High School Sports


The golden era for Cazenovia athletics


It’s safe to say that Cazenovia High School athletics is in the midst of a golden era. First, it was back-to-back state championships for field hockey. Then it was two state titles for boys lacrosse in three years, plus the fantastic success and NCAA championships won by Laker alums like Kara, Sean and Connor Cannizzaro. And on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome, the football Lakers, for so long a dominant program in the Section III ranks, finally climbed to the summit of New York State when it defeated Schuylerville 22-19.

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Football Lakers are state Class B champs

Cazenovia beats Schuylerville, 22-19, for title at Carrier Dome

Though the Cazenovia football program has known plenty of moments of greatness in years and decades past, what it got on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome tops them all. At last, the Lakers are state champions.

Basketball Bears off to 2-0 start

Chittenango rolls past J-E, Central Valley

For at least one week, Chittenango held the boys basketball spotlight to itself, free of interference from its neighbors down the road. Since most of its potential players were going after a state Class B football championship, Cazenovia had to push back both of its opening-week games. Now the Lakers will face Mexico on Dec. 14 and Solvay on Jan. 9.

Cazenovia announces winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Lakers open two days after football state final

Cazenovia High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Chittenango releases winter sports schedule

Wrestling Bears host dual meet on Dec. 5

Chittenango High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Cross country girls celebrate championship season

The Cazenovia girls cross country team had a lot to celebrate at their recent end of season banquet. The Lady Lakers added a fifth place finish at the New York State Championship Meet on Nov. 14 to cap an already successful season.

Football Lakers to play for state Class B title

Caz pulls away from Cheektowaga, 55-12

Many important games, and many glorious moments, dot the history of the Cazenovia football program. But none might prove as important or glorious as what takes place next Sunday at the Carrier Dome, when the Lakers meet Schuylerville and play for the first state championship in its history.

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Five Caz student athletes announce college lacrosse plans

Five senior members of the Cazenovia High School boys lacrosse team last week announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play college lacrosse. T.J. Connellan, Jake Lewis, Jake Stowell, Brenden Whalen and Derek White participated in a press conference, where they either made announcements or signed National Letters of Intent concerning their college plans.

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McEntee, Goris announce college lacrosse plans

Cazenovia High School seniors Olivia McEntee and Sophie Goris last Friday announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play lacrosse.

Lakers survive OT battle with Waverly

Caz football advances to state Class B semifinal

Though it has ventured into the state football playoffs many times before, the Cazenovia football team has to feel that its best chance at a first-ever state championship was right in front of them. Thanks to the combined efforts of young men like Cole Willard and Paul McLaughlin, that dream remains alive – at least for another week.

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Field hockey Lakers take state semifinal

Shephard goal lifts Caz past Pierson/Bridgehampton

Everywhere the Cazenovia field hockey team looked during state Class C final four weekend at Maine-Endwell High School, reminders of frustrations of the recent past were right in front of them.

Rowles runs to fifth at state meet

Caz freshman helps Lakers take fifth in Class C

When the Cazenovia girls cross country team earned the right to represent Section III in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship meet at Monroe-Woodbury High School, it knew exactly what it was facing.

Caz volleyball rolls to sectional title

Hot serves make difference in sweep of Skaneateles

Whatever else happens during a point in volleyball, it always starts with a serve, so it makes sense to master that part of the game.

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Cross county girls win sectional title

Throughout their final week of training, the girls knew that the sectional championship meet would be close. If they were to prevail, it would be by just a few points, the margin likely falling within one point per runner — every place would count. That prediction rang true and the team found itself huddled together at the finish line Saturday waiting for the official tabulation, hoping theirs was the lowest point total.

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Field hockey Lakers reach state final four

Caz blitzes Schuylerville in first half of regional final

One way or another, the Cazenovia field hockey team’s steamrolling ways will end at Maine-Endwell High School next weekend in the state Class C final four. Whether it’s just as a participant, or as a state champion for the third time in program history, remains an open question.