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Back in 2000 or thereabouts, I went to cover an Ithaca High boys’ basketball game, and I enjoyed watching a kid named Lester McNair. Lester played hard, he hustled on both ends of the court, and he was not shy about pulling up from long range and launching threes. I said to the person sittin…

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Once upon a time – around the turn of the century – I was contacted by a woman named Jessica Ryan, who asked if I would be interested in writing a story about an upstart women’s basketball league in Ithaca. The Ithaca Women’s Recreational Basketball Association was in its second season, I wa…

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Year in Review columns are fun to write, except for the fact that 7-800 words is barely enough to capture even a glimpse of all the cool stuff that took place in the past 12 months. Here is a snapshot…

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When faced with a loss of control over their life, a loss of their sense of purpose, a bout with depression, call it what you will, many people curl up on a couch and lose much of their motivation. Others say, “I think I’ll hike the Appalachian Trail.”

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I recall perusing the Ithaca College Athletics website a couple of weeks ago, reading about the upcoming NCAA championships, and I wondered what it would be like for cross country runners to compete in a pack of over 200 runners, possibly navigating all manner of precipitation and lousy trac…

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Cornell dropped a couple of closely-contested key Ivy League games early on, and when Ithaca College lost to Union a few weeks ago, their hopes for a Liberty League title vanished, but neither team gave up on their quest to make the most of their season, and last weekend, both stepped up wit…

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We’re in the thick of football season, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to write about the Bills. No, not the Buffalo Bills... Bill White and Bill Bryant.

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It is safe to say that as a rule, if someone has a building named after them at Cornell, you won’t be getting any Facebook messages from them. That is not always the case, as evidenced by the FB message I received last week from David Moriah, for whom Moriah Hall is named.

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As usual, the Ithaca High soccer teams – both of them – have taken care of business to the point where they will both play in the Sectionals. While the boys won the STAC title and the girls fell short of that goal, both teams have a clean slate heading into the postseason. 

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Back in 2000 or thereabouts, I went to cover an Ithaca High boys’ basketball game, and I enjoyed watching a kid named Lester McNair. Lester played hard, he hustled on both ends of the court, and he was not shy about pulling up from long range and launching threes. I said to the person sittin…

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Once upon a time – around the turn of the century – I was contacted by a woman named Jessica Ryan, who asked if I would be interested in writing a story about an upstart women’s basketball league in Ithaca. The Ithaca Women’s Recreational Basketball Association was in its second season, I wa…

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Year in Review columns are fun to write, except for the fact that 7-800 words is barely enough to capture even a glimpse of all the cool stuff that took place in the past 12 months. Here is a snapshot…

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When faced with a loss of control over their life, a loss of their sense of purpose, a bout with depression, call it what you will, many people curl up on a couch and lose much of their motivation. Others say, “I think I’ll hike the Appalachian Trail.”

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I recall perusing the Ithaca College Athletics website a couple of weeks ago, reading about the upcoming NCAA championships, and I wondered what it would be like for cross country runners to compete in a pack of over 200 runners, possibly navigating all manner of precipitation and lousy trac…

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Cornell dropped a couple of closely-contested key Ivy League games early on, and when Ithaca College lost to Union a few weeks ago, their hopes for a Liberty League title vanished, but neither team gave up on their quest to make the most of their season, and last weekend, both stepped up wit…

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We’re in the thick of football season, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to write about the Bills. No, not the Buffalo Bills... Bill White and Bill Bryant.

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It is safe to say that as a rule, if someone has a building named after them at Cornell, you won’t be getting any Facebook messages from them. That is not always the case, as evidenced by the FB message I received last week from David Moriah, for whom Moriah Hall is named.

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As usual, the Ithaca High soccer teams – both of them – have taken care of business to the point where they will both play in the Sectionals. While the boys won the STAC title and the girls fell short of that goal, both teams have a clean slate heading into the postseason. 

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When seeing the headline “Venuto Joins Big Red Football Staff,” I did a double-take, unsure if I had stumbled on some “throwback” website. I recalled when Jay Venuto joined the Big Red staff in 1990 – after a great run as a quarterback at Wake Forest, which earned him the 1979 A.C.C. Player …

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Cody Middaugh is a sophomore at Ithaca High School, and when I learned that he had just completed a 30-mile endurance race last month, it got my attention. I always knew he was a determined young man, but 30 miles? That’s quite a distance.

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One fine day in mid-September in 1992, I sat across the table from then-Managing Editor Claudia Montague, and she said, “You have done a nice job with the freelance assignments you have submitted to us, and given (then-sports columnist) John Ettinger is moving to Nashville, I’d like to ask t…

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For the Ithaca High football team, it could have been a bit daunting to go into the Johnson City (JC) Wildcats’ home stadium for the season opener on Friday night, Sept. 6. After all, JC. is a perennial STAC contender, they have a rich tradition (as do many of the Triple Cities schools), and…

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Twenty-one years ago, two Ithacans decided to take the “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker literally. They had seen the power of collective action in raising money and awareness, and they founded the “Ride for Life,” in support of AIDS Work. One of those guys, Jerry Dietz, told me t…