Lakers, Potsdam play to 2-2, four-overtime tie
It only figured for the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team that its quest to win the Upstate New York championship would involve multiple overtimes. That was, after all, the exact same scenario that had unfolded in 2012 and 2013 for the Lakers, who both times lost double-OT decisions to Alexandria Bay that kept them from advancing beyond the Section III tournament.
Bees nab eighth win after home defeat to F-M
Big as the Baldwinsville boys basketball team’s victory over Cicero-North Syracuse on Jan. 31 was, it only would gain more stature if it won any of the remaining three regular-season games in order to earn a trip to the Section III Class AA playoffs.
Evans leads mid-game getaway, earns 27 points
In a matter of days, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team went from a low point of its season to a high one. Held in check during a 64-46 defeat to West Genesee last Tuesday night, the Northstars came back home Friday and hit all the shots that it missed in Camillus, leading to an impressive 68-53 victory over defending Section III Class AA champion Henninger.
Hill leads boys Lakers to fifth-place sectional finish
One more time, the winter weather affected plans for the Skaneateles indoor track and field teams, as its appearance in the Section III Class B championships at SRC Arena got pushed back 24 hours by the largest snowstorm of the season.
Skaneateles repeats as league champs, moves to 13-4
If all went well for the Skaneateles girls basketball team, it would not have to travel anywhere for more than two weeks – which would mean an advancement into the Section III Class B playoffs.
Marotti, Cometti, Gugel, Garn each win two events
A near-sweep of the field events, combined with plenty of success on the 200-meter oval, allowed the Solvay boys indoor track and field team to pull away from Jordan-Elbridge and earn the Section III Class B championship Thursday night at SRC Arena.
Caz plays strong first half in 49-32 win over Eagles
Not until the last full week of the regular season could the Cazenovia girls basketball team breathe a bit easier, knowing that it will have some part in the Section III Class B playoffs.
Lakers fall to Oswego, CBA/J-D at IcePlex
While the Cazenovia ice hockey team was locked into its fourth-place spot in the Division II National Conference, it still had a say in who would finish on top - – but ended up far removed from the spoiler role.
Second-period surge leads Maroons to 4-0 win
A whole lot was on the line when neighbors Skaneateles and Auburn had their latest ice-hockey showdown Thursday night at Casey Park, most notably first place and a possible league title in the Division II American Conference. Yet what the Maroons had going for it was some things the Lakers could not match - home ice, a large home crowd cheering them on, and revenge on the mind.
Relay wins spark Lakers to 128.5 points
Accustomed to finishing in front of the opposition all winter long, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team maintained that trend and, by doing so, won the Section III Class B championship Thursday night at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena.
Sometimes for a high school team, Senior Night can prove emotional, nostalgic and distracting, with the festivities overriding the game that follows. That was not the case for the Westhill girls basketball team, and especially for Anna Ross, who poured in 24 points and dominated in all phases of the game as the Warriors rolled past Bishop Ludden 56-33 on Thursday night.
Wildcats get 26 from Cunningham, 22 from Temara
A tough regular-season homestretch awaited the West Genesee boys basketball team, similar to the sort of opposition it would face when the Section III Class AA playoffs got underway.
Liverpool boys finish second to F-M; Akinpelu gets pair of girls wins
While the Liverpool boys indoor track and field team could not quite catch Fayetteville-Manlius and earn the Section III Class AA championship, Ryheim Lawes did establish himself as the top individual performer of the event.
Girls Red Rams second to Westhill/Ludden by one point
By a one-point margin, Jamesville-DeWitt’s indoor track and field teams missed a clean sweep of Tuesday night’s Section III Class A championship meets at SRC Arena. The boys Red Rams did prevail, with 116 points, while East Syracuse-Minoa finished second with 73 points. But the J-D girls’ total of 110 points fell just short as Westhill/Bishop Ludden prevailed with 110 points and ESM (41 points) settled into fifth place.
B'ville boys are fifth; Soeder dominates high jump
Amid the intense competition at Tuesday night’s Section III Class AA championship meet at SRC Arena, Baldwinsville’s girls and boys teams would have standout performances. The result, at least for the girls Bees, was a fourth-place finish in a 10-team field with 52.5 points, though it was far from the winning total of 142 points that Fayetteville-Manlius posted.
Leff, Richardson help WG girls finish second in Class AA
In as tight a contest as possible, Westhill/Bishop Ludden’s girls indoor track and field survived a pitched battle with Jamesville-DeWitt and emerged with the Section III Class A championship Tuesday night at SRC Arena.
Poor start, tough Northstars defense leads to 52-38 loss
A league championship, a Section III Class AA playoffs top seed – these attainable goals lay in front of the West Genesee girls basketball team. Getting them, though, required going on the road and beating five-time defending champion Cicero-North Syracuse in Tuesday night’s showdown.
