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Snowmobile season delayed

Snowmobile season delayed

We got a little bit of snow overnight, but if you’re thinking about hopping on your snowmobile for a little winter fun, think again.

Most trails aren’t open yet and snowmobilers are itching to get out.

A.J. Heilgman wishes he could ride his snowmobile, but instead, it’s just sitting in his driveway in Webster. “Our sledding season has been pretty dismal at best. Nobody has really done any riding.”

The meager 2-4 inches the Webster area has gotten so far this winter just hasn’t been enough. 

“I like to see 3-4 inches of snow, but we would really like to see 8-9 inches to save the farm fields and the crops,” said Heilgman.

Heiligman is the snowmobile trail coordinator for the Ridge Runners, a snowmobile club in the Webster area. “The entire club is, they’re all itching to get out.

Pen-Web Rotary recruiting players for 2nd Annual Snow Much Fun Charity Tournament

The “Pen-Web” (Penfield-Webster) Rotary Club is accepting entries for its Snow Much Fun softball tournament to be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Webster Town Hall on Ridge Road in Webster.

The event benefit the club’s literacy project.

More than 80 athletes and spectators played and cheered for their favorite teams in six inches of snow last year.

The registration fee is $200 for a team of 10-15 players or $20 for individuals if registered before Jan. 23. The fee also includes a continental breakfast and hotdog/hamburger lunch. There is no admission charge for spectators; however, lunch is $9 for volunteers and visitors.

Players may form their own teams or indicate at registration that they’d like to be placed on one. Each team must have 10-15 athletes including at least two female players.

For more event information, visit: www.PenWebRotary.org/softball or contact: Derek Meixell at derek@meixell.com or (585) 368-8161.


Scholar Athlete of the Week 12/13: Penfield's Gaylen Fronk

Penfield's Gaylen Fronk is special. Her 99-average places her fourth in her class but it's her attitude about learning that sets her apart. “Mostly it's intrinsic because I want to do well because I enjoy being successful at school and I know that doing well in school is going to give me the best opportunity to be in college and after that.”

She enjoys moving at a faster pace in the classroom. Her honors and AP classes are her normal course load -- math, history, languages, reading, you name it. “For me it's important to have a high level of discussion in the class so having intellectual peers around me in class is more enjoyable because when we talk it's a high level discussion.”

Her athletic abilities are also at a high level. She has played club volleyball since the seventh grade, varsity since she was a sophomore. “It's a really connected team sport.

A Night to Remember Tyler Putnam

A Night to Remember Tyler Putnam

The Irondequoit High School and Webster Schroeder hockey teams along with fans and families will gather on December 1 to honor Tyler Putnam.

Tyler was an outstanding local youth hockey player and student at Irondequoit High School. He died of meningitis in July 2011.

Jerseys will be sold at the game to raise funds for the Tyler Putnam Foundation and the Tyler Putnam Scholarship Fund.

The celebration will be held before the first Irondequoit home game on December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Hockey Arena.

Webster Turkey Trot sets a new record

More than 4,000 people came out for the 40th annual Webster Turkey Trot, which set a new record for number of runners.

The runners really get into it. One runner was dressed in a white suit.

The race has followed the same course since it began in 1972.

Webster Turkey Trot expected to exceed 4,500 participants

More than 4,500 runners are expected to take part in the 40th Webster Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning at Webster Park.

This event was started in 1972 by former coach Jim May as a simple cross country workout for the Webster Cross Country Team. 

This year, more than 4,500 runners are expected, which makes this event the second largest running event in the Rochester region after the Corporate Challenge.

Runners can take part in the 4.4 mile race or the 2.5 mile race.

Because of the record number of runners, there will be a third location shuttle location.

Schroeder soccer drops heart-breaker in State Class AA final

Schroeder soccer drops heart-breaker in State Class AA final

The Webster Schroeder 2011 boys soccer team set the bar high for following teams to match.

"We set some marks this year," said Schroeder coach Dave Urbanski on Sunday night after the team arrived back home from Middletown. "You can't go much higher unless you win the state championship,"

The Warriors (20-2-1) ended the season in the State Class AA final, but came up short as Hicksville (Section 11, 18-1-2) won 1-0 to claim the state trophy.

"We scouted Hicksville," Urbanski said. "They play a contrasting style. They're big and physical. They knock the ball deep and put tons of pressure. With their size, they create opportunities on every single cross.

"We had our plan, and we definitely outplayed them in the first half," Urbanski said. We outshot them 5-1. We had a chance on a free kick.