Horton pockets two goals, two assists in 5-1 win
Not only has the structure of Section III Division I hockey changed to bring Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse into the same division, so has the balance of power between the two rivals.
Liverpool takes third place in tightly-bunched field
Morgan Austen and Pete Girardi went to the top of the standings in the 55-meter hurdles and triple jump, leading the Cicero-North Syracuse boys indoor track and field team to a season-opening victory at Wednesday night's Jack Morse Holiday Relays at SRC Arena.
Five Warriors players score in double figures
Liverpool's boys basketball team is quickly finding out that it has all sorts of ways to hurt an opponent - as rival Cicero-North Syracuse would find out in Tuesday night's renewal of their long-simmering neighborhood rivalry. From Caleb Taylor's first-half surge to Joe Kenney's well-timed outburst midway through the second half, the Warriors got what it needed to defeat the host Northstars 77-63.
Liverpool tests itself against country's best teams
What had started out as a distant dream turned into glorious reality for the Liverpool boys cross country team as it ventured across the country, to Oregon, to compete in its first-ever Nike Cross Nationals.
Warriors impressive as it rolls past Depew, Sweet Home
Far from home, the Liverpool boys basketball team’s journey through the 2013-14 season started, with every intention to join the short list of Section III Class AA title contenders.
C-NS starts 2-1, is second at Oneonta Tournament
This is the part of the story where the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team, after soaking in continual championship glory, starts to make its way back to Earth, making Section III Class AA competition a bit closer. And that part might end up true – except that the Northstars have no intention of surrendering any bit of its power, even as new players emerge in the spotlight.
Warriors recover quickly from opening loss to B'ville
After a hiccup at the start, the Liverpool ice hockey team got a valuable tournament title at Ontario Bay to wrap up a productive opening week of the 2013-14 season.
Northstars go 2-1, lose Evans to concussion
To say that the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule was front-loaded might prove more than a slight understatement. Before it even hits the middle of December, the Northstars will have played five games against, in order, Christian Brothers Academy, Nottingham, Utica Proctor, Liverpool and Henninger, all in a span of just 11 days.
Hunter suceeds Olley; Liverpool top Central Square, Henninger
After a decade of Mike Olley at the helm, a new head coach has taken over the Liverpool girls basketball team, looking to help the Warriors return to the realm of Section III Class AA title contenders and threaten Cicero-North Syracuse’s long-held crown.
Great man fought for freedom, forgiveness in extraordinary life
A Sunday morning, February 11, 1990, and I was still a freshman in high school. We were all about to head out to church, but we turned on CNN – and the most astonishing, remarkable and wonderful sight greeted us.
Warriors get quartet of pins to stop Northstars 46-33
Not wasting any time, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling teams opened the 2013-14 season with each other as their neighborhood rivalry renewed on Wednesday night. And this time it was the Warriors coming out on top, sweeping the lower weight classes and earning four pins on its way to defeating the Northstars 46-33.
Cross country Warriors finish third at regional meet
As it turned out, Liverpool’s boys cross country season did not end when it claimed the New York State Federation championship at Bowdoin Park on Nov. 16.
Boys hoops Warriors open in Niagara Falls tourney
Liverpool High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Northstars go after another girls basketballs ecti
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2013-14 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Liverpool swimmers break several school marks
None of the Section III swimmers participating in last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Ithaca College did as well as Liverpool's Madeline Murphy, at least in terms of getting near the top of the medal podium.
Show of sportsmanship in state soccer final a teachable moment
Jerry Mackey was, no doubt, elated that his Oneonta girls soccer team had just won the state Class B championship on a windy, wet Sunday night at SUNY-Cortland. But before he could celebrate with the girls he coached, he had a more important task at hand.
Muldoon-led Warriors dominate 26 challengers at Bowdoin Park
Two weeks after it fell just short of dethroning eventual state champion Fayetteville-Manlius in the Section III Class A meet, the Liverpool boys cross country team gained a valuable prize of its own. Without the Hornets to worry about, the Warriors pulled away from 25 challengers and won team honors at Saturday's New York State Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
Short-handed Northstars give up first goals in two months
Absent its leading goal-scorer, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team still firmly believed that it could capture a state Class AA championship. But Massapequa wasted little time shattering the Northstars' hopes in the first half of Saturday's state AA semifinal at Cortland High School, ending C-NS's long scoreless streak and converting on a trio of corner kicks and going on to prevail by a score of 4-1.
