And Matt Persampieri was just behind Smith, finishing third in 16:38. Joe Norris got fourth place in 17:02, with Will Girzadas earning fifth place in 17:40.Josh Reed, in 17.44.5, was seventh, just behind Cazenovia’s Stan Angus (17:44.2), but Skaneateles swept the rest of the top 10, Tony DiRubbo getting eight place in 17:59 ahead of Seamus Fogerty (18:09) and Nolan Gryzlo (18:12).The girls race between state Class C no. 14-ranked Skaneateles and no. 17-ranked Cazenovia also had first place in the league on the line, and it was those other Lakers that pulled it out by a one-point margin, 28-29. Individually, Skaneateles went 1-2, Sarah Tallerico winning the individual race in 19:53 and Hope Cross-Jaya getting second place in 20:19 before Cazenovia’s Lauren McLean (20:49) and Isla Stover (20:53) took the next two spots.Lillian Yengo was fifth in 21:09, maintaining Skaneateles’ early lead, only to have Cazenovia snatch four of the next five finishing spots to get in front, despite Sophia Aureden’s 21:51 that put her in ninth place. It took Cazenovia’s sixth runner getting 10th place (Laura Fitzgerald, in 21:41) to earn her team the victory.A day later, Marcellus and Westhill both swept their respective league meets – the Mustangs against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, the Warriors against Homer.The boys Mustangs routed APW 15-50 behind Kevin Huss, who won the race in 18:37 as Aidan Shea was second in 18:41. Caeden Cox finished third in 18:55 as Jonah Kwasnowski (19:46) and Elijah Hart (19:52) completed a top five sweep.For the Marcellus boys, Anella Bolster claimed individual honors in 21:16, well clear of the 21:50 from Meaghan Strempel. Alyssa McShane was third in 23:20, ahead of Virginia Lucchetti (23:57) and Sophia Maum (24:38).The Westhill boys beat Homer 17-46, led by a top-three sweep. Jacob Fricano won in 16:02, just ahead of the 16:03 from Mike Ferrara and Will Thornton, while Angelo Carr was fifth in 16:06. Brian Allen finished sixth in 16:53.In the girls Warriors’ 21-36 win over the Trojans, Liz Kessler, with her time of 19:59, was second to Homer’s Emma Anderson (18:34), but Westhill’s depth won out.Addie Lowery finished in 20:05, just ahead of the 20:14 from Angie Mesa. Sara Thompson posted 20:50 and Kylie Nowicki finished in 20:52, with Emily O’Reilly (20:57) and Ashley Heffernan (21:41) following.The Jordan-Elbridge boys defeated Hannibal 23-32. Though Sean Dristle, in 16:46, finished second behind Hannibal’s Dylan Plantz (16:14), Kenny Williams got third place in 16:50 as Lee Jewell was fifth in 17:11. Derek Quigley, in 18:04, was just ahead of Colin Jewsbury (18:10) in sixth place.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: cross countryMarcellusskaneatelesWesthill Further cementing its place atop the Onondaga High School League Liberty division standings, the Skaneateles boys cross country team topped Cazenovia and host Solvay in Tuesday’s race at Long Branch Park.Skaneateles prevailed 20-41 over Cazenovia and 15-50 over Solvay, backing up its state Class C no. 11 ranking as, once again, Caleb Bender led the charge.Bender had already finished 1-2 with Cazenovia’s Jared Smith in the Small School race at the Sept. 21 Baldwinsville Invitational. And it happened here, too, Bender tearing to a time of 15 minutes, 38 seconds, nearly a minute ahead of Smith’s 16:31.
Tipperary’s ladies footballers also scored their first National League win of the season yesterday.They proved much too good for Fermanagh, beating the Ulster county 6-14 to 0-1 in a Division 3 clash played in Bansha.
Two-title winning Tivoli Gardens Football Club coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey has admitted that he found his former team in a less than ideal state and has been having to teach football tactics from the very basics.Bailey replaced Christopher Bender late this season and got his team off to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rivoli United at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex.”There is a lot of work to be done. First and foremost, I have to get them more tactically aware so they understand the role and understand where they are supposed to play on the football field and what time, and then the playing conditions,” Bailey outlined.When asked if his team could rebound to finish among the top four and make it into the semi-final round, Bailey said that he was not looking that far.”There is still a lot of work to be done; there is nothing to celebrate. In terms of the fitness level and the whole understanding role for the football field, there is still a long journey, still a long way to go, but it is always good to start out positive and winning,” stressed Bailey, who admits to taking time away from his musical career to deliver Tivoli from a relegation struggle.Tivoli then rallied to a similar 2-1 come-from-behind win over Harbour View on Sunday, taking them to four points ahead of the relegation zone and one point behind ninth-place Cavalier SC.”It was very important for us. I think it gets us out of the red temporarily. One step, one day at a time, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Bailey said.