Solvay, J-E find early-season league success
Waiting until the second week of September to get underway, the West Genesee boys soccer team tested itself with three games in a five-day span.
Solvay finishes second at Chittenango Tournament
The Marcellus girls soccer team was just 1-1-1 going into last Monday night’s game at Oswego, but got to unleash its attack in the course of a 5-1 victory over the Buccaneers.
West Genny runs into B'ville; Marcellus gains split
A key early-season girls volleyball contest among top OHSL Liberty division contenders – and neighbors – went the way of Westhill, as it went to Solvay last Tuesday night and recorded a four-set victory over the Bearcats.
Wildcats also claim VVS Invitational girls title
With a deep roster on both the girls and boys sides, West Genesee’s cross country teams will again be a force in the 2014 season. Just how dangerous was apparent during last Saturday’s Vernono-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.
Caz gets big win at Skaneateles, 3-2
Putting up big numbers against overmatched foes is one thing. Doing so against someone that could contend for league and sectional honors is quite another.
Lakers beat RFA, Solvay, Marcellus in five-day span
Though frustrated with its 2-0 defeat to Skaneateles on Sept. 5, the Cazenovia boys soccer team did not let that disappointment linger too long.
Lakers drop five-set thriller to C-NS
Easy wins in its first three matches had the Cazenovia girls volleyball team in a good frame of mind as it traveled east to meet Skaneateles last Wednesday night for its first major test of the fall.
Staso wins 200, 500 free against Maroons, J-D
As the competition gets tougher, the Baldwinsville girls swim team is meeting it head-on, even if it isn’t always reflected in the win column.
Bees's wins follow defeats to Liverpool, F-M
It proved an interesting week for the Baldwinsville cross country teams, who learned plenty from facing up against the top teams in the state and then taking a turn on the course that will host the Section III championships later this fall.
Rowles, an eighth-grader, is third in season debut
Now it was time for serious competition, and the Cazenovia girls cross country team, with a fresh young face named Claire Rowles at the forefront, was ready for it.
McLaughlin, Willard, Kent lead latest Laker rout
What was scarier than seeing the Cazenovia field hockey team compile 10 goals in each of its first two Onondaga High School League games this fall (wins over Homer Sept. 3 and Cortland Sept. 5) was giving those same Lakers a chance to rest for a week and further hone its considerable skills.
Third annual fund-raiders benefits American Heart Association
Two years ago, in memory of his daughter, Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer coach Joe Papaleo joined his side with Fayetteville-Manlius for an early-season showcase. Now it's turned into a big event, and the faithful gathered again Saturday night at Swan Pond for the third annual "Red Out" to benefit the American Heart Association.
Ludden falls to 0-2 after tough defeat to Lowville
What the Jordan-Elbridge football team wanted out of its long trip east to play Cooperstown on Saturday afternoon was a bit more comfort than it had claiming its first victory six days earlier in the Carrier Dome. That was accomplished, and then some, by the Eagles, whose attack sprung to life in a big way during a 49-8 victory over the Hawkeyes.
Caz football moves to 2-0 with solid all-around effort
Though it doesn't always produce the smoothest of efforts, the Cazenovia football team can live with those minor setbacks as long as there's a victory at the final whistle. Such was the case Saturday afternoon at Buckley-Volo Field, where the Lakers, relying on four turnovers that led to well-timed scoring bursts, beat South Jefferson 34-14 to move to 2-0 on the season.
Red Rams edged by Whitesboro; Spartans fall to Indian River
A large portion of the regular season remains for the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa football teams, including all of their play in the Class A American division. But when the two neighbors clash next Friday at ESM Stadium, they'll do so sporting 0-2 records after the Red Rams' valiant comeback fell short in a 24-21 defeat to Whitesboro and the Spartans took a 32-21 defeat to Indian River.
Bees hurt West Genny with 30 first-half points
Sure, it didn't count in the league standings, so the West Genesee football team still shares the top spot in the Class AA-1 division two weeks into the season. But the Wildcats still went through a humbling experience in Friday night's trip to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, falling 36-7 to Baldwinsville and learning that it still has a lot of work to do if it wants to be a long-term league and Section III title contender.
Warriors give Bearcats yet another frustrating defeat
Atonement was at hand for the Solvay football team. Seven days after squandering a 22-point second-half lead to Marcellus, the Bearcats had returned to the friendly turf of Al Merola Field Friday night and fought its way to a slim one-point lead against its other neighbor and rival, Westhill. What's more, it had the Warriors pinned deep in its own territory, and one more stop might provided a long-awaited breakthrough win.
Chittenango football now 1-1, draws Marcellus next
A short regular season in high school football means that there's little time to commiserate after a defeat, and that a slump must be avoided. Knowing all this, the Chittenango Bears ventured to Phoenix on Friday afternoon and, in an efficient manner, rolled past the Firebirds 36-0, bouncing back from its 40-13 defeat to Skaneateles that opened the season seven days earlier.
All points scored in second half of rivalry renewal
In many ways, Friday night's renewal of the football rivalry between Skaneateles and Marcellus was everything a fan could want, with constant momentum shifts, an explosion of offense in the second half and big plays from both teams.
Hornets rout Proctor; Brothers take out Nottingham
Injuries at key spots, along with poor performances, had followers of the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy football teams concerned in ways far beyond the losses they took in their respective season openers at the Carrier Dome.