A rock’n’roll group featuring four Fayetteville-Manlius High School students and their lead singer from West Genesee High School have been nominated for a 2014 Syracuse Area Music Award. The band, Kill the Lites, is one of five nominees in the Sammys “pop” category. The awards show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Palace Theater, in Eastwood.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is seeking nominations for outstanding women from the towns of Cicero, Clay Fabius, Manlius, Pompey and Tully that make up the 127th Assembly District to be named 2014 Women of Distinction. Awardees will be recognized at the second annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 22.
New legislation could save mute swans from mass killings
Three New York lawmakers proposed a bill last week that, if passed, could allow mute swans to continue to live in the wild.
C-NS topples top-seeded Hornets 69-63
This really was supposed to be the year where the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team, shrugging off 59 years of struggles and frustrations, rose up and earned a Section III Class AA championship.
J-D tops Cortland, to face Bishop Ludden for Class A title
The Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team had no choice but to call a timeout. With just 1:45 ticked off the clock in Saturday's Section III Class A semifinal at SRC Arena, the top-seeded-Red Rams were losing, 7-0, to a Cortland team they had already beaten twice this season.
Red Rams to meet Whitesboro in sectional final at Dome
All season long, the no. 1 seed Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has high expectations. After Saturday’s Section III Class A semifinal demolition of no. 4 seed Camden, 65-35, at Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall, the Red Rams are one step closer to its goal of a sectional three-peat.
The Skating Club of Central New York rocked the Eastern Zone once again as Kaitlyn Bushnell, of Manlius, skated for the SCCNY’s CNY Storm and the team defended their silver medal this year in the 2014 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships held in Hershey, PA on Feb. 1.
F-M, CBA/J-D wrestlers join Quinlan, Broddus, Honis in Albany
Pat Quinlan and Tristan Broddus ended the Fayetteville-Manlius wrestling team’s 40-year wait for a Section III title with their victories Feb. 15 in the Division I (large school) sectional tournament at SRC Arena.
Zesky, Avery, Liebmann, Schug, Brower among winners
Many of the area’s top indoor track and field teams are now practicing hard and gearing up for their trip to Cornell University’s Barton Hall for next Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Menorah Park of CNY dedicated the Temple Beth El Community Room, a public space containing artifacts from the former temple on Feb. 16. An overflow crowd of community and religious leaders, along with people affiliated with the former Temple Beth-El congregation, were present.
Beginning this month, the Manlius and DeWitt Police will be sharing equipment and personnel when dealing with fatal car accidents.
Brothers fall, 3-2, to Auburn on Orlando goal
A close game, a hostile setting, multiple overtimes – yes, the Section III Division II final for the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey carried a very familiar ring to it. Except for the part of winning in the end, that is.
Girls lose at wire to Westhill; boys fall to Sherburne-Earlville
The task for Bishop Grimes’ girls basketball team was a large one – namely, avenge two regular-season defeats to no. 3 seed Westhill in Tuesday night's Class B quarterfinal. And the Cobras nearly pulled it off, rallying twice in the second half and getting a shot at forcing overtime, only to come up just short in a 43-41 defeat to the Warriors.
Last-second shot by Stroman goes off rim in 52-51 defeat
For a split-second, Monte Stroman’s shot hung on the rim, and with it hung the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team’s chances of knocking off defending champion Henninger in Tuesday night’s Section III Class AA quarterfinal.
To the editor: Here we go again. It’s 2014 and the Women’s Equality Act is still nowhere. Our daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers are still facing the same discrimination in many aspects of society that they were facing more than 50 years ago. That’s why I voted in favor of the full Women’s Equality Act — all 10 points (A.8070). No woman should be considered 9/10s of a person. What New Yorkers are looking for is statesmanship. What we are left with is political theater. It’s time for the state senate to act to ensure complete equality for women.
Boys pull away from Fowler; girls handle Fulton
This year’s Section III Class A boys basketball playoff seedings left some people confused. Why was Jamesville-DeWitt the no. 1 seed rather than Bishop Ludden? There was some truth to the complaints. After all, the Gaelic Knights did defeat the Red Rams back in January. The seeding all came down to a formality of the tie-breaker, but no matter. A 75-49 drubbing of no. 8 seed Fowler served as a perfect example of how dangerous- and deserving of the top seed- this title-hungry J-D team is.
New practice specializes in pediatric and special-needs dentistry
One year ago, Drs. Tansy Schoonmaker and Cosmina Nolan did not even know each other – but a lot can change over the course of one year. In January, they officially opened their practice together at 4605 East Genesee St. in DeWitt, called Little Jaws Big Smiles, where they specialize in pediatric dental care.
Potocki, Lacey, Knapp all qualify for state championships
With its roster healthy again, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt boys swim team went right after Liverpool in pursuit of the Section III Class A team championship, and while it did not quite get there, it still accomplished plenty.
CBA handles Nottingham, to face Henninger in AA quarterfinal
In very different manners, and in very different roles, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball teams stepped into the Section III Class AA playoff fray.
Girls hold off General Brown; boys win at Holland Patent
No matter what else goes into post-season success, sometimes it’s just how the draw turns out that can make all the difference. Bishop Grimes knows this on two fronts. The girls Cobras, no. 16 in the state Class B rankings, ended up with a no. 6 seed for its sectional tournament, which provided good news in the short term and more troubling news in the long term.