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Phil Blackwell has been sports editor of Eagle Newspapers since 1998 and is the co-host of the Inside High School Sports show, Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. on ESPN Radio 97.7 and 100.1.
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Caz battles for points, but still moves to 4-0
Through decades of success, the Cazenovia football team may put up gaudy offensive numbers, but it always comes back to keeping the other team from getting on the board. That was what the Lakers counted on, again, in Saturday's Homecoming game against Holland Patent, getting its first points on a defensive play and working from there to a 26-0 shutout of the Golden Knights.
Lakers fall, 2-1, despite Johnson's 18 saves
At heights it has rarely felt in its entire program history, the Cazenovia girls soccer team knew that it had to keep playing at a top level when it wanted to stay there.
Caz attackers foiled by Marsden's 16 saves
For now, the Cazenovia field hockey team is all too glad to have the most difficult portion of its regular-season slate behind them.
Lakers quickly rebound after defeat to LaFayette
Even though it had risen up and handed first-place Homer its first defeat of the season on September 18, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team still was searching for consistency, and a 24-hour stretch demonstrated that problem, in both bad and good ways.
Lakers absorb first defeat amid season's toughest stretch
When the Cazenovia field hockey team goes to Weedsport Tuesday afternoon for a first-place Onondaga High School League showdown, it culminates the Lakers’ toughest stretch of the regular season.
Chittenango takes defeats to Homer, Marcellus
All is now in place for the Cazenovia girls soccer team as, on Tuesday night, it welcomes Westhill to the Sean Googin Sports Complex in a game that would determine who would have the lead in the OHSL Liberty division midway through the regular season.
Early 16-0 deficit vanishes in avalanche of Caz points
A wake-up call arrived for the Cazenovia football team when it made its first road trip of the season. It came in the form of 16 points from Central Valley Academy, who despite its 0-2 record was determined to turn Friday night's lightly-regarded contest into a monumental upset. The Thunder's dreams did not last long, though.
White's goal holds up for Lakers, who improve to 7-1
No one doubts anymore whether the Cazenovia boys soccer team can battle for top honors in the OHSL Liberty division – and, perhaps, much more. If any of those doubts remained, they were dashed by Tuesday night’s 1-0 shutout over defending Section III Class B champion Westhill at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.
Lakers rebound from Tuesday defeat to Westhill
A valuable lesson that the Cazenovia girls volleyball team learned, through last week’s action, was that it helped to get off to a good start, but that finishing things off is a lot sweeter.
Chittenango boys take top spot at Baldwinsville Invitational
At the start of its OHSL Liberty division schedule, the Cazenovia cross country teams both got to face Christian Brothers Academy Wednesday afternoon and earned a sweep of those races at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.