Warriors earn return trip to Nike Nationals
Now the Liverpool boys cross country team has made it past all of the hurdles and are going back to Portland, Oregon, ready to take on the best in the United States at the Nike Nationals, where it finished fourth a year ago.
Neal leads girls Hornets to win at regional meet
Everyone assumed that the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team would get a chance to go to Portland, Oregon on the first weekend of December and defend its crown at the Nike Cross Nationals. What was in question was whether the boys Hornets would go, too.
McClanahan free throws helps Skaneateles prevail
A chance for a championship sits right in front of the Skaneateles boys basketball team this winter. For a Lakers side that went 15-6 a season ago, the best possible scenario has presented itself, not just because it returns a solid core of players, but because reigning two-time state Class B champion Westhill saw most of its lineup graduate, including standouts Jordan Roland and Tyler Reynolds.
Solvay stomps Solvay; Marcellus tops ESM in Cotter's coaching debut
Going around the OHSL Liberty division and Section III Class B boys basketball ranks prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, the sense was that a major opportunity was at hand, and folks like Solvay and Marcellus want to jump on that opportunity.
Mustangs top ESM; Eagles shut down Onondaga
After one season among the Section III Class A sides and going 11-8, the Marcellus girls basketball team finds itself back in Class B, knowing that plenty of challenges from the likes of defending sectional champion Westhill awaits them.
Skaneateles unable to hold first-half lead against Cobras
For much of this decade, the Skaneateles girls basketball team’s activities and games, its ups and downs, its successes and setbacks centered around the presence of Elizabeth Lane.
Kush scores twice in sectional finals rematch
It only figured that the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team opened the 2015-16 season just where the previous campaign had concluded – with a far happier result.
Cobras turn game around with Wade's big third quarter
Two days before Thanksgiving, the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team's latest championship quest got underway. Expected to vie for both OHSL Liberty division and Section III Class B honors, the Cobras faced immediate adversity in Tuesday night's season opener against visiting Skaneateles, but combined inside and outside play in the second half to come back and beat the Lakers 49-38.
Hockey team hosts season-opening Wildcat Classic Dec. 4-5
West Genesee High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Wrestling Mustangs open with rival Skaneateles Dec. 2
Marcellus High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Warriors are defending sectional champs in boys, girls basketball
Westhill High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Wrestling Eagles open Dec. 3 at Auburn
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Gaelic Knights maintain long rivalry with CBA
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2015-16 varsity basketball schedules, with all dates and times subject to change.
Bearcats start hoops seasons during Thanksgiving week
Solvay High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball teams to play in expanded home gym
Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys, girls hoops Spartans start during Thanksgiving week
East Syracuse Minoa High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls basketball Red Rams look to return to state Class A final
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball teams both open during Thanksgiving week
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys, girls hoops Warriors open with Baldwinsville
Liverpool High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls basketball Northstars to make holiday trip to San Francisco
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Lamison, Evangelista part of historic NCAA title for SU
When the Syracuse University field hockey team earned the first NCAA championship for any women’s program in that school’s history, two recent Liverpool High School graduates had a part in it.
Boys hoops Lakers open two days after football state final
Cazenovia High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Wrestling Bears host dual meet on Dec. 5
Chittenango High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Hockey Lakers defend state Division II title
Among other things, the winter sports season at Skaneateles High School includes the boys ice hockey team’s defense of its state Division II championship, which commences with a trip to Rochester for a pair of games on the first weekend of December. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Hockey team looks for another run to state final
The winter sports schedule for Baldwinsville includes an ice hockey team that made it all the way to last March’s state Division I championship game. It opens against Liverpool at the Lysander Ice Arena facility the two programs share on Dec. 1. Here is the full varsity 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
J-D senior sets record, posts top-10 finishes
Alden Coyne, who led Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls swim team to a perfect season, a Section III Class B title and the George Falwell Cup, set more records in her last appearance in the pool for the Red Rams.
Warriors fall to Owego, John Glenn in round robin
This was already the most successful season in Westhill girls volleyball history, regardless of what took place at Glens Falls Civic Center during this weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B championships.
Liverpool falls, 17-16, in tense AA state semifinal
With a mixture of pride and sadness, the Liverpool football team trudged off the field Saturday night at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium, full of a sense of accomplishment of all it had done, but also ruing that it could not do just a little bit more.
Caz pulls away from Cheektowaga, 55-12
Many important games, and many glorious moments, dot the history of the Cazenovia football program. But none might prove as important or glorious as what takes place next Sunday at the Carrier Dome, when the Lakers meet Schuylerville and play for the first state championship in its history.
Wildcats won seven state Class A titles in 16-year tenure
When the West Genesee girls lacrosse team gathers next spring in pursuit of even more championship glory, it will do so without the head coach that led them to most of it. Bob Elmer has submitted his resignation to the school district, which is set to be approved at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting, according to school superintendent Chris Brown.
