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Salvatore ‘Toots’ Mirabito: One of the Tornado’s best-ever athletes

In the history of Norwich sports, Salvatore "Toots" Mirabito is on the short list of the greatest athletes ever produced by the Purple Tornado. Mirabito died June 20 at the a... read more...


Afton blanks Sidney 2, 10-0

AFTON – Afton pitchers Joe DeVona and Josh Rudock combined on a two-hit shutout in a 10-0 victory over Sidney 2 in Otsenango Pony League play last Thursday. DaVona pitched fo... read more...


Out of the brown and into the green

Upon learning of my return to The Evening Sun, many people told me “I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you in Albuquerque.” On the contrary, I think it worked out great. No, I... read more...


Oxford hires Newton as head varsity football coach

OXFORD – Oxford Academy has a new head varsity football coach. Jeff Newton, a 1999 Norwich High School graduate, was recently appointed head coach following school board appr... read more...


Elites win fourth game

MILFORD – The OCO Elites’ 19-and-under baseball team picked up win number four this season blanking Milford Monday, 3-0, in a five-inning, rain-shortened matchup. Kevin Musse... read more...


Elites split doubleheader

COOPERSTOWN – The OCO Elites’ U-19 baseball team gained a split of a doubleheader Sunday at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The Elites opened with a 4-2 victory over the Scho... read more...


OCO Elites win second game of season

Evening Sun Report Baseball OCO 10, Utica Post 229 6 UTICA – UTICA – The OCO Elites, a 19-and-under baseball squad, won for the second time this season Monday night at ... read more...


You can go home again

On March 14 of this year, I said goodbye to The Evening Sun after 18 ½ years working as the sports editor. I suppose I should have written, “see you later.” It was a long far... read more...


Oxford edges Norwich, 3-2

Baseball Oxford 3, Norwich 2 OXFORD – Austin Crawford’s RBI sacrifice fly in the third inning proved to be the winning run for Oxford in Thursday night’s victory over Norw... read more...


Boys’ Tennis: Norwich 5, Oneonta 2

Boys’ Tennis Norwich 5, Oneonta 2 NORWICH - Norwich's veteran lineup overcame difficult playing conditions and a game opponent to win its second straight match this season... read more...


Until we meet again Chenango County

On Monday, Aug. 28, 1995, a cleancut young man, dressed in a smart coat and tie, walked through the front door of The Evening Sun office on Hale St. in Norwich, and into the n... read more...


Norwich not defined by postseason setback

How many times did Michael Jordan and LeBron James lose in the playoffs before breaking through for an NBA title? The two greatest basketball players in my lifetime failed sev... read more...


MAC All-Stars named; Dufresne chosen MVP

OXFORD – The Midstate Athletic Conference announces its 2013-2014 boys’ basketball all-stars. Unadilla Valley sophomore David Dufresne, who averaged 19.4 points a game this se... read more...


Almost perfect:

By Patrick Newell Sun Sports Editor pnewell@evesun.com BINGHAMTON - In, and then out. With Norwich’s season hanging in the balance, the final shot attempt of a heretofore... read more...


Unbeaten Norwich versus unbeaten Westhill: Something has got to give

Was Westhill basketball coach Kevin King presaging an inevitability following last year’s state regional finals? Or was King exhibiting graciousness in victory when he told No... read more...



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