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May 13, 2013

Sidney boys win two titles at Parkhurst

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Sidney’s boys track team received victories from its 1,600-meter relay team and sophomore Austin Dean at the Parkhurst Invitational on Saturday at Union-Endicott.

The Warriors’ foursome of Ethan Green, Dean Howard, Hunter Sowersby and Austin McCarroll placed first in a season-best time of 3 minutes, 30.66 seconds to beat runner-up Brockport by about 2 seconds.

Dean won the shot put with a distance of 44 feet, 3.5 inches to edge second-place Collin Bookhout of Seton Catholic Central by a half-inch. Dean also threw his season-best of 142-8 in placing second in the discus, behind Odessa-Montour’s Dakota Simpson (155-8).

The night before in the Yellowjacket Invitational at Oneonta High, Dean placed second in both events, putting the shot 45-10.75 and throwing the discus 139-5.

For Sidney’s girls, Bethany Karl and Samantha Mullineaux placed second and fourth, respectively, in the shot put. Karl’s put went 33-1 and Mullineaux’s traveled 31-11.5. Alexis Daniels of Binghamton won at 34-10.

Eagle Games

Two of the area’s premier boys sprinters went head-to-head Friday night in the Eagle Games, which were hosted by Downsville at Walton.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton/Morris’ Eddie Cotton won the 100 meters and Downsville’s Antonio Gomes placed first in the 200. Both races were close, Downsville coach Tim McNamara said.

“Eddie got the good start in the 100 and led most of the way, and Antonio gained on him right at the end,” McNamara said. “In the 200, Antonio got a great start. Eddie made a nice move with about 50 meters left, but Antonio held him off.”

Cotton and Gomes crossed in 11.3 in the 100. That lowered Gomes’ school record of 11.4.

Gomes finished in 22.8 in the 200, one-tenth of a second faster that Cotton. Gomes also lowered his school record in the 200, which had been 22.9.

Cotton, the overall athlete of the meet, also won the long jump with a meet record 20-3.

Tri-Valley finished with 194 points to win the team title. GMUM placed second with 126.

Unadilla Valley’s Dylan Thompson set meet records in the 1,600 (4:36.0) and the 3,200 (10:11.0).

Downsville’s Steven Casciola earned field event performer of the meet. He won the shot put (41-4) and placed second in the discus (114-8).

Tri-Valley’s girls won all but one event en route to 251.5 points. GMUM finished second with 108.

Unadilla Valley’s Nicole Mackey derailed a Tri-Valley sweep with a victory in the triple jump (30-10).

GMUM’s Christina Hawkins earned outstanding field athlete honors. She placed second in the shot put (33-2.5) and the discus (93-2).

Downsville’s 1,600 relay team of Taylor Morris, Kendra Lacey, Kaitlyn Kessler and Ali Francisco set a school record with a second-place time of 4:51.0.

The Tri-Valley League Championships will be held Thursday at Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Hysack Invitational

Isiah Montgomery, the co-outstanding track athlete of the meet, and Dustin Collins led the host school’s boys to a second-place finish in the Kyle Hysack Invitational on Friday at Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Montgomery, who shared track athlete honors with Canajoharie’s Seth Ferguson, won the 100 in 11.4. He also placed second in the 200 (23.1) behind Lansingburgh’s Dante Carr (22.6), who earned overall athlete of the meet accolades.

Collins won the triple jump (42-3.25) and placed second in the high jump (5-8).

Rory Davis placed second in the pole vault (10-6) for the Patriots, who amassed 130 points — six behind winner Broadalbin-Perth in the 10-team meet.

Canajoharie won the girls meet with 173 points — nine better than second-place B-P. CV-S placed fifth with 70.5.

Windham’s Mattie Seamans was the lone area girl to win an individual event. She placed first in the 800 in 2:33.4. Seamans also finished second in the triple jump (33-2.25).

Richfield Springs’ 800 relay team of Tessa Buck, Christina Gurley, Petra Peretin and Morgan Sylvester won in 1:56.2. CV-S’ team of Emily McDermott, Alexis Cronkite, Lauren Loucks and Addie Wilson finished second in 1:58.4.

Cronkite also finished second in the 100 (13.4) and third in the 200 (27.7).

BASEBALL

Unatego 11, Johnstown 4

Phil Youngs tripled, doubled, singled and drove in three runs Saturday to lead Unatego to a non-league road win.

Tanner Winchester and Kellen Komenda had two hits apiece for the Spartans, whose starting pitcher — freshman Josh Feyerabend — improved to 5-0 this season.

Unatego (16-3) will play Sidney for the Midstate Athletic Conference 1-4 Tournament championship at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Afton. Unatego finished atop the MAC standings with an 11-0 conference record. Sidney went 9-2 in the MAC to place second.

Unatego 11, Johnstown 4

Unatego 004 131 2 — 11 10 4

Johnstown 001 030 0 — 4 7 3

Josh Feyerabend (W,5-0), Quinn Barnhart (4), Kellen Komenda (5), Jon Wingate (7) and Lucas DeJoy. Morrison (L), Brown (4), Askers (5) and Nellis. 2B: Phil Youngs (U). 3B: Phil Youngs (U).

Saturday cancellations

• Delhi will play Deposit in a MAC 9-12 Tournament semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today. The game was postponed Saturday, Walton coach Gary Backus said Sunday. Backus’ Warriors will play today’s winner in the MAC 9-12 championship game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Today’s loser will meet Afton in the MAC 9-12 consolation game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Stamford’s non-league game at Hancock was canceled because of rain and will not be made up, Indians coach Mike Faulkner said Sunday.

• Edmeston athletic director Mike Clark said Sunday night his Panthers also were rained out and their non-league game at Brookfield will not be rescheduled.

SOFTBALL

Saturday cancellations

• The Sidney Federal Credit Union Tournament at Bainbridge-Guilford was rained out and will not be made up, B-G athletic director Greg Warren said via email Saturday. The host Bobcats were scheduled to face Sherburne-Earlville in the opening round, which also was to feature Sidney against Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

• Cooperstown’s game at Clinton was rained out in the first inning. Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said via email Saturday that the game will not be rescheduled.

• Edmeston’s non-league game at Brookfield also was canceled and is unlikely to be made up, Clark said Sunday.