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May 1, 2013

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Milford 14, Schenevus 4


Milford scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to a road victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Wyatt Waters, Jacob Tabor, Blake Elliott (two RBIs) and Austin Brown each had two hits to lead a balanced Wildcat attack.

Jacob Darling led Schenevus with two hits and two runs scored.

Milford 14, Schenevus 4

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Schenvus 101 110 0 _ 4 4 6

Adam Renwick (W), Will Ward (6) and Black Elliott. Robert Burton (L), Adam Kruh (4), David Vosatka (6), Jordan Burton (7) and Jacob Darling. 3B: Blake Elliott (M), Austin Brown (M).

CV-S 7, Morris 2


Shawn Lowry struck out 13 and overcame 10 walks in a three-hitter as Cherry Valley-Springfield won in the Tri-Valley League.

Justin Monahan finished with two hits and an RBI, and teammate Pat Reid had three hits for the Patriots, who led, 4-1, after three innings.

CV-S 7, Morris 2

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Kerry Smith (L) and Matt Morlock. Shawn Lowry (W) and Tristan Fralick. 2B: Andrew Spencer (CVS).

Milford 7, Laurens 6

4/26 Host Milford rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win in the Tri-Valley League.

After Laurens benefited from two errors in the top of the seventh to take a 6-4 lead, Paul Van Warner’s RBI triple made it a one run game. Van Warner then scored on a passed ball to tie the score at 6. Wyatt Waters followed with the second of his two doubles and went to third on a groundout. Waters scored the winning run on a passed ball.

Milford also scored three runs in the sixth inning to tie the score at 4. Blake Elliott hit a two-run triple in the inning.

Peyton Griffiths had four hits, and Waters and Stephen Banks each had two hits for Milford.

Mitchell Corrigan and Mason Weir had two hits apiece for Laurens, which received seven strikeouts and no walks from losing pitcher Mitchel Barra.

Milford 7, Laurens 6

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Mitchel Barra (L) and Pheonix Howard. Peyton Griffiths, Stephen Banks (7,W) and Kevin Musser, Blake Elliott (7). 2B: Wyatt Waters (M) 2. 3B: Blake Elliott (M), Paul Van Warner (M).

Cooperstown 12, Waterville 2


Sawyer Haney scattered one hit over six innings and struck out eight to lead Cooperstown to a 12-2 Center State Conference baseball victory at Waterville.

Haney also went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for Cooperstown, which received two hits apiece from Nico Knull (three RBIs) and Jack Donnelly.

Cooperstown 12, Waterville 2

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Sawyer Haney (W), Ray Cabrera (7) and Jake Donnelly. Cody Lindfield (L), Mike Oltmann (6) and Adam Saville. 2B: Ethan Bliss (C), Sawyer Haney (C).

CV-S 14, Laurens 11


Justin Monahan hit a three-run homer in the first inning, helping Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Pat Reid went 3-for-4 with three runs for the Patriots, who received three RBIs and two hits from Tristan Fralick and Jake Foffett.

Ethan Johnson struck out five and walked two in four innings of relief for the save.

Mitchel Barra went 3-for-4 with four RBIs to pace the Leopards.

CV-S 14, Laurens 11

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Shawn Lowry, Ethan Johnson (4) and Tristan Fralick. Mason Weir, Logan Barra (4) and Pheonix Howard. 2B: Jake Foffett (C) 2, Spencer Supak (C), Pheonix Howard (L), Mitchel Barra (L). HR: Justin Monohan (C).

Milford 19, G-MU 1


Peyton Griffiths went 2-for-3, with a double, triple, four runs and an RBI to lead visiting Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Winning pitcher Kevin Musser contributed two hits and two RBIs. He also scored struck out six over five innings.

Jason Barrows went 2-for-3 for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Milford 19, G-MU 1

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Kevin Musser (W), Adam Renwick (6) and Blake Elliott. Austin Burnside (L), Nate Fuller (6), Dan Primrose (6) and Andrew Baker, Mike Lewis (6). 2B: Peyton Griffiths (M), Wyatt Waters (M), Michael Strenck (M). 3B: Peyton Griffiths (M).


Morris 7, CV-S 5


Catcher Kelsea Webster’s three-run homer in the fourth inning helped visiting Morris to a win in the Tri-Valley League.

Teammates Kaylyn Oliver and Tessa Hitchcock scored two runs apiece for the Mustangs. Both were on base when Webster homered in the fourth to give Morris a 6-1 lead.

Cherry Valley-Springfield’s Maddie Archer doubled twice and finished with three RBIs. She hit a two-run double during the Patriots’ four-run fifth inning that ended with CV-S trailing, 7-5.

