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Phil Blackwell

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Skaneateles girls hockey wins opener

Lakers hold off Albany Academy, 3-2

A season ago, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team rode a winter-long hot streak all the way to the state championship game, where it shared the title with Potsdam after a double-overtime, 2-2 marathon at Clayton Recreation Park Arena.

J-D’s Coyne medals twice at state swim meet

Red Rams junior takes fourth in 50, 100 freestyle

Jamesville-DeWitt girls swimming star Alden Coyne would emerge as a medal contender during last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships, held at Ithaca College.

Castro leads West Genny swimmers at state meet

Wildcats senior finishes fifth in 100 freestyle

Named as Section III’s top swimmer in the 2014 season, West Genesee’s Olivia Castro had one more chance to earn top honors when she went to Ithaca College for last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.

Northstars rally, win in OT at Frozen Dome Classic

Donegan goal beats B'ville after Northstars tie late in regulation

Sutter Donegan had a proper description for the emotions he felt after putting in the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey team a dramatic 3-2 victory over Baldwinsville in Friday night's Frozen Dome Classic at the Carrier Dome. "I feel like it's the NHL," said Donegan. "It's unreal."

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Bees fall in overtime of Frozen Dome Classic

C-NS rallies late, defeats B'ville 3-1

To be sure, everyone associated with the Baldwinsville ice hockey program was humbled and honored to take part in the first-ever hockey game contested in the Carrier Dome against Cicero-North Syracuse Friday night, the kickoff to the two-day Frozen Dome Classic. The Bees just wished the ending was happier.

C-NS announces winter sports schedule

Girls basketball Northstars look for another state final four run

Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2014-15 varsity winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Liverpool announces winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Warriors open Dec. 2 at Corcoran

Liverpool High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

F-M announces winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Hornets open Dec. 12 at C-NS

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-D announces winter sports schedule

Girls basketball looks for return to state Class A final

Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

ESM releases winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Spartans start at SRC Arena against RFA Nov. 29

East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

CBA releases winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Brothers open at Henninger Dec. 5

Christian Brothers Academy’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

B’ville announces winter sports schedule

Girls hoops Bees open with Middleton Tournament

What began this week, with Baldwinsville’s bowling teams sweeping West Genesee and its ice hockey team facing Cicero-North Syracuse in the Carrier Dome continues as each of the school’s winter sports teams get underway in the days and weeks ahead. Here is the 2014-15 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Skaneateles announces winter sports schedule

Girls hockey Lakers are defending state champs

Among the highlights of the Skaneateles High School winter sports season is the girls hockey team defending its state championship earned one year ago. Here is the 2014-15 varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

West Genesee announces winter sports schedule

Hockey Wildcats host annual tournament Dec. 5-6

West Genesee High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Westhill announces winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Warriors defend state, Federation titles

Westhill High School’s varsity boys basketball team will start its defense of the Class B state and Federation titles with a big game Dec. 5 against Jamesville-DeWitt as part of the Peppino’s Invitational at Henninger High School. Here is the full varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Marcellus announces winter sports schedule

Boys basketball opens Dec. 3 at Clinton

Just as with soccer in the fall, each of the Marcellus High School varsity basketball team move up this winter to play in the OHSL Freedom division and in Class A when the Section III playoffs roll around. Also, several home games will be played at Solvay High School’s gymnasium.

Jordan-Elbridge announces winter sports schedule

Wrestling returns Dec. 10 with meet against ITC

Wrestling returns this winter for Jordan-Elbridge, adding to its 2014-15 winter sports slate. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Solvay releases winter sports schedule

Girls hoops Bearcats begin Nov. 25 against Chittenango

Solvay High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Bishop Ludden releases basketball schedules

Boys Gaelic Knights to move up to Class AA

A big change for Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s boys basketball team comes at the end of the 2014-15 season, when it will move up to Class AA for the Section III playoffs after winning the Class A title each of the last two seasons. Here are Ludden’s basketball schedules, with all dates and times subject to change.

Cazenovia announces winter sports schedule

Girls hoops opens Nov. 25 against Cortland

Cazenovia High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Chittenango releases winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Bears host Dec. 22-23 tournament

Chittenango High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Benson runs to sixth at Federation meet

Randall, Gugel also have strong efforts at Bowdoin Park

West Genesee’s Carly Benson and Will Randall, along with, Jordan-Elbridge’s Abby Gugel each had one more chance this fall to offer a major impression to cross country followers at the end of a memorable freshman campaign that included a Section III Class A championship and a top-five finish at the state meet.

