Cazenovia, Chittenango boys tennis earn late-season wins

first_imgTeddy Williams, now paired with C.J. Monroe, won 8-1 over Paul Okhman and Ty Zych, with Joe Gesner and Andrew Peterson working together to beat Michaela Germain and Nate Hay 8-4.Then Cazenovia faced Westhill, and only got a single point in a 4-1 defeat to the Warriors, with Williams and Dan Gavilondo earning that point in an 8-3 decision over Noah Dematties and Kyle Hagrman.Two other matches were close, with Coughlin and Flannery taking an 8-6 defeat to Jackson Bradley and Ryan Rolince as Kalteski fell to Mike Ferrara by that same margin and Traian Cherciu lost, 8-4, to D.J. Caloia. Just before they both entered their respective Section III tournaments, boys tennis teams at Cazenovia and Chittenango found time to squeeze in more regular-season matches once the early-week rains stopped.Cazenovia met Onondaga last Wednesday afternoon and swept the Tigers 5-0, claiming each of the single-set matches that were races to eight games.Aiden Kalteski won 8-0 over Jake Massaro, with Teddy Coughlin taking a singles turn and topping Joe Massaro 8-2 as Liam Flannery got his own 8-2 victory over Adam Wood. Tags: Boys tennisCazenoviaChittenangocenter_img As for Chittenango, it played against Westhill last Tuesday indoors and lost, 5-0, unable to score more than two games in any of the single-set match races to eight. In singles, Nate Smith took an 8-2 defeat to Bradley.But the Bears turned around to sweep Phoenix on Wednesday, claiming one match 5-0 and the other 4-1. The sweep included Evan Edwards’ 8-2 singles win over Ryan Lange as Anthony Roberts topped Scott Barrington 8-0 and Smith handled Jeff Cooper 8-3.The other match with Phoenix had Chittenango prevailing in both of the doubles matches. Devon Hardy and Brian Schermerhorn had won 9-7 over Evan Baldini and Garrett Strang in the first match and, here, topped them 8-4 in a rematch, with Luke Dahlin and Noah Hardy routing Barrington and Josh VanGorder 8-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard sentenced to 10 years in prison

first_img Published on February 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday morning. Three weeks ago, Howard pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.The charges and sentencing stem back from an incident last April in which Howard stabbed two SU football players, Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield.Both Scissum and Winfield played this past season at Syracuse. Both also announced their intent to transfer at the end of the year. Winfield has since joined West Virginia. Commentslast_img read more

Retired referee Kotey calls for massive security at league centers

first_imgRetired referee Alex Kotey says improved security is urgently needed at the various stadia in the country during matches in the Glo premier league games if the standards of refereeing in the country will improve.Some Premier league referees over the years have been victims of assault at match venues and these have attracted various sanctions from the Ghana FA.Retired referee Alex Kotey in an interview with Nathaniel Attoh on Saturday’s Joy Sports Link show wants the Ghana Football Association to engage military personnel to compliment efforts of the Police personnel who are often overwhelmed by such incidents.“Over the years we have called on the Ghana FA that security at our various league centers are not that adequate enough and not just adequate but also not efficient,” said Kotey.“There are a lot of instances at our various stadia which clearly shows some of the security personnel are not performing their duties well and so when that happens it put the referees life at stake.“When you are officiating and you see things like that it becomes difficult to even concentrate on the game. “We must just identify the trouble venues and send Military men instead of sending Police Officers there,” he added.Asante Kotoko is currently serving home match bans following the violent behaviour of their fans in a game against Medeama SC at the Baba Yara Stadium.The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association also recently closed down Aduana’s Nana Agyeman Badu Park following physical assault on referee Solomon Mordey by fans of the club during last Sunday’s league match against Liberty Professionals.last_img read more