BASEBALL

Cooperstown 4, Port Byron 3

Alex Hage hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning as Cooperstown defeated Port Byron 4-3 to win the Section III Class C Baseball Championship on Saturday at Oneonta’s Damaschke Field.

After leading 2-1 after the first inning, Port Byron took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth. The Hawkeyes, however, tied things at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth to eventually send things into extra innings.

Hage went 2-for-3 on the day at the plate for Cooperstown, as did teammate Alex Hascup. Kendall Haney earned the win on the mound working in relief.

The win gives Cooperstown its third section title in four seasons (not counting the canceled 2020 campaign). The Hawkeyes finish the season with a record of 13-1.

Cooperstown 4, Port Byron 3

PB … 200 010 00 — 3 3 2

COOP … 100 020 01 — 4 6 0

PB: Usowski (L), and Jarabeu

COOP: Haney (W), and Toulson

South Kortright 13, Edmeston 0

South Kortright capped an undefeated season with a dominant 13-0 win over Edmeston to win the Section IV Class D Championship on Saturday.

Patrick Dengler was the winning pitcher, racking up 12 strikeouts in just five innings and allowing only three hits and two walks.

Brandon Grommeck led the Rams’ offense going 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, and 5 RBIs. Logan Firment notched a triple and a double, while Tyler Hall, Adam Champlin, and Darren Dengler all had multi-hit games.

South Kortright finishes the season with a perfect 12-0 record.

South Kortright 13, Edmeston

E … 000 00X X — 0 3 4

SK … 241 16X X — 13 12 2

E: Martin (L), DeVries, and Jennings

SK: Patrick Dengler (W), and Darren Dengler

HR: Brandon Grommeck (SK)

3B: Logan Firment (SK)

2B: Adam Champlin (SK), Brandon Grommeck (SK), Logan Firment (SK), Ough (E)

 Edmeston 18, Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 1

Ronnie Hickling led Edmeston both at the plate and on the mound Thursday, June 10, as the Panthers defeated Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 18-1 in five innings in the Section IV Class D Semifinals.

Hickling was the winning pitcher, striking out five and allowing just one run and four hits. He also helped his own cause by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and 6 RBIs.

The rest of Edmeston’s offense gave Hickling plenty of support. Josh Martin was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and four steals, Greg DeVries went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 3 RBIs, Kyle Ough had an RBI and three runs, Colin McEnroe went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs, and Preston Graham had a double.

Edmeston 18, Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 1

CVS/SS … 000 10X X — 1 4 1

EDM … 267 3XX X — 18 14 1

CVS/SS: not provided

E: Ronnie Hickling (W)

2B: Ronnie Hickling 2 (E), Greg DeVries 2 (E), Preston Graham (E)

Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 2, Charlotte Valley 1

Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs scored two runs in the third inning and that proved to be enough to defeat Charlotte Valley in the Section IV Class D Quarterfinals, June 9.

Noah Acampora and Luke Dubben drove in CVS/SS’ two runs in the game, as Acampora went 2-for-3 with a run scored as well.

Kyle France and Dubben combined for nine strikeouts in seven innings while allowing just four hits and no walks.

Matt Vroman went 2-for-3 with a double for Charlotte Valley.

Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs 2, Charlotte Valley 1

CVS/SS … 002 000 0 — 2 6 2

CV … 000 000 1 — 1 4 1

CVS/SS: K. France (W), L. Dubben, and N. Acampora

CV: N. Amadon (L), M. Camarata, and W. Quigley

2B: M. Vroman (CV)

Edmeston 8, Marathon 0

Edmeston defeated Marathon in Section IV Class D Quarterfinal action Wednesday, June 9.

For the Panthers, Josh Martin pitched all seven innings, struck out 12 and allowed only one hit and two walks. At the plate, Martin went 3-for-4, notched a double, a triple and 1 RBI.

Ronnie Hickling went 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs, and Kyle Ough went 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Edmeston 8, Marathon 0

M ... 000 0 0 0 — 0 2 3

E … 240 101 X — 8 6 0

M: Gacek (L) and Ticknor

E: Martin (W), Hickling, and Jennings

3B: Josh Martin (E)

2B: Josh Martin (E)

Cooperstown 1, South Lewis 0

Cooperstown won a pitcher’s duel 1-0 over South Lewis in the Section III Class C-1 Quarterfinal game Wednesday, June 9.

Cooperstown’s Chris Ubner pitched six brilliant innings, striking out 17 batters and scattering two hits and four walks to pick up the win. Kendall Haney drove in the Hawkeyes’ lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Cooperstown 1, South Lewis 0

SL … 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

COOP … 000 001 X — 1 2 0

SL: Randall (L), and Kristoff

COOP: Chris Ubner (W), Emerson Poulson, Alex Hascup

SOFTBALL

Schenevus 7, Marathon 1

Just days after winning the Tri-Valley League title, the Schenevus softball team became Section IV Champions as the Dragons defeated Marathon 7-1 in the Class D final on Friday, June 11.

