High School Sports


Wrestling Lakers win home dual meet

Skaneateles goes 19-3 in superb regular season

Though 16 wrestling teams vied for top honors in the Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday, Skaneateles was not one of them. Instead, the Lakers were busy hosting its own dual meet that same day, welcoming Auburn, Cato-Meridian, East Syracuse Minoa and Oneida for four rounds of competition - and it would win each of them to claim the title at the Laker Duals and finish a superb 19-3 regular season.

Skaneateles girls hockey busy at end of regular season

Lakers 5-1 in nine-day stretch, only loss to Potsdam

When the Skaneateles girls hockey team took to the ice at Allyn Arena on Jan. 16 against Massena, it began a crowded regular-season homestretch that would feature six games in nine days – and it would only taste defeat once.

Girls Lakers give unbeaten Grimes a scare

Skaneateles impressive in home win over New Hartford

While the Skaneateles girls basketball team left Bishop Grimes last Wednesday night on the wrong end of a 49-36 decision, it also had to feel proud about its effort. Against the unbeaten, state Class B no. 2-ranked Cobras, the Lakers did not flinch one bit, keeping the game close most of the night and proving that a possible post-season rematch might not prove that easy for Grimes.

Skaneateles boys go 1-1, top Grimes again

Lakers recover quickly from loss to ITC

Opponents from the city of Syracuse have not proven kind to the Skaneateles boys basketball team this winter. First, it was Syracuse Academy of Science twice beating the Lakers. Then, in last Tuesday night’s visit to Institute of Technology Central, Skaneateles found itself in a fast-paced affair that it could not get control of, falling 83-74 to the Eagles.

Skaneateles boys hockey has 1-1 week

Lakers win at Oswego, drop thriller to Syracuse

With that single overtime defeat to New Hartford on Jan. 14, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team fell from no. 2 to no. 7 in the state Division II rankings, a fall that did not sit well.

Boys indoor Lakers shine at Kirschenheiter meet

Lawson wins 300 sprint; Goodell, Hagen, Schneider also stand out

Now the Skaneateles indoor track and field team might be as strong, overall, as it’s been in a long time, thanks to the rapid rise of the boys program this winter. The boys Lakers, led by Griffin Lawson, earned the most points among small schools in Wednesday night’s Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.

Skaneateles girls hockey has 2-1 week

Lakers sweep Massena, Salmon River after loss to Alex Bay

Heading into its busiest stretch of the regular season, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team knew it could not always count on the kind of comeback it pulled off Jan. 9, when it erased a four-goal third-period deficit and beat Oswego in overtime.

Skaneateles wrestling routs M-E, Onondaga

Lakers improve to 14-3 with pair of road wins

Two road matches, of varying degrees of difficulty, awaited the Skaneateles wrestling team during last week’s action, and it got through each of them to improve to 14-3 on the season. In fact, when the Lakers rolled past Morrisville-Eaton 57-24 Thursday night, head coach Dick Campbell said it was as good as the team has performed since the varsity program was revived a decade ago.

Boys hockey Lakers fall in OT to New Hartford

Game ended long rest period for state no. 2-ranked Skaneateles

All of that down time may have caught up to the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team. Between Dec. 19, when it beat Auburn, and Wednesday night’s 3-2 overtime defeat to New Hartford, the Lakers had played just twice in a 25-day span, when it won the Duke Schneider Memorial Tournament on the first weekend of 2015.

Skaneateles drops close games to Cazenovia

Boys fall at home; girls rally, but lose in OT

Two games, in two separate venues on the same bone-chilling Tuesday night, each of them Laker clashes on the basketball court between Skaneateles and Cazenovia – and each of them would prove tense, all the way to the end.

Skaneateles wrestlers beat ITC, 60-18

Newton, Greenfield, McIntyre each earn pins

After battling to a second-place finish in the Port Byron Invitational on Jan. 3, the Skaneateles wrestling team continued to do well in its return to OHSL Liberty division action. The Lakers faced Syracuse’s Institute of Technology Central Friday night, and with a full lineup on hand, it rolled to a 60-18 victory over the Eagles.

Skaneateles boys overwhelmed by Westhill

Lakers unable to keep up with defending state champs

All that the Skaneateles boys basketball team had built up through a 7-2 start would get put to the ultimate test when it visited the reigning state and Federation Class B champions from Westhill on Friday night.

Girls hockey Lakers make miracle comeback

Skaneateles, down 4-0, rallies past Oswego

Not until early in January did the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team absorb a defeat, and even that took overtime – but it was followed by the most astonishing rally in recent memory. Hosting Oswego Friday night at Austin Park Pavilion, the Lakers trailed the Buccaneers deep into the third period, only to make it all the way back, force overtime and then pull out a 5-4 victory.

Skaneateles girls stopped by Westhill again

Lakers rout J-E before dropping rematch with Warriors

When it comes to facing Westhill, the Skaneateles girls basketball team has the annoying habit of playing quite well at the start, but not following it through to the end.

Boys hockey Lakers prevail at Schneider Tournament

Skaneateles routs Williamsville South, edges Pelham for top honors

When the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team got started last Friday against Williamsville South in the Duke Schneider Memorial Tournament at Allyn Arena, it concluded a two-week holiday hiatus.