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February 25, 2013

Redskins girls win Section Three C-1 title


Morris, which won the Tri-Valley League championship last Saturday, will play fifth-seeded Hunter-Tannersville in a semifinal Wednesday at Oneonta State.

“I think they’re a very good defensive team,” Sander said of H-T, which beat fourth-seeded Milford, 37-30, Saturday in a quarterfinal. “They’re going to press us and (Zach) Mudge is a hard kid to stop.”


Section Four

State Qualifier

Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton sophomore Julia Knapp won two events and Oneonta High senior Ben Gollin earned a spot in next weekend’s state meet during the Section Four State Qualifier on Saturday at Cornell University.

Knapp placed first in the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump. She cruised to victory in the hurdles, crossing 8.65 seconds. Vestal’s Megan Tinklepaugh was second in 9.00.

Knapp’s best long jump covered 16 feet, 9 ½ inches. Dryden’s McKenzie Todd placed second at 16-7 ¼.

Knapp will compete in both events in the state meet, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cornell.

Knapp’s teammate, eighth-grader Amanda Greenwood, finished third in the 300 in 43.62 and qualified for Section Four’s intersectional relay.

B-G/A also was responsible for the lone victory among area boys. Junior Pedro Aparacio won the shot put with a distance of 45-3 ¼. Aparacio beat runner-up Alind Barany of Binghamton by three inches.

Gollin also qualified, breaking his school record in finishing second to Corning’s Steve Rossettie in the 1,600. Gollin’s time of 4:32.28 broke his previous mark of 4:32.58. Rossettie crossed in 4:30.94.

“Ben was in the lead through 800 meters,” OHS coach Brady Cotter said. “Steve just outkicked him the last 800 meters. (Rossettie) didn’t have to push himself. He had already hit the qualifying standard, so he tried to help Ben get in under 4:30.”

Oneonta High’s boys also received third-place finishes from Mat Robinson and Cameron Hazard in the high jump and pole vault. Robinson cleared 5-8 in the high jump. Hazard went over 10-6 in the pole vault.

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