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Girls lacrosse Lakers defend state Class C title
On March 31, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team begins the defense of its state Class C title when it hosts Webster Thomas, the start of a schedule that includes 10 road games and plenty of top-flight opponents such as West Genesee, CBA, Cicero-North Syracuse, Garden City and Manhasset. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Lakers rally past Williamsville East, 5-2, in state final
At approximately 2:18 p.m., the Lakers’ wait for a state title that dated back to 1989 officially ended. Helmets, gloves and sticks flew all over the ice, players piled on each other and a large contingent that had traveled from Skaneateles roared at a celebration long awaited.
Three goals in third period produce 4-3 win over Brothers
On the fourth try, and when it counted the most, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team broke through against CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt and earned a chance a its first state championship since 1989. In Saturday morning’s state Division II semifinal at Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Lakers’ trio of third-period goals, two of them 31 seconds apart, was enough to beat the Brothers 4-3.
Boys 4x200 relay team gets sixth-place finish
Two of the Skaneateles indoor track and field team’s relay teams would go up against the best competition of the winter during last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
Skaneateles plays CBA/J-D for fourth time in state semis
Whatever disappointment the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team may have felt leaving Utica's Memorial Auditorium in the wake of its 4-0 defeat to CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt in the Section III Division II final on Feb. 28 was tempered by the knowledge that, if things went as planned, it would not be the last time the Lakers and Brothers would see each other this winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.