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Hill leads way as Skaneateles improves to 2-2
Major struggles in back-to-back road losses to Marcellus and Westhill left the Skaneateles football team all too glad to come back to friendlier grounds and more pleasing results. It found both in Friday night's Homecoming game against Solvay at Hyatt Stadium, as the Lakers, riding another brilliant all-around effort from Connor Hill, kept the Bearcats winless and prevailed by a 21-6 margin.
Lakers get 4-2 win at Phoenix, hosts Cazenovia next
When the Skaneateles boys soccer team left the field Sept. 15 in the wake of a 4-0 shutout over Jordan-Elbridge, it was satisfied – but tired.
Skaneateles edges APW, routs Jordan-Elbridge
What the Skaneateles girls soccer team has discovered, hitting the midway point of its regular season, is that no opponent of any quality is going to make it easy for them.
Lakers get 7-0 shutouts over Cazenovia, Phoenix
Throughout the latter part of August, and all through September, the Skaneateles girls tennis team has remained in top form, with no one in the Onondaga High School League Liberty division able to keep up with them.
Neal, Willcox go 1-2 again; Skaneateles boys take narrow defeat
Even with a no. 3 state Class C ranking and a Baldwinsville Invitational title on its ledger, the Skaneateles girls cross country team did not scare every OHSL Liberty division opponent off.
Skaneateles beats large field in Small School division
Thirty-eight girls cross country teams lined up for the Small School division race in the 63rd annual Baldwinsville Invitational last Saturday as two former state championship runners-up and an eighth-grade upstart from Cazenovia stole the show.
Neal wins girls race; Niebuhr tops boys at B'ville meet
Given that they are neighbors, it only figured that the Skaneateles and Jordan-Elbridge cross country teams opened their OHSL Liberty division schedules against each other last Wednesday afternoon.
Lakers handle Syracuse, rally past Holland Patent
A busy September continued for the Sknaeateles girls swim team as it went through two more meets last week, winning them both to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Lakers bounce back from pair of mid-September losses
Two defeats – one to Cazenovia, the other in the finals of the Lewiston-Porter Tournament – had slowed the early-season momentum of the Skaneateles girls soccer team.
Goal-line stand turns close contest in Warriors' favor
With four chances to get the single yard that would deliver an early lead in Thursday night's game at Westhill, the Skaneateles football team kept pushing for it - and kept getting denied. It was that defensive stand that would eventually cripple the Lakers while, at the same time, send the Warriors soaring to its third straight win as it defeated Skaneateles 35-6.