Full Gladius XI / Fighters Source Tournament Report

-Josh Mayville Advances to Fresno Regionals
-16 Bouts at Giant Cortland, NY, Event

By Briggs Seekins, #briggsfighttalk on Twitter
April 26, 2014: Cortland, New York, is a small town famous of late mostly for a Division III football-inspired riot last fall that required police response from a half dozen neighboring communities. If it’s known at all across the state, it’s as a place where not-so-bright Long Island kids go to party while they earn a … Continue reading

Binghamton Tiger Cats All-Female Football

The Binghamton Tiger Cats season is underway. The area’s only all-female full-tackle football team plays at home this Saturday, April 26th, at the Endless Mountains Athletic Complex in Towanda, PA, against the Cape Fear Thunder. Game time is 4:00pm; admission is $5 with kids 12 and under free. The Cats are members of the Women’s Spring Football League (WSFL) and last year made it all the way the the national championships in Memphis, TN.

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Tyler Bayer and Derak Heyman on the Fighters Source World Tournament at Gladius XI

By Steve Westlake
As we reported earlier, Five Element Sport MMA and Fitness in Vestal, NY, will be supplying half of Team Syracuse Gladius in the upcoming world competition Saturday, April 26th, versus Nashville, TN. Here we profile two more Five Element fighters.

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“Can You Go to the Note?” Finals this Thursday!

The final 10 contestants in the area’s premier singing competition will perform Thursday, April 24th, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton, NY. The winner receives $2,500 of studio time and promotion of their first single. The show starts at 7:00pm. For more info visit WJOB-FM.

Historic International MMA Tournament in Cortland this Saturday

By Briggs Seekins, #BriggsFightTalk on Twitter
Saturday night at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland the best amateur MMA fighters in the Southern Tier and Central New York team up under the banner of The Syracuse Gladius to face the visiting Nashville Renegades from Tennessee in the opening round of an historic tournament being organized by Fighters Source. The card will be broadcast over the United Fight Alliance Network into a potential 100 million homes.

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Exclusive: ESPN Headliner Willie Monroe Jr. Talks to Us About this Friday’s Event

By Briggs Seekins; #briggsfighttalk on Twitter
Southern Tier and Central New York fight fans will get the opportunity to see one of the area’s top boxing stars fight close to home this Friday when rising middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. faces undefeated Ukrainian Vitaliy Kopylenko in the semi-finals of the ESPN Friday Night Fights Boxcino middleweight tournament at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

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“Can You Go to the Note?” Quarterfinals Packs Them In!

The Sun Briar Room at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton was standing room only on April 4th as contestants sang for the chance to move on to the next round of the area’s premier singing competition.

The semi-final round will be held at the DoubleTree April 11th, with the finals April 24th at the same location. See the WJOB-FM site and our event listings for more details.

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“Can You Go to the Note?” Competition Goes to Next Level

Round 1 (quarterfinals) of the popular local singing competition takes place tomorrow, April 4th, 7:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton. There will be a $5 charge for audience members.

See our Events Listings for location and WJOB-FM for more details.

Vestal MMA School Supplying Half Upstate Team in International Tournament

-New Gladius Middleweight Champ Tom Connolly Among Squad from Five Element Sport MMA and Fitness
-Syracuse vs Nashville Kicks Off Tournament April 26th
-Five Element Owner Jason Porter on Team Syracuse Coaching Staff

By Steve Westlake
Jason Porter, owner and chief instructor at Five Element Sport MMA and Fitness—formerly Power of One MMA—is looking forward to his 16 years in the business reaching a new high. Next month, members of his school will make … Continue reading

“Can You Go To the Note?” Opening Audition a Smash!

The first of a three-day audition process for Binghamton-area singing competition Can You Go To the Note? took place at the Bundy Museum annex and was a rousing success. Devon Wright, owner of The Wright Style barber shop on Oak Street in Binghamton, hosted the event along with a panel of three judges. The atmosphere was happy and friendly as a large number of hopefuls of every age and ability turned out to give it all they … Continue reading

Derak Heyman Retains Art of Combat Featherweight Belt with Decision over Eric Mendiola

Full Report from “Knuckle Up or Stand Down”

By Briggs Seekins: thewritingcoach@yahoo.com
St. Patrick’s Weekend is always a great time for a fight card and the First Arena in Elmira is a great venue. The home facility for the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team, First Arena is yet another location that would be in the running to bring high-level, professional MMA crowds to an upstate city that could use the business. But, of course, the … Continue reading

Tom Connolly Captures Middleweight Crown at Gladius X

Connolly’s Devastating Round 1 TKO and Full Card Report

By Briggs Seekins, thewritingcoach@yahoo.com
Amateur mixed martial arts returned to Ithaca on Saturday night with an exciting program at the Ultimate Athletics Gym in the Pyramid Mall. Three title fights highlighted the action and solidified the final spots on the Team Syracuse Gladius roster for the historic international team tournament set to kick off in Cortland at the end of April.

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Dave Lang the Fraudulent Black Belt and Phony War Veteran Exposed: Part Three

-New Details Emerge About How Lang Used His Phony Martial Arts Credentials to Target Vulnerable Young Mothers Being Served at a Christian Non-Profit in Cortland Run by His Mother Patricia Lang
-Lang’s History of Manipulating and Abusing Teenage “Students” Further Uncovered
-How the Phony War Veteran’s Lies Undermined a Real Soldier on Deployment and Destroyed His Marriage
-Dave Lang, Dog Murderer?
-Dave Lang Ignoring an Open Challenge

By Briggs Seekins, thewritingcoach@yahoo.com
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Can You Go To The Note?

Open Auditions for Binghamton-Area Singing Competition

WJOB 93.3 FM presents Can You Go To The Note? The highest-caliber singing competition in the region’s history! Open auditions go for three days beginning on Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00pm at the Bundy Museum Annex, 129 Main St, Binghamton. On March 19th at 7:00pm, the event moves to the Undergrounds Coffeehouse at Binghamton University. The first round wraps up Thursday, March 20th, 11:00am at the SUNY-Broome cafeteria.

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Aljamain Sterling and Anthony Leone Gearing Up for Major Fights

By Briggs Seekins
Two MMA fighters with strong Southern Tier connections are preparing to step into the cage for the biggest fights of their careers in the weeks ahead. This weekend on the undercard for UFC 170, 8-0 Aljamain Sterling will make his big league MMA debut against 8-3 Cody Gibson. And on March 7, tough veteran Anthony Leone makes a bid to become a world champion when he faces Bellator featherweight champ Eduardo Dantas.

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