- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:15
- Written by MEGHAN HAYES
CALEDONIA— The Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders defeated the LeRoy Knights earlier today by a score of 8-6.
“It was a good team win,” said Red Raiders pitcher Brady Sass. “We got to 5-0 in the league, got 2 games up on LeRoy, and now we are 11-1 on the year, so far.”
Sass finished pitching in the fifth inning, allowing seven hits, two walks, and one run. He finished with a total of 11 strikeouts, three coming in the first inning.
LeRoy scored their last five runs in the top of the seventh inning. Marcus Mistersaro hit a three-run home run, to bring the score to 8-6.
“Tonight’s a night where we didn’t bring our A-game,” said Red Raiders head coach Todd Walker. “But, we still managed to get by.”
Caledonia-Mumford will play Alexander this Friday at the University of Rochester at 7:30.
“We are going to try to get another win against Alexander this Friday," Sass said.
- Published on Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:40
- Written by COREY UPRIGHT
CALEDONIA — The host Caledonia-Mumford boys’ basketball team showed their offensive prowess with a 91-52 victory over Oakfield-Alabama, in the opening round of the 9th annual Cal-Mum Boys’ Basketball Christmas Tournament, earlier tonight.
From the opening tip, when Kyle Kline scored after only two seconds on an uncontested layup, Cal-Mum pushed the tempo, forced turnovers and converted them into fast break points.
Each starter for the Raiders finished with double-digit points, led Madison Suhr’s team- high 15.
“We have been getting a lot of easy buckets in transition off our defense,” Cal-Mum head coach Dan Dickens said. “We aren’t complaining about getting easy buckets. When we can get layups, we are going to take them.”
For as many good shots Cal-Mum took, their defense forced just as many bad shots from Oakfield-Alabama. After keeping the game manageable in the first quarter, Oakfield-Alabama only scraped across nine points in the second quarter, as Cal-Mum opened up their lead to 51-19 at half.
From halftime on, it was smooth sailing for the Red Raiders. Every player for Cal-Mum saw the court which allowed Dickens to rest some of his starters for their next game less than twenty-four hours from now.
With the victory, Cal-Mum will advance to championship game of the tournament to face York. Earlier in the evening, York defeated Wheatland-Chili by a score of 59-47. This will be the fourth consecutive year these two teams will face-off in the championship game. York has won the previous three match ups.
“We haven’t had too much success in the last three against York,” Dickens said. “But we have most of the guys back from last year’s team and hopefully we will have the home-court advantage tomorrow.”
Oakfield-Alabama will play in the consolation game against Wheatland-Chili prior to the championship game. The Hornets hope to get a similar performance out of Hunter Spiotta who had a game-high 25 points and seven three-pointers in the losing effort against Cal-Mum.
- Published on Friday, 15 February 2013 00:43
- Written by JOHN CROWTHER, TOM HENNESSY
Caledonia — After trailing after the first quarter, 18-17, the Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders turned up the defense and executed offensively to defeat the visiting Perry Yellowjackets on senior night, 74-53.
Senior guard Steve Gaffney led the way for the Red Raiders with 24 points 12 rebounds and 4 assists, while forward Kyle Kline added 18 points and 5 rebounds. While both teams performed well early, it was the Raiders who kept up the pace.
Yellowjackets senior guard Anthony Ricotta scored 13 points in the first quarter, keeping Perry in the game, but only managed 10 points for the final three quarters as the Red Raiders defense made adjustments.
“We had to keep an eye on Anthony (Ricotta)a little better there after the first quarter, but we tried some different things and put some bigger guys on him and did a much better job,” Red Raiders head coach Dan Dickens said.
“I thought we were a lot more patient after the first quarter but we always managed to make our shots,” Dickens said.
Cal-Mum (16-2) clinched the #1 seed in the Class C2 sectional bracket and will play the winner of Campbell-Savona and Red Jacket on February 22, while 6th seeded Perry (13-5) will take on 11th seeded Red Creek Tuesday evening.
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 23:45
- Written by CHRIS GRAHAM
CALEDONIA — After starting the season 4-0, The Cal-Mum Red Raiders suffered their second consecutive defeat, losing 22-12 to the Perry Yellowjackets at home.
