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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…

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When Ithaca College Athletics announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class, and Gary Bucci’s name was on the list, I was among those who said “It’s about time.” After graduating in 1976 as a standout two-sport athlete, Bucci has served as an assistant football coach and a broadcaster, and has now, …

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Okay, so this is a local newspaper and my column features stories about local people, so if a story takes place 3,000 miles away, and I happen to be one of the “athletes” involved, will it qualify as a local story? It will? Great.  

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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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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…

top story
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When Ithaca College Athletics announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class, and Gary Bucci’s name was on the list, I was among those who said “It’s about time.” After graduating in 1976 as a standout two-sport athlete, Bucci has served as an assistant football coach and a broadcaster, and has now, …

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Okay, so this is a local newspaper and my column features stories about local people, so if a story takes place 3,000 miles away, and I happen to be one of the “athletes” involved, will it qualify as a local story? It will? Great.  

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Like so many who know Brenda Michaud, and who have seen the passion, dedication and intensity she brings to her workouts and the diligence she brings to her diet and maintaining a healthy mindset, I was among those who looked at her Facebook post last summer in disbelief. I am guessing that …

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Strolling onto the fields adjacent to Buttermilk Falls State Park, I experienced a bit of a disconnect. I was going there to cover the opening round of the playoffs for the Ithaca Kickball League, and thoughts of the great playground game of my youth drifted in, eliciting a sigh and a smile.…

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The Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All Star Game will be televised on ESPN 2 on Saturday, July 27, and once again, Cornell will be well represented. It is no surprise that Rob Pannell will take the field, as he is the MLL’s reigning MVP and has been an All Star many times during his seven-year …

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With high school schedules being so limited, and competition so often being marginal, many parents believe that getting their young athlete on a travel team will serve them well on many levels. Ideally, the kids learn time-management skills, see better competition and quality coaching, and m…

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With high school schedules being so limited, and competition so often being marginal, many parents believe that getting their young athlete on a travel team will serve them well on many levels. Ideally, the kids learn time-management skills, see better competition and quality coaching, and m…

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I recall walking around the Cornell campus one sultry July day about 20 years ago, when my two oldest daughters, who were four and seven at the time, stared wide-eyed at the huge mound of snow outside Lynah Rink.