Sports Roundup: Jantzi gets 200th win; Seamon gets 1,000th point



Cooperstown 3, F-S 0

Jan. 10

Coach Rich Jantzi got his 200th varsity win at Cooperstown in dominant fashion, as the host Hawkeyes swept Frankfort-Schuyler, 25-11, 25-11, 25-15, in a Center State Conference non-division match. 

Natalie Brotherton had 10 digs and 10 assists, and Maddy Hayes, Riley Jubar and Samantha Vezza each had five kills for Cooperstown (6-3, 2-1), which will play at Adirondack on Thursday, Jan. 16, in a non-division match, and host Waterville at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, in a CSC Division III match. 


Cooperstown 57, Waterville 39

Jan. 14

On the same night that she reached 1,000 varsity points, Cooperstown’s Piper Seamon paced the Hawkeyes with 15 points in a Center State Conference Division III girls basketball win over visiting Waterville.

Seamon, who intends to play college basketball at Hamilton College in Clinton, hit a free throw with Cooperstown up big early in the fourth quarter to hit quadruple digits for her varsity career. Her totals include 256 points as an eighth grader at Richfield Springs and four seasons at Cooperstown.

She finished with five field goals and a 5-for-6 effort from the foul line to lead all scorers with her 15. She also recorded six assists, five steals and five rebounds. Seamon’s most productive quarter was the third, scored seven points as a 17-9 Cooperstown run extended a 39-25 lead entering the fourth.

Kate Donnelly was also in double figures for the Hawkeyes, hitting six field goals and a foul shot for 14 points.

Gabby Woeppel totaled six points with nine rebounds and three blocks, while Meagan Schuermann finished with four points and seven rebounds.

Paige Cornish paced Waterville with 11 points, followed by Laney Hinman and Janelle Cleary, each with 10.

Cooperstown (8-3, 4-0), will visit Little Falls (5-6, 4-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 for a CSC non-divison game. The Hawkeyes won a home game against the Divison II leading Mounties, 53-35, Dec. 5 in the season-opening game.

Cooperstown 80, Herkimer 41

Jan. 11

Ashley Kiuber’s varsity high 20 points led four Hawkeyes who scored in double figures and helped Cooperstown to a big win in a Center State Conference non-division game against visiting Herkimer. 

Kiuber, a senior guard, had four three-point baskets. Kate Donnelly and Piper Seamon scored 14 points each, and Gabby Woeppel  scored 11.

Morris 43, Milford 32

Jan. 14

Morris outpaced Milford in each of the first three quarters of play on the way to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Hannah Wist scored a game-high 15 points on six field goals, including two buckets from beyond the arc for the Mustangs.

Carissa Richards and Anastasia Edwards each totaled nine points for Morris, which outscored Milford, 11-5 and 15-4, in the first two quarters.

The Wildcats went to the free-throw line 16 times and converted on eight attempts.

Leanna West led Milford’s offensive efforts, scoring 12 points on four field goals.

Milford (6-6, 3-4) will host Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 in a TVL game.


Eastern States Classic

Jan. 10-11

Cooperstown/Milford’s Avery Leonard went 2-2 in the Eastern States Classic Invitational in Loch Sheldrake.

Leonard, a junior at Milford, qualified for the 120-pound quarterfinals, but was defeated by Wheatley’s Joseph Contrastano by major decision, 10-2.

Leonard beat Central Valley’s Mason Bush, 5-3, in the second round. It was the first loss of the season for Bush, who also ended up 2-2 in the tournament.

Bush (38-2) and Leonard (23-4) are expected to be the top contenders for the Section III Division II title at 120 pounds. The Section III tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 15, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. 

Red Devil Invitational 

Jan. 11

Milford eighth grader T.J. O’Connor placed second at in the Red Devil Invitational at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

Cooperstown-Milford placed 19th. O’Connor was the only C/M wrestler who won a match, going 2-1 in the tournament.

O’Connor lost to Casey Caruso of New Hartford by a 7-4 decision in the 113 pound finals. 

O’Connor (23-6) beat Adam Henderson of Galway by a 6-0 decision and Jose Bivar of BGAH by a 14-0 major decision to make the championship match.  

C/FP 54, C-M 24

Jan. 9

Logan Doucas and Ian Poole had first-period pinfall wins, but Cooperstown/Milford fell at Canajoharie/Fort Plain in a non-division match.

Doucas beat Jacob Curtis in a 1:05 at 220 pounds. Poole defeated Lyman Barrett in 1:02 at 285 pounds.

T.J. O’Connor (120 pounds) and Lauren Hoyt (132 pounds) won by forfeit for C/M.


Milford 40, G-MU 38

Jan. 13

Milford eked out a win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Monday in a Tri-Valley League clash.

Lawson Williams scored 10 points on four field goals and snagged 12 rebounds to secure a double-double. Ethan Jubar had three steals.

“The one person who really made the difference for us was Louis Banks,” Milford coach Gregg Eggleston said about the defensive job Banks did on Gilbertsville-Mount Upton standout Gavin Bonczkowski.

Banks also scored 11 points for Milford (5-6, 2-3).

Bonczkowski was held to nine points on four field goals and did not make it to the free-throw line. His nine points all came in the first half.

“My guys really stepped up,” Eggleston said.

Milford (5-6, 2-3) will host Franklin for senior night on Friday, Jan. 17.

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