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ROUNDUP: RFA girls track and field, New Hartford boys tennis, Oriskany softball

Posted 5/26/22

The Rome Free Academy girls track and field team finished second in the Section III Class AA Championships Wednesday...

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ROUNDUP: RFA girls track and field, New Hartford boys tennis, Oriskany softball

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The Rome Free Academy girls track and field team finished second in the Section III Class AA Championships Wednesday. Imani Pugh and Tailyn Frost won section titles in the 100 hurdles and discus, respectively.

Cicero-North Syracuse won the team title with 178 points. RFA had 131 points. Fayetteville-Manlius was third (80) and Utica Proctor was fourth (58).

Pugh won the 100 hurdles in 15.4 seconds. She was second in the long jump, third in the high jump and fourth in the 400 hurdles.

Frost won the discus with a throw of 89 feet, one inch. She was third in the shot put.

Emily Toth-Ratazzi was runner-up in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with 7:21.65, establishing a new school record by breaking Marion Draper’s 7:35.36 from 2017. She was also second in the 800 , third in the 1,500 and third in the 3,000.

Kaylee Bertini was second in 400 hurdle, second in the high jump and fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Amya McLeod, Jaleea Garner, Alyce Frost and Chulisa Ruiz finished second in the 4x100 with a season best 51.97.

Proctor’s Tamiah Washington won the 100-meter dash in 12.47 seconds. She won the 200 in 25.86. She won the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 8.5 inches. She won the triple jump with 40 feet, 5.25 inches.

In the boys meet, RFA was seventh with 40 points. Host school Baldwinsville won with 168 points. Proctor was ninth with 24.5 points.

RFA’s Edward Rakowski won the high jump with a jump of six feet, six inches.

William D’Agata of RFA won the pole vault with 11 feet.

Spartans’ Fenner qualifies for states

The Section III state qualifying tournament for boys tennis concluded Thursday. In singles, New Hartford’s David Fenner has qualified for states and was playing Thursday to win the qualifying tournament.

Fenner was in the finals against Cooperstown’s Gunther Weldon. Fenner won the Section III Class B first singles title.

The top three singles players move on to states. That means the winner of the consolation match for third place will also advance. That match was between Baldwinsville’s Antonio Marsallo and Fayetteville-Manlius’ David Fernando.

In doubles, the top three pairs advance to states as well. The championship match Thursday was between Jamesville-Dewitt’s Mark Bratslavsky and Luke Cantone and F-M’s Jaden Duggal and Davin Woolridge.

The other spot in states will go to the winners of the consolation final between F-M’s Fergus Brady and Andrew Li and Baldwinsville’s Max Funiciello and Nick Licciardello.

Oriskany softball rallies for playoff win

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday, the Oriskany softball team put up three runs to take a 4-3 lead. The two seed went on to a 7-4 win against seventh-seeded Sackets Harbor in quarterfinals of the Section III Class D playoffs.

Juliette Tagliaferri had two hits, two runs and an RBI at the plate for Oriskany. Ashley Reid drove in three runs.

Tagliaferri also got the win in the circle. She allowed seven hits and struck out three.

Myah Matice doubled and scored for Sackets Harbor.

Natalie Gibbons took the loss for Sackets Harbor.

Oriskany will take three-seed Brookfield, which topped 11-3. Results of that game were unavailable at press time. The semifinal game is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Oneida High School.

Oneida softball falls
The second-seeded Oneida softball team had 3-0 lead after three innings Thursday before visiting seventh-seed Westhill rallied in the next two innings to earn a 7-3 win in the Section III Class B quarterfinals.
The setback ends Oneida's season at 14-5 overall.
Kennedy Curro had two runs batted in and Olivia Friend added one for Oneida. The team had five hits, each from a different player. However, the team also had three errors.
Oneida pitcher Kerrigan Crysler struck out nine batters and didn't walk any, but allowed four earned runs.
Westhill's Abigail Cottrell led the team with 3 runs batted in. Hannah Schmitz allowed five hits and three runs with seven strikeouts and two walks in the complete game win.

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