Lakers cannot secure league title against short-handed Eagles
Home at last, one big obstacle stood between the Cazenovia boys basketball team and its appointment with the Onondaga High School League Liberty American division championship.
Girls win big; boys Hornets hold off Liverpool
Whatever way they got there, for the Fayetteville-Manlius boys and girls indoor track and field teams, the destination ended up the same - a Section III Class AA championship. Both titles were earned in Tuesday night's sectional meet at SRC Arena, where the boys Hornets got away from hard-charging Liverpool and the girls nearly doubled the total of runner-up West Genesee.
Burdo breaks pool record in 200 freestyle
All season long, as they piled up victories and they dominated their respective leagues, the Liverpool and CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt boys swim teams looked forward to their season-ending head-to-head showdown to see which side could prove superior.
Fast start, stifling defense key 52-39 win over Northstars
This was the time that many thought the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team would get caught, as West Genesee brought its 13-1 record into town Tuesday night's CNY Counties League National division first-place showdown and a belief that, at last, it was ready to take down the reigning champions.
Lakers blank Oswego, 3-0, moves to state final four
Each of the last two seasons, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team's season came to a dramatic, painful end in back-to-back double-overtime defeats to Alexandria Bay in the Section III championship game. But in the 2014 version of the sectional final Tuesday night at Austin Park Pavilion, there was no pain, and very little drama, as the Lakers finally got to the top by shutting out the Oswego Buccaneers 3-0.
Bees to host Class AA sectional meet on Saturday
One of the side benefits of the Baker High School gymnasium refurbishment is seeing Baldwinsville’s wrestling team play host to this Saturday’s Section III Class AA championship meet. Before that, the Bees had a pair of tune-ups, none as exciting as last Saturday’s showdown with Fulton, a rivalry that spans decades and produced another classic here, with B’ville pulling out a 34-28 victory over the host Red Raiders.
WG boys hot streak halted by Ward, Maroons
All is now in place for West Genesee’s basketball teams to make their important pushes down the regular-season homestretch and build up some momentum for the Section III Class AA playoffs. For the girls Wildcats, who are 13-1, all attention is focused on Tuesday night’s game at five-time defending champion Cicero-North Syracuse, an opponent WG is convinced it can finally take down.
Hornets easily dismiss Liverpool, Rush-Henrietta, Oswego
With the school’s all-time scoring record secure, John Schurman and his Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball teammates could turn to the latter part of its busiest stretch of the season, which included five games in an eight-day span.
F-M plays three times, only gets one victory
Though not on the same kind of hot streak that propelled them to a state title one season ago, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team still had time to make things special this winter.
Knapp, Lacey both win two races; Liverpool next
Knowing that its Tuesday-night showdown with unbeaten Liverpool loomed, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt boys swim team did not want to stumble at the last hurdle before facing the Warriors. To that end, CBA/J-D put a lot of effort into Friday night’s meet against Frontier League powerhouse Watertown, and with Josh Lacey and Corey Knapp leading the way, the Red Rams defeated the Cyclones 101-77.
Bees rebound with 6-0 shutout over C-NS
Though the Baldwinsville ice hockey team is safely in the field for the Section III Division I playoffs that get underway late next week, it is still meeting with various amounts of frustration.
Janes, Newton power way to individual titles
What has already been close to a dream season for the Skaneateles wrestling team had a chance to get even better if it could rise up and contend in Saturday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty/National Tournament at Port Byron.
Skaneateles set for Wednesday showdown with Auburn
So much of the Skaneateles ice hockey team’s ultimate fate in the 2013-14 season could hinge on what happens in Wednesday night’s trip to Casey Rink to face Auburn.
Lakers end two-game skid, start late homestand
How else could the Skaneateles girls basketball team’s 2013-14 season get characterized, other than that of extreme behavior? First, the Lakers started 0-2, falling to Bishop Ludden and Westhill. Then it rattled off 10 straight victories, stating its case as a Section III Class B title contender.
Lakers still trying to get above. 500 mark
A solid league record meant that the Skaneateles boys basketball team would, in all likelihood, make it back to the Section III Class B playoffs. Still, the Lakers wanted, at least, to get to the .500 mark, and after the postponement of last Monday’s non-league game against East Syracuse-Minoa (it will get made up this Wednesday), Skaneateles went to Hannibal two nights later.
Warriors capitalize after Marcellus drags Cobras to OT
Once again, the Westhill girls basketball team found itself in a larger spotlight when it faced Bishop Grimes Saturday night as part of the Hoops For the Hospital Classic at SRC Arena.
Hood, Ruggles give Mustangs first-place efforts
Now it was time for area wrestling teams to enter the post-season fray, and Marcellus did so by appearing in Saturday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot League Tournament, held at Port Byron High School, and recording an impressive fourth-place finish in an 11-team field.
