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Lakers fall in non-league game at New Hartford
Four years ago, when the Skaneateles football team last ventured into the Class B portion of the Section III playoffs, Cazenovia awaited them in the opening round – and knocked them out.
Lakers go 2-1 in three-day stretch, close regular season 11-4-1
Now the Skaneateles girls soccer team is ready for the challenge of the Section III Class B playoffs, even though the last week of the regular season brought a small setback.
Skaneateles gets sweeps over Hannibal, ITC
That spark the Skaneateles girls volleyball team received from its hard-fought, down-to-the-wire, five-set win over neighbor and rival Marcellus on Oct. 11 endured into the following week’s action.
Laker rivals offer possible sectional playoff preview
Should the boys soccer teams from Skaneateles and Cazenovia find themselves in one more encounter during the upcoming Section III Class B playoffs, they'll have a lot to resolve. That was the takeaway from Monday night's hard-fought 0-0 battle at Hyatt Stadium, where the two Laker rivals went at it for 100 minutes without putting a shot in the net, each settling for their first draw of the season.
Skaneateles hot in advance of rematch with Cazenovia
Given the competition right in front of them, there was no chance of the Skaneateles boys soccer team looking too far ahead to its Columbus Day showdown with Cazenovia.
Skaneateles gets 28-7 road win at Phoenix
To go from a 60-point defeat to a 21-point margin of victory is quite extreme, but the Skaneateles football team did not mind one bit. When the Lakers went on the road Friday night to Phoenix, it took charge in the opening minutes and did not let go until it had beaten the Firebirds 28-7 and clinched a Section III Class B playoff berth.
Though Lakers blow 2-0 lead in sets, it still tops Mustangs
Ever since its five-set win over Solvay on Sept. 25, the Skaneateles girls volleyball team had given every opponent plenty of headaches, even if it hadn’t shown up in the win column.
Skaneateles handles Cazenovia, MPH in early rounds
An undefeated regular season and an OHSL Liberty division regular-season championship were all nice accomplishments for the Skaneateles girls tennis team, but it wouldn’t be completely satisfied until it added the Section III Class C team title.
Quick exchanges in second half, OT period mark fast-paced battle
Though the Skaneateles girls soccer team knows it possesses enough talent and resolve to make a championship push, a pair of regular-season defeats to Cazenovia, ranked in the state Class B top 10, threatened to dent the Lakers' confidence.
Cazenovia rematch will get made up on Columbus Day
What was supposed to be the busiest home stretch of the regular season for the Skaneateles boys soccer team got curtailed a bit.