Spartans too much for Black Knights


Unbeaten New Hartford defeated Rome Free Academy 9-0 in Tri-Valley League girls soccer Tuesday at RFA Stadium to improve to 15-0 this season. The Spartans have surrendered one goal this season.

Miranda McCormick made 15 saves for RFA in goal. Mikayla McPheron also appeared in net for RFA, making four saves.

Anny Rayhill led the way for the Spartans, scoring three goals and adding two assists.

RFA falls to 7-7-1 this season. The Black Knights conclude the regular season with TVL game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Utica Proctor.

Denison’s hat trick leads Oriskany to win

Madeline Denison scored three times and added two assists as Oriskany defeated visiting Town of Webb in girls soccer Tuesday in the Center State Conference.

Kaylee Burnop scored and two assists and spent time in goal as well, where she made 10 saves.

Rachel Daskiewich scored and had an assist. Addison Fabbio and Alivia Rizzo also scored. Juliet Tagliaferri and Brooke Matys each had an assist.

Oriskany travels to Altmar-Parish-Williamstown for a non-league match at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Oneida doubles pair advances to the finals

In Division II first doubles at the Section III girls tennis championships, Oneida's Mikah Albro and Hannah Myatt advanced to the finals against Jamesville-DeWitt's Mona Farah and Tara Pollock. The event took place at the Utica Parkway courts Tuesday.

Oneida's Jenna George and Madelyn Harris lost in the quarterfinals. Albro and Myatt eliminated Whitesboro's Jocelyn Kulis and Sarah Mullen to get to the semifinals. They then beat their teammates Saige Meehan and Mya Rainbow in the semifinals.

Oneida’s Cara Campanie lost in the semifinals of first singles.

In the quarterfinals, Campanie defeated Emma Kane of Whitesboro. New Hartford players won the other three quarterfinals. Grace LaFountain defeated Oneida’s Julianna Caroli. Sophia Burynski won against Whitesboro’s Olivia McArthur. Sophia Farkouh defeated Lilly Renzi of Watertown.

LaFountain defeated Campanie 6-1, 6-1 in one of the semifinals.

In the Section III Division IV tournament, Clinton’s Leah Borton and Maggie Bailey both lost in the quarterfinal round.

Borton beat Westmoreland’s Kiersten Tynatishon 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round to advance to the quarters and Bailey beat Immaculate Heart’s Perrine Durret, 6-0, 6-2 in the first round to move on.

The remaining matches are scheduled for Thursday at Oneida High School.

Toth-Ratazzi races to another victory

Rome Free Academy’s Emily Toth-Ratazzi won the race Tuesday in New Hartford.

RFA bested Utica Proctor 22 to 35 but lost to the hosts by a tiebreaker (the sixth finisher for each school) after each accrued 28 points.

Toth-Ratazzi’s winning time was 18:36. Her teammates’ finishes were: Marlo Townsend in second (19:24), Alexus Lennon in sixth (22:43), Julissa Luciano in 12th (23:47), Shavaia Parry in 14th (23:54), Gianna Badolato in 15th (23:57) and Sofia Melone in 21st (24:51).

The RFA boys defeated Proctor 28-31 and lost to New Hartford 27-29.

Carson Campbell of RFA was second overall, 24 seconds behind winner Omar Mohamed of Proctor , who won in 17:12. Other RFA runners were: Nicholas Toth-Ratazzi in eighth (18:39), Alexander Whiteman in ninth (19:01), Kaden Elliott in 11th (19:17), Adam Zimmerman in 12th (19:22), Alexander Woodward in 13th (19:41) and Grady Engelbert in 17th (20:11).

The Black Knights will participate in the Tri-Valley League championship meet at noon on Oct. 23. at the Osceola Ski and Sport Resort.

Clinton field hockey wins

Gracen Grimm scored twice and has an assist to power the Clinton field hockey team to a 3-1 win at home against Mount Markham in CSC action.

Jenna Deep scored the team’s other goals and assisted on both of Grimm’s tallies.

In goal for the Warriors, Sydney Labayewski had no saves.

Clinton improved to 9-5 with the win. The team concludes the regular season hosting Holland Patent at 4 p.m. on Friday in a league contest.

RFA swimmers cruise

The RFA girls swimming and diving team defeated Utica Proctor 98-65 at home in the Center State Tuesday.

RFA won two of the three relay races: the 200 medley relay team of Imani Pugh, Lydia Mullen, Alexandra Mecca and Chase Calandra and the 200 freestyle relay team of Pugh, Mullen, Savanna McCormick and Mecca. The 200 medley relay team won with a time of 2 minutes, 16.32 seconds and the 200 freestyle relay team won with a time of 2:01.38.

Pugh also won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, with times of 26.16 and 1:12.46 respectively. Mullen won the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke with times of 2:26.36 and 1:24.66 respectively. Mecca also won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:40.40 and 500 freestyle in 6:20.59. McCormick also won the 100 freestyle in 1:11.44.

Lillian Gilroy won the diving event for RFA with a score of 177.97.

RFA is now 9-3. The Knights will travel to Adirondack for a 4:30 p.m. start Tuesday in the league.


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