Regardless of Future Direction, Multiple Sports/Activities is Best Choice

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff on May 05, 2021 The values of participating in high school activities – sports, speech and debate, music, theatre and other programs – are well-documented. A majority of the 12 million-plus participants in education-based activities have higher grade-point averages, are more disciplined and self-confident. In addition, research indicates that participation in …

Canton Blanks Massena

The Canton Golden Bears Varsity Softball team blanked Massena 15-0 in five innings to open its NAC Central Softball season on Tuesday. Emily Wentworth struck out three in three innings and Hadley Alguire fanned two in two innings to combine on a two-hit shutout (cover photo, Lexi Huiatt with the outstretched catch). Brooke Larrabee lined …

Sean Shannon Commits to RPI

Sean Shannon, son of Shannon and Shannon (formerly Shannon Zehr), Kevin Shannon and brother of Katie Shannon recently committed to run Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at RPI. Sean is a merger student from Madrid-Waddington who ran cross country and indoor track for Canton since the 9th grade and has run outdoor track for …

Bears Prevail on Saturday

Saturday afternoon at Ike Noble Field, the Canton Golden Bears and Heuvelton Bulldogs squared off in a non-league Softball game. The game was the completion of a game suspended on Thursday due to rain. Heuvelton scored four runs in the first two innings but Canton promptly scored four times in the third inning and sealed …

We Swim For Tothy

The 2021 Canton Golden Bears Girls Swim team recently concluded another fantastic season. Picking up where they left off almost sixteen months ago, the Bears swam an inspired schedule on behalf of their beloved former modified coach Aggie Toth. “Tothy” would have been proud of these athletes as the pool was again “buzzing” with enthusiasm …

More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director         @KarissaNFHS After months of working with state government, education and health leaders, schools in all 50 states have been given the go-ahead to resume high school sports at some level of competition. Schools in the District of Columbia were the last to receive the green light on April …

Canton, Hammond Split Opening Softball Twinbill

Junior Cate DeCoteau lays down the bunt advancing her teammate to second. Canton and Hammond split in a non league doubleheader which opened the NAC Softball season on Tuesday. The host Bears won the opening game 8-2 behind a 13-strikeout two-hitter by Emily Wentworth and Hammond took the nightcap 7-6. Canton 8 – Hammond 2: …