Muldoon finishes eighth for boys Warriors
Quickly shaking off the disappointment of a second-place team finish in the Section III Class AA championship meet on Nov. 2, four members of the Liverpool boys cross country team gave the best possible response.
Northstars earn berth in state Class AA final four
Reid Garner struck again. So did the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team's stifling defense, protecting a lead the way it has done throughout what is turning into a long post-season run. Those elements, put together, have the Northstars on the way back to the state Class AA final four after it defeated Section II champion Niskayuna 1-0 in Saturday's regional final at Stillwater High School.
Liverpool finishes third in Class A behind West Genny, Oswego
As a whole, the Liverpool girls swim team could not match the depth provided by host West Genesee in Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet. But the Warriors still made a big impact, winning four different races - two of them by Madeline Murphy as she smashed a pair of pool records in the process.
Boys Warriors finish just behind powerful F-M
Even though it has the no. 3-ranked team in the state, the Liverpool boys cross country team is not going to Queensbury High School this weekend for the state Class A championship race – at least not as a whole unit, anyway.
C-NS unable to end seven-year sectional title drought
Seven years since it had last won a Section III Class A title, the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team had a chance to break that drought and cap off a remarkable season. Instead, the Northstars watched as Fayetteville-Manlius, absent a championship since 1989, stopped them 1-0 in last Saturday’s sectional Class A final at Rome Free Academy Stadium.
Northstars blank B'ville 3-0 for first crown since '07
In a complete and overwhelming manner, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team dismissed everyone in its path and earned its first Section III Class AA championship since 2007. And the top-seeded Northstars saved the best performance for Friday night's title game at SUNY-Cortland, overwhelming no. 2 seed Baldwinsville 3-0 behind two goals from Reid Garner and a late tally from Hanna Haven.
Liverpool, C-NS sides all fall short of sectional finals
Regardless of the school or gender, things did not go well for volleyball teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse in a string of Section III Class AA playoff matches.
Northstars blank F-M, to face B'ville for title
Only on rare occasions in Tuesday night's Section III Class AA girls soccer semifinal at Chittenango High School did top-seeded Cicero-North Syracuse find the precise rhythms needed to make its attack blossom against no. 4 seed Fayetteville-Manlius. But when it did, the results were stunning, as Reid Garner's pair of goals pushed the Northstars past the Hornets 2-0.
Liverpool to take on CBA in Class AA semis
Four impressive quarters and six turnovers later, the Liverpool football team is moving along in the Section III Class AA playoffs, bound for what could be one of the biggest games in the program's recent history. The Warriors' defense provided many of the highlights in Friday night's 28-0 victory over West Genesee in the AA opening round at LHS Stadium, as those six takeaways led to 21 of the team's points.
Warriors blank Nottingham; Northstars take out Henninger
Right on cue, the worst weather of the fall arrived in time for the start of the Section III Class AA boys soccer playoffs. But it didn’t keep top seed Cicero-North Syracuse or no. 3 seed Liverpool from easily making their way into next week’s semifinal round.
Murphy, Telesca each win pair of races for Warriors
Most of the regular-season athletic contests between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse take place in the neighborhoods of the two bordering districts. But that was not the case in Wednesday night’s girls swim meet, held at the Northstars’ “home” pool at Le Moyne College. Regardless of the venue, though, it was the Warriors finishing on top by a score of 93-85.
Liverpool could play C-NS in AA sectional semifinals
For all they had done during the regular season, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls soccer teams had emerged as the front-runners to earn the Section III Class AA title, which the Warriors have won each of the last two years.
Northstars to meet Liverpool in Class A semifinals
Even after getting that all-important 2-1 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius in a first-place Oct. 8 showdown, the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey still did not have the CNY Counties League regular-season title locked down.
C-NS hopes deflated in loss to Central Square
From nagging questions of character and heart at mid-season, the Liverpool football team now finds itself proudly owning a four-game win streak and plenty of momentum going into the Section III Class AA playoffs. Just as importantly, when the Warriors rolled past Rome Free Academy 35-12 on Friday night, it clinched second place in the Class AA-2 division with a 4-1 mark (5-2 overall) and guaranteed that it would stay at LHS Stadium for the AA opening round.
Northstars unable to score on Bees in two regular-season encounters
When all the activity of the 2013 regular season was done, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team had made it to the top of the CNY Counties League National division, and also appeared ready to grab the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs.
Petrella, McNamara earn individual titles; C-NS takes second place
Though the races were bigger and the fields larger, the Liverpool cross country teams had the same result – a clean sweep of the CNY Counties League National division.
