Cooperstown 43, M-E 42

Jan. 16

Cooperstown won its first division title in wrestling since 2005 with a narrow dual meet win on the road in the Center State Conference Division II.

Lucas LoRusso pinned Morrisville’s Jayden Ayers in 1:33 at 120 pounds and Logan Kantor won a 10-4 decision over Morrisville’s Barry Spriggs in the final match to bring the Hawkeyes the title.

Brendan Lohan (180) also had a majority decision for Cooperstown, which went 4-0 in division meets, sweeping M-E, Poland, Little Falls and Mount Markham.

The Hawkeyes won most of the lighter weights by forfeit, while the Mustangs won most of the heavier weights by forfeit.

Coopersown will wrestle Saturday in the Center State Conference Tournament at Dolgeville Central School.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cooperstown 49, SV 34

Jan. 22

Kate Trosset scored 15 points as Cooperstown shut out Sauquoit Valley in the second quarter of a home win in the Center State Conference Division III.

The Hawkeyes took a three-point lead after one, an advantage that grew to 22 at halftime as Cooperstown outscored the visitors, 19-0, in the second.

Trosset recorded six rebounds and four steals. Piper Seamon had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists and Emilie Perez contributed eight points for the Hawkeyes.

Allison Moreau led all scorers, pacing Sauquoit Valley with 20 points.

Cooperstown (11-4, 5-0), which has won seven straight games, travels to Holland Patent Thursday for a 7 p.m. tip-off in a non-division CSC game and to Unatego for a non-conference game Monday.

Cooperstown 49, SV 34

Sauquoit …… 9 0 12 13 - 34

Cooperstown …… 12 19 12 6 - 49

Sauquoit: Alex Price 0 0-0 0, Adrianna Grande 0 1-2 1, Vanessa Verenich 0 0-0 0, Madison McKenney 1 0-0 3, Alexis Townsend 1 0-0 2, Abby Stanimer 1 0-0 2, Marley Inglis 0 1-2 1, Jayra Inglis 2 1-2 5, Allison Moreau 6 5-5 20. TOTALS: 11 8-11 34.

Cooperstown: Abby Ford 0 0-0 0, Ashley Kiuber 0 0-0 0, Meagan Schuermann 2 0-0 4, Lauren Vibbard 0 0-0 0, Baileigh Behan 0 0-0 0, Kate Trosset 6 1-2 15, Kate Donnelly 2 0-0 4, Hiley Seamon 0 0-0 0, Piper Seamon 5 0-0 12, Natalie Fountain 1 0-0 2, Emilie Perez 4 0-0 8, Viktoria Henriksen 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 20 1-2 49.

Three-point field goals: S 2 (Moreau, McKenney); C 4 (Trossett 2, P. Seamon 2).

Cooperstown 57, Poland 32

Jan. 17

Kate Trosset and Kate Donnelly led the Hawkeyes with 13 and 12 points, respectively, as Cooperstown dominated Poland in a Center State Conference cross-over game.

Piper Seamon contributed eight points, six of which came courtesy of her two three-pointers, and Emilie Perez scored six. Perez also had eight rebounds and five steals.

Meagan Schuermann finished with three points, but led the team in rebounds with 12. She also finished with four steals.

The Tornadoes’ offense was paced by Jennifer Sergott’s 11 points. Amanda Sweet also hit double-digit scoring with 10 points.

Cooperstown 57, Poland 32

Cooperstown …… 14 17 17 9 - 57

Poland …… 10 2 7 13 - 32

Cooperstown: Abby Ford 0 0-0 0, Ashley Kiuber 2 0-0 4, Meagan Schuermann 1 1-4 3, Lauren Vibbard 1 0-0 2, Gabby Woeppel 2 1-2 5, Kate Trosset 5 1-2 13, Kate Donnelly 4 2-2 12, Hailey Seamon 1 0-0 2, Piper Seamon 3 2-3 8, Natalie Fountain 1 0-0 2, Emilie Perez 2 2-2 6. TOTALS: 22 9-15 57.

