Avery wins girls race in 18:05.3; Pearl takes third place
For the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country teams, all that is left is a venture to Oregon with the goal of a national championship foremost in their minds.
Steinberg named MVP with 40 points against Oneida, Cortland
By its high standards, the Bishop Grimes boys basketball team did not make Kevin Haven’s first season at the helm a particularly great one – but it already might be on the way to making the 2013-14 campaign a bit more memorable.
Brothers trying to follow improbable state title run
The question facing the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team is a particularly difficult one – namely, how does a perfect ending get topped?
Lakers rally past Glens Falls, defeat host Spartans
That the Skaneateles ice hockey team fell short in another Section III Division II championship quest in the 2012-13 season was painful enough. But the fact that the defeat in the sectional semifinals took place on home ice, in triple overtime, to a CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt side that went on to an improbable state championship, only made the Lakers’ wounds sting even more.
Boys basketball Hornets open Dec. 6 at Henninger
Even as fall sports winds down and cross country teams pursue national honors, Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s winter sports teams are already deep into practices for the 2013-14 season. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
Girls basketball Red Rams seek third straight sectional title
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball teams to host Vince Celi Memorial Tournament Dec. 27-28
East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Hockey side starts state title defense with weekend tournament
Off its first-ever state championship, the combined ice hockey teams at CBA and Jamesville-DeWitt are set to go again, with the season starting this weekend at a tournament in the Buffalo suburbs. Here is the entire CBA varsity winter sports schedule for 2013-14. All dates and times are subject to change.
Boys hoops Cobras open this weekend at Oneida tourney
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Hockey Wildcats look to continue sectional title streak
West Genesee High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball sides have key early games with J-E, Cazenovia
Marcellus High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball looks for return to state Class B final four
Westhill High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Games with Marcellus, Solvay mark basketball opening week
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball Bearcats start with Cazenovia, J-E
Solvay High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys Gaelic Knights are defending Class A champs
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2013-14 schedule for the boys and girls basketball teams, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys hoops Warriors open in Niagara Falls tourney
Liverpool High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Northstars go after another girls basketballs ecti
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Lakers open with Solvay, Marcellus
Cazenovia High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Bears open against powerful J-D
Chittenango High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Skaneateles falls, 2-1, to Albany Academy
Another quest for glory has begun for the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team as it began the 2013-14 season nearly a full week before Thanksgiving.
Red Rams set school mark in 200 medley relay
Grabbing the Class B and overall championships made the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team's season a rousing success long before it ventured to Ithaca College for this weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Liverpool swimmers break several school marks
None of the Section III swimmers participating in last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Ithaca College did as well as Liverpool's Madeline Murphy, at least in terms of getting near the top of the medal podium.
West Genny posts pair of top-10 finishes
As a strong capstone to an undefeated season that included a Section III Class A championship, West Genesee's girls swim team, led by Olivia Castro, set a string of school records during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship, held Friday and Saturday at Ithaca College.
Show of sportsmanship in state soccer final a teachable moment
Jerry Mackey was, no doubt, elated that his Oneonta girls soccer team had just won the state Class B championship on a windy, wet Sunday night at SUNY-Cortland. But before he could celebrate with the girls he coached, he had a more important task at hand.
Basketball teams, hockey offer early-season tournaments
Baldwinsville’s winter sports teams are already deep into practices for the 2013-14 winter sports season that gets underway this week. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
Boys, girls ice hockey Lakers both debut in November
Skaneateles High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Bees beat Mercy in four sets, avenge 2012 finals loss
So here stood the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team on the floor at Glens Falls Civic Center, exactly 12 months after seeing its shot at the state Class AA championship thwarted by Rochester Mercy. Again, the Bees had reached the state finals. Again, Mercy was the opponent. Only this time, it was B’ville emerging with the big prize, taking four sets to defeat the Saints Sunday afternoon and earn its second state title in four years.
Westhill unable to contain Carle Place in 3-0 defeat
Everything turned out ideal for the Westhill boys soccer team – except the last chapter of its stirring 2013 narrative. The Warriors made it all the way to Sunday’s state Class B championship game at Middletown High School, only to run into a tough, effective opponent in Carle Place (Section VIII) and take a 3-0 defeat to the Frogs, who won its first-ever state title.
Last-minute goal thwarts Marcellus bid for fourth state crown
In the cruelest way possible, the Marcellus girls soccer team saw its chance of winning a state Class B championship thwarted. A shot by Oneonta's Madison Miller that somehow found the net in the waning seconds of regulation led to a 2-1 defeat in Sunday night's title game at SUNY-Cortland.
Lakers defeated, 1-0, by Pierson/Bridgehampton
Three years ago, the Cazenovia field hockey team broke through and won the school's first-ever state team championship in overtime over Pierson/Bridgehampton. Those same two teams met again Sunday afternoon at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium with the same stakes, and again it went to overtime - but this time the Whalers prevailed in a 1-0 decision.
Caz nearly ends Spartans' 35-game win streak
A few inches here, or a few inches there, and perhaps the Cazenovia football team is celebrating one of the landmark victories in a glorious program's history. Instead, the Lakers had to cope with a bitter 35-34 defeat to two-time reigning state champion Maine-Endwell in Saturday night's Class B regional final at Union-Endicott's Ty Cobb Stadium and will wonder, for a long time, how things might have turned out were it not for those precious inches near the goal line.
CBA cannot overcome injuries, determined Express
No one on the Christian Brothers Academy football team thought that it would end here. For the Brothers, anything less than a season that ended on the first day of December at the Carrier Dome, with a state Class AA championship in sight, would leave a trace of disappointment, since all the pieces appeared to be in place for a run to the top.
