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Golf: Odessa-Montour boys fall to Tburg

ITHACA, May 17, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team dropped a 191-218 decision Tuesday to Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Hillendale Golf Course's par-35 back-9.

David Patterson led O-M with a 42, while Austin Hoyt registered a 56, Aiden Vogel 60, and Turin Pound 60. Lucas Hunter led Trumansburg with a 41.

The loss dropped the Indians' season mark to 2-9, while Trumansburg improved its record to 5-6.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Aiden Vogel on No. 16 (Photo provided)

Golf: Glen girls fall to Marathon, Waverly

MARATHON, May 17, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity golf team dropped decisions to Marathon and Waverly Tuesday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches on the Maple Hill Golf Club course.

Marathon registered a 195 total to edge Waverly, which posted a 197. Watkins Glen's score was 256.

Haley Tuttle led Watkins Glen with a 57, while Yi Ji had a 60, Mischa Sacret-Taber 62, and Aubrey Klemann 77.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Camille Sgrecci competes in the High Jump portion of the Pentathlon. Right: O-M's Lucas Barr goes airborne in the Long Jump.

Odessa-Montour hosts IAC Pentathlon

ODESSA, May 16, 2022 -- Three student-athletes from Schuyler County schools were among the competitors Monday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Pentathlon held on Odessa-Montour High School's Charles Martin Field.

O-M's Camille Sgrecci competed with one other athlete -- Edison's Josie Burleigh -- in the female portion of the Pentathlon, in which the five events include the 100 Meter Hurdles, the High Jump, the Long Jump, the Shot Put and the 800 Meter Run.

Sgrecci finished second with 1596 points to Burleigh's 1826.

Watkins Glen's Quacey Wilt and O-M's Lucas Barr competed against six other athletes in the male portion of the Pentathlon, which included the 100 Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and 1500 Meter Run. The other competitors were from Trumansburg, Edison, and Newfield (which sent four).

Wilt placed 6th with 1699 points, and Barr 8th with 1052 points. Topping the field was Trumansburg's Elijah Schecter with 2485 points.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Quacey Wilt competes in the Shot Put portion of the IAC Pentathlon.

Brewster sets meet mark at U. Springs

UNION SPRINGS, May 14, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour High School junior Tori Brewster won the 100 and 200 Meter races at Saturday's Union Springs Invitational track meet, setting a meet record in the 200.

Brewster won the 100 in 12.84 and the 200 in 26.92 at a meet at Union Springs High School attended by Interscholastic Athletic Conference athletes from 10 schools.

Also for O-M, Evvie Zinger won the 3000 Meters in 14:05.39.

Other top-six finishes for Odessa included a 4th by Katie Adams in the 400 Meters with a PR (personal record) of 1:10.31; a 5th by Camille Sgrecci in the Pole Vault (6' 7"); a 6th by Lillian Halpin in the Pole Vault (6' 1"), and a 5th by the 4-by-400 Relay team of Sgrecci, Adams, Paisley Jeziorski and Zinger (4:58.57).

In addition, Sara Barr threw the Discus 61' 10" and the Shot 20' 10", and Delaney Paulisczak set PRs in both events -- 60' 8" in the Discus and 22' 5" in the Shot.

Boys: The O-M boys had several podium (top 6) finishes.

110 Hurdles: Orrey Benjamin 6th place (20.74).
1600 Meters: Ben Campbell 2nd with a provisional state qualifier time of 4:57.88, and Lucas Barr 6th (5:30.05).
400 Hurdles: Orrey Benjamin 4th,  Gabe Williams 5th,  Brandon Davis  6th.
4x400 Relay: Ben Campbell,  Jed Lynch, Lucas Barr and Zach Wyre 4th.
Pole Vault: Jed Lynch 4th (9' 1").

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster (File photo)

Glen has several Top 6's at U. Springs

UNION SPRINGS, May 14, 2022 -- Several Watkins Glen High School athletes made it to the awards podium with top-six finishes Saturday at the Union Springs Invitational track meet.

The meet, at the Union Springs High School, attracted athletes from 10 Interscholastic Athletic Conference schools.

"It was a great meet for Watkins Glen," said Coach Kelly Sterner. "Watkins was missing seven athletes who were getting ready for the school prom." As a result, "our other athletes got to excel. It is always exciting when the kids get their PRs (personal records)."

Next up, she noted, is the IAC Championship meet on Wedneday and Thursday at Trumansburg, where "we are looking forward  to competing."

Among podium performances were a 4th by Ava Kelly in the 200 (29.81) and a 6th by Kelly in the Long Jump (13' 11"); a 5th and 6th, respectively, by Quacey Wilt in the 100 (12.55) and the Triple Jump (32' 8"); a 5th by Kyren Young in the 200 (25.75); a fifth by Isaac Hedrickson in the 1600 (5:29.38); and a 6th by Balan Ault in the 800 (2:24.35).

PRs were set by Quacey Wilt in the Triple Jump, Ava Kelly and Kyren Young in the Long Jump, Rachel Vickio in the Discus and Shot Put, Isaac Hendrickson and Balan Ault in the 1600, John Bond Trimble and Henry Smith in the 400, Molly Rafferty in the 200, and Trimble in the 100.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Ava Kelly (Photo provided)

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Golf: Odessa-Montour girls top Watkins

WATKINS GLEN, May 13, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team posted a 255-292 victory Friday over Watkins Glen in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Carly Thomas and Gina Gavich each posted a season-best 58 to lead the Indians, while Eliza Starkweather shot a 67, and Riley Brooks 72.

Alyiah Clink-Bentley led Watkins Glen with a 70, while Yi Ji posted a 72, Haley Tuttle 73, and Aubrey Klemann 77.

Golf: O-M boys fall to Tburg, top NV

TRUMANSBURG, May 13, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team dropped a 183-220 decision Friday to Trumansburg and defeated Newark Valley 220-230 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Trumansburg Golf Course's par-36 front-9.

David Patterson led O-M (now 2-8) with a 45, while Benson Patterson shot 48, Jacob Shaul 63, and Austin Hoyt 64. Trumansburg (4-6) was led by Jack Sherry's 39. Newark Valley (0-7) was led by a pair of 51's.

Seneca Indians lose to Athens, 2-1

ATHENS, Pa., May 13, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 6th inning before yielding two runs in the bottom of the inning en route to a 2-1 loss to Athens Friday in a non-league game on the Athens baseball field.

"The boys played 'playoff-style' baseball," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "It was a hard-fought game throughout. Daniel Lewis pitched a gem, and our defense played very well."

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- registered five hits -- a triple by Lewis, doubles by Adam Pastore, Cayden Confer and Ben Heichel, and a single by Alex Holmes. Holmes also stole a base.

Lewis went the distance on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings, striking out five batters and walking one.

Glen lacrosse team falls to Whitney Point

WHITNEY POINT, May 13, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team dropped a 17-3 decision Friday to Whitney Point on the road.

Nick D'Alleva scored two goals for the Senecas, while Tom Snow scored one. Garrett VanOstrand assisted on one of the D'Alleva goals.

"We got great defense by Ethan Day," said Watkins Glen Coach Nils Watson. "Other strong performanes came from Otto Hohle on the face-offs and Devin Searle for just overall hustle."

Golf: Odessa-Montour boys fall to SVEC

CATATONK, May 12, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team dropped a 164-214 decision Thursday to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Catatonk Golf Course's par-36 front-9.

Benson Patterson led O-M (now 1-7) with a 46, while his brother David shot 50, Austin Hoyt a career-low 52, and Wes Wade 66.

Spencer-Van Etten/Candor (10-0) was led by Jacob Banks' 36.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys defeat Tioga

WATKINS GLEN, May 12, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved to 9-2 Thursday when it defeated Tioga 179-189 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Daniel Ely led the Senecas with a 40, while Georgio Fazzary and Andrew Hayes each registered a 46, and Luke Spahalski a 47.

Evan Sickler led Tioga (6-2) with a 44.

This was the last scheduled regular-season match for Watkins Glen. The Class C Sectionals are March 23 at the Maple Hills Golf Course in Marathon, with the IAC Large School tournament following on May 25 at the Soaring Eagles Golf Course in the Town of Horseheads.

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Photo: The Watkins Glen Golf Course clubhouse.

O-M softball team ends with a 14-0 loss

CANDOR, May 12, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team concluded its season Thursday with a 14-0 loss to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Candor softball field.

Mackenzie Cannon, relieving in the 1st inning -- an inning in which Candor scored 12 times -- pitched 6 1/3 innings, striking out 11 while yielding two runs. Hits for O-M came from Brooklynn Thompson (a double), Cara Reynolds and Hannah Barr.

"I am very proud of those girls who played their final high school game tonight-- seniors Raven Lott, Mackenzie Cannon, Annaleise Beckley, Madison Moss and Molly Heichel," said O-M Coach Jordan Mensch, whose squad finished with one victory. "They are immensely talented in many different ways. I wish them the best on their journey through life."

Photo in text: O-M softball Coach Jordan Mensch with the seniors on his team. Standing from left: Raven Lott, Coach Mensch and Molly Heichel. Seated from left: Madison Moss, Annaleise Beckley and Mackenzie Cannon. (Photo provided)

Glen tennis team competes at Sectionals

NEWARK VALLEY, May 12, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team traveled to Newark Valley High School Thursday for the Section IV, Class C-West tournament.

The single-elimination event resulted in the following:

No. 1 singles: Jason Murphy went 1-1, winning 6-0, 6-2 before falling 1-6, 6-7 (6-8).
No. 2 singles: Matthew Sandritter was 0-1, losing 3-6, 1-6.
No. 1 doubles: Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney went 1-1, winning 6-1, 6-3 before losing 1-6, 6-4, 0-6.
No. 2 doubles: Skylar Lagramada-Katrina Ricca went 1-1, winning 6-0, 6-2 before falling 1-6, 2-6.

Still ahead: the Intersholastic Athletic Conference Championships.

Watkins Glen's Brenna Pierce slides safely into third with a stolen base. The O-M third baseman is Cara Reynolds.

Glen softball team tops O-M for 1st win

WATKINS GLEN, May 11, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity softball team broke through for its first victory in its final game of the season Wednesday, defeating Odessa-Montour 9-5 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

The Senecas, who lost to O-M the first time the two teams met (that was Odessa's only victory of the season), were led on offense by Brenna Pierce, who went 3-for-3 with a triple, and Ava Barber, 3-for-4 with a double. Other hits came from Brianna Hatch, Molly O'Connell-Campbell, and Olivia King. Pierce and Barber each stole four bases, while Lois Hosley stole 3, O'Connell-Campbell 2, Carly Arnold 2, Hatch 2, and King 1.

Pierce went the distance on the mound for Watkins Glen.

Mackenzie Cannon pitched for O-M, striking out eight batters. She also had two singles, drove in two runs and scored one. Other hits for O-M, all singles, came from Cara Reynolds (with an RBI), Raven Lott (2), Annaleise Beckley (with an RBI), Kelsey Bates and Madison Moss.

O-M took the early lead with four runs in the 1st inning, but could only manage one more run, in the 4th. Watkins scored three runs in the 1st inning, two in the 3rd, two in the 4th and two in the 6th.

"We put the ball in play and were smart at the plate and generated baserunners," said O-M Coach Jordan Mensch, "but smart fielding from Watkins Glen limited our offense. Our team limited its errors to just three, but several miscues on the base paths led to stranded runners in scoring position. It was a great game and the camaraderie between both teams is always nice to see. It's what it's all about."

"Both teams played very well this afternoon," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto. "I would like to thank my coaches, Derek Steinruck and John Hosley, for all their dedication this season, and a special thanks to my scorekeeper, Tania Scaptura."

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins second baseman Molly O'Connell-Campbell throws to first base after fielding a grounder.
Middle: O-M's Sidney Pike slides into second base attempting a steal. But Watkins shortstop Skye Cummings tagged her out.
Bottom: Odessa's Mackenzie Cannon connects for a base hit.

Left: Watkins Glen centerfielder Carly Arnold pursues a fly ball. It fell safely.
Right: O-M shortstop Hannah Kinner throws to first after fielding a grounder.

The two teams posed together for a photo after the game. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen's Ethan Day (15) pursues a loose ball in second-half action.

Watkins lacrosse team falls to Seton, 18-2

WATKINS GLEN, May 11, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team dropped an 18-2 decision Wednesday to Seton Catholic in a game on the WGHS Alumni Field.

Seton built an 11-1 halftime advantage, and was up 14-1 entering the fourth quarter.

Nick Ritter scored both Watkins Glen goals, with assists from Ethan Day and Garrett VanOstrand.

Senior Night: The three Watkins Glen seniors, Ethan Day, Garrett VanOstrand and Brayden Heady, were honored in a Senior Night ceremony at halftime.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Kaleb Skorusa, right, protects the ball from oncoming Seton Catholic defenders.

Watkins Glen's seniors honored at a halftime ceremony included, from left, Garrett VanOstrand, Brayden Heady and Ethan Day.

The Seneca Indians' Tyler Gulini connects for a base hit, one of five for the team.

Seneca Indians JV falls to Dryden, 13-4

WATKINS GLEN, May 11, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team bowed out in the first round of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference playoffs Wednesday, dropping a 13-4 decision to Dryden in a game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

Dryden, which advanced to play Trumansburg Thursday, took an early lead and was never seriously challenged. Part of the problem: Six Seneca Indians errors.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- were outhit by Dryden 10-5. The game was relatively tight, 3-1, until Dryden broke it open with seven runs in the 6th inning.

The WG/OM offense was led by Daniel Coston, who had two hits. Patrick Croft, Gavin Lohmeyer and Tyler Golini had one each.

While a game had been planned for Thursday against Whitney Point, and another possibly Saturday against Athens, both fell through Thursday morning. So the Seneca Indians, with a 6-8 record, have concluded their season.

Photo in text: WG/OM's Dom Gublo fouls off a Dryden pitch.

WG/OM's Bishop Baldassare prepares to bunt. He was thrown out at first on the play.

The Seneca Indians' Mike Hines delivers a pitch early in the game.

Golf: Watkins boys top Newark Valley

BERKSHIRE, May 10, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved to 8-2 Tuesday when it defeated Newark Valley 172-213 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-35 Grandview Farms Golf Course.

Georgio Fazzary was the medalist with a 40, while Luke Spahalski shot a 42, Daniel Ely 44, and Ethan Carey 46.

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Tioga.

Left: O-M's Benson Patterson putts on No. 1. Right: The Indians' David Patterson prepares to tee off on No. 2. (Photos provided)

Golf: O-M boys fall to Waverly, 188-222

ITHACA, May 10, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team dropped a 188-222 decision Tuesday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Hillendale Golf Course's par 35 front-9.

David Patterson led the Indians (1-6) with a 44, while his brother Benson shot a 46. Jacob Shaul and Aiden Vogel each added a 66.

Odessa-Montour returns to action Thursday on the road against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor.

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Left: O-M's Paisley Jeziorski goes airborne in the Long Jump. Right: The Indians' Katie Adams on the way to second place in the 400.

IAC teams tune up at O-M for postseason

ODESSA, May 10, 2022 -- Interscholastic Athletic Conference teams from the small-school divisions competed Tuesday in a non-scoring event held on Odessa-Montour High School's Charles Martin Field.

The event was a lead-in to a Union Springs invitational this weekend, the IAC Pentathlon Monday at O-M, and the two-day IAC Championships next week at Trumansburg.

Present Tuesday were athletes from Odessa-Montour, Trumansburg, Edison, Candor, Newfield, Spencer-Van Etten, and Tioga.

Girls:

O-M's Tori Brewster won four events: the 100 Meters (12.6), the 200 Meters (26.3), the Long Jump (14' 7") and the Triple Jump (32' 9").

Other firsts for O-M were posted by Evvie Zinger in the 1500 (in 5:51.8) and Camille Sgrecci in the 400 Hurdles (1:20.6). Zinger also placed third in the 800, while Sgrecci was second in the 100 Hurdles, third in the High Jump (with a PR of 4'4") and third in the Pole Vault.

Among other O-M girls: Katie Adams was second in the 400 (in 1:10.7) and fourth in the 800; Paisley Jeziorski was fifth in the 200; Lillian Halpin as second in the Pole Vault and fifth in the Triple Jump (with a PR of 28' 9.5"); Delaney Paulisczak was sixth in the Shot Put and the High Jump, and had a PR of 50' 9" in the Discus; Sarah Barr was third in the Discus (a PR of 66' 11") and fourth in the Shot (21' 7"); and Sarah Strobel was fifth in the 400 Hurdles and sixth in the 1500.

And Zinger, Adams, Jeziorski and Strobel were second in the 4-by-400 Relay in 4;56.8.

Boys:

O-M's Ben Campbell won the 3200 in 11:00.5, while Jed Lynch was second in the Pole Vault at 9 feet.

Other top-six O-M finishes included Orrey Benjamin in the 110 Hurdles (T-4th); Gabe Williams in the 110 Hurdles (T-4th) and the 400 Hurdles (4th); Lucas Barr in the 1600 (5th); Brandon Davis in the 400 Hurdles (5th), Zach Wyre in the 200 (6th); Arden Heichel in the Triple Jump (6th), and Braiden Ventra in the Shot Put (4th).

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Orrey Benjamin on the way to 4th place in the 110 Hurdles.

Middle: The Indians' Tori Brewster, right, pulls away in the 100, one of her four wins.

Bottom: O-M's Lucas Barr en route to fifth place in the 1600.

Left: O-M's John Swaney competes in the 100. Right: The Indians' Camille Sgrecci on the way to second place in the 100 Hurdles.

Left: O-M's Sarah Strobel in the 1500. Right: The Indians' Lillian Halpin clears the bar on the way to second place in the Pole Vault.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Gabe Williams on the way to 4th place in the 110 Hurdles.
Right: O-M's Delaney Paulisczak, who set a PR in the Discus.

Left: O-M's Sarah Barr, who placed third in the Discus. Right: Odessa-Montour's Evvie Zinger on the way to winning the 1500.

WG track teams compete at division meet

NEWARK VALLEY, May 10, 2022 -- Watkins Glen High School track and field athletes posted some strong showings Tuesday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School South Division Championships at Newark Valley.

Boys: Quacey Wilt was third in the 100, fourth in the Long Jump and fifth in the High Jump, while Chris Stevens was fourth in the 100 and tied with Wilt in the High Jump (at 5'2"). Ross Pentz was second in both the Shot Put (35' 9.5") and Discus (104' 4"), and the 4x100 squad of Stevens, Jaymes Forker, Kyren Young and Wilt placed second (49.0). Third places were posted by Balan Ault in the 800 (2:22.2) and Johnny Van Scoyk in the 1600 (5:03.6).

Girls: Ava Kelly was fourth in the Long Jump (13' 9.25"), fifth in the 100 (13.7) and seventh in the 200, while Rachel Vickio was third in the Discus (70' 4") and fifth in the Shot Put (21' 11.5"). Breanna Carl was fourth in the 800 (2:45), and Maggie Pentz was sixth in the Discus and eighth in the 100 and the Shot Put.

Personal records were set by Van Scoyk in the 1600; Jon Bond Trimble, Henry Smith and Michael Hanville in the 400; Ault in the 800, and Vickio in the Discus.

Odessa softball team loses to Waverly

WAVERLY, May 10, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 17-1 decision Tuesday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly softball field.

The game was ended in the 5th inning under the so-called "mercy rule."

Mackenzie Cannon and Brooklynn Thompson pitched for O-M, striking out five batters.

Thompson scored the lone O-M run after hitting a triple in the 4th inning. Other hits came from Raven Lott, Kelsey Bates and Madison Moss, each going 1-for-2.

The Indians return to action Wednesday at Watkins Glen.

Golf: Glen girls fall to Waverly, Lansing

WATKINS GLEN, May 10, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity golf team finished third among three schools competing Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Waverly placed first with a 228, while Lansing was right behind with a 230. Watkins Glen registered a 321.

Yi Ji led the Senecas with a 70, while Haley Tuttle posted an 81, Aubrey Klemann an 85, and Mischa Saret-Taber an 85.

Schuyler Strikers have a busy weekend

SCHUYLER COUNTY, May 10, 2022 -- The Schuyler Soccer Club Strikers had a full weekend. According to a report from the club:

"Our U8 kiddos had another successful festival down in Spencer-VanEtten, with their next festival 5/14 at 12 noon in Marathon.

"Saturday May 7th brought our U10 girls a 4-2 win over Cortland. Goalies for the game: Lillian Weed had 3 saves, Shanna Peters had 1 save, and Kasha Malysa had 3 saves. Goals were scored by Savannah Glover, Riley Gillis (2), and Lillian Weed. Next weekend the team plays at 4 p.m. 5/14 at Corning United, and 4 p.m. 5/15 in Hector.

"Our U12 girls also earned a 9-6 win over Unadilla. Goalies for the game: Lilly Mace had 2 saves and Heidi Anderson had 3 saves. Goals were scored by Leah Antes (7), Saskia Dechow, and Aleah Ventra with assists coming from Leah Antes, Mackenzie Wheaton (4), Janne Anderson, and Saskia Dechow. Their next game is 5/15 in Hector at 1 p.m.

"On Saturday May 7th our U19 girls lost their home opener to Clarence 9-0. Lillian Ameigh had 15+ saves in goal. Their next game is 5/21 at Sherrill.

"On Sunday May 8th all our boys teams celebrated their moms with roses after their games!

"Our U10 '13-'15 Boys lost a tough game 8-5 to Taughannock. Goalies for the day: Izzy Gomez-Fitzsimmons had 7 saves and Dominik Koehler had 5 saves. Goals were scored by Zion Tomlinson (2), Dominik Koehler, Derrick Westervelt, and Izzy Gomez-Fitzsimmons. Zion Tomlinson also contributed 2 assists. Their next game is 10 a.m. 5/15 at Soaring Capitals.

"Our U12 Boys played a hard fought loss 9-4 against the Corning Warriors. Goalies for the game: Nathaniel Perez had 7 saves and Breyden Seamon had 8 saves. Goals were scored by Landon Reynolds (2), Callan Schamel, and a Corning Own Goal. Assists were made by Emmerich Koehler and Landon Reynolds. Their next game is 5/15 at Athens at 6 p.m.

"Our U10 '12 Boys lost a tight 3-2 game to BC United Waza. Goalie for the game: Will Peters had 4 saves. Goals were scored by Connor Wood and Dominik Thomson. Next weekend the team plays at 2 p.m. 5/14 at BC United Waza, and 2 p.m. 5/15 in Hector."

Photos in text:

Top: Lillian Ameigh makes a save in the U19 girls game. (Photos provided)
Bottom: Leah Antes drives to the goal in the U12 girls game. She scored seven times.

Watkins tennis team tops Moravia, 5-0

MORAVIA, May 9, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team ended its regular season with a 5-0 victory Monday over Moravia in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the Moravia tennis courts.

The Senecas, 4-5, got straight-set wins in each match.

No. 1 singles: Jason Murphy won 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Matthew Sandritter won 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Noah Gardner won 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney won 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Skylar Lagramada-Katrina Ricca won 6-2, 6-2.

The Senecas will compete Thursday in the Section IV, Class C tournament at Newark Valley. Murphy and Klemann-Mooney drew first-round byes.

Watkins Glen third baseman Ava Barber tags out a Candor runner trying to advance.

Glen softball team blanked by Candor

WATKINS GLEN, May 9, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team lost a 10-0 decision Monday to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

Watkins Glen was led on offense by Brianna Hatch, who went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and two stolen bases. Other hits came from Brenna Pierce and Molly O'Connell-Campbell, each with a single. Skye Cummings had a stolen base.

Pierce pitched for the Senecas, striking out nine Candor batters.

Candor scored one run in the 1st inning, two in the 2nd, one in the 3rd, five in the 5th, and one in the 6th.

"Our girls have been upbeat and are working very hard," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto.

Watkins Glen concludes its season Wednesday at home against Odessa-Montour.

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Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen pitcher Brenna Pierce throws to Olivia King at first base after fielding a Candor ground ball.

Bottom: The Senecas' second baseman, Molly O'Connell-Campbell, catches a Candor pop fly.

Left: Watkins Glen left fielder Lois Hosley catches a fly ball. Right: The Senecas' Brianna Hatch (6) slides safely into second for one of her two stolen bases.

O-M softball team falls to Newark Valley

NEWARK VALLEY, May 9, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 25-10 decision Monday to Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the NV softball field.

The game was ended in the 6th inning under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates contests in the 5th or 6th inning if a team leads by 15 or more runs.

Errors in the field -- 12 of them -- plagued Odessa-Montour.

On offense, O-M's Hannah Kinner had a single, scored twice and drove in two runs. Raven Lott had a single, walked twice, scored one run and drove in one. Brooklynn Thompson hit a single that drove in two runs. She also scored twice.

Other runs were scored by Kayla White (1), Sidney Pike (1), Mackenzie Cannon (1) and Hannah Barr (2).

Cannon pitched 6 innings for the Indians, registering 9 strikeouts.

The Indians return to action Tuesday at Waverly.

Seneca Indians catcher Gavin Lohmeyer completes a sweeping tag on a Dundee runner who tried unsuccessfully to score from third base on an infield grounder.

Seneca Indians JV tops Dundee/Bradford

WATKINS GLEN, May 9, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team defeated Dundee/Bradford 8-6 Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour athletes -- had an early lead before Dundee tied the game 6-6 in the 4th inning. But WG/OM scored twice in the 6th to secure the victory.

Mike Hines led the offense with two hits, two walks, and three runs scored, Gavin Lohmeyer drove in two runs, and Andrew Coston hit a one-bouncer over the fence for a double.

Bishop Baldassare pitched the first three innings, and Coston the final four.

"We were effective with our opportunities and great on the bases," said WG/OM Coach RC Holmes, whose squad stole 13 bases. "We need to continue that in our playoff game Wednesday."

The Seneca Indians enter the playoff phase of the season that day, playing at home against Dryden. WG/OM is seeded 7th, while Dryden is seeded 10th.

Photo in text: WG/OM's Andrew Coston. He pitched the final four innings.

Left: Seneca Indians starter Bishop Baldasarre delivers a pitch. Right: WG/OM's Gunner Herrmann fouls off a pitch.

O-M's Hoffman 1st at Wrestling Festival

HOLLAND PATENT, NY, May 9, 2022 -- This past Saturday Odessa-Montour High School wrestler Lucas Hoffman won his weight and age range at the Holland Patent Freestyle Wrestling Festival, held at the Holland Patent High School in Oneida County.

By winning at roughly 113 pounds (the tournament grouped kids based on how close they were in weight and age), Hoffman -- an 8th grader -- is now qualified for the New York State Freestyle Wrestling Championships on May 21 in Victor, NY.

Hoffman won at Holland Patent with two technical falls and one pinfall.

From left: Luke Spahalski, Andrew Hayes and Daniel Ely tee off on the first hole.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys fall to SVEC

WATKINS GLEN, May 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team dropped a 164-176 decision to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor Friday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

The loss eliminated the Senecas from contention for the IAC Large School South Division title. SVEC, at 8-0 (6-0 in division) clinched the crown with the win, its second over Watkins Glen (7-2, 4-2) this season.

Daniel Ely led the Senecas with a 41, while Luke Spahalski shot 43, Georgio Fazzary 44, and Andrew Hayes 48. SVEC's Taylor Brock was medalist with a 38.

Watkins Glen has two more regular-season matches, Tuesday at Newark Valley and Thursday at home against Tioga.

Senior Night: The Watkins Glen squad's four seniors were honored in a pre-match ceremony. They are Georgio Fazzary, Daniel Ely, Luke Spahalski and Andrew Hayes.

Photo in text: The Watkins Glen golf team seniors honored at a pre-match ceremony included, from left: Andrew Hayes, Daniel Ely, Luke Spahalski and Georgio Fazzary.

Watkins Glen golfer Georgio Fazzary, a senior, dives into the pond fronting the No. 1 tee on the Watkins Glen Golf Course before Friday's match. He said he was doing it to celebrate Senior Night, at which he and three teammates were honored.

Seneca Indians roll past SVEC, 23-4

CANDOR, May 6, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team amassed 15 hits Friday on the way to a 23-4 rout of Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Candor baseball field.

The game, ended after six innings, saw the Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- score in every inning. They posted four runs in the 1st inning, one run in the 2nd, two runs in the 3rd, eight in the 4th, five in the 5th and three in the 6th. SVEC managed a run in the 1st inning and three in the 3rd.

Daniel Lewis pitched a complete game for the Seneca Indians, striking out 11 batters and walking three while allowing only one earned run on five hits.

WG/OM, aided by six Eagles errors and eight walks, got three hits each from Cameron Holland (two of them doubles), Alex Holmes and Lewis, with Holmes driving in a team high 5 runs, and Holland, Ryan Willett and Cayden Confer with 3 RBIs each. Registering two hits apiece were Adam Pastore (a double and a triple), Willett, and Confer (one of them a home run).

Pastore and Confer scored four times each, while Holland, Willett and Holmes crossed the plate three times apiece.

The Seneca Indians JV third baseman, Brady Bockelcamp, reaches up for an approaching foul pop fly, and then catches it.

Seneca Indians JV falls to SVEC, 10-3

WATKINS GLEN, May 6, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team lost 10-3 Friday to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- were outhit 11-4, and were struck out 17 times.

"Their pitcher mixed a fastball and curveball effectively, and we struggled," said Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes. "We have a non-league game Monday to get us on the right track before the IAC playoffs."

WG/OM (5-7) is the 7th seed in the 12-team tournament, and will host No. 10 Dryden on Wednesday in the first round.

Photo in text: The Seneca Indians' Mike Hines delivers a pitch against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in Friday's JV game at WGHS.

O-M track teams compete in Duo Relays

TRUMANSBURG, May 6, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity track teams competed against several other schools Friday in a Duo Relays on the Trumansburg High School track complex.

The tournament, with athletes from Union Springs, Trumansburg, Spencer-Van Etten, Southern Cayuga, Newfield and O-M, involved relays with two competitors per event.

Odessa-Montour girls:

--O-M had one first-place finish, by Everly Zinger and Katie Adams in the 2-by-800.
--It had two second-place finishes, by Tori Brewster and Paisley Jeziorski in the 2-by-100 and by Brewster and Lillian Halpin in the Triple Jump.
--In third place: Brewster and Camille Sgrecci in the 2-by-200.
--In fourth place: Adams and Jeziorski in the 2-by-400, Brewster and Jeziorski in the Long Jump, and Sarah Strobel and Sgrecci in the 2-by-100 Hurdles.

Odessa-Montour boys:

2x1600: 2nd place, Ben Campbell and Lucas Barr.
2x800: 2nd place, Ben Campbell and Mark Waterman.
Pole Vault: 2nd place, Jed Lynch and Seth Durfey.
2x110: 3rd place, Orrey Benjamin and Brandon Davis.
2x400: 6th place, Jed Lynch and Mark Waterman.
Long Jump: 6th place, Drew Parmenter and Arden Heichel.

Golf: O-M boys defeat Newark Valley

ITHACA, May 6, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team posted its first victory of the season Friday, defeating Newark Valley 204-228 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Hillendale Golf Course's par-35 back-9.

O-M's David Patterson and Benson Patterson posted their season-best scores -- a 43 and 44, respectively. Aiden Vogel added a 57, and Wes Wade a 60.

Golf: O-M girls fall to trio of squads

BIG FLATS, May 6, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team finished fourth among four teams competing Friday at the Willowcreek Golf Course.

Horseheads led the match with a 188 total, followed by Corning (205), Waverly (220) and Odessa-Montour (250).

Eliza Starkweather led O-M with a 58 on the par-36 course, while Carly Thomas shot a 62, Riley Brooks 63, and Gina Gavich 67.

Glen lacrosse team falls to Dryden, 19-3

DRYDEN, May 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team dropped a 19-3 decision Friday to Dryden in a game on the Dryden High School athletic field.

Garrett VanOstrand scored two of the Senecas' goals, with Sam Hohle registering the third one. Nick D'Alleva had an assist. Brayden Heady helped the team by securing two ground balls.

Watkins softball team loses to Dundee

DUNDEE, May 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team dropped a 16-1 decision Friday to Dundee in a non-league game on the Dundee softball field.

The game was ended after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates contests at that point if a team leads by 15 or more runs.

The lone run for Watkins was scored by Molly O'Connell-Campbell in the 2nd inning. Carly Arnold had the only hit, while O'Connell-Campbell and Lois Hosley each stole a base.

"Our girls kept their heads held high," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto, "and are looking forward to their last two games next week."

The Senecas return to action Monday at home against Candor.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys defeat Tburg

TRUMANSBURG, May 5, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team raised its record to 7-1 Thursday by defeating Trumansburg 187-201 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Trumansburg Golf Course.

Daniel Ely led the Senecas with a 40, while Georgio Fazzary posted a 45, Luke Spahalski 49, and Ethan Cary 53. Jack Sherry led Trumansburg with a 40.

Watkins Glen returns to action Friday against Spencer-Van Etten in a match on the Watkins Glen Golf Course. It will be Senior Night, when the squad's four seniors -- Ely, Fazzary, Spahalski and Andrew Hayes -- will be honored.

Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann (No. 1 doubles) and Skylar Lagramada (No. 2 doubles)

Watkins Glen tennis team falls to Tburg

WATKINS GLEN, May 5, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team's record slipped to 3-5 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 5-0 decision to Trumansburg (now 8-1) in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the WGHS tennis courts.

No. 1 singles: Jason Murphy lost 0-6, 3-6.

No.. 2 singles: Matthew Sandritter lost 0-6, 1-6.

No. 3 singles: Noah Gardner lost 1-6, 4-6.

No. 1 doubles: Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney lost 5-7, 6-4, 1-6.

No. 2 doubles: Katrina Ricca-Skylar Lagramada lost 1-6, 3-6.

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Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney volleys in the No. 1 doubles match.

Left: Watkins Glen No. 2 singles player Matthew Sandritter. Right: The Senecas' Katrina Ricca volleys in the No. 2 doubles match.

Watkins softball team loses to N. Valley

NEWARK VALLEY, May 5, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team lost 8-3 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the NV softball field.

Watkins Glen had six hits, two of them (a double and single) by Brenna Pierce. Registering one single each were Brianna Hatch, Ava Barber, Olivia King and Cloey Wratten. Barber and Pierce stole two bases each, while King, Wratten, Hatch and Sarah Jones had one apiece.

Newark Valley, after scoring single runs in the 1st and 2nd innings, broke the game open with five runs in the 5th before adding one in the 6th. Watkins scored two runs in the 2nd inning and one in the 3rd.

"Our ladies really played a nice balanced game and played error free," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto.

The Senecas return to action Friday at Dundee.

Golf: O-M girls top Watkins, Moravia

MORAVIA, May 5, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team improved to 5-3 Thursday when it defeated Watkins Glen and Moravia in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches on the par-35 Fillmore Golf Course.

O-M totaled 250 to Watkins Glen's 327. Moravia had an incomplete, since it had just one golfer where four were needed for a team score.

