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Hornets hope familiar coach leads to quick recovery
What’s new is old, or what’s past is present. Whichever analogy or cliché is used, Fayetteville-Manlius football in 2015 will include new, fresh faces always associated with high school athletics – but a very familiar face will lead them.
Loss to eventual state champs provided lots of motivation for ESM
While there’s no shame in a season ended with a defeat to an eventual state champion, the East Syracuse Minoa football team found little solace with that fact.
CBA football hungry again after rare struggles in 2014
Attend a Christian Brothers Academy football game this season, and some things will look quite familiar – gold helmets, purple and white jerseys, high purple socks and black cleats.
J-D hopes depth can make up for key personnel losses
Everyone on the Jamesville-DeWitt football team had to grow up in a hurry during the 2014 season. Up against a brutal schedule, and employing a roster that included five sophomores and one freshman, the Red Rams did not win a game until October, and while it still sneaked into the Section III Class A playoff, a quick 35-13 exit at the hands of Whitesboro completed the 2-6 lesson.
New coach, new faces provide challenges for Cobras
Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the Bishop Grimes football program was stepping out of the Section III Class D fray after winning just one game in that league from 2011 to 2013.
Hornets beat New Hartford, fall to Cazenovia
Very little changed with the Fayetteville-Manlius field hockey team following the 2014 season, with just four seniors graduating from a squad that went 9-8-1 and fell to eventual champion Cicero-North Syracuse in the Section III Class A semifinals.
F-M starts 3-0 in league; CBA, J-D, ESM each join them
As defending Section III Class AA champions, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys golf team carried its usual weight of high expectations into 2015, but had a bit of trouble at the outset before quickly finding its top form.
Cross country girls, boys seek national championship again
Many stories fill the Fayetteville-Manlius fall sports season, from another national championship quest in cross country to the defense of a Section III Class AA title in boys soccer and the return of Paul Muench as varsity football coach, plus the return of junior varsity football. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football opens against Aquinas at Carrier Dome Sept. 5
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football Cobras return to Class D West ranks
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.