The Sayre Area School District and surrounding community is mourning the loss of a longtime coach. 78-year-old Ralph Hendershot passed away on Friday. He was an English teacher in the Sayre Area School District from 1960 until 1998. Hendershot coached Sayre’s varsity baseball team for over 30 years, as well as the district’s JV basketball team for more than 20. A viewing ceremony is being held tonight from 4-8pm at Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home on Desmond Street in Sayre. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning at the Church of the Epiphany on South Elmer Avenue.
An employee at Upstate Shredding was transported to the hospital yesterday afternoon after becoming caught in a chute. The incident occurred at Upstate Shredding’s recycling facility off of Route 38 in Owego. The Campville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Squad were dispatched at roughly 2pm. The condition of the worker is unknown at this time.
The Apalachin Lions Club is continuing with their 4th annual Coat Drive. The drive, which began at the beginning of this month, will continue through November 20th. You can participate by donating clean useable coats at either, St. Margaret Mary’s in Apalachin, the Apalachin Library, or Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego. All coat donations will stay to help local residents in need.
Tioga Downs has finalized the financing for its $134 million expansion into a full-blown casino and resort. Once the expansion is complete, Tioga Downs will offer 33,000 square feet of casino space with 942 slot machines and 44 table games, a 161-room hotel, three restaurants, three bars, a banquet center, a spa, and an 18-hole golf course off-site. Tioga Downs expects the project to be fully completed by October of next year.
Owego beat Waverly 22-7 Friday to earn a spot in the Class B playoffs in a rivalry game at Memorial Stadium. Luke Kiballa scored a touchdown and intercepted a pass to secure the fifth straight win for the Indians, who will play at Chenango Forks Saturday. Micah Marshall added a score and a long kickoff return for Owego. Elsewhere on Friday: Tioga lost on the last play of their playoff game at Groton, ending their five-year run as Section 4 champions while Spencer-Van Etten/Candor finished the regular season with a 35-12 win over Delhi/Charlotte Valley.
In college football, Syracuse edged Boston College 28-20 Saturday on WEBO. Sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey threw for 434 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Orange.
In NASCAR, Joey Logano won yesterday’s race at Talladega to catapult himself into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Round of 8 begins Sunday on WEBO.
Triple Cities Ski Club is holding its annual ski equipment sale on November 20th at Brothers 2 Restaurant in Endwell. The sale will run from 10am until 3:30pm.
The Triple Cities Ski Club has nearly 400 members, and organizes numerous trips throughout the ski season. Club members also go on camping and kayak trips during the summer months. For more information on the Triple Cities Ski Club or its annual equipment sale, you can visit TripleCitiesSkiClub.com.
Jill Darling, a member of the club, joined us on the WEBO Morning Show to tell us more.