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COVID-19 has had a huge impact on small businesses across the nation and in our backyard. One of the businesses in Ithaca that was forced to temporarily close was the Finger Lakes Running Company … more
There has been a recent trend of Ithaca College coaches retiring after lengthy and incredibly successful careers. George Valesente (baseball), Deb Palozzi (softball), Jim Mullins (men’s … more
This year has not gone as planned for Holden Lazarus. The Ithaca baseball star was primed for a senior season to remember, as he was named the top position player prospect in New York prior to the … more
ESPN Ithaca held its seventh annual Night of Champions ceremony on Sunday, June 14, virtually. Several Tompkins County athletes and coaches were recognized, but none bigger than Lansing senior Gwen … more
Ever since 2007, Eric Conrad has been a big part of the horseshoes community in Groton. That year, he joined the Tri-County Horseshoe Club in Groton and soon became the club’s tournament … more
This Sunday, June 14, ESPN Ithaca will be holding its seventh annual Night of Champions ceremony to celebrate the top scholar-athletes and coaches around the Interstate Athletic Conference and … more
Ithaca High School boys lacrosse was coming off a season in which 16 seniors graduated. Prepared to step up in their place was a smaller group of nine juniors aiming to go a step farther than their … more
During her time at Lansing High School, Meghan Matheny was a standout athlete on the track and field team and was the pole vault state champion in her senior year in 2018. She elected to continue her … more
Groton baseball has started to find success after an extended period of struggling teams. The Indians have reached the Section IV playoffs three years in a row since Cody Cosbey took control of the … more
Dryden softball reached the Section IV playoffs last year at the Class B level and was set to bring back a young team of 11 athletes with only two seniors. After excitement started brewing for the … more
Lansing track and field had plenty of momentum following the indoor season in the winter. The Bobcats sent six athletes to the State Championships after both the boys and girls teams placed second at … more
Lansing baseball reached the semifinals of the Section IV Class C tournament last season and was looking to take the next step after graduating just two seniors, albeit impactful ones. They will, of … more
When the college lacrosse season ended abruptly due to COVID-19, the Cornell men’s team was undefeated and the second-ranked team in the nation. Despite that success, the school was forced to … more
We were only able to enjoy two of the three high school athletics seasons before spring sports were canceled due to COVID-19. That being said, there were plenty of memorable moments from the fall and … more
On Friday, May 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in New York would remain closed for the duration of the school year. The Section IV spring sports season depended upon Cuomo’s … more
Golf has been in an interesting spot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both private and public courses were declared non-essential on April 9 and were barred from the public for 20 days. Courses have … more
On Monday, April 27, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that the state championships for the spring sports season have been canceled. However, the regular … more
Ithaca and Lansing are among schools taking advantage of the lack of athletics by undergoing capital expenditure projects. Ithaca is overhauling its multi-purpose Moresco Stadium along with its pool. … more
Another member of Ithaca College’s coaching Mount Rushmore is calling it a career. Longtime baseball and softball coaches George Valesente and Deb Pallozzi retired as the winningest coaches in … more
Hunter and Leah Bernhardt have athletic genes. The siblings from Groton were raised by Tammie Bernhardt, a three-time national champion runner for SUNY Cortland, and Charles Bernhardt, a former … more
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