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posticon Football Cats Blank the Storm

Sports | Friday, November 08, 2019 | By Steve Lehr Print
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For consecutive years of participation in the single division of Section IV 8-man football the Lansing Bobcats find themselves advancing to the divisional championship which crowns the winner as the Section IV champion as well. The Newfield Trojans (5-2) went to Elmira and defeated the Elmira Notre Dame Crusaders (5-2) at their home stadium the same Friday game day Lansing shutout the Unadilla Valley Storm 34-0.

The chilly but dry evening drew a respectable crowd to cheer on the Cats for their last home game. Lansing’s Kevin Patt recovered a hard low onside like kick to start the game near mid field. This set up a 10 play drive and Brad Lehr took it in from 7 yards out off right tackle and Tristan Lyndaker notched the point after kick for a 7-0 lead.

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posticon 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Sports | Friday, November 08, 2019 | By Breanne Beighto Print
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The Lansing Central School 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class includes Angela Ellis McLennan, Kim Van Pelt, Caitlin Wright, the 1998 Girls Softball Team and the 2007 Boys Bowling Team.

Angela Ellis McLennan was a three-sport star in swimming, basketball and softball. She lettered five times as a swimmer. McLennan helped the LadyCat swimmers to five consecutive Section IV Class D championships. She played for Stuart Dean’s LadyCats basketball team, lettering twice while helping them to a two-year record of 35-9, winning an IAC Small School Championship. She was a three-time letter winner in softball as well as a three-time IAC all-star. McLennan was a NYS All-State selection twice, as a catcher and again as a shortstop. As a senior, she helped Lansing to the Section IV Class D title before losing in the State Regional finals to Brocton.

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posticon Are You a Sports Reporter?

football1We'll Make This Simple: We do not have the resources to cover sports, but you can help.  Lansing loves sports.  Our kids work hard and deserve the recognition.  So we do what we can, which is provide a venue for parents, coaches, fans or players to spend a short time writing bout our wonderful Lansing teams in school and in the Town Recreation Department.

Why We Need You: By the numbers we know our readers love to read about Lansing sports.  During the Varsity season the Sports page is as popular as our News and Around Town pages.  But with one staff reporter for all topics in our small publication the only way we can cover sports at all is if volunteer writers send in reports.

We would love to expand our sports coverage to reports on club sports, more Rec Department sports news, and other schools that Lansing students attend, such as Ithaca High School, club teams, or New Roots High School.

Coaches: We get many wonderful articles from coaches who have been really great about taking the time to write up theoir team's accomplishments.  If you are a coach, we love getting sports news from you!

Contributors don't have to be coaches. The Star welcomes contributors of all ages from students to seniors.  The great benefit of having a parent, a student, or any interested person writing about a sport is that you speak the language of the sport and therefore you can connect to readers much better than our one harried reporter could ever do.

Writing a sports article doesn't have to be hard.  While we do work with a style guide,
the basics are simple.  Our writing guidelines can always be easily found at

The many Varsity coaches that have contributed to the Star have been outstanding in this regard.  Individual contributors, often parents of the players, have contributed over the years and have provided amazing in-depth coverage of Lansing athletes.  The Lansing Star is also grateful to Geoff Wright, who has generously advertised on our Sports page since the Star began publishing, just to support sports in Lansing.

Coverage in the Star gives our hard working athletes the recognition they deserve, and your contributions make them and you stars in the community.  For students the opportunity to be published in a local professional newspaper is valuable when you are compiling your resume to get into college, or looking for a job.  For parents its a way to showcase your kids and their teammates.  For any sports fan it's a great expression of your love for our local teams.

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