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Entries for December, 2011

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And on to 2012....

For this last entry of 2011, I'd like to offer my New Year's resolutions and...silent siren goes off, we're on full cliche alert. Okay, no resolutions, no lists about last year, no lists to look ahead to this year. It's enough to just try and recap all the holiday tournaments ...

Holiday tournament preview

Okay, so you're done with holiday festivities, or you've had it with holiday cheer. You're relieved that radio stations went back to playing actual music instead of the Christmas stuff you've been forced-fed for TWO MONTHS. You're not shopping, and can't stand the thought of it. During the next four ...

Expanding the picture

This entire week, especially on the boys basketball front, proved quite instructive. What we might have thought beforehand has at least been altered a bit, and it all promises to make the winter more intriguing and a bit less predictable. That certainly rings true in Class AA. Once-prohibitive favorite Henninger ...

New places to play

On a small and large scale, new venues have been trotted out late this year. In each way, they serve an immense benefit to an important constituency. Cazenovia High School had wanted, for a long time, to update Buckley Gym. Despite having a first-rate athletic program, the volleyball, basketball and ...

View from the top

So how does it feel to be at the pinnacle, the apex, the acme, whatever noun we use to describe the top of the ranks? It's an appropriate topic because of SU basketball's rise to the no. 1 spot. Thankfully, this isn't college football, so games, and not biased or ...

The Hornets run to the top again

Not everyone has started the winter sports season. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that isn't winter yet. Dry ground, 50-degree temperatures, sunshine, not even a hint of snow yet. Are we waiting for the first white stuff to stick to the ground? Besides, there was one ...