coach Ben McAdoo discuss the 2016 draft class: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – In one very important respect, the Giants accomplished exactly what they ... Eli Apple brings physical play to Giants secondary GM Jerry Reese, VP Player Evaluation Marc Ross, and Head Coach Ben McAdoo discuss the Giants' first round pick:EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants’ offseason theme of upgrading their defense continu... Sterling Shepard makes WR corps even more dangerous Giants execs break down the selections of WR Sterling Shepard out of Oklahoma:EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Every successful collegiate football program has at least one player who the scouts notice eve... Giants add to safety depth with Boise State's Darian Thompson The Giants imporved their safety depth with the addition of Darian Thompson:EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants added another contender to their already crowded safety position Friday night, when t... New York Giants Draft Clemson LB B.J. Goodson in fourth round The Giants have selected Clemson LB B.J. Goodson with the 109th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft:With the 109th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected linebacker B.J. Goodson o... New York Giants Draft UCLA RB Paul Perkins in fifth round The Giants have selected UCLA RB Paul Perkins with the 149th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft: With the 149th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected running back Paul Perkins o... New York Giants Draft South Carolina TE Jerell Adams in sixth round The Giants have selected South Carolina TE Jerell Adams with the 184th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft: With the 184th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected tight end Jerell ... Buffalo Bills Draft wrap-up: Bills landed the defensive talent they needed It was a fortunate match of value, needs and positional depth in the 2016 NFL draft for the Bills. The result was Buffalo capably plugging some of their biggest holes with rookies who can step in and start. Watch: Day 3 And Full Draft Recap John Murphy takes a look at day 3 of the Bills' draft efforts as well as the Bills' 2016 NFL Draft as a whole. Williamsville native Glenn Gronkowski agrees to terms with Bills He was not a selection in 2016 NFL draft, but that might have proven to be better for Williamsville native Glenn Gronkowski as he agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills Saturday evening. Bills add speed with final two picks Speed was the primary asset of Buffalo's final two draft choices, WR Kolby Listenbee and CB Kevon Seymour. 5 things to know about CB Kevon Seymour The Bills finished up their work in the 2016 draft by selecting CB Kevon Seymour of USC with their second pick in the sixth round. Listen - Seymour: "It's Gonna Be Great" Bills' 6th rd pick out of USC, DB Kevon Seymour talks about reuniting with Robert Woods and Nickell Robey, getting to work next weekend and more. Yards after contact is RB Jonathan Williams calling card Jonathan Williams did not play in 2015 due to a foot injury, but in his college career the big-bodied back proved difficult to bring down. Listen - Listenbee: "Fastest Player In The NFL" Bills' 6th rd pick out of TCU, WR Kolby Listenbee talks about his speed, joining the Bills and more. 5 things to know about WR Kolby Listenbee TCU WR Kolby Listenbee is not an easy receiver to catch, but there's more to him than his speed. Here's more on Buffalo's first sixth-round pick. Watch: Jonathan Williams Highlights Watch some electrifying runs from Bills' 5th Rd draft pick out of Arkansas, RB Jonathan Williams. Keuka College Keuka College Baseball Swept at SUNY Poly Keuka lost to the Wildcats 4-3 and 3-2 on Saturday Softball Splits with Penn College on Senior Day Keuka College lost Game 1, 2-1, but bounced back in Game 2, 6-1, on Saturday Keuka College Tops SUNY Poly in Men’s Lacrosse Keuka defeated SUNY Poly 17-4 on Saturday Women’s Lacrosse Ends Season with a Victory Keuka College defeated Wells College 21-6 on Saturday Keuka College Tops Elmira College 375-408 Holly Reynolds led Keuka with an 83 on Sunday Holly Reynolds Wins SUNY Cobleskill Spring Invitational The freshman shot an 81 to lead the field Men’s Golf Ends Season at SUNY Cobleskill Keuka College finished 4th at the SUNY Cobleskill Spring Invitational Katie Tracy and Amy Saskowski Fell in NEAC Individuals The Duo competed in the NEAC West Individual Tournament on Thursday and Friday Women’s Tennis Falls in NEAC Semi-Finals Keuka College lost 5-0 to top seeded Penn St.-Abington on Wednesday Men’s Lacrosse Downs Hilbert 19-5 Keuka College defeated the Hawks on Wednesday Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Three sports, no boundaries for Rene Gangarosa Dedication defines Brighton sophomore who excels in three sports.          Peek inside a small house This 900-square-foot home in Irondequoit shows people want higher-end amenities. Video by Mary Chao.          Wonder Woman talks about comic con Jill Burress of Henrietta discusses why comic conventions welcome everyone and teach important lessons.          Bills filled several glaring needs in the NFL Draft The Bills took some key steps to overhauling their defense with some solid picks in the draft          Bills take Ohio State QB Cardale Jones in fourth round The Bills had to pick a quarterback in this draft, and it ended up being Ohio State's Cardale Jones          Watson returns home, remains on national stage Rush-Henrietta junior, after winning at Penn Relays, lowers one of her three sectional records          DO IT: Birding in Roc's migration mecca Each spring, millions of birds migrate through Monroe County.           Slumping Vargas delivers in clutch for Red Wings The slugging first baseman is hoping Saturday’s 2-run single triggers a hitting revival.          Rochester Rhinos defeat Harrisburg City 2-1 Kenardo Forbes and Ryan James scored for the Rhinos.          Top-ranked Victor boys lacrosse a tough act to follow Victor, winner of its last 30 games, are ranked No. 1 in the nation by Lacrosse Magazine.          Daily Messenger Lisenbee: If you're lucky enough to see otter, stop and watch There aren't many more animals in nature that are more enjoyable to observe in their natural habitat. NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills draft Ohio State's Cardale Jones The quarterback led the Buckeyes to the 2015 NCAA title, but was a bit inconsistent last season. Youth sports: Multi-sport star is fading Today's young athlete is facing more pressure to specialize in a single game, and that approach is beginning to draw more criticism. Hunting: Ontario County youth hunt harvests 9 turkey The third annual event drew 22 young hunters to the field with mentors last weekend. Chavez: Pepi Neubauer's drive a model for all The Naples resident is 70 years old but that won't keep him off the ski slopes, or off the podium as a world champion. Area colleges: Victor graduate Tallman honored for tumbling The Quinnipiac junior was named an All-American by the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association. Buffalo Bills upgrade rush with Clemson's Shaq Lawson The versatile defensive lineman can play down or at linebacker and already is pegged as a starter for coach Rex Ryan, who is working to re-establish the defense. Bloomfield-Honeoye beats Newark to get first win of the season The Bloomfield-Honeoye boys lacrosse team beat Newark on Thursday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports HS lacrosse: Victor boys top Canandaigua The Blue Devils extended their win streak to 29 games but not before being held to less than half their offensive average in a 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday. NFL Draft: QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams select Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the first pick in the NFL raft.Goff becomes the second straight QB to go No. 1 overall and the 22nd in the modern era of the draft since 1967. He also is the first selection by the Rams since they moved to Los Angeles in the offseason.The 6-foot-4 Goff started every game during his three [...] Finger Lakes TimesError in feed.Auburn CitizenError in feed. Finger Lakes Daily News 2016-05-01T21:19:15Z