More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2016-08-28T01:56:12Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Bennett, Collins join football staff GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Football Coach Mike Cragg recently announced two additions to his coaching staff. Former Statesman Walt Bennett '05 returns to coach the defensive ends while Geneva native Tyrone Collins will coach the receivers. Herons favorite to repeat in preseason poll The William Smith College field hockey team was picked to finish first in the Liberty League in a preseason poll voted on by the conference coaches and announced today by the league office. Hobart football picked to win Liberty League GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College football team was picked to win the Liberty League in a preseason poll of the conference's coaches. The Statesmen received five of a possible seven first place votes (coaches can't vote for their own team) and 47 total points. Bednarsky hired as Hobart soccer assistant coach Hobart College Head Soccer Coach Shawn Griffin recently announced that Andrew Bednarsky will serve as his assistant coach for the 2016 season. Stankavage ’08 returns to athletics staff GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently appointed Tracy Stankavage '08 to serve as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. She is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning specialist. Houston wins club golds with Vesper William Smith College rising junior Elizabeth Houston collected a pair of gold medals this summer rowing with Vesper Boat Club.  She was a member of the winning eight at both the US Rowing Club Nationals and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Jordan named head coach at Stevens Institute of Technology Former Hobart College soccer assistant coach Dale Jordan was named Stevens Institute of Technology's head coach on Monday, making him the seventh head coach in the history of the program. Woodard added to HWS athletics staff GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently hired Zach Woodard to serve as the John J. Hogan '88 Strength and Conditioning Head Coach. He replaces Matt Dorn who recently accepted a strength and conditioning position at a university in Pennsylvania. 6 to lead Hobart football in 2016 GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Football Coach Mike Cragg recently announced the six men that will serve as team captains for the 2016 season. Seniors Matt Cragg, James Hedger, Marcus Jemison, Patrick O'Connell III and Nick Testani and junior Shane Sweeney will lead the Statesmen. Herons voted #4 in preseason poll The William Smith College soccer team was voted No. 4 in the nation in the National Soccer Coaches Association preseason poll. Auburn Doubledays Spikes clinch division title against Doubledays The Auburn Doubledays lost to the State College Spikes on Saturday night at Falcon Park, 3-1. The win for State College gave the Spikes their third Pinckney Division title in four years. Diamond ring giveaway rescheduled for September 1 The Auburn Doubledays have announced that the Diamond Ring Giveaway presented by Skaneateles Jewelry planned for Sunday, August 28 has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 1. Ortiz home run powers Doubledays past Spikes The Doubledays picked up their league-leading ninth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Spikes on Friday night. Oliver Ortiz hit a two-run home run for the Doubledays en route to the win. Doubledays drop series finale to ValleyCats The Auburn Doubledays lost to the Tri-City ValleyCats on Thursday night, 4-3. Clayton Brandt had two hits and scored two runs for the Doubledays in the loss. 12th-Inning rally falls short for Doubledays The Auburn Doubledays fell to the Tri-City ValleyCats in 12 innings on Wednesday night, 5-4. The 12-inning game marks the longest game of the season for the Doubledays. Dunning, Doubledays shut out ValleyCats for third straight win The Auburn Doubledays picked up their league-leading eighth shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats on Tuesday night. Doubledays sweep doubleheader The Auburn Doubledays took both games of a doubleheader against the Williamsport Crosscutters on Monday night. Auburn won the first game, 1-0, and then came back to win Game Two, 3-1. Crosscutters and Doubledays postponed in Williamsport The Doubledays and the Crosscutters were postponed on Sunday because the field was unplayable. The Doubledays and the Crosscutters will play a doubleheader on Monday night. Doubledays drop series opener to Crosscutters The Auburn Doubledays lost their ninth straight game of the season with a 4-3 loss against the Williamsport Crosscutters. Oliver Ortiz had two hits and an RBI for the Doubledays in the loss. Doubledays lose close battle to Renegades The Auburn Doubledays lost the final game of a three-game series to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 2-1, on Friday night. Daniel Johnson had two hits and an RBI for the Doubledays in the loss. NY Yankees Girardi: Headley to get more playing time soon Chase Headley hasn't been a fixture in the Yankees' lineup over the past week. But according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, that's about to change. Sanchez fastest in MLB history to 11 homers Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez became the fastest player in Major League history to reach 11 home runs, doing so in his 23rd career game on Saturday against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Slugging Sanchez doing it all Through his first 22 Major League games, Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez made history by hitting 10 home runs while showing off his defense behind the plate. Yankees on Demand features exclusive content with your favorite players and franchise. Rookie monster: Sanchez powers Yanks by O's Gary Sanchez continued a blistering rookie month to remember with his 11th home run, while Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks also launched deep drives to power the Yankees past the Orioles, 13-5, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Girardi believes surging Yanks can continue climb The Yankees insisted that they weren't waving the white flag on anything by dealing away some of their most attractive assets a month ago, expressing the belief that the players still in their clubhouse would continue to push for a postseason berth. Yanks' offense hitting on all cylinders in August Though it may be hard to see them through his recent dominance, Gary Sanchez has teammates. And those teammates are playing some pretty good baseball right now. Midseason update: 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. Heller: MLB debut with Yankees 'surreal' It's a good thing that Ben Heller has a sense of humor. 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. Sanchez-fueled Yanks penning thrilling script The slow jogs have almost become a nightly event for Gary Sanchez, who insists that he doesn't hear a thing while making that 360-foot trip around the basepaths. If so, the rookie might be the only one not caught up in an exciting display that has kept the Yankees in the postseason chase. Sanchez show continues as Yanks thump O's Gary Sanchez continued a sensational opening act to his big league career on Friday, homering among his three hits and driving in four runs to help the Yankees trounce the Orioles, 14-4, at Yankee Stadium. Blend of youth, veterans working for Yankees Just when it looked like the Yankees had cashiered the season, many of their new acquisitions and younger players have kept them in contention for a playoff spot. Despite rough trip, Judge maintaining approach Aaron Judge's first road trip as a Major Leaguer didn't inspire the same kind of hype that his first homestand did. Torres among top prospect performers Friday Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts. Girardi on WC chase: 'The opportunity is there' Joe Girardi won his 800th game as the Yankees' manager on Wednesday afternoon. But Girardi's reaction to achieving that milestone says a lot about where he finds his club after a road trip in which New York won four of six, taking two of three apiece in Anaheim and Seattle. Pipeline Inbox: Which Yankees prospect could be a star? Jonathan Mayo discusses which Yankees prospect he sees as a future superstar, Bradley Zimmer vs. Kyle Tucker, the Braves' Austin Riley and more. Sanchez turning heads with impressive start As if the monstrous upper-deck home run on the first pitch he saw or the scalded double down the left-field line, or the two homers in the first game of this series weren't enough, the first thing the traveling band of Yankees reporters wanted to hear about was how a 23-year-old catcher with 21 games of Major League experience could get walked intentionally twice in one game. Montgomery among top prospect performers Thursday Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday. Yanks overpower Mariners with youth, years Masahiro Tanaka threw seven shutout innings and Gary Sanchez homered yet again in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon to close the series in Seattle. With its second consecutive win, New York took the three-game set. Girardi, Yanks 'excited' by Torreyes' surge Ronald Torreyes has been filling in at third base for banged-up Chase Headley, and he's been hitting and hitting and hitting some more. Rutherford, Adams among top prospect performers Wednesday Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts. CC, Ells help Yanks draw even in Seattle CC Sabathia got back on track and Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run home run to open up a close game en route to a 5-1 Yankees win over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. The Yankees evened the three-game series at a game apiece and knocked the Mariners back to two games out of the second American League Wild Card spot. CC finds vintage form in win over Mariners The nights are getting shorter, October is getting closer, and the big man was dealing again. Castro, Gregorius providing pop up the middle When the Yankees traded for Didi Gregorius to replace Derek Jeter at shortstop and later signed Starlin Castro to play second base, they knew what they were getting: solid defense and the potential to supplement those gloves with occasional offense. Yankees have reached out to Gooden The Yankees are ready to help one of their own. Yankees' 4 homers bested by Mariners' power Not even a pair of home runs apiece by the Yankees' Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro could derail the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field as Seattle rode a pair of three-run blasts by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino to a 7-5 series-opening win. Sanchez celebrates POW honor with 2 homers The day Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez was named American League Player of the Week, he hit two home runs, combining for three RBIs, in his first three at-bats. Fowler among top prospect performers Monday Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon and Giants No. 22 prospect Austin Slater were among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday. Green latest