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04/01/03 - Final New York State Boys Rankings (list)

03/30/03 - The All-Stars entertained with dunks, no-look passes and good long-range shooting. (d&c article)

03/29/03 - Three Fairport seniors to play in the Ronald McDonald All-Star game at RIT today: Lindsay Ellis & Sabrina Boykin will represent the lady Raiders while Adam Wale will hit the court for the boys. (d&c article)

03/14/03 - The Varsity Lady Raiders need a new trophy cabinet for all of the awards they piled up this season. See a quick tally of their accomplishments .... here!

03/09/03 - Pat Curtin wins 2003 Breese Scholarship (article)


03/09/03 - Boys' Varsity Players Receive All-County and All Star Honors (photos)


03/09/03 - Boys' Varsity Red Raider and Spark Plug Awards (photos)

03/06/03 - Section V Final Photo Galleries -- A exclusive


Girls' Varsity Boys' Varsity

03/04/03 - Girls' Varsity Red Raiders went head-to-head with #2 Greece Athena in the Section V Final Game at the Rochester War Memorial. The Lady Raiders played in front of a rowdy and supportive crowd. (article)


03/04/03 Athena Girls AA Champions (rnews article)

03/02/03/ - Boys' Varsity Red Raiders finish 2002-2003 season with an incredible Section V Final game, going into overtime against #5 East High at the War Memorial. The game was decided with four seconds remaining ... (d&c article)

03/02/03 - Seven Section V Champions Crowned (rnews article)

03/02/03 - 14,000 Section V Fans fill arena (d&c article)


03/02/03 -- Raiders play with heart and class - One Fan's Perspective

02/28/03 - Fairport trio hopes third time is a winner (d&c article)

02/28/03 - February's Lampion Coverage of Fairport Basketball:

02/27/03 Fairport escapes Greece Athena in AA semifinals (d&c article)

02/27/03 Howe's return suffers setback (d&c article)

02/26/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity tops Churchville-Chili to reach AA final (d&c article) and Athena soars over Penfield into AA final (d&c article)

02/24/03 - Today's matchups open busy week of basketball playoffs for Section V (d&c article)

02/23/03 Former Red Raiders hit the Division III Courts (photos)

  • Dave Cunningham, Randy Bills, Nick Greco & Steve Esposito in photos by Dom Esposito

02/23/03 Fairport just too big for scrappy Edison in 'AA' (d&c article)

  • #2-Fairport 52, #7-Edison 47

  • #1-Rush-Henrietta 74, #9-Penfield 45

  • #5-East 71, #4-Gates-Chili 60

  • #3-Greece Athena 65, #6-Brockport 53

02/22/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity beats Rush Henrietta in Round 2 of the 2003 Section V Play-offs... (d&c article)

02/22/03 Edison's O'Toole set to retire (d&c article)

02/22/03 - Former Fairport student-athlete, Cody Tatro, has been killed in an automobile accident. Cody, who graduated from Fairport in 1995, was in his third year of teaching at a middle school in Danville, CA. He also coached girls lacrosse at San Ramon Valley High School. Cody played varsity basketball on the 93-94 team.


Calling hours are from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Richard Keenan Funeral Home in Egypt. The funeral service is at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairport.


See Also:


Cody Tatro's Fairport Football Scholarship Fund
c/o Donald Santini
1011 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450

02/21/03 - Hoops award named after Livonia coach (d&c article)

02/20/03 - Boys' Section V Class AA Round 1: (d&c article)

  • #9 Penfield 60, #8 Webster Schroeder 56

  • #7 Edison 65, #10 Churchville-Chili 31

Games Scheduled for Feb 22:

  • #1 Rush Henrietta vs #9 Penfield @ RH

  • #4 Gates-Chili vs #5 East @ Gates-Chili

  • #2 Fairport vs #7 Edison Tech @ Fairport

  • #3 Greece Athena vs #6 Brockport @ Greece Athena

See also: 

Boys' Section V

Class AA Playoff Bracket

02/20/03 - Tell us which team you think is going to be the Section V Champs in our new online polls ...  VOTE!

