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January 2, 2014

State-ranked teams highlight field for 25th Cordell

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Oneonta High will host the 25th annual Oneonta Rotary-Ross Cordell Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The Yellowjackets will be one of six area teams represented in the tournament, which will begin at 4:15 p.m. Friday with its opening ceremony. Wrestlers from Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville, Delhi, Edmeston, Unadilla Valley and Unatego also will compete in the 17-team event, which will feature several place-winners from past state tournaments.

Chenango Forks, which has won multiple Cordell team titles, will return to a field that includes Carthage, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Elmira, Levittown, Owego, Sandy Creek, Saugerties, Schoharie, Sherburne-Earlville and Susquehanna Valley.

BGAH and C-R highlight the teams in the field as both earned top-20 rankings from the New York State Sports Writers Association last week. BGAH is ranked 10th among small schools in the state, nine spots ahead of Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Wrestling begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday with preliminary rounds, which will be followed by quarterfinals. The tournament continues with wrestlebacks at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Semifinals are set to start at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, with the championships expected to begin around 3:30 p.m.

Burnt Hills will not return to defend its 2013 team championship. Elmira and Saugerties tied for second last year, when Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton finished fourth.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cooperstown 54, VVS 38

Liz Millea scored a game-high 21 points Saturday to lead visiting Cooperstown to a non-conference victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

Millea had 15 points in the second half, when the Hawkeyes (4-3) outscored VVS, 33-17.

Maggie Hall contributed nine points and Mallory Arthurs grabbed 11 rebounds for Cooperstown, which visits Dolgeville on Monday.

Kaitlyn Reader’s 13 points paced VVS (1-5).

Cooperstown 54, VVS 38

Saturday’s game

COOPERSTOWN (4-3): Mallory Arthurs 2 0-3 4, Jenn Flynn 3 0-1 6, Lucy Ford 2 1-2 5, Maggie Hall 3 2-4 9, Ciarra McGoldrick 0 0-0 0, Liz Millea 9 2-2 21, SJ Morosko 3 1-2 7, Christina Noto 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 23 6-14 54.

VERNON-VERONA-SHERRILL (1-5): Kyli Towner 0 0-0 0, Mikayla Kingsley 1 1-1 3, Kaitlyn Reader 3 5-8 13, Danielle Joanis 0 0-0 0, Sierra Theime 0 2-6 2, Emma Richardson 3 1-3 7, Allison Randall 0 0-0 0, Brianna Hojohn 0 0-0 0, Theresa Pitman 4 1-3 9, Sara Field 2 0-2 4, Sam Prendergrast 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 13 10-23 38.

Cooperstown 11 10 18 15 - 54

VVS 10 11 6 11 - 38

Three-point field goals: C 2 (Millea, Hall); V 2 (Reader 2). JV score: Cooperstown won.

Afton 52, Oxford 25

Payton Cutting scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed a team-best 12 rebounds to lead Afton to a victory over Oxford in the second round of the Harpursville Tournament on Saturday.

Cutting scored all 14 of her points in the first half as Afton held a 33-6 advantage at the break.

Bailey Sherman contributed 12 points for Afton (4-3), which hosts Greene on Tuesday.

Rachel Seiler finished with a team-high 10 points for Oxford.

RS 43, SJ 24

Rebecca Smith scored a game-high 11 points and had team-bests of eight rebounds and four assists to lead visiting Richfield Springs to a non-league victory Saturday.

Smith had 10 points in the first quarter as the Indians opened on a 18-4 run.

‘‘We had good ball movement,’’ RS coach Stacey Mayne said. ‘‘We finished with 13 assists as a team.’’

Kirsten Raux and Rylie Smith contributed eight points apiece for St. Johnsville (0-4), which visits Richfield Springs (4-3) on Monday.

Correction

Roxbury’s Stacey Sprague scored a team-high 18 points Saturday in a 59-50 loss to Stamford during the consolation game of the Stamford Tournament. Sprague’s performance was not mentioned in Monday’s edition of The Daily Star because of a reporter’s error.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cooperstown 58, F-S 48

Christian Alexander scored a game-high 26 points to lead Cooperstown to a Center State Conference road victory Dec. 20.

Jordan Manikas contributed 16 points for the Hawkeyes, who took a 29-27 lead into halftime.

Cooperstown 58, F-S 48

Dec. 20

COOPERSTOWN: Raymond Cabrera 1 0 3, Park Summers 4 0 8, Grant Davine 2 0 4, Jordan Manikas 8 0 16, Christian Alexander 13 0 26, Jack Donnelly 0 1 1.

FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER: Richard Morocco 5 0 11, Corey La Valla 3 0 6, Mark Spina 3 0 7, Mitchel Shortt 5 1 12, Nick Spina 1 0 2, Jason Jodsaas 2 0 4, Shawn Welch 1 0 2.

Cooperstown 14 15 14 15 - 58

Frankfort-Schuyler 15 12 13 8 - 48

Three-point field goals: C 1 (Cabrera); F 3 (Morocco, M. Spina, Short).

INDOOR TRACK

Large School Meet

Sidney’s Dean Howard placed fifth in the 1,000-meter run Friday during the Section Four Large School Meet at Cortland State. Howard completed the event in 2 minutes, 48.46 seconds.

Howard’s result was omitted from the list of area athletes who had top-10 finishes in Monday’s edition of The Daily Star because of an editor’s error.