Starpoint earns redemption, drops Minisink Valley to win state dual championship
January 29, 2023


SYRACUSE - One of the common storylines in sports is the idea of redemption.

One team comes up short in a high-stakes situation the year before, which fuels them to train even harder in the offseason, all with the hopes of having a rematch the following year.

That could describe how the Starpoint Spartans viewed their opportunity when they returned to the NYSPHSAA state duals on Saturday held inside the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College, still feeling the pain of last year's semifinal loss against Section IX?s Minisink Valley.

Now ranked number two in the Division I bracket one year later, the Spartans did redeem themselves by defeating the top-seeded Warriors, 35-27, to bring home the state title to Pendleton. For the Spartans, all the hard work over the last calendar year certainly paid off.