Plis, Stanistreet golf at North America Cup

WG stars help Americans tie Canadians in international matches

Just a few days after the Fourth of July, West Genesee boys golf stars Dylan Plis and Sean Stanistreet did their own bit of patriotic duty. Together, Plis and Stanistreet were part of the United States team that took on a side from Canada in the North America Cup, a match-play tournament that took place at Weston Golf & Country Club in Ontario.

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Kickin’ it

Dream Factory of Syracuse to host annual kickball tournament fundraiser

To help make a dream come true for a chronically ill child, all you have to do is play a game of kickball. The Dream Factory of Syracuse is hosting its fourth annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Syracuse Kickball Park on Oswego Road in Liverpool. The co-ed tournament, which begins at 10 a.m., lasts all day and features food, games and live entertainment (donated by RMD Premier DJ Ryno), as well as raffles, a silent auction, a dunk tank and a bounce house for kids.

Solvay softball stopped in state final again

Bearcats beat Marlboro, but fall in close title game

More than a generation ago, just as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association started to hand out championships in softball, Solvay earned the Class B state crown in 1986. Nearly three decades later, the Bearcats had a second chance to add a second title to that long-ago prize –but Saturday afternoon’s title game at the Moreau Recreational Park in South Glens Falls ended in the same unforgiving manner as it did in that same venue 12 months earlier.

Westhill baseball falls in state semifinal

Livonia rallies late, edges Warriors 3-2

When the Westhill baseball team took the trip down Interstate 81 to Binghamton’s Broome County Community College on Saturday, it intended to return with a third state Class B championship in six years.

Roland, Gugel stand out at state track meet

Solvay's Harrington is sixth in girls pentathlon

An interesting mix of local track and field athletes made their way to the University at Albany and appeared in this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.

Westhill baseball returns to state final four

Five years after securing the second of back-to-back state Class B championships, the Westhill baseball team is going back to the state final four.

WG boys lacrosse defeated in state final

Niskayuna beats Wildcats for historic state title

In a quest to add to its own daunting and staggering record with a 16th state championship, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team got to the final round, only to get thwarted by an opponent making its own kind of history.

McGuire, Gardner lead Bearcats to regional win

Solvay wins rematch with Windsor, goes to state final four

Molly McGuire and Jackie Gardner are the best of friends, and together, they’ve helped the Solvay softball team scale unprecedented heights. For them, along with fellow seniors Nicole Antonacci, Chelsie Delperuto, Brandi Pidkaminy, Jordyn Everett and Kayla Emmi, Just one goal remains – a state Class B championship, barely missed a year ago, now again within the grasp of the Bearcats as big contributions from McGuire and Gardner helped the a return trip to the state final four.

WG girls lacrosse beaten in state semifinals

West Islip avenges 2014 state title game defeat to Wildcats

The thing draws attention in girls lacrosse is goals and offensive statistics, just like most sports. Defensive work is far less glamorous, but far more important, especially for someone like West Genesee, whose run of seven state Class A championships since 2001 has always featured an ability to keep opponents of all stripes from finding the net with regularity.

WG baseball falls in sectional title game

C-NS denies Wildcats first sectional title since 1977

A 38-year weight for a Section III championship continues for the West Genesee baseball team, with one bad inning – and the work of one great pitcher – denying the Wildcats its ultimate dream.

Boys Wildcats rally, reach state Class A final

Second-half shutout keys 8-6 victory over Pittsford

For the 23rd time, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team has given itself a chance to earn the state Class A championship - and it took the last step toward that title game in a very familiar manner. Buoyed by a superb defense, the Wildcats fought past Section V champion Pittsford 8-7 in Wednesday night's state semifinal, held right in the Panthers' backyard at St. John Fisher College.

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Walsh, Warriors reclaim sectional Class B title

Westhill fights off Holland Patent, 5-4

Sam Walsh finally returned to his favorite role as a starting pitcher - just in time for the Westhill baseball team. Walsh's complete-game effort, combined with selective and timely hits, helped push the top-seeded Warriors past no. 2 seed Holland Patent 5-4 to win the Section III Class B championship Tuesday at Onondaga Community College.

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Solvay softball secures sectional three-peat

Big fourth inning pushes Bearcats past APW, 7-2

Cold, wet, weather, a venue change, a pitching role reversal - any of these things may have derailed the Solvay softball team. But nothing would keep the unbeaten Bearcats from rising to the top of the Section III Class B ranks for a third consecutive year.

Baseball Wildcats roll to sectional AA final

WG beats Liverpool, 6-0, as Randall throws shutout

A season ago, the West Genesee baseball team saw its season end in a Section III Class AA semifinal played at Onondaga Community College. But when the Wildcats returned to that same round, at that same OCC venue, on a chilly, overcast Sunday afternoon, it turned out quite different, WG shutting out Liverpool 6-0 to earn a trip to Wednesday night's AA title game.

Sweeny pitches Westhill to sectional final

Warriors handle Solvay

Joe Sweeny enjoys pitching against Solvay - and the Westhill baseball team is glad for it. Sweeny's four-hit gem, combined with plenty of early run production and superb defense, helped the top-seeded Warriors defeat the no. 4 seed Bearcats 6-0 in Sunday's Section III Class B semifinal at Onondaga Community College and earn a trip to Tuesday's final against no. 2 seed Holland Patent.