02/19/03 - Girls' Section V Class AA Round 1: (d&c article)

  • #8 Rush-Henrietta 49, #9 Gates-Chili 46

  • #7 Webster Schroeder 53; #10 Edison Tech 32

Games Scheduled for Feb 21:

  • #1 Fairport vs #8 Rush-Henrietta @ Fairport, 7:30 pm

  • #4 East vs #4 Churchville-Chili     @ East, 5:00 pm

  • #2 Greece Athena vs #7 Webster Schroeder @ Athena, 5:00 pm

  • #3 Penfield vs. #6 Brockport        @ Penfield, 7:00 pm

** please verify all times and locations

See also: 

Girls' Section V

Class AA Playoff Bracket

02/16/03 Former Lady Raider Leads Utica Over Naz (d&c article)

02/15/03 - Democrat & Chronicle Section V Boys Basketball Brackets online

02/15/03 - A look at Section V boys basketball playoffs (d&c article)

02/15/03 - RH, McQuad tops in the "A" Brackets (d&c article)

02/15/03 - Playoff brackets have been posted for the 2003 Section V Playoffs



Class AA Bracket

Class AA Bracket

#1 Fairport will meet either #8 Rush-Henrietta or #9 Gates-Chili on February 21 @ 7:00pm #2 Fairport will face either #7 Edison Tech (8-12) or #10 Churchville-Chili (1-19) in their first Sectional match-up on February 22.


02/15/03 Fairport Varsity Cheerleading to Compete in Orlando (more)

02/14/03 - KERMIT MOYER named 2003 Class AA Coach of the Year! Congratulations, Coach! (article) Lady Raiders (19-1) No. 1 Seed in 2003 Tournament

02/14/03 - High School Basketball - State Rankings ... Fairport Girls ranked #6, Boys #22 in New York State.

02/14/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity Team is "the team to beat" in Section V  (d&c article)


02/14/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity -- No. 1 Seed for the sixth time in seven years (photo)

02/14/03 Fairport boys' varsity beats Greece Athena in Monroe County Tournament Consolation Game (d&c article)

02/14/03 - Tom Downey, who coached the Livonia boys basketball team to 10 Livingston County championships and four Section V titles in 18 seasons, died Thursday night. He was 50. (article)

02/13/03 - Boys' Varsity Banquet Info available online.


02/12/03 - Athena girls topple Fairport (d&c article) Girls' Varsity goes into Sectionals with a 19-1 record and lots of motivation...

02/12/03 - Former Raider, Randy Bills Leads Brockport in victory over Buffalo State. (d&c article)

02/11/03 - Boys' Varsity upset by Class AA Batavia (18-1) in round one of the Monroe County Tournament; 38-58. Raiders will face No. 4 Greece Athena in the consolation match.

02/10/03 - Boys' JV finishes the regular season with a record of 17 wins and 1 loss as they head off into the Monroe County Tournament. The final two regular-season games saw the JV Raiders defeat Penfield by 22 points and Webster Schroeder by 12. For more, see the full season stats page...


02/10/03 - Fairport Girls' Modified A Blue Team ends a very successful 12-2 2002-2003 season with two victories:

see also: season stats

02/09/03 - Boys' Varsity ranked No. 2 in Section V Class AA behind Rush Henrietta. (section V seeding points)  Fairport Girls' Varsity is ranked No. 1 in Section V Class AA!


Section V Boys' Basketball
Records and Seeding Points Report
2002-2003 Season
Class AA Schools
  Team League Class Record Points Average
1. Rush-Henrietta MN 1 AA 17 - 1 80 4.444
2. Fairport MN 1 AA 16 - 2 69 3.833
3. Greece Athena MN 2 AA 15 - 3 59 3.278
4. Gates-Chili MN 1 AA 12 - 6 29 1.611
5. East High C-C AA 11 - 8 8 0.421
6. Brockport MN 1 AA 9 - 9 -6 -0.333
7. Edison Tech C-C AA 6 - 12 -33 -1.833
8. Penfield MN 1 AA 5 - 13 -44 -2.444
9. Webster-Schroeder MN 1 AA 4 - 14 -52 -2.889
10. Churchville-Chili MN 1 AA 0 - 18 -92 -5.111


02/09/03 - Fairport's Girls' Varsity Red Raiders wind up the 2002-2003 regular season at the top of the league, well ahead of No. 2 Penfield and No. 3 Greece Athena.

