More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215 More Finger Lakes Sports 2015-08-03T06:28:12Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hobart basketball earns NABC academic honors The National Association of Basketball Coaches recently announced the 2014-15 NABC Honors Court and Team Excellence Awards. The Hobart College basketball team earned a Team Academic Excellence Award and four Statesmen were among 1,000 student-athletes recognized for their academic excellence during the past season. Hobart soccer heads to Germany, Holland and Belgium The Hobart College soccer team is headed to Germany, Holland and Belgium from Aug. 4-14. The team will spend their time abroad site seeing, training and playing against European club teams. Phillips selected to lead the William Smith lacrosse program William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward has named Anne Phillips the head coach of the Heron lacrosse team. She is just the third coach to lead the William Smith lacrosse program. 2 Herons take home medals for Team USA in Pan Am Games Former William Smith College sailors Kathleen Tocke '95 and Caroline Patten '11 medaled for Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Patten earned a silver medal, and Tocke took home a bronze medal. William Smith Athletics announces Madeline Buckley ’15 Citizenship Award William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward announced a new department award, the Madeline Buckley '15 Citizenship Award, to be presented at the annual Heron Athletics Awards Banquet beginning in 2016. Buckley advances in NCAA Woman of the Year selection process William Smith College soccer player Madeline Buckley '15 was one of a record 147 NCAA female student-athletes named 2015 Woman of the Year honorees by conferences and independent schools. 2 Statesmen competing for U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships Two members of the 2015 Hobart College soccer team are already out on the pitch competing, not in their Statesmen uniforms yet, but for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship in Tulsa, Okla. Hobart tennis earns ITA academic accolades The Hobart College tennis team was the only men's tennis team from the Liberty League to be selected a 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. In addition, five Statesmen were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes. Heron tennis garners ITA academic awards The William Smith College tennis team was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team and three Herons garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. Kovacs signs with professional team in Hungary Former Hobart College hockey defenseman Bronson Kovacs '15 recently signed with Debreceni Hoki of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation. Auburn Doubledays Doubledays Finish Home Stand With Victory The Doubledays put two crooked numbers on the score board en route to an 8-5 win over the Renegades in the rubber match of the three game series. Auburn completed its six-game home stand with a 4-2 record and has now one four series in a row all 2-1. Pitching Duel Goes in Favor of Doubledays Hudson Valley and Auburn's pitching staffs battled back and forth all night until the Doubledays scored in the sixth and eventually won 1-0. Doubledays Drop Close Game to Renegades The Doubledays got a stellar start from Matthew Crownover, but weren't able to hold off the Renegades in 4-2 loss in game one of the three-game series. Pitchers Dominate and Bats Explode in Win The pitchers at one point retires 18 in a row and the bats exploded early on in a 6-1 win for the Doubledays over the IronBirds. With the win, Auburn took the series as well 2-1. 'Days Fly Past Birds The Doubledays beat the Ironbirds 8-5 behind Aberdeen's miscues and Auburn's bats. Aberdeen Breaks Out the Bats Against Auburn The Doubledays fell to the Ironbirds 10-0 in game one of a three game series against Aberdeen. It was the first time this year Auburn was shutout. Doubledays Fall 6-5 After Late Spinners Comeback Lowell scored at least one run in every inning from the fifth to the eighth to beat the Doubledays 6-5 in the series finale. Doubledays Win Aided by Spinners Defense The Doubledays beat the Spinners 5-2 with three of their runs coming in an inning that included a Lowell error. Timely Hitting Leads to 5-3 Victory The Doubledays took game one of the series against the Spinners thanks to timely hitting and multiple errors on Lowell's defense. Doubledays take Series with 6-2 Win over Vermont After dropping game two of the series 6-2, the Doubledays won game three by the same score. NY Yankees Means leads Prospect Team of the Week Left-hander John Means barely snuck onto MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Top 30 Prospects list, checking in at No. 29. While he may not have the highest profile in Baltimore's system, he's raising it after his performance in July. Severino's rise lifted by great expectations he Yankees believe that Luis Severino is the type of talent that will not be affected by the big moments, and