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The Red Wings are saddened by the passing of Bill Kohberger

The Geneva Red Wings are saddened to learn of the passing of one of the Wings family members William “Bill” Kohberger Jr. Bill was part owner of the Wings and General Manager from 2016-2017. Rest easy Bill.


Horseheads,NY – William F. “Bill” Kohberger Jr. age 69 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday August 23,2021 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bill was born January 31, 1952 in Mahopac, NY the son of the late William F. Kohberger Sr. and Anneliese Stabler Kohberger. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and received his Associate’s Degree from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY. Bill married his wife , Catherine A. Magno Kohberger, on October 17, 1998 and they would have celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary this year. He was an avid outdoorsman, member of The Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297, Pheasants Forever and enjoyed “The Farm”. He was a scratch golfer and member of The Horseheads Elks Golf league. After his retirement from Williams Toyota, Bill worked at StateLine in Waverly, NY. In addition to his parents, Bill was pre-deceased by his sister Debbie Slusser on December 19, 2017 and by his brother Eric on December 21,2020. Bill loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. He always put his family first and treasured his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife Catherine ; his children: Jessica and Chris Makley of Rochester, NY , Benjamin and Jamie Kohberger of Corning, NY, Evan Kohberger and Elizabeth Fairchild- Law of Corning, NY , and Kerri and Justin Brooks of Ashland City, TN ; brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael Kohberger and Lynn Woodard of West Elmira, NY , Robin and Mary Beth Kohberger of Newton, NJ , Kyle Kohberger of Elmira, NY and Nikki (Mrs. Eric) Kohberger of Charleston, MA ; sister: Heidi Kohberger of Horseheads, NY; step sons: Bert Conklin and Christine Ash of Central Square, NY , Brent and Angela Conklin of Horseheads, NY Bradley and Shelly Conklin of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Irene McCann of Pine City, NY , Mary Rose and Jerry Bannister of Liverpool, NY , Frances Doane of Elmira, NY, and Joseph and Mary Magno of Elmira, NY ; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday August 28, 2021 from 2-4 PM. Reflections of Bill’s Life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Words of Condolence and Memories may be shared at .


Looking Ahead – McDonough Park Changes for the 2020 Season

Historic McDonough Park has been a staple in Geneva for many years and we continue each year to make improvements. We have made some visual changes for this upcoming season.


The changes include bench back seating with red accents and red awnings at the entrance and concession stands. 


We are also excited to announce a brand new Entrance Video Board which will announce all scheduled activities and games at McDonough Park. 


Owner Bob Ohmann stated “we are trying to preserve the park’s historic character while adding amenities that will enhance the fan experience.”


Opening day is set for Friday May 29th at 7pm against the Elmira Pioneers.


Visit our Schedule Page on our website for our full summer schedule. 


McDonough Park Gears Up for 2020 Summer Season with Some Exciting Changes!

The Geneva Red Wings are gearing up for a great 2020 season with some new offerings at our concession stand including a Trash Plate Special, Rockin’ Barbecue with Hush Puppy’s, Philadelphia Cheese / Steak Hoagies, Sahlen’s Hot Dogs, Wegman’s Hamburgers and Cheese Fries. 


There will also special giveaways nightly at our home games. Fans can also dance with our mascot ” Red Bear ”  and take on the mascot in race the  bases and  beat “Red Bear” for a HOT DOG! 


Opening day is set for Friday May 29th at 7pm against the Elmira Pioneers.


Visit our Schedule Page on our website for the full summer schedule. 

Remembering Gee Wyatt

The Geneva Red Wings are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Gee Wyatt. Wyatt was instrumental in many of the improvements made at McDonough Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. 

Postseason Game Schedule – West Division Championships

With our win over the Elmira Pioneers 5-4 with a walk off by Nick LaBrasca in the bottom of the 9th Inning the Geneva Red Wings  advance to the Championship round against the Adirondack Trailblazers.

Our West Championship Schedule is:

Game 1- Friday August 2 at McDonough Park at 7:05pm

Game 2 – Saturday at Adirondack at the Robert Smith Sports Complex at 6:35pm

Game 3- (if necessary) at McDonough Park on Sunday at 7:05pm

Come support your Wings throughout the Playoffs!


Red Wings fall to Pioneers 11-1

The Geneva Red Wings struggled to find a way to shut down the Elmira Pioneers on Sunday as they gave up a run in all but one inning. Geneva also struggled at the plate, only getting five hits the entire game.

