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.
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.
ESM girls advance; boys Spartans ousted in first round
Now the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team’s quest to regain the Section III Class A crown hits its most important phase. The Red Rams, who finished the regular season 16-2 and riding a 10-game win streak (all of them by double digits), drew the top seed in the Class A bracket, helped in no small part by Carthage, once 17-0, losing to Whitesboro 64-60 in its Feb. 8 regular-season finale.
Trojans fall in first round after stunning Fabius-Pompey
One more day to wait out weather had to pass before the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys basketball team could enter the Section III Class C playoff fray. Given the no. 11 seed in Class C for the sectional tournament, MPH had to go on the road to face no. 6 seed West Canada Valley in Saturday’s opening round. And while the Trojans would fall short in a 58-47 defeat to the Indians, it offered an effort worthy of its special season.
Brothers exploit power plays, get semifinal with Auburn
So the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team headed on the road for the entirety of the Section III Division II playoffs, not considered as a favorite, but still respected as a squad that, at its best, could provide a real danger to favored home sides. Stop if this sounds familiar.
F-M wins twice; CBA/J-D places fifth among Division I teams
Fayetteville-Manlius wrestler Pat Quinlan did not have to possess a long memory to carry plenty of motivation into Saturday’s Section III Division I championships at SRC Arena. All Quinlan had to do was look back one week, to a stunning 10-9 defeat to CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt’s Matt Lauro, in the Class AA 132-pound final.
Spartans rally from two sets down, beat Oneida in Class A final
A 27-year wait for the East Syracuse-Minoa girls volleyball team to earn a Section III championship ended in the most exciting way possible. The top-seeded Spartans, trailing by two sets to no. 2 seed Oneida in Saturday's Class A final at Chittenango High School, made it all the way back, relying on Rachel Aird's power and Samantha Lobello's deft passes to topple the Indians in five sets and win the sectional title.
Martin, Red Rams avenge sectional defeat to Westhill/Ludden
As the Fayettevile-Manlius girls indoor track and field team rolled to another first-place finish in a big post-season meet, Jamesville-DeWitt would join them. The Red Rams, edged out for the Section III Class A title by Westhill/Bishop Ludden a week earlier, would go to the front in Thursday’s Onondaga High School League Division 1 meet at SRC Arena, with 102 points to the Warriors’ 89.5 points. East Syracuse-Minoa, with 43 points, finished fourth.
Hornets edged by Liverpool; Red Rams just behind Solvay
With Section III championships already secured, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt boys indoor track and field teams wanted to follow up with league titles a week later. But neither the Hornets nor Red Rams could quite pull it off, finishing second in their respective divisions Wednesday in those league meets at SRC Arena.
CBA/J-D fourth, F-M fifth as both sides earn wins
As it worked out, the combined CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestling team would join Fayetteville-Manlius as they ventured to Baldwinsville for Saturday’s Section III Class AA championship meet.
Cobras sweep Gaelic Knights behind 15 from Hoag, Vaught
With its eight-game win streak snapped by Westhill on Feb. 1, the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team badly wanted to restore the level of confidence that created the win streak in the first place.
Five-set battle with New Hartford keeps top seed alive
Even with a top seed and plenty of rest, the East Syracuse-Minoa girls volleyball team nearly didn’t make it out of its opening match of the Section III Class A winter tournament.
Hair's 18 points helps Rams improve to 15-2
All season long, the youthful Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has gained experience - and got results, posting a 14-2 record that included a 10-game winning streak heading into the Friday night’s match-up against another 14-2 squad, West Genesee from the Class AA ranks.