RFA cross country squads race to firsts
Rome Free Academy took the top spot among boys and girls teams in the Bill Coughlin Invitational cross country meet on Saturday on the Staley Elementary School course.
The boys team finished with 22 points. Holland Patent was second with 86. Clinton finished in third at 94 points. The other top local finisher was Westmoreland in fifth with 142 points.
RFA sophomore Nathaniel Sletten won the boys race in a time of 17 minutes, 33 seconds.
Other top RFA runners were Devon McClendon in third, Nicolas Ferretti in sixth, Jordan Elliott in ninth, Christopher Harin in 10th, Kameran Pratt in 11th and Paulo Rojos-Majica in 12th.
Other top local runners were Dylan Richard of Holland Patent in fourth, Michael Roberts of Remsen in fifth, Anthony Moreland of Westmoreland in seventh and HP’s Richard Zielenski in eighth.
The girls team for RFA had 30 points, with Clinton in second at 60 and Remsen third with 92.
RFA sophomore Gianna Capoccia won with a time of 19:15.3. Other top RFA runners were Emily Toth-Ratazzi fifth, Avery Hilderbran sixth and Marlo Townsend 11th.
Other top local runners were Jade Dening of Remsen in second, Brynne Myers of Remsen third, Emily Hemstrought of Clinton seventh and Leah Borton of Clinton 10th.
HP wins the league
The Holland Patent field hockey team beat Mount Markham, 3-0, Saturday to win the Center State East Division at 8-0.
Holland Patent, 13-3 overall, got goals from Natasia Plunkett, Haley Acevedo and Anna Healey. Plunkett also had an assist, as did Hanna Corrigan and Madeline Acevedo. Ella Buchanan did not face any shots on goal for Holland Patent. This was the team’s twelfth shutout of the season.
VVS downs Oneida
VVS shut out Oneida, 7-0, in another field hockey contest.
Lindsey Foster scored twice and had two assists. Nicolina Castronovo scored twice as well. The team also got goals from Veronica Nelson, Micheala Johnson and Arayla Garcia.
Kelsey Wickham stopped the two shots she faced for the shutout.
Muller leads Westmoreland
Westmoreland won a road game, 6-1, over Oriskany in girls soccer.
Mary Muller scored three times and had an assist. MacKenzie Magnusson scored and had two assists. Sam Dee scored and had an assist. Alina Gubbins had a goal as well.
Hailey Postol made 14 saves for the Bulldogs.
Madeline Denison scored the lone goal for Oriskany with an assist from Kara Daskewich.
Katie Bowers made 12 saves for Oriskany.
Remsen wins in shut out
Remsen beat Owen D. Young, 4-0, in another girls soccer contest.
Kendall Decker and Emma Skermont each had a goal and an assist. Also scoring for Remsen were Kylie Singer and Kirstan Waterbury. Maddy McCormick added an assist.
Hailey Jewett made six saves for the clean sheet.
HP gets shut out
Holland Patent lost, 2-0, in boys soccer to Frankfort-Schuyler.
Jonathan Tolpa made nine saves in the loss.