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.
The Cazenovia board of education last week held another lengthy discussion about the district’s “selection classification” athletic policy. This time, while previous arguments both for and against the policy were often repeated, new ideas on how to refine the program also were generated and the board agreed to form a task force to study and ultimately amend the official policy.
High school senior beats international field in Vermont
On March 1, the best snowshoe races from the United States and around the world were greeted by sunshine and the beautiful mountains of Southern Vermont to compete in the 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships – and Cazenovia’s own Jeanette Cudney was among them, earning a prestigious victory.
Bears senior puts together 1,090 series, 210 high game
Chittenango girls bowler Casey Smith is now a state champion. Smith, a junior, earned that honor on Sunday when she joined the Section III All-Star team that won its portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at Babylon Lanes on Long Island.
Cazenovia senior finished at sectional Division II tournament
Though the Cazenovia wrestling program’s first Section III title in 47 years just eluded the grasp of Cazenovia’s Brad Lucas, his superb season led to one last reward.
Pittman clears 9 feet in pole vault, finishes fourth
After all the team honors it had accumulated, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team was now left to pursue individual glory. So the Lakers went back to Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, where it won the Section III Class B and OHSL Liberty titles, Wednesday night for the Section III state qualifier, aiming to earn spots in next Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University.
Lakers give up 31 points in fourth quarter, surrender late lead
With one quarter to play in Tuesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal, all seemed to be in place for the Cazenovia boys basketball team to move closer to a shot at top seed and state no. 1-ranked Westhill in the next round.
Caz shuts out South Jefferson in first quarter of 61-24 romp
One quarter of basketball is not enough time to decide many contests, particularly in the post-season, but that’s exactly what happened when Cazenovia’s boys hosted South Jefferson in Saturday night’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs at Buckley Gym.
Caz heavyweight falls in OT final to Oneida's Havener
Nearly half a century after the Cazenovia wrestling team produced a Section III champion, Brad Lucas was dead-set on ending that long drought – and came within inches of pulling it off.
Lakers fall victim to unbeaten Spartans' late rally
The task facing Cazenovia’s girls basketball team in Saturday’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs was a mighty one – try and knock off unbeaten South Jefferson. And the no. 15 seed Lakers came within an eyelash of pulling it off, leading most of the contest before a furious late comeback by the no. 2 seed Spartans produced a painful 49-48 defeat.
In response to the Cazenovia Board of Education’s decision not to fund a third girls’ softball team but instead allow program participants and supporters to raise the $4,000 necessary for the team and submit it as a donation to the district, the district softball program has begun a fundraising effort.
Lakers shut out by Auburn, 4-0, as season ends
Though the Cazenovia ice hockey team did do enough to make an appearance in the Section III Division II playoffs, it did not stay there for long. The Lakers, as the fourth-place finisher in Division II’s National Conference, had to face American division regular-season champion Auburn in Thursday night’s opening round, and could not get on the board in a 4-0 defeat to the Maroons at Casey Park.
Caz routs Skaneateles, eight others with 153.5 points
With one chance to earn a championship together, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team was in no mood to stop its winning ways. So the Lakers went back to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena Thursday night and, with 153.5 points, roared to the Division 2 championship of the Onondaga High School League, nearly double what runner-up Skaneateles (83.5 points) could manage. Hannibal, with 44 points, was far back in third place.
Chittenango star wins by one pin over Fulton's Ely
By the tiniest margin possible, Chittenango girls bowler Casey Smith took the top prize in Section III’s biggest individual tournament of the winter. Smith outlasted Fulton’s Kate Ely and 13 other top bowlers during last Friday’s Section III Shoot-Out at King Pin Lanes in Rome, and as it turned out, every single shot counted.
Loss to Phoenix precedes routs of J-E, Hannibal
What the Cazenovia boys basketball team could not have realized, in the wake of last Tuesday's 52-44 defeat to Institute of Technology Central, was that those struggles would linger to the start of its busy stretch of closing games.