High School Sports


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.

CBA girls sail to fourth straight sectional title

Brothers repeat 2013 title-game win over Watertown

True, a younger cast of characters has taken over, but the results for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team are the same. The Brothers have now earned four consecutive Section III championships, repeating its Class B title from 2013 when it went to the Carrier Dome Tuesday and pulled away to beat no. 2 seed Watertown 17-10.

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F-M baseball survives AA semifinal with West Genny

Hornets to face Auburn for sectional championship

What the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team will experience on Friday night, when it ventures to NBT Bank Stadium to face Auburn for the Section III Class AA championship, will prove memorable. But it would have to go a long way to match the high tension and swings of emotion that Monday night's AA semifinal against West Genesee at Onondaga Community College provided.

CBA, J-D win to set up sectional baseball duel

Brothers oust New Hartford; Red Rams top Camden

Thursday night’s Section III Class A baseball championship game at NBT Bank Stadium will also determine whether Christian Brothers Academy or Jamesville-DeWitt will rule the neighborhood. In Monday’s Class A semifinals at Onondaga Community College, the no. 3 seed Brothers and no. 4 seed Red Rams both prevailed, as CBA took out no. 2 seed New Hartford 7-2 and J-D cast aside no. 8 seed Camden 3-1.

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J-D stops ESM, earns sixth straight sectional title

Offensive outburst pushes Red Rams past Spartans

Anyone that wins six consecutive Section III Class B championships, as the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has done, finds success on the field even when some parts of the game aren't in full working order. For example, the 2014 edition of the Red Rams has struggled to shut down opponents on the defensive side and pick up face-offs, things that past J-D teams could count on to be there.

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F-M earns first sectional lacrosse title in 21 years

Hornets rally for last-second victory over West Genesee

Casey Green, with one deft move, one well-timed dive and one perfectly-placed shot, helped deliver the Section III Class A championship the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team has waited more than two decades to reclaim.

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J-D boys complete A-1 sectional track sweep

Liebmann sets new season mark in pole vault

With every point vital, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field team managed to complete a Red Rams sweep of both Section III Class A-1 championships.

CBA girls lacrosse returns to sectional final

Brothers stop J-D after Red Rams knock out ESM

Just as in 2013, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team finds itself heading to the Carrier Dome, with only Watertown standing in the way of claiming a Section III Class B title.

F-M girls lax reaches Class A semifinals

Hornets stopped by C-NS after eliminating Liverpool

Many years have passed since the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team found itself squarely in the mix and playing for top Section III Class A honors.

Local tennis stars advance to state tournament

F-M, ESM, MPH all send players to New York City

Tennis stars from six different local high schools were battling for spots in the state tournament during last week’s Section III state qualifier – and three of the schools would end up with players heading for New York City.