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October 5, 2012

Downsville boys edge Cats in DL

The Daily Star

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Justin Baxter’s second-half goal led visiting Downsville to a 3-2 Delaware League boys soccer victory over host Davenport on Thursday.

“There was congestion in the box and he crossed the ball to the post,” Davenport coach Deb Moorby said of Baxter, who also scored in the first half. “It got past my fullback and my goalie couldn’t get to it.”

Nick Shaw opened the scoring for the Eagles, but Mike Libby quickly countered for the Wildcats.

Baxter then put Downsville ahead on a long direct kick with six minutes left in the first half. Kyle Moorby scored on a penalty kick one minute later, though, as the teams headed into halftime tied at 2.

Davenport (9-3-1, 4-2-1) is at South Kortright on Wednesday.

Margaretville 3, Windham 1

Margaretville clinched the Upper Delaware Division with a home win in Delaware League play.

Matt VanValkenburg, Cooper Reither and Kyle Short scored for the Blue Devils, who hold a 2½-game lead on Davenport with two games left in the regular season.

“Windham played well tonight. They played us very tough,” Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks said. “They are much improved.”

Anthony Savasta scored for the Warriors.

Margaretville (12-0-1, 7-0) hosts Downsville on Wednesday.

SK 7, Jefferson 0

Trevor Holdridge had three goals and an assist as South Kortright cruised to a Delaware League victory at home.

Jefferson was scheduled to host the game, but its field was unplayable. The game was then moved to SK, which played as the visiting team.

Senior sweeper Randy Post scored his first varsity goal for SK (10-3, 6-1), which hosts Davenport on Wednesday.

Roxbury 2, Stamford 0

Spencer Hinckley and Kris Walcutt scored first-half goals to lead host Roxbury to a Delaware League win.

Walcutt also had an assist on Hinckley’s goal, setting him up from the end line on a pass to the 6-yard mark 90 seconds into the game.

Twenty minutes into the half, Walcutt scored on a cross from Brandon Beauvis.

“It was almost the same exact play,” Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said. “This was a little more of a cross. Brandon flipped it to him. It wasn’t even a shot – more of a toe poke, nicely timed, really beautiful. Their goalie just didn’t have a chance at it.”

Will Rendler made seven saves for Roxbury (7-5, 4-4), which hosts Gilboa next Thursday.

Cooperstown 7, M-E 0

Liam Heneghan had two goals and two assists to lead visiting Cooperstown to an easy victory in Division III of the Center State Conference.

Reigning Daily Star Player of the Year Michael Rowley and Isaac Gomez scored two goals apiece for the Redskins (9-1, 5-0), who host Waterville on Wednesday.

Franklin 3, G-MU 1

Alex Brownell scored 15 seconds into Franklin’s Tri-Valley League victory at home.

Brownell dribbled to the left side of the 18-yard line and sent a low shot inside the far post for the early lead.

Franklin (4-7, 2-6) made it 2-0 with one second left in the first half, when Zack McNeilly converted a cross to the middle of the box from Gabe Latoraca.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton’s Trevor Puerile and Brownell swapped goals in the second half.

The Purple Devils visit Edmeston on Tuesday.


at Cooperstown

Samantha Fanion placed first Wednesday to lead Cooperstown’s girls to victories over New York Mills and an incomplete team from Little Falls.

Fanion completed the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 18 seconds. The Redskins also received top-five finishes from Abby LeCates (fourth, 23:39) and Francesca LoRusso (fifth, 23:52).

Jake Burnham paced Cooperstown’s boys, who also swept, with a second in 19:05. Michael Bennett of New York Mills won in 18:14.


Cooperstown 100, Adirondack 86

Eden Griger and younger sister Tessa won two events apiece to lead Cooperstown to a Frontier League victory at home.

Eden Griger took first in the 50-yard freestyle (27.97) and the 500 free (5:46.86). Tessa Griger won the 100 butterfly (1:09.58) and the 100 backstroke (1:09.32).

Tessa and Eden also swam the third and fourth legs, respectively, on the winning 200 medley relay (2:15.33) and the victorious 400 free relay (4:24.63).


Oneonta 3, Norwich 0

Brittney Herrick had 15 kills and Krissy Wells contributed 29 assists as Oneonta swept a Southern Tier Athletic Conference match on the road, 25-13, 25-10, 25-10.

Oneonta (8-2, 8-2) is at Susquehanna Valley on Tuesday.