September 2009

4th Annual "Taste of Wellsville" - Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009

Posted Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 09:37

Local eateries will once again participate in Alfred State College’s fourth annual “Taste of Wellsville” this year, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in “miniature form” at stations around the Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville.

Participating eateries include: Case Catering, Hot Diggity Dogs, Giant Food, L’Italia, Ponderosa, Beef Haus, Tops Markets, Short’s Grocery/Deli, Sadie Ann’s, Truly Scrumptious, Little Gem, and Papa Louie’s –others may be added up until the day of the event. Tickets for the food (50 cents each—food costs may range from one ticket to several although no food item will exceed $3.50) may be purchased on the day of the event.  Ten percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit the SPCA Serving Allegany County.

Back this year is the culinary arts: baking, production and management students’ public bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Top Hat Club (ASC’s culinary honor society), SkillsUSA, and breast cancer.

In addition to the yummy “eats,” the day will feature interactive curriculum demonstrations by Alfred State students who will introduce visitors to the programs and projects underway on the Applied Technology Campus. Last year’s event included activities such as Excavator Bowling, Egg Scramble, Backhoe Softball, Tire Rolling, and much more! Tours of the campus will be conducted. 

Blood pressure testing will be performed by Alfred State College nursing students throughout the day.

ACCORD Corp. technicians will be on site performing car safety seat checks to make sure the safety seat 1) fits the child properly, 2) does not have a recall, 3) isn’t too old to be used, and 4) is properly installed in the parent’s vehicle. Walk-ins are always welcomed; however, appointments for this testing are appreciated. (Appointments may be made in advance by calling Allison Mosher at (585) 593-0792 ext. 1217.)

Immediately following the event at 3:30 p.m., drawings will be held for various raffle items. Proceeds from the drawings will benefit a scholarship fund for Applied Technology students. Raffle tickets will be available at the event; cost is $1 each.  You need not be present to win.

Alfred State College invites you to attend this local family-friendly activity where everyone can enjoy food, fun, and even a little “green” education.

“Viva Italia” Spaghetti Dinner

Posted Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 09:53

The Culinary Arts Department, School of Applied Technology, Alfred State College, will hold a “Viva Italia” spaghetti dinner in the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5-7 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $11 per person; cost for children 10 and under is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Top Hat Scholarship Fund.

baking, production, and management students. A choice of beverages will be available.

This dinner is open to the public; no reservations will be accepted.

Culinary arts: baking, production and management third-year intern (has already completed culinary degree; is enrolled in baking curriculum) Ronny Freeland, Hornell, will serve as manager.

For additional information, call (607) 587-3170 or (585) 593-6270 ext. 3170.

Culinary Arts Dept. to Hold Bake Sale - Oct. 9 & 10, 2009

Posted Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:00

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts Department at Alfred State College’s School of Applied Technology Campus, Wellsville, will hold a community bake sale Friday, Oct. 9 AND Saturday, Oct. 10, at the entrance of the student dining hall of the Culinary Arts Building, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m., respectively.

This year’s two-day event is scheduled in conjunction with the campus’s 4th annual “Taste of Wellsville” celebration, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Proceeds will benefit the Top Hat Club (ASC’s culinary honor society), SkillsUSA, and breast cancer.

Among the offerings will be a full complement of baked goods: breads, including salt rising, French, wheat, pumpernickel, rye, zucchini, banana, pumpkin, raisin, and LA Cinnamon;  rolls, including clover, dinner, and butter bits; an assortment of pies, including cream, fruit, and pumpkin; assorted cookies, muffins, Danishes, and doughnuts. All sales are “cash-and-carry.”

Students work under the direction of Debra Burch and Brian Decker, bakery instructors.

Manager of the 2009 bake sale is third-year bakery intern Nicole Wagner, Fulton, (has completed an associate’s degree in culinary arts and is studying for a second degree in baking, production and management). She will be assisted by Della Warner, ACES supervisor, and the students in the baking, production and management program.

Pioneers Blank Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 17:21

Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) scored a second half goal as the Alfred State College men's soccer team downed Corning CC 1-0 on Thursday afternoon.  The Pioneers improve to 2-4 (2-3 in Region III Division III games) on the season.

Yamamoto scored after getting a pass from Steven Hickey (Aquinas).  Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) recorded his second shutout of the season by making six saves.

The Pioneers hit the road again on Saturday when they travel to Mercyhurst North East for a 3 p.m tilt with the Saints.

Lady Pioneers Run Unbeaten Streak to Five

Posted Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 17:27

The Alfred State College women's soccer team downed Jamestown CC 1-0 to run their season opening unbeaten streak to five games.  The Lady Pioneers are now 3-0-2 on the season.

Kassandra Durant (Ilion) found the back of the net in the second half after getting a pass from Ginette Cornett (Potsdam).  Mo Parks (Avoca) made 10 saves in net to record her fourth shut out of the season.

Alfred State would look to extend their unbeaten streak on Saturday when they travel to Mercyhurst North East for a 1 p.m. start.

Baseball splits with Monroe

Posted Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 16:34

The Alfred State College baseball team split a WNYAC doubleheader with Monroe CC in Rochester on Saturday.  ASC fell 8-3 in the opener but rebounded for a 4-2 victory in game two. 

