Boys lacrosse - Auburn vs. Ithaca

Auburn's Owen Spearing clears the ball against Ithaca Tuesday at Holland Stadium. 

Section III released its boys lacrosse postseason brackets Wednesday, and all three Cayuga County-area teams will be participating in sectionals.

Auburn has earned the No. 2 seed in the Class B tournament and will face No. 3 Oswego in the semifinals 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Liverpool High School. If the Maroons advance, they'll play either Fayetteville-Manlius or Fulton at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Friday, May 24.

Skaneateles is the No. 1 seed in Class D and will host the winner of No. 8 Lowville and No. 9 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in the quarterfinals Saturday at Skaneateles High School.

On the other side of the Class D bracket is Jordan-Elbridge, and the No. 6 Eagles will travel to No. 3 Marcellus on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Semifinal matchups are scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at East Syracuse-Minoa High School, and the championship is Friday, May 24 at Liverpool.


Moravia 9, Candor 2: A big night from Gavin Stayton at the plate and a strong performance from Nik Smith on the mound helped the Blue Devils pick up the win.

Stayton, the lead-off hitter, went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI, while Smith pitched all seven innings and held Candor to two runs (both unearned) and two hits while striking out seven batters.

Smith also went 3-for-4 from the plate with two runs scored, four RBIs and a double. Josh Crull (run, walk) and Tanner Jones (double, two RBIs, walk) also posted multi-hit games. AJ Lawton added a double and a run.


Moravia 6, Lansing 5: The Blue Devils scored four runs in the fifth inning and held on in the seventh to defeat the Bobcats.

Gabby Kehoe posted two hits, both singles, along with two runs and one RBI for Moravia. Brook Purdy (RBI), Illeana Ramirez (RBI, walk, double), Emily Kehoe (RBI) and Kate Baylor (double) each had hits. Chloe McNabb walked twice and scored twice, and Bailey Williamson had a walk and a run scored.

Ramirez struck out 10 batters in seven innings and was charged with four earned runs.


Auburn 4, Fulton 3: The Maroons swept all four doubles matches to take down Fulton.

Olecsander Colopelnic and Nicholas Dec won first doubles 6-4, 6-1; Zachary Moore and Troy Wagner took second doubles 6-1, 6-4; Sam Carbonaro and Kevin Stechuchak took third doubles 6-3, 6-4; and Matthew Humphrey and Ryan Stechuchak were winners in fourth doubles 6-0, 6-1.

Auburn improves to 3-7 this season.


Bishop Ludden 246, Weedsport 292, Solvay 332: Nick Spingler was Weedsport's medalist, scoring a round of 42. Libby Nemec followed, shooting a 57, and Wyatt LaForce scored a 60 to round it out for the Warriors.

Weedsport (2-8) heads to Manlius Pebble Hill Thursday.

Lansing 239, Whitney Point 248, Union Springs/Port Byron 273: Jake Button shot a season-low 43 for the Wolves, while Andrew Salls' 50 and Luke Winters' 56 rounded out US/PB's top performances.

US/PB (1-11) finishes its season at Marathon on Monday.


Auburn graduate Annie Giannone was named Ithaca College's Iris Carnell Female Athlete of the Year at its annual Senior Student-Athlete Awards Brunch Monday.

The award is given to a senior who demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, leadership and contributions to her team.

Giannone led the Bombers to the Liberty League title and eventually the national quarterfinals. She was named to the All-Liberty League First Team, the All-ECAC Second Team and D3hoops.com Section Team All-East Region.

Giannone started in all 31 games, and finished with a 10.1 point per game average and set a new program record with 131 assists her senior season.

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