Emma Gohdy contributed a double and an RBI for the Patriots.

Morris 7, CV-S 5

Morris 120 310 0 – 7 13 1

CV-S 100 040 0 – 5 7 4

Tessa Hitchcock (W) and Kelsea Webster. Kylie Graham (L) and Jessica Carson. 2B: Amanda Flint (M), Maddie Archer (CV-S) 2, Emma Gohdy (CV-S). HR: Kelsea Webster (M).

Milford 15, Laurens 4


Unbeaten Milford received four hits from Kaley Chase, and three apiece from Marina Steele and Peggy Paffenroth en route to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Paffenroth finished with four RBIs and Addy Lawson had a pair of hits for the Wildcats, who improved to 7-0 overall and in the league.

“I have three seniors, but we’re still kind of young,” Milford coach Jim Weir said.

Winning pitcher Kaitlin Van Winkler allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one over six innings.

Milford 15, Laurens 4

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Megan Worden (L), Jess Hadlock (5) and Kayla Johnson. Kaitlin Van Winkler (W,7-0), Serena Chase (7) and Natasha Skillen, Maddy Zenir (7). 2B: Marina Steele (M). 3B: Dawn Pickwick (M), Kaley Chase (M).

Cooperstown 5, Waterville 1


Christina Noto led off the Center State Conference game with her first varsity homer and one batter later, Maggie Hall homered to lead visiting Cooperstown.

“It’s probably the first time I can remember two (home runs) in the same inning,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said. “There’s no fence, but they were hit hard — one in the gap and the other down the line. They made it home easy.”

Noto’s went into the left-center gap and Hall’s fourth homer of the season went down the left-field line.

“She’s just a good hitter,” Bliss said of Hall, a junior. “She’s a solid player offensively and defensively.”

Cooperstown tacked on another run in the first inning on Erin Hascup’s RBI single.

Winning pitcher Nicole Cring struck out 14 and walked two in a three-hitter.

Noto finished with two hits for Cooperstown.

Cooperstown 5, Waterville 1

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Nicole Cring (W) and Erin Hascup. Megan Eastman (L) and Keely Cleary. HR: Christina Noto (C), Maggie Hall (C).

Laurens 11, CV-S 5


Claire Fraser’s three hits and three RBIs helped Laurens to a Tri-Valley League victory that marked its first win of the season.

Jessica Hadlock doubled, singled and drove in three runs for the Leopards. She also struck out seven in a five-hitter.

Jazmine Maidens tripled and drove in two runs for the Leopards, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit after 2 1/2 innings.

Maddie Archer and Jordan Loucks had two hits apiece for the Patriots.

Laurens 11, CV-S 5

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Kylie Graham (L) and Jessica Carson. Jessica Hadlock (W) and Kayla Johnson. 2B: Claire Fraser (L), Jessica Hadlock (L), Megan Worden (L), Vicky Eichhorn (L) 3B: Jazmine Maidens (L).

Milford 8, G-MU 1


Kaley Chase and Addy Lawson (two runs) each went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead host Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Kaitlyn Van Winkler struck out five and walked three in a four-hitter for the Wildcats.

Milford 8, G-MU 1

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Kaitlyn Van Winkler (W) and Natasha Skillen. Marissa Melhrose (L), Jenn Mason (5) and Bri MacPherson. 2B: Kaley Chase (M). 3B: Maddie Zenir (M).


M-E Invitational


Unatego’s boys and Cooperstown’s girls earned team titles Saturday in the Morrisville-Eaton Small-School Invitational.

The Spartans’ Josh Winchester won the 110-meter hurdles and the high jump to help the Spartans to 86 points. Runner-up Waterville finished with 69. Cooperstown placed fourth with 59 and Unadill Valley was ninth with 28.

Winchester won the hurdles in 16.3 seconds and cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump by 2 inches over teammate Jasper Humphries, who also finished second in the 400 in 55.4.

Brett Humphries and Alex White went 1-2 in the 800 for Unatego. Humphries finished in 2:07.2 — a second ahead of White.

Unatego also received second-place finishes from David VanAlstine in the 100 (11.6) and Austin Ryan in the pentathlon.

Unadilla Valley’s Dylan Thomsen finished first in the 1,600 (4:41) and the 3,200 (10:11.5).

Cooperstown’s Joe Harmon finished runner-up Thomsen in both races. Cooperstown also received a second-place finish from Mikey Boyle, who cleared 11-6 in the pole vault.

Cooperstown’s girls compiled 134 to easily outdistance runner-up Waterville, which had 57. Unatego finished seventh with 38 points and UV was last with two.

