F-M senior leads Hornets to sweep of team titles
Dwarfing all the other developments in Friday’s weather-shortened Oneida Invitational, Fayetteville-Manlius boys track and field senior Nick Ryan broke the Section III record on his way to a victory in the 3,200-meter run.
Groundbreaking brings the Challenger baseball league one step closer to making its Field of Dreams a reality
For years, children and teenagers of the Syracuse Challenger baseball league have had to play their games in the heat of the summer after the other Central New York teams have finished their seasons. After the groundbreaking for the Challenger Field of Dreams on May 11, the kids are one step closer to having a stadium of their own. Dewitt residents, elected officials and members of the Central New York baseball community gathered at the Carrier Wills Recreation Center in East Syracuse to celebrate the beginning of construction for the Challenger Field of Dreams.
Hornets, 15-0, set for West Genesee showdown
Almost like a movie script, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team’s two-decade quest to earn a Section III Class A title may hinge on conquering the one opponent most responsible for prolonging that drought.
Jowonio preschool and Syracuse University team up to create a tree house for children of all abilities
In 2007, Jack Denny was a student at Jowonio, an internationally-recognized preschool known for its integrated curriculum for children of all abilities, including those with special needs. Denny, who has autism, walked up to the school’s nature path one day and announced that he wanted a tree house that would be accessible to all of his friends, including those in wheelchairs. And that was the beginning of the Play Perch project. On May 10, after six years of preparations and nine months of hard work by Syracuse University architecture students, the school officially opened the Denny Family Play Perch for its students.
Hornets go 3-1 for week, nearly set record against Oswego
All was in line for the Fayetteville-Manlius girls golf team to claim sole possession of the CNY Counties League regular-season championship. But Auburn had other ideas, as it defended its home turf at Owasco Country Club Friday afternoon and beat the Hornets 183-206, part of a three-way match where F-M did defeat Baldwinsville, who shot 218.
Defense comes through late in Brothers' 7-6 win
Much of the time, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team leans on, and showcases, its high-powered attack. However, that had to change on Thursday night, when the Brothers went to Camillus to face unbeaten, defending state Class A champion West Genesee, always a difficult opponent against which to score goals.
Boys Hornets claim first-place battle with Cougars
Another perfect run for the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams through the CNY Counties League American division is in the books. The Hornets secured it with Wednesday’s sweep of Corcoran, where it beat the Cougars 93-47 on the boys side and 101-40 on the girls side.
Citizens that have served our country in the military are deserving of, at the very least, recognition. To serve your country during perilous times is a great honor and a great sacrifice. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena is more than a place where the Syracuse Crunch play hockey, it is a living memorial to those that have served, and in some cases, those that have given their lives for our freedom. It is important to honor the individuals that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Not much was accomplished between the village of Manlius’ planning board and Morgan Management, the new developer for the Madison Row project at the board’s May 7 meeting. Landscape architect Scott Freeman and Morgan Management project manager Matt Lester stood before the board with a request for an amendment on the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the project, specifically for the proposed pickup window and a change in the parking ratio for Kinney Drugs, which is the first announced tenant for phase 2. However, because the duo did not make the changes to the project footprints that the board requested after the last meeting on April 16, the board was not able to approve the PUD amendment.
Five years from now, the Syracuse skyline could look very different. Instead of an elevated highway heading into the city, the New York State Department of Transportation could construct an arterial boulevard. Or an underground tunnel. Or an iconic bridge. Truthfully, the DOT isn’t sure yet what the new Interstate 81 will look like. They just know that something needs to be done to replace the existing structure. “Bridges are designed to last for a certain period of time,” said Beau Duffy, public information officer for the NYS DOT. “The I-81 viaduct in Syracuse is reaching this point in time. Because repair and refurbishment of the bridge involves a significant investment, it makes sense, from a cost-benefit perspective, to look at potential alternatives for the future of the corridor.”
Editors at Eagle Newspapers were honored for their work at two recent awards ceremonies that celebrate the best journalism in Central New York and statewide.
Now and again someone, a reader, will ask me, “Where do you get your ideas? How do you decide what to write about?” I have learned to respond, “Why, I don’t really know,” but my true response is “What do you mean?” translated as in, “I don’t understand, they are what I think about?” or “I just write down my thoughts. Anyone can do that.”
Twenty six years ago, Joe Crookston took a weekend off from his collegiate studies to attend the Kent State Folk Festival, and after he heard fingerpicker Harvey Reid and the furious fiddling of The Horse Flies, he sold his electric guitar and acquired a steel-stringed acoustic flat top. The Ohio native never looked back.
State-ranked Red Rams fall to Homer, too
East Syracuse-Minoa’s baseball team managed to emerge from back-to-back games with Jamesville-Dewitt and Christian Brothers Academy with a hard-fought split.
Lux becomes school's all-time leading scorer
Two of the oldest boys lacrosse programs in Central New York gathered on Saturday when Fayetteville-Manlius took on LaFayette, who had just picked up its 700th win earlier in the week. The Lancers more than proved its worth by scoring the most goals anyone has against the Hornets this spring, but much of that production came in the late going, and F-M did enough early to hang on and prevail by a 14-11 margin.
J-D, ESM both compete in Rome, New Hartford meets
As it does each May, the Christian Brothers Academy track and field teams brought in top athletes from across the area for the Brother Basilian Invitational at Alibrandi Stadium, and the home sides had plenty of reason to smile by the time it was all done.
Red Rams drop battle of state's top-ranked Class B teams
Exactly five weeks from now, there's a good chance that the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team will find itself at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester, playing for a third state Class B title in four years. If so, Section II powerhouse Niskayuna may serve as the opponent, and judging by their encounter on Saturday night, it could prove quite special.
Hornets go 4-0, now have 223 straight wins
Now the Fayetteville-Manlius boys tennis team’s long win streak has zoomed past the 220-match mark, with no signs of it letting up anytime soon.
A record 34 players turned out on Saturday, April 20 for Syracuse’s sixth annual Salt City Go Tournament at Manlius Pebble Hill School. Eight dan-level players participated in the tournament’s first-ever open division, with Phil Waldron (6d) of Ottawa, Xinde Ji (5d) of Syracuse and Changtian Wang (5d) of Ithaca all finishing with identical 3-1 records and receiving a total of $310 in cash prizes.
Rams edge Spartans, who complete sweep of CBA
Over the course of a week, the Jamesville-DeWitt, East Syracuse-Minoa and Christian Brothers Academy softball teams would face each other in a trio of league contests, the Spartans salvaging a split by the time it was done.