Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WKTV - Sports

Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel
BEREA, Ohio - Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.

Whitesboro, Proctor among teams opening training camps
WKTV - Training camps are underway for all fall sports in New York State, including football. Among the teams getting started Monday morning were Whitesboro and Proctor.

Comets to host Flames at Kennedy Arena
Utica Comets President Robert Esche has announced that the club will host a preseason contest at the John F. Kennedy Civic Arena in Rome, NY on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

UC heads abroad
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The season may be three months away, but the Utica College Men's Hockey team will be back on the ice this week, playing overseas.

UC camp continues with first practice in pads
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica College football team put on the pads for the first time Saturday as their training camp continued.

More than 500 attend funeral service for Kevin Ward Jr.
(WKTV) - The auditorium at South Lewis Central School in Turin was filled on Thursday. It was a standing room only crowd of more than 500 for the funeral service of 2012 graduate Kevin Ward Jr..

Section III hosts first ever football media day
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Section III held its first ever preseason football media day at ES-M High School Tuesday, just six days before the opening of training camps.

Olczyk named UC assistant coach
UTICA, N.Y. - Utica College men's hockey Head Coach Gary Heenan named Eddie Olczyk as the new assistant coach of the Pioneers on Tuesday.

Cox to host Otesaga Pro-Am Sept. 2
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - New HOF inductee Bobby Cox will be returning to the Birthplace of Baseball on September 2, to host the annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open ad Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.