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Caz boys soccer blanks General Brown, to meet Skaneateles in title game
All season long, the Cazenovia and Skaneateles boys soccer teams have been inked up together, and not just because they share the same nickname.
Lakers smash Holland Patent in one-sided Class C final
It's getting to a point for the Cazenovia field hockey team where it's not a question of whether or not it ends a season with a Section III championship - just what are the details that lead to the title.
Top seed Lowville shuts down Cazenovia, 1-0
According to the plan, the Cazenovia girls soccer team would step up, reach its first Section III Class B final since 2007 and then, with the most at stake, end a quarter-century of waiting for a championship banner. Those plans fell two wins short of fulfillment, though.
Big second half pushes Caz past Little Falls, 6-0
Now the Cazenovia field hockey team is a step closer to winning a Section III championship for the ninth consecutive year. Having earned the top seed in the seven-team sectional Class C bracket, the Lakers enjoyed a full week of rest and recuperation while everyone else in the field had to go through an opening round game.
Caz, top seed, handles South Jefferson in Class B quarterfinal
Ideally, the Cazenovia boys soccer team would enter the Section III Class B playoffs as a talented and prominent top seed, ready to welcome a hapless opponent to the Sean Googin Sports Complex and then take them out. Well, that did happen - but not in Cazenovia.
Rout of Skaneateles sets up sectional semifinal against Westhill
Compared to its usual standard, the Cazenovia football team found itself sloppy, unfocused and making mental errors throughout the first quarter of Saturday’s Section III Class B opening-round playoff game against Skaneateles at Buckley-Volo Field. And it didn’t matter one bit.
Big first half sets up semifinal against unbeaten Lowville
True, the ending to the regular season was not what the Cazenovia girls soccer team had in mind – far from it. But if things break right in the Section III Class B playoffs, the Lakers could get the best possible chance to atone and finish on top.
Wins over Solvay, LaFayette help Lakers tie Westhill for first
Though it took a whole lot of effort and court time, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team was quite happy to walk away from the 2014 regular season holding a share of the OHSL Liberty division title with the Westhill Warriors.
Ridings fourth in boys race; Rowles also fourth on girls side
One more big race remained before Cazenovia’s cross country teams could turn their collective attention to next Saturday’s Section III Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
Monds scores with 10 seconds left on controversial tally
Jayanna Monds was offsides by several yards, as far as the Cazenovia girls soccer team was concerned. Westhill, on the other hand, thought that Monds had perfectly timed her run. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown. And Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2 in Saturday's regular-season finale.