Syracuse side beats B'ville, Oswego, awaits WG clash
A season ago, the Solvay ice hockey program that used to call the State Fair Coliseum home merged with the Corcoran program, forming the Syracuse Cougars. And things went quite well, the Cougars going 11-8-2 and making it to the Section III Division I playoffs before a first-round defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse.
Brothers looking for offense outside Russo, Lambert
Good players are on hand for the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball in the 2013-14 season. It’s just a matter of whether the top talent gets enough help to make the Brothers a serious Class AA title contender.
J-D boys looking for return to championship form
Accustomed to championships, both of the Section III and state variety, fans of the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball had to find the 2011-12 season quite jarring. Instead of total domination, the Red Rams were, by its high standards, quite ordinary, barely staying above the .500 mark and falling early in the Section III Class A playoffs – though it came at the hands of powerful Bishop Ludden, who did reach the state final four in Glens Falls.
F-M has opening split, falls to West Genesee
Much of the core unit that produced back-to-back Section III Class A championships for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has now left the scene. Yet even without the likes of Cydney Goodrum, Kayleigh Cavanaugh, Arriell Mussi and Taylor Fallon, the Red Rams are still bent on gaining a sectional three-peat and, perhaps, doing much better, perhaps to the tune of a state final four appearance in Troy in mid-March.
Cobras cap strong start with rout over ESM
Even in the relentless competitive environment of the OHSL Liberty division and Section III Class B, the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team has good reason to think that it can not just survive, but thrive in the 2013-14 season.
CBA/J-D ties Whitesboro, defeats Salmon River
Now the next chapter in the Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey saga is underway, with no guarantee that it will come close to matching the extremes experienced by Hornets fans a season ago.
Bees take fourth out of 22 teams at Andersen Tournament
Kevin Paul leads the Baldwinsville wrestling team into the 2013-14 season, determined to become the program’s first state champion in a decade. Not since 2004, when Shawn Farnham claimed state honors at 103 pounds, has anyone from the Bees gone to the top of the podium in the final meet of the winter.
Bees get to Kiwanis Tournament final, lose to West Genny
With steadiness and patience, head coach Tim Solomon and his staff has worked toward making the Baldwinsville boys basketball team something more than a nuisance for opponents in the hyper-competitive Section III Class AA ranks.
Bees take third place at own Conklin Tournament
In order to believe that it can earn a long-elusive Section III Division I title, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team first had to prove itself in a brutal early-season gauntlet that would include four games in a five-day span and six in 11 days.
Lakers finally get to win column by edging Canton, 2-1
A single game – and a late winning opportunity squandered in a 2-1 defeat to Albany Academy on Nov. 22 – gave the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team plenty of motivation as it worked through a 10-day break before a busy first week of December.
Wildcats start 2-0, will get shot at F-M on Tuesday
Getting to the Section III Class AA semifinals a season ago gave the West Genesee boys basketball team a newfound sense of confidence and a belief that, perhaps, it was ready to make a serious championship push.
Lakers also go 3-2 at Morrisville-Eaton meet
Work began again for wrestling teams at Cazenovia and Chittenango through a busy first week of December. For the Lakers, the task turned a lot taller in the OHSL Liberty division when long-time power Phoenix moved in. Cazenovia takes on the Gene Mills-led Firebirds Jan. 15 at Buckley Gym.
Victories over Massena, Fairport mark tournament run
Questions loom all over the local Division I ice hockey landscape - but not at West Genesee, where a team holding six consecutive Section III titles is after much more. The Wildcats, returning most of its lineup from 2012-13, are already 3-0, having rolled to three consecutive home victories, including a comfortable conquest of its own tournament.
Supporting cast helps Kaigler, Hackett in crucial 10-0 run
In the two seasons that Dan Kaigler and Ben Hackett have served as the focal point, the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team has made two trips to Glens Falls Civic Center in March, winning the state Class B championship in 2012 and going to the state semifinals a year later.
F-M boys finish fourth; combined team still best in America
A group of talented, determined runners from Minnesota pulled off what no one else had since 2006 - namely, beat the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team at the Nike Cross Nationals. But though the Hornets had to "settle" for a second-place finish in Saturday's national championship race in Portland, Ore., it still could take pride in having the best combined finish of any team in America, since the F-M boys took fourth place at this same national meet.
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