Rome girls edge Camden to snap four-game slide

The Rome Free Academy girls basketball team snapped its four-game losing skid with a 53-49 Tri-Valley League road victory over Camden on Tuesday night.

Rome, which improved to 3-6 in the league and 6-8 overall, saw Jordan General finish with a team-high 13 points with four steals and three assists, while Krista Anken added three rebounds, seven points and three assists, and Mikenna Sochia, seven points, and Lindsey Gates, four points, both brought down four rebounds during the win.

Alana Quance also finished with nine points and Ashley D’Amore had seven for the victors.

Lindsay Jones guided Camden, 0-7 in the TVL and 2-8 overall, with 25 points as Kiersten Leos finished with 12 points.

VVS edges rival Oneida

In other girls basketball action, junior Codie Bayeur finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Lady Red Devils to a 48-42 home victory over crosstown rival Oneida.

Leanne Doolen also contributed with six points and Marissa Randall added nine for the hosts, which improved to 7-5 overall.

Home loss for HP bowlers

In boys bowling, Notre Dame rolled to a 9-2 win over host Holland Patent at the Adirondack Lanes during a TVL matchup.

Leading the way on the lanes for the Golden Knights was a high game by Collin Suszynski with a 191 score, as Robert Robbins tallied a 465 high series.

Matt Smith finished with a 257 high game and a 628 high series for the Jugglers.

Carthage swims past SL

In boys swimming and diving action, South Lewis fell to visiting Carthage, 90-76.

The Falcons soared to wins in four individual events, including the 200-yard freestyle event with Patrick Chase, the 500 freestyle with Kevin Beltowski, the 100 backstroke with Patrick Pominville and the 100 breaststroke with Andy Dibble.

The hosts also won the 400 freestyle, with Pominville, Beltowski, Chase and Ryan Teal teaming up for the victory.

Holland Patent edges RFA

In more boys swimming and diving, Holland Patent picked up a 57-42 victory over visiting RFA.

Barrett Celecki claimed two individual wins for the Golden Knights, including the 100-meter freestyle in 54.43 seconds and the 200 freestyle in 2:00.09. He also was a part of the 200 freestyle relay team’s 1:40.38 win along with Kyle Freeman, Kevin Sidoran and Ian Hague.

Sidoran was also victorious in the 200 individual medley in 2:23.47, Ricky Arcuri was first in the 500 freestyle, and Joey Yagey won the 100 backstroke in 1:08.94.

The 200 medley relay squad of Yagey, Hague, Brandon Maggio and Anthony Fumarola was also triumphant.

RFA had three individual wins with Adam Noyes capturing the 50 freestyle in 24.60, Todd Pawlikowski picking up the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.88 and Tommy Warcup claiming the 1-meter diving competition with a 170.77 result.

The RFA 400 freestyle relay team of Warcup, Noyes, Joe Trips and Thomas Hawkins also finished first at 4:08.19.

Camden strikes down Proctor

The Camden girls bowling team picked up a 8-3 triumph over visiting 7-2 overall Proctor High of Utica at Liberty Lanes.

Caitlin Lyke was the contest’s leading scorer as she bowled a 516 series that featured a high game of 191 for Camden. Taylor Clarke also added a 422 series and Noella Terault rolled a 416 series.

Brittnee Hughes led Proctor with a 467 series, and Marguerite Fish bowled a 423 series.

Camden’s record moves to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the Tri-Valley League.

First loss for Westmoreland

The Westmoreland boys volleyball squad suffered its first loss, 3-0, against host Mount Markham. Set scores were 25-16, 25-15 and 25-23.

Jake Landry had six assists, three kills and an ace for 1-1 Westmoreland, while Toby Fitzgerald added six kills, James Marchesani made two assists and two digs, and Ryan Bowere recorded three kills and a dig.

Cody Homer knocked six kills, 17 assists, an ace, six digs and two blocks to lead 4-0 overall Mount Markham.

Oneida trumps VVS

In other volleyball action, the VVS girls fell victim to a 3-0 loss to visiting crosstown rival Oneida. Set scores were 25-17, 25-17 and 25-20.

Oneida’s Paige Pendleton had 13 kills, three blocks and three aces, and Erica Kristan made seven assists, five digs and a kill, as the Lady Indians jump their record to 8-2 overall.

Sam Kogut picked up two kills, two blocks and three digs for 3-6 overall VVS, Erin Confer made five kills and four digs, and Tamara Beal had eight digs.