TAYLOR MADE: TIME FOR AREA GRIDDERS TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP (2018-10-26) My heart breaks for the Spencer-Van Etten / Candor football team. The Eagles went 3-6 this season, but had the ball bounced their way a little more, they might be 8-1 right now. Just look at some of their losses ó Windsor (4), Newark Valley (5), Whitney Point (6), Dryden (7) and Tioga (8). ...more
FOLLOWING FOOTBALL: FUMBLING & FANS (2018-10-19) Coach Mike Chaffee from SVEC and coach Steve Virkler have chosen not to participate in Following Football this week. I have no issue with their decisions as this column is strictly voluntary on the part of the coaches. Besides, taking the time to answer the questions comes in addition to everything else that goes with their coaching duties, as well as their other jobs, families and any other commitments they may have. ...more
Owego can clinch a Section IV Class B playoff spot with a victory at Johnson City tonight. The Indians are 3-2 in Division II and in fourth place, trailing Norwich by a half-game (the two meet next week). ...more
Newark Valley, Spencer-Van Etten / Candor and Owego all have the capability of being around when the Section IV playoffs begin. NV and Owego, barring catastrophe, are shoe-ins. SVEC can stay alive with a win this week, but will be "realistically" eliminated with a loss. ...more
TAYLOR MADE: MILESTONES & MORE (2018-09-17) Quietly, and without much fanfare, the Owego varsity volleyball program won its 100th consecutive match last Tuesday. While the publicity of a long win streak is nice, if you can sneak under the radar, less press often means less pressure on the athletes. ...more
I'm a native of Nichols, New York and a 1979 graduate of Tioga, where I competed in wrestling, cross country and track & field. I wrestled at Tompkins-Cortland Community College and mingled in club wrestling during the early years of a 22-year career in the Air Force and Air Force Rese ...more
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