Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm
posted by Billie Owens in Sports, softball, GCC, Perry, Attica.

Press release:

The Genesee Community College softball program announced several additions to its recruiting class, signing seven local student athletes to letters of intent.

Grace Zandrowicz (Attica), Tatiana Draper (Elba), Mikayla Bush (Perry), Kennedy Lampart (Batavia), Samantha Tatarski (Pembroke), Katie Haefele (Pembroke) and Jaclyn Guzdek (Oakfield) will all join the Cougars beginning in the fall after recently committing to Genesee.

Tatarski earned a place on this spring's All-Genesee Region All-Star team and helped lead the Pembroke High School softball team to the sectional semifinals. She won 11 games on the mound and batted over .400 for the Dragons. Fellow Dragon Haefele will add to Genesee's corner infield, joining the Cougars as a third baseman after a season that garnered her All-GR Honorable Mention.

Guzdek, Draper and Zandrowicz were also named All-GR Honorable mention and will bolster the GCC offense and defense. Guzdek, also committed to the Genesee CC women's soccer program, played shortstop for Oakfield-Alabama High School on the diamond and goalkeeper on the pitch. Draper joins the Cougars outfield after playing right field for Elba's sectional championship team this spring and Zandrowicz, who was a member of the Attica High School volleyball team, played third base for the Blue Devils.

Bush was selected an All-Livingston County Athletic Association (LCAA) Division III All-Star as a catcher for Perry High School and also participated in the Exceptional Senior girls soccer game. Fellow catcher Kennedy Lampart will join GCC after helping the Batavia High School softball team to the sectional finals and 12 wins this spring.

Genesee graduates five sophomores from a team that advanced to the Region III-A Finals series this spring. The Cougars won 19 games and set the school record for most home runs (23) in a season and tied the mark for most doubles (66).

Genesee Community College athletics program endeavors to provide a quality and competitive intercollegiate athletics program consistent with the National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association (NJCAA) philosophy and the overall educational mission of Genesee Community College. Participation in collegiate athletics should be an extension of the total educational experience for the student athlete. The inherent philosophy emphasizes the athletic setting as a classroom used to teach character, commitment, work ethic, respect for differences, and the importance of sacrifice, teamwork, and cooperation.

For further information and pictures go to Genesee's Athletic webpage, which is updated regularly with game results, team rosters, photographs and information about Genesee's overall athletic program.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, hunting, Sports.

Press release

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) recently announced the Senate has once again passed a bill (S-2923) that will eliminate a requirement that hunters display and wear back tags while hunting in New York State. The legislation would amend environmental conservation law and eliminate confusion over hunting requirements. 

“The current law is not uniform and causes confusion for hunters,” Gallivan said.  “The back tag requirement only applies to some parts of New York State and is an example of a regulation that simply is not necessary. In fact, most states don’t require back tags at all.”

Currently, back tags are not required to be worn or displayed while hunting in the Northern zone and Catskill Park area of New York, but are required elsewhere in the state. New York is one of just two states that require the use of back tags, which lead to confusion among hunters, especially along New York’s borders.

The Senate passed the bill in 2015 and 2016, but it died in the Assembly. The measure will be sent back to the Assembly for consideration.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, hunting, fishing, Sports, DEC, announcements.


Press release, photo submitted

New features have been added to the New York Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife mobile app, say officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). 

The new E-license and Game Harvest features allows the user to:

    • report game harvests with a smartphone or mobile device while afield

    • create game harvest reports even when out of cellular range

    • access an electronic version of a current sporting licenses

    • share harvest reports with friends and followers on Facebook

To access the new features, users need only click on the HuntFishNY icon within the app. The New York Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife app can be downloaded on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or by going to the DEC website.

As a reminder, it is a legal requirement to report all deer, bear and turkey harvests within seven days of harvest.

DEC urges hunters to remember the hunting safety basics they learned in their sportsman education courses when going afield this spring hunting season. While statistics show that hunting in New York State is safer than ever, mistakes are made every year. Every hunting-related shooting incident is preventable.

