High School Sports


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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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.

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.

BOE to form task force to decide future of ‘selection classification’ policy

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.

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Cazenovia’s Cudney wins national snowshoe race

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.

Chittenango’s Smith part of state bowling champs

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.

Lucas is alternate for state wrestling meet

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.

Caz girls compete in state indoor track qualifier

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.

Caz boys hoops falls to ITC in sectional quarterfinal

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.