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2013 23:41
- Written by MEGHAN HAYES
CALEDONIA — It was an impressive contest tonight between the Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders and the Avon Braves. Both teams have had solid seasons, and only one was going to come out on top. The beginning of the fourth quarter is when the Red Raiders got the lead and began to pull away, winning 59-45.
“We made some adjustments against their zone in the second half,” said head coach Dan Dickens, as a response to tonight’s game. “We went out and got 40 points in the second half, that’s what we are capable of doing every night.”
The halftime score was low, 23-19, with the Braves holding the lead. The turn-around for the Red Raiders was about half way through the third quarter. Madison Suhr was fouled, making both free-throws. This brought the score to 30-27, with the Braves still leading. Shortly following this, Kurtis Haut was fouled only making one of his foul shots and then getting the ball back and sinking a three-pointer, bringing it to a one point game, 32-31.
Steve Gaffney then hit a long three, giving the Red Raiders their first lead since the first quarter. Zach Mauw for the Braves responded by making all of his free throws when he was fouled at the three point line. With merely seconds left in the third quarter Will Van Auken made a bank shot causing Red Raiders to come out on top for the third quarter, 35-34.
With four minutes left in the fourth, the Red Raiders were up by 9. To solidify the win, Tyler Hite got a technical foul after fouling out with two minutes left in the game. Kyle Kline hit both foul shots, to seal the victory.
Zach Mauw led the Braves with 19 points, but Kyle Kline played an amazing game tonight, having a total of 17 points for the Red Raiders.
“Defense was a big part of it, defense and rebounding; they were the biggest part of this game. We just had to stop them from scoring anymore points,” Kline said.
Caledonia looks forward to a big game away against York, Wednesday at 7pm.
- Published on Thursday, 27 September 2012 23:23
- Written by SARA KENNEY
GENESEO – The Lady Raiders dominated the Blue Devils earlier today, using their relentless offense to win the game 5-0.
Despite Cal-mum’s struggles with possession, they scored two goals in the first half. Their passing improved in the second half, leading to 3 more goals.
“We weren’t really sharp in the first half with passing, but we talked at half time, made our adjustments and we came out with more enthusiasm in the second half, put a couple more goals in and played a little better,” explained Cal-mum’s head coach Chad Schalk.
The Lady Blue Devils fought as hard as they could, but with only one sub, they just couldn’t finish. Both teams were physical but Geneseo’s fatigue led to rushed offensive attempts, allowing Cal-mum to control the ball for the majority of the game.
Cal-mum will travel to Warsaw for their next game on Saturday at 11. Geneseo is hoping to turn around their luck on Saturday at 11 against Mt. Morris.
- Published on Saturday, 26 January 2013 01:18
- Written by reporters
CALEDONIA — After trailing 19-13 after the first quarter, the Cal-Mum Red Raiders bounced back to defeat the Gananda Blue Panthers 66-53 in a Section V basketball matchup.
Cal-Mum’s trap defense and 2-3 zone led to a number of Gananda turnovers and easy transition baskets for the Red Raiders, which its up-tempo offensive thrives on.
Steve Gaffney led the way for the Red Raiders, pitching in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Kyle Kline added 14 points and 8 rebounds, and sophomore Will Van Auken notched a double-double, adding 10 points and 10 rebounds.
“We stuck together and we really like to get out and run the floor,” said Steve Gaffney. “I found [Kline] in transition a couple times, and we really liked to push the ball down the court.”
With the win, the Red Raiders (12-1) remained tops in Section V Class C2. Cal-Mum will play at second place Geneseo Tuesday night. The Blue Panthers drop to 7-5, and will travel to North Rose-Wolcott Tuesday.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:17
- Written by JEREMY HUDAK
- Published on Saturday, 19 January 2013 15:30
- Written by TOM HENNESSY
LeRoy—The Cal-Mum Red Raiders JV team battled back to beat the LeRoy Oakton Knights, 49-45, in a Livingston County matchup.
Cal-Mum scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, after only scoring 15 points in the first half.
