Athletics News

  • National Honors for Academics for Seven Panthers
    July 24, 2019
    Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for the second straight year; it was the first time honored for Kimberly Duda (Homer/Homer H.S.), Jessica Fisk (Waterloo/Waterloo H.S.), and Ryan Foody (Tully /Tully H.S.).
  • Marathon's Zoe Carter Signs with Panthers
    July 08, 2019
    Marathon High graduate Zoe Carter has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers.
  • Emilie Sherwood Signs with Panthers
    July 08, 2019
    Cortland High graduate Emilie Sherwood is the latest addition to the Panthers women's basketball recruiting class. Sherwood has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers starting this fall.
  • Nine Panthers Honored for Academics by Region III
    July 03, 2019
    Nine Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Kimberly Duda (Homer/Homer H.S.), Jessica Fisk (Waterloo/Waterloo H.S.), Ryan Foody (Tully/Tully H.S.) Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Marcus Gonzalez (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Erin Harkenrider (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
  • Mount Vernon's Lakayla Ford Join Panthers Women's Basketball
    July 02, 2019
    Lakayla Ford has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent to join the Panthers women's basketball team for the 2019-20 season. Coach Dave Stevenson says the graduate of Nellie Thornton High School in Mount Vernon can play several positions on the floor, calling her a good defender who can score. 
  • Casterline Signs with Panthers
    June 28, 2019
    Homer High's Ashley Casterline will join the Panthers softball program for the 2019-20 year. Head coach Maranda Kinsman announced Casterline has signed her NJCAA Letter of Intent.
  • Record Signs to Join Panthers in 2019-20
    June 17, 2019
    Panthers Softball Head Coach Maranda Kinsman announced Reilly Record has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers. The Cortland High senior is expected to play both softball and basketball for the College during the 2019-20 seasons.
  • Tummino Named Region III Defensive Player of the Year
    June 05, 2019
    Joseph Tummino (Homer/Homer H.S.) has been voted the Defensive Player of the Year by coaches in Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). In addition to being the leading vote-getter on the Region’s Glove Team, the freshman was also named to the All-Region second team. All the voting is done by the coaches of the 17 teams in Region III.
  • Basketball and Softball Player Honored by Tompkins County
    May 23, 2019
    The life-saving actions of freshman Paige Graham have earned her recognition from the Tompkins County government. 
  • Panthers Put Four on Baseball All-MSAC Team
    May 20, 2019
    Four Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference baseball all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs, Alex Babcock (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), Ryan Ballard (Rochester/Greece Athena H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Joseph Tummino (Homer/Homer H.S.) were selected for the 15-player team.
  • Carlie Wilcox Signs with Panthers Soccer
    May 17, 2019
    Head Coach Robert Rice has added another quality player to his recruiting Class of 2019. Waterloo High School standout Carlie Wilcox has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to join the Panthers this fall.
  • Panthers Finish Fifth at Regionals
    May 14, 2019
    The Panthers golf team capped the season with a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Region III Golf Championship, played Monday and Tuesday at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville. After two days of cold and very wet conditions, the Panthers had a team score of 735 (364 on day one - 371 on day two). Niagara County Community College won the championship in convincing fashion with a 652 (326-326). Cayuga Community College was second with a 681 (333-348) followed by Onondaga Community College with a 692 (352-340). Herkimer County Community College finished fourth with a 720 (362-358).
  • McDaniel in Contention After Day One of Regionals
    May 13, 2019
    Sophomore Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) is in contention at the midway point of the NJCAA Region III Golf Championship after firing an opening day 83. As a team, the Panthers put up a score of 364 and sands in fifth place, just two strokes behind fourth place. Niagara County Community College leads the tournament with a 326 and Cayuga Community College is second at 333. Onondaga Community College is at 352 with Herkimer County Community College in fourth, just ahead of the Panthers.
  • Summer Sports Camps Offered for Basketball and Soccer
    May 12, 2019
    For the 24th year, Tompkins Cortland Community College is once again offering weeklong summer sports camps. The basketball camp for boys will run from July 8 to 12 followed by the basketball camp for girls from July 15 to 19. Soccer camp for boys and girls will run July 22 to 26. All are day camps for ages 8 to 15.
  • Last-Inning Rally Falls Just Short in Panthers Softball Finale
    May 11, 2019
    The Panthers softball nearly ended the season on a dramatic note, coming up just short of pulling off a come-from-behind win in the season finale on Saturday. Playing host to Mohawk Valley Community College, the Panthers lost game one 8-0 before being nipped by a score of 7-6 in game two. Tompkins Cortland ends the season with a record of 1-19 while Mohawk Valley is now 12-12.
  • College Offers Housing Discount
    May 10, 2019
    Save when you live on campus! Sign up for housing, submit a housing contract and security deposit by July 1 and take $500 off your total housing costs for the semester!
  • Four Panthers Voted All-Conference for Lacrosse
    May 10, 2019
    Four Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the MSAC programs, Tyler Ponticello (Homer/Homer H.S.), Dante Cuttino (Tully/Tully H.S.), Pat Hartnett (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), and Ben Pallone (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) were among the 20 named to the team. Conference champion Onondaga Community College had the most all-conference selections with eight, followed by five for Finger Lakes Community College. Jefferson Community College had two players selected. Tompkins Cortland, Finger Lakes, and Jefferson tied for second place in the conference standings.
