High School Sports


Caz lacrosse survives 3-OT battle with Westhill

Lakers win it on quick Lewis goal at end of third OT

True, 2.1 seconds isn't a lot of time - but it was more than enough for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team to put an end to one of the longest and most tense games in program history. In those 2.1 seconds, Derek White threaded a pass to Jake Lewis, who one-timed a shot past Westhill goalie Dan O'Connell, and gave the Lakers a 7-6 victory over the Warriors in Tuesday's draining battle between state-ranked powers.

Girls lax Laakers handle LaFayette, Tully

Cazenovia recovers well from opening loss to General Brown

All of the struggles the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team faced in its season-opening loss to General Brown on March 28 were put to good use. A week of tough practice followed, and by the time the Lakers returned for last Tuesday’s game against LaFayette at Cazeonvia College’s Christakos Field, it was ready for prime time.

Cazenovia baseball opens at Myrtle Beach

Lakers take defeats before salvaging late-week victory

When the Cazenovia baseball team enters Onondaga High School League Liberty division play this week (weather permitting), it does so much more seasoned thanks to its week of games at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during the school break.

Lacrosse Lakers split duels with Homer, J-D

Caz takes title-game rematch before OT loss to Red Rams

Whether the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team must beat Homer again to lay claim to another Section III Class C title, as it did in the Carrier Dome a season ago, it certainly knows the challenge it will face.

Cazenovia lacrosse rallies past Skaneateles

Visitors claim Laker duel in tough season opener

Right from the moment this season's schedule for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team was posted, the players knew exactly what kind of major challenge lay ahead. Then again, the Lakers had earned this right. State Class C championships in 2011 and 2013, and a return to the state finals in 2014, have made Jim Longo's program one of the best anywhere.

Cazenovia announces spring sports schedule

Boys lacrosse Lakers face string of marquee opponents in 2015

Trying to return to the state Class C championship game, Cazenovia’s boys lacrosse team has ordered up a tough schedule that includes non-league games against long-time powers like West Genesee, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt and Baldwinsville. Here is the 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Steinhorst named new Cazenovia varsity football head coach

Jay Steinhorst, a longtime assistant coach with the Cazenovia Lakers varsity football team, Monday night was approved by the school board to become the new head coach.

Smith rises to third at state bowling tournament

Chittenango star puts together 1,214 series at Strike-N-Spare

All through the post-season, Chittenango girls bowler Casey Smith showed that she was able to maintain a top form even under the highest amount of pressure. And Smith did so again on Sunday, pulling off the best finish of any Section III individual as she took third place in the sectional team portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes in Mattydale.

Neidl steps down as Cazenovia football coach

In 25 years, Lakers won 15 league, seven sectional titles

Year after year, as his Cazenovia varsity football teams piled up league and Section III titles, Tom Neidl said that the program's continuity was a primary source of its success, with few changes in staff over the course of a quarter-century. Now, though, it's Neidl himself who is exiting the scene.

Lakers handled by Westhill in Class B semis

Defending state, Federation champs pull away from Caz

What the Cazenovia boys basketball team found out was that having a terrific 2014-15 season was both great and terrible at the same time. The fun was in building up a 16-5 record and advancing to the Section III Class B semifinals. The misfortune was that it came at the same time that Westhill was making a historic run at back-to-back state and Federation championships.

Caz tops Skaneateles in Class B quarterfinal

Lakers to face top seed Westhill in semifinals

In terms of the regular season, the Laker duel in boys basketball between Cazenovia and Skaneateles was a stalemate – but when the stakes got higher, Cazenovia would prevail.

Caz indoor track stars compete at state qualifier

Nichols third in boys 55-meter hurdles, long jump

One last time this winter, Cazenovia’s top indoor track and field athletes made it to Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena for Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifying meet.

Caz boys survive playoff scare from Phoenix

Henderson scores 31; quarterfinal clash with Skaneateles next

A Lakers boys basketball team is guaranteed to reach the March 1 Section III Class B semifinal at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall. Whether it’s no. 4 seed Cazenovia, or no. 5 seed Skaneateles, will get determined by next Wednesday night’s quarterfinal showdown at Buckley Gym, which followed Friday’s opening round where Cazenovia needed Ryan Henderson’s hot hand to fend off the no. 13 seed Phoenix Firebirds and prevail by a 52-49 margin.

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Nourse inducted into SUNY Potsdam Hall of Fame

Former SUNY Potsdam student-athlete and Class of 1980 Cazenovia Alumni, Mark Nourse, was inducted into the 2014 Potsdam College Bears Hall of Fame, with an induction ceremony on Oct. 2, 2014, at Knowles Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

Caz girls fall to Ludden in Class B sectionals

First-round defeat contrast to earlier win over Gaelic Knights

What a difference seven days can make, especially when the pressure of the post-season is brought into the equation.