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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Girls hoops opens Nov. 25 against Cortland
Cazenovia High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.