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Syracuse Challenger League gives all children a chance to ‘play ball’

The Syracuse Challenger Baseball League finished up its season in a big way — with its 14 teams playing their seven final match-ups of the season at the Syracuse Chiefs’ NBT Bank Stadium, being cheered by family, friends and Chiefs mascots Scooch and Pops.

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CBA’s Hamlin ’11 donates Ivy League championship ring to the school

Christian Brothers Academy graduate Tyler Hamblin ’11, who received his degree in sociology from Harvard University in May, recently donated his 2011 Ivy League Football Championship ring to the school.

AJ’s Archery to host benefit championship shoot July 25-26

In conjunction with its annual open house and sales event later this month, AJ’S Archery will host the IBO World Championship Warm Up to benefit Syracuse-based “Two Smiles One Hope” The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, at AJ’S Archery, 3938 Nelson Heights Road in Cazenovia.

Aris, Headd named to Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

F-M cross country coach receives another big honor

Every local sports fan has grown familiar with the running dynasty Bill Aris has helped to build at Fayetteville-Manlius, but few of them might remember Marty Headd's basketball contributions at Christian Brothers Academy and Syracuse University.

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Kickin’ it

Dream Factory of Syracuse to host annual kickball tournament fundraiser

To help make a dream come true for a chronically ill child, all you have to do is play a game of kickball. The Dream Factory of Syracuse is hosting its fourth annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Syracuse Kickball Park on Oswego Road in Liverpool. The co-ed tournament, which begins at 10 a.m., lasts all day and features food, games and live entertainment (donated by RMD Premier DJ Ryno), as well as raffles, a silent auction, a dunk tank and a bounce house for kids.

Seniors honored as Section III Scholar-Athletes

Each of the area’s high schools was well-represented as their top performers on the field and in the classroom were honored June 8 during the Section III Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.

Clonan takes over as ESM athletic director

On Tuesday, Bob Campese spent his last day at East Syracuse Minoa before stepping down from his post as athletic director and heading into retirement.

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F-M coach named National Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s cross country, indoor and spring track head coach has earned another accolade to add to his list of honors.

Kim, Jones compete in state tournament

J-D golfers join Auburn's May, who repeats as champion

Two of Jamesville-DeWitt’s top girls golfers would finish a memorable season by appearing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.

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Millar, Barber run to state track championships

CBA's Schug, J-D's Payne also earn medals

One more time, Bryce Millar and Kyle Barber participated in a high school state championship meet with the intent to add more victories to the titles they have accumulated over the years across the fall, winter and spring.

Track stars win big at sectional state qualifier

F-M, J-D, ESM, CBA all have first-place finishes

From Fayetteville-Manlius to Jamesville-DeWitt to East Syracuse Minoa to Christian Brothers Academy, local track and field athletes earned a large share of the winner’s glory during Friday’s Section III state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.

Red Rams fall to Victor in state semifinal

J-D unable to make late comeback against unbeaten Blue Devils

Since claiming its last state Class B title in 2011, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has, in each of the ensuing four seasons, come close to adding another crown, but have not quite pulled it off.

J-D softball drops Class A final to Oneida

Red Rams unable to hold 2-0 lead in late innings

Everything was falling into place for Jamesville-DeWitt’s softball team when they finally got around to playing the Section III Class A championship game against defending champion Oneida Wednesday night at Onondaga Community College.

Grimes softball beaten in sectional final thriller

Cobras rally, but fall to Sandy Creek in extra innings

If the events of the Section III Class C playoffs was any indication of how Tuesday night's championship game at Onondaga Community College would conclude, it was almost a given that the Bishop Grimes softball team would fight back from a 5-0 hole late to force extra innings.

CBA baseball stopped again in sectional final

VVS pulls away late, beats Brothers 11-3

Christian Brothers Academy's quest to claim the Section III Class A baseball championship got thwarted, in the championship round, by a hard-hitting opponent wearing red - again.