Cassie Snyder was the winning pitcher in the circle for Schenevus, striking out four batters and allowing just four hits and one run. She also registered a two-run single as part of a four-run sixth inning that gave the Dragons some breathing room before the final inning.

Liana Darling finished 2-for-4 with an RBI while Elizabeth Hoag also had a hit. Schenevus was able to capitalize on six Marathon errors in the victory.

Marathon got on the board first in the third inning thanks to a solo home run by Brie Carter, who went 2-for-2 in the game. But Schenevus bounced back to take the lead with two runs in the bottom of the third.

Brooke Morsey went 2-for-3 for Marathon, while Kaitlyn Mitchell recorded three strikeouts in the losing effort.

Schenevus 7, Marathon 1

M … 001 000 0 — 1 4 6

S … 002 014 X — 7 4 2

M: Kaitlyn Mitchell (L), and Brie Carter

S: Cassie Snyder (W), and Sam Osborne

HR: Brie Carter (M).

TRACK

Section III Class C-1 Championships

The Cooperstown track and field team competed at the Section III Class C-1 Championships in Turin on Wednesday, June 9. The girls placed fourth out of 10 teams with 65 points while the boys finished ninth with 10 points.

Claire Jensen made Hawkeyes history by setting a new school record in the girls 400 meter run. Her time of 58.96 broke the old mark of 1:00.45 set by Marissa Kaplan in 2005. It was good enough for second at Wednesday’s race. Jensen also took home a first-place finish in the 200 (26.66).

Cooperstown also received a first-place finish from Braeden Victory in the girls high jump, as her leap of 4-10 was four inches better than the second-place finisher.

Elsewhere, Annelise Jensen and Samantha Vezza both had a pair of top-five finishes. Jensen placed fourth in both the 800 and 1500, while Vezza was third in the pole vault and fourth in the long jump.

Other top-five finishes for Cooperstown were recorded by Oliver Wasson (fourth in the 400), Riley Jubar (fourth in the shot put), and Finn Holohan (fifth in the triple jump).

The Cooperstown girls also finished second in the 4x400 relay.

Section IV Class D-2 Championships

The Laurens/Milford track and field squads won both team titles at Thursday’s Section IV Class D-2 Championships. The boys tallied 122 points while the girls finished with 117.5.

Carter Stevens led the L/M boys with three individual firsts, winning the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs. Riley Stevens added a win in the 400.

On the girls side, L/M saw victories from Nicole Stanley (100 hurdles), Sarah Munson (discus), and Mariah Saggese (high jump).

There were two other triple winners on the day: Luke Foster of Unatego and Ethne Degan of Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton. Foster took first in the 100, 200, and long jump, while Degan won the 800, 1500, and 3000.

Oskar Webster led second-place Cherry Valley-Springfield with a pair of wins in the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles, while his teammates Jesse Mance (shot put) and Maddox Aramini (pole vault) also registered victories.

Lily Competiello of Schenevus/Worcester (100, 200) and Olivia Kelsey of Oxford (long jump, triple jump) were double winners on the girls side.

Rounding out the individual winners were Notorious Gue (triple jump) and Anabel Rommer (400 hurdles) of Unatego, Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton’s Ethan Gregory (discus), Morris’ Jacob Spoor (high jump), Schenevus/Worcester’s Hannah Sulas (400), and Cherry Valley-Springfield’s Marijke Kroon (shot put).

In the relays, the Laurens/Milford boys won both the 4x400 and 4x800, while the Unatego boys took first in the 4x100. On the girls side, Cherry Valley-Springfield won the 4x400 and 4x800, while Oxford won the 4x100.

Section IV Class D-2 Championships

BOYS: 1. Laurens/Milford 122, 2. Cherry Valley-Springfield 110, 3. Unatego 76, 4. Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton 61, 5. Schenevus/Worcester 49, 6. Richfield Springs 23, 7. Oxford 20, 8. Morris 19