Eliza Starkweather led Odessa with a 57, while Riley Brooks registered a 62, Carly Thomas 65, and Gina Gavich 66. Alyiah Clink-Bentley and Haley Tuttle each shot 78 for Watkins, which was 1-1 for the day. Mischa Saret-Taber shot an 84, and Aubrey Klemann an 87.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys top Waverly

WATKINS GLEN, May 4, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved its record to 6-1 Wednesday when it defeated Waverly 177-196 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Georgio Fazzary led the Senecas with a 40, while Daniel Ely shot a 43, Luke Spahalski 46, and Ethan Cary 48.

Joey Bernatavitz led Waverly with a 46.

Watkins Glen returns to action Thursday at Trumansburg.

The Seneca Indians' Daniel Lewis ducks an incoming inside pitch.

Seneca Indians fall to S-VE/Candor

WATKINS GLEN, May 4, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team's record slipped to 3-9 Wednesday with a 16-8 loss to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- spotted SVEC five runs in the 1st inning, and then yielded two in the 2nd inning and nine in the 5th. WG/OM scored once in the 1st inning -- leaving the bases loaded -- three times each in the 4th and 5th, and once in the 7th.

The Seneca Indians left 11 runners on base, and hurt themselves with six errors, while SVEC was committing only one.

WG/OM outhit the Eagles 10-9, with Cameron Holland registering three hits that included a homer. Daniel Lewis and Dominick Fazzary each had two hits, while Cayden Confer, Ben Heichel and Alex Holmes had one each. Holland and Lewis each had 2 RBIs, while Holmes had one.

Adam Pastore, Ryan Willett, Brad Gillis and Holland pitched, striking out 8 SVEC batters while walking 13.

WG/OM returns to action Friday against SVEC at Candor High School.

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Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Dominick Fazzary is out as he slides into first base too late on a ground ball to second.

Bottom: The Seneca Indians' first baseman, Cayden Confer, prepares to catch a pop fly.

Left: WG/OM third baseman Ben Heichel fires to first after fielding a grounder.
Right: The Seneca Indians' Cameron Holland is safe at first on an infield hit.

The Seneca Indians' Ryan Willett delivers a pitch. Teammate Adam Pastore is in the background.

Golf: Odessa-Montour boys lose to Tioga

TIOGA CENTER, May 4, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team's record slipped to 0-5 Wednesday with a 191-221 loss to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Tioga Golf Club's par-35 front-9.

David Patterson led O-M with a 46, while his brother Benson shot a 52. Aiden Vogel added a 61, and Turin Pound a 62.

Tyler Roe and Evan Sickler led Tioga, each with a 43.

The Indians return to action Friday at home against Newark Valley.

Seneca Indians JV falls to SVEC, 5-4

CANDOR, May 4, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team dropped a 5-4 decision Wednesday to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

"It was a tight game throughout and we came up just short," said Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes. "We have one more crack at them Friday" when the two teams meet again. That contest will be played at Watkins Glen High School.

The Seneca Indians (now 5-6) -- a combined team of WGHS and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- broke a 3-3 tie in the 4th inning on an RBI single by Mike Hines.

But SVEC scored two unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the 6th to secure the victory.

Watkins softball game called off in 1st

WATKINS GLEN, May 4, 2022 -- A scheduled varsity softball game between Watkins Glen High School and Tioga had barely started Wednesday when it was stopped due to the weather -- a steady, cold mist.

Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto said the umpires "called off the game in the top of the 1st inning because the ball became wet after each pitch and it couldn't be released with any type of control" by his pitcher, Brenna Pierce.

Tioga's pitcher, he added, "was having a hard time warming up, as well. It's one thing to throw overhand, and another when you release from the windmill" -- the method used by pitchers in softball to deliver pitches underhand with speed.

There was no word on a makeup date. Watkins Glen returns to action Thursday at Newark Valley.

Also postponed on Wednesday: An Odessa-Montour varsity softball game at Newark Valley, a Watkins Glen varsity tennis meet at Moravia, and a girls varsity golf match involving both Watkins and O-M at Moravia.

Seneca Indians defeat SVEC, 9-3

CANDOR, May 3, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team took an early 5-0 lead and never looked back Tuesday, posting a 9-3 victory over Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Candor softball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- registered seven hits. Cameron Holland had two of them, and Daniel Lewis, Adam Pastore, Ryan Willett, Brady Cannon and Alex Holmes one each. Pastore drove in three runs, and Holland, Lewis and Willett one apiece.

Holmes pitched into the 5th inning, when he was relieved by Brad Gillis. Combined, they struck out 12 batters and walked six while allowing just four hits.

The Seneca Indians are scheduled to play SVEC again Wednesday, this time at home.

Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon connects with a pitch for a 6th inning home run.

O-M tops Watkins for 1st softball win

ODESSA, May 3, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team posted its first victory of the season Tuesday, defeating Watkins Glen 18-3 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field.

The Indians built an early 6-0 lead. After Watkins Glen scored two runs in the 4th inning, O-M expanded its lead with an eight-run rally in the bottom of the inning built largely on walks and errors. They then closed out the game early -- in the 6th inning, under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends games after five or six innings if a team leads by 15 or more runs.

Up 16-3 entering the bottom of the 6th, the Indians scored on a towering homer over the left field fence by Mackenzie Cannon, and then ended the game by scoring a run on a ground ball fielder's choice.

Cannon went the distance on the mound for O-M, allowing just the two 4th inning runs and one in the 6th, and striking out five batters. In addition to her homer, she also had a single and two sacrifice flies, scored two runs and had 4 RBIs.The Indians had nine hits, and also drew 12 walks, and were aided by five Watkins errors. O-M played errorless ball.

Hannah Kinner scored twice and drove in two runs, while Raven Lott had three singles, drove in three runs and scored three. Other hits came from Brooklynn Thompson (with an RBI), Kelsey Bates, and Madison Moss, while Sidney Pike walked four times and scored three runs.

O-M returns to action Wednesday at Newark Valley. Watkins Glen, still seeking its first victory, plays Friday at Dundee.

Senior Night: O-M's five seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony. They are Mackenzie Cannon, Raven Lott, Molly Heichel, Annaleise Beckley and Madison Moss.

With the game being on Senior Night, said O-M Coach Jordan Mensch, the win "was pretty special for all these girls. They've worked hard and never gave up or got discouraged all season, so it's nice to see them rewarded for their effort."

Photo in text: O-M's Raven Lott connects for a base hit that drove in two runs.

Left: O-M's Kelsey Bates, who had been on third base, slides home safely after a pitch sailed to the backstop. Right: Watkins second baseman Cloey Wratten grabs a grounder.

Left: Watkins Glen shortstop Olivia King throws out a batter after fielding a grounder. Right: Watkins Glen's Brenna Pierce delivers a pitch.

Watkins tennis team falls to Lansing, 5-0

LANSING, May 3, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team's record slipped to 3-4 Tuesday when the Senecas dropped a 5-0 decision to Lansing in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Lansing tennis courts.

The results:

No. 1 singles: Jason Murphy lost 3-6, 3-6.
No. 2 singles: Matthew Sandritter lost 4-6, 5-7.
No. 3 singles: Noah Gardner lost 2-6, 3-6.
No. 1 doubles: Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney lost 4-6, 4-6.
No. 2 doubles: Katrina Ricca-Skylar Lagramada lost 3-6, 6-7 (3-7).

Watkins Glen is scheduled to return to action Wednesday at Moravia.

From left: Odessa-Montour's Katie Adams, Tori Brewster and Everly Zinger. (Photos by Gail Sgrecci)

O-M girls track team tops S-VE, 79-44

SPENCER, May 3, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity track team improved its record to 4-1 Tuesday when it defeated Spencer-Van Etten 79-44 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the Spencer athletic field.

Elmira Notre Dame was also competing, but was not recording a team score.

The highlights for O-M included:

--First-place overall finishes for Camille Sgrecci in the 400 Hurdles (1:21.3) and the Pole Vault, and second places in the 100 Hurdles and 4x400 Relay.
--A first-place by Tori Brewster in the 100 (12.6). She also placed second in the 200 (in 26.2, a tenth of a second off the school record), second in the Long Jump and third in the Triple Jump.
--A first-place by Everly Zinger in the 3000, and a second in the 1500 in a personal-best time of 5:38.3.
--Second places by Katie Adams in the 400 and the 4x400 Relay.
--Second places by Sarah Barr in the Shot Put and Discus.
--A third place by Lillian Halpin in the Long Jump.
--Third places by Sarah Strobel in the 100 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles.
--Personal records by Paisley Jeziorski in the 100, 200 and 4x400 split.
--A third place by Delaney Paulisczak in the Shot Put.

Photo n text: O-M's Camille Sgrecci on the way to second place in the 100 Meter Hurdles. She won the 400 Hurdles and the Pole Vault. (Photo by Gail Sgrecci)

O-M boys track team falls to Spencer

SPENCER, May 3, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity track and field team's record slipped to 2-3 Tuesday when the Indians lost to Spencer-Van Etten 89-51 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the S-VE athletic field. No score was immediately available.

"Although we were defeated," O-M Coach Skip Strobel said, "it was a great day for my young group." Among the highlights:

-- Jed Lynch won the 100 with a PR (personal record) of 12.2, and was first in the Pole Vault at 9'6".
-- Ben Campbell placed third in the 1600, but ran it in 5:04.8 -- a personal best by 18 seconds.
-- Jon Gillis took second in both the 400 (59.4) and Pole Vault (9'6"). Both were personal bests.
-- Gabe Williams and Brandon Davis both set personal bests in the 400 Hurdles. 
-- Zach Wyre won the 200 with a PR of 25.4.
-- The 4x400 team of Ben Campbell, Lynch, Gabe Williams and Mark Waterman took first place.  
-- Drew Parmenter and Arden Heichel both had personal bests in the Triple Jump.
-- Brody Williams placed in the Discus.
-- Orrey Benjamin was well on his way to a PR in the 110 Hurdles before taking a spill at the finish.
-- John Swaney set PR's in the 400 and 200, and Seth Durfey set one in the 200.

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Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Arden Heichel goes airborne in the Long Jump.

Bottom: O-M's Ben Campbell, who set a personal best in the 1600 Meters. (Photos by Gail Sgrecci)

Watkins Glen's Quacey Wilt, center, and Chris Stevens right, race toward the finish line in a heat of the 100 Meters . Wilt finished in 11.80, and Stevens in 11.87.

Watkins track teams fall to Waverly

WATKINS GLEN, May 3, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity track and field teams lost to Waverly Tuesday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference meets on the WGHS Alumni Field -- the boys 90-36, and the girls 116-15.

Girls: Waverly 116, Watkins Glen 15

The roster-challenged Senecas got a first place from Breanna Carl in the 800 (2:45.1), and another from Ava Kelly in the Long Jump (13' 10.75").

The squad, with only a half-dozen members, also got second-place finishes in the Discus from Maggie Pentz (68' 1"), in the 100 from Ava Kelly (13.72), and in the 4x100 Relay where Maggie Pentz, Maddie Tuttle, Ava Kelly and Breanna Carl posted a 58.4. It also got a third place from Rachel Vickio in the Shot Put (21' 3").

Boys: Waverly 90, Watkins Glen 36

Watkins Glen got first-place finishes from:

-- The 4x800 relay team of John Bond Trimble, Isaac Hendrickson, Johnny VanScoyk and Aidan Maphis;

-- Johnny VanScoyk in the 1500 in 5:13.7.

-- Balan Ault in the 800 in 2:29.4.

--Aidan Maphis in the 3000 in 11:57.78.

It got second-place finishes from Ross Pentz in the Shot Put (36' .75") and Discus (102' 5"), Chris Stevens in the Long Jump (16') and High Jump (5' 2"); and Quacey Wilt in the Triple Jump (31' 6.75").

 

Senior Night: The lone senior, Breanna Carl, was honored in a pre-meet ceremony.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Maddie Tuttle, right, takes the baton from Maggie Pentz in the 4x100 Relay race.
Bottom: The Senecas' Aidan Maphis, left, is handed the baton by Johnny VanScoyk in the 4x800 Relay.

From left: Watkins Glen's Ava Kelly en route to winning the Long Jump; Jaymes Forker in the 100; and senior Breanna Carl, honored in a Senior Night ceremony.

Seneca Indians JV loses to Moravia, 9-1

MORAVIA, May 3, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team dropped a 9-1 decision to Moravia Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- "only allowed two hits, but had too many walks and too many base-running errors," according to Coach RC Holmes.

Daniel Coston pitched four innings of relief, allowing only one earned run.

"Daniel again pitched effectively for us in relief," said Holmes. "We need to bring some excitement to the park tomorrow and end the week strong."

WG/OM plays on the road against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor on Wednesday, and at home against SVEC on Friday.

Schuyler Soccer Club starts its season

Special to The Odessa File

SCHUYLER COUNTY, May 3, 2022 -- The Schuyler Soccer Club kicked off its Spring Travel Soccer Season this past weekend, with three teams having games.

The U8 team had a blast at its first festival down at BC United, with eight kids participating! Their next festival is at 12 noon on May 7 at Spencer-Van Etten.

The U10 girls team played at Soaring Capitals on Saturday, April 30 and fought hard in a 4-2 loss. Adelaide Root and Riley Gillis had a goal apiece, and Riley Gillis an assist as well. Shanna Peters, Lillian Weed, Adelyn Weed, and Beatrice Hayden split time in the goal. Their next game is at noon on May 7, at home in Hector.

The U10 (2013-2015) Boys played at Corning United on Sunday 5/1 and came out on top with a 7-3 win. Zion Tomlinson had four goals and two assists while Ori Kramer, Olin Kramer, and Henry Stephens all chipped in a goal apiece. Derrick Westervelt also added an assist. Olin Kramer and Izzy Gomez-Fitzsimmons split time in goal. Their next game is at 10 a.m. on May 8 at home in Hector.

The U12 Boys hosted the Corning Warriors on Sunday, May 1 and fought hard in a 3-0 loss. Nathaniel Perez and Breyden Seamon split time in goal. The team is looking forward to a rematch at their next game, at 1 p.m. on May 8 at Williamson.

The U12 Girls, U14 Girls, and U19 girls all kick their season off this upcoming weekend with the following games:

--U12 Girls 5/7 at Unadilla, 12 noon
--U14 Girls 5/7 Home v. Waza, 2 p.m.
--U19 Girls 5/7 Home at WG Turf Field v. Clarence, 7:30 p.m.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys top ND; now 5-1

WATKINS GLEN, May 2, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved to 5-1 Monday when it defeated Elmira Notre Dame 180-212 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Daniel Ely led the Senecas with a 41, while Georgio Fazzary shot a 42, Luke Spahalski 48, and Ethan Carey 49. Jackson Potter led Notre Dame with a 45.

Watkins Glen returns to action Wednesday at home against Waverly.

Seneca Indians batter Gavin Lohmeyer connects for a base hit.

Seneca Indians JV falls to SVEC, 9-5

WATKINS GLEN, May 2, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team fell behind 4-0 in the 1st inning Monday and couldn't recover in a 9-5 loss to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- slipped to 5-4 with the loss heading into a game Tuesday at Moravia.

Mike Hines, who started on the mound for WG/OM, led the offense with two hits and two runs scored. Hits were also registered by Gavin Lohmeyer, Andrew Coston, Tyler Gulini, and Brady Bockelkamp.

"SVEC played solid baseball," said Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes. "We had more base runners, but just couldn't get them across the plate."

Photo in text: WG/OM catcher Andrew Coston tags out an SVEC runner at the plate.

Left: WG/OM third baseman Gunner Herrmann throws to first base after fielding a ground ball. Right: The Seneca Indians' Mike Hines delivers a pitch.

Golf: Watkins Glen girls 4th in road meet

ITHACA, May 2, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity golf team finished fourth among four teams Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at the RaNic Golf Club (formerly Country Club of Ithaca).

Watkins Glen totaled 309 strokes, led by Grace Roney's 69. Yi Ji was next with a 73.

Waverly posted the lowest team score, a 212. Lansing was second at 233, and Spencer-Van Etten/Candor third at 240. Lansing's Hailey Baughan was medalist with a 46.

Weather leads to three postponements

SCHUYLER COUNTY, May 2, 2022 -- Three sporting events involving Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school teams were postponed Monday due to the wet weather.

A varsity softball game between O-M and Watkins at Odessa was moved to Tuesday, while a Seneca Indians varsity baseball game at Candor against the combined Spencer-Van Etten/Candor squad was delayed until Tuesday, as well.

Meanwhile, a match between the WGHS varsity tennis team and Moravia on the road was postponed to Wednesday.

WG lacrosse team tops Oneonta, 5-4

WATKINS GLEN, April 30, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team registered its first win of the season Saturday by defeating Oneonta 5-4 in a game on the WGHS Alunni Field.

Watkins Glen got two goals each from Garrett VanOstrand and Devin Searle, and one from Nick Ritter, along with two assists from Nick D'Alleva.

"On defense," said Watkins Glen Coach Nils Watson, "Ethan Day recovered six loose balls with strong support from Thomas Field and Carson Thaete. Otto Hohle controlled the face-off with seven wins. Teagan Lampman played a great game in the goal, coming up with eight strong saves on the day."

Seneca Indians JV routs Campbell-Savona

CAMPBELL, April 29, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team registered 21 hits, drew 9 walks and stole 17 bases Friday as it defeated Campbell-Savona 26-12 in a non-league road game.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- trailed 6-2 after one inning before erupting for eight runs in the 2nd inning to take the lead for good.

Mike Hines led the team with four hits, while Gavin Lohmeyer, Brady Bockelkamp, Dom Gublo and Daniel Coston had three apiece. Every other player had at least one hit.

"We were swinging the bats tonight," said WG/OM Coach RC Holmes. "We have four league games next week. If we continue to hit like that, we will be tough to beat."

Watkins Glen's Ross Pentz on the way to a 7th-place finish in the Discus event.

Glen, O-M tracksters compete at Legends

TRUMANSBURG, April 29, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School track and field teams competed Friday night in the 16-school Legends of the Night invitational meet on the Trumansburg High School athletic field.

Among the highlights for the O-M boys were the following:

--Jed Lynch won the Pole Vault.
--Jon Gillis was 4th in the Pole Vault and 7th in the 3200 with a PR (personal record) of 11:34.64, his best by 26 seconds.
--Lucas Barr set a PR in the 1600 by 11 seconds.
--Brody Williams had a PR in the Discus with a throw of 91' 10".

"I'm really proud of the kids and their response tonight," said O-M Coach Skip Strobel.

The O-M girls squad was represented by just two members, with the others attending the school prom. The two did well, with Sarah Strobel 9th in the 400 Hurdles and 11th in the 100 Hurdles, and Everly Zinger 7th in the 1500.

As for the Watkins Glen girls and boys teams:

"We had some good place finishers," said Coach Kelly Sterner. "It was a fun, productive meet with personal bests by the following WG Tracksters:

--Aidan Maphis in the 3200,
--Isaac Hendrickson in the1600,
--Johnny VanScoyk in the 1600.
--Breanna Carl in the 800,
--Ava Kelly in the 100, 200, and Long Jump,
--Maggie Pentz in the Shot Put,
--Rachel Vickio in the Discus,
--Henry Smith in the 400,
--Jaymes Forker in the Triple Jump,
--Balan Ault in the 800,
--Shea Young in the Discus,
--Kyron Young in the 200 and Long Jump, and
--Jon Bond Trimble in the 200."

Top Watkins finishers included Breanna Carl (4th in the 800 in 2:51.90), Ross Pentz (3rd in the Shot Put at 34' 11"), and Quacey Wilt (tied for 4th in the 100 in 12.07). Pentz was also 7th in the Discus (92' 3").

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Kyron Young at the start of the 4x100 Relay.
Middle: O-M's Sarah Strobel, left, and Everly Zinger warm up before the meet.
Bottom: Watkins' Johnny VanScoyk, left, takes a handoff from Isaac Hendrickson.

Left: Watkins Glen track team members Maddie Tuttle, left, and Rachel Vickio. Tuttle is sidelined with a knee injury, and Vickio is in a walking boot while recovering from a foot injury. She competed, however, in an event new to her: the Discus, placing 12th. Right: Watkins Glen's Maggie Pentz competes in the Shot Put, where she placed 11th.

Odessa-Montour's Orrey Benjamin clears a hurdle near the beginning of the 110 Hurdles.

Golf: O-M girls drop pair, slip to 3-3

CATATONK, April 29, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team's record slipped to 3-3 Friday when the Indians failed to field a full four-person team, thus dropping matches to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor and Horseheads on the Catatonk Golf Cour's par-36 back-9.

Riley Brooks led O-M with a 69, while Gina Gavich shot a 70, and Carly Thomas a 78. Prom night cost the Indians a fourth golfer, just as the track team was short of personnel at the Legends of the Night meet at Trumansburg.

Spencer-Van Etten/Candor registered a team score of 250, while Horseheads won with a 195 total led by Brooklyn Moffe's 44.

Photo in text: O-M's Riley Brooks putts on the second hole. (Photo provided)

Watkins softball team loses to Newfield

WATKINS GLEN, April 29, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team dropped a 16-12 decision Friday to Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field. The Trojans won with a big 7th inning that broke a 10-10 tie.

Watkins Glen's Ava Barber went 5-for-5 at the plate. Coach Ralph Diliberto said Barber was "the third batter that I have coached over the past 12 seasons who went 5-for-5." Two of her hits were doubles, and the other three singles.

Newfield scored one run in the 1st inning, two in the 2nd, six in the 4th, one in the 6th, and six in the 7th. Watkins scored two runs in the 1st inning, one run in the 3rd, four in the 4th, and three in the 6th that tied the game. After Newfield's big 7th, the Senecas scored twice in the bottom of the inning, falling short by four runs.

Also registering hits for Watkins Glen were Brenna Pierce (4-for-5 with two singles, a double and a triple), Lois Hosley (2-for-4 with two singles), Brianna Hatch (2-for-5 with a double and a single), Molly O'Connell-Campbell (2-for-4 with two singles), Olivia King (a double) and Carly Arnold (a single). Barber and O’Connell-Campbell stole three bases apiece, while Pierce stole two, and Hosley and Hatch one each.

"Our girls' bats came alive, and our base running was very successful," said Diliberto. "I was real happy with their performance and energy level."

Golf: Watkins boys top Tburg, 182-219

WATKINS GLEN, April 28, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved to 4-1 Thursday with a 182-219 victory over Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Watkins Glen Golf Course.

Georgio Fazzary led the Senecas with a 41 on the cold, breezy day. Daniel Ely registered a 42, while Luke Spahalski shot a 49, and Andrew Hayes a 50.

Trumansburg was led by Lucas Hunter's 45.

Watkins Glen returns to action Monday at home against Elmira Notre Dame.

Left: Watkins Glen's No. 2 singles player, Matthew Sandritter. Right: Watkins doubles player Faye Mooney sends a shot over the net.

Watkins tennis team loses to Waverly, 3-2

WATKINS GLEN, April 28, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team saw its record slip to 3-3 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 3-2 decision to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the WGHS tennis courts.

Watkins Glen's Jason Murphy won the No. 1 singles match, 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 doubles team of Skylar Lagramada and Douglas DiGregorio won in three sets, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

But the Senecas lost the other three matches. Matthew Sandritter was defeated in the No. 2 singles, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6; Noah Gardner lost the No. 3 singles match, 3-6, 4-6; and the No. 1 doubles team of Alannah Klemann and Faye Mooney lost 4-6, 1-6.

The Senecas return to action Monday at Moravia.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's No. 1 singles player, Jason Murphy, returns a Waverly volley.

Left: Watkins Glen doubles player Alannah Klemann volleys. Right: The Senecas' No. 3 singles player, Noah Gardner.

Seneca Indians lose as Dryden rallies late

DRYDEN, April 28, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team's inability to hold late leads struck again Thursday. The squad lost two leads as Dryden rallied to post an 8-5 victory in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Dryden baseball field.

The Seneca Indians (now 2-8) -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- have lost several games in which late leads have evaporated. This time, they led 3-1 in the 5th inning, only to see Dryden tie the game; and then 4-3 in the 6th, only to yield five runs in the bottom of the inning.

Dryden managed just four hits, but was aided by six WG/OM errors. The Seneca Indians had eight hits, including two each by Brad Gillis, Cameron Holland (including a double) and Adam Pastore (including a homer). Ryan Willett and Cayden Confer registered a single apiece. Willett and Ben Heichel each stole a base.

Daniel Lewis pitched into the 6th inning, and was relieved by Pastore. Lewis allowed four earned runs on four hits while striking out seven and walking four. Pastore walked one.

Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon sends a pitch on its way. The sunny day was shaded and chilly in the softball corner of the athletic field.

O-M softball team falls to Notre Dame

ODESSA, April 28, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 17-2 decision Thursday to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field.

The game was terminated in the 6th inning under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends games after five or six innings if one team leads by 15 or more runs.

O-M scored its runs on a homer by Mackenzie Cannon. Scoring on the play was Raven Lott, who had walked. Other O-M hits -- all singles -- came from Hannah Kinner, Kelsey Bates and Annaleise Beckley. 

Cannon pitched six innings, striking out one batter.

"The girls played much better in the field," said O-M Coach Jordan Mensch. "Notre Dame has some strong bats, and had several of their own home runs."

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour shortstop Hannah Kinner tracks down and catches a Notre Dame pop fly.

Golf: O-M girls split a pair; Glen loses 2

WAVERLY, April 27, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team won once and lost once Wednesday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches on the Tomasso's Golf Course par-34 back-9.

O-M totaled 256 strokes to defeat Watkins Glen (318), but lost to Waverly (236). The split brings the Indians' season mark to 3-1, while Watkins Glen, in losing twice, slipped to a record of 1-3.

Carly Thomas led Odessa with a 59, while Eliza Starkweather registered a 60, Gina Gavich a 67, and Riley Brooks a 70.

Alyiah Clink-Bentley led Watkins Glen with a 72, while Yi Ji shot a 75, Haley Tuttle an 82, and Mischa Saret-Taber an 89.

Waverly was led by Lauren DeLill's 53.

Photo in text: O-M's Gina Gavich prepares to hit a shot on No. 13. (Photo provided)

Seneca Indians third baseman Daniel Coston momentarily bobbles a grounder (left) before throwing out a Moravia batter at first base.

Seneca Indians JV loses to Moravia, 16-8

WATKINS GLEN, April 27, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team spotted Moravia a 13-1 lead in the first three innings Wednesday -- a hole it couldn't escape as it dropped a 16-8 decision to the Blue Devils in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians (now 4-3) -- a combined team of WGHS and Odessa-Montour athletes -- pulled within five runs at 13-8 before Moravia closed out the scoring.

"This was a league game, but we didn't show up to play baseball today," said WG/OM Coach RC Holmes. "We'll work on getting better tomorrow."

Bishop Baldassare led the team with three hits, while Gunner Herrmann had one.

The Seneca Indians return to action Friday at Campbell-Savona.

Photo in text: WG/OM second baseman Gunner Herrmann throws to first after fielding a ground ball.

Left: WG/OM's Mike Hines connects, but the ball was caught for an out. Right: The Seneca Indians' Tyler Gulini backs away from an inside pitch.

The Seneca Indians' Bishop Baldassare leads off first base in the 2nd inning, while snow swirls in the air. The cold wind off the lake made the evening's 41 degrees much colder.

Watkins softball team falls to Waverly

WAVERLY, April 27, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team dropped a 19-1 decision Wednesday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly softball field.

Hits for the Senecas, all singles, came from Lois Hosley, Skye Cummings and Brianna Hatch. Cummings stole three bases, including home in the 2nd inning for the Senecas' lone run. Hatch also stole a base.

"The temperature was 34 degrees real feel at game time," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto, "and we got off to a rocky start, allowing 12 runs in the first inning. We settled down and held them to one run in the 2nd, no runs in the 3rd, and six in the 4th."

The game was ended after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates contests at that point if a team leads by 15 or more runs.

"Our girls made a lot of heads-up plays and continued to battle, leaving everything on the field," said Diliberto.

The Senecas' next game is Friday, at home against Newfield. A Senior Night ceremony before the game will honor the team's two seniors, Alexis King and Cloey Wratten.

Odessa-Montour's Benson Patterson prepares to tee off on No. 17. (Photo provided)

Watkin Glen golfers top O-M, 188-213

ITHACA, April 26, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team defeated Odessa-Montour 188-213 Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Hillendale Golf Course's par-35 back-9.

Georgio Fazzary led Watkins Glen with a 43, earning him a photo wearing the traditional green jacket donned by the medalist each year when these intracounty rivals meet.

Daniel Ely added a 46, while Ethan Cary shot 49 and Luke Spahalski 50.

Odessa-Montour was led by David Patterson's 46, while his brother Benson shot a 48, Austin Hoyt 57, and Turin Pound 62.

The victory lifted Watkins Glen's record to 3-1, while O-M slipped to 0-4.

Photo in text: Medalist Georgio Fazzary with the green jacket, alongside Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. (Photo provided)

Left: O-M's Ben Campbell, winner of the 1600. Right: Odessa's Tori Brewster lands in the Long Jump pit. She won four events.

Track: O-M girls top Newfield; boys lose

ODESSA, April 26, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity track team -- led by Tori Brewster's four wins -- defeated Newfield 78-58 Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the O-M athletic field.

The O-M boys lost to Newfield, 73-63.

Watkins Glen High School also competed, but without team scoring.

Girls: O-M 78, Newfield 58

"The girls ran great today," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, whose squad is now 3-1. "It was a good team effort." The highlights:

--Tori Brewster won the 100 Meters in a time of 12.7 seconds, the 200 in a time of 27.6, the Long Jump at 14' 11" and the Triple Jump at 30' 11.5"..

--Camille Sgrecci set a personal best of 19.0 seconds in winning the 100 Meter Hurdles, . She also won the 400 Meter Hurdles in 1:24.8, and was second in the Pole Vault at 6' 6".

--O-M won the 4x400 Relay in 5:16.9. Squad members were Camille Sgrecci, Paisley Jeziorski, Katie Adams and Delaney Paulisczak.

--Everly Zinger won the 1500 Meters run in 6:37.3, and was third in the 800.

--Lillian Halpin won the Pole Vault with a leap of 6' 6".

--Sarah Barr won the Shot Put with a throw of 23' 8.5" and was third in the Discus.

--Katie Adams was second in the 800 in 3:00.4, and second in the 400 at 1:12.4.

--Paisley Jeziorski was third in the 200 Meters in 31.9.

--Sarah Strobel was second in the 3000 Meters in 16:39.7, and third in both hurdle races.

--Delany Paulisczak was second in the High Jump.

Watkins Glen, meanwhile, had the following highlights:

--Breanna Carl won the 800 in 2:55.2.

--Ava Kelly was second in the 200 in 31.9, second in the Long Jump, and third in the 100.

--Maggie Pentz was third in the Shot Put at 20' 2", and second in the Discus at 65' 3.5".

Boys: Newfield 73, Odessa-Montour 63

The highlights:

--O-M won the 4x800 in 9:57.8. Squad members are Ben Campbell, Lucas Barr, Jon Gillis and Mark Waterman.

--Ben Campbell won the 1600 in 5:23.1, and was second in the 800 in 2:15.7.

--Jonathan Gillis was second in the 3200 in 12:51.4, and third in the 1600 in 5:44.9.

--Mark Waterman was second in the 400 Meters in 59.6.

--Jed Lynch won the Pole Vault at 9' 8",and was third in the 400 Meters in 1:00.1.

--Orrey Benjamin won the 110 Meter Hurdles in 20.1.

--Gabe Williams won the 400 Meter Hurdles in 1:14.2, and was second in the 100 Hurdles in 20.6.

--Braiden Ventra was third in the Shot Put at 32' 4.5".

Watkins Glen, meanwhile, had the following highlights:

--The Senecas were second in the 4x800 in 10:02.06.

--Quacey Wilt won the 100 Meters in 12.0, and was second in the Long Jump at 16' 3".

--Johnny VanScoyk was second in the 1600 in 5:25.5.

--Jon Bond-Trimble was third in the 200 in 27.4.

--Aidan Maphis won the 3200 Meters in 12:00.1

--Jaymes Forker was third in the Long Jump at 14' 1".

--Ross Pentz won the Shot Put with a throw of 35' 10.5" and the Discus at 101' 7.5".

Photos in text:

From top: O-M's Katie Adams, right, and Everly Zinger in the 800; O-M's Camille Sgrecci on the way to victory in the 100 Hurdles (Photo by Gail Sgrecci); Watkins Glen's Breanna Carl on the way to winning the 800; and O-M's Jed Lynch in the 100 Meters, where he placed fourth.

Left: Watkins Glen's Ava Kelly on the way to third place in the 100 Meters.
Right:
Watkins Glen's Molly Rafferty in the 4x100 Relay. Her team placed second.

Left: Watkins Glen's Maggie Pentz, foreground, near start of the 100 Meters race. O-M's Paisley Jeziorski is racing in the background. Right: O-M's Arden Heichel.

From left: Watkins' Johnny VanScoyk, and O-M's Sarah Strobel and Mark Waterman.

O-M's five seniors were honored in a Senior Night ceremony durng the meet. From left: Seth Durfey, Arden Heichel, Jon Gillis, Delaney Paulisczak and Camille Sgrecci.

Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon delivers a pitch to a Tioga batter.

O-M softball team loses to Tioga, 19-1

ODESSA, April 26, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 19-1 decision Tuesday to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field. It was Odessa's second loss to Tioga in two days.

The game was called after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends a game when a team is ahead by 15 or more runs after five innings.

Odessa scored its lone run when Kelsey Bates, who had walked, scored on an error.

Mackenzie Cannon pitched four innings for O-M, striking out two batters. Brooklynn Thompson pitched one inning, striking out two.

The Indians return to action Thursday at home against Elmira Notre Dame.

Photo in text: O-M third baseman Cara Reynolds, right, throws to first base after fielding a Tioga bunt.

Glen lacrosse falls to Chenango Valley

BINGHAMTON, April 25, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team dropped an 18-5 decision Monday to Chenango Valley in a game on the CV soccer field.

Nick D'Alleva led Watkins Glen with four goals, while Thomas Snow scored one, assisted by D'Alleva.

The Senecas return to action Saturday at home against Oneonta. Game time is 11 a.m.

The Seneca Indians' Ben Heichel dives into second base with a double, one of his 4 hits.

Seneca Indians fall to late Lansing rally

WATKINS GLEN, April 25, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity high school baseball team was on the verge of its third victory Monday, but Lansing had other ideas.

The Bobcats, down 13-7 entering the 7th inning, rallied for eight runs to defeat the Seneca Indians -- a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- 15-13 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS baseball field.

WG/OM (now 2-7), which trailed 2-0 after one inning, took the lead in the 2nd with a five-run rally, and added another five runs in the 4th for a 10-4 lead. Lansing pulled within three runs with a pair in the 5th inning and one in the 6th, but the Seneca Indians scored three in the 6th for what seemed like an insurmountable lead.

But Lansing got a leadoff single in the 7th that seemingly set the tone. It was followed by two more singles, an infield error, another hit, a walk, another infield error, and then a game-tying wild pitch -- all with no outs. A double plated the go-ahead run, and a single drove in the eighth run of the inning.

