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Injured Trooper's condition upgraded to satisfactory

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The 13-year veteran suffered serious injuries during a traffic stop on May 17th. 

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GlassFest kicks off Rock the Park concert series

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     CORNING, NY (WENY) -- GlassFest is kicking of their weekend of fun with some music!      Tonight kicked off their Rock the Park tonight in Center-way square.      While this is only the second night of GlassFest, there is still a lot to do.            "We're excited! The wine and beer tasting is well underway," said Gaffer District Executive Director, Coleen Fabrizi. "You may have seen a f... More>>

Bear with head stuck in jug for weeks rescued in Broome County

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The rescue wasn't an easy feat, officials had to first find the bear and they set up traps to do so. In the process they caught three other bears, until they finally found "Bucket Head Bear".

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Cornell honors Joe Biden with special dessert Video included

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking at Cornell University's Commencement ceremony and in honor of Biden's visit, Cornell wanted to welcome him with a special treat that bears his name.

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Tioga County Special Olympics Draws in Hundreds of Athletes Video included

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Over 200 olympians competed at Mansfield University for Tioga County Special Olympics' annual Track & Field event.  The event is just one of many put on throughout the year by Pennsylvania Special Olympics. "Today is one of the best days of the year for our athletes," says Donna Cummings, manager of the Tioga County Special Olympics. 

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Watkins Glen Boys Cross Country honored by local lawmakers.

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State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano recognized the 2016 Boys Varsity Cross Country championship team at a ceremony at Watkins Glen High School. 

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Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

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Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 

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Winning Take 5 ticket sold in Bath

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Winning Take 5 tickets at all prize levels may be cashed up to one year from the date of the drawing.

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Southern Tier libraries getting federal funding

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Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding will benefit the Southern Tier Library System.

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Steuben County Announces DUI Crackdown During Memorial Day Weekend

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Steuben County, N.Y. (WENY)-- Steuben County Police Agencies will be cracking down on drunk or impaired driving this holiday weekend.

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Eldridge Park Attractions Open For Summer Season Friday

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- One of the Twin Tiers most historic parks will open for the summer season today.

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Repairs On NY Highways Pause Over Busy Holiday Weekend

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

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Northern Tier fire chief killed in tractor accident

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According to the Bradford County Coroner's Office, the Warren Township Fire Chief, 58-year-old Vincent Neville was killed. 

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Corning's GlassFest officially begins Video included

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May 25, 2017  CORNING N.Y. (WENY) -- Corning Museum of Glass was packed Thursday night for the kickoff of GlassFest!  With the clip of a (glass) ribbon, the four-day festival officially began. GlassFest celebrates Corning's historical role in glassmaking and the impact the region has had worldwide.  "It is just a proud part of our heritage here in the community. Glassmaking is really what has put our community on the map and we're excited to celebrate that ...

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PA court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime

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The court says it's unconstitutional for the government to take the property if its value is grossly disproportionate to the gravity of the crime.

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Corning man arrested for DWI and making threats against deputies

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Miller is no stranger to law enforcement, according to WENY News records, he was convicted in Chemung County of repeatedly kicking his girlfriend's dog back in 2015.

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Painted Post man challenges Congressman Reed

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Gallant teaches middle and elementary school students at Corning-Painted Post.

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Glove House holds 13th annual BBQ in the Park Video included

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - The Glove House held its 13th annual BBQ in the park today. The event raises money for Glove House and its programs for kids and families. The organization serves about 850 families a year. "These events help us to enhance our service structure, we have the ability through events like this to bring more event based practices to kids and families, provide opportunities for kids and families that wouldn't otherwise have through normal funding structures,"... More>>

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Restoration Announces Grand Opening Video included

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A historic part of Elmira's history is being brought back to life. As it nears its completion, a building once part of the city's Civil War Prison Camp is about to be open to the public. The restoration has been in the works for almost four years, after the nonprofit, Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, took on the task. They've used all the original wood and constructed the building where it once stood on Winsor Ave in 1864.

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Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's bid to merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole is hitting another wall of resistance.      House members, prosecutors and even two parole board members criticized the bill during a Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, saying it sets a bad precedent by removing an independent check on who gets out of prison.      Wolf's administration touts the merger as a way to save millions of dol... More>>

Comfort Care Home for Corning Area Receives Major Donation Video included

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Family and friends of a former President and long time member of the Corning Lions Club are working on developing a comfort care home for this region. 

