Sports roundup

Oneonta's Evan Sitts claimed a Section IV golf title on Saturday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University.

Sitts followed up a 77 on Thursday with a one-over-par 72 on Saturday to win with a total score of 149.

The win sends Sitts back to the state tournament after taking third at sectionals last season. The state tournament will also be on the Jones course from June 2-3.

"His goal now is to go in and hopefully win a state championship," Oneonta coach Randy Brockway said. "With his familiarity with Cornell, I think he really has a good chance to win a state title."

Sitts overcame wet conditions on Thursday to shoot 77 and trail by three heading into Saturday. He hit 13 greens in regulation on the weekend, making three birdies and four bogeys to total a 72 and win by three strokes.

The Oneonta senior, a two-time STAC champion, plans to play golf at York College (Pa.) this fall.

Before that, he will be joined by another local athlete on the Section IV team at states. Delhi's Miles Philion shot 75 on Saturday, totaling a 158 and earning a tie for fifth place after shooting 83 on Thursday.

Seth Conway of Horseheads was second (152), Tyler Thomas of Corning was third (154) and Zach Locke of Horseheads was fourth (157). Vestal's Luke Barney tied Philion for fifth.


State Qualifiers

Chris Catan continued to roll through postseason play on Saturday, blanking Ithaca's David Riccio to win the Section IV boys tennis state qualifying tournament.

Catan (19-0) downed Riccio, 6-0, 6-0, to finish the qualifying tournament with a 3-0 record, having dropped just one game in the three matches.

On Friday, Catan secured a place in the state tournament by advancing to the final of the qualifying tournament, where the top three finishers all earn a place. Saturday's final made him the section's top qualifier in his second straight trip to the state competition.

"Chris dominated the court today, as he did the entire season," Oneonta coach Phyllis Orlowski said in an email.

Delhi's Alex Haight also entered Saturday hoping to qualify for states, needing two wins to grab the third eligible position. He fell short in the first match, however, as Maine-Endwell's Logan Howard ended his bid in the consolation semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 decision.

Haight ends the season at 14-4.

Catan begins state play on Friday, May 31 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing.

Section III Class C-2

Cooperstown saw all five of its teams advance to the section C-2 finals on Saturday at Utica Park Tennis Center.

Will Weldon advanced directly into the semifinals at first singles with a first-round bye, and defeated Onondaga's Scott Diange, 6-0, 6-1, to make the final.

Noah Lifgren started with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Onondaga's Adam Ward in the quarterfinals of second singles. A 6-1, 6-4 win over Sauquoit Valley's Anthony Malysa secured his place in the final.

Kate Trosset also benefited from a bye in third singles, winning her semifinal match, 6-1, 6-1, to make the final.

Delaney Holohan and Lucas Shaheen-Kritz also advanced directly to the semifinals in first doubles, winning 6-2, 6-1 to advance.

Lindsey Trosset and Bradley Weldon faced the most difficult road to the final, beginning with a play-in match in second doubles. A 6-2, 6-1 win in that match, followed by a 6-2, 6-3 win in the quarterfinals clinched a semifinal berth. A 6-0, 6-4 win solidified all five Hawkeye teams advancing to Monday's finals.


CSC Division III Championships

The Cooperstown girls won four events and placed in the top three of 13 events to win the Center State Conference Division III track and field championship on Thursday at Waterville.

The Hawkeyes totaled 149 points, 51 ahead of second-place Waterville.

Ireland Gable earned one of those victories, and narrowly missed out on a second. The freshman clocked a time of 13.32 to win the 100 meters by more than a quarter of a second. She nearly completed the sprint double in the 200, finishing in 28.50, .01 behind Waterville's Sydney Hajdasz in first.

Gable was also on the 400 relay team that took first place, joining Nora Jensen, Ashley Kiuber and Sam Vezza to finish in 53.19.

Cooperstown's other two wins came in the field. In the high jump, Kara Gildea took first by clearing a height of 5-0, while Sarah Johnson secured a 1-2 finish for Cooperstown with a height of 4-10.

Another Cooperstown freshman earned individual victory as Hannah Rathbone won the discus with an effort of 87-1. Teammate Riley Jubar was second at 82-1. Jubar led the Hawkeys in the shot put, again taking second with a distance of 27-6.

Jensen contributed a pair of second-place finishes along with her part in the 400 relay. The junior finished the 400 hurdles in 1:15.24, and the 100 hurdles in 17.43.

