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  • 2018 All-State Softball Teams Announced

    Poland Leads Short List of Local Players Selected

    by Jeff Pexton

    Syracuse –  The New York State Sportswriters Association released the 2018 New York High School All-State Softball Teams on Monday and of the 300 players chosen, 10 players from the Utica – Rome – Mohawk Valley regions were selected. The Poland Tornadoes received the most accolades, landing three players, all of them juniors, on the Class D squads. Pitcher Jamie Weakley was named to the 1st team, while second baseman Keara Blumenstock was chosen for the 3rd team and third baseman Thalia Pantoja made the 4th team.     Hamilton...Read More

  • Volunteer Series: 'Chip' Thron

    Irreplaceable ‘Chip’ Of The VVS Family

    by Nick Sardina

    VERONA – Glenn ‘Chip’ Thron is a predominant member of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s athletic tradition. As a young man, Chip always loved sports and regrets not getting involved during his time in school. Despite not being directly involved with the outcome on the field, Thron was often seen keeping stats at baseball, basketball and football games to keep a running history of VVS athletics. After graduating from VVS in 1982, and soon after college, Thron found his way back to the school and joined the VVS All-Sports Booster Club in 1987. The...Read More

  • Volunteer Series: Chris 'Bubba' Montrose

    ‘Coach Bubba’ A Mentor To Many

    by Nick Sardina

    WHITESBORO – Coach Chris “Bubba” Montrose is a familiar name around youth athletics in Whitesboro. He’s coached youth baseball, basketball and football in some capacity for the past 14 years, helping the majority of those kids reach their potential as players and young men and women. He also overlapped, coaching both little league and minor league in the same seasons, then quickly moving onto football then basketball. Montrose is nearing the end of this memorable chapter in his coaching life. His last regular season little league home game...Read More

High School

Angelucci, Mandel Lead Local Pack At States

ITHACA — Four of the best local high school golfers played the final competitive rounds of their careers Monday at...Read More


Is Single Sport Focus Really Healthy for Athletes?

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Robert Zayas, Executive...Read More

Youth Sports

Your Competition is Better Than You and Here’s Why

You train your a** off for months leading up to tryouts. You feel bigger, faster, and stronger than before. You put in as...Read More