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Federal appeals court upholds injunction on travel ban

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(CNN) -- A federal appeals court upheld Thursday an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. The ruling upholds a lower court's decision to halt core portions of the executive order indefinitely. The new ban was announced in March, but never got off the ground because federal courts blocked it just hours before it was set to go into effect. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from enterin... More>>

One killed, one seriously injured in Bradford Co crash

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ORWELL TWP., PA (WENY) - One person was killed and another seriously injured in a Bradford County crash Wednesday night. The crash took place around 8:50pm on state Route 187 in Orwell Township. Tyler Freeman, 19, of Rome, was driving southbound when he tried to pass another vehicle that was also traveling south. While passing the other vehicle, Freeman's car entered the northbound lane and collided head-on with another car, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The driver of that...

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Report identifies areas where New York is short of teachers

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A new report examining New York's teacher shortage says it's mostly confined to a handful of subjects and geographic regions. The New York State Schools Boards Association says hard-to-staff subjects include science, math, special education, bilingual education and technology. It says shortages are found mostly in New York City and smaller, rural districts. The association released the report Wednesday after surveying New York districts and analyzing U.S. Educa... More>>

Allegiant to offer free services for qualifying military personnel

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(WENY) - An airline that flies through the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is now offering select free services for qualifying military personnel. The Allegiant Honors will offer select services to active duty military, reserve and national guard and their families. Free services for U.S. active or reserve duty and National Guard include up to 3 pieces of checked baggage free, no charge for oversized checked baggage, one carry-on bag within size limits, free boarding pass print... More>>

Ithaca man indicted in connection to shooting on Ithaca Commons

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ITHACA, NY (WENY) - A Tompkins County Grand Jury has indicted an Ithaca man on connection to a shooting on the Ithaca Commons. Yakezz Cornett, 22, of Ithaca, is charged with 1st degree Assault, 2nd degree Attempted Murder and 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He's accused of shooting a man on the Ithaca Commons in the early morning hours of April 9th. Cornett allegedly shot the man five times with a .380 semi-automatic handgun. Police say he ran from the scene. He was ... More>>

Tiffany's Glass Mosaics exhibit opens at CMOG Video included

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 A new exhibit is now open at the Corning Museum of Glass, called Tiffany's Glass Mosaics.

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GlassFest kicks off Thursday at CMOG with 2300° Video included

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The 8th Annual GlassFest kicks off Thursday night at the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Glove House hosting 13th annual BBQ Video included

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Glove House is hosting it's 13th annual BBQ in the Park on Thursday May 25th in Wisner Park in Elmira. 

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Motivational speaker shows dangers of drunk driving Video included

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Sarah Panzau Evans goes to high schools around the country speaking to students about her experience with drunk driving.  

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Special Report: Living With Lyme Video included

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SPECIAL REPORT (WENY)-- May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. How much do you know about ticks and the diseases they cause? 

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Athens Funeral Homes Speaks Out About Recent Overdose Deaths Video included

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Over the past few weeks, the Twin Tiers has suffered from dozens of overdoses--many of which have been fatal. Now a local funeral home, who says they've handled one too many, is speaking out. 

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Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Wolf, who plans to sign it

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are approving a bill designed to comply with federal identification standards for people who want to fly or enter federal facilities.
    

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Pennsylvania Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery

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The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to allow online casino-style gambling in the state as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state's deficit-ridden finances.

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Public comment sought on Corning Natural Gas proposal

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The commission will hold a public hearing on the request at 1pm Tuesday at the Triangle Lounge in the Commons Building at Corning Community College.

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NYS Senate approves parole reform legislation

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"Lorraine's Law" would extend the time period that certain convicted murderers have to wait to apply for a parole hearing.

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RECALL: Graco recalling 25,000 car seats

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The child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. 

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Poll: NY Gov. Cuomo sees boost in favorability ratings

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A new poll suggests New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying his highest favorability rating in three years.

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Boy scouts donate to Horseheads Community Animal Shelter

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Boy Scout Troop 41 presented the Horseheads Community Animal Shelter with a donation Tuesday night, after their annual fundraiser barbecue.

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NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

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New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

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Gearing up for GlassFest 2017 Video included

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Corning's Gaffer District is celebrating its 8th annual GlassFest from May 25th - 28th. There are activities and events that the entire family will enjoy!

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Free College Fair Returns To Elmira Elks Club Video included

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- On Wednesday, May 24th, the Elmira Elks Club will be hosting a free college fair, open to the public. There will be representatives from 45 different two year, four year, public, and private colleges and universities.

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New York farmworkers seeking support for overtime, union options

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 Nearly 100 advocates and migrant workers rallied at the Capitol Tuesday against a loophole in state law that prevents them from organizing for better working conditions and overtime pay.

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  • Injured Trooper's condition upgraded to satisfactory

    Injured Trooper's condition upgraded to satisfactory

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:41:38 GMT
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    The 13-year veteran suffered serious injuries during a traffic stop on May 17th.

