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Northstars fall to West Genny after road win at F-M
A chance at snaring the biggest victory in program history lay right in front of the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team.
West Genny dominates C-NS in Class A sectional semifinal
Post-season games are important, and a Section III Class A semifinal is particularly important, even for someone so used to the stage as the West Genesee boys lacrosse team. Yet something beyond the stakes of yet another berth in yet another championship game drove the top-seeded Wildcats when it beat no. 5 seed Cicero-North Syracuse 13-3 in Saturday night's semifinal at Bragman Stadium.
Win over CBA sets up shot at Cazenovia in Carrier Dome
What was already a great season for the Westhill boys lacrosse team crossed into historical territory the moment the Warriors' tense 11-10 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in Saturday's Section III Class C semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa Stadium came to a crashing conclusion.
Second-half scoring bursts make difference in 11-6 defeat
For a third time in the 2015 season, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team tried to get the best of Cazenovia, this time with an opportunity to end the reign of those other Lakers as Section III Class C champions. But just like those other two meetings, Cazenovia got the best of the Laker duel, prevailing 11-6 in Saturday night's sectional Class C semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa Stadium.
Spartans fall after opening win over Watertown
What the East Syracuse Minoa boys lacrosse team got in the Section III Class B playoffs was the ultimate example of a trade-off.
CBA beats LaFayette, but is ousted by Westhill
Ever since he took over as Christian Brothers Academy’s boys lacrosse coach, Ric Beardsley had fashioned a unit fully capable of lighting up the board, but just as capable of surrendering plenty of goals to the other side.
F-M's Keller misses out in four-way playoff for final spot
All of the area boys golfers that had done well in their respective Section III fall tournaments had to wait until late May to get their chance to advance further. On Thursday morning, 70 golfers teed off at the Seven Oaks Course near Colgate University in the Section III state qualifier.
Wins over South Jefferson, Westhill help save Hornets' season
When the last week of the regular season began, the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team had to win three games to make it to the Section III Class AA playoffs. And though it had to wait until the last moment, the Hornets managed to pull it off.
F-M's Druger beats MPH's Mariados in singles final
Top boys tennis players from six different local high schools had opportunities to advance from the Section III state qualifier held Thursday and Friday at Utica’s Mott Courts and Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, and many would pull it off.
WG's star duo does not drop a set in tournament
Once again, West Genesee’s boys tennis brother tandem of Brent and Garrett Boleslav are making their way to Queens in pursuit of a state championship. The Boleslavs secured their bid through winning the Section III state qualifying tournament, held Thursday and Friday at Utica’s Mott Courts and Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, proving so tough that, in four matches, they did not drop a single set.