Liverpool stars both notch top-five individual finishes
Liverpool track and field stars Ore Akinpelu and Ryheim Lawes refused to let a little rain – or a lot of rain – affect the way they performed at last weekend’s state championship meet at Middletown High School.
C-NS makes second straight appearance at SUNY-Delhi
For the second consecutive year, Cicero-North Syracuse girls golfer Brianna Sovring ended her season on the hills of SUNY-Delhi’s course, playing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.
Hair, Donnella, Roney represent F-M, J-D
The rains stopped in time for a trio of local girls high school golfers to make their way to SUNY-Delhi’s course for the 2013 edition of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.
F-M runner prevails in 3,200, takes second in mile
In his last big meet for the Fayetteville-Manlius boys track and field team, Nick Ryan came within half a second of pulling off a state-championship double, all in a span of a few hours.
4x100 relay girls break own school record
Six girls from the Skaneateles girls track and field team found that they had to cram all of their activities in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet into a single day.
Marcellus senior also takes second in Division II mile
A little rain – okay, make that a lot of rain – was not going to keep Marcellus boys track and field senior Ryan Manahan from offering the perfect coda to a decorated high school career. Manahan went out in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet and beat the entire field, large and small-school runners alike, in his specialty, the 800-meter run.
O'Hara leads Northstars past Brockport, East Meadow
All the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team wanted to do was win one more game than it did each of the last three seasons - to "Finish It", as they so succinctly put it. And the Northstars did finish the task on Saturday, winning the state Class AA championship for the first time since it prevailed on its home diamond in 2006.
Wildcats unable to contain Patriots in 16-4 defeat
A potent and poignant mix of excitement and nostalgia surrounded the West Genesee boys lacrosse team's 22nd state Class A championship game appearance Saturday at St. John Fisher College near Rochester. Not only were the Wildcats back in a familiar setting, it was facing a familiar opponent - Ward Melville, with whom it dueled four times in state finals in the 1990s, each side winning twice.
Face-offs crucial in Rams 13-8 defeat to
The process that undid the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team's hopes of a third state Class B championship in four years was a gradual one, but was also clear and obvious. It unfolded over the middle stages of Saturday's state Class B final at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester, where the Red Rams were attempting to dethrone defending champion Garden City.
Blewett, Merryweather pitch Bees to top spot
Scott Blewett and Pat Merryweather, with plenty of help from the guys around him, helped bring the Baldwinsville baseball team to a place it has never gone before - the state Class AA championship. Blewett tossed a three-hit shutout in the semifinal game at SUNY-Binghamton, a 2-0 victory over Ward Melville, and Merryweather's complete-game gem delivered the Bees past Clarence 4-1 in the championship game a few hours later on that same Binghamton diamond.
Lakers rally past Bronxville in Class C title game
A high school state championship is special enough. Two of them, in a three-year span, indicates something more, that a program, once it has climbed to the top, has the ability to stay there and thrive even more. That is the sweet reality for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team after it rallied to defeat Bronxville 13-11 in Saturday's state Class C final at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester.
Mount Sinai turns back Lakers after quick start
Eighteen minutes of game time was all it took to spoil the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team's dreams of a third state Class C championship in the program's history. In that span of the first half, the Lakers' early three-goal lead on Mount Sinai in Saturday's state Class C final at SUNY-Cortland vanished, and the Mustangs went on to control the rest of the game, too, and prevail by a score of 15-6.
Senior stars lead Brothers past Brighton in title game
Marisa Romeo and Taylor Poplawski remembered how glorious it felt two years ago, when Christian Brothers Academy's girls lacrosse team earned its first-ever state championship, and they were bent on having that glorious feeling once again.
Bees unable to answer Dalers' second-half surge
A remarkable and exciting journey taken by the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team ended just one step short of a state Class A championship. The Bees, chasing a second state title to match the one it earned in 2000, fell 8-5 to Farmingdale in Saturday's championship game at SUNY-Cortland.
Skaneateles starts fast, dismisses Putnam Valley 16-6
Molly Wood and the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team put together an authoritative performance that left them one victory from the program's third state Class C championship. Wood's five first-half goals set the tone, and the rest of the Lakers followed suit, defeating Putnam Valley 16-6 in Friday afternoon's state Class C semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.
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