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Skaneateles girls lacrosse beats West Genesee

Comeback sends Lakers past Wildcats in OT

If, as advertised, the Skaneateles and West Genesee girls lacrosse are the two best in Central New York, then they delivered a game worthy of those honors on Saturday night at Hyatt Stadium. For a long while, it looked like the Wildcats would finish on top. But a late surge by the Lakers, capped by dramatics at the end of regulation and overtime, helped the hosts pull out a 6-5 victory - and, perhaps, those precious local bragging rights.

J-D lacrosse victimized by West Genny comeback

Three-goal halftime lead disappears in 11-9 loss

Saturday afternoon's match-up between two of the premier boys lacrosse programs in Central New York offered an unusual storyline. Both Jamesville-DeWit and West Genesee appeared vulnerable, with the Red Rams humbled 11-10 by East Syracuse-Minoa earlier this month and the Wildcats a week removed from a 10-1 loss to Fairport.

WG boys lacrosse rallies, beats J-D

Second-half surge delivers crucial win for Wildcats

Saturday afternoon's match-up between two of the premier boys lacrosse programs in Central New York offered an unusual storyline. Both West Genesee and Jamesville-DeWitt appear vulnerable, with the Wildcats a week removed from a 10-1 loss to Fairport, and the Red Rams humbled 11-10 by East Syracuse-Minoa earlier this month.

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Taking the ‘geek’ out of ‘science geek’

Two MPH juniors are regional science fair winners

For many people, the mention of a science fair grand prize winner may be associated with the glasses-wearing, pimple-faced protagonists from “Revenge of the Nerds” or “The Big Bang Theory.” But Manlius Pebble Hill students Olivia Sheppard, 16, of Skaneateles, and 17-year-old Emerson Czerwinski Burkard, of Jamesville, are breaking the stereotype.

Softball Lakers handle Phoenix, Tully

Tomlinson sisters lead Skaneateles with pitching, hitting

In Sarah Tomlinson, the Skaneateles softball team possesses a pitcher that can carry her side to victories in a manner not seen in the program in years. Tomlinson demonstrated this ability in last Monday’s game against Phoenix, where the Lakers, who had not yet played in 2014, shut down the Firebirds in a 5-1 decision.

Skaneateles baseball tops APW, Tully

Lakers have busy week after weather issues

With plenty of room left to improve, the Skaneateles baseball team did not like it when bad weather returned early last week, causing more postponements.

ESM lacrosse clings to unbeaten mark

F-M routs Liverpool; CBA rolls past Jordan-Elbridge

Not only has the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team kept itself among the handful of undefeated teams left in the Section III ranks, it has done so constantly rallying to pull out tight and dramatic contests.

Caz boys atop state rankings; girls fall in OT

Late comeback by Lakers falls just short against LaFayette

Whenever a reigning state champion starts the following season undefeated, a placement atop the state rankings is inevitable. So it is for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team, who found itself sitting in the no. 1 spot when the first state Class C poll came out early this week.

Chittenango boys lax holds off Whitesboro

Sadler nets eight goals as Bears hang on, 13-12

For the most part, Chittenango’s boys lacrosse team remained overwhelmed by the competition, but at the end of a busy week it finally found something to smile about. Hosting Whitesboro on Thursday night, the Bears broke out in a big way thanks to productive night from Garrett Sadler, and eventually needing all of them to hold off the Warriors 13-12 and get into the win column.

J-D softball claims thriller over ESM

Pair of sixth-inning runs allows Red Rams to edge Spartans

Just about any time the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team meets up with East Syracuse-Minoa, the records – and the relative degrees of success both programs have attained - matters little.

West Genny softball stuns C-NS in extra innings

Nichols, Nave help WG beat reigning state champs

Whatever strength and quality the West Genesee softball team possessed, the only certain thing was that it never could catch up to the dynasty at Cicero-North Syracuse. Or at least that was the case until Thursday afternoon, when the Wildcats ventured to the Gillette Road complex and, with a combination of tough pitching, strong defense and one big clutch hit, knocked off the Northstars 1-0 in eight innings.

F-M track gains crucial sweep over Liverpool

Hornets led by Millar, Barber, Avery, Ezidiegwu

Even the area’s track and field teams were not immune to weather issues, with Jamesville-DeWitt seeing last Wednesday’s three-way meet with Fulton and Chittenango postponed because snow still covered the Red Raiders’ home track.

C-NS baseball blanks Liverpool, 7-0

Theetge strikes out 12, gets late run support

For a while in his second start of the season, Cicero-North Syracuse baseball pitcher Steven Theetge was facing the same situation with which he had little control over - namely, giving his team a superb performance on the mound, but not getting rewarded for it.

Preservation month activities planned in Cazenovia

Cazenovia’s Historic Preservation Committee (HPC), Cazenovia Preservation Foundation (CPF), the Cazenovia Public Library and Lorenzo State Historic Site have partnered this year to host a series of engaging and educational events focusing on the cultural heritage of historic Cazenovia. All programs are free and open to the public.

Wine and cheese auction preview in Cazenovia to benefit Symphoria

An evening of wine, cheese and music will be offered in Cazenovia next week as part of a fundraising event to support Symphoria, the orchestra of Musical Associates of CNY.

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Thom Filicia to headline Cazenovia College’s 41st annual Student Fashion Show

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy celebrity to speak at “Urban Chic” on April 26

Cazenovia College’s 41st Annual Student Fashion Show, “Urban Chic,” will take the stage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Landmark Theatre, in Syracuse. Special guest Thom Filicia, interior designer, author, television personality and chief creative officer of the New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc., will offer remarks to an estimated packed house.

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Schepp Family Funeral Homes welcomes new directors

Schepp Family Funeral Homes is proud to announce the welcome of two new directors. Katherine Velasco and Kurt Benedict have joined the funeral homes as licensed funeral directors. Velasco and Benedict both graduated from Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse where they both received a bachelor’s degree in funeral service. Both served their residency locally and were issued their New York State licenses in March of 2014.

Sure sign of spring: robins’ eggs in Christmas wreath

When former Liverpool Mayor Jon Zappola and his family returned from a recent sojourn in the Sunshine State, he went to remove the Christmas wreath from the house, and discovered a mother robin had laid five eggs in a nest she’d fashioned in the wreath. No wonder the Zappolas’ holiday wreath will remain up for a while on their First Street home! A former baseball coach and art teacher, Zappola now serves as chairman of the Liverpool Village Housing Authority, which oversees the House at 807 that has provided affordable housing for elders since 1999. The House at 807 on Oswego Street currently has two vacancies. If you’re interested in an apartment there, visit house-at-807.org,‎ or call 457-1334.

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East Syracuse voters elect to abolish police department

Village will enter into a shared services agreement with DeWitt Jan. 1

After a year of heated board meetings and high tax rates, East Syracuse residents voted 333 to 199 in favor of abolishing the East Syracuse Police Department on April 16.

Skaneateles officials optimistic about release of Stauffer Chemical site

Skaneateles town officials are optimistic that the former Stauffer Chemical Company property will be released for development this year.

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