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J-D lacrosse has new lineup, same expectations

Evans gone, nine new starters in place for Red Rams

To say that the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has been successful in past years would be an understatement. The past four seasons have held four league titles, four sectional titles, four regional crowns and two state Class B championships.

F-M announces spring sports schedule

Boys lacrosse Hornets open March 29 against Watertown IHC

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

ESM releases spring sports schedule

Lacrosse teams have openers with Tully March 25

East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

CBA releases spring sports schedule

Girls lacrosse go for third state title in four years

Christian Brothers Academy will see its girls lacrosse team, winners of state titles two of the last three years, open its 2014 season March 26 against Whitesboro at Alibrandi Stadium. Here is CBA’s varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Why I still do this

State finals remind writer of joys inherent in covering sports

So you want to know - after all these years spent jotting illegible things down in notebooks, doing hundreds of interviews, writing thousands of stories, covering untold numbers of contests both mundane and meaningful, and then hammering it out in front of an inanimate computer screen, why keep doing it?

J-D girls stopped one win short of state title

Pittsford Sutherland beats young Red Rams

An historic Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball season ended on a sour note Saturday night at Hudson Valley Community College as the Red Rams fell to Pittsford Sutherland 57-41 in the state Class A championship game.

J-D defense produces state Class A semifinal win

Red Rams force Harborfields into long droughts

While offense and flashiness garner praise and headlines, it’s been proven time and time again that defense wins championships. The Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team gave that old adage another measure of truth to in Friday afternoon's state Class A semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College, limiting No. 1 state-ranked Harborfields to 20 percent shooting in a 44-30 victory that earned the Red Rams its first trip to the state championship game in school history.

A committee’s thankless task

Group that decides NCAA Tournament field deserves some love, right?

This Sunday night, just after 6 p.m., anyone who cares about college basketball will see the only bracket that matters. Ron Wellman, athletic director at Wake Forest, and the rest of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will unveil the 68 teams for our annual Dance – who they are, where they are going, when they’ll be playing.

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F-M junior Dana Moffat is a world champion rower

At just 16 years old, Fayetteville- Manlius High School junior Dana Moffat has accomplished more than many rowers at the collegiate level. Last summer, she barely missed the cut for USRowing’s Junior National team, a boat composed of the top eight best high school female rowers in the country. And she’s already won the women’s junior division at the C.R.A.S.H-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships – twice.

J-D girls hoops breaks through with regional title

Red Rams advance to state Class A final four in Troy

Following his team’s 56-53 win over Averill Park Saturday night in the Class A regional championship game at SRC Arena, Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball coach Rob Siechen was a bit choked up. It wasn’t just because his team won. It was because the Red Rams battled through a hotly-contested game, led nearly all the way through, and still emerged victorious, earning just the second state final four berth in program history.

Honis finishes third at state wrestling meet

F-M's Quinlan, Broddus just miss reaching awards podium

From an injury one season ago that prevented an all-out pursuit for the biggest prize of the winter, CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestler Ben Honis made quite an impression in his return to the state championship meet last weekend at Albany’s Times Union Center.

Indoor track athletes finish strong at state meet

F-M's Avery, Millar each third in distance races

A string of top-10 finishes, including one runner-up effort, highlighted the work of the area’stop indoor track and field athletes during Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.

J-D boys hoops fall to Ludden in sectional final

Hot outside shooting by Gaelic Knights doom Red Rams

Exactly 374 days after having its 2012-13 season ended by Bishop Ludden in the playoffs, the Jamesville-Dewitt boys basketball team figured to have a strong chance to return the favor, only this time with higher stakes as the Section III Class A title was on the line.

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For the children

Fayetteville native to run Boston Marathon on behalf of children’s bereavement center

Kay Rossi fell in love with running during her years playing lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. And now, 15 years later, she’s hoping to achieve her long-time goal of running the Boston Marathon - and at the same time, she’ll be raising money for The Children’s Room, a Boston-area children’s bereavement center close to her heart.

O'Hern leads J-D girls to sectional three-peat

Red Rams hold off Whitesboro, 47-38, in title game

Area and state polls have said all year that Jamesville-DeWitt was the team to beat in Section III Class A girls basketball. On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, the No. 1 seed Red Rams proved it, beating No. 6 Whitesboro 47-38, giving J-D a third consecutive sectional championship.