Safety rules include:

    • Assume every gun is loaded.

    • Control the muzzle. Point your gun in a safe direction.

    • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

    • Be sure of your target and beyond.

    • DEC encourages hunters to wear blaze orange or pink. Wearing orange or pink prevents other hunters from mistaking a person for an animal, or shooting in your direction. Hunters who wear hunter orange are seven times less likely to be shot.

    • When hunting in tree stands use a safety harness and a climbing belt, as most tree stand accidents occur when hunters are climbing in and out of the stand. Also, never climb in or out of a tree stand with a loaded rifle.

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Sports, hunting.

Press release:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1. However, DEC's annual youth turkey hunting weekend is scheduled for April 22 and 23.

The youth turkey hunt for junior hunters 12 to 15 years old is open in all of Upstate New York and Suffolk County. DEC encourages experienced hunters to take a novice hunter afield this spring, whether the novice is a young person or an adult getting into the sport for the first time.

"Hunting is an excellent way to connect people to the natural world," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "Spending time afield with a new hunter is a chance to teach them about conservation, the environment, and wildlife. It's the perfect opportunity to put novice hunters on the path to becoming safe and responsible hunters."

DEC reports that the turkey population experienced reproductive success in the summer of 2015, and combined with relatively mild winters in 2015-16 and 2016-17, it is anticipated that the spring harvest will be up from last year and above the five-year average (about 20,000 birds). The estimated turkey harvest for spring 2016 was 18,400 birds, and nearly 6,000 junior hunters harvested an estimated 1,300 birds during the two-day youth hunt in 2016.

Details for the Youth Turkey Hunt on April 22 and 23

    • Hunters 12 to 15 years of age are eligible and must hold a hunting license and a turkey permit.

    • Youth 12-13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or adult over 21 years of age with written permission from their parent or legal guardian. Youth 14-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or adult over 18 years of age with written permission from their parent or legal guardian.

    • The accompanying adult must have a current hunting license and turkey permit. The adult may assist the youth hunter, including calling, but may not carry a firearm, bow, or crossbow, or kill or attempt to kill a wild turkey during the youth hunt.

    • Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to noon each day.

    • The youth turkey hunt is open in all of Upstate New York, north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary and across Suffolk County.

    • The bag limit for the youth weekend is one bearded bird. This bird becomes part of the youth's regular spring season bag limit of two bearded birds. A second bird may be taken only in upstate New York, north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, beginning May 1.

    • Crossbows may only be used by hunters age 14 or older.

    • All other wild turkey hunting regulations remain in effect.

Other details for the spring turkey season, May 1 through 31:

    • Hunting is permitted in most areas of the state, except for New York City and Long Island.

    • Hunters must have a turkey hunting permit in addition to their hunting license.

    • Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to noon each day.

    • Hunters may take two bearded turkeys during the spring season, but only one bird per day.

    • Hunters may not use rifles or handguns firing a bullet. Hunters may hunt with a shotgun or handgun loaded with shot sizes no larger than No. 2 or smaller than No. 8, or with a bow or crossbow.

    • Successful hunters must fill out the tag that comes with the turkey permit and immediately attach it to any turkey harvested.

    • Successful hunters must report their harvest within seven days of taking a bird. Call 1-866-426-3778 or report a harvest online at DEC's website.

For more information about turkey hunting in New York, see the 2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide or visit the "Turkey Hunting" pages at DEC's website.

New York has an extremely safety-conscious generation of hunters, largely due to the annual efforts of more than 3,000 volunteer sportsman education instructors. 

DEC suggests hunters follow the cardinal rules of hunting safety: assume every gun is loaded; control the muzzle; keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot; be absolutely sure of your target and what may be beyond it; and don't stalk. Set up with your back against a large tree and call birds to you. 

To find a sportsman education class in your area, go to the Sportsman Education web page on DEC's website or call 1-888-HUNT-ED2 (888-486-8332). To view a video on hunter safety tips, watch DEC's Hunter Safety video on YouTube (Link leaves DEC's website).

