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Mike Messere Field dedicated at West Genesee

Lacrosse coaching legend honored at Pepper Tournament

At the school where he built a coaching legend, Mike Messere now has a permanent honor. In a ceremony Saturday during the annual John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, the turf field at West Genesee High School was formally dedicated as "Mike Messere Field" as a large contingent of current and former players joined in the proceedings.

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Mad Cow 5K race coming this weekend

You ran the mountain with the goat, the lake in red, white and blue — now run in the country with the cows! The annual Mad Cow 5K Race will be held this Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Nelson town office building, located at 4085 Nelson Road. Sign-up will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

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VIP parking for Caz Laker football up for grabs

Cazenovia Laker football draws fans from far and wide causing a run on prime parking at or near Buckley-Volo Field on fall game days. The Cazenovia Athletic Association (CAA) has a solution for avid spectators eager to attend the varsity team’s four home match-ups: CAA is coordinating a raffle of three exclusive VIP parking spaces located at the upper west parking lot, closest to the stadium. In addition, raffle winners will receive free game tickets for four, and fast track entrance and concession access.

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Syracuse Challenger League gives all children a chance to ‘play ball’

The Syracuse Challenger Baseball League finished up its season in a big way — with its 14 teams playing their seven final match-ups of the season at the Syracuse Chiefs’ NBT Bank Stadium, being cheered by family, friends and Chiefs mascots Scooch and Pops.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Katko applauds Navy for choosing Lockheed Martin

Last week, U.S. Rep. John Katko, the freshman Republican congressman representing our 24th District, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $153,947,182 for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).

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CBA’s Hamlin ’11 donates Ivy League championship ring to the school

Christian Brothers Academy graduate Tyler Hamblin ’11, who received his degree in sociology from Harvard University in May, recently donated his 2011 Ivy League Football Championship ring to the school.

AJ’s Archery to host benefit championship shoot July 25-26

In conjunction with its annual open house and sales event later this month, AJ’S Archery will host the IBO World Championship Warm Up to benefit Syracuse-based “Two Smiles One Hope” The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, at AJ’S Archery, 3938 Nelson Heights Road in Cazenovia.

Cazenovia town office now selling fishing licenses, offering free mosquito repellant

Cazenovia Town Clerk Connie Sunderman would like to remind Cazenovia residents and visitors that the town has resumed selling hunting and fishing licenses on July 1 after an 18-month hiatus. Licenses may be purchased at the town office at 7 Albany St. during regular business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. A driver’s license is required.

Dinner planned after Bucky Bennett golf outing to celebrate Coach Neidl’s career

The Cazenovia Central School District has announced that the Caz football program will hold a special “roast” of longtime Cazenovia football coach Tom Neidl at 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Cazenovia Golf Club, following the annual Bucky Bennett golf tournament that afternoon.

Plis, Stanistreet golf at North America Cup

WG stars help Americans tie Canadians in international matches

Just a few days after the Fourth of July, West Genesee boys golf stars Dylan Plis and Sean Stanistreet did their own bit of patriotic duty. Together, Plis and Stanistreet were part of the United States team that took on a side from Canada in the North America Cup, a match-play tournament that took place at Weston Golf & Country Club in Ontario.

Scherrer named to Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

Skaneateles grad found golfing glory on PGA Tour

Back at the turn of the millennium, Skaneateles High School graduate Tom Scherrer was making a national name as a PGA Tour winner and participant in golf's biggest events, including the Masters and United States Open. His accomplishments have not been forgotten, either, as it was announced on Thursday that Scherrer is one of six honorees for the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Aris, Headd named to Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

F-M cross country coach receives another big honor

Every local sports fan has grown familiar with the running dynasty Bill Aris has helped to build at Fayetteville-Manlius, but few of them might remember Marty Headd's basketball contributions at Christian Brothers Academy and Syracuse University.

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Kickin’ it

Dream Factory of Syracuse to host annual kickball tournament fundraiser

To help make a dream come true for a chronically ill child, all you have to do is play a game of kickball. The Dream Factory of Syracuse is hosting its fourth annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Syracuse Kickball Park on Oswego Road in Liverpool. The co-ed tournament, which begins at 10 a.m., lasts all day and features food, games and live entertainment (donated by RMD Premier DJ Ryno), as well as raffles, a silent auction, a dunk tank and a bounce house for kids.

Boards in brief: B’ville approves carp overnights

Carp fishers might have a few more chances to dip into the Seneca River this summer. The village of Baldwinsville board of trustees approved Wild Carp Companies’ request to host overnight carp fishing events during weekends in June, July and August at the July 2 meeting.

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Lightning Championship held at Willow Bank Yacht Club

Willow Bank Yacht Club hosted the Lightning class district championship regatta on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and 21. Twenty-one boats participated. Three Willow Bank sailors finished in the top 10 — Clay Murphy, Federico Meira and Ed Seyerlein.

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