C-NS pulls away from Catholic Central after 12-day break
More than a month had passed since practices got underway for the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team, and it had just one game in the books - a Dec. 6 win at Bishop Kearney. Weather (thanks to the snowout of a Dec. 10 game with Liverpool), and a schedule with big tournaments on the horizon, had limited the Northstars' game activity, and head coach Eric Smith said his players were tired of facing each other and wanted to get back into game action.
Warriors get wins from Mayfield, McCarthy
A mere 11 days after they ran in the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon, Liverpool's Dylan McCarthy, Connor Buck, Ty Brownlow and Nick LeClair were part of a winning effort when the boys indoor track season got underway at SRC Arena with the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet.
Warriors get last-second win over Utica-Notre Dame
On the surface, a third-place finish, as the Liverpool girls basketball team attained during last weekend’s Norwich Tournament, didn’t seem that impressive. But the Warriors’ victory in Saturday's consolation game was quite good, as it went up against reigning state Class B champion Utica-Notre Dame and, with some big plays in the final seconds on both ends of the floor, knocked off the Jugglers 41-40.
Northstars drop to 1-2 after opening win over Nottingham
What the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team demonstrated, in beating Nottingham in its Dec. 6 opener, was that it still had the goods to win plenty of games, even with Connor Evans forced to the sidelines for the winter. But that didn’t mean the Northstars were free and clear, by any means.
Liverpool gains fourth-place finish at Herkimer Invitational
Whether the matches were quick and one-sided, or long and tough, the Liverpool wrestling team had all the answers to the questions West Genesee provided.
Northstars sweep West Genny; Liverpool gets first win
Due to the big numbers posted by the likes of Nick Joss early this season, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys bowling team had risen to the top of the Onondaga High School League standings. But that lead only lasted until last Thursday’s match against Auburn at Falcon Bowl, where two 5-0 teams went at it and the Northstars could not quite keep up in a 2-1 defeat to the Maroons.
Warriors finish third at Ontario Bay Tournament
What the Liverpool ice hockey team taught Cicero-North Syracuse in last Monday night’s game at Lysander Arena is that the dynamic of a come-from-behind, overtime victory can work both ways. The Warriors, having seen the Northstars benefit from such a rally in the Nov. 21 Frozen Dome Classic against Baldwinsville, did close to the same thing in this game, only this time rallying from a two-goal deficit to prevail 5-4.
Sullivan helped by late points from Cutler
In racing out to a 3-0 start and winning its division at the Cataract Classic in Niagara Falls, the Liverpool boys basketball team had established that it had a dependable star in junior Tyler Sullivan and the kind of depth that most opponents could envy.
Liverpool makes grand final statement on national stage
All season long, the Liverpool boys cross country team knew how good it was, that it ranked among the best squads in the United States. Then, in the biggest meet of their careers, the Warriors went out and proved it.
Warriors edge Corcoran, sweep tourney in Niagara Falls
Between a laundry list of fouls, a superb effort from Marquis Gilbert and even a question about the score of the game, the Liverpool boys basketball team had a lot to overcome in last Tuesday night’s season opener at Corcoran.
Northstars return plenty of talent in latest title quest
With the count standing at six consecutive Section III Class AA championships, a pair of state titles and five straight trips to the state final four, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team can safely call itself a dynasty.
C-NS to miss Evans for season with knee injury
Everything that happened to the Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball team in the off-season following a narrow, 83-79 defeat to Utica Proctor in last March’s Section III Class AA final at the Carrier Dome suggested that getting back to the title game in 2014-15 was going to be quite difficult.
C-NS, in first game after Dome win, ties Raiders 4-4
Now the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams have both gone through encounters with Baldwinsville – in vastly different circumstances, and with vastly different results, though their meetings with Mohawk Valley would also prove divergent.
Northstars, Liverpool open season at Andersen Invitational
This time around, the Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling team made the annual Andersen Tournament its starting point for the season. And as 2014-15 got underway, the Northstars could celebrate the fact that its most recent Section III champion was heading into the college ranks.
Burdo leads returning cast for Warriors
Nick Burdo, Connor Thiel and Matt Petit were at the forefront for a Liverpool boys swim team that offered a rousing start to its 2014-15 season at the expense of its neighbors from Cicero-North Syracuse.
Northstars also beat B'ville, lead CNYCL race
Eleven straight strikes were in the books. All that Nick Joss needed was one more to earn a perfect game and offer an exclamation point to the Cicero-North Syracuse bowling team’s sweep of Liverpool last Tuesday afternoon at Strike-N-Spare Lanes.
