Wildcats roll at IHC; Cougars blank F-M
Much of the winter will pass before the West Genesee and Syracuse ice hockey teams will meet up with each other in a pair of late-season clashes one week apart – Jan. 28 at Meachem Rink, then Feb. 4 at Shove Park. In the meantime, each side had a lot of work to do, with the Wildcats trying to recover from the rare instance of a rough (1-3-1) start and the Cougars resuming action after a nine-day break.
Solvay beats J-E; Eagles get win at Weedsport
Without question, the Westhill boys basketball team was paying close attention to Syracuse Academy of Science’s 4-0 start, which included an average of nearly 84 points per game. So when the two sides squared off Wednesday night, the Warriors were ready for the Atoms and, with a barrage of hot outside shooting, pulled away for an 85-57 victory.
Ludden routs Solvay; Westhill handles J-E
With just one game (and one win) in the books so far, the Marcellus girls basketball team appeared to be at a disadvantage when it visited 3-0 East Syracuse Minoa last Tuesday night. But it didn’t turn out that way, as the Mustangs, playing strong defense at the outset, went out in front and managed to stay there most of the way, defeating the Spartans 49-44.
Mustangs win nine consecutive bouts to subdue Wildcats
When neighborhood bragging rights were on the line, it was the Marcellus wrestling team getting the better of West Genesee. The two sides clashed Wednesday night, with the host Mustangs dropping the first two bouts, but winning the next nine in a row to build up an insurmountable margin on the way to defeating the Wildcats by a score of 53-27.
Bears tame APW, Pulaski on back-to-back nights
With two more victories in a 24-hour span during the week before the holiday break, the Chittenango girls volleyball team positioned itself right behind Tully in the tight Onondaga High School League race.
ESM's McGrath finishes first in 55-meter hurdles
Less than two weeks after Fayetteville-Manlius dazzled everyone by sweeping the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon, it was time for the indoor track and field season to get underway. Local teams, including F-M, made their first venture of the winter to SRC Arena, on the Onondaga Community College campus, to compete in the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet.
Skaneateles second in 4x200; Goodell third in high jump
Connor Hill’s victory in the 300-meter dash helped propel the Skaneateles boys indoor track and field team to within a single point of top honors among small schools during Wednesday night’s season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.
B'ville only trails Liverpool, C-NS in team standings
Arden Kellner's first-place finish in the 600-meter run, plus strong efforts in the relays, helped the Baldwinsville boys indoor track and field team rise to third place in the season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet on Wednesday night at SRC Arena.
Bearcats senior sweeps long jump, triple jump
It proved quite close - but thanks to the sweep of the long jump and triple jump by senior Isaiah Lee, the Solvay boys indoor track and field team emerged as the top small school from Wednesday night's season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.
Warriors get wins from Mayfield, McCarthy
A mere 11 days after they ran in the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon, Liverpool's Dylan McCarthy, Connor Buck, Ty Brownlow and Nick LeClair were part of a winning effort when the boys indoor track season got underway at SRC Arena with the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet.
First-place duel features 35 saves from Vinal
They had built it up as a special event Wednesday night at Allyn Arena, and the ice hockey teams from Skaneateles and CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt obliged with a special game that left everyone thirsting was more. Partially, that was because of the back-and-forth nature of the contest, but mainly it was because this showdown of undefeated teams ended in a 3-3 tie, leaving everyone waiting for the Feb. 6 rematch at Onondaga Nation Arena.
Cazenovia boys indoor track second to RFA
Multiple wins on the oval, highlighted by a clean sweep of the relays, helped push the Cazenovia girls indoor track team to victory during Tuesday night's John DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.
F-M splits "Pink Out" games; girls fall to Liverpool
With a 19-point second-half advantage whittled down to four in Tuesday night's game against visiting Baldwinsville, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team faced the very real possibility that it would drop back-to-back home games for the first time in recent memory. But the Hornets, aided by the guard tandem of Jake Wittig and Nick Quilty-Koval, recovered in time to reclaim control in the fourth quarter and beat the Bees 68-61.
Skaneateles also gets title at Portville Invitational
Having swept through the Rebel Duals on Dec. 6, the Skaneateles wrestling team was eager to resume OHSL Liberty division action and atone for its season-opening defeat to Marcellus. The Lakers ventured to Chittenango last Thursday night, and despite some lost practice time due to winter weather, Skaneateles proved sharp enough once the bouts got underway and defeated the Bears by a score of 46-30.
Warriors get last-second win over Utica-Notre Dame
On the surface, a third-place finish, as the Liverpool girls basketball team attained during last weekend’s Norwich Tournament, didn’t seem that impressive. But the Warriors’ victory in Saturday's consolation game was quite good, as it went up against reigning state Class B champion Utica-Notre Dame and, with some big plays in the final seconds on both ends of the floor, knocked off the Jugglers 41-40.
