The Daily Star
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Brittney Herrick finished with 13 kills, three blocks, three aces and two digs Saturday to lead Oneonta High to its first Section Four volleyball championship with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 Class C sweep of top-seeded Windsor at Watkins Glen.
OHS trailed, 13-11, but rallied by taking seven of the next 10 points. That set up Herrick to close the match with a seven-point service run.
“Herrick played the match of her life,” said OHS coach Lee Ferrara, whose team kept all but two of its serves in play Saturday. “We served great and we hit great. They just didn’t know what to do.”
The Yellowjackets, who played Windsor for the fifth time this season, opened the match with four straight points en route to a victory in the first game. Their hot streak continued in the second game as Windsor failed to take a lead and lost by 12 points.
“They would tie it up, but we pretty much led the whole way,” Ferrara said.
Oneonta and Windsor split during the regular season as the Yellowjackets won the first match, 3-2, then dropped the second, 3-2. Windsor then swept OHS in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division tiebreaker.
This past Thursday, the two teams went 1-1 in head-to-head pool play during the Section Four Class C semifinals at Horseheads Middle. OHS dropped the first game, 25-20, and won the second, 25-20. That sent OHS into a tiebreaker against Thomas A. Edison, and the Jackets advanced to the final with a 25-17 win.
“For my entire career, we’ve been the underdogs,” Ferrara said. “We now know we’re on an even playing field.”
Krissy Wells had 22 assists, three aces and two digs for Oneonta (14-4), which will play Millbrook at Section Nine’s James I. O’Neill High School at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a regional semifinal.
OHS, which entered the Section Four Class C tournament this season, lost the last two Section Four Class B championship matches to Owego.
Oneonta 3, Windsor 0
SECTION FOUR CLASS C
Championship at Watkins Glen
Game scores: 25-16, 25-13, 25-16.
Oneonta (14-4): Brittney Herrick 13 kills, 3 blocks, 3 aces, 2 digs; Krissy Wells 22 assists, 3 aces, 2 digs.
Windsor (13-5): N/A.
Section Three Championships
Cooperstown’s Kristin Ratliff and Samantha Fanion qualified for the state cross country meet with top-five finishes during the Section Three Championships, which ran Saturday at Jamesville Beach State Park.
Ratliff finished third, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 45 seconds. Fanion followed in fifth, at 19:53. The duo helped Cooperstown to 123 points for a fourth-place team finish.
“Quite a good day,” said Cooperstown coach Jessie Ravage, who had two girls qualify for the state championships for the first time in her career.
Ratliff and Fanion will compete at states this Saturday at Queensbury High.
Daniel Francis finished 29th in 18:41 for Cooperstown’s boys, who were 12th with 333 points.
Section Three Championships
Saturday at Jamesville Beach State Park
Team scores (20 teams): 1, Sauquoit Valley 49; 12, Cooperstown 333.
Winner: Nicholas Spina (Sauquoit Valley) 16:51
Cooperstown: 29, Daniel Francis 18:41; 50, Jacob Russell 19:15; 57, Connor Fay 19:29; 120, Kenneth Roberts 21:17; 125, Johnny Zhang 21:26; 129, Joe Peterson 21:39; 150, Anthony Birch 22:38; 153, Hunter Ducey 22:45; 156, Alex Greenberg 23:08.
Team scores (15 teams): 1, Tully 45; 4, Cooperstown 123.
Winner: 1, Sage Hurta (Hamilton) 18:42.
Cooperstown: 3, Kristin Ratliff 19:45; 5, Samantha Fanion 19:53; 32, Kate O’Handley 22:20; 44, Margie Knight 23:00; 67, Jaime Zoltick 24:23; 121, Sylvia Johnson 28:02; 122, Molly Mooney 28:04; 140, Mary Sandler 33:34.
B-G 41, Oxford 20
Mike Carlin scored three touchdowns and Cole Webb threw for three scores in leading host Bainbridge-Guilford to a Section Four Football Conference non-division victory in its season-finale Friday.
Carlin caught a 16-yard scoring pass from Webb that gave the Bobcats a 6-0 lead. He also scored on runs of 3 and 7 yards. Carlin finished with 67 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards.
