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F-M girls second to Auburn; J-D wins Class B title
In regulation and beyond, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-Dewitt girls golf teams battled for top honors in Tuesday's Section III championship tournament at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida. When all was settled, the Hornets were second in Class A, the Red Rams had secured the Class B title, and three golfers - Molly Hair, Allison Donella and Victoria Roney - were on their way to the state tournament.
Zerillo scores in waning seconds to beat Marcellus, 14-13
Braedon Gait was disappointed, for his shot in the waning seconds of Saturday's Section III Class C boys lacrosse quarterfinal at Alibrandi Stadium was off line, and it looked like Christian Brothers Academy was on its way to overtime with Marcellus. But that disappointment soon vanished as Jack Zerillo showed up, left of the net, and fired it past Mustangs goalie Jake Lilly with just 1.7 seconds left, giving the Brothers a 14-13 victory.
J-D, ESM earn victories; F-M takes pair of losses
Area girls lacrosse teams will take the field early next week with their seasons on the line as the Section III playoffs get underway.
F-M girls, boys win all six relay races
Carrying over what it did in the regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams easily turned back all challengers to repeat in Thursday's CNY Counties League American division championship meets at Central Square.
CBA, ESM both closely follow Red Rams in team standings
Echoing what it had done during the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field teams prevailed over the field in Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meets at Fulton.
J-D dominates field events; ESM finishes third
A near-sweep of the field events keyed the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team’s climb to the top in Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meet at Fulton.
Lee beats Roney, Hair for top individual honors
Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls golf team just completed a regular season where no one in the Onondaga High School League could catch up to them. So it only figured that, when the OHSL Touranment took place Tuesday at nearby Woodcrest Golf Club, the Red Rams, led by its star trio of Jung-Hye Kim, Molly Hair and Victoria Roney, would prevail again.
F-M boys lacrosse finishes regular season undefeated
Plenty of happiness was seen - and heard - from the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team after it defeated West Genesee 9-7 Tuesday night to complete an undefeated regular season and lock up the top seed in the Section III Class A playoffs.
Brothers' depth, all-around effort keys 14-7 win
Even by conquering reigning state Class A champion West Genesee on May 9, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team had only accomplished half of its tall task of toppling both of the area's other main powers. The other half was gained Monday night, back home at Alibrandi Stadium, where the Brothers renewed acquaintances with Skaneateles and, once again, got the best of the Lakers, pulling away late for a 14-7 victory over the Lakers.
McClure brilliant in Hornets' 2-0 shutout of Northstars
Entering a challenging final week of the regular season, the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team was still unblemished, at 14-0, but quite aware that its long streak could end at any time. That time arrived Monday afternoon, at Fayetteville-Manlius, where the state no. 2-ranked Northstars ran into Hornets left-hander Jack McClure and didn't get on the board in a 2-0 defeat.