“We went down and we were down for most of the game until about the fourth quarter. The kids dug in hard and manned up,” Cal-Mum head coach Dan Hartford said.
Although in foul trouble most of the game, Jake McEwen led the Raiders with 11 points, while Josh Neff added 8 points of his own.
“We went man the rest of the game and made some big shots as well as some good adjustments throughout the second half. The kids showed a lot of heart and got it done,” Hartford said.
- Published on Friday, 21 September 2012 23:07
- Written by CHAD EATON
CALEDONIA— The Red Raiders defeated the Dansville Mustangs 42-25 on an eventful homecoming.
It was an old fashioned grind-it-out football game from the start, but The Raiders were determined to keep their winning streak alive.
"They were a dangerous team, keeping us on our toes," said Cal-mum's head coach John Walther.
Kyle Preston started the action with a 10 yard pass to Will Vanauken for a touchdown early in the first quarter. Kurtis Haut was the man of the hour with an impressive 162 rushing yards on 10 carries with 4 touchdowns.
"We definitely all played as one unit tonight, were like a family to each other," said Haut. "If it wasn't for my offensive line playing their hearts out, none of this would be possible."
An impressive night from a high powered offense led by Mike Nevinger, who added a hard earned 159 yards on 18 carries with 1 touchdown for the raiders. The Raiders keep their hopes alive of an undefeated season with a record of 4-0 and will face the Avon Braves next Friday at 7:30.
- Published on Saturday, 12 January 2013 01:05
- Written by COREY UPRIGHT
PERRY — In front of a standing room only crowd, the Cal-Mum Red Raiders were able to outlast the Perry Yellowjackets, 79-77, in three overtimes in what will be known as a classic game, earlier tonight at Perry High School.
A matchup between the top two teams in both Livingston County Division II and Section V Class C2, Cal-Mum used a balanced attack to grind out the victory over the Yellowjackets.
“Everyone came together at the end and got the job done,” Cal-Mum guard Kurtis Haut said.
After the opening tip, it did not seem like Cal-Mum was going to need to come together at the end to get the victory. The Red Raiders took control early, led by Kyle Kline’s quick seven points, keying the Raiders to a 12-5 lead with 4:27 left in the first quarter.
Cal-Mum then extended their lead in the second quarter to 10 points. However, Livingston County’s top scorer and Perry senior guard, Anthony Ricotta, was not going down without a fight.
With under three minutes remaining in the first half, Ricotta had a 7-0 run of his own to bring Perry back within three at halftime. Then, when the teams returned from their locker rooms, Ricotta continued his hot shooting, hitting a deep 3-pointer to cap Perry’s 14-0 run, which gave them their first lead of the game at 34-30.
“He (Ricotta) is one heck of a player,” Cal-Mum head coach Dan Dickens said. “He is a scorer and so smooth. You don’t score as many points as he does unless you put the time into it.”
On Cal-Mum’s side, their top scorer, Steve Gaffney, was having a tough time getting open looks. Because of limited touches caused by face-guarding by the Yellowjackets, Gaffney was held scoreless most of regulation as both teams battled down the stretch.
Picking up the slack for Cal-Mum was Haut, Kline, and starting point guard Madison Suhr, who all finished in double-figures in points. However, it was Gaffney who tied the score at 53, by sinking the front end of a 1-and-1 with 12.1 seconds remaining in regulation, eventually leading to overtime.
In extra time, it was more of the same for Ricotta who scored opening baskets in all three overtime periods for Perry. However, Cal-Mum was the team with the lead heading into the final minute of the first two overtimes. But Perry fought back time and again.
With a three point Cal-Mum lead in the first overtime, Suhr missed two free throws. Then on the ensuing trip, Perry’s T.J. McGinnis, drained a three to tie the game at 63 and send it into double overtime.
Again up by three late in the second overtime, Suhr fouled Ricotta shooting a 3-pointer. Suhr, the main ball-handler for Cal-Mum, fouled out of the game and Ricotta made all three foul shots to send the game to triple overtime, with the game tied at 72.
“We did not do things to close out in the first two overtimes,” Dickens said.
