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Basketball teams to play in expanded home gym
Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys, girls hoops Spartans start during Thanksgiving week
East Syracuse Minoa High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls basketball Red Rams look to return to state Class A final
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball teams both open during Thanksgiving week
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
J-D senior sets record, posts top-10 finishes
Alden Coyne, who led Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls swim team to a perfect season, a Section III Class B title and the George Falwell Cup, set more records in her last appearance in the pool for the Red Rams.
Red Rams' 24-game win streak stopped by West Islip
All that is missing from the extraordinary recent run of the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team is a state Class A championship. For the second time in four years, the Red Rams got to the brink of that ultimate prize, but like in 2012, fell one victory short, falling 1-0 to Section XI champion Islip in Sunday’s state final at SUNY-Cortland.
Walters break through as individual champion
Even by the terms of routine greatness that it offers every single autumn, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team accomplished something special during Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A meet at Monroe-Woodbury High School.
Butler, Young, Morganti also qualify for state meet
Throughout the autumn, East Syracuse Minoa girls cross country senior Natalie Marra found herself at the front of the field, reaching the finish line before her competitors did. And Marra did so one more time last Saturday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, earning herself the individual Section III Class B championship and a trip to Monroe-Woodbury for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Early chances missed in 35-9 defeat to Warriors
Judging by most standards, the Christian Brothers Academy football team did quite well in 2015, snaring a Class AA-1 division regular season title and making it back to the Carrier Dome to play for a Section III championship.
Shenendehowa controls game, gets past Hornets 2-0
While the Fayetteville-Manlius field hockey team's dramatic victory over Baldwinsville in the Nov. 1 Section III Class A final was reflective of this squad's toughness and heart, the Hornets' effort against Shenendehowa in Sunday's regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium displayed those same qualities - even if the result was different.