Cooperstown’s Lucy Ford tied a meet record by clearing 5-0 in the high jump and also won the shot put at 29-10. Cooperstown finished 1-2-3 in the shot put, with Katie Booan and Brooke Liner putting the shot, 27-9 ¾ and 27-2, respectively.

Emily Calkins and Samantha Fanion also earned wins for Cooperstown. Calkins won the 200 in 28.9 and Fanion was first in the 800 in 2:35.

Unatego’s Michaela Reynolds placed first in the triple jump (31-6 ½) and teammate Lea Haehnel crossed first in the 400 hurdles (1:15.5). Haehnel just beat Cooperstown’s Kristin Ratliff, who finished second in 1:15.9. Ratliff also was runner-up in the 100 hurdles in 17.3.

Booan contributed a runner-up showing in the discus at 77-5.

Cooperstown will host the Don Howard Invitational on Saturday.

Boys team scores: Unatego 86, Waterville 69, Little Falls 63, Cooperstown 59, Morrisville-Eaton 56, Sauquoit Valley 50, Westmoreland 47, Canastota 32, Unadilla Valley 28, Fabius-Pompey 18, Mohawk 16, Pulaski 14, Cincinnatus 8, Oriskany 8, Owen D. Young 4, Mount Markham 2, DeRuyter 0, Remsen 0.

Girls team scores: Cooperstown 134, Waterville 57, Canastota 50, Little Falls 50, Fabius-Pompey 45, Oriskany 48, Unatego 38, Morrisville-Eaton 32, Mohawk 30, Pulaski 14, Owen D. Young 11, DeRuyter 9, Cincinnatus 3, Unadilla Valley 2.

Cooperstown second in home meet


at Cooperstown

Lucy Ford won the high jump and the shot put, and ran a leg on a the winning 400-meter relay team to lead Cooperstown’s girls to a second-place finish in a four-way Center State Conference meet.

Ford cleared 4-10 in the high jump and she put the shot 31-9. She also joined Emily Calkins, Maya Wasson and Chantel Huntington on a relay team that crossed in 54.3.

Huntington placed first in the 100 in 13.8.

at Cooperstown

Girls: Sauquoit Valley 120, Cooperstown 89, Hamilton 47, Owen D. Young 8.

CV-S nearly sweeps boys events

at CV-S


Cherry Valley-Springfield’s boys won all but one event en route to Tri-Valley League victories over visiting Davenport/South Kortright and Richfield Springs.

CV-S finished with 116 points, followed by D/SK at 29 and RS at 19.

Dustin Collins placed first in four events – the 400 hurdles (1:05.1), the long jump (17-7.5), the triple jump (38-10) and the high jump (5-10) - for the Patriots.

Teammate Isiah Montgomery won the 100 (11.3) and the 200 (24.2). He also contributed to victories in the 400 relay (47.1) and the 1,600 relay (4:04.6).

The CV-S girls also won, scoring 82 points to top RS (57) and D/SK (20).

Olivia Preston won the 1,500 (6:14) and the 3,200 (14:57) for the Patriots, who received a hurdles sweep from Roberta Zaccagnino (100 hurdles, 17.9; 400 hurdles, 1:22.2).

Christina Gurley paced the Indians with triumphs in the 100 (13.3) and the 200 (27.5). She also helped RS to wins in the 400 relay (55.5) and the 1,600 relay (4:36.4).

at CV-S

Boys: Cherry Valley-Springfield 116, Davenport/South Kortright 29, Richfield Springs 19.

Girls team scores: Cherry Valley-Springfield 82, Richfield Springs 57, Davenport/South Kortright 20.

Saggese leads big comeback

at Milford


Milford’s Hannah Saggese technically didn’t lower her school record in the 800 meters, but she gave Wildcats coach Dave Prouty a memory he said will stick for some time.

Saggese received the baton in the 3,200-meter relay trailing a Laurens runner by what Prouty estimated at 100 meters in the three-team Tri-Valley League meet.

Saggese ran a 2-minute, 25.92-second — her fastest time in the 800 — to give the Wildcats a victory. The team of Gabby Sickler, Lizette Holiday, Keira Higgins and Saggese finished in 11:22.9.

“It was impressive to watch her make up that distance,” Prouty said of Saggese. “That was longest distance I’ve seen made up in my coaching career. It was probably at least 100 meters.”

Saggese holds Milford’s school record in the 800 at 2:26.58 — a mark she set last season. That will stand as a split in a relay cannot count toward a school record.

