High School Sports


ESM, J-D track clean up in busy slate

Spartans, Red Rams both get wins at large-scale meets

Right after East Syracuse Minoa hosted a girls invitational meet on April 17, it faced Chittenango in OHSL Freedom division competition and beat the Bears 87-47, just part of a full slate for the Spartans, Jamesville-DeWitt and CBA.

Baseball Red Rams sweep trio of foes

CBA, Grimes pick up important wins, too

Weather deteriorated again in Central New York, cutting back the schedule for local high school baseball teams. But Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa did manage to play through the tough conditions last Tuesday afternoon, with the Red Rams leaning again on its strong pitching, plus some timely hits, to beat the Spartans 5-1.

J-D softball continues strong league run

CBA earns more dramatic late victories

Accustomed to sitting atop the OHSL Freedom division, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team knew that East Syracuse Minoa and CBA were chasing them, and had to keep on winning. In last Monday’s visit to Homer, the Red Rams steadily put things away with consistent run production during a 14-4 victory over the Trojans.

CBA sweeps J-D, is no. 4 in state rankings

Girls lacrosse Brothers face Skaneateles, B'ville this week

By far, the biggest development in local high school girls lacrosse is Christian Brothers Academy moving up to Class A, which will profoundly effect the Section III playoffs on multiple fronts. Not only do Class B schools like Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa not have to worry about the Brothers in late May, powers like West Genesee and Cicero-North Syracuse will have to deal with them.

Baseball Bees fall to C-NS, then win twice

Close decisions over C.Square, McQuaid moves B'ville to 6-2

Baldwinsville’s baseball team knows that, in right-hander Cody Kaestle, it has a proven pitcher that could measure up to the vaunted aces (Pat Merryweather, Scott Blewett) of recent vintage that helped produce a state Class AA championship two seasons ago.

B’ville boys lacrosse handles Canton

Bees to make up West Genesee clash this Wednesday

Given its recent strong play, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team was quite eager to take another shot at unbeaten West Genesee early last week and try to avenge a 14-8 defeat to those Wildcats back on March 31 at Nottingham High School.

Softball Bees fall to Liverpool, Auburn

Run-scoring difficult against pair of top league foes

Whatever the Baldwinsville softball team may achieve against other Class AA opponents, it’s increasingly clear that, in order to grab an elusive championship, it must find a way past Liverpool.

Skaneateles girls lacrosse topples C-NS

Herr nets five goals in win over no. 2-ranked Northstars

Now the fun part of the schedule really begins for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team. In the span of eight days, the Lakers would face each of the three Class A favorites – Cicero-North Syracuse, Christian Brothers Academy and West Genesee, who also happened to occupy three of the top four spots in the first state Class A rankings of the spring.

Girls track Lakers tear up Marcellus meet

Skaneateles wins pair of relays; Malcolm, Gage second in races

As they do each April, the Skaneateles girls track and field team took part in a meet it co-hosts with Marcellus, though it’s held on the Mustangs’ home track. And the Lakers had plenty to be happy about from Saturday’s showing, capped by a sweep of the last two relay events.

Baseball Wildcats beat Auburn, Syracuse

WG still unbeaten, no. 7 in state AA rankings

The terrific start put together by West Genesee’s baseball team has garnered some notice – including a no. 7 spot in the first state Class AA rankings of the spring. Now, in a series of high-profile games squeezed in between the wet weather that has caused a rash of postponements, the Wildcats would attempt to justify those early accolades.

J-E track teams sweep Hannibal

Westhill-Ludden splits with CBA, appears at Chittenango Invitational

Jordan-Elbridge’s track and field teams swept its meet with Hannibal last Wednesday afternoon, beating the Warriors 78-63 on the boys side and by a closer 71-61 margin on the girls side.

West Genny girls track beats Baldwinsville

Benson sets state standard in 1,500 at Marcellus meet

Led by the trio of Carly Benson, Valerie Pirro and J’Nazia Anderson, the West Genesee girls track and field team fought though cold, wet conditions to defeat Baldwinsville 81-60 last Wednesday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Solvay softball smashes Syracuse

Marcellus, J-E, Westhill all earn wins in sporadic action

When the first state Class B softball rankings were released, Solvay settled into the no. 4 spot, trailing Windsor, Cohoes and Marlboro, so it had to do something to impress the pollsters.

Westhill baseball pulls away from Ludden

Marcellus gets late-week wins over ESM, Oswego

One benefit of the Bishop Ludden baseball team’s move into the OHSL Liberty division was the renewal of its rivalry with Westhill. And for a brief moment last Monday afternoon, the Gaelic Knights were in front – but that proved fleeting as the Warriors took over in the latter stages and pulled away for a 10-2 victory.

Marcellus girls lacrosse goes 1-1

Westhill pulls away from Jordan-Elbridge

Maybe the Marcellus girls lacrosse team got a brief moment of satisfaction when the first state Class C rankings of the season got released and the Mustangs, with a 6-1 record, sat in the no. 5 spot, right behind Skaneateles and South Jefferson.