Local teams continue to fill NYSSWA rankings

RYAN AMES | The Daily Star Schenevus’ Hannah Sulas dribbles away from Cherry Valley-Springfield’s Ari Bosc during a game at Schenevus on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Schenevus won, 2-1.

Six local girls soccer teams were included in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association rankings, released Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Schenevus (11-0) moved up to No. 3 in Class D after holding the No. 4 rank for the previous two weeks.

Cherry Valley-Springfield (11-1-1) rose two spots to No. 5 despite falling to Schenevus, 2-1, Tuesday, Oct. 1, as the game was not counted for the rankings. Roxbury (1-0) made its first appearance in the rankings, slotting in at No. 12 to round out area Class D schools.

Section III’s Poland stays at No. 1 and Section III’s Belleville-Henderson moves up to No. 2 after occupying third last week.

Unatego (11-0) is the only local team ranked in Class C, coming in at No. 9. Cooperstown (6-1-1) received an honorable mention.

Oneonta came in at No. 11 in Class B after not being ranked last week. The Yellowjackets are 10-2-0. Section III Clinton took the top spot in Class B.

Mohonasen took over first in Class A for Jamesville-Dewitt who fell to No. 2, and St. Anthony’s of the Catholic High School Athletic Association stayed at No. 1 in Class AA.

BOYS SOCCER

The area’s highest ranking belongs to South Kortright. The Rams (12-0) were ranked No. 6 in Class D in a poll released on Monday, Sept. 30. Margaretville (10-2, No. 10) and Laurens (10-1-1, No. 17) check in as the other local schools ranked in Class D. Section VII Chazy finished atop the Class D ranks.

Greene was ranked No. 12 in Class C with a 6-0-1 record. East Rochester took home the top spot in Class C.

Oneonta (11-1) earned No. 7 in the Class B rankings despite taking its first loss, 2-1 to Chenango Valley, Friday, Sept. 28. Section V Bath finished first in Class B.

Amityville of Class A and Mamaroneck of Class AA finished first in their respective rankings.

FOOTBALL

In football, Sidney, Walton and Delhi all remained ranked in the small school category.

In Class D, Walton (3-1) stayed at No. 7 but Delhi (3-1) dropped one spot to No. 13. The Warriors beat the Bulldogs, 38-35, Saturday, Sept. 28.

Section IV Tioga held steady at No. 1 in Class D.

After two straight weeks at No. 7, Sidney (4-0) bumped up one spot to No. 6 in the Class C rankings with a 35-32 win over Dryden on Friday, Sept. 27. Dryden received an honorable mention in each of the last two polls. For the third week in a row, Susquehanna Valley is first for Class C.

Section II Glens Falls, Section IV Chenango Forks and Section VIII Cold Spring Harbor make up the top three teams for Class B.

Class A shows Cornwall and Garden City tied for the top spot once again. For Class AA, Freeport is first with a 3-0 record.

CROSS COUNTRY

The Delhi boys and girls earned top spots among area schools in this week’s rankings. The Delhi girls came in fifth while the Delhi boys arrived at No. 2.

Section III Beaver River was the only team to be ranked higher than the Delhi boys in the poll released Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Delhi girls fell three spots after holding No. 2 for two straight weeks. Elmira Notre Dame, Clymer/Sherman/Panama and Maple Grove jumped past the Bulldogs in the rankings.

More information can be found online at the association’s website, newyorksportswriters.org, or by searching New York State Sportswriters Association in most search engines.

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