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ROUNDUP: HP golf, Section III tennis, RFA lax, VVS golf, Junkyard Relays

Posted 5/23/22

Holland Patent freshman Jacob Olearczyk shot a 79 to medal in the Section III boys golf North Division Qualifier held Monday at McConnellsville Golf Course. The course is a par 71. South Jefferson …

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ROUNDUP: HP golf, Section III tennis, RFA lax, VVS golf, Junkyard Relays


Holland Patent freshman Jacob Olearczyk shot a 79 to medal in the Section III boys golf North Division Qualifier held Monday at McConnellsville Golf Course.

The course is a par 71.

South Jefferson won the Large School Title with a five-player total of 466. In second was General Brown with a 471. The third place team was Adirondack with a 497. Lowville took fourth with a 509. Watertown was fifth with 526.

Old Forge won the Small School Title with a 477. Thousand Islands was second with a 545. In third was Alexandria with 552. Sandy Creek was fourth with 555. Remsen shot a 588 for fifth.

The top 15 individuals advance to the state qualifier at Skenandoa Golf Club on Wednesday. The cut was 94. Qualifying were Olearczyk, General Brown’s Kacy Lennox (80), David Linstruth of Lyme (84), Brian Secor of Remsen (84), Jaden Romig of Watertown (85), Aiden Davies of Dolgeville (85), Charles LeFavour of Old Forge (88), Blake Turner of South Jefferson (89), Jonathan Babcock of South Jefferson (90), Luke Heller of General Brown (90), Nate Snow of General Brown (90), Christian Summers of South Jefferson (91), Jack Hutton of Adirondack (94), Robert LeFavour of Old Forge (94) and Dalton Myers of Lowville (94).

In the East Division Qualifier, New Hartford was the large school champion and Waterville won the small school team championship at Cedar Lake Golf Course, a par 72 course.

Waterville’s Gavin Poyer, a junior, was the medalist with a one-over 73.

New Hartford had a score of 431. Whitesboro was one stroke behind at 432. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill shot a 501 and Central Valley Academy had a total of 505. Rome Free Academy shot a 554.

Waterville’s five-player total was a 426. Oriskany shot a team total of 456. Behind them was Hamilton at 494. Clinton shot a 517.

Seventeen golfers qualified for the state qualifier at Skenandoa. They are: Poyer, Chris Stilwell of Whitesboro (77), VVS’ Caleb Decker (79), Hamilton’s Will Chouinard (79), Waterville’s Gabe Williams (79), New Hartford’s Cam Jenkins (80), Waterville’s Connor Stanton (82), New Hartford’s Jake Martyniuk (83), Jayden Deitz of New York Mills (84), Max Jones of Cooperstown (86), Whitesboro’s Jacob Coughlin (86), Oriskany’s Patrick Maher (86), Brendan Kelly of Utica Proctor (87), New Hartford’s JP Lazzaro (88) and Garrett Eisenhunt (89), Whitesboro’s Logan Lachacz (89) and Oriskany’s Jason Reid (89).

Section III boys tennis postseason wraps up

Section III’s Class B boys tennis postseason tournament concluded Friday, with players from New Hartford, Marcellus and Jamesville-Dewitt all winning titles.

The tournament was held at the Utica Parkway tennis courts.

In first singles, New Hartford’s David Fenner won over Shay Smyth of Onondaga-Westhill. Oneida’s Seth O’Connell won the consolation over Sam Yang of Indian River.

In second singles, Evan Lyga of New Hartford defeated Oneida’s Spencer Ingmire. In the consolation, J-D’s William Sharlow defeated Elijah Turner of Fulton.

The third singles champion was Tucker Guerina of Marcellus, who defeated J-D’s Anthony Fico. Drew Hicks of Oneida won the consolation over Bryan Cho of New Hartford.

Jamesville-Dewitt won the first and second doubles titles.

