Bearcats to take on APW in final at Gillette Road complex
Though other area softball teams dropped out of their respective Section III playoff brackets, Solvay continued to drive toward a third consecutive Class B championship.
Gugel, Blonski lead J-E to second-place finish on B-2 side
When area track and field teams went to their respective Section III Class B championships, the girls didn’t have to go far, with Westhill serving as the hosts for Thursday’s competition. Jordan-Elbridge did quite well in the Class B-2 meet, earning 98 points to top everyone in the eight-team field except Clinton, who won with 186.5 points.
Bello, LaComb, Elmer, Parry all part of first-ever title runs
Perhaps the biggest week in Cortland State athletics, involving the women’s lacrosse and baseball teams each earning NCAA Division III championships, carried a distinct West Genesee flavor. On the lacrosse field, it was juniors Liz LaComb and Nicole Bello, along with freshman Hannah Elmer, leading the Red Dragons to its first-ever national title, while in baseball junior Turner Parry played a role in a record-breaking season for Cortland’s diamond heroes.
Six-goal lead vanishes in OT defeat to Lakers
In every manner except the final result, the Westhill boys lacrosse team was a championship unit during 2015, denied only by a Cazenovia Lakers side that, on three separate occasions, broke the Warriors’ hearts by prevailing in overtime.
Big first-half surge follows early time-out in 16-9 win
Mike Messere did not accumulate 801 victories over 40 seasons coaching West Genesee's boys lacrosse team by making hasty, rash decisions. So it had to surprise everyone that closely follows the Wildcat program to see Messere signal for a time-out midway through the first quarter of Wednesday night's Section III Class A final at the Carrier Dome, with WG only trailing Auburn by a single goal.
Brown's work to be displayed in the US Capitol
Delaney goal in last seconds delivers 8-7 victory
Of all the pieces of championship glory picked up by the West Genesee girls lacrosse team in the last decade and a half, few were as difficult to attain - and satisfying in its acquisition - as the Section III Class A title earned at the Carrier Dome Tuesday night when the Wildcats edged Christian Brothers Academy in a tense 8-7 thriller.
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Miss Maizey is a mini-bull terrier. Though small in stature, she’s big in personality and will steal your heart.
Learning opportunities and appreciation for the gardens
Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.
Lupus Alliance provides support for local patients
Deana Fellows suffered in silence for 18 years before she discovered the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York. She attended the Lupus Alliance’s “Walk Along for Lupus” in 2007 and found the organization to be full of “wonderfully embracing people.” Now, Fellows is a member of the group’s board of directors. Diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder at age 23, Fellows, who lives in Marcellus, said she doesn’t care much to talk about her illness, but she realized that opening up about her story helps other people with lupus know they’re not alone.
Mural honors those who served
West Genny dominates C-NS in Class A sectional semifinal
Post-season games are important, and a Section III Class A semifinal is particularly important, even for someone so used to the stage as the West Genesee boys lacrosse team. Yet something beyond the stakes of yet another berth in yet another championship game drove the top-seeded Wildcats when it beat no. 5 seed Cicero-North Syracuse 13-3 in Saturday night's semifinal at Bragman Stadium.
Win over CBA sets up shot at Cazenovia in Carrier Dome
What was already a great season for the Westhill boys lacrosse team crossed into historical territory the moment the Warriors' tense 11-10 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in Saturday's Section III Class C semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa Stadium came to a crashing conclusion.
WG's star duo does not drop a set in tournament
Once again, West Genesee’s boys tennis brother tandem of Brent and Garrett Boleslav are making their way to Queens in pursuit of a state championship. The Boleslavs secured their bid through winning the Section III state qualifying tournament, held Thursday and Friday at Utica’s Mott Courts and Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, proving so tough that, in four matches, they did not drop a single set.
Mustangs led for most of sectional Class C semifinal
Many different times in many different settings, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team had tried to conquer its more storied neighbors from Skaneateles in a Section III playoff setting, only to get turned back. Few, if any of those defeats compared, in terms of pain and frustration, to what took place Thursday night at Christian Brothers Academy’s Alibrandi Stadium, a Class C semifinal that the Mustangs led most of the way before it got snatched from them in a cruel 11-10 defeat to the Lakers.
WG girls lax relies on defense, will play CBA for sectional title
Patience is something not often associated with teenagers, even high school athletes. Yet the West Genesee girls lacrosse team had to employ a lot of patience in order to return to the Carrier Dome for yet another shot at the Section III Class A championship.
Marcellus ousted by Caz in Class C quarterfinal
If the West Genesee boys lacrosse team reclaims the Section III Class A title, it will do so not having to worry about Fayetteville-Manlius standing in the way. As the top-seeded Wildcats dismantled no. 8 seed Utica Proctor 21-3 in Wednesday night's opening-round game in Camillus, the no. 4 seed Hornets saw its title reign come to an end with a 14-6 home defeat to no. 5 seed Cicero-North Syracuse.
Department announces summer plans