Yankees rookie to make strides Chad Green didn't have a feel for his cutter on Sunday, but he didn't need it to hold the Angels to just one run in six innings. Unfortunately for the rookie, that one run was all the Angels needed as they handed the Yankees a 2-0 loss in the finale of the weekend series. Sanchez, Molina on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers. Ellsbury's grab robs Pujols of homer history Less than 24 hours after Brett Gardner went horizontal to rob the Angels of a homer, Jacoby Ellsbury made a leaping grab of his own over the center-field wall to rob Albert Pujols of a historic home run. Green gets tough-luck loss as Yanks blanked Jhoulys Chacin won his first start in over two months as the Angels scrapped their way to a 2-0 shutout of the Yankees on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium, avoiding a season series sweep. Gardner goes horizontal to rob home run Garret Anderson was inducted to the Angels Hall of Fame on Saturday, but it was another left fielder, the Yankees' Brett Gardner, who might have drawn the loudest cheer of the night. Cessa rises to occasion to win starting debut The nerves were with him the whole time, but as Luis Cessa took the mound for his first start with the Yankees and threw that first pitch to Kole Calhoun, it all faded away. Cessa would go on to throw six-plus scoreless innings and insert his name into the list of young Yankees to know. Baby Bombers take down Angels On a night when the Angels inducted a 17-year Major League veteran into their Hall of Fame, it was the Yankees' youth movement that stole the show. The Yankees once again got major contributions from a number of rookies and rolled to a 5-1 win over the Angels on Saturday at Angel Stadium. Torreyes answers Yankees' call A day after the game of his life, Ronald Torreyes found himself in the Yankees' starting lineup again on Saturday against the Angels, with Chase Headley still slowed by Achilles tendinitis. Montgomery among top prospect performers Saturday As one of the younger everyday players at the Triple-A level, Rio Ruiz has been anything but overmatched this season. Yanks homer 4 times behind Tanaka-led shutout Home runs came for the Yankees from both the top and bottom of the lineup, plus multiple places in between, as they shut out the Angels, 7-0, on Friday night at Angel Stadium to open a three-game series. Tanaka doesn't miss a beat with Sanchez Friday's series opener at Angel Stadium was the first time Masahiro Tanaka and rookie catcher Gary Sanchez teamed up, and the new combination worked out pretty well, as Tanaka threw 7 2/3 impressive innings in a 7-0 runaway win over the Angels. Eovaldi has successful surgery Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi underwent successful Tommy John surgery, as well as a right flexor tendon repair, on Friday. Déjà youth: Starlin a veteran of youth movements The Yankees are getting younger. But none of this is new to Starlin Castro, who saw the same kind of moves happen when he was still with the Cubs. Latest HR puts Sanchez in Yanks' record book With the weeks that Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge have had, it's been hard to update the Yankees' record book fast enough. CC fans 12, but big frames sting Yanks in finale When J.A. Happ pitches well, the Blue Jays win. When the offense shows off its potential, the Blue Jays win. When both happen, that's just a good day. After scoring 12 unanswered runs in Tuesday's victory, the Toronto offense picked up right where it left off Wednesday afternoon, getting runners on base at a high rate and beating the Yankees, 7-4. Yankees' Triple-A team will be Pierogies for a night Yankees' Triple-A team will be Pierogies for a night Justice: Steinbrenner embraces new direction It happened in an instant, a pair of home runs sailing over the wall at Yankee Stadium. In that moment with a packed house rocking the ballpark in that old, familiar way, Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner could see a bright and shiny new vision of his team take shape. Yankees' shaky defense opens door for Jays At first glance, it will look like the Yankees' 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday was mostly on CC Sabathia. He allowed seven earned runs, after all. Sabathia did make mistakes, like the 0-1 sinker that Melvin Upton Jr. deposited over the right-field wall in the fifth. But before that, Sabathia was the unlucky recipient of some questionable defense that allowed Toronto to claim easy bases. NY Mets Cespedes, Walker held out of starting lineup The Mets have seemingly found their groove in the National League Wild Card race, having won six of their past seven games entering Sunday, but the club may be facing yet another injury-related setback. Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker were both held out of the starting lineup Sunday after past maladies have flared up in the past few days. Cespedes, slam lead Mets' rout of Phillies He had sent Citi Field into delirium once more, and Yoenis Cespedes wanted to show the 35,832 fans his appreciation. Jogging back to the dugout in the fourth inning of the Mets' 12-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night, his 26th homer of the year in the seats, Cespedes raised both hands to his lips and blew the Mets faithful a kiss. Johnson's slam breaks Citi Field HR record The vibe around the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes said, is starting to feel a lot like it did the last two months of 2015. There are a few reasons: Desire. Motivation. An unwillingness to give up. The Cuban slugger might be right, but the Mets are