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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WG to face Pittsford in state boys lacrosse semifinal
Not even a weather delay could slow down the West Genesee boys lacrosse team's offense Saturday as it pounded Section IV champion Corning Painted Post 17-3 in the Class A regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.
Solvay second to Warriors; J-E grabs third place in B-2 meet
Finding success in many different disciplines but doing especially well in field events, the combined Westhill-Bishop Ludden boys track and field team was able to hold off Solvay to win Friday’s Section III Class B-1 championship meet at Canastota High School.