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CBA girls lacrosse falls in state semifinal

Victor takes advantage of Brothers' mistakes

Bursting with youthful confidence, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team strode onto the turf at SUNY-Cortland Friday morning trying to move one step closer to repeating as state Class B champions. But it was soon apparent that Section V champion Victor had no intention of aiding in making the Brothers' wishes come true.

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J-D rallies past Victor, goes back to state final

Red Rams will face Yorktown for Class B crown

Despite playing four playoff contests, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team remained largely untested in the post-season entering Wednesday's state Class B semifinal with Victor (Section V) at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium. The Red Rams had rarely trailed in its four playoff wins over New Hartford, East Syracuse-Minoa, Vestal and Massena, and had won each of those contests by double-digit margins.

OT goal sends lacrosse Hornets to state final

F-M's Wilson beats Fairport with six goals, including game-winner

Try as he could to deflect credit from himself to his compatriots, Jack Wilson could not escape the praise he deserved for leading the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team to the brink of its first-ever state championship. Wilson poured in six goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to carry the Hornets past Fairport 10-9 in Wednesday's state Class A semifinal at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.

Bellardini contends at state golf tournament

CBA star ties for 12th; F-M's Lee, Santaro also compete

On a warm Monday morning, Christian Brothers Academy boys golf junior Jack Bellardini teed off at Cornell University’s course in Ithaca in hot pursuit of a state championship.

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En garde!

Bulgarian champion athlete teaches fencing in DeWitt

When Lubo Kalpaktchiev arrived in Syracuse from his hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1999, he had nothing – no money, no knowledge of the English language or American culture.

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F-M doubles pair places fourth at state tennis tourney

Miron, Westergaard reach quarterfinals in main bracket

Six local boys tennis players, hailing from three different schools – Fayetteville-Manlius, Manlius-Pebble Hill and East Syracuse-Minoa - made their way to Queens to compete in the New York State Public High School Association championship tournament.

CBA girls survive regionals, are back in state final four

Brothers play tough defense in 7-4 win over Vestal

One part of the Class B state regional tournament proved simple for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team - but the other did not. Playing twice in a span of less than 48 hours after earning the Section III Class C title earlier in the week, the Brothers won them both, and by doing so are going back to SUNY-Cortland for another appearance in the state final four.

Baseball Hornets fall just short of AA title

Auburn holds off F-M comeback in 8-7 sectional final

For an entire Friday evening, the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team chased Auburn all across the diamond at NBT Bank Stadium, hoping to eventually catch them and, perhaps, seize the Section III Class AA championship in the process.

Grimes baseball rally falls short in Class C final

South Lewis scores 11 in first inning, hangs on to win 12-9

Even with the Section III Class C-2 championship in its possession, the Bishop Grimes baseball team wanted to claim the overall sectional title and venture into the state tournament - but in one long and brutal inning, that dream was snuffed out.

Runners, jumpers headed for state track meet

F-M, J-D, CBA competitors all win at sectional qualifier

Strong performances by a host of local track and field athletes in Thursday’s Section III state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium means that they’ll be back in that same venue next weekend in hot pursuit of state titles.

J-D baseball slams CBA, wins Class A sectional title

Big fifth inning key to Red Rams' 11-1 win over Brothers

Winning its first Section III championship in 11 years was sweet enough for the Jamesville-DeWitt baseball team. Doing it at the expense of its neighbors and rivals from Christian Brothers Academy made it sweeter. What was a close, tense sectional Class A final at NBT Bank Stadium Thursday night blew open when the Red Rams scored nine runs in the fifth inning, going on to defeat the Brothers 11-1.

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Grimes baseball wins sectional C-2 title

Cobras conquer Weedsport, Beaver River in last two rounds

A Section III Class C-2 championship now belongs to the Bishop Grimes baseball team. With an emphatic effort, both from pitching ace Chris Schad and a lineup that just kept on hitting, the no. 2 seed Cobras blanked top seed and defending champion Beaver River 9-0 in Wednesday night’s Class C-2 final at Rome’s DeLutis Field.

J-D, ESM softball taken out in Class A semis

Red Rams upended by late New Hartford comeback

Even as it roared to a 17-3 mark and another top seed in the Section III Class A playoffs, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team had endured all kinds of close calls, getting by on solid defense and the terrific pitching of Kerri Keeler. But the Red Rams’ fortunes would change at the worst time possible.

J-D lacrosse blasts Vestal, Massena in regionals

Red Rams advance to state semifinal against Victor

All season long, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has emphasized its top goal - a state Class B title. And now, three games into the playoffs, the Red Rams finally look like it's meeting that potential and have a serious chance to turn that goal into a reality.

Defense carries F-M lacrosse to state semifinals

Back line works hared in Hornets' win over Corning

Little glory or fame is found on the defensive side of the ball in any sport, and lacrosse is no exception. Even though defenders work as much as anyone else, their labor is not reflected on the scoreboard, or is talked about with the same breathless excitement as feats on the other side of the field.