Sports

July 28, 2021

OLEAN, NY — And then there was one: Olean. During the summer of 2021, the city will be the only municipality in New York State hosting a Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. In pre-pandemic times, Olean had been one of six municipalities in the state, and one of 35 to 45 municipalities ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Sports Locker has signed St. Bonaventure basketball star Osun Osunniyi to an endorsement and apparel contract. The Olean custom print and sports apparel shop announced the agreement Saturday on social media. According to the post, “Shoon Squad” apparel is available for sale ...

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BROOKLYN — Former St. Bonaventure University pitcher Connor Grey brought a no-hitter into the ninth inning Friday and picked up his first win for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets as the Cyclones defeated the Jersey Shore Blue Claws 6-1. Blue Claws centerfielder ...

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As the weather heats up, young people spend a lot of time outside swimming, biking and enjoying other summertime activities. Safe Kids Southern Tier New York reminded families in a recent news release "that kids should always wear a helmet when riding a scooter, skating, skateboarding or biking.

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Evan Weiner, a journalist who specializes in the business side of sports, discusses Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on compensation for college athletes, including the decision's potential impact on small colleges such as St. Bonaventure University, with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard ...

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Former St. Bonaventure baseball pitcher Connor Grey will join the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double A affiliate of the New York Mets. Grey’s contract was transferred from the Chicago Dogs of the American Association to the Mets organization, according to a press release from the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On a pristine summer day, George Carter came home, thanks to the generosity of a foundation and the big hearts of St. Bonaventure alumni. Carter, Class of 1967 and a member of the Bonnies 100th anniversary all-time basketball team, was laid to rest at St. Bonaventure ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On Nov. 18, George Carter, a member of the St. Bonaventure University’s Athletics Hall of Fame and the university's All-Time Basketball Team, died in Las Vegas. On Saturday, the 1967 graduate will return home. Through the collaborative efforts of people touched by ...

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Editor's Note: On the fifth anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death, TAPinto Greater Olean is re-posting our story about a St. Bonaventure University graduate who worked with Ali to promote his 1980 fight against Larry Holmes. ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Because his career transcended the world of sports, ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Barb Questa has been named interim director of athletics at the university, Dr. Joseph Zimmer, acting president, announced today. Deputy director of athletics since 2013, Questa is entering her 30th year as the senior member of SBU’s athletics administration team. She takes ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university’s contract with Director of Athletics Tim Kenney has not been renewed, Scott Eddy, St. Bonaventure’s assistant athletic director for athletics communications, confirmed Wednesday night. Kenney’s contract was set to expire May 31. Eddy said a decision on ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Fordham rallied back in the late innings to score a 14-12 victory on the final day of the 2021 season at Fred Handler Park. St. Bonaventure celebrated its senior class of eight graduates as part of Senior Day, and multiple members of the senior class made impacts in their ...

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TOLEDO, OHIO — Cole Peterson, who played shortstop for the Olean Oilers and the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies, was promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, Saturday. Peterson started the season with the Double A Erie SeaWolves. In three games for the ...

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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — The St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team’s season came to an abrupt ending Wednesday at the hands of the Monmouth University Hawks, 12-5, in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships. The Bonnies continued their streak of scoring ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The sixth-seeded St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team will be the underdog again this Wednesday when they go on the road to Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, New Jersey, to play the second-seeded Monmouth University Hawks in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic ...

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Olean and Portville football took care of business this past week with wins in each of their regular-season finales. With the wins, both teams qualified for the Section VI playoffs. Olean and Portville Football Reach the Postseason Olean football dominated Maryvale this past week with a 28-8 ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — When St. Bonaventure University hired Randy Mearns as the first head men’s lacrosse coach in program history in 2017, he said the goal was to get better every day. “Whether that’s what we are wearing on the bus trip, to what we’re putting in our bodies the night before, to ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The 2021 season has been a campaign of firsts for the St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team following a winless inaugural 2019 season and a canceled 2020 season. The team won its first game in program history in March and will make its first postseason appearance ...

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With one week remaining in the Section VI football regular season, Portville clinched a postseason berth while Olean needs a win to ensure a spot in the playoffs. Portville and Olean Football Continue Win Streaks The Portville football team clinched a spot in the Section VI Class D ...

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OLEAN, NY — A new ownership group that includes more than five members is preparing to take control of the Olean Oilers baseball team, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told TAPinto Greater Olean Sunday night.  The group includes former St. Bonaventure University baseball star and ...

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At the mid-season point of the Section VI girls volleyball season, Olean and Portville remain near the top of the standings and in search of regular season class titles. The unstoppable machine that is the Portville girls volleyball team took first place in Section VI Class C2 this week after ...

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Olean and Portville are off to hot starts in football and volleyball in Fall season II, while Allegany-Limestone is struggling in both sports. Olean and Portville Football Win as Allegany-Limestone Stumbles The Olean football team won its first game of the season this week due to improved ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Add one. Subtract one.  That’s how things have unfolded for the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program over the past 24 hours or so.  Oluwasegun Durosinmi, a junior college transfer, committed to the program on Thursday night. On Friday afternoon, Eddie Creal decided ...

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OLEAN, NY — A water fountain, a tire pump and a work stand complete with numerous tools for bicycle repairs is the latest feature on the Allegheny River Valley Trail.  Located near the trail's West State Street crossing, the repair station is a cooperative effort between the city's Department of ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Bonnies had an empty bench this time last week after two of their top reserves from this past season decided to enter the transfer portal.  But in recent days, the portal has helped the Bonnies’ roster more than it hurt it last week. Karim Coulibaly, who started 20 ...

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Hoops came first. Basketball was the first school sport to be played in the Greater Olean area since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, and, because of the close and sustained contact the game calls for, New York State labeled it high-risk. So, before high school basketball ...

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The Olean, Allegany-Limestone and Portville boys high school basketball teams made their presence felt during the Section VI playoffs but ultimately fell short of any sectional titles. Olean Boys Basketball The number four seed in the Section VI Class B1 playoffs, the Huskies reached the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Mark Schmidt has wasted absolutely no time adding to his roster.  Seven days after the Bonnies lost in the NCAA Tournament and three days after two bench players entered the transfer portal, a former three-star recruit and Atlantic Coast Conference talent has decided to ...

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OLEAN, NY — Sunday is supposed to be a rainy day. And that's the day for the final preview the Twin Tiers Disc Golf Club Nonprofit is offering before the permanent baskets are installed at Gargoyle Park. Five weeks ago in February, the first time the club invited the public to a preview ...

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At one point, Izaiah Brockington seemed primed to be the next St. Bonaventure basketball star — one with NBA potential. He showed flashes of that during his freshman season, but did not return for a second, option to take his talents to a much bigger school, Penn State. He has not surprisingly ...

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