Dome win gives Steinhorst successful debut as head coach
So the initial outing for Jay Steinhorst as Cazenovia football's head coach turned out like most of the previous 25 season openers did under Tom Neidl. In Friday's Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome, the Lakers showed every intention of returning to that same venue two months from now to reclaim the Section III Class B title, shutting out Amsterdam by a 47-0 margin.
Lakers take out pair of league foes by 9-0 margins
For the Cazenovia field hockey team to go to Fayetteville-Manlius and win a season-opening tournament on Aug. 28-29 was a nice development, though far from surprising. On the other hand, for the Lakers to follow that up by nearly reaching double digits at East Syracuse Minoa in last Tuesday night’s Onondaga High School League opener was quite an eye-opener.
Local triathlete Heather Ketcham spent last weekend in the Austrian alpine town of Zell Am See — she was not sightseeing on an end-of-summer vacation, but rather competing against approximately 2,700 athletes from more than 70 countries in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
More than 50 local youths, ages three to 10, recently attended the first community “Free Kids Tennis Camp,” hosted by 22 members of the Cazenovia Varsity girls and boys tennis teams.
The two professionals at Cazenovia’s two golf clubs beat out some of the region’s best golfers last week to earn a spot in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship next June. Both Mark Tucker, of Cazenovia County Club, and Dennis Colligan, of Cazenovia Golf Club, earned entry into next year’s PGA event being hosted at Turning Stone.
Steinhorts suceeds Neidl after 25 years as Lakers assistant
Few things change in the Cazenovia football program. Year after year, a group of committed, well-conditioned athletes, led by a core of veteran coaches who have run the show for decades, take the field in September and October, where they run wild on offense and shut down the opposition on defense, leading to plenty of wins for the Lakers and an annual shot at championship glory.
Chittenango hungry after one-win season in 2014
The pain that Chittenango football players, coaches and fans felt during a 2-6 season in 2014 had several sources. Some of it was due to the youth in the lineup. Some of it had to do with poor execution of the game plan. But Bears players that return for 2015 said a lot of it could be pinned on a lack of cohesion within the team, which makes it far more difficult to win.
Second-half surge key to finals win over Hornets
Just maybe, against the odds of sustained success and in defiance of cold, hard numbers, the Cazenovia field hockey team will turn out just fine. That was the message the Lakers sent during the season-opening Fayetteville-Manlius Tournament, culminating in Saturday's final, where a late scoring surge produced a 3-1 victory over the F-M Hornets.
The Ladies’ Death and Derby Society (LDDS) will host its fourth and final home bout of the season, "Skaters of the Lost Arc,” at the IcePlex in Morrisville. The LDDS TitleTown KnockOuts will bout the Seven Vally Rollers from Cortland. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Arc of Madison Cortland.
Steinhorst debuts as Laker football coach in Dome Sept. 4 against Amsterdam
The fall sports season at Cazenovia High School includes a new varsity football head coach as long-time assistant Jay Steinhorst succeeds Tom Neidl, plus the field hockey Lakers seeking a 10th consecutive Section III title, among other storylines. Here is the varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football Bears open Sept. 4 against Skaneateles
Chittenango High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Caz field hockey star key part of winning Black team
Ever since Cazenovia’s field hockey season ended last November with a defeat to eventual state champion Whitney Point in the Class C regional final, defender Zoe Shephard has seen her profile continue to grow.
The Cazenovia Athletic Association has announced the names of the eight individuals who will be inducted into its 2015 Hall of Fame Class. The induction dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 25, at the Rusty Rail in Canastota.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Cazenovia High School Varsity Tennis teams will run a free youth tennis clinic open to kids in the Cazenovia school community. This will be a one-day, two-hour clinic for beginning tennis players ages 10 years and younger.
The Cazenovia Central School District athletic director has announced the eligibility requirements and sports physicals schedule for students wishing to participate in fall 2015 sports.