She also won the 400 (1:03.82) and the 800 (2:41.00) to help Milford to a winning total of 76 points. Laurens finished second with 72 points and Downsville had 13.

Emilie Mertz won the 100 and the 200, and Higgins contributed wins in the 1,500 and 3,000 for the Wildcats.

Rachell Murello led Laurens with wins in the 400 hurdles (1:18.18), the triple jump (29 feet, 9 inches) and the high jump (4-6). Teammate Heather White won the 100 hurdles (18.25) and the long jump (13-0).

Milford’s boys also won, compiling 65.5 points. Downsville had 58 and Laurens finished with 38.5.

Elijah Coley earned wins in the 110 hurdles (17.00) and the 400 hurdles (1:04.88) to lead the Wildcats, who received wins from Elijah Rutledge in the 1,600 (5:22.88) and the high jump (5-2).

The Eagles’ Steven Casciola won both throwing events, including a distance of 115-2 in the discus.

at Milford

Boys: Milford 65.5, Downsville 58, Laurens 38.5.

Girls: Milford 76, Laurens 72, Downsville 13.


at Mohawk Valley Country Club


Teddy Trosset had a team-low 45 but host Herkimer beat Cooperstown in golf on Monday.

Team Scores: Herkimer 193, Cooperstown 204

Cooperstown: Teddy Trosset 45, Matt Frevele 49, Ryan Barrow 54, Liam Dolan 56

Herkimer: Andrew Stilwell 42, Ryan Stilwell 45, Jeremy Adamson 52, John Chemento 54

at Delhi College GC


Brandon Simonds had two birdies en route to a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine of the Delhi College Golf Course, leading host Delhi to a 224-253 victory over Cooperstown.

at Delhi College GC

Back nine, par-36

Team scores: Delhi 224, Cooperstown 253

Cooperstown: Teddy Trosset 48, Liam Hennigan 48, Liam Dolan 48, Matt Frevele 49, Kyle Tallman 60.

Delhi: Brandon Simonds 35, Joe Burgin 37, Noah Oliver 47, Connor Gioffe 51, Justin Simonds 54.

at Leatherstocking GC


Matt Frevele earned medalist honors with a 42 on the par-35 front nine of the Leatherstocking Golf Course, leading host Cooperstown to a 196-222 victory over Mount Markham.

Teddy Trosset contributed a 45 for Cooperstown.

at Leatherstocking GC

Front nine, par-35

Team scores: Cooperstown 196, Mount Markham 222

Mount Markham: Ken Wysluzaly 48, Derek Mowers 57, Matt Merritti 57, Larry Hammill 60.

Cooperstown: Matt Frevele 42, Teddy Trosset 45, Lucas Lyons 53, Liam Dolan 56.


Cooperstown 3, Poland 2


Jimmy Anania and Jason Cadwalader earned straight sets victories at first and second singles, respectively, to lead visiting Cooperstown to a Center State Conference victory.

Anania downed Daniel Borner, 6-2, 6-0. Cadwalader beat Brett Ryan, 6-4, 6-0.

On Saturday, Anania earned the championship at first singles in the Center State Conference tournament at Utica. Anania beat Westmoreland’s Zach Dunning, 6-4, 7-5, in the semifinals before outlasting Mount Markham’s Warren Salo, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, in the final.

Cooperstown also received a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win from Andrew Von Tsurikov and Max Clinton over Shelby Ossont and Michael Szarek at second doubles.

Cooperstown 3, Poland 2

at Poland

Singles: Jimmy Anania (C) def. Daniel Borner, 6-2, 6-0; Jason Cadwalader (C) def. Brett Ryan, 6-4, 6-0; Mark Shelhamer (P) def. Will Cadwalader, 7-5, 6-4

Doubles: Branden Garrett and Andrew Taverne (P) def. Lyman Townsend and Max Ofer, 6-4, 6-2; Andrew Von Tsurikov and Max Clinton (C) def. Shelby Ossont and Michael Szarek, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.

Cooperstown 4, LF 1


Jimmy Anania and Jason Cadwalader earned wins at first and second singles, respectively, to lead Cooperstown to a Center State Conference road win Thursday.

Cooperstown is 7-2.

Cooperstown 4, LF 1

at Little Falls

Singles: Jimmy Anania (C) def. Tim Failing, 7-5, 6-0; Jason Cadwalader (C) def. Kyle Barnes, 5-1, retired; Jacob Toher (L) def. Will Cadwalader 6-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Max Ofer and Lyman Townsend (C) def. Mitchell Smith and Dan Leonard, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5; Max Clinton and Tanner Clinton (C) def. Eddie Rose and Joe Mihevc, 6-1, 6-1.