Sports Roundup: Cross county, swim teams finish at qualifiers

ContributedThe members of the 2019 Cooperstown girls swim team are, front row, from left: Maddie Hurysz, Mikeeli Hanson and captains Emily Ferrari, Katelyn Amsden and Briana Bischof. In the back row, from left: Cate Nolan, Emma Panzarella, Laurel Zaengle, Alli LaFond-Fassett, Emily Amore, Rylie Austin, Sam Vezza and Mina Aramini.


Section III


Cooperstown sent three teams and four individuals to the Section III state qualifier Sunday, Nov. 10. 

The Hawkeyes finished the season 9-3 and placed third at the Class C championships Friday and Saturday. Skaneateles won the class with 467 points. Lowville placed second with 296. Cooperstown had 256 points, four more than Holland Patent.

Emily Ferrari had the best Class C finish for Cooperstown, placing second in the 500 freestyle, and all three relay teams placed in the top five.

Katelyn Amsden placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke. Lauren Zaengle placed third in the 200 IM, fifth in the 100 backstroke, and Mikeeli Hanson and Ferrari placed fourth and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

The medley relay team of Zaengle, Amsden, Briana Bischof and Ferrari; 200 freestyle relay team of Zaengle, Mina Aramini, Hanson and Ferrari; and the 400 freestyle team of Hanson, Maddy Hurysz, Aramini and Emily Amore finished their seasons at the qualifiers. 

In addition, Sunday, Hanson placed 22nd in the 50 freestyle, Zaengle placed 22nd in the 200 IM, Ferrari placed 24th in the 500 freestyle and Amsden placed 18th in the 100 breaststroke.

Amsden, Bischof, Ferrari, Hurysz and Hanson are seniors.

The team turned in 27 best times during the weekend, Cooperstown girls swim coach Katy Haseley said. “It was a lot of fun watching the girls grow through the season to a fantastic finish,” Haseley said. “We had good depth in our events this year and we were very competitive as a result of that depth.”

Cross Country

Section III Class C meet

Nov. 9

The Cooperstown boys and girls cross country teams both finished 12th in the Section III Class C cross country championship meet Saturday, Nov. 9.

The boys were paced by Ryan Lansing, who finished 14th overall in 17:56. Ward Oles (20th, 18:19.8), Mason Raffo (83rd, 20:22.4), Glenn Weil (138th, 22:28.3), Lincoln Dilorenzo (139th, 22:28.6) and Simon Hurysz (23:27.2) completed the top six for the Hawkeyes.

The girls also placed 12th as Cooperstown finished with 351 points.

Bradley Weldon led the Hawkeyes with a 26th-place finish in 22:25.8. Following Weldon were Jade Brotherton (77th, 24:21.0), Tess Dilorenzo (79th, 24:22.1), Monica Kennedy (105th, 26:34.3) and Natalie Hanson (115th 27:16.0).


Soccer club planning Venice to Munich trip

The Cooperstown Soccer Club will hold an information meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the cafeteria of the Cooperstown Elementary School at 21 Walnut Avenue in Cooperstown. Representatives from CSC and Challenger Sports will be on hand to discuss a proposed soccer trip to Venice, Italy and Munich, Germany for spring break 2021. This is a preliminary meeting, and no immediate commitment is required. Contact Greg Klein at for more information.


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