Fourth-quarter comeback produces 83-82 win
Between a laundry list of fouls, a superb effort from Marquis Gilbert and even a question about the score of the game, theLiverpool boys basketball team had a lot to overcome in Tuesday night’s season opener at Corcoran.
Liverpool finishes strong third at New York Regionals
A season spent in the national rankings, but in the long shadow of a local powerhouse, will end for the Liverpool boys cross country team in the one place it wanted to get to all along.
Donegan goal beats B'ville after Northstars tie late in regulation
Sutter Donegan had a proper description for the emotions he felt after putting in the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey team a dramatic 3-2 victory over Baldwinsville in Friday night's Frozen Dome Classic at the Carrier Dome. "I feel like it's the NHL," said Donegan. "It's unreal."
Girls basketball Northstars look for another state final four run
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2014-15 varsity winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Warriors open Dec. 2 at Corcoran
Liverpool High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Liverpool boys trio each posts top-20 finishes
Though the Liverpool boys cross country team, as a whole unit, could not make it to last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championship meet at SUNY-Canton, Ben Petrella went there – and nearly brought home a state title of his own.
Football Warriors fall in first sectional final since '98
In reality, the Section III Class AA football championship game, played between Liverpool and Henninger Sunday night at the Carrier Dome, was two games rolled into one outcome.
Bethlehem rallies past Liverpool, 2-1, in OT
Having prevailed by 2-1 margins twice in order to claim the Section III Class AA championship, it only figured that the Liverpool girls soccer team's regional final Saturday against Section II champion Bethlehem at Fulton would also end with a 2-1 score. But this time, it was the other side finishing on top.
Liverpool, C-NS stars both prevail amid tough competition
Whether with lots of experience, like Liverpool’s Sydnie Sovinsky and Madeline Murphy, or full of youthful promise, like Cicero-North Syracuse’s Jamie Rolf, local girls swimmers found lots of success during Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet at West Genesee.
Boys Northstars, girls Warriors swept by B'ville sides
From Cicero-North Syracuse on the boys side to Liverpool on the girls side, area volleyball teams had a chance to prevent Baldwinsville from pulling off a sweep of Wednesday night’s Section III championship matches at the C-NS gym – but neither would succeed.
Saratoga Springs uses late goal to end Northstars' season
Having waited eight years to get back into the state tournament, Section III Class A field hockey champion Cicero-North Syracuse was eager to do something big. And there was some precedence from which to draw some inspiration. The last time the Northstars made it this far, in 2006, it advanced all the way to the state championship game at what is now NBT Bank Stadium before falling to Lakeland.
Petrella, Buck, McCarthy, McNamara qualify for state meet
All through the 2014 season, the Liverpool boys cross country team held the no. 2 state Class A ranking and a national top 10 ranking, honors that, in most places, would lead to a slew of meet victories and championship honors.
Liverpool to face Henninger in first sectional final since 1998
Many times since 1998, the Liverpool football team has made trips to the Carrier Dome for various games. But they never took place in November. Now, at long last, the Warriors are back in the Dome just when it wants to be there, with a Section III Class AA championship at stake.
Defense, goals from O'Neil propel Liverpool past defending champs
Once again, a well-established power with lots of recent success brought home the Section III Class AA championship - only it wasn’t the one that many people expected. Two goals by Meagan O’Neill, along with a defense that stepped up when it was needed, helped Liverpool knock off defending champion Cicero-North Syracuse 2-1 in Friday night’s AA title game at SUNY-Cortland.
Northstars battle to end in 2-1 defeat to Hornets
Right to the end, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team was in the battle, making the state’s top-ranked team sweat and worry. But when all was finished in Thursday night’s Section III Class AA semifinal at Liverpool High School Stadium, the no. 4 seed Northstars had taken a 2-1 defeat to top seed Fayetteville-Manlius, the third time it had lost to the Hornets this fall, each of them one-goal decisions.
C-NS boys, Liverpool girls advance to finals against B'ville
The neighborhood rivalry between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse turned up in several different spots during the Section III playoffs, from early-round football to championship games in girls soccer and field hockey.
C-NS to face Liverpool for sectional title Friday
One last blast of summer warmth hit Central New York Tuesday as the four Section III Class AA girls soccer semifinals teams gathered at Christian Brothers Academy's Alibrandi Stadium. And with their victories, Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool earned the right to go to SUNY-Cortland Friday night and battle freezing temperatures - not to mention each other - with a sectional championship at stake.