Abbigail Ford was second in the 400, finishing in 1:04.72, and Kiuber took second in the triple jump with a distance of 30-4. Kiuber also took third in the long jump (14-8).

In the boys meet, Cooperstown won three events and filled a top-three spot in 10 to place third.

The Hawkeyes totaled 106 points, while winners Sauquoit Valley collected 157.

Sam Lytel earned one of those victories in the 400, finishing in 52.72 to win by almost three seconds.

Isaiah Johnson had the second individual victory, taking first in the long jump with a distance of 20-1.25. Thomas Dygert took third for the Hawkeyes with a mark of 18-0.5.

Johnson led Cooperstown in the pole vault as well, clearing 11-6 to take second place, while Dygert was second in the triple jump at 37-8.

Lytel and Johnson was also involved in the third Cooperstown win, joining Bradon Pullyblank and Juan Antonio Stengler Hansen to take the 1,600 relay in 3:39.49.

In the 400 relay, Johnson, Logan Kantor, Gavin Lesko and Giacomo Gentles finished second in 48.46.

Kantor reached the podium on three other occasions, taking second in both hurdle events. He finished the 110 hurdles in 17.19, and the 400 hurdles in 1:03.04. In the high jump, he cleared 5-4 to take third.


Cooperstown bounced back from a loss on Saturday to defeat Herkimer on Sunday and claim the CSC Division III regular-season title.

Rebecca Marmarato (7-1) struck out three and walked three in a complete-game effort that saw the Hawkeyes commit zero errors.

Lauren Vibbard was 3-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases. Piper Seamon went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Anna Lambert scored two runs and had a single.

The clean defense was in contrast to Saturday, when the Hawkeyes committed six errors and dropped a 7-2 decision to Canastota despite Marmarato giving up just one earned run. Natalie Brotherton entered in relief in the fifth inning.

The loss snapped a six-game win streak. Sunday's win concluded a stretch of six games in five days for Cooperstown.

The Hawkeyes (9-7, 8-5) finish the regular season on Tuesday by visiting Sherburne-Earlville.


Cooperstown won twice on Saturday, and again on Sunday to make its win streak nine games.

Derek Moore earned the win on the mound, with Ryan Lansing entering in the fourth and Jesse Furnari in the sixth. Herkimer totaled five hits.

Lansing, Chris Ubner and catcher Sam Rhodes each hit a home run for the Hawkeyes. Ubner also had a double, as did Alex Hascup and Kendall Haney.

The shutout came after the Hawkeyes needed to score two in the sixth and eight in the seventh to defeat Clinton, 16-12, in the second half of a home doubleheader on Saturday. Lansing earned the win after coming on in relief in the fifth inning.

Saturday's first game saw Haney get the win before being relieved by Lansing in the fifth. Jackson Martz threw the seventh as Cooperstown won, 4-1, with all four runs coming in the first inning.

The Hawkeyes (13-4, 11-3) visit Sherburne-Earlville on Tuesday.

Unatego 10, Walton 5

Unatego's Austin Gilbertson held Walton to two runs through more than six innings as the Spartans downed the Warriors on Saturday.

Gilbertson finished with 11 strikeouts and one walk before Tyler Shaul entered with two outs in the seventh. Walton had three hits.

Rickie Brennan and Jacob Marshall both had two hits for the Spartans. Gilbertson also finished with two RBI.

Harpursville 4, Sidney 2

Harpursville rode a three-run second inning and a complete-game performance by James Grausgruber to defeat Sidney in the Midstate Athletic Conference final on Friday in Oneonta.

A bases-loaded walk followed by RBI from Kyle Rooker and Eric Wilkinson gave the visitors an early 3-0 lead. The deficit increased to four in the top of the third as a Sidney error produced another run for Harpursville.

Sidney's Nick Gravel recorded the lone extra-base hit of the game for Sidney, a solo home run, as Grausgruber allowed just three hits. He struck out 13, including nine of the last 11 Sidney batters, and walked zero. One of Sidney's two runs was earned.

Mike Gravelin was similarly effective for Sidney after entering in the third inning to relieve Corbin Constable. Gravelin allowed two hits and zero earned runs, striking out five and walking one in five innings.

Rooker had two hits to pace the Harpursville offense. The MAC title is the second for the Hornets.


