Quartet each wins one bout; Paul, McArdell rally with pins
A full decade after Shawn Farnham gave the Baldwinsville wrestling program its last state championship, four seniors – Kevin Paul, Chad McArdell, Gunnar Sutphen and Joe Nasoni – would try to add to that total at Albany’s Times Union Center.
B'ville 4x400 relay team records top-five finish
Baldwinsville’s girls indoor track and field team had options of several different events to compete in when they went to Cornell University’s Barton Hall for Saturday’s state championship meet.
Wildcats fall, 1-0, to Fairport at Shove Park
With 38.6 seconds left in the third period, facing a one-goal deficit with a berth in the NYSPHSAA Final Four on the line Saturday night at Shove Park, West Genesee ice hockey coach Frank Colabufo used his time-out to rally the troops. It was time to finally hit the game-tying goal, after trying for the greater part of two periods to do so, for it was the only way to keep an undefeated season alive.
Hot outside shooting by Gaelic Knights doom Red Rams
Exactly 374 days after having its 2012-13 season ended by Bishop Ludden in the playoffs, the Jamesville-Dewitt boys basketball team figured to have a strong chance to return the favor, only this time with higher stakes as the Section III Class A title was on the line.
Roche is diving champion; Liverpool claims 200 free relay
With special goals in mind, the Liverpool boys swim team - joined by particularly good diver named Dan Roche - went to the Webster Aquatic Center this weekend and, when it all done, had a pair of New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships to bring back home.
Utica Proctor rallies late, edges C-NS 83-79
No one would end up losing Saturday night's wild, thrilling Section III Class AA boys basketball championship game at the Carrier Dome. One team would just have more points at the end. Cicero-North Syracuse badly wanted to be that team, but a key departure at an ill-timed moment turned things in Utica Proctor's favor, and the Raiders rallied to beat the Northstars 83-79 to earn the sectional title.
Hot shooting of Hawk, Hackett spark conquest of J-D
Seeing a 3-point shot fall early in the game is nice. Seeing a flurry of them go through the net can prove quite disheartening to an opponent - especially when the guys taking the shots are not known for outside proficiency. That's what the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team did to Jamesville-DeWitt in Saturday's Section III Class A final at the Carrier Dome, Kyle Hawk and Ben Hackett unleashing an outside barrage that no one anticipated and riding it all the way to an impressive 76-49 victory over Jamesville-DeWitt for its third consecutive sectional championship.
Westhill fights past Utica-Notre Dame 63-60 in Class B final
Jordan Roland got the Westhill boys basketball team started in Saturday's Section III Class B final against Utica-Notre Dame at the Carrier Dome, so it only figured that he would finish the work, too. Roland managed 31 points in yet another star turn to help the undefeated, state no. 1-ranked Warriors hold off the Jugglers 63-60 and repeat as sectional champions.
Stifling defense helps Northstars turn back West Genny
Big names or small, veterans or younger players, the one constant throughout the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team's long reign as Section III Class AA champions has been an ability, when necessary, to forget everything else and just shut an opponent down.
Utica-Notre Dame defends title, beats Warriors 46-39
What the Westhill girls basketball team lacked, in terms of its ability to convert shots, it made up for with an all-out effort that nearly brought down Utica-Notre Dame in Friday night's Section III Class B final at the Carrier Dome. But that effort did not prove enough as the Jugglers, led by Emily Durr and Jaclyn Hajec, overcame the Warriors’ gritty performance to prevail by a score of 46-39 and repeat as sectional champions.
Fayetteville native to run Boston Marathon on behalf of children’s bereavement center
Kay Rossi fell in love with running during her years playing lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. And now, 15 years later, she’s hoping to achieve her long-time goal of running the Boston Marathon - and at the same time, she’ll be raising money for The Children’s Room, a Boston-area children’s bereavement center close to her heart.
Red Rams hold off Whitesboro, 47-38, in title game
Area and state polls have said all year that Jamesville-DeWitt was the team to beat in Section III Class A girls basketball. On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, the No. 1 seed Red Rams proved it, beating No. 6 Whitesboro 47-38, giving J-D a third consecutive sectional championship.
For the second consecutive year, Fayetteville-Manlius High School varsity rower Dana Moffat placed first in her division at the 2014 C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship.
While the world’s best figure skaters took to the ice in Sochi, New York State’s best were gathering at the Lake Placid Olympic Center for the Empire State Games recently.
West Genny beats RFA, to face C-NS for sectional title
Jackie Pardee knew her West Genesee girls basketball team needed a spark after going into halftime down 21-12 to Rome Free Academy in the Section III Class AA semifinals at Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall. So the senior sharpshooter flipped the switch and hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter, which helped push the Wildcats past the Black Knights 51-41 and earn a trip to the Carrier Dome to try and dethrone five-time champion Cicero-North Syracuse in next Friday's sectional final.
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