Turkey hunters in pursuit of that wary gobbler in the spring are ideally suited for monitoring ruffed grouse during the breeding season. Turkey hunters can record the number of grouse they hear drumming while afield to help DEC track the distribution and abundance of this game bird. To get a survey form, go to the Ruffed Grouse Drumming Survey web page on DEC's website or call (518) 402-8883.

To participate in DEC's Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey or other wildlife surveys, visit the "Citizen Science" page at DEC's website.

DEC has created a Hunting and Trapping Photo Gallery for junior hunters 12 to 15 years old, young trappers under 16, and hunters who have harvested their first big or small game animal. To share the first successful hunt, visit the photo gallery.

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:17 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, hunting.


File photo.

Trout season is officially open in New York State. There are 7,500 lakes and ponds, and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams for resident and visiting anglers to fish.

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) trout hatchery program will stock catchable-size trout in early April. Its website offers a list of stocked waters and the anticipated number of fish to be stocked in 2017. For more information, contact the Fisheries Office (716) 372-0645.

For information on buying a fishing license click here. The license is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Get ready for turkey season.

The Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey, April 22 and 23, is an opportunity for adults to mentor those 12 through 15 years old. Get the details on the Youth Turkey Hunt Web page. Regular spring turkey season begins May 1 and runs through the month. 

See the Turkey Hunting Web page for tips on enjoying a safe and productive time afield.

Nature Notes: Adult males, also called "toms" or "gobblers," have red, blue, and white skin on the head during the spring breeding display.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, announcements, education, Attica.

James Neary, of Attica, was among 12 Paul Smith's College athletes named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's All-Academic Team for success in the classroom this winter.

Neary, a sophomore majoring in integrative studies, participated in men's snowshoeing.

"Congratulations to our student athletes who are among the most successful in the classroom," said Athletic Director Jim Tucker.

Forty-nine  students earned the distinction this academic year.

To be nominated for the honor, a student athlete must be in good standing on the team, have completed at least 24 credit hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater.

Paul Smith's is the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Its programs - in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences - draw on industries and resources available in its own backyard. For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:31 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, tennis, Perry.

With last year’s record at 6 – 6, the Perry High School Yellowjackets Tennis Team return five starters from last season’s squad, who include: Daniel Elliott, Adam Nobbs, Noah Hare, and Briana Holderer, all are seniors, along with Cameron Campbell, a sophomore. A host of newcomers will battle it out for the remaining starting spots including: Mason Bush, Andrew Chenaille, Nathan Manning, and Lauren Manning, all are sophomores, and Michael Hockey, a freshman.

With lingering cold weather, snow and rainy conditions, there will be little opportunity for outdoor practices. The Yellowjackets will have to rely on their indoor practice sessions and hopefully the weeks before Easter break to work out their line-up kinks, says Coach Rick Steiner.

“The LCAA has some outstanding teams for 2017,” Steiner said. “In Division I watch for Livonia to be the team to beat with Dansville an up and coming team. Division II is always tough with Avon and York being the favorites.”

Rounding out the roster includes:

    • Diedra Hopkins and Faith Warner, both are juniors; and

    • Abby Bush, Nicole Cicero and Jacob Patrick, all are sophomores.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:51 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, hunting, Sports.

This information was provided by the Department of Environmental Conservation:

Of the more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), none tested positive last season, say officials with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Since 2002, the DEC has tested more than 40,000 wild white-tailed deer for CWD.

CWD is a highly contagious disease that affects deer, elk, moose and reindeer. It is always fatal and there are no vaccines or treatments available. CWD is caused by a misfolded protein called a "prion" that can infect animals through animal-to-animal contact or via contaminated environments. According to Scitable by Nature Education, misfolded proteins result when a protein follows the wrong folding pathway or energy-minimizing funnel, causing an error in protein conformation. Additionally, misfolding can happen spontaneously.

