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Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Phoenix, Oswego softball scrimmage inside Carrier Dome

Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Section III softball was a part of the first-ever softball to be played  in the
Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

Twelve teams, including the Phoenix and Oswego varsity softball teams, tookpart in scrimmages  March 23 and 24.

The games were sandwiched between college games by Syracuse University, Colgate and Canisius. There was even  a little league game.

The Phoenix team scrimmaged against Cazenovia while the Oswego team scrimmaged against Liverpool and Caravel, a team from Delaware.

 

Andrew Henderson

Laughing Through Life: NCAA bracket humility

Andrew Henderson

by Andrew Henderson

The great wordsmith Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

I can fully relate.

Sort of.

Every March, my parents and my wife and I take part in an activity that surely signals the coming of spring — the madness that is found throughout the land of college basketball.

Yes, it’s bracket time.

The NCAA kicked off its annual tournament last week and with it comes millions of people partaking in office pools and online/internet contests.

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Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Orange draw 33,000+

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine (#11) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Orange to a 85-67 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. C.J. Fair also posted his second ever double double with the Orange, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

33,430 fans turned out for the victory, marking the largest crowd in college basketball this season and the fourth-largest in Carrier Dome basketball history.

The Orange go on the road for a matchup against Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and against Rutgers at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 then return to the Carrier Dome for a matchup against South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.