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Football teams face new challenges in fall

CBA defends AA sectional title; F-M provides strong challenge

Just a month remains before the area’s quintet of high school football teams hit the field for practice and, soon after that, the start of the 2014 season. They will do so with plenty of changes on the horizon – some of them small, others large.

Local lacrosse players receive national recognition

CBA, F-M standouts to play in Under Armour All-American games

Even though the high school lacrosse season has ended, a busy summer of camps, clinics and tournaments await most of the area’s top players. And that included, for members of Christian Brothers Academy’s girls team, a chance to try out for spots on the a national team – all while in the middle of another run to the state Class B final four.

J-D golfers help Section III win state team title

Hair, Kim both garner top-30 finishes in state tournament

Jamesville-DeWitt girls golfer Molly Hair was accustomed to the pressure of playing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament on SUNY-Delhi’s course, while her teammate, Junghye Kim, was new to all this.

CBA’s Schug wins 200 at state track meet

Millar, Berge', Avery, Pearl all have top-five runs for F-M

Though part of a much smaller track and field team than most of the girls she competes against, Christian Brothers Academy sophomore Anna Schug finds herself just as good – if not better – than any of them.

Lacrosse Hornets fall to Massapequa in state final

F-M beaten in third trip to Class A title game

Game after game, round after round, the Fayetteville-Manlius kept passing all of the tests thrown at them and, by doing so, shed a 21-year Section III Class A championship drought and made it all the way to the state finals. Only there did the Hornets find an obstacle it could not climb over, in the form of Section VIII champion Massapequa, who did just about everything right in prevailing 16-2 Saturday at Hofstra University on Long Island.

Red Rams stopped in Class B state final again

J-D rally falls just short in 10-9 defeat to Yorktown

For a full year, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team had worked hard to get back to the state Class B championship game, looking to atone for its 2013 defeat to Garden City and claim its fourth state title in eight years. But on the brink of fulfilling that quest, the Red Rams were halted as Yorktown, hanging on in the waning seconds, edged J-D 10-9 Saturday afternoon at Hofstra University on Long Island.

J-D baseball ousted in Class A regionals

Averill Park shuts out Red Rams, 1-0

The Jamesville-DeWitt boys baseball team knew it was in for a tough challenge with Section II champion Averill Park in its Class A regional semifinal match-up last Friday at Onondaga Community College. But the Red Rams didn’t know that the game would be decided 1-0 in the Warriors’ favor thanks to a controversial play in the top of the sixth inning.

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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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.

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