Girls' Basketball - Section V

Unofficial Seeding Points

Feb. 9/2003






16 - 0




14 - 2




13 - 3




12 - 2




9 - 7




7 - 9




8 - 9




2 -12




2 - 13




1 - 15



02/09/03 - Girls' Section V playoff Brackets can be found at

02/09/03 Girls' Varsity wins round one over No. 4 Pittsford Sutherland by 8; 61-53

Democrat and Chronicle


No. 1 Fairport 61, No. 4 Pittsford Sutherland 53: Lindsay Ellis scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Red Raiders (19-0).

02/09/03 - Former boys' varsity star, Randy Bills, in the news (d&c article)

02/08/03 - Boys' Varsity over Schroeder by 22; 65-43

02/08/03 - Girls' Modified A Red team finishes a terrific 2002-2003 season with a 12-and-2 record! (stats)

02/07/03 - Girls' Varsity over Schroeder; 64-51 (d&c article)

02/07/03 - Howe may redshirt at Duke (d&c article)

02/06/03 - Boys' Varsity over Penfield by 19 (d&c article)

02/06/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity wins Division I Crown with a victory over Penfield (d&c article)

02/06/03 - Former Fairport star sets LeMoyne career record (d&c article)

02/06/03 - Former Fairport stand-out, Mike Fennell to be inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame (d&c article)

02/03/03 - Boys' JV Raiders drop a heart-breaker to Churchville Chili, losing by 3. JV season now stands at 15-1.

02/02/03 - Former Fairport Hoopster, Devon Bonnemere in the news:

Utica 61, Rochester Institute of Technology 52: Jen Miazga scored 15 points for the host Tigers (2-4 Empire 8, 5-11). Miranda Curley scored 19, Lise Kaiser (York) scored 10 and Devon Bonnemere (Fairport) had nine assists for Utica (3-4, 10-6).

02/01/03 Raider Varsity 63, Churchville Chili Saints 28

Democrat and Chronicle

(February 1, 2003) -- Fairport 63, Churchville-Chili 28: Corey Magee scored six of his 12 points in the first quarter as the Red Raiders (14-2) opened up a 24-4 lead. Phil Cullum scored nine for the Saints (0-16).

02/01/03 - Two new articles about our varsity Raiders from the latest edition of the FHS Lampion:

01/30/03 - The Boys' JV team checks in with lots of great scores! The 15-0 team has posted recent wins over Brighton, Schroeder, Brockport, Edison, Gates and Rush! Check out the scores on the JV Stats Page! Way to go JV!

01/28/03 - Fairport's Red Raider Cheerleading squads shine at the Greater Rochester Cheer & Dance Championships. More ...

01/26/03 - Results from the Greater Rochester Cheerleading and Dance Championships (d&c article)

01/25/03 - The boys' varsity Raiders drop a heart-breaker in Henrietta. The Comets' tough defense and a rash of Raider turnovers proved too much for team to overcome. (d&c article . summary)

01/24/03 - The D&C's Jeff DiVeronica and James Johnson write up tonight's big match-up between Fairport's Boys' Varsity Red Raiders and Rush Henrietta's Royal Comets. The game is sold out though so if you don't have tickets, stay tuned right here!

01/24/03 - It's time to cheer at the Greater Rochester Cheer & Dance Championships (more)

01/23/03 Fairport by 20 over Gates Chili

Democrat and Chronicle

Fairport 69, Gates Chili 49: Adam Wale and Corey Magee each scored 11 points for Fairport.

01/21/03 - Girls' Modified A Blue team on a roll with a 26 point win over HFL ; Final 44-18

01/21/03 - Boys' Varsity  over Edison 44-43 in MLK tourney

01/2003 - Girls' Modified A Blue Team checks in with two wins this past week. The first game on January 14th saw the Raiders take on Gates Chili at Minerva Deland and come away with a 45-21 victory. In Friday's game against Rush Henrietta, also at Minerva, the Raiders showed what team basketball is all about, beating the Royal Comets 41-15.

