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Lakers hold off Albany Academy, 3-2
A season ago, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team rode a winter-long hot streak all the way to the state championship game, where it shared the title with Potsdam after a double-overtime, 2-2 marathon at Clayton Recreation Park Arena.
Girls hockey Lakers are defending state champs
Among the highlights of the Skaneateles High School winter sports season is the girls hockey team defending its state championship earned one year ago. Here is the 2014-15 varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Big first half by Tuckers ends Lakers' championship run
Months of work, and years of dreams, accumulated by the Skaneateles boys soccer team went into its 2014 run to the state Class B final four in Middletown. But it only took a few minutes for the ultimate prize of a state championship to drift far away from the Lakers' collective reach.
Skaneateles shuts out Port Byron/Union Springs, 3-0
Just two wins separate the Skaneateles boys soccer team from a state Class B championship to match the one it earned in 2010. The Lakers ventured to the Wright National Soccer Complex in Oneonta on Saturday afternoon for the Class B regional final, where it put together another fine all-around effort to beat Section IV champion Union Springs/Port Byron 3-0.
Teixeira, Buchholz, King each win twice, set school marks
Now the Skaneateles girls swim team’s streak of Section III Class C championships has reached six in a row, adding up to nine titles in 10 years. The Lakers’ latest conquest took place in front of home fans Friday night in the sectional Class C meet at the Community Center pool, where a string of victories from the likes of Rachel Teixeira, Leah King and Haley Buchholz led to more Skaneateles glory in the pool.
Two goals in 42 seconds beats Caz, 2-0, in title game
Forty minutes of boys soccer action did nothing to settle matters in Tuesday night's Section III Class B final - but soon after, 42 seconds of pure bliss helped deliver Skaneateles its first championship since 2010, at the expense of its Laker rivals from Cazenovia.
Skaneateles girls take third in team standings
Having won races throughout the fall, it only figured that Skaneateles girls cross country runners Kaitlyn Neal would prevail again during Saturday's Section III Class C championship meet at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. Even as the state Class C no. 6-ranked Lakers could only manage a third-place finish behind Westhill-Bishop Ludden and Cazenovia, Neal again left the rest of the field behind her.
Skaneateles edges Clinton, to face Caz for sectional title
For the fifth time in seven years, the Skaneateles boys soccer team earned a trip to the Section III Class B championship game. Yet for sheer excitement, it would be difficult to top the way the Lakers got there this time around.
Lakers drop regular-season finale to unbeaten West Genny
Having turned itself into a regular presence at the top of the standings at each year’s Section III Class C championship meet, the Skaneateles girls swim team is going for more glory.
Lakers beat J-E, fall to Westhill in semifinals
Within a 24-hour span, the Skaneateles girls volleyball team had the capability to reverse the entire course of its season and earn the right to play for the Section III Class C championship.