WG/OM got its leadoff man on base in the bottom of the 7th, but after a strikeout, the runner was erased in a game-ending ground ball double play.

The Seneca Indians amassed 16 hits in the game, with four by Ben Heichel, three by Cameron Holland and two each by Dominick Fazzary, Ryan Willett and Cayden Confer. Registering one hit apiece were Daniel Lewis, Brad Gillis and Alex Holmes. Adam Pastore and Holland each stole a base.

But WG/OM also committed five costly errors. Lansing registered 13 hits and committed three errors.

Holmes started on the mound for WG/OM, and was relieved by Gillis in the 5th inning. He in turn was relieved by Willett in the midst of Lansing's 7th inning rally. Combined, they struck out six batters and walked four.

The Seneca Indians return to action Wednesday at Dundee.

Senior Night: The four WG/OM seniors were honored in a pregame ceremony. They are Cayden Confer, Dominick Fazzary, Cameron Holland and Adam Pastore.

Photos in text:

Top: A Lansing baserunner scores as an incoming throw to Seneca Indians catcher Daniel Lewis sails wide of the mark.

Bottom: The Seneca Indians' Brad Gillis connects for a single to center.

Left: WG/OM second baseman Cameron Holland grabs a throw from catcher Daniel Lewis before tagging out a Lansing runner attempting to steal second. Right: Seneca Indians pitcher Ryan Willett catches a windblown pop fly.

Left: WG/OM starting pitcher Alex Holmes. Right: The team's seniors were honored in a pregame ceremony. From left: Cayden Confer, Dominick Fazzary, Cameron Holland and Adam Pastore. (Photo provided)

The Seneca Indians' Dominick Fazzary is tagged out trying to steal second base.

Seneca Indian JV's top Dundee/Bradford

DUNDEE, April 25, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team posted an 18-3 victory Monday over Dundee/Bradford on the Dundee baseball field.

Pitchers Mike Hines (three innings), Brady Bockelcamp (two innings) and Tyler Gulini (one inning) held the Brave Scots to one hit. WG/OM (now 4-2) registered 11 hits and drew 17 walks.

"This was only their second game, and they were a little raw at pitcher," Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes said of Dundee/Bradford. "But we were opportunistic. We swung the bats and had no errors in the field. That is a good formula."

Gavin Lohmeyer, Gulini and Dom Gublo each had two hits. Gublo led the team in RBIs with four, while Gulini and Patrick Croft drove in three runs apiece.

WG/OM returns to action Wednesday at home against Moravia.

Glen softball team loses to Notre Dame

SOUTHPORT, April 25, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team remained winless Monday as it dropped a 16-0 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

The Senecas got a double from Lois Hosley and two singles from Cloey Wratten. Brenna Pierce and Wratten each had a stolen base.

Notre Dame scored one run in the 1st inning, one in the 2nd, eight in the 3rd, and six in the 4th. The game was called under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends a game when a team leads by 15 or more runs after five innings.

"There were quite a few bright spots tonight," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto, "and as the season progresses, I am confident that they will put a lot of things together."

The Senecas return to action Wednesday at Waverly.

O-M softball team loses to Tioga, 21-0

TIOGA CENTER, April 25, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 21-0 decision to Tioga Monday afternoon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tioga softball field.

The Indians managed just one hit, a single by Cara Reynolds, who also had a stolen base. Mackenzie Cannon pitched five innings, striking out three batters.

The game was called after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends games when a team leads by 15 or more runs after five innings.

O-M returns to action Tuesday at home against Tioga.

Watkins Glen's Thomas Snow scoops up a loose ball in second-half action.

Watkins lacrosse team loses to Forks, 26-0

WATKINS GLEN, April 23, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team fell to Chenango Forks 26-0 Saturday in a non-league game on the WGHS Alumni Field.

The Senecas, still seeking their first victory of the season, fell behind 24-0 by halftime. Forks scored single goals in the third and fourth periods.

The Blue Devils were led by Caden Olmstead, who scored six goals.

Watkins Glen returns to action Monday night at Chenango Valley.

Photo in text: Watkins goalkeeper Teagan Lampman defends as a Chenango Forks shot sails wide of -- and behind -- the Senecas' net.

Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster soars in the Triple Jump. (Photo by Gail Sgrecci)

O-M track teams 4th at Twisted Meet

TIOGA CENTER, April 22, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls track teams placed fourth in combined scoring at the Tioga Twisted Invitational Track Meet Friday on the Tioga High School athletic field.

The inaugural meet saw host Tioga place first with 166 points, followed by Spencer-Van Etten (112), Newfield (95), Odessa-Montour (83) and Candor (48). In a twist on the usual scoring, boys and girls efforts in identical or similar events were combined to determine placement.

The only event victory for O-M came in the 3000/3200 Meters. In that race, Everly Zinger and Ben Campbell each finished first in their respective races. According to O-M Coach Skip Strobel, Campbell's 11:08.27 was a personal best.

In other events:

--Camille Sgrecci and Gabe Williams were second in the 100/110 Hurdles.
--Tori Brewster and Mark Waterman were fourth in the 100 Meters.
--Katie Adams and Seth Durfey were fifth in the 400 Meters.
--Sarah Barr and Mark Waterman were sixth in the 200 Meters.
--Camille Sgreccci and Jed Lynch were second in the 400 Hurdles.
--Camille Sgrecci and Drew Parmenter were second in the High Jump.
--Camille Sgrecci and Jed Lynch were second in the Pole Vault.
--Lilian Halpin and Jon Gillis were third in the Pole Vault.
--Tori Brewster and Arden Heichel were fifth in the Long Jump.
--Tori Brewster and Drew Parmenter were second in the Triple Jump.
--Sarah Barr and Braiden Merrill-Ventra were third in the Shot Put.
--Delaney Paulisczak and Brody Williams were fifth in the Shot Put.
--Sarah Barr and Brody Williams were fourth in the Discus.

Photo in text: O-M's Ben Campbell, who set a personal best in the 3200. (Photo by Gail Sgrecci)

O-M's Camille Sgrecci competes in the 100 Meter Hurdles. (Photo by Gail Sgrecci)

Golf: Odessa-Montour boys lose to ND

WAVERLY, April 22, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team's record slipped to 0-3 Friday when the Indians dropped a 222-227 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Shepherd Hills golf course's par-37 front-9.

Benson Patterson led O-M with a 49, while David Patterson registered a 51, Turin Pound a 58, and Aiden Vogel a 69. Jackson Potter led Notre Dame with a 48.

Golf: Watkins Glen boys fall to SVEC

CATATONK, April 22, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team sustained its first loss of the season Friday, falling to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 170-199 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the par-36 Catatonk Golf Course.

Georgio Fazzary and Daniel Ely each posted a 47 to lead Watkins (2-1). Andrew Hayes added a 52, and Luke Spahalski a 53. Jacob Banks led SVEC (2-0) with a 39.

O-'Ms Brooklynn Thompson hits the ball to the right side of the infield, driving in a run.

O-M softball team falls to Newfield, 16-4

ODESSA, April 22, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team dropped a 16-4 decision Friday to Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field.

Hannah Kinner (1-for3) and Raven Lott (1-for-2) registered hits for the Indians, and each scored a run. Also scoring: Cara Reynolds, driven in by Brooklyn Thompson on a grounder after Reynolds had reached base when she was hit by a pitch. Thompson also scored a run after reaching on an error.

Both Thompson and Lott had two stolen bases, while Kinner and Mackenzie Cannon had one each.

Cannon pitched into the 4th inning, striking out seven batters. Thompson relieved, and registered three strikeouts.

Photo in text: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon delivers a pitch.

Left: O-M's Raven Lott dances out of the way of a Newfield pitch. Right: Odessa infielder Cara Reynolds prepares to throw to first after fielding a grounder.

Watkins tennis team tops Newark Valley

NEWARK VALLEY, April 22, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team improved to 3-2 Friday with a 4-1 victory over Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the NV tennis courts.

Wins for Watkins Glen were posted in No. 1 singles by Jason Murphy (6-2, 6-1), in No. 2 singles by Matthew Sandritter (6-3, 7-5), in No. 1 doubles by Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney (6-4, 6-1), and in No. 2 doubles by Skylar Lagramada-Katrina Ricca (6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The lone loss, by Sydney Brubaker, came in the No. 3 singles match.

Seneca Indians lose on late Tburg rally

TRUMANSBURG, April 22, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team came from behind to tie the game in the 5th inning only to lose to a 6th inning Trumansburg rally as the Raiders posted a 9-6 victory Friday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tburg high school baseball field.

The Seneca Indians (2-6) -- a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- led 4-0 until Tburg scored once in the 3rd and five times in the 4th for a 6-4 lead. WG/OM rallied wih two runs in the 5th, but the Raiders answered with three in the 6th.

The Seneca Indians had eight hits, with Dominick Fazzary and Ryan Willett registering two each. Cameron Holland (a homer), Daniel Lewis, Adam Pastore (a double) and Cayden Confer (a double) had one hit apiece. Holland, Lewis, Willett and Confer each drove in a run.

Lewis pitched the first five innings, with Alex Holmes and Brad Gillis relieving in the 6th. Combined, they struck out nine batters and walked seven.

Watkins tennis team falls to Edison, 4-1

WATKINS GLEN, April 21, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team's record slipped to 2-2 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 4-1 decision to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the WGHS tennis courts.

Watkins Glen's Jason Murphy won the No. 1 singles match in comeback fashion, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. But the No. 2 and No. 3 Watkins singles players, Matthew Sandritter and Sydney Brubaker, each lost in straight sets.

Both doubles teams also lost, the No. 1 squad of Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney falling 0-6, 1-6, and the No. 2 squad of Skylar Lagramada-Katrina Ricca dropping a 6-7 (8-6), 7-5, 1-6 decision.

The Senecas return to action Friday at Newark Valley.

O-M golfers wait to tee off on their first hole Thursday. From left: David Patterson, Aiden Vogel, Wes Wade and Benson Patterson.

Golf: Odessa-Montour boys fall to Tioga

ITHACA, April 21, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity golf team's record fell to 0-2 Thursday when the Indians dropped a 175-216 decision to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Hillendale Golf Course's par-35 back-9.

David Patterson led O-M with a 41 -- a career best that included six pars. Benson Patterson was next with a 49, followed by Turin Pound's 61 and Wes Wade's 65. Aiden Vogel added a 66, and Jacob Shaul a 70.

Tioga was led by Tyler Roe's 38.

The match was played with temperatures in the mid-50s, and gusting winds, along with some showers.

Odessa-Montour returns to action Friday at Waverly, playing against Notre Dame.

Photo in text: O-M's David Patterson sends an approach shot on its way.

Golf: O-M girls top Watkins, Moravia

ITHACA, April 21, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity golf team opened its season with a double victory Thursday, topping Watkins Glen and Moravia in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches on the Hillendale Golf Course's back-9. Par there is 35.

Eliza Starkweather led Odessa with a 55 as the Indians totaled 264 to Watkins Glen's 319. Moravia only had three golfers, where four are needed for a team score.

Carly Thomas registered a 65 for Odessa-Montour, while Gina Gavich and Riley Brooks each shot a 72.

Watkins Glen was led by a trio who each registered 78: Aliyah Clink-Bentley, Yi Ji and Grace Roney. Haley Tuttle added an 85.

Photo in text: O-M's Eliza Starkweather follows through on an approach shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Yi Ji, left, and Alyiah Clink-Bentley. Right: Odessa-Montour's Gina Gavich chips onto a green.

Watkins softball team loses to ND, 17-2

WATKINS GLEN, April 21, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softtball team's record slipped to 0-7 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 17-2 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

The game was called after six innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates games when a team leads by 15 or more runs after five or six innings.

Watkins Glen registered three hits -- doubles by Ava Barber and Sarah Jones, and a single by Skye Cummings.

Notre Dame scored four runs in the 1st inning, five in the 3rd, three in the 4th, three in the 5th and two in the 6th. Watkins Glen scored single runs in the 2nd and 5th.

"In each of our contests," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto, "these young ladies leave everything on the field, and show what true grit is all about. I am really proud of what they are accomplishing this year."

The Senecas return to action Monday at Notre Dame.

Glen lacrosse team falls to Seton Catholic

BINGHAMTON, April 21, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team dropped an 18-3 decision Thursday to Seton Catholic in a game on the Seton athletic field..

Nick D'Alleva scored two of the Watkins goals, while Nick Ritter scored the other. Assists were registered by Thomas Snow and D'Alleva.

The Senecas return to action Saturday at home against Chenango Forks. Game time is 11 a.m.

O-M's Nolan named to All-State 7th team

ODESSA, April 21, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour High School junior Hannah Nolan has been named to the basketball All-State Class D 7th team by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The 5' 6" Nolan averaged 10.2 points per game in leading O-M to a winning season and to a Section IV, Class D semifinal.

Pastore, Scholtisek earn all-state berths

WATKINS GLEN, April 21, 2022 -- Two members of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School basketball champion Watkins Glen Senecas have earned Class C all-state status from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Adam Pastore earned a 3rd Team berth, while Owen Scholtisek was named to all-state 8th Team.

The 19-2 Senecas reached the semifinals of the Section IV, Class C Tournament before falling to eventual state champion Newfield.

Golf: Glen boys top Waverly, 194-225

WAVERLY, April 20, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team improved to 2-0 Wednesday when it defeated Waverly 194-225 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Shepherd Hills golf course's par-37 front-9.

Daniel Ely led the Senecas with a 43, while Luke Spahalski shot 47, Georgio Fazzary 49, and Andrew Hayes 55.

Watkins Glen returns to action Friday against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor on the Catatonk Golf Course.

The Seneca Indians' Andrew Coston sends the ball flying deep to left field for a three-run double in the 4th inning.

Seneca Indians JV defeats Edison, 8-3

WATKINS GLEN, April 20, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team -- led by Gavin Lohmeyer's complete-game pitching and a bases-loaded double by Andrew Coston -- defeated Elmira Heights Edison 8-3 Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- broke open a 3-3 tie in the 4th inning when Coston sent a bullet to the left field fence to drive in all three runners.

Coston and Tyler Gulini also hit back-to-back doubles in the 6th inning to add two insurance runs.

Lohmeyer allowed only one earned run in going the distance. The Seneca Indians amassed 10 hits, with Coston, Michael Hines and Gunner Herman each registering two hits.

"Edison was undefeated coming into the game," said Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes. "We made the routine plays in the field and also a couple of hustle catches. Michael Hines was solid at short. (Second baseman) Bryce Skinner ending the game with a double play was great. I'm proud of the baseball they played today."

The Seneca Indians, now 3-2, return to action Friday at home against Whitney Point.

Photo in text: The Seneca Indians' Tyler Gulini is tagged out sliding into third.

Left: WG/OM's Gavin Lohmeyer delivers a pitch. Right: The Seneca Indians' second baseman, Bryce Skinner, throws to first after fielding a grounder.

Left: WG/OM's Daniel Coston makes a sliding catch of a foul pop fly. Right: The Seneca Indians' first baseman, Brady Bockelcamp, prepares to make a twisting catch.

O-M track: Boys top Candor, Edison

CANDOR, April 20, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity track team posted two victories Wednesday, defeating Candor 99-42 and Edison 84-56 in a meet on the Candor High School athletic field.

Odessa-Montour, now 2-1, got personal bests from every member of the team.

Winners included:

--The 4x800 squad of Ben Campbell, Mark Waterman, Lucas Barr and Jon Gillis (9:40)
--Gabe Williams in the 110 Hurdles (20.2) and the 400 Hurdles (1:17)
--Ben Campbell in the 1600 (5:41.1 ) and the 800 (2:27.1)
--Jon Gillis in the 3200 (12:32.5)
--Jed Lynch in the Pole Vault (9'6")

Second-place finishes for O-M included Jon Gillis in the 1600 and the High Jump, Orrey Benjamin in the 400 Hurdles, Mark Waterman in the 800, Lucas Barr in the 3200, Braiden Ventra in the Shot Put, Seth Durfey in the Pole Vault, and Arden Heichel in the Triple Jump.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster, who won four events. Right: Odessa's Camille Sgrecci, who won three events. (Photos by Gail Sgrecci)

O-M track: Girls top Candor, Edison

CANDOR, April 20, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity track team -- led by four Tori Brewster wins and three by Camille Sgrecci -- posted two victories Wednesday, defeating Candor 85-44 and Edison 79-61 in a meet on the Candor High School athletic field.

Brewster won the 100 (in 12.9), the 200 (in 26.9), the Long Jump (15' 3") and the Triple Jump (31' .5"). Sgrecci won the 100 Hurdles (in 19.5), the 400 Hurdles (1:22.5) and the Pole Vault (6' 6").

Katie Adams won the 400 in 1:10.5, and was second in the 800 and second as part of the 4x400 relay squad. Everly Zinger won the 1500 in a time of 5:49.9.

Sarah Barr posted second-place finishes in the Shot and Discus, while Sarah Strobel was second in the 3000 and third in the 100 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles.

Lillian Halpin was second in the Pole Vault and third in the Triple Jump. Paisley Jeziorski posted personal bests in the Long Jump (12' 5.5") and 200 (31.4), and Delaney Paulisczak set a personal best in the Discus (45').

Watkins Glen catcher Lois Hosley, (red helmet, left) prepares to tag out an Edison runner.

Watkins softball team falls to Edison

WATKINS GLEN, April 20, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team's record slipped to 0-6 Wednesday with a 22-3 loss to Thomas Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

The game ended after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates games when a team leads by 15 or more runs after five innings.

Watkins Glen registered three hits -- singles by Brenna Pierce, Ava Barber and Brianna Hatch. Lois Hosley, Barber and Pierce each stole a base.

Edison scored one run in the 1st inning, two in the 2nd, six in the 3rd, eight in the 4th and five in the 5th. Watkins scored once in the 2nd inning and twice in the 3rd.

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Elmira Notre Dame at 5 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen pitcher Olivia King throws out a runner at first after fielding a hard grounder hit up the middle.

Left: Watkins third baseman Ava Barber throws to first base after fielding a grounder. Right: The Senecas' Brianna Hatch is tagged out trying to steal second base.

O-M softball team loses to S-VE, 21-0

SPENCER, April 20, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team's record slipped to 0-4 Wednesday when the Indians dropped a 21-0 decision to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Spencer softball field.

The game ended after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates games when a team leads by 15 or more runs after five innings.

Mackenzie Cannon pitched three innings for O-M, striking out five batters. Brooklynn Thompson pitched one inning, striking out three.

Odessa, which failed to register a hit, returns to action Friday at home against Newfield.

Watkins tennis team falls to ND, 3-2

SOUTHPORT, April 20, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team sustained its first loss of the season Wednesday, dropping a 3-2 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet on the ND tennis courts.

The Senecas (2-1) got wins from Jason Murphy (6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 singles) and from the No. 1 doubles team of Alannah Klemann and Faye Mooney (6-0, 6-2).

Sustaining losses for Watkins were Matthew Sandritter (4-6, 7-5, 1-6 in the No. 2 singles), Sydney Brubaker (1-6, 0-6 while subbing in the No. 3 tennis match), and the No. 2 doubles team of Skylar Lagramada and Katrina Ricca (1-6, 6-3, 4-6).

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Edison.

Watkins Glen's Cloey Wratten, in cap, who plays second base, flips to Brianna Hatch at first base after fielding a Waverly ground ball.

Watkins softball team falls to Waverly

WATKINS GLEN, April 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team saw its record slip to 0-5 Tuesday when the Senecas dropped a 19-1 decision to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

The game was terminated after six innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that ends a game when a team is ahead by 15 runs after five or six innings.

Waverly scored 11 runs in the 1st inning, four in the 3rd, and four in the 6th. Watkins Glen scored its lone run in the 2nd inning.

The Senecas registered seven hits, all singles -- two by Carly Arnold and one each by Brianna Hatch, Ava Barber, Brenna Pierce, Skye Cummings and Cloey Wratten. Cummings, Barber, Hatch, Pierce and Olivia King each stole a base. Wratten drove in the lone Watkins run.

Watkins Glen returns to action Wednesday at home against Edison.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Carly Arnold reaches first base on an infield hit.

Left: Watkins Glen pitcher Brenna Pierce. Right: The Senecas' shortstop, Olivia King, catches a pop fly.

Watkins opens golf season with a victory

HORSEHEADS, April 18, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity golf team opened its season Monday with a 190-256 victory over Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the Mark Twain Golf Course.

The match was ended after five holes due to adverse weather that included sleet and high winds. Scores at that point were projected to what they might have been through nine holes.

Watkins Glen's Georgio Fazzary was medalist with a projected score of 41, while teammate Daniel Ely registered a 45, Andrew Hayes 51, and Luke Spahalski 53.

The Senecas are scheduled to return to action Wednesday at Waverly on the Shepard Hills golf course.

Spring Fling track meet is a wintry one

MARATHON, April 18, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity track team competed Monday in the Marathon Spring Fling Invitational track meet on the grounds of the Appleby Elementary School.

"It was all but spring, weather wise," said Watkins Coach Kelly Sterner. "They were competing in the wind, rain, and snow. It felt more like winter track than spring track. Though challenging, the athletes gave it their best."

The meet included schools from around the Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The results for WGHS were as follows:

Boys:

4x100 Meter Relay: 3rd place, 52.77 K. Young, C. Stevens, S. Young, Q Wilt
1600 Meters: 3rd place, Johnny VanScoyk, 5:29.92; 11th place, Isaac Hendrickson, 6:02
High Jump:3rd place, Chris Stevens, 5' 2"
100 Meters: 5th place, Chris Stevens, 12.25; 9th place, Quacey Wilt, 13.60; 11th place, Kyron Young, 14.01
200 Meters: 10th place, Quacey Wilt, 29.42
400 Meters: 15th place, Henry Smith, 1:10.38 (PR)
800 Meters: 7th place, Balan Ault, 2:42.77; 12th place, Nikhill Manakkal, 2:54.20
3200 Meters: 3rd place, Aiden Maphis, 13.37.58.
Shot Put: 4th place, Ross Pentz, 36' 4.5" (PR); 9th place, Cameron Cron, 30' 3.25" (PR); 12th place, Shea Young, 29' 5" (PR)
Discus: 4th place, Ross Pentz, 84' 8"; Shea Young, 60' 8"
Long Jump: 11th place, Quacey Wilt, 14' 4.75"
Triple Jump: Cameron Cron, 32' 2.5"

Girls:

800 Meters: 4th place, Madison Tuttle, 3:18.43 (PR)
Long Jump: 7th place, Madison Tuttle, 11' 7.25"
Triple Jump: 7th place, Madison Tuttle, 23' 6.5"
100 Meters: 12th place, Magdalene Pentz, 16.13
Discus: 5th place, Magdalene Pentz, 56' 9"
1500 Meters: 5th place, Breanna Carl, 6:29.29

Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster stands atop the podium after winning the 100 Meters.

Brewster sets 100 Meter school record

MANSFIELD, April 14, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour High School junior Tori Brewster set a school record of 12.46 seconds while winning the 100 Meter Run Thursday at the Molly Dry Invitational Track Meet at Mansfield University.

Brewster broke the school mark of 12.64 set by Nadia Simpson, who is nwo attending Mansfield University. Simpson, who competes in track there, was on hand to distribute medals at Thursday's meet, presenting the first-place medal to Brewster.

Brewster also won the Long Jump at 15' 7.5", was third in the 200 Meters in 27.73, and third in the Triple Jump with a personal record of 32' 9".

The meet was attended by 26 schools, mostly from across Pennsylvania, with five from New York: O-M, Horseheads, Waverly, Campbell-Savona and Elmira Notre Dame.

Other Odessa competitors making the trip included Camille Sgrecci, who set personal bests in the 100 Hurdles (19.64), the Shot Put and the High Jump; Katie Adams, who ran the 400 and 800 (where she set a season best of 2:59.98); Everly Zinger, who set a personal record of 3:02.81 in the 800; and Sarah Barr, who threw the shot 20' 7.75" and the Discus 51' 11.

Photo in text: Tori Brewster goes airborne in the Long Jump, which she won. (Photos by Gail Sgrecci))

O-M's Katie Adams (left) and Everly Zinger compete at the Molly Dry Invitational meet.

Odessa-Montour's Camille Sgrecci clears a hurdle on the way to a personal best in the 100 Meter Hurdles. (Photos by Gail Sgrecci)

Seneca Indians JV rallies for 13-12 win

WATKINS GLEN, April 14, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team let a big lead get away before rallying in the 7th inning for a 13-12 victory Thursday over Campbell-Savona in a non-league game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

Gavin Lohmeyer walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th, forcing in Bishop Baldassare with the winning run, capping the come-from-behind win. The Seneca Indians are a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour high school athletes.

WG/OM scored four runs in the 1st inning, two each in the 3rd and 5th, and three in the sixth to take an 11-4 lead going into the final frame. But Campbell-Savona strung together a few hits and walks around some Seneca Indians errors in the 7th to score eight times and take a one-run lead, 12-11.

“I’m proud of how they came back in the last inning to win," said Seneca Indians Coach RC Holmes of his squad's rally. "We were aggressive with our feet today (14 stolen bases). We just had a hiccup for a half inning. It was great to see results throughout our lineup.”

Seven different WG/OM players had hits, with Brady Bockelkamp registering two. Six different players had at least one RBI, with Tyler Gulini notching three. And seven different players combined for the 14 stolen bases, led by Andrew Coston's four.

The Seneca Indians' Daniel Lewis lays down a bunt that brought in a runner from third.

Seneca Indians fall to late JC rally, 6-5

WATKINS GLEN, April 12, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians varsity baseball team let a 5-1 lead slip away in the 7th inning Tuesday as it dropped a 6-5 decision to Johnson City in a non-league game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- fell to 2-5 with the loss. Johnson City is now 2-3.

WG/OM plated two runs in the second inning. After yielding one run to Johnson City in the 3rd, the Seneca Indians added a single run in the 4th inning and two more in the 6th -- the last two on an RBI triple by Adam Pastore and an RBI bunt single by Daniel Lewis.

But JC rallied in the 7th on a walk, a passed ball, an RBI single, two walks to load the bases, another walk to force in a run, a wild pitch that let in the inning's third run, and a 2-run double to left center.

Daniel Lewis started the game on the mound for WG/OM, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing one run on six hits while striking out five and walking two.

He was relieved in the 6th by Alex Holmes, who got out of a one-out, bases loaded jam with a strikeout and a pop fly to short. Holmes was relieved in the 7th by Adam Pastore after JC had started to rally, and Pastore was relieved by Brad Gillis after JC had pulled ahead. Gillis secured the final out on a strikeout.

WG/OM registered eight hits, with three by Lewis, two by Dominick Fazzary (one a double), and one each by Pastore (a triple), Holmes and Ryan Willett. RBIs were recorded by Pastore, Lewis, Willett and Ben Heichel.

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Dominick Fazzary slides home on a triple by Adam Pastore in the 5th inning.

Bottom: WG/OM third baseman Adam Pastore goes high to snag an errant throw as a Johnson City runner slides safely into third.

Seneca Indians catcher Brady Cannon blocks a low inside pitch.

Left: WG/OM shortstop Alex Holmes throws to first after fielding a grounder. Right: The Senecas Indians' Cameron Holland throws to first base for a putout.

The Seneca Indians' Ryan Willett connects for a base hit against Johnson City.

Seneca Indians JV squad tops Newfield

NEWFIELD, April 11, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians junior varsity baseball team routed Newfield 17-2 Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Newfield baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- scored in five of the six innings in which they batted.

Starting pitcher Gavin Lohmeyer (5 innings) struck out 9 batters, and Gunner Herman (1 inning) struck out 3.

Tyler Gulini had 4 RBI, and Bishop Baldassare stole 4 bases.

“The boys did a great job on the base paths, and we are starting to swing the bats better,” said WG/OM Coach RC Holmes.

Seneca Indians lose to Waverly, 7-2

WAVERLY, April 8, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision Friday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly baseball field.

The Seneca Indians (2-4) -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- yielded two runs in the 3rd inning, four in the 4th and one in the 6th. They scored once in the 6th and once in the 7th.

WG/OM had three hits -- a single apiece by Cameron Holland, Brad Gillis and Dominick Fazzary.

Alex Holmes started on the mound for the Seneca Indians, working into the 5th inning and allowing six runs on 10 hits while striking out four and walking one. Adam Pastore finished up, allowing one unearned run on no hits while striking out two and walking three.

WG/OM returns to action Tuesday at home (WGHS) against Johnson City. Game time is 1 p.m.

WGHS softball team falls to S-VE, 15-0

SPENCER, April 8, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team's record slipped to 0-4 Friday when the Senecas dropped a 15-0 decision to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholasttc Athletic Conference game on the S-VE softball field.

The game was ended after six innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates a game after five or six innings if one team leads by 15 or more runs.

Watkins registered two hits, one by Ava Barber and one by Olivia King, who also stole a base.

Spencer scored three runs in the 2nd inning, one in the 3rd, one in the 4th, seven in the 5th, and three in the 6th.

The Senecas return to action on April 18 at Newark Valley.

Watkins Deven Searle, left, carries the ball upfield, pursued by a Whitney Point player.

WGHS lacrosse team falls to Whitney Pt.

WATKINS GLEN, April 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team's record slipped to 0-4 Thursday evening when the Senecas dropped a 15-4 decision to Whitney Point in a game on the WGHS Alumni Field.

Nick D'Alleva scored two of the Senecas' goals, while Thomas Snow and Garrett VanOstrand registered one each.

The Senecas received "strong midfield performances from Otto Hohle and Devin Searle," said Watkins Glen Coach Nils Watson, who added: "Ethan Day, Thomas Field, and Carson Thaete showed solid play at defense. We showed improvement. Teagan Lampman has shown excellent progress for his first year as a goalie.

"I am proud of the positive attitude and willingness to strive to succeed from everyone on the team. We are in a tough spot in the lacrosse world, but the players are dedicated to improving."

The next game comes after spring break.

Photo in text: Watkins' Ethan Day, right, maneuvers around a Whitney defender.

Seneca Indians defeat Waverly, 11-1

WAVERLY, April 6, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity baseball team improved its record to 2-3 Wednesday with an 11-1 victory over Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- jumped in front with three runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings, and added two in the 5th and three in the 7th. Waverly scored its run in the 5th.

It was a "good one for the boys tonight," said Seneca Indians Coach Jason Westervelt. "Daniel Lewis and Bradley Gillis threw an outstanding game today. Defensively we had no errors and battled out of bases loaded situations twice. All around a great team effort."

WG/OM had eight hits, with two each by Lewis, Alex Holmes and Dominick Fazzary, and one apiece by Cameron Holland and Ryan Willett. Fazzary and Lewis drove in two runs each, while Holland and Willett each had an RBI.

Lewis pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out seven and walking two. Gillis pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit while striking out four and walking two.

Watkins Glen High School doubles player Katrina Ricca returns a volley.

Watkins tennis team tops Springs, 3-2

WATKINS GLEN, April 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team improved its record to 2-0 Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Union Springs/Port Byron in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the WGHS tennis courts.

Watkins Glen got victories from its No. 1 singles player, Jason Murphy, 7-5, 6-2, from its No. 3 singles player, Noah Gardner, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and from the No. 2 doubles team of Katrina Ricca-Skylar Lagramada, 6-0, 6-1.

Losses were sustained by the No. 2 singles player, Matthew Sandritter, 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, and by the No. 1 doubles team of Faye Mooney-Alannah Klemann, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 4-6.

The Senecas are scheduled to return to action Thursday at Newark Valley.

Photo in text:

Watkins Glen's No. 1 singles player, Jason Murphy, on the way to victory.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney, on the No. 1 doubles team, returns a Union Springs volley.

O-M softball team no-hit by S-VE, 22-0

ODESSA, April 6, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team was handcuffed with no hits and no base runners Wednesday by Spencer-Van Etten pitcher Rhiana Lawrence as S-VE posted a 22-0 victory over the Indians in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field.

The game was called after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates a game at that point if one team leads by 15 or more runs.

Lawrence fanned 11 batters while the Panthers clubbed five homers and took advantage of seven Odessa-Montour errors.

"Errors in the field continue to plague this unit," said O-M Coach Jordan Mensch. "I really respect how our pitcher, Mackenzie Cannon, hangs tough out there and keeps slinging the ball, no matter what happens in the field. Our catchers, Annaleise Beckley and Brooklynn Thompson, did nice jobs preventing passed balls and keeping runners from stealing, in general. Kelsey Bates did a nice job in her first game in center field for me.

"S-VE," he added, "has some strong bats."

Odessa-Montour (0-2) returns to action Friday at Newfield.

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour leftfielder Madison Moss chases after a long fly ball that fell just beyond her reach.
Bottom: O-M's Annaleise Beckley is out by a whisker at first base, thrown out on a grounder fielded by S-VE pitcher Rhiana Lawrence (right).

Left: S-VE's Rhiana Lawrence pitched a perfect game. Right: Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon sends a pitch on its way.

Watkins softball team falls to TAE, 15-0

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, April 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team saw its record slip to 0-3 Wednesday with a 15-0 loss to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Edison softball field.

The game -- ended after six innings under the so-called "mercy rule" that terminates a game after five or six innings when one team leads by 15 or more runs -- saw the Senecas held to one hit, a single by Brianna Hatch.

Edison scored four runs in the 1st inning, one in the 2nd, three in the 3rd, two in the 5th, and five in the 6th.

"The score did not reflect how our girls played," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto. "They battled hard and made some outstanding plays."

The Senecas return to action Friday at Spencer-Van Etten.

Odessa-Montour golfers open with a loss

ITHACA, April 5, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity golf team opened its season with a loss Tuesday, falling to Union Springs/Port Byron 174-203 on O-M's home course, the Hillendale Golf Course outside Ithaca.

The match was played on the course's par 35 front-nine.

David Patterson led Odessa-Montour with a career-low 43 that included five pars. His brother Benson registered a 49, including a birdie on the par-4 No. 6.

Austin Hoyt posted a 55 and Turin Pound a 56 to round out the O-M scoring.

Odessa-Montour will return to action on April 19 at home against Trumansburg.

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Photo: O-M's David Patterson putts on Hillendale's 9th hole. (Provided)

Watkins track teams open with losses

WATKINS GLEN, April 5, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity track teams sustained losses Tuesday in their season openers -- at an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet against Newark Valley on the WGHS Alumni Field.

The meet was a double dual meet -- with Candor and Spencer-Van Etten also on hand, competing against one another.

The WGHS boys lost to Newark Valley 88-48, while the Watkins girls -- a squad with just six active participants -- lost 86-30.

In the SVE-Candor meet, the Spencer boys won 95-35, while the Candor girls won 62-50.

Boys: Newark Valley 88, Watkins Glen 48

Highlights for the WGHS boys included:

--Johnny VanScoyk was first against Newark Valley and second overall in the 1600 Meters run in 5:25.5.

--Quacey Wilt took first place overall in the 100 Meters in 11.9, while teammates Jaymes Forker and Christopher Stevens were second and third overall at 12.1.