Muldoon-led Warriors dominate 26 challengers at Bowdoin Park
Two weeks after it fell just short of dethroning eventual state champion Fayetteville-Manlius in the Section III Class A meet, the Liverpool boys cross country team gained a valuable prize of its own. Without the Hornets to worry about, the Warriors pulled away from 25 challengers and won team honors at Saturday's New York State Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
Short-handed Northstars give up first goals in two months
Absent its leading goal-scorer, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team still firmly believed that it could capture a state Class AA championship. But Massapequa wasted little time shattering the Northstars' hopes in the first half of Saturday's state AA semifinal at Cortland High School, ending C-NS's long scoreless streak and converting on a trio of corner kicks and going on to prevail by a score of 4-1.
BenYehuda scores twice to lead Warriors comeback
More heroics delivered by Barak BenYehuda means that the Westhill boys soccer team is just one victory away from the second state championship in the program's history. Trailing defending state champion Livonia late in the first half of Saturday morning's state Class B semifinal at Middletown High School, the Warriors got a pair of well-timed goals from BenYehuda and held on from there for a 2-1 victory.
Caz moves to 10-0 with superb defensive effort
Mistakes and inconsistency on the offensive end threatened to derail the Cazenovia football team's bid for a third Section III Class B championship in four years. But with a defense allowing nothing, making big stops and forcing turnovers at key moments, the Lakers still reached the top again, beating the Oneida Indians 14-0 in Sunday's sectional final at the Carrier Dome to earn back-to-back sectional titles.
Muldoon finishes eighth for boys Warriors
Quickly shaking off the disappointment of a second-place team finish in the Section III Class AA championship meet on Nov. 2, four members of the Liverpool boys cross country team gave the best possible response.
B'ville sweeps Shenendehowa in Class AA regionals
Every year since 2010, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball season has ended at Glens Falls Civic Center - and it will again. The Bees secured yet another berth in the state Class AA championship tournament on Saturday with a three-set sweep over Section II champion Shenendehowa in the regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse's gymnasium.
Marcellus, J-E runners both post high finishes on Queensbury course
By a small span, Marcellus girls cross country senior Rachel Garn missed out on a state Class C championship, but she, along with Jordan-Elbridge’s Abby Gugel, still gave superb efforts during Saturday’s state meet at Queensbury High School, in the shadow of the Adirondacks.
Caz senior finishes 15th; Galbraith runs for Chittenango
As the lone Cazenovia girls cross country representative at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship meet, senior Jeanette Cudney made her program quite proud.
Warriors oust Oneonta; Mustangs rout Saranac
The Westhill boys and Marcellus girls soccer teams may hail from rival schools, but in 2013 they were both motivated by the same thing as they entered the Class B regional playoffs. Having repeated as Section III champions, the Warriors, on the male side, and the Mustangs, on the female side, wanted to atone for not making it past the regional round a year ago, and both wanted to get to the state final four.
Northstars earn berth in state Class AA final four
Reid Garner struck again. So did the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team's stifling defense, protecting a lead the way it has done throughout what is turning into a long post-season run. Those elements, put together, have the Northstars on the way back to the state Class AA final four after it defeated Section II champion Niskayuna 1-0 in Saturday's regional final at Stillwater High School.
Millar wins thrilling boys race; girls top Saratoga again
Just as it seems to do each November, the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country team offered a reminder why it is the strongest program in the state, and perhaps the nation, during Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Queensbury High School.
CBA needs late Zazzara touchdown to prevail 19-14
Put under pressure as never before in its undefeated quest for ultimate glory, the Christian Brothers Academy football team had a ready answer - and gained possession of a second consecutive Section III Class AA championship. From J.R. Zazzara's long touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to a defense that overcame injuries to key starters to make a key stop in the final minutes, the state no. 2-ranked Brothers fought past Henninger 19-14 in Saturday's sectional final at the Carrier Dome.
Coyne sisters, Hair, Schultz key Red Rams' efforts
First the Coyne sisters took their turns gathering up race victories. Then Molly Hair and Hayley Schultz made their decisive moves. Put it all together, and it meant that the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team would hold off host New Hartford and earn first place in Friday night's Section III Class B championship meet.
Staso takes third in 200 freestyle; West Genny prevails
Asking the Baldwinsville girls swim team to topple unbeaten CNY Counties League regular-season leader West Genesee at its home pool during Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet proved too much to ask. But the Bees still were quite happy with the fourth-place finish it offered as it earned a series of top-five finishes by the time the meet was done.
Liverpool finishes third in Class A behind West Genny, Oswego
As a whole, the Liverpool girls swim team could not match the depth provided by host West Genesee in Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet. But the Warriors still made a big impact, winning four different races - two of them by Madeline Murphy as she smashed a pair of pool records in the process.
Skaneateles prevails in front of home fans, sets records
From a strong start to a stronger, record-setting finish, the Skaneateles girls swim team made sure that no one caught them as it earned a fifth consecutive Section III Class C championship in front of a boisterous home crowd at the Community Center pool Friday night.
Relay teams break two school marks; Castro takes 200 freestyle
Given that it went through another undefeated regular season and dominated the CNY Counties League, the West Genesee girls swim team did not need any more advantages going into Friday's Section III Class A championship meet.
10-time state champs prove too much for Lakers
It did not prove an even trade for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team, who faced little competition in Section III Class C volleyball – only to go up against a dynasty once the state playoffs got underway.