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CBA releases spring sports schedule

Girls lacrosse go for third state title in four years

Christian Brothers Academy will see its girls lacrosse team, winners of state titles two of the last three years, open its 2014 season March 26 against Whitesboro at Alibrandi Stadium. Here is CBA’s varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Why I still do this

State finals remind writer of joys inherent in covering sports

So you want to know - after all these years spent jotting illegible things down in notebooks, doing hundreds of interviews, writing thousands of stories, covering untold numbers of contests both mundane and meaningful, and then hammering it out in front of an inanimate computer screen, why keep doing it?

J-D girls stopped one win short of state title

Pittsford Sutherland beats young Red Rams

An historic Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball season ended on a sour note Saturday night at Hudson Valley Community College as the Red Rams fell to Pittsford Sutherland 57-41 in the state Class A championship game.

J-D defense produces state Class A semifinal win

Red Rams force Harborfields into long droughts

While offense and flashiness garner praise and headlines, it’s been proven time and time again that defense wins championships. The Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team gave that old adage another measure of truth to in Friday afternoon's state Class A semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College, limiting No. 1 state-ranked Harborfields to 20 percent shooting in a 44-30 victory that earned the Red Rams its first trip to the state championship game in school history.

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F-M junior Dana Moffat is a world champion rower

At just 16 years old, Fayetteville- Manlius High School junior Dana Moffat has accomplished more than many rowers at the collegiate level. Last summer, she barely missed the cut for USRowing’s Junior National team, a boat composed of the top eight best high school female rowers in the country. And she’s already won the women’s junior division at the C.R.A.S.H-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships – twice.

J-D girls hoops breaks through with regional title

Red Rams advance to state Class A final four in Troy

Following his team’s 56-53 win over Averill Park Saturday night in the Class A regional championship game at SRC Arena, Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball coach Rob Siechen was a bit choked up. It wasn’t just because his team won. It was because the Red Rams battled through a hotly-contested game, led nearly all the way through, and still emerged victorious, earning just the second state final four berth in program history.

Honis finishes third at state wrestling meet

F-M's Quinlan, Broddus just miss reaching awards podium

From an injury one season ago that prevented an all-out pursuit for the biggest prize of the winter, CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestler Ben Honis made quite an impression in his return to the state championship meet last weekend at Albany’s Times Union Center.

Indoor track athletes finish strong at state meet

F-M's Avery, Millar each third in distance races

A string of top-10 finishes, including one runner-up effort, highlighted the work of the area’stop indoor track and field athletes during Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.

J-D boys hoops fall to Ludden in sectional final

Hot outside shooting by Gaelic Knights doom Red Rams

Exactly 374 days after having its 2012-13 season ended by Bishop Ludden in the playoffs, the Jamesville-Dewitt boys basketball team figured to have a strong chance to return the favor, only this time with higher stakes as the Section III Class A title was on the line.

O'Hern leads J-D girls to sectional three-peat

Red Rams hold off Whitesboro, 47-38, in title game

Area and state polls have said all year that Jamesville-DeWitt was the team to beat in Section III Class A girls basketball. On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, the No. 1 seed Red Rams proved it, beating No. 6 Whitesboro 47-38, giving J-D a third consecutive sectional championship.

F-M boys hoops stopped again in Class AA semis

C-NS topples top-seeded Hornets 69-63

This really was supposed to be the year where the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team, shrugging off 59 years of struggles and frustrations, rose up and earned a Section III Class AA championship.

Red Rams return to boys hoops sectional final

J-D tops Cortland, to face Bishop Ludden for Class A title

The Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team had no choice but to call a timeout. With just 1:45 ticked off the clock in Saturday's Section III Class A semifinal at SRC Arena, the top-seeded-Red Rams were losing, 7-0, to a Cortland team they had already beaten twice this season.

J-D girls hoops pounds Camden in Class A semis

Red Rams to meet Whitesboro in sectional final at Dome

All season long, the no. 1 seed Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has high expectations. After Saturday’s Section III Class A semifinal demolition of no. 4 seed Camden, 65-35, at Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall, the Red Rams are one step closer to its goal of a sectional three-peat.

Byrnes, Friske added to state wrestling tournament

F-M, CBA/J-D wrestlers join Quinlan, Broddus, Honis in Albany

Pat Quinlan and Tristan Broddus ended the Fayetteville-Manlius wrestling team’s 40-year wait for a Section III title with their victories Feb. 15 in the Division I (large school) sectional tournament at SRC Arena.

Local indoor track stars light up state qualifier

Zesky, Avery, Liebmann, Schug, Brower among winners

Many of the area’s top indoor track and field teams are now practicing hard and gearing up for their trip to Cornell University’s Barton Hall for next Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.