If you or somebody in your family loves sports, this is an amazing weekend locally.  Name the winter sport and there's a pretty good chance it's available this wknd:

BASKETBALL?  Everywhere around town, from the pros to college and Section 5 state tourney action.

>> College hoops abound beginning Fri. night as the MCC women host the NJCAA District C tourney.  The Tribunes host Vicennes Univ. at MCC Fri. at 6p, and if they win they will play for the championship at MCC Sat. at 2p.   In men's NCAA action, both Geneseo and Brockport play Sat. night at Brockport St. in the start of the NCAA Div III tourney.  Meanwhile, Syracuse hopes to rebound from losing 4 of their last 5 in the regular season finale Sun. aft.  On the pro side, The Razorsharks are home Sat. aft at the Blue Cross Arena.

>> Section 5 rolls into the states!  The boys from Greece Athena, East, Charlotte, Clyde Savannah and Batavia Notre Dame roll west to Buffalo St. for quarterfinal state action with games all day Sat. beginning at noon.  On the girls side, the ladies take over the Putt Moore Court at FLCC in Canandaigua Sat. with games tipping off at 11am as Gates-Chili, Pittsford Sutherland, Bishop Kearney, Keshequa and Romulus represent for Section 5.

HOCKEY?  The Amerks are home Fri., on the road at Syracuse Sat. and back home at the BCA Sun.  And Fairport and Webster Schroeder skate to Utica for the state semis.

LACROSSE?  The Knighthawks take over the arena Sat. night as they continue their impressive run to defend their NLL Championship.  Watch for our own Scott Brooks hosting the action on field and in the stands.

SKIING?  Even as the temps rebound a bit, my spies at Bristol tell me there is plenty of fine snow for you to rock this wknd.  Take a ride up the slopes to check some of the post Olympic extreme snowboarding on the tip of the mountain.

Overall, it's a great wknd. to take in one of your favorite teams.  Go get 'em Sect. 5 hoopstars as I'll be on hand at FLCC cheering on the girls like Sammy Heiler from Gates Chili.