RFA girls, Oriskany boys track and field teams race to league crowns
The Rome Free Academy girls track and field team won their seventh consecutive Tri-Valley League championship on Tuesday afternoon in Camden, winning the TVL meet with a score of 174.
Camden finished second with a score of 88, followed by Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in fourth with a final score of 62. Oneida came in eighth place with 34 points.
Winning for RFA was Sarah Crockett in both the shot put and discus throws. Crockett was also named the most outstanding field athlete of the meet.
Also for Rome, Gianna Capoccia won the 1,500 meter run, Olivia Griggs won the 200, Marian Draper won the 2,000 steeplechase, Tailyn Frost won the pentathlon and the 400 relay team of Sydney Lewis, Amara Jowers, Mattison Hunt and Griggs won. The 1,600 relay team of Lewis, Paige Gotch, Aniya Miller and Jowers also won.
Griggs came in second for RFA in the 100 and Gotch finished second in the 800. Capoccia ran to a second place finish in the 3,000 and RFA’s 3,200 relay team of Draper, Avery Hilderbran, Capoccia and Gotch finished second. Lewis vaulted her way to a second place finish in the pole vault and Grace Isherwood finished in second in the shot put.
Griggs also came in third place in the long jump for RFA and Gabriella Rameriz finished third in the discus throw. Noelle Mastraccio finished third in the pentathlon for the Black Knights.
For Camden, MacKenzie Mix won the 100, the 3,200 relay team of Morgan Lucason, Elizabeth Lucason, Mix and Delainey Hebble also won.
Elizabeth Lucason finished in second place in the 1,500 run and Haley Hinds finished in second place in the 2,000 steeplechase. Laura Chase finished the pentathlon in second place for the Blue Devils.
Sydney Coleman finished third in the 400 for the Blue Devils and Morgan Lucason finished in third in the 3,000 run. Catherine Seidl finished third in the 2,000 steeplechase. Camden’s 1,600 relay team of Hebble, Coleman, Mayia Turner and Amelia Ouellette finished third.
Delaney Brewer won the 3,000 run for VVS and Rose Pitman finished in third place in the 800 run for VVS. Brewer also ran to a third place finish in the 1,500 and Brianne Millson took third in the 100 hurdles.
VVS’ 400 relay team of Sara Brown, Hailey Rose, Millson and Brianna Schoff finished in third. Leisie Muttillo jumped into a third place finish for the Red Devils in the high jump.
Julianna Cavanagh won the long jump for Oneida and Melina Ball came in second place for the Indians in the 100 hurdles. Cavanagh also came in second place in the triple jump.
RFA boys run to second
In the boys portion of the TVL track and field league championships, RFA finished second with a score of 119 behind winners New Hartford. The Spartans finished with a score of 146.
Camden came in third with a final score of 96, VVS finished fifth with a score of 49 and Oneida came in seventh with a final score of 24.
Ryan Swavely won the shot put for RFA and the 400 relay team of Isaha Garner, Alex Mosca, Julian Almestica and Nicholas Impicciatore won. Garner also won the long jump for RFA. Anthony Coney won the pentathlon for the Black Knights.
Garner came in second place in the 100 for the Black Knights and Devon McClendon ran to a second place finish in the 800. The 3,200 relay team of Nathaniel Sletten, Seamus Riley, Jordan Elliot and McClendon finished in second. Spencer Pisaneschi came in second in the discus throw.
Nathaniel Sletten came in third in the 3,200 run for RFA. In the 3,000 steeplechase, Isaac Carlson finished in third place for the Black Knights. RFA’s 1,600 relay team of Impicciatore, McClendon, Mosca and Jordan Elliot also finished in third. Swavely finished third in the discus throw.
For Camden, Jared Barker won the discus throw and Tim Cook came in second place in the 1,600 run for the Blue Devils. Matthew Lucero finished in second in the 400 hurdles. Tyler Parent finished in second in the triple jump. Steven VanHoven finished in second in the shot put.
Lucero finished in third in the 110 hurdles for the Blue Devils and Kaden Gabler finished in third in the high jump and pole vault.
Cory Couture won the 200 run for VVS and Owen Rose won the 3,000 steeplechase. Owen Walker finished in second place in the 3,200 run. Couture also came in third in the 400 and was part of the 3,200 relay team that also finished third with Walker, Eli Creedon and Spencer Walker.
For Oneida, Luke Lombardi won the pole vault event.
Oriskany takes CSC III title
The Oriskany boys track and field team won the Center State Conference Division III crown with a final score of 134. Remsen finished in fifth place with a final score of 43.
Winning for the Redskins was Christion Hines in the 100 and 200, Sam Sharlow won the 1,600, Noaha Knapp won the 400 hurdles and was part of the winning 400 relay team with Hines, NeDavius Ladmirault and John Domenico. Oriskany’s 3,200 relay team of Derek Balfe, Nolan Bryant, Josh Smoulcey and Josh Macera also won.
Geo Silvestri finished in second in the 800 and 3,200, Ladmirault finished second in the 400 hurdles and the 1,600 relay team of Smoulcey, Aiden Fabbio, Wesley Appler and Bryant finished second. Kenny Burtch finished in second in the shot put.
Alex Waterman also ran the 800 and finished third and Appler finished third in the 400 hurdles.
For Remsen, Ryan Graves won the 800 and the 100 relay team of Matthew Murphy, Brandon Murphy, Derek Kohl and Michael Roberts won. Charlie Appleton finished in second place in the 100 and also came in third in the 200.
Oriskany girls finish second
The Oriskany girls track and field team finished in second place with a score of 87 at the CSC-III championships.
Poland won the meet with a final score of 148 and Remsen finished sixth with a score of 33.
Kristina Marolf won the 100 and 200 runs for the Redskins and the 400 relay team of Madeline Denison, Alyssa Cassevah, Marlof and Audi Silvestri won. Silvestri finished in second in the 100 and 400 hurdles. Jane Fahy won both the shot put and discus throw for the Redskins.
For Remsen, Jade Denning came in second for the Rams in the 1,500 run and third place in the 800. Remsen’s 1,600 relay team of Taylor Anderson, Kendall Decker, Jenna Roberts and Vrynne Myers finished in second place.
Oneida shuts out CVA
In a girls TVL softball game, Oneida shut out Central Valley Academy, 14-0.
Kyra Shlotzhauer tripled three times, doubled and had five RBIs for the Indians and also earned the win in the circle, tossing the complete game, two-hit shutout. Shlotzhauer struck out seven and walked one.
Lauren Skitbitski went 4-for-5 with four RBIs for Oneida in the win.
Oneida is 17-2 overall and 11-0 in TVL play.
Win for Red Devils
In boys lacrosse, VVS defeated Holland Patent 15-3 on the road behind Travis Decker’s five-point game. Decker scored four times and picked up an assist. Justin Smith added three goals and an assist and Alex Oliver picked up two goals and an assist.
Brayden Marchand, Cade Decker, Richard Geiss, Jaden Confer and Michael Guertin all added a goal for VVS. Jevit Cumber made 11 saves in goal.
Ethan Babowicz, Nick Baldanza and Liam Dedrick scored for Holland Patent.
Oriskany wins by three
The Oriskany boys golf team hung on and won by three strokes, 207-210, over Adirondack at Shamrock Golf Club.
John Maher shot a 45 for the Redskins and Jordan Rivette turned in a 46 for the Wildcats.
Golf loss for Westmoreland
In another boys golf match, Westmoreland lost to Sherburne-Earlville, 190-219 at Mountain Top Golf Club.
Matt Coyne led the Bulldogs with a 52.