"Fire Bees" claim District 8, NY State Senior championships
Little was expected of Baldwinsville Little League’s 14-16 softball team in mid-July when it entered the post-season phase of its spring and summer season – which only made the ultimate result that much more sweet.
ESM's McDuffie part of Central boys' second-place effort
With help from East Syracuse-Minoa’s Jah-meer McDuffie, the Central boys basketball team finished second at the Aug. 1-3 Summer Hoops Festival in Johnson City, near Binghamton. But the Central girls side, despite the presence of seven local basketball stars, four of them from 2014 state Class A finalist Jamesville-DeWitt, only managed a single victory in four tries.
Roland, Rauch help Central team finish second
When the Empire State Games faded into history, members of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York did not want to leave a void in statewide summer competition. Thus, the Summer Hoops Festival was born, and from Aug. 1-3 many of the top basketball players in the state, representing nine different regional teams, made their way to Johnson City, near Binghamton, to vie for BACNY bragging rights.
C-NS, Liverpool hoops stars part of Summer Hoops Festival
Normally rivals, Cicero-North Syracuse’s Connor Evans and Liverpool’s Tyler Sullivan were working together during the first weekend in August, helping the Central Region team to a second-place finish in the Summer Hoops Festival at Johnson City, near Binghamton.
Girls, boys tournaments celebrates game of lacrosse
Amid the usual crowded lineup of lacrosse tournaments that dot the summer landscape, there’s West Genesee’s annual two-day festival that honors the game and its spirit.
North Syracuse advances to Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional
Once again, a group of North Syracuse Babe Ruth Baseball players is vying for state, regional and – potentially – national honors. In this case, it’s the 15-and-under North Syracuse side grabbing the honors, starting out last weekend when it went to Ithaca and won the Western New York state championship, sweeping all four of the games it played.
The girls’ junior varsity tennis team was cut from the North Syracuse Central School District’s 2013-14 budget, but that wasn’t the end of the team. With the help of the North Syracuse Education Foundation (NSEF), the team was able to raise enough money on their own to be reinstated last season. They’re looking to do the same for the 2014-15 school year.
Northstars to debut on new turf Oct. 3 against Henninger
Right after the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship ended on June 7, the work got underway at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.
CBA defends AA sectional title; F-M provides strong challenge
Just a month remains before the area’s quintet of high school football teams hit the field for practice and, soon after that, the start of the 2014 season. They will do so with plenty of changes on the horizon – some of them small, others large.
Bees do not face Liverpool in regular season, has strong home slate
In the more than quarter-century he has presided over Baldwinsville football, head coach Carl Sanfilippo has rarely diverted from a run-first philosophy, and that’s translated into more than 200 victories on the field and a status as one of Central New York’s strongest programs.
Lakers renew rivalries with Marcellus, Solvay, Westhill
Glory, shame, turnover and constant upheaval have marked the recent history of the Skaneateles football program, but for the 2014 season, what’s new is old.
Westhill has new coach; West Genny must replace Howard
Summer is in full gear – but just a month from now, thoughts will turn to autumn, and to the latest edition of high school football in Central New York. It will do so with plenty of alterations from 2013, and each of the local sides, from Class AA to C, has faced some sort of change in the off-season.
Lakers defend sectional title; Bears look for playoff return
An eternal challenge in high school football is trying to maintain consistency and continuity when the very nature of the sport involves having to deal with new challenges and new personnel.
Scott Brown excels as Vanderbilt pitching coach
Exactly two decades ago, Scott Brown graduated from Liverpool High School, wondering where his journey in baseball would take him. As it turned out, it would land him in the highest level of college baseball, and last Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska, Brown, now a seasoned pitching coach, was an integral part of Vanderbilt University’s first-ever national championship in any male sport.
C-NS girls get tryouts with U.S. National Team
Though the high school lacrosse season is completed, the curtain has lifted on a summer where top local players take part in all kinds of camps, clinics, travel teams and tournaments. And that even includes a bit of national recognition, especially when it comes to a talented core of girls players from Cicero-North Syracuse.
- Baseball sectional playoffs primer
- Softball sectional playoffs primer
- Stick check
- No titles this time around
- Five for the final four
- Oh, Brothers! And Rams, too
- A weekend of champions
- By the way, at the Dome...
- Girls hoops sectional finals recap
- Super sectional Sunday primer