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Red Rams beat top seed Carthage; Brothers handle Whitesboro
For all of the fun times the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball teams have shared on the court in the last decade or so, they've never faced each other with a Section III championship at stake, largely because they were placed in separate classes once tournament time rolled around.
J-D to meet Whitesboro again in sectional Class A final
Sometimes, where a team is seeded matters plenty in an event such as the Section III girls basketball playoffs, and sometimes it does not. Jamesville-DeWitt is a clear example of the latter.
Records broken as Knapp, Sawyer lead effort
The Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swim team got just what it wanted out of its efforts at last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Ithaca College.
F-M star again goes 2-2 against top field
In his second chance to earn a New York State Public High School Athletic Association title, Fayetteville-Manlius wrestler Tristan Broddus wanted more than a break-even mark, but could not quite pull it off.
Taylor nets hat trick, Vinal 25 saves in 4-0 win
Bring the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team to Utica Memorial Auditorium, and great things tend to happen. Two years after claiming both Section III and state titles on Utica ice, the Brothers reclaimed the sectional Division II championship Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over state no-1-ranked Skaneateles.
Brothers beat Whitesboro, will face Skaneateles in sectional final
At least one mission is accomplished for CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt's ice hockey team. By defeating Whitesboro 6-1 in Wednesday night's Section III Division II semifinal at Onondaga Nation Arena, the Brothers assure itself a place in the state tournament, regardless of what happens in Saturday's final against state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles at Utica Memorial Auditorium.
F-M's Millar, Barber, Ryan, Ezidiegwu earn first-place finishes
The quartet of area high school indoor track and field teams will all have representation when the top athletes gather at Cornell University on March 7 for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Red Rams survive Cortland in OT; Brothers bash Oneida
As they moved toward a possible championship showdown, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team had vastly different experiences in their respective Section III Class A quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Wittig sees high school career end in 55-52 defeat
Jake Wittig had two chances, in the waning seconds of Tuesday night’s Section III Class AA quarterfinal, to keep his high school career going. With the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team trailing Utica Proctor by three, the Hornets had possession, and as everyone expected, the ball was in Wittig’s hands. Make a 3-pointer here, and the game would go to overtime, and from there, who knew what could happen.
Warriors eliminate top-seeded Cobras in Class B quarterfinals
When the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team got a look at the Section III Class B playoff bracket, it saw all kinds of familiar faces standing in the way of a trip to the March 7 finals at SRC Arena, with four members of the OHSL Liberty division positioned in the bracket. But no one could have dreamed that the first of these league foes would bring the championship dreams of the state no. 3-ranked Cobras crashing down.