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Caz boys atop state rankings; girls fall in OT

Late comeback by Lakers falls just short against LaFayette

Whenever a reigning state champion starts the following season undefeated, a placement atop the state rankings is inevitable. So it is for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team, who found itself sitting in the no. 1 spot when the first state Class C poll came out early this week.

Chittenango boys lax holds off Whitesboro

Sadler nets eight goals as Bears hang on, 13-12

For the most part, Chittenango’s boys lacrosse team remained overwhelmed by the competition, but at the end of a busy week it finally found something to smile about. Hosting Whitesboro on Thursday night, the Bears broke out in a big way thanks to productive night from Garrett Sadler, and eventually needing all of them to hold off the Warriors 13-12 and get into the win column.

Boys lacrosse Lakers shut out Ludden, Tully

Caz beats overmatched foes, improves mark to 6-0

Though the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team has played three “home” games this season, it’s done so in places outside the Sean Googin Sports Complex as the long winter took a long time to subside.

Caz girls track win streak ends at 32 meets

Marcellus prevails over Lakers; boys side beats Mustangs

Back in 2009, the Cazenovia girls track and field team started a streak where no one in the Onondaga High School League’s Liberty could catch up to them. It took five seasons and 32 meets, but the Lakers were finally caught in Wednesday afternoon’s chilly season opener at Buckley-Volo Field by Marcellus, who prevailed 79-64 in a dual meet where, by contrast, Cazenovia’s boys team managed to defeat the Mustangs by a score of 77-64.

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Syracuse lacrosse standout joins Wildcats coaching staff

A four-time All-American at Syracuse University, two-time Major League Lacrosse most valuable player, and captain of the 2010 gold medal winning USA team, Ryan Powell has returned to Central New York to serve as the offensive coordinator for the Cazenovia College Wildcats men's lacrosse team.

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Caz boys lax delivers big win over B’ville

Lakers have 3-0 week; girls take loss to Westhill

Cold winds, cold temperatures and various forms of precipitation did not keep the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team from another impressive conquest. The Lakers faced perennial Class A contender Baldwinsville Saturday morning at Cazenovia College’s Christakos Field, starting and finishing fast and delivering a 13-5 victory over the Bees.

Girls lacrosse Lakers, Bears get opening wins

Caz routs Central Square; Chittenango stops New Hartford

In the small window of opportune weather that the early part of the last weekend of March afforded, Cazenovia and Chittenango’s girls lacrosse teams both got underway – and both would win.

Caz boys lacrosse handles CBA in opener

Lakers commence defense of state Class C title

No Connor Cannizzaro or Ryan Cook, no Brad Nardella or Joe Colligan - and at least for the moment, still no problem for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team as the pursuit of another state Class C championship is underway.

Why I still do this

State finals remind writer of joys inherent in covering sports

So you want to know - after all these years spent jotting illegible things down in notebooks, doing hundreds of interviews, writing thousands of stories, covering untold numbers of contests both mundane and meaningful, and then hammering it out in front of an inanimate computer screen, why keep doing it?

Cazenovia announces spring sports schedule

Boys lacrosse Lakers open March 28 at CBA

After winning its second state Class C championship in three years, Cazenovia’s boys lacrosse team begins its title defense March 28 with a high-profile opener against another top contender, CBA, at Alibrandi Stadium. Here is the full 2014 spring sports varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.

Chittenango releases spring sports schedule

Lacrosse teams open against Homer March 25-26

Chittenango High School’s 2014 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Bonavita captures figure skating silver medals at 2014 Empire State Games

Helena Rose Bonavita, a 10 year-old who attends fifth grade in Mrs. Slocums’ class at Cazenovia Middle School, has earned two silver medals at the 2014 Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid, held February 5 through 8.

Five winter varsity teams earn state Scholar Athlete status

Five of Cazenovia Central Schools’ winter varsity teams — ice hockey, boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ indoor track — have achieved Scholar Athlete status. To qualify for the prestigious designation by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, a minimum number of each team’s players must have at least a 90 percent grade point average during the season.

A committee’s thankless task

Group that decides NCAA Tournament field deserves some love, right?

This Sunday night, just after 6 p.m., anyone who cares about college basketball will see the only bracket that matters. Ron Wellman, athletic director at Wake Forest, and the rest of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will unveil the 68 teams for our annual Dance – who they are, where they are going, when they’ll be playing.

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Bonavita captures figure skating silver medals at 2014 Empire State Games

Helena Rose Bonavita, a 10 year-old who attends fifth grade in Mrs. Slocums’ class at Cazenovia Middle School, has earned two silver medals at the 2014 Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid, held February 5 through 8.

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