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December 17, 2012

Sherrill paces OHS wrestlers at Cohoes Duals

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Sam Sherrill went 7-1 on Friday and Saturday en route to earning Oneonta High’s Most Outstanding Wrestler award during the Cohoes Dual Meets.

James Longo, Kirkland Dolan and Cory Corkwell matched Sherrill’s 7-1 record for the Yellowjackets, who went 3-2 in pool play Friday to qualify for competition in Saturday’s winners’ bracket. OHS lost all three of its Saturday matches, falling to second-place Duanesburg, 74-18; Camp Hill, 42-39; and Corinth, 43-33.

Mel Ackley went 6-2 for OHS, which received 4-4 efforts from Mitchell Spaziani, Austin Scheer and Thomas Fischer.

The Jackets lost Khalil Derios to injury during their first match Friday, a 45-39 loss to fellow Section Four program Deposit/Hancock.

“(Derios’ injury) was hard to overcome and cost us versus Deposit and in two close matches on Saturday,” OHS coach John Nealis said via email Sunday.

Oneonta also fell, 70-18, to tournament champion Saratoga on Friday. The Jackets cruised to Friday victories over Rensselaer, 54-30; Cohoes, 60-21; and Little Falls, 57-24.

OHS will host a Southern Tier Athletic Conference dual meet Tuesday against perennial powerhouse Johnson City.


Sidney drops two

Kelsey Decker finished with a combined 23 points in back-to-back losses for Sidney during the Pennysaver Tournament, which ran Friday and Saturday in Norwich.

Decker scored 11 points Friday, when Sidney opened tournament play with a 62-25 loss to Owego of the Southern Tier Athletic Conference. She followed with 12 points in a 72-24 consolation loss to New Hartford on Saturday. Decker hit two three-pointers in each game.

Owego went on to defeat the host Purple Tornado, 58-48, in the championship game.

Sidney (0-4), which is 0-1 in the Midstate Athletic Conference, returns to league play Tuesday at Hancock.

B-G 53, Afton 32

Taylor Palmatier scored a team-high 15 points for host Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday, which marked the Bobcats’ first victory of the season.

Abbey Smith had eight of her 10 points for B-G (1-3, 1-0) in the first quarter, which ended with the Bobcats ahead, 17-5.

“A huge difference for us was in our offensive sets and shot selection.” B-G coach Bob Conway said of his team, which converted 22 of 54 field-goal attempts. Conway said B-G shot around 20 percent from the field in each of its three losses.

Morgan Bullis contributed 12 rebounds and nine points for B-G, which hosts Harpursville on Tuesday.

Payton Cutting scored a game-high 16 points for the Crimson Knights (3-2, 0-1), who received 10 points from Kate Werth (two three-pointers).