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Westhill girls soccer falls in state semis

Bronxville hangs on, eliminates Warriors 1-0

Not once, in its run to the state Class B final four, had the Westhill girls soccer team trailed in the post-season. Yet that is what the Warriors had to deal with during Saturday night's state semifinal against Bronxville on the turf at SUNY-Cortland.

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J-D girls stunned by Somers comeback

Late goals lead to 2-1 state Class A semifinal defeat

Mere minutes away from a berth in the state Class A championship game for the second time in three years, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team saw the whole thing fall apart - due in some way to the strong work of its opponent, but also due to a call that will sting for a long time to come.

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Skaneateles falls to Mattituck in state semifinal

Big first half by Tuckers ends Lakers' championship run

Months of work, and years of dreams, accumulated by the Skaneateles boys soccer team went into its 2014 run to the state Class B final four in Middletown. But it only took a few minutes for the ultimate prize of a state championship to drift far away from the Lakers' collective reach.

Boys soccer Red Rams fall in state semis

East Hampton starts fast, stops J-D 3-0

For the second time in five years, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team had made it to the last weekend of the season, bound and determined to bring the program's first state championship home. But before it could really settle down in Saturday morning's state Class A semifinal at Middletown High School, East Hampton had seized the initiative, and would not let go.

Petrella takes second at state cross country meet

Liverpool boys trio each posts top-20 finishes

Though the Liverpool boys cross country team, as a whole unit, could not make it to last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championship meet at SUNY-Canton, Ben Petrella went there – and nearly brought home a state title of his own.

J-D swimmers repeat as Farwell Cup champs

Schultz, Fletcher win; Coyne second in four events

For the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team, the bad feelings that arose from surrendering the Section III Class B team championship to New Hartford quickly subsided – if they existed at all.

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Grimes football beaten in NFF title game

Cobras take second defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey

A magical season for the Bishop Grimes football team that started in the Carrier Dome two months earlier finished on that same Dome turf Sunday night. The first time it was there, the Cobras kicked off its 2014 campaign by beating New York Mills Sept. 7 in the Kickoff Classic. Now, it was vying for the first National Football Foundation championship, trying to avenge a regular-season defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey.

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Liverpool overwhelmed by Henninger in second half

Football Warriors fall in first sectional final since '98

In reality, the Section III Class AA football championship game, played between Liverpool and Henninger Sunday night at the Carrier Dome, was two games rolled into one outcome.

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Lakers surrender sectional title to Homer

Seven turnovers doom Caz football three-peat quest

All of the history, tradition and vast success the Cazenovia football team has gained through the decades meant little in the face of a turnover wave that helped deliver Homer its first Section III Class B championship since 2005. Seven different takeaways, five of them in the first half, doomed the Lakers in a 38-24 defeat to the Trojans Sunday afternoon in the Class B title game at the Carrier Dome.

Volleyball Bees fall in regional finals

Girls stunned by Shen in five sets; boys lose to Bethlehem

Four consecutive times, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team had followed up a Section III Class AA championship with a conquest of Section II power Shenendehowa on the way to another state tournament appearance in Glens Falls. But on the fifth try, the Bees finally got tripped up, beaten in a five-set epic by the Lady Plainsmen in Saturday's regional final at Niskayuna High School, near Albany, just as the boys Bees fell in four sets to Bethlehem in its regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse.

F-M dream season ends in regional loss

Late goal sends Shenendehowa past Hornets, 1-0

A mixture of sadness, resignation and anger gripped the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team as the final seconds of Saturday’s Class AA regional final against Shenendehowa at Liverpool High School Stadium ticked down.

Girls soccer Warriors fall in regional final

Bethlehem rallies past Liverpool, 2-1, in OT

Having prevailed by 2-1 margins twice in order to claim the Section III Class AA championship, it only figured that the Liverpool girls soccer team's regional final Saturday against Section II champion Bethlehem at Fulton would also end with a 2-1 score. But this time, it was the other side finishing on top.

Lakers' field hockey stopped in regional final

Caz shut down by Whitney Point in 2-0 defeat

As originally intended, the plan for the Cazenovia field hockey team was to make one trip to Maine-Endwell High School for the Class C regional final, and then a second trip a week later to try and gain the state championship that eluded the Lakers by such a slim margin one year ago. But the second trip would not take place.

J-D soccer sides headed to state final four

Boys blank Peru, 4-0; girls smash Massena, 8-0

Whether making the short jaunt to the Cortland area, or the much longer journey to the Hudson River valley city of Middletown, Jamesville-DeWitt soccer fans will be traveling plenty next weekend - and will feel glad to do so.