110m hurdles: 1. Oskar Webster (CVS), 19.54, 2. P. Finch (BGA), 20.04, 3. W. Agustin (L/M), 20.24; 3200m relay: 1. L/M (Z. Brown, K. Davis, D. West, C. Stevens), 9:39.77, 2. S/W, 9:58.07, 3. CVS, 10:04.17; 100m: 1. Luke Foster (U), 11.76, 2. A. Oram (CVS), 12.14, 3. D. Tucker (O), 12.16; 400m: 1. Riley Stevens (L/M), 5728, 2. N. Gue (U), 58.12, 3. J. Ballard (S/W), 59.17; 1600m: 1. Carter Stevens (L/M), 4:54.04, 2. Z. Brown (L/M), 5:15.42, 3. C. Andreev (RS), 5:26.15; 400m hurdles: 1. Oskar Webster (CVS), 1:09.10, 2. J. Lapilusa (L/M), 1:10.40, 3. E. Morris (S/W), 1:10.54; 800m: 1. Carter Stevens (L/M), 2:15.17, 2. D. Gallagher (S/W), 2:16.02, 3. N. Sousa (U), 2:19.15; 200m: 1. Luke Foster (U), 24.51, 2. R. Stevens (L/M), 24.90, 3. J. Hornbeck (O), 26.11; 3200m: 1. Carter Stevens (L/M), 12:51.53, 2. J. Lapilusa (L/M), 12:59.96, 3. N. Diamond (CVS), 13:43.79; 400m relay: 1. Unatego (N. Ackerley, N. Gue, N. Sousa, L. Foster), 49.52, 2. S/W, 50.94, 3. CVS, 53.43; 1600m relay: 1. L/M (W. Agustin, E. Jubar, K. Davis, R. Stevens), 4:17.44, 2. CVS, 4:23.43; Shot put: 1. Jesse Mance (CVS), 41-11, 2. D. Dyn (RS), 41-07.5, 3. E. Gregory (BGA), 38-04.5; Discus: 1. Ethan Gregory (BGA), 114-03, 2. C. Vredenburgh (BGA), 109-01, 3. J. Mance (CVS), 103-00; Long jump: 1. Luke Foster (U), 19-11.5, 2. C. Dicks (BGA), 17-07, 3. N. Gue (U), 17-01; Triple jump: 1. Notorious Gue (U), 38-06.25, 2. C. Andreev (RS), 36-00, 3. D. Tucker (O), 35-10; High jump: 1. Jacob Spoor (M), 4-08, 2. J. Lapilusa (L/M), 4-08, 2. G. Oakley (CVS), 4-08, 2. X. Valentine (CVS), 4-08; Pole vault: 1. Maddox Aramini (CVS), 7-06

GIRLS: 1. Laurens/Milford 117.5, 2. Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton 86, 3. Cherry Valley-Springfield 82.5, 4. Oxford 66, 5. Schenevus/Worcester 43, 6. Unatego 24, 7. Edmeston 20, 8. Richfield Springs 17, 9. Morris 14

100m hurdles: 1. Nicole Stanley (L/M), 18.91, 2. M. King (M), 20.65, 3. G. Saggese (L/M), 20.73; 3200m relay: 1. CVS (J. Jaquay, M. Aramini, K. Barnes, M. Huff), 11:45.09, 2. L/M, 12:02.92; 100m: 1. Lily Competiello (S/W), 13.48, 2. A. Lennebacker (CVS), 13.58, 3. M. Gonzalez (O), 13.58; 1500m: 1. Ethne Degan (BGA), 4:54.77, 2. J. Jaquay (CVS), 5:37.91, 3. T. Smith (O), 5:45.21; 400m: 1. Hannah Sulas (S/W), 1:05.41, 2. K. Andrades (L/M), 1:08.07, 3. K. Tilley (M), 1:08.17; 400m hurdles: 1. Anabel Rommer (U), 1:11.34, 2. K. Andrades (L/M), 1:18.50, 3. S. Bateman (E), 1:18.51; 800m: 1. Ethne Degan (BGA), 2:36.35, 2. T. Smith (O), 2:44.62, 3. J. Jaquay (CVS), 2:45.65; 200m: 1. Lily Competiello (S/W), 28.29, 2. A. Lennebacker (CVS), 28.91, 3. A. Rommer (U), 28.99; 3000m: 1. Ethne Degan (BGA), 12:51.53, 2. M. Smith (E), 12:57.07, 3. E. Stanley (L/M), 13:11.22; 400m relay: 1. Oxford (M. Gonzalez, H. Fleury, O. Kelsey, T. Smith), 53.55, 2. S/W, 55.49, 3. L/M, 56.58; 1600m relay: 1. CVS (M. Huff, J. Jaquay, M. Aramini, A. Lennebacker), 4:53.51, 2. L/M, 4:56.77; Shot put: 1. Marijke Kroon (CVS), 30-06, 2. M. Mabie (CVS), 30-04, 3. A. Hawkes (RS), 29-09.5; Discus: 1. Sarah Munson (L/M), 92-01, 2. A. Delello (BGA), 84-08, 3. M. Mabie (CVS), 81-06; Long jump: 1. Olivia Kelsey (O), 15-06, 2. H. Fleury (O), 14-07.5, 3. E. Sprow (BGA), 14-00.5; Triple jump: 1. Olivia Kelsey (O), 33-08.5, 2. K. Davidson (BGA), 32-09, 3. M. Saggese (L/M), 30-05; High jump: 1. Mariah Saggese (L/M), 5-02, 2. O. Nichols (BGA), 4-06, 3. K. Davidson (BGA), 4-06

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