Lakers outscored by General Brown, 16-15
Though in close to the same spot as a year ago when it entered the Section III Class C playoffs, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team did not get the same result.
Mustangs to face Onondaga in Class C quarterfinal
As expected, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team saw that its 14-2 regular-season mark translated into a no. 2 seed for the Section III Class C playoffs. The Mustangs have a first-round bye in the 12-team tournament, and watched on Saturday as no. 7 seed Onondaga, in its first-ever post-season appearance, beat no. 10 Watertown IHC 9-5 in the opening round.
Bearcats ride 11-game win streak into sectionals
Heading into the Section III Class B playoffs, the Westhill baseball team is favored again to finish on top, but judging by the way it has played down the stretch, Solvay is a worthy challenger after it broke a 28-year league championship drought.
Lakers earn no. 12 Class B seed, meets Caz in first round
Given the skid that it went through in the latter stages of the regular season, the Skaneateles baseball team welcomed any sort of good news before it got too late.
Skaneateles cannot recover from last-second goal in third quarter
All of the late-season struggles that the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team faced would get smoothed over with one great performance in the Section III Class C playoffs. The Lakers, a no. 7 seed (much lower than in seasons past), went up against no. 2 seed Westhill in Saturday’s Class C quarterfinal, and led for large portions of the game – only to surrender that advantage in the last 12 minutes and fall to the Warriors 13-10.
Bearcats roll past Central Square, Oneida
A league title was long tucked away, and the Section III Class B playoffs still loomed, but what drove the Solvay softball team was the desire to finish with a perfect regular-season mark – and it would reach that goal with some of its most impressive wins of the season.
Mustangs stunned at wire by CBA; Eagles ousted by CortlandJust one minute of strong play separated the Marcellus boys lacrosse team from a return to the Section III Class C semifinals at the expense o
Just one minute of strong play separated the Marcellus boys lacrosse team from a return to the Section III Class C semifinals at the expense of the same opponent, Christian Brothers Academy, that it eliminated in this same round a year earlier.
Caz advances to face CBA in sectional semis
Nearly 12 months after the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team's Section III and state Class C championship reign ended at the expense of Homer, the two sides met again in the post-season, and the stakes were far different - as was the result.
Boys lacrosse Warriors advance to Class C semis
Every time this spring that the Westhill boys lacrosse team stared at a crisis point, it stared right back - and made the opponent blink. That happened again in Saturday's Section III Class C quarterfinal, where the no. 2 seed Warriors trailed no. 7 seed Skaneateles for long portions of the game, but finished strong and earned a 13-10 victory over the Lakers.
Zerillo scores in waning seconds to beat Marcellus, 14-13
Braedon Gait was disappointed, for his shot in the waning seconds of Saturday's Section III Class C boys lacrosse quarterfinal at Alibrandi Stadium was off line, and it looked like Christian Brothers Academy was on its way to overtime with Marcellus. But that disappointment soon vanished as Jack Zerillo showed up, left of the net, and fired it past Mustangs goalie Jake Lilly with just 1.7 seconds left, giving the Brothers a 14-13 victory.
Caz player qualifies for sectional tournament wit hole-in-one
Trevor Nourse faced major pressure as his Cazenovia boys golf team played Marcellus and Solvay in Friday’s three-way match at Pine Grove Golf Club. Either Nourse broke 40, or he would not qualify for the Section III tournament. With one memorable swing, Nourse reached his goal.
J-D, ESM earn victories; F-M takes pair of losses
Area girls lacrosse teams will take the field early next week with their seasons on the line as the Section III playoffs get underway.
Mustangs rout Chittenango 18-4 to clinch first place
Long before any of its current players were born, the Marcellus softball team celebrated a league championship season in 1981. Three-plus decades later, the Mustangs reigned again, climbing to the top of the Onondaga High School League’s Liberty American division on the strength of a double-digit win streak.
Six boys, girls Bees prevail in individual events
Though quite successful on many different fronts, neither of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams could catch up to Cicero-North Syracuse or Liverpool during Thursday’s CNY Counties League National division championship meet.
Northstars again have to rally to beat Warriors
Right at the end, the Liverpool baseball team started to click and find success, even if it was too late to reach the post-season. What the Warriors could take the most pride in, perhaps, was the way it played in two-head-to-head encounters with rival Cicero-North Syracuse.
Northstars avenge regular-season loss to Warriors
Though they were the same rivals, meeting in the same location, as they had a week earlier, this time around the Cicero-North Syracuse boys track and field team got the better of Liverpool. Remembering what had happened in their regular-season showdown, the Northstars got payback in Thursday's CNY Counties League National division championship meet at Bragman Stadium.
