Blowout win for RFA boys
RACE TO THE NET — RFA’s Dylan Sbarglia heads toward the net as a New Hartford defender gives chase during a non-league matchup at the Stadium on Saturday. Sbarglia posted three goals and two assists during Rome’s 16-1 victory. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)
The Rome Free Academy boys lacrosse team hit on all cylinders on Saturday and put up a crushing 16-1 triumph over New Hartford at the Stadium.
Devin Trifeletti recorded four goals en route to RFA’s fourth win of the season, while Jake Gulla and Dylan Sbarglia each added three goals and two assists apiece. Michael Mahl also scored three goals, Randy Linderman had two goals and an assist, and Conner Richie picked up a goal and a helper, as well. Pat Giardino and Jon Frankey each made one assist.
Goalkeeper RJ Ferrucci made six saves in net and allowed only a goal off the stick of Tony Karem.
The Black Knights’ record jumps to 7-1 overall.
RFA third at relays
The RFA boys track and field squad placed third at the John Arcaro Memorial Relays at Baldwinsville with a team score of 58 points.
Cicero-North Syracuse went on to win the event with 114 points, and Holland Patent tied with RFA for third.
The Black Knights had three event wins with Philip Caruso and Robert Alder pairing to win the 25-pound weight throw and the shot put on totals of 84 feet 3 inches and 87-9, respectively, while Ryan Metott and Robert Alder won the discus at 208-9.
Connor Butters, Jeff Brown, Erik Winberg and Matt Silver paired to a second place result in the distance medley relay.
Rome girls seventh at invite
In other track and field action, the RFA girls captured seventh at the Bethlehem Invitational with 29 1/2 points as Shaker High won the event with 129 points.
Rome’s Mariah Mays was the overall winner in the discus event with a heave of 104 feet, 2 inches. Katie Gotch claimed the freshman-sophomore high jump on a leap of 4-10. Teresa Anken and Tricia Loso were also second and third, respectively, in the freshman-sophomore high jump.
VVS splits two games
The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill softball team split two games at the Mudville Tournament in Herkimer.
The Lady Red Devils first fell to Midlakes, 12-3, in the first round before rallying back to beat Indian River, 6-2, in their second match.
In VVS’ first game, Celeste Coy led the offense with two hits, including a double and an RBI, as Ashley Palmer added an RBI while taking the loss on the hill after allowing six hits and striking out seven.
Rachel Przybylski threw seven strikeouts and allowed six hits on the mound to pick up the win in the Lady Red Devils’ second match and Palmer had two hits.
Remsen claims crown
In more softball action, Remsen swept through two games while winning the Richfield Springs Tournament.
The Lady Rams first beat Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the first round, 9-1, then went on to oust the hosts in the championship game, 18-10.
Lexi LaFave and Morgan Murray both recorded a double, while Alexis Rieben hit a home run to lead the Lady Rams’ offense in the first game, as LaFave recorded the win on the hill.
In the title round, Savanna Fox and Hailey Murray both hit homers en route to the win.
Oriskany routs Westmoreland
The Oriskany softball squad pounded 20 hits on Westmoreland as they pulled away to a 28-0 Center State Conference crossover victory.
The 6-1 overall Lady Redskins tallied three home runs with one apiece from Ashley Rueger, Alyssa Balfe and Jordan Sahl, as well as four doubles with two coming from Shannon VanShufflin and the rest from Balfe and Meghan Carlo.
Balfe finished with four hits and six RBIs, Sahl recorded two hits and three RBIs, and VanShufflin had five hits as well as three triples and five RBIs.
Sahl was the winning pitcher as her record boosts to 3-0 and Christina Rondinelli took the loss for Westmoreland.