Former Red Rams basketball coach said he was given no reason for firing
Three days after being told that he would no longer coach the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team, Bob McKenney offered up his side of the story and said he was given no reason for his dismissal after a 19-year tenure that included five state championships.
Boys, girls lacrosse teams open next week
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys lacrosse team looks to return to state Class B final
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Lacrosse starts pushed back by field issues
East Syracuse Minoa High School’s 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Hornets defend sectional Class A boys lacrosse title
Having reached the state Class A final a year ago, Fayetteville-Manlius begins its boys lacrosse season March 31 against Auburn and will face West Genesee April 7 and May 5. Here is the F-M varsity sports 2015 spring schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls lacrosse team defends state Class A title
West Genesee High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys, girls lacrosse Mustangs open this weekend
Marcellus High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys lacrosse Eagles open April 11 at General Brown
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Baseball team moves into OHSL Liberty division
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys lacrosse Lakers face string of marquee opponents in 2015
Trying to return to the state Class C championship game, Cazenovia’s boys lacrosse team has ordered up a tough schedule that includes non-league games against long-time powers like West Genesee, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt and Baldwinsville. Here is the 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Lacrosse teams set to open late this week
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Softball Warriors try to follow run to 2014 state AA final
Liverpool will try and see its softball team repeat its run to last year’s state Class AA championship game as its season starts April 1 against Fayetteville-Manlius, weather and conditions permitting. Here is the 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Wilcox takes over as varsity boys lacrosse coach
After the exciting run of Baldwinsville’s ice hockey team to the state championship game, attention turns to spring sports, where the stories include Matt Wilcox taking over as boys varsity lacrosse coach after Jerry Fiorini’s retirement. Here is the 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls lacrosse Lakers defend state Class C title
On March 31, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team begins the defense of its state Class C title when it hosts Webster Thomas, the start of a schedule that includes 10 road games and plenty of top-flight opponents such as West Genesee, CBA, Cicero-North Syracuse, Garden City and Manhasset. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Red Rams won five state Class A titles in McKenney's tenure
Bob McKenney, who coached Jamesville-DeWitt's boys basketball team to five state Class A championships and sent a steady stream of top players to Syracuse University and other destinations, will not return to the Red Rams for the 2015-16 season.
Turnovers doom J-D in 48-39 defeat to Williamsville South
Twelve months later, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team again stood at the brink of history, poised to grab the first state championship in the program’s history. And once more, despite an all-out effort, the Red Rams’ dreams were dashed at the final hurdle.
Third-quarter surge pushes Warriors past Woodlands
Once again on a March Saturday evening in Glens Falls Civic Center, the Westhill boys basketball team lay claim to a state Class B championship - and make no mistake, the whole team won this.
Roland scores 38 as Warriors beat rochester Leadership Academy
Few opponents have pushed the Westhill boys basketball team in the dominant two-year run it has put together. And whenever it has happened, Jordan Roland and his colleagues have shown that they know how to answer.
Red Rams rout unbeaten Albertus Magnus in state semifinal
For the most part, defense is the main reason the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has strung together a run of Section III and regional Class A titles. So it's little surprise that defense was the main reason why the Red Rams have earned a second consecutive appearance in the state championship game.
Northstars decide to make change at top after two seasons
An off-season full of coaching turnover in Section III football has spread to Cicero-North Syracuse, who again is searching for a new head coach. The district announced on Tuesday that it was not retaining Joe Sindoni, who had coached the Northstars in 2013 and 2014 and brought the program back to the sectional playoffs after a long absence.
Big second period pushes Knights to 6-2 win
Just as it had a decade earlier, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had a single opponent in the way of an historic first state Division I championship. Just like in 2005, that foe was Rochester McQuaid. And just like that long-ago state final, the Knights dashed the Bees’ dreams, doing so this time by a 6-2 margin in Sunday’s state title game at Utica Memorial Auditorium, a game where, right from the opening whistle, McQuaid proved faster and more skilled than its B’ville counterparts.
