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RFA track produces pair of sectional champs

Posted 2/8/19

The Rome Free Academy boys and girls indoor track teams finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at the Section III Class AA Championships on Thursday at Onondaga Community College. Sarah Crockett …

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RFA track produces pair of sectional champs


The Rome Free Academy boys and girls indoor track teams finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at the Section III Class AA Championships on Thursday at Onondaga Community College. Sarah Crockett has the top shot put throw in the state.

Devon McClendon won the 600-meter race in a time of one minute and 26.61 seconds.

Justin Swavely placed second in the weight throw and Billie Mays III was third in the weight throw.

Finishing fourth for RFA were: Brandon Laribee (weight throw and shot put), the 3,200 relay team (Isaac Carlson, Chris Hardin, Damon Collins and McClendon) and the 1,600 relay team (Anthony Coney, Carlson, Matt Breault and Matt Meyers).

For the girls, Crockett won the weight throw and shot put. Her shot put of 41 feet and 6.75 inches is now the best throw in the state, making her the top ranked shot putter in New York State.

Makayla DiPasqua placed third in the weight throw.

Gianna Capoccia was fourth in both the 1,000 and 1,500.

The 1,600 relay of Jalaina Fehn, Avery Hilderbran, Johari Taylor and Amara Jowers placed third.

The 3,200 relay of Hilderbran, Emily Toth-Ratazzi, Julissa Lucian and Capoccia placed fourth.

RFA was without long jump section leader and top 55 sprinter Olivia Griggs due to injury but she will return to action along with the above top finishers in the state qualifier meet on Wednesday at Utica college.

VVS wins bowling tourney

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill won the Tri-Valley League girls bowling tournament at King Pin Lanes in Rome. MacKenzie O’Herien of the Red Devils was also the singles champ.

O’Herien rolled the tournament’s high game and series, 289 and 684, respectively.

RFA’s Sadie Falcone and Emily Matt won doubles with scores of 532 and 566, respectively.

RFA also won the five-man title. Their scores were 600 by Danielle Premo, 596 by Karissa Henkel, 589 by Izzy Whiting, 474 by McKenzie Pantola and 464 by Talia Colangelo.

The Black Knights won the league’s regular season title with a 12-0 record.

Oriskany suffers setback

Poland won every quarter en tour to a 66-43 win over Oriskany in girls basketball.

Matteson Hoehn scored 16 to lead Oriskany. Aeron Hamm scored six and had 10 rebounds. Maddelyn Hoehn scored eight and had six steals.

Wildcats hold off HP

Adirondack came out strong in the second half then held on to beat Holland Patent 30-26 in girls basketball.

The Wildcats led by one at the half, then won the third quarter 13-5. They held on to win by four.

Adirondack was led in scoring by Isabella Kranbuhl with 11 and Payton Gaylord with eight.

MaKenna Reinold scored 10 to lead the Golden Knights.

Oneida shuts out Clinton

The Oneida girls volleyball team blanked Clinton 3-0 to advance in the Section III Class B tournament.

The fourth-seeded Indians won the sets 25-20, 25-15, 25-22 over the five seed.

Oneida’s leaders were Zoey Fox with 18 assists and eight digs; Jamie Jones with two aces, two digs and 14 kills; Nicole Smith with 15 digs and four kills; and Schuyler Vecchiano with seven assists and seven digs.

Oneida will play top seed Chittenango tonight.

Remsen falls in volleyball

Sixth-seeded Remsen lost 3-1 to number three seed Morrisville-Eaton in the Section III Class D quarterfinals in girls volleyball.

Morrisville opened winning the first two sets 25-22 before Remsen won the third 25-19, but Morisville finished the match by winning the fourth set 25-16.

Remsen leaders were Christa Freeman with two kills and 12 assists; Madelyn McCormack with 17 kills and 10 digs; and Joline Lehman with eight assists and six digs.

HP takes swimming loss

New Hartford beat Holland Patent 92-81 in boys swimming.

Holland Patent’s 400 freestyle relay team of Caden Foote, James Newland, Austin Smith and Jaramia Howe won.

Individual event winners for HP were Howe in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Josh Corelli in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, Foote in the 100 butterfly and Newland in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke.


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