High School Sports


Chittenango volleyball win streak hits eight

Bears tame APW, Pulaski on back-to-back nights

With two more victories in a 24-hour span during the week before the holiday break, the Chittenango girls volleyball team positioned itself right behind Tully in the tight Onondaga High School League race.

Girls Lakers prevail at John DiMao Invitational

Cazenovia boys indoor track second to RFA

Multiple wins on the oval, highlighted by a clean sweep of the relays, helped push the Cazenovia girls indoor track team to victory during Tuesday night's John DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.

Caz basketball swept by Skaneateles

Boys see Knupp score 36 points for visiting Lakers

On consecutive nights, each of Cazenovia’s basketball teams sought to get the best of their Laker counterparts from Skaneateles, but neither of them would find success.

Chittenango volleyball runs win streak to six

Bears topple Cortland, sweep APW as hoops teams struggle

One more week of strong play could push the Chittenango girls volleyball team to the top of the Onondaga High School League standings – unless the weather got in the way. It started last Monday night, when the Bears visited Cortland and, overcoming a shaky start, proceeded to defeat the Purple Tigers in four sets.

Laker wrestlers edged by Marcellus, 32-30

Chittenango falls to Skaneateles, is sixth at Herkimer meet

Just one mat win short of a key OHSL Liberty division victory, the Cazenovia wrestling team could not quite find it in last Thursday night’s visit to Marcellus, where it took a 32-30 defeat to the Mustangs.

Caz hockey beaten by first-place New Hartford

Lakers fall despite 37 saves from McCann

Activity for the Cazenovia ice hockey team was not affected too much by the winter storms, except for some missed practice time. In fact, by the time the Lakers took the ice at New Hartford Saturday afternoon, it had not played for more than a week, and with that refreshed outlook, Cazenovia did its best to upend the Division II National division leaders, only to fall to the Spartans by a 3-2 margin.

Indoor track Lakers open MVITA schedule

Girls tie Clinton for first; Nichols leads boys to second place

Just as it has done in seasons past, the Cazenovia indoor track and field teams will spend a majority of the season competing at Colgate University’s Sanford Field House in the series of Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association meets.

Boys Lakers get wins at VVS, Marcellus

Caz basketball makes late rally to stun Mustangs

Between graduations and other departures, the Cazenovia boys basketball team faced plenty of questions going into the 2014-15 season. Having gone 15-5 a season ago (where it fell to Syracuse ITC in the Section III Class B quarterfinals), the Lakers, with a mostly new starting lineup, opened its season last Tuesday night at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and put together an impressive 58-47 victory over the Red Devils.

Caz girls basketball battles to 1-1 start

Lakers stop APW after opening defeat to Oswego

With every starter back from 2013-14, and with ambitions to battle for both OHSL Liberty and Section III Class B honors, the Cazenovia girls basketball team has upped the ante in its scheduling.

Chittenango wrestlers win opener over ITC

Fredericks pin stops Eagles; Bears 3-2 at own dual meet

It was all on Connor Fredericks as the final bout of the Chittenango wrestling team’s 2014-15 season opener last Thursday night against Syracuse’s Institute of Technology Central came to a dramatic conclusion.

Cazenovia hockey splits opening games

Lakers handle Ontario Bay, fall to CBA/J-D

From a state championship in 2011 to a side that battles just to make the post-season, the Cazenovia ice hockey program has undergone plenty of different experiences in its recent history. So the Lakers’ first task in 2014-15 was to establish its identity as a contender, and its opening week of games – an easier assignment on home ice, followed by a tough road trip – would offer plenty of early answers.

Chittenango volleyball improves to 4-1

Bears take out ESM at end of unbeaten week

Having split its first two matches of the season, the Chittenango girls volleyball team was eager to see what happened when the calendar turned to December. As it turned out, it was nothing but good news, with the Bears winning three times in five nights, capped by last Friday’s four-set victory at East Syracuse-Minoa.

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Passing the baton

Two Laker greats run in successive seasons

When Jeanette Cudney graduated from Cazenovia Central School in June 2014, it was the end of an era for Cazenovia’s cross country and track programs. The standout distance runner had set every school record for cross country and finished her career with the all-time CCS marks for the 3,000 meter and four relays in indoor track and the 2,000 meter steeplechase and 4x800 meter relay in spring track.

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Brown, Mitchell make commitments for college sports

Two Cazenovia High School athletes last week signed their letters of commitment to attend and play lacrosse for two different colleges.

Girls hoops Lakers top Cortland in season opener

Burbidge, Johnson, Tedesco all hit double figures for Caz

All that the Cazenovia girls basketball team’s narrow one-point defeat to an unbeaten South Jefferson side in last winter’s Section III Class B playoffs did was make the Lakers quite motivated to move further ahead in 2014-15.