--Quacey Wilt took first place against NV and third overall in the 200 in 25.8 seconds. He was also second to NV and fourth overall in the Long Jump at 16' 9".

--The 4x100 squad of Jaymes Forker, Christopher Stevens, Quacey Wilt and Jon Bond-Trimble was first overall in 48.53 seconds.

--Ross Pentz was third overall and first against NV in the Shot Put at 33' 1". Pentz was also second overall and first against NV in the Discus at 103' 3".

--Christopher Stevens was second to NV and third overall in the High Jump at 5' 0".

Girls: Newark Valley 86, Watkins Glen 30

Highlights for the Watkins Glen girls included:

--Ava Kelly placed first against NV and second overall in the 100 Meter run in 13.8, with Maggie Pentz second against NV in 14.3.

--Ava Kelly won the Long Jump overall with a leap of 13' 4.75".

--Breanna Carl staged a late surge that fell just short in the 1500, finishing second overall and second to NV by three-tenths of a second in 6:11.2.

--The quartet of Addison Coolican, Ava Kelly, Maggie Pentz and Maddie Tuttle won the 4x100 Relay overall in 58.9 seconds.

--Molly Rafferty was second against NV in the 400 Meters in a time of 1:19.0.

--Maggie Pentz was third overall and second against NV in the Discus at 56' 11".

--Maddie Tuttle was second against NV and third overall in the Triple Jump at 25' 1.5".

Photos in text:

Top:Watkins Glen's Quacey Wilt lands in the Long Jump.
Bottom: The Senecas' Breanna Carl stages a late surge in the 1500 Meters.

From left: Watkins Glen's Shae Young in the Shot Put, Maggie Pentz in the 100, and Johnny VanScoyk in the 1600.

Left: Watkins Glen's Christopher Stevens nears the finish line in the 100. Right: The Senecas' Maddie Tuttle goes airborne in the Long Jump.

Watkins Glen tennis team opens with win

AURORA, April 4, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity tennis team opened its season with a 4-1 victory over Southern Cayuga Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match on the SC tennis courts.

Watkins Glen's No. 1 singles player, Jason Murphy, won 6-3, 6-4, while No. 2 Matthew Sandritter won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. The No. 3 singles player, Noah Gardner, dropped a 4-6, 5-7 decision.

The Senecas' No. 1 doubles team of Alannah Klemann-Faye Mooney won 6-1, 6-1, while the No. 2 doubles team of Skylar Lagramada-Katrina Ricca won 6-2, 6-3.

Watkins Glen returns to action Wednesday at home against Union Springs.

Left: O-M's Ben Campbell, who won two races. Right: The Indians' Jed Lynch on his way to victory in the 400 Hurdles.

Track: O-M boys, girls fall to Tioga

ODESSA, April 4, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity track and field teams dropped their season openers Monday, losing to Tioga in Interscholastic Athletic Conference meets on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Boys: Tioga 89.11, Odessa-Montour 51.88

O-M posted first-place finishes in:

-- The 4x800 Relay (Brody Williams, John Swaney, Drew Parmenter and Braiden Merrill Ventra)
-- The 110 Meter Hurdles (Gabe Williams in 20.6)
-- The 1600 Meter Run (Ben Campbell in 5:25.2)
-- The 400 Hurdles (Jed Lynch in 1:12.9)
-- The 3200 Meter Run (Ben Campbell in 12:42.4)
-- The Pole Vault (Jed Lynch at 8' 8") and
-- The High Jump (Jon Gillis at 4' 8")

"It was a fun but tough start to the season for the boys," said O-M Coach Skip Strobel. "We are a young group with a few veterans. We performed well as a team, but were beat by a much better Tioga squad. I am proud of our team and look forward to our next meet to see how we improve."

Girls: Tioga 65, Odessa-Montour 64

Tori Brewster led Odessa-Montour with three wins and a second-place finish, while Sarah Barr posted two victories, and Delaney Paulisczak one individual victory and one relay win.

100 Meters: Tori Brewster 1st (12.8)
200 Meters: Tori Brewster 1st (27.5)
Long Jump: Tori Brewster 1st (14 '4")
Triple Jump: Tori Brewster 2nd (31' 5")

Shot Put: Sarah Barr 1st (22' 6.5")
Discus: Sarah Barr 1st (60' 4")

4x400: OM 1st in 5:09 (Camille Sgrecci, Paisley Jeziorski, Delaney Paulisczak and Katie Adams)

High Jump: Delaney Paulisczak 1st (4' 4")
Shot Put: Delaney Paulisczak 2nd (18'10.5")

100 Hurdles: Camille Sgrecci 2nd (20.3)
400 Hurdles: Camille Sgrecci 2nd (1:25.3)

1500 Meters: Everly Zinger 2nd (6:14.2)

400 Meters: Katie Adams 2nd (1:14.6)
800 Meters: Katie Adams 2nd (3:05.2)

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster competes in the Triple Jump.
Bottom: The Indians' Camille Sgrecci on the way to second place in the 400 Hurdles.

Left: O-M's Lillian Halpin competes in the Triple Jump. Right: The Indians' Brody Williams on his way to third place in the Shot Put.

Left: O-M's Sarah Strobel competes in the 400 Hurdles. Right: The Indians' Seth Durfey clears the bar in the Pole Vault.

The Seneca Indians' starting pitcher, Adam Pastore, delivers a pitch against Waverly.

Seneca Indians lose to Waverly, 7-1

WATKINS GLEN, April 4, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity baseball team's record slipped to 1-3 Monday with a 7-1 loss to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour athletes -- allowed two runs in the 2nd inning, one each in the 5th and 6th and three in the 7th before scoring in the bottom of the 7th.

WG/OM managed just three hits -- a double by Ben Heichel and singles by Adam Pastore and Cameron Holland.

Pastore started on the mound for the Seneca Indians, going six innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out one and walking six. Cayden Confer pitched the 7th inning, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits while walking one.

WG/OM committed three errors in the game, while Waverly committed one.

The Seneca Indians return to action Wednesday at Waverly.

Junior Varsity: In its season opener, WG/OM lost 8-4 to Waverly. The Seneca Indians' Michael Hines (4 innings) and Brady Bockelcamp (2 innings) combined to allow just six hits and one earned run. Of his team's seven errors, WG/OM Coach RC Holmes said: "Some first-game jitters, but things we can clean up." Gavin Lohmeyer and Bockelcamp each had two hits, with Bockelcamp scoring two runs.

Photo in text: WG/OM catcher Daniel Lewis leaps high to catch an errant throw home.

Odessa softball team opens with a loss

ODESSA, April 4, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity softball team opened its season with a 24-2 loss Monday to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the O-M softball field.

The game was called after five innings under the so-called "mercy rule," which terminates play after five innings if one team leads the other by 15 or more runs.

O-M, said its first-year coach Jordan Mensch, "is a young team with some returning seniors forming the core. The game was close for the first couple of innings, but mistakes piled up and forced our pitchers to throw too many pitches and led to sore arms." 

Mackenzie Cannon started on the mound for Odessa, going four innings and striking out seven batters. She was also 3-for-3 at the plate with three singles, a run scored and an RBI.

Other hits for O-M came from Hannah Kinner (1-for-3), Brooklyn Thompson (2-for-3 with a single, double and an RBI), Raven Lott (1-for-3 with a single), and Madison Moss (1-for-3 with a single).

Thompson, who caught the first four innings behind the plate, pitched the fifth inning.

Odessa-Montour committed eight errors in the field.

Odessa returns to action Wednesday at home against Spencer-Van Etten.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brenna Pierce delivers a pitch to Newark Valley.
Right: The Senecas' left fielder, Skye Cummings, prepares to catch a fly ball.

Glen softball team falls to Newark Valley

WATKINS GLEN, April 4, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team's record slipped to 0-2 Monday when the Senecas dropped an 18-6 decision to Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

Newark Valley jumped in front with seven runs in the 1st inning, and added one in the 2nd, four in the 3rd, three in the 4th, two in the 5th and one in the 7th. Watkins Glen scored two runs in the 1st inning and four in the 3rd.

Hits for the Senecas came from Brianna Hatch (a double), Lois Hosley (two singles), and Brenna Pierce, Molly O'Connell-Campbell and Carly Arnold (a single each). Watkins stole five bases, with Arnold nabbing two, and Skye Cummings, Olivia King and Hatch one apiece.

"Our girls are making nice improvements and are moving in the right direction," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto. "I was very pleased with the way they all played."

The Senecas return to actio Wednesday at Edison.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen third baseman Ava Barber throws to first base after fielding a grounder.

WG/OM's Cayden Confer sends the ball (upper right corner) soaring to right field in the 7th inning of the first game.. The resulting double drove in the winning run.

Seneca Indians split pair with Notre Dame

WATKINS GLEN, April 2, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity baseball team won the first game of a doubleheader Saturday -- coming from three runs down in the 7th inning to prevail 14-13 -- before losing the nightcap 8-2 as it squared off with Elmira Notre Dame on the Watkins Glen High School baseball field.

The split left the Seneca Indians -- a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour athletes -- with a 1-2 record heading into a game at home Monday against Waverly.

Game 1: Seneca Indians 14, Notre Dame 13

WG/OM built a 10-1 lead through four innings before ND rallied with a run in the 5th, 10 runs in the 6th, and one in the 7th to take a 13-10 lead.

But the Seneca Indians rallied back in the final frame, scoring four times after two were out -- the key blows a single by Adam Pastore to right field, a single to right-center by Ryan Willett, a blast to the base of the left-center fence by Brad Gillis that was misjudged and thus missed by an ND outfielder, and a double to the right field fence by Cayden Confer that brought home the winning run.

WG/OM registered 11 hits, with three by Pastore, two each by Dominick Fazzary and Willett, and one apiece by Alex Holmes, Daniel Lewis, Ben Heichel (a homer over the left field fence) and Confer. The team stole seven bases, led by Fazzary's three and two by Gillis.

Daniel Lewis started on the mound for WG/OM, allowing two runs (one earned) in five innings of work while striking out 8 and walking 4. He was relieved by Willett and then Holmes, who was credited with the pitching win.

Game 2: Notre Dame 8, Seneca Indians 2

The Crusaders scored four runs in the 2nd inning and two in the 3rd to take control, never trailing in the game. WG/OM scored single runs in the 2nd and 7th innings.

The Seneca Indians registered five hits, including two by Dominick Fazzary (a double and single), and one each by Daniel Lewis, Brad Gillis (a triple) and Adam Pastore. Fazzary, Gillis and Pastore each stole a base.

Alex Holmes started on the mound for WG/OM, going three innings and allowing six runs (four earned) on four hits while striking out one and walking rwo. Gillis pitched the final four innings, allowing two runs (none earned) on two hits while striking out one and walking two.

Photos in text from first game:

From top: WG/OM shortstop Daniel Lewis throws out a Notre Dame runner after fielding a grounder; Seneca Indians pitcher Alex Holmes tags out an ND runner after fielding the ball; and WG/OM's Ben Heichel follows through as he hits a homer to left field.



Left: WG/OM's Dominick Fazzary slides safely into second with a stolen base.
Right:
The Seneca Indians' Brad Gillis sends a drive to left center that plated the tying run in Game 1.

WG/OM's Adam Pastore connects for one of his three Game 1 hits.

Glen lacrosse team blanked by Whitman

WATKINS GLEN, April 2, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team saw its record slip to 0-3 Saturday when the Senecas fell 19-0 to Marcus Whitman in a game on the WGHS Athletic Field.

Watkins Glen trailed 12-0 at halftime.

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Whitney Point. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Photo: The Senecas' Thomas Snow, left, and a MarcusWhitman player pursue a loose ball.

Watkins Glen goalkeeper Teagan Lampman-Roisen confronts an incoming Dryden shot.

Watkins lacrosse team falls to Dryden

WATKINS GLEN, March 31, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team's record slipped to 0-2 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 15-7 decision to Dryden in a game on the WGHS athletic field.

The battle of two young teams -- Watkins has just three seniors, and Dryden two -- saw the visitors build a 4-1 lead in the first period on the way to a 9-2 halftime advantage and an 11-3 lead entering the fourth quarter.

"It was a slow start for the Senecas," said Watkins Glen Coach Nils Watson, "but we outplayed them in the second half."

Nick D'Alleva led Watkins Glen with four goals and an assist, while Thomas Snow had two goals, and Deven Searle one.

"We got a solid defense from veterans Ethan Day and Thomas Field," said Watson. "Eighth grader Carson Thaete has been a nice addition to the defensive squad. Otto Hohle was impressive on the face off, with a winning percentage over Dryden."

The Senecas return to action Saturday at home against Marcus Whitman. Game time is 12:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Thomas Snow (1) unleashes a shot on the Dryden goal in the first half.

Watkins Glen's Otto Hohle, left, faces off against a Dryden player.

Seneca Indians fall to ND in opener, 8-3

SOUTHPORT, March 30, 2022 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity baseball team opened its season on a losing note Wednesday, dropping an 8-3 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the ND baseball field.

Notre Dame scored in each of the first four innings, building a 6-0 lead, and added two more runs in the 6th inning for an 8-0 advantage entering the final frame. The Seneca Indians -- a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes -- broke through with three runs in the 7th inning.

Daniel Lewis had two of WG/OM's six singles, while Cameron Holland, Brad Gillis, Ryan Willet and Daine Butler had one each. The only RBI was credited to Brady Cannon. The Seneca Indians left 10 runners on base.

Pitchers for WG/OM included Adam Pastore, Ben Heichel, Willett and Gillis. Combined, they allowed seven hits while striking out four batters and walking nine.

Watkins softball team blanked by S-VE

WATKINS GLEN, March 30, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity softball team opened its season with a loss Wednesday, dropping a 16-0 decision to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS softball field.

The Senecas registered three hits, all singles, by Ava Barber, Olivia King and Carly Arnold.

S-VE scored once in the 2nd inning, five times in the 3rd, six times in the 4th, twice in the 5th and twice in the 7th. Brenna Pierce pitched for Watkins, with Lois Hosley catching.

"They left it all on the field," said Watkins Glen Coach Ralph Diliberto about his team.

The Senecas return to action Friday at home against Waverly.

Watkins Glen lacrosse team loses to ND

WATKINS GLEN, March 30, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity lacrosse team opened its season with a loss Wednesday, falling 14-1 to Elmira Notre Dame in a game on the WGHS athletic field.

Nick D'Alleva scored the lone goal for the Senecas.

Watkins returns to action Thursday at home against Dryden.

From left: Glen Gators Vinnie Ocasio, Ryan Dean and Liam Smith. (Photo provided)

Gators post strong showing at district meet

Special to
The Odessa File

WEBSTER, New York, March 21, 2022 -- The Glen Gators Swim Team had an excellent weekend competing at the Niagara District 14 & Under Championship held at the Webster Aquatic Center.

Seven Gators qualified to compete, including Liam Smith, Ryan Dean, Vinnie Ocasio, Karina Lapierre, Kendra Fish, Makenzie Fish, and Hudson Westervelt.

Glen Gators had multiple personal best times with Smith, Dean, and Ocasio representing the Gators in finals. Westervelt and Makenzie Fish posted top 10 finishes.

“The 14 and under team had outstanding performances this weekend," said Coach Jason Westervelt. "I am very proud of this group of young athletes. The future looks very bright for all of them. Congratulations to all the Gators on a great season.”

Photo in text: The seven Gators who qualified to compete in the meet. (Provided)

Spud Run competitors start out on the Watkins Glen High School track. The run took them out the Catharine Valley Trail and back again to the track.

Sun shines, spirits soar as Spud Run returns

WATKINS GLEN, March 17, 2022 -- A longstanding annual tradition at Watkins Glen High School -- the Spud Run on St. Patrick's Day -- returned Thursday for the first time since 2019.

The race, which starts each time at 3:17 p.m. and covers 1.7 miles, dates back to the early 2000s. It was held annually until 2020, when the pandemic's arrival forced an exodus of students from the school on the very day the Spud Run was scheduled. The race was canceled again last year due to Covid protocols.

Now, back again with many runners -- from faculty down to elementary school students -- dressed in Irish green, the event attracted more than 150 entrants (runners and walkers) on a sunny day with the temperature reaching 70. In past years, the race has been held in all sorts of weather, from heavy fog to heavy snow to a wind chill around zero.

This one had a party atmosphere, complete with music, as everyone seemed happy to gather again.

The first runner across the finish line was WGHS senior Ben Swinnerton, in 10:26. Sophomore Johnny VanScoyk finished second in 10:33, with 7th grader Isaac Hendrickson third in 10:56. The first female to finish was senior Breanna Carl, in 13:00. The traditional prize for finishing first, said organizers, was a choice of one of two green items: a watermelon or a cabbage.

The top male school staff finisher was Travis Durfee in 12:13, and the top female school staff finisher was Jackie Bubb in 19:55.

Photos in text:

Left: No. 1 finisher Ben Swinnerton.
Right: Top female finisher Breanna Carl.

Spud Run competitors checked in after the race at a tabulation table where race staff members were keeping track of the order of finish.

The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity track team poses during practice. They are coached by Burton Brewster.

Weather turns warm for track practice

ODESSA, March 16, 2022 -- The weather turned warm Wednesday, giving athletes who started spring practice Monday a chance to train in unusually favorable conditions.

Among them -- gathered on the track behind their school -- were the Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity track teams.

"This is nicer than the weather will be at most of our track meets," said one coach, enjoying the day's sunny skies.

Photo in text: Members of the Odessa-Montour track teams exercise at practice.

O-M varsity track coach Skip Strobel, right, addresses his team during practice.

Glen Gators at the Niagara meet included: back row from left, Anna Lowe, Thalia Marquez, DeLaney Woodhouse and Alannah Klemann, and front row from left, Elise Johnson, Georgia Michel and Sibby Lowe. (Photo provided)

8 from Glen Gators 'raise the bar' at Niagara District Open Championship

Special to The Odessa File

BUFFALO, March 14, 2022 -- The Glen Gators Swim Team had a strong showing at the Niagara District Open Championship held at the Flickinger Aquatic Center at Erie Community College.

Eight Gators qualified to compete, including Alannah Klemann, Delaney Woodhouse, Faye Mooney, Sibby Lowe, Anna Lowe, Georgia Michel, Elise Johnson, and Thalia Marquez. This is the largest group of Glen Gators to qualify and compete at this meet.

Glen Gators had multiple personal bests and each swimmer represented GGST in the finals. The top individual Gator finisher was Thalia Marquez with 7th place in the 1,000 Yard Freestyle with a personal best time. Two relay teams placed 9th: the 200 Yard Medley Relay squad (Klemann, Mooney, Lowe and Lowe) and the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay squad (Marquez, Lowe, Moone and Lowe).

This weekend the 14 & Under Gators will be headed to the Webster Aquatic Center for their Niagara District Championship.

“These kids have committed themselves to their goals and to the Glen Gators," said Gators Coach Jason Westervelt. "They are continually raising the bar.

“This is one the the best performances by the Glen Gators Swim Team at the Niagara Championships," he added. "I am proud to be able to coach them and be a part of their accomplishments.”

Photo in text: The Glen Gators' Faye Mooney at the Niagara meet. (Photo provided)

WG swimmer Liam Smith
is our Schuyler Winter MVP

Odessa File's All-Schuyler All-Star teams are unveiled

SCHUYLER COUNTY, March 7, 2022 -- The combined Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team has risen from a recent history of low participation and minimal results to one of burgeoning success and a promising future.

This year, the WG/OM squad won several meets on the way to a second-place finish in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships and third place at the Section IV, Class C tournament.

Along the way, several swimmers stood out, all improving as the season progressed. The spirit at meets was high, and the camaraderie among WG/OM teammates notable. And at the forefront of this movement was a Watkins Glen High School freshman who, while low-keyed and modest out of the water, was a dynamo within it.

Liam Smith won two or three races in almost every meet in which his team competed -- excelling most often in the 500 Yard Freestyle, but also in the 100 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Free, and 200 Individual Medley. He was also part of the team’s winning 200 Free Relay squad on several occasions.

He was not the only WG/OM swimmer to excel, but his two victories at the Section IV, Class C meet and the Outstanding Performer award he earned that day embodied his drive, his steady improvement, and his leadership.

So ... in a season that saw the Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team reach the semifinals of the Section IV, Class C tournament with a wealth of talent, we are compelled to award the Schuyler Winter MVP Award to Liam Smith for the season-long example he set in the water in a performance that stood out from the rest.

The Odessa File 2022 All Schuyler, All Sports Winter All-Star Teams.

First Team:

Liam Smith -- WG/OM Swimming -- MVP
Adam Pastore -- WG Basketball
Cameron Holland -- WG Basketball
Owen Scholtisek -- WG Basketball
Mitchell Pike -- WG Basketball
Ben Swinnerton -- WG/OM Swimming
Lucas Hoffman -- OM/WG Wrestling
Hannah Nolan -- OM Basketball
Jenna Solomon -- WG Basketball
Mykel Cody -- WG Bowling

Second Team:

Rachel Vickio -- WG Basketball
Ryan Dean -- WG/OM Swimming
Jon Spencer -- WG/OM Swimming
Jacob Yontz -- WG Basketball
Joe Sutterby -- WG Basketball
Cayden Confer -- OM Basketball
Keyonna Garrison -- OM Basketball
Mackenzie Cannon -- OM Basketball
Dominick Fazzary -- OM/WG Wrestling
Breanna Carl -- WG Indoor Track
Jana Arias -- OM Bowling
Austin Hoyt -- OM Bowling

Third Team:

Tori Brewster -- OM Basketball
Gina Gavich -- OM Basketball
Reagan Reese -- OM Basketball
Brittany Cooper -- OM Basketball
Bailey Beaumont -- WG Basketball
Lillian Ameigh -- WG Basketball
Keith June -- OM Basketball
Daniel Lewis -- OM Basketball
Mark Waterman -- OM/WG Wrestling
Jeremy Miller -- OM/WG Wrestling
Tristan Harrington -- OM/WG Wrestling
Nick DeLong -- WG/OM Swimming
Aliyah Clink-Bentley -- WG Bowling
Maisie Robertson -- WG Bowling
Ava Cowan -- WG Bowling
Brett Cullen-Pike -- WG Bowling
Sarah Barr -- OM Bowling
David Patterson -- OM Bowling
Johnny VanScoyk -- WG Indoor Track
Ross Pentz -- WG Indoor Track
Chris Stevens -- WG Indoor Track

The Watkins Supply team and coaches. (Photos provided)

O-M Elementary basketball: Week 5

ODESSA, March 5, 2022 -- The following are the results of Week 5 -- the final week -- of the Odessa-Montour Elementary Youth Basketball.

Cookie's Construction 28, Watkins Supply 20
Cookie's Construction (3-2): Connor Wood 10 points, Ori Kramer 10 points, Chase Champion 2 points, Colby Keener 2 points, Parker Emery 2 points, Nolan Marsh 2 points
Watkins Supply (2-3): Blake Sangprakarn 9 points, Seth Breckenridge 4 points, Nate Pickering 3 points, Optimus Turner 2 points, Lilli Baudendistle 1 point, Mitchell Blaha 1 point

Vedder-Scott & Zinger 32, Parmenter's 16
Vedder-Scott & Zinger (3-2): Hunter Watson 16 points, Tripp Starkweather 12 points, Zuri Garrison 2 points, Silas Smith 2 points
Parmenter's (2-3): Austin Conway 5 points, Molly Mahaney 5 points, Seth Janke 3 points, Jaxon Pound 2 points, Gabe Gunning 1 point.

Special thanks to our sponsors and our volunteer coaches for putting on this program this year.

Photo in text: The Parmenter's team and coaches.

The Vedder-Scott & Zinger team and coaches.

The Cookie's Construction team and coaches. (Photos provided)

Left: Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore prepares to shoot in traffic. Right: The Senecas' Joe Sutterby eyes the basket.

Watkins boys fall to Newfield

Lose 71-63 in Class C semifinal; finish with 19-2 record

CORTLAND, March 2, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team's season ended Wednesday night when the Senecas -- the top seed in the Section IV, Class C Tournament -- fell to No. 4 seed Newfield 71-63 in a tourney semifinal at SUNY Cortland.

The Senecas (19-2) fell behind early, leading only once, at 3-2. They were down as many as eight points in the first quarter, which ended with them trailing 23-18.

They pulled within two points, 26-24, in the second period before Newfield (19-4) ran off eight straight points on the way to a 34-26 halftime advantage.

Newfield built the lead to 14 points, 46-32, in the third quarter. Watkins responded with an 8-3 run that trimmed the deficit to nine points, but the lead was back to 13 points, 53-40, entering the final period.

The Newfield advantage reached 15 points early in the fourth quarter before the Senecas, employing a temporarily effective press, scored eight points in a little over two minutes to cut the deficit to seven points, 55-48. But Newfield subsequently worked around the press, scoring the next nine points to effectively secure the game with a 64-48 lead with 3:03 to play.

Watkins rallied, outscoring the Trojans 15-7 down the stretch, but could get no closer than the final eight-point differential.

Mitchell Pike led Watkins with 18 points, while Owen Scholtisek scored 15, Cameron Holland 13, Adam Pastore 10, Jacob Yontz 4, and Joe Sutterby 3. The team converted 9 of 14 free throws.

A large part of the Senecas' offense came on 3-pointers -- 10 of them. In fact, all of the Senecas' 18 first-quarter points came on treys -- two each by Scholtisek, Holland and Pike.

Pastore led the team in rebounds with 6, while Scholtisek and Pike grabbed 5 each, and Holland 4. Scholtisek led in assists with 7, and Holland in steals with 3.

Newfield was equally adept from 3-point range, sinking 10 from long range. The Trojans were led by Derek Pawlewicz's 27 points,which included six 3-pointers. Jalen Hardison added 18 points. The team sank 3 of 4 free throws.

"Give credit to Newfield," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, who noted the Trojans' quickness and the play of Hardison, the guard who "set up everything. We couldn't keep in front of him. He'd get by us inside, and we could either let him go or close in, and he'd feed a teammate outside for an easy three." The 71 points scored by Newfield was about 34 more than the average allowed this season by Watkins Glen.

Fazzary said Newfield -- which defeated Watkins for the sectional title the last time it was contested (two years ago, pre-Covid) -- was more aggressive Wednesday than the Senecas. "They got every 50/50 ball," he said. While Watkins came back in the fourth quarter to within seven points at 55-48, "we had a chance to score a couple more times, but couldn't sustain it. If we'd gotten those, who knows what might have happened."

In the end, though, "the kids can hold their heads high," he said. "They've only lost a handful of games over several years. And they can take with them certain attributes from this sport" -- things like a work ethic, dedication and teamwork -- "that can serve them well in future years in the community. I believe that. These are all special people." Five of them are seniors: Holland, Scholtisek, Pike, Pastore and Luke Spahalski.

The loss was a disappointing end to a long basketball coaching career for Fazzary, who is retiring from teaching at the end of this school year. He has had consistently winning basketball teams for more than two decades, but a sectional title eluded him -- something the WGHS faithful had hoped would be altered this time around. Fazzary did, however, coach a state championship cross-country team at WGHS. He will be coaching boys golf this spring.

With 23 years in as boys varsity basketball coach, he says he "never would have imagined that we'd never get it done" -- win a sectional title -- "with all the great teams we had. We had plenty of good-enough teams. My biggest regret is I couldn't get that monkey off my back. We went to so many semis and finals, but couldn't get over the hump."

He said he'll miss "the bonds formed over the years with the players and parents. And I'll miss things like the smell of popcorn on game night, and the roar of the crowd."

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland takes the ball to the hoop.
Middle: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike drives to the basket.
Bottom: Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, who has coached his last game.

Left: Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz shoots. Right: The Senecas' Owen Scholtisek drives.

O-M girls fall to Marathon in semifinal

DELHI, March 1, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team's season ended Tuesday evening when the Indians dropped a 56-36 decision to top-seeded Marathon in a semifinal of the Section IV, Class D Tournament.

The game, held at SUNY Delhi, saw No. 4 seed O-M (12-10) take a 12-8 lead in the first quarter before falling behind by 10 points at halftime, 27-17.

The deficit grew to 15 at the end of the third quarter, 44-29, before the Indians cut it back to 12 points at 48-36. However, Marathon (16-5) pulled away with the final eight points in the closing minutes.

Gina Gavich (with three 3-pointers) and Keyonna Garrison led O-M in scoring with 11 points each, while Hannah Nolan registered 9 points, Tori Brewster 3, and Mackenzie Cannon 2. The team converted 4 of 8 free throws.

Garrison led the Indians in rebounds with 8, while Nolan grabbed 6. Nolan led in steals with 3, while Gavich had 3 assists.

Abby Ensign led Marathon with 22 points, while Brooke Tillotson scored 19. The team sank 6 of 10 free throws.

"We got off to a great start and showed that we could play with them," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "That drought in the second quarter cost us, but we fought hard in the second half. We just couldn't get the momentum to make one more run and put a scare into them. The final score wasn't indicative of the competitiveness of this game tonight.

"We lost 72-31 at their place in January, so to put up the fight we did tonight says a lot about the strides we made this season and the competitiveness and pride we have.

"Anytime you play in March, you've had a great season. We've come a long way. We will miss our seniors -- Mackenzie Cannon, Brittany Cooper and Eliza Starkweather -- but we've got four starters back, so next season is promising as well."

Photo in text: O-M's Keyonna Garrison puts up a shot. (Photo from live stream by The Cortland Voice)

The Glen Gators' Ryan Dean competes at the Niagara District Qualifier at Webster.

Glen Gators excel at District Qualifier

Special to
The Odessa File

WEBSTER, March 1, 2022 -- The Glen Gators Swim Team was well represented this past weekend at the 2022 Niagara District Qualifier held at the Webster Aquatic Center.

Several athletes qualified to compete, including Dillan Allyn-Nobles, Malina Butler, MJ Carro, Mia Carro, Reese Conway, Ryan Dean, Kendra Fish, Makenzie Fish, Lily Hall, Gabby Janeski, Elise Johnson, Alannah Klemann, Aubrey Klemann, Maria Kuksenkova, Karina Lapierre, Lydia Lapierre, Anna Lowe, Sibby Lowe, Thalia Marquez, Georgia Michel, Dom Ocasio, Vinnie Ocasio, Hudson Westervelt, and Delaney Woodhouse.

Glen Gators had multiple personal bests, top 8, and top 16 finishes. These included the following individual event winners: Thalia Marquez, Ryan Dean, Gabby Janeski, Anna Lowe, Sibby Lowe, Makenzie Fish, and Hudson Westervelt. The highlight was Ryan Dean winning the High Point trophy for the 13-14 boys age group.

Swimmers competed against other teams within the Niagara District of New York. The event was one of several qualifying events to make Niagara District gold standards. The swimmers age 15 and above will compete in the Niagara District LSC Championships March 11-13 at the Flickinger Aquatics Center-Erie Community College, Buffalo. Age 14 and under swimmers will compete at the Niagara District LSC Championships March 18-20 at the Webster Aquatic Center. The Gators team has 9 swimmers qualified for the 15 and over event, and 7 swimmers qualified for the 14 and unders.

The Gators are back in the pool training and have several championship meets over the next several weeks.

Photos in text:

Top: The Glen Gators' Thalia Marquez.
Bottom: Ryan Dean's High Point Award. (Photos provided)

O-M Elementary basketball: Week 4

ODESSA, Feb. 28, 2022 -- The following are the results of Week 4 of the Odessa-Montour Elementary Youth Basketball.

Vedder-Scott & Zinger 27, Cookie's Construction 21
Vedder-Scott & Zinger (2-2): Hunter Watson 10 points, Tripp Starkweather 8 points, Zuri Garrison 4 points, Elliyanna Cron 3 points, Abby Chamberlain 2 points
Cookie's Construction (2-2): Ori Kramer 6 points, Connor Wood 6 points, Kendrix Cook 3 points, Colby Keener 2 points, Parker Emery 2 points, Celeste Crane 2 points

Parmenter Automotive 25, Watkins Supply 22
Parmenter's (2-2): Olin Kramer 8 points, Molly Mahaney 7 points, Owen DuPuy 6 points, Austin Conway 2 points, Emily Mahaney 2 points
Watkins Supply (2-2): Lilli Baudendistle 8 points, Mitchel Blaha 6 points, Optimus Turner 4 points, Xavier Sindone 2 points, Blake Sangprakarn 2 points

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan eyes the basket as she moves through traffic.

16-0 run carries Odessa-Montour past Schenevus, into the Class D semifinals

ODESSA, Feb. 26, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team advanced to the Section IV, Class D semifinals Saturday by defeating Schenevus 47-32 in a game of sharp momentum swings in the O-M gym.

Odessa-Montour, the No. 4 seed and now 12-9, built a 25-9 lead early in the third quarter, only to see No. 5 Schenevus rally with a 23-6 run that gave the Dragons a 32-31 lead with 5:30 left to play. But O-M took control after that, scoring the final 16 points for the 15-point victory.

The Indians advance next to a sectional semifinal against top-seeded Marathon (15-5), which defeated No. 9 Cherry Valley Saturday. The semifinal -- the first for O-M since 2010 -- will be held at SUNY Delhi at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Hannah Nolan led O-M scorers with 14 points, while Mackenzie Cannon registered 13, Keyonna Garrison 9, Tori Brewster 5, Gina Gavich 5, and Reagan Reese 1. The team converted 19 of 35 free throws.

Garrrison led in rebounds with 14, while Nolan grabbed 8, Cannon 8, and Reese 5. Nolan had 6 steals, and Brewster 3. Gavich had 3 assists, and Garrison blocked 4 shots.

"What a roller coaster of a game that was," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "A typical sectional game. Schenevus didn't win 15 games by accident, and they weren't going to go away easily. We showed a lot of resolve after they made that run on us to take the lead. I'm very proud of how much mental toughness we showed to rally back after losing the lead.

"Our defensive intensity was solid for most of the game, and that eventually made the difference."

Photo in text: O-M's Keyonna Garrison sends a shot on its way.

Left: O-M's Reagan Reese shoots a free throw. Right: The Indians' Gina Gavich.

Left: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon prepares to shoot. Right: The Indians' Tori Brewster drives past a Schenevus defender.

Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland (4) is fouled as he drives to the basket.

Watkins Glen boys race past Tioga, 68-41, earn spot in Section IV, Class C semifinal

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 26, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team spotted Tioga a 6-0 lead Saturday night and then took control of the game, defeating the Tigers 68-41 in the WGHS Field House to advance to the Section IV, Class C semifinals.

The top-seeded Senecas (19-1) will play No. 4 Newfield (18-4) on Wednesday, March 2 at SUNY Cortland at 6 p.m. (This is a change from an original starting time of 7 p.m.) Two years ago, Watkins Glen fell to Newfield in the sectional final by three points after battling back from a double-digit deficit.

Watkins Glen got balanced scoring Saturday, with Cameron Holland and Owen Scholtisek each registering 14 points. Mitchell Pike notched 13 points -- as did Adam Pastore despite leaving midway through the third quarter after a collision with a Tioga player under the basket.

Other points came from Jacob Yontz (7), Ryan Bauchle-Willett (3), Joe Sutterby (2), and Luke Spahalski (2). The team converted 13 of 17 free throws.

