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  • Horseheads Little League Captures Section 1 Title

    Horseheads Little League Captures Section 1 Title

    Horseheads Little League broke out the bats as they captured the Section 1 title, beating Fayettville- Manlius 25-1. Horseheads used 2 grand slams, and 4 homers to jump out to a 20-0 lead after just 2 innings. They'll head to the State Tournament next week. 

    Horseheads Little League broke out the bats as they captured the Section 1 title, beating Fayettville- Manlius 25-1. Horseheads used 2 grand slams, and 4 homers to jump out to a 20-0 lead after just 2 innings. They'll head to the State Tournament next week. 

  • Dodgers Roll to Win 6th Straight

    Dodgers Roll to Win 6th Straight

    The Hornell Dodgers cruised to their 6th straight win, as they beat Wellsville at home 12-6. Sam Mang was 2-5 with 3 RBI on the evening. Keaton Connor tossed 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 5 hits and striking out 4. 

    The Hornell Dodgers cruised to their 6th straight win, as they beat Wellsville at home 12-6. Sam Mang was 2-5 with 3 RBI on the evening. Keaton Connor tossed 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 5 hits and striking out 4. 

  • Dodgers Hard Work Pays Off with Division Title

    Dodgers Hard Work Pays Off with Division Title

    With four games left in the regular season, the Hornell Dodgers have already clinched the NYCBL Western Division title. Hear from pitchers Matt Mulhearn and Keaton Connor on how the team's hard work this summer has paid off. 

    With four games left in the regular season, the Hornell Dodgers have already clinched the NYCBL Western Division title. Hear from pitchers Matt Mulhearn and Keaton Connor on how the team's hard work this summer has paid off. 

  • Blockbuster in the Bronx

    Blockbuster in the Bronx

    Late Tuesday night the Yankees struck a blockbuster trade with the White Sox. In the deal New York received former all-stars David Robertson and Todd Frazier, as well as reliever Tommy Kahnle. In exchange Chicago received prized prospect Blake Rutherford, reliever Tyler Clippard, and minor leaguers Tito Polo and Ian Clarkin. 

    Late Tuesday night the Yankees struck a blockbuster trade with the White Sox. In the deal New York received former all-stars David Robertson and Todd Frazier, as well as reliever Tommy Kahnle. In exchange Chicago received prized prospect Blake Rutherford, reliever Tyler Clippard, and minor leaguers Tito Polo and Ian Clarkin. 

  • Pios Shine in PGCBL All Star Game

    Pios Shine in PGCBL All Star Game

    Out in Amsterdam, 7 Pios were representing the West Division in the PGCBL all star game. Marshall Gilbert was 3-3 with 1 run, while Troy Dixon chipped in a 2-run single. The West would fall to the East 10-8. Pios infielder Connor Grammes also turned heads, as he won the Home Run Derby 
    Grammes tallied 21 points in 2 rounds. 

    Out in Amsterdam, 7 Pios were representing the West Division in the PGCBL all star game. Marshall Gilbert was 3-3 with 1 run, while Troy Dixon chipped in a 2-run single. The West would fall to the East 10-8. Pios infielder Connor Grammes also turned heads, as he won the Home Run Derby 
    Grammes tallied 21 points in 2 rounds. 

  • Dodgers Demolish Ridgemen

    Dodgers Demolish Ridgemen

    The Hornell Dodgers took down the Rochester Ridgemen 13 to 5 on Tuesday night at Maple City Park. The win moves Hornell to 28-9 on the year. 

    The Hornell Dodgers took down the Rochester Ridgemen 13 to 5 on Tuesday night at Maple City Park. The win moves Hornell to 28-9 on the year. 

  • The Road To Perfection: Local Woman Finds Piece of Yankees History

    The Road To Perfection: Local Woman Finds Piece of Yankees History

    Eileen Boughton was going through her late father's negatives, when she stumbled across one taken during Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. The picture turned out to be in the bottom of the 7th inning, in the middle of Don Larsen's perfect game. Her father worked for the Port Authority, flying in a helicopter taking pictures of the city. Boughton calls the photograph "On The Road to Perfection" and says the moment is something truly remarkable.  