Liverpool again sets pace in CNYCL National meet
Even in the home venue of its main rival, the Liverpool girls track and field team still found a way to prevail in Thursday's CNY Counties League National division championship meet. The Warriors, with 175 points, held off host Cicero-North Syracuse (165 points) to win at Bragman Stadium, in large measure due to the versatility and depth it showed in running events.
F-M girls, boys win all six relay races
Carrying over what it did in the regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams easily turned back all challengers to repeat in Thursday's CNY Counties League American division championship meets at Central Square.
Bees hurt by Mallaro's bat, Apps' relief pitching
For the Baldwinsville baseball team, it all might come down to whether it can beat Cicero-North Syracuse in order to repeat as Section III Class AA champions. In two tries during the regular season, the Bees have been unable to topple the Northstars, including Wednesday night’s 3-2 defeat at Gillette Field, where the CNY Counties League National division regular-season title and the top playoff seed was on the line.
Bigsby helps Lakers edge Hannibal 2-1 in nine innings
Entering the Section III Class B playoffs, the Cazenovia baseball team possesses some confidence, borne out of last year’s B-2 title run and the fact that, this spring, it achieved yet another first for the program.
CBA, ESM both closely follow Red Rams in team standings
Echoing what it had done during the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field teams prevailed over the field in Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meets at Fulton.
J-D dominates field events; ESM finishes third
A near-sweep of the field events keyed the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team’s climb to the top in Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meet at Fulton.
C-NS secures Class AA baseball top seed
Vince Mallaro started it, Will Apps finished it, and in between the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team got just what it needed to lock down the top seed for the upcoming Section III Class AA playoffs. More importantly, the Northstars showed, in its 3-2 victory over Baldwinsville Wednesday night at Gillette Field, that it could recover from a defeat and put together a big-time performance against a big-time opponent.
Liverpool gets momentum-boosting win before playoffs
A slew of defeats – some close, others not so much – had the Liverpool boys lacrosse team in what looked like a vulnerable position. True, the Warriors were defending Section III Class A champions, about to see whether it could repeat as the sectional playoffs loomed. But it had to face 9-6 Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday night at LHS Stadium, another side looking for a signature victory to build on.
Marcellus falls to Caz; J-E secures winning record
Whatever happened to the Westhill boys lacrosse team in the Section III Class C playoffs, it had already proved a memorable and historic season. The Warriors set a school record with 14 wins, and when it fought off Chittenango 12-8 Tuesday night, it clinched the outright OHSL Liberty division title for the first time.
Gaelic Knights' Poplawski has seven-inning relief stint
Up until the last week of the regular season, the Bishop Ludden baseball team was still unsure about whether it would make the Section III Class A playoffs. But in the most exciting, exhausting way possible, the Gaelic Knights would get there, going to Homer Tuesday and requiring 12 long, tough innings to knock off the Trojans 4-3.
Lee beats Roney, Hair for top individual honors
Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls golf team just completed a regular season where no one in the Onondaga High School League could catch up to them. So it only figured that, when the OHSL Touranment took place Tuesday at nearby Woodcrest Golf Club, the Red Rams, led by its star trio of Jung-Hye Kim, Molly Hair and Victoria Roney, would prevail again.
F-M boys lacrosse finishes regular season undefeated
Plenty of happiness was seen - and heard - from the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team after it defeated West Genesee 9-7 Tuesday night to complete an undefeated regular season and lock up the top seed in the Section III Class A playoffs.
Caz improves to 14-2, awaits Class C sectionals
Nearing the end of his high school career, Cazenovia boys lacrosse senior Connor Cannizzaro is bent on making the most of the last opportunity he has to give the Lakers a second sectional and state title in three years.
Lakers see 13-game win streak ended by Brothers
For a month and a half, and through 13 consecutive victories, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team remained an unstoppable force, taking out opponent after opponent with a deep, explosive attack and a tough, physical defense.
McLeod wins three field events for second-place Solvay
Less than a week after they first got together, the Westhill/Bishop Ludden and Solvay boys track and field teams got together once more, this time at Chittenango High School as part of Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet.
Marcellus edges Westhill/Ludden; J-E takes sixth
Rachel Garn won twice as the Marcellus girls track and field team made its way to third place in Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Chittenango High School.
Kent wins twice, Pittman prevails in pole vault
Even with a string of victories from the likes of Ashley Kent, the Cazenovia girls track and field team could not quite reach the top spot in Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Chittenango High School.
Brothers' depth, all-around effort keys 14-7 win
Even by conquering reigning state Class A champion West Genesee on May 9, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team had only accomplished half of its tall task of toppling both of the area's other main powers. The other half was gained Monday night, back home at Alibrandi Stadium, where the Brothers renewed acquaintances with Skaneateles and, once again, got the best of the Lakers, pulling away late for a 14-7 victory over the Lakers.