Holland led the team in steals with 5, and in assists with 5. Pastore led in rebounds with 5, while Scholtisek grabbed 4, and Holland, Pike and Yontz 3 apiece.

Tioga, seeded No. 9 and now 12-10, was led by Evan Sickler's 13 points. The team sank 12 of 18 free throws.

Watkins Glen, after falling behind 6-0, outscored the Tigers 24-4 during the rest of the first quarter, and led 37-19 at halfitme and 49-25 entering the fourth quarter.

"We came out a little sluggish," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "Then we got going, used the press, and before you knew it we had a double-digit lead. And we extended it from there.

"It was a good win, over a team coming in with some confidence" after rallying from 19 points down Wednesday to defeat Elmira Notre Dame.

Fazzary said his team well remembers the loss to Newfield in the sectional final two years ago, and urged the community and students to travel to Cortland for Wednesday's game to support the Senecas. "You know Newfield has a big, vocal following," he said. "We need our people there to cheer our guys on."

Newfield reached the semis by defeating No. 5 Delhi Saturday night, 59-41. In other Class C action Saturday, No. 2 Moravia defeated No. 7 Candor, 53-42, and No. 6 Lansing topped No. 3 Unatego, 53-44.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore takes the ball to the hoop.
Bottom: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz (left) shoots; Owen Scholtisek at the foul line.

Left: Watkins Glen's Joe Sutterby puts up a shot. Right: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike prepares to shoot in second-half action.

Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary (orange mask) receives congratulations from assistants Jim Scott, left, and David Waite as his team and the Field House spectators applaud after the final buzzer Saturday night. The applause was triggered when announcer Trevor Holland pointed out to the crowd that the game was the final home basketball contest for Fazzary, who retires after this school year.

OM/WG's Hoffman competes at States

ALBANY, Feb. 26, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school wrestler Lucas Hoffman went 0-2 over the weekend as he competed at 102 poiunds in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament.

Hoffman, representing Section 4, lost 7-0 to eventual second-place finisher Gabe English of Berne Knox-Westerlo (Section 2), and then 7-5 to Brock Frederick of South Jefferson (Section 3).

Hoffman "battled and represented OM/WG with heart," said Coach Dan Batchelder.

Watkins boys will face Tioga in quarters

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 24, 2022 -- Tioga staged a comeback Wednesday night from a 19-point third-quarter deficit to overtake Notre Dame 61-51 in the opening round of the boys Section IV, Class C Basketball Tournament -- and thus earned a date with Watkins Glen on Saturday night.

The WGHS Senecas, 18-1 and winners last weekend of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School championship, will host the 12-9 Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal in the Watkins Field House. The Senecas are seeded No. 1, while Tioga is seeded No. 9.

Other Class C action Wednesday saw No. 5 Delaware Academy defeat No. 12 Groton, 47-34; No. 4 Newfield defeat No. 13 Harpursville, 63-28; No. 3 Unatego defeat No. 14 Walton, 75-30; No. 6 Lansing defeat No. 11 Union Springs, 64-56; and No. 7 Candor defeat No. 10 Bainbridge-Guilford, 76-36.

The Saturday matchups, in addition to Watkins Glen vs. Tioga, include Delhi at Newfield, Lansing at Unatego, and Candor at No. 2-seeded Moravia.

Watkins Glen, after its stirring rally in the IAC title game against Dryden -- including a decisive 18-0 run -- is ranked No. 8 among Class C schools in the state by the New York State Sportwriters Association. Moravia (17-1) is ranked No. 12, Unatego (17-3) is No. 19, and Newfield (17-3) is No. 20. Candor (17-5) is an Honorable Mention, as are Delhi (15-5) and Lansing (14-6).

O-M boys fall to CV in tourney opener

DAVENPORT, Feb. 23, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team ended its season Wednesday evening with a first-round loss to Charlotte Valley, 70-46, on the road in the Section IV, Class D Tournament.

"We came out completely flat at the beginning of the game," said O-M coach Kristine Gardner, whose team finished with a single victory in 21 games.

Charlotte Valley (15-3 and the No. 4 seed), took a 23-7 first-quarter lead over the Indians, the tournament's No. 13 seed. CV extended its advantage to 28 points (41-13) at halftime, and to 38 points (63-25) entering the fourth quarter.

Jon Gillis and Daniel Lewis led O-M scorers with 10 points each, while Keith June added 9 points, Ben Heichel 8, Brady Cannon 7, and Brad Gillis 2. The team converted 9 of 17 free throws.

Charlotte Valley was led by Dylan Ward's 33 points. The team sank 13 of 22 foul shots.

Odessa-Montour's Keyonna Garrison approaches the basket for two of her 11 points.

O-M girls open section tourney with win

Top Edmeston, 51-42; next game is Friday

ODESSA, Feb. 22, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team opened the Section IV, Class D Tournament with a victory Tuesday night, defeating Edmeston 51-42 in a game in the O-M gym.

Hannah Nolan led the Indians with 15 points, 10 steals and 8 rebounds as the Indians built a lead that proved far too much for a late Panthers rally to overcome.

Keyonna Garrison scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for O-M, while Mackenzie Cannon registered 8 points and 8 rebounds. Gina Gavich added 9 points, all in the first half on three 3-pointers. Other points came from Tori Brewster (5) and Brittany Cooper (3 on a first-quarter 3-pointer).

Odessa-Montour broke in front 7-2 on the way to an 18-8 first-quarter lead, and extended it to 13 points, 31-18, by halftime. The Indians built the lead to more than 20 points in the third period on the way to a 47-30 advantage entering the fourth quarter. The Panthers then outscored O-M 12-4 down the stretch to trim the Indians' lead to its final nine points.

"It was big to knock down those perimeter shots early (the Gavich and Cooper threes), and that opened up a lot for us inside," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "We really moved the ball well tonight and got out in transition, creating offense off of our defense. We will need to continue to do that in the next round.

"We came out with poise early on, which was big. Any sectional win is a big win, and we will take it and get ready for Friday."

O-M, seeded No. 4 and now 11-9, will play No. 5 Schenevus Saturday at 3:45 p.m. in the O-M gym. Schenevus opened the tournament with a 48-30 victory over No. 12 Morris.

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan is fouled as she drives to the basket.
Bottom: The Indians' Reagan Reese looks to pass the ball.

Left: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon scores on a layup. Right: The Indians' Gina Gavich launches a long-range shot.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster at the free-throw line. Right: The Indians' Brittany Cooper.

From left: Glen Gators Thalia Marquez, Sibby Lowe and Faye Mooney in Schenectady.

4 from Glen Gators compete in big meet, learn valuable lessons for future events

SCHENECTADY, Feb. 21, 2022 -- Four members of the Glen Gators Swim Team participated at the Region 1 Short Course Invitational held at Union College over the past weekend: Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Sibby Lowe and Thalia Marquez.

Klemann, Mooney and Marquez are Watkins Glen High School students. Lowe attends Horseheads High School.

"This meet," said Glen Gators Head Coach Jason Westervelt, "requires qualifying times and involved elite swimmers from throughout the Northeastern states. This is the first time the Glen Gators Swim Team has been represented at the Region 1 level. They swam well and gained valuable experience of elite-level competition. Our top finisher was Sibby Lowe in the 50 Yard Freestyle, placing 14th.

"They have returned home to rejoin the rest of the Gators and continue training as we head into championship season. Stay tuned: the next stop is the Niagara LSC Championships Qualifier at the Webster Aquatic Center.

“This," Westervelt added, "was a big step forward for the Glen Gators Swim Team and Watkins/OM swimming and diving programs. The girls performed very well in a high-pressure meet. It is a great set-up for our District Championship meet in March.”

Photo in text: Faye Mooney (left) and Alannah Klemann. (Photos provided)

The IAC Large School champion Watkins Glen Senecas pose after their victory.

Watkins boys take IAC title

Overtake Dryden with 21-4 fourth quarter in 64-50 win

DRYDEN, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team struggled to keep up with Dryden through three quarters Saturday before using a frenetic and effective full-court press to outscore the Lions 21-4 down the stretch and win the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School Championship, 64-50.

The game, at Tompkins-Cortland Community College, saw the Senecas yield 39 first-half points -- more than they allowed in entire games through much of the season. But they stepped up their defense in the second half, holding the Lions to just seven points in the third quarter and four in the fourth.

"We kicked it into gear," said the Senecas' top scorer, Adam Pastore, who totaled 21 points. "Coach set us straight at halftime," said teammate Owen Scholtisek, who led the defensive charge in the second half as the Senecas created multiple Dryden turnovers. Watkins stole the ball 13 times in the game, mostly in the final period.

Other points for the Senecas (now 18-1) came from Joe Sutterby (16, on 8-for-11 shooting), Jacob Yontz (10), Mitchell Pike (9), Scholtisek (5), and Cameron Holland (3). The team converted 8 of 12 free throws.

Sutterby led in rebounds with 7, while Pastore grabbed 3 and Yontz 3. Scholtisek led in assists with 8, while Holland and Pastore had 3 each. Scholtisek, Holland, Sutterby and Pastore each had 3 steals, and Yontz 1.

Dryden was led by 6'5" junior Xavier Scott, who scored 16 of his 20 points in a first-half performance the had the Senecas back on their heels. But with Pastore defending against Scott in the second half -- muscling Scott off the shots he had been making in the first half -- and the Watkins defense kicking into high gear, Scott was limited to four second-half points, two coming in the closing minute.

He was joined in double figures by sharpshooting guard Colton Dow, who hit 12 of his 15 points in the first half. The Lions converted 5 of 9 foul shots.

The game was clearly in two parts -- the one where Watkins allowed too many clear shots by Dryden, and the one where Watkins was a ball-hawking, Road Runner-like defensive force, consistently in the face of Dryden ball handlers, blocking and stripping and stealing the ball.

"Our usual defense didn't show up until we needed it at the end," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "We worked on the press this week. I told them there was going to come a time when we needed it. And we played it pretty well, but I was tempted a couple of times to call time-out because our guys put so much into the press, they were gassed."

Members of the audience on hand in the TC3 gym -- a sizable and vocal turnout -- confessed that they had been fearful when the Senecas were unable to catch up to the Lions through three quarters. And as the third quarter ended, the concern seemed justified.

Watkins scored the first three points of the game quickly, but Dryden answered with seven points. The Senecas pushed ahead by two at 11-9 and 13-11, but Dryden led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter.

The lead see-sawed in the second quarter, with the Senecas up 21-20 before Dryden moved in front, holding the edge at 29-28 before running off seven straight points for a 36-28 advantage. Watkins trimmed the deficit to five by halftime, 39-34.

The Dryden lead was six, 42-36, with 5:36 left in the third period, and five points, 44-39, with 2:56 remaining in the quarter. The Senecas closed to within a point, 44-43, at 1:36, before Dryden added a basket to enter the fourth period up 46-43.

But it was all Watkins after that, with the Senecas taking the lead for good at 7:06, 47-46. A 360-degree twisting layup by Scholtisek punctuated the assault at 5:04, making the score 55-46. By the time the 18-0 run was complete, the game was esssentially over, at 61-46 with 3:58 remaining.

"These guys are creating quite a legacy," said Fazzary, "this being their third straight IAC Large School title."

The Senecas won it in 2019 and 2020, but there was no postseason tournament last year due to the pandemic.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Joe Sutterby goes high for a shot in the first half.
Middle: The Senecas' Adam Pastore rises above the defense for a shot.
Bottom: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike sends a long-range shot on its way.

Left: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek completes a driving, twisting layup in the fourth quarter. Right: The Senecas' Cameron Holland prepares to shoot.

Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz drives to the basket in fourth-quarter action.

WG/OM's Nick DeLong dives at start of the 100 Yard Backstroke. He placed 5th.

WG/OM 3rd at Section IV swim meet; Smith wins two races, Swinnerton one

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team finished in third place Saturday at the Section IV, Class C Swimming Championships held in the WGHS pool.

WG/OM's Liam Smith won two of the day's events -- the 200 Yard Freestyle in 1:55.59, and the 500 Yard Freestyle in 5:21.67 -- and was named the meet's Outstanding Performer. Teammate Ben Swinnerton captured the 100 Yard Breaststroke title, posting a 1:04.21 and edging out Chenango Forks' Brendan Heaney by 21 hundredths of a second in an exciting finish.

Lansing captured the team title, edging Chenango Forks, 496-488.5. Watkins Glen was next with 362.5 points, followed by Southern Cayuga (197), Greene (127.5), Susquehanna Valley (119.5), and Dryden (108). The Lansing victory was largely secured in the 200 Free Relay, which Lansing won, earning 40 points, while Chenango Forks was disqualified for a violation.

Other top Watkins Glen finishes included:

200 Yard Medley Relay: 2nd, Ryan Dean, Ben Swinnerton, Caleb Reynolds, Nick DeLong, 1:48.77.
200 Free: 5th, Vincent Ocasio, 2:04.33.
200 Individual Medley: 5th, Ben Swinnerton, 2:20.37; 8th, Caleb Reynolds, 2:28.01.
50 Free: 5th, Jon Spencer, 24.68; 6th, Nick DeLong, 24.87.
100 Fly: T-4th, Ryan Dean, 1:03.16.
100 Free: 4th, Jon Spencer, 53.93; 8th, Vincent Ocasio, 56.07.
500 Free: 3rd, Caleb Reynolds, 5:46.06.
200 Free Relay: 3rd, Jon Spencer, Nick DeLong, Vincent Ocasio, Liam Smith, 1:38.19.
100 Back: 2nd, Ryan Dean, 1:01.48; 5th, Nick DeLong, 1:05.38.
100 Breaststroke: 8th, Anthony Cummings, 1:18.67.
400 Free Relay: 3rd, Liam Smith, Vincent Ocasio, Ben Swinnerton, Jon Spencer, 3:39.16.

Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Vincent Ocasio competes in the 100 Yard Freestyle final. He placed 8th.
Middle: WG/OM's Jon Spencer dives at start of the 50 Yard Freestyle. He finished 5th.
Bottom: WG/OM's Ben Swinnerton en route to victory in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.

WG/OM's Liam Smith on the way to victory in the 500 Yard Freestyle.

WG/OM's Ryan Dean competes in the 100 Yard Butterfly final. He tied for 4th place.

WG/OM's Caleb Reynolds competes in the 200 Yard Individual Medley. He placed 8th.

Left: WG/OM's Liam Smith on the awards podium after winning the 500 Free. He also won the 200 Free, and was named the meet's Outstanding Performer. Right: Teammate Ben Swinnerton after winning the 100 Breaststroke.

O-M girls place 4th at Section IV bowling

VESTAL, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team finished in fourth place among 10 schools Saturday at the Section IV, Class D Bowling Tournament at Midway Lanes.

Unadilla Valley was first with a 2503 total, with Candor second at 2478, Groton third at 2046, and Watkins Glen fourth at 2026 on games of 635-674-717. The top two teams advanced to next weekend's State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

Seniors Jana Arias and Courtney Davis led the Indians with 443 and 415 series, respectively. Sarah Barr rolled a 412, Hannah Barr a 389, and Angel Burlew a 367.

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Photo: The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team poses at sectionals. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen girls 7th at Section IV meet

VESTAL, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team finished in 7th place Saturday among 11 schools at the Section IV, Class C Bowling Tournament at Midway Lanes.

Union Springs/Port Byron took first place with a 2750 total, with Sidney second at 2555 and Waverly third at 2341. The top two teams advanced to next weekend's State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

Watkins Glen totaled 1998 on games of 707, 669 and 622. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 492 series, while Aubrey Kellogg posted a 407, Ava Cowan a 400, and Carly Arnold a 384.

Glen track team ends season at Qualifier

CORTLAND, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team competed Saturday in the Section IV State Qualifier at SUNY Cortland.

"It was a great season-ending meet with lots of personal records," said Watkins Glen Coach Kelly Sterner.

The highest finish for Watkins was posted by Chris Stevens, who placed third in the High Jump with a personal best of 5'6" -- which was six inches higher than his previous best.

Other results involving Watkins Glen:

55 Meters: 12th, Chris Stevens, 7.54; 14th, Jaymes Forker, 7.59 PR
300 Meters: 10th, Jaymes Forker, 43.08 PR; Ethan Cary, 50.81 PR; 18th, Molly Rafferty, 55.97 PR.
600 Meters: 13th, Madison Tuttle, 2:13.24 PR
1000 Meters: 10th, Isaac Hendrickson, 3:17.41 PR
1500 Meters: 5th, Breanna Carl, 5:58.05
1600 Meters: 6th, Johnny Vanscoyk, 5:14.78
Long Jump: 11th, Madison Tuttle, 12' 1/4"; Cameron Cron, 15' PR
Shot Put: 6th Ross Pentz, 34' 1.5" PR; Shea Young, 13th, 30' 11"

"We are all excited for outdoor track to start in the spring," said Coach Sterner.

Photo in text: The WGHS indoor track team at the sectional meet. (Photo provided)

O-M Elementary basketball: Week 3

ODESSA, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The following are the results of Week 3 of the Odessa-Montour Elementary Youth Basketball.

Watkins Supply 24, Cookie's Construction 15
Watkins Supply (2-1):
Mitchel Blaha 9 points, Xavier Sindone 8 points, Lilli Baudendistle 7 points.
Cookie's Construction (2-1):
Nolan Marsh 7 points, Ori Kramer 4 points, Parker Emery 2 points, Colby Keener 2 points

Parmenter's 22, Vedder, Scott, and Zinger 21
Parmenter's (1-2): Olin Krmaer 6 points, Jake Signor 5 points, Molly Mahaney 5 points, Gabe Gunning 3 points, Seth Janke 2 points, Owen Dupuy 1 point
Vedder, Scott, and Zinger (1-2): Aaron Crout 6 points, Tripp Starkweather 5 points, Hunter Watson 4 points, Jeffrey Blaha 4 points, Zuri Garrison 2 points.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 7

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 19, 2022 -- The following results were reported from the seventh and final week of competition Saturday at Watkins Glen Youth Basketball:

The final results of the "Red" Matthews Memorial Play-Offs.

3rd-4th Grades:

Championship -- Curly's Family Restaurant 16, Maguire's 8.
Curly's: Zion Tomlinson 12, Cooper Lagramada 2, Catherine Caslin 2.
Maguire's: Beatrice Hayden 4, Lucas Schubmehl 2, Callen Schamel 2.

Curly's captured the League and Play-Off Championships.

Consolation:

Famous Brands 18, Sporting Goods 12.
Famous Brands: Morgan Bubb 10, Maxwell Canzler 8.
Sporting Goods: Ian Smith 6, Zeyona Westervelt 4, Luke Hicks 2.

5th-6th Grades:

Championship -- Watkins Glen Supply 38, Capt. Bill's 22.
W.G. Supply: Leon Lagramada 20, Isaac Willett 10, Zack Brusso 4, Grayson Robertson 2, Brodie O'Connell Campbell 2.
Capt. Bill's: Ethan Crane 8, Nick Source 6, Mason Bubb 6, Broghan Fuller-Bianco 2.

Watkins Glen Supply captured the League and Play-Off Championships.

WG boys are 10th in Section IV, Class C

VESTAL, Feb. 18, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity bowling team placed 10th among 13 schools Friday in the Section IV, Class C Bowling Tournament at Midway Lanes.

Mykel Cody led the Senecas with a 204-188-222=614 series as they totaled 2349 for the tourney's three games. Sidney was first at 2915, Susquehanna Valley second with 2891, and Waverly third with 2886. The top two teams advanced to next weekend's State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

Other scores for Watkins Glen included Corbin Groves' 535 series (including a 230 game) and Brett Cullen-Pike's 499.

O-M boys place 7th at Section IV bowling

VESTAL, Feb. 18, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity bowling team placed 7th among 10 Class D schools Friday at the Section IV Bowling Tournament at Midway Lanes.

Hancock High (with a 3191 total) and Tioga (2875) finished one-two and thus advanced to next weekend's State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly. O-M totaled 2354.

Zach Rounds led Odessa with a 498 series, followed by David Patterson (491), Austin Hoyt (483), Benson Patterson (480) and Alex Campbell (402).

The girls tournament was set to start at Midway Lanes at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Swinnerton sets PR at IC-hosted meet

ITHACA, Feb. 18, 2022 -- Sarah Swinnerton, a Watkins Glen High School graduate and a sophomore at Ithaca College -- where she is on the swim team -- entered the consolation finals of the 400 Individual Medley in 15th place Thursday at the Division III 2022 Liberty League Championships hosted at IC.

She had posted a a time of 5:09.95 in the prelims Thursday morning.

On Thursday night, she swam in the consolation finals, improving her time to a personal record of 4:57.32 and placing 12th.

The championships go on through Monday.

Photos: Sarah Swinnerton dives at start of the 400 IM consolation finals, and reacts after completion of the race. (Photos provided)

Left: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon runs into traffic as she drives toward the basket. No foul was called on the play. Right: The Indians' Keyonna Garrison eyes the basket.

Odessa-Montour girls fall to GMU, 36-35

ODESSA, Feb. 17, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team overcame an 8-point halftime deficit, taking a fourth-quarter lead before falling to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 36-35 Thursday night in a non-league game in the O-M gym.

The contest, a tune-up for O-M (10-9) heading into sectionals, went back and forth after the Indians had caught up to GMU (now 12-7) at the end of the third period, 25-25. There were five lead changes after that, the last when the visiting Raiders edged ahead by a point on a basket with 59 seconds left.

GMU extended the lead to three points, 35-32, before a Tori Brewster basket off an inbounds pass from Hannah Nolan cut the deficit to one, 35-34, with 23.7 seconds remaining. GMU made it 36-34 on a free throw with 13.2 seconds left before Nolan closed the scoring with a free throw with 5.8 seconds left.

GMU missed two free throws with 2.1 seconds left, and O-M -- grabbing the rebound and calling time-out -- planned one last play with 1.4 seconds left. But the Indians couldn't get a shot off in time.

Nolan led O-M with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 8 steals. Brewster added 9 points, while Keyonna Garrison scored 4, Gina Gavich 3, and Mackenzie Cannon 2.

"It was a tight game where we made some good plays, but not enough to pull it out," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "This was by far the biggest team we've played all season and we struggled with that. They had two girls over 6 feet tall, and that really affected us.

"The good news," he added, " is we get to play again Tuesday" -- when the Indians open Section IV, Class D Tournament play at home against Edmeston. O-M is seeded No. 4, and Edmeston No 13. Game time is 6 p.m.

Photo in text: O-M's Hannah Nolan prepares to shoot.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster drives toward the basket. She scored on the play.
Right: The Indians' Gina Gavich sends a shot on its way from long range.

Watkins boys are top seed in sectionals

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Feb. 17, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section IV, Class C Tournament, and with it has drawn a first-round bye.

The Senecas (17-1) will play at home at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 against the winner of a first-round game between No. 8 Elmira Notre Dame (8-8) and No. 9 Tioga (11-9).

The Odessa-Montour girls varsity basketball team, seeded No. 4 with a 10-9 record, will open play in the Section IV, Class D Tournament against No. 13 Edmeston (7-9) at home on Tuesday (Feb. 22) at 6 p.m. The winner will advance to play the winner of a first-round contest between No. 5 Schenevus (14-5) and No. 12 Morris (9-9).

The O-M boys varsity, seeded 13th with a 1-18 record, will open the Class D Tournament at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 23) against No. 4 Charlotte Valley (14-3) at CV, which is located in Davenport. The winner will advance to play the winner of a first-round game between No. 5 Franklin (15-4) and No. 12 Gilboa-Conesville (8-7).

Note: Before the sectionals, the Watkins Glen boys team will face Dryden at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Tompkins-Cortland Community College for the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School championship.

Watkins Glen's Natalee Oliver drives toward the basket. She scored 10 points.

Watkins Glen JV team wins IAC crown

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 16, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls junior varsity basketball team -- led by Brianna Hatch's 22 points -- completed a perfect 16-0 season Wednesday night with a 43-19 victory over Lansing in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School title game in the WGHS Field House.

Hatch scored 10 of her points in the first half as the Senecas built a 16-6 lead. Her baskets, almost all on short-range jumpers or layups -- continued through the second half. She scored 7 points in the third period, and 5 in the fourth.

Other points came from Natalee Oliver (10, including two 3-pointers), Molly Coolican (5), Emma Cady (4), and Olivia King (2). The team converted 4 of 7 free throws.

The Senecas, after building an 11-6 first-quarter lead, lost Addy Coolican before the period ended when she injured her right arm while battling for a loose ball. The offensive movement of the team stalled after that, with Hatch providing the only second-quarter points.

Lansing pulled within four points in the third quarter, 16-12, before the Senecas built the lead to 12 points entering the fourth quarter. Addy Coolican returned early in the final period, and the Watkins offense opened up as she and her sister Molly broke free on several fast breaks.

Accordingly, the Senecas cruised to victory, outscoring the Bobcats 17-5 down the stretch.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins' Brianna Hatch moves toward the basket in traffic. She scored 22 points.
Bottom: The Senecas' Julia Spahalski moves the ball upcourt.

Left: Watkins Glen's Addy Coolican looks for a shot in traffic. Right: The Senecas' Molly Coolican drives past a Lansing defender.

Left: Watkins Glen's Emma Cady prepares to shoot. The shot went in. Right: The Senecas' Olivia King puts up a shot for two points.

The IAC Large School champion Watkins Glen JV team poses after the title game.

WG/OM's Caleb Reynolds dives at start of the 200 IM. He placed sixth.

Section IV prelims set up Saturday finale; Swinnerton sets record in Breaststroke

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 16, 2022 -- The Section IV, Class C Swimming Championship preliminaries were held Wednesday in the Watkins Glen High School pool, setting the stage for Saturday's finals, also at WGHS.

Topping the Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour varsity swim team's performances was a school record set by Ben Swinnerton in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. Swinnerton finished first in a time of 1:04.01, breaking a record (1:04.17) set years ago by Phil LaMoreaux.

Liam Smith, meanwhile, placed first in both the 200 Free and 500 Free, and qualified second in the 400 Free Relay and third in the 200 Free Relay.

Among other WG/OM achievements:

--Caleb Reynolds qualified for the finals in both the 200 IM and 500 Free.
--Nick DeLong swam under 25.00 in the 50 Free for the first time, and placed in the top eight in that race and the 100 Back.
--Ryan Dean qualified for the finals in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back.

With the top eight in each race qualifying for the finals, WG/OM registered the following finishes:

200 Medley Relay: 2nd, Nick DeLong, Ben Swinnerton, Ryan Dean, Caleb Reynolds, 1:52.26.
200 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 1:56.72; 4th, Vincent Ocasio, 2:02.00.
200 Individual Medley: 5th, Ben Swinnerton, 2:20.67; 6th, Caleb Reynolds, 2:25.59.
50 Free: 5th, Jon Spencer, 24.29; 6th, Nick DeLong, 24.84
100 Butterfly: 6th, Ryan Dean, 1:04.40.
100 Free: 4th, Jon Spencer, 53.96; 7th, Vincent Ocasio, 55.87.
500 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 5:31.74; 3rd, Caleb Reynolds, 5:48.03.
200 Free Relay: 3rd, Jon Spencer, Nick DeLong, Vincent Ocasio, Liam Smith, 1:39.58.
100 Backstroke: 2nd, Ryan Dean, 1:01.97; 5th, Nick DeLong, 1:05.71.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 1:04.01; 8th, Anthony Cummings, 1:16.25.
400 Yard Free Relay: 2nd, Liam Smith, Vincent Ocasio, Ben Swinnerton, Jon Spencer, 3:39.93.

Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Liam Smith on the way to first place in the 200 Free.
Bottom: WG/OM's Ben Swinnerton swims the breaststroke leg of the 200 IM. He later set a school record in the 100 Breaststroke.

Watkins Glen's Pastore is division MVP

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Feb. 16, 2022 -- Watkins Glen High School boys basketball standout Adam Pastore has been named MVP of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School South Division in a vote of coaches.

Pastore, top scorer on the WGHS squad before sustaining an ankle injury in January that sidelined him for several weeks -- and who is back in action now in time for the postseason -- was joined on the division First Team by teammates Owen Scholtisek and Cameron Holland.

Another teammate, Mitchell Pike, earned an IAC Second Team berth.

The WGHS Senecas have won 17 straight games after a season-opening loss to Dryden, won their division, and will play for the IAC Large School Championship Thursday night against Dryden at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Meanwhile, a member of the Odessa-Montour varsity basketball team, Cayden Confer, was named to the IAC Small School South Division All-Star Second Team.

Photo in text: Adam Pastore takes the ball to the hoop against Notre Dame.

Lexi earns 3rd weekly honor from NCGA

Special to The Odessa File

BROCKPORT, Feb. 15, 2022 -- SUNY Brockport senior gymnast Lexi Castellaneta was named the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Specialist of the Week for the third time this season Monday.

Castellaneta -- a graduate of Watkins Glen High School, where she excelled in diving, earning several trips to the State tournament -- posted a 9.900 on the floor, becoming the first NCGA gymnast to do so this year as she tied for first at the Cornell Quad meet on Sunday. She also tied the school-record with a 9.800 on the beam, helping Brockport set a new school-record in the event (48.600), as the Golden Eagles swept Cornell, Ithaca and Cortland on Sunday. Brockport posted a season-high team score of 192.425.

Brockport remains atop the NCGA Division III Rankings with a team season average All Around score of 191.3313 following Sunday's quad meet victory at Cornell.

So far this season, Castellaneta is ranked No. 1 nationally on the vault (9.7375), balance beam (9.7125) and on the floor (9.8000).

Photo in text: Lexi Castellaneta

Nolan, Garrison earn IAC 1st Team berths

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Feb. 15, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball players Hannah Nolan and Keyonna Garrison have earned First Team honors on the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School South Division All-Star team.

Nolan (a junior) and Garrison (a sophomore) are part of an O-M squad that has built a 10-8 record this season.

Earning Second Team status was O-M's Mackenzie Cannon, while Tori Brewster and Gina Gavich were named Honorable Mentions.

Meanwhile, Watkins Glen High School junior Jenna Solomon was named to the Second Team in the IAC Large School South Division. Watkins 8th grader Rachel Vickio was named an Honorable Mention.

Left: Watkins Glen's Olivia King drives to the basket. Right: The Senecas' Adah Wilke goes up for a shot in traffic.

Watkins Glen girls fall in finale, 56-37

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 14, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team closed its season on a losing note Monday night, dropping a 56-37 decision to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

Waverly, aggressive with a full-court press most of the game, took a 16-11 first-quarter advantage and was in control the rest of the way, leading 32-19 at halftime and 49-28 entering the fourth quarter.

The top scorer for Watkins Glen (5-11) was Rachel Vickio, with 10 points. Other points came from Jenna Solomon (7), Brenna Pierce (6), Bailey Beaumont (4), Lillian Ameigh (4), Olivia King (4), and Adah Wilke (2). The team converted 6 of 11 free throws.

Solomon and Wilke led in rebounds with 5 apiece, while Vickio and Beaumont grabbed 4 each, and King 3. Solomon led in assists with 4, while Ameigh had 3. And Vickio led in steals with 4.

The Wolverines were led by Addison Westbrook and Kennedy Westbrook, who each scored 13 points. The team sank 6 of 10 free throws.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen conluded its regular season 15-0, defeating Waverly 45-12. Molly Coolican led the Senecas with 15 points, while Addy Coolican scored 8, Brianna Hatch 8, Natalee Oliver 5, Emma Cady 4, Julia Spahalski 3, and Olivia VanSkiver 2.

Watkins Glen will wrap up its season in the IAC Large School JV championship game against Lansing at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the WGHS Field House.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon prepares to shoot.
Bottom: The Senecas' Lillian Ameigh maneuvers past a Waverly defender.

Left: Watkins Glen's Bailey Beaumont, left, battles for possession of the ball.
Right: The Senecas's Brenna Pierce launches a shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio drives to the hoop. Right: In the JV game, Molly Coolican glides in for a layup.

Hoffman runner-up, advances to States

ITHACA, Feb. 12, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school wrestler Lucas Hoffman placed 2nd at the Section 4, Division 2 Wrestling Championships at Cornell University Saturday night to earn a trip to the New York State Championship Tournament at 102 pounds.

The state tournament will be held on February 25th and 26th at the MVP Arena in Albany.

Hoffman recorded two pinfall victories to make it to the finals, where he lost by technical fall to Darren Florence of BGAH (Bainbridge-Guilford-Afton-Harpursville).

In the semifinals, Hoffman avenged two previous losses this season to Anthony Vaals of Chenango Valley, pinning Vaals in the third period.

Other OM/WG wrestlers competing at the Sectional meet included Mark Waterman, who went 1-2 at 138 pounds, Dominick Fazzary (0-2 at 160 pounds), and Jeremy Miller (0-2 at 160 pounds).

Photo: Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen's Lucas Hoffman (Photo provided)

3 from WG/OM win titles at IAC swim

WAVERLY, Feb. 12, 2022 -- Three members of the Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity swim team captured Interscholastic Athletic Conference titles Saturday at the IAC Swimming Championships in the Waverly High School pool.

The WG/OM squad placed second with 376 points, finishing behind Lansing (510) and ahead of Waverly (306), Southern Cayuga (259) and Dryden (145).

WG/OM's Liam Smith won the 500 Yard Freestyle in 5:25.82, while Ben Swinnerton took the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 1:06.21, and Max Ricca the Diving with 294.75 points.

WGOM took second-place in the 200 Medley Relay (Ryan Dean, Ben Swinnerton, Liam Smith and Jon Spencer), the 50 Yard Freestyle (Jon Spencer), and the 200 Yard Individual Medley (Liam Smith).

It finished third in the 100 Yard Freestyle (Ben Swinnerton), the 100 Yard Backstroke (Nick Delong), and the 100 Yard Breaststroke (Jon Spencer).

"The boys swam very well today," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "It was a great set-up for the sectional prelims on Wednesday." Those will be held at WGHS at 5 p.m.

Photo in text: WG/OM's Ben Swinnerton, who won the 100 Breaststroke. (File photo)

IAC Bowling: Watkins girls finish 4th

WAVERLY, Feb. 12, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team -- led by Maisie Robertson's 540 series -- placed fourth among 12 schools Saturday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Bowling Championships at the Valley Bowling Center.

Union Springs/Port Byron took the girls championship with a 2877 total, while Candor was second at 2554. Watkins Glen totaled 2344, with Odessa-Montour in fifth with 2273.

Robertson rolled games of 168, 150 and 222. Her series was the 9th highest in the girls tournament. Other Watkins scores included a 461 by Ava Cowan, a 438 by Katie Cook, a 436 by Alyiah Clink-Bentley, and a 431 by Carly Arnold.

Boys: The Watkins Glen boys placed 11th. Waverly won the boys title with a 3076 total, with Candor second at 2934. Watkins Glen totaled 2211.

Mykel Cody rolled a 215-203-183=601 to lead the Senecas -- the 13th highest series of the boys tournament. Brett Cullen-Pike added a 433, and Lucas Thorsland a 423.

Cody was recognized by the IAC as the second most improved male bowler in the conference for the season.

