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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.