Northstars drop to 1-2 after opening win over Nottingham
What the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team demonstrated, in beating Nottingham in its Dec. 6 opener, was that it still had the goods to win plenty of games, even with Connor Evans forced to the sidelines for the winter. But that didn’t mean the Northstars were free and clear, by any means.
Liverpool gains fourth-place finish at Herkimer Invitational
Whether the matches were quick and one-sided, or long and tough, the Liverpool wrestling team had all the answers to the questions West Genesee provided.
Northstars sweep West Genny; Liverpool gets first win
Due to the big numbers posted by the likes of Nick Joss early this season, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys bowling team had risen to the top of the Onondaga High School League standings. But that lead only lasted until last Thursday’s match against Auburn at Falcon Bowl, where two 5-0 teams went at it and the Northstars could not quite keep up in a 2-1 defeat to the Maroons.
Warriors finish third at Ontario Bay Tournament
What the Liverpool ice hockey team taught Cicero-North Syracuse in last Monday night’s game at Lysander Arena is that the dynamic of a come-from-behind, overtime victory can work both ways. The Warriors, having seen the Northstars benefit from such a rally in the Nov. 21 Frozen Dome Classic against Baldwinsville, did close to the same thing in this game, only this time rallying from a two-goal deficit to prevail 5-4.
Gaelic Knights lead most of way in loss to Red Rams
Once, twice, three times, the shots went in the air in the waning seconds, and any one of them would mean that the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team would knock off Jamesville-DeWitt, just as it had done in last March’s Section III Class A final.
Wildcats blank Fulton, fall to Scarsdale, Ithaca
With little time to fret following its defeat to Fairport in the Dec. 6 finals of the Wildcat Classic, the West Genesee ice hockey team intended to go back to its normal behavior of beating nearly everyone in its path, but that only worked for one game before the struggles returned in back-to-back weekend defeats.
Boys see Knupp score 36 points for visiting Lakers
On consecutive nights, each of Cazenovia’s basketball teams sought to get the best of their Laker counterparts from Skaneateles, but neither of them would find success.
Bears topple Cortland, sweep APW as hoops teams struggle
One more week of strong play could push the Chittenango girls volleyball team to the top of the Onondaga High School League standings – unless the weather got in the way. It started last Monday night, when the Bears visited Cortland and, overcoming a shaky start, proceeded to defeat the Purple Tigers in four sets.
Chittenango falls to Skaneateles, is sixth at Herkimer meet
Just one mat win short of a key OHSL Liberty division victory, the Cazenovia wrestling team could not quite find it in last Thursday night’s visit to Marcellus, where it took a 32-30 defeat to the Mustangs.
Lakers fall despite 37 saves from McCann
Activity for the Cazenovia ice hockey team was not affected too much by the winter storms, except for some missed practice time. In fact, by the time the Lakers took the ice at New Hartford Saturday afternoon, it had not played for more than a week, and with that refreshed outlook, Cazenovia did its best to upend the Division II National division leaders, only to fall to the Spartans by a 3-2 margin.
Bees get past RFA, 3-1, with 23 saves from Sabourin
For three weeks, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team has stayed home, and when it didn’t work on its game during its practice sessions, it offered unwelcome greetings to four different opponents, beating them all.
Four Black Knights score in double figures against B'ville
In terms of building confidence, the schedule did not do the Baldwinsville boys basketball team many favors. A week after a season-opening Dec. 5 defeat to Bishop Ludden, the Bees, for its first road assignment of the winter, had to go face another perennial power, Henninger – who, like the Gaelic Knights, would prove too much to handle, B’ville taking a 79-58 defeat to the Black Knights.
Wildcats bounce back from opening loss to CBA
In recent years, West Genesee’s boys basketball team had not enjoyed many pleasurable moments while on the same court as Fayetteville-Manlius, often on the wrong end of lopsided defeats punctuated by a barrage of Hornets 3-pointers.
Delperuto gains 16 steals in Solvay win over J-E
Patient scheduling kept the Marcellus girls basketball team from getting on the court for real until Friday night’s game against visiting Chittenango. But when it finally started, the Mustangs were ready for it, especially on the defensive side, and that helped produce a comfortable 49-27 victory over the Bears.
Bearcats handle Jordan-Elbridge, move to 2-0
With bad weather causing a string of postponements in the middle of the week, the schedule of many boys basketball teams was curtailed – but once play resumed on Friday night, Marcellus and Solvay both reached the win column.
Warriors recover from 1-2 start, top neighbors
Danielle Rauch’s ankle healed enough to return to action for the Bishop Ludden girls basketball team just in time for last Monday night’s showdown with Bishop Grimes, and her presence brought instant energy to both her teammates and the home crowd.
Knupp scores 37 for boys Lakers; girls win two straight
Just as in all of the other team sports, the Skaneateles basketball teams carry on a rivalry with Cazenovia and desperately want to prove that it’s the better Lakers side. For a couple of nights, that’s exactly what it did.