"I am very proud of all the Watkins Glen bowlers," said their coach, Ward Brower. "It was a difficult atmosphere to perform in."

Photos in text:

Top: The WGHS girls team. Maisie Robertson is kneeling, holding her ribbon for the 9th highest series in the girls tournament.
Bottom: Watkins Glen's Mykel Cody, who rolled the 13th highest series in the boys tournament. (Photos provided)

IAC Bowling: O-M girls place 5th overall

WAVERLY, Feb. 12, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team placed second among small schools and fifth overall Saturday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Bowling Championships at the Valley Bowling Center.

The girls amassed a 2273 total on games of 723, 807 and 743. Jana Arias led the way with a 495 series, 14th best at the girls tourney. She also earned a slot on the IAC All-Star 2nd Team by finishing with the 9th best season average.

Other scores for O-M: Sarah Barr and Hannah Barr each rolled a 473 series, while Angel Burlew posted a 419 and Courtney Davis a 413.

The O-M boys rolled a 2299 series on games of 774, 804 and 721 to place 10th among the 12 competing teams. Benson Patterson led the squad with a 534 series, while David Patterson registered a 471, Austin Hoyt a 455, Zach Rounds a 420, and Alex Campbell a 419.

Photo in text: O-M's Jana Arias, an IAC 2nd Team All-Star. (File photo)

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 6

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 12, 2022 -- The following results were reported from the sixth week of competition Saturday at Watkins Glen Youth Basketball:

3rd-4th Grades:

Red Matthews Memorial Play-Offs:

Curly's (1) 20, Famous Brands (4) 8
Curly's: Zion Tomlinson 10, Rylee Smith 6, Aubry Blauvelt 4.
Famous Brands: Micah Pierce 4, Maxwell Canzler 2, Mason Bellavigna 2.

Maguire's (2) 28, Sporting Goods (3) 8
Maguire's: Lucas Schubmehl 12, Derrick Westervelt 10, Callen Schamel 4, Alana Badamy 2.
Sporting Goods: Ryker Blencowe 4, Ian Smith 2, Elliott Hendrickson 2.

Curly's Family Restaurant will pair off with Maguire's for the play-off Championship next Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. Famous Brands and Sporting Goods will meet in a consolation game.

5th-6th Grades:

Watkins Glen Supply plays Captain Bill's for the play-off Championship immediately following the 3rd-4th Grades.

O-M Elementary basketball: Week 2

ODESSA, Feb. 12, 2022 -- The following are the results of Week 2 of the Odessa-Montour Elementary Youth Basketball.

Cookie's Construction 26, Parmenter's 22
Cookie's (2-0): Orry Kramer 10 points, Connor Wood 10 points, Kendrix Cook 2 points, Chase Champion 2 points, Nolan Marsh 2 points
Parmenter's (0-2): Olin Kramer 11 points, Molly Mahaney 6 points, Austin Conway 2 points, Nicholas June 2 points, Seth Janke 1 point

Vedder-Scott & Zinger 20, Watkins Supply 13
Vedder-Scott & Zinger (1-1): Silas Smith 5 points, Elliyanna Cron 4 points, Bailey Landon 3 points, Tripp Starkweather 4 points, Hunter Watson 2 points, Jeffrey Blaha 1 point, Zuri Garrison 1 point
Watkins Supply (1-1): Blake Sangprakarn 12 points, Seth Breckenridge 1 point.

Left: Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio drives to the basket. She was fouled on the play.
Right: The Senecas' Jenna Solomon launches a shot from long range.

Watkins Glen girls defeat Notre Dame

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 11, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team took control with a 14-0 second-quarter run Friday night on the way to a 41-23 victory over Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas, down 12-8 after one period, scored the first 14 points of the second quarter en route to a 25-15 halftime lead. They led 28-17 after three periods, and outscored the Crusaders 13-6 down the stretch.

Rachel Vickio led the Senecas (now 5-10) in scoring wih 10 points, including three 3-pointers, while Brianna Hatch and Jenna Solomon scored 8 points each, Bailey Beaumont 6, Brenna Pierce 4, Lillian Ameigh 3, and Adah Wilke 2. The team sank 1 of 8 free throws.

Solomon led in rebounds with 8, while Hatch grabbbed 7 and Beaumont 3. Solomon also led in assists with 7, while Beaumont led in steals with 3.

Notre Dame was led in scoring by Lawson Bigelow (9 points), while sharpshooter Shannon Maloney was held to 7. The team sank 4 of 12 free throws.

The Senecas return to action Monday at home against Waverly.

Senior Night: The lone senior on the Watkins Glen squad, Bailey Beaumont, was honored in a pre-game ceremony. Also honored was the lone senior on the WGHS indoor track team, Breanna Carl.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Notre Dame to remain unbeaten. The Senecas, champions of the IAC Large School South Division, will play North Division champ Lansing for the IAC Large School title in the WGHS Field House on Wednesday.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brianna Hatch drives to the basket for 2 of her 8 points. Right: The Senecas' Lillian Ameigh passes the ball.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brenna Pierce (22) battles for a loose ball. It went out of bounds off a Notre Dame player. Right: The Senecas' Adah Wilke passes the ball.

Left: WGHS basketball's Bailey Beaumont, the lone senior on the varsity squad, was honored in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony. Right: Also honored was the only senior on the WGHS varsity indoor track team, Breanna Carl, shown with her mother Jennifer.

Odessa-Montour's Jonathan Gillis (left) and Arden Heichel drive to the basket.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Tioga

ODESSA, Feb. 11, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team concluded its regular season with a 70-38 loss Friday night to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

O-M (1-18) was ahead 13-12 after one period, but Tioga led 25-18 at halftime, and was up 47-20 entering the fourth quarter.

Keith June led O-M scorers with 16 points, while Bradley Gillis registered 6 points, Jonathan Gillis 5, Daniel Lewis 3, Ben Heichel 3, Cayden Confer 3, and Zach Wyre 2. The team converted 6 of 13 free throws.

Tioga was led by Gavin Fisher's 20 points. The team sank 7 of 10 free throws.

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Photo at right:

Odessa-Montour's Keith June prepares to shoot.

Left: O-M's Cayden Confer goes high for a shot. He was fouled on the play.
Right: Odessa-Montour's Daniel Lewis drives along the baseline, eyeing the basket.

Odessa-Montour's Reagan Reese (foreground) battles for possession of the ball.

Odessa-Montour girls run past Lansing

ODESSA, Feb. 10, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team got double-digit scoring from three players Thursday night as it raced past Lansing 49-21 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The 10-8 Indians -- employing a fast-break transition game time and again -- led 12-4 after one period, 22-11 at halftime, and 39-16 entering the fourth quarter.

Gina Gavich led O-M in scoring with 12 points (including three 3-pointers), while Hannah Nolan scored 11, Mackenzie Cannon 11, Reagan Reese 5, Tori Brewser 4, Keyonna Garrison 4, and Sarah Strobel 2. The team converted 8 of 15 free throws. Lansing was 4-for-9 from the foul line.

Nolan led in rebounds with 10, while Cannon grabbed 8 and Reese 6. Nolan also led in steals with 7, while Brewster had 5. Garrison led in assists with 5.

"We played great defensively tonight," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich, "and got the ball to start falling a little more in the third quarter to put the game away and get everyone some playing time. It was a great team effort tonight.

"Three wins in four days is a nice way to head into a mini break before a tune-up game home against Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton on Thursday, and then sectionals."

Photo in text: O-M's Tori Brewster drives to the basket.

Left: O-M's Hannah Nolan is fouled as she shoots. Right: The Indians' Sarah Strobel prepares to launch a shot. She scored on the play.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon drives to the hoop. Right: The Indians' Keyonna Garrison looks for s shot.

Left: O-M's Brittany Cooper launches a long-range shot. Right: The Indians' Reagan Reese prepares to shoot after grabbing a rebound.

From left: O-M's Katie Adams, Gina Gavich and Eliza Starkweather shoot.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Newark Valley

NEWARK VALLEY, Feb. 9, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 4-10 Wednesday night when the Senecas dropped a 63-35 decision to Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

Newark Valley led 15-4 after one period, 31-13 at halftime, and 47-22 entering the fourth quarter.

Rachel Vickio led Watkins Glen with 12 points on four 3-pointers, while Lillian Ameigh scored 10 points (two 3's), Bailey Beaumont 7, and Jenna Solomon 6 (two 3's). The team converted 1 out of 8 free throws.

Solomon and Chelsea Parsons led in rebounds with 5 apiece, while Beaumont grabbed 4 and Vickio 3. Ameigh led in assists with 4.

The Senecas return to action Friday night at home against Elmira Notre Dame.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Newark Valley 41-36 to improve to 14-0. The Senecas are champions of the IAC Large School South Division, and will play the first-place team in the Large School North Division in a championship game on Wednesday.

Watkins Glen's Luke Spahalski swats the ball aside to prevent it from going out of bounds.

Glen boys win division crown

Rout N. Valley 71-18; IAC Large School title game next

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 8, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team cruised to the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School South Division title Tuesday night, running past Newark Valley 71-18 in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas, now 17-1, all but clinched the division crown the night before in a hard-fought 54-48 victory over Waverly, which had entered the game tied with Watkins atop the division. Tuesday's victory was anticipated by almost any fan, since the Senecas had dispatched NV earlier in the season 60-24.

The Senecas raced out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead this time, and were up 37-5 at halftime. The starting lineup sat out the second half, but that didn't close the gap. Watkins was up 50-16 entering the fourth quarter, and outscored the Cardinals 21-2 down the stretch.

Mitchell Pike led Watkins in scoring with 16 points, while David Kelly III registered 15 points. Pike had four 3-pointers, and Kelly three of them -- out of a team total of 12.

Other points came from Owen Scholtisek (10), Jacob Yontz (8), Luke Spahalski (7), Adam Pastore (4), Gavin Smith (4), Ryan Bauchle-Willett (3), Joe Sutterby (2), and Cameron Holland (2). the team sank 5 of 6 free throws.

Spahalski and Yontz led in rebounds with 9 each, while Pike grabbed 6, and Pastore and Kelly 5 each. Yontz led in assists with 6, while Scholtisek dished out 4 and Holland 3. Holland, Sutterby and Spahalski each registered 2 steals.

Newark Valley was led by Ryan Chandler's 6 points. The team converted 3 of 4 free throws.

"I was a little concerned after Waverly -- that we might be tired after such an emotional game," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "But we came out with our guns a-blazing. I mean, 21-0 in the first quarter. What more can you say? We played well; shot the ball well, and the guys off the bench did a nice job."

Fazzary said the team's first goal had been to win its Christmas tournament, which it did. The second goal was to win the division, which it now has.

"Hopefully we'll reach our third goal: the IAC Large School championship," he said. That title game comes Thursday, Feb 17 at 7:45 p.m. against either Dryden or Lansing at Tompkins-Cortland Community College..

Beyond that, he said, looking toward the Section IV, Class C tournament, "we've got some other goals."

Junior Varsity: Newark Valley defeated Watkins Glen 54-47. Sam Caslin led the Senecas with 22 points, while Christopher Simiele scored 12, Quacey Wilt 10 and Brady Bockelkamp 3. Caslin and Simiele grabbed 8 rebounds each, Wilt 7, and Bockelkamp 4.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's David Kelly III shoots from the corner.
Bottom: The Senecas' Ryan Bauchle-Willett sends a shot on its way.

Left:Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz drives to the basket. Right: The Senecas' Gavin Smith launches a reverse layup.

Odessa-Montour girls defeat Candor

CANDOR, Feb. 8, 2022 -- The Odesssa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team improved to 9-8 Tuesday night when it defeated Candor 36-32 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Candor gym.

Gina Gavich and Hannah Nolan each scored 10 points for O-M, with all of Gavich's coming in the second half (including three 3-pointers, the first two of which turned a 24-23 deficit into a 29-24 lead). Tori Brewster added 7 points, Keyonna Garrison 5, and Mackenzie Cannon 4. The team was 6-for-9 from the foul line.

Nolan and Cannon led in rebounds with 8 apiece, while Nolan had 6 steals and Garrison 4.

Odessa led 7-0 on the way to a 9-6 first-quarter lead, and was up 20-17 at halftime and 29-24 entering the fourth quarter. Candor pulled within two points, 34-32, before Nolan sank two free throws with 29.4 seconds left for the final margin.

"Back to back nights on the road are a challenge, and we didn't shoot it nearly as well as last night at Tioga," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich, "but we made enough plays and kept our energy up on the defensive end. Gina hit some huge triples for us in the second half when we absolutely needed them, and we got enough stops on defense to hold them off."

Odessa returns to action Thursday at home against Lansing. "A win there," said Coach Gavich, "could get us a top-5 seed in the Class D bracket."

O-M's Keith June, left, and Arden Heichel, right, drive toward the basket.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Candor

ODESSA, Feb 8, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 54-35 decision Tuesday night to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

Candor led 14-7 after one period, 33-20 at halftime, and 44-22 entering the fourth quarter.

Cayden Confer led O-M with 16 points, while Keith June and Jon Gillis scored 5 each, and Zach Wyre, Daniel Lewis and Ben Heichel 3 each. The team convcrted 6 of 15 free throws.

Zeb Soper led Candor with 18 points. The team sank 4 of 6 free throws.

O-M (now 1-17) returns to action Friday at home against Tioga.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour defeated Candor 53-46. Tyler Malnoske led O-M with 20 points, while Brady Cannon scored 16 points, Gavin Lohmeyer 9, Drew Parmenter 5, and Gunner Herrmann 3.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Daniel Lewis looks for a shot.

Bowling O-M girls tie Waverly; boys lose

WAVERLY, Feb. 8, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team tied Waverly 2-2 Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at the Valley Bowling Center. The O-M boys fell to Waverly, 4-0.

Girls: O-M won the first two games, 793-778 and 757-739, but lost the third game 772-716 and total pinfall 2289-2266. Jana Arias led the Indians with a 513 series, while Sarah Barr posted a 496, Courtney Davis 453, and Hannah Barr 447.

Boys: Odessa lost all three games by a combined 2884-2338. David Patterson led the Indians with a 542 series, while Zach Rounds rolled a 537, Austin Hoyt 489, and Benson Patterson 465.

Bowling: Glen girls top TAE; boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Feb 8, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Tuesday over a short-handed Edison squad in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes.

A shorthanded Watkins Glen boys team fell to Edison 4-0.

Girls: Watkins Glen won all three games by a 2055-1079 margin.

The Senecas were led by Aubrey Kellogg's 460 series, which included a 190 game. Ava Cowan added a 454, and Carly Arnold a 420. Edison had just three bowlers, two below the usual five.

Boys: Watkins, with four bowlers, lost all three games by a combined 2131-1556.

Brett Cullen-Pike led the Senecas with a 465 series that included a 203 game.

Photo: O-M's Aubrey Kellogg reacts after leaving two pins standing. She rolled a 460 series.

Go Bowling returns as WGI race sponsor

Special to The Odessa File

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 8, 2022 -- Watkins Glen International has announced a multi-year extension with Go Bowling to keep the ball rolling as the entitlement partner of the NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic road course, marking the fifth year of the partnership with the Go Bowling at The Glen on August 21.

There will be added pressure on the drivers in this year’s Go Bowling at The Glen, as the race moves to the penultimate race in NASCAR’s regular season and will help set up the Playoff field for the title bout. Nine times a driver has gone on to win the series championship after winning at Watkins Glen International, including the inaugural winner Buck Baker in 1957.

“It’s great we were able to strike a deal for Go Bowling to come back to The Glen for the 2022 season as their race will help clear the lanes for a possible championship contender,” said Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup. “Go Bowling has been a fantastic partner, bringing fun to our fan zone and to the track, and we can’t wait to see what happens when we drop the green flag in August.”

O-M girls defeat Tioga, improve to 8-8

TIOGA CENTER, Feb. 7, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team took a big early lead on the way to a 53-38 victory Monday night over Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Tioga gym.

The win lifted the Indians' season mark to 8-8 heading into another road game Tuesday night, at Candor.

O-M led 17-3 after one quarter, 38-11 at halftime, and 49-25 entering the fourth period.

"We came out on absolute fire," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "It was our best half on the offensive end this season by far, but the type of play I've felt we've been capable of. It was nice to see it."

The Indians, who had six 3-pointers in the first half, and went 10-for-10 from the foul line for the game, were led by Mackenzie Cannon's 14 points, while Tori Brewster scored 13, Gina Gavich 11, Hannah Nolan 10, Brittany Cooper 3, and Keyonna Garrison 2.

Nolan led in rebounds with 11, while Cannon grabbed 10. Nolan also led in steals with 6, while Brewster had 5. Garrison led in assists with 5, while Gavich registered 4.

Watkins Glen's Joseph Sutterby, left, is fouled as he drives to the basket.

Watkins Glen boys top Waverly, 54-48; can clinch division title with win over NV

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team took a major step toward the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School South Division title Monday night by defeating Waverly 54-48 in a hotly contested game in the WGHS Field House.

A win in their regular-season finale Tuesday night at home against Newark Valley would give the Senecas the division crown, and put them in the IAC Large School title game on Feb. 17 at Tompkins Cortland Community College against the Large School North Division winner (either Dryden or Lansing). Watkins Glen defeated Newark Valley earlier in the season on the road, 60-24.

Both Watkins (now 16-1) and Waverly (12-5) entered Monday's game with identical 9-1 division marks. Waverly, now a game behind, will play its regular-season finale against Edison, which has a losing record.

Adam Pastore, returning for his first game since sustaining an ankle injury on Jan. 2, led Watkins Glen in scoring with 18 points, while Mitchell Pike scored 14, Cameron Holland 11, Joe Sutterby 7, and Owen Scholtisek 4. The team was 13-for-24 at the foul line.

Pike led the Senecas in rebounds with 13, while Pastore and Sutterby grabbed 8 each. Pike led in assists with 4, while Pastore and Luke Spahalski registered 2 apiece.

Waverly was led by sophomore Joey Tomasso's 24 points. The Wolverines converted 12 of 15 free throws.

Watkins Glen rode an 8-0 run to a first-quarter lead of 19-11, but Waverly flipped that script in the second period, outscoring the Senecas 19-10 for a 30-29 halftime edge.

Waverly went cold in the third quarter and found second shots hard to come by, and Watkins moved back ahead, building a 41-34 lead entering the fourth period. Waverly stayed within striking range, cutting the deficit to two points on a Tomasso 3-pointer with just 17 seconds left. Free throws by Pike and Scholtisek, and a basket by Pastore with a handful of seconds remaining, sealed the victory.

"This was a good high school game -- very hard fought, emotional and passionate," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "Just when I thought we'd break it open, Waverly came back. Kudos to them; they played a hell of a game. The outcome could have gone either way."

Fazzary pointed to a pair of 3-pointers -- by Pike and Pastore -- late in the second quarter as a key to the outcome. Waverly had taken the lead and was on an offensive roll, and those two baskets "neutralized their momentum," the coach said. Watkins thus entered the second half down by just one point, and took the lead quickly after intermission.

Ultimately, Fazzary said, "our guys grinded it out against a good team. And Waverly is good. I think they could make a run in sectionals." Waverly will be playing in the Class B tournament, and Watkins Glen in Class C.

Senior Night: The five seniors on the Watkins Glen squad -- Cameron Holland, Owen Scholtisek, Mitchell Pike, Adam Pastore and Luke Spahalski -- were honored at a Senior Night ceremony preceding the game.

Junior Varsity: Waverly defeated Watkins Glen 62-33. Sam Caslin led the Senecas with 14 points, while Christopher Simiele scored 13, Quacey Wilt 4, and Nicholas D'Alleva 2. Simiele and Wilt each grabbed 7 rebounds, and Wilt registered 3 assists.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek drives to the basket in traffic.
Middle: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike sends a shot on its way.
Bottom: Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore puts up a shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland shoots from the corner. Right: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz shoots in traffic. He was fouled on the play.

The five seniors on the Watkins Glen varsity were honored at a Senior Night ceremony. Pictured from left: Coach John Fazzary, Luke Spahalski, Owen Scholtisek, Mitchell Pike, Adam Pastore, Cameron Holland and Assistant Coach David Waite.

In the JV game:

Watkins Glen's Christopher Simiele, left, and Quacy Wilt prepare to shoot.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Waverly, 68-33

WAVERLY, Feb. 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 4-9 Monday night when the Senecas dropped a 68-33 decision to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Waverly gym.

Waverly led 14-6 after one period, 30-12 at halftime, and 49-19 entering the fourth quarter.

Jenna Solomon led the Senecas in scoring with 13 points, while Rachel Vickio registered 12 on four 3-pointers. Breanna Pierce added 4 points, Lillian Ameigh 2, and Bailey Beaumont 2. The team converted 3 of 7 free throws.

Vickio led in rebounds with 8, while Solomon grabbed 6 and Ameigh 5.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Waverly, 63-15, raising its record to 13-0.

Bowling: O-M boys top ND; girls lose

ELMIRA, Feb. 7, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity bowling team posted a 3-1 victory Monday over Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Dixie Lanes. The O-M girls lost to Notre Dame, 3-1.

Boys: O-M won the second and third games and total pinfall, 2238-2189. Austin Hoyt led the Indians with a 521 series, while Zach Rounds posted a 499, David Patterson a 496, and Benson Patterson a 479.

Girls: Odessa lost the second and third games and total pinfall, 2183-2101. Sarah Barr led O-M with a 543 series, while Jana Arias rolled a 417 and Hannah Barr a 407.

Glen boys hosting Waverly in key game

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 6, 2022 -- The Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large Schools South Division title might well be on the line Monday night, Feb. 7, when the Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team hosts Waverly.

Both teams enter the game with 9-1 division marks and just one regular-season game each to be played beyond this one -- in both cases against teams with lagging records.

Watkins Glen is 15-1 overall and ranked No. 13 in the state by the NYS Sportswriters Association, while Waverly is 12-4 and an Honorable Mention.

Watkins Glen defeated Waverly 55-35 on the road when the two teams met on Dec. 14. In that game, the Senecas were led by Adam Pastore's 21 points. Pastore sustained an ankle injury in practice on Jan. 2, and hasn't played in a game since. But he was cleared to play last week, and will return to game action against Waverly.

The winner of the game gains a large advantage in the hunt for the division crown -- which will earn the titleist a slot against the Large School North Division winner (either Dryden or Lansing) in the IAC Large School championship game on Feb. 17 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. All the Monday night winner would need to advance to the Feb. 17 contest would be a victory in its regular-season finale. (Watkins hosts Newark Valley -- which it defeated 60-24 on Dec. 10 -- while Waverly plays Edison, which has a losing record.)

Monday night's game will also honor the five seniors on the Watkins Glen squad: Pastore, Owen Scholtisek, Mitchell Pike, Cameron Holland and Luke Spahalski. It will also be Youth Basketball Night, with members of the Watkins Glen Youth Basketball program admitted free if they wear white.

The junior varsity contest is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with the varsity to follow.

Watkins track team preps for Sectionals

CORTLAND, Feb. 5, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team competed Saturday in the Hurley Invitational at SUNY Cortland in preparation for next Saturday's Section IV class meet at Cornell University.

The team "continued to excel," according to Coach Kelly Sterner, who noted that "several tracksters placed in the top ten and produced personal bests."

WGHS results from the Hurley Invitational included:

Boys:
4x200: 5th place, 1:52.75, Jaymes Forker, Johnny VanScoyk, John Bond Trimble, Chris Stevens.
300 Meters: 6th, Jaymes Forker, 43.16, PR
1000 Meters: 6th, Johnny VanScoyk, 3:03.67, PR; Isaac Hendrickson, 3:22.01, PR
600 Meters: John Bond Trimble, 1:49.76, PR
High Jump: 4th, Chris Stevens, 5'; 7th, John Bond Trimble, 4'9"
Long Jump: 7th, Cameron Cron, 15', PR
Shot Put: 6th, Ross Pentz, 33'1"; 10th, Shea Young, 29'2"

Girls:
600 Meters: 8th, Madison Tuttle, 2:15.88, PR
Long Jump: 8th, Madison Tuttle, 12'3"
1000 Meters: 4th, Breanna Carl, 3:45.60, PR

Photo in text: The WGHS varsity indoor track team.

Members of the OM/WG varsity wrestling team at the Section IV, Class B tournament.

3 OM/WG wrestlers advance to Qualifier

WINDSOR, Feb. 5, 2022 -- Three members of the Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling squad placed in the top four of their respective weight classes Saturday at the Section IV, Class B Tournament and advanced to the Section IV State Qualifier on Feb. 12.

Advancing are Lucas Hoffman (102 pounds), and Dominick Fazzary and Jeremy Miller (both 160 pounds). Hoffman won two matches before falling in the finals 3-0 to Anthony Vaals of Chenango Valley. Fazzary (2-1) and Miller (1-2) advanced to the 3rd/4th place match, where Fazzary won on a pin.

The top five in each weight class advanced. Earning 6th-place finishes and alternate status for the Qualifier were OM/WG's Mark Waterman (1-2 at 138 pounds) and Gabe Williams (1-2 at 145).

Other OM/WG wrestlers competing Saturday included Jed Lynch (2-2 at 152 pounds), Tristan Harrington (1-2 at 172 pounds), Brody Williams (1-2 at 189 pounds), and Bradley Cantineri (126), Brandon Davis (132) and Aidan Summers (285), each going 0-2.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 5

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 5, 2022 -- The following results were reported from the fifth week of competition Saturday at Watkins Glen Youth Basketball:

3rd-4th Grades:

Curly's 28, Sporting Goods 2.
Curly's: Cooper Lagramada 8, Catherine Caslin 8, Zion Tomlinson 6, Aubrey Blauvelt 4, Rylee Smith 2.
Sporting Goods: Ian Smith 2.

Maguire's 22, Famous Brands 5.
Maguire's: Lucas Schubmehl 8, Isidore Gomez Fitzsimmons 6, Derrick Westervelt 6, Alana Badamy 2.
Famous Brands: Maxwell Canzler 4, Mason Bellavigna 1.

Standings:

Curly's Family Restaurant 3-2
Maguire's 3-2
Sporting Goods 3-2
Famous Brands 1-4

5th-6th Grades:

WG Supply 28, Captain Bill's 22.
WG Supply: Leon Lagramada 14, Isaac Willett 6, Zack Brusso 4, Richard Bitter 2, Brodie O'Connell Campbell 2.
Captain Bill's: Dominic Lewis 18, Ethan Crane 4.

Standings:

Watkins Glen Supply 3-2
Captain Bill's 2-3
(WG Supply League Champions)

Odessa-Montour's Arden Heichel drives to the basket in traffic. He was fouled on the play.

O-M boys top Hammondsport for 1st win

ODESSA, Feb. 2, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team posted its first victory of the season Wednesday night, defeating Hammondsport 60-54 in a non-league game in the O-M gym.

O-M (now 1-16) led 14-9 after one quarter, 27-24 at halftime, and 38-37 entering the fourth quarter. It then outscored Hammondsport (now 2-13) by a 22-17 margin down the stretch.

Cayden Confer led the Indians with 18 points, while Keith June scored 15, Arden Heichel 8, Daniel Lewis 6, Ashton Sutton 5, Jonathan Gillis 4, Bradley Gillis 2, and Brady Cannon 2. The team sank 14 of 28 free throws.

Cooper Watson led Hammondsport with 26 points. The team converted 7 of 15 free throws.

Senior Night: Odessa's Montour's five basketball seniors and one cheerleading senior were honored in a pregame ceremony. The basketball players are Cayden Confer, Jonathan Gillis, Arden Heichel, Keith June and Ashton Sutton. The cheerleader is Chyanne Murphy.

Photo in text: O-M's Cayden Confer looks for a shot.

Left: O-M's Daniel Lewis drives to the basket. Right: O-M's Keith June passes the ball.

The five seniors on the O-M basketball team, along with a senior on the school's cheerleading squad, were honored in a pregame ceremony. From left: Jonathan Gillis, Keith June, Ashton Sutton, Chyanne Murphy, Arden Heichel and Cayden Confer.

WG/OM's Vinnie Ocasio competes in the 200 Yard Individual Medley.

WG/OM swimmers top Dryden, 94-36

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 2, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team closed its season with a victory Wednesday, defeating Dryden 94-36 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

"It was a good finish to a good season," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt, whose squad won 9 of the 12 events, and posted the fastest times while exhibitioning (swimming without points) in the other three.

Victories were posted in the following:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Ryan Dean, Anthony Cummings, Jon Spencer, Vinnie Ocasio, 1:59.54.
200 Free: 1st, Ryan Dean, 2:07.35.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Jon Spencer, 2:28.91.
50 Free: 1st, Nick Delong, 26.10.
Diving: 1st, Lane Roy, 159 points.
100 Fly: 1st, Liam Smith, 1:05.01.
100 Free: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 55.59.
500 Free: 1st, Ryan Dean, 5:48.73.
100 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 1:06. 69.

Senior Night: The three seniors on the WG/OM team were honored in a ceremony during the meet. They are Daine Butler, Anthony Cummings and Ben Swinnerton.

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Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Ryan Dean on the way to victory in the 200 Yard Freestyle.

Middle: WG/OM's Jon Spencer en route to victory in the 200 Individual Medley.

Bottom: The three WG/OM squad's seniors were honored in a Senior Night ceremony. From left: Daine Butler, Ben Swinnerton and Anthony Cummings.

Watkins Glen JV wins

The Watkins Glen High School girls junior varsity basketball team played a makeup game Wednesday night against Trumansburg in the WGHS Field House. The Senecas cruised to a 54-19 victory. In the photo above, Watkins Glen's Addy Coolican launches a shot in heavy traffic.

Swimming: Lansing edges WG/OM

LANSING, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team dropped a 96-87 decision to Lansing Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road competition that WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt called "a great meet."

"It was a three-point meet going into the final event," Westervelt said. "Lansing in the lead. If WG/OM takes 1st and 3rd, we win the meet by one point. If Lansing wins the relay, they win the meet. Unfortunately, we came out a little short, but it was a great meet. The WG/OM boys battled back after diving to narrow the gap and give themselves a chance to win going into the final event.

"These guys showed grit and determination the entire second half of the meet. The gap started to close when we won three events in a row. Jon Spencer squeaked out a win in the 100 Freestyle (54.57), Liam Smith rallied to win the 500 Freestyle (5:26.10), and to finish the trifecta the team of Ben Swinnerton, Jon Spencer, Vinnie Ocasio, and Liam Smith won the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:40.16)."

Smith also won the 200 Freestyle early in the meet in 1:58.05, while Max Ricca took the diving with 169.55 points. Swinnerton won the next-to-last race, the 100 Breaststroke, in 1:06.63.

WG/OM returns to action Wednesday at home against Dryden -- a meet rescheduled from Thursday due to the threat of weather. Senior Recognition will take place during the meet.

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan drives to the basket against Spencer-Van Etten.

Odessa-Montour girls fall to S-VE, 44-26

ODESSA, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team couldn't overcome a sluggish first half Tuesday night, dropping a 44-26 decision to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

With the win, S-VE clinched the IAC South Small School Division title. S-VE is 8-5 overall and 8-3 in the IAC. O-M is now 7-8 overall and 4-7 in the IAC.

The Indians trailed 10-1 after one period and 24-6 at halftime. They cut the deficit in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers 11-3, but S-VE regrouped and outscored O-M 17-9 in the fourth period.

Hannah Nolan led O-M with 12 points, and registered 6 steals and 7 rebounds. Other points came from Gina Gavich (4, with 4 assists), Brittany Cooper (4, with 3 steals), Mackenzie Cannon (3, with 7 rebounds), and Reagan Reese (3). The team converted 4 of 12 free throws. S-VE sank 3 of 7 foul shots.

"We gave a lot of effort on the defensive end of the floor and really worked hard and created a lot of turnovers," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "We just could not put the ball in the ocean, especially in the first half. And that was the entire difference in the game. We had a lot of good looks. If we make a couple of those shots early, it's an entirely different ballgame."

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Reagan Reese (15) battles for the ball.

Left: O-M's Gina Gavich shoots from the corner. Right: Odessa's Mackenzie Cannon sends a shot over two Spencer-Van Etten defenders.

Watkins Glen boys rout Edison, 70-21

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team raced out to a 27-4 first-quarter lead Tuesday night on the way to a 70-21 victory over Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Edison gym.

The Senecas, now 15-1, led 39-10 at halftime and 51-17 entering the fourth quarter.

Five players scored 10 points each for Watkins Glen: Owen Scholtisek, Cameron Holland, Ryan Bauchle-Willett, Jacob Yontz and Bryce Cady. Other points came from David Kelly III (7), Joe Sutterby (6), Gavin Smith (4) and Mitchell Pike (3). The team converted 6 of 11 free throws.

Cady led in rebounds with 10, while Yontz grabbed 8. Yontz led the team in assists (5) and steals (4).

George Smith led Edison with 10 points. The team sank 2 of 4 free throws.

"We came out of the gate blazing," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, whose team is next scheduled to host Waverly on Friday.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen improved to 4-11 by defeating Edison 46-40. Sam Caslin scored 28 points for the Senecas, while Christopher Simiele scored 10, Quacey Wilt 4, and Nick D'Alleva 4. D'Alleva led in rebounds with 9.

Left: Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon makes a move toward the basket.
Right: The Senecas' Chelsea Parsons, left, battles for possession of the ball.

Watkins Glen girls lose to Edison, 40-31

WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team saw its record slip to 4-8 Tuesday night when the Senecas dropped a 40-31 decision to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

Edison (now 12-3) led 8-7 after one period, 18-16 at halftime, and 30-22 enering the fourth quarter.

Rachel Vickio led Watkins Glen with 14 points, all in the first half. Lillian Ameigh added 8 points, all in the second half, while Jenna Solomon scored 4 points, Chelsea Parsons 3, and Brenna Pierce 2. The team converted 9 of 18 free throws. Edison converted 8 of 16.

Ameigh led the Senecas in rebounds with 7, while Adah Wilke grabbed 5, Solomon 5, Pierce 4, and Vickio 3. Solomon led in assists with 6, while she and Vickio tied for the lead in steals with 3 each.

Watkins Glen returns to action Friday night at Waverly.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio drives to the basket.

OM/WG wrestlers lose on tie breaker

OWEGO, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling squad dropped a 34-33 decision Tuesday night to Owego Free Academy/Apalachin on a tie-breaker after tying 33-33.

The tie breaker was found on the ninth criteria, with Owego having the most first points scored in five matches, to OM/WG's four.

Competitive wins for OM/WG came from Jed Lynch with a pin at 152; Dominick Fazzary with a 9-4 decision at 160; Ethan King with a pin in 18 seconds at 189; and Lucas Hoffman with a pin at 102. The squad also picked up forfeit wins in two weight classes

OM/WG enters the postseason on Saturday, traveling to Windsor for the Section IV, Class B Championships.

O-M boys fall to Spencer-Van Etten

SPENCER, Feb. 1, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 71-46 decision to Spencer-Van Etten Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the S-VE gym.

S-VE led 27-12 after one period, and extended the lead from there.

