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Comeback sends Lakers past Wildcats in OT
If, as advertised, the Skaneateles and West Genesee girls lacrosse are the two best in Central New York, then they delivered a game worthy of those honors on Saturday night at Hyatt Stadium. For a long while, it looked like the Wildcats would finish on top. But a late surge by the Lakers, capped by dramatics at the end of regulation and overtime, helped the hosts pull out a 6-5 victory - and, perhaps, those precious local bragging rights.
Tomlinson sisters lead Skaneateles with pitching, hitting
In Sarah Tomlinson, the Skaneateles softball team possesses a pitcher that can carry her side to victories in a manner not seen in the program in years. Tomlinson demonstrated this ability in last Monday’s game against Phoenix, where the Lakers, who had not yet played in 2014, shut down the Firebirds in a 5-1 decision.
Lakers have busy week after weather issues
With plenty of room left to improve, the Skaneateles baseball team did not like it when bad weather returned early last week, causing more postponements.
Lee shoots personal-best 33 in windy conditions
Year after year, the Skaneateles boys golf team wants to do more than just make its way to the course and play a few pleasant spring rounds. The Lakers expect to contend for titles, and it patiently waited through the deluge of bad early-April weather for a chance to prove itself against a tough OHSL Liberty division.
Skaneateles girls set school mark in sprint medley relay
Twice in the early part of April, both of the Skaneateles track and field teams saw season openers wiped out by the weather, as trips to Hannibal and Altmar-Parish-Williamstown were scrapped. So the Lakers’ first real action of the season didn’t take place until last Saturday, when it went down the road to the Jordan-Elbridge Relay Invitational and made some immediate history.
Skaneateles to take on West Genesee this Saturday
In between the emphatic victory it delivered over reigning state Class B champion CBA on April 5 and the showdown with another big powerhouse, West Genesee, this Saturday night, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was intent on casting aside all of its other challengers, too.
Lakers competitive against foes from higher classes
At least the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team can take comfort in knowing that it was a lot more competitive in its second go-round with Class A opposition than it was the first time around.
Diamond sides lost four games to early-season weather
Through weeks spent in gymnasiums when they wanted to be outdoors, and then weeks waiting for the fields to dry and temperatures to warm, both the Skaneateles baseball and softball teams only grew more eager to begin their respective 2014 seasons.
Lakers knock off defending state Class B champs in 18-6 romp
What was already a memorable weekend for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse program was made more so after it won big in a showdown of local powerhouses. On Friday afternoon, six different seniors signed their college letters on intent. Then, on Saturday night, Skaneateles took to the field at Hyatt Stadium to face reigning state Class B champion Christian Brothers Academy.
Fourth-quarter rally pushes Lakers past Lancers, 10-8
It took the challenge of an old rival, and the danger of falling too far behind early in the campaign, but at just the right moment the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team found something special.