Sports

September 17, 2020

OLEAN, NY — Virtual meetings and events have become the “new norm” for the Greater Olean area. The 10th Annual Corporate Challenge will be no exception. Instead of teams gathering on the same day, Corporate Challenge sponsors, the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and the Olean High School ...

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Jaren English, Ann Lehman and Latoya Pierce will represent St. Bonaventure University on the Atlantic 10 Conference Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Duquesne University President Kenneth Gormley announced formation of the commission on Tuesday. Gormley and La Salle ...

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OLEAN, NY — Seventy-one runners took part in the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Allegheny River Running Fest half-marathon Saturday. Dale Flanders of Allegany finished first among the men with a time of 1:21:26. Tops among the women was Angela Colomaio of Olean with a time of ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — One SBU student-athlete tested positive for coronavirus during last week’s initial screening of approximately 320 athletes and a handful of athletics staff members who work closely with them.  According to a statement issued by the SBU athletic department, the individual ...

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Marques Green laughs about it now. In a serious manner, though.  The 5-foot-7 guard wore shorts that nearly hung over his shoe tops and a jersey so big it could fit two people at once. The way he wore his uniform in the early 2000s as a Bona basketball standout was his preferred style for the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt said he didn’t know what Zoom was until March 20.  After the coronavirus shut down the 2019-20 college basketball season before it could end, he was forced to learn.  And until his players arrived back on campus ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure men’s and women’s basketball players have returned to campus for summer workouts.  Players on the men's team returned July 18 and 19; women's team players returned on Sunday. A few obstacles stand in the way before all players can begin workouts, ...

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz called it a rare occurrence.  Each time he has stood at a podium since March to address the media, most of the discussion and questions have been about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, however, he had other important news to talk about: the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The joy of playing and watching sports has been replaced by commercialism, a St. Bonaventure University faculty member wrote in a paper posted by the Jandoli Institute Tuesday. “Sports in western culture are one and the same with the media that delivers them to audiences,” ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Players on the university's men's basketball team are expected to return to campus on July 18 and 19 for offseason workouts. The women's team members are expected to return on July 25. News of the basketball players' return schedules was reported in The Buffalo News on July ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — Baseball fans won’t be able to enjoy the Major League All-Star game this summer, but they can get a taste of America’s pastime by visiting the Pfeiffer Nature Center Eshelman Property at 1420 Yubadam Road in Portville this month. The first game began July 4. A second game be ...

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In a new TAPinto Greater Olean podcast, reporters Michael Hogan and Jeff Uveino discuss the latest news about former St, Bonaventure University basketball star Jaylen Adams, who is getting another crack at the National Basketball Association.  Neil Olshey, president of basketball operations for ...

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Jaylen Adams is on his way to another crack at the National Basketball Association.  ESPN’ Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign the former Bona Basketball standout as a replacement player for the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida.

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OLEAN, NY — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will go ahead with its Chamber Golf Classic at the Bartlett Country Club July 13, following COVID-19 regulations for golf courses in New York State. Those regulations include no rakes in bunkers; flag sticks kept in hole; ball washers not on ...

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Former St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball standout Jaylen Adams is heading back to the NBA, according to ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. "The Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign guard Jaylen Adams as a substitute player to replace Trevor Ariza, sources tell ...

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The Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, will enter Phase 4 of the state’s reopening process Tuesday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement during a coronavirus briefing Monday. “Phase 4 is ready for Western New York tomorrow, so we are excited about that,” ...

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TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Connor Griffin speaks with high school athletes and coaches about the cancellation of spring sports. Griffin’s guests include: Allegany-Limestone boys track coach Mike Wilber; Cuba-Rushford’s boys tennis coach Jeffery Howe; Olean High School softball player ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Safe Kids Southern Tier New York Coalition is conducting a Safe Summer Bike Helmets program in collaboration with emergency medical services and police departments in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties. “The coalition is excited to be able to support the program,” ...

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 OLEAN, NY - On East State Street, Bradner Stadium will stand empty this summer.  On April 27, the Olean Oilers announced the team would not play baseball this summer. On Tuesday at 5 p.m., the New York Collegiate Baseball League made it official and canceled the 2020 season, making gthe ...

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OLEAN, NY — The 13th annual Gus Macker basketball tournament, scheduled for the first weekend of June, has been postponed until June 2021 as a safety precaution for the COVID-19 pandemic. Olean has been a local host of this nationwide three-on-three basketball tournament for 12 years in a row, ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The St. Bonaventure Golf Course announced it will allow golf beginning Tuesday, but with restrictions for adherence to safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Golf Association received clarification last week from Empire State Development that ...

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Major League Baseball was slated to start its season three weeks ago. The Olean Oilers, a summer collegiate baseball team, was supposed to begin play in late May. For now, all sports have been put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.  But a tweet from New York Collegiate ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On the other end of a March 31 phone call, the university's head baseball coach Larry Sudbrook’s voice was filled with enthusiasm.  A day earlier, the NCAA voted to grant an extra year of eligibility to student-athletes in spring sports whose seasons were cut short due to ...

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As part of its decision to grant spring student-athletes an extra year, the NCAA has changed a few Division I baseball rules.  According to a CBS Sports article by R.J. Anderson, the NCAA has decided that returning baseball seniors will not count against the 35/27 limit in 2021. Previously, ...

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In these early days of spring, 30 Major League Baseball teams would have broken camp by now. Thursday was supposed to be Opening Day. The season, filled with so much possibility, was on the brink of beginning.  Amidst coronavirus concerns, the MLB has ground to a halt. First spring training and ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure junior outfielders Tyler Kelder and Brendyn Stillman crushed a combined 10 home runs in a span of three games to start the 2020 season in February.  Manager Larry Sudbrook had never seen anything like it in his 33 years on the job.  Days later, though, he ...

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BROOKLYN, NY — The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team did not use Brooklyn Nets locker room facilities or the game court at the Barclays Center before the Atlantic 10 tournament. Four Nets’ players have tested positive for the coronavirus, Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s senior NBA insider and ...

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PORTVILLE,  NY —  The Portville varsity softball team's spaghetti dinner scheduled for Thursday evening has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus state of emergency and closing of the school. For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's ...

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CUBA, NY – Upon the recommendation of the New York State Department of Health, Saturday morning basketball for Cuba-Rushford elementary school students in grades 3 through 6 has been postponed. The notice was posted on the Cuba-Rushford Central School Facebook page. For more information on ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Atlantic 10 Conference announced that it has canceled all remaining spring sports. The decision follows one made earlier on Thursday by the NCAA to cancel all remaining winter and spring championships.  Bernadette McGlade, commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference, ...

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