Lakers blank Oswego, to face Auburn in sectional semis
Just in time for the Section III playoffs, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team climbed all the way to the top spot in the state Division II rankings. A loss by St. Lawrence, the top-ranked team the previous week, allowed the Lakers to ascend from no. 2 to the top, but that would matter little unless it won twice in the sectional tournament to assure itself a shot a the state championship.
Skaneateles to play Westhill, who upset top-seeded Grimes
In the span of less than two hours Friday night, the Skaneateles girls basketball team saw its course through the Section III Class B playoff take an unexpected turn. But it had little to do with what the no. 4 seed Lakers did by itself, knocking out no. 12 seed Bishop Ludden 55-43 in its sectional quarterfinal game, and a lot to do with what was going on in East Syracuse.
Playoff wins sets up Class B quarterfinal against Cazenovia
A Lakers boys basketball team was guaranteed to reach the March 1 Section III Class B semifinal at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall. Whether it’s Skaneateles or Cazenovia remains an open question, but when it came down to Friday night’s opening round of the sectional tournament, Skaneateles, holding the no. 5 seed, did quite well, pulling away to beat no. 12 seed Holland Patent 76-57.
Boys hoops Lakers also handle Solvay, APW
Bad weather had forced the Skaneateles boys basketball team into a crowded slate in the last week of the regular season, with three games in five days – and it won all of them. Of those three, none was more impressive than Saturday’s visit to Fulton. Despite the Red Raiders’ 11-6 record and Class A standing, it could not stop a red-hot Lakers offense as it took over in the second quarter and held on for an 88-82 victory.
Lakers charge into sectional playoffs on hot streak
Even as some concerns surrounded usage of the Skaneateles High School gymnasium, it did not keep the girls basketball Lakers from a busy final week of the regular season where it played three times at home in a 72-hour span – and won them all.
Collier fifth at 113 pounds; Josh Brillo finishes sixth
A record number of Skaneateles wrestlers were able to qualify for Saturday’s Section III Division II championships at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
Skaneateles to face Oswego in Division II sectional playoffs
No one can argue that the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team truly earned the Division II American Conference regular-season championship. When it was needed, the Lakers stepped up and won close, pressure-packed games and showed an ability to play at its best when things were dicey.
Boys, girls both finish runner-up behind Cazenovia
Attempting to follow up its Feb. 4 Section III Class B triumph, the Skaneateles boys indoor track and field team almost pulled it off during Wednesday night’s Onondaga High School League championship meet at SRC Arena.
Skaneateles sends four wrestlers to finals
That long trip the Skaneateles wrestling team had to take to Sherburne-Earlville High School for last Saturday's Section III Class C championship meet proved to be a successful one. The Lakers finished third in a 13-team field, seeing four of its top wrestlers - Max Collier, Andrew Newton, Pat Greenfield and J.W. Simmons - make it to the championship round.
Win clinches winning regular season for Skaneateles
Much of the penultimate week of the regular season for each of the Skaneateles varsity basketball teams involved practice, but no games. The pair of varsity contests scheduled between the Lakers and Altmar-Parish-Williamstown twice got postponed - first on Monday by snow that closed schools everywhere in Central New York, then again on Friday when more snow hit Oswego County and kept the Rebels from traveling.
Skaneateles gains control of league title race
Regardless of whether a great season for the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team turns into one full of championship banners, it will always take the memory of the comeback it pulled off Friday night at Onondaga Nation Arena against CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt.
Boys Lakers sweep relays; girls finish in third place
School was closed in Skaneateles on Thursday – but that didn’t keep the Lakers’ indoor track and field teams from making their way to SRC Arena, and it didn’t keep Skaneateles from bringing home the boys Section III Class B championship.
Last-second goal sends Alex Bay past Lakers, 3-2
A mad post-season scramble would determine whether the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team would repeat as Section III and state champions. But the Lakers were unable to get out of the sectional bracket, beaten 3-2 by top seed Alexandria Bay in a tense title game at Haldane that was not decided until Alex Bay netted the winning goal in the waning seconds of regulation.
Skaneateles pays tribute to 7-year-old fan on special night
During a 72-hour stretch, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team would play three times, and the whole point was build up momentum toward the big showdowns at the end of the regular season – and, more importantly, honoring a brave little boy gone too soon.
Collier passes 100 career wins with 120-pound title
Serving as hosts for last Saturday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot League Tournament, the Skaneateles wrestling team wanted to do much more than provide the mats and hospitality.