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Each of the last five years, someone from Section III would return home from state basketball championship weekend with a gold plaque in tow. Jamesville-DeWitt's boys, boasting the likes of Brandon Triche, Dajuan Coleman and Tyler Cavanaugh, four times accounted for much of this streak. But so did the Breanna ...

Five for the final four

Just 40 basketball teams make it to the climactic weekend of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships, better known as the state final four. For Section III, it proved a 50-50 proposition. Ten teams went into regional play, and five are still going, and for the ...

Oh, Brothers! And Rams, too

Hyperbole is something I generally try to avoid. Calling anything the (fill in the blank)est (fill in the blank) EVER is particularly noxious because some people will say it...and say it again a couple of days later...and again a couple of days after that...and so on. However, there are exceptions. ...

A weekend of champions

In terms of concentration of activity, no moment in the winter sports season tops the first weekend in March. State championships get handed out in indoor track, gymnastics, bowling, boys swimming, even rifle. Meanwhile, ice hockey started its state playoffs, and for the Section III champs, one improbable journey continued, ...

By the way, at the Dome...

Let's not kid ourselves. The quintet of Section III boys basketball title games, important as they were, took a back seat - and I mean a seat wayyyyyyyyyyyy in the back - to the absolutely stunning finish of the Section I Class AA final at the Westchester County Center. If ...

Girls hoops sectional finals recap

Once the 2013 edition of the Section III girls basketball championships was done at the Carrier Dome Saturday night, we found ourselves celebrating three teams who won it all again and two others who, to get to the top, had to upend the reigning champs to do so. By far, ...