Jessica Franklin Named EC Field Hockey Head Coach
Elmira College Athletic Director Renee Carlineo announced on Wednesday that Jessica Franklin has been named the Soaring Eagles' Field Hockey Head Coach. Franklin has previously served as an assistant coach at Division 2 Limestone College, as well as Division 3 schools Morrisville State, Oberlin College, and Oswego State.
Cornell Women's Hockey Headed to Frozen Four, Men Headed to ECAC Semifinal
The Cornell Women's Hockey team is heading to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2012 after beating Northeastern 3-2 on Saturday. They will take on #2 Minnesota this Friday at 4:00 PM at Quinnipiac. The Men's Hockey team is heading to the ECAC Semifinal after topping Union College i na 3 game series over the weekend. They'll take on Brown University on Friday at 4:00 Pm in Lake Placid.
Elmira's Markel Jenkins, Waverly's Alex Tomasso Win SNYBOA Sportsmanship Awards
The Southern New York Basketball Officials Association announced their annual Sportsmanship Awards. Elmira's Markel Jenkins won the Boys Varsity Sportsmanship Award. He was nominated alongside Odessa-Montour's Zach Elliot, Horseheads' Hayden Robinson, and END's Ryess Youmans. Waverly's Alex Tomasso won the Girls Varsity Sportsmanship Award. She was nominated alongside Watkins Glen's Taylor Kelly and Hannah Morse, Odessa-Montour's Kennedy Heichel, and Horseheads' Jenna Nickerson.
Watkins Glen Edges Millbrook En Route to State Final
The Watkins Glen girls basketball team edged Millbrook 53-42 in the New York State Class C Semifinal to advance to the state final. The Senecas will have the chance to win their 2nd state title in 3 years on Saturday at 7:00 PM against Cambridge at Hudson Valley Community College. Taylor Kelly led the Senecas with 18 points.
EC's Katie Granato and Meg Lahey Named First Team All-American
Elmira College Seniors Katie Granato and Meg Lahey have been named First Team CCM Hockey/American Hockey Coaches Association All-Americans. Granato scored 26 goals, sixth most in EC single season history, while tallying 45 points. Lahey was named the 2019 UCHC Defensive Player of the Year.
Defense Key to Watkins Glen Girls' Success as They Enter State Semi-Final
It will be a battle of the titans in Class C girls basketball on Friday in the state semi-finals. The state champions of two years ago, Watkins Glen, will take on last year's state champion, Millbrook, with a chance at another state title on the line. The semi-final matchup will tip off at 1:30 PM at Hudson Valley Community College. Seniors Hannah Morse and Taylor Kelly discussed what has made them successful this season.
Local Stars Make up Stars & Stripes Classic West All-Star Team
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The boys basketball West All-Star team roster for the 20th annual Stars & Stripes classic has been released, and it features a lot of local flare. The 8-team tournament showcases the best basketball talent in the area, consisting of four boys and four girls teams. The tournament will take place from Tuesday, March 19th to Friday, March 22nd at Davis College in Johnson City.
UPDATE: FHL Drops Suspensions for Multiple Enforcers
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Elmira Enforcers Head Coach Brent Clarke, along with 5 Elmira players, has been suspended following the Enforcers' weekend series against the Carolina Thunderbirds. Nick Niedert, Sean Reynolds, Nathan Pelligra, Stepan Timofeyev, and Gavin Yates were all suspended for 3 games, according to the Federal Hockey League. FHL Vice Commissioner Andrew Richards tells WENY that the players were suspended for leaving the bench. Enforcers Owner Robbie Nichols tel...
Watkins Glen Enters State Semi-final Eyeing Second State Title in Three Years
It will be a battle of the titans in Class C girls basketball on Friday in the state semi-finals. The state champions of two years ago, Watkins Glen, will take on last year's state champion, Millbrook, with a chance at another state title on the line. The semi-final matchup will tip off at 1:30 PM at Hudson Valley Community College. For Seniors like Hannah Morse and Taylor Kelly, this weekend is a chance to return to the top of the mountain in Class C.
Enforcers Fall to FDNY, Enforcers Owner Robbie Nichols Guest Officiates
The Elmira Enforcers fell to the New York City Fire Department 4-3 on Wednesday night in Elmira's first game back since the altercation between Enforcers Owner Robbie Nichols and on-ice officials during Sunday's game against the Carolina Thunderbirds. Nichols was a guest official during Wednesday's game against the FDNY. For more on the altercation, click here: https://www.weny.com/story/40112937/elmira-enforcers-owner-to-be-fined-25000-after-altercation-with-referees-updates
Cornell Men's Ice Hockey Coach and Players Honored
Cornell Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach Mike Schafer was named Ivy League Coach of the Year for a second-straight season. Five Big Red players were also named to the All-Ivy League team, with Yanni Kaldis, Morgan Barron, and Austin McGrath named to the first team.
Buffalo Bills Stay Busy in Free Agency
Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Buffalo Bills continue to stay busy on the second day of the NFL Free Agency Negotiation Period. The Bills bolstered their receiving unit on Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to terms with former Ravens wideout John Brown and former Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bills and Brown agreed to a 3-year, $27 million deal. 3 years, $27M for John Brown and the #Bills. https://t.co/Yu7w5V2xtS — Ian...
Horseheads, N.Y. (WENY) - The Antonio Brown sweepstakes has reportedly come to an end. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, The Bills and Steelers are finalizing a deal to send the 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to Buffalo. Sources: The #Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills. There it is. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2019 Shortly after the report Antonio Brown denied the news, commenting on the NFL's Insta...
Three local wrestlers competed in the PIAA State Championship tournament on Thursday. Troy's Sheldon Seymour and Athens' Gavin Bradley both advanced to the quarterfinals in the 106-pound weight class.
Horseheads, N.Y. (WENY) - New York Met legend and Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia, announced in a statement from the Seaver family on Thursday. In the statement, released through the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Seaver family said, “Tom will continue to work in his beloved vineyard at his California home, but has chosen to completely retire from public life. The family is deeply appreciative of those who have supported Tom throughout his...
Two Cornell Women's Ice Hockey players, Junior Defensemen Micah Zandee-Hart and Jaime Bourbonnais, were named to the 2019 Canadian National Women's Team roster. They'll skate for Canada in the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship in Esloo, Finland, from April 4th-14th,
Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - It was quite the basketball season for the Elmira Express. The girls won their third straight Section IV Class AA title, while the boys completed the Elmira sweep with a section title of their own. Despite losing star Junior Point Guard Kiara Fisher for the entire season, the Lady Express finished the season with a strong 14-6 record, including their 4th straight STAC West title and their third straight Section IV Class AA title. In the wake of the Fisher'...