Long past time to deal with offensive nicknames, pro or otherwise
First, before we plunge into the raging discussion about what to call that Pro Football Team in Washington, let’s just admit that none of our hands are clean here – journalists included. Thousands of times in hundreds of stories over the decades, we have shown no shame, apology or hesitation dropping Native American-based nicknames into the flow of the story. And we’ll continue to do so in the days, months and years ahead.
Local sides could have top seeds for AA sectionals
All of the major obstacles are out of the way for Liverpool’s boys soccer team as it now hones in on trying to reclaim a Section III Class AA title it last won a decade ago.
C-NS girls, boys sides also pick up late-season wins
Earning one of its most exciting wins of the season, the Liverpool girls volleyball team knocked off West Genesee in five sets last Thursday night.
Northstars stop Wildcats, improve playoff chances
Here, more than anything else seen so far, is the clearest indication that the Cicero-North Syracuse football team will not get pushed around, unlike seasons past. With Mitch Dunay anchoring a powerful ground attack, and the defense making key stops when it had to, the Northstars knocked off West Genesee 28-24 Friday night at Bragman Stadium and inched closer to a Section III Class AA playoff berth.
Scott scores three TD's in late 21-point Liverpool surge
A talented sophomore tailback and a determined defense gave the Liverpool football team a complete sense of accomplishment - and atonement. Trailing by two touchdowns at halftime of Friday night's crucial Class AA-2 division game at Baldwinsville, the Warriors stunned the Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium faithful - or at least those clad in red - by scoring 21 unanswered points and pulling off a 31-24 victory over the Bees.
Warriors stop B'ville to earn CNYCL National honors
Even as it took a defeat to West Genesee on Oct. 2, the Liverpool boys cross country team knew that the real priority was, first, to lock up the CNY Counties League National division regular-season championship.
Northstars get crucial goals from Towers, Kennedy
Though it took two games and 130 intense minutes of action, the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team finally got ahead of Fayetteville-Manlius - along with the rest of the CNY Counties League.
C-NS sweeps B'ville, takes boys Tully Invitational
Even a superlative effort at the Sept. 28 McQuaid Invitational in Rochester and a rise to no. 2 in the state Class A rankings could spare Liverpool’s boys cross country team from defeat the next time it competed.
Liverpool also goes to five in loss to J-D
Even if the timing was fortuitous, the effort the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team put out in last Wednesday night’s five-set victory over Fayetteville-Manlius was still quite admirable.
Defense shines as goals by Rio, Liberati prove enough
One of the major obstacles the Liverpool girls soccer team knew it would have to climb over to earn a third consecutive Section III Class AA title was its neighbors from Cicero-North Syracuse. The two rivals would finally meet Friday night, at Archie Hall Stadium, and it was the Northstars earning, arguably, its biggest win of the season, playing superbly in all phases of the game to shut out the Warriors 2-0.
C-NS struggles at home in loss to Henninger
Almost as critical to the Liverpool football team as the 42 points it gave up in the second half of a 49-37 defeat to Fayetteville-Manlius on Sept. 27 was the way the players would react to that result, for it could determine, to a large measure, just where this season would end up.
Northstars look ahead to showdown with F-M
When the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool field hockey teams gathered for the first time this fall on Sept. 17 at Bragman Stadium, nothing was settled between them in a 0-0 stalemate. As the scene shifted to LHS Stadium for Thursday night’s rematch, the stalemate continued until the second half, when both sides got on the board – but the Northstars did so twice, enough to beat the Warriors 2-1.
Petrin Brothers, O'Donnell, Van Epps move ahead
Even after a superb regular season that included wins over many of the area’s top program, Cicero-North Syracuse’s Blue golf team could not keep up with the top contenders at Wednesday afternoon’s Section III Class AA tournament at the Links at Sunset Ridge.
C-NS boys runners earn victory at Herrmann Invitational
For a long time, the Liverpool boys cross country team has aimed at reaching the high pedestal that Fayetteville-Manlius has occupied and controlled. Those two sides got together Saturday in the featured Varsity AAA race of the McQuaid Invitational at Genesee Valley Park near Rochester, and quickly separated themselves from the rest of the 18-team field.
Northstars edge West Genny; Warriors blank F-M, B'ville
Jumping into the spotlight, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls soccer teams both emerged with high-quality wins in the last full week of September.
Liverpool sees win streak halted by Cazenovia OT defeat
To stay unbeaten, the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team had to navigate through four more obstacles in the last full week of September – and did so, capping it with a tournament title in Rome.