by sending the right-hander out for his big league debut Wednesday against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, they will quickly find out if that is the case. Nova bounces back from fatigue, foul ball The Yankees had some concerns about Ivan Nova's health coming into Sunday's start against the White Sox, with his last start having been truncated because of what they termed "arm fatigue," but they never thought they'd have to worry about his safety in the dugout. Bottom's up! Trio delivers for Yankees It started from the bottom for the Yankees' lineup on Sunday, as Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley took charge of providing the thump in a 12-3 rout of the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Yanks, Jays, O's in a fight to finish in AL East The Yankees have been alone in first place since July 3, and despite a laundry list of concerns, have a solid six-game lead over the Orioles and Blue Jays entering Monday. From start to finish, Yankees roll over Chicago Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered and Ivan Nova allowed one run over six innings as the Yankees defeated the White Sox, 12-3, on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. New York outscored the White Sox, 27-17, in the three-game series, taking two of three. Tanaka leads Yanks into rivalry renewal vs. Red Sox The Red Sox and Yankees will renew their long-standing rivalry in the Bronx on Tuesday night, and the clash will feature a Boston rookie facing a veteran Bombers lineup on its home turf. Moreno placed on DL with elbow discomfort Yankees rookie right-hander Diego Moreno, who impressed the club with 5 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings of relief last week at Texas, is heading to the disabled list with discomfort in his left elbow. Didi laments would-be homer There was no reason for Didi Gregorius to rush to the video room for another look at the turning point of the Yankees' 8-2 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Rewinding that pixelated evidence was not going to change the outcome. Sore Beltran expects to return Sunday Carlos Beltran was initially scheduled to be in the lineup on Saturday night against the White Sox, but manager Joe Girardi said he left the outfielder on the bench because of a sore left foot. Beltran expects to return to action on Sunday. Yankees' bats cooled off in Chicago Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez both homered and John Danks tied a season high with eight strikeouts as the White Sox defeated the Yankees, 8-2, on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Ryan's 3 hits help him laugh off 'comical' K Brendan Ryan had to laugh. For all of the progress he's made at the plate, and there has been enough to suggest that he may have more to offer than just a good glove, now he had to hear it from his own bench after striking out against a position player. Severino's debut to come against Red Sox Standout right-hander Luis Severino, ranked as the Yankees' No. 1 prospect by MLB.com, is scheduled to make his Major League debut against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. Teixeira's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs power Yankees' rout Mark Teixeira hit two home runs with six RBIs, including a grand slam, as the Yankees continued their offensive tear in a 13-6 victory over the White Sox on Friday night. Sabathia meets Yanks after hospital stay CC Sabathia said that he has never experienced dehydration to the level that he did after toiling in triple-digit Texas heat on Thursday evening, requiring several IV bags and an overnight stay in a local hospital. Teixeira sets switch-hitting HR mark Mark Teixeira set a Major League record by homering from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career on Friday night, breaking a tie with former teammate Nick Swisher for the most all-time. Ackley brings razor, utility to Yankees Returning to a clean-shaven look for the first time in two years, Dustin Ackley admitted that he needed a nudge toward the bathroom mirror for his transformation into a Yankee, but the infielder-outfielder is excited to see what comes next. Yankees keep prospects as Deadline passes In the days ahead of Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, general manager Brian Cashman said that he believed it was more likely than not that the team would stand pat. That largely proved to be true as the 4 p.m. ET cutoff passed without a major transaction from the club. Yankees drop series-ending slugfest in Texas Josh Hamilton hit a single through the right side with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Yankees reliever Andrew Miller, bringing home Leonys Martin with the winning run in the Rangers' 7-6 walk-off victory on Thursday night. Yankees get Ackley from Mariners for prospects The Yankees joined the busy buildup to Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline with a smaller move on Thursday, acquiring infielder-outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Mariners in exchange for Minor League outfielder Ramon