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ROUNDUP: Clinton’s Kopek becomes program’s all-time leading scorer; Whitesboro hockey wins

Posted 12/6/22

Drew Kopek became the leading scorer in Clinton girls ice hockey program history Friday night.

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ROUNDUP: Clinton’s Kopek becomes program’s all-time leading scorer; Whitesboro hockey wins


Drew Kopek became the leading scorer in Clinton girls ice hockey program history Friday night with four goals and an assist in the team’s 8-0 win hosting Alexandria Bay.

With her fourth goal of the night, Kopek passed Mia Lopata (71 points). Kopek is a senior at Rome Free Academy and plays for the unified Clinton team.

Eighth grader Jolee McCraith scored her first varsity goal and seventh grader Addison Tyksinski became the youngest Warrior to record a point with the assist.

Leola Johnson, Abigail Dicks and Lauren Rey also scored.

The three Clinton goalies shared time in net. Casey Clausen stoppes six shots in the start to earn the win. Cassi Adams made four saves and Elizabeth Lapointe made one in relief.

Clinton is 2-1 and hosted Canton Monday. Results were not available by press time.

Stanton gets first varsity win for Whitesboro hockey

The Whitesboro boys hockey team broke a tie with two third period goals to defeat host Auburn 3-1 on Friday in Division II.

Mason Stanton made 22 saves for the Warriors for his first high school win.

Jax Hall, JP DeSantis and Santino Pedulla each scored for Whitesboro. Drew Witchley and Josh Bono had an assist each.

Auburn’s Jack Pineau scored on assists from Elise Clifford and Evan Moore.

In net for Auburn, Mason Jones had 35 saves. He allowed two goals and Whitesboro also scored an empty net goal.

Whitesboro (1-0) hosts Clinton at 7 tonight in the league.

Two local runners compete in national cross country race

Two local runners competed in the AAU National Cross Country Championships Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee. Eighth graders Emma Szarek and Willie Bellamy, members of the Magistics Track Club, both competed in 4,000-meter races in the 13-14 age group.

Szarek, a Westmoreland student, finished 12th among 13-year-olds and 17th overall in 16:05. The field was 164 runners.

Bellamy, a student at Utica-Notre Dame, finished in 16:15, good for 104th place in a field of 232.

Grimes drops 30 in RFA win

Uzziah Grimes poured in 30 points for Rome Free Academy and the Black Knights needed all of them for a 72-71 win over Corcoran Saturday in the 2022 Peppino’s Invitational at Jamesville-Dewitt. RFA outscored the Cougars by 17 in the fourth quarter for a comeback win to open the season.

RFA trailed by six after a quarter but narrowed the lead to trail 28-25 at the half. Behind by a score of 54-38 with a quarter to play, RFA rallied.

Grimes also had six rebounds. Deandre Neal had 15 points and five rebounds. Jack Lawless had a double-double with 15 rebounds and 12 points. Surafia Norries had seven points, five rebounds and five assists.

Amir Reaves led Corcoran with 29 points. Jaiden Holloman scored 17 and Zymeir Mitchell scored 10.

RFA plays at Cicero-North Syracuse at 6:30 tonight in non-league play.

Whitesboro falls to Albany, bounces back vs. Saranac

The Whitesboro boys basketball team lost 75-32 on the road against the Albany Academy for Boys on Friday in the Lake George Tournament. The Warriors came back the next day with a 57-34 win over Saranac.

On Friday, the Warriors trailed 27-15 at the half. Albany scored 29 in the third to pull away.

Jake Morris led Whitesboro with nine points.

Statistics for Albany were not submitted.

Saturday the Warriors jumped out early with 22 first quarter points and led 27-19 at the break. Individual statistics were not submitted.

Whitesboro hosts East Syracuse Minoa at 7 tonight in non-league play.

Remsen rallies for road win

The Remsen boys basketball team erased a three-point deficit at the start of the third quarter to win 43-41 over host Brookfield Friday.

The Rams led 24-21 at the half but the hosts outscored them by six in the third to lead by three.

Matthew Helmer led Remsen with 16 points. Tucker Hollenbeck scored 13.

Bryce Smith led all scorers with 20 points for Brookfield. He added nine rebounds and five steals.