Monroe erased a 2-1 deficit in the opener with three runs in the bottom of the 2nd and never looked back.  Travis Fenstermaker (LeRoy) was 2 for 2 while Jake Dale (Keshequa) was 2 for 3 for the ASC offense.  JP Frey (Erie, PA) added a triple.  Joe Wallace (Avoca) allowed two earned runs in 5.2 innings of work on the mound for the Pioneers.

Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads) continued his impressive fall season with the complete game victory in game two.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, and two walks while striking out six to pick up his second win (2-1). 

He got the offensive help he need in the 4th when Tyler Ward (Bishop Kearney) hit a two-out, two-run single to erase a 1-0 lead and key a three-run inning.  Steve Smith (Hornell) added an insurance run in the 7th with a RBI single.  Smith and Frey each finished with two hits for ASC.

Alfred State is now 4-4 in the fall season and will play a non-WNYAC doubleheader on Sunday when they host Penn Tech.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Men 2nd, Women 3rd at FLCC Invite

Posted Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 16:48

Both the Alfred State men's and women's cross country teams fared well at the Finger Lakes Invitational on Saturday.  The men finished 2nd and the women 3rd out of seven teams.

The men's team scored 45 and trailed only Mohawk Valley CC's 34.  They finished ahead of Broome CC (74), Erie CC (84), Finger Lakes CC (130), Herkimer CCC (172), and Bryant & Stratton (Inc.).

John Sweeney (Barker) finished in 3rd place to pace the Pioneers.  He ran the 8k course in 28:08 and trailed the overall winner, Todd Butters (MVCC), by 13 seconds.  Logan Drummer (Pioneer) finished 7th (29:09), Peter Francia (Greece Olympia) was 10th (29:21), Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 12th (29:43), and Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) was 13th (29:51).

The women's team scored a 51 to earn 3rd place behind Broome CC (42) and Mohawk Valley CC (44).  Herkimer CCC finished in 4th with 95 while FLCC, ECC, and Bryant & Stratton were incomplete.

Bridget McMahon (Avoca) crossed the finish line of the 5k course in 7th place just under a minute behind overall winner Hannah Hoffman (Mohawk Valley).  Her time was 22:05.  Abby Benton (Frewsburg) was 10th (22:20), Carrie Crooker (Addison) was 12th (22:42), Maria Wilson (Addsion) was 16th (23:29), and Laura Babcock (Wellsville) was 20th.

Running at Finger Lakes was a preview of the 2009 NJCAA Division III National Championships that will be held in Canandaigua in November.

The Pioneers travel to Houghton College for the Highlander Invitational beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Men's Soccer Blanks Mercyhurst NE

Posted Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 16:55

The Alfred State College men's soccer team won their second straight and third in their last four games with a 1-0 victory over Mercyhurst North East on Saturday.  The Pioneers improve to 3-4 on the season.

Nana Owusu-Obeng (Yonkers/Gorton) found the back of the net for the Pioneers lone goal of the game.  He scored after getting the set up pass from Kevin Arilotta (Churchville).

The coaching staff credited Arilotta and Eric Cline (WT Clarke) with solid games that were key to the victory.

Daniel Krajcir (Gloversville) made five saves including a game saving stop late in the contest to record his third shutout of the season.

The Pioneers have a few days off before opening homecoming 2009 activities on Thursday with a 4 p.m. contest versus Broome CC.

Lady Pioneers continue Roll

Posted Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 17:00

The Alfred State College women's soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to six games to start the 2009 season with a 2-1 victory over Mercyhurst North East.  The Lady Pioneers are now 4-0-2 on the season.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) scored a goal and passed out an assist to pace the offense while Shelby Winchester (Maple Grove) added her second goal of the season.  Ginette Cornett (Potsdam) was credited with the assist on Smith's goal.

Mo Parks (Avoca) made five saves in net for ASC to record the victory.

The Lady Pioneers play again on Tuesday when they continue their four-game road trip with a 4 p.m. contest at Genesee CC.

Pioneers Rally to Sweep Penn Tech

Posted Date: Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 14:45

The Alfred State College baseball team rallied in both halves of a non-conference doubleheader versus Penn Tech on Sunday afternoon.  ASC won the opener 7-3 with seven unanswered runs and won the nightcap, 6-5, with two runs in the 7th.

Jake Dale (Keshequa) drove in three runs to pace the offense in game one.  He had a key two run single in the 3rd.  Tyler Ward (Bishop Kearney) hit a two-triple in the 5th to give the Pioneers the lead for good.  Stevie Smith (Hornell) was the long Pioneer with multiple hits finished 2 for 4 with three runs scored.

Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) shook off a rough first inning and earned the victory.  He went all seven allowing six hits and two earned runs while walking two and striking out two.

In the nightcap, the blue & gold took advantage of three Wildcat errors in the 7th to erase a 5-4 deficit and tie the game.  Brian Zimmermann (Frontier) ended the game with a walk-off one-out single up the middle.

Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan) led the offense with a 3 for 3, 3 RBI day while Smith was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) allowed nine hits and four earned runs in seven innings of work to pick up his first collegiate victory on the mound.  He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.

The Pioneers head into the final weekend of the fall regular season with a 6-4 (4-4 WNYAC) mark.  They are scheduled to host Jamestown CC at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Genesee CC at 1 p.m. on Sunday.