For wildlife diseases like CWD, prevention is the most effective management policy. There are several recommendations for both hunters and anyone that encounters deer that will prevent introduction of infectious prions, including:

    • Do not use deer urine-based lures or cover scents. Prions are shed in a deer's bodily fluids before the deer appears sick. Prions bind to soil and plants and remain infectious to deer that ingest contaminated soil. There is no method of disinfection.

    • Dispose of carcass waste, even from New York deer, into a proper waste stream either by putting butcher scrap in with your household trash or otherwise assuring it ends up in a licensed landfill. Landowners may dispose of their own deer on their property, but it is illegal for businesses such as butchers and taxidermists to dispose of waste generated from their business in any way other than a landfill or rendering facility.

    • Debone or quarter your deer before you bring it back to New York. This practice removes "high risk" parts such as the brain and spinal cord that could potentially spread CWD. If a whole intact carcass is brought in from a prohibited state, province, or any high-fence shooting facility, the person will be ticketed and the entire animal, including trophy heads, will be confiscated and destroyed. Meat, hide and cape, antlers, cleaned skull cap with antlers attached, finished taxidermy mounts, tanned hides, and clean upper canine teeth are permitted.

    • Do not feed wild deer or moose. Animals concentrated together can spread disease quickly. In the event of a CWD outbreak in New York, state agencies are prepared. DEC has an Interagency CWD Response Plan with the Department of Agriculture and Markets if the disease is detected in either captive cervids or wild white-tailed deer or moose. There are no documented cases of CWD infecting humans, but DEC urges caution when handling or processing CWD-susceptible animals.

"Preventing the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease in New York State is among DEC's top wildlife priorities. We're working hard to ensure the health of our deer herd and to protect the recreational and viewing opportunities deer provide," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "We recognize that hunters play an important role in keeping CWD out of New York, because the most effective way to protect New York's deer herd is to keep out CWD."

In 2005, CWD was found in captive and wild white-tailed deer in Oneida County. After intensive disease response efforts, no subsequent cases have been detected. In the 2016-2017 surveillance period, 2,447 samples were tested from hunter-harvested deer and 102 clinical deer that appeared sick or abnormal. DEC partners with meat processors and taxidermists to obtain samples each year.

For more information on CWD, visit DEC's website.

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, hunting, fishing, Sports, DEC.


Press release (file photo):

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing four free sportfishing days be added to complement the state's existing free sportfishing days. DEC is seeking public comments on the proposed changes. The days are based on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's signed legislation in 2014 authorizing additional statewide free fishing days.

First established in 1991, free sportfishing days allow New York residents and non-residents to fish for free without a fishing license at any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

The free events give people who might not fish a chance to try the rewarding sport at no cost, introduce people to a new hobby, and encourage people to support the sport by purchasing a New York State fishing license.

The proposed additions are:

    • Presidents Day Weekend (the weekend immediately preceding Presidents Day in the month of February) – These two days generally coincide with winter recess for schools, making it ideal for families to try ice fishing.

    • National Hunting and Fishing Day (one day) – Takes place annually on the 4th Saturday in September and links to events taking place nationwide. Fishing at this time of year is generally good for many species, including fall salmon fishing in the Great Lakes tributaries.

    • Veterans Day (one day) – Fishing is considered one of the most therapeutic outdoor activities, making it an excellent tribute to veterans and those currently serving in the military. Cuomo specified Veterans Day as a free fishing day in 2015, and this proposal would make it a permanent free fishing day.

In addition, to avoid confusion concerning the existing free fishing days in June, DEC is proposing the regulation be changed from "the weekend which includes the last Saturday in June," to the "last full weekend in June."

Defining specific free fishing days allows DEC to more effectively promote these days well in advance of their occurrence, ultimately increasing public participation. Furthermore, having a designated set of free fishing days allows those planning vacations around these dates to do so without issue.

Public comments will be accepted through May 6.

Comments can be sent to the address Joelle Ernst, NYSDEC Division of Fish and Wildlife, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12233-4753 or emailed to - enter "Free Sportfishing Days" in the subject line.

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:31 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Sports, hunting, DEC.

Press release:

The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents. This is the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958.