Massapequa tops B'ville after semifinal win over Monroe-Woodbury
In order for the Baldwinsville girls soccer team to add a second state title to the one it earned 13 years ago, it merely had to take down the reigning two-time state champions from Massapequa.
Red Rams' 24-game win streak stopped by West Islip
All that is missing from the extraordinary recent run of the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team is a state Class A championship. For the second time in four years, the Red Rams got to the brink of that ultimate prize, but like in 2012, fell one victory short, falling 1-0 to Section XI champion Islip in Sunday’s state final at SUNY-Cortland.
Late TD drive sends Liverpool to state semifinals
With a 17-year Section III title drought finally behind them, the Liverpool football team now began the quest to end another long wait – this one for the program’s first-ever state Class AA championship.
Petrella sets course record at Monroe-Woodbury
Early on Saturday evening, the bus carrying the Liverpool boys cross country team received a grand welcome back home, complete with a police escort and wailing sirens. It was the sort of greeting only winning a state championship could provide - and the Warriors have it.
Walters break through as individual champion
Even by the terms of routine greatness that it offers every single autumn, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team accomplished something special during Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A meet at Monroe-Woodbury High School.
Skaneateles takes 2-1 defeat to Plattsburgh
Twelve months later, on the same grounds at Middletown High School where it got run over by Mattituck in last fall’s state Class B semifinals, the Skaneateles boys soccer team was bound and determined to write a different conclusion and capture a second state Class B championship to go with the one it earned in 2010. Instead of redemption, though, the Lakers felt even more pain.
Skaneateles junior takes 21st in Class C race
Skaneateles girls cross country runner Juila Willcox had worked hard, and gone through plenty, in order to earn her place at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship race.
Wildcats' Leff also part of Section III winning team
All the work done by the area’s top cross country teams and individuals would culminate at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Orange County, close by the Hudson River valley, for Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.
Westhill claims epic Class B regional over Honeoye Falls-Lima
Not content with claiming a second Section III Class B title in three years, the Westhill girls volleyball team attained new heights – and by doing so, is going to Glens Falls Civic Center this weekend in pursuit of a state championship.
Caz football advances to state Class B semifinal
Though it has ventured into the state football playoffs many times before, the Cazenovia football team has to feel that its best chance at a first-ever state championship was right in front of them. Thanks to the combined efforts of young men like Cole Willard and Paul McLaughlin, that dream remains alive – at least for another week.
Shephard goal lifts Caz past Pierson/Bridgehampton
Everywhere the Cazenovia field hockey team looked during state Class C final four weekend at Maine-Endwell High School, reminders of frustrations of the recent past were right in front of them.
Caz freshman helps Lakers take fifth in Class C
When the Cazenovia girls cross country team earned the right to represent Section III in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship meet at Monroe-Woodbury High School, it knew exactly what it was facing.
Cazenovia relies on serves to prevail in three sets
A moment arrived Wednesday afternoon during the Section III Class C championship match at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall when the Skaneateles girls volleyball team finally felt like it was ready to challenge its Laker counterparts from Cazenovia.
Warriors sweep Hannibal in sectional finals
Maybe the Westhill girls volleyball team isn't the strongest side at the start of sets - but if so, it sure makes up for it. Homer found this out in Wednesday's Section III Class B final at Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall, as the top-seeded Warriors dragged out of the gate, but closed strong and swept the Trojans to earn its second sectional championship in three years.
Hot serves make difference in sweep of Skaneateles
Whatever else happens during a point in volleyball, it always starts with a serve, so it makes sense to master that part of the game.
C-NS outlasts Bees in four sets, claims Division I championship
With their red-clad partisans growing in volume and belief, the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team moved in front of Cicero-North Syracuse early in the third set of Tuesday night’s Section III Division I final, played on the Northstars’ home court.
Northstars hold off B'ville in four sets on home court
From start to finish in 2015, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team held domain over local large-school sides, and wasn't about to let go of that position at the end of the tale.
C-NS boys soccer stopped short of state final four
Perhaps the only downside of the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team's run to Section III Class AA championship was that it could not follow up and find its way to the state final four in Middletown.
Butler, Young, Morganti also qualify for state meet
Throughout the autumn, East Syracuse Minoa girls cross country senior Natalie Marra found herself at the front of the field, reaching the finish line before her competitors did. And Marra did so one more time last Saturday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, earning herself the individual Section III Class B championship and a trip to Monroe-Woodbury for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Early chances missed in 35-9 defeat to Warriors
Judging by most standards, the Christian Brothers Academy football team did quite well in 2015, snaring a Class AA-1 division regular season title and making it back to the Carrier Dome to play for a Section III championship.