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August 21, 2013 - 2:07pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in football, sports, PYA, Tri-Town, nofa.

The opening weekend for NOFA football was warm and sunny. First stop this year was Alexander visiting Pembroke.





Scoring breakdown : Pembroke - Tyson Totten (2) and Isaiah Cary (1); Alexander - Tyler Marino (3), Clayton Bezon (2) and Brock Stout (1).





Scoring breakdown : Alexander - Matthew Jason (Extra point by Matthew Jason), Nick Kramer (Extra point by Connor Scott), Connor Scott (Extra point by Nick Kramer), Bryce Stout (Extra point by Nick Kramer) and Mason Bump (Extra point by Connor Scott)





Scoring breakdown: Pembroke: Jonah Blake (Extra point by David Colby), Garrett Totten (No extra point), David Colby (Two point conversion caught by Matthew Barry), Colby Cerasini (No extra point), and David Colby (Extra point by Garrett Totten)





Scoring breakdown: 

Pembroke - Michael Natalzia (No extra point), Michael Natalzia (Extra point by Zack VonKramer), Zack VonKramer (Extra point by Trevor Cox), Jacob Howes-Garofalo (No extra point), Alex Linsenbigler (Extra point by Alex Linsenbigler), Jacob Howes-Garofalo (No extra point), Ethan Stone (Extra point byMichael Natalzia)


Alexander - Jacob Jasen (No extra point), Tyler Cook (No extra point), Jacob Jasen (Extra point by Kameron Lyons)


More pictures from the opening day can be found at :

August 21, 2013 - 1:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, elba, high school sports.

Today, The Batavian stopped in on the Elba Lancer's football practice for a few snaps.

Head Coach Michael Cintorino said that even with standouts Zach DuBois and Zac Gillard graduating, the Lancers have had some good young players waiting in the wings and are now ready to step into starting roles.

Garrett Chapel steps into the starting QB role, Andy Underhill will help anchor the backfield and Brandon Naylor will lead the defense.

August 20, 2013 - 11:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, high school sports, Le Roy.

Expectations are high for Le Roy football this year, with players such QB Mike McMullen who started as sophomores when the Knights contended for a Section V title and now return as juniors. The group includes Tom Kelso, Kody Lampkin and John Pierce.

Here's some photos from today's practice.

The team captains were named today. The captains are Kody Lampkin, Mike McMullen, Tom Kelso and Brandon Van Grol.

McMullen wore his patriotic socks.

Mike McMullen

Tom Kelso

Lineman Anthony Paladino, who transferred from Notre Dame back to Le Roy, with head coach Brian Moran.

Center and defensive lineman Kody Lampkin

Conrado Caballero.

Tom Kelso

John Pierce

August 20, 2013 - 7:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Oakfield, softball.

Information and photo provided by Tony Ray.

Team DirecTV is the champs of the Monday Night Oakfield Softball League. DirecTV beat Larry's Steakhouse in the playoff 13-1 and beat Oakfield Hotel for the championship, 30-7.

First row from left to right: Jason Pratt, Chuck Gugel, Ryan Gugel, Ron Klienback. Back row: Evan Nenni, Andre Kinder, Tony Ray, Matt Dimartino, Otis Thomas, Drew Crofts and Rich Baird.

August 19, 2013 - 10:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, cheerleading, Batavia HS.

Heading home tonight, I came upon these three young ladies out on Ganson Avenue practicing their cheer routine. Tryouts for the JV cheer squad at Batavia High School are this week and they're leaving nothing to chance. Pictured are Taylor Smith, Mikey Lullo and Chloe Rapone.

August 19, 2013 - 5:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, football, sports, high school sports, Notre Dame, Batavia HS.

Today was the first day of official practice for Section V football teams and we stopped in for the practice sessions at Notre Dame and Batavia, both varsity and JV.

August 16, 2013 - 1:40pm

The premiere of the Andrea Mangefrida Memorial Golf Tournament and Basket Raffle is Aug. 25 at the Le Roy Country Club, located at 7759 E. Main Street Road in Le Roy.

The purpose of this tournament is to replenish The Andrea Lynn Mangefrida Memorial Fund at Stepping Stones Learning Center. The fund was set up to buy teaching and recreation equipment the center.

Sign-in is 10 a.m. with the Shotgun Start at 11 a.m.

Prizes for: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and Hole-in-One.

Cost is $50 per person for golf and dinner; $25 for just dinner. Doors open at 3 and dinner is served once the last golfer finishes.

There will be door prizes, basket raffles and more!

Ask about sponsoring a hole or donating a basket!

RSVP to any of the following:

  • E-mail:  [email protected]
  • Phone:  356-3541
  • Facebook:  The 1st Annual Andrea Mangefrida Memorial Golf Tournament

Founded in 1994, Stepping Stones Learning Center has since grown into the leading provider and advocate for inclusive services to children in the Rochester area. The program began with two teachers serving nine children from birth to 5 years of age with and without special needs, and now serves more than 500 children birth to age 21 throughout Monroe and the surrounding counties, in half- and full-day inclusive classroom, clinic and community settings.

