Grimes holds off South Lewis, improves to 2-1
Someone was going to move to the top of the wide-open Class A American division when neighbors East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt met up for their annual showdown Friday night. And it was the host Spartans warming up to that task, using its ground game to pound away at the Red Rams from start to finish on its way to a 41-0 victory.
Liverpool blanks RFA; C-NS rolls past Proctor
While the football rivalry between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse has always run hot, it might never mean as much as it does when the two battle it out for the 'Star Wars Cup' next Friday night at LHS Stadium.
WG football shares AA-1 lead with Liverpool
Even with a defeat on its ledger, the West Genesee football team is sitting atop the Class AA-1 division, and events both inside and outside of its control would drastically alter the league race. As to the task at hand, the Wildcats were more than up to it on Friday night, venturing to Nottingham and rolling to a 42-12 victory over the Bulldogs.
Early 16-0 deficit vanishes in avalanche of Caz points
A wake-up call arrived for the Cazenovia football team when it made its first road trip of the season. It came in the form of 16 points from Central Valley Academy, who despite its 0-2 record was determined to turn Friday night's lightly-regarded contest into a monumental upset. The Thunder's dreams did not last long, though.
36-point first half helps B'ville stay undefeated
Both its 2-0 start, and the way it got to that point, helped the Baldwinsville football team gain a spot in the first state Class AA rankings of the season, and it might stay there for a while. The Bees improved to 3-0 on the season Friday night, when it breezed past Fowler 49-6 on the turf at Corcoran High School, mostly on the strength of a first half where it scored 36 unanswered points.
White's goal holds up for Lakers, who improve to 7-1
No one doubts anymore whether the Cazenovia boys soccer team can battle for top honors in the OHSL Liberty division – and, perhaps, much more. If any of those doubts remained, they were dashed by Tuesday night’s 1-0 shutout over defending Section III Class B champion Westhill at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.
Lakers bounce back from pair of mid-September losses
Two defeats – one to Cazenovia, the other in the finals of the Lewiston-Porter Tournament – had slowed the early-season momentum of the Skaneateles girls soccer team.
Lakers rebound from Tuesday defeat to Westhill
A valuable lesson that the Cazenovia girls volleyball team learned, through last week’s action, was that it helped to get off to a good start, but that finishing things off is a lot sweeter.
In 2011, according to data collected by criminologist Jim Fisher, a former FBI agent, police officers in the United States shot 1,146 people, killing 607. About 25 percent of those killed were suffering mental illness or emotional disturbance. In New York state alone, 49 persons were shot by police, including 23 fatally. The mortal danger swings both ways. That same year, 73 police officers were shot to death in the line of duty. Last week, three Liverpool police officers faced death on Sycamore Street when they were confronted by a 43-year-old man who had openly threatened to “take out” a village cop. A witness said the man appeared to be armed with a handgun.
Goal-line stand turns close contest in Warriors' favor
With four chances to get the single yard that would deliver an early lead in Thursday night's game at Westhill, the Skaneateles football team kept pushing for it - and kept getting denied. It was that defensive stand that would eventually cripple the Lakers while, at the same time, send the Warriors soaring to its third straight win as it defeated Skaneateles 35-6.
Goal-line stand, four Jamison TD's pace Westhill
Four plays in the shadow of its own goal line got the Westhill football team rolling. Four touchdowns by Ja'Shai' Jamison would propel them to a 3-0 mark few could have anticipated when the season got underway.
Culprit will face felony charges for making a terrorist threat
Cazenovia police believe they are close to an arrest in the case of the Cazenovia College bomb threat that occurred late Tuesday night, Sept. 16, and the culprit, when caught, will face felony charges for making a terrorist threat and could face time in state prison.
Girls Hornets beat two state top-10 foes; boys break WG course record
Another week brought another showdown for the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country teams – only this time, it was the girls taking the spotlight.
CBA battles hard in defeat to West Genesee
Facing a challenger for Onondaga High School League supremacy, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls team was up to that threat. The Red Rams, piling up points through top-three sweeps in two different events, overcame the individual brilliance of Oswego in Wednesday’s meet, putting together a 100-84 victory over the Buccaneers.
Johnson, Staso each win two races for Bees
Improving to 2-2 on the season, the Baldwinsville girls swim team made the trip to Mexico Wednesday night and, with Noelle Staso and Amanda Johnson each winning a pair of races, roared to a 103-71 victory over the Tigers.
Wildcats get sprint sweep from Castro, key 1-2 finishes
To this point, the West Genesee girls swim team remains tough to catch. In Wednesday night’s match against Christian Brothers Academy at the Le Moyne College pool, the Wildcats used timely 1-2 finishes and enough individual triumphs to put together a 92-82 victory over the Brothers.
J-E splits with Skaneateles; Marcellus falls to J-D
When the first state Class A girls cross country rankings came out, West Genesee was in the no. 5 spot, high praise, even though it knew what just lay ahead.
Chittenango boys take top spot at Baldwinsville Invitational
At the start of its OHSL Liberty division schedule, the Cazenovia cross country teams both got to face Christian Brothers Academy Wednesday afternoon and earned a sweep of those races at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.
Undefeated neighbors, rivals to square off next Thursday
Lacking any kind of stress, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse girls swim teams both earned one-sided victories during Wednesday’s CNY Counties League meets to stay undefeated in advance of next Thursday night’s head-to-head showdown.
Central New York Pagan Pride Day returns to Long Branch Park for its 15th year Sept. 20. The festival, hosted by the Church of the Greenwood, celebrates the harvest holiday of Mabon, which coincides with the autumnal equinox.