Flores and Minor League right-hander Jose Ramirez. Pineda scratched, goes on DL with forearm strain Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was scratched from his scheduled start against the Rangers on Thursday and was put on the 15-day disabled list with what the club said is a right flexor forearm muscle strain. Command an issue for Tanaka in latest start The Yankees believe that it is a legitimate option to stand pat as Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, reluctant to part with the best talent in their farm system. Masahiro Tanaka's discouraging effort Wednesday night offered another reminder that their rotation could use a pick me up. Tanaka toils in 2nd during loss to Rangers Colby Lewis went six strong innings and the Rangers strung together 11 hits, 10 of which were singles, on the way to defeating the Yankees, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park. Severino notches career-high 10 strikeouts Luis Severino stayed perfect for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, recording a career-high 10 strikeouts in the RailRiders' 9-4 win over Lehigh Valley. Capuano designated following rocky spot start The Yankees have designated left-hander Chris Capuano for assignment, one day after the 11-year big league veteran was unable to make it out of the first inning in a spot start against the Rangers. Moreno-no: Righty nets win with hitless relief Diego Moreno knew that his assignment was to provide length in the event that the Yankees' patchwork pitching plan hit a snag, but the 28-year-old right-hander did not expect to hear the bullpen phone ringing for him in the bottom of the first inning. DYK: 10 facts from Yankees-Rangers slugfest While there was obviously plenty of offense in New York's 21-5 victory over Texas, there were also -- believe it or not -- some notable and history-making pitching performances as well. Yanks rally, score 21 runs in rout of Rangers The Yankees, down five runs after the first, scored 11 runs in the top of the second inning and went on to a 21-5 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night. The Yankees' 19 hits included Chris Young's second grand slam of the year. Girardi chalks up Tex outburst to 'intensity' The Yankees have spoken often about the positive chemistry in their clubhouse this season, and manager Joe Girardi said that he does not believe that will be affected by Mark Teixeira's on-field outburst in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Rangers. A-Rod 4th to homer in teens and 40s Alex Rodriguez celebrated his 40th birthday by doing what he has done more than all but three players in the game's history: hitting a home run. NY Mets Duda, Syndergaard share NL Player of Week nod Fresh off one of the most memorable homestands in recent franchise history, a pair of Mets split National League Player of the Week honors. First baseman Lucas Duda and starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard shared the nod for pacing the Mets on both sides of the field. NL East set up for thrilling two-team race And the race is on. By completing a sweep of the Nationals on Sunday night at Citi Field, the Mets moved into a virtual tie for first place in the National League East. Syndergaard delivers superhero-like outing To portray Noah Syndergaard's ever-more-popular "Thor" moniker, the Mets have a graphic they like to flash on the center-field video board after important strikeouts. Mets trying to be creative to preserve young arms Even though studies have been done that debunk the strategy, Mets manger Terry Collins said on Sunday night that the club hierarchy intends to restrict the innings of New York's top three young starting pitchers even if the Mets make the playoffs. After sweep, Mets have touch of swagger The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Nationals on Sunday with a 5-2 victory at Citi Field. And in doing so they got within a whisker of the Nats in a National League East that few thought would play out this way. The tying game: Mets deliver Citi's slickest sweep The Mets' first three-homer inning since 2007 sent Citi Field into possibly the biggest ruckus in its history, shooting New York into a virtual tie for first place with a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep. Red-hot Duda caps Mets' three-HR inning Replenished, rejuvenated and apparently revived, the Mets' once stagnant offense once again set Citi Field aflame by clobbering three third-inning home runs en route to a 5-2 win over the National League East-rival Nationals in Sunday's series finale. Mets hope Matz can lengthen rotation in September Though he refuses to look into his "crystal ball" to come to conclusions about his young pitchers, Mets manager Terry Collins did admit he hopes for an early September return for Steven Matz. When the Mets are confident in the health of Matz's left lat muscle, they plan to once again elongate their rotation. Cespedes plays center with Grandy back in right The Mets' trades for outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Kelly Johnson have led manager Terry