Hobart and William Smith Colleges



Hobart College Football Coach Mike Cragg recently welcomed four coaches to his staff. Ryan Ballard, Kelvin Cruz '12, Buck Drach, and John Fasano '15 were selected  to fill vacancies on the staff and will help the Statesmen in their quest for a fifth consecutive Liberty League Championship.


William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber recently announced the hiring of Al Loucks as a part time assistant coach for the William Smith soccer team. Loucks replaces Keith Perrigo who had been a part of the Heron soccer staff since 1999.


The Hobart College soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the Liberty League in a preseason poll voted on by the conference coaches and released by the league office today.


The William Smith College field hockey team will begin the 2015 season ranked 18th in the nation according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) preseason poll. The Herons are coming off an 11-8 record in 2014.


Three members of the William Smith lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll. Rising seniors Geneva Calder, Hannah Connolly and Allie O'Hara made the list.


The William Smith lacrosse team was recently named a 2015 academic honor squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). It's the third year in a row the Herons have garnered this recognition.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges Sailing Head Coach Scott Iklé '84 will welcome back Patrick Kana '12 as an assistant coach this season.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Coordinator of Sports Medicine Nick Cooke recently announced Jaclyn Stucker has joined the sports medicine staff as an assistant athletic trainer.


The Hobart College golf team will host an alumni and friends golf outing on Friday, August 28 at Clifton Springs Country Club in Clifton Springs, New York. The two-man scramble is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start time and will pair an alum with a current member of the team.


In advance of the 35th anniversary of the Heron nickname, William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward recently announced the creation of the William Smith Athletics Endowment Fund. The campaign is the first step toward providing important permanent financial support for the College's 12 varsity athletic teams.


Auburn Doubledays

The Doubledays beat the State College Spikes 3-1 on the road Saturday night to take the series two games to one. The win also gave Auburn the season series victory over State College 5-4.
The Doubledays fell to the State College Spikes 5-4 on Friday night after the Spikes made a late rally. The series is now split at 1-1 with after the 'Days took game one Thursday.
The Doubledays defeated the State College Spikes Thursday night 3-1 after five brilliant perfect innings from Matthew Crownover. Auburn struck early and never looked back to take game one of the series.
The Auburn Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9-8 on Wednesday night in a slugfest that saw the two teams record more hits and runs than either of the first two games of the series.
The Doubledays lost to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3-0 on Tuesday night in game two of the series. Taylor Guilbeau wasn't brilliant in two innings of work, but didn't earn a decision.
The Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5-2 on Monday night in game one of the three-game series. The win ended Auburn's longest losing streak of the season at five.
The Doubledays fell to the Crosscutters 9-8 in the series finale. Auburn was down 9-1 in the bottom of the fifth, but their comeback fell short with a runner stranded on second in the ninth.
The Auburn Doubledays fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters Saturday night 9-3 despite a brilliant outing from lefty starting pitcher Matthew Crownover. The victory clinches the season series for the Crosscutters who are now 7-1 against the Doubledays this season.
The Doubledays fell to the Crosscutters on Friday night by the score of 3-1 in Williamsport. Auburn is now 1-6 against Williamsport this season with five games left between the two teams.
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain, the last pitcher to win 30 games in a season, will make a special appearance to sign autographs at the Doubledays game on Sunday, August 23.


