Boys lacrosse Warriors, Northstars fall to F-M

first_imgBut at the worst possible time, Liverpool hit a drought, blanked in the third quarter as the Hornets grabbed a 6-4 lead. And the visitors would hang on, even though the Warriors shut them out in the final period.Much of the production came from Ryan McGowan, who had three goals, and Kyle Caves, who had a goal and three assists. Brendan Mancuso had the other goal, with Jacob Fahey and Jake Piseno getting assists.Liam O’Neil had 14 saves, the same number as F-M’s goalie duo of Ben Hammond and Jack Van Valkenburgh. Jack Shanley and K.C. Miller led the Hornets with two goals apiece. That same night, C-NS would face Baldwinsville at Bragman Stadium, and get overwhelmed from the outset as it lost 21-5 to the Bees.Anthony Cimino was the lone Northstars player to score twice. Single goals went to Matt Cramer, Conner Lynch and Justin Griffith, with Josh Pickard adding an assist. Joe Bartolo and Austin O’Hara combined to make nine saves.After a pair of good performances that did not translate into wins on the field, Liverpool did prevail 18-12 over Syracuse on Thursday night, outscoring the Cougars 11-1 over the course of the second and third quarters to establish a 15-4 advantage.Despite some late struggles, the Warriors still won by a comfortable margin as McGowan got six assists and Caves added five assists, part of a well-balanced attack where only Aaron Clouthier netted three goals.Caves, Devin Dewane, Jacob Fahey and Matt Jerman each had two goals, Dewane adding two assists. McGowan joined Piseno, Mancuso and Cade Clouthier in netting single goals. Ryan Eccles led Syracuse with four goals and two assists.On Friday night, C-NS met Fayetteville-Manlius, who by defeating the Northstars 19-5 clinched the SCAC Metro division regular-season title, the Hornets’ 7-1 league mark just ahead of Baldwinsville’s 6-2.Four unanswered goals in the second quarter put F-M further in control after it bolted out 6-2 in the opening period, with seven different Hornets earning multiple goals, led by Jack Shanley (four goals, one assist) and Mike Howe (three goals one assist).Pickard did find the net twice for C-NS, while Griffith, Cramer and Jason Meigs had one goal apiece. Cimino added two assists as Bartolo and O’Hara made 13 combined saves.With the loss, the Northstars fell to 5-9, still with games left early this week against Binghamton and Central Square as Liverpool (9-6) hosts West Genesee Tuesday, right before the Section III Class A playoff brackets would be revealed.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even though they both will find themselves part of the Section III Class A playoffs, the boys lacrosse teams at Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse will go there as challengers, knowing something special is needed for a championship.For Liverpool, the path is not as steep, as it demonstrated again in last Tuesday’s game against visiting Fayetteville-Manlius, where tremendous defense was not quite enough to turn back the Hornets in a 6-5 defeat.Neither side would produce much for long stretches of the game. For a while, this played to the Warriors’ advantage, for it was able to inch out in front, 4-3, by halftime against an F-M side it lost to 13-10 in April.center_img Tags: boys lacrosseC-NSliverpoollast_img read more

