Sunday Sports: Watertown Rapids prepare for 2021 return

It’s been a quiet summer on the diamond at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds with the Watertown Rapids cancelling their 2020 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball season.

  Mel’s Sports History: Roggie does it on both sides of the ball

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

  Anglers praise Bassmasters event in Clayton

  Mel’s Sports History: Robert Mushtare

  Mel’s Sports History: the Rocco Canale story

  2nd checkered flag worth the wait, Reome says

Continued Coverage

  North County Sports Hall of Fame announces class of 2020

  Sunday Sports: Canadian Chris Johnston takes home SiteOne Bassmaster Elite title

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

  Saturday Sports: Day 3 of SiteOne Bassmaster Elite in the books

  Friday Sports: Checking in half way at Clayton’s Bassmaster Elite

  Mel’s Sports History: Jo Storms, outstanding on the soccer field

  Bassmaster’s 1st day ends with big numbers

Day one of fishing at the 2020 Siteone Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is in the books, with some big numbers posted on the opening day of fishing.

  Basketball camp finds a home during pandemic

A summer basketball camp is being held this week and next at the Children's Home of Jefferson County.

  Mel’s Sports History: R&B’s 1980 championship season

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Watertown Red & Black 1980 championship team.

  Bassmasters Elite Series tournament gets underway in Clayton

It's day one of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.

  Ryan Shanahan posts Can-Am win

  2 golfers, 22 championships between them

  Sunday Sports: Bufalini takes home 8th Mens City Golf win

  Saturday Sports: Mens City Golf Championship Flite decided

  Friday Sports: Semifinal spots decided for Saturday’s City Golf Championship

  Mel’s Sports History: Copenhagen classic athletes

  Mel’s Sports History: the 1995 return of the Red & Black

After a long hiatus, the Watertown Red & Black returned to the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in 1995, finding their home ever since.

  Golf tournament update: recapping seven 2nd-round matches

On a day that featured some exciting matches, the best had 14-time city champion Bob Hughes taking on talented Andrew Marks.

  Mel’s Sports History: the racing Gills

Mel takes us back in time at Can-Am Speedway to the mid 1990s and a visit with Lee Gill and Bill Gill.

  Golf tournament update: Bufalini wins 2nd-round match

The Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament continued Tuesday at the Watertown Golf Club with a single second-round match.

  Sports highlights: city golf tourney & junior college seasons

After a busy weekend of play at the Watertown Golf Club, the championship flight of the Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament is down to the final 16 golfers.

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament kicks off

Match play in the 2020 Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship kicked off Sunday at the Watertown Golf Club with 32 of the top players in the area looking to take home the top prize.

  Saturday Sports: Watertown City Golf Championship tees off this weekend

One of the few sporting events still taking place locally this summer due to COVID-19 began Saturday at the Watertown Golf Club as the best golfers in the area teed it up for the 2020 Watertown Mens City Golf Championship.

  Friday’s Sports: Long time South Lewis Athletic Director retires

C. Brian Oaks has been a fixture at South Lewis for the last 25 years, but at the end of the school year the Falcons athletic director called it a career after 38 years as a teacher and administrator.

  Mel’s Sports History: Let’s meet “The Mayor”

In Mel’s Sports History, we go back to 1995 to meet Sean Casey.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jason Smorol, part 2

Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol has had an interesting road to his current position in minor league baseball, beginning in Watertown.

  South Lewis athletic director calls it a career after nearly 25 years

One of the longest tenured athletic directors in the Frontier League has decided to call it quits after almost a quarter century at the same school.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jason Smorol

It’s been an interesting year for Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol.

  Mel’s Sports History: Bobby Hughes’ 14th championship

The Watertown City Golf Tournament begins this weekend at Watertown Golf Club.

  Mel’s Sports History: lady bowler hall of famers

There’ve been many great bowlers over the years.

Registration for Watertown city golf championship ends today

All systems are go for the Watertown Men's City Golf Championship.

  Sunday Sports: 4 north country athletes recognized at 3rd annual All Central New York High School Sports Awards

It was the final hurrah for the 2019-2020 high school sports season on Tuesday as the 3rd annual All Central New York High School Sports Awards were held virtually.

  Saturday Sports: What do high school sports look like, in a world of COVID-19?

Officials are coming up with options

  Mel’s Sports History: Focus in on former Red & Black coach Mike Britton

In this sports history lesson, Mel takes us back to 1984, where we focus on Britton’s career coaching the Watertown Red and Black football team.

  County plans action against Can-Am for allowing spectators

Spectators were in the stands when cars took to the track at LaFargeville's Can-Am Speedway Wednesday for the Pabst Shootout.

Everything’s set for Watertown city golf tourney

All systems are go for the Watertown Men's City Golf Championship.

  Mel’s Sports History: John Bufalini’s 2019 championship win

John Bufalini was the 2019 Watertown Men's City Golf Champion.

  Mel’s Sports History: Roberto Clemente

A book on baseball great Roberto Clemente came out in 2013.

Team 24 lacrosse camps canceled

The lacrosse camps had to be shelved because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Can-Am opens to fans despite state guidance

A north country speedway that's been running races for weeks is now inviting fans back to the track.

  Mel’s Sports History: a photo finish in 1997

Mel would make a trip down Route 81 to Brewerton Speedway to shoot a race or two.

