Syracuse gets hat trick from Eccles in 5-4 win
Over the course of eight days, the West Genesee and Syracuse ice hockey teams would settle matters in the Division I American Conference against each other. But even the participants had no idea just how intense the battle would get once they squared off.
Former F-M mentor led program from 2000 to 2012
The new head varsity football coach at Fayetteville-Manlius is the old one. Paul Muench, who guided the Hornets for 13 seasons before stepping at the end of the 2012 season, was named Monday to return to the helm to replace Damien Rhodes.
Roberts net six of 12 points in homestretch to beat Blue Raiders
A change in the schedule meant that the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team would go up against state-ranked section IV opponents twice in a 48-hour span. And while neither game proved easy, the Northstars won them both.
J-D defense smothers Pittsford Sutherland
More than 10 months had passed, and the stakes and venue were quite different. But the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team still remembered what Pittsford Sutherland had done to them, ending the Red Rams’ dream of a first-ever state Class A championship one victory short of the summit in March 2014.
F-M comeback follows road loss at Proctor
Following a week where it lost on the road and nearly suffered a devastating defeat at home before making a miraculous recovery, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team now turns its attention to a punishing regular-season homestretch.
CBA boys rolls to wins over C-NS, Fulton
Jamesville-DeWitt’s boys basketball team has waited since Dec. 29 to get another shot at Christian Brothers Academy, and it will arrive next on Feb. 3 – but only after some tough preliminaries both sides had to negotiate.
Camden ousts B'ville, 47-16, in opening round
Baldwinsville’s wrestling team, due to its sustained excellence through the years and decades, have proven a regular visitor to the Section III Dual Meet. So it was again on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse, where the Bees again joined the top 16 teams in the area battling it out for local bragging rights.
Bees end victory drought after loss to Ludden
It was about time that the Baldwinsville boys basketball team see its months of hard work lead to a satisfying victory against a quality opponent. That moment arrived on Friday night, when the Bees hosted Auburn and, in a game that was tense from start to finish, held on for a 55-53 victory over the Maroons.
B'ville ends skid by stopping IHC, Liverpool
Consecutive January weekends where the Baldwinsville ice hockey team went a combined 0-3-1 against West Genesee, Fairport, Syracuse and Rochester McQuaid, and consequently fell from no. 3 to no. 10 in the state Division I rankings, had taken a toll.
Skaneateles goes 19-3 in superb regular season
Though 16 wrestling teams vied for top honors in the Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday, Skaneateles was not one of them. Instead, the Lakers were busy hosting its own dual meet that same day, welcoming Auburn, Cato-Meridian, East Syracuse Minoa and Oneida for four rounds of competition - and it would win each of them to claim the title at the Laker Duals and finish a superb 19-3 regular season.
Lakers 5-1 in nine-day stretch, only loss to Potsdam
When the Skaneateles girls hockey team took to the ice at Allyn Arena on Jan. 16 against Massena, it began a crowded regular-season homestretch that would feature six games in nine days – and it would only taste defeat once.
Skaneateles impressive in home win over New Hartford
While the Skaneateles girls basketball team left Bishop Grimes last Wednesday night on the wrong end of a 49-36 decision, it also had to feel proud about its effort. Against the unbeaten, state Class B no. 2-ranked Cobras, the Lakers did not flinch one bit, keeping the game close most of the night and proving that a possible post-season rematch might not prove that easy for Grimes.
Lakers recover quickly from loss to ITC
Opponents from the city of Syracuse have not proven kind to the Skaneateles boys basketball team this winter. First, it was Syracuse Academy of Science twice beating the Lakers. Then, in last Tuesday night’s visit to Institute of Technology Central, Skaneateles found itself in a fast-paced affair that it could not get control of, falling 83-74 to the Eagles.
WG falls to Central Square; J-E holds reunion
The terrific season put together by the Marcellus wrestling team, which is likely leading to an Onondaga High School League Liberty division regular-season title, has drawn some attention. And no better signal of that attention was the Mustangs getting invited to last Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse, a gathering of the top 16 teams in an elimination tournament.
Wildcats win big; Cougars topple Liverpool, Skaneateles
Twice on consecutive Wednesday nights – this week at Meachem Rink, next week at Shove Park – the West Genesee and Syracuse ice hockey teams will settle the Division I American Conference regular-season title and, at the same time, shape the bracket for the Section III playoffs.
Marcellus impressive in road win at Cortland
A 4-8 start had the West Genesee girls basketball team concerned that, after recent runs to the Section III Class AA final, it might not get into the post-season at all this time around.
Marcellus, Solvay both take Friday-night defeats
It’s amazing what a couple of days of rest can do. West Genesee’s boys basketball team went to Henninger last Wednesday night and pushed the Black Knights all the way to the final buzzer before taking a 63-61 defeat, and then went on to play another city foe on Friday and returned to the win column, beating Corcoran 65-55.
