High School Sports


Hockey Lakers fall to CBA/J-D in sectional final

Skaneateles to go on road for state tournament

A defeat for the Skaneateles ice hockey team in Saturday's Section III Division I final against CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt would not mean the end of its season. Still, when it lost, 4-0, to the Brothers, it meant that the state no. 1-ranked Lakers would have to win a state tournament game on the road if it wanted to come back to Utica for the March 14-15 state championships.

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Girls Lakers fall to Westhill in Class B semis

Lane scores 25 points in her Skaneateles finale

Amid all the youth on hand for Friday night's girls basketball Section III Class B semifinal at SRC Arena, Skaneateles senior Elizabeth Lane stood out in many different ways - and she was determined to bring her team to the brink of its first sectional championship in 33 years.

Hill leads Lakers to wins at state qualifier

Skaneateles girls win 4x200 thriller over B'ville

When Section III sends its top indoor track and field athletes to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cornell University on March 7, Skaneateles will have a lot of representation.

Skaneateles boys fall to Caz in sectionals

Second-half comeback falls just short in 63-58 defeat

For a brief moment in Wednesday night’s Section III Class B quarterfinal, the Skaneateles boys basketball team experienced a flashback.

Hockey Lakers beat Auburn in sectional semifinal

Late goals send Skaneateles into state Division II tournament

True, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team liked beating its main rival, Auburn, twice in the regular season as a response to last year's painful defeat in the Section III Division II title game at Utica Memorial Auditorium, but real satisfaction would only arrive with a third win over the Maroons - which it got.

Skaneateles hockey reaches top of state rankings

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.

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Girls Lakers beat Ludden, reach sectional semis

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.

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Skaneateles boys hoops handles Holland Patent

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 go 3-0, topple Fulton

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.

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Skaneateles girls sweep Solvay, Homer, APW

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.

Wrestling Lakers compete at sectional meet

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.

Lakers top Auburn, secure league title

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.

Indoor track Lakers second at OHSL meet

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.

Laker wrestlers third at sectional Class C meet

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.

Girls basketball Lakers defeat Phoenix, 59-46

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.