NY Yankees

Luis Severino has only made five turns through the big league rotation, but the Yankees are already impressed by how well the rookie right-hander seems to fit into their clubhouse. To put it simply, they have become convinced that he belongs.
There were no signs of unwanted flinches as Bryan Mitchell returned to a big league mound late on Friday evening, firing 1 1/3 innings in his first appearance after being struck in the face with a line drive. The Yankees right-hander counted that as a victory.
CC Sabathia seems to be garnering increased attention from shutterbugs of late, but the Yankees left-hander said there is nothing incriminating about a photo being circulated that showed him smoking what he said was a cigar from an Atlanta hotel balcony.
Nathan Eovaldi owns the longest pitcher's winning streak in the American League this season, which the right-hander will attempt to extend as the Yankees and Braves face off in Interleague action on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.
Didi Gregorius' seventh-inning double ended Matt Wisler's night and provided sufficient support to Luis Severino, who helped the Yankees claim a 3-1 win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field.
The Yankees knew that they were signing up for an unfinished product when they acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-way trade this past offseason, choosing to bet on his high ceiling. They may not have expected that gamble to pay off so soon.
The reception was warm, the runs were in plentiful supply and Yankees catcher Brian McCann was able to enjoy his happy homecoming on Friday, homering to slap an exclamation point on his first game as a visitor at Turner Field.
Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and collected a career-high six RBIs, Brian McCann celebrated his return to Atlanta with a three-run shot of his own and the Yankees rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.
Yankees No. 27 prospect Jordan Montgomery was perfect for Class A Advanced Tampa on Friday evening, tossing six spotless innings during a 9-3 win over Daytona.
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez needed to check the bottom of his locker to see if his infielder's glove made the trip to Turner Field, finding it buried under a pair of gray road pants. He may no longer play the field, but in a broad view, the designated hitter seems to understand plenty about the importance of positions.
A discouraged Mark Teixeira said on Friday that the deep bone bruise in his right leg is not improving, but the Yankees first baseman has been assured that there is no fracture in the leg, only a significant amount of inflammation that will require more rest.
In what seemed like it would have been a major upset earlier in the month, Chris Capuano pulled on his pinstriped jersey Tuesday afternoon and took part in the Yankees' team photo at Yankee Stadium, digitally preserved for all time as a member of a roster fighting for its playoff future.
The Yankees are fighting through one of their weakest offensive stretches of the season, and as they sit two games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East, general manager Brian Cashman is hopeful that Thursday's off-day will wake up the snoozing bats.
The Yankees are in a pennant race, and with each passing day, the American League East's top spot becomes more competitive. Returning from the disabled list, Michael Pineda was one of those in the rotation who said he understands the importance of his responsibilities. But after a 6-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday, Pineda indicated he felt like he didn't do his part.
You could float the case that the Astros showcase some of the best starting pitching that the American League has to offer, but the Yankees didn't play that card to excuse a three-game series in which they were outscored by more than two touchdowns in their own ballpark.
James Kaprielian and Kyle Holder will be forever linked as first-round Draft picks of the New York Yankees -- an honor that isn't lost on either player.
Collin McHugh pitched well into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis homered twice as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, taking the rubber contest of a three-game set.
Jacoby Ellsbury experienced swelling in his right hip after attempting a first-inning sliding catch in the Yankees' loss to the Astros on Tuesday night and didn't play in Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 defeat.
Retired Yankees great Mariano Rivera can add one more accolade to his resume. On Tuesday, in the midst of the Little League World Series, MLB's all-time saves leader was inducted into Little League's Hall of Excellence.
There was a part of Brendan Ryan that tried to maintain some seriousness. The Yankees had just been thumped, 15-1, by the Astros, the clubhouse was a quiet one, and this was by far their worst loss of the season.
CC Sabathia thinks he can be back in action in September. The left-handed pitcher got a second opinion on his right knee Tuesday at Hospital for Special Surgery, and was relieved when Dr. Answorth Allen didn't have any new updates.
The timing of the deep bone bruise that hobbled Mark Teixeira for a week allowed the Yankees to take a good look at Greg Bird, rated as their No. 4 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, which should have paid dividends for the short term as well as the future.
The benches briefly emptied in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 15-1 Astros win at Yankee Stadium after Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez got into a shouting match with someone in the Yankees' dugout.
The Astros supported Dallas Keuchel with their largest offensive showing of the season, as Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez all homered in a 15-1 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
When the Yankees acquired Nathan Eovaldi in December, they saw potential in the young right-hander despite a losing season in Miami, during which he led the National League in hits allowed. The Yankees were looking for another piece to add to their rotation, and Eovaldi seemed like the right fit.
Mark Teixeira told the Yankees that he was available off the bench as a pinch-hitter on Monday, which is a much better scenario than what the slugger initially feared when he sustained a deep bone bruise in his right leg on a foul ball last week.
Carlos Beltran lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center field off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving home Brett Gardner with the only run of the game as the Yankees defeated the Astros, 1-0, on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees placed CC Sabathia on the disabled list Monday due to right knee inflammation, and they announced that Chris Capuano has agreed to a Major League contract.
Nathan Eovaldi has been trying to make his splitter become a part of his arsenal all year long. Thanks to a new grip, he's added spin and velocity, and has seen his results improve greatly.
Andy Pettitte heard the fans chanting his name, just like old times. They wore his jersey, greeted him with signs and let out a booming roar when he took the podium after he saw his name revealed on a Monument Park plaque on Sunday, when his number was retired by the Yankees.


