NOTE: Story has been updated to include Monday's contests.
Rome Free Academy placed fifth among the girls cross country teams that competed in the 15th annual Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational Saturday and came in second in their group.
The RFA boys were third in their group, eighth overall.
Fayetteville-Manlius won the overall titles for girls and boys.
The RFA girls ran in the fourth group. Liverpool won with 32 points and RFA had 64 for second place. Tully's Brooke Rauber won the group and her team finished third with 90 points. Adirondack was eighth in the group.
Overall amongst the 49 girls teams, RFA was fifth. Top finishers for RFA were Emily Toth-Ratazzi in third, Marlo Townsend in 12th, Avery Hilderbran in 17th, Julissa Luciano in 18th and Kayleana Vandeusen was 20th. Remsen's Jade Dening was 13th.
In the first girls group, Fayetteville-Manlius won (with the top four individual finishers), with VVS in fourth and Oriskany in fifth. VVS' Delany Brewer was sixth in the group and teammate Olivia Furman was 16th. Oriskany's Gianna Welker finished 20th.
Cicero-North Syracuse won the second group, with South Lewis second, Camden third and Clinton eighth. South Lewis' Hannah Ielfield won the race in 19:06.1. Camden's Elizabeth Lucason was second. Lexi Bernard of South Lewis was third and Brynn Bernard was fifth. Clinton's Taylor Harvey was eighth. Haley Hinds of Camden was 10th and teammate Catherine Seidl was 20th.
In the girls third group, West Genesee won. There were no local teams in the group.
The RFA boys were third in their group behind Beaver River and Liverpool. Remsen was seventh and Adirondack was 10th in the group. Colton Kempney of Beaver River won the group in 16:21.3. Adirondack's Tyler Fauvelle was third. RFA's Nathaniel Sletten was sixth, teammate Nicolas Ferretti was seventh, Remsen's Michael Roberts was 10th and teammate Jack Rivet was 16th.
VVS was third in the first boys group, which was won by Fayetteville-Manlius. Oriskany was 12th and Holland Patent was 13th.
F-M's Peyton Geehrer won the race, with VVS' Joseph Guertin in 14th and teammate Andrew Wright was 19th.
"We were very happy with that finish but even more pleased when we ended up 10th in the merged results," out of 59 teams, noted VVS coach Mike Dunne. "We knew Class C would be tough this year due to Westhill and Skaneateles bringing back such strong teams," he added, "but we did end up finishing ahead of all Class B teams in the field and are very pleased with there we stand early in the season."
Cicero-North Syracuse won the boys second group, with South Lewis in seventh, Camden in ninth, Clinton 10th and Westmoreland 12th. Camden's Jeremy Plumley was 15th and Collin Stafford of South Lewis was 18th.
West Genesee won the third boys group, with Oneida 12th. Oneida's Nathaniel Jennings was 17th.
Richard nets two hat tricks
Rory Richard scored a hat trick in each of the Holland Patent girls soccer team's two wins over the weekend. The Golden Knights shut out Troy 4-0 Saturday and Bay Shore 5-0 on Sunday to improve to 5-0 overall this season.
Richard scored three times for the Golden Knights against Troy. Taylor Koenig also scored. Kendall Sexton had two assists and Meaghen Greenway and Sara Rachon each had one.
Haedyn Roberts made three saves in goal for HP.
Against Bay Shore, Richard again scored three times. Alexis Johnson and Kendall Sexton each scored as well. Five players each had an assist: Sara Rachon, Samantha Rachon, Taylor Koenig, Samantha Buley and Meaghan Greenway.
Roberts made five saves for her second clean sheet of the weekend.
VVS gets two shutouts
VVS beat Notre Dame 6-0 in girls soccer Saturday.
Anna Rossi scored three times and Anna Peterson scored twice. Karli Doig also scored. Laken Kiser, Taylir Doig and Brianna Burnett each had an assist.
Morgan Brewer made three saves to earn the shutout.
On Sunday, the Red Devils beat West Canada Valley 4-0.
Kiser, Rossi, Sierra Kinne and Donata Oxford all scored for VVS. Kiser, Rossi and Kinne also each put up an assist.
Brewer made six saves to earn her second clean sheet of the weekend.
Camden takes third
The Camden boys soccer team beat West Canada Valley 2-1 Sunday to take third in the West Canada Valley Tournament.
Danny Bernabe had a goal and an assist for Camden and Ethan Gerow also scored. Seth Johns added an assist
Josh Leos had seven saves for Camden in the win.
Old Forge beat Camden 1-0 Saturday in the first round of the tournament.
Leos made nine saves in the loss for the Blue Devils.
Nolan Fenton scored the lone goal of the game.
Oneida falls to Oswego
Oswego beat Oneida 2-1 Saturday in boys soccer.
Zach Friend scored the Indians' lone goal in the loss. Riley Wallis had an assist on the play.
Jacob Vaccaro made eight saves for Oneida.
South Lewis splashes to win
The South Lewis girls swimming and diving team beat Adirondack 98-83 Saturday at home.
The Falcons' 200 medley relay team of Amelia Hoffman, Haley Dolan, Kayley Walsh and Brooklyn Sullivan won.
The 200 freestyle team of Hoffman, Patience Rivers, Sullivan and Walsh also won. Winning individual events for South Lewis were Walsh in the 200 medley and the 100 freestyle, Shaylagh Randall in the 500 freestyle and Hoffman in the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Jade Dolan won the diving event for South Lewis.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Madison Schoff, Kaitlyn Spann, Alexandra Khouri and Kaitlyn Renwick for Adirondack won. Winning individual events for Adirondack were Renwick in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly and Tegan Makuch in the 100 breaststroke.
Muller stars in soccer win
Mary Muller scored three times and assisted on Westmoreland's other two goals as the Bulldogs went to Oriskany and won 6-1 in Center State Conference girls varsity soccer Monday.
In addition to Muller's three goals, the Bulldogs got goals from Brooke Frawley, Maddie Lenehan and Mackenzie Magnusson. Muller had the only two assists for the team.
Rachel Daskiewich scored Oriskany's goal on an assist from Kara Daskiewich. Katie Bowers made 22 saves in goal for Oriskany.
Westmo sneaks by Sauquoit
Westmoreland beat Sauquoit Valley 3-2 in a CSC girls tennis match Monday.
With her team down 2-0, Westmoreland's Kiersten Tynatishon won her singles match. Then the doubles pairs of Olivia Golden and Lauren Murphy and Autumn Millington and Jordan Carroll won their matches to secure the team's victory.
Clinton nets win over Little Falls
The Clinton girls tennis team won a Center State match against Little Falls 4-1 Monday.
Winning singles players for Clinton were Sabina Rodriguez-Plate, Casey Vechery and Emily Smith. Mei Cassidy-Heekin and Madeline Walters teamed up to win a doubles match for the Warriors.
New Hartford dominates in tennis
The New Hartford girls tennis team beat Camden 7-0 Monday in a Tri-Valley League match.
Proctor sweeps past VVS on the court
Proctor High of Utica beat VVS 7-0 in a Tri-Valley League girls tennis match Monday.