Youths advance in Pitch, Hit & Run
The City of Oneonta Recreation Department crowned eight overall champions and eight other category winners during its local qualifier for the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition, which ran April 26 at Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park.
All 16 area youths advanced to sectional competition, which is set for May 19 at Damaschke Field. Other local qualifiers from throughout the Southern Tier will compete in the sectional event.
Sectional gold medalists will have a chance to qualify for a team championship. Oneonta sectional champions must score in the top three among all Yankees or Mets gold medalists to qualify for that team championship. MLB will assign the Damaschke Field event as a Yankees or Mets sectional in the days leading up to the Oneonta sectional.
MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN
Boys 7-8: Overall, Adam Bjorness. Pitch, Braydon Hascup; Hit, Braeden Donlon; Run, Adam Bjorness.
Boys 9-10: Overall, Cole Platt. Pitch, Cole Platt; Hit, Alex Hascup; Run, Tyler Birdsall.
Boys 11-12: Overall, Mariano Hernandez III. Pitch, Paul Zimmer; Hit, Gabe House; Run, Mariano Hernandez III.
Boys 13-14: Overall, Anthony Ray. Pitch, Austin Foulds; Hit, Anthony Ray; Run, Anthony Ray.
Girls 7-8: Overall Jaelynn Donlon. Pitch, Jaelynn Donlon; Hit, (None); Run, Jaelynn Donlon.
Girls 9-10: Overall, Johanna Iversen. Pitch, (None); Hit, Johanna Iversen; Run, Johanna Iversen.
Girls 11-12: Overall, Zoe Benninger. Pitch, (None); Hit, (None); Run, Zoe Benninger.
Girls 13-14: Overall, Megan Lohan. Pitch, Megan Lohan; Hit, Maria Burch; Run, Megan Lohan.
Sisters place in synchronized swimming
Oneonta Aqua Danse swimmers Remy Kane and Sevran Kane qualified for regional competition with a top-three finish during the Adirondack Synchronized Swim Association Championships, which ran April 27 at Hartwick College.
The sisters, who competed against swimmers from Albany and Binghamton, placed third in the 13-and-over Intermediate Duets to advance to the May 17-19 regionals in New Canaan, Conn.
Remy Kane also finished eighth in the 13-and-over Intermediate Figures.