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Ezidiegwu wins twice for girls Hornets; Millar takes Fleet Feet Mile
When it was time for the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams to enter their first large-scale meet of the spring, they did not disappoint. During Friday’s Chittenango Invitational, the Hornets nearly pulled off a sweep, edging Cicero-North Syracuse by a single point, 87 to 86, on the boys side and, in the girls meet, finishing a close second (131 points) to Rush-Henrietta (Section V), who won with 137 points.
Bees see late chance slip away in loss to C-NS
In a tough 48-hour stretch, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team would go on the road and try to back up its no. 6 state Class A ranking in a pair of league tests, but only pass one of them.
Donhauser, Kellner each win twice; girls side struggles
Each of Baldwinsville’s track and field team was at home Wednesday afternoon, dealing with the wind, cold temperatures and precipitation, as well as West Genesee, with vastly different results.
Boys Warriors, girls Northstars emerge victorious
No matter what took place in the annual track and field clashes between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, the home teams ended up happy.
Hornets get much-needed win, halt Northstars' streak
The well-worn cliché of a season at the crossroads perfectly applied to the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team as it hosted Cicero-North Syracuse on Tuesday night. Mired at 3-5, coming off back-to-back road losses at Auburn and Skaneateles where it had squandered second-half leads, the Hornets could either sink further and risk missing the Section III Class A playoffs, or rise up and prove that it would not easily let go of the crown.
Ace throws one-hitter, drives in lone run in 1-0 decision
Safe to say, Cicero-North Syracuse baseball pitcher Steven Theetge had a good day. Theetge kept the Northstars undefeated in the CNY Counties League by pitching a one-hitter, striking out 11, and also producing the game's lone run at the plate, as the Northstars defeated Baldwinsville 1-0 Monday afternoon at the Gillette Road complex.
Pair of defeats precede hard-earned win over Essex
In a four-day span, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team played three times, but only could win one of those games This was a stretch full of high-profile competition, starting with last Wednesday night’s visit to West Genesee, where the Warriors stayed close for a long while before falling to the Wildcats by a score of 14-8.
Liverpool goes 1-1 before facing C-NS Tuesday
While the excitement in local girls lacrosse is mostly centered around Cicero-North Syracuse (especially after its win at West Genesee), Liverpool is quietly putting together a strong season of its own.
Liverpool maintains unbeaten mark in league openers
Everyone was in anticipatory mode for the April 27 softball showdown between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse at the Gillette Road complex, but a pair of defeats by the Northstars in the first full week of league competition tempered the hype.
C-NS battles to wins over Syracuse, Central Square
A split of early-season non-league games could not, in any way, prepare Cicero-North Syracuse’s baseball team for the excitement once CNY Counties League play started.