Boys soccer Lakers reach state final four

Skaneateles shuts out Port Byron/Union Springs, 3-0

Just two wins separate the Skaneateles boys soccer team from a state Class B championship to match the one it earned in 2010. The Lakers ventured to the Wright National Soccer Complex in Oneonta on Saturday afternoon for the Class B regional final, where it put together another fine all-around effort to beat Section IV champion Union Springs/Port Byron 3-0.

Hornets sweep to state cross country titles again

Millar beats Liverpool's Petrella for boys individual championship

Up in St. Lawrence County, at SUNY-Canton on Saturday morning, they settled the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A cross country championships – and like so many times before, Fayetteville-Manlius ruled across the board.

Bees get high finishes at sectional swim meet

Burchill second in 100 breaststroke; Staso third in two events

With the likes of Noelle Staso and Lauren Burchill in top form, the Baldwinsville girls swim team nearly earned some big victories during Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet at West Genesee High School.

J-D cedes sectional swim crown to New Hartford

Coyne, CBA's Torell, Fletcher each win twice

Instead of repeating its sweep of the Section III championship meets that it enjoyed in 2013, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team found itself upended at the Class B level by host New Hartford in Friday night's sectional meet.

Murphy, Sovinsky, Rolf win at sectional swim meet

Liverpool, C-NS stars both prevail amid tough competition

Whether with lots of experience, like Liverpool’s Sydnie Sovinsky and Madeline Murphy, or full of youthful promise, like Cicero-North Syracuse’s Jamie Rolf, local girls swimmers found lots of success during Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet at West Genesee.

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West Genny swimmers dominate at sectional meet

Castro wins twice, breaks pool record in 100 freestyle

Yes, it helped that the West Genesee girls swim team was the hosts during Friday night’s Section III Class A championship meet. But no matter what the venue, the Wildcats, who had just finished a fifth consecutive undefeated regular season, carried that magic into the post-season, earning yet another sectional team title.

Girls swimming Lakers win another sectional title

Teixeira, Buchholz, King each win twice, set school marks

Now the Skaneateles girls swim team’s streak of Section III Class C championships has reached six in a row, adding up to nine titles in 10 years. The Lakers’ latest conquest took place in front of home fans Friday night in the sectional Class C meet at the Community Center pool, where a string of victories from the likes of Rachel Teixeira, Leah King and Haley Buchholz led to more Skaneateles glory in the pool.

ESM drops sectional final to Indian River

Early turnovers too much to overcome in 40-6 defeat

Claiming the Section III Class A championship required the East Syracuse Minoa football team to make two massive comebacks. One was pulled off - but the other proved out of reach.

C-NS, Liverpool volleyball falls in sectional finals

Boys Northstars, girls Warriors swept by B'ville sides

From Cicero-North Syracuse on the boys side to Liverpool on the girls side, area volleyball teams had a chance to prevent Baldwinsville from pulling off a sweep of Wednesday night’s Section III championship matches at the C-NS gym – but neither would succeed.

C-NS field hockey falls in Class A regional

Saratoga Springs uses late goal to end Northstars' season

Having waited eight years to get back into the state tournament, Section III Class A field hockey champion Cicero-North Syracuse was eager to do something big. And there was some precedence from which to draw some inspiration. The last time the Northstars made it this far, in 2006, it advanced all the way to the state championship game at what is now NBT Bank Stadium before falling to Lakeland.

J-D boys soccer blanks South Glens Falls

Win sends Red Rams to regional final agianst Peru

Not content with the Section III Class A championship it earned at the expense of Marcellus on Nov. 1 at SUNY-Cortland, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team wanted to find more success in the regional playoffs, too, and earn a trip to Middletown for the state final four.

Solvay volleyball bid ends in regional playoffs

Honeoye Falls-Lima defeats Bearcats in four sets

The comeback was in full swing for Solvay’s girls volleyball team during Wednesday night’s Class B regional playoff opener against Section V champion Honeoye Falls-Lima. After a one-sided opening-set defeat, the Bearcats had won the second set and were poised to move out in front if it could pull out the third set, too.

Volleyball Lakers reach regional finals

Cazenovia sweeps Byron-Bergen in three sets

With the Section III Class C championship secured, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team would now face the two-tiered regional playoffs, where wins in both levels would mean a trip to Glens Falls for the state championship tournament next weekend.

Field hockey Lakers down Hoosick Falls, 5-1

Cazenovia advances to regional final against Whitney Point

Ever since the overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last year’s state Class C final, the Cazenovia field hockey team has put all of its energies into returning to that round and producing a different – and happier – ending.

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