In the first inning, singles by Brody Moore and Trae Harmon knocked in a run each for an early Pioneers lead.  Nathan Peng’s single in the 2nd made it a 3-0 game.

The Wings’ only run of the game came in the bottom of the 2nd when Daniel Sperling singled to bring home Harrison Treble.

In the 4th, a solo home run by Andrew Sexton made it a three-run game.

A single by Trevor Henneman in the 5th, Bryce Moskiewicz in the 6th and Moore in the 7th made it a 7-1 game.

In the 8th, Nathan Peng scored on a wild pitch. The Pioneers continued their rout with three more runs in the 9th. It started with Sexton scoring on a pass ball. Harmon then singled to score two more as it was 11-1 Pioneers.

The Wings are on the road for two games before returning home on Thursday to take on the Adirondack Trail Blazers in a doubleheader with first game at 5:05 pm.


Red Wings Defeat Pilots 9-2 at McDonough Park

By Connor Griffin

The Geneva Red Wings defeated the Newark Pilots on Friday off of some solid pitching and run support to back it up.

Geneva opened up the scoring early as Brandon Cooper hit a solo home run to center field.  A single by Dylan Swarmer in the 2nd made it a 2-0 game.

Swarmer came through again with another single in the 4th. That same play, Brock Kauffman scored on a wild pitch as Geneva doubled their lead.

Michael Gorman singled in the 5th to give Newark their first run. David Bermudez followed that with an RBI single of his own to make it 4-2.

In the 6th, Swarmer doubled for his third hit and RBI of the night.

The Wings added four more insurance runs in the 7th.  It started with an RBI double by Gow. Nick LaBrasca then scored off a wild pitch. Finally, a two-RBI single by Kauffman made it a 9-2 game.

Geneva’s starter Kobie Punchard had a solid outing of six innings, allowing two runs and striking out a season-high nine batters.

The Red Wings return home on Sunday as they take on the Pioneers at 5:05.

Strong pitching leads way for 7-0 Red Wings Win

By Connor Griffin

Noah Fisher started the scoring with a blooper to right that would score Dylan Swarmer. Brock Kauffman followed that with an RBI-single of his own.

In the 4th, Swarmer came through for Geneva with an RBI single for a 3-0 lead.

A two-RBI single by Noah Fisher made it a 5-0 game.

Swarmer came through again in the 8th, with an RBI double. A past ball during the next at-bat would score another run for a 7-0 Geneva lead.

Elmira got one back with a solo home run from Preston Moore in the top of the 9th.

Geneva had a strong performance on the mound. Starter Jacob Maser threw seven shutout innings while striking out four batters. Harrison Treble and Tim Blasdell closed it out for the win.

Geneva returns home on Saturday at 7:05 as they take on the Newark Pilots.

Red Wings Take Down Pilots in High Scoring Affair

by Connor Griffin

Thursday night’s game at McDonough Park had 27 combined runs as Geneva defeated Newark 17-10. The Wings scored in four different innings, three of which consisted of four or more runs.

Newark got on the board first when Tate Ballestero grounded out but managed to knock in a runner from third.

In the 3rd inning, a sacrifice fly by Harrison Treble, an RBI single by Alex Gow and a two-RBI double by Tyler Holmes gave Geneva a 4-1 lead.

A sacrifice fly by Over Torres would make it a two-run game in the top of the 5th.

In the bottom half of the inning, Gow hit a sacrifice fly of his own to get that run back for Geneva.

Newark pulled within one in the 6th, as a double by Bayley Jamanis and a single by Kameron Reynolds would knock in a run each.

The Wings then had a huge 6th inning, putting up seven runs, starting with an RBI single by Brandon Cooper.

With the bases loaded, Gow was hit by a pitch to walk in another run. A two-RBI double by Daniel Sperling, followed by an RBI triple by Mike Magnanti made it 12-4 Geneva.

Newark would respond with a four-run inning of their own. Jordan Fiedor started it with an RBI single. A wild pitch by Jordan Brown and an error by Holmes, allowed two baserunners to score. During the next at-bat, Brown threw another wild pitch for a run, making it a 12-8 game.

The 7th was another big inning for Geneva. An RBI triple by Trevor Rogers would be followed by an RBI single by Treble. Sperling then hit a two-RBI double. Magnanti brought him home with a single to right field, as Geneva lead 17-8.

In the 8th, a double by Logan Stirr and a single by Fiedor knocked in a run each to make it 17-10.

Geneva heads to Elmira on Thursday night and will be home Friday and Saturday!