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April 18, 2013

Sports Roundup

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Cooperstown graduate Caleb Edmonds broke a major barrier for the Liberty University track team.

Edmonds finished third in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 30, crossing in a personal-best 13 minutes, 57.09 seconds. In doing so, he was named the Big South Conference’s Male Track Athlete of the Week.

He became the third Liberty runner and fourth Big South runner to ever break 14 minutes in the event.

A week later, Edmonds set a school record at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational on April 6. He won the men’s 3K in 8:23.83 just under the school record. The previous record of 8:24.05 had been set by Stephen Githuka on April 3, 1999.

Edmonds, a redshirt sophomore, earned Daily Star Athlete of the Year honors in track in 2010, when he finished fourth overall in the state in the 3,200. That year he set the CCS track records in the 1600 and 3200 at 4:19.52 and 9:06.67 respectively. He also set the 3200-relay record in 2010 with Jeremiah Ford, Jacob Miller and Will Reis at 7:59.62.

In cross country, Edmonds set the CCS records in 2009 on both the Irish Tower Course, 3.05 miles in 17:26, and the Staley Elementary School Course (RFA) in the 5K in 16:00.

Liberty will host the 2013 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships on April 18-20 at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex.


Milford 3, Schenevus 2


Kaitlin VanWinkler struck out four and walked 10 in a three-hitter as Milford edged visiting Schenevus, the defending Tri-Valley League champions.

“We had a couple of double plays and threw out a runner at the plate,” Milford coach Jim Weir said.

Center fielder Dawn Pickwick got the outfield assist, throwing out Vicky Hubbard at home to end the third inning. With runners at the corners and two out in the seventh, Pickwick also caught Taylor Spranger’s deep flyball to right-center field to end the game.

Spranger struck out four, walked two and scattered seven hits for the Dragons, who scored in the first and fifth innings. Spranger gave up a run in the first and two in the third.

Gabby Skillen and Marina Steele (2-for-3) had RBIs in the third for the Wildcats (2-0, 2-0).

Milford 3, Schenevus 2

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Taylor Spranger (L) and Stephanie Pepaj. Kaitlin VanWinkler (W,2-0) and Natasha Skillen.


Worcester 12, CV-S 1


Worcester’s Alyssa Branigan was 4-for-5 with two doubles to lead the Wolverines to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Cherry Valley-Springfield (2-3, 0-3) plays at Franklin today.

Worcester 12, CV-S 1

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Monica Ridgeway (W) and Summer Rutty. Maddy Archer (L,0-3) and Jessica Carson.

2B: Summer Rutty (W), Alyssa Branigan (W) 2, Jillian Perrillo (W).


Schenevus 9, CV-S 3


Winning pitcher Taylor Spranger struck out 13 and walked none in a six-hitter to lead host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League win.

Dani Ost’s two-run double highlighted a three-run third inning for the Dragons, who received three hits from Vicky Hubbard.

Maddie Archer and Kylie Graham each doubled for Cherry Valley-Springfield, which got three hits from Sarah Mancuso.

Schenevus 9, CV-S 3

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Taylor Spranger (W) and Stephanie Pepaj. Maddie Archer (L) and Jessica Carson. 2B: Maddie Archer (C), Kylie Graham (C), Dani Ost (S).



Milford 11, Schenevus 10


William Ward gave up three runs in the seventh inning before getting the last two outs on a strikeout and a pop out for the save as Milford escaped with a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Robert Burton went 3-for-4 with three runs for Schenevus, which stranded the tying run at third base. Tyler Roseboom (two hits) also scored three times for the Dragons.

Winning pitcher Jacob Tabor had two hits and three RBIs for the Wildcats (2-0, 2-0), who received a 3-for-3 effort and two runs from Adam Renwick. Kevin Musser contributed two hits and two runs for Milford.

Milford coach Andrew Griffiths said his team scored all of its runs and got 10 of its 11 hits with two outs.

The Wildcats scored three times in the first inning, four in the second and four in the fifth.

Milford 11, Schenevus 10

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Robert Burton, Adam Kruh (3,L), David Vosatka (6) and Jacob Darling. Jacob Tabor (W,1-0), William Ward (6,S,1) and Blake Elliott. 2B: Robert Burton (S), Wyatt Waters (M), Jacob Tabor (M). 3B: Paul VanWarner (M).


Worcester 9, CV-S 7


Winning pitcher George Clements scored twice and visiting Worcester drew 11 walks en route to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Ethan Johnson had two hits for Cherry Valley-Springfield (0-3), which will travel to Franklin today.

Worcester 9, CV-S 7

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George Clements (W) and Chris Mravlja. Ethan Johnson (L), Shawn Lowry (4) and Tristan Fralick.


Schenevus 13, CV-S 2


David Vosatka struck out six and walked two in a four-hitter to lead host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Robert Burton had an RBI single for the Dragons (1-2, 1-1).

Justin Monahan went 2-for-3 for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Schenevus 13, CV-S 2

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Spencer Supak (L), Ethan Johnson (6), Justin Monahan (6) and Tristan Fralick. David Vosatka (W) and Jacob Darling. 2B: Justin Monahan (C), Andrew Spencer (C).



at Leatherstocking


Teddy Trosset earned medalist honors with a 42 at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, but host Cooperstown fell, 184-214, to Little Falls.

at Leatherstocking

Team scores: Little Falls 184, Cooperstown 214

Little Falls: Jimmy Amuso 45, Austin Clough 46, Zach Bright 46, Vinny Visconti 47.

Cooperstown: Teddy Trosset 42, Matt Frevele 44, Kyle Tallman 63, Ryan Barrow 65.