RFA spreads scoring around in victory
The Rome Free Academy boys lacrosse team saw three different players record three-goal hat tricks while senior goaltender RJ Ferrucci recorded six saves to help guide the Black Knights to a 12-6 victory over host Clinton on Monday afternoon.
Scoring three-goal hat tricks for the Romans were Connor Richie, Drew Hinman, and Devin Trifeletti, while Mike Mahl finished with a pair of goals and Jacob Gulla added a score with three assists for RFA, which improved to 9-3 overall.
Lady Blue Devils edge VVS
The Camden softball squad brought in three runs across the plate in the eighth inning to seal a 6-3 triumph over host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
Michelle Wishart led the visitors with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, while Laura Ward doubled and drove in a run, as Alyssa Connor and Aubrey both scored two runs.
Heather Beers recorded the win on the mound after eight innings pitched and giving up one earned run on four hits with six walks and four strikeouts.
Rebecca Przybylski took the loss while tossing eight innings and allowing three earned runs on eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. She also doubled and drove in a run at the plate. Ashley Palmer had a double and two RBIs for VVS, and Jenna Dunne doubled and scored a run.
Oriskany crushes Rome
In more softball action, Oriskany came away with a 14-1 rout over host Rome Catholic at Kost Field in a Center State Conference Division IV matchup.
Meghan Carlo batted 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored while also picking up the winning decision on the bump for the Lady Redskins.
Alyssa Balfe had three hits, an RBI and scored two runs, Julia Hall was 2-for-2 with a home run and three runs scored, and Jordan Sahl had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run.
Oriskany remains unbeaten in league play at 5-0 and are 12-1 overall, and Rome Catholic falls to 2-6 in the league and 2-11 overall.
HP falls in eight innings
The Holland Patent softball team suffered a 5-3 setback after eight innings of play against visiting TVL rival Oneida.
HP starting pitcher Fallon Reinold went all eight innings and struck out six and walked five during her loss on the mound. She also scored a run at the plate and teammates Alexis Lyon and Alexis Sexton both scored runs in the fourth inning for the hosts.
Oneida scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game at 3-3 and then scored two more runs in the eighth to seal the victory.
Maria Rocco picked up the win on the mound after she went all eight innings and finished with five strikeouts.
RFA claims 10th win
The Rome Free Academy girls golf squad picked up their 10th win of the season after capturing a 178-244 road victory over Oneida in a Tri-Valley League match at Foster Ponds.
Nicolette Darois led the Romans with a round of 40 on the par 36 course, as MaryAnn Bulawa shot a 41, Lilly Bulawa added a 46 and Lauren Felice recorded a 51.
Rome golfers extend streak
The RFA boys golf team received their fourth straight victory by besting TVL foe Oneida, 218-235, at the Rome Country Club. Joe Facciolo clubbed a 39 on the par 36 trek for Rome, while Mike Vacheresse hit a 40.
Camden bests Proctor
In other boys golf competition, Camden captured a 207-244 win over Proctor High of Utica in a TVL match to boost its record to 6-4. Seth Adams went 1-over-par on the par 35 McConnellsville Golf Club course for the Blue Devils and Austin Chandler added a 37.
Bulldogs 2nd in tri-meet
In more boys golf action, Westmoreland placed second in a tri-meet held at Twin Ponds Golf Course by New York Mills. The Bulldogs finished with a 183 team score as the hosts won the match with a 178 and Canastota took third at 200.
Dan Hartner shot a 45 to lead the Bulldogs, while Trevor Rahn put in a 45.
Canastota’s Ian Campbell took medalist honors with a 41.
HP stays winless
The Holland Patent boys golf squad remained winless at 0-8 following a 186-245 defeat from host Whitesboro at Hidden Valley Golf Club.
Ben Wadas recorded a 42 on the par 35 course as HP’s top golfer, while Dylan Wiedmier added a 46 and Joe Vandreaser chipped in a 47.
Chucky Coppola hit 1-under-par to lead 12-1 overall and 8-1 in the TVL Whitesboro, as teammates Joel Jakubowicz and Sam Tarnatore both shot 37s.
Rome second at rookie meet
RFA finished as the runner-up at the TVL Rookie Boys Track and Field Meet at New Hartford High School.
Rome tallied 115 points in the contest that featured ninth- and 10th-graders as Oneida won with 119 points. Holland Patent finished fifth with 60 points and Camden was sixth with 46 points.
Four Black Knights came out with wins, with personal-bests posted by Robert Alder in the shot put on a heave of 46 feet, 9 1/2 inches and Justin Houle in the 400-meter run in 53.8 seconds. Robert Alder was also first in the discus throw and Anthony Capron won the pole vault.
Leroy Brown had second place finishes in the 100 and 200 dashes and the long jump, and Patrick Haugen was second in the discus. Rome third place finishers featured Houle in the 200 dash and Ben Becker in the shot put.
Oneida defeats RFA
The RFA boys tennis squad suffered a 5-2 defeat against visiting TVL foe Oneida.
The Romans picked up a pair of doubles wins coming off of the rackets of Sebastian Domenico-Michael Mellace and Dylan Furney-Mark Fanelli.
Warriors handle HP
In other TVL boys tennis action, the Holland Patent team suffered a 7-0 shutout against host Whitesboro to fall to 1-6 overall this season.
Camden falls on the road
The Camden boys tennis squad couldn’t fend off host TVL foe Proctor High during their league match after they dropped a 6-1 matchup. The lone win for the Blue Devils came from the doubles team of Ashton Snyder and Sam Wright.
Bulldogs go to 11-2
The Westmoreland boys tennis team extended their record to 11-2 overall this spring as they scored a 3-2 victory over visiting Center State Conference foe Mount Markham. Tyler Witter won his singles match for the Bulldogs, and the doubles teams of Ian Dunning-Zach Dunning and Connor Acee-Ryan Murphy were also victorious.