CSC Division III Championships

at Waterville

Thursday's Meet

Girls scores: 1, Cooperstown 149.

Top Cooperstown finishers

100: 1, Ireland Gable 13.32.

200: 2, Ireland Gable 28.50.

400: 2, Abbigail Ford 1:04.72.

100 hurdles: 2, Nora Jensen 17.3.

400 hurdles: 2, Nora Jensen 1:15.24 .

400 relay: 1, Nora Jensen, Ireland Gable, Ashley Kiuber, Sam Vezza 53.19.

1,600 relay: 3, Abbigail Ford, Baleigh Behan, Monica Kennedy, Nora Jensen 4:42.84.

3,200 relay: 4, Kara Gildea, Sarah Johnson, Caleigh Craft, Natalie Fountain 11:46.46.

High jump: 1, Kara Gildea 5-0.

Long jump: 3, Ashley Kiuber 14-8.

Triple jump: 2, Ashley Kiuber 30-4.

Discus: 1, Hannah Rathbone 87-1.

Shot Put: 2, Riley Jubar 27-6.

Pole Vault: 3, Ariadne Hodgson 7-6.

Boys scores: 1, Sauquoit Valley 157; 3, Cooperstown 106.

Top Cooperstown finishers

400: 1, Sam Lytel 52.72.

800: 6, Ward Oles 2:13.28.

1,600: 6, Kyle Santello 4:56.44.

3,200: 5, Kyle Santello 10:59.94.

110 hurdles: 2, Logan Kantor 17.19.

400 hurdles: 2, Logan Kantor 1:03.04.

400 relay: 2, Isaiah Johnson, Logan Kantor, Gavin Lesko, Giacamo Gentles 48.46 .

1,600 relay: 1, Isaiah Johnson, Bradon Pullyblank, Juan Antonio Stengler Hansen, Sam Lytel 3:39.49.

3,200 relay: 3, Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Sam Lytel, Juan Antonio Stengler Hansen, Peter Weil 9:42.53.

High jump: 3, Logan Kantor 5-4.

Long jump: 1, Isaiah Johnson 20-1.25.

Triple jump: 2, Thomas Dygert 37-8.

Shot Put: 5, Logan Doucas 34-6.

Pole Vault: 2, Isaiah Johnson 11-6.



Cooperstown 6, Herkimer 1

Cooperstown ..... 101 103 0 – 6 7 0

Herkimer ..... 000 000 1 – 1 8 2

Rebecca Marmarato (W, 7-1) and Hailey Seamon. Cassie Gilbert (L), Kristen Nietes (5) and Kursten Gay.


Canastota 7, Cooperstown 2

Canastota ..... 211 003 0 – 7 8 2

Cooperstown ..... 010 010 0 – 2 6 6

Rebecca Marmarato (L, 6-1), Natalie Brotherton (5) and Hailey Seamon.

2B: Anna Lambert (Co); HR: Logan Hood (Ca).



Cooperstown 15, Herkimer 0

Cooperstown ...... 422 133 0 – 15 14 0

Herkimer ...... 000 000 0 – 0 5 3

Derek Moore (W), Ryan Lansing (4), Jesse Furnari (6) and Sam Rhodes. Malimosek (L), Massaro (4), Gallager (6) and Rogh.

2B: Kendall Haney (C), Alex Hascup (C), Chris Ubner (C); HR: Chris Ubner (C), Ryan Lansing (C), Sam Rhodes (C).


Cooperstown 4, Canastota 1

Canastota ...... 000 001 0 – 1 7 2

Cooperstown ...... 400 000 x – 4 8 2

Kendall Haney (W), Ryan Lansing (5), Jackson Martz (7) and Sam Bonderoff.

Unatego 10, Walton 5

Unatego ...... 103 150 0 - 10 12 4

Walton ...... 100 100 0 - 2 3 5

Austin Gilberston (W), Tyler Shaul (7) and Trevor Winchester. Nick Lamoreaux (L), Brendan McCormick (3), Brenden Barlow (5) and Kyle Wright.

3B: Kyle Wright (W).


Harpursville 4, Sidney 2

Harpursville ...... 031 000 0 – 4 5 2

Sidney ...... 001 000 1 – 2 3 2

James Grausgruber (W) and Kyle Rooker. Corbin Constable (L), Mike Gravelin (3) and Tanner Gifford.

HR: Nick Gravel (S).