also borrowing a formula from last season: Hitting home runs in bunches. Lightning the load: Thor, Mets turning corner Noah Syndergaard didn't have much time to react. After doubling earlier in the fourth inning, he took a lead off third base and watched as Yoenis Cespedes smoked a 104.2-mph line drive foul down the left-field line. Disaster wasn't as close as it seemed, but all Syndergaard could think of was self-preservation as his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame staggered a bit before dropping to the grass. Montero to start Monday in place of deGrom Rafael Montero, who was scratched from his scheduled start for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday, will be recalled to start Monday's series opener against the Marlins in place of Jacob deGrom, the Mets announced. Cecchini among top prospect performers Saturday It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft. Midseason update: 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. Bruce gets 'mental day'; Ruggiano to DL Jay Bruce felt his balky right calf flare up on Friday, but the Mets were far more concerned with where the right fielder was mentally. On a day where the club scored nine runs on 11 hits to take the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies at Citi Field, Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. 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. Four-es: Wilmer's slam among Mets' 4 HRs in win In need of another storybook run as they look to scale the National League Wild Card standings, the Mets on Friday turned to a player best known for his flair for the dramatic. Wilmer Flores slugged his third career grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes combined for three additional homers and Bartolo Colon cruised, leading the Mets to a 9-4 win over the Phillies at Citi Field. SU Athletics 'Cuse Scores 4 Unanswered to Down #6 Maryland The No. 2 Syracuse field hockey team used four unanswered goals to overcome an early deficit, defeating No. 6 Maryland 4-1 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Orange host UConn, Colgate in season-opening weekend SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse volleyball team begins the 2016 campaign on its home court, as the Orange play host to UConn on Friday, Aug. 26 and in-state foe Colgate on Sunday, Aug. 28. Friday's season-opening matchup against the Huskies is at 5 p.m., while Sunday's game against the Raiders is set to begin at 1 p.m. Both contests will be held in the Women's Building. Syracuse Women's Soccer Hosts Army West Point, Albany #6 Orange Shut Out UMass in Opener No. 6 Syracuse's offense scored three times in the second half while the defense allowed just three shots in a 3-0 victory against Massachusetts in the season opener for both teams. The match was the first round of the Central New York Classic. 'Cuse Rolls in Opener; Picks up 500th Program Win The No. 2 Syracuse field hockey team started its 2016 season off in dominant fashion, rolling to an 8-0 win over Temple, which entered the contest receiving votes in the NFHCA poll. Special $250 Season Ticket Offered For Orange Hoops Syracuse University has announced two lower season-ticket prices for the 2016-17 men's basketball season. Orange Pick Up 1-0 Win Vs. Army West Point SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Off to the best start since 2004, the Syracuse women's soccer team added to the win column on Friday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over Army West Point (0-3-0) at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange improve to 2-0-1 on the season. Orange battle, fall 3-1 to UConn at home SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Orange volleyball team fought their first battle of 2016 on Friday night, but ultimately lost in the season-opener to the UConn Huskies in four sets (23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 22-25) at the Women's Building. In-State Showdown Set for Dec. 10 SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In its final home non-conference contest of the 2016-17 regular season, the Syracuse University women's basketball team will host in-state foe Niagara on Saturday, Dec. 10. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Kerpestein Advances to Final at World Championships ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – In his home country of the Netherlands, incoming freshman Pieter Kerpestein of the Syracuse University men's rowing team advanced to the final of the men's eight competition at the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships on Friday morning. NY Giants Watch New York Giants vs. New York Jets Highlights View the top plays and best moments from Saturday's Giants vs. Jets preseason game:  Victor Cruz makes successful return in win over Jets Victor Cruz made his return to the field Saturday in the Giants' 21-20 win over the Jets:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Victor Cruz had a ball, even if he caught just one. NEWS > Wat... First-team offense struggles; Postgame notes and stats The Giants' first-team offense did not score for the second-straight preseason game:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants’ first preseason victory under Ben McAdoo was made possible by three touchd... 