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Cross country girls, boys seek national championship again
Many stories fill the Fayetteville-Manlius fall sports season, from another national championship quest in cross country to the defense of a Section III Class AA title in boys soccer and the return of Paul Muench as varsity football coach, plus the return of junior varsity football. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football opens against Aquinas at Carrier Dome Sept. 5
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football Cobras return to Class D West ranks
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Mustang teams return to OHSL Liberty division
Each of the Marcellus High School varsity sports teams returns to Class B for Section III and state competition this fall after most of them were in Class A during the 2014-15 school year.
Girls soccer Warriors defend sectional Class B title
Westhill High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Gaelic Knights open football season at Pulaski Sept. 4
Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
West Genny grad unable to make it to match play
John Clare had to work long and hard to make it to the United States Amateur, the oldest national golf championship.
Kline debuts as football coach Sept. 3 against Kingston at Carrier Dome
This is an active 2015-16 sports season at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, with Bragman Stadium hosting both the state football and boys lacrosse semifinals and, in June, the state track and field championships return. Here is the fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls soccer Warriors seeks third straight sectional title
The 2015 fall sports season at Liverpool High School includes the girls soccer team pursuing a third straight Section III Class AA title, along with football looking to return to the sectional final and a boys cross country team that finished fourth at the Nike Nationals in 2014. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Moffat wins gold medal; Ruggeri heading to gymnastics World Championships
In both rowing and gymnastics, elite athletes with roots at Fayetteville-Manlius High School are continuing to make their alma mater proud. Dana Moffat, who just graduated from F-M last June, continued her ascension in rowing circles by winning a gold medal for the United states at the World Junior Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the same course where the Summer Olympics will get staged next year.