RFA’s Toth-Ratazzi top finisher in home TVL tri-meet


Emily Toth-Ratazzi was the top overall finisher for the Rome Free Academy girls cross country team in its tri-meet with visiting Whitesboro and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Tuesday at RFA.

Whitesboro edged RFA 27-28, RFA beat VVS 18-44 and Whitesboro defeated VVS 20-41.

Toth-Ratazzi ran the course in 18 minutes and 21 seconds. Teammate Marlo Townsend was second with a time of 19:30. Also placing for Rome were Kayleana Vandeusen, seventh in 22:16; Julissa Luciano, 10th in 22:48; Shavaia Parry, 11th in 22:58; Alexus Lennon, 12th in 23:07 and Gianna Badalato, 16th in 23:57.

Lacey Simmons placed third overall and first for VVS, running in 21:02. Caleigh McQueeny was fourth overall and first for Whitesboro with a time of 21:17. Maria Stuhlman was fifth overall and second for Whitesboro with a time of 21:48.

She was followed by teammates Emily LaMore, sixth overall in 21:58; Jillian Humphrey, eighth overall in 22:22 and Allyson DePerno, ninth overall in 22:38.

In the boys meet, VVS defeated RFA 20-43, RFA downed Whitesboro 24-33 and VVS beat Whitesboro 17-46.

Rome’s Carson Campbell was the top overall finisher, running in 17:21. RFA’s Nicholas Toth-Ratazzi and Alexander Woodward ran 18:59s to place 11th and 12th respectively, while teammates Adam Zimmerman ran a 19:05 to place 13th, Alexander Whiteman had a time of 19:08 to finish 16th and Ethan Tien was 24th in 20:10.

Keegan Bauer came in second overall and first for the Red Devils, running a time of 17:41. He was followed by teammate Xander Pelc, who ran a time of 17:53. Killian Bauer finished fourth overall for the Red Devils with a time of 18:12. Ben Bellinger ran an 18:23 for the Red Devils to place sixth overall and Jordan Wingert ran a 18:52 to finish seventh overall for VVS. Rowan Planck ran a 18:55 to place eighth overall for the Red Devils and Joey Banks finished with a 18:57 to finish ninth overall.

Ethan Kahl was fifth overall and first for the Warriors with a time of 18:16. Alex Tibbits finished with a time of 18:57 for Whitesboro to place 10th overall.

RFA runs again on Saturday when both the boys and girls teams will participate in the EJ Herrmann Invitational at Proctor Park beginning at 1 p.m.

The Whitesboro and VVS boys and girls will be out at the Baldwinsville Invitational that begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Bulldogs rout Mounties

Senior Johann Bratge and junior Jack Tamburino each scored two goals, and senior Caleb Miller scored a goal and had three assists for the Westmoreland/Oriskany boys soccer team as the Red Dogs defeated Little Falls 9-0 on Senior Night in a Center State Conference game Tuesday in Westmoreland.

Sophomore Tyler Szarek scored a goal and had two assists for the Red Dogs, who won their fifth straight game and improved to 5-1 overall. Freshman Jack Tagliaferri, junior Jacob Usyk and senior Jon Dillon each scored a goal for the Bulldogs. Sophomore Anthony Swananec had two assists.

In goal, senior Matt Doyle made three saves, junior Dave Cronauer had four saves and junior Dakota Sill added two saves for the Bulldogs.

Westmoreland/Oriskany plays again Thursday when it hosts Clinton at 4:30 p.m.

Oneida remains unbeaten

In a Tri-Valley League tennis match, Oneida moved its record to 9-0 after a 6-1 win over visiting Cicero-North Syracuse on Tuesday.

Cara Campanie, Kaylyn Curro and Julianna Caroli all won singles matches.

The doubles teams of Hannah Myatt and Mikah Albro, Lilly Gormley and Mya Rainbow and Ella McKay and Jimena Garcia-Rozado all won for the Indians.

The Indians are back on the court on Thursday when they visit Camden at 3:15 p.m.

HP drops CSC match

The Holland Patent girls tennis team lost a CSC match to host Sauquoit Valley, 3-2.

Winning for the Golden Knights was Riley Niemetz in singles action and the doubles team of Rahy Spatto and Emily Carlson.

HP, which is 1-4-1 is home for Canastota on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Westmo edges Canastota

In another CSC girls tennis match, Westmoreland defeated host Canastota, 3-2.

Autumn Millington and Kiersten Tynatishon won singles matches for the Bulldogs and the doubles team of Ariana Malerba and Melissa Spicer won their match.

Westmoreland is 6-2 overall and plays Little Falls on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Camden blanked

In another TVL tennis match Tuesday, Camden was shutout by host New Hartford, 7-0.

Camden falls to 4-3 and plays again today when it hosts Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at 3:30 p.m.


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