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Wilcox takes over as varsity boys lacrosse coach
After the exciting run of Baldwinsville’s ice hockey team to the state championship game, attention turns to spring sports, where the stories include Matt Wilcox taking over as boys varsity lacrosse coach after Jerry Fiorini’s retirement. Here is the 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Big second period pushes Knights to 6-2 win
Just as it had a decade earlier, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had a single opponent in the way of an historic first state Division I championship. Just like in 2005, that foe was Rochester McQuaid. And just like that long-ago state final, the Knights dashed the Bees’ dreams, doing so this time by a 6-2 margin in Sunday’s state title game at Utica Memorial Auditorium, a game where, right from the opening whistle, McQuaid proved faster and more skilled than its B’ville counterparts.
Pompo delivers game-winner in 2-1 win over Saratoga
Isaiah Pompo delivered one of the brightest moments in Baldwinsville ice hockey history and pushed his team to the brink of a state championship. With his goal just 33 seconds into overtime of Saturday night's Division I state semifinal at Utica Memorial Auditorium, Pompo pushed the Bees past Saratoga Springs 2-1 and set up Sunday's title game against Rochester McQuaid.
Top-20 finish caps stellar season for Bees' bowler
A month after his tremendous regular season ended, Baldwinsville boys bowler Tyler Watchus received his reward by competing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament at Strike-N-Spare Lanes in Mattydale.
Wicks, Lathrop, Donhauser also run for B'ville
Baldwinsville’s indoor track and field team sent Arden Kellner, Marissa Lathrop, Katie Wicks and Evan Donhauser to Cornell University’s Barton Hall, where they each took part in last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Bees get past Ithaca 2-1 in regional final
A first-ever Section III Division I championship is nice - but the Baldwinsville ice hockey team knows that a first-ever state championship, if accomplished next weekend at Utica Memorial Auditorium, would be a whole lot nicer.
B'ville hurt by Black Knights' Pugh in 53-49 defeat
From the standpoint of the Baldwinsville girls basketball team, a season mostly filled with elation ended in immense frustration. The no. 3 seed Bees went right to the wire with no. 2 seed Rome Free Academy in Saturday night’s Section III Class AA semifinal at SRC Arena, but could not make the baskets it needed at the end and took a 53-49 defeat to the Black Knights.
Offensive flourish by Bees buries Syracuse
A long, frustrating wait for the Baldwinsville ice hockey team to snare a Section III championship is finally at an end. In a hard-fought effort Saturday at Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Bees upended Syracuse 7-4 in the Division I sectional final, scoring goals in well-timed bursts to build a big early lead, and then fending off the Cougars' furious late charge.
Kellner third in 600, also advances to compete at Cornell
An exciting 600-meter run that featured a sweep of the top two spots from Katie Wicks and Marissa Lathrop highlighted the Baldwinsville indoor track and field team’s efforts during Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifying meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
Top-seeded Black Knights prevail in AA quarterfinal
With the confidence gained from a 6-1 stretch at the end of the regular season and an impressive first-round playoff win over Liverpool, the Baldwinsville boys basketball team sought something much bigger when it ventured to face top seed Henninger in Tuesday night’s Section III Class AA quarterfinal. Just as the year before, though, the Bees’ run would end here.