Sports Roundup: Lambert scores 32; Coop wrestling beats C-FP

Greg Klein | The Cooperstown CrierMaddox Aramini swims for Cooperstown on Tuesday in a home meet against Rome Free Academy. RFA edged Cooperstown, 94-92, to claim the Center State Conference title. 

VOLLEYBALL

LF 3, Cooperstown 1

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Natalie Brotherton had 17 assists and Quincey Chase had 29 digs and three kills, but Cooperstown lost in four sets to visiting Little Falls in a Center State Conference Division II match.  

SV 3, Cooperstown 1

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Natalie Johnson had seven kills and Kaitlin Curtis had six aces, five kills and 15 digs, but Cooperstown lost in four sets on the road in the Center State Conference Division II. 

Cooperstown (3-8, 2-6) was at Dolgeville on Wednesday after deadline and hosts Herkimer on Friday. 

SWIMMING

Cooperstown 60, HP 42

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Cooperstown placed first in nearly every event, holding a lead throughout the meet to defeat host Holland Patent.

Ted Mebust placed first in the 50 freestyle at 22.88 seconds, three seconds faster than second-place finisher Tucker Garrett of HP. He won the 100 backstroke in 55.76, a full 20.89 seconds faster than teammate Gareth Austin in second place.

The senior holds the second-fastest time of all Central New York swimmers in the 100 backstroke, according to syracuse.com. Liverpool’s Tom Griffin has a time of 54.79; Mebust’s is 55.60.

Mebust was also a part of the first-place 200 medley relay with Maddox Aramini, Max Hinrichs and William Friedman.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Mebust, Hinrichs, Austin and Ewan Chapman also took first.

Cooperstown (7-1) had max points in the 100 butterfly as Friedman (1:14.12) and Miller (1:26.31) placed first and second, respectively.

Cooperstown 60, Holland Patent 42

at Holland Patent

Top Cooperstown finishers

200 medley relay: 1, (Ted Mebust, Maddox Aramini, Max Hinrichs, William Friedman), 1:56.31

200 freestyle: 1, Ewan Chapman, 2:09.37

200 individual medley: 1, Maddox Aramini, 2:13.79

50 freestyle: 1, Ted Mebust, 22.88

Diving: 2, Lucas Grover, 133.12

100 butterfly: 1, William Friedman, 1:14.12

100 freestyle: 2, Chapman, 59.96

500 freestyle: 1, Max Hinrichs, 6:06.10

200 freestyle relay: 3, Grover, Mason Raffo, Sam Bonderoff, Nathaniel Miller, 2:09.65

100 backstroke: 1, Mebust, 55.76

100 breaststroke: 1, Aramini, 1:11.11

400 freestyle relay: 1, (Chapman, Hinrichs, Gareth Austin, Mebust), 4:04.64

Cooperstown 94, Oneida 72

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Cooperstown placed first in all but two events to defeat host Oneida.

Ted Mebust placed first int he 50-freestyle in a time of 22.73 seconds and first in the 100-backstroke in a time of 58.64.

He was also a part of the first-place 400-freestyle relay team with Maddox Aramini, Ewan Chapman and Max Hinrichs. The four-some finished in 1:17.37.

Mebust, Aramini, Chapman and Gareth Austin placed first in the 200-medley relay in a time of 1:54.13.

The Hawkeyes (6-1) earned points in the 100-freestyle with first-place Ewan Chapman (55.76) and second-place William Friedman. They also took high points in the 100-breaststroke with a first-place finish by Austin (1:17.37) and a second-place one by Reed Porter.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cooperstown 60, HP 50

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Jack Lambert scored 32 points with six assists and five rebounds, and Cooperstown won its eighth-consecutive game over visiting Holland Patent.

Lambert shot 11-for-18 from the field and had four three-point baskets with a 4-for-6 night at the free throw line. His 32 points were spread out as Cooperstown took its biggest lead in the second quarter. The Hawkeyes were tied, 15-15, at the end of the first but took a 34-25 lead into halftime.

Holland Patent won the third, making it 45-41, though Cooperstown pulled away with a 15-9 fourth-quarter led by Lambert’s 11 points, including 4-for-5 from the line.

Pierce Snyder, a senior guard, stepped up and had a team-high 10 rebounds for Cooperstown after Owen Kennedy and Noah Lifgrin got into early foul trouble.

Colin Corrigan paced Holland Patent with a 27 points. He was 5-for-11 from the free throw line.

HP beat visiting Cooperstown, 57-55, on Dec. 5 to make the Hawkeyes 0-2, but they have won eight-straight games since then. 

Cooperstown (8-2, 2-0) hosts Mount Markham tonight in a Center State Conference Division III game. 

Cooperstown 60, HP 50

Holland Patent.....15 10 16 9 — 50

Cooperstown …....15 19 11 15 — 60

HOLLAND PATENT: Max Thomann 0 0-0 0, Jeff Sobel 1 0-0 2, Nolan Kochan 3 0-0 6, DJ Harter 4 0-0 8, Colin Corrigan 11 5-11 27, Nate Healey 2 0-0 4, Josh Ernst 1 1-3 3, Tanner Ludwin 0 0-0 0, Connor Stalker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 22 6-14 50.