Ludden ends long slump with pair of victories
Westhill’s girls basketball team thought it had all the momentum it needs for its rematch this Saturday against unbeaten, state Class B no. 2-ranked Bishop Grimes – until a late-game rally by Cazenovia in last Friday night’s 40-39 defeat changed matters.
Wildcats drop league showdown to Auburn
Two high-level boys swimming programs that are long-time rivals had their annual showdown last Wednesday night, and West Genesee did not get the better of it. Auburn, improving to 7-1 on the season, won each of the first five individual races, plus two of the three relays, and would pull away, the Maroons defeating the Wildcats 91-75.
Lakers fall to Central Valley Academy in sectional Dual Meet
It proved quite a memorable 48 hours for the Cazenovia wrestling team, who got bragging rights in a local rivalry and then went up against one of the best high school teams in the area as part of Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Girls Bears roll past ESM, CBA to stay hot
Even as the Chittenango girls volleyball team winds toward the end of its successful regular season, the boys Bears are just getting into the heart of its season, finding similar success to be a bit elusive.
Liverpool makes semifinals, stuns no. 2 seed General Brown
While the rise of the Liverpool wrestling team was well-known long before Saturday's Section III Dual Meet, what the Warriors did on the mats at Cicero-North Syracuse was show everyone on the local scene just how far it had come.
Tedesco, Fredericks lead fourth-quarter rally against Warriors
More than a week after its tough Jan. 13 win over Skaneateles, the Cazenovia girls basketball team had another chance to earn a signature victory – and got it.
Caz still 9-3 after loss to defending state Class B champs
All that the Cazenovia boys basketball team had done, racing to a 9-2 start and sneaking into the no. 24 spot in the latest state Class B rankings, had led to Friday night’s clash with Westhill at Buckley Gym.
Roland nets 22; Reynolds nears 1,000 career points
In years past, the Westhill boys basketball team had not found much peace or quiet in its trips to Cazenovia, twice having to rely on last-second shots from Jordan Roland to pull it out. So when the state Class B no. 1-ranked Warriors returned to Buckley Gym Friday night, it wanted things settled long before the final buzzer - and it was, Westhill handling the Lakers 70-36.
Liverpool falls after skid ends with win over Marcellus
When the Liverpool girls basketball team paid a visit to Central Square on Thursday, three years and 10 days had passed since that famous night where the Warriors and West Genesee played four overtimes before the Wildcats prevailed 86-76.
Bees improve to 13-1; Miller has 19 points, 17 boards, seven blocks
Though it dare not look ahead, the Baldwinsville girls basketball team’s marvelous regular season continues to build toward a climactic Feb. 6 showdown with Cicero-North Syracuse.
Lakers win at Oswego, drop thriller to Syracuse
With that single overtime defeat to New Hartford on Jan. 14, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team fell from no. 2 to no. 7 in the state Division II rankings, a fall that did not sit well.
Brothers sit at no. 8 in state Division II rankings
With its long road swing in the books and plenty of big games ahead, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team, who sat at no. 8 in the latest state Division II rankings, had to avoid the trap of looking past the opponents in front of them.
Lakers move back to .500 mark
One big motivating factor for the Cazenovia ice hockey team, entering the regular-season homestretch, is the chance to finish in the top two of the Division II National Conference and, as a result, secure a first-round Section III playoff home game at the Morrisville State IcePlex.
Petrella, Hentges, Mathewson, Akinpelu among individual winners
Indoor track and field teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse now are closing in on the post-season, which starts in a big way with the Section III Class AA championships on Feb. 4. In the meantime, both sides sought more wins during the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational, which took place Wednesday and Thursday at SRC Arena.
B'ville girls win 4x400; Donhauser second in boys 55 hurdles
With the Section III championships looming on Feb. 4, the Baldwinsville indoor track and field teams still had some regular-season work left to do. Each of the Bees’ sides took part in this week's Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational, getting to fifth place on the boys side and sixth on the girls side on consecutive nights.
Benson takes girls 1,500; Westhill-Ludden's Kiley wins on boys side
This was the last week of twin boys and girls indoor track and field events at SRC Arena prior to the Section III championships on Feb. 4 and 5, so the area’s local teams wanted to make a good showing during the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.
Caz girls join other MVITA teams at sectional venue
Just as they had done all winter, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team prevailed over challengers from the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Thursday night - only this time, it wasn't at Colgate University. The scene, for one night, shifted to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, which will host the Section III championships on Feb. 4-5, and the Lakers, getting a sneak preview of the venue, won - like it had multiple times this winter at Sanford Field House.