Rankin records hat trick in confidence-boosting win
Though assured of going to the Section III Division II playoffs, the Cazenovia ice hockey team still needed a boost of confidence in the penultimate week of the regular season.
Caz takes pair of losses, ends skid against APW
Even with that season-defining overtime win over Skaneateles on Jan. 23 that broke up the other Lakers’ 10-game win streak, the Cazenovia girls basketball team was still two victories short of locking up a Section III playoff berth, and had to work really hard in the last week of January to cut that magic number in half.
Lucas earns 285-pound title; Shepherd, Phillips finish second
Cazenovia’s wrestling team joined 10 others at Port Byron as part of Saturday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot division championship meet. Finishing with 99 points, the Lakers took seventh place, watching as Phoenix, with 207.5 points, grabbed the top spot and Hannibal, with 167 points, finished second.
Revived Chittenango boys also push Fulton to OT
That double-overtime, 49-44 win by the Chittenango boys basketball team over Indian River on the night of Jan. 25 was more than two months in the making. What the Bears didn’t want to do was have that night turn into the only winning moment of the winter, and it got another instant memory on the last night of January.
Undefeated Warriors remain on top in neighborhood rivalry
A full, loud and raucous crowd at Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall, the spectacle of two neighboring powerhouses battling it out, and the early departure of a key player - none of this rattled Jordan Roland or the Westhill boys basketball team one bit.
Cobras rally against Marcellus, avenge earlier defeat
Another day, and another Bishop Grimes basketball 3-point right at the end of regulation that denied a victory to Marcellus. This time, it was Tom Steinberg and the boys Cobras providing the late-game magic, and though it required two overtimes, rather than one, the boys replicated their female counterparts and pulled it out at home on Friday night, winning by a score of 78-74.
Shattuck 3-pointer forces OT; Vaught nets 33 as Hoag returns
Riding an eight-game win streak, with a no. 14 state Class B ranking and fresh from its most dramatic moment of the season, the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team would go after Westhill Saturday night in the “Hoops for the Hospital” finale. Of course, that win streak nearly didn’t reach eight in a row.
Bees win on night state girls volleyball champs are honored
Baldwinsville’s girls basketball team did not need much motivation for Wednesday night’s game against visiting neighbor and rival Liverpool, but received large bundles of it anyway.
Title game will be played Tuesday at Austin Park Pavilion
After charging its way into the Section III championship game that it will play on its home ice, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team found itself waiting for its most important contests of the season.
Laker win stark contrast to 99-17 December drubbing
Perhaps, with the long cold spell finally breaking late in the week, everyone could resume a normal work load, including the Cazenovia boys basketball team. For the second time in less than a week, the Lakers’ home game against Phoenix got postponed, something they’ll try to fit in again next Wednesday night.
B'ville's Allen takes second in 300-meter dash
For the most part, Baldwinsville’s indoor track and field teams spent the last days of January gearing itself for the Section III Class AA championship meet, which takes place next Tuesday night at SRC Arena.
Neal, Adams, Hill contend at Last Chance Qualifier
All is now in place for the Skaneateles indoor track and field teams as they head to SRC Arena for this week’s Section III championships. Just before that, though, the Lakers had one more chance to warm up, thanks to Wednesday night’s CNY Indoor Track Association Last Chance Qualifier, also at SRC Arena, where no relays took place, just individual events.
Lawes prevails in 55-meter dash, long jump for Warriors
Before the February post-season gauntlet, the Liverpool boys indoor track and field team had one more chance to add to its win total - and did so. Ryheim Lawes' first-place finishes in the 55-meter dash and long jump helped the Warriors hold off Fayetteville-Manlius and prevail in Wednesday night's Last Chance Qualifier at SRC Arena.
Girls Hornets first, boys second at Last Chance Qualifier
Now the regular season is done for the area's indoor track and field teams, with everyone looking forward to seeing what happens at next week's Section III championships at SRC Arena. Before that, though, there was Wednesday night's CNY Indoor Track Association Last Chance Qualifier, where Fayetteville-Manlius won the girls portion and nearly prevailed on the boys side, too.
Wildcats shutout streak ends, but remains undefeated
So the West Genesee ice hockey team will not have a perfect season - but it could still end up without a defeat. After 16 consecutive victories and five consecutive shutouts, the Wildcats finally got caught Wednesday night at Meachem Rink, the Syracuse Cougars able to rally from an early deficit and forge a 1-1 tie.
Red Rams flourishing again with young lineup
All of the excuses for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team were lined up before the 2013-14 season even tipped off. Not only were the Red Rams replacing four starters and introducing young faces to its lineup, its schedule got blown up by four different weather-related postponements in December and January.