A committee’s thankless task

Group that decides NCAA Tournament field deserves some love, right?

This Sunday night, just after 6 p.m., anyone who cares about college basketball will see the only bracket that matters. Ron Wellman, athletic director at Wake Forest, and the rest of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will unveil the 68 teams for our annual Dance – who they are, where they are going, when they’ll be playing.

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Local skaters compete in Empire State Games

While the world’s best figure skaters took to the ice in Sochi, New York State’s best were gathering at the Lake Placid Olympic Center for the Empire State Games recently.

Hockey Lakers stunned in sectional final

Third-period rally pushes Auburn past Skaneateles, 2-1

In a span of less than six minutes, what looked like the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team's first Section III Division II championship in six years was undone - and by its biggest rival, no less.

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Neal, Adams lead Lakers at state qualifier

Girls 4x200 relay team breaks decade-old school record

Each of the stars on the Skaneateles indoor track and field team found themselves heading back to SRC Arena one more time this winter for last Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifier. Only the top two finishers in each event were guaranteed possible berths in next Saturday’s state meet, which will be held again at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.

Hockey Lakers stop Oswego, reach sectional final

Skaneateles to face Auburn, seeks first title since '08

Six years since it last reigned over the Section III Division II ranks, the Skaneateles ice hockey team would have to climb through its hungry neighbor and rival to reclaim the throne.

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Girls hoops Lakers fall to reigning sectional champs

Skaneateles unable to keep up with Utica-Notre Dame

Toughened up by the competition it had faced all winter long, the Skaneateles girls basketball team sought a landmark victory, but only met with frustration. Utica-Notre Dame, the no. 4 seed and defending champions, dashed the no. 4 seed Lakers’ dreams in a 71-40 defeat during Tuesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal.

Skaneateles boys stopped in sectional playoffs

Lakers unable to solve Utica-Notre Dame defense in 68-32 defeat

With one big road win tucked away in the Section III Class B playoffs, the Skaneateles boys basketball team went after more. The no. 11 seed Lakers, who ousted no. 6 seed Phoenix in the opening round, went to no. 3 seed Utica-Notre Dame for Tuesday’s Class B quarterfinal and, at the least, hoped that it could make the Jugglers sweat a bit while defending its home court.

Lane leads Lakers to first-round playoff win

Skaneateles pounds Clinton, 58-31, in Class B sectionals

A massive challenge greets the Skaneateles girls basketball team as it will try to upend defending champion Utica-Notre Dame in Tuesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal.

Laker wrestlers take part in sectional meet

Janes hurt; Gray gets sixth-place finish at 182 pounds

All concerns about how the Skaneateles wrestling team would fare during Saturday’s Section III Division II championship meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena became trivial during the quarterfinal round.

Skaneateles boys take playoff opener at Phoenix

Lakers shake off late-season struggles with sectional win

Maybe that three-game losing streak the Skaneateles boys basketball team went through at the end of the regular season meant nothing at all. For when the Section III Class B playoffs got underway Friday night, the no. 11 seed Lakers were reborn, as it went to no. 6 seed Phoenix and, by playing well down the stretch, pushed past the Firebirds 53-49.

Skaneateles indoor track shines at league meet

Girls Lakers second, boys third with series of wins

Each of the Skaneateles indoor track and field teams would emerge from the Onondaga High School League Division 2 championship meets at SRC Arena with strong finishes.

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Skaneateles High School vies for ‘Battle of the Fans’ honor

Facebook vote to be held Feb. 18-21

Skaneateles High School has been named one of three finalists in a “Battle of the Fans” competition. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is holding the contest this year for the first time ever and will announce the winner on Feb. 21.

Skaneateles boys lock up sectional playoff berth

Lakers rout APW before pair of late-week losses

After a winter full of ups and downs, the Skaneateles boys basketball team wanted to be sure that it would at least get a taste of the Section III Class B playoffs.

Janes, Gray are Class C wrestling finalists

Lakers qualify at least five for overall sectional meet

Already the owners of a school record for wins in a season, the Skaneateles wrestling team would find out how that success translated into results when it went north, to General Brown High School in Dexter, for Saturday’s Section III Class C championship meet.

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Skaneateles girls hockey shares state championship

Lakers, Potsdam play to 2-2, four-overtime tie

It only figured for the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team that its quest to win the Upstate New York championship would involve multiple overtimes. That was, after all, the exact same scenario that had unfolded in 2012 and 2013 for the Lakers, who both times lost double-OT decisions to Alexandria Bay that kept them from advancing beyond the Section III tournament.