NY Mets

A near-record 43,255 fans piled into Citi Field on Saturday and were treated to a surprise. The second-largest showing in Citi's history left mostly displeased with New York's 3-1 loss to Boston. But many left entertained after beloved starter Bartolo Colon made his first relief appearance in over four years.
The Mets made a move to shore up their bullpen on Saturday, acquiring right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the D-backs.
The Mets had all the ingredients in place for a picture-perfect Saturday at Citi Field: a sellout crowd, a sun-splashed afternoon and a dominant Jacob deGrom on the mound. But it was Joe Kelly and the Red Sox who scored an opportunistic 3-1 victory, sending the Mets to their fifth consecutive home loss.
There will be no surprises in David Wright's routine the rest of this season if the Mets can help it. As expected, Wright sat out Saturday's game against the Red Sox after playing all 23 innings of the Mets' previous two games. Manager Terry Collins noted that Wright was feeling "a little stiff" on Saturday morning, particularly in his shoulders.
The finale of the first series between the Mets and Red Sox at Citi Field should continue contributing huge crowds to this particular sliver of Queens. The Mets are expecting their third near sellout of the weekend when Noah Syndergaard opposes Wade Miley on Sunday. The Red Sox will be looking to sweep the first-place Mets, who have lost five straight at home.
The color scheme said it all. Thousands of white rally towels spun around Citi Field on Friday, contrasting against Yoenis Cespedes' neon arm sleeve and the alternative-uniform blue starter Matt Harvey selected. Make no mistake, the 39,401 chanting, cheering and eventually screaming during the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox gave this late-August matchup against a last-place team an October feel.
Jog or sprint, it really didn't matter. Blake Swihart's go-ahead inside-the-park homer off Carlos Torres in the 10th inning appeared to clear the orange marker along the center-field wall at Citi Field. But nobody saw that in real time except Juan Lagares, who watched the ball carom past him while Swihart chugged around the bases as the Red Sox cooled off the red-hot Mets with a 6-4 win on Friday at Citi Field.
Somewhere between the second-base bag and Tim Teufel's left arm waving him around third, David Wright lost the nervous excitement that turned his late-August return to Queens into "almost like Opening Day." Then came the mad dash home, which Wright never expected to take when Michael Cuddyer's single to right sent him scurrying in the first place, and which Wright admittedly doubted at times he'd ever try again this season.
While Matt Harvey's results have been pristine over the past month-plus, including a 1.27 ERA since the All-Star break of his first year back from Tommy John surgery, his velocity has taken a slight dip.
There aren't many things as much fun as playoff baseball in New York. These Mets are edging closer and closer to finding out.

SU Athletics



For the second-night in a row, the No. 4 Syracuse field hockey team owned a dominant advantage on the stats sheet, using a 15-4 advantage in shots to cruise to a 4-0 win over UC Davis.


STORRS, Conn. - The Syracuse Orange volleyball team started the 2015 season off with a bang over the weekend, improving its record to 3-0 after beating the UConn Huskies in four sets at the UConn Invitational Saturday, August 29 in Storrs, Conn.


After spirited competition at several positions during preseason camp, Syracuse's lineup for the season opener against Rhode Island has come into focus.


Syracuse junior Oyvind Alseth converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute but Hofstra scored twice in a span of five-plus minutes to defeat the No. 15 Syracuse men's soccer team, 2-1, in the season opener for both teams on Friday, Aug. 28.


SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The Syracuse women's soccer team was defeated by #18 St. John's in its home opener on Friday night, losing to the Red Storm by a final score of 1-0 in the second contest of the New York Challenge Cup at the SU Soccer Stadium.