O-M (now 0-16) was led by Arden Heichel's 11 points, and 10 by Cayden Confer. Other points came from Daniel Lewis (8), Keith June (6), Bradley Gillis (5), Jonathan Gillis (4) and Ashton Sutton (2). The team converted 3 of 9 free throws.

S-VE was led by Markus Brock's 21 points. The Panthers sank 14 of 17 free throws.

O-M returns to action Wednesday at home against Hammondsport.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 4

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 29, 2022 -- The following results were reported from the fourth week of competition Saturday at Watkins Glen Youth Basketball:

3rd-4th Grades:

Maguire's 20, Curly's Family Restaurant 18
Maguire's: Lucas Schubmehl 8, Isidore Gomez Fitzsimmons 8, Derrick Westervelt 4
Curly's: Catherine Caslin 8, Zion Tomlinson 6, Aubrey Blauvelt 4

Sporting Goods 10, Famous Brands 6
Sporting Goods: Lucas VanSkiver 4, Ian Smith 4, Elliott Hendrickson 2
Famous Brands: Maxwell Canzler 2, Micah Pierce 2, Mason Bellavigna 2

Standings:
Sporting Goods 3-1
Curly's Family Restaurant 2-2
Maguire's 2-2
Famous Brands 1-3

5th-6th Grades:

WG Supply 30, Capt. Bill's 28
WG Supply: Leon Lagramada 14, Isaac Willett 10, Brodie O'Connell Campbell 4, Grayson Robertson 2
Captain Bill's: Dominic Lewis 18, Nick Source 8, Ethan Crane 2

Standings:
Captain Bill's 2-2
WG Supply 2-2

O-M Elementary basketball: Week 1

ODESSA, Jan. 29, 2022 -- The following are the results of Week 1 of the Odessa-Montour Elementary Youth Basketball.

Watkins Supply 12, Parmenter's 11
Watkins Supply: Blake Sangprakarn 6 points, Xavier Sindone 4 points, Eli Walsh 2 points
Parmenter's: Jake Signor 6 points, Olin Kramer 4 points, Gabe Gunning 1 point

Cookie's Construction 9, Vedder, Scott & Zinger 4
Cookie's: Nolan Marsh 4 points, Connor Wood 2 points, Orry Kramer 2 points, Kendrix Cook 1 point
Vedder, Scott & Zinger: Zuri Garrison 2 points, Jeffrey Blaha 1 point, Hunter Watson 1 point.

Watkins Glen boys hold off Notre Dame

SOUTHPORT, Jan. 28, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team improved its season mark to 14-1 Friday night by edging Elmira Notre Dame 57-56 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Notre Dame gym.

While Watkins Glen had defeated Notre Dame 60-26 on Dec. 7, this was a different Crusaders squad, with two players in the lineup who didn't play the first time, and another who sat out most of the first game after drawing a technical foul. And this time Watkins was without the injured Adam Pastore, who scored 35 points against ND in that earlier contest.

One of the two ND players who missed the Dec.7 game was Malakai Owens, who led his team with 24 points Friday night.

Watkins Glen led 17-12 after one period Friday, 36-28 at halftime, and 49-44 entering the fourth quarter. The Senecas were outscored 12-8 down the stretch.

Notre Dame "chipped away a little, and chipped away a little more," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, "and at one point they were ahead by one." But Watkins held the one-point advantage in the closing minute, and managed to keep ND from tying the game or scoring a winning basket.

"I'm glad we just got out of there with a win," said Fazzary, "so we can keep our momentum going. We gutted out a tough win against an inspired Notre Dame team."

Owen Scholtisek led Watkins Glen with 22 points, while Cameron Holland scored 13, Mitchell Pike 10, Jacob Yontz 5, Luke Spahalski 5, and Joe Sutterby 2. The team sank 17 of 25 free throws.

Pike and Sutterby led in rebounds with 5 each, while Scholtisek led in assists with 8 and steals with 6.

The Senecas return to action Tuesday night at Edison.

Junior Varsity: Notre Dame defeated Watkins Glen, 59-34. Christopher Simiele led the Senecas with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Other points came from Sam Caslin (8), Brady Bockelkamp (6), Quacey Wilt (3), and Nicholas D'Alleva (2).

Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon (25) eyes the basket in traffic.

Odessa-Montour girls roll past Newfield

ODESSA, Jan. 28, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team improved its record to 7-7 Friday night by defeating Newfield 47-21 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

O-M led 22-8 after one period, 27-13 at halftime, and 41-17 entering the fourth quarter. Newfield is 2-12.

Hannah Nolan led O-M scorers with 14 points while grabbing 8 rebounds and registering 7 steals. Other points came from Brittany Cooper (9), Mackenzie Cannon (9, with 5 rebounds), Keyonna Garrison (8, with 8 rebounds), Gina Gavich (3, with 4 assists), Katie Adams (2), and Eliza Starkweather (2).

The Indians converted 13 of 19 free throws. Newfield sank 2 of 11 free throws.

"We played a real good first quarter and that was very important, especially coming off a week without a game," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "And we spread out the scoring a little bit, and all the seniors scored on Senior Night, which was nice.

"There's a lot of basketball left to play in February for us," he added. "Hopefully we can get rolling into the postseason."

O-M hosts Spencer-Van Etten Tuesday. S-VE "can clinch the South Small division title with a win," said Gavich. "Our slim hopes" for the title "stay alive with a win."

Senior Night: The three seniors on the O-M squad -- Mackenzie Cannon, Brittany Cooper and Eliza Starkweather -- were honored in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony.

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan is fouled as she drives to the basket.
Bottom: The Indians' Keyonna Garrison (24) takes aim at the basket.

From left: O-M's Eliza Starkweather, Brittany Cooper and Tori Brewster shoot.

Left: O-M's Gina Gavich shoots. Right: The Indians' Reagan Reese grabs a rebound.

The three seniors on the O-M team were honored at a Senior Night ceremony Friday. The seniors, kneeling, are (from left) Brittany Cooper, Eliza Starkweather and Mackenzie Cannon. Standing from left are teammates Keyonna Garrison, Katie Adams, Lillian Halpin, Gina Gavich, Tori Brewster, Hannah Nolan, Reagan Reese and Sarah Strobel.

WG/OM's Nick Delong dives at start of the 200 Medley Relay.

WG/OM swimmers edge Waverly, 91-87

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 28, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim defeated Waverly 91-87 Friday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

WG/OM got first-place finishes from:

-- Liam Smith in the 200 Free (a personal best of 1:56.80) and the 500 Free (5:26.21);
-- Max Ricca in the Diving, and
-- Ben Swinnerton in the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.61).

Second places were posted for WG/OM by the 200 Medley Relay team of Nick Delong, Ben Swinnerton, Ryan Dean and Caleb Reynolds, by Jon Spencer in the 50 Free, by Lane Roy in the Diving, by Ryan Dean in the 100 Fly, by the 200 Free Relay team of Delong, Spencer, Swinnerton and Liam Smith, by Dean in the 100 Back, and by the 400 Free Relay team of Vinnie Ocasio, Lane Roy, Spencer and Smith.

WG/OM also posted third-place finishes in 10 events, acccounting for 28 of its points.

"It was a hard fought swim meet from both teams," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "Both teams had a solid plan and it came down to the small victories: Lane Roy and Max Ricca swimming and diving for points; Alex Walters taking points in the 100 Fly, 100 Back and two relays; Anthony Cummings swimming a personal best in the Breaststroke to give us a cushion going into the final event; Caleb Reynolds scoring in two of the toughest events and helping two relays take points."

In addition, "Ryan Dean, Nick Delong, Ben Campbell, Vinnie Ocasio and Jon Spencer all placed in the top three in at least one event, which gave the WG/OM team a chance to swim for a win in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

"Our team leaders did their jobs to perfection, Ben Swinnerton winning the 100 Breaststroke, and Liam Smith winning the 200 and 500 Free.

"I am very proud of these guys. They have come together and brought a new energy and enthusiasm to the deck. Their goal mindset is a step above and I am confident they will achieve all their team and individual goals this season."

Photos in text: From top: WG/OM's Caleb Reynolds dives on the final leg of the 200 Medley Relay; Ben Swinnerton swims the breaststroke leg of the Medley Relay; and Liam Smith celebrates after winning the 200 Free in a personal best time.

WG/OM's Ben Campbell competes in the 200 Individual Medley.

WG/OM's Ryan Dean swims the butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Newfield

NEWFIELD, Jan. 28, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped an 84-34 decision Friday night to Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Newfield gym.

O-M (now 0-15) trailed 23-3 after one period, 43-16 at halftime, and 69-29 entering the fourth quarter.

Arden Heichel led O-M scorers with 8 points, while Cayden Confer scored 4, Jonathan Gillis 4, Brad Gillis 4, Ben Heichel 4, Ashton Sutton 3, Zach Wyre 3, Keith June 2, and Ryan Thompson 2. The team converted 10 of 13 free throws.

Zach Taylor led Newfield with 21 points. The Trojans sank 8 of 11 free throws.

Left: O-M's Courtney Davis. Right: The Indians' Austin Hoyt watches the pins scatter.

Bowling: O-M girls top Tioga; boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 27, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team defeated Tioga 4-0 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes. The O-M boys fell to Tioga 4-0.

Girls: Odessa-Montour won all three games by a combined score of 2081-1805. Sarah Barr led the Indians with a 476 series, while Jana Arias posted a 461.

Both Arias and Courtney Davis -- the only seniors on the O-M bowling squads -- were honored in a pre-match Senior Night ceremony.

Boys: O-M lost all three games by a combined score of 2541-1874. Austin Hoyt led the Indians with a 440 series.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Jana Arias. She and teammate Courtney Davis were honored in a Senior Night ceremony.

OM/WG wrestlers fall to CV, 37-36

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 27, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team dropped a 37-36 decision Thursday night to Chenango Valley in a non-league meet at WGHS.

OM/WG won two bouts on falls, and four by forfeit. It sustained three pinfall losses, two decision losses, and two losses by forfeit.

The two competitive victories for OM/WG were posted by Mark Waterman, a fall at 145 pounds, and Tristan Harrington, a fall at 189 pounds. Lucas Hoffman lost an 8-3 decision at 102 pounds, and Gabe Harrington dropped a 15-5 major decision at 138 pounds.

OM/WG will compete in its final dual meet of the season Tuesday night in Owego.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Groton

GROTON, Jan. 26, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 61-36 decision Wednesday night to Groton in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Groton gym.

O-M (now 0-14) led 9-8 after one quarter, but trailed 30-18 at halftime and 46-25 entering the fourth period.

Keith June led Odessa with 8 points, while Brad Gillis scored 7, Arden Heichel 5, Zach Wyre 5, Cayden Confer 4, Jonathan Gillis 3, Ben Heichel 2, and Ashton Sutton 2. The team converted 5 of 10 free throws, while Groton sank 4 of 13.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour defeated Groton 44-24.

Left: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek drives to the hoop. Right: The Senecas' Joe Sutterby sends a shot on its way.

Watkins Glen boys race past Candor

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 26, 2022 -- For a game touted as a test for a Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team that hasn't lost since its season opener, Wednesday night's contest against a Candor team coming in to the WGHS Field House with an 11-3 record turned into a lopsided victory for the home team.

The Senecas, now 13-1, broke away with a 10-0 first-half run that led to a 26-15 halftime advantage -- one that Watkins built on in the second half with a sterling defense that led to a final, definitive 46-28 victory.

"I thought our defense was fantastic," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, who pointed in particular to the job Cameron Holland did in holding the Indians' Nick Thomas -- one of their offensive keys -- to just 2 points.

"But really, it was our whole defensive effort," the coach said. "It was a good win over a good team. It might not have looked like it, but Candor has the tools and talent to win on any given night."

Mitchell Pike led Watkins Glen in scoring wih 12 points, while Holland scored 11, Owen Scholtisek 9, Jacob Yontz 6, Joseph Sutterby 4, Luke Spahalski 2, and Ryan Bauchle-Willett 2. The team sank 7 of 11 free throws.

Yontz led in rebounds with 8, while Sutterby grabbed 6. Yontz also led in assists with 5 and steals with 4.

Hunter Bates led Candor with 12 points. The Indians converted 1 of 5 free throws.

The only real drama in the game came about three minutes before halftime when Watkins Glen School Superintendent Kai D'Alleva stopped the game after being summoned to the gym when some spectators started getting worked up to a point deemed by various observers as overheated. "It was brutal," said one official of the verbal barbs coming from the bleachers.

"Stop the game!" intoned D'Alleva, microphone in hand behind the scorer's table. He chided the rowdy elements of the crowd, warning that he would "clear the gym" if the crowd did not behave. He used that word twice: "Behave. Behave," he said. "This is ridiculous."

The crowd's decibel level was reduced after that. Only one person was reported ejected.

Junior Varsity: Candor defeated Watkins Glen 69-26. Quacey Wilt led the Senecas with 9 points.

*****

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike launches a shot.
Bottom: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz passes the ball

Left: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland goes up for a jump shot. Right: The Senecas' Luke Spahalski shoots.

And in the JV game:

Watkins Glen's Christopher Simiele, left, and Quacey Wilt drive to the basket.

Watkins/O-M swimmers defeat Owego

OWEGO, Jan. 25, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team posted a 78-67 victory Tuesday over Owego Free Academy-Apalachin in a non-league meet in the OFA pool.

"We had great swims from Liam Smith, swimming to personal best times in the 200 and 500 Free," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "Ben Swinnerton won two individual events. Nick Delong made our Sub 60 Club in the 100 Free. It was a great meet all around."

First-place finishes were posted for Watkins Glen as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Nick DeLong, Ben Swinnerton, Ryan Dean, Jon Spencer, 1:58.72.
200 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 1:58.18.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Jon Spencer, 2:34.51.
50 Free: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 25.38.
100 Fly: 1st Ryan Dean, 1:08.13.
500 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 5:26.11.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Vincent Ocasio, Ben Swinnerton, Nick DeLong, Liam Smith, 1:43.84

Left: O-M's Cayden Confer drives to the basket. Right: Odessa's Keith June.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to So. Cayuga

ODESSA, Jan. 25, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team stayed close through three quarters before falling Tuesday night to Southern Cayuga 56-49 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

O-M (now 0-13) took an early 9-0 lead and was ahead after one quarter, 13-12, before trailing 32-31 at halftime. The Indians and Southern Cayuga each scored 10 points in the third period before the visitors pulled away in the fourth quarter for the victory.

"We just didn't rebound the ball in the second half," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner. "That's what killed us."

Cayden Confer led Odessa-Montour with 20 points. Other points came from Keith June (12), Jonathan Gillis (6), Arden Heichel (5), Ben Heichel (4), and Brad Gillis (2). The team converted 11 of 19 free throws.

Nathan Thurston led Southern Cayuga with 20 points. The team sank 5 of 14 free throws.

The Indians return to action Wednesday night at Groton.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Southern Cayuga, 51-48. Tyler Malnoske led O-M with 16 points, while Drew Parmenter scored 13, Gavin Lohmeyer 9, Brady Cannon 8, and Gunner Herrman 2.

Photo in text: O-M's Jonathan Gillis eyes the basket.

Left: O-M's Brad Gillis (12) races to the basket. Right: Odessa's Ben Heichel takes aim.

And in the JV game:

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From left: O-M's Drew Parmenter, Brady Cannon and Tyler Malnoske shoot.

Bowling: Glen girls top Tioga; boys lose

WAVERLY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory over Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match Tuesday at the Valley Bowling Center. The Watkins boys lost to Tioga 4-0.

Girls: Watkins Glen won all three games by a combined total of 2143-1959. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 495 series, while Ava Cowan posted a 448 and Maisie Robertson a 423.

Boys: The Senecas lost all three games by a combined total of 2654-2104. Mykel Cody led Watkins with a 162-248-215=625 series. Thomas Goltry-Coots registered a 442 and Corbin Groves a 422.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Lansing, 53-32

LANSING, Jan. 24, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team saw its record slip to 4-7 Monday night when the Senecas dropped a 53-32 decision to Lansing in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Lansing gym.

Watkins Glen trailed 16-6 after one quarter, 35-11 at halftime, and 45-16 entering the fourth quarter.

Jenna Solomon led the Senecas in scoring with 9 points, while Rachel Vickio scored 8, Molly Coolican 5, Lillian Ameigh 3, Chelsea Parsons 2, Brianna Hatch 2, and Addy Coolican 1. The team converted 3 of 10 free throws.

Solomon, Hatch, Ameigh and Adah Wilke each grabbed 4 rebounds, and Brenna Pierce 3. Ameigh led in assists with 3.

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Waverly.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 3

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 23, 2022 -- The following results were reported from the third week of competition Saturday at Watkins Glen Youth Basketball:

3rd-4th Grades:

Curly's Family Restaurant 17, Famous Brands 2
Curly's: Cooper Lagramada 12, Zion Tomlinson 3, Aubrey Blauvelt 2
Famous Brands: Micah Pierce 2

Maguire's 18, Sporting Goods 6
Maguire's: Isidore Gomez-Fitzsimmons 6, Derrick Westervelt 6, Callen Schamel 4, Alana Badamy 2
Sporting Goods: Lucas VanSkiver 4, Ian Smith 2

Standings:
Sporting Goods 2-1
Curly's Family Restaurant 2-1
Famous Brands 1-2
Maguire's 1-2

5th-6th Grades

Captain Bill's 29, WG Supply 24
Captain Bill's: Ethan Crane 12, Dominic Lewis 11, Nick Source 4, Mason Bubb 2
WG Supply: Leon Lagramada 8, Isaac Willett 6, Zack Brusso 4, Richard Bitter 2, Grayson Robertson 2, John Tremblay 2

Standings:
Captain Bill's 2-1
Watkins Glen Supply 1-2

OM/WG's Hoffman wins IAC wrestling

WAVERLY, Jan. 22, 2022 -- Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestler Lucas Hoffman won the Interscholastic Athletic Conference title at 102 pounds Saturday at the IAC Wrestling Championships held at Waverly High School.

Hoffman won three matches, including an 8-4 decision over Login Bellis of Tioga in the finals.

Other OM/WG wrestlers placing in the tournament included:

-- Tristan Harrington, 4th at 172 pounds;
-- Brody Williams, 5th at 189 pounds;
-- Dominick Fazzary, 5th at 152 pounds;
-- Jed Lynch, 6th at 152 pounds;
-- Mark Waterman, 6th at 138 pounds; and
-- Jeremy Miller, 6th at 160 pounds.

Photo: OM/WG wrestler Lucas Hoffman with coaches Dan Batchelder, left, and Bill Lindsley. (Photo provided)

Glen boys top Addison, improve to 12-1

ADDISON, Jan. 22, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team -- led by Cameron Holland's 17 points and 15 by Mitchell Pike -- defeated Addison 52-34 Saturday in a non-league game in the Addison gym.

The Senecas, now 12-1, took a 17-2 first-quarter lead and were up 31-15 at halftime and 39-27 entering the fourth quarter.

Holland scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half. "He got us going," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. Holland also grabbed 4 rebounds and registered 4 steals.

In addition to his 15 points, Pike grabbed 5 rebounds and blocked 5 shots. Other points came from Owen Scholtisek (8, with 9 assists and 4 rebounds), Jacob Yontz (8, with 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals), and Joseph Sutterby (4, with 5 rebounds). The team converted 6 of 10 free throws.

The Senecas return to action Wednesday at home against Candor.

Junior Varsity: Addison defeated Watkins Glen, 51-31. The 3-9 Senecas were led by Sam Caslin's 20 points. Other points came from Nicholas D'Alleva (5), Christopher Simiele (4) and Thomas Field (2).

Members of the WGHS varsity indoor track team pose at SUNY Cortland. (Provided)

Glen track team sets personal records

CORTLAND, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team competed Friday in the "It's About Time" indoor meet at SUNY Cortland, and in the process set a number of personal records (PRs).

The meet concluded the regular season. "The kids keep bringing it," said Coach Kelly Sterner. "There were a lot more personal records, improving on last week's meet. Now we will work hard to get ready for the Section IV class championship," scheduled for Feb. 12.

The meet results:

4x200 Relay A: 1:52.44 PR. Johnny VanScoyk, Jaymes Forker, John Bond Trimble, Chris Stevens; Relay B 2:02.13 PR. Cameron Cron, Isaac Hendrickson, Shea Young, Kaden Karius
55 Meters: Madison Tuttle 8.98 PR; Chris Stevens 7.53 PR; Jaymes Forker 7.75 PR; Cameron Cron 8.08 PR; Michael Hanville 8.64 PR
300 Meters: James Forker 44.59, 11th; John Bond Trimble 45.88 PR 12th; Ethan Cary 51.71
400 Meters: Michael Hanville 1:21.36 PR 8th; Shea Young 1:24.58 PR 9th
1500 Meters: Breanna Carl 5:47.11, 6th
1600 Meters: Johnny VanScoyk 5:31.31,12th; Isaac Hendrickson 5:54.68, 16th
Long Jump: Madison Tuttle 13' 4 1/2" PR 10th; Cameron Cron 14' 2" PR 13th
High Jump: Chris Stevens 5' 9th; John Bond Trimble 5' PR 11th; Kaden Karius 4' 6" 15th
Shot Put: Ross Pentz 32' 2" 10th; Cameron Cron 29' 1/2" 16th; Shea Young 28' 10" 17th

Photo in text: The Watkins Glen 4x200 Relay A squad. From left: Chris Stevens, Jaymes Forker, John Bond Trimble, Johnny VanScoyk. (Photo provided)

Left: O-M's Keyonna Garrison shoots. Right: The Indians' Brittany Cooper looks to pass the ball.

Odessa-Montour girls fall to Moravia

ODESSA, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 6-7 Friday night when the Indians dropped a 51-29 decision to Moravia in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

O-M fell behind 7-0 in the first two minutes, and trailed 11-5 after one quarter. Moravia scored the first 12 points of the second quarter on the way to a 28-11 halftime lead.

Tori Brewster led Odessa with 10 points, and registered 6 steals. Other points came from Keyonna Garrison (7), Hannah Nolan (6, with 6 steals), Mackenzie Cannon (3), and Gina Gavich (3). The team converted 4 of 9 free throws. Moravia (9-4) was 0-for-3 from the foul line.

"We turned the ball over way too much to be able to compete tonight," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich, whose team had ended a six-game losing streak the previous night with an overtime victory over Watkins Glen. "It was a tough ask after expending all of that energy last night, and Moravia is a quality team."

The Indians return to action next Friday at home against Newfield. It will be Senior Night.

Photo in text: O-M's Tori Brewster drives to the basket.

Left: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon drives around a Moravia defender. Right: The Indians' Gina Gavich is fouled as she attempts a shot.

Odessa-Montour boys lose to Moravia

MORAVIA, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 68-43 decision Friday night to Moravia in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Moravia gym.

O-M (now 0-12) trailed 9-8 after one period, 40-14 at halftime, and 62-29 entering the fourth quarter.

Cayden Confer led the Indians with 13 points. Other points came from Keith June (7), Zachary Wyre (6), Arden Heichel (5), Ben Heichel (5), Brad Gillis (3), Ashton Sutton (2) and Ryan Thompson (2). The team sank 6 of 9 free throws.

Junior Varsity: Moravia defeated Odessa-Montour 81-44.

Bowling: WG girls top Lansing; boys lose

LANSING, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Friday over a shorthanded Lansing squad in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road match. The Watkins Glen boys lost 4-0.

Girls: Watkins Glen won all three games by a combined score of 1993-1083 over a three-bowler Lansing squad. Ava Cowan led the Senecas with a 460 series.

Boys: The Senecas lost all three games by a combined score of 2567-1862. Brett Cullen-Pike led Watkins with a 423 series, while Mykel Cody posted a 405.

Odessa-Montour's Benson Patterson sends the ball on its way.

Bowling: O-M girls top TAE; boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team defeated a shorthanded Edison squad 4-0 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes.

The O-M boys lost to Edison, 4-0.

Girls: Odessa-Montour won all three games over a three-person Edison squad by a combined score of 2036-1177. Courtney Davis led the Indians with a 553 series, while Jana Arias rolled a 490, Sarah Barr a 454, and Hannah Barr a 406.

Boys: O-M lost all three games by a combined score of 1974-1766. Zach Rounds led the Indians with a 430 series, while David Patterson posted a 429.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster drives to the basket. Right: Watkins' Chelsea Parsons (23) looks for a shot as O-M's Reagan Reese defends.

O-M girls top Watkins Glen in OT, 51-45

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team broke a six-game losing streak Thursday night when it defeated Watkins Glen 51-45 in an overtime Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

The game was close throughout, with Watkins Glen -- down 13-9 after one quarter and 20-18 at the half -- pulling ahead 30-24 in the third quarter before O-M closed to within a point, 30-29, entering the fourth period.

Both teams had opportunities near the end with the score tied 39-39, but failed to cash in a winning basket. O-M (now 6-6) took the lead quickly in the four-minute overtime period, and pulled away for the victory. The Indians benefitted from 6-for-8 free-throw shooting in the extra frame.

Keyonna Garrison led the late O-M drive, scoring 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.She totaled 11 rebounds in the game, and blocked three shots.

Other scoring came from Hannah Nolan (13 points, includng 6 in overtime; she also grabbed 9 rebounds and had 5 steals), Mackenzie Cannon (11 points, with 10 rebounds), Tori Brewster (5 points, with 5 steals), Gina Gavich (4 points, with 4 assists), and Reagan Reese (2 points, with 5 rebounds). The team converted 19 of 35 free throws.

"It's always a battle" when O-M meets Watkins Glen, said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "It's a rivalry game, extremely intense, and I was very proud of my team for showing a lot of toughness tonight. Watkins has been playing better lately and showed a ton of determination.

"We challenged our team big-time in the huddle in the third quarter when we fell behind, and they responded. Having lost six straight and falling behind, it showed a lot of toughness to come back like we did."

The loss ended a three-game winning streak for Watkins Glen (4-6). The Senecas were led by Jenna Solomon's 19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. Rachel Vickio scored 12 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and had 3 assists and a steal.

Other points came from Addy Coolican (6, with 3 rebounds and 2 blocks), Bailey Beaumont (4, with 2 assists, 3 steals and a block), Chelsea Parsons (2), and Brianna Hatch (2, with 7 rebounds and 2 blocks). The team converted 9 of 13 free throws.

Modified: In 7th and 8th grade Modified games preceding the varsity game in the Field House, Watkins Glen defeated Odessa-Montour by 22-8 and 20-9 scores, respectively.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Hannah Nolan goes high for a shot over Watkins' Chelsea Parsons.
Bottom: Watkins' Brianna Hatch, left, and O-M's Keyonna Garrison battle for the ball.

Left: Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon sends up a shot. Right: The Senecas' Rachel Vickio prepares to shoot in traffic.

Left: Watkins' Lillian Ameigh looks for a shot. Right: The Senecas' Molly Coolican.

Left: Watkins' Addy Coolican drives to the basket. Right: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon (25) reaches out to shoot. She was fouled on the play.

From left: Watkins' Bailey Beaumont, O-M's Brittany Cooper, Watkins' Brenna Pierce.

Bowling: Glen girls top NV; boys lose

NEWARK VALLEY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Thursday over Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road match. The Watkins boys lost to NV 4-0.

Girls: Watkins Glen won all three games by a combined score of 1736-1491. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 398 series, while Aubrey Kellogg rolled a 384.

Boys: The Senecas lost all three games by a combined score of 2450-2066. Mykel Cody led Watkins Glen with a 589 series that included 212 and 213 games. Brett Cullen-Pike rolled a 481.

OM/WG wrestlers defeat Moravia, 48-18

MORAVIA, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team recorded a 48-18 victory Wednesday night over Moravia in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road meet.

Pinfall victories were posted for OM/WG by Dominick Fazzary (at 160 pounds, in 2:45), Jeremy Miller (at 172 pounds, in 1:21), Tristan Harrington (at 189 pounds, in 1:34) and Mark Waterman (at 145 pounds, in 1:37). Forfeits were awarded to Odessa-Watkins at 126, 132, 138 and 215 pounds.

Three OM/WG wrestlers lost on pins -- Jed Lynch (at 152 pounds, in 1:07), Aiden Summers (at 285 pounds, in 0:51), and Lucas Hoffman (at 110 pounds, in 2:34).

Odessa-Montour's Cayden Confer drives to the basket in first-half action.

Watkins boys top Odessa-Montour, 56-35

ODESSA, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team improved to 11-1 Wednesday night when it defeated winless Odessa-Montour 56-35 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The Senecas led 11-7 after one quarter and 27-21 at halftime before pulling away with a 17-5 third quarter that had them ahead 44-26 entering the fourth quarter.

Mitchell Pike led Watkins Glen scorers with 13 points, while Joseph Sutterby registered 10, Jacob Yontz 9, Luke Spahalski 9, Owen Scholtisek 7, Ryan Bauchle-Willett 6, and Bryce Cady 2. The team converted 6 of 11 free throws.

Cayden Confer led Odessa-Montour in scoring with 12 points, while Daniel Lewis registered 8, Keith June 6, Jonathan Gillis 3, Ben Heichel 3, Bradley Gillis 2, and Ashton Sutton 1. The team sank 8 of 15 free throws.

"I thought we played a really good first half," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner. "But we seemed to be kind of drained in the second half."

In a rivalry game like this one, said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, "you can throw out the records." The underdog, in this case O-M (now 0-11) "is highly motivated." That showed in the first half when the Indians, down 25-11, pulled within six points at halftime by outscoring the Senecas 10-2 down the stretch.

"I give credit to Odessa," said Fazzary. "I thought they outworked us and outhustled us during a good portion of the game. They never gave up."

As for his team, "I'm happy we won, but there are definitely some things we have to do better as we progress" toward the postseason.

While additional statistics were not available for O-M, they were for Watkins. Pike led the Senecas in rebounds with 11, while Sutterby grabbed 7, Yontz 6, and Scholtisek 5. Scholtisek, Cameron Holland and Yontz each had 3 assists, while Pike registered 2 blocks. Scholtisek and Sutterby each recorded 4 steals, while Holland had 3.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour defeated Watkins Glen, 54-44. O-M led 15-9 after one period, 25-18 at halftime, and 39-30 entering the fourth quarter.

Tyler Malnoske led O-M with 21 points, while Drew Parmenter scored 14, Brady Cannon 9, Gavin Lohmeyer 6, and Lance Reese 4. Sam Caslin led Watkins Glen with 15 points, while Christopher Simiele acored 13, Nicholas D'Alleva 8, Brady Bockelkamp 6, and Thomas Field 2.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Joseph Sutterby takes aim at the basket.
Bottom: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike shoots from the corner.

Left: O-M's Bradley Gillis attempts a shot. Right: The Indians' Jonathan Gillis.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Keih June drives toward the basket. Right: The Indians' Daniel Lewis looks for a shot.

Left: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz shoots from long range. Right: Watkins' Owen Scholtisek.

From left: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland prepares to shoot, Joseph Sutterby wins the tipoff, and Bryce Cady shoots.

And in the JV game:

Left: O-M's Gavin Lohmeyer takes aim. Right: The Indians' Tyler Malnoske shoots.

Left: Watkins Glen's Christopher Simiele shoots. Right: The Senecas' Sam Caslin drives.

Bowling: O-M girls, boys defeat Watkins

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams posted 4-0 victories Wednesday over Watkins Glen in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches at Harborside Lanes.

Girls: O-M won all three games by a combined score of 2138-1609. Jana Arias led Odessa with a 530 that included a 201, while Sarah Barr posted a 473 and Courtney Davis a 416. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led Watkins Glen with a 387, while Carly Arnold rolled a 353 and Aubrey Kellog a 351.

Boys: O-M won two games and total pinfall, 2024-1847, and then won the fourth point when Watkins Glen Coach Ward Brower discovered a couple of his bowlers had been late to school, disqualifying them from that day's competition.

David Patterson led O-M with a 493 series, while Austin Hoyt rolled a 490, Zach Rounds a 443, and Benson Patterson a 424. Mykel Cody led Watkins with a 525 that included a 208

Photo in text: O-M's Zach Rounds reacts after converting a spare.

Watkins Glen's Alyiah Clink-Bentley, left, and O-M's Jana Arias watch as pins scatter.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball: Week 2

Results from Week 2 of Watkins Glen Youth Basketball yielded the following results:

3rd-4th Grades

Curly's Family Restaurant 12, Maguire's 8.
Curly's - Aubrey Blauvelt 4, Cooper Lagramada 2, Rylee Smith 2, Zion Tomlinson 2, Cathrine Caslin 2.
Maguire's - Callen Schamel 4, Isidore Gomez Fitzsimmons 4.

Watkins Sporting Goods 12, Famous Brands 10 in Overtime.
Sporting Goods - Ryker Blencowe 6, Ian Smith 4, Lucas VanSkiver 2.
Famous Brands - Micah Pierce 6, Morgan Bubb 4.

Standings:
Watkins Sporting Goods 2-0
Curly's Family Restaurant 1-1
Famous Brands 1-1
Maguire's 0-2

5th-6th Grades

Watkins Glen Supply 30, Captain Bill's 16.
WG Supply - Leon Lagramada 16, Zack Brusso 10, Brodie O'Connell-Campbell 4.
Captain Bill's - Dominic Lewis 14, Nick Source 2.

Standings:
Watkins Glen Supply 1-1
Captain Bill's 1-1

Hoffman reaches finals, earns runner-up

CANANDAIGUA, Jan. 16, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team traveled to Canandaigua for the two-day Robert Bradshaw tournament this past weekend, where 8th grader Lucas Hoffman earned a second-place finish.

Hoffman recorded four pins on the way to the finals, where he lost at 102 pounds to Ryan Ferrara of Chenango Forks in a technical fall.

Watkins track team competes at Classic

CORTLAND, Jan. 15, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team competed Saturday in the Section IV Classic held at SUNY Cortland.

"The kids continue to put in hard work in practice," said Watkins Glen Coach Kelly Sterner. "The result has been great improvements every meet. Most of them have made the cut to qualify for sectionals."

Results for the boys:

55 Meters: Chris Stevens 7.64; Jaymes Forker 7.80 PR (personal record); Caneron Cron 8.09 PR; John Bond Trimble 8.14; Shea Young 8.57 PR
300 Meters: Jaymes Forker 44.57 PR; John Bond Trimble 45.08 PR; Kaden Karius 46.55 PR; Ethan Cary 50.90 PR; Michael Hanville 52.08 PR
1600 Meters: Johnny VanScoyk 5:11.59 PR; Isaac Hendrickson 5:48.72 PR
High Jump: Chris Stevens 5'; Kaden Karius 4'8"; John Bond Trimble 4'6"PR
Shot Put: Cameron Cron 29'8"; Shea Young 28' 7 1/2"
Long Jump: Cameron Cron 13' 1/4"

Results for the girls:

55 Meters: Madison Tuttle 9.08 PR; Molly Rafferty 9.14 PR
300 Meters: Molly Rafferty 56.12
Long Jump: Madison Tuttle 12' 6 3/4"

Photo in text: The WGHS varsity indoor track team at SUNY Cortland. (Provided)

Watkins girls win 3rd in a row, 54-37

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 14, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team -- led by Jenna Solomon's 17 points -- defeated Trumansburg 54-37 Friday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

The win was the third straight for the 4-5 Senecas, who led 11-8 after one period, 24-15 at halftime and 42-29 entering the fourth quarter.