01/18/03 - Boys' varsity now 10-1 after a win at Brockport (more)

01/18/03 - Girls' Varsity still undefeated after match-up with Brockport (more)

01/16/02 - Girls' Modified A Red Team adds two hash marks in the win column with victories over Webster Thomas (36-28) and Greece Olympia (42-20) to bring their season record to 8 wins and 2 losses.

01/15/03 - 3rd King Classic high school basketball showcase set for Monday - D&C Article

01/15/03 - Girls' Varsity rolls past HF-L (more)

Lady Raiders now ranked #1 in the D&C large-school coaches' poll and #6 in NY State!

01/13/03 - Girls' Varsity takes Schroeder (more)

01/11/03 - Girls' Modified A Red Team reports in with recent game summaries:


  • 16-Dec: vs. Brockport

  • 19-Dec: vs. Greece Arcadia

  • 07-Jan: @ Irondequoit

  • 09-Jan: @ Pal-Mac

22-25 loss

45-47 loss

52-42 win

39-25 win






01/11/03 - Girls' Modified A Blue Team reports in with these game summaries:


  • 10-Dec: vs. Wayne

  • 12-Dec: vs. Penfield

  • 17-Dec: @ Webster Spry

  • 19-Dec: @ Canandaigua

  • 06-Jan: vs. Greece Athena

37-35 win

43-22 win

51-34 win

19-47 loss

33-28 win






01/11/03 - Fairport Girls' Varsity beats Brighton in OT; 46-41 (D&C Article)

01/11/03 Fairport 63, Brighton 31

Democrat and Chronicle

Erik Johnson scored 13 points to lead three Red Raiders in double figures. Brett Havens and Corey Magee each finished with 10 points for Fairport (6-1, 9-1).

01/10/03 - Former Fairport star Stacy Schrader, now hoopin' it up for Le Moyne College, is making quite a name for herself in Division II ball. Read all about her in this D&C article by Jim Mandelaro.

01/09/03 - JV Raiders win two games this week with a 66-44 victory over Brockport and a 50-40 win over Greece Arcadia. The JV Raiders remain undefeated at 9-0.

01/09/03 - Boys' Varsity Tops Greece Arcadia; 54-52 (more)


01/09/03 - Fairport's Stacy Schrader and Lindsay Ellis are mentioned in this D&C Article by Jim Mandelaro.

01/07/03 - Boys' Varsity Basketball Dunks Brockport, 48-32 (D&C article ; game summary)

01/04/03 - Showdown?


Greece Arcadia (5-4) apparently expects a "showdown" when the Titans next meet the Red Raiders on January 8th on Fairport's home turf -- Fitch Court. It may be a minor reference in this D&C article by James Johnson, but might it also signal a game to watch closely?


Does anyone know what a gym packed with loud Red Raider fans sounds like to a group of visiting Titans? If you listen closely, you can hear that drum even now ...

1/3/03 - Games Postponed


Due to a winter storm in the area,

the January 3rd games were postponed.

1/1/03 - Boys' Varsity cumulative statistics have been posted. Click HERE.

12/30/02 - The Boys' JV Team racked up three wins since their last report to maintain an undefeated record! The JV Raiders defeated Penfield (62-31) and Lockport (59-46) and then went on to squeaked by Spencerport by 2 (63-61) in the recent Coaches Versus Cancer Tournament.

12/29/02 - Fairport's Boys' Varsity Team Wins the 2002 Coaches Versus Cancer Tournament. Adam Wale was named to the All-Tournament Team and Eric Snider was named Tournament MVP! (summary)

12/29/02 - Fairport Girls' Varsity wins the Holiday Tournament in Livonia in convincing style. The Raiders upended host Livonia 55-38. (D&C article)

12/28/02 - The Varsity Lady Raiders top Pittsford-Sutherland in the first round of the Livonia Tournament led by Ms. Hanzlik's career-high offensive performance. (D&C article) The Raiders take on Livonia in round two of the tournament tonight. Livonia beat Edison Tech 61-21 in round one.