Collins to consider fiddling with his outfield combinations to create better day-to-day matchups. Mets recall Conforto with Nieuwenhuis hurt On Sunday, just one day after optioning him to Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets recalled Michael Conforto and placed Kirk Nieuwenhuis on the 15-day disabled list. SU Athletics Joseph, USA East Coast Squad Arrive In France Sophomore guard Kaleb Joseph and the rest of the USA East Coast squad has arrived in Paris for the start of a four-game schedule of exhibition games this week. Orange Ranked in Preseason Coaches Poll Syracuse is ranked No. 15 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national preseason rankings. The Orange earned 299 points in the poll, which was released on Monday, August 3. West Signs with the Jets The New York Jets signed its second member of the 2014 Orange on Sunday, inking wide receiver Jarrod West to a free agent deal, the team announced. Vote Floyd Little for Greatest Athlete in Connecticut History Former Syracuse standout Floyd Little was a star for the Orange in the 1960s, but he needs your help to be considered as the greatest athlete in Connecticut history. Melo Center Hosts Reenlistment The Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center expanded beyond its responsibilities as a training center on July 30 when it played host to a navy reenlistment ceremony. New 'Cuse: Malachi Richardson Malachi Richardson is the top rated player in Syracuse's incoming recruiting class of 2015. Ranked 23rd overall by ESPN.com, Richardson is part of a recruiting group rated seventh by ESPN.com. New 'Cuse: Franklin Howard Franklin Howard is a part of Syracuse's highly-touted recruiting class of 2015 which was most recently rated seventh by ESPN.com. He's already arrived and is taking classes at the University. Women's Basketball to Play in Las Vegas The 2015-16 Syracuse University women's basketball team will participate in the 2015 South Point Shootout at South Point Arena in Las Vegas. Syracuse is one of eight teams participating in the South Point Shootout from Nov. 27-28. Reiss Returns Home to New York Assistant Syracuse University women's basketball coach Tammi Reiss always has had her eyes on the Orange program. A native of New York, Reiss returned to the Empire State to join the Syracuse women's basketball coaching staff for the upcoming 2015-16 campaign. Taylor and Great Britain Place Third Rising junior Harriet Taylor of the Syracuse University women's rowing team and the Great Britain U23 national team placed third in the women's eight race at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships on Sunday. NY Giants Justin Pugh shows versatility in return to left tackle Justin Pugh played Left Tackle at Monday's Training Camp practice 7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour (8/3) Giants players speak with the media before Training Camp practice Safety Bennett Jackson aims to make impact at new position Bennett Jackson has high expectations as he transitions from CB to safety Best of Giants Media Hour (8/3) Giants players meet the media before Training Camp practice Watch highlights from Giants Training Camp practice Watch the top plays from Giants Training Camp practice Linemen battle it out in punt catch contest Coach Coughlin let the lineman battle it out to see which unit could catch punts better 3 Standout Players at Training Camp (8/2) Giants.com's Dan Salomone names three players that made an impact at Training Camp practice 5 things we learned at Training Camp practice (8/2) Giants.com's Dan Salomone highlights five takeaways from Giants Training Camp practice GM Jerry Reese has confidence in Giants defense Without an update on Jason Pierre-Paul, GM Jerry Reese still has confidence in the Giants defense 7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour (8/2) Giants players speak with the media before Training Camp practice Buffalo Bills Bills announce preseason television broadcast team Andrew Catalon and Rob Stone will serve as play-by-play announcers for the Buffalo Bills preseason games. Aaron Kromer: "I'm Excited To Be Back Here" Bills Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer addresses the media before practice on monday evening. Kromer makes statement; returns to coach Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer made a statement as he returned to coach his players at training camp Sunday in the wake of his six-game suspension to be served during the regular season. Bills sign CB Merrill Noel The Buffalo Bills added cornerback Merrill Noel. Noel re-joins the Bills after being released in June. He will wear No. 46. Assume nothing, give everything is Chris Hogan's mantra This might be Chris Hogan's third training camp, and he might be coming off his most successful NFL season as a receiver, but he's taking nothing for granted in training camp. Statement from Bills Managing Partner and President Russ Brandon Statement regarding the incident involving Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer. Watch: Day Three Camp News and Highlights Bills' Insider Chris Brown