5 things we learned from Giants win over Jets highlights five takeaways from the Giants preseason win over the Jets:  A win is a win. Ben McAdoo picked up his first victory as head coach of the New York Giants, defeating the Jets,... Instant Analysis: Giants 21, Jets 20 gives you an instant recap of Saturday's preseason matchup with the Jets:  AT A GLANCE In the 48th consecutive meeting between the two teams in the preseason, the Giants and Jets put to... NFC East Update: Cowboys QB Tony Romo injured Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back during Thursday’s preseason game vs. Seattle.Before the Giants kicked off their third preseason game on Saturday, major news came out of Tex... Gameday Quotes: Richburg, Manning, Harrison Transcriptions from the Giants preseason game against the JetsCOACH BEN MCADOOI’m going to start with some injuries. Leon Hall and B.J. Goodson are being evaluated for a concussion and Whitlock ha... Giants vs. Jets Live Updates Follow Live Twitter updates from tonight's MetLife Bowl between the New York Giants and the New York Jets: Giants vs. Jets: 10 things to watch for & Broadcast Info Here are 10 things to watch for as the Giants get set to take on the Jets:  1. THE DRESS REHEARSAL NEWS > Victor Cruz eyes return vs. Jets > Cruz impresses in return to pract... Giants starting offense looks to get in rhythm against the Jets The Giants offense will look to get things going Saturday night against the Jets: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Let’s put the asterisk (*) up front: preseason statistics are not all they seem to be. Man... Buffalo Bills Bills sign QB Austin Trainor The Bills added a fourth quarterback to the roster in advance of the preseason finale where Austin Trainor is expected to get a good deal of playing time. Bills Run Deep hitting the second highest season ticket total Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Members have purchased the second highest season ticket total in franchise history for 2016. What they're saying: Bills season previews and fantasy predictions National media discuss Buffalo’s potential standout performers in 2016 and evaluate which Bills will make an impact in fantasy football this season. Watch: EJ Manuel Another Strong Game John Murphy highlights how EJ Manuel took advantage of the extra playing time in preseason game #3 and turned it into another strong performance. Lorenzo Alexander turns in strong pass rush performance The Bills signed Lorenzo Alexander to be a leader on special teams, but with the injuries at outside backer, he is making his case to be a contributor on defense. EJ Manuel: "I was excited with the opportunity" Bills QB EJ Manuel addressed the media after the preseason game in Washington topics include; the final drive, his training camp so far, and the battle at wide receiver. Taylor: "EJ has done a good job of competing" Bills QB Tyrod Taylor addressed the media following the preseason game in Washington the main topic was how well EJ Manuel has played this preseason. Watch: Injury Bug Bites as Bills Fall to Redskins Despite being without several veteran players, the Bills still nearly completed the comeback victory. However they lost a couple more veterans to injury in the process. Watkins gets game action under his belt It was only two series worth of game action, but Sammy Watkins felt it was enough of a taste for him to be ready for game speed come Week 1 at Baltimore. Ryan: "Just Gotta Keep Working, Keep Grinding" The Bills head coach talks about the injuries against the Redskins, sitting a lot of the starters, and Lorenzo Alexander's play. Keuka College Keuka College Finishes 5th in NEAC Presidents’ Cup The Department of Athletics at Keuka College finished fifth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s annual Presidents’ Cup Fall Schedule for Keuka College Cross Country Released 2016 Keuka College Women’s Volleyball Schedule Announced Keuka College Releases 2016 Women’s Soccer Schedule 2016 Schedule Unveiled for Keuka College Field Hockey Keuka College Announces 2016 Men’s Soccer Schedule Keuka College Hires Tessa Knapp as Field Hockey Coach Tessa Knapp will be the second field hockey coach in program history Keuka College Honors 2015-16 Student-Athletes Keuka College Athletics hosted their annual awards ceremony on Thursday night Softball Eliminated from NCAAs on Saturday Keuka College lost to Castleton University 9-1 Keuka College Falls in First Game of NCAA Tournament Keuka lost to hosts SUNY Cortland 7-3 on Friday afternoon Rochester Democrat and Chronicle U.S. CHAMPIONS! M-E to play for world title Sunday Mancini strikes out 11 as locals beat Tennessee, 4-2, in final          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.          Penfield team runs for a cause in memory of 2 teammates Penfield High's cross country team ran for 24 hours to raise funds for suicide prevention.          Stevens: 'Amazing' about sizes it up for M-E Maine-Endwell boys appreciative, not awestruck by national baseball supremacy.          Cito Culver continues pursuit of his MLB dream The road has been filled with potholes but the Irondequoit native is determined to make it          Brockport looks to build on Section V title Junior running back and defensive back Cory Gross stays with team looking for title repeat          Wings walk away winners in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 11 Rochester closes gap for wild-card playoff spot after going 6-1 on recent road trip.          Rhinos earn playoff spot with draw Wal Fall scored the equalizer in stoppage time as Rochester and Wilmington tied, 2-2.          Flash and Dash play to 2-2 draw Lianne Sanderson and Makenzy Doniak scored for the Flash.          