    The 13-year veteran suffered serious injuries during a traffic stop on May 17th. 

  • GlassFest kicks off Rock the Park concert series

    GlassFest kicks off Rock the Park concert series

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:14:45 GMT
         CORNING, NY (WENY) -- GlassFest is kicking of their weekend of fun with some music!      Tonight kicked off their Rock the Park tonight in Center-way square.      While this is only the second night of GlassFest, there is still a lot to do.            "We're excited! The wine and beer tasting is well underway," said Gaffer District Executive Director, Coleen Fabrizi. "You may have seen a f...
         CORNING, NY (WENY) -- GlassFest is kicking of their weekend of fun with some music!      Tonight kicked off their Rock the Park tonight in Center-way square.      While this is only the second night of GlassFest, there is still a lot to do.            "We're excited! The wine and beer tasting is well underway," said Gaffer District Executive Director, Coleen Fabrizi. "You may have seen a f...
  • Bear with head stuck in jug for weeks rescued in Broome County

    Bear with head stuck in jug for weeks rescued in Broome County

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:53:47 GMT
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    The rescue wasn't an easy feat, officials had to first find the bear and they set up traps to do so. In the process they caught three other bears in the , until they finally found "Bucket Head Bear".

    The rescue wasn't an easy feat, officials had to first find the bear and they set up traps to do so. In the process they caught three other bears, until they finally found "Bucket Head Bear".

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  • Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:13:38 GMT

    Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 

    Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 

  • Southern Tier libraries getting federal funding

    Southern Tier libraries getting federal funding

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:10:31 GMT

    Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding will benefit the Southern Tier Library System.

    Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding will benefit the Southern Tier Library System.

  • Repairs On NY Highways Pause Over Busy Holiday Weekend

    Repairs On NY Highways Pause Over Busy Holiday Weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:52:13 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

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  • Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

    Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

    Saturday, May 27 2017 3:04 AM EDT2017-05-27 07:04:42 GMT
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    With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, Pentagon officials are planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will use an intercontinental-range missile as a target.
    With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, Pentagon officials are planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will use an intercontinental-range missile as a target.
  • Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

    Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:45:17 GMT

    Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

    Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

  • Clinton compares Trump to Nixon in fiery speech at alma mater

    Clinton compares Trump to Nixon in fiery speech at alma mater

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:12:50 GMT

    Back on campus 48 years later, Hillary Clinton didn't hold back.

    Back on campus 48 years later, Hillary Clinton didn't hold back.

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  • lady crusaders roll into sectional final

    Lady Crusaders Roll Into Sectional Final

    Lady Crusaders Roll Into Sectional Final

    The Elmira Notre Dame Girls Softball team advanced to the Class C Sectional Final with a 9-0 win over Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday. Izzy Milazzo pitched 7 innings while striking out 6 for the Crusaders. On the offensive end of things Mackenzie Maloney finished 3-3 with an RBI for END. The Crusaders will play second-seeded Union Springs at 2 p.m. Saturday in Binghamton. 

    The Elmira Notre Dame Girls Softball team advanced to the Class C Sectional Final with a 9-0 win over Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday. Izzy Milazzo pitched 7 innings while striking out 6 for the Crusaders. On the offensive end of things Mackenzie Maloney finished 3-3 with an RBI for END. The Crusaders will play second-seeded Union Springs at 2 p.m. Saturday in Binghamton. 

  • Edison baseball edges end for sectional crown

    Edison Baseball Edges END for Sectional Crown

    Edison Baseball Edges END for Sectional Crown

    The Thomas A. Edison Baseball team edged Elmira Notre Dame 5-4 to capture the Section IV Class C title at Horseheads High School on Friday evening. Logan Peters singled home the game-winning run in the sixth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie. Eighth grader Xander Burch pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for the Spartans, giving up 0 runs and striking out 4. 

    The Thomas A. Edison Baseball team edged Elmira Notre Dame 5-4 to capture the Section IV Class C title at Horseheads High School on Friday evening. Logan Peters singled home the game-winning run in the sixth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie. Eighth grader Xander Burch pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for the Spartans, giving up 0 runs and striking out 4. 

  • Ithaca Boys Lacrosse Win 2017 Section 4 Crown

    Ithaca Boys Lacrosse Win 2017 Section 4 Crown

    Ithaca defeated Corning 10-5 to win the 2017 Boys Lacrosse Section 4 Championship! Ryan Sposito paced the Lil Red with 5 goals on the evening. This was the first Section 4 Championship for Ithaca since 2013.

    Ithaca defeated Corning 10-5 to win the 2017 Boys Lacrosse Section 4 Championship! Ryan Sposito paced the Lil Red with 5 goals on the evening. This was the first Section 4 Championship for Ithaca since 2013.


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