For more information about Stepping Stones Learning Center visit:

August 16, 2013 - 8:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, east pembroke, mud races.

It's time again for one of the most fun and exciting events in Genesee County -- the East Pembroke Mud Races, sponsored by the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department.

Registration for the race begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, and ends at 11:30. Racing follows. The registration fee is $15 per wheeler and $5 per extra classes. Racers pay an admission fee, as well.

There will also be the annual Mud Queen Scramble and a Mud King and Outlaw Class race.

Spectator admission is $10, and pit spectator admission is $15.

Raffle prizes include a 2013 Polaris Sportsman 500cc, a 2013 Polaris Outlaw 50cc and $3,500 cash. Second place is $500; 3rd is $250.

The fire department wishes to thank all of its sponsors and members for the support and work to make the event possible.

In the picture, from left, Willie Torres, Chuck Chatley, Gerri Baylor, Julie Waldron, Steve Smelski, Willie Welch, Dan Kolb and Ray Schramm.

August 15, 2013 - 2:56pm
posted by Lisa Ace in sports.

Genesee Storm 12U Softball Tryouts 
Genesee Storm 12- and - under Softball Team Tryouts for FY14 Season 
Location: GCC Softball Field, 1 College Rd., Batavia, NY 
Dates: August 25 & 29 
Time: 6 – 8 pm 
Alt. Rain Date: TBD
Please contact Brian Engle @ 585-781-0498 or Vern Howard @ 585-978-9103

August 10, 2013 - 5:15pm

Every year, guests of Skyline Campground in Alexander square off against guests of Lei-Ti Campground in Bethany in a horseshoe tournament. Today was the first meeting of the two teams this year at Skyline. Next week, the tournament moves to Lei-Ti.

Featured in our shots are George Siano, of Florida, and Roy Hovey, of Rochester.

Skyline's cheering section doing the wave.

August 10, 2013 - 4:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Darien, Darien Lakes State Park, disk golf.

Dylan Maychoss, of Pembroke, and Zoe Thayer, of Pembroke, were at the Darien Lakes State Park this morning on the park's disc golf course to practice their game, getting tips from pro Paul Stephens.

August 9, 2013 - 11:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, Batavia HS.

Inductees for the 12th Annual Batavia High School Athletic Hall of Fame have been announced.

This years inductees are: Wayne Fuller, Todd Cayea, John Bernard, Brett Wormley, James Bernard, Michael Rogers, Lance Cayea and Julie Redband Varland.

The hall of fame dinner is Sept. 21, with social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each.

Tickets are available at the Athletic Directors office located at Batavia High School. For more information please call (585) 343-2480, ext. 2003.

The event is sponsored by the Batavia Coaches Association.

August 6, 2013 - 8:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, downtown, football, sports, buffalo bills, City Slickers.

Yesterday, Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone put his team through a long and physical practice. It was the first day of scrimmages. By the time it was over, players were tired and running late, but still, several did show up as planned to City Slickers for the taping of Sports Cube TV.

Above former #1 draft pick Marcell Dareus during his interview.

Also joining the party were Aaron Williams, Migel Bradham, Zebrie Sanders, Marcus Dowtin, Crezdon Butler, Jamie Blatnick, Kortnei Brown and Dominque Ellis.

Dareus with promoter Tim Walton.

DJ Macy Paradise

Sports Cube host Muki.

To purchase prints, click here.

August 5, 2013 - 11:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, muckdogs, sports.

Press release:

The 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star roster will include three players from Batavia. They will send infielders Avery Romero and Felix Munoz and pitcher Ryan Newell to the game to be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Dodd Stadium, home of the Connecticut Tigers.

Avery Romero

Romero, a 3rd round pick in the 2012 draft, has played in 44 games for the Muckdogs this year and has been among the league leaders in hitting all season. Romero currently ranks third in the league in hitting, with a .340 batting average, third in hits with 54 and fourth in on-base percentage at .408.

Felix Munoz was an undrafted free agent signing in 2008 and has started 43 games at first base for the Muckdogs this season. He is currently batting .295 with 26 runs scored, 13 doubles, four home runs and 28 RBIs. Munoz has also showed great plate discipline this year, as his 23 walks rank third in the league.  

A 7th round pick out of Shorter University in the 2012 draft, Newell is 4-2 in nine games started for the Muckdogs. The right-hander’s ERA of 2.09 ranks him 6th in the league and his 48 strikeouts ranks 4th in the league. Opposing batters are hitting just .229 against Newell so far this season.

Batavia currently holds the 4th-place spot in the Pinckney Division with a record of 23-22 but sit only 3.5 games out of the Wild Card. The Muckdogs sent five players to the 2008 All-Star game, three in 2009, five in 2010, six in 2011, and five in 2012.

August 3, 2013 - 1:56pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, elba.

Volunteers with the Elba Boosters began construction today on a new concession stand adjacent the Lancers' football field.

