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October 21, 2013

Cooperstown wins first football game under Pestar

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Joel VanAlstine returned a fumble recovery 26 yards in the second quarter for the Spartans, who also got scoring runs from Feyerabend (75 yards) and Austin Hughs (41 yards).

Feyerabend, who went 5-for-6 with no interceptions, rushed for a team-best 94 yards on 13 carries.

Alex Avolio’s game-high 160 rushing yards came on 33 carries and featured two fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Storm (0-7, 0-5) as he scored from 16 and 7 yards.

Dillon Rifanburg also scored for UV, on a 10-yard run in the final period.

Both teams will play Week 8 games against opponents to be determined later this week.

CROSS COUNTRY

CSC Championships

Kristin Ratliff placed second Saturday at Poland High’s 2.95-mile course, leading Cooperstown’s girls to their first Center State Conference team championship in program history.

Ratliff crossed in 19:51, marking one of two sub-20-minute times as Hamilton’s Sage Hurta won in 19:08.4.

“This is a big deal,” said Cooperstown coach Jessie Ravage, who earned her first girls conference title in her 20th season as head coach.

Samantha Fanion contributed a fifth in 20:19 for Cooperstown, which got a 12th from Jamie Zoltick (21:50) en route to a winning team total of 54 points. Canastota placed second in the 13-team meet, with 89 points.

CSC All-Star Daniel Francis paced Cooperstown’s 10th-place boys finish. He crossed in 18:38 to finish 30th overall.

Nicholas Spina’s victory in 16:21.3 led Sauquoit Valley to the team title with 53 points. Cooperstown had 262 points.

Cooperstown will visit Jamesville Beach County Park for the Section Three meet Nov. 2.

Marathon Invitational

Declan Kottmeier finished eighth Saturday as Delhi’s boys placed sixth out of 25 teams in the unseeded race at the Marathon Invitational.

Kottmeier crossed in 18:04.3 for the Bulldogs, who had 251 points. Ithaca won with 60 points. Groton’s Jason Jenks placed first in 17:13.7.

Afton got a top-10 finish from Joe Devona, who placed 10th in 18:08.1.

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