recaps day three of Bills training camp, including offensive line battles, D-line success with blitz packages and McCoy shining. Aaron Williams: "We want to confuse the QB" Bills safety Aaron Williams talks about playing beside teammate Corey Graham, the impact of blitz packages in the defensive scheme, and playing man-to-man coverage on the back end. Richie Incognito: "I was hyped up" Bills guard Richie Incognito talks about being named the starter at left guard, the first day of padded practice, and his excitement in returning to the field and leading the group along the offensive line. Gilmore: "It puts us in position to make plays" Bills CB Stephon Gilmore discusses the benefit of having pressure up front from the defensive line, his increased participation during training camp so far, and his thoughts on rookie Ronald Darby. Keuka College Women's Volleyball Schedule Released Keuka College's women's volleyball faces a challenging schedule in 2015 with only eight home matches among 29 contests. Keuka College Lands 65 on NEAC Scholar-Athlete Squad Keuka College placed third in the NEAC with 65 student-athletes earning a spot on the NEAC Scholar-Athlete squad. Brittany Hadley Evolves into Natural Leader Brittany Hadley has transformed herself into a true leader on the Keuka College campus and in the surrounding communities. 16th Annual Keuka College Golf Classic Approaching There's still time to register for the 16th annual Keuka College Golf Classic, to benefit the College's Scholarship Fund. Women's Soccer Schedule Unveiled for 2015 The Wolfpack face a tough non-conference schedule and close the season with seven of their last 10 games at home. Men’s Soccer Schedule Released for 2015 Keuka College's men's soccer team will host 10 games during the 2015 season as Keuka looks to build on last season's successes. Schedule Released for First-Ever Field Hockey Team Keuka College's field hockey team will debut in the fall of 2015, and the schedule features six home games. Jake Burachalk Earns All-Region Honors For the second straight season, Jake Burachalk netted All-Region honors for New York from D3Baseball.com Keuka College Breaks Ground on New Turf Field On Monday, Keuka College broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art turf field. Brittany Hadley's Leadership Skills Earn NEAC Award Brittany Hadley was named the inaugural winner of the NEAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member of the Year award. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Kromer back with Bills, happy to be at camp The offensive line coach can work until Sept. 7, and then he must serve a six-week suspension.          Charter school boys print prosthetic hands Antonio Rucinski of Vertus Charter School talks about the benefits of learning how to use a 3-D printer.          Bills RB LeSean McCoy after his first training camp practice Bills RB LeSean McCoy says camp has a different feel than other practices.          Live blog: Bills hold first night practice Buffalo's training camp continues Monday night at St. John Fisher College. Sal Maiorana will provide updates.          Ex-UR athlete tries to break gay stereotypes Now a teacher, Nate Novosel has come out and is determined to help others.          Sal's snapshot of the Bills' QB conundrum Sal Maiorana provides updates on the Bills' quarterback competition throughout camp at St. John Fisher.          Popular Red Wings’ slugger Luke Easter would’ve turned 100 Tuesday Easter was also star in Negro Leagues and with the Cleveland Indians.          Kouandjio looks to rebound from rough rookie season The second-year offensive tackle has earned his spot among the starters.          Bills suspend coach Aaron Kromer for six games Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is suspended for the first six games without pay          Stellar starts are becoming the routine for Wings' Dean The left-hander pitched a shutout with 10 strikeouts          Daily Messenger Adam Hill: UFC champ Rousey wins again in less than a minute After a comment by challenger Bethe Correia that Ronda Rousey perceived as a cheap shot at her dead father, the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champ promised to make her opponent pay.Justice was swift but thorough.“I hope that nobody really brings up my family anymore when it comes to fights,” Rousey said. “I hope this is the last time.”Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia 34 seconds into the first round to remain undefeated and [...] Spring All-Stars 2015: Marcus Whitman duo of Brown, Payne is our Player of the Year The Marcus Whitman doubles team won an individual Section V title, then led the Wildcats to the Class CC team championship. Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito took the next step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus for his role in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. 