12/27/02 - In other local basketball news, Bishop Kearney's Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach, Ed Nietopski, has been awarded the Maj. Donald Holleder Award by the Rochester Press-Radio Club. Also mentioned in the D&C article by Scott Pitoniak is Fairport's Tennis phenom, Marcus Fugate, who received the Amateur Athlete of the Year Award. (more)

12/27/02 - Fairport's own Lisa Howe, in the news in a D&C article about Churchville-Chili hoops star, "Joey" Patalano. (more)

12/25/02 - She's the nation's top shot-blocker and among the region's top post players. Last season, she led all NCAA Divisions with over five blocked shots per game. Needless to say, she's been described as an "intimidating presence" in the post position. She's Fairport's very own, Stacy Schrader, now a Senior Forward for LeMoyne College's women's basketball team. Read more about Stacy in this article from the Post-Standard.

12/21/02 - Girls' Junior Varsity wrapped up a very strong week with two run-away wins. The team beat Churchville Chili on December 17th by 29 points. The score at the final buzzer was 48 to 19. The team faced Penfield on the 20th and won by an even larger 34-point margin, defeating the Patriots 65-31. Mallory Kennedy and Julie Marriott have been "unstoppable" in the words of one of our one-the-scene reporters. Congratulations Raiders!


The JV Raiders next face Pittsford Sutherland on December 27th.

12/21/02 - Girls' varsity remains unbeaten with a 62-54 victory over Penfield


Fairport’s 6-0 start in girls basketball looked good on paper, but the team’s top players weren’t all that impressed.

“It wasn’t that pretty,” senior forward Liz Hahn explained. “We said it’s about time we showed what we can do.”

What the Red Raiders did at Penfield on Friday was come out on top 62-54 in a matchup of undefeated Monroe County Division I teams after playing their best game of the season.

(D&C article)


12/21/02 - Boys varsity rolls past Penfield


Erik Johnson scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half as the Red Raiders took a 40-18 lead. Eric Snider scored five points in the opening five minutes (summary)


12/20/02 - Girls Hoops Showdown - Fairport vs. Penfield & Mendon vs. Sutherland (D&C article)



12/20/02 - Lampion Articles:

Girls' Varsity

Boys' Varsity

Boys' JV



12/17/02 - Both  varsity Raider basketball teams take on Churchville Chili and win

The girls' varsity team was too strong for the Saints on this night. In a match pitting two of the county's top teams, Fairport won 61-54 in a road game. (article)


Meanwhile back on home court, the boys' varsity team took it the Saints. The raiders took a commanding 36-7 lead by half and went on to win the contest 64 to 30. (article)

12/17/02 - Duke's Wojo Raves about Fairport's Caitlin Howe (D&C)

12/16/02 - Girls' Mod "A" Red Team Off to Sensational Start

With a current record of 4 wins and 0 losses, the Mod "A" Red Lady Raiders are showing just what they've got this season under Coach Mary Stalker. Read the brief summary of the first four games...

12/14/02 - Irondequoit Boys' Varsity Coach, Chris Cardon, reaches his 200th win in his 17th season as head coach. (story in the Rochester D&C)

12/14/02 Varsity Boys hand Rush Henrietta their first loss ...

(December 14, 2002) — PERINTON — If anyone thinks the Fairport boys basketball team used up all its magic during last year’s surprising 18-5 season under first-year coach Scott Fitch, they weren’t at Friday night’s game with Rush-Henrietta...  (story)



12/14/02 Girls' Varsity in a Decided Victory over RH

Democrat and Chronicle


Fairport 57, Rush Henrietta 28: Lindsay Ellis scored eight of her 14 points in the first quarter, and Kristin Olejarczyk scored all 11 of her points in the second half to lead the Red Raiders. Olejarczyk and Ellis each added eight rebounds for Fairport (3-0 league, 4-0 overall).

Sophomore Oreonna Taylor led the Royal Comets (0-3, 0-4) with 13 points.


