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Solvay softball blazes back to Class B final

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.

Girls track teams duel in Class B sectionals

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.

West Genny alums earn NCAA titles at Cortland State

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.

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Warriors fall to Cazenovia in Class C final

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.

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Lacrosse Wildcats beat Auburn, reclaim sectional title

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.

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Marcellus student wins congressional art compeition

Brown's work to be displayed in the US Capitol

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Girls Wildcats edge CBA, keep sectional title

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.

St. John's Rummage Sale

Rummage sale this weekend

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Maizey could be yours for life

Miss Maizey is a mini-bull terrier. Though small in stature, she’s big in personality and will steal your heart.

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Baltimore Woods Garden party

Learning opportunities and appreciation for the gardens

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EDITORIAL: Start small to help end lupus

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.

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‘It’s a fight’

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.

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Memorial mural

Mural honors those who served

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Lacrosse Wildcats give Messere 800th win

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.

Westhill lacrosse makes first-ever sectional final

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.

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Boleslav brothers win state tennis qualifier

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.

Marcellus girls stunned by Skaneateles rally

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.

Wildcats rally past B’ville in Class A semis

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.

Lacrosse Wildcats, Warriors sail to playoff wins

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.

Marcellus summer recreation

Department announces summer plans

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