Staff Report

Deposit-Hancock quarterback Ronnie Ballard ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in a 30-6 Section Four Football Conference Division VI victory at Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday night.

D-H (4-2, 2-2) scored all of its points before halftime, entering the break with a 30-0 lead. Ballard opened and closed the first-half scoring with touchdown passes of 41 and 10 yards to Brendon Macumber. He also had TD runs of 2 and 59 yards in the second quarter and completed a pair of two-point conversion passes.

“We could not contain him at all. He had a field day passing and running,” Bobcats coach Tim Mattingly said of Ballard, who had game-highs of 180 rushing yards on 10 carries and 179 passing yards on 9-for-10 efficiency. “He’s a scrambler, but he also runs the ball a lot. He’s just a tremendous athlete.”

Bobcats quarterback Austin Carr completed three passes for 31 yards and rushed for a team-best 51 yards on five carries.

B-G (1-5, 1-3) visits Walton for a D-VI game at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

GIRLS SWIMMINGCooperstown 99, HP 79

Tessa Griger and Liz Russo won two events apiece as Cooperstown beat visiting Holland Patent in the Frontier League.

Griger touched first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:10.83) and the 200 individual medley (2:37.69) after swimming the third leg for the victorious 200 medley relay team (2:15.74).

Russo took first in the 50 free (29.13) and the 100 free (1:04.13), then anchored the winning 200 free relay team (2:05.49).

Grace Heneghan (100 backstroke, 1:12.05) and Delilah Griger (100 breaststroke, 1:25.63) also won for the Hawkeyes and joined McKenna Hage and Tessa Griger in the 200 medley relay.

Russo followed Hage, Renee Friedman and Matilda Francis in the 200 free relay.

Jen Snyder contributed a diving win as well, with 82.43 points.

CV 95, Oneonta 85

Christina Sakoulas won the 50 free and contributed to a pair of relay victories for Oneonta High, which dropped a Southern Tier Athletic Conference meet on the road.

Sakoulas took the 50 free in 27.55 seconds and contributed to wins in the 200 medley relay with Lucy Bischoff, Sarah Brackett and Liz Knudson (2:03.95), and the 400 free relay with Abby M. Miller, Claire Coe and Bischoff (4:07.56).

Brackett earned a victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.89) for the Yellowjackets (5-3, 5-2), who host Greene next Friday.

“This is the closest we have ever come to Chenango Valley in a very long time,” OHS coach Teresa Patry said. “The only reason we didn’t win was because we didn’t have divers.”

The Warriors added 10 points to their team total via diving, which resulted in their margin of victory.

OHS also will compete in sectionals, which run Nov. 5 and 8 at Owego.


Jillian Hornbeck and Mallorie Hoag upset the top-seeded doubles team Thursday at Camp Starlight, giving Sidney a championship in the Section Four Class C-D Tournament.

The second-seeded Warriors duo cruised through the quarterfinals and semifinals, following a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Hancock’s Tiffany Poborsky and Cirsten Buchanan with a 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory over third-seeded Madeleine Meier and Maris Malanoski of Elmira Notre Dame.

That set up a showdown with the No. 1 seeded team of END’s Ali Raupers and Alivia Clark, who took the first set, 6-4. Hornbeck and Hoag responded with a 6-4 win in the second set and won every game in the third set for the title.

Sidney also got a third-place finish from fourth-seeded Mariah Pierce and Rachel Maxwell, who rallied for a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 doubles defeat of third-seeded Madeleine Meier and Maris Malanoski of END in the consolation match. Pierce and Maxwell beat Hancock’s Stephanie Poborsky and Autumn Kellam, 6-0, 6-2, in the quarterfinals before falling, 6-3, 6-1, to Raupers and Clark in the semis.

Nicole Rajner maintained her No. 4 seed with a fourth-place singles finish for Sidney, which finished second out of four teams with 51 points. Chenango Forks, which got a singles title from top-seeded Cassie Pinataro, won the team title with 55 points.

VOLLEYBALLDeposit 3, Sidney 2

Jilleen Livingston had nine digs and eight kills, but visiting Sidney fell, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 19-25, 25-19, in Midstate Athletic Conference.

Brooke Murphy’s 18 assists and eight digs paced Deposit (10-5), which also received 11 kills from Catherine Bush, 10 digs from Ashley Scuderi, and six kills and six aces from Nicole Seymour.

Taylor Butler had seven aces for Sidney (7-5), which got nine digs from Rachel Houck.

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