The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team couldn’t overcome a slow start Tuesday, falling to Onondaga Community College in straight sets. The Panthers drop to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the MSAC.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team evened its record on the year with a 1-0 win over Columbia-Greene Community College Tuesday in Dryden. The win, which snapped a two-game skid, improves the team’s record to 2-2. Columbia-Greene drops to 1-6.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team earned its first win of the season Saturday, beating Cayuga Community College in straight sets to close out a day of three Region III matches. The Panthers dropped the first two matches, both in straight sets, to Jefferson Community College and Onondaga Community College. As a result of the day’s action, the Panthers are now 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Region III competition.
A goal in the 86th minute of play was the only score of the game Saturday as Erie Community College handed the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team a 1-0 loss. The loss drops the Panthers to 1-3. Erie improves to 3-1.
Playing at home for the first time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team came up just short, losing 1-0 to Erie Community College. The loss leaves the Panthers with a record of 1-2 on the year while Erie improves to 3-1 with the win.
The second week of the new cross country season found the Panthers taking part in the Oneonta Airfield Invitational, hosted by SUNY Oneonta. Racing in a strong field made up almost entirely of four-year schools, the Panthers had four runners cross the finish line, including three runners that posted better times than last week. Robert Brehm (Groton/Groton H.S.) was the first Panther, running a 32:28 on the 8k course, nearly matching his time from last week (32:27). Brehm was the 35th individual runner.
The first road trip of the season brought the Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team to the home of one of the top teams in the region. Playing at nationally ranked SUNY Broome, the Panthers were swept 3-0 to fall to 0-2 on the season. Broome is now 7-2.
Tompkins Cortland Community College alum and former professional baseball player Billy Crowe has been named the new head coach for Panthers baseball. Crowe replaces Ryan Stevens, who had been the head coach the past five years before leaving for the same post at Wells College.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men?s soccer team opened its home schedule in style Sunday, posting a 3-0 win over Niagara County Community College. The Panthers are now 1-2 while Niagara falls to 0-4.
History was made Saturday as the first cross country team ever fielded by Tompkins Cortland Community College took part in the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College. Six Panthers ran in the field of 50 runners, with Robert Brehm (Groton/Groton H.S.) taking the honors as the first Tompkins Cortland runner to ever cross a finish line, finishing in 14th place with a time of 32:27 on the 8k course. The race was won by Hunter Brignall from Finger Lakes with a time of 28:26. Finger Lakes took the team title with a score of 55; Tompkins Cortland was seventh with a score of 163.
With a roster featuring nine freshmen, it was expected that the start of the season would be a learning experience for the 2019 Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team. The process started on Wednesday with the Panthers hosting Corning Community College for the season opener. While the Panthers lost in straight sets, the hope is that the team can take some positives from the night and look for better results in the future. Corning had already played a match before Wednesday’s match with the Panthers – the Red Barons are now 1-1 on the year.
The first weekend of the season for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team ended with a 3-1 loss at North Country Community College Sunday. The Panthers are now 0-2 while North Country improves to 2-3.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team finished its season-opening weekend trip with a 1-1 record after dropping Sunday’s game at North Country Community College. The 6-0 loss followed Saturday’s 2-1 win over Clinton Community College, leaving the Panthers at .500 on the young season. North Country improves to 3-1 with the win.
For just the second time in the last six seasons, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team has opened the season with a win. Playing against Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, the Panthers got two goals from freshman Cristina Torres (Ellenville/Ellenville H.S.) to beat the Cougars 2-1. While it was the first game of the season for the Panthers, it was the third game of the year for Clinton. The Cougars are now 1-2.
The new season got off to a sluggish start for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team as the Panther lost 4-1 on the road to Clinton Community College on Saturday. It was Clinton’s first win in three games this year.
An information meeting for anyone interested playing intercollegiate softball at Tompkins Cortland is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 at noon in the VIP Room on the second floor of the Athletics Facility. This meeting is for any student interested in playing for the Panthers this year.
If you are interested but can't make the meeting, get in touch with Coach Kinsman in the athletics office.
An information meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Panthers women's basketball team will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at noon in the hallway outside the gymnasium (in the Athletics Facility). This meeting is for all returning players as well as any student interested in playing for the Panthers this year. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, get in touch with Coach Stevenson in the athletics office.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Panthers baseball program should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from Noon to 12:30 p.m. in the BorgWarner Morse TEC Field House. Stop by or call the athletics office if you can;t make it to the meeting or have any questions.
Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for the second straight year; it was the first time honored for Kimberly Duda (Homer/Homer H.S.), Jessica Fisk (Waterloo/Waterloo H.S.), and Ryan Foody (Tully /Tully H.S.).
Cortland High graduate Emilie Sherwood is the latest addition to the Panthers women's basketball recruiting class. Sherwood has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers starting this fall.
Nine Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Kimberly Duda (Homer/Homer H.S.), Jessica Fisk (Waterloo/Waterloo H.S.), Ryan Foody (Tully/Tully H.S.) Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Marcus Gonzalez (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Erin Harkenrider (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Lakayla Ford has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent to join the Panthers women's basketball team for the 2019-20 season. Coach Dave Stevenson says the graduate of Nellie Thornton High School in Mount Vernon can play several positions on the floor, calling her a good defender who can score.
Panthers Softball Head Coach Maranda Kinsman announced Reilly Record has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers. The Cortland High senior is expected to play both softball and basketball for the College during the 2019-20 seasons.
Joseph Tummino (Homer/Homer H.S.) has been voted the Defensive Player of the Year by coaches in Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). In addition to being the leading vote-getter on the Region’s Glove Team, the freshman was also named to the All-Region second team. All the voting is done by the coaches of the 17 teams in Region III.