J-D, ESM football head into showdown winless

Red Rams edged by Whitesboro; Spartans fall to Indian River

A large portion of the regular season remains for the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa football teams, including all of their play in the Class A American division. But when the two neighbors clash next Friday at ESM Stadium, they'll do so sporting 0-2 records after the Red Rams' valiant comeback fell short in a 24-21 defeat to Whitesboro and the Spartans took a 32-21 defeat to Indian River.

F-M, CBA football roar back with big wins

Hornets rout Proctor; Brothers take out Nottingham

Injuries at key spots, along with poor performances, had followers of the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy football teams concerned in ways far beyond the losses they took in their respective season openers at the Carrier Dome.

J-D girls soccer maintains unbeaten mark

Rams crush Cortland, Oswego; ESM wins twice

The confidence gained by Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls soccer team in the wake of its sweep of the Marcellus Tournament, where it blanked West Genesee and Westhill by a combined 9-0 margin, carried over when OHSL Freedom division play resumed.

F-M tennis roars back, sweeps trio of foes

Auburn, C-NS, Liverpool fall after long win streak ends

Freed from the burden of having to carry a 21-year, 329-match win streak, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team moved on in a splendid manner.

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J-D Board of Education moves forward on $3 million turf field project

Public meeting scheduled for Sept. 22, possible vote in October

Plans to move forward with an estimated $3 million capital project to update the main athletics stadium at Jamesville-DeWitt High School were approved by the J-D Board of Education at its Sept. 8 meeting. The project, which is scheduled to be presented to the public Sept. 22 and put to a vote Oct. 28, will cause a slight increase in taxes for residents, according to the district.

F-M cross country sweeps showdown with Liverpool

Millar, Ryan lead state champs past Federation champs

When it comes to regular-season cross country meets, few were as big as what took place Wednesday afternoon at Long Branch Park. On one side was Fayetteville-Manlius, the reigning state Class A champions. On the other was Liverpool, the reigning Federation champions, running on its home course. Baldwinsville served as a third participant, but the real battle was between the Hornets and Warriors.

J-D’s Roach picks up 400th coaching victory

Red Rams blank Cortland, 6-0, for veteran mentor

And on the third try, Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer coach Joe Roach climbed to a new plateau – that of 400 career victories.

ESM hosts season-opening cross country meet

J-D girls finish third; Butler, Marra lead individuals

The hot weather broke just in time for East Syracuse-Minoa’s season-opening cross country meet, which drew 12 boys and 11 girls teams to the Pine Grove Junior High School course, all of them eager to get the 2014 campaign underway.

J-D girls soccer blanks West Genny, Westhill

Red Rams sweep at Marcellus; CBA wins early games

Glimpses of the past, present and future would mark the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team’s whirlwind early-season tour.

F-M boys soccer returns to Swan Pond

Hornets start 3-0, sweep Rochester foes at C-NS Optimist Tournament

Part of the deep, abiding tradition of Fayetteville-Manlius soccer was brisk fall evenings spent in the shadow of the Village Library and games under the tall lights of the field known to one and all as Swan Pond.

MPH, Grimes soccer teams earn early-season wins

Girls Cobras look to contend for sectional Class C honors

Ever since a semifinal defeat to Fabius-Pompey in last fall’s Section III Class C semifinals, the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer team has geared up for a championship run in 2014.

J-D boys soccer coach close to milestone

CBA, defending sectional champs, get off to quick start

Having battled it out for Section III Class A honors a season ago, the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer teams could have that same fight once more.

Grimes gets football rebirth, earns OT Dome win

Cobras rally past New York Mills, 18-12, with late surge

A long time has passed since the Bishop Grimes football team really offered a challenge to the top Section III programs - and when Section III threw a lifeline, the Cobras jumped at the chance to fight for a championship. At least for the moment, those dreams aren't far-fetched as, with a hard-fought comeback Sunday night in the Carrier Dome, Grimes defeated New York Mills 18-12 in overtime.

Hornets see Wittig hurt in loss to C-NS

Golembieski burns F-M for 305 yards, six touchdowns

Challenges surrounded the Fayetteville-Manlius football team even before it set foot in the Carrier Dome Saturday night to face Cicero-North Syracuse in the Kickoff Classic.

ESM, J-D football take season-opening losses

Spartans fall to Vestal; Red Rams beaten by Indian River

A combination of opening-night jitters and high-quality opposition led to a long, difficult Friday evening for the East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt football teams. The short-handed Spartans could not keep up with Section IV Vestal in a 47-13 defeat in the Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome, while the Red Rams, making the long trip to the north country, was contained for most of the game and fell to Indian River 37-21.