  Driver spotlight: Tim Fuller

There’s a full slate of racing at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville Wednesday night.

  Mel’s Sports History: the frozen tundra of WHS

Mel has shot many a game in the elements over the years, but nothing like a state football game in 1997 between host Watertown and visiting Troy.

  Sunday Sports: North country natives help build Salisbury Lacrosse powerhouse

Watertown native Jim Berkman has built a powerhouse at Salisbury, winning 12 national titles at the Division 3 level and making 31 straight NCAA tournament appearances in his 32 years as coach.

  Saturday Sports: Watertown native finds coaching success at Division 3 Salisbury

What Jim Berkman has accomplished in his 32 seasons coaching the men’s lacrosse program at Division 3 Salisbury is incredible.

  Mel’s Sports History: The true meaning of the game of baseball

Mel takes us back to 1993 to learn the true meaning of the game of baseball and we meet a classic Athlete of the Week.

  Mel’s Sports History: Bobby Hughes, John Bufalini & Carmen Basilio

In this two-part history lesson Mel looks back at two promising Watertown golfers and a boxing legend who passed away in 2012.

  Mel’s Sports History: Carl Lewis

In April of 2014, then-United Way executive Bob Gorman, brought in a person to talk about organ donation at Jefferson Community College.

  Revolution to hit gridiron even though league bows out

The Carthage Revolution's league will not be playing this season, but the semipro team will still hit the gridiron.

  Mel’s Sports History: Joe Tufo

In this history lesson, Mel takes us back to the 2003 Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament and the hot play of Joe Tufo.

Watertown city golf tourney still on

There have been many events canceled this year, but one event that's still scheduled to happen is the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament.

  Driver spotlight: Michael Maresco

Michael Maresco is off to a fast start at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jeremy Nelson & Heather Carville

Hammond has had a great history of basketball over the years, both girls and boys.

  Add wrestling & softball tournaments to list of canceled events this year

There have been many sporting events in the north country that had to be canceled because of COVID-19.

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Wolves push forward, planning for upcoming season

The Watertown Wolves continue to add to their roster for the 2020-21 season, adding forward Alexander Gregorich from the Battle Creek Rumble Bees in a dispersal draft.

  Saturday Sports: Coaches looking at changes on the college ice & turf

It’s been a tradition for the Clarkson and St. Lawrence Men’s Hockey teams. Before they kick off their regular seasons, each school would play an exhibition game against a college team from across the border. But this year COVID-19 has changed that.

  Mel’s Sports History: Funny Cide Mania & Rice on the ice

Mel takes us back to 2003, when Funny Cide was the talk of the sports world and back to 2002 for a classic edition of Athlete of the Week.

  Mel’s Sports History: THE Tommy John

There was a time Mel would go to cover a Watertown Cyclones baseball game and sitting in the bleachers would be Tommy John.

  Mel’s Sports History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Mel has made many trips to the Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota.

  Canceled this year, plans underway for next year’s Caprara tournament

Wednesday would have been the fifth annual Frank Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament.

Revolution to hit the gridiron without soldiers

Semipro football team Carthage Revolution is scheduled to open up its season on July 11, but the team will have to do so without the help of Fort Drum.

  Stevenson takes the wheel of the Fox 28 car for another season

A familiar face is once again behind the wheel of the Fox 28 car at Can-Am Speedway this season.

  Mel’s Sports History: a crash to remember

n sifting through old video over the past few months, Mel sometimes comes across something that makes him say, “Oh, my.”

  Sunday Sports: A look back at 3-peating state champs: the Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs

There have been some pretty good girls basketball teams from the north country to win state titles, but one team has accomplished something on the hardwood that may never be matched by 3-peating as state champs: the Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs.

  Saturday Sports: Week 2 of racing at Can-Am Speedway

The dirt was flying once again Friday night at the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville as the local track hosted another full card of racing action for area drivers looking to get back out on the track.

  Friday Sports: A Father’s Day present year-round. Chaumont coach coaches son

Father’s Day is a little over a week away. While spouses and kids scramble to find that perfect tie, one father in Chaumont has had the gift of coaching his son’s on the basketball court.

  Mel’s Sports History: Let’s meet a young Kenny Nims

This week, Mel takes us back to 2005 to meet a young Kenny Nims.

  1812 Shootout Canceled Due to COVID-19

Plus, S.U. football coach Dino Babers talks COVID challenges for the upcoming season

  Mel’s History Lesson: a Stanley Cup connection & Rowdy Roddy Piper

Did you realize that a former Herrings resident who worked at the old Deferiet paper mill has his name on the Stanley Cup, not once but twice?

  Mel’s Sports History: Billy Dunn

In this history lesson, Mel takes us back to 2013 and the biggest win of Billy Dunn’s career.

  New division added at Can-Am Speedway

The Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville got the jump on local sports Friday night with a pay-per-view event that drew 500 viewers.

  Mel’s Sports History: Falcons Fly, 2014

South Lewis has produced many good baseball teams over the years.

  Sunday Sports: Carthage Revolution football still looking to play 2020 season

It could be a long summer for local sports fans, with most events usually taking place in the area cancelled due to COVID-19. But for one semi-pro football team, it’s still all systems go for hitting the gridiron and having a 2020 season.

  Saturday Sports: Racing resumes at Can-Am Speedway

The wait ended for area dirt track drivers and race fans Friday night as the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville held it’s first race of the 2020 season.