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Lakers earn no. 12 Class B seed, meets Caz in first round
Given the skid that it went through in the latter stages of the regular season, the Skaneateles baseball team welcomed any sort of good news before it got too late.
Skaneateles cannot recover from last-second goal in third quarter
All of the late-season struggles that the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team faced would get smoothed over with one great performance in the Section III Class C playoffs. The Lakers, a no. 7 seed (much lower than in seasons past), went up against no. 2 seed Westhill in Saturday’s Class C quarterfinal, and led for large portions of the game – only to surrender that advantage in the last 12 minutes and fall to the Warriors 13-10.
Lakers see 13-game win streak ended by Brothers
For a month and a half, and through 13 consecutive victories, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team remained an unstoppable force, taking out opponent after opponent with a deep, explosive attack and a tough, physical defense.
Lakers top Cazenovia one week after head-to-head loss
Just a few miles down the road from where they clashed a week earlier, the Skaneateles and Cazenovia girls track and field teams dueled again, only this time with the company of eight other sides as part of Monday's Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Chittenango High School.
Skaneateles takes fourth at Warrior Classic
For the second time in less than a week, the Skaneateles boys golf team got involved in a close match against Cazenovia, this time at home, and again came out on top in the Laker clash, this time by a four-stroke margin as it prevailed 216-220.
Lakers struggle against top foes, pitchers
At just the wrong time, the Skaneateles baseball team started to slow up against some of the OHSL Liberty division’s better sides.
Boys Lakers finish second at Weedsport Invitational
Though strong on many fronts, the Skaneateles girls track and field team did not have enough – at least yet – to keep up with Cazenovia. In last Monday’s OHSL Liberty National division first-place showdown at Buckley-Volo Field, it was Cazenovia emerging with an 83-58 victory, mainly because it kept earning key points in field events and swept the relays.
Big close to first half leads Skaneateles to 17-9 win
All of the evidence of why the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team is favored to reclaim the Section III Class C throne was on full display throughout Wednesday night's 17-9 victory over Marcellus at Hyatt Stadium in a clash with the OHSL Liberty division regular-season title on the line.
Skaneateles easily dispatches Westhill, Cazenovia
Back on April 15, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was pushed into overtime at Marcellus, but emerged with a 14-12 victory and Class C favorite status. All of that will be on the line again Wednesday night, when the revenge-minded Mustangs , no. 3 in the latest state Class C rankings, traveled to Hyatt Stadium for a highly-anticipated rematch with the state no. 2-ranked Lakers.
Lakers also beat Hannibal, set up Caz showdown
As it inched toward Monday’s showdown with Cazenovia, the Skaneateles girls track and field team continued to handle the preliminary parts of its OHSL Liberty division schedule and also made some history along the way.