    Eileen Boughton was going through her late father's negatives, when she stumbled across one taken during Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. The picture turned out to be in the bottom of the 7th inning, in the middle of Don Larsen's perfect game. Her father worked for the Port Authority, flying in a helicopter taking pictures of the city. Boughton calls the photograph "On The Road to Perfection" and says the moment is something truly remarkable.  

  • CCC's Amber Edwards Named NJCAA Female Athlete of the Year

    CCC's Amber Edwards Named NJCAA Female Athlete of the Year

    One local athlete was recognized as one of the best in all of junior college. Earlier today CCC three sport athlete Amber Edwards was named the NJCAA Region 3 Female Athlete of the Year. Edwards played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Red Barons. She is the 4th Red Baron female athlete to earn this honor. 

    One local athlete was recognized as one of the best in all of junior college. Earlier today CCC three sport athlete Amber Edwards was named the NJCAA Region 3 Female Athlete of the Year. Edwards played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Red Barons. She is the 4th Red Baron female athlete to earn this honor. 

  • Pioneers Gilbert Named PGCBL Player of The Week

    Pioneers Gilbert Named PGCBL Player of The Week

     Elmira Pioneers catcher Marshall Gilbert earned the leagues top spot, as he was named the PGCBL Player of the Week. Gilbert broke out the bats and then some, as he batted .524 with 2 home runs and 12 rbi. During the span he was tied for first with homers and tied for 2nd in runs scored. Gilbert is the 3rd Pio to win a weekly award this season. 
     

    GRAND SLAM VIDEO COURTESY OF WRGB. 

    Elmira Pioneers catcher Marshall Gilbert earned the leagues top spot, as he was named the PGCBL Player of the Week. Gilbert broke out the bats and then some, as he batted .524 with 2 home runs and 12 rbi. During the span he was tied for first with homers and tied for 2nd in runs scored. Gilbert is the 3rd Pio to win a weekly award this season. 
     

  • Pioneers Break Out Bats To Beat Jamestown

    Pioneers Break Out Bats To Beat Jamestown

    The Elmira Pioneers came into Thursday's matchup against Jamestown 9 games back, but they broke out the bats and got a little closer as they beat the Jammers 9-5. 

    The Elmira Pioneers came into Thursday's matchup against Jamestown 9 games back, but they broke out the bats and got a little closer as they beat the Jammers 9-5. 

  • 2017 Josh Palmer Tourney Highlighted By National Talent

    2017 Josh Palmer Tourney Highlighted By National Talent

    It may seem like December is a ways away , but its never too early to be talking high school basketball. Earlier this afternoon- the 2017 Josh Palmer Tournament schedule was released, and lots of national talent will make their way to the Twin Tiers come December. Some big matchups to keep an eye out for- the Hosrseheads Blue Raiders will take on St. Peters of Staten Island, and the Elmira Express will take on McQuaid Jesuit out of Rochester. 
     

    It may seem like December is a ways away , but its never too early to be talking high school basketball. Earlier this afternoon- the 2017 Josh Palmer Tournament schedule was released, and lots of national talent will make their way to the Twin Tiers come December. Some big matchups to keep an eye out for- the Hosrseheads Blue Raiders will take on St. Peters of Staten Island, and the Elmira Express will take on McQuaid Jesuit out of Rochester. 
     

  • How Well Do The Pioneers REALLY Know Each Other?

    How Well Do The Pioneers REALLY Know Each Other?

    The Elmira Pioneers have chemistry on the field, but just how close is the team off it? We put them to the test in a round of teammate trivia. 

    The Elmira Pioneers have chemistry on the field, but just how close is the team off it? We put them to the test in a round of teammate trivia. 