12/12/02 Fairport JV Boys' Basketball Opens Season with a victory ... (story)


12/12/02 Varsity Boys Drop a Close One to Gates Chili

Democrat & Chronicle

(December 12, 2002) Gates Chili 63, Fairport 58: Devaughn Snowden scored 20 points for Gates Chili.

Adam Wale knocked in a 3-pointer with 42 second remaining in the fourth to bring the Red Raiders within three. Wale finished with 14 points for Fairport (0-1, 1-1).

Fred Calloway made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 25 seconds to ice the game for the Spartans (2-0, 2-2).



12/6/02 Boys' Varsity Wins Season Opener

Democrat and Chronicle

Fairport 41, Edison 30: Eric Snider grabbed 13 rebounds to go with his 12 points for the host Red Raiders (1-0).

12/11/02 Girls' Varsity beats Gates-Chili

Democrat & Chronicle

Fairport 56, Gates Chili 41: Lindsay Ellis scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Sabrina Boykin added 5 assists, 3 steals and 9 points for Fairport (3-0).

12/7/02 Girls' Varsity beats Greece Arcadia at the buzzer!

Hahn's late shot gives Fairport victory

Democrat and Chronicle

(December 7, 2002) — GREECE — Liz Hahn hit a 10-foot bank shot as time expired to give Fairport a 60-59 win over Greece Arcadia in Monroe County girls basketball on Saturday.

Sabrina Boykin brought the ball up the right side of the court and found Hahn to the left of the key with three seconds left in the game.

The lead switched hands five times in the final 1 minute, 30 seconds.



Greece Arcadia’s Megan Shoniker, left, tries to pull the ball from Fairport’s Josa Hanzlik during Fairport’s 60-59 win on Friday. Liz Hahn scored the winning basket at the buzzer.



12/4/02 H.S. girls basketball: Fairport tops Brockport

Democrat and Chronicle

(December 4, 2002) — FAIRPORT — Senior guard/forward Liz Hahn scored 20 points as Fairport held off a late Brockport run to defeat the Blue Devils 58-46 in a Monroe County league game Tuesday.

Senior Sabrina Boykin added 12 points and Kristin Olejarczyk scored 10 for the Red Raiders (1-0).

Brockport pulled within five points midway through the fourth quarter, but after a time out, Hahn, a second-team AGR player last year, hit a two-point basket to stifle the Blue Devil’s run.

Junior Jen Leasure scored 21 points for Brockport (1-1).

The Winningest Coach in High School Basketball history retires:

Morgan Wootten, Naismith Men's Prep Coach of the 20th Century, began coaching in 1956. Forty-six years later, with an astounding record of 1,274 wins and only 192 losses, Coach Wootten retires at age 71. Read the AP story by David Ginsburg here.


11/09/02 Hoops Hall Gains New Members

"The Fitches of Fairport were the center of attention. Jeff served as long-time coach of the Fairport Red Raiders. In 33 seasons, he won 406 games, nine coach of the year honors and one sectional title.

Joining his Jeff Fitch in the hall is his son Scott, a standout guard in high school who went on to become Division III's Player of the Year at Geneseo. Last year, he replaced Jeff as the Fairport boy's coach."





10/12/02  Father & Son to be inducted into Section V Hall of Fame

Fairport's own Father-Son team of Jeff and Scott Fitch are slated to be inducted into the Section V hall of fame on November 9, 2002 as two of 17 members of the class of 2002. (story continues) [original article from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]

05/06/02 Caitlin Howe to play for Duke

-Women's basketball head coach Gail Goestenkors signed Australian standout Jessica Foley to attend Duke and play basketball in 2002-03. She joins first-team Parade All-America Brooke Smith, second-team Parade All-America Mistie Bass, second-team Parade All-America Lindsey Harding and Caitlin Howe as one of the top-rated recruiting classes in the nation. In April, the 2002-03 team was ranked second nationally in the "Very Early Bird Preseason Top 50" produced by

(original article @ Duke Magazine online: here)


11/19/01 Blue Devils Ink Four During Early Signing Period








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