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Each of the area’s high schools was well-represented as their top performers on the field and in the classroom were honored June 8 during the Section III Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
On Tuesday, Bob Campese spent his last day at East Syracuse Minoa before stepping down from his post as athletic director and heading into retirement.
J-D golfers join Auburn's May, who repeats as champion
Two of Jamesville-DeWitt’s top girls golfers would finish a memorable season by appearing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.
CBA's Schug, J-D's Payne also earn medals
One more time, Bryce Millar and Kyle Barber participated in a high school state championship meet with the intent to add more victories to the titles they have accumulated over the years across the fall, winter and spring.
F-M, J-D, ESM, CBA all have first-place finishes
From Fayetteville-Manlius to Jamesville-DeWitt to East Syracuse Minoa to Christian Brothers Academy, local track and field athletes earned a large share of the winner’s glory during Friday’s Section III state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.
J-D unable to make late comeback against unbeaten Blue Devils
Since claiming its last state Class B title in 2011, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team has, in each of the ensuing four seasons, come close to adding another crown, but have not quite pulled it off.
Red Rams unable to hold 2-0 lead in late innings
Everything was falling into place for Jamesville-DeWitt’s softball team when they finally got around to playing the Section III Class A championship game against defending champion Oneida Wednesday night at Onondaga Community College.
VVS pulls away late, beats Brothers 11-3
Christian Brothers Academy's quest to claim the Section III Class A baseball championship got thwarted, in the championship round, by a hard-hitting opponent wearing red - again.
CBA star shoots 35 on final nine holes to play key role
When Christian Brothers Academy boys golfer Jack Bellardini completed his fall season at the Section III tournament at Marcellus Golf Club, it was amid cold, raw and windy conditions. And when Bellardini’s season ended nearly eight months later at Cornell University’s Robert Trent Jones course during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament, it was again cold and raw.
J-D takes on undefeated Victor in state semifinals
With a seventh consecutive Section III Class B title secured, now it was back to the state tournament for the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team, who met Section IV champion Vestal in Sunday’s regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium after heavy rain and lightning forced a Saturday-night postponement.