Niko Tamurian, CNY Central

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CNY Central

Syracuse, NY, United States

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Past articles by Niko:

Breanna Stewart: Best Player in the World, shines on Olympic stage

Early Wednesday morning, Breanna Stewart put on an absolute basketball clinic. She scored 20 first half points in Team USA's quarterfinal game with Australia in dominant fashion. Three-Pointers, transition baskets and moves inside she did it all. It was just a microcosm of why the North Syracuse native is the best player in the world. And just one of many reasons why she's a great representative… → Read More

Syracuse Stallions run continues, they're off to the TBL Finals

First year in the league, no problem. The Syracuse Stallions rallied from a halftime deficit to beat the Indianapolis Express 102-99 in front of a capacity crowd at Bishop Grimes High School. The win sealed their Eastern Conference Finals series in favor of the Stallions, 2-0. Next up? The TBL Finals. Playing for it all in year one. The Stallions trailed Indianapolis 39-33 at the half in Game 2… → Read More

Buddy, Jimmy Boeheim take advantage of new rules with Cameo Video accounts

It's July 1st, the very first day of new Name, Image and Likeness legislation from the NCAA which finally allows college athletes make money from endorsements and really anything that uses their brand or image. Jimmy Boeheim and Buddy Boeheim are already taking advantage. Buddy Boeheim's Cameo Account. Jimmy Boeheim's Cameo Account. The Boeheim brothers each have Cameo accounts, where fans can… → Read More

Auburn native Tim Locastro traded to New York Yankees

A Central New York star at the show is coming home. Tim Locastro, a 28-year old from Auburn was traded to the New York Yankees Thursday. The Ithaca College graduate was traded by Arizona to the Bronx Bombers for prospect pitcher Keegan Curtis. So, from an Ithaca Bomber to a Bronx Bomber for Locastro. Tim was a part of the Yankees organization but sent to Arizona in January 2019. Later that year,… → Read More

Jordan Elbridge star athlete accomplishes something possibly never done before in CNY

Caption: WSTM. Anytime we hear of a 3-sport athlete in high school athletics it's the sign of dedication, perseverance and a highly motivated student. So what do we say about a high schooler that played in five sports all in one academic year? Pretty incredible is a start. Caleb DeCola, a junior at Jordan-Elbridge somehow managed to play five sports in this ultra unique school year in a pandemic. → Read More

Will Syracuse Football be back in a bowl game this season?

Caption: Will Syracuse Football be back in a bowl game? That's the question that we ask every preseason now, isn't it? A bowl game has become the benchmark for Syracuse over the past 20 years, the measure of a successful season. In fact, since 2000 the Orange has only been to six bowl games or only 30% of the time. So, it's natural to see that in recent times as the mark of a good year. → Read More

Source: John Desko retiring, Gary Gait taking over Men's Lacrosse at Syracuse University.

It was one of those rumors that every Syracuse Lacrosse fan and insider had always heard---that one day Gary Gait would take over the Men's Lacrosse program. Many probably didn't expect it would become public on a Sunday night in June. My sources have confirmed an initial report from Inside Lacrosse that Gait would take over men's lacrosse at Syracuse University with current coach John Desko set… → Read More

Jim Boeheim reacts to upcoming retirement of Mike Krzyzewski

It was the news that sent shockwaves through the college basketball world on Wednesday. , Duke Men's Basketball announcing that legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski would retire after the upcoming season and that assistant coach Jon Scheyer would replace him. Krzyzewski has the most wins in Division I history, the only person ahead of Syracuse's Jim Boeheim. Coach K is the second-longest tenured… → Read More

Jai Smith's recruiting taking off- An inside look at a Central New York star

Caption: Jai Smith recruiting. When Jai Smith first hit the floor for Bishop Ludden Basketball a few years back we instantly knew one thing. He would be special, he was already that. Now Jai is 6'10" 245 pounds and going into his final season at Word of God Christian Academy in North Carolina with an offer sheet that serves as a who's who of college basketball. Kansas. Michigan State. Texas.… → Read More

Buzzer-Beater! F-M and Baldwinsville Boys Lacrosse goes down to the final second

Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville are two of the best lacrosse teams in Class A in Central New York. And it took 47 minutes and 59 seconds to figure out the winner in their third meeting of the season on Tuesday night. With the game tied at 11 with 15 seconds left, F-M forced a Bees turnover, Josh Michel cleared the ball on his own and scored the game winning-goal with 1. 7 seconds left on… → Read More

