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Lakers hold off Albany Academy, 3-2
A season ago, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team rode a winter-long hot streak all the way to the state championship game, where it shared the title with Potsdam after a double-overtime, 2-2 marathon at Clayton Recreation Park Arena.
Wildcats senior finishes fifth in 100 freestyle
Named as Section III’s top swimmer in the 2014 season, West Genesee’s Olivia Castro had one more chance to earn top honors when she went to Ithaca College for last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Hockey Wildcats host annual tournament Dec. 5-6
West Genesee High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Warriors defend state, Federation titles
Westhill High School’s varsity boys basketball team will start its defense of the Class B state and Federation titles with a big game Dec. 5 against Jamesville-DeWitt as part of the Peppino’s Invitational at Henninger High School. Here is the full varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball opens Dec. 3 at Clinton
Just as with soccer in the fall, each of the Marcellus High School varsity basketball team move up this winter to play in the OHSL Freedom division and in Class A when the Section III playoffs roll around. Also, several home games will be played at Solvay High School’s gymnasium.
Wrestling returns Dec. 10 with meet against ITC
Wrestling returns this winter for Jordan-Elbridge, adding to its 2014-15 winter sports slate. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls hoops Bearcats begin Nov. 25 against Chittenango
Solvay High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys Gaelic Knights to move up to Class AA
A big change for Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s boys basketball team comes at the end of the 2014-15 season, when it will move up to Class AA for the Section III playoffs after winning the Class A title each of the last two seasons. Here are Ludden’s basketball schedules, with all dates and times subject to change.
Randall, Gugel also have strong efforts at Bowdoin Park
West Genesee’s Carly Benson and Will Randall, along with, Jordan-Elbridge’s Abby Gugel each had one more chance this fall to offer a major impression to cross country followers at the end of a memorable freshman campaign that included a Section III Class A championship and a top-five finish at the state meet.
Bronxville hangs on, eliminates Warriors 1-0
Not once, in its run to the state Class B final four, had the Westhill girls soccer team trailed in the post-season. Yet that is what the Warriors had to deal with during Saturday night's state semifinal against Bronxville on the turf at SUNY-Cortland.