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Red Rams to face Whtiesboro in Class A semis
Somehow, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team was still smiling as it trotted out to the field late Thursday afternoon to put its season, and its five-year run as Section III Class A champions, on the line. Eighty minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime had passed in the sectional Class A quarterfinal, and the Red Rams remained 0-0 with its neighbors and rivals from Christian Brothers Academy.
Girls shut out by New Hartford; boys fall to J-D
Having worked hard to reach their respective Section III Class A playoffs, each of Chittenango’s soccer teams wanted to stick around, at least for a couple of rounds.
Johnson, Atkinson lead Bees to win over Skaneateles
It’s rare to see any high school girls swim meet end in a tie, but that’s what Baldwinsville went through during its recent meet against Christian Brothers Academy.
Ridings fourth in boys race; Rowles also fourth on girls side
One more big race remained before Cazenovia’s cross country teams could turn their collective attention to next Saturday’s Section III Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
Eagles prevail on home course; Warriors topple Skaneateles
Jordan-Elbridge was happy that it was running on its home course. Westhill-Bishop Ludden was happy that its deep pool of talent was in prime form. And both programs were happier once the Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship races were complete on an overcast Wednesday afternoon in October.
Liverpool finishes strong, holds no. 3 seed
Having endured its toughest week of the season, with three close contests (one of which went to overtime), the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team still won them all and locked down the top seed for its Section III Class AA title defense.
Liverpool surges ahead of playoff meeting with Wildcats
Though both the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool boys soccer teams are headed toward their annual appearances in the Section III Class AA playoffs, they both got there facing different questions about whether they had the goods for a championship run.
Northstars, Liverpool could meet once more in sectional final
A pair of victories, attained in very different manners, has the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team well-placed as the team to beat in the Section III Class A playoffs.
Late surge gets Bees no. 2 AA playoff seed
Evidence from the last week of the regular season seemed to confirm that Baldwinsville’s girls soccer team had picked up confidence from pushing defending Cicero-North Syracuse to the wire in their 3-2 thriller on Oct. 9.
B'ville still has no. 3 seed for AA title defense
While the Baldwnisville boys soccer team could yet spoil the championship dreams of Fayetteville-Manlius again, it could not keep them from closing out an undefeated regular season in the most dramatic way possible.