Mookie Betts signs 12-year extension with Dodgers, biggest in MLB history

first_img“That’s a good question,” Friedman said when asked what he thought the odds of re-signing Betts were at the time of the trade. “I knew how strong our commitment was.“I was hopeful that we would make a good impression on Mookie just with the communication and the people we have and just the culture that’s been created that Doc had done such a good job of creating in the clubhouse. I think that’s something you can tell right away. And so we were hopeful that he would get here and fall in love with it. We’d go out, late March, Opening Day, win a bunch of games, win the World Series and we’d end up kind of staying together.”The Dodgers had barely five weeks to make that impression — in Arizona, not Los Angeles — before the sport was shut down and players scattered, waiting out a quarantine that will delay the start of the season four months.Friedman said there had been some contract discussions in March but “obviously, the world kind of changed on us, which put things on hold for a while.” Talks resumed “five, six days ago” with Betts requesting that discussions end before the season started.Despite the limited exposure to the culture Friedman boasted about, Betts opted to make a long-term commitment to his new home.“I think just being here, the time I’ve been here, the people here made me feel so comfortable,” said Betts who spent the quarantine at his home in Tennessee, fishing, golfing and spending time with his 21-month old daughter.“The talent all up and down from the minor leagues, everybody in the front office from the owner on down is amazing. I think this organization is a well-oiled machine. I love it. I’m super, super excited to be a part of it for the next 12, 13 years — however many years it is. … I gotta bring some rings back to LA, for sure.”Betts’ use of the plural “rings” brought to mind LeBron James’ famous proclamation of multiple championships — “not one, not two, not three …” after taking his talents to Miami. Betts laughed off the comparison.“I gotta be Mookie Betts. I can’t be LeBron,” he said with a smile that should become very familiar to Dodgers fans over the next 13 years.Betts joins the Dodgers as a four-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and three-time Silver Slugger with the potential to become just the second player (after Frank Robinson) to win an MVP award in both leagues — and a strong endorsement from one of his new neighbors.“I’m excited for him. Shot him a text earlier,” Angels outfielder Mike Trout said Wednesday afternoon. “Being so close to him now, it’s pretty cool to have him out here.“Playing against him in Boston, was a teammate at a couple of All-Star Games — what a great person. I’ve never heard anything bad about him. … His game is unbelievable. I love how he plays. You never see him upset, always playing the game with passion, always smiling and always putting up big numbers every year.”There was some question about the salary numbers Betts could have put up this winter as a free agent in uncertain times. Teams are taking a financial hit with an abbreviated season in 2020 with the potential for depressed revenues again in 2021 if fans are still unable to attend games. A Collective Bargaining Agreement that will expire following next season added another unknown.Betts did reportedly get some protection, receiving a $65 million signing bonus and accepting low salaries ($17.5 million in 2021 and 2022) up front. A large portion of the salary is deferred for now and there are apparently no opt-outs or no-trade provisions.“From our standpoint back in March, if you would have said, ‘Hey Mookie wants to sign just a two year contract. He just wants to sign for 2021 and 2022’ — what we would have done in March and what we would do now would be very different,” Friedman said.“But I think from ownership on down, this just speaks to the faith we have in things getting back to normal. Obviously this is over a much longer period of time which helps in that confidence. And it’s really high once we kind of get through this. And fortunately when you go 12 years you have nothing but time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Just last week, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted to a valid fear — shared with many fans (and even analysts) — when he acknowledged “there were numerous times over the last few months I wondered if we’d ever see” Mookie Betts play a game in a Dodgers uniform.Before Betts even plays that first official game as a Dodger (Thursday’s delayed season opener), that fear has been put to rest. Roberts and everyone else can look forward to seeing Betts in a Dodgers uniform for years to come after the Dodgers announced that they had signed Betts to a 12-year contract extension Wednesday.The deal could keep the 27-year-old Betts in Dodger blue through the 2032 season when he will be 39 years old.The contract will take effect beginning in 2021 and reportedly pay Betts $365 million, making it the most lucrative contract in Dodgers history and the most lucrative extension in baseball history (surpassing Mike Trout’s $360 million deal with the Angels, though that was a 10-year deal). Betts will make $10 million this season (the prorated portion of his $27 million 2020 salary), making his commitment to the Dodgers a 13-year, $375 million arrangement.center_img “When you’re making an investment of this magnitude, you’re not just betting on the player’s ability,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “You’re also betting on the person, and with that we couldn’t be more comfortable to make that bet than on Mookie Betts.“Obviously, he’s an extraordinary talent. Mookie can impact the game in every facet. But I think what’s really stood out to us in our couple months of being around him, it’s just the work ethic, the burning desire to get better on a daily basis. I think the tone that he will set with that standard for our young players that are in our clubhouse now and also the ones that come up in the future will leave an indelible mark on this organization so you couldn’t be more excited.”This 13-year marriage is the product of a whirlwind courtship.The Dodgers traded for Betts (and David Price) on the eve of spring training, having swung and missed (to varying degrees) on attempts to give mega-million dollar contracts to free agents Bryce Harper, Gerrit Cole or Anthony Rendon over the past two winters and survived a near breakdown of the deal with the Boston Red Sox.They knew full well at the time that Betts could be a free agent this fall and had already turned down a 10-year, $300 million offer from the Red Sox.last_img read more

Friday May 29th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — Todd Ciochetto is leaving the NIACC women’s basketball program to be the head coach at Seward County Community College in Liberal Kansas. Ciochetto has spent nine years at NIACC, the first three being an assistant coach with the last six seasons being the program’s head coach. He’s accumulated a 153-46 record, winning three Region XI titles, including this past season’s team that was 32-1 and was the top seed in the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Ciochetto was named the Division II National Coach of the Year both by the NJCAA and World Exposure Report. Ciochetto takes over a Division I junior college program that has been to the national tournament five out of the last six years and won the national championship in 2002. THIS WEEKEND:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 2013 Class 3A state baseball championship — Clear Lake vs. Assumption of Davenport — 7:00 PM Friday nightAM-1300 KGLO —- 2015 Capital One Bowl — Iowa vs. LSU — 1:00 PM Saturday afternoon IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta still hopes Kinnick Stadium is full for the Hawkeyes’ season opener. Barta says they have looked at several different seating plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 1Barta says more than 36-thousand season tickets have already been sold and says attendance may depend on how confident fans are that they will be safe.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 2Barta says guidelines may change between now and the start of the season.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 3Barta says as things begin to open up he is feeling better about what the football season might look like.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 4Iowa is scheduled to host Northern Iowa in the season opener on September 5th. QUAD CITIES — The John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities has been cancelled due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the PGA Tournament’s effort to raise money for local charities is continuing. Last year “Birdies for Charity” raised a record of 13-point-82 million dollars.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 1That’s tournament director Clair Peterson who says as of now the charity program is being handled online.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 2The John Deere Classic was scheduled for July 9th through the 12th. IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the matchups for their women’s basketball challenge for the 2020-21 season, with Iowa State set to host South Carolina on December 6, 2020.“South Carolina coming to Hilton Coliseum will give our fans a chance to see the team that ended last season No.1 in the nation and will be there to start this season,” head coach Bill Fennelly said. “This adds another major test to what will be one of the toughest schedules we have ever faced.”The Gamecocks ended the 2019-20 season as the nation’s No. 1 team with a 32-1 overall record, with the Cyclones ending the season with a win over No. 2 Baylor on Senior Day.Every team from the Big 12 will participate, while 10 teams from the SEC will take part. The format features five home games on campus sites for each conference per year.The inaugural challenge was held in 2014. The 10-team format began in 2016. Last season, the Big 12 Conference won the Challenge 8-2 in the most lopsided in the series history. Iowa State claimed a win over Alabama on the road in 2019.last_img read more