Sports briefs — Aug. 12, 2017

Published Aug 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

Ortolano honored at MLL Summit Classic

LAKE PLACID — Rome Sports Hall of Famer Anthony “Ort” Ortolano was honored by Major League Lacrosse on Aug. 3 by being recognized at the Legends of Placid Lacrosse ceremony.

Ortolano, who is a 1972 Rome Free Academy graduate, was joined by Greg Gebhardt. The pair were honored as the 25th and 26th individuals honored by the Legends of Placid Lacrosse. Ortolano was inducted in the Rome Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Ortolano served as the longtime head athletic trainer for Renssalear Polytechnic Institute before retiring in 2012. Ortolano also served as the Legends of Placid Summit Classic tournament director for 27 years before retiring from the role within the past year.