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Chittenango basketball sides each fall to Cortland
For the Cazenovia girls basketball team, it wasn’t a big secret to know that Bishop Grimes was emerging as a favorite in both the OHSL Liberty and the larger Section III Class B picture. Thus, the Lakers were fired up to face the state Class B no. 9-ranked Cobras last Friday night, and for a while in the first half, a big shocker seemed possible – but a fierce surge late in the second quarter ended up hurting Cazenovia beyond repair, leading to a 63-43 defeat.
Cazenovia survives 3-2 battle with Oswego as Race scores twice
Though it sometimes isn’t pretty, and it always is stressful, the Cazenovia ice hockey team has shown that, at its best, it could threaten front-running New Hartford in the Division II National Conference race by the time the winter is over.
Cazenovia boys join girls at top of MVITA standings
Not caring much about possible fatigue, and certainly not looking ahead to the holidays, the Cazenovia indoor track and field teams pulled off a clean sweep of the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association’s third meet of the season on Thursday night at Colgate University’s Sanford Field House.
Visiting side prevails 34-30 in latest Laker duel
Exactly one week before Christmas, it was time for the two Lakers wrestling teams to get together. And the showdown Thursday night between Cazenovia and Skaneateles proved quite good, too, with the visitors from Cazenovia roaring out in front with wins in five consecutive bouts, and then having to withstand a late Skaneateles charge to pull out a 34-30 victory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.