Above, John McCulley and Kevin Bezon working on a portion of the back wall.

Jeff Singer

John McCulley

August 3, 2013 - 1:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, downtown, sports, buffalo bills, City Slickers.

Press release:

Monday night, City Slickers will be the place to be. Several Buffalo Bills players will be in Batavia at the restaurant for a live filming for Sports Q Television, a Buffalo-based company. The event which starts at 9:30 p.m. will feature two DJs, and up to 30 Buffalo Bills players that will be arriving shortly after in a limousine, courtesy of Mancuso Limousine (sponsor). The filming will take place on the stage and will be open to the public to enjoy and watch, and will be followed up with an after party.

The names of the players can't be released because of contractual arrangments.

"There will be even more guys coming out. Some of them we can't announce until they show up, others we are just waiting on confirmation," said event coordinator Tim Walton. "We have invited the whole team, so anyone can show."

City Slickers is no stranger to hosting the Buffalo Bills. Walton has recently put on events that included Buffalo Bills players Stevie Johnson, Aaron Williams, Kelvin Sheppard, TJ Heath and Crezdon Butler. The Bills will be traveling from St. John Fisher College, where they have been staying for training camp. They have Tuesday off due to the PGA Tour.

This event is 18+ with proper ID and will run from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear Buffalo Bills gear and to come out for dinner before.

The restaurant, which is not usually open on Mondays will be opening at 4 p.m. and offering a full dinner menu. 

For more info you can visit the event at   (

August 2, 2013 - 6:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Jason DiSalvo.

Press release:

Jason DiSalvo of Stafford, New York and Trussville, Alabama will be racing in Round #6 of the AMA GoPro Daytona Sportbike Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah August 2nd – 4th.  Currently he is in 8th position in standings having experienced the typical problems in developing the new Triumph 675R.  In the early stages these development issues have hounded the rider and the team.  With one podium and six top ten finishes Jason looks to improve his standings.

Jason and the team have a very positive attitude preparing for Miller where Jason podiumed last year and is looking for the same results.

The CBS Sports Network coverage of the AMA GoPro Daytona Sportbike Races at Miller along with the Laguna Seca race will be shown this weekend. 

Sat Aug 3rd         1:00 pm             Laguna Seca Round #5

Sat Aug 3rd         6:00 pm             Miller Round #6 – Race 1

Sun Aug 4th        2:30 am             Miller Round #6 – Race 1

                        8:00 am             Miller Round #6 – Race 1

                        3:00 pm             Miller Round #6 – Race 2

                        9:00 pm             Miller Round #6 – Race 2


August 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, sports, 5K, GLOW Corporate Cup.

Some 500 people participated in the first ever GLOW Corporate Cup 5K race, which started and ended in Centennial Park this evening.

Brandon Reaert, of Oakfield, won the race with a time of 17:43.

Runners signed up in teams from companies throughout the GLOW region.

Once the race was over, participates hung out in Centennial Park for After GLOW, the "largest office party" ever, at least locally. Companies were encouraged to set up their own tents and tables and enjoy live music.

July 30, 2013 - 2:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, sports.

Press release:

BATAVIA -- Chapin International is in full swing for its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Terry Hills Golf Course.

Each year the company features a different organization as the event beneficiary, and this year it has chosen YWCA of Genesee County. Inc. More specifically, the proceeds will go to the its Domestic Violence & Crisis Prevention Services program.

Staff at the North Street facility not only deals with walk-in emergency cases when victims have nowhere else to turn, but help them go from crisis to calm through medical treatment, counseling, the legal system and often getting bare necessities of groceries, secure shelter
and some refuge at the nonprofit's safehouse.

"We are so grateful for companies like Chapin that recognize the tremendous need to help victims of domestic violence in this community," Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "Our staff serves approximately 700 new people each year, and the number just keeps growing. This is a great way to bring some fun and financial help, as well as some awareness, to a worthy cause right here in Genesee County. We look forward to meeting you out on the golf course next month!"

Golf and dinner is $70 a person for a team of four or $22.50 for dinner only. There are other ways to help. Supporters may sponsor a hole for charity, donate a tournament prize or become an event sponsor.

To sign up for golf, be a sponsor or donate a prize online, go to

This year’s special events include Hole in One for a chance to win a car or Harley, courtesy of Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, Stan's Harley Davidson and Toyota of Batavia.

There will also be a putting contest with a chance to win a lounge chair courtesy of Max Pies Furniture, plus Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive prizes for best male and female.

Organizer Norm Hubbard wants to remind participants that it's not all about the game.

"It's a day for everybody to enjoy and have a good time," Hubbard said. "And to remember they are not there to win, they're there to support the charity."

For more information, call Norm Hubbard at 343-3140, ext. 3103, or e-mail him at [email protected].

WHAT: Chapin International Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament
WHEN:  1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10
WHERE: Terry Hills Golf Course, Batavia
CALL: 343-3140, ext. 3103


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