High School Sports


Bees vie for honors at state track qualifier

Lathrop, Jaquint, LaRock do well in girls meet

Baldwinsville’s best track and field athletes did not want their season to conclude at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium during Friday’s Section III state qualifier. Attempting to move forward among large schools in Division I, and advance to this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at the University at Albany, was a stated goal, and the Bees tried to reach it.

Track Lakers impress at sectional state qualifier

Relay teams prevail; Hill wins boys 400-meter dash

On both the boys and girls sides, the Skaneateles track and field teams made a big impact during Friday’s Section III state qualifying meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium. As a result, the Lakers will be well-represented on the Division II (small school) side during next weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at the University at Albany.

Westhill baseball returns to state final four

Five years after securing the second of back-to-back state Class B championships, the Westhill baseball team is going back to the state final four.

Northstars drop close regional to Saratoga, 2-1

C-NS strands bases loaded in bottom of seventh

The stage was set for glory for the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team, who needed just one well-placed hit to secure a trip to the state Class AA final four. But a sharply hit fly ball to right was not enough, as the Northstars fell to Section II champion Saratoga Springs by a score of 2-1 last Saturday’s AA regional final at Onondaga Community College.

WG boys lacrosse defeated in state final

Niskayuna beats Wildcats for historic state title

In a quest to add to its own daunting and staggering record with a 16th state championship, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team got to the final round, only to get thwarted by an opponent making its own kind of history.

Lakers drop state Class C final at wire

Cold Spring Harbor hangs on, beats Caz 9-8

With the final minute of Saturday's state Class C boys lacrosse championship game at Vestal High School's Dick Hoover Stadium ticking away, Cazenovia waged an all-out assault on the Cold Spring Harbor net, determined to force overtime and, perhaps, bring home the program's third state title in five years.

McGuire, Gardner lead Bearcats to regional win

Solvay wins rematch with Windsor, goes to state final four

Molly McGuire and Jackie Gardner are the best of friends, and together, they’ve helped the Solvay softball team scale unprecedented heights. For them, along with fellow seniors Nicole Antonacci, Chelsie Delperuto, Brandi Pidkaminy, Jordyn Everett and Kayla Emmi, Just one goal remains – a state Class B championship, barely missed a year ago, now again within the grasp of the Bearcats as big contributions from McGuire and Gardner helped the a return trip to the state final four.

Softball Warriors return to state AA final four

Bats come to life as Liverpool beats Shen in regional final

Ideally, what the Liverpool softball team would like to do when it goes to South Glens Falls this Saturday for its second consecutive state Class AA final four appearance is something close to what it accomplished in the two games leading up to it.

WG girls lacrosse beaten in state semifinals

West Islip avenges 2014 state title game defeat to Wildcats

The thing draws attention in girls lacrosse is goals and offensive statistics, just like most sports. Defensive work is far less glamorous, but far more important, especially for someone like West Genesee, whose run of seven state Class A championships since 2001 has always featured an ability to keep opponents of all stripes from finding the net with regularity.

Lakers stopped by Mt. Sinai in state semis

Skaneateles girls can't recover from first-half struggles

Only one program from Long Island has kept the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team from a possible run of three consecutive state Class C championships. Mount Sinai, in 2015, did exactly what it did in 2013, leading from start to finish and upending the Lakers 13-7 in Friday's state semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.

Red Rams fall to Victor in state semifinal

J-D unable to make late comeback against unbeaten Blue Devils

Since claiming its last state Class B title in 2011, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has, in each of the ensuing four seasons, come close to adding another crown, but have not quite pulled it off.

J-D softball drops Class A final to Oneida

Red Rams unable to hold 2-0 lead in late innings

Everything was falling into place for Jamesville-DeWitt’s softball team when they finally got around to playing the Section III Class A championship game against defending champion Oneida Wednesday night at Onondaga Community College.

WG baseball falls in sectional title game

C-NS denies Wildcats first sectional title since 1977

A 38-year weight for a Section III championship continues for the West Genesee baseball team, with one bad inning – and the work of one great pitcher – denying the Wildcats its ultimate dream.

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C-NS baseball claims sectional Class AA title

Theetge, McArdell lead Northstars past West Genesee

For the first time since 2009, the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team has captured the Section III Class AA title, and it only figured that its best pitcher and best hitter had central roles. The top-seeded Northstars shut out no. 2 seed West Genesee 4-0 in the AA final Wednesday night at the Onondaga Community College complex as Steven Theetge dominated on the mound and Jake McArdell had the key blow in the decisive sixth-inning rally.

Boys Wildcats rally, reach state Class A final

Second-half shutout keys 8-6 victory over Pittsford

For the 23rd time, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team has given itself a chance to earn the state Class A championship - and it took the last step toward that title game in a very familiar manner. Buoyed by a superb defense, the Wildcats fought past Section V champion Pittsford 8-7 in Wednesday night's state semifinal, held right in the Panthers' backyard at St. John Fisher College.