Lady Knights fourth in home invitational

RACING ONWARD — RFA’s Vita Puma races to the front during the last leg of the 400-meter relay race in the Copper City Classic on Saturday at the Stadium. The team of Puma, Megan O’Connell, Jessica Gallagher and Mariah Johnson finished in second place. (Sentinel photo by Lindsay A. Mogle)

NARROWLY MAKES IT — RFA’s Krista Anken narrowly makes it over the bar in the pole vault event during the Copper City Classic Invitational on Saturday at the Stadium. Anken did not place in the event. Rome placed fourth in its annual invitational meet, which consisted of 17 schools. (Sentinel photo by Lindsay A. Mogle)

The Rome Free Academy girls track and field team placed fourth in their Copper City Classic Invitational on Saturday at the Stadium in a field of 17 schools with athletes from Section III as well as others from across the state, including Sections II, VII and X.

The Lady Knights finished with a team score of 60 points, as Bethlehem came away with the win at 101 points.

Remsen also competed and placed sixth with 39 points, and Camden took 16th.

Dana Husband recorded Rome’s lone win of the meet during the high jump event with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches.

The RFA 400-meter relay and the 1,600-meter sprint medley teams each picked up second-place finishes, with Megan O’Connell, Jessica Gallagher, Mariah Johnson and Vita Puma representing the 400 relay, as O’Connell Jasmine Meerdink, Krista Anken and Nicole Anken were a part of the medley squad.

Gallagher also placed second in the pole vault, while Puma took second in the 100 dash, and Allison Cosimeno placed third in the shot put. Carly McCoy claimed fourth in the 200, Aleigha Hawkins was fourth and sixth in the 3,000 and 1,500 runs, respectively, and Jamie Marcinkowski was fifth and sixth in the long and triple jumps, respectively.

The 1,600 relay team of Tricia Loso, Krista, Nicole and Teresa Anken also came in fourth place.

Erin O’Connor placed third in the 400 dash for Remsen, while fellow Lady Ram Megan Will also took third in the discus throw. Theresa Roberts finished fourth in the 1,500 run, Joleen Marfone came in fifth in the 200 dash, and Ashley O’Connor captured sixth in the 600 run.

The 3,200 relay of Erin O’Connor, MaKenna Cooley, Lizzy McGough and Anna Roberts finished in second, and the 1,600 relay squad of McGough, Cooley and Ashley and Erin O’Connor came home with third place.

Hannah Jennings was Camden’s top finisher at the meet with a second place finish in the shot put.

Adirondack wins own tournament

The host Adirondack softball squad claimed the championship in its Thomas A. Maurer Tournament by coming up with a 6-5 win over Lowville in the championship round and remain undefeated at 11-0 overall on the season.

Erika Charbonneau nailed a three-run triple to contribute to a four-run sixth inning as the Wildcats overcame a 4-2 deficit from Lowville.

Sam Rauscher also hit a two out single to bring in Charbonneau which turned out to be the game’s winning run.

Rauscher finished with three hits, including a double, while Kelsey O’Connor, Emily Lee and Kyle Kaiding had two hits apiece for the Wildcats.

Adirondack advanced to the championship round with a 11-3 win over Beaver River in the first round.

Crystal Gydesen hit a two-run home run to cap off a five-run first inning for the Wildcats, as Rachel Hitt recorded five hits, and O’Connor and Whitney Bourgeois added three hits each.

Hitt picked up both wins on the mound to move her personal record to 10-0.

Notre Dame ousts Westmoreland

In other softball action, Westmoreland suffered a 5-1 loss against Notre Dame in a non-league matchup.

Nikki Dardano had two hits for the Lady Bulldogs, and Marissa Pietruch drove in the team’s only run.

Delaney Buckley and Jessica Siuta each had two hits apiece for Notre Dame, as Amanda Reith recorded three RBIs.

Gabby Murphy took the loss on the hill, and Jordan DiPerna captured the win.

Camden places fifth at meet

The Camden boys golf squad came in fifth place at Whitesboro’s Seventh Annual Warrior Classic at the Hidden Valley Golf Club.

The Blue Devils finished with a 416 team score as the host Warriors claimed their own tournament with a 390 score.

Seth Adams led Camden with a fifth place finish with rounds of 38 and 37 for a total of 75 on the par 71 course.

New Hartford’s Derek Bard won the Classic, going for par with a 71, as Whitesboro’s Joel Jakubowicz and David Egresits took second and third, respectively.