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Kraetz, Lane, Foehl lead Skaneateles to 48-40 win
What a difference three weeks can make – or even less. The same Skaneateles girls basketball team that lost by double figures at Bishop Ludden in its season opener got even last Friday night in front of the home fans, using a big second-quarter surge, plus lots of tough defense, to beat the Gaelic Knights 48-40.
Major, Buell get hat tricks in sectional finals rematch
Less than 48 hours after emerging from a high-energy, high-effort battle with CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt that ended in a 3-3 tie, the Skaneaetles boys ice hockey team faced another tough task when it ventured to Casey Park for its first encounter with Auburn since last February's heartbreaking defeat to the Maroons in the Section III Division II final. Or at least it was supposed to be tough.
Skaneateles tops all small schools at Morse Kickoff Meet
Both on the relay side and the individual side, the Skaneateles girls indoor track and field team could not have asked for a more promising start to its 2014-2015 season. The Lakers sprinted past all of the other small schools in Friday night's Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena, and finished third overall with 43 points. Only large schools Liverpool (67 points) and Cicero-North Syracuse (63 points) fared better.
Visiting side prevails 34-30 in latest Laker duel
Exactly one week before Christmas, it was time for the two Lakers wrestling teams to get together. And the showdown Thursday night between Cazenovia and Skaneateles proved quite good, too, with the visitors from Cazenovia roaring out in front with wins in five consecutive bouts, and then having to withstand a late Skaneateles charge to pull out a 34-30 victory.
Skaneateles second in 4x200; Goodell third in high jump
Connor Hill’s victory in the 300-meter dash helped propel the Skaneateles boys indoor track and field team to within a single point of top honors among small schools during Wednesday night’s season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.
First-place duel features 35 saves from Vinal
They had built it up as a special event Wednesday night at Allyn Arena, and the ice hockey teams from Skaneateles and CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt obliged with a special game that left everyone thirsting was more. Partially, that was because of the back-and-forth nature of the contest, but mainly it was because this showdown of undefeated teams ended in a 3-3 tie, leaving everyone waiting for the Feb. 6 rematch at Onondaga Nation Arena.
Skaneateles also gets title at Portville Invitational
Having swept through the Rebel Duals on Dec. 6, the Skaneateles wrestling team was eager to resume OHSL Liberty division action and atone for its season-opening defeat to Marcellus. The Lakers ventured to Chittenango last Thursday night, and despite some lost practice time due to winter weather, Skaneateles proved sharp enough once the bouts got underway and defeated the Bears by a score of 46-30.
Knupp scores 37 for boys Lakers; girls win two straight
Just as in all of the other team sports, the Skaneateles basketball teams carry on a rivalry with Cazenovia and desperately want to prove that it’s the better Lakers side. For a couple of nights, that’s exactly what it did.
Showdown with CBA/J-D looms; girls fall in OT
Though both of the Skaneateles ice hockey teams entered the week undefeated, only one of them would end that way. And it was the boys Lakers taking the honor, earning its second consecutive shutout when it beat Whitesboro 3-0 Friday night at Whitestown Community Center.
Girls win twice; boys prevail at Webster Thomas
Now the busy portion of the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team’s season began, with the Lakers continuing to show why it is it the class program in the area. Hosting Ithaca last Wednesday night at Austin Park Pavilion, the Lakers were patient and tough on the defensive end, both key factors in a 3-0 shutout over the Little Red.