Burdo wins 200, 500 freestyle; Petit, Henry, Miller also victorious
Intense practices had marked the Liverpool boys swim team's lead-up to its biggest regular-season meet of the winter. And when the Warriors made that trip to face the combined Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA side on Thursday night, it was ready, saving its best work for the latter stages of the competition and pulling away for a 99.5-86.5 victory over the Red Rams.
Knapp, Potocki, divers stand out in loss to Warriors
Having rampaged through their respective leagues, the Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA and Liverpool boys swim teams met up with each other, head-to-head, on Thursday night at J-D Middle School. Together, the two powers put together some of the season's fastest times, and the Red Rams more than held its own, even in a 99.5-86.5 defeat to the Warriors.
Cobras now no. 2 in state Class B rankings for first time
Now the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team might have a bit more than the Section III Class B and state titles down the road on its agenda. There’s a real chance the Cobras could sit atop the state Class B rankings at some point before the season ends. A steady climb up the state poll has now put the Cobras in the no. 2 spot, trailing only Irvington, who won four consecutive state titles from 2010 to 2013.
Lawson wins 300 sprint; Goodell, Hagen, Schneider also stand out
Now the Skaneateles indoor track and field team might be as strong, overall, as it’s been in a long time, thanks to the rapid rise of the boys program this winter. The boys Lakers, led by Griffin Lawson, earned the most points among small schools in Wednesday night’s Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.
Hornets' runners lead way; J-D girls finish fourth
Exactly two weeks before the Section III championships get decided at SRC Arena, the Fayetteville-Manlius indoor track and field team made a bold statement at at that same Onondaga Community College facility, sweeping both sides of the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.
CBA returns key player, splits with ESM, Indian River
Moving up to the no. 3 spot in the state Class B rankings, and still undefeated after its narrow 50-49 escape against Bishop Kearney on Jan. 10, the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team looked forward to less stressful encounters against OHSL Liberty division foes.
Brothers return home after eight straight road games
Even though no one thought the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey teams’ 2-1 defeat to New Hartford on Jan. 7 was a bad loss, it still cost the Brothers a bit. When the next state Division II rankings were released, CBA/J-D found itself at no. 7, down from its high point of no. 3.
Warriors dominate second half of final with Utica-Notre Dame
One defeat, in one tournament, did not make the Westhill boys basketball team any less imposing. If that message hadn’t gone through prior to last weekend's Juggler Classic at Utica-Notre Dame, it sure did in those pair of games as the state Class B top-ranked Warriors blitzed through the weekend and made sure a particularly challenging opponent didn’t scare them again.
Red Rams fall to Troy, finish third at Juggler Classic
Those struggles of December for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team move further and further into the past, replaced by the top form showed by a unit with every intention of maintaining its league and Section III crowns.
Liverpool to compete in sectional Dual Meet at C-NS on Saturday
Liverpool’s wrestling team would get the showdown with Baldwinsville it wanted so much, only it had to wait a week and a half for it. Having seen their meet on Jan. 7 postponed, the Warriors and Bees waited to square off until both were in the LHS gymnasium for Saturday’s Liverpool Duals, and Liverpool won it, 43-33, beginning a clean sweep of the day’s events.
Warriors recover with 7-0 shutout of Fulton
Hockey teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse both found themselves right at the break-even mark entering last week’s action, but would not stay there, thanks to the presence of the seven-time defending Section III Division I champions from West Genesee.
Northstars remain in state Class AA top 10
With their first head-to-head meeting in the books, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls basketball teams went in separate directions – and had separate results.
Hornets avenge season-opening defeat to West Genesee
Nearly 11 months after its last visit to SRC Arena ended in a painful Section III Class AA semifinal defeat, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team had a far happier time of it when it returned Sunday night for the Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic - a feeling that Christian Brothers Academy could not equal, despite the nostalgic feel of its latest "Holy War" with Bishop Ludden.
Tired West Genny unable to keep up with F-M
Whatever the name on the scoreboard and regardless of the colors of the jerseys worn, Bishop Ludden's boys basketball team may get its greatest satisfaction from earning a win over Christian Brothers Academy. And when the "Holy War" came to Sunday night's Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic at SRC Arena, the Gaelic Knights were the ones on top again, using a third-quarter surge to take control and beating the Brothers 59-46.
Cutler brothers, Sullivan lead Warriors in 63-44 win
By the time they arrived at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena Sunday afternoon for the Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball teams both were in need of a victory, and not just because temporary bragging rights in this long-time rivalry were at stake.
Showdown part of Warriors' dual meet, where Bees go 3-2
Having missed the chance to square off with Liverpool on Jan. 7 due to a weather postponement, the Baldwinsville wrestling team would do so when the Warriors hosted its own dual meet last on Saturday afternoon. And in the very first round, B’ville and Liverpool squared off. Unable to put its best lineup together, the Bees kept up on the mat, but still lost, 43-33, to the Warriors.