Cortland Sports

Local baseball players take to the sandlot

FABIUS — Local college baseball players, from recently-graduated Cortland standouts Kooper Knabe and Caden Congdon to McGraw alum Brendan May and Cortland alum Nick Cody, got together every Tuesday and Friday to play baseball at Fabius-Pompey Elementary School. They never knew what team they were on or what jersey they were wearing until the day of the game, but they didn’t care.

Blake, Stafford preparing for life as just one of the guys

Cortland's Tyler Blake and Cincinnatus' Cason Stafford are both used to being the star on their high school sports teams. Blake played basketball and baseball and is playing Division I baseball at Virginia Commonwealth University next year, while Stafford played soccer, basketball and baseball and will play Division I soccer at Colgate University.

In this episode of The Standard in Sports podcast presented by the Cortland Standard, Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli talks with Clocked In Owner Caleb Wright about the origins of his business, how he trains so many different athletes and his professional football career.

Crush hold on for third straight win

The Cortland Crush won their third straight game Thursday, as they defeated the visiting Rochester Ridgemen 6-3 at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Cortland scored once in each the bottom of the second and third, then scored twice in both the fourth and fifth, before Rochester scored all three runs in the final two frames.

In the second episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast presented by the Cortland Standard, Sports Reporter Matt Czeitner talks with Cortland head baseball coach Ben Albright and now-former player Max Gambitta about the team's 2022 sectional championship, the way the season ended and the future.

Cortland alum Lalonde tabbed as Red Wings new coach

The NHL’s Detroit Red Wings are now led by a Red Dragon. Former SUNY Cortland goalie Derek Lalonde was named the team’s head coach June 30, following a four-year stint as an assistant coaches with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lalonde helped the Lightning earn four straight postseason berths, highlighted by back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2020 and 2021 and a trip to the finals this past season.

Cortland's Albright lives, breathes baseball

The success of the Cortland baseball team in 2022 can be attributed towards a lot of different people and with a team full of notable seniors and upperclassmen, a freshman still stood out. If Caden Albright’s freshman season is any indication of what is to come, the Purple Tigers baseball program is in good hands for years to come.

Gettysburg gets Gambitta

After a successful and memorable career with the Cortland baseball program, Max Gambitta has his eyes set on the next chapter, where he will be continuing to play baseball at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania next year.


Crush win three straight over weekend

After suffering a loss Thursday to the Syracuse Spartans, the Cortland Crush won three games in two days over the weekend with a pair of wins Saturday over the Olean Oilers and a win Sunday against the Sherrill Silversmiths.

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