Poland: Jennifer Sergott 4 3-8 11, Victoria Rommel 0 1-2 1, Amanda Sweet 5 0-0 10, Jamie Weakley 2 1-2 6, Sidney Tabor 1 0-2 2. TOTALS: 10 5-14 32.

Three-point field goals: C 4 (2 Trosset, 2 P. Seamon); P 1 (Weakley).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cooperstown 67, Waterville 57

Jan. 18

Cooperstown needed 36 points from Jack Lambert and a third-quarter rally to top host Waterville and remain undefeated in a Center State Conference Division III game.

Waterville held a 32-28 lead at halftime after outscoring the Hawkeyes, 20-9, in the second quarter. Cooperstown responded with a 16-2 run to start the second half, outscoring Waterville, 22-11, in the period for a seven-point lead entering the fourth.

The score remained close throughout the final quarter, but a steal from Calvin Sandler and the ensuing fast-break dunk from Ryan Lansing returned the Coop lead to six late in the game.

“We were a little sloppy in the first half, but we stayed in there and battled,” Cooperstown assistant coach Matt Hulbert said. “We came out with energy in the second half. We knew we could play a little better and we started hitting shots.”

Lambert showed no signs of the Hawkeyes’ eight previous days without a game, making nine field goals and hitting 16-of-18 attempts from the free-throw line. He also had five rebounds and four assists.

“It was a big team win,” Hulbert said. “Obviously 36 points from Jack helps but everybody does their job and that’s why this team has started 15-0. Everyone does their job and the team as a whole plays great defense.”

John Kennedy was also in double figures, scoring 11 and recording a team-high 12 rebounds. Noah Lifgren had nine and Lansing had six for Cooperstown (15-0, 5-0).

Cooperstown 67, Waterville 57

Cooperstown ...... 19 9 22 17 – 67

Waterville ...... 12 20 11 14 - 57

Cooperstown (15-0, 5-0): Ryan Lansing 2 2-2 6, Calvin Sandler 2 0-1 5, Spencer Lewis 0 0-0 0, Ja-Lah Wimberly 0 0-0 0, Jack Lambert 9 16-19 36, Jesse Furnari 0 0-0 0, Ben Tafuro 0 0-0 0, Kyle Meyer 0 0-0 0, Noah Lifgren 2 5-8 9, John Kennedy 5 1-2 11. TOTALS 20 24-32 67.

Waterville: C. Marriott 2 1-5 5, T. Maxam 6 10-13 24, N. Johnson 3 0-0 9, C. Spooner 0 0-0 0, T. Jones 1 0-0 3, D. Johnson 0 0-0 0, D. Williams 5 1-4 11, J. Edwards 0 0-0 0, D. Buell 2 0-0 5. TOTALS 19 12-22 57.

Three-point field goals: C 3 (Lambert 2, Sandler); W 7 (N. Johnson 3, Maxam 2, Jones, Buell).

Milford 57, RS 46

Jan. 18

Milford pushed its win streak to 11 as Garrett Mertz scored 18 points and the Wildcats downed Richfield Springs.

The Indians held a 12-11 lead after one quarter, but Milford outscored the hosts, 27-15, over the second and third quarters to take a firm lead entering the fourth.

Brady Young scored 14 of his 16 points in the last four minutes as the Indians scored 19 fourth-quarter points, but fell short as Milford also scored 19 in the frame.

“We were winning at the end of the first and we played with them the whole game,” RS coach Nathan Rittenburg said. “They just had a few runs in the second half when we couldn’t score the ball.”

Mertz made eight field goals and hit two from the foul line to lead all scorers. Wynn Williams made six field goals, including Milford’s only 3-pointer, to finish with 16 points.

Sean Kenyon had nine and Cian Hall had eight for Milford.

Young led RS with his 16, while Jake Bennett had 12 and Keith Widger had 11, includign three 3-pointers.