"Hunting is a proud tradition in New York State that continues to be safely enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors each year," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "The trend of declining hunting accidents is proof that our Sportsman Education Program is working, thanks in large part, to the efforts of the 3,000 volunteer instructors that teach our hunter safety courses every year."

Of the 13 hunting-related shooting incidents in 2016, seven incidents were self-inflicted and six incidents involved more than one person. In 2015, there were 23 incidents. In 1966, there were 166 incidents, 13 of which were fatal.

Despite these low numbers, there were four fatalities in 2016 -- two two-party incidents and two self-inflicted incidents.

"While hunting is safer than ever, accidents can still happen," Seggos said. "It is important to remember that every hunting-related shooting incident is preventable. We urge every hunter going afield this year to wear hunter orange. It's the smart thing to do."

This year's report indicated that eight of the people involved in multi-party incidents were not wearing hunter orange.

With approximately 500,000 licensed hunters spending an estimated 10 to 15 million days afield each year, New York continues its trend of declining hunting-related shooting incidents. The incident rate (incidents per 100,000 hunters) has declined almost 80 percent since the 1960s. The past five-year average is down to three-and-one-half incidents per 100,000 hunters, compared to 19 per 100,000 in the ‘60s.

DEC encourages hunters to follow the primary rules of hunter safety:

    • Assume every firearm is loaded;

    • Control the firearm muzzle in a safe direction;

    • Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire;

    • Identify your target and what is beyond; and

    • Wear hunter orange.

DEC's Sportsman Education Program is mandatory for all hunters. The program was introduced in 1949 and has significantly reduced the number of hunting incidents. Beginning in 2016, DEC instituted new course homework requirements for all hunter and trapper education courses. Students are now required to review course materials and complete homework prior to attending classroom and field sessions.

The new homework portion of the course provides an introduction to the subject and enhances students' understanding of the course material. DEC offers all courses free of charge. The Sportsman Education Program is always looking for interested individuals to volunteer their time to help students take the first step in developing the skills and knowledge to be better hunters and trappers.

Only incidents involving firearms, bows, and crossbows are included in the annual report. Incidents involving falls from tree stands or hunter health-related issues are not included. Investigations of all hunting-related shooting incidents are undertaken by DEC's environmental conservation officers.

For more information on taking a course, becoming an instructor, and on the 2016 Hunting Safety Statistics, visit the Sportsman Education Program Web page on DEC's website.

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 9:46 am
posted by Howard Owens in letchworth, Sports.


Pole vaulter Nate Crane is a team of one for Letchworth, so he trained with Batavia indoor track team this season.

In the pole vault he placed sixth in the NY Federation and fourth among state competitors at the state championships at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island. He cleared 14' 6" and will compete next weekend at the Indoor National Championships at the Armory in Manhattan.

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Press release:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) welcomes angler observations as it begins its angler diary program on the Genesee River in Allegany and Wyoming counties. 

The diarist program aims to record dates for trout and bass fishing trips on the Genesee River from the Pennsylvania line downstream through Letchworth State Park from March 1 through Oct. 31.

"Angler participation in this program is greatly appreciated and will help us to evaluate the Genesee River's fishery quality," said Regional Fisheries Manager Mike Clancy. "This is a great opportunity for anglers to contribute observations and help shape future fishery management actions."

Those who fish the Genesee River (even once) and are able to contribute observations by keeping a fishing diary for DEC can contact the Region 9 Fisheries Office at (716) 372-6372 or via e-mail at

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:36 am
posted by Howard Owens in Perry, Sports, basketball, news.


If the Perry Yellowjackets win a sectional title this Friday, it won't be because Oakfield-Alabama didn't work hard to try and spoil their so-far-undefeated season.

The Hornets were in the game, played in Avon, until halfway through the final quarter when foul trouble took two starters off the court and Perry was able to finally pull away for a 78-63 win.

The Yellowjackets are a bigger team with Tyler Cowie, at 6' 3", 180 pounds, and Dan Elliott, 6' 4", 190 pounds, in the post, and a nearly unstoppable shot creator in Austin Croll at guard, but O-A got into their heads early, disrupting their offense with tight, aggressive coverage that led to several turnovers on steals, penalties and mental errors.

