Solvay, J-E find early-season league success
Waiting until the second week of September to get underway, the West Genesee boys soccer team tested itself with three games in a five-day span.
West Genny runs into B'ville; Marcellus gains split
A key early-season girls volleyball contest among top OHSL Liberty division contenders – and neighbors – went the way of Westhill, as it went to Solvay last Tuesday night and recorded a four-set victory over the Bearcats.
Wildcats also claim VVS Invitational girls title
With a deep roster on both the girls and boys sides, West Genesee’s cross country teams will again be a force in the 2014 season. Just how dangerous was apparent during last Saturday’s Vernono-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.
Ludden falls to 0-2 after tough defeat to Lowville
What the Jordan-Elbridge football team wanted out of its long trip east to play Cooperstown on Saturday afternoon was a bit more comfort than it had claiming its first victory six days earlier in the Carrier Dome. That was accomplished, and then some, by the Eagles, whose attack sprung to life in a big way during a 49-8 victory over the Hawkeyes.
Bees hurt West Genny with 30 first-half points
Sure, it didn't count in the league standings, so the West Genesee football team still shares the top spot in the Class AA-1 division two weeks into the season. But the Wildcats still went through a humbling experience in Friday night's trip to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, falling 36-7 to Baldwinsville and learning that it still has a lot of work to do if it wants to be a long-term league and Section III title contender.
Warriors give Bearcats yet another frustrating defeat
Atonement was at hand for the Solvay football team. Seven days after squandering a 22-point second-half lead to Marcellus, the Bearcats had returned to the friendly turf of Al Merola Field Friday night and fought its way to a slim one-point lead against its other neighbor and rival, Westhill. What's more, it had the Warriors pinned deep in its own territory, and one more stop might provided a long-awaited breakthrough win.
Marcellus enjoys another second-half surge against rival Lakers
Maybe the Marcellus football team can just skip the prelminaries and go directly to the third quarter, because that's when all the fun starts. For the second week in a row, the Mustangs put up big second-half numbers, striking with five touchdown plays of 31 or more yards, this time resulting in a 35-20 victory over neighbor and rival Skaneateles on Friday night.
Marcellus defeats Westhill; Solvay stops Mexico
In one of the first big girls volleyball contests of the season, defending Section III Class B champion Westhill would take on Solvay Tuesday night, but the Warriors would do so coming off a three-set loss to Marcellus.
J-E hosts Kamikaze Challenge; Marcellus contends at C. Square meet
Just in time, the searing summer heat left, and the area’s high school cross country runners were thankful as they got to compete in various meets on Saturday to get the 2014 season underway.
Marcellus, Solvay also earn early-season triumphs
While it’s quite difficult to follow up a campaign that went all the way to the state Class B championship game, the Westhill boys soccer team will attempt it.
Eagles rally past Thousand Islands, 8-7, in Kickoff Classic
Since Jordan-Elbridge football senior quarterback Austin Barrigar is entering his third year as a starter, head coach Tim Hawkins said he trusts Barrigar enough to given him some play-calling duties. That trust was put to the test in the Carrier Dome in Sunday's Kickoff Classic, and Barrigar proved his worth by making the correct decision - and the big play - to help the Eagles get a late touchdown and beat Thousand Islands 8-7.
West Genesee, Westhill both fall to J-D in weekend action
Everything about area high school girls soccer is different now. Marcellus, for so long the dominant Section III Class B program, got pulled up to Class A for the 2014 season. That left behind all the other local sides in the OHSL Liberty division, including the Mustangs’ biggest rival for local league and sectional supremacy, Westhill.
Warriors beat Fonda-Fultonville in Casullo's coaching debut
While it's true that the Westhill football team's new head coach, Jamie Casullo, got a late start in the off-season, not taking over until June, he and his players have more than made up for that deficiency in the way they got a new era underway.
Wildcats' hot offense sets up big test at Baldwinsville
When West Genesee decided to move the kickoff of its football season opener against visiting Central Square back one hour in order for the thermometer to dip below 90 degrees and the sun to set, it did so in the hopes that players and spectators would find it more comfortable.
Down 22, Marcellus rallies, keeps Tom Anthony Cup
Two quarters of football were in the books Friday night at Al Merola Field, and denizens of "The Pit" in Solvay blue and orange were in nirvana, their long-suffering Bearcats romping to a 22-point lead on Marcellus, the coveted Tom Anthony Silver Cup ready to be reclaimed. And then the second half got underway.