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posticon Gallagher Wins State Pole Vault Title

Sports | Friday, June 16, 2017 | By Becca Lovenheim Print
State ChampsLansing senior Emily Gallagher (#1) became State Pole Vault Champion and junior Miya Kuramoto (#2) came in second in the NYSPHSAA championship meet last weekend

The NYSPHSAA State Track and Field Championships were held at Union Endicott High School on June 9-10.  Lansing sent eight athletes to compete against the best in the state.

Senior Emily Gallagher and junior Miya Kuramoto entered the competition ranked among the top seeds in the state, with Gallagher returning to the outdoor state meet as defending division 2 champion.  Both athletes competed in pole vault and placed in the indoor state meet in March and had their eyes on top podium finishes at Union Endicott.  In the end, the teammates were the only two left standing in the public school competition as they each cleared 12'3", Kuramoto doing so after a pole breaking during an earlier attempt.  Gallagher then went on secure the overall pole vault championship title and set a new section IV and school record with a vault of 12'10".  Gallagher won both the NYSPHSAA and Federation title with the vault.  Kuramoto was second in NYSPHSAA Division 2 and third in Federation placing.

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posticon Sperger to Compete in National Pitch, Hit and Run Championship

Sports | Friday, June 16, 2017 | By William Sperger Print

Zackary Sperger, a 12 year old sixth grader at Lansing Middle School, has earned the privilege of competing in the Championship Round of the National Pitch, Hit and Run competition to be held at Citi Field in New York City on June 18.

Zackary had to qualify for this distinction by first winning at the local level in Dryden on May 12 and then winning again at the sectionals in Binghamton on May 20.

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posticon Are You a Sports Reporter?

football1We'll Make This Simple: We do not have the resources to cover sports, but you can help.  Lansing loves sports.  Our kids work hard and deserve the recognition.  So we do what we can, which is provide a venue for parents, coaches, fans or players to spend a short time writing bout our wonderful Lansing teams in school and in the Town Recreation Department.

Why We Need You: By the numbers we know our readers love to read about Lansing sports.  During the Varsity season the Sports page is as popular as our News and Around Town pages.  But with one staff reporter for all topics in our small publication the only way we can cover sports at all is if volunteer writers send in reports.

We would love to expand our sports coverage to reports on club sports, more Rec Department sports news, and other schools that Lansing students attend, such as Ithaca High School, club teams, or New Roots High School.

Coaches: We get many wonderful articles from coaches who have been really great about taking the time to write up theoir team's accomplishments.  If you are a coach, we love getting sports news from you!

Contributors don't have to be coaches. The Star welcomes contributors of all ages from students to seniors.  The great benefit of having a parent, a student, or any interested person writing about a sport is that you speak the language of the sport and therefore you can connect to readers much better than our one harried reporter could ever do.

Writing a sports article doesn't have to be hard.  While we do work with a style guide,
the basics are simple.  Our writing guidelines can always be easily found at

The many Varsity coaches that have contributed to the Star have been outstanding in this regard.  Individual contributors, often parents of the players, have contributed over the years and have provided amazing in-depth coverage of Lansing athletes.  The Lansing Star is also grateful to Geoff Wright, who has generously advertised on our Sports page since the Star began publishing, just to support sports in Lansing.

Coverage in the Star gives our hard working athletes the recognition they deserve, and your contributions make them and you stars in the community.  For students the opportunity to be published in a local professional newspaper is valuable when you are compiling your resume to get into college, or looking for a job.  For parents its a way to showcase your kids and their teammates.  For any sports fan it's a great expression of your love for our local teams.

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