HR Wilson Golf Tournament

U.S. Army veterans Jeffrey Hackett, left, and Edward Guldin shake hands with people at the HR Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament in Aurora Saturday.

HIT: To the news that the Syracuse University and Army football programs plan to start playing each other again.

These two teams, which have certainly had their struggles in recent years, are arguably the two most iconic football programs from New York state. The historic impact both have made on the sport cannot be overstated.

Unfortunately, it's been far too long since they've played against each other. The last encounter was in 1996.

That will change beginning in 2023, the first of four games announced between the two programs.

MISS: To a night of violence in the city of Auburn.

Police reported an assault/robbery on State Street and a shooting on North Fulton Street within hours of each other early Saturday morning. Both cases resulted in injuries to victims that, while not life-threatening, were disturbing to hear about.

HIT: To local law enforcement personnel whose actions helped lead to the arrest of two individuals in the early Saturday robbery.

A corrections officer working a tower in the Auburn Correctional Facility spotted the crime in progress and alerted Auburn police. APD officers then did quick work to find two suspects in another part of the city.

HIT: To the organizers and participants in the HR Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament in Aurora.

This yearly fundraiser helps Homes For Our Troops, which builds specially adapted houses for severely injured veterans. And each year, the event holds an inspiring opening ceremony to honor those who have served in the military.

This year, the tournament is helping Army Spc. Edward Guldin, who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan.

For more information on the local event and the program it helps, visit HRWilsonmemorial.com or HFOTUSA.org.

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