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ROUNDUP: Notre Dame, Adirondack, RFA, Clinton and Oriskany golf; Oneida and Oriskany softball

Posted 5/20/22

Utica Notre Dame won the team championship at the Tri-Valley League girls golf event at Kannon Valley Friday. The Jugglers scored a 137. New Hartford was second with a 142 and Rome Free Academy was …

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ROUNDUP: Notre Dame, Adirondack, RFA, Clinton and Oriskany golf; Oneida and Oriskany softball


Utica Notre Dame won the team championship at the Tri-Valley League girls golf event at Kannon Valley Friday.

The Jugglers scored a 137. New Hartford was second with a 142 and Rome Free Academy was third with a 154.

The top score in the event was Notre Dame’s Sara Papale with a 39. In second was Julia Sassower of New Hartford with a 46.

Notre Dame, New Hartford and RFA all tied for the top spot in the Colonial Division with overall records of 9-2 and division records of 4-2.

In the Pioneer Division, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill was 9-3 overall and 8-0 in the division to earn the top spot.

Kamryn Yerman was the TVL player of the year. Stella Davis of Oneida was the rookie of the year and teammate Olivia Hoffman was the most improved player.

The first team all-stars are Papale, Sassower, Evie Denton of RFA, Grace Lafountain of New Hartford, Lainie Liberatore of Camden and Alaina Coston of VVS.

The second team all-stars are Maddie Winfield of New Hartford, Alaina Weaver of Notre Dame, Kayleanna VanDeusen of RFA, Olivia Matrulli of Utica Proctor, Claudia Marsello of VVS and Delaney Raffle of Central Valley Academy.

Honorable mentions were Davis, Alexis Tennant of Camden, Isabella O’Rourke of RFA, Laney Falkenmeyer of VVS, Brianna O’Drain of Camden and Pazia Grocholoski and Maddie VanDreaser of Holland Patent.

Adirondack golf wins to clinch North Division

The Adirondack boys golf defeated Dolgeville Friday at Woodgate Pines 174 to 223. The Wildcats completed a four-win week to win the Center State Conference’s North Division.

The Wildcats have now won back-to-back league titles and have posted a 22-2 record over those two years.

Adirondack’s medalist was Jorden Rivette with a 41. Also scoring: Sam Andrews (44), Jack Hutton (44) and David Kelsey (45).

Dolgeville’s medalist was Aiden Davies with a 41. Also scoring: Jay Country (49), Talan Jaquay (61) and Ashely Robothan (72).

Adirondack ends the regular season 13-1, 11-1 in the league.

RFA golfers end season with a win

The RFA boys golf team ended the regular season with a 249 to 270 win over TVL host Utica Proctor Friday at Valley View Golf Course.

RFA's medalist was Michael Occhipinti with a 40. Also scoring for the Black Knights were Jaemeson Keith (48), Brody Barrett (52), Will O'Shaughnessy (54) and Jamie Stolo (55).

For Proctor, Brendan Kelly medaled with a 44. Also scoring for the Raiders: William Pruess (46), Lennon Knoop (57), Anthony Brindisi (60) and Colin Kelly (63).

RFA ends the season with a 5-6 record.

Proctor ends the season at 0-11.

Clinton gets top score in golf tri-match

The Clinton boys golf team had the best score in a tri-match against Westmoreland and Canastota Friday at Skenandoa Golf Club

Clinton scored a 176 to Westmoreland’s 242 and Canastota’s 254.

Clinton medalist Anthony Ritz shot a 42. Also scoring for the Warriors were Mack Schaffer (43), Caden Engle (44), Dylan Monroe (48), Boone Schaffer (56) and Will O’Brien (57).

Westmoreland’s medalist was Jeremy Riggles with a 53. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Mark VanDeusen (62), David Huyck (62), Sean Hyde (65), Brady Shanley (66) and James Gleason (69).

Canastota medalist Culley Bellino shot a 54. Also scoring for the Raiders were Casey Bixby (65), Kolby Evans (66) and Colin Edwards (69).

Clinton will play at Westmoreland at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Oriskany defeats HP on the links

The Oriskany boys golf team defeated Holland Patent 172 to 200 on the road at Camroden Golf Course Friday in the Center State Conference.

HP’s Jacob Olearczyk shot a par 36 to medal for the Golden Knights.

Oriskany had two players shot 41 as medalists — Patrick Maher and Jason Reid.

Oriskany ends the regular season at 12-0 and 10-0 in the league.

HP, 5-4 overall, will host Canastota in the league at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to end its regular season.

Oneida softball gets big win at Camden

In a showdown at the top of the Tri-Valley League’s Pioneer Division, the Oneida softball team defeated Camden 7-4 Thursday on the road.

Oneida jumped out to a big early lead with three runs in the top of the first, another in the second and three to go up 7-0. The Blue Devils responded with three runs in the next to innings to make it 7-3. They got another run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough.

Kerrigan Crysler went the distance in the circle for the win. She allowed four runs, three of them earned, on eight hits and a pair of walks. She struck out five.

Kaylin Curro was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs for Oneida. Julianna Caroli had two hits and drove in two runs. Olivia Friend had a hit and scored twice.

For Camden Brooke Musch had three hits including a solo home run, with two runs scored. Ryleigh Johnson had a double and drove in two runs.

Johnson took the loss for Camden, allowing seven runs, five of them earned, in seven innings. She gave up nine hits and walked five while striking out six.

The win gives Oneida a split of the season series, as Camden won 9-6 in Oneida on April 25.

Oneida is now 12-4 overall and 9-1 in the league. The team has two regular season games left. They hosted CVA in the league Friday, though results were not available at press time. They host TVL foe Utica Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Camden falls to 15-3 overall and is 9-2 in the league. The Devils ended their regular season at Utica Proctor in the league Friday. Results were not available at press time.

Oriskany softball victorious

The Oriskany softball team won at Herkimer 9-0.

Juliette Tagliaferri went the first three innings for the Redskins, striking out four and giving up one hit. Jordan Carlo pitched the final four innings in relief striking out two walking one and giving up two hits. 

At the plate for Oriskany, Kaelyn Buehler was 3 for 4 with a double and a triple. Ashley Reid was 2 for 4 with a double. Juliette Tagliaferi was 1 for 3 with a double and Brooke Matys doubled. 

Jenna Riesel took the pitching loss for Herkimer. Charity Dygert had two hits for Herkimer. 



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