Homer Sports

Twenty-six local soccer players, 13 boys and 13 girls, have been selected to the All-Greater Cortland teams for their performances during the 2022 season. Each team consists of three forwards, four …

Back-to-back champs

SYRACUSE — The Homer football team's defense stepped up in a big way Sunday, blanking the potent Indian River offense to win its second Section III Class B title in a row with a 14-0 victory at …

Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli and Sports Reporter Matt Czeitner break down the 2022 All-Greater Cortland boys and girls soccer teams and discuss the reasons for including the players that made the …

Homer football gets chance at revenge on big stage

The No. 2 Homer football team has the ultimate chance for redemption when it faces No. 1 Indian River in the Section III Class B final at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the JMA Dome in Syracuce. Indian River …

Five local athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Cortland's Carter Baum, Homer's Mitch Riter, Catherine Apker and Sam Sorenson and Cincinnatus' Kyla Sustad all signed a National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day Wednesday. Baum, a …

Homer's Riter commits to Assumption University

Homer golfer Mitch Riter announced his commitment to Division II Assumption University on his social media accounts on Nov. 2. Riter, a senior, chose the Greyhounds over LeMoyne College and …

Sorenson drags Homer football back to the Dome

Senior running back Sam Sorenson needed three things after the No. 2 Homer football team beat No. 3 Camden Friday night at Homer High School. "I think I'm going to go eat, then go to sleep and I …

Homer football looking for spot in Class B final

The No. 2 Homer football team and No. 3 Camden have had very similar paths to the Section III Class B semifinals. Both teams are 7-1, with losses in back-to-back weeks earlier this season at No. 1 …

Homer volleyball nearly completes upset at Marcellus

MARCELLUS — The No. 3 Homer volleyball team came close to upsetting No. 2 Marcellus Wednesday night at Marcellus High School, falling 15-7 in the decisive fifth set of the Section III Class B …

Cortland, Homer set to take on Class B sectionals

The Cortland and Homer volleyball teams are both in the four-team Section III Class B Tournament, with the Purple Tigers holding the No. 4 seed and the Trojans taking the No. 3 spot. Cortland, …

Ben Bowers, the Homer girls soccer coach, talks all about the 2022 season with Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast, brought to you by the Cortland Standard.

Homer football cruises past Oneida into semis

The No. 2 Homer football team dominated on both sides of the ball as the Trojans cruised to a 46-0 win over No. 7 Oneida in the quarterfinals of the Section III Class B Tournament Friday night at …

Homer football not looking past No. 7 Oneida

The No. 2 Homer football team beat No. 7 Oneida 56-30 on Sept. 16 at Homer High School, but Oneida scored 30 of the game’s final 37 points. The Homer players have to put that win behind them …

Homer football keeps Home-Cort Jug after big win

The Homer football team put up 34 points in the first half en route to a 48-0 win over Cortland in the Home-Cort Jug game Friday night at Cortland Junior-Senior High School. With the win, Homer …

Homer boys soccer drops sectional opener at Skaneateles

SKANEATELES — The No. 12 Homer boys soccer team improved on its regular-season performance against No. 5 Skaneateles, but still lost 4-0 in the first round of the Section III Class B Tournament …

Five Section III boys soccer teams aiming for sectional success

With the Section III boys soccer tournaments set to start today, Homer, Tully, McGraw, Cincinnatus and DeRuyter are all aiming to make their mark in their respective classes. The first round is …

Homer girls soccer's season ends at CVA

ILION — The Homer girls soccer team's season came to an end Tuesday night after the Trojans lost 9-0 at Central Valley Academy. Homer came in as the No. 15 seed in the Section III Class B …

Homer volleyball secures .500 season with win over LWA

The Homer volleyball team gave itself a shot at a 10-win regular season by defeating Living Word Academy 3-1 Monday night at Homer High School. The Trojans, now 8-6, won the sets 25-23, 13-25, 27-25, …

Five Section III girls soccer teams prepared for postseason

The Section III girls soccer tournaments start today, with Cortland, Homer, Tully, Cincinnatus and DeRuyter all competing. The first round games are today, quarterfinal games are Thursday, semifinal …

Homer football clinches league title, routs Westhill

The Homer football team secured at least a share of its second consecutive league title after beating Westhill 61-27 Saturday night at Homer High School. It is the 19th league title in Homer history …

Homer boys soccer drops regular season finale to Mexico

The Homer boys soccer team allowed three goals to Mexico’s Brennan McQuown and lost 3-2 Thursday night at Homer High School. Homer finished the regular season 5-7-2 and will be seeded for the …

Seniors shine in Homer girls soccer's last home game

Six of the Homer girls soccer team's eight seniors scored on their senior night as the Trojans beat an overmatched Manlius-Pebble Hill team 8-0 Thursday at Homer High School. Homer now needs a win at …

Sam Sorenson commits to Army West Point to wrestle

Sam Sorenson, Homer’s 215-pound state champion wrestler, committed to Army West Point Thursday. The commitment was announced on Sorenson’s Instagram account. “Really, the …

Homer football's offense stalls in loss at Indian River

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. — The Homer football team didn’t score in the second half and the defense couldn’t stop Indian River’s big plays as the Trojans suffered their first loss of …

Apker secures 750th career save in Homer girls soccer's loss

Catherine Apker made her 750th career save 1:08 into the second half, but the Homer girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Marcellus Thursday night at Homer High School. Apker's milestone save was an …

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