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May 8, 2013

OHS track sweeps East titles

Staff Report

Oneonta High’s boys and girls won Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division titles Tuesday with victories at Norwich.

Both teams went 4-0 against division opponents.

The Yellowjackets’ boys received two individual wins apiece from James Longo and Mitchel Couch to beat the Purple Tornado, 84-57.

Longo won the 110- and 400-meter hurdles races in 18.4 seconds and 1:08.0. Couch placed first in the shot put (42 feet, 6 inches) and the discus (139-3).

Ben Gollin placed second in the 1,600 in 4:33.1.

OHS also received wins from Skylar Thompson in the 100 (11.8), Logan Mancuso in the 3,200 (10:50.1) and Mat Robinson in the high jump (5-8).

Oneonta’s girls won their fourth straight East Division crown with a 95-44 win.

Abby Picinich, Mary Buzzanca, Jennifer Jelic and Alexandra Sakoulas won the 400 relay in 52.1 seconds.

Picinich also had wins in the 100 (13.3) and the 200 (27.5).

Jelic won the 400 hurdles (1:10.3) and placed second in the long jump with her season-best distance of 16-0.

Brittney Herrick cleared 5-0 to win the high jump.

OHS also received wins from Buzzanca in the 400 (1:04.5); Fable Booker in the 800 (2:36.2); Taylor Hitchcock in the 1,500 (5:37.8); Nika Ficano in the 3,200 (12:48.7); and Sarah Bracket in the pole vault (6-6).

Oneonta will host the 16-team Yellowjacket Invitational at 5 p.m. Friday.

TENNISDL Championships

Margaretville’s James Warner and Roxbury’s Josh Riley advanced to the boys singles final in the Delaware League Championships at Total Tennis in Saugerties.

Warner defeated Malcolm Seamans of Windham, 6-2, 6-4, in his semifinal. Riley advanced with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 win over Margaretville’s Dylan Schaffer.

The girls single final will involve sisters Katie and Tori Exum of Windham. Katie Exum downed Stamford’s Toni Divine, 6-1, 6-0, in a semifinal. Tori Exum outlasted Davenport’s Lindsey Zeisler, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5, in the other semifinal.

Two Windham teams also emerged in the boys doubles bracket. David Saunders and Luke Rasmussen won their semifinal, 6-3, 0-6, 7-5, over Margaretville’s Mike Conroy and Yair Sanchez. The Windham pair Eddie Moran and Joe Pelham beat Roxbury’s Garret Hinkley and Tristan Mulder, 6-3, 6-1.

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