Lakers rally past Williamsville East, 5-2, in state final
At approximately 2:18 p.m., the Lakers’ wait for a state title that dated back to 1989 officially ended. Helmets, gloves and sticks flew all over the ice, players piled on each other and a large contingent that had traveled from Skaneateles roared at a celebration long awaited.
Albany-bound Cremo scores 39 against CBA
Ending a six-year Section III title drought was a task the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team could handle – but stopping a defending state champion sporting a 50-game win streak with a superstar having the most productive game of his high school career proved too much.
Warriors inch closer to third state title in six years
Passing through the regional portion of the state Class B tournament Saturday at Colgate University's Cotterell Court, perhaps the Westhill boys basketball team remembered how close it came to seeing its perfect 2013-14 season end in this same round in a tense overtime win over Walton, and wanted no part of any kind of tension this time around.
Penalties, late surge by Lakers leads to 4-3 defeat
A long, exhilarating odyssey that the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team hoped would lead to a second state championship in three years ended on Saturday, and it came at the expense of an opponent it had spent the entire winter trying to subdue - but could not in their last and most important encounter.
Susquehanna Valley overcomes long drought, beats Westhill
Somewhere, the unlikely journey of the Westhill girls basketball team from young upstart to no. 8 seed to a first Section III Class B championship in 12 years was going to end. The Warriors just wished it had a few more chapters to author.
Hot shooting from field, line end Northstars' season
It would take something exceptional to end Cicero-North Syracuse's run of Class AA girls basketball state final four appearances in Troy - and Bethlehem provided it. Hitting all kinds of big shots from the field and at the free-throw line down the stretch, the Section II champion Eagles defeated the Northstars 59-54 in Saturday's AA regional final at Colgate University's Cotterell Court.
Pompo delivers game-winner in 2-1 win over Saratoga
Isaiah Pompo delivered one of the brightest moments in Baldwinsville ice hockey history and pushed his team to the brink of a state championship. With his goal just 33 seconds into overtime of Saturday night's Division I state semifinal at Utica Memorial Auditorium, Pompo pushed the Bees past Saratoga Springs 2-1 and set up Sunday's title game against Rochester McQuaid.
Three goals in third period produce 4-3 win over Brothers
On the fourth try, and when it counted the most, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team broke through against CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt and earned a chance a its first state championship since 1989. In Saturday morning’s state Division II semifinal at Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Lakers’ trio of third-period goals, two of them 31 seconds apart, was enough to beat the Brothers 4-3.
Red Rams sweep Averill Park, Peru in regional round
Two wins this weekend at Hudson Valley Community College would earn the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team a return ticket to Troy for a second consecutive crack at the state Class A final four - and it got both of them.
Coach has led Red Rams to five state Class A championships
As of Wednesday night, the future of Jamesville-DeWitt’s well-regarded and highly-decorated boys basketball coach, Bob McKenney, remained up in the air.
Chittenango star puts together 1,214 series at Strike-N-Spare
All through the post-season, Chittenango girls bowler Casey Smith showed that she was able to maintain a top form even under the highest amount of pressure. And Smith did so again on Sunday, pulling off the best finish of any Section III individual as she took third place in the sectional team portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes in Mattydale.
Liverpool, C-NS runners help win distance medley relay
Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse brought more than a dozen of their top indoor track and field athletes to Cornell University’s Barton Hall to participate in last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Section III team finishes sixth; Cloute has high game of 219
Many times this winter, Cicero-North Syracuse’s Josh Cloute had bowled at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, including the Dec. 23 match where he notched a 300 game against Syracuse. But no appearance at Strike-N-Spare compared in importance with Cloute taking part in Sunday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament, where tough competition, and tough condition, was the order of the day.
