August 8, 2009


Local briefs

ELMIRA — Cortland’s Jeff Brown finished a shot off the lead as the two-day Central New York PGA Junior Tour Championship concluded on Friday.
In the two rounds played at the Elmira Country Club and the Mark Twain Golf Course, Brown was the first round leader in the Boys’ 15-18 Division after an opening 73 on Thursday and finished with a 78 for a 151-stroke total.
Max Koehler of Trumansburg took the title with a 150 score, with rounds of 74-76. That 150 score was matched by Doulgas Fernandez of Ithaca with rounds of 76-74.
Derek Bard of New Hartford and Aidan Fuller of Syracuse shared first place in the Boys’ 14-15 Division with 154 strokes apiece. Brett Conger from Freeville was in 15th place with 173 and Groton’s Michael Grieger 16th with a 181.
Other age group winners were Michael McIntosh of East Syracuse in the Boys’ 12-13 Division with a 167, Rebecca Studin of Ithaca in the Girls’ 15-18 Division with a 159 and Gabriella Bautista of Endicott in the Girls’ 12-14 Division with a 170.

The Village of Homer Recreation Football program will be having registration sessions this coming Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. They will take place at the Homer Recreation Dept. offices located at 53 South Main St.
The program is for players in Grades 2-7. There will also be sign-ups for cheerleading in that same age group and for a flag football league for kids from Kindergarten through Third Grade. For more information contact Jeff Lewis at 607-749-2161.

The Northeastern Football Alliance game between the Cortland Bulldogs and Syracuse Shock being hosted by Tully High School is next Saturday night, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. An earlier item published here indicated the game was this evening.
The 1st and 10 Football Club is sponsoring the contest, with proceeds going to the Tully High football program. There is an admission charge, with all high school players wearing a jersey admitted free.

The Cortland County Youth Hockey Association will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. next Sunday, Aug. 16, at Applebee’s on Route 13.
Tickets for the event, the proceeds of which will benefit the CCYHA, will be available at the door or by contacting Julie Randall at

The annual NFL/Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barry School athletic fields. The Cortland County Family YMCA is again hosting the event.
The Punt, Pass and Kick is open to all boys and girls ages 8-15. Participants get a chance to advance to regionals being held during a Buffalo Bills NFL game this season. For more information contact the YMCA at 607-756-2893.

All student-athletes wishing to participate in a fall varsity or junior varsity sport at Homer Central will need to have a physical before starting practice. Physicals are scheduled for Aug. 12 and 13 in the high school nurse’s office starting at 8 a.m.
There will be a last chance day for the Trojans as well Aug. 20 at 8 a.m., but be advised that is after the first official day of football practice Aug. 17. All other JV and varsity sports begin practice Aug. 24 at Homer.

In a late-reported Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch League softball outing from Thursday, King Sub finished up a 13-11 regular season in the National Division with a 17-6 win over Friends.
Tony Bates homered and drove in five runs with a 4-for-4 bat while Bob Gable chipped in with three hits for the winners. The playoffs are scheduled to start on Tuesday.
, with Grand Rental Station/Gable Inn in the American Division and Ivan’s in the National Division the top seeds.