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Liverpool, NY, United States

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Phase One of Route 5S project in Utica nears completion

State officials say the Route 5S/Oriskany Street Safety Project through Utica is progressing well, as the Department of Transportation (DOT) is aiming to → Read More

Florists struggling as Palm Sunday, Easter approach

Early April typically leads to a surge in sales for many flower shops in the area.But with the coronavirus global pandemic in full throttle, a wrench has → Read More

Brookfield continues perfect run to Class D sectional final berth

SYRACUSE — With a total enrollment of just 60 students at their school and a roster of 12 student-athletes, Brookfield unbeaten girls basketball team is looking to make history.The top-seeded Beavers boast a trio of Kupris sisters — Madilyne, Marissa, and Megan — as well as a pair of Vleer-Elliotts, with sisters Jaelyn and Lily Vleer-Elliott, and each member of the quintet were crucial to the… → Read More

Cooperstown girls hold on to return to ’C’ final

SYRACUSE — Cooperstown’s girls basketball team sure knows how to keep things interesting.All the while, coach Mike Niles’ Hawkeyes keep advancing to the section final.Senior Kate Donnelly scored a team-high 13 points, and drained an all-important free throw in the final seconds, helping third-seeded Cooperstown hold on for a 51-48 victory over No. 2 Onondaga in the Section III Class C semifinals… → Read More

Unbeaten Warriors hold off Thunder

ILION — The Whitesboro Warriors continue to be tested and they continue to answer the call.Despite struggling from the free throw line and trailing during the second half on the road Friday, coach Garrett Herthum’s squad persevered, taking down upset-minded Central Valley Academy (Class B) on the road, 64-55.The Class A Warriors are one of just two boys basketball teams in all of Section III… → Read More

Girls basketball: Adirondack’s Kranbuhl scores 1,000th point

Belle Kranbuhl became just the fifth player in Adirondack girls basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau Thursday night during the Wildcats’ 58-45 defeat against Sherburne-Earlville.The center’s history-making bucket came during the second quarter off an assist from Hannah Miller according to Adirondack head coach Jeremy Youngs, and was part of a stat-stuffing performance for… → Read More

Men's basketball: Whitesboro's Morreale finds early success with Pioneers

UTICA — After splitting their two first contests last weekend at the Westfield State Tournament, the Utica College men’s basketball team was eager to return home, routing Cazenovia College 115-81 Friday at UC's Harold T. Clark Athletic Center. The UC Pioneers featured five double-digit scorers, including Hunter Remley and Kobe Lufkin, who tied with a game-high 21 points. The Pioneers were lights… → Read More

College soccer: UC women ousted in NCAA tournament

The historic season for the Utica College women’s soccer team came to a close Saturday at Cozzens Field on the campus of Hobart and William Smith College, as the Pioneers fell to the hosts 3-0 in the opening round of the Division III NCAA Tournament. This was Utica’s first appearance in the national tournament and they were facing a tall task taking on the Herons, who are the second-ranked team… → Read More

High school cross country: Camden girls capture first state title

The Camden girls cross country team accomplished something Saturday afternoon that had never been done by any Blue Devils athletics program before. Paced → Read More

High school football: Waterville falls short in Class D regionals

Waterville was unable to convert late Friday. Driving down field all the way into the Tuckahoe red zone in the final moments of the fourth quarter, Waterville came up just a few yards short of tying, and potentially winning, their Class D football regional tilt. The Tigers (9-1) out of Section I ultimately halted Waterville’s threat though, coming up with a clutch stop on fourth down and with… → Read More

Women's college soccer: MVCC falls in PKs in national quarterfinals

The Mohawk Valley Community College women’s soccer team’s dream of capturing their first national championship in seven years was extinguished just a few steps short of the finish line Thursday night at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The third-seeded Hawks (17-1-0) fell to No. 6 Nassau Community College (15-3-1) in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association, 2-1,… → Read More

Women's soccer: MVCC falls in PKs in national quarterfinals

The Mohawk Valley Community College women’s soccer team’s dream of capturing their first national championship in seven years was extinguished just a few steps short of the finish line Thursday night at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The third-seeded Hawks (17-1-0) fell to No. 6 Nassau Community College (15-3-1) in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association, 2-1,… → Read More

Poland boys soccer bounced in regional by Marathon

LIVERPOOL — Coming off their 10th sectional championship in program history on Tuesday, the Poland boys soccer team ran into the buzz-saw that is Section IV champion Marathon Saturday at Liverpool High School. Behind a hat-trick from senior striker Cameron Neilson, the state-ranked No. 2 Olympians (17-0-1) handled the fourth-ranked Section III representative (17-4-0) 5-0 in the Class D regional… → Read More

UC, Morrisville women look for continued success on ice

Both the Utica College and Morrisville State women’s hockey programs have solidified themselves as mainstays in their respective conference → Read More

Oneida football heading to Carrier Dome

VERONA – The Oneida football team is heading to the Class B sectional championship game, after taking down No. 8 Marcellus in a classic Friday night at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, 41-34. Will Merrell got things started for the top-seeded victors with a nine-yard touchdown reception with 8:30 left in the first quarter and sealed the back-and-forth affair with an interception in the Oneida… → Read More

MVCC men's, women's soccer advance to regional finals

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams from Mohawk Valley Community College will be playing for National Junior College Athletic Association Division III district regional championships on Sunday, after the Hawks took care of business in their respective semifinal contests Thursday at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Coach Dominic DiMaggio’s men’s squad (18-2-0) opened the MVCC doubleheader with a… → Read More

Notre Dame's Lyga earns spot in girls tennis state tournament

Ellen Lyga’s high school tennis career will go on for one final weekend.The Notre Dame senior advanced to the state tournament with a runner-up finish in Thursday's Section III state qualifier tournament at Drumlins Tennis Club in Syracuse.The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) girls tennis tournament begins Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Tri-City Tennis Club in… → Read More

Proctor grad Berube leads No. 3 MVCC in goals

Last October, Emily Berube was in the midst of her third and final season on Proctor's girls varsity soccer team, an inexperienced club with plenty of → Read More

Morrisville-Eaton football routs Oxford Academy 64-12

MORRISVILLE — Last year’s winless campaign continues to look like a distant memory for the Morrisville-Eaton football team, as the host Warriors used a monster first quarter to race past Oxford Academy (Section IV) 64-12 in eight-man action Friday night.Morrisville-Eaton put up 20 points in the opening frame alone and led 34-6 by halftime in the victory.Among the early stars for first-year head… → Read More

Dozens 'Try Curling' at UCC clinics

WHITESTOWN – Scores of people young and old filed into the Utica Curling Club (UCC) facility Thursday evening in Whitestown to try their hand at the ice sport and kick off a three-day slate of “Try Curling Clinics.”Thursday’s event ran from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be followed up on Friday in the same time slot, before wrapping up on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinics are open to all ages and… → Read More