The No. 4 Syracuse field hockey team took down No. 6 Stanford 2-1 in overtime behind an 22-5 shots advantage in the contest.


The Syracuse volleyball team opened up the 2015 season with an impressive three-set victory over Rhode Island at the UConn Invitational in West Hartford, Conn. The Orange swept the Rams 25-23, 25-15, 25-14.


SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Syracuse will host #18 St. John's on Friday night for its home opener in the second contest of the New York Challenge Cup, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium.


The Syracuse University Athletics Military Appreciation Program is expanding for 2015-16. Throughout the 2015 football season, all active duty military and veterans are invited to use the 'Military Pass' to receive free or discounted tickets. The 'Military Pass,' established to honor and thank those who have served our nation, is the most recent addition to the Military Appreciation Program that includes the Hometown Hero celebration, 'Stars and Stripes Day,' and the football and men's basketball programs relationships with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.


No. 4 SYRACUSE at No. 6 Stanford, UC Davis and PacificDate & Time    Stanford - Friday, Aug. 28; 7 p.m. EST


NY Giants

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Buffalo Bills

John Murphy highlights how the Bills' QB's splurged for almost 400 yds passing while combining for only 3 total incompletions in a 43-19 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan was pleased with the performance of all three QBs in his competition for the top job. Ryan said he and his staff will decide on a starter for the regular season Sunday.
Bills Insider Chris Brown recaps the Bills 43-19 preseason win over the Steelers. All three quarterbacks put on a show en route to an offensive outburst, piling on 30-unanswered points.
The Bills head coach talks about the play of the quarterbacks and the process of naming a starting quarterback for the regular season.
QB Tyrod Taylor talks about if he feels he's done enough to win the starting job, his take on the status of the QB competition, his play against Pittsburgh and more.
QB EJ Manuel talks about his comfort level in his 3rd year in the league, his performance against Pittsburgh and more.
Bills running back Fred Jackson talks after the team's preseason game against the Steelers. Jackson discusses his return from injury, his 41-yard run, and his touchdown rushing score.
Bills QB Matt Cassel talked following the team's preseason game against the Steelers. Cassel discussed his play, the anticipated announcement of the starting QB, and his opportunities during this preseason.
Buffalo’s defense held the Steelers to under 50 yards rushing in the game (43) and just a 27 percent conversion rate on third down (3-11).
Gragg 14-yard TD reception


Keuka College

Ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for September 4
The Green and Gold has their best finish in the conference-wide competition since 2009-10
Wear Gold and have a chance to win free gear at select home games this fall.
Keuka College's women's volleyball faces a challenging schedule in 2015 with only eight home matches among 29 contests.
Keuka College placed third in the NEAC with 65 student-athletes earning a spot on the NEAC Scholar-Athlete squad.
Brittany Hadley has transformed herself into a true leader on the Keuka College campus and in the surrounding communities.
There's still time to register for the 16th annual Keuka College Golf Classic, to benefit the College's Scholarship Fund.
The Wolfpack face a tough non-conference schedule and close the season with seven of their last 10 games at home.
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.
Keuka College's field hockey team will debut in the fall of 2015, and the schedule features six home games.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rex Ryan says he will name his starting QB Sunday, but won't announce it to the public
      
 
 
Kim Pegula on how she was adopted from an orphanage in South Korea into a family in the United States and the influence of her parents. Video by Jamie Germano.
      
 
 
The community came together to mourn at the Boys and Girls Club on Genesee Street Thursday following a mass shooting that took place Wednesday night.
      
 
 
Sal Maiorana provides updates on the Bills' quarterback competition throughout camp at St. John Fisher.
      
 
 
Sydney Leroux is already running and looking forward to returning to action for the U.S.
      
 
 
The left-hander has allowed just two earned runs in his past four starts
      
 
 
Hannah Sertl scored in OT as Pittsford Mendon girls soccer opened the season with a win
      
 
 
No court date has been set
      
 
 
The Rhinos can clinch first-round playoff bye Sunday at home against St. Louis.
      