Showdown with CBA/J-D looms; girls fall in OT
Though both of the Skaneateles ice hockey teams entered the week undefeated, only one of them would end that way. And it was the boys Lakers taking the honor, earning its second consecutive shutout when it beat Whitesboro 3-0 Friday night at Whitestown Community Center.
Girls tie Clinton for first; Nichols leads boys to second place
Just as it has done in seasons past, the Cazenovia indoor track and field teams will spend a majority of the season competing at Colgate University’s Sanford Field House in the series of Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association meets.
DeRegis free throw, last-second stop preserves 63-62 win
Forces old and new collided Friday night on the basketball court, producing an instant classic between Jamesville-DeWitt and Bishop Ludden that was in doubt until the final possession. But with one clutch free throw from Dom DeRegis, plus one big stop before the horn sounded, the Red Rams gained a 63-62 victory over the Gaelic Knights, despite trailing for most of the contest.
Defense rules for Bees as it improves to 3-0
Though many local high school athletes saw their schedules blown up by winter weather and school closings, the Baldwinsville girls basketball team didn’t fall into that category. Instead, the Bees’ problem was a schedule with wide gaps between games.
Mustangs win last two bouts; WG falls to Liverpool
Two bouts remained for the Marcellus wrestling team in Thursday night’s meet against Cazenovia, and the task was clear – win both of them, or get beat. Just as it did a week earlier against those other Lakers from Skaneateles, the Mustangs came through down the stretch, getting clutch performances from eighth-grader Cahal Donovan and sophomore Alex Czerniak to pull out a 32-30 victory over the Lakers.
Wildcats sweep relays, but struggle in individual races
Though the West Genesee boys swim team had gained a 2-0 start, it still had not faced the top sides in the Section III ranks. And when the Wildcats encountered one of them in Thursday night’s meet against Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA, it did quite well in the relays, but could not make up for losing most of the individual races in a 96-86 defeat to the Red Rams.
Sullivan helped by late points from Cutler
In racing out to a 3-0 start and winning its division at the Cataract Classic in Niagara Falls, the Liverpool boys basketball team had established that it had a dependable star in junior Tyler Sullivan and the kind of depth that most opponents could envy.
Bees roll past five opponents, including host Blue Devils
Baldwinsville’s wrestling team is large enough to, at times, split into two groups that can compete at different large-scale meets on the same day.
Cobras' defense has produced 2-0 start
True, the shots aren't always falling in the early portion of the season for the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team, but given the way it's playing defense, there's time to work the other parts out. That was the takeaway from Monday night's game at Bishop Ludden, where the Cobras smothered the Gaelic Knights 46-23 in large part due to pressure that was applied from the moment the game tipped off.
Liverpool makes grand final statement on national stage
All season long, the Liverpool boys cross country team knew how good it was, that it ranked among the best squads in the United States. Then, in the biggest meet of their careers, the Warriors went out and proved it.
Warriors edge Corcoran, sweep tourney in Niagara Falls
Between a laundry list of fouls, a superb effort from Marquis Gilbert and even a question about the score of the game, the Liverpool boys basketball team had a lot to overcome in last Tuesday night’s season opener at Corcoran.
Northstars return plenty of talent in latest title quest
With the count standing at six consecutive Section III Class AA championships, a pair of state titles and five straight trips to the state final four, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team can safely call itself a dynasty.
C-NS to miss Evans for season with knee injury
Everything that happened to the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team in the off-season following a narrow, 83-79 defeat to Utica Proctor in last March’s Section III Class AA final at the Carrier Dome suggested that getting back to the title game in 2014-15 was going to be quite difficult.
C-NS, in first game after Dome win, ties Raiders 4-4
Now the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams have both gone through encounters with Baldwinsville – in vastly different circumstances, and with vastly different results, though their meetings with Mohawk Valley would also prove divergent.
Northstars, Liverpool open season at Andersen Invitational
This time around, the Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling team made the annual Andersen Tournament its starting point for the season. And as 2014-15 got underway, the Northstars could celebrate the fact that its most recent Section III champion was heading into the college ranks.
B'ville has 3-0 week after OT defeat to C-NS in Dome
Exciting as it was for the Baldwinsville ice hockey team to play in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 21, it was quite eager to move on from that spectacle, especially given that it ended in a painful 3-2 overtime defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse. Just two weeks later, everything had changed.
Bees rout Auburn, struggle at Andersen Tournament
Even a wrestling program as strong and traditional as Baldwinsville faced a fair amount of transition going into the 2013-14 season. The combined departures of Kevin Paul, Chad McArdell, Gunnar Sutphen, Steve Petrelli and Joe Nasoni, stars responsible for hundreds of victories on the mat in their years with the Bees, would rattle any program.
Watchus rolls 804 series at Strike-N-Spare Lanes
After a 2-0 start, competition picked up for both of Baldwinsville’s bowling teams – and so did the excitement, even if it was accompanied by a pair of defeats.