Friday Flick 1.17 – Say hello to Courtney Green!!!!

More college moving in stuff – my ‘other daughter’ grabbed some air time recently at Clarkson University. Some background – I had the opportunity/privilege to coach Courtney for several years (AAU hoops, CYO hoops, CYO soccer, club soccer, etc.). We have been through many battles together. For those of us in the Rochester area, mark […]

Frozen Pond Diary: Opening Week

A Clipboard exclusive – we get an inside look at North American Junior hockey through the eyes of Mike Gionta. While playing for the Queen City Steam of the Central States Hockey League, Mike will share his weekly experiences with the Clipboard. He doesn’t mind being called the cousin of Brian or Stephen, but on […]

Catching up with Pat Urckfitz

The transition has gone smoothly for Pat Urckfitz. “It is everything I expected.” The former Webster Yankee used those few words to describe his adjustment from an amateur to professional baseball player. “It has been a real positive experience with good fans and good fields,” continued Urckfitz. “The community is welcoming.” “When they see you […]

504 miles to Victory Parkway

I’ve been given a new perspective on life. After dropping off the eldest daughter some 500 miles from home at Xavier University, suddenly my concerns about sports and favorite teams have a somewhat diminished value. Xavier University: Home of the Musketeers…or Muskies for short. I guess that makes me a ‘Muskie Dad’. I’m tryin’ that […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 8/18 – 8/24

Many of us had given up the USA Women’s soccer team for dead. What with losing 4-0 to Brazil in the most recent World Cup. Then their leading scorer and Rochester native, Abby Wambach, going down with a broken leg. When the women opened the Olympics with a loss to Norway, it was almost expected. […]

Muoio nabs first-team honors

Good things come to those who wait. Just ask Steve Muoio of the Webster Yankees. While four of his teammates garnered in-season recognition from the New York Collegiate Baseball League, Muoio led the Webster nine in a handful of offensive categories. In the end the Webster native received the notoriety he so deserved. The NYCBL […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 8/11-8/17

I tried to imagine the reaction if I did NOT nominate Michael Phelps for my POTW. For instance if I chose …let’s say…Usain Bolt, would I create a public outcry? 8 gold medals, and the world records to boot earns my POTW. Congratulations Michael Phelps. Who gets your POTW?

Performance of the Week (POTW) 8/4 – 8/10

On the opening weekend of the Olympics Michael Phelps grabs my POTW. Yeah the wonder boy in speedo won his first of what should be many gold medals (he will probably merit another POTW before he’s done), but his POTW came on the medal stand. As Phelps stood there basking in the glow of the […]

Webster Yankees: 2008 season at a glance

Whether they realized it or not, Dave Brust’s 2008 Webster Yankees spent their summer proving a theory of Branch Rickey. It was the former St. Louis Cardinal and Brooklyn Dodger general manager who once declared, “Baseball is a game of inches.” On the surface the Yanks’ record of 17 wins and 24 losses seems like […]