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December 10, 2012

Skins win behind 30 from Bliss


The Bobcats (0-3) host Afton on Friday.



MVP Taylor Dart led Hunter-Tannersville past the host school in the championship game of the Margaretville Tournament.

Andes topped Gilboa in the consolation game. Scores were not available at press time.

The all-tournament team featured Kelsey Little of Andes, Gilboa’s Sarah Coons, Margaretville’s Annette Hogan and Tess Svoboda, and H-T’s Sarah Murin.


Finger Lakes Invite

Bainbridge-Guilford sophomore Julia Knapp won two events and Oneonta High received a pair of first-place finishes during the 30-team Finger Lakes Invite at Ithaca College.

Knapp won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.17 seconds and the long jump at 16 feet, 1.5 inches, helping B-G/Afton’s girls to 20 points for an eighth-place finish.

The Yellowjackets placed two spots higher, with 32 points, thanks to a six top-six performances that included a school record in the 800 relay.

Shelby Cleaveland, Jennifer Jelic, Alexandra Sakoulas and Mary Buzzanca completed the relay in 1:53.95, one second faster than last season’s record set by graduate Lauren Ward, Cleaveland, Jelic and Sakoulas.

Oneonta’s boys also had the highest local finish, scoring 24 points to place seventh.

Ben Gollin, a senior, highlighted the Jackets’ efforts with a victory in the 1,600 (4:45.06).

Section Four teams will return to Ithaca this Saturday to compete in the Bomber Invitational.


Clash at the Creek

Mitchell Spaziani and James Longo each went 5-0 for Oneonta, but the Yellowjackets failed to repeat as champions in the Clash at the Creek Red Creek Duals.

“We just hit a tough team right off the bat when we got off the bus,” OHS coach John Nealis said of his team’s 45-36 loss to Perry. “It took us a while to recover.”

Spaziani finished with three forfeits and two pins. He pinned East High’s Manea Ali in 1:17 at 113 pounds and North Rose Wolcott’s Mike Zerniak in 1:44 in a 106-pound match.

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