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Baseball Lakers’ Musso throws playoff no-hitter

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.

Boys lacrosse Lakers ousted by Homer

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.

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Hooked, but hopeful

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.”

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Skaneateles girls track are sectional B-1 champs

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.

Bailey, Panasci win sectional doubles title

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.

Skaneateles golfers nab another sectional title

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.

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Camp Good Days flooded out

Heavy rains in Western New York have done significant damage to a camp that provides a respite for kids and young adults touched by cancer. Camp Good Days and Special Times in Branchport experienced more than $160,000 in damages in last week’s floods in and around Penn Yan, in Yates County, and that number is expected to climb as workers continue to assess the camp. The damage was so catastrophic that the camp has had to cancel its first sessions of the spring.

Boys lacrosse Lakers wind up with no. 2 seed

Skaneateles gets bye despite late loss to Cazenovia

Having made a modest climb from no. 20 to no. 17 in the state Class C rankings, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team knew that it could do a lot better with one more regular-season win.

Skaneateles golfers finish unbeaten regular season

Lakers shake off third-place finish at West End Classic

Even as it was going through the OHSL Liberty division unblemished, the Skaneateles boys golf team hit some stumbling blocks as the Section III championships loomed.

Skaneateles baseball makes late-season surge

Lakers turn back Hannibal, Solvay, J-E

The Skaneateles baseball team worked without any kind of stress last week, knowing that, no matter what it did, a Section III Class B playoff berth was awaiting them.

Tennis Lakers take trio of league losses

Skaneateles runs into CBA, Westhill, Cazenovia

Right at the end of the regular season, the Skaneateles boys tennis team met with some turbulence – along with some tough OHSL Liberty division opponents.

Girls lacrosse Lakers favored for Class C title

Skaneateles drops J-E, has sectional top seed

All of the bonding on and off the field, all of the anticipation for daily practices, all of the yoga sessions, and all of the times where they gave up their cell phones for road trips – it has led to what the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team will hope to accomplish in the next three weeks.

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B'ville resident announces plans to run for sheriff

On March 1, the Onondaga County Republican Party chose DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway as its designated candidate for county sheriff in the November elections. Subsequently, Conway’s Republican opponent, John Balloni, chief deputy to Sheriff Kevin Walsh, decided not to challenge him in a primary. But it looks like there may still be a primary after all.

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Motorcycle ride for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 20th year

For several years, Tony Testa and his wife, Becky, participated in the Miracle Ride for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Both were motorcycle enthusiasts, and they enjoyed helping to raise money for the children’s hospital. But in 2004, it got personal. “My stepson, Jim, had a child who was born in 2004, Aiden,” Testa said. “Aiden was born with quite a few challenges.” Aiden Snell was born with Pierre-Robin Syndrome (PRS), a birth defect that causes cleft palate, smaller-than-normal or underdeveloped jaw, a tongue that sits back too far in the throat, obstructing breathing, and several other issues. The genetic condition affects approximately one out of every 1,500 children. In Aiden’s case, the disorder required surgery just a few days after he was born.

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Skaneateles girls win OHSL Liberty track meet

Lakers sweep relays; Woodruff claims pair of sprints

While regular-season honors are nice, doing well in the post-season really makes a campaign memorable. And that's what the Skaneateles girls track and field team found when it won over nine other sides in Monday's Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Marcellus High School.

Boys lacrosse Lakers topple Westhill, CBA

Conquest of state-ranked sides sees Skaneateles in top form

Just at the right time, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team was hitting peak form, and people were taking notice as the Lakers sneaked into the no. 20 spot in the state Class C rankings.

Girls track Lakers lock up league title

Skaneateles girls, boys sweep over ITC

Even in a season full of interruptions and distractions, the Skaneateles girls track and field team found its way to the top of the Onondaga High School League Liberty National division.

Skaneateles girls lax punishes Marcellus again

Powers, Sears lead potent Lakers attack

True, it was Senior Night for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team, and it was quite a talented and accomplished senior class that would get a happy send-off during Wednesday's 17-7 victory over Marcellus in a clash of two rivals ranked in the state Class C top five.

LETTER: Thanks for buying Girl Scout cookies

To the editor: Thank you for saying Yes to Girl Scouts! Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals. Your simple business transaction with a Girl Scout is helping her to build a lifetime of real world skills including money management, decision making, goal setting, business ethics and communications.

World Ovarian Cancer Day in Syracuse is May 8

On May 8, Central New York’s very own Hope for Heather (hopeforheather.org) joins the global movement to raise awareness about ovarian cancer by pledging to spread the word about ovarian cancer during the second annual World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD).

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