Lakers fall to Central Valley Academy in sectional Dual Meet
It proved quite a memorable 48 hours for the Cazenovia wrestling team, who got bragging rights in a local rivalry and then went up against one of the best high school teams in the area as part of Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Girls Bears roll past ESM, CBA to stay hot
Even as the Chittenango girls volleyball team winds toward the end of its successful regular season, the boys Bears are just getting into the heart of its season, finding similar success to be a bit elusive.
Tedesco, Fredericks lead fourth-quarter rally against Warriors
More than a week after its tough Jan. 13 win over Skaneateles, the Cazenovia girls basketball team had another chance to earn a signature victory – and got it.
Caz still 9-3 after loss to defending state Class B champs
All that the Cazenovia boys basketball team had done, racing to a 9-2 start and sneaking into the no. 24 spot in the latest state Class B rankings, had led to Friday night’s clash with Westhill at Buckley Gym.
Lakers move back to .500 mark
One big motivating factor for the Cazenovia ice hockey team, entering the regular-season homestretch, is the chance to finish in the top two of the Division II National Conference and, as a result, secure a first-round Section III playoff home game at the Morrisville State IcePlex.
Caz girls join other MVITA teams at sectional venue
Just as they had done all winter, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team prevailed over challengers from the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Thursday night - only this time, it wasn't at Colgate University. The scene, for one night, shifted to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, which will host the Section III championships on Feb. 4-5, and the Lakers, getting a sneak preview of the venue, won - like it had multiple times this winter at Sanford Field House.
In closing out a successful 2014, Cazenovian Beezie Madden has been named the USEF Equestrian of the Year for the second year in a row and a fourth time overall. She is the first person to have claimed this top honor four times, having won the title in 2005, 2006 and 2013 previously.
Chittenango drops showdown with Marcellus
Five days after finishing third to Baldwinsville and Mexico in its own invitational meet, the Cazenovia wrestling team resumed action in the OHSL Liberty division, and found more success.
Lakers duel is close until second-period goals
During its mid-January stretch, the Cazenovia ice hockey team would find itself face-to-face with the powers in the Division II American Conference, and take a pair of defeats.
Boys Bears rally for five-set win over Westmoreland
Having not lost for more than a month, the Chittenango girls volleyball team would find out a lot about itself in the matches that followed its tough four-set defeat to Onondaga High School League leader Tully on Jan. 9.
Latest addition to Syracuse Athletics facilities will be named for three-sport star Cliff Ensley following multi-million dollar gift
Syracuse University will name the new indoor practice facility the “Ensley Athletic Center,” on behalf of Cliff Ensley, a walk-on who earned a football scholarship and became a three-sport standout at Syracuse in the late 1960s. Ensley’s multi-million dollar gift, combined with previously announced major gifts from Dick and Jean Thompson and others to be announced later this year, made the construction of the 87,000 square-foot practice facility possible. Ensley, a part-time resident of Cazenovia, earned the 1969 Syracuse Athlete of the Year award, an honor that had previously been given to Jim Brown, Larry Csonka, Floyd Little, Ernie Davis and Dave Bing.
Boys win on road; girls need OT for win
On the same frigid Tuesday night, in two separate venues separated by a long, cold stretch of Route 20, the Cazenovia and Skaneateles basketball teams squared off. Much to the delight of Cazenovia partisans, their Laker side would prevail in each of those games by the same five-point margin, the boys going on the road to win 56-51, the girls withstanding a rough finish to regulation to prevail 58-53 in overtime.
Currently seeking nominations for 2015 awards
Many Cazenovia community members, including Cazenovia High School student-athletes and alumni, may not know that just inside the main high school entrance from the west parking lot there is a display case dedicated to honoring Cazenovia’s greatest athletes. But there have been no additions to the case since 2010. But now, after a four-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Cazenovia Athletic Association is working to revive the program — and the hall of fame committee is actively seeking nominations for this year’s induction ceremony.
Caz boys, girls beat fields at CSC-Independent meet
Even when not picking up points, the Cazenovia indoor track and field teams still find a way to outclass the fields in front of them. The Lakers did so again last Friday night, earning a full share of victories and high finishes, both on the boys and girls sides, running against other Independent teams during the Center State Conference and Independent Championships at Colgate University’s Sanford Field House.
More than 550 participants lined up at the starting line in 20 degree weather to take part in the 11th annual Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk this past Sunday, Jan. 11. Coming in first overall as top male runner was Fred Joslyn, 30, of East Syracuse, with a time of 16:03. The top female runner was Elizabeth Lucason, 10, of Camden, with a time of 19:09.