The Daily Star
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Theo Malone scored the winning goal with 18 minutes remaining in the second half to lead host Oneonta High to a 2-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys soccer victory over visiting Johnson City on Wednesday.
Malone received a throughball from Kragh Delello and scored to the far corner from 15 yards.
Ten minutes earlier, the Yellowjackets tied the score at 1. Griffin Rule scored from 15 yards for the Yellowjackets, who held a 10-9 advantage in shots.
The Wildcats, winners of five of their last six games, took a 1-0 lead 14 minutes before halftime. Daniel Espe scored off an assist from Lisberto Calvo.
“They have some good players,” Oneonta coach Alex Brannan said of Johnson City.
OHS (8-2, 8-2) will host rival Susquehanna Valley for Senior Appreciation Night on Friday. The Yellowjackets and Sabers have played in the last two Section Four Class B finals, with OHS winning in 2011 and SV advancing last year.
The seniors to be honored Friday will be 2012 Daily Star All-Stars Zach Joseph, and Griffin Rule, along with Delello, Ian Oliver, Jeremy Leary, Mike Wolstenholme, Paul Bischoff, Peter Brunetta, Adam Coe, and Facundo Frattini.
Greene 3, Walton 2
Jared Beach and Cameron Murphy each contributed a goal and an assist apiece, but visiting Walton fell to unbeaten Greene in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Walton had a 2-0 lead 2:55 into play.
Murphy shot to the near post from 6 yards off a pass from Beach 53 seconds in. Beach made it 2-0 two minutes later off an assist from Murphy. Beach scored from 4 yards.
Luke Day scored the next two goals to tie the score at 2 before halftime.
Day’s first goal was from 8 yards out with 21 minutes left in the first half. He also scored with six minutes left in the half.
The Trojans (12-0) scored the winner with six minutes left in regulation on a goal by Ben Kinney.
Walton’s best chance of the second half came on a 30-yard direct kick by Nate Pieper that hit the near post.
“It would have been nice to get that one,” Walton coach Andy Gates said.
Walton (8-4, 6-4) will host Unatego on Friday.
Sidney 4, Afton 1
Anthony Ruling and Justin Charles each scored two goals to lead host Sidney to a win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Charles’ goal from 18 yards, off an assist from Josiah Clarke, gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.
Ruling scored unassisted from 8 yards, with 30:48 left in the second half to make it 2-0.
Sidney (6-5-1, 6-5-1) will face Bainbridge-Guilford in the Unadilla Valley Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Joe Shearer scored for Afton.
B-G 2, UV 1
Zach Smith scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Smith’s overtime goal came on a penalty kick with 5:38 left in the first overtime.
Smith forced overtime on a goal from 22 yards with 10:39 left in the second half.
Unadilla Valley’s David Schwab scored midway through the second half.
Bainbridge-Guilford (7-4, 7-4) will play Afton in the UV Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Kyle King made 16 saves for the Storm.
Milford 3, Worcester 1
Peyton Griffiths scored twice, and Will Ward had a goal and an assist to lead host Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Griffiths scored the game’s first goal 7 ½ minutes into play. He received a crossing pass from Eli Rutledge and scored to the upper right corner from 25 yards. Ward made it 2-0 later in the first half, finishing a cross from Stephen Banks.
Joey Aho scored in the second half for Worcester.
Milford (9-2, 8-1) will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.
Edmeston 3, G-MU 1
Austin Plows, Linton Wainright and Nate Wetherbee scored goals for visiting Edmeston in its Tri-Valley League victory.
Dylan Nichols scored for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (2-5-2), which will travel to Milford on Friday.
Morris 0, Franklin 0
Franklin’s Turner Thies made 11 saves, two more than counterpart Aidan Staib, as the Tri-Valley League rivals played to a tie.
“It was a tale of two halves,” Morris coach Dave Sander said. “Franklin dominated the first half and then we dominated the second half. In the first half, we had two shots and they had seven shots. It flipped in the second half and then it was back and forth in overtime.”
Sander added that Derek Beers had a couple of good looks for Franklin.
Morris (6-3-1, 6-3-1) will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Saturday.
Unatego 4, Delhi 2
Johnathan Forte, Tristin Roefs and Austin Ryan all had a goal and an assist to lead visiting Unatego in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Ryan scored off a scramble in front of the goal with 23 minutes left to give the Spartans a 3-1 lead. Forte assisted on the goal. Three minutes later, Roefs scored to the bottom left right corner off a throughball from Ryan to make it 4-1.
Brett Humphries also scored for Unatego (7-2-2, 6-2-2), which will travel to Walton on Friday.
Freshman Quinn McKeegan scored his first varsity goal for Delhi in the first half. Mitch Reed also had a goal for the Bulldogs.
CROSS COUNTRYat Waterville
Cooperstown sophomore Kristin Ratliff is proving to be a quick study as a runner.
Ratliff placed first as Cooperstown earned Center State Conference victories over Adirondack (23-incomplete), Waterville (19-40), Mount Markham (15-incomplete) and New York Mills (15-41).
Ratliff completed the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 35 seconds. She beat runner-up Meghann Tanner of Adirondack by 7 seconds.
“Kristin was in the lead well before the first mile and, as far as I know, did not relinquish it,” Cooperstown coach Jessie Ravage said. “Kristin is exciting to watch race.”
Ratliff’s teammate, Samantha Fanion, placed third in 21:23.
Cooperstown’s boys went 2-2, beating Waterville (15-incomplete) and Mount Markham (27-28), and losing to Adirondack (15-42) and New York Mills (16-43).
Jacob Russell’s 10th-place finish paced Cooperstown. He finished in 19:23.
Cooperstown will run at Herkimer on Wednesday.
Sam O’Brien finished sixth in the boys race and Addie Wilson placed ninth in the girls race as incomplete teams from Cherry Valley-Springfield competed Tuesday at Duanesburg.
O’Brien finished the 2.9-mile course in 20 minutes, 27 seconds. Wilson crossed in 28:49.
FIELD HOCKEYWalton 1, Harpursville 0
Megan McNamara, Elise Bray and Courtney Wheeler scored, and Walton goalie made two saves in a shootout that the Warriors won, 3-0, en route to a Section Four Conference Division II victory.
Walton (3-7, 2-4) held a 7-5 advantage in shots through regulation and two 7-on-7 overtime periods that produced no goals.
The Warriors will travel to Sidney on Friday.
VOLLEYBALLUnatego 3, Hancock 1
Taylor Reed had 10 kills and four assists, and Leanna McKee contributed 15 assists, eight aces and four kills to lead host Unatego to a 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Marissa Woodard finished with nine blocks, and Kali Benedict had seven aces and four kills for the Spartans (4-7), who will travel to Greene tonight.
Mackinzie Mee had 10 digs, six kills and three aces for Hancock (5-6), which will host Bainbridge-Guilford tonight.