Sports Roundup: Cooperstown wins section titles in golf, tennis

ContributedCooperstown won the Section Three Class C boys gofl title for the third straight year. 

Cooperstown won three of five final matches to win the Section III C-2 championship Monday at Utica Park Tennis Center.

Will Weldon took the section title in first singles, defeating Sauquoit Valley’s Luke Stayton, 6-1, 6-0, in the final.

Kate Trosset also earned an individual title, defeating Hamilton’s Alex Linden, 6-2, 6-0, in third singles.

Lindsey Trosset and Bradley Weldon won the final in second doubles, defeating Matt Ford and Caleb Harrington of Alexandria Bay, 6-2, 6-2.

The Hawkeyes took second in the remaining two finals. Noah Lifgren earned silver in second singles, as did Delaney Holohan and Lucas Shaheen-Kritz in first doubles.

Weldon and both doubles teams advance to the Section III state qualifying tournament, set to begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the same venue.

GOLF

Cooperstown made it two section titles in one day Monday as the Hawkeyes won a third consecutive Section III East Small School title at Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford.

The Hawkeyes compiled a team score of 492 to defeat Waterville (494), Mount Markham (525) and Oriskany (540).

Michael Kelley shot a 79 to earn small-school medalist honors. Jack Lambert shot an 85 and will join Kelley in the section’s state team qualifier Thursday at Colgate’s Seven Oaks Golf Course.

Waterville’s Gabe Williams shot 84 and was the only other player from the small schools division to make the cut of 85 and reach the state qualifier. Fifteen of 61 total players made the qualifier.

TRACK

The Cooperstown girls won four events and placed in the top three of 13 events to win the Center State Conference Division III track and field championship Thursday at Waterville.

The Hawkeyes totaled 149 points, 51 ahead of second-place Waterville.

Ireland Gable earned one of those victories, and narrowly missed out on a second. The freshman clocked a time of 13.32 to win the 100 meters by more than a quarter of a second. She nearly completed the sprint double in the 200, finishing in 28.50, .01 behind Waterville’s Sydney Hajdasz in first.

Gable was also on the 400 relay team that took first place, joining Nora Jensen, Ashley Kiuber and Sam Vezza to finish in 53.19.

Cooperstown’s other two wins came in the field. In the high jump, Kara Gildea took first by clearing a height of 5-0, while Sarah Johnson secured a 1-2 finish for Cooperstown with a height of 4-10.

Another Cooperstown freshman earned individual victory as Hannah Rathbone won the discus with an effort of 87-1. Teammate Riley Jubar was second at 82-1. Jubar led the Hawkeys in the shot put, again taking second with a distance of 27-6.

Jensen contributed a pair of second-place finishes along with her part in the 400 relay. The junior finished the 400 hurdles in 1:15.24, and the 100 hurdles in 17.43.

Abbigail Ford was second in the 400, finishing in 1:04.72, and Kiuber took second in the triple jump with a distance of 30-4. Kiuber also took third in the long jump (14-8).

In the boys meet, Cooperstown won three events and filled a top-three spot in 10 to place third.

The Hawkeyes totaled 106 points, while winners Sauquoit Valley collected 157.

Sam Lytel earned one of those victories in the 400, finishing in 52.72 to win by almost three seconds.

Isaiah Johnson had the second individual victory, taking first in the long jump with a distance of 20-1.25. Thomas Dygert took third for the Hawkeyes with a mark of 18-0.5.

Johnson led Cooperstown in the pole vault as well, clearing 11-6 to take second place, while Dygert was second in the triple jump at 37-8.

Lytel and Johnson was also involved in the third Cooperstown win, joining Bradon Pullyblank and Juan Antonio Stengler Hansen to take the 1,600 relay in 3:39.49.

In the 400 relay, Johnson, Logan Kantor, Gavin Lesko and Giacomo Gentles finished second in 48.46.

Kantor reached the podium on three other occasions, taking second in both hurdle events. He finished the 110 hurdles in 17.19, and the 400 hurdles in 1:03.04. In the high jump, he cleared 5-4 to take third.

SOFTBALL

Cooperstown 6, Herkimer 1

Cooperstown bounced back from a loss Saturday to defeat Herkimer and claim the CSC Division III regular-season title.

Rebecca Marmarato (7-1) struck out three and walked three in a complete-game effort that saw the Hawkeyes commit zero errors.

Lauren Vibbard was 3-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases. Piper Seamon went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Anna Lambert scored two runs and had a single.

The clean defense was in contrast to Saturday, when the Hawkeyes committed six errors and dropped a 7-2 decision to Canastota despite Marmarato giving up just one earned run. Natalie Brotherton entered in relief in the fifth inning.

The loss snapped a six-game win streak. Sunday’s win concluded a stretch of six games in five days for Cooperstown.

The Hawkeyes (9-7, 8-5) finished the regular season Tuesday at Sherburne-Earlville.

BASEBALL

Cooperstown won twice Saturday, and again Sunday to make its win streak nine games.

Derek Moore earned the win on the mound, with Ryan Lansing entering in the fourth and Jesse Furnari in the sixth. Herkimer totaled five hits.

Lansing, Chris Ubner and catcher Sam Rhodes each hit a home run for the Hawkeyes. Ubner also had a double, as did Alex Hascup and Kendall Haney.

The shutout came after the Hawkeyes needed to score two in the sixth and eight in the seventh to defeat Clinton, 16-12, in the second half of a home doubleheader on Saturday. Lansing earned the win after coming on in relief in the fifth inning.

Saturday’s first game saw Haney get the win before being relieved by Lansing in the fifth. Jackson Martz threw the seventh as Cooperstown won, 4-1, with all four runs coming in the first inning.