  • Panthers Baseball Eliminated from Playoff Contention
    May 09, 2019
    With the results of other West Division games, Panthers baseball has been eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers were one of the hottest teams at the end of the season, winning 8 of their last 10, but fall just short of making a return postseason trip.
  • Rain Brings Early End to Sophomore Appreciation Day
    May 07, 2019
    The regular season finale for the Panthers baseball team, a doubleheader against nationally ranked Niagara County Community College, was washed out on Tuesday. The teams made it through three innings of the first game at Cornell University before Mother Nature won out and the games were called. The fate of the Panthers' playoff hopes now rest with the results of other teams' games the res of the week. The final field for the Region III playoffs won't be determined until Thursday, with the playoffs starting Saturday.
  • Arancio Named Third Coach in Panthers Men's Soccer History
    May 06, 2019
    The men’s soccer program at Tompkins Cortland Community College first competed as a varsity team in 1995. In its 24 seasons of existence, the Panthers have had a grand total of two different head coaches. Year 25 will feature number three. Patrick Arancio has been named the new head coach for men’s soccer at Tompkins Cortland, replacing Andy Davis, who stepped down earlier this year after 14 seasons at the helm.
  • Golfers Close Out Regular Season at Genesee
    May 05, 2019
    The Panthers golf team closed out the regular season Sunday at the Genesee Community College Invitational in Batavia. With one of the most balanced efforts of the year, the Panthers had a team score of 352 to finish fourth. Cayuga won the event with a 320, with Niagara one stroke back at 321. Onondaga was third at 331. The host team was fifth with a 385 and Jefferson was sixth at 393.
  • Crucial Wins for Panthers Baseball at Jamestown
    May 05, 2019
    The Panthers baseball team picked up a pair of crucial wins Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at Jamestown Community College by the score of 8-7 in each game. The wins improve the Panthers to 19-16 overall and 15-10 in the West Division, and keeps the team alive in the race for the final playoff spot. Jamestown is 7-18 overall and 6-16 in the division.
  • Another Fourth-Place Finish for Panthers
    May 04, 2019
    For the second time in two days, the Panthers golf team finished in fourth place at a tournament in Western New York. After Friday’s tournament at Chautauqua, the Panthers were in Lockport Saturday for the Niagara County Community College Invitational. The host team won the event with a score of 307, followed by Cayuga Community College at 315. Onondaga Community College had a 332 with Tompkins Cortland in fourth at 350. Herkimer County Community College, Genesee Community College, and Jefferson Community College rounded out the field of seven teams.  
  • Road Split for Panthers at Onondaga
    May 04, 2019
    Bouncing back from a heart-breaking loss in the opener to earn a doubleheader split, the Panthers baseball team gained some ground in the late-season push for a playoff spot. After losing 3-2 to Onondaga Community College in game one, Tompkins Cortland won game two 4-1. The split moves the Panthers to 17-16 overall and 13-10 in the West Division. Combined with Niagara’s sweep of Genesee on Saturday, the Panthers are now one game behind Genesee for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the West Division. Onondaga 12-23 overall and 10-21 in division.
  • Panther Open Western New York Swing in Chauatauqua
    May 03, 2019
    The Panthers golf team is ending the regular season with a three-tournament swing through Western New York, starting Friday at the Jamestown Community College Invitational, held at the Chautauqua Golf Course. With six teams taking advantage of the opportunity to play on the course that will host the NJCAA National Championship tournament next month, the Panthers finished in fourth place with a score of 344. Onondaga Community College won the event with a 320 followed by Niagara County Community College at 322. Herkimer County Community College was next at 339. Jefferson Community College was well behind the Panthers in fifth with a 370. Genesee Community College was last at 388.  
  • Walk-Off Win Keeps Panthers Baseball Playoff Hopes Alive
    May 02, 2019
    A two-run rally in extra innings gave the Panthers baseball team a walk-off win and a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Thursday, keeping the hopes alive for making the postseason. Tompkins Cortland won the first game 9-2 before needing eight innings to win the second game, 5-4.  The wins improves the Panthers to 12-9 in the West Division, still in fifth place, and 16-15 overall. Corning is 11-25 overall and 8-20 in division.
  • Panthers Ink Five for 2019
    May 02, 2019
    Head Coach Robert Rice has announced five recruits that will join the Panthers program this fall. Each has signed the NJCAA National Letter of Intent to come to Tompkins Cortland.
  • Panthers Hang Tough Before Being Eliminated from Playoffs
    May 01, 2019
    The Tompkins Cortland and Hudson Valley Community College lacrosse teams have certainly become quite familiar with each other. Each of the past three years, the two teams have met once in the regular season and then again in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs. In the past two years, the Panthers were the higher seed and hosted the playoff game, and both times, the Panthers advanced with close wins. This year the Vikings were the higher seed and hosted the Panthers in Troy on Wednesday. Once again this year, it was a close game, with the higher seed prevailing as the Vikings handing the Panthers a 12-8 defeat. With the loss, the Panthers end the year with a record of 2-7. Hudson Valley advances to the Region IIIB Championship game against Genesee Community College on Saturday. The Vikings have an overall record of 9-4.
  • Panthers Can't Match Adirondack Bats
    May 01, 2019
    The Panthers softball team faced off with one of the hottest-hitting teams in the region Wednesday, hosting SUNY Adirondack. The result was a pair of losses for the home team, 28-1 ad 10-2. Tompkins Cortland is now 1-17 overall and in Region III. Adirondack is 8-14 overall and 8-6 in Region III.
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