COOPERSTOWN: Calvin Sandler 2 0-0 6, Ryan Lansing 1 0-0 2, Pierce Snyder 3 0-1 6, Jack Lambert 11 6-7 32, Jessie Furnan 0 0-0 0, Noah Lifgren 3 2-2 8, Owen Kennedy 3 0-0 6, Ben Tafuro 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 8-10 60.

Three-point field goals: H none; C 6 (Lambert 4, Sandler 2).

Cooperstown 65, Waterville 50

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Cooperstown’s Owen Kennedy dominated the paint, scoring 30 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, and the Hawkeyes beat Waterville, 65-50, at home in a Center State Conference Division III game.

Coop got out to a slow start, trailing 13-8 after the first quarter, but outscored Waterville, 57-37, over the final three quarters to pull off the win.

Kennedy ripped down nine defensive rebounds and seven offensive rebounds. He also blocked four shots.

“They had some big kids, but we just did a good job of getting it down low, and (Kennedy) made some great rebounds that led to points,” Cooperstown coach David Bertram said. “He just really played well tonight.”

Kennedy was also efficient, shooting 15-of-17 from the floor.

Kennedy’s teammates Calvin Sandler and Jack Lambert each finished with 12 points.

Cooperstown’s Noah Lifgren fell just two points shy of a double-double, scoring eight points and bringing down 11 rebounds.

Cooperstown 65, Waterville 50

Waterville..... 13 15 11 11 - 50

Cooperstown… 8 18 20 19 - 65

WATERVILLE: Luke Campion 5 4-4 16, Derek Buell 2 0-0 4, Aiden Yager 1 2-4 4, Dawson Williams 4 0-0 8, Chris Isles 7 0-1 14, Dylan Machold 0 1-2 1, Matt Campion 1 0-0 2, Connor Marriott 0 1-3 1. TOTALS: 20 8-14 50.

COOPERSTOWN: Calvin Sandler 2 6-9 12, Ryan Lansing 0 0-0 0, Pierce Snyder 0 0-0 0, Jack Lambert 5 1-2 12, Jessie Furnari 1 0-0 3, Noah Lifgren 3 2-2 8, Owen Kennedy 15 0-1 30. TOTALS: 26 4-9 14.

Three-point field goals: W 2 (L. Campion); C 4 (Sandler 2, Lambert, Furnari).

Worcester 46, CV-S 44

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Cherry Valley-Springfield went into the fourth quarter with a 30-23 lead over Worcester but allowed the Wolverines to score 23 fourth-quarter points to complete the come-from-behind road victory.

“They (Worcester) just out-hustled us,” CV-S head coach Terry Brant said. “They came all the way back and got us. You have to give them all the credit.”

Worcester was led by James and Tom Odell who both finished with a team-high 13 points.

CV-S got another great game from junior-varsity call up Austin Yerdon, but it wasn’t enough to give his team a win.

Yerdon scored a game-high 19 points in his second varsity game. He also shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.

“He (Yerdon) looked good but we need to be better as a team,” Brant said. “It needs to be more of a team effort.”

Ben Augur was the Patriots’ second-leading scorer, finishing with eight points.

Worcester 46, CV-S 44

Worcester..... 11 4 8 23 -46

Cherry Valley-Springfield. … 7 8 15 14 - 44

WORCESTER: James Odell 6 1-5 13, DyJoir 3 1-6 7, Tom Odell 5 3-5 13, Max German 0 0-0 0, Gage Griffin 0 0-0 0, Trevor Fancher 1 0-2 3, R.J. Martin 0 0-0 0, Chase Francis 2 3-6 7. TOTALS: 17 8-24 46.

CV-S: Austin Yerdon 7 5-5 19, Ryan Burr 1 0-0 2, Ben Augur 3 2-2 8, Justin Riavez 1 0-0 2, Garrett Fassett 1 0-2 2, Jordan Graudons 2 2-5 6, David Collins 2 0-0 5, Ian Johnson 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 9-14 44.

Three-point field goals: W 1 (Fancher); C 1 (Collins).

WRESTLING

OV 48, Cooperstown 31

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Avery Leonard (99), Logan Kantor (126), Carson Guzy (160) and John Kennedy (285) got wins for Cooperstown, but the Hawkeyes fell to host Otselic Valley in a dual meet. 

Cooperstown (4-10, 1-0) hosted Dolgeville in a Center State Conference Division II meet on Wednesday after deadline, and goes to Valatie on Saturday for the Ichabod Crane Duals.

Cooperstown 49, C-FP 42

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Cooperstown won three of five contested matches to get a dual-meet win at Canajohaarie-Fort Plain. 

Avery Leonard (99), Lucas LoRusso (106) and Isaiah Johnson (138) all won matches by technical fall for Cooperstown, which also got five forfeits.

BOWLING

SV 5, Cooperstown 0

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Erik Deysenroth got high game and series for Cooperstown, but the Hawkeyes were swept by visiting Sauquoit Valley at The Clark Sports Center.

Deysenroth had a 214 game and a 578 series. 

Kaleb Elliott led Sauquoit Valley with a 233 game and a 611 series. 

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