Kmetz, McDonough, Stehle prevail; Romig reaches state qualifier
Cazenovia’s boys tennis team would face major challenges in pursuit of division titles during this week’s Section III Class C-1 tournament at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, but participate in five of the finals and win two of them.
Lakers get 92 points, four behind Westhill-Ludden
It took two days for the Cazenovia boys track and field team to make it to Fulton for the Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet - and ultimately, it took a pairing of two schools to deny the Lakers the top spot.
Lakers hold off Westhill-Ludden, earn 133 points
Though it had to wait a couple of extra days, the Skaneateles girls track and field team didn't mind, given the results. The Lakers claimed the Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet on Wednesday at Fulton, earning 133 points to fend off Westhill-Bishop Ludden (120 points) for that top spot.
Westhill sweeps regular-season series with Bearcats
Ever since the Westhill baseball team used a seventh-inning run to fight off Solvay 3-2 on April 16, the Bearcats, through a month of superb play, had waited for another shot at the Warriors. But when that chance arrived on a cold, windy Wednesday afternoon, Westhill shut the door in a decisive fourth inning and, by a 10-3 margin, clinched the OHSL Liberty American division regular-season title.
Caz lax unable to stop Lions' duo of Fazio, Amell
What the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team hoped was that all of the tough battles it went through in the Onondaga High School League would pay off with a deep run in the Section III Class C playoffs.
10-run sixth inning gets key victory for Wildcats
Most of the area’s softball attention will center around Solvay as, this week, it will begin the pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class B championship and will try to maintain a perfect record all the way to a first state title in program history.
Payne wins four events for girls Red Rams
Following up on their respective regular-season successes, East Syracuse Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt both earned victories during last Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championships at Fulton.
Vogue reached second singles final to lead Warriors
Boys tennis teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse would both try to make deep runs in the three singles and two doubles divisions during this week’s Section III Class A tournament at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts.
Hornets win four of five divisions; Druger, Ma, Zhang sweep singles
Fresh off yet another undefeated regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys tennis team took aim at claiming Section III Class A team and individual honors early this week – which it did. In the Class A team tournament at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, the Hornets won four of the five divisions, and reached the finals in the other, a near-sweep.
Lenkiewicz finishes second; Dukat-Ferrari gets third in doubles
A strong regular season for the Baldwinsville boys tennis team was followed up by its participation in the Section III Class A tournament early this week at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts.
McGuigan, Wierbinski are runners-up in second doubles
West Genesee’s top tennis players, including Brent and Garrett Boleslav, began their post-season odyssey by venturing to Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts for the Section III Class A tournament early this week.
Dotterer, Cline-Frank win in respective divisions
Given their excellent regular-season marks, it only figured that the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys tennis teams would dominate most of the Section III Class B tournament at Utica’s Mott Courts.
Mustangs dominate second half, earn shot at Skaneateles
One big and important rival was cast aside by the Marcellus girls lacrosse team, but an even bigger rival must get conquered if the Mustangs want to get to the Carrier Dome and earn a shot at the Section III Class C championship.
Northstars standout beats F-M's Bonomo for final spot
Nessa McKie felt the nerves when she stepped up to the first tee at Kanon Valley Country Club Tuesday afternoon, and she promptly mishit her drive, the ball barely traveling 50 yards. Yet when the playoff for the last Section III berth in next month’s state tournament at SUNY-Delhi was complete, it was McKie smiling as she overcame her rough start to defeat Fayetteville-Manlius’ Maggie Bonomo.
Bonomo falls in playoff; CBA golfers come close
Every emotion, ranging from excitement to disappointment, was felt by the area’s girls golf teams during last Tuesday’s Section III championship tournament at Oneida’s Kanon Valley Country Club.
B'ville stars make strong efforts at sectional tournaments
Throughout the last four years, the one constant on Baldwinsville’s girls golf team has been the excellent work done by Katie Walsh. Now, as a senior, Walsh gets to make one more trip to SUNY-Delhi to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament – and she’ll do so after the Bees’ Matt Monaco makes an appearance in the boys state golf tournament in Ithaca.