The Indians stuck around despite getting just five points from leading scorers Cameron Duncan (zero points) and Bretten House (five).

“Without production from out top two we stuck right with them,” Rittenburg said. “We did well to defend some of their better players. We played a pretty good game overall but they are a good team.”

Milford 57, RS 46

Richfield Springs …… 12 9 6 19 - 46

Milford ……. 11 14 13 19 – 57

Richfield Springs (5-9, 3-5): Cameron Duncan 0 0-0 0, Keith Widger 4 0-0 11, Bretten House 1 3-4 5, Jake Bennett 4 4-4 12, Brady Young 6 1-1 16, Cole Bobnick 0 0-2 0, Aaron Bond 1 0-0 2, Markus Hammont 0 0-3 0. TOTALS 16 8-14 46.

Milford (13-2, 7-0): Garrett Mertz 8 2-5 18, Neil Cotton 0 0-0 0, Nick Bosc 0 1-2 1, Cian Hall 2 4-8 8, Andrew White 0 0-0 0, Arturo Garcia 0 0-0 0, Connor Stanford 1 1-3 3, Steven Pickwick 1 0-0 2, Alex Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Wynn Williams 7 1-2 16, Sean Kenyon 3 3-4 9. TOTALS 22 12-24 57.

Three-point field goals: RS 6 (Widger 3, Young 3); M 1 (Williams).

JV game: Milford won.

Milford 79, CV-S 49

Jan. 18

Wynn Williams scored 25 points to power Milford to a 10th consecutive victory, over host Cherry Valley-Springfield in the Tri-Valley League.

The Wildcats scored 23 in the first quarter for a nine-point edge after one, a deficit that grew to 15 at halftime.

Milford outscored the Patriots, 24-14, in the third to put the game out of reach after three quarters.

Williams also had 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Milford knocked down eight three-pointers, including three each from Nick Bosc and Connor Stanford.

Bosc scored nine points and Stanford had 11.

Garrett Mertz played the role of distributor, finishing with five points and seven assists.

Justin Riazez scored 22 points for the Patriots (2-13, 0-8), including nine on three three-pointers.

Milford 79, CV-S 49

CV-S ..... 14 10 14 11 - 49

Milford..... 23 16 24 16 - 79

CV-S (2-13, 0-8): Austin Yerdon 2 2-2 6, Ryan Burr 0 0-0 0, Justin Riazez 9 1-1 22, Silas Wilson 2 1-2 5, Luke Loveland 0 0-0 0, Luke Dubben 1 2-2 5, BJ Webster 0 0-0 0, Larry Kroon 0 1-2 1, Dylan Smith 3 0-0 6, Luke Bartlett 0 0-0 0, Ian Johnson 0 0-0 0, Noah Young 1 2-4 4. Totals: 18 9-13 49.

Milford: Garrett Mertz 2 1-2 5, 0 0-2 0, Nick Bosc 3 0-0 9, Cameron Cintron 0 0-0 0, Cian Hall 5 4-4 16, Andrew White 1 0-2 2, Arturo Garcia 0 0-0 0, Connor Stanford 5 0-0 13, Steven Pickwick 2 0-0 4, Alex Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Wynn Williams 11 3-5 25, Sean Kenyon 2 1-2 5. Totals: 31 9-17 79.

Three-point field goal: CV-S 4 (Riazez 3, Dubben 1), Milford 8 (Bosc 3, Hall 2, Stanford 3).

JV: Milford won.

SWIMMING

RFA 106, Cooperstown 71

Jan. 17

Maddox Aramini won two individual events, but the Hawkeyes fell to Rome Free Academy in a Center State Conference meet.

Aramini took first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle. He also swam the opening leg for the 200-medley relay team, which finished first, and anchored the second-place 200 free relay.

Gareth Austin earned a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, second place in the 100 butterfly, swam a leg of the 200 medley relay and anchored the winning 400-free relay team.

Max Hinrichs finished second in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

Ewan Chapman took second in the 100 free and swam the first leg of the 200 free relay.