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Lakers fall to Central Valley Academy in sectional Dual Meet
It proved quite a memorable 48 hours for the Cazenovia wrestling team, who got bragging rights in a local rivalry and then went up against one of the best high school teams in the area as part of Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Girls Bears roll past ESM, CBA to stay hot
Even as the Chittenango girls volleyball team winds toward the end of its successful regular season, the boys Bears are just getting into the heart of its season, finding similar success to be a bit elusive.
Tedesco, Fredericks lead fourth-quarter rally against Warriors
More than a week after its tough Jan. 13 win over Skaneateles, the Cazenovia girls basketball team had another chance to earn a signature victory – and got it.
Caz still 9-3 after loss to defending state Class B champs
All that the Cazenovia boys basketball team had done, racing to a 9-2 start and sneaking into the no. 24 spot in the latest state Class B rankings, had led to Friday night’s clash with Westhill at Buckley Gym.
Lakers move back to .500 mark
One big motivating factor for the Cazenovia ice hockey team, entering the regular-season homestretch, is the chance to finish in the top two of the Division II National Conference and, as a result, secure a first-round Section III playoff home game at the Morrisville State IcePlex.
Caz girls join other MVITA teams at sectional venue
Just as they had done all winter, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team prevailed over challengers from the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Thursday night - only this time, it wasn't at Colgate University. The scene, for one night, shifted to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, which will host the Section III championships on Feb. 4-5, and the Lakers, getting a sneak preview of the venue, won - like it had multiple times this winter at Sanford Field House.
Chittenango drops showdown with Marcellus
Five days after finishing third to Baldwinsville and Mexico in its own invitational meet, the Cazenovia wrestling team resumed action in the OHSL Liberty division, and found more success.
Lakers duel is close until second-period goals
During its mid-January stretch, the Cazenovia ice hockey team would find itself face-to-face with the powers in the Division II American Conference, and take a pair of defeats.
Boys Bears rally for five-set win over Westmoreland
Having not lost for more than a month, the Chittenango girls volleyball team would find out a lot about itself in the matches that followed its tough four-set defeat to Onondaga High School League leader Tully on Jan. 9.
Boys win on road; girls need OT for win
On the same frigid Tuesday night, in two separate venues separated by a long, cold stretch of Route 20, the Cazenovia and Skaneateles basketball teams squared off. Much to the delight of Cazenovia partisans, their Laker side would prevail in each of those games by the same five-point margin, the boys going on the road to win 56-51, the girls withstanding a rough finish to regulation to prevail 58-53 in overtime.