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I think it’s easy to take for granted the people who have influenced you along the way. Parents, teachers, coaches, friends, mentors. This marathon is great opportunity for me do something meaningful for Chris and to show him how much his support has meant to me.

GREIGSVILLE — For those who have watched Riley Stella compete in sports during his high school career — whether on the football field, basketball court or the baseball diamond — nobody had more fun competing with his teammates than the 6-foot-4 York senior.

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BERGEN — In many ways there has been no stronger tradition in Genesee Region sports the Byron-Bergen volleyball program. Oftentimes champions, always contenders, the Bees have been at the top of the league standings and sectional tournaments for close to two decades.

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OAKFIELD — When the Oakfield-Alabama/Elba football program made the change from the 11-man game, one constant that allowed it to find immediate success was the presence of captain Dylan Rykert, who helped lead the Aggies to two-straight championship seasons in the first two years of Section …

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ALEXANDER — Alexander senior Taylor Fletcher had made herself known to Trojans athletics long before this spring. A multiple-year varsity starter for both soccer and basketball, Fletcher was set to enter her fourth varsity campaign for softball. Yet even with this season being taken away by …

ATTICA — For Attica High School senior Emily Tait, she had already been an accomplished athlete before heading into her final year with the Blue Devils. Yet it was a rather last-minute decision that could have possibly reshaped her further athletic career.

LATHAM — Local coaches are both “disappointed” and “heartbroken” over Friday’s news that NY schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, meaning any chance of spring sports making a return won’t happen.

MEDINA — For the Medina baseball team, the cancellation of the NYSPHSAA spring season was a gut punch. Coming off of a season in which they finished 21-3, won the Section VI Class B Title and advanced to the state final four, the Mustangs were primed to take their success to another level in 2020.

It was an impressive decade of softball for the Cal-Mum Lady Raiders and head coach Dan Dickens finishing with 180 victories against just 47 losses (.800 winning percentage) along with five sectional titles and one trip to the NYS title game where they fell 8-6 in the 2016 Class C finals aga…

ORCHARD PARK — For the Bills, selecting quarterback Jake Fromm at pick No. 167 in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft was something that was simply too good to pass up. Although Buffalo already came equipped with bona fide third-year starter Josh Allen and a quality backup in veteran Matt …

COOPERSTOWN — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously to cancel 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend events as a result of health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.