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Skaneateles beats large field in Small School division
Thirty-eight girls cross country teams lined up for the Small School division race in the 63rd annual Baldwinsville Invitational last Saturday as two former state championship runners-up and an eighth-grade upstart from Cazenovia stole the show.
Neal wins girls race; Niebuhr tops boys at B'ville meet
Given that they are neighbors, it only figured that the Skaneateles and Jordan-Elbridge cross country teams opened their OHSL Liberty division schedules against each other last Wednesday afternoon.
Lakers handle Syracuse, rally past Holland Patent
A busy September continued for the Sknaeateles girls swim team as it went through two more meets last week, winning them both to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Lakers bounce back from pair of mid-September losses
Two defeats – one to Cazenovia, the other in the finals of the Lewiston-Porter Tournament – had slowed the early-season momentum of the Skaneateles girls soccer team.
Goal-line stand turns close contest in Warriors' favor
With four chances to get the single yard that would deliver an early lead in Thursday night's game at Westhill, the Skaneateles football team kept pushing for it - and kept getting denied. It was that defensive stand that would eventually cripple the Lakers while, at the same time, send the Warriors soaring to its third straight win as it defeated Skaneateles 35-6.
Skaneateles moves to 5-2; Weiss scored twice
Essentially, the Skaneateles boys soccer regular season consists of two condensed parts, and right now it’s at the end of that first portion.
Cazenovia, Nardin cool off hot-starting Skaneateles
In a single night, the Skaneateles girls soccer team got the message that, while it had the firepower and determination to reach the top of the OHSL Liberty and Section III Class B ranks, more work still remained to actually get there.
Lakers see top opposition in losses to J-D, Liverpool
From a collective standpoint, the Skaneateles girls swim team may have struggled against a pair of powerful opponents, but it still made plenty of individual impact.
All points scored in second half of rivalry renewal
In many ways, Friday night's renewal of the football rivalry between Skaneateles and Marcellus was everything a fan could want, with constant momentum shifts, an explosion of offense in the second half and big plays from both teams.
Lakers roll in rematch of 2013 sectional Class B final
Much about the Skaneateles boys soccer team's match-up with Westhill Wednesday night was different from when the two sides met last fall for the Section III Class B championship - including the result. Controlling the flow of play on both ends, the Lakers shut out the Warriors 4-0, staying undefeated and giving Westhill its first defeat of the season.