ESM's Marra, CBA's Schug also have top-10 finishes
Just six days after getting nationwide exposure on NBC’s “Today Show”, Fayetteville-Manlius runners were back in the business of trying to win championships.
Top-20 finish caps stellar season for Bees' bowler
A month after his tremendous regular season ended, Baldwinsville boys bowler Tyler Watchus received his reward by competing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes in Mattydale.
Boys 4x200 relay team gets sixth-place finish
Two of the Skaneateles indoor track and field team’s relay teams would go up against the best competition of the winter during last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
J-E junior part of Section III distance medley relay win
Jordan-Elbridge junior Abby Gugel can now call herself a state champion. That’s because Gugel was part of the Section III quartet that prevailed in the distance medley relay during last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
CBA takes advantage of Red Rams lineup without DeRegis
Championship ceremonies are part of the post-season routine and ritual, but the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team were quite eager to pick up the banner symbolic of earning the Section III Class B title Sunday night at SRC Arena, and for good reason.
Westhill handles SAS; Gaelic Knights stopped by Henninger
Westhill and Bishop Ludden’s boys basketball teams each took separate Section III championship streaks into Sunday’s title games at SRC Arena, but only the Warriors emerged with its streak intact.
Brothers meet Skaneateles again in state semifinals
For a few fleeting moments amid the sold-out din of Onondaga Nation Arena on Saturday night, a terrible thought may have crept through the collective minds of players, coaches and fans of the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team.
Bees get past Ithaca 2-1 in regional final
A first-ever Section III Division I championship is nice - but the Baldwinsville ice hockey team knows that a first-ever state championship, if accomplished next weekend at Utica Memorial Auditorium, would be a whole lot nicer.
Skaneateles plays CBA/J-D for fourth time in state semis
Whatever disappointment the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team may have felt leaving Utica's Memorial Auditorium in the wake of its 4-0 defeat to CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt in the Section III Division II final on Feb. 28 was tempered by the knowledge that, if things went as planned, it would not be the last time the Lakers and Brothers would see each other this winter.
Northstars beat RFA for seventh straight AA championship
Having already achieved plenty of special feats in the last half-dozen years, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team now stands alone in a different way. When the Northstars rolled past Rome Free Academy 55-27 Saturday night in the Section III Class AA final Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, it became the first program, regardless of class, to claim seven consecutive girls basketball sectional titles.
Defense, timely plays push Rams past Whitesboro again
Jamesville-DeWitt and Whitesboro's girls basketball teams have made post-season meetings an annual event - and recently, that's meant the Red Rams finishing the night with another Section III Class A championship in its possession.
Comeback leads to OT victory over South Jefferson
Sure, it took a late-game comeback and yes, it was accomplished by a roster lacking any seniors in its starting five, but the facts are the same - for the first time since 2003, the Westhill girls basketball team has a Section III Class B championship in its possession.
In 25 years, Lakers won 15 league, seven sectional titles
Year after year, as his Cazenovia varsity football teams piled up league and Section III titles, Tom Neidl said that the program's continuity was a primary source of its success, with few changes in staff over the course of a quarter-century. Now, though, it's Neidl himself who is exiting the scene.
Red Rams beat top seed Carthage; Brothers handle Whitesboro
For all of the fun times the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball teams have shared on the court in the last decade or so, they've never faced each other with a Section III championship at stake, largely because they were placed in separate classes once tournament time rolled around.
Gaelic Knights rally for OT win; Warriors whip Cazenovia
In order to still have a chance at maintaining their respective Section III championship win streaks, the Bishop Ludden and Westhill boys basketball teams had to go through very different experiences in their respective semifinal games on Sunday at Onondaga Community College.
Defending state, Federation champs pull away from Caz
What the Cazenovia boys basketball team found out was that having a terrific 2014-15 season was both great and terrible at the same time. The fun was in building up a 16-5 record and advancing to the Section III Class B semifinals. The misfortune was that it came at the same time that Westhill was making a historic run at back-to-back state and Federation championships.