Central New Yorker with game-winning RBI for Seattle Mariners, becomes profile picture

Just by making it to the show, Tom Murphy has made it with stories that no doubt will live on forever. The Central Square graduate was a star baseball player for the Redhawks and University at Buffalo before breaking into the big leagues and now seeing significant action for the Seattle Mariners. Monday's accomplishment though? That'll live on for a long time to come. → Read More

Virginia's National Title has CNY ties all over it

Monday marked the renewal of a college lacrosse tradition- the national title being decided on Memorial Day. After missing it in 2020 with a canceled season, lacrosse fans would've been happy with any championship game. But Virginia's win over Maryland? An instant classic. The Cavaliers made and incredible defensive stand with a one-goal lead in the game's final moments to preserve the 17-16… → Read More

When is the last time we saw lacrosse national championships in Central New York?

Caption: The last titles in Central New York Lacrosse. What Central New York lacrosse fans may call a title "drought" other regions of the country would love to have. But with the well-documented Division I drought for CNY schools, we felt it was time for a look at all levels of the game. The reality is that the 2020 tournaments being wiped out certainly have made it seem a little bit longer for… → Read More

Bronx Immortality: Corey Kluber throws no-hitter for New York Yankees

When history is made with the New York Yankees it lives on forever. When it's a comeback story the caliber of what we've seen with Corey Kluber, it's simply a marvel. Kluber pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers Wednesday night in a 2-0 win for New York. It's the first no-hitter for a Yankee since David Cone's perfect game in 1999. Kluber was one walk away from perfection. 71 of his 101… → Read More

When can you watch Central New York colleges play for a lacrosse national title?

A Central New York tradition unlike any other in May is back after a one-year hiatus. Can our area claim a national title in college lacrosse? The chances are there, with several contenders in the Women and Men's game. Here's the list of when you can watch those teams: Division I: Could this be the year that Gary Gait and SU Women's Lacrosse win it all? (file photo) Men's- Syracuse vs. (5)… → Read More

A tale of two teams at Le Moyne- How did the NCAA keep Womens lacrosse out of tournament?

The Le Moyne Men's Lacrosse team earned the #1 seed in the Division II NCAA Tournament. They're excited for the opportunity to be sure, but not 100% happy in the moment. That's because the Le Moyne Women's team was somehow, nearly inexplicably left out of their tournament. The Dolphins finished the season 13-1 and ranked 3rd in the nation. You read that right, 13-1 and ranked #3. But they were… → Read More

What expanded capacity plans from New York mean for the Syracuse Mets

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday morning that New York Yankees and New York Mets could have full capacity at games with vaccinated fans starting on May 19. It's a potential game-changer when you consider the incentive for fans to get vaccinated if it means going to a game without social distance in play. It's also changing things when it comes to revenue and overall… → Read More

Syracuse Mets win first game of new season, start new era the right way

You heard all the stats and baseball fans certainly knew how long we went without Syracuse Mets Baseball. You could never say it was worth the wait, given the heartbreak of the pandemic that caused such a long delay. But the return? It gave Syracuse baseball fans so many reasons to smile. The Syracuse Mets beat the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railriders 5-2 in the first game played for both teams… → Read More

Sensational Start: Bishop Ludden 8th grader tosses no-hitter in varsity debut

Any baseball player dreams of a no-hitter, it's a badge of honor they can take with them forever. An 8th grader at Bishop Ludden didn't have to wait long for his memorable moment. Joe Dunham, making his varsity debut on Monday, tossed a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Port Byron. Believe it or not, it gets better. Along the way, Dunham struck out 14 batters out of 21 faced, a staggering ratio.… → Read More

Syracuse Basketball star Quincy Guerrier Leaving the Orange

Quincy Guerrier will not return to Syracuse Basketball next year. That's not a total surprise with Quincy testing the NBA Draft waters at 22-years old. But he doesn't appear to be leaving for the Draft. Rather, by way of a transfer. Mike McAllister, a longtime contributor to our sportscasts and now with Syracuse Sports Illustrated was the first to report that Guerrier would be seeking a… → Read More