Ross scores eight in fourth quarter, makes key late steal
Right to the last possession, the Westhill and West Genesee girls basketball team made Monday night's neighborhood clash a memorable one. Not until the Wildcats were unable to get off a shot in the waning seconds were the Warriors able to escape and preserve a 58-56 victory in the first of two regular-season meetings.
Syracuse side beats B'ville, Oswego, awaits WG clash
A season ago, the Solvay ice hockey program that used to call the State Fair Coliseum home merged with the Corcoran program, forming the Syracuse Cougars. And things went quite well, the Cougars going 11-8-2 and making it to the Section III Division I playoffs before a first-round defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse.
Wildcats start 2-0, will get shot at F-M on Tuesday
Getting to the Section III Class AA semifinals a season ago gave the West Genesee boys basketball team a newfound sense of confidence and a belief that, perhaps, it was ready to make a serious championship push.
Victories over Massena, Fairport mark tournament run
Questions loom all over the local Division I ice hockey landscape - but not at West Genesee, where a team holding six consecutive Section III titles is after much more. The Wildcats, returning most of its lineup from 2012-13, are already 3-0, having rolled to three consecutive home victories, including a comfortable conquest of its own tournament.
Supporting cast helps Kaigler, Hackett in crucial 10-0 run
In the two seasons that Dan Kaigler and Ben Hackett have served as the focal point, the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team has made two trips to Glens Falls Civic Center in March, winning the state Class B championship in 2012 and going to the state semifinals a year later.
Westhill opens with easy win over Skaneateles
In both of Dan Hallinan’s seasons at the helm of the West Genesee girls basketball team, the Wildcats have achieved plenty – and have also seen its Section III Class AA championship dreams thwarted each time by powerhouse Cicero-North Syracuse.
Marcellus starts 1-1; J-E rolls past Solvay
Even before the first week of December was done, the Marcellus boys basketball team had a chance to open some eyes among followers of the OHSL Liberty division - but it only got half the task accomplished.
J-E improves dramatically in early defeat to Solvay
Tame winter weather meant that all of the area’s high school girls basketball teams could get started, and the results within the OHSL Liberty division proved quite fascinating.
Great man fought for freedom, forgiveness in extraordinary life
A Sunday morning, February 11, 1990, and I was still a freshman in high school. We were all about to head out to church, but we turned on CNN – and the most astonishing, remarkable and wonderful sight greeted us.
Annual Wal Mart shopping spree event benefitted 15 local non-profits
While a “shopping spree” may sound like something a contest winner would get, Skaneateles students recently participated in a spree to help less fortunate people. For the 14th consecutive year, Skaneateles Middle School Student Council Holiday Shopping Spree was held yesterday. Fifty-six total students split into 15 groups, each with a chaperone, spent $13,200 on gifts at the Camillus Wal Mart.
Helping others around the holidays doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. It can be as simple as cleaning out your linen closet or picking up some extra pet food. Joelle Litz of Liverpool is conducting a donation drive for the Humane Association of CNY and the CNY SPCA from now until Dec. 22. Both shelters are always in need of supplies (see the sidebar for their wish lists), and Litz said every little bit counts.
With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the image of the Thanksgiving feast shared by the Plymouth colonists of Massachusetts and their Native American hosts during the winter of 1621 is often at the forefront of the imagination. The spirit of cooperation, mutual understanding and respect demonstrated by that event in the midst of the cultural interface between those two cultures is certainly one worth celebrating. As providence would have it, Onondaga Lake’s history illustrates that the imagination need not wander upon the far distant Massachusetts colony to envision such an event worth celebrating. Such a Thanksgiving feast took place in 1656 on the shore of Onondaga Lake.
Hockey Wildcats look to continue sectional title streak
West Genesee High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball sides have key early games with J-E, Cazenovia
Marcellus High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball looks for return to state Class B final four
Westhill High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Games with Marcellus, Solvay mark basketball opening week
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Basketball Bearcats start with Cazenovia, J-E
Solvay High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys Gaelic Knights are defending Class A champs
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2013-14 schedule for the boys and girls basketball teams, with all dates and times subject to change.
A childhood friend of the woman killed Sunday afternoon on Route 57 has launched a fundraiser to help her family pay their medical expenses and funeral costs.
When the “World’s Smallest Christmas Parade” kicks off Nov. 29, opening the 20th season of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, it will feature three renditions of Charles Dickens.