Wildcats start 1-1 in league matches, fall to C-NS Blue
It’s a heady time for West Genesee’s golfing family, from seeing alum John Clare compete in the United States Amateur to a current Wildcats team with championship dreams.
Warriors outscore Carthage, General Brown by combined 10-0
Bent on reclaiming the Section III Class B title it surrendered to Skaneateles a year ago, the Westhill boys soccer team was 2-0 before the calendar even turned to September.
CNY Elite Lacrosse Club snags third place in Scotland invitational
The CNY Elite Lacrosse Club earned third place in the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse at Edinburgh, Scotland, last month. But the 24 girls from the Cicero-North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Jordan-Elbridge school districts have brought back more than just a bronze medal — they’ve returned with new friends and new memories, too.
Mustang teams return to OHSL Liberty division
Each of the Marcellus High School varsity sports teams returns to Class B for Section III and state competition this fall after most of them were in Class A during the 2014-15 school year.
Girls soccer Warriors defend sectional Class B title
Westhill High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Gaelic Knights open football season at Pulaski Sept. 4
Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
West Genny grad unable to make it to match play
John Clare had to work long and hard to make it to the United States Amateur, the oldest national golf championship.
Wildcats football opens Sept. 4 at Central Square
West Genesee High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Eagles to meet Watertown IHC in Sept. 4 football opener
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Bearcats play at Marcellus in Sept. 4 football opener
Solvay High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.
Lacrosse coaching legend honored at Pepper Tournament
At the school where he built a coaching legend, Mike Messere now has a permanent honor. In a ceremony Saturday during the annual John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, the turf field at West Genesee High School was formally dedicated as "Mike Messere Field" as a large contingent of current and former players joined in the proceedings.
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.
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.
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.