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Ron Moshier


Utica, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

College Notebook: Utica's Devin Smith honored

Cortland State junior defensive end Devin Smith (Utica/Notre Dame) was named to the All-Empire 8 Conference first team after leading his 8-3 football team → Read More

Utica's Devin Smith lands on all-conference first team

Cortland State junior defensive end Devin Smith (Utica/Notre Dame) was named to the All-Empire 8 Conference first team after leading his 8-3 football team → Read More

College Notebook: New Hartford's Puccio returns to NCAAs

The hits just keep on coming for Babson College volleyball star Allie Puccio (New Hartford). On Saturday, Puccio led all players with 15 kills and was → Read More

College notebook: Whitesboro grad earns Athlete of the Week honors

A career day by St John Fisher College's Pat Galer (Whitesboro) wasn't quite enough to help his football team upset unbeaten and nationally-ranked Empire → Read More

On a high note: Saying goodbye in a song

Well, this is it, Dad. The last you’ll hear from me in print.Friday would’ve been your 86th birthday, and back on Father’s Day I told you — and anybody else who was listening — how I planned on celebrating.Now, it’s hard to believe June 21, my final day as a member of the Observer-Dispatch sports department, has come and gone. I only wish I could thank all of my well-wishers who have called,… → Read More

Moshier Column: Longtime storyteller feeling right at home

I couldn’t tell you what my hourly wage here was 40 years ago, as a home-grown kid right out of college, working part-time in sports for the Daily → Read More

Moshier column: Time to give thanks to the many I'll miss

Okay, time to practice what I have been preaching for so many years.As much as I love sports – playing and writing about them – it’s → Read More

Pitcher Vennaro signs rookie deal with the Brewers

It didn't take New York Mills pitcher Zach Vennaro very long to make a good first impression.Just 10 games into his professional baseball career as an → Read More

Moshier column: 'Siftin' through the layers' of 30-plus years

We have a dear, much wiser but only slightly older, friend who may not share my love for sports but does enjoy some of the same music.Thanks to him, I → Read More

Moshier Column: Some forward thinking before looking back

For weeks now, ever since setting a date and choosing my late father’s birthday – this Friday – as my last day at the Observer-Dispatch, I have been thinking about what I will miss the most.The answers have a lot to do with sporting events and teams I have covered in the past, and everything to do with the people – the players, their coaches and their families – that I have come to know, admire… → Read More

Commentary: Hear how Joyner-Kersee 'saw it through'

How lucky am I?How lucky are we?Two years ago this die-hard New York Giants fan sat on the stage, in front of a packed house at Mohawk Valley Community → Read More

Commentary: Sold out banquet features Joyner-Kersee

How lucky am I? How lucky are we? Two years ago this die-hard New York Giants fan sat on the stage, in front of a packed house at Mohawk Valley Community → Read More

Bidding a fond Father's Day farewell

So, timing is everything, huh? Well then, another Father's Day without my father would figure to be the best time to round the bases and → Read More

Whitestown driven by unhappy Legion baseball ending

MARCY – A year ago, Whitestown Post’s American Legion baseball team entered the District V playoffs as the No. 1 seed and then went 1-2 in → Read More

Cooperstown baseball team feels 'anything's possible'

BINGHAMTON — Jesse Furnari knows there’s still some heavy lifting to be done.He also believes this Cooperstown Central baseball team is → Read More

Cooperstown baseball celebrating second title in three years

Pitcher Chris Ubner gave Cooperstown's baseball team another quality start when it counted most.Finishing the job? Sophomore Kendall Haney took care of that.Ubner shut out top-seeded and state-ranked No. 2 Oriskany on one hit through six innings, Haney came on in relief and stranded the winning run on third base in the bottom of the seventh, and it was Haney's RBI single in the eighth late… → Read More

Whitesboro wins 'A' baseball title

SYRACUSE – The game ball was in Avery Cook’s hands for a few seconds Sunday night.It’s long gone now."I threw my glove up," Cook said, "and I don’t even know where the ball went."Not that it matters.After an 11-inning struggle that went scoreless for the first nine innings and was stretched to the 11th when Whitesboro’s 2-0 lead was erased in the bottom of the 10th, Cook and the Warriors got… → Read More

Cook, Whitesboro reach semifinals

WHITESBORO – Whether he needed them or not, eight days off made a well-rested Avery Cook next to unhittable.That was good news for Whitesboro’s Warriors, now a win away from a third consecutive appearance in the Section III baseball finals.Cook pitched a three-hit shutout and fourth-seeded Whitesboro advanced with a 3-0 victory over fifth-seeded Watertown in one of Wednesday’s rescheduled Class… → Read More

Clark, Mustangs upset No. 1 seed

NEWPORT — Madison Clark and Mount Markham's Mustangs did more than pull off a major upset on Wednesday.They were spoilers, too.On a day when senior Jordyn Conte, West Canada Valley's all-state pitcher, raised her career strikeout total to 700, Clark led Mount Markham's 16th-seeded softball team to a 3-0 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Section III Class C tournament.Clark, just a freshman,… → Read More

Putney 'Grand Master' of marathon

NEWPORT – The plan is to make a Boilermaker comeback on July 14.If his performance in Sunday’s 31st running of the Vermont City Marathon is any indication, Newport’s David Putney is right on schedule.Putney, who ran his last Boilermaker Road Race in 2014, returned from Burlington, Vermont, as the Road Runners Club of America’s Grand Masters National Champion after winning the 50-54 age group in… → Read More