"What I noticed is a lot of teams kind of backed off them, hesitant or concerned about getting blown out, but we can’t back off," said Hornets Head Coach Ryan Stehlar. "We have to use our speed, our defense, and our intensity, so I wasn’t going to change our game plan. If we were going to go out, we were going to go out our way."

The Hornets had a lead of 16-13 at the end of the first quarter and 32-31 at the end of the half. Perry jumped out early in the third quarter, led most of the way and were head by about by five points early in the fourth quarter when O-A rallied a bit to get a single-digit lead with about five minutes left. That would be the Hornet's last lead of the night. 

"I've seen them several times this season and those guys play hard," said Perry Head Coach Phil Wyant. "We knew it was gong to be tough. They scrap, they battle, they play a lot of guys who can put it on the floor and are willing to shoot and that presented a tough match-up, especially when they’re making tough shots."

Reice Woodward and Dalton Carlsen fouled out and either because that took some defensive pressure off the Yellowjackets, or O-A fatigue or just the great talent on the Perry team, the Yellowjackets quickly pulled away and never let the Hornets get back in the game the rest of the way.

Cowie finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds, and nine blocked shots. Croll scored 24 points.

"Austin and Tyler, not only are they great players, but they do whatever it takes to find the open guy, make a play for a teammate, and get it done on the defensive end," Wyant said. "They were down there guarding two of their better players. Yeah, Austin and Tyler, I'm glad they're on our team, that's for sure."

Also for Perry, Spencer Owen scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds.

For O-A, Tylor Ohlson scored 18 points, including hitting three three-pointers. Woodward scored 15 and Carlsen scored 15.

Perry faces Cuba-Rushford on Friday for the Section V Class C title. 

"We know it's going to be a tough challenge," Wyant said.









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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:08 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, announcements, Perry.


Front row, from left: seniors Alysha Jones, Iesha Cole, Brittnay Woodworth and Emma Humberstone.  

Back row, from left: Autumn Baker, Morgan Laraby, Taryn True, Gipsie Prickett, Coach Cheryl Hayes, Danielle Frazier, Brice Blackmore, Rachael Hinz and Ashlee Safford.

The Perry Varsity Cheerleaders competed Feb. 17 at the LCAA League Championships held at Caledonia-Mumford.  

In Division 3, First Place went to Perry, Second Place to Geneseo, and Third Place went to Keshequa.

Senior cheerleaders were also afforded a chance to compete individually. The top three cheerleaders from this competition will represent Livingston County in the Ronald McDonald game. 

Perry’s own Lesha Cole took First Place with a near-perfect score of 209 out of a possible 210.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, events, hunting, fishing.


Press release (photo submitted):

This weekend is the first of several free fishing days in New York State for 2017. 

The free fishing days open up the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds, and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams to all resident and non-residents to fish without a license.

While fishing is permitted without a license, anglers are reminded that fishing regulations remain in effect during these days.

Additional free fishing days include:

    • June 24-25;

    • Sept. 23 – National Hunting and Fishing Day; and

    • Nov. 11 – Veterans Day.

New to ice fishing? Check out the Ice Fishing chapter of DEC’s  I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing for information on how to get started with ice fishing. 

Additional information, including tips on ice fishing safety and a list of waters open to ice fishing, can be found at DEC’s ice fishing Web page.

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, events, Perry, wrestling.



Photos by Ron Strain​.

Gilead School of Discipleship, Perry, established its first Varsity Wrestling team this year.  

Ryan Caudill (99) triumphed this past Saturday at the Section V Class B Sectional Tournament at Keshequa CS. He finished first, over Kade Slayton, of Avoca, as Gilead’s first ever Sectional champion; Silas Guesno (106) finished third.

Both are moving on to the state qualifier, today and tomorrow in Brockport.  

A total of 16 schools competed in the Section V Class B sectionals.  

Information submitted by Eric Caudill.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, Perry.

