Here is the Holbrook Heating & Air Conditioning Top 10 for the week of May 18…..

  1. On Friday night the first Section III flag football championships was decided. Baldwinsville and Syracuse East, who split two regular-season games, met for the Division I title and the Bees’ defense, a difference-maker all season, again proved that point, keeping East off the board and prevailing 19-2. In Division II, Oneida took the title defeating Syracuse Academy of Science 32-0….
  2. The three Section III boys tennis championships were awarded, starting Thursday when J-D upended top seed New Hartford for the Class B title 3-2. Then, on Friday, it was Cazenovia fending off Manlius Pebble Hill 4-1 to repeat as Class C champions and, in Class A, it was F-M against Baldwinsville and the Hornets again got the best of the Bees 6-1 to hold on to that crown….
  3. We also had league championship meets in track and field this week. They included SCAC meets won by C-NS and J-D girls, Baldwinsville and ESM boys, OHSL Liberty meets won by the CBA and Marcellus boys and Westhill and Cazenovia girls, plus Patriot division meets where Tully swept the American division and the National division went to Pulaski’s girls and Cato-Meridian boys.
  4. As the regular season winds down in boys lacrosse, perhaps Liverpool and C-NS are ready to battle out with F-M in Class A having both knocked off Baldwinsville this week to complete regular-season sweeps. West Genesee is a much clearer Class A favorite, especially after it beat F-M 13-10 on Thursday to earn another SCAC Metro regular-season title, though Watertown is a legitimate challenger..
  5. Tuning up for its sectional Class D title defense, Marcellus boys lacrosse routed state-ranked Westhill 19-8 and then shut out Cazenovia 19-0, the Mustangs and Skaneateles both ranked in the state top five. The path in Class C again goes through J-D, whose lone blemish was an OT defeat to Marcellus and, late in the regular season, had convincing wins over West Genesee and Liverpool..
  6. We’re setting up for a great Class B girls lacrosse sectional playoffs. West Genesee had to fight off F-M 8-7 in the regular-season finale, having already won a close one over state-ranked Watertown with both CBA and Auburn greatly improved from a year before. They all chase C-NS in Class A, though, especially with the struggles all the other contenders have faced…
  7. Having the top seed in the sectional girls lacrosse playoffs in Class C and D will matter a lot. Indian River, J-D and Fulton are the strongest sides in Class C, not separated by that much in terms of their top level of play, while Skaneateles will go into its state Class D title defense worried the most about Westhill and South Jefferson, who are also ranked in the state top five….
  8. Plenty of mystery awaits us in the large-school softball sectional playoffs. Just when Baldwinsville looked like the Class AAA favorite, Liverpool beat the Bees 2-0 to avenge a loss to the Bees the week before while C-NS knocked off Class A favorite Camden, who will certainly get challenged by the likes of Chittenango and J-D as Class AA has no clear front-runner, though Whitesboro makes a case..
  9. Though it fell three spots in the state rankings to no. 8, Marcellus still is the Class B front-runner with a challenge expected from Utica-Notre Dame. Class C has Sandy Creek at no. 4 in the state rankings with Thousand Islands. APW and West Canada also state-ranked and Port Byron playing well, too. Oriskany and Stockbridge Valley are both in the state Class D top 10…
  10. As baseball teams jam in as many games as possible at the end of the regular season, it appears that playoff top seeds will go to Baldwinsville in Class AAA, West Genesee in Class AA, J-D in Class A, Holland Patent in Class B, Bishop Ludden in Class C and Oriskany in Class D. Next week will feature three rounds of playoffs that lead to championship games on Memorial Day weekend…