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Christopher's Challenge to hold 10th Annual Basketball Tournament and Bone Marrow Drive

Christopher’s Challenge, a Webster-based charity which does work in the area of bone marrow transplants, is hosting its 10th annual eastside basketball tournament on January 11 through 13.

Games will be played at St. John Fisher College, the Webster Recreation Center, Bishop Kearney and Spry Middle School. Sixty-five teams are expected to participate in the tournament.

In addition, a bone marrow drive will be held on January 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Fisher. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 in good health is able to join the registry. The typical fee is $100, but Christopher’s Challenge will cover the cost.
All funds from the tournament will be donated to Christopher’s Challenge.

Webster Turkey Trot will close at 5,272 participants

YellowJacket Racing, along with Fleet Feet Sports is producing the 41st Webster Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning at Webster Park.

The trot is at 10:00am.  This event began in 1972 as a simple Cross Country workout for the Webster Cross Country Team. 

The Webster Turkey Trot is well over past records and has over 4100 participants and is expecting to close for the first time ever at 5272 participant cap.  There are two distances offered, the  “4.4 Miler” and the “2.5 Miler”.

YellowJacket Racing is offering FREE Shuttle service from Willink Middle School, Webster Thomas HS and now Klem Road North & South to the park and back with 20 busses available.  There is also drop bag service so individuals can have warm gear before and after the race, plus using the RFID Bib Chip Timing System called Jaguar. 

Webster resident takes fifth place in regional Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge

Webster resident takes fifth place in regional Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge


In September, Cuneyt Vardar participated in Henderson Ford’s local Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge and won for his age group. Winners were invited to a regional competition in Ohio where top performers from each local competition competed for the regional title.

Churchville-Chili and Webster Thomas to play for Girls' Class AA Section V Championship

The Churchville-Chili Saints and Webster Thomas Titans will face each other in the Girls' Class AA Section V Championship Game Wednesday Night.

The game is at 7:00pm at Webster Schroeder High School.

The Saints advanced to the finals by defeating #1 seed Fairport Red Raiders last Friday on a second half goal by senior Carly Zimmerman and a great defensive effort by the Saints defense and senior goalie Karley Renehan.

The Titans advanced to the finals by defeating #2 seed Hilton Cadets last Friday in a match that ended in second overtime.


Scholar Athlete of the Week 10/16: Penfield's Christian Amering

enfield senior Christian Amering carries a 93 average and hopes to pursue a career as a civil engineer.

Christian Amering, Penfield Scholar Athlete, said, “I'm looking at RPI, Clarkson, Penn State, WPI.

I like the idea of building things and the design process. I took a civil engineering class that interests me.”

Amering also uses those skills as an Eagle Scout. For community service, he designed benches at Ellison Park. He also works at Wegmans. All that while being a three year varsity starter for the school’s soccer team. His older brother is his role model.

Amering said, “I saw him win states four years ago and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”

He is captain and enjoys his leadership role.

Amering said, “I like to encourage my guys and make them better, a better play so they can benefit from it.”

Right now, he’s relishing the end of his high school career and preparing for the next step.

"Dough Raiser" to Support Wayne Volleyball October 15 and 16

The Wayne Central Volleyball Booster Club invites the community to dine out at UNO Chicago Grill in Webster on October 15 and16.

A percentage of sales on these days will support fundraising efforts for Wayne’s Volleyball players.

Penfield HS pep rally to be held Friday

Students at Penfield High School will take part in the school’s Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, September 28. The rally will feature class versus class contests including Tug of War, Human Ski Ball, Mixed Relay Race, Faculty Four-Legged Race, Sneaker Pile Race and cheering contests.

The homecoming football game against Webster Thomas is at 2 p.m. on Saturday.