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Liverpool swimmer third in 100, 200 freestyle
Liverpool boys swimmer Nick Burdo has a great sense of timing. All season long, Burdo had put up tremendous times in a wide variety of races, but when he concentrated on the 100 and 200-yard freestyle for last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet at Ithaca College, he really stepped it up.
Juniors earn victories in first appearance in Albany
David Carnie and Audey Ashkar carried the banner for the Liverpool wrestling team as they both ventured to Albany’s Times Union Center to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Northstars beat Proctor, to meet RFA in title game
Those accustomed to seeing the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team run far away from local opposition ended up pleased by Saturday night's 60-33 victory over Utica Proctor in Saturday night's Section III Class AA semifinal at SRC Arena, but getting to that point of comfort wasn't easy.
McCarthy wins mile; Fanizzi second in two events
From relays to sprints to field events, indoor track and field teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse found plenty to be happy about during Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifier at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
Liverpool edged 3-2 by West Genny; C-NS falls to Corcoran
An historic opportunity presented itself for the Liverpool ice hockey team went it went to Shove Park Saturday night to face West Genesee in the opening round of the Section III Division I playoffs. Since 2007, no one had beaten the Wildcats in sectional play as it had earned seven consecutive championships. The Warriors had a chance to end that run, and got a remarkable effort in goal from Steven Kozikoski, but still lost a 3-2 decision.
Northstars to face Utica Proctor in sectional semifinal
For all the work it had to do just to get into the Section III Class AA playoffs, and then win an opening-round game over Corcoran, the Liverpool girls basketball team's "reward" was nothing less than a short trip to its neighbors from Cicero-North Syracuse in Friday night's Section III Class AA quarterfinal, as the top-seeded Northstars would begin its quest for a sixth straight sectional title and, it hopes, a lot more.
Even at full strength, Liverpool stopped by Bees
Once surrendered, all the momentum that the Liverpool boys basketball team gained early this season could never get recovered. Even when the no. 9 seed Warriors’ full roster returned in time for Friday night’s Section III Class AA opening-round game at no. 8 seed Baldwinsville, it could not slow down a red-hot Bees side that put five players in double figures and prevailed 77-64.
Warriors' 285-pound star joins Ashkar in trip to Albany
Audey Ashkar will have some company as two Liverpool wrestlers will make their way to Albany’s Times Union Center for this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Patulski leads Warriors to quarterfinal clash with C-NS
It’s proved to be an exciting time for the Liverpool girls basketball team. First, the Warriors had to wait until the last game of the regular season against Henninger, and then get a school-record seven 3-pointers from Drew Dufrane in that victory, just to get a Section III Class AA playoff berth.
Burdo, Miller lead Liverpool at sectional state qualifier
Having the Section III Class A championship was nice, but for the Liverpool boys swim team, total satisfaction would only derive from beating everyone else, too.