Oneonta High senior Mitchel Couch offset a bogey on the opening hole with four birdies to shoot a 3-under-par 33 on the front side at Oneonta Country Club during the Yellowjackets’ 208-239 Southern Tier Athletic Conference loss to Chenango Forks on Tuesday.

“It’s the lowest score I’ve seen by an Oneonta golfer in my seven years as coach,” OHS coach Mark Smithling said.

Couch birdied the par-3 second and then had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5, both par-4s. He finished his round with a birdie on the par-5 ninth.

Smithling said Couch drained a 10-footer on the fifth hole and was inside of 6 feet for his birdie on No. 9.

Couch also saved par on the par-5 eighth after hitting into a hazard.

“He’s 6-foot-5 and routinely hits the ball 300 yards off the tee,” Smithling said. “He can really hit it off the tee _ really pound it.”

Couch has taken fewer than 40 strokes in each of his last five rounds.

Kyle Norton led Chenango Forks with a 38.

Oneonta (0-13) is at Johnson City on Thursday.


Oneonta 3,

Chenango Forks 0

Amelia Spaziani had 10 aces as host Oneonta High earned a 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 Southern Tier Athletic Conference win.

Kelsey Baker had eight kills, Krissy Wells contributed nine assists and Brittney Herrick finished with four blocks for the Yellowjackets (6-2, 6-2), who are at Norwich on Thursday.

Deposit 3, Sidney 1

Tori Seymour had seven kills and six aces, and Paige Redmond contributed 16 assists, but host Sidney lost, 14-25, 27-25, 25-21, 25-17, in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Shelby Pettersen had eight assists and four kills for the Lumberjacks (9-2), who are at Greene on Thursday.

Sidney (7-3) travels to Unadilla Valley on Thursday.

Walton 3,

Unadilla Valley 0

Maggie Kuebler, Dannielle Castro and

Britney Banks combined for 19 aces in Walton’s 25-9, 25-13, 25-13 Midstate Athletic Conference win at home.

Kuebler had seven aces, and Castro and Banks finished with six apiece.

Haley Benson had three kills for Unadilla Valley.

Walton (3-7) plays host to Unatego on Friday.

B-G 3, Greene 1

Morgan Bullis had eight kills, 13 assists, five aces and two blocks to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford’s 25-15, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Alissa Rivera contributed 10 kills for the Bobcats (8-2), who’ll travel to Oxford on Friday.


Hancock 3, Walton 2

Jess Fisher scored twice for visiting Walton, which lost in overtime in the Section Four Field Hockey Conference.

Natasha Picozzi scored with 5:26 left in overtime to lift the Wildcats. Picozzi’s winner came from the top of the circle.

Lea Newman’s second goal tied the score at 2 for Hancock with 8:02 left in regulation.

The Wildcats (6-3, 4-2) travel to Harpursville on Thursday.

Katrina Kilmer made 11 saves for Walton.


at Oneonta

Erin Mushtare and Alissa Garufi finished 1-2, respectively, for Oneonta High in its Southern Tier Athletic Conference victories over Norwich and Windsor.

The Yellowjackets (2-2) beat the Purple Tornado, 30-36, and beat the Black Knights, 20-38.

Mushtare completed the 2.8-mile course in 19 minutes, 12 seconds for a 28-second win over Garufi. OHS coach Dan Forbes said both runners dropped more than a minute off their times from the last time the Yellowjackets ran at Fortin Park.

Jamie Keown contributed a sixth-place finish. She crossed in 20:53.

OHS’ boys lost, 23-32, to Norwich and fell, 24-35, to Windsor.

Logan Mancuso had the Yellowjackets’ best finishing, placing fourth in 15:53 on a 2.5-mile course. Teammate Ryan Layman was fifth in 16:03.

Oneonta’s boys are 1-3.

The Yellowjackets will compete in the Stock-Conwicke Invitational at Arnold Park in Vestal on Saturday.


Sidney 3, Delhi 2

Sarah Clark and Joelle Favret won for host Delhi in first and second singles, respectively, but the Sidney won the Midstate Athletic Conference match.

The Warriors’ Jill Hornbeck and Nicole Rajner won at first doubles, Kathleen Lennon and Chun Yan Pan were victorious at second doubles for Sidney, which received a forfeit at third singles.

The Bulldogs (3-2) will travel to Sidney on Friday.


at Whitesboro

Eden Griger and Tessa Griger won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly, respectively, but Cooperstown fell at Whitesboro, 96-87.




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