 
 
Buffalo hasn’t had many winning teams since 2000, but many good players have suited up
      
 
 


Daily Messenger

Bridgette Hobart Janeczko marked her fifth successful Finger Lakes swim when she finished the 37 miles of Seneca Lake on Saturday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.Manuel started the game by engineering two scoring drives — including a 67-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay — on Buffalo's first two series. And the third-year player then re-entered the game in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard [...]
A blend of experience and youthful intensity is what the Braves are hoping is the fuel for a successful season.
NEW YORK — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on the Canandaigua Motorsports Park dirt track even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.The lawyer [...]
The Indians have won consecutive Section V championships, but this year's squad wants to make it three straight.
The Triple Crown winner is the betting favorite to win Saturday's Travers Stakes.
The series is struggling with TV ratings and attendance, but that's not the issue. This is about doing what's right to avoid more tragedy.
Coach Rex Ryan says EJ Manuel earned a chance to start after impressive showing against Cleveland.
Girls lacrosse players are invited to try out for the 2016 season at CA.
During the 1964 Indianapolis 500, after a popular driver named Eddie Sachs was killed during a crash, broadcaster Sid Collins delivered a poignant on-air eulogy. It said, in part, we are all speeding toward death at the rate of 60 minutes every hour, with the only difference being that we don’t know how to speed faster, and Eddie Sachs did.Whenever somebody dies behind the wheel of a racecar, I think of Sid Collins’ profound words.I thought of them Oct. 11, 2011, when Dan [...]


Finger Lakes Times

SENECA FALLS — After spending the preseason competing against teammates, the Mynderse Academy girls tennis team hit the courts for the first time Thursday and produced an overwhelming debut, blanking
HOPEWELL — The Finger Lakes Community College men’s soccer team gave new head coach Bill McKee a successful debut Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Broome Community College.
HOPEWELL — The Penn Yan Academy golf team bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Geneva at Lakeside Country Club with a road victory of its own.
MILO — When was the last time the Geneva golf team lost a season opener?
For the second year in a row, Kody Graham is riding a victory wave into Budweiser International Classic weekend at Oswego Speedway.
MACEDON — The Waterloo High School golf team began last fall shooting a 203 in a season-opening win over Midlakes. That match started a run that carried the Indians to an 11-0-1 Finger Lakes East reco
The dark, ominous clouds parted at 10:45 the morning of Aug. 15 in the Wayne County town of Huron. The sun shone through with a magical touch.
FARMINGTON — Everyone wants to be active and happy after their work days are over. That’s what retirement is all about.
GENEVA — A number of teams come to mind when discussing dynasties: the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots.
Friday’s program at Black Rock Speedway ended with some fireworks.


Auburn Citizen
State College rallied with a pair of runs in the eighth to overcome a 4-0 deficit to beat the Auburn Doubledays 5-4 on Friday at Lubrano Park.
TJ Baranick shot a 1-under 35 as the Auburn High boys golf team defeated Syracuse City Schools 185-291 on Thursday at Drumlins West Course.
SARATOGA SPRINGS | No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course.
Holland Stadium was built in the midst of the Great Depression, a Works Progress Administration project that gave local people jobs.
NEW YORK | A green laser beam bounced around a fog-filled clubhouse. Music blared from all corners of the darkened room. It's a postgame party that's becoming commonplace with these Houston Astros.
PITTSFORD | The high expectations running back Fred Jackson and the Bills had upon arriving at training camp a month ago haven't lessened as the team prepares to head home.
AUBURN | Randy Encarnacion's bases-clearing double in the fourth inning led the Auburn Doubledays to a 5-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Monday night at Falcon Park.
AUBURN | In what was a rainy first inning in Auburn on Saturday evening, the Doubledays' bats stayed hot. Auburn scratched five runs across the plate as it topped the Batavia Muckdogs 9-3 in t…
LEXINGTON, Ohio | Regan Smith bumped his way past Alex Tagliani in the Carousel a turn from the finish Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.Driving for …
Friday night's New York-Penn League game between the Auburn Doubledays and Tri-City ValleyCats was canceled because of inclement weather at Joseph Bruno Stadium in Troy.

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