Lakers top Cazenovia one week after head-to-head loss
Just a few miles down the road from where they clashed a week earlier, the Skaneateles and Cazenovia girls track and field teams dueled again, only this time with the company of eight other sides as part of Monday's Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Chittenango High School.
McClure brilliant in Hornets' 2-0 shutout of Northstars
Entering a challenging final week of the regular season, the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team was still unblemished, at 14-0, but quite aware that its long streak could end at any time. That time arrived Monday afternoon, at Fayetteville-Manlius, where the state no. 2-ranked Northstars ran into Hornets left-hander Jack McClure and didn't get on the board in a 2-0 defeat.
Bees get wins from Jordan, Lathrop, Ross, Soeder
As a final tune-up for the post-season, the Baldwinsville girls track and field team dominated last Saturday’s Weedsport Invitational, scoring 151 points, well clear of runner-up Living Word Academy (55 points) and the rest of the 13-team field.
Hansen leads Liverpool to 3-1 mark at Muddville
Back in late April, the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team got tripped up for the only time this season, beaten by its own mistakes in a 9-2 defeat to John Jay-East Fishkill in a tournament near Binghamton. But the second time the Northstars ventured into tournament play, it turned out quite different, C-NS going 4-0 and winning last weekend’s 32nd annual Ace Morabito Memorial Tournament at Herkimer’s Muddville complex.
Lawes, Akinpelu both win for Liverpool at Loucks Games
In between their head-to-head showdown last Wednesday and the rematch in the CNY Counties League championship meet late this week, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse track and field teams both found success in a pair of Saturday events.
Northstars continue strong late-season push
At least in the waning stages of the regular season, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls lacrosse teams were wed together by the common goal of trying to knock off Baldwinsville. And it was the Northstars that proved successful, going to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium last Friday night and prevailing 13-10 in a non-league contest, avenging a 10-9 defeat to the Bees just three weeks earlier.
Warriors also drop rematch with Baldwinsville
A month may have brought changes in the Liverpool boys lacrosse team, but it certainly has changed things for the side it conquered to win the Section III Class A title a year ago.
Marcellus hurt by late first-half Laker surge
On the brink of the Section III Class C playoffs, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team could lay claim to a perfect mark, with one glaring exception. That would be Skaneateles, who fought past the Mustangs 14-12 in overtime on April 15 and, in last Wednesday’s rematch at Hyatt Stadium, took charge late in the first half to prevail again, this time by a more decisive 17-9 margin.
Wildcats miss C-NS Ilacqua Tournament due to rain
It had reached the point in the season where the West Genesee baseball team had a right to feel fatigued, having played six times in an eight-day span. But through that stretch, the Wildcats went 5-1, capped by last Monday’s strong effort at home against Utica Proctor, where it got the runs early and turned to Evan Reichel to preserve a 4-1 victory over the Raiders.
Ludden, Westhill go through various ups and downs
Though lingering in the shadow of OHSL Liberty division neighbor Solvay, the Marcellus softball team has built its own long win streak, which reached nine in a row, starting last Tuesday with a hard-fought 7-6 victory over Phoenix.
J-E boys finish third at Weedsport Invitational
Amid a full weekend of track and field meets all over the state, Marcellus senior Ryan Manahan and junior Laura Leff both went to White Plains for the 46th annual Glenn D. Loucks Games, and both would earn victories.
Lakers struggle against top foes, pitchers
At just the wrong time, the Skaneateles baseball team started to slow up against some of the OHSL Liberty division’s better sides.
Skaneateles takes fourth at Warrior Classic
For the second time in less than a week, the Skaneateles boys golf team got involved in a close match against Cazenovia, this time at home, and again came out on top in the Laker clash, this time by a four-stroke margin as it prevailed 216-220.
Rams fall to Ludden; Brothers beaten by Homer
When it got off to a 12-1 start and rose as high as no. 2 in the state Class A rankings, expectations for the Jamesville-DeWitt baseball team soared in accordance. Those expectations are tempered after a pair of late-season league setbacks, starting May 2 with a 5-4 defeat to Homer and continuing with last Tuesday’s 9-1 loss to Bishop Ludden.
J-D roars past Fulton, Cortland; ESM struggles
Many different angles could be offered in regards to the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team’s 10-9 defeat to Niskayuna on the night of May 4. Maybe it was an indicator that the Red Rams’ state title run might not be as smooth as originally imagined. Or perhaps J-D, while aiming to beat the Silver Warriors, could let go of the outcome knowing a possible rematch in the state finals would carry far more weight.
F-M senior leads Hornets to sweep of team titles
Dwarfing all the other developments in Friday’s weather-shortened Oneida Invitational, Fayetteville-Manlius boys track and field senior Nick Ryan broke the Section III record on his way to a victory in the 3,200-meter run.