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Celebrating 203 years 75 cents Home of the Williams family Business Community Drama Club to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’ Ravenglass welcomes new employees CACDA thanks local partners Volume 203, No. 10 March 9 to 15, 2011 Community ... Page 7 ws & things Eagle News Online Web Ads Schools ... Page 6 EAGLE just $1 a day Call advertising at 315.434.8889 for details EAGLE ... Page 19 NEWSPAPERS Caz girls win sectional Class B title Lady Lakers nab third title in four years Schools have high scores, low attendance By Phil Blackwell Leo Club foul-shot contest was a success Eighth annual contest raised money for community-service scholarship. ...See page 3 Sports Boys varsity hockey team advances After defeating Salmon River on Saturday, the Lakers are in the Frozen Four. ...See page 11 BUSINESS .....................7 CALENDAR ...................2 CLASSIFIEDS .............. 14 COMMINUTY NEWS ......3 EDITORIAL ....................4 OBITUARIES............... 18 PUBLIC NOTICES ........ 13 RELIGION .................. 18 SCHOOL NEWS .............6 SPORTS ..................... 11 District report cards released By Pierce Smith What the Cazenovia girls basketball team displayed in the first half of Sunday’s Section III Class B championship game against Utica-Notre Dame was nowhere near the top form that had produced a 19-1 record leading up to the title game. “We made silly passes and bad shots,” said head coach Steve Miles. “That’s not how we play.” But the second half of action at Utica Memorial Auditorium brought a return to what the Lakers consider normalcy - and the end result was a third sectional title in four years as it zoomed past the Jugglers 51-42. Everything suddenly School district report cards were released for primary schools across New York State this past week. The evaluations covered each school in the district, rating their performance and examination scores for Math, Science, EnglishLanguage Arts as well as information on enrollment and attendance. C a z e n ov i a C e nt r a l School District students scored fairly well this past year; 135 teachers instructed 1670 pupils among the three facilities. Enrollment in each school has been slowly declining, but the students have consistently posted strong scores. District Superintendent Bob Dubik attributes the fragile real-estate market to the low attendance and tells that the district’s strong foundation will continue the tradition of excellence. “The reason we do well is very simple; we have hard-working teachers, hard-working students and involved parents who all expect the best,” Dubik said. “That breeds success. We have been able to meet and exceed learning standards for all subjects.” Fewer families have been moving to Cazenovia in recent years, and with every graduating class of seniors, a smaller class of kindergarteners enrolls. “It’s a big issue, I’ve talked to the Chamber of Commerce about it, I’ve talked to the town and village officials; there has to be See Reports, page 6 PIERCE SMITH SECTION CHAMPS: Taylor Malmsheimer makes a pass to her teammates on the perimeter at a recent game in Cazenovia High School’s Buckley Gymnasium. The varsity girls basketball team has a record of 20-1 so far this season. worked, from an aggressive offense that mostly relied on the production of seniors Ellen Burr and Raeanne Clabeaux to a defense that, anchored by Ashley Stec, Colleen Dougherty, Taylor Malmsheimer and Maggie Carpenter, frustrated UND into the same mistakes Cazenovia made early on. Going in, the Lakers knew the key to UND’s success was the way freshman Emily Durr could produce baskets from anywhere on the court. Yet Durr did just that in the first two periods, earning 14 points as, at one point, the no. 5 seed Jugglers led by as much as nine. With its own offense sputtering (and Stec and Dougherty both picking up three early fouls), Cazenovia needed someone to keep them afloat - and it turned See Basketball, page 12 Locals locked up to fight muscular dystrophy Local citizens spent time in jail, raised money for charity By Pierce Smith Numerous residents from Cazenovia and surrounding areas willingly went to jail on Feb. 16 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The “2011 Oneida Lock-Up” ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rusty Rail restaurant in Canastota and raised $32,000. During the event, over 80 participants were confined to holding cells while their family and friends posted “bail” in the form of charitable donations. Among others from Cazenovia, St. James Church Youth Ministry Coordinator Julie Hagan, Cazenovia College Executive Vice President Susan Berger and the Cazenovia Central School District Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong all cooled their heels to raise funds for MDA. “We know that people from Oneida, Cazenovia and surrounding communities are very generous, and always See Lock-Up, page 7 BRADLEY JOHNSON JAILBIRDS: Over 80 residents from Madison and Oneida counties were put behind bars while participating in the 2011 Oneida Lock-Up. During the event, $32,000 was raised to help combat muscular dystrophy. Getting Married? Call to receive your free copy of the new Wedding Planner Book. (315) 434-8889 ext. 321 EAGLE NEWSPAPERS

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