Northstars sweep West Genny; Warriors top B'ville again
Though the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team was on the road and their Liverpool counterparts were on the road, each of them would emerge with important victories early in the final week of the regular season.
Boys Warriors edge Skaneateles; Julia Miesner advances to state tournament
Jacob Van Buren had no idea just how important the modest round of 97 he posted during Monday’s Section III East Division Qualifier at Marcellus Golf Club would prove to be.
Fontana ties for individual honors; McDonald takes third
With a regular-season OHSL Liberty division title already in the books, the Skaneateles boys golf team wanted more honors when it ventured to Marcellus Golf Club for Monday’s Section III West Division Qualifier.
Warriors shut out B'ville; Northstars get even with Auburn
Nearly getting swept by Cicero-North Syracuse probably did more to motivate the Liverpool softball team than any number of one-sided victories it has recorded in 2015. With the Warriors sitting at no. 14 in the state Class AA rankings after edging the Northstars 5-4 on May 8, it visited Baldwinsville last Tuesday afternoon and relied on early run production to put away the Bees in a 4-0 shutout.
Webb, Mahana win multiple events for Northstars
With a CNY Counties League National division regular-season title secured,, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls track and field teams is ready for the next phase that starts with Thursday’s league meet at Baldwinsville’s Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Liverpool boys 4x800 team wins at Schenectady meet
Both of the Liverpool boys and girls track and field teams will make their way to Baldwinsville’s Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium to compete this Thursday in the CNY Counties League National division championship meet.
Liverpool unable to reach sectional Class A playoffs
What the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team hoped as it entered the Section III Class A playoffs was that it had not peaked too soon. Once the owners of a seven-game win streak in April, the Northstars have only gone 5-3 since, its up-and-down finish symbolized by a 7-4 defeat to Baldwinsville last Tuesday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Warriors fall to Auburn; Northstars rout Syracuse
Only two wins separate the Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team from a long-awaited Section III Class A championship, but getting those wins might prove brutal.
Liverpool wins right before sectional tournaments starts
With the Cicero-North Syracuse boys tennis team, the constant theme throughout 2015 was how close it got to doing even more. From a pair of 5-2 defeats to rival Liverpool to last Tuesday’s 4-3 defeat to Baldwinsville in the regular-season finale, the Northstars hinted at better results, but didn’t quite reach them.
Northstars prevail, 190-204, just before sectional tournament
All of the regular-season matches were now in the books, with the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse girls golf teams set to travel to Oneida’s Kanon Valley Country Club for Tuesday’s Section III championship tournament.
Power display includes two home runs, six RBIs
What Webb Little started two weeks earlier, Sam Little finished – namely, a regular-season sweep by the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team over its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt.
CBA, J-D girls finish right behind Hornets
From all-around efforts in the pentathlon to exciting distance races, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams were at the center of the main activity during last Friday’s Oneida Invitational.
Bishop Grimes earns pair of late victories
Jamesville-DeWitt’s softball team completed a regular-season sweep of East Syracuse Minoa last Wednesday afternoon, earning an 8-4 victory over the Spartans, and then 24 hours later the Red Rams finished off another sweep when Amanda Sumida threw a no-hitter and shut out Christian Brothers Academy 4-0.
CBA has no. 3 seed in Class A sectional tournament
Each of the area’s girls lacrosse team would get a weekend off before the gauntlet of the Section III playoffs start early this week. Christian Brothers Academy has the no. 3 seed in Class A, meaning that it has to beat no. 6 seed Liverpool in Tuesday’s opening round to get a shot at no. 2 seed Cicero-North Syracuse in Thursday’s semifinal at Chittenango.
J-D still unbeaten; MPH defeats Bishop Grimes
There turned out to be two area boys tennis teams that went through the regular season without a defeat – Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt.
Cobras, Spartans gain momentum as sectionals loom
In its only game last week, the Bishop Grimes baseball team started its push down the regular-season homestretch with a breakout effort at the plate in last Tuesday’s game against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown.
