Sports calendar — March 24, 2017

Sports Tonight’s Schedule...ProfessionalHockey — American Hockey League: Utica at Albany, 7. Saturday’s Schedule...ProfessionalHockey — American Hockey League: Utica at Syracuse, 7. Scholastic girlsLacrosse — Nottingham at RFA, noon.Note: The schedule for some events is weather-permitting. For calendar updates, visit: romesentinel.com/sports 2:00pm 03/24/17

Syracuse’s Lydon to enter NBA draft

Sports SYRACUSE (AP) — Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon has decided to enter the NBA draft. The star forward made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday night. He says he made the decision after speaking with his family. “It was a privilege to wear the Orange uniform alongside my teammates,” Lydon wrote. “I was honored to battle with you all every night. I am very excited about this next... 4:10pm 03/23/17

Sports calendar — March 23, 2017

Friday’s Schedule...ProfessionalHockey — American Hockey League: Utica at Albany, 7. Note: The schedule for some events is weather-permitting. For calendar updates, visit: romesentinel.com/sports 2:00pm 03/23/17

Former SU assistant Hopkins introduced as new coach at Washington

Sports SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Hopkins watched the NCAA Tournament tinged with the slightest bit of jealousy. He saw coaches he had come to know — Chris Collins at Northwestern specifically — who had left behind stable careers as an assistant coach and took the leap to being a head coach. It drove home the idea that Hopkins wanted the chance to create something himself, rather than... 4:10pm 03/23/17

Sports agate, March 23, 2017

Sports Agate KING PIN LANES Autobody Excellence League in Memory of Marty Rieck Jesse Skinner and Dave Goralczyk, 279 and 730. Rick Adams, 724; Chris Muraca, 720; Rob Taylor, 708; Chris Brockway, 697; Josh Talbot, 693; Brad Long, 691; Mike Beauchamp, 681; Jason Burning, 674; Chuck Shlotzhauer, 671; Gene Clark Jr., 671; Aaron Finster, 669; Dan Kenny, 665; Mark Rundle Sr., 663; Loreto... 4:00pm 03/23/17

Details announced for Clinton Comets Fan Appreciation Night

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets have announced details of their Clinton Comets Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 1. The AHL club will honor the 1967-68 Clinton Comets during its game against the Rochester Americans. The Clinton Comets will be honored during a pre-game ceremony, and several additional elements will celebrate the storied team that compiled a 57-5-10 record.... 12:00pm 03/23/17

RFA senior DeBlasiis selected as first-team hockey all-star

Sports Rome Free Academy senior right wing Gino DeBlasiis was named a first-team selection for the Section III ice hockey squad selected by coaches. DeBlasiis joined senior goaltender Jake Polacek, senior defensemen Matt Eccles and CJ Walsh, junior forward Bryan O’Mara and sophomore forward Ryan Eccles, all of Syracuse, on the first-team. DeBlasiis, a right winger, tallied 28 goals... 6:36pm 03/22/17