Wildcats avenge 2013 sectional semifinal defeat to Northstars
Yes, it was cold, raw and windy again, and yes, Cicero-North Syracuse stood on the opposing side, providing a serious challenge. But this time around, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team got the best of it, prevailing 10-7 over the Northstars in a key early-season showdown Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium.
Wildcats knock off both of 2013 sectional AA finalists
Due to the bad weather that pushed the start of its 2014 season back for more than a week, the West Genesee baseball team found itself hosting both of last spring’s Section III Class AA finalists when it finally took the field – and beating them both.
Wildcats to face C-NS Tuesday in playoff rematch
All the steps that the West Genesee girls lacrosse team had to take prior to Tuesday night’s long-awaited reunion with Cicero-North Syracuse – better known as the team that ended the Wildcats’ six-year championship run in last year’s Section III Class A semifinal – were made with little incident.
Gaelic Knights rally past LaFayette, Cortland
Bigger challenges loom ahead for the Bishop Ludden girls lacrosse team, but it is displaying, at this early point in the season, quite a lot of grit and determination.
Sixth-inning rally helps Warriors survive at OCC field
In an early-season showdown, the Westhill baseball team met its neighbors from Solvay at the new Onondaga Community College complex Thursday night, and it turned into a particularly exciting contest, with the Warriors requiring a late comeback to beat the Bearcats 5-4.
Garn, Fallon, Sylcox each win twice for Mustangs
When it finally dried up and warmed up for the high school track and field season to get underway, the Marcellus girls managed to pull off something no one has in five years – namely, beat the Cazenovia Lakers.
Koziol's 16 saves key Wildcats' 8-5 win over Bees
A wide array of challenges greeted the West Genesee boys lacrosse team in the first full week of April, with plenty of motivation to meet those challenges head-on and eventually conquer them.
Marcellus prevails at Liverpool; Westhill goes 2-0
Competition at the top of the OHSL Liberty division in boys lacrosse is bound to be fierce, as Marcellus quickly found out. Fresh off its tough season-opening win over Auburn on March 29, the Mustangs hosted LaFayette last Tuesday afternoon, and it proved a close, tense contest, but Marcellus fell to the Lancers 11-9.
Ludden/Grimes debuts with rout over Clinton
Within hours of each other last Tuesday night, the Marcellus and Westhill girls lacrosse team, playing important early-season contests, met with wildly varying degrees of success.
First encounter since sectional sees WG prevail again
The last time they were together, West Genesee's boys lacrosse team was celebrating yet another Section III Class A championship on the Carrier Dome turf while, on that same field, Fayetteville-Manlius dealt with the heartbreak of yet another opportunity that slipped away.
Walsh strikes out 13 in six innings of 2014 debut
With a Section III Class B championship that it badly wants to reclaim, the Westhill baseball team got started on another spring of high expectations. At the heart of those expectations is pitching ace Sam Walsh, who proved quite impressive in Wednesday afternoon's season opener against Marcellus, throwing six innings and only allowing one hit in a 5-2 victory over the Mustangs.
Senior-heavy Wildcats determined to regain Class A crown
May 24, 2013 remains a vivid memory for the West Genesee girls lacrosse team, and because of what took place that day, anything short of a championship this season will prove a major disappointment.
Cizenski leads Marcellus, who rallies past Auburn 11-10
With all of the questions off the field addressed and an exciting young coach at the helm, the Marcellus boys lacrosse team could turn its attention back to the game itself.
Warriors back on field shortly after Reed Derenbacker tragedy
If any group of people could fully grasp the concept of moving ahead through tragedy, it was the Westhill girls lacrosse team.
Penfield rallies late in state semifinals rematch
With its trademark brand of stifling, man-to-man defense, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team kept host Penfield off the scoreboard for most of Saturday afternoon's season opener - and still lost.
Central New York educators can take advantage of courses designed to help them implement the Common Core curriculum at OCM BOCES next week. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 27 and 28, educators in the Syracuse area can attend Discovery Education’s Common Core Academies at BOCES’ Central New York Regional Information Center, 6075 East Molloy Road, Syracuse. The courses will be lead by Common Core state standards expert Dr. Karen Beerer and hosted by Discovery Education, a publisher and content provider that offers textbooks and multimedia content that support Common Core implementation.
Boys lacrosse starts sectional title defense at Fairport
West Genesee High School’s 2014 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Baseball Warriors look to reclaim sectional Class B honors
Westhill High School’s 2014 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Softball Bearcats defends sectional Class B championship
Solvay High School’s softball team is defending its Section III Class B championship with most of its lineup back from 2013, hoping to open (weather and field conditions permitting) April 1 against West Genesee. Here is the 2014 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Community college students may soon have a harder time finding child care while they go to school. In his 2014-15 executive budget proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed cutting $653,000 from the state’s operating grant to the State University of New York’s child care centers. The cut would come in addition to a reduction in the federal Child Care Block Grant, which subsidizes care for children of needy student-parents. While the New York State Senate restored Cuomo’s cut in their budget proposal, advocates say the cuts faced by SUNY centers in the last several years are still devastating and need to be restored. And it’s community colleges that will likely see the most damaging consequences.