B'ville draws no. 3 seed, meets Syracuse in sectional opener
Perhaps all of the pieces for the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team are starting to fit into their proper places just when they need to be there.
Bees also tough in second loss to Liverpool
What the Baldwinsville softball team can take some solace in, despite two defeats to defending Section III Class AA champion Liverpool, is the way pitchers Keeanna Wolcik and Emma Bernet has contained the powerful Warriors lineup.
B'ville girls also compete at Tully meet
One more bit of regular-season action remained for the Baldwinsville track and field teams before league and Section III Class AA championships would get decided.
Skaneateles to face South Jefferson in sectional quarterfinal
When the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team entered the Section III Class C playoffs, it did so with a 10-6 record and an understanding that it had to play better if it wanted more than just a token post-season appearance.
Skaneateles to meet Homer in Class C quarterfinal
Nothing, other than another Section III Class C title and a second run of back-to-back state championships, will please the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team.
Lakers carry momentum into league, sectional meets
With the post-season looming, each of the Skaneateles track and field teams both wanted to make strong statements – and did so in last Thursday’s meet against Jordan-Elbridge.
Lakers fall to Westhill, CBA before sectional tournaments
Three more league matches remained for the Skaneateles boys tennis team before going into this week’s various Section III tournaments – and the Lakers would win just one of them.
WG, 14-1 entering last week, falls to Syracuse, B'ville
Even though attention was already drawing toward the West Genesee baseball team’s showdown with Cicero-North Syracuse on Monday at the Gillette Road complex, the Wildcats found the road to that clash turn quite rough, with back-to-back defeats after it had just one loss in the first 15 games of the spring.
Warriors to meet Bearcats in Wednesday showdown
The untimely arrival of rain and thunderstorms last Monday pushed back the baseball showdown between Westhill and Solvay, which will get made up this Wednesday afternoon in the last week of the regular season.
Regular season wraps up for local teams
The multi-part post-season process for area track and field teams starts this week with league championships in the CNY Counties League and Onondaga High School League.
Marcellus freshman shoots 87 at Woodcrest
Though the Marcellus and Westhill girls golf teams could not quite keep up with the leaders during last Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Tournament at Woodcrest Golf Club, Mustangs freshman Mary Colella did finish near the top.
Westhill routs Holland Patent; Marcellus tops Tully
All four of the area’s boys lacrosse teams found themselves on the field Saturday for the opening round of the Section III Class C playoffs, and two of them would make it out.
First-half shutout leads to Class C quarterfinal at General Brown
When the Section III Class C playoff pairings were announced, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team had to feel like it had a chance to make a deep run – and may have felt that even more after the way the tournament started.
Caz rebounds, routs Clinton 22-1 in sectional opener
If there’s such a thing as perfect timing for a defeat, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team found it. The state Class C no. 3-ranked Lakers had won 11 consecutive games before visiting Fayetteville-Manlius last Tuesday night, but that win streak vanished in an exciting, back-and-forth battle not decided until the final second, where the Hornets prevailed 12-11.
Chittenango sides take defeat to Homer
Though it already had the OHSL Liberty division regular-season title wrapped up, the Cazenovia girls track and field team had some work left in the regular season. And the Lakers capped an unbeaten league run last Wednesday afternoon, improving to 5-0 when it roared past the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Rebels by a score of 110-31.
Cazenovia boys defeat Solvay, APW
Neither the Cazenovia nor Chittenango girls golf teams had to travel too far to participate in last Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Tournament at Woodcrest Golf Club – in fact, the Bears were on its home course.
Mustangs handle VVS, to meet Warriors in quarterfinals
When the Marcellus and Westhill girls lacrosse teams meet up again Tuesday night, a big prize – namely, a trip to the Section III Class C semifinals - is at stake.
Bees' big win follows narrow defeat to C-NS
Here was a chance for the Baldwinsville baseball team to jump back into the fray among the major Section III Class AA title contenders – and after an initial misstep, the Bees did just that, knocking off state Class AA no. 8-ranked West Genesee 7-5 on Thursday afternoon.