The Perry High School boys basketball team jumped out to a big 23-8 lead and never looked back Tuesday night in their game against Pavilion.

The final score was Perry 70 Pavilion 41.

Austin Croll led all scorers with 25 points and 3 assists.

Owen Spencer had 8 points with 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals.  

Tyler Cowie scored 17 points with 10 rebounds.

Pavilion was led by Caleb Milligan with 10 points.

Information submitted by Richard Steiner

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, Perry, basketball.

The Perry High School girls basketball team beat Pavilion’s team by a score of 43  –  37 Wednesday night.

Rachel Evans sunk her free throws to ice the win over Pavilion. Marissa Hare was a key player on both ends of the floor. 

“We played a hard physical game tonight. It's not easy playing back to back but everyone came together for a team win. I'm very proud of the girls heart and drive they played with tonight,” said Perry girls coach Courtney Kingston. 


Perry Scores 

Hare 12 points, 4 rebounds 

Kelly 2

Pascoe 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists 

Evans 11

Szwaczkowski 2


Pavilion scores

Milligan 4

Mickel 2

Schrier 3

Schroeder 3

Davis 14

Moore 9

Cianci 2


Perry 5-13 (2-6 division) 

Information submitted by Courtney Kingston

Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm
posted by Howard Owens in Sports, wrestling.


Class BB results:

 99  Justin Smith (MW) > Hunter Kurtz (CG) decision 4-3
106  Bradley Cheek (CG) > Muskon Monger (Warsaw) fall 1:09
113  Christopher Graham (CG) > J.J. Smith (WC) decision 8-1
120  Chad Toal (BB) > Andrew Englerth (LR) fall 5:57
126  Nicholas Young (Alexander) > Zach Flaitz (CG) decision 7-3
132  Dane Heberlein (Alexander) > Chase Runfola (Letchworth) decision 8-6
138  Mason Gray (Warsaw) > Kaul Runfola (Letchworth) fall 3:13
145  Andrew Norrison (MW) > Erik Balys (HK) decision 3-0
152  Mario Vazquez (ER) > Jeremy Browe (HK) decision 3-1
160  Noah Grover (Warsaw) > Zach Hamilton (Addison) fall 1:29
170  Matthew Gaiser (Alexander) > Braxton Leary-Hart (HK) technical fall 15-0
182  Will Thompson (BB) > Derrick Busch (Alexander) major decision 11-3
195  Chase Toal (BB) > Mark Sabins (WC) decision 8-4
220  Adam Walter (BB) > Jimmy Gross (AG) decision 3-2
285  Dominic Eriksen (NRW) > Brendan Marsocci (BB) default 2:18

Individual results for Class BBB not available.

We also received these results from Perry:

The Perry Varsity Wrestling team had a successful weekend at the sectional tournament.  They finished third as a team out of 16 teams. Eleven yellow jackets qualified for the super sectional tournament by placing in the top six at sectionals.  

1st Place
Cole Leitten 106
Jeff Uveino 195
Edwi Romo 220
3rd Place
Tyler Uveino 113
Brock Conaway 145
Mason Bush 152
Blake Wolfanger 160
5th Place
Austin Uveino 152
6th Place 
Gabe Bucknam 99
Tucker True 132
Jacob Francis 138
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Sports, cheerleading, Perry, announcements.



Photos submitted.

Both varsity and modified cheerleading squads from Perry High School took First Place at the Greater Rochester Cheer & Dance Competition Jan. 28.  

Modified A3 team members include: Kendra Willard, Angel Vasquez-Slon, Tiana Cowie, Kadence Herrmann, Trinity Parker, Natalia Muolo, and Liana Ilardi. They are coached by Kristin Newville. 

Varsity 4 team members include: Iesha Cole, Alysha Jones, Emma Humberstone, Brittnay Woodworth, Ashlee Safford, Brice Blackmore, Morgan Laraby, Rachael Hinz, Gipsie Prickett, Danielle Frazier, Taryn True, and Autumn Baker. They are coached by Cheryl Hayes.


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