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Skaneateles announces spring sports schedule

Girls lacrosse Lakers defend state Class C title

On March 31, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team begins the defense of its state Class C title when it hosts Webster Thomas, the start of a schedule that includes 10 road games and plenty of top-flight opponents such as West Genesee, CBA, Cicero-North Syracuse, Garden City and Manhasset. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Steinhorst named new Cazenovia varsity football head coach

Jay Steinhorst, a longtime assistant coach with the Cazenovia Lakers varsity football team, Monday night was approved by the school board to become the new head coach.

McKenney officially out as J-D basketball coach

Red Rams won five state Class A titles in McKenney's tenure

Bob McKenney, who coached Jamesville-DeWitt's boys basketball team to five state Class A championships and sent a steady stream of top players to Syracuse University and other destinations, will not return to the Red Rams for the 2015-16 season.

Red Rams fall again in state Class A final

Turnovers doom J-D in 48-39 defeat to Williamsville South

Twelve months later, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team again stood at the brink of history, poised to grab the first state championship in the program’s history. And once more, despite an all-out effort, the Red Rams’ dreams were dashed at the final hurdle.

Westhill boys basketball repeats as state Class B champs

Third-quarter surge pushes Warriors past Woodlands

Once again on a March Saturday evening in Glens Falls Civic Center, the Westhill boys basketball team lay claim to a state Class B championship - and make no mistake, the whole team won this.

Westhill boys blaze back to state title game

Roland scores 38 as Warriors beat rochester Leadership Academy

Few opponents have pushed the Westhill boys basketball team in the dominant two-year run it has put together. And whenever it has happened, Jordan Roland and his colleagues have shown that they know how to answer.

J-D girls roar back to state Class A final

Red Rams rout unbeaten Albertus Magnus in state semifinal

For the most part, defense is the main reason the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has strung together a run of Section III and regional Class A titles. So it's little surprise that defense was the main reason why the Red Rams have earned a second consecutive appearance in the state championship game.

Sindoni out as C-NS football coach

Northstars decide to make change at top after two seasons

An off-season full of coaching turnover in Section III football has spread to Cicero-North Syracuse, who again is searching for a new head coach. The district announced on Tuesday that it was not retaining Joe Sindoni, who had coached the Northstars in 2013 and 2014 and brought the program back to the sectional playoffs after a long absence.

LHS Senior of the Week: Tyler Popp

Tyler Popp is making the most of his high school career.

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Community supports J-D basketball coach McKenney at school board meeting

District officials said no decision has been made regarding boys' basketball program

More than 200 Jamesville-DeWitt community residents, students and former players attended the March 16 meeting of the J-D Board of Education to show their support of Bob McKenney, the varsity boys' basketball coach who is reportedly being forced to leave his position. Mark Schulman, president of the board of education, made a statement in the beginning of the meeting, which was moved to the high school auditorium because of the expected large turnout, that the board would take comments from the public, but would not make any decisions regarding the boys' basketball program that night.

Bees fall to McQuaid in state hockey final

Big second period pushes Knights to 6-2 win

Just as it had a decade earlier, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had a single opponent in the way of an historic first state Division I championship. Just like in 2005, that foe was Rochester McQuaid. And just like that long-ago state final, the Knights dashed the Bees’ dreams, doing so this time by a 6-2 margin in Sunday’s state title game at Utica Memorial Auditorium, a game where, right from the opening whistle, McQuaid proved faster and more skilled than its B’ville counterparts.

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Skaneateles wins first state hockey title since 1989

Lakers rally past Williamsville East, 5-2, in state final

At approximately 2:18 p.m., the Lakers’ wait for a state title that dated back to 1989 officially ended. Helmets, gloves and sticks flew all over the ice, players piled on each other and a large contingent that had traveled from Skaneateles roared at a celebration long awaited.

Brothers reach regional final, fall to Scotia-Glenville

Albany-bound Cremo scores 39 against CBA

Ending a six-year Section III title drought was a task the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team could handle – but stopping a defending state champion sporting a 50-game win streak with a superstar having the most productive game of his high school career proved too much.

Roland, Reynolds lead Westhill to state final four

Warriors inch closer to third state title in six years

Passing through the regional portion of the state Class B tournament Saturday at Colgate University's Cotterell Court, perhaps the Westhill boys basketball team remembered how close it came to seeing its perfect 2013-14 season end in this same round in a tense overtime win over Walton, and wanted no part of any kind of tension this time around.

CBA/J-D hockey drops state semifinal to Sknaeateles

Penalties, late surge by Lakers leads to 4-3 defeat

A long, exhilarating odyssey that the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team hoped would lead to a second state championship in three years ended on Saturday, and it came at the expense of an opponent it had spent the entire winter trying to subdue - but could not in their last and most important encounter.