Brothers outscore John Jay-Cross River 17-13 in semis
A second state championship in three years is now within the grasp of the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team. Led again by a potent and diverse attack, the Brothers outscored John Jay-Cross River 17-13 in Friday afternoon's state Class B semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.
Late comeback sends B'ville to final against Farmingdale
Down two goals, staring at the end of its state championship quest, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team did not blink. Instead, it rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge Suffern 9-8 Friday morning in the state Class A semifinal at SUNY-Cortland, advancing to meet Farmingdale in Saturday's title game.
On June 1, at an undisclosed location (Black Belt Island) Cazenovia fourth grader Lily Sorbello earned her black belt and reached a personal goal at the age of 10. Miori Martial Arts owner Rick Miori said she is one of the youngest he’s ever seen go through his organization.
WG to meet Ward Melville in clash of traditional powers
This is exactly where the West Genesee boys lacrosse team expects to be, heading toward a decisive Saturday in June and closing in on a state championship. Having gone to the top 15 times before in Mike Messere's tenure, the Wildcats have a shot at no. 16 after Wednesday night's 11-6 victory over Section V champion Penfield in the state Class A semifinals at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester.
Cazenovia holds off late Mustangs rally, wins 8-7
Now the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team is one victory away from adding a second state Class C championship to the one it earned in 2011. The Lakers moved to the brink of the summit Wednesday night at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester, where it fought off a comeback from Section V champion Penn Yan and prevailed 8-7 in the state semifinals.
Evans gets eight assists; Feiner earns seven goals
With the way that it could produce so much on one end of the field and then abuse an opponent on the other end of the field, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team knows that only a state championship can provide an orderly conclusion to a special season.
Local athletes making it big at college, pro level
Section III’s athletes are going after state championships this week, from boys lacrosse in Pittsford to baseball in Binghamton to girls lacrosse at Cortland to softball at Queensbury to track and field at Middletown to girls golf at Delhi. They do so amid a year where, everywhere you look, from the college to professional ranks, local athletes are seizing their moments in the spotlight and shining brightly.
O'Hara strikes out 12, hits long home run
With one more chance to play in front of the home folks at the Gillette Road Middle School complex, the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team gave them another taste of the winning formula that has worked so well over the years.
Merryweather, Blewett send B'ville back to state final four
All spring long, the Baldwinsville baseball team operated with the understanding that two outstanding pitchers, Pat Merryweather and Scott Blewett, were capable of carrying them all the way to the top, so it only figured that they would team up to insure a second consecutive berth in the state Class AA final four.
Seventh-inning comeback ruins Bearcats in regional final
Phil Merrill could only look back in speculation on how his previously undefeated Solvay softball team’s season ended abruptly in a 4-2 Class B regional loss to Windsor Tuesday night at the Gillette Road complex in Cicero. “You wonder if it was a pressure cooker ready to explode after 20 in a row," Merrill said. "You didn’t know when the lid was going to come off."
Liverpool, C-NS standouts part of strong team effort
Liverpool senior Karl Deuble and Cicero-North Syracuse junior Joey Petrin are both proud part-owners of a state boys golf championship. Deuble and Petrin helped Section III capture a tight battle for team honors during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at Cornell University’s Robert Trent Jones course in Ithaca.
CBA standout posts rounds of 80, 81 at Cornell
Jack Bellardini was the ninth and final golfer to earn his spot on Section III’s team for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament in Ithaca. Taking full advantage of this, Bellardini would step up and, with two solid rounds at Cornell University’s highly-regarded Robert Trent Jones course, help the Section III team win their portion of the state championship.
West Genesee star ties for 26th among individuals
Though he may not have taken a starring role, West Genesee boys golf star John Clare was vital in helping Section III win the team portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament.
Early runs send Flying Horses past Red Rams
A season ago, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team parlayed a Section III Class A title to a memorable state tournament run, all the way to the championship game. This time around, though, Section II champion Troy made sure that the Red Rams didn't get out of the regional round, riding hot bats and the strong pitching of eighth-grader Hunter Levesque to a 6-1 victory Monday afternoon at the Gillette Road complex in Cicero.
Syracuse puts away Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in five games
The Syracuse Crunch has yet to be challenged in the American Hockey League playoffs. After trailing 1-0 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, the Crunch responded like a champion winning three straight, including a grinding two-game sweep in Games 3 and 4 on the road in Pennsylvania to take a 3-1 series lead.
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