Northstars topple F-M; Warriors run away from B'ville
For the first time since 2008, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool field hockey teams will settle the Section III Class A championship among themselves. The two neighbors and rivals got to this showdown through impressive finishes to their respective sectional semifinals, with the top-seeded Northstars getting away from Fayetteville-Manlius 3-1 and the Warriors unleashing its attack on no. 2 seed Baldwinsville to win by that exact same margin.
Warriors draw Class AA semifinal against B'ville
Maybe it was supposed to turn out this way for he Liverpool football team - that, in order to end a 16-year wait of returning to the Section III Class AA championship game, it would have to conquer both of its neighborhood rivals in consecutive weeks, and in consecutive playoff rounds.
Northstars rout Central Square; Akinpelu gets hat trick against Auburn
Whether it was an entire unit, or just an individual standing out, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls soccer team inched closer to a possible showdown for the Section III Class AA championship.
Liverpool finishes strong, holds no. 3 seed
Having endured its toughest week of the season, with three close contests (one of which went to overtime), the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team still won them all and locked down the top seed for its Section III Class AA title defense.
Liverpool surges ahead of playoff meeting with Wildcats
Though both the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool boys soccer teams are headed toward their annual appearances in the Section III Class AA playoffs, they both got there facing different questions about whether they had the goods for a championship run.
Northstars, Liverpool could meet once more in sectional final
A pair of victories, attained in very different manners, has the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team well-placed as the team to beat in the Section III Class A playoffs.
Liverpool beats West Genny; Northstars edged by B'ville
Having just finished off its first undefeated regular season in 16 years, the Liverpool football team finds that it still has to hold on to neighborhood bragging rights against Cicero-North Syracuse if it wants to go anywhere in the Section III Class AA playoffs.
Liverpool assured of AA-1 division top seed
There's a real chance that the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse football teams could meet up in the opening round of the Section III Class AA playoffs. For now, though, both teams are quite content with what they've accomplished, whether it's the Warriors assured of the top seed from the AA-1 division or the Northstars just making it back to the post-season after a prolonged absence.
Back-and-forth battle could provide playoff preview
Can a game with a 3-2 score be considered a win for both sides? Perhaps so, in the case of Thursday night's girls soccer battle between Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville, for though the Northstars prevailed by that 3-2 margin, the Bees could leave Archie Hall Stadium convinced that, if they met again in the Section III Class AA playoffs, the result could prove different.
Northstars top Nottingham, Henninger; Warriors earn playoff spot
Going into the final week of the regular season, there was little doubt that the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team was primed for a championship push – and Liverpool wanted those same good feelings, too, before it got too late.
Boys Northstars finish third to F-M, Auburn in team tournament
For a few brief moments, members of the Cicero-North Syracuse Blue boys golf team carried the notion that it could go all the way to the top and earn the Section III Class AA championship. But while that dream fell just short, the Northstars, along with the Liverpool Warriors, saw several standout performances in Wednesday's sectional tournament at the Links at Sunset Ridge.
Northstars win in long-awaited return to home field
Much of the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team's 2014 season was spent traveling elsewhere, as it played 10 consecutive road games while waiting for the new Field Turf at Bragman Stadium to get finished. At last, though, the turf was ready, and on Monday night the Northstars came back home in the sweetest way possible, recording a 1-0 victory over its neighbor and rival, Liverpool.
Liverpool scores twice in final 5:31, go to 5-0
Even at this stage at what is shaping up as a memorable and possibly magical season, it's too early to say if the Liverpool football team will cast aside its 16-year sectional championship drought. But if it does, the Warriors are sure to look back to what happened late Friday night at Alibrandi Stadium as the pivot point where a good team showed something deeper.
Murphy, Sovinsky lead Liverpool past CBA
In many ways, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls swim team’s season peaked on Sept. 25, when it went to Liverpool and stunned the Warriors 94-92, ending years of domination by Liverpool in that neighborhood rivalry.
Northstars sweep singles, avenge Sept. 9 defeat to Warriors
A reflection of the close girls tennis competition between Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool could easily be found in their pair of regular-season clashes in 2014.
Basla, Petrella win individual races; sides sweep Auburn
At least in 2014, the pendulum in cross country has gone toward Liverpool, in terms of its rivalry with Cicero-North Syracuse.
Warriors' last-minute comeback builds crucial momentum
With one defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse in the recent memory bank, and a rematch on the new turf at Bragman Stadium looming a week ahead, the Liverpool field hockey team wanted, at the least, a good performance out of Monday night's home game against Class C powerhouse. But it had no idea just how good - or memorable - it would be.