High School Sports


Bad start rouses Lakers in win over Central Valley

Early 16-0 deficit vanishes in avalanche of Caz points

A wake-up call arrived for the Cazenovia football team when it made its first road trip of the season. It came in the form of 16 points from Central Valley Academy, who despite its 0-2 record was determined to turn Friday night's lightly-regarded contest into a monumental upset. The Thunder's dreams did not last long, though.

Caz boys soccer blanks Westhill, 1-0

White's goal holds up for Lakers, who improve to 7-1

No one doubts anymore whether the Cazenovia boys soccer team can battle for top honors in the OHSL Liberty division – and, perhaps, much more. If any of those doubts remained, they were dashed by Tuesday night’s 1-0 shutout over defending Section III Class B champion Westhill at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.

Caz girls volleyball hands Homer first defeat

Lakers rebound from Tuesday defeat to Westhill

A valuable lesson that the Cazenovia girls volleyball team learned, through last week’s action, was that it helped to get off to a good start, but that finishing things off is a lot sweeter.

Cross country Lakers, Bears earn sweeps

Caz rolls past CBA; Chittenango stops Homer, Cortland

At the start of its OHSL Liberty division schedule, the Cazenovia cross country teams both got to face Christian Brothers Academy Wednesday afternoon and earned a sweep of those races at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.

Marcellus girls soccer handles pair of foes

Solvay finishes second at Chittenango Tournament

The Marcellus girls soccer team was just 1-1-1 going into last Monday night’s game at Oswego, but got to unleash its attack in the course of a 5-1 victory over the Buccaneers.

Girls soccer Lakers maintain unbeaten mark

Caz gets big win at Skaneateles, 3-2

Putting up big numbers against overmatched foes is one thing. Doing so against someone that could contend for league and sectional honors is quite another.

Caz boys soccer goes 3-0 on road swing

Lakers beat RFA, Solvay, Marcellus in five-day span

Though frustrated with its 2-0 defeat to Skaneateles on Sept. 5, the Cazenovia boys soccer team did not let that disappointment linger too long.

Caz volleyball topples Skaneateles in four sets

Lakers drop five-set thriller to C-NS

Easy wins in its first three matches had the Cazenovia girls volleyball team in a good frame of mind as it traveled east to meet Skaneateles last Wednesday night for its first major test of the fall.

Girls Lakers run to third at VVS Invitational

Rowles, an eighth-grader, is third in season debut

Now it was time for serious competition, and the Cazenovia girls cross country team, with a fresh young face named Claire Rowles at the forefront, was ready for it.

Field hockey Lakers smother ESM, 7-0

McLaughlin, Willard, Kent lead latest Laker rout

What was scarier than seeing the Cazenovia field hockey team compile 10 goals in each of its first two Onondaga High School League games this fall (wins over Homer Sept. 3 and Cortland Sept. 5) was giving those same Lakers a chance to rest for a week and further hone its considerable skills.

Turnovers help Lakers sink South Jefferson

Caz football moves to 2-0 with solid all-around effort

Though it doesn't always produce the smoothest of efforts, the Cazenovia football team can live with those minor setbacks as long as there's a victory at the final whistle. Such was the case Saturday afternoon at Buckley-Volo Field, where the Lakers, relying on four turnovers that led to well-timed scoring bursts, beat South Jefferson 34-14 to move to 2-0 on the season.

Bears break into win column, blank Phoenix

Chittenango football now 1-1, draws Marcellus next

A short regular season in high school football means that there's little time to commiserate after a defeat, and that a slump must be avoided. Knowing all this, the Chittenango Bears ventured to Phoenix on Friday afternoon and, in an efficient manner, rolled past the Firebirds 36-0, bouncing back from its 40-13 defeat to Skaneateles that opened the season seven days earlier.

Caz field hockey scores 20 goals in 2 games

Attack proves unstoppable in routs of Homer, Cortland

Through four games, the Cazenovia field hockey team is not just undefeated, but it's gaining an aura through the way it has beaten its opponents. Following back-to-back 3-0 wins over 2013 Section III Class A finalists Fayetteville-Manlius and Cicero-North Syracuse on Labor Day weekend, the Lakers moved into Onondaga High School League play and really cranked up the goal-scoring volume.

Caz boys soccer wins twice, falls to Skaneateles

Chittenango posts shutouts over Solvay, Mexico

Both the Cazenovia and Chittenango boys soccer teams got in their opening games of the 2014 season before the end of Labor Day weekend.

Girls soccer Lakers, Bears roar to fast starts

Big goal totals by Burbidge, Billington highlight easy wins

Audrey Burbidge had eight goals in the first week of the regular season, but the Cazenovia girls soccer team did not rely on her alone to roll to a pair of easy wins.