Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Delaney: Poland boys move on
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Delaney: Did the better team win?
The East Syracuse-Minoa/Whitesboro boys soccer game on Tuesday night should not have been played.
Too much was at stake in the Section III Class A semifinal for the match to be played on a snow-covered field at
Players struggled with the footing and were challenged to judge the speed of the ball, which more often than not stopped short of its intended target under the weight of the snow. Speed and possession soccer were taken out of the game at a time of year when those skills should be showcased.
East Syracuse-Minoa looked to be a very good team with some good players, but the Spartans scored in part because a Whitesboro defender slipped. The game could've have been delayed two days, the forecast is more favorable for Thursday, without jeopardizing the Section III finals schedule.
Delaney: More from Chittenango
Monday, October 27, 2008
Delaney: Not quite Clinton's turn
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Delaney: Raiders respond to wake-up call
Not only did the Canastota field hockey team have to play top-seeded Mount Markham in a Class C semifinal on Saturday morning, the game started at 9 a.m. A six-game field hockey marathon was scheduled at
Fourth-seeded Canastota scored two first-half goals to take the opener. The Raiders (11-5-4) advance to Wednesday’s 7 p.m. Class C final against No. 3 Cazenovia at Homer. Cazenovia advanced with 2-0 win over Holland Patent in the other ‘C’ semifinal. Class D No. 1 Little Falls moved on with a 1-0 win over
Canastota’s bus left at 7 a.m. and the Raiders had plenty of time to tend to taping and their pre-game routine before
“I told them ‘you’re in bed by 9 p.m.,’” Raiders coach Trish Micaroni said.
Micaroni has 8 a.m. Saturday practices during the season so the start time wasn’t completely foreign. Early in the first half, though, Micaroni saw some effects of ‘bus legs’ and called a timeout. It worked. After the pep talk, Canastota scored twice.
“It’s the dedication of the kids. It’s important to them.”
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Delaney: Don't look back
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Delaney: Hands off
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Delaney: Three area soccer teams first-time No. 1 seeds
Delaney: Sauquoit Valley's turf in for a workout
The action at Sauquoit will begin on Saturday with six field hockey games beginning at 9 a.m. Mount Markham will meet either Sherburne or Canastota in a Class C continental breakfast semifinal game. Holland Patent will play either Cazenovia or Herkimer at 11 a.m. The rest of the day: Class B semifinals at 3 and 5 and Class D semifinals at 1 and 7.
The Section III boys soccer finals will be played at Sauquoit on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 because of a conflict at Cortland State. Game times are to be determined.
Delaney: Section III soccer finals relocate
Friday, October 17, 2008
Delaney: Section III Tournament pairings out on Sunday
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Delaney: Brothers add spark, spontaneity to Mustangs
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Delaney: Poland gets Hamilton again
Kenny Miller scored a late goal for the Poland boys soccer team on Tuesday as the Tornadoes clinched the Center State Conference Division III title with a wild, 4-3 win over rival Hamilton.
"It was an exceptional game," Hamilton coach Brian Latella said.
Miller scored three goals for the undefeated Tornadoes (11-0-0, 15-0-2).
Latella said Poland took the lead three times and the Emerald Knights responded each time with the tying goal - the last time with 4:51 remaining on a goal by Tyler White. Miller, a junior forward who is Poland's leading scorer, then tallied his 13th goal of the season 40 seconds later to give the Tornadoes another win over Hamilton (9-2, 14-2). Poland has won four of the last six matches between the teams dating back to the 2006 Section III Class D final.
Chances are good the schools will meet again during the upcoming Section III Tournament.