Remsen (1-1) hosted West Canada Valley in Center State Conference league play Monday. Results were not available at press time.

Oneida drops tourney game

The Oneida boys basketball team lost on opening round game 65-45 to Lafayette in the Tip-Off Classic at Manlius Pebble Hill Friday.

The leading scorers for Oneida were Kannon Curro with 13 and Gavin Stone with 11.

Christian DeJoseph was the game’s leading scorer, with 32 points, for Lafayette.

Oneida (0-2) played in the consolation game Saturday. Results were not available. The team’s next game is a Tri-Valley League contest at Camden at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Van Olst scores 32 in Dolgeville win

Kerisa Van Olst’s 32 points helped the Blue Devils to a 66-25 win over host Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville Saturday in a non-league matchup.

Van Olst’s 10 assists gave her a double-double. She also had five steals and a pair of rebounds. Lexy Morse scored 11 and added five steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Dolgeville led 28-9 after a quarter and 38-17 at the half.

The Blue Devils play at 7 tonight at West Canada Valley in non-league play.

Frankfort tops Sauquoit

Madison Kelly scored 26 points to lead the Frankfort-Schuyler girls basketball team past host Sauquoit Valley on Friday in the Center State.

Frankfort trailed by a point after a quarter but outscored Sauquoit 21-4 in the second to lead 31-15 at the break.

Madelyne Reid scored 11 and had four rebounds for Frankfort. Nevaeh Grimes scored seven and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Sauquoit’s Makayla LAnd led the team with 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Frankfort plays a non-league game at 7 tonight agains thost Waterville.

Sauquoit also plays a non-league road game at 7 tonight, against Herkimer.

Clinton volleyball gets by CVA

The Clinton girls volleyball team got a 3-1 win at home over Central Valley Academy Saturday in non-league play.

Clinton won the first set 25-21 then won 25-18. CVA rallied with a 25-18 set win but the Warriors closed it out with a 25-22 win.

Deanna Heintz had 18 digs, six kills and five aces for the Warriors. Dakota Deveans had 13 digs and three kills. Alicyn Calcara had 13 digs. Kelsey Smith had a dozen digs, 16 assists and three kills.

Statistics for CVA were not submitted.

Clinton plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Morrisville-Eaton in non-league play.

CVA visits Center State Conference opponent Holland Patent at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Proctor volleyball falls

The Thomas R. Proctor girls volleyball team couldn’t overcome a two-set deficit at home against Christian Brothers Academy Saturday in a 3-1 loss in non-league play.

CBA won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21 before the Raiders won 25-22. CBA won the final set 25-19 to take the match.

Ebby Sha had 12 assists for Proctor. Tiana Palmer had seven kills and three aces.

CBA statistics were not submitted.

Proctor played at Tri-Valley League opponent Rome Free Academy Monday. Results were not available by press time.

Bulldogs lose at home

The Westmoreland girls volleyball team lost 3-2 at home to New York Mills Friday.

The teams traded set wins, with the Marauders winning 28-26 then the Bulldogs winning 25-22. The visitors took the next set 25-2 before Westmoreland won 25-22. New York Mills won the final set 15-9.

Westmoreland’s Ava Geglia had six aces and four kills. Lily Mazur had five digs and four aces. Tessie Shafer had six assists, two kills and two aces. Cheyanne Doolen had three kills, three blocks and three digs.

Statistics for New York Mills were not submitted.

New York Mills hosted non-league opponent Frankfort-Schuyler Monday. Results were not available at press time.

Westmoreland (0-1) opened its Center State Conference schedule at Dolgeville Monday. Results were not available at press time.

Morrisville beats Sauquoit in volleyball

The Morrisville-Eaton girls volleyball team beat Sauquoit Valley 3-1 Friday at home in the first meeting between the teams in over nine years.

Morrisville won sets 25-13 and then 25-15 to lead by two sets. Sauquoit won a set 25-18 but the hosts won 25-17 to get the match win.

Morrisville’s Audrey German had 11 kills and four aces. Kiki Merkle had 10 digs and three assists. Lilly Kimber had 24 assists, five aces and three digs.

Statistics for Sauquoit were not submitted.

Sauquoit hosted Center State opponent Herkimer Monday. Results were not available by press time.


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