  • Gilbert Blasts A Grand Slam, Pios Fall to Amsterdam 11-8

    Gilbert Blasts A Grand Slam, Pios Fall to Amsterdam 11-8

    Courtesy: WRGB

    Marshall Gilbert ripped a grand slam as part of a combined 10 run inning, but the Amsterdam Mohawks overpowered Elmira, as they beat the Pios 11-8. 

    Courtesy: WRGB

    Marshall Gilbert ripped a grand slam as part of a combined 10 run inning, but the Amsterdam Mohawks overpowered Elmira, as they beat the Pios 11-8. 

  • Donahue Stays Perfect, Earns PGCBL Pitcher of the Week

    Donahue Stays Perfect, Earns PGCBL Pitcher of the Week

    The Elmira Pioneers have been on fire from the bump as of late. Grant Donahue holds 2nd in the entire PGCBL with a 1.05 era, and hes getting some major recognition for it. Donahue was named the Pitcher Of the Week, after he went a perfect 2-0 in his starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings and striking out 11. 
     

    The Elmira Pioneers have been on fire from the bump as of late. Grant Donahue holds 2nd in the entire PGCBL with a 1.05 era, and hes getting some major recognition for it. Donahue was named the Pitcher Of the Week, after he went a perfect 2-0 in his starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings and striking out 11. 
     

  • WENY Plays Of The Week- July 10th

    WENY Plays Of The Week- July 10th

    WENY Top Plays of the Week for June 10th:

    #5- Hughes Brings Back Bottle Flip- Noah Hughes, Elmira Pioneers

    #4- Evans Slides Into 1-Handed Catch- Colton Evans, Elmira Pioneers

    #3- Terwilliger Dazzles at Dunn Field- Ben Terwilliger, Geneva Red Wings (Corning HS)

    #2- Van Scooter Doubles Up Double Plays- Reid Van Scooter, Hornell Dodgers

    #1- Hornell Hosts Home Run Party- Hornell Dodgers

    WENY Top Plays of the Week for June 10th:

    #5- Hughes Brings Back Bottle Flip- Noah Hughes, Elmira Pioneers

    #4- Evans Slides Into 1-Handed Catch- Colton Evans, Elmira Pioneers

    #3- Terwilliger Dazzles at Dunn Field- Ben Terwilliger, Geneva Red Wings (Corning HS)

    #2- Van Scooter Doubles Up Double Plays- Reid Van Scooter, Hornell Dodgers

    #1- Hornell Hosts Home Run Party- Hornell Dodgers

  • Pioneers Outlast Red Wings 5-2

    Pioneers Outlast Red Wings 5-2

    The Elmira Pioneers won a close-fought battle against Geneva 5-2. The Red Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the Pios were able to knot things up in the 5th. Elmira went up for good when Allbry Major sent a grounder into left field, and Joe Prezusio added 2 insurance runs off a 2 run single. The Pios are now 16-14 on the season.  

    The Elmira Pioneers won a close-fought battle against Geneva 5-2. The Red Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the Pios were able to knot things up in the 5th. Elmira went up for good when Allbry Major sent a grounder into left field, and Joe Prezusio added 2 insurance runs off a 2 run single. The Pios are now 16-14 on the season.  

  • Corning Girls Storm Back to Win Sectional Crown

    Corning Girls Storm Back to Win Sectional Crown

    The Corning Girls Lacrosse team stormed back from a halftime deficit to win the Section IV Class A title 10-8 over Ithaca. Sophomore Kenna Newman scored the game's final 3 goals to complete the team's comeback. Corning advances to the Class A state tournament next week. 

    The Corning Girls Lacrosse team stormed back from a halftime deficit to win the Section IV Class A title 10-8 over Ithaca. Sophomore Kenna Newman scored the game's final 3 goals to complete the team's comeback. Corning advances to the Class A state tournament next week. 

  • CCC Softball Regional Finals Bound

    CCC Softball Regional Finals Bound

    The Red Barons are NJCAA Regionals Final bound after their 4-3 comeback win over Monroe Community College. 

    The Red Barons are NJCAA Regionals Final bound after their 4-3 comeback win over Monroe Community College. 

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