High School Sports


Relays help girls Wildcats at Morse Meet

WG's 4x800 team pulls away to lopsided win

With one dominant relay performance and nearly a win in another, the West Genesee girls indoor track and field team stood out among the local sides during Friday night's season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.

WG, Syracuse hockey sides win big

Wildcats roll at IHC; Cougars blank F-M

Much of the winter will pass before the West Genesee and Syracuse ice hockey teams will meet up with each other in a pair of late-season clashes one week apart – Jan. 28 at Meachem Rink, then Feb. 4 at Shove Park. In the meantime, each side had a lot of work to do, with the Wildcats trying to recover from the rare instance of a rough (1-3-1) start and the Cougars resuming action after a nine-day break.

Westhill boys hoops cools down SAS

Solvay beats J-E; Eagles get win at Weedsport

Without question, the Westhill boys basketball team was paying close attention to Syracuse Academy of Science’s 4-0 start, which included an average of nearly 84 points per game. So when the two sides squared off Wednesday night, the Warriors were ready for the Atoms and, with a barrage of hot outside shooting, pulled away for an 85-57 victory.

Girls hoops Mustangs hand ESM first defeat

Ludden routs Solvay; Westhill handles J-E

With just one game (and one win) in the books so far, the Marcellus girls basketball team appeared to be at a disadvantage when it visited 3-0 East Syracuse Minoa last Tuesday night. But it didn’t turn out that way, as the Mustangs, playing strong defense at the outset, went out in front and managed to stay there most of the way, defeating the Spartans 49-44.

Marcellus wrestlers topple West Genesee

Mustangs win nine consecutive bouts to subdue Wildcats

When neighborhood bragging rights were on the line, it was the Marcellus wrestling team getting the better of West Genesee. The two sides clashed Wednesday night, with the host Mustangs dropping the first two bouts, but winning the next nine in a row to build up an insurmountable margin on the way to defeating the Wildcats by a score of 53-27.

Lee leads Solvay at Morse Kickoff Meet

Bearcats senior sweeps long jump, triple jump

It proved quite close - but thanks to the sweep of the long jump and triple jump by senior Isaiah Lee, the Solvay boys indoor track and field team emerged as the top small school from Wednesday night's season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.

Ludden drops thriller to J-D; Westhill rolls

Gaelic Knights lead most of way in loss to Red Rams

Once, twice, three times, the shots went in the air in the waning seconds, and any one of them would mean that the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team would knock off Jamesville-DeWitt, just as it had done in last March’s Section III Class A final.

West Genny hockey has 1-2 week

Wildcats blank Fulton, fall to Scarsdale, Ithaca

With little time to fret following its defeat to Fairport in the Dec. 6 finals of the Wildcat Classic, the West Genesee ice hockey team intended to go back to its normal behavior of beating nearly everyone in its path, but that only worked for one game before the struggles returned in back-to-back weekend defeats.

WG boys hoops sweep F-M, Auburn

Wildcats bounce back from opening loss to CBA

In recent years, West Genesee’s boys basketball team had not enjoyed many pleasurable moments while on the same court as Fayetteville-Manlius, often on the wrong end of lopsided defeats punctuated by a barrage of Hornets 3-pointers.

Girls hoops Mustangs open, stifle Chittenango

Delperuto gains 16 steals in Solvay win over J-E

Patient scheduling kept the Marcellus girls basketball team from getting on the court for real until Friday night’s game against visiting Chittenango. But when it finally started, the Mustangs were ready for it, especially on the defensive side, and that helped produce a comfortable 49-27 victory over the Bears.

Marcellus, Solvay boys get road wins

Bearcats handle Jordan-Elbridge, move to 2-0

With bad weather causing a string of postponements in the middle of the week, the schedule of many boys basketball teams was curtailed – but once play resumed on Friday night, Marcellus and Solvay both reached the win column.

Ludden girls fall to Grimes, Westhill

Warriors recover from 1-2 start, top neighbors

Danielle Rauch’s ankle healed enough to return to action for the Bishop Ludden girls basketball team just in time for last Monday night’s showdown with Bishop Grimes, and her presence brought instant energy to both her teammates and the home crowd.

Marcellus wrestlers rally past Cazenovia

Mustangs win last two bouts; WG falls to Liverpool

Two bouts remained for the Marcellus wrestling team in Thursday night’s meet against Cazenovia, and the task was clear – win both of them, or get beat. Just as it did a week earlier against those other Lakers from Skaneateles, the Mustangs came through down the stretch, getting clutch performances from eighth-grader Cahal Donovan and sophomore Alex Czerniak to pull out a 32-30 victory over the Lakers.

West Genny swimmers fall to J-D/CBA

Wildcats sweep relays, but struggle in individual races

Though the West Genesee boys swim team had gained a 2-0 start, it still had not faced the top sides in the Section III ranks. And when the Wildcats encountered one of them in Thursday night’s meet against Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA, it did quite well in the relays, but could not make up for losing most of the individual races in a 96-86 defeat to the Red Rams.

Syracuse Cougars hockey starts 2-1

Hot start tempered by tournament finals loss to B'ville

Just like all of the other Division I high school hockey teams in Central New York, the Syracuse Cougars are chasing West Genesee, but might have the goods to catch them.