In first doubles, Mark Bratslavsky and Luke Canton defeated New Hartford’s David Berg and Leo Padula. Josh Boulter and Luke Dahlin of Chittenango won the consolation over Tyler Kinne and Nolan Robinson of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

In second doubles, William Parratt and Carson Souser defeated New Hartford’s Deen Kaakour and Kenneth Kowalczyk. Consolation winners Artie Paul and Jake Simmons of Chittenango defeated VVS’ Jack Mitchell and Lincoln Pelc.

RFA boys lax falls in quarters

The Rome Free Academy boys lacrosse team suffered a 12-7 loss Saturday against Syracuse at Fowler High School of the Section III Class A quarterfinals.

The teams were tied 2-2 after a quarter and 4-4 at the half. RFA scored twice in the third to lead 6-5 headed into the fourth quarter. But Syracuse outscored the Black Knights six to one in the fourth to earn the win.

Carmen Orton scored twice for RFA. Scoring a goal each were Robert Fanning, Seth Hammon, Jack Pylman, Ray Pitkin and Matt McCormick. Max Hunt had three assists. Jimmy DeAngelo made 18 saves in net.

RFA finishes the season 3-10.

VVS scores best in golf tri-match

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls golf team had the best score in a tri-match Friday against Holland Patent and Central Valley Academy at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida.

VVS shot a 157. Medaling was Alaina Coston with a 49. Also scoring: Laney Falkenmeyer (51), Claudia Marsell (57).

HP scored a 188. Maddie Van Hatten medaled with a 52. Also scoring were Pazia Grocholski (54) and Abbey Lighthall (82).

CVA scored a 196. Delaney Raffle was the medalist with a 53. Also scoring were Lauren Jory (69) and Reese Luke (74).

VVS finishes the season 9-3, CVA was 4-7 and HP was 1-9.

Clinton hosted 29th annual Junkyard Relays

Clinton hosted the 29th annual Junkyard Relays, with 22 schools and 773 athletes participating, on Saturday.

The schools scored with boys and girls teams combined.

Clinton won with 270 points. Cazenovia was second with 260.5. RFA was third with 213. New Hartford was fourth with 108, West Canada Valley was fifth with 103 and Proctor was sixth with 100.5.

The rest of the standings were: Whitesboro (88), Living Word (86.5), Herkimer (68), Chittenango (68), Holland Patent (64), South Jefferson (64), VVS (63.5), Utica Academy of Science (44), Oneida (37), Remsen (31), Solvay (26), Canastota (20.5), South Lewis (20), Sherburne-Earlville (16.5), Cooperstown (1), Poland (0).

Clinton athletes broke three school records. The girls 20-pound throw team of Jenna Deep, Lody Powers and Claire Barone had a combined total of 91 feet, five inches. The previous record was 89 feet, 11 inches, set last season by Deep, Maddi Walters and Gianna Trunfio. The javelin team of Georgia Deep, Jenna Deep and Eva Gaetano threw a total of 200 feet, 10 inches. That broke the 2019 record of 193 feet, seven inches set by Walters, Piper Davignon and Katie Dewhurst. The pole vault team of Barone, Georgia Deep and Lydia DeTraglia had a total of 25 feet, three inches. That broke the record set in 2016 by Victoria Gudnaya, Kylie Trunfio and Davignon with a total of 24 feet, six inches.

The RFA girls team also broke school records, a total of six, all in first place efforts. The 110 hurdles team of Kaylee Bertini, Imani Pugh and Mia Mirabelli broke the 2007 record with a time of 52.30 seconds. The high jump team of Bertini, Pugh and Katherine Dehimer broke the 2003 record with a mark of 14 feet. The 1,500-meter relay team of Emily Toth-Ratazzi, Marlo Townsend, Gianna Badolato and Julissa Luciano broke a 2017 mark with a time of 21:04.14. The 4,000 distance medley relay team of Badolato, Alyce Frost, Townsend and Toth-Ratazzi broke the 2014 record witha time of 13:16.98. The 1,000-meter individual sprint medley relay team of Chulia Ruiz, Jaleea Garner, Bertini and Toth-Ratazzi broke a record from 2003 with a time of 2:29.38.


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