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Warriors blank B'ville, take loss to Bethlehem
Before the weather cut into its schedule, the Liverpool softball team again established its superiority over the challenging pack in the CNY Counties League. And it did so with added pressure created by the fact that, when the first state Class AA rankings of the spring were released, the Warriors were on top, a rare honor that would make them an even bigger target of every future opponent.
Northstars stop B'vile, take loss to Skaneateles
Even as it garnered the no. 2 spot in the first state Class A rankings of the spring, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team could not revel in it.
Northstars still unbeaten in league play
The wet and cold weather caused havoc with the baseball schedule, postponing, among other games, one between rivals Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool. But it would get made up on Saturday afternoon, and would last 11 long innings before the Northstars pulled it out, 4-2, over the Warriors.
C-NS boys second to F-M at Chittenango Invitational
Right after facing each other and splitting those showdowns, Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool’s track and field teams had more business at hand. C-NS and Liverpool both ventured Friday to the Chittenango Invitational, where the boys Northstars nearly won it, finishing with 86 points, one less than Fayetteville-Manlius (87 points) as the girls Warriors were third with 51 points behind F-M and Rush-Henrietta.
Defeats to F-M, West Genny halt April momentum
Excitement was building, anticipation had grown, and the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team was ready for its biggest home game in years with unbeaten West Genesee paying a Friday-night visit to Bragman Stadium.
Warriors may need fast finish to reach playoffs
As the calendar inched toward the end of April, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team continued to meet with its own frustrations, going to Holland Stadium last Tuesday night and taking a 10-9 double-overtime defeat to Auburn.
Boys Warriors, girls Northstars emerge victorious
No matter what took place in the annual track and field clashes between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, the home teams ended up happy.
Ace throws one-hitter, drives in lone run in 1-0 decision
Safe to say, Cicero-North Syracuse baseball pitcher Steven Theetge had a good day. Theetge kept the Northstars undefeated in the CNY Counties League by pitching a one-hitter, striking out 11, and also producing the game's lone run at the plate, as the Northstars defeated Baldwinsville 1-0 Monday afternoon at the Gillette Road complex.
Pair of defeats precede hard-earned win over Essex
In a four-day span, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team played three times, but only could win one of those games This was a stretch full of high-profile competition, starting with last Wednesday night’s visit to West Genesee, where the Warriors stayed close for a long while before falling to the Wildcats by a score of 14-8.
Liverpool goes 1-1 before facing C-NS Tuesday
While the excitement in local girls lacrosse is mostly centered around Cicero-North Syracuse (especially after its win at West Genesee), Liverpool is quietly putting together a strong season of its own.