“When Madison fouled out I thought we were done,” Gaffney said. “He had been bringing the ball up for us the entire game up to that point.”
Early in the third overtime, it seemed Cal-Mum squandered their chances of victory. Ricotta opened with five consecutive points while Cal-Mum could only manage one successful free throw by Justin Wade.
However, Gaffney decided it was Cal-Mum’s turn to battle back. With 1:26 remaining, Gaffney finished a layup in the lane to cut the lead to 2. Then after a defensive stop, Gaffney dished to Haut for another layup tying the game at 77.
Another overtime seemed inevitable. Both teams had players cramping up and made shots were hard to come by. However, Gaffney knew all he needed was one more basket.
With 10 seconds remaining, Gaffney drove the lane again, finishing with his left, putting Cal-Mum in the lead 79-77. A third consecutive defense stop then sealed the victory for the Raiders.
“To come out with that win, being down four in triple overtime is huge,” Dickens said.
Haut led Cal-Mum with 21 points, while Kline finished with 18, Suhr with 15, and Gaffney with 11.
Not to be overlooked was the performance by Anthony Ricotta. In the loss, Ricotta led all scorers with 45 points and 6 made threes.
Cal-Mum improves to 8-1 with the victory while Perry falls to 9-2. These teams will matchup again on Valentine’s Day in Caledonia.
- Published on Sunday, 02 September 2012 18:41
- Written by JOHN CROWTHER
DANSVILLE — On a beautiful sunny day, the Cal-Mum Red Raiders CYFL senior team defeated the Dansville Mustangs 42-28 at Babcock Park.
The Red Raiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring on their first two possessions. Touchdown runs by Kyle Raniewicz and Bubba Leach put Cal-Mum up 14-0.
“It was a really fun game,” said Leach, who led the Red Raiders with three rushing touchdowns and also returned an interception for a score. “We played well.”
The early lead would turn into momentum, as Cal-Mum scored four more times and managed to hold off a late rally by the Mustangs.
“It was a good game, both teams played hard and hopefully the kids had fun,” said coach Gary O’Donoghue.
The junior Red Raiders defeated the junior Mustangs 30-8 earlier in the day, led by a strong defensive game.
The Red Raiders play Warsaw next Sunday at home, while the Mustangs have a bye week.
- Published on Saturday, 05 January 2013 12:02
- Written by COREY UPRIGHT, JOSH WILLIAMS
CALEDONIA — After a disappointing loss in the finals of their own Christmas tournament, the Caledonia-Mumford boys’ basketball team bounced back with a victory over Letchworth, 60-19, earlier tonight, on their home court. Cal-Mum (7-1), who suffered their first loss of the season to the York Golden Knights a week ago, got back to their winning ways.
The Raiders defense shinned throughout the game, causing a multitude of turnovers by Letchworth which led to easy baskets in transition. Steve Gaffney took advantage of those turnovers to continue his torrid scoring streak. The senior guard had a game-high 16 points, nearly equaling the total for Letchworth’s entire team.
If you did not get the chance to attend the game, or watch the live Genesee Sun broadcast, go to tv.geneseesun.com to watch a replay of tonight contest in its entirety.
- Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 23:14
- Written by JOHN CROWTHER
CALEDONIA — Caledonia-Mumford began its 2012 football season with a 19-7 win over the Wayland-Cohocton Eagles in a Section V matchup.
The Red Raiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring two unanswered touchdowns, the first on a 23-yard run by Joe Cappotelli.
"We played really good," said running back Mike Nevinger.
After a turnover by the Eagles deep in their own territory, quarterback Kyle Preston threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Will VanAuken, but the extra point failed.
The Eagles responded just before halftime, scoring their only points of the game.
Cal-Mum dominated the run game, led by Nevinger, who ran 27 times for 150 yards.
“The line went really hard and opened up holes for us all day,” said Nevinger. “It was pretty good.”
The 1-0 Red Raiders will play Bishop Kearney on the road, while the Eagles will play at home against Livonia.
Second-year head coach John Walther was pleased with the victory. “They played hard the entire game, and I couldn’t ask for anything more.”