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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.
Girls hoops opens Nov. 25 against Cortland
Cazenovia High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Bears host Dec. 22-23 tournament
Chittenango High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Seven turnovers doom Caz football three-peat quest
All of the history, tradition and vast success the Cazenovia football team has gained through the decades meant little in the face of a turnover wave that helped deliver Homer its first Section III Class B championship since 2005. Seven different takeaways, five of them in the first half, doomed the Lakers in a 38-24 defeat to the Trojans Sunday afternoon in the Class B title game at the Carrier Dome.
Caz shut down by Whitney Point in 2-0 defeat
As originally intended, the plan for the Cazenovia field hockey team was to make one trip to Maine-Endwell High School for the Class C regional final, and then a second trip a week later to try and gain the state championship that eluded the Lakers by such a slim margin one year ago. But the second trip would not take place.
Cazenovia sweeps Byron-Bergen in three sets
With the Section III Class C championship secured, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team would now face the two-tiered regional playoffs, where wins in both levels would mean a trip to Glens Falls for the state championship tournament next weekend.
Cazenovia advances to regional final against Whitney Point
Ever since the overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last year’s state Class C final, the Cazenovia field hockey team has put all of its energies into returning to that round and producing a different – and happier – ending.
42-second outburst in second half decisive in 2-0 defeat
Forty-two seconds, in the course of an 80-minute game, counts for less than 2 percent of the field time, which isn’t much – unless a championship is at stake and a decisive blow is rendered.
McLaughlin nets hat trick; Willard had two goals, three assists
Right after the Cazenovia field hockey team handled Holland Patent last Wednesday to earn yet another Section III Class C championship, attention turned to the Class C-D final Saturday at Rome Free Academy Stadium, where the Lakers would reunite with Weedsport to see who advances to the state tournament.
Cazenovia duo earns third-place finishes in sectional races
Kevin Ridings has waited until his senior year to achieve his ultimate goal. Clara Rowles didn’t even have to reach high school to get to that same point. Regardless of their diverse paths, Ridings, a senior, and Rowles, an eighth-grader, will both represent the Cazenovia cross country program at SUNY-Canton this Saturday and compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.