Daily Messenger Lisenbee: When it comes to your land, be wary of government Intentions aren't always what they seem when officials ask for access to what is yours HS football: CA on a mission Braves reload for title run in 2016, finding motivation in new faces and a loss in last year's Class A championship game Chavez: Section V hoops takes an interesting twist Our random thoughts this week: No title games at War Memorial, football previews and state participation surveys NFL: Kaepernick says 'this is bigger than football' 49ers QB isn't worried about fallout from refusing to stand during anthem, saying "if they take football away from me ... I know that I stood up for what is right" HS football: Marcus Whitman back at it Wildcats have struggled in recent seasons, but optimism reigns supreme and the program is looking for positive results in 2016 Buffalo Bills: Ryan defends rest in loss to Redskins Buffalo didn't play many starters in Friday's game but still managed to compete with Washington HS Roundup: Victor can't hold off Brockport in loss on Friday The Victor boys soccer team fell to Brockport on Friday, which leads off our roundup of local high school sports DEC hosting meeting on Hi Tor management Public is invited to Sept. 8 meeting at Naples High School College football: USC dynasty of 2000s unmatched Trojans were at top of AP poll for a record 33 weeks until they lost to Texas in 2006 Rose Bowl Buffalo Bills: Watkins set for preseason debut Buffalo Bills travel to D.C. to play Washington Redskins in third exhibition game of 2016 Finger Lakes Times Piatti goal gives Montreal breakthrough win at Toronto TORONTO (AP) — Montreal's Ignacio Piatti scored the sole goal in the 73rd minute to give the Impact a 1-0 win at Toronto on Saturday, ending the Reds' unbeaten streak at seven games and imperiling their lead in Major League… Ex-Manchester City manager Pellegrini takes charge at Hebei BEIJING (AP) — Former Real Madrid and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken over as head coach of Hebei China Fortune in the China Super League. Iriart's homer leads Stockton to 12-5 win over Bakersfield BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Iriart hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, leading the Stockton Ports to a 12-5 win over the Bakersfield Blaze on Saturday. Giron's triple leads Lake Elsinore to 10-8 win over High Desert ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ruddy Giron hit a two-run triple in the ninth inning, leading the Lake Elsinore Storm to a 10-8 win over the High Desert Mavericks on Saturday. Nunez's triple leads Modesto to 8-6 win over Lancaster MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Dom Nunez hit a two-run triple in the eighth inning, leading the Modesto Nuts to an 8-6 win over the Lancaster JetHawks on Saturday. College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience. Moyer's homer leads Inland Empire to 10-4 win over Rancho Cucamonga SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Hutton Moyer hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, leading the Inland Empire 66ers to a 10-4 win over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Saturday. Borenstein's triple leads Reno to 8-7 win over Tacoma RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Pinch hitter Zach Borenstein hit a two-run triple in the eighth inning, leading the Reno Aces to an 8-7 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday. LEADING OFF: Ellis starts for Phils, Jones maybe OK for O's A look at what's happening all around the majors today: Brewers hit 3 HRs, give up 4-run lead in 9-6 loss to Pirates MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez homered twice and reliever Tyler Cravy went deep for his first career hit. However, it wasn't enough for the Brewers. Auburn Citizen Mystics dominate 2nd half, beat Fever 92-69 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 18 points, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman had 17 each, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 92-69 on Saturday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns Aly Raisman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, shows off her gold medal to her hometown of Needham, Mass. in a rally at town hall, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP) Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns Aly Raisman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, answers questions from young fans during a welcome home rally in her hometown of Needham, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP) The Latest: Police questioning 3 in death of Wade's cousin CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago (all times local): Mystics guard Bria Hartley pregnant WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystics guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the season because she is pregnant with her first child. In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out CHICAGO (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday. In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, NBA basketball players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, from left, speak on stage at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. The four gave an anti-violence speech and… Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller FILE- In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade speaks during a news conference in Chicago. A family spokesman says a cousin of Wade's was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 25, while pushing a baby in a… Rodgers leads Liberty to 84-77 win over Stars SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter and the New York Liberty opened play after the Olympic break with an 84-77 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night. Finger Lakes Daily News 2016-08-28T18:56:12Z