Lakers rally past Bronxville in Class C title game
A high school state championship is special enough. Two of them, in a three-year span, indicates something more, that a program, once it has climbed to the top, has the ability to stay there and thrive even more. That is the sweet reality for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team after it rallied to defeat Bronxville 13-11 in Saturday's state Class C final at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester.
On June 1, at an undisclosed location (Black Belt Island) Cazenovia fourth grader Lily Sorbello earned her black belt and reached a personal goal at the age of 10. Miori Martial Arts owner Rick Miori said she is one of the youngest he’s ever seen go through his organization.
Cazenovia holds off late Mustangs rally, wins 8-7
Now the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team is one victory away from adding a second state Class C championship to the one it earned in 2011. The Lakers moved to the brink of the summit Wednesday night at St. John Fisher College, near Rochester, where it fought off a comeback from Section V champion Penn Yan and prevailed 8-7 in the state semifinals.
Local athletes making it big at college, pro level
Section III’s athletes are going after state championships this week, from boys lacrosse in Pittsford to baseball in Binghamton to girls lacrosse at Cortland to softball at Queensbury to track and field at Middletown to girls golf at Delhi. They do so amid a year where, everywhere you look, from the college to professional ranks, local athletes are seizing their moments in the spotlight and shining brightly.
Syracuse puts away Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in five games
The Syracuse Crunch has yet to be challenged in the American Hockey League playoffs. After trailing 1-0 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, the Crunch responded like a champion winning three straight, including a grinding two-game sweep in Games 3 and 4 on the road in Pennsylvania to take a 3-1 series lead.
Lakeland Park chosen for company's newest Outdoor Discovery School
Less than two weeks after discussions began, it’s official: L.L. Bean has chosen Cazenovia Lake as the location of its latest “Outdoor Discovery School.” “The eagle has landed,” Trustee Jim Joseph, who coordinated the deal for the village, said into his cell phone Saturday afternoon, June 1, as he and other village board members watched the green L.L. Bean trailer full of kayaks back into place near the public swimming area in Lakeland Park.
Cannizzaro burns Wildcats with eight goals, three assists
Instead of late-game tension, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team got to enjoy the homestretch a bit more on a hot, humid Saturday as it edged closer to a possible state Class C championship.
Lakers' Pittman finishes second in pole vault
Ashley Winn could only watch as her Cazenovia girls track and field teammates battled for spots in next weekend’s state championship meet during Thursday’s Section III state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.
Cazenovia native was Most Outstanding Player in NCAA tournament
For all of the individual glory and accolades Cazenovia native Kara Cannizzaro picked up in four years with North Carolina's women's lacrosse team, all she really wanted – for herself and for her teammates – was a national championship.
Strong fourth quarter puts away Shamrocks
Though the Section III Class C championship was secure, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team’s biggest hurdles to a second state title in three years still lay in front of them.
Caz eliminates Westhill, falls to top seed Solvay
When placed as the no. 9 seed for the Section III Class B playoffs, the Cazenovia softball team knew the odds of a deep run were long, especially with unbeaten top seed Solvay looming as a possible opponent. Adding to the adversity was the weather, which twice postponed the Lakers’ opening-round game against no. 8 seed Westhill.
Cook's 10 goals leads Lakers past LaFayette
Mostly thanks to the dazzling offensive contributions of Ryan Cook, the "Redemption Tour" that the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team set out on at the start of the Section III Class C playoffs has reached a successful conclusion. The Lakers defeated top seed LaFayette 15-9 in Saturday's Class C final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium to claim its second sectional championship in three years, and Cook, by himself, outscored the Lancers with a single-game career-best total of 10 goals.
L.L. Bean, one of the largest outdoor apparel and equipment companies in the world, is currently looking at three potential locations in Central New York to host one of its Outdoor Discovery Schools — and Cazenovia Lake is on the list. The potential school is coming to CNY as part of L.L. Bean's Fayetteville store conversation from outlet to retail.
Caz senior All-American scored six goals in 10-6 win
Connor Cannizzaro, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse All-American, matched Westhill goal for goal all by himself as the Lakers fought from behind to earn a tough 10-6 win in a Section III Class C semifinal matchup of two state top 10-ranked teams Wednesday night at Chittenango High School.
Kent, Pittman both win events for Lakers
The presence of Ashley Winn in sprint races almost meant automatic points for the Cazenovia girls track and field team in recent years. And Winn’s absence was felt inTuesday’s Section III Class B-1 championship meet, held at the same Chittenango High School track where the OHSL Liberty division meet was held a week earlier.
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