High School Sports


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Marcellus tennis earns first league title in 25 years

Mustangs go 11-1 in OHSL Freedom National division

What was shaping up as a memorable week for Marcellus athletics began with some history provided by the girls tennis team.

Field hockey Lakers fall to Liverpool rally

Cazenovia ends busy stretch of seven games in 15 days

If ever a week’s break in between games was welcome, this one for the Cazenovia field hockey team fit that profile. Over a course of two weeks, the Lakers had played seven games, six of them on the road, facing all kinds of quality opposition inside and outside the Section III ranks.

Liverpool field hockey rallies, stuns Cazenovia

Warriors' last-minute comeback builds crucial momentum

With one defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse in the recent memory bank, and a rematch on the new turf at Bragman Stadium looming a week ahead, the Liverpool field hockey team wanted, at the least, a good performance out of Monday night's home game against Class C powerhouse. But it had no idea just how good - or memorable - it would be.

F-M tennis, golf gets even with West Genny

Late-season wins avenge earlier defeats to Wildcats

Whether it was for a few weeks, or a few days, a pair of Fayetteville-Manlius teams - one in girls tennis, the other in boys golf - were both eager for another shot at West Genesee. And when they got that chance on the same Monday afternoon within a few hundred yards of each other in Camillus, both sets of Hornets pulled it off, providing a satisfactory conclusion to their respective regular seasons.

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Defense sparks Lakers to shutout of Holland Patent

Caz battles for points, but still moves to 4-0

Through decades of success, the Cazenovia football team may put up gaudy offensive numbers, but it always comes back to keeping the other team from getting on the board. That was what the Lakers counted on, again, in Saturday's Homecoming game against Holland Patent, getting its first points on a defensive play and working from there to a 26-0 shutout of the Golden Knights.

CBA football rebounds, rips RFA 51-20

F-M stopped at B'ville, falls to 1-3 on season

Those were seven long days for the Christian Brothers Academy football team, with constant reminders of the 50 points Corcoran had scored on them Sept. 19 at Alibrandi Stadium, leaving a 1-2 mark and all kinds of questions of where this season was headed.

Spartans smash Cortland for second straight win

J-D runs into Carthage, falls to 0-4

Just as planned, the East Syracuse-Minoa football team has maneuvered its way to the top of the Class A American division, while Jamesville-DeWitt goes into October still in search of its first win in 2014. The Spartans went to Cortland Friday night and, propelled by a big first half, rolled past the Purple Tigers 40-12, while the Red Rams lost at home to defending Section III Class A champion Carthage 40-18.

Lakers end two-game skid, handle Solvay

Hill leads way as Skaneateles improves to 2-2

Major struggles in back-to-back road losses to Marcellus and Westhill left the Skaneateles football team all too glad to come back to friendlier grounds and more pleasing results. It found both in Friday night's Homecoming game against Solvay at Hyatt Stadium, as the Lakers, riding another brilliant all-around effort from Connor Hill, kept the Bearcats winless and prevailed by a 21-6 margin.

Unbeaten Mustangs, Warriors set for showdown

Marcellus outscores Ithaca; Westhill rips Phoenix

All is now in place for one of the biggest-ever football match-ups between Marcellus and Westhill. Both the Mustangs and Warriors enter next weekend's Class B West clash sporting 4-0 marks after winning in vastly different manners on Friday - the Mustangs outscoring Ithaca 55-35, the Warriors rolling past Phoenix 52-6.

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Wildcats shut down in loss to Corcoran

Red-hot Cougars keep WG from offensive touchdown

Throughout a tough September slate, the West Genesee football team got a good look at two different Section III Class AA title contenders, and could not do much against either of them. During Friday night's game against Corcoran, the Wildcats were held without an offensive touchdown, and it led to a 20-7 defeat to the Cougars and an overall record of 2-2.

Matousek helps Eagles soar past Ludden

J-E puts up season-best 56 points against Gaelic Knights

Thanks mainly to a career-best performance from Kyle Matousek, the Jordan-Elbridge football team showed that it could absorb a loss - and roar back to form. Matousek amassed 261 yards on 24 carries, scoring four touchdowns, and helped the Eagles romp past Bishop Ludden 56-14, keeping the Gaelic Knights winless in 2014 and improving its own record to 3-1.

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B'ville football handles F-M, gets to 4-0

Skipworth earns four TD's for state-ranked Bees

September ends with the Baldwinsville football team sporting a perfect 4-0 mark, a strong ground attack and a stronger defense - which put together, means it can make a legitimate championship push. The state Class AA no. 20-ranked Bees made it four in a row Friday night as part of Homecoming festivities at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, steadily pulling away from Fayetteville-Manlius in a 39-6 decision that featured another star turn from senior Cameron Skipworth.

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Scott runs wild as Warriors smash C-NS

Liverpool improves to 4-0, maintains 'Star Wars' Cup

Jaydakis Scott personally made sure that the Liverpool football team was not ceding local bragging rights to Cicero-North Syracuse - at least not in 2014, anyway. Scott's breathtaking effort - 309 yards on 26 carries, five touchdowns - helped the Warriors roll past the Northstars 39-12 Friday night at LHS Stadium and maintain possession of the "Star Wars" Cup for another 12 months.

Skaneateles boys soccer ends 10-day break

Lakers get 4-2 win at Phoenix, hosts Cazenovia next

When the Skaneateles boys soccer team left the field Sept. 15 in the wake of a 4-0 shutout over Jordan-Elbridge, it was satisfied – but tired.

Girls soccer Lakers battle to road wins

Skaneateles edges APW, routs Jordan-Elbridge

What the Skaneateles girls soccer team has discovered, hitting the midway point of its regular season, is that no opponent of any quality is going to make it easy for them.