Young stars go from club success to higher levels
On June 14, the Skaneateles Laker Track and Field Club sent 34 athletes to the Hershey West State meet in Greene. The Lakers got up on the awards podium in 28 of the 31 events they entered. Of those 28 events, the Lakers won nine.
Golf, basketball, football, journalism all part of Class of 2014
With accomplishments that span the entire second half of the 20th century and the first years of the 21st century, the six newest inductees to the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame provide a wide variety of compelling stories.
Every year, more than 1,000 cats and dogs are euthanized purely because the shelters have no place to put them. According to the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse (AAGS), an animal welfare agency that serves all of Central New York, the Syracuse area has a higher rate of euthanasia than any other area in Upstate New York. In the meantime, hundreds of homeless pets die on the streets.
An afternoon and evening of fun and fireworks, featuring a performance by the national singing sensation Kidz Bop, will highlight the LEON Festival to take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Onondaga Lake Park. Admission to the event is free. The event celebrates the halfway mark to the winter holidays and the start of summer.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund seeks to locate photos of all those killed during the conflict in Vietnam. So far, organizers have collected nearly 34,000 photos of 58,286 casualties. The photos are being displayed on a virtual “Wall of Faces,” which can be found at vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces.
Campbell fourth in 400 hurdles; Biver breaks school mark in 400 sprint
Everyone from the Skaneateles track and field teams that made it to last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium had top finishes in mind – and managed to get them.
Wood goal with two seconds left beats Cold Spring Harbor
Molly Wood was kept in check all game long, but broke through when it mattered the most - and delivered the shot that gave the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team its third state Class C championship in program history. Wood's goal with just two seconds to play in regulation, achieved off a mad scramble in front of the net, gave the Lakers a 12-11 victory over Cold Spring Harbor in Saturday's state final at SUNY-Cortland.
Skaneateles handles HF-L, faces Cold Spring Harbor for title
Now the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team finds itself in the exact same place where, 12 months ago, it saw a state Class C championship dream fall short. Intent on not letting that happen again, the Lakers earned its second chance on Friday afternoon in the state semifinal at SUNY-Cortland by pulling away in the second half to beat Section V champion Honeoye Falls-Lima 16-6.
I need your help to make bail. No, not that kind of bail. I’ve never been arrested. But I am going to “jail.” I’ve been recruited to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with their annual Lock-Up fundraiser. Such events occur nationwide all year long. Business owners and community leaders (and, apparently, weekly newspaper reporters) agree to be “put behind bars for good.” We’re asked to raise money from friends, family, co-workers and, in your case, readers to help make “bail,” which will then benefit the MDA’s research, medical clinics and summer camp experiences.
The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk/Run held June 1 at Beaver Lake Nature Center raised $181,860. Since it began in 1992, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the mainstay funding for ACR Health’s now extensive Adolescent Health Initiatives. The event has raised more than $2.3 million and positioned ACR Health as a state leader in youth education.
Skaneateles smashes Potsdam, Owego in one-sided regionals
With little stress or worry, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team earned a return trip to the state Class C final four at SUNY-Cortland – but the real story was what occurred elsewhere on the state tournament trail, especially on Long Island.
Three Skaneateles relay teams advance to state meet
Each of the Skaneateles track and field teams will have a big role during next weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.
Lakers get away from first-time finalist South Jefferson
A normal occasion for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team in 2014 may involve a stumble or two at the outset, but within minutes a pattern of total domination is established, and the result is a lopsided victory. South Jefferson tried, in vain, to offer an alternative to this script in Tuesday night's Section III Class C final at the Carrier Dome, but a tremendous defensive effort, followed by a second-half scoring onslaught, pushed the Lakers past the Spartans 17-6 for its second consecutive sectional championship.
Skaneateles routs LaFayette, to face South Jefferson at Dome
With only the smallest amount of stress, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team ran its way back to the Carrier Dome - and to the brink of another Section III Class C championship.
Skaenateles ace nearly gets perfect game against Solvay
Whatever else happened to the Skaneateles baseball team in the Section III Class B playoffs, it would prove a memorable experience because of what Paul Musso did on the mound during Thursday's opening-round game against Solvay.
Skaneateles girls roll to quarterfinal win over Ludden/Grimes
Any smiles that the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team showed when the Section III Class C playoff bracket came out did not last long. True, the Lakers were a no. 2 seed, and would enjoy a first-round bye, something only Cazenovia, the undefeated top seed and reigning state champions, would otherwise have in a 14-team field.
B’ville, L’pool residents cope, struggle with heroin addiction
After a decade of dealing with drugs, drug addiction and seeking help via numerous rehab clinics, Baldwinsville native Micah Wood finally decided to get clean. “This is the first time I’ve been sober completely from everything for six months since I was like 10 years old,” the 20-year-old said in a recent phone interview with the Messenger. “It’s been a struggle for a while now.”
Lakers pull away from host Marcellus
Another week, another trip to Marcellus for the Skaneateles girls track and field team - and another prestigious title to bring back home. This time, that prize was the Section III Class B-1 championship, earned on Tuesday afternoon a mere eight days after the Lakers had won the Onondaga High School League Liberty division title on this same track.
Driscoll joins Lakers' duo in advancing to state qualifier
The Skaneateles boys tennis team vied for top honors during Monday's Section III Class C-1 championships, held at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts - and the Lakers’ second doubles team of Ryan Bailey and Anthony Panasci would roll to the championship.
Lakers use depth to conquer field at Sunset Ridge
Among the many rites of spring is the Skaneateles boys golf team finishing a season with championship honors. Having already gone through an undefeated run in the Onondaga High School League Liberty division, the Lakers added more glory when it prevailed Monday afternoon at the Section III West Big School Qualifier at the Links at Sunset Ridge.