Webb went 6-for-7 for 110 passing yards.
“Cole probably had his best game at quarterback,” B-G coach Tim Mattingly said. “He was pretty flawless running the offense and threw exceptionally well.”
Webb’s 20-yard TD pass to Lucas Butcher and his 23-yard TD pass to Dylan Moffitt came on fourth-down plays.
Pedro Aparicio contributed a 16-yard scoring run for B-G, which finished its season at 3-6. The Bobcats will graduate six seniors from this year’s team.
B-G 41, Oxford 20
Oxford 0 6 6 8 – 20
B-G 14 13 14 0 – 41
B – Mike Carlin 16 pass from Cole Webb (Lucas Butcher kick)
B – Pedro Aparicio 16 run (Lucas Butcher kick)
B – Lucas Butcher 20 pass from Cole Webb (kick failed)
O – Nick Hansen 23 run (pass failed)
B – Mike Carlin 3 run (Lucas Butcher kick)
B – Dylan Moffitt 23 pass from Cole Webb (Lucas Butcher kick)
O – Nick Hansen 7 run (run failed)
B – Mike Carlin 7 run (Lucas Butcher kick)
O – Joe Jackson 1 run (Joe Jackson run)
Oxford rushing: Nick Hansen 20-109, Brian Simpson 7-52, Joe Jackson 6-43, Lane Berry 3-(-8).
Bainbridge-Guilford rushing: Dylan Moffitt 12-70, Mike Carlin 12-67, Pedro Aparicio 9-62, Shane Curtin 1-11, Chris Appledorn 1-9, Kevin Forrest 1-1, Wyatt Mosher 2-(-2), Spencer Stevens 1-(-2), Lucas Butcher 1-(-3), Cole Webb 3-(-5).
Oxford passing: Lane Berry 1-for-13, 34 yards, 2 ints.
B-G passing: Cole Webb 6-for-7, 110 yards.
Oxford receiving: Daniel Lawton 1-34.
B-G receiving: Mike Carlin 3-59, Dylan Moffitt 2-31, Lucas Butcher 1-20.
Oneonta 32, Delhi 30
Delhi 0 6 8 16 – 30
Oneonta 0 14 6 12 – 32
D – Ryan Telian 2 run (run failed)
O – Sam Sherrill 19 run (kick failed)
O – Sam Sherrill 77 run (Austin Scheer pass from Jake Crotser)
O – Mat Robinson 7 pass from Jake Crotser (pass failed)
D – Trey Mostert 90 kickoff return (Ryan Telian run)
D – Ryan Telian 4 run (Ryan Telian run)
D – Ryan Telian 1 run (Dugan pass from Justin Mattice)
O – Skylar Thompson 58 punt return (pass failed)
O – Austin Scheer 1 run (run failed)
Delhi rushing: Brian Ingram 2-20, Austin Bedient 16-74, Noah Dedominicis 8-46, Ryan Telian 12-53, Justin Mattice 7-7, Trey Mostert 7-26.
Oneonta rushing: Sam Sherrill 14-163, Jake Crotser 8-12, Skylar Thompson 4-5, Austin Scheer 5-24.
Delhi passing: Justin Mattice 0-for-5, 1 int.
Oneonta passing: Jake Crotser 7-for-21, 71 yards, 4 ints.
Delhi receiving: None.
Oneonta receiving: Sam Sherrill 1-10, Skylar Thompson 3-28, Mat Robinson 1-7, Austin Scheer 2-26.
OHS to play Bronxville
Though the schools are separated by about 165 miles, Oneonta High and Bronxville have become quite close over the past three seasons.
They’ll meet in the state playoffs for the third straight year at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vestal High.
Bronxville won its fourth straight Section One Class B title Saturday with a 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded Albertus Magnus. Mason Warble scored both goals for the second-seeded Broncos.
Oneonta (16-2-1) won its third straight Section Four Class B title Friday with a 2-0 victory over Seton Catholic Central.
The Yellowjackets saw their season end with a 1-0 state quarterfinal loss to Bronxville in 2011. Last season, the teams played to a 1-all tie through regulation and 30 minutes of overtime before Oneonta advanced to the state semifinals by winning the seventh round of a penalty-kick shootout.