2015 Spring All-Stars: Victor's T.D. Ierlan is our boys lacrosse Player of the Year The junior midfielder won an astounding 80% of his faceoffs in Victor's state championship season. Bills' Harvin eager for fresh start PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him.Whatever divisive reputation the talented yet troubled player established during his first six NFL seasons, it's not something Harvin wants accompanying him to Buffalo, his fourth stop in as many years."I know the person I am and the person I'm going to become," Harvin said Saturday. "I've learned from all my lessons. And I'm just going to [...] 2015 Spring All-Stars: Victor's Caggiano is our Softball Player of the Year The lone senior on the Blue Devils' squad helped lead the way to the school's first Section V title since 2009. Buffalo Bills feeding hunger of long offseason New faces, new attitude help Bills get training camp started for 2015. Buffalo Bills camp starts Friday at St. John Fisher College It's the day that Bills fans have been waiting for since last season. Practice begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 12 p.m. today. All of the players and Rex Ryan are expected to be there. Please see below for complete ticket information. Buffalo Bills in no hurry for new stadium Team owner Terry Pegula says there is no urgency to build, and he plans to honor Ralph Wilson's desire to not sell naming rights. Finger Lakes Times Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2 NEW YORK (AP) — As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. and "Moondance" by Van Morrison practically wafted through the ballpark, young children ran around the bases as part of a family-friendly promotion nor Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Samardzija struggles as White Sox lose 12-3 to Yankees CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija's second pitch landed in the stands in center field, and it just got worse from there. COOPERSTOWN MEMORIES: From Ned Fister (or is it Pfister?) to the Secretary of the Navy His name was Ned, he told us. Ned Fister. Although we never asked how the last name was spelled, so it could have been Ned Pfister. Dawgs rally to end Pilots’ playoff bid NEWARK — The Newark Pilots’ chances of qualifying for the postseason hinged on a couple of things Wednesday. Pilots keep playoff hopes alive NEWARK — The Newark Pilots remained very much alive in their bid to secure the third and final spot in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division playoffs. Oilers end Twins’ season OLEAN — The Geneva Twins entered New York Collegiate Baseball League postseason play as the No. 2 seed in the Western Division, giving them home-field advantage. Local hoops stars join in on AAU crown LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Rochester Area Players Stars Elite AAU 19-and-under boys basketball team took home the Division I national championship Monday afternoon. AREA MOTORSPORTS: Future takes center stage The future of Black Rock Speedway takes center stage this weekend. Pilots move into third place NEWARK — The Newark Pilots split a doubleheader against the Victor RailRiders Sunday night — although it felt like something more. Auburn Citizen ACC settles into period of strength, stability PINEHURST, N.C. | The Atlantic Coast Conference has entered a period of strength and stability. Nobody's coming in anytime soon, and nobody's leaving. Bills' Rex Ryan skydives with Army parachute team NIAGARA FALLS | Rex Ryan's first touchdown as Buffalo Bills coach came from 3,000 yards in the sky. Northern Cayuga wins District 5 All-Star softball tourney Northern Cayuga went undefeated to win the District 5 All-Star softball tournament. The team was made up of girls from Port Byron, Weedsport, Jordan Elbridge and Union Springs. Top row from le… Skaneateles' Tom Scherrer to be inducted into Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Skaneateles native Tom Scherrer will be part of the latest class of Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Auburn 9/10 Little League team wins District 5 championship The Auburn 9/10 Little League team won the District 5 championship. The team next plays sectionals in Liverpool with first game Saturday at 2 p.m. Team members include, Mason Jasniewski, Coope… Thursday's Auburn Doubledays game rained out Thursday night's Auburn Doubledays-Batavia Muckdogs game was postponed due to the heavy rains in the area. Sciria: New Syracuse University athletic director has his work cut out for him Mark Coyle said the right things at his introductory press conference on Monday, but as you would expect, the new Syracuse University athletic director was vague on his plans when he takes the… A-Rod homers for 3,000th hit, Yankees beat Tigers NEW YORK | Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far in w… Famed Bills receiver Reed joins team as coaching intern ORCHARD PARK | Legendary receiver Andre Reed is once again looking to make his mark with the Buffalo Bills. Kids free on Sundays: Auburn Doubledays release promotions for upcoming season With opening day approaching, the Auburn Doubledays announced several promotions for the team's upcoming season. Finger Lakes Daily News 2015-08-03T23:28:12Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215