In addition to her 17 points, Solomon led the team in steals with 5. Other points came from Molly Coolican (12), Addy Coolican (9), Lillian Ameigh (6), Brenna Pierce (6), Bailey Beaumont (2) and Olivia King (2). The team was 8-for-18 from the foul line.

Ameigh led in rebounds with 6, while Beaumont, Pierce and Addy Coolican grabbed 4 apiece.

Watkins boys roll past Trumansburg

TRUMANSBURG, Jan. 14, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team got balanced scoring as it cruised to a 68-41 victory Friday night over Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

Cameron Holland, Owen Scholtisek, Jacob Yontz and Mitchell Pike each scored 13 points for the Senecas, who led 23-10 after one quarter, 39-20 at halftime and 56-31 entering the final period. Other points came from Joseph Sutterby (8), Luke Spahalski (4), Ryan Bauchle-Willett (2), and Bryce Cady (2). The team was 8-for-14 from the foul line.

Yontz led the team in rebounds with 10, while Spahalski grabbed 9, Holland 6, Pike 5, and Scholtisek 4. Scholtisek led in assists with 8, while Holland registered 6.

Ethan Fulton led Trumansburg with 12 points. The team converted 7 of 10 free throws.

"We had moments of pretty good play," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, "and moments of not pretty good play -- as in 15 turnovers. That's more than an experienced team like ours should have." He noted that Tburg was "without three starters, which didn't help their cause."

The Senecas (10-1) return to action Wednesday night at Odessa-Montour.

Odessa boys fall to Marathon, 58-50

ODESSA, Jan. 14, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team stayed close throughout the game, but dropped a 58-50 decision Friday night to Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The Indians (0-10) trailed 16-15 after one period, 33-31 at halftime, and 47-43 entering the fourth quarter. In the end, 42 points by Marathon's Connor Holland proved to be too much to overcome.

Cayden Confer led O-M in scoring with 16 points. Other points came from Keith June (11), Daniel Lewis (8), Arden Heichel (6), Ben Heichel (6), and Jonathan Gillis (3). The team was 2-for-3 from the foul line.

"We played really well," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner. "That's the best we have played yet. I'm proud of these guys on how hard they were working."

Odessa-Montour girls lose to Marathon

MARATHON, Jan. 14, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 5-6 Friday night with a 72-31 loss to Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

O-M trailed 18-13 after one period, and 39-20 at halftime.

Marathon "couldn't miss," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "They must have shot over sixty percent in the first three quarters. They're ranked 6th in the state in Class D, and if they shoot like that ..."

Gavich said O-M was "playing shorthanded again, but I don't think it would have mattered the way they shot it."

Keyonna Garrison led O-M scorers with 10 points. Other points came from Gina Gavich (9, on three first-quarter 3's), Reagan Reese (6), and Hannah Nolan (6).

Bowling: O-M girls top TAE; boys lose

ELMIRA, Jan. 13, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Thursday over shorthanded Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road match. The shorthanded O-M boys team fell to Edison 4-0.

Girls: O-M, with five bowlers to Edison's three, won all three games by a combined score of 1970-940. Jana Arias led Odessa with a 492 series, while Sarah Barr posted a 421.

Boys: Odessa, with three bowlers to Edison's four, dropped all three games by a combined score of 1853-1433. Austin Hoyt led O-M with a 242-183-210=635 series. Zach Rounds rolled a 507.

OM/WG wrestlers top Edison, 54-17

ODESSA, Jan. 12, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team posted a 54-17 victory over Thomas A. Edison Wednesday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the O-M gym.

OM/WG won competitive bouts at:

132 pounds: Lucas Barr on a pin in 1:50
138 pounds: Brandon Davis on a pin in 3:10
145 pounds: Gabe Williams on a pin in 4:31
152 pounds: Dominick Fazzary on a pin in 2:58
160 pounds: Jed Lynch on a pin in 2:21
172 pounds: Casey Keyes on a pin in 1:44
215 pounds: Tristan Harrington on a pin in 3:11

OM/WG also won by forfeit at 102 and 189 pounds. It lost by forfeit at 118 and by falls at 126 and 285.

Senior Night: The three seniors on the team -- Dominick Fazzary, Casey Keyes and Seth Durfey -- were honored at a Senior Night ceremony.

Photos: From left, the honored seniors: Seth Durfey, Casey Keyes and Dominick Fazzary. (Photos provided)

Watkins Glen girls defeat Candor, 42-21

CANDOR, Jan. 11, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team -- behind 15 points from Rachel Vickio and 11 from Jenna Solomon -- defeated Candor 42-21 Tuesday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Candor gym.

Watkins Glen (now 3-5) led 9-2 after one period, 15-10 at halftime, and 31-13 entering the fourth quarter.

Scoring in addition to Vickio and Solomon were Bailey Beaumont (6 points), Brenna Pierce (5), Lillian Ameigh (3) and Olivia King (2). All of Vickio's points came on 3-pointers.

Beaumont led in rebounds with 7, while King had 5, Ameigh 4, Pierce 4, and Vickio 3. Ameigh led in assists with 6, while Solomon had 4. Vickio led in steals (3) and blocks (3).

Watkins Glen returns to action Friday night at home against Trumansburg.

Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster takes aim at the basket on a breakaway.

Odessa-Montour girls fall to Edison

ODESSA, Jan. 11, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team saw its record slip to 5-5 Tuesday night when the Indians dropped a 46-33 decision to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

O-M led 11-7 after one quarter, and 18-16 at halftime, but was down 32-28 after three periods before being outscored 14-5 in the closing period.

Keyonna Garrison led Odessa in scoring with 10 points, and grabbed 7 rebounds. Hannah Nolan had 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals. Gina Gavich scored 8 points, while Tori Brewster scored 4 points and Reagan Reese 2.

Edison's standout shooter Payton Littlefield "got hot in the third quarter for them," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "She hit four 3's in five attempts. We shut her out in the first half, and Tori Brewster really did a great job on her. Littlefield has had some 30-point games this season. She made some really tough shots from deep, and that got them going.

"We did a lot of good things tonight and played a lot better on the offensive end. We just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter."

O-M returns to action Friday at Marathon.

Photo in text: O-M's Keyonna Garrison looks for a shot in traffic.

From left: O-M's Reagan Reese drives toward the basket, Brittany Cooper shoots, and Gina Gavich takes aim.

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan rises high for a shot in first-half action against Edison.

Odessa-Montour boys lose to Edison

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, Jan. 11, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 56-39 decision Tuesday night to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Edison gym.

O-M (now 0-9) led 11-6 after one period, and 25-22 at halftime. But Edison outscored the Indians 15-5 and 19-9 in the final two quarters.

"We ran with them pretty much the whole game," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner. "What killed us was turnovers and not boxing out, which gave Edison second and third shots."

Keith June led O-M in scoring with 15 points, while Daniel Lewis scored 10, Benjamin Heichel 6, Jonathan Gillis 5, and Arden Heichel 3. The team converted 3 of 10 free throws.

O-M returns to action Friday at home against Marathon.

Junior Varsity: O-M -- led by Brady Cannon's 36 points -- defeated Edison 66-32. Scoring in addition to Cannon were Tyler Malnoske (11 points), Gunner Herrmann (11), Connor Foggie (4), Gavin Lohmeyer (2) and Lance Reese (2).

Bowling: O-M boys, girls fall to Candor

OWEGO, Jan. 11, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams dropped 4-0 decisions Tuesday to Candor in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches at Owego Bowl.

Boys: O-M dropped all three games by a combined score of 2768-2062. David Patterson led the Indians with a 544 series that included a 205. Zach Rounds posted a 442, Benson Patterson a 413, and Austin Hoyt a 402.

Girls: Odessa-Montour lost all three games by a combined total of 2317-1821. Jana Arias led the Indians with a 435 series, while Hannah Barr rolled a 417.

O-M returns to action Thursday on the road against Edison.

The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen varsity wrestling team poses after winning the Duals.

OM/WG wins OM Duals at Field House

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 8, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team won the annual OM Duals held Saturday in the WGHS Field House gym.

OM/WG finished 3-1 along with South Seneca and Dundee, but was awarded the title based on a tiebreaker of most 6-point wins (27). Dundee was second with 25.

OM/WG defeated Dundee 45-12, Edison 54-15 and Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 36-30, and lost to South Seneca 41-30.

Named Most Outstanding Wrestler in their weight classes were OM/WG's Lucas Hoffman at 102 pounds, Mark Waterman at 138, and Ethan King at 189. Hoffman was 4-0, Waterman 4-0, and King 3-1.

Other individual won-lost marks included Bradley Cantineri, 2-2 at 126 pounds; Gabe Williams, 3-1 at 145 pounds; Jed Lynch, 2-2 at 152 pounds; Tristan Harrington, 4-0 at 172; and Aidan Summers, 2-2 at 285.

Photos in text:

Top: OM/WG's Lucas Hoffman, lower right, on the way to win at 102 pounds in a match against Edison.

Bottom: The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen wrestlers who won Most Outstanding Wrestler in their weight classes. From left: Ethan King, Lucas Hoffman and Mark Waterman.

OM/WG's Mark Waterman, top, en route to pinning an Edison opponent at 138 pounds.

OM/WG's Jed Lynch gains the edge on the way to pinning an Edison opponent at 152.

Watkins Glen Youth Basketball results

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 8, 2022 --The following were the results of competition Saturday during the weekly Watkins Glen Youth Basketball gathering.

3rd-4th Grade

Famous Brands 12, Maguire's 6
Famous Brands: Zion Tomlinson 4, Maxwell Conzler 2, Micah Pierce 2, Lucus VanSkiver 2, Ian Smith 2.
Maguire's: Lucus Schubmehl 4, Derrick Westervelt 2.

Sporting Goods won by forfiet over Curly's Family Restaurant.

5th-6th Grade

Capt. Bill's 27, Watkins Glen Supply 21.
Capt. Bill's: Dominic Lewis 20, Nick Source 5, Nicolai Holmes 2.
Watkins Glen Supply: Not immediately available.

OM/WG/s Jon Spencer dives at start of the 100 Free final, where he finished 7th.

Shenendehowa wins Invitational in Glen

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 8, 2022 -- Shenendehowa High School placed first Saturday in the finals of the Invitational in the Glen swim meet at Watkins Glen High School.

Shenendehowa finished with 575 points, well ahead of runnerup Horseheads (431). They were followed by Corning (369), Ithaca (265), Chenango Valley (229), Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour (199), Susquehanna Valley (48) and Fayetteville-Manlius (17).

The meet, which started Friday with preliminaries, included a Saturday morning diving competition. That was won by Horseheads' Aaron Verkleeren, with WG/OM's Max Ricca placing 7th among 10 divers.

Other Watkins Glen finishes included a 4th place by the 200 Free Relay squad of Jon Spencer, Ben Swinnerton, Nick DeLong and Liam Smith; 5th places by Ryan Dean in the 100 Back and Swinnerton in the 100 Breaststroke; 6th places by Smith in the 200 Free and Spencer in the 50 Free; 7th places by Spencer in the 100 Free and Smith in the 500 Free; and an 8th place by the 400 Free Relay squad of Smith, Vincent Ocasio, Swinnerton and Spencer.

The meet saw pool records by Corning's Ryan McNutt (1:43.94) in the 200 Free and by Chenango Valley's Tyler Schultz in the 200 Individual Medley (1:57.03), as well as several state-qualifying times.

Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Ben Swinnerton competes in the 100 Free. He placed 10th.
Bottom: Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour's Alex Walters dives at start of the 100 Fly. He placed 15th.

WG/OM's Nick DeLong dives at start of the 50 Free. He placed 10th.

Left: O-M's Brittany Cooper prepares to maneuver past a Groton defender.
Right: Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon eyes the basket.

Odessa-Montour girls lose to Groton

ODESSA, Jan. 7, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team saw its record slip to 5-4 Friday night when the Indians fell to Groton 47-29 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

Groton led 11-9 after one period, 25-17 at halftime, and 37-23 entering the fourth quarter.

Brittany Cooper led O-M with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Other points came from Mackenzie Cannon (9), Hannah Nolan (6, with 5 steals), and Tori Brewster (3).

"We played hard but just couldn't get any rhythm going and get shots to fall," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "When the ball isn't going in, that wears on you."

O-M returns to action Tuesday at home against Edison.

"We are in a stretch of some very tough games," Gavich said, "and we've just got to fight our way through them."

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Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan maneuvers for a shot.
Bottom: O-M's Reagan Reese eyes the basket.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Gina Gavich sends the ball on its way. Right: O-M's Tori Brewster drives to the basket.

Watkins boys top Whitney Point, 54-38

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team shrugged off a subpar first half, pulling away from Whitney Point in the second half for a 54-38 Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory Friday night in the WGHS Field House.

Owen Scholtisek led the Senecas (9-1) in scoring with 16 points, and registered 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals. Other points came from Joe Sutterby (14, with 11 rebounds), Cameron Holland (11, with 4 assists), Mitchell Pike (7, with 8 rebounds), Luke Spahalski (4, with 5 rebounds), and Bryce Cady (2). The team converted 13 of 18 free throws.

Whitney Point was led by Luke Gebiniak's 11 points. The Eagles sank 6 of 16 free throws.

"Considering the adversity," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, referring to the absence of two key players -- Adam Pastore, lost to injury for weeks, and Jacob Yontz, lost by illness for this one game -- "we didn't play our best. But sometimes you have to grind through that kind of thing."

After a first half in which the Senecas trailed 10-5 early and led by just two points, 23-21 at halftime, "we played a little better in the second half, making some easy baskets in transition," said Fazzary.

The Senecas, who turned the ball over an uncharacteristically high 17 times, were also fortunate that Whitney Point went cold in the second half, scoring just 5 points in the third quarter as Watkins opened up a 12-point lead.

Watkins Glen returns to action next Friday at Trumansburg.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen (3-7) defeated Whitney Point 45-39. Sam Caslin led the Senecas in scoring with 18 points, and registered 5 assists. Nick D'Alleva scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Other points came from Christopher Simiele (4, with 3 steals), Brady Bockelkamp (4), Nick Ritter (2), and Thomas Field (2, with 9 rebounds).

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek drives to the basket.
Bottom: The Senecas' Joseph Sutterby sends a shot on its way in traffic.

Left: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland drives to the hoop. Right: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike shoots.

And in the JV game:

Left: Watkins Glen's Sam Caslin eyes the basket. Right: The Senecas' Nick D'Alleva prepares to shoot.

Watkins Glen girls post their 2nd victory

WHITNEY POINT, Jan. 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team improved its record to 2-5 Friday night by defeating Whitney Point 44-34 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Whitney Point gym.

Jenna Solomon and Rachel Vickio each scored 16 points to lead the Senecas. Solomon sank three 3-pointers, while Vickio sank four. Other points came from Lillian Ameigh (7) and Chelsea Parsons (5). The team converted 3 of 8 free throws.

Adah Wilke led in rebounds with 5, while Bailey Beaumont, Vickio and Ameigh each grabbed 4, and Solomon and Parsons 3 apiece. Vickio registered 6 steals and a block, while Solomon had 3 steals and 2 blocks. Ameigh led in assists with 4, and had 3 steals.

Watkins Glen led 10-8 after one period, 18-14 at halftime, and 34-24 entering the fourth quarter.

Watkins Glen's Liam Smith competes in the 200 Free. He qualified for the finals.

Watkins Glen swim invitational begins

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 7, 2022 -- The annual Invitational in the Glen swim meet got under way Friday with preliminaries in the Watkins Glen High School pool involving several schools from around the region.

Competing teams, in addition to the host Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour squad, were from Ithaca, Horseheads, Shenendehowa, Corning and Chenango Valley. The top eight in each event advanced to Saturday afternoon's finals.

Qualifying for WG/OM were:

--the 200 Medley Relay team of Nick DeLong, Ben Campbell, Ryan Dean and Alex Walters. The squad qualified 7th.
--Liam Smith, 8th in the 200 Yard Freestyle.
--Jon Spencer, 6th in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
--Jon Spencer, 6th in the 100 Yard Freestyle.
--Liam Smith, 4th in the 500 Yard Freestyle.
--the 200 Free Relay team of Jon Spencer, Ben Swinnerton, Vincent Ocasio and Liam Smith. The squad qualified 5th.
--the 200 Free Relay team of Nick DeLong, Alex Walters, Ben Campbell and Ryan Dean. The squad qualified 7th.
--Ryan Dean, 8th in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
--Ben Swinnerton, 5th in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.
--the 400 Free Relay team of Liam Smith, Vincent Ocasio, Ben Swinnerton and Jon Spencer. The squad qualified 8th.

Photo in text: WG/OM's Ryan Dean competes in the 200 Medley Relay.

The Watkins Glen 4x200 Meter Relay team of, from left: John Bond Trimble, James Forker, Chris Stevens and Johnny VanScoyk. (Photo provided)

Glen track team competes at Cortland

CORTLAND, Jan. 7, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team set a number of personal records (PRs) Friday during a meet at SUNY Cortland.

"The kids keep showing huge improvements," said Coach Kelly Sterner. "The thing I'm most proud of is how they encourage and cheer for each other."

Among the WGHS competitors:

John Bond Trimble: 300 Meters, 45.84, 11th place, PR.
Chris Stevens: 55 Meters, 7.57, 9th place, PR; High Jump, 5 feet, 4th place.
Johnny VanScoyk: 600 Meters, 1:45.28, 3rd place, PR; 1600 Meters, 5:45.13, 11th place.
Isaac Hendrickson: 600 Meters, 1:56.73, 11th place, PR; 1600 Meters, 6:18.01, 15th.
Ethan Cary: 55 Meters, 8.50, 24th place, PR.
4x200 Meter Relay: Chris Stevens, James Forker, John Bond Trimble, Johnny VanScoyk, 1:56.32, 3rd place, PR.
Cameron Cron: Shot Put, 30'3", 6th place.
Shea Young: Shot Put, 30', 7th place.
Breanna Carl: 1500 Meters, 5:49.45, 1st place.
Madison Tuttle: Long Jump, 11' 7 3/4", 9th place; 55 Meters, 9.16, 11th place, PR.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Breanna Carl. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen girls lose to Edison, 50-33

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, Jan. 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High Scchool girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 1-5 Thursday night when the Senecas dropped a 50-33 decision to Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Edison gym.

Watkins Glen led 8-7 after one period, but trailed 26-16 at halftime and 37-26 entering the fourth quarter.

Bailey Beaumont led Watkins Glen with 12 points, while Jenna Solomon scored 7, Chelsea Parsons 7, Brenna Pierce 4, and Adah Wilke 3. The team sank 4 of 6 free throws.

Beaumont and Wilke each grabbed 5 rebounds, while Solomon, Parsons and Rachel Vickio each grabbed 4. Solomon led in assists with 5, and she and Vickio each blocked two shots.

Payton Littlefield led Edison with 17 points. The Spartans converted 8 of 15 free throws.

Watkins Glen is scheduled to return to action Friday night at Whitney Point.

Bowling: Glen boys top ND; girls lose

ELMIRA, Jan. 6, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory over undermanned Elmira Notre Dame Thursday, while the Watkins girls lost.

Boys: The Senecas won all three games by a 1970-1672 margin. Mykel Cody led Watkins with a 535 series, while Brett Cullen-Pike rolled a 432. Notre Dame competed with four bowlers, one shy of a full contingent of five.

Girls: Waktins Glen lost 4-0, losing all three games by a combined 2229-2003. Maisie Robertson led the Senecas with a 453 series, while Alyiah Clink-Bentley posted a 445.

Bowling: O-M boys, girls top Marathon

WATKINS GLEN, Jan 6, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams posted victories Thursday over shorthanded Marathon in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches at Harborside Lanes.

The O-M teams each had the requisite number of five bowlers, while Marathon was competing with just three in each match.

Boys: Odessa won 4-0, taking all three games by a combined total of 1804-1032. David Patterson led the Indians with a 487 series, while Austin Hoyt posted a 470.

Girls: O-M won 4-0, winning all three games by a combined total of 1713-1056. Jana Arias led the Indians with a 467 series, while Hannah Barr rolled a 403.

The Indians return to action Tuesday at Owego Bowl against Candor.

Bowling: O-M girls top Groton; boys lose

GROTON, Jan. 5, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team defeated Groton 4-0 Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road match. The O-M boys lost to Groton, 4-0.

Girls: Odessa-Montour won all three games by a combined total of 2014-1903. Jana Arias led the way with a 498 series, while Sarah Barr posted a 471 and Courtney Davis a 438.

Boys: O-M, with four bowlers instead of a full slate of five, lost all three games by a combined 2121-1510. Austin Hoyt led Odessa with a 433 series, while Benson Patterson rolled a 412.

OM/WG's Dominick Fazzary, top, takes early control at 152 pounds.

OM/WG wrestlers lose to Groton, 39-30

ODESSA, Jan. 5, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team dropped a 39-30 decision Wednesday night to Groton in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the O-M gym.

OM/WG won all of its points by forfeit -- winning five bouts where Groton had no wrestler -- at 138, 145, 160, 189 and 132.

Competitively, the home team:

-- lost at 152 pounds, where Dominick Fazzary was stopped by an arm injury in the second period;
-- at 172, where Tristan Harrington was pinned in 1:38;
-- at 215, where Brody Williams was pinned in 1:39;
-- at 285, where Aidan Summers lost by technical fall, 16-0, at 3:31;
-- at 110, where Lucas Hoffman lost 9-0; and
-- at 126, where Balan Ault was pinned in 1:24.

Groton also won one match by forfeit, at 118 pounds.

Photo in text: OM/WG's Lucas Hoffman, right, battles at 110 pounds.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Tioga

TIOGA CENTER, Jan. 5, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 67-25 decision Wednesday night to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Tioga gym.

O-M (0-8) trailed 17-8 after one period, 31-14 at halftime, and 55-22 entering the fourth quarter.

Cayden Confer led the Indians in scoring with 13 points. Daniel Lewis and Jonathan Gillis each scored 4, and Brad Gillis and Keith June each scored 2. The team converted 3 of 7 free throws.

Tioga was led by Evan Sickler's 24 points. His team sank 11 of 15 free throws.

O-M girls fall to Southern Cayuga, 51-32

AURORA, Jan. 4, 2022 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 5-3 Tuesday night when the Indians dropped a 51-32 decision to Southern Cayuga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

O-M trailed 8-7 after one period, 24-15 at halftime, and 48-28 entering the fourth quarter. Southern Cayuga is 4-4.

Mackenzie Cannon led O-M with 18 points, including 9-for-11 from the foul line. Other points came from Keyonna Garrison (7), Hannah Nolan (4), Reagan Reese (2) and Tori Brewster (1).

Odessa-Montour returns to action Friday at home against Groton.

Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland (in white) hits the floor after being tripped while carrying the ball upcourt. Lansing's Samuel Bell (00) was assessed a foul.

Short-handed Watkins boys top Lansing

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 4, 2022 -- They were without their leading scorer, Adam Pastore, out for weeks after injuring an ankle in practice on Sunday.

They were without their floor leader after he was handed a technical foul by officials late in the first half. By his coach's rule, he had to sit the rest of the game.

And they were up against once-beaten and state-ranked Lansing, polling 16th in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association poll, and 12th in another..

And yet the Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team -- earning only an Honorable Mention from the Sportswriters -- took down state-ranked Lansing rather decisively Tuesday night in the WGHS Field House, handing the Bobcats a 57-47 defeat.

The Senecas (now 8-1) took the lead in the first seven seconds on a twisting lay-in by Owen Scholtisek, and built the advantage to 15-5 by the end of the first quarter. They were up 23-10 midway through the second quarter before Lansing surged, pulling within six points at halftime, 28-22.

In the final minute before halftime, floor leader Scholtisek was assessed a technical foul, which under Coach John Fazzary's longstanding rule, left Scholtisek on the bench for the remainder of the contest.

But even without Pastore and Scholtisek -- the two Watkins members of the All-Tournament Team at the recent Holiday Tournament at the Field House -- Watkins Glen kept Lansing at arm's length in the second half, scoring the first four points and maintaining a double-digit lead most of the way, never letting Lansing closer than 8 points. The lead reached 18 points, 55-37, with 1:28 to play, before the Bobcats rallied to within 10 at the finish.

Mitchell Pike led the Senecas in scoring with 14 points, while Jacob Yontz and Cameron Holland scored 13 each, Joe Sutterby 8, Luke Spahalski 7, and Scholtisek 2. The team was 8-for-16 from the foul line.

Sutterby led the team in rebounds with 8, while Holland grabbed 6 and Yontz 4. Scholtisek led in assists with 7, while Yontz had 6. Holland led in steals with 3, while Yontz had 2.

Joshua Hunter was Lansing's top scorer, with 14 points. The team converted 8 of 12 free throws.

"I'm very proud of these guys," said Fazzary, whose team was nervous in the wake of losing Pastore. Fazzary told them that "if they play defense, they will be in every game."

And they did, with each team member stepping up, showing that even minus two key players, they could best a state-ranked squad.

Maybe now they will get a stronger dose of poll respect.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen fell to 2-7 with a 62-43 loss to Lansing. Sam Caslin led the Senecas with 26 points, while Nick D'Alleva scored 8 points, Christopher Simiele 5, and Nick Ritter and Thomas Field 2 each. Ritter led in rebounds with 6, while D'Alleva grabbed 5, Caslin 4 and Field 3.

Girls Junior Varsity: While no varsity game was played, the Watkins Glen JV squad improved to 5-0 with a 44-29 road victory over Lansing.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike shoots under pressure. The shot went in.
Middle: The Senecas' Owen Scholtisek glides to the basket on a fast break.
Bottom: Watkins Glen's Luke Spahalski is fouled as he goes up for a shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Joseph Sutterby prepares to shoot. Right: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz drives to the basket.

And in the boys JV game:

From left: Watkins Glen's Christopher Simiele, Nick D'Alleva and Sam Caslin.

Bowling: Glen boys, girls lose to US/PB

WATKINS GLEN, Jan. 4, 2022 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams both dropped 4-0 decisions Tuesday to Union Springs/Port Byron in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches at Harborside Lanes.

Boys: Watkins Glen lost all three games by a combined pinfall of 2322-1667. Brett Cullen-Pike led the Senecas with a 421 series.

Girls: Watkins Glen lost all three games by a combined pinfall of 2228-1928. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 452 series.

Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore, left, is fouled by S-VE's Pavel Jofre on a drive to the basket.

Glen boys top S-VE, 75-50, win tourney

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 30, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team raced out to an early lead Thursday night en route to a 75-50 victory over Spencer-Van Etten in the championship game of the Holiday Tournament in the WGHS Field House.

Adam Pastore's 22 points -- 19 in the first half -- led the Senecas (now 7-1), who also got 18 from Cameron Holland. Other points came from Luke Spahalski (10), Mitchell Pike (7), Jacob Yontz (6), Bryce Cady (4), Gavin Smith (3), David Kelly III (2), Joseph Sutterby (2), and Owen Scholtisek (1). The team was 17-for-26 at the free-throw line.

Pastore also led in rebounds with 7, while Sutterby grabbed 5, Holland 4, Pike 4, Scholtisek 3 and Cady 3. Scholtisek led in assists with 7, and in steals with 3.

S-VE was led by Markus Brock's 14 points. The Panthers converted 7 of 10 foul shots.

The Senecas led 21-6 after one quarter, 40-23 at halftime, and 54-31 entering the fourth period.

The fifty S-VE points were "not something I'm happy with," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, whose team has yielded an average of about 35 a game. But he said he was happy with his team's offense.

"I was pleased," he said. "We were very sharp in the first half, dissecting their zone defense. And this keeps the momentum going" heading into a showdown Tuesday night against unbeaten and state-ranked Lansing. That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the WGHS Field House.

All-Tournament Team: Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore was named tourney MVP, while Owen Scholtisek was named an All-Star. Also on the team: S-VE's Jayden Grube and Markus Brock, Windsor's James Lindsley, and Newfield's Jalen Hardison.

3-Point Shooting Contest: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike won, outshooting Newfield's Brody Jackson, Windsor's James Lindsley, and S-VE's Jayden Grube.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen (2-6) fell to Newfield in the JV championship game, 59-22. Christopher Simiele led the Senecas with 12 points, while Sam Caslin scored 8 and Brady Bockelkamp 2. Simiele and Caslin were both named to the JV All-Tournament team. The JV tourney MVP was Newfield's Tony Ellison.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland drives through traffic to the basket.
Bottom: The Senecas' Owen Scholtisek is fouled as he attempts a shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike prepares to shoot. Right: The Senecas' Jacob Yontz launches a long-distance shot.

The Watkins Glen Senecas, champions of the Holiday Tournament at the Field House.

And in the JV game:

Watkins Glen's Sam Caslin, left, and Christopher Simiele drive to the basket.

Odessa boys fall to Cowanesque Valley

ADDISON, Dec. 30, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team fell to Cowanesque Valley Thursday, 94-68, in the consolation game of the Addison Holiday Tournament .

The Indians (0-7) led 24-15 after one period, but were behind 46-32 at halftime and 71-46 entering the fourth quarter. O-M had no answer for CV's McGuire Painter, who scored 59 points, including 13-for-15 from the free-throw line.

O-M was led by Cayden Confer's 21 points. Other points came from Daniel Lewis (12), Arden Heichel (11), Keith June (8), Brad Gillis (7), Ashton Sutton (5), Ryan Thompson (3), and Jonathan Gillis (1). The team converted 6 of 11 free throws.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour defeated Campbell-Savona in double overtime at the Addison tournament, 70-68. Brady Cannon led the Indians with 25 points, while Tyler Malnoske was right behind him with 24. Gavin Lohmeyer added 9 points, Drew Parmenter 5, and Gunner Herrmann 4.

OM/WG wrestlers 3rd at Cody Duals

BINGHAMTON, Dec. 30, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team placed third Wednesday among six teams at the Mark Cody Dual Meet Tournament held at Binghamton High School.

OM/WG compiled a 3-2 record, posting victories against Newark Valley (42-31), Binghamton (54-18) and Whitney Point (60-12), while losing to eventual tournament champion Victor (60-12) and runner-up Maine-Endwell (51-17).

OM/WG's Lucas Hoffman was awarded a certificate for his undefeated record in the tournament, earning a 5-0 record with two pins at 102 pounds.

Other OM/WG wrestlers with strong showings included Mark Waterman at 138 pounds (3-1, with two pins), and Dominick Fazzary at 152 pounds (4-1, with four pins). Jed Lynch and Tristan Harrington also recorded three wins each while Brandon Davis, Jeremy Miller, Balan Ault, Gabe Williams and Casey Keyes recorded two wins apiece.

OM/WG will return to acton at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home against Groton.

Photo in text: OM/WG's Lucas Hoffman with his certificate. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore rises above the Windsor defense for a first-half shot.

Glen boys top Windsor in tourney opener

Glen JV also wins, advances to title game

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 29, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team rolled to a 55-34 victory Wednesday night over Windsor in the opening round of the Boys Holiday Tounament in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas, now 6-1, will face Spencer-Van Etten for the tourney title Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. S-VE advanced by defeating Newfield 68-61 in Wednesday's other semifinal. The Panthers used an 8-0 run triggered by a third-quarter buzzer-beating 3-pointer to pull away from the Trojans, who never got closer than 6 points after that.

Watkins Glen raced out to a 16-8 first-quarter lead over the Class B Black Knights, led 28-16 at halftime, and were ahead 49-28 entering the fourth quarter.

The Senecas were led in the first half by the trio of Adam Pastore, Cameron Holland and Owen Scholtisek, who combined for all but two of their team's points.

For the game, Pastore led Watkins with 23 points, while Scholtisek scored 11, Holland 8, Jacob Yontz 5, Joseph Sutterby 4, Mitchell Pike 2, and Luke Spahalski 2. The team converted 6 of 12 free throws.

Pike led the team in rebounds with 10, while Yontz grabbed 6 and Pastore 5. Scholtisek led in assists with 9, while Pastore had 4 and Yontz 3. Scholtisek led in steals with 2.

Jimmy Lundsley led Windsor with 11 points. The team sank 2 of 7 free throws.

"Our defense was pretty good again," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "We only gave up 34 points, which is about our average this year. On offense, obviously Adam played pretty well, but we need to move the ball a little better.

"But it's a good win against a larger B school. Hopefully we can keep it going tomorrow."

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen 47, Windsor 33

The Senecas, now 2-5, built a 16-6 first-quarter lead, and were up 24-16 at halftime and 32-22 entering the fourth quarter.

Christopher Simiele led Watkins Glen in scoring with 16 points, while Sam Caslin registered 15. Other points came from Brady Bockelkamp (6), Nicholas D'Alleva (6), Isaiah Rudy (2) and Thomas Field (2). The team converted 5 of 8 free throws, while Windsor sank 3 of 7.

Watkins Glen will play Newfield for the tournament title at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Newfield defeated Spencer-Van Etten in Wednesday's other opener, 72-32.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Cameron Holland prepares to shoot.
Right: The Senecas' Owen Scholtisek drives around a Windsor defender.

Other varsity photos:

Left: Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz at the free-throw line
Right: The Senecas' Joseph Sutterby takes aim at the basket.

Left: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike shoots from long distance. Right: The Senecas' Bryce Cady drives to the basket in traffic.

And in the JV game:

Left: Watkins Glen's Christopher Simiele drives past a Windsor player. Right: The Senecas' Sam Caslin drives to the basket.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brady Bockelkamp shoots. Right: The Senecas' Nicholas Ritter sends a shot on its way.

Left: Watkins Glen's Thomas Field grabs the ball. Right: The Senecas' Nicholas D'Alleva.

Odessa boys fall to Addison at tourney

ADDISON, Dec. 29, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team dropped a 58-48 decision Wednesday night to Addison High School at the Addison Holiday Basketball Tournament.

O-M (now 0-6) trailed 17-10 afer one period, 32-28 at halftime, and 47-37 entering the fourth quarter.

Cayden Confer led the Indians with 15 points, while Jonathan Gillis scored 7, Brad Gillis 6, Daniel Lewis 6, Ryan Thompson 6, Keith June 5, and Arden Heichel 3. The team converted 6 of 9 free throws.

Addison was led by Brayden Bills' 16 points. The team was 8-for-13 from the free-throw line.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Addison, 58-43.

Personal marks galore as Watkins Glen track team competes at Quinney meet

CORTLAND, Dec. 29, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity indoor track team competed Wednesday at the Quinney Invitational meet at SUNY Cortland, and came away with many personal records (PRs).

"This nice team has been putting in a lot of hard work," said Coach Kelly Sterner. "It's time to set new goals."

1600 meters: Johnny VanScoyk, 4th place, 5:21.34 PR; Isaac Hendrickson, 11th place, 5:57.25 PR.
1500 meters: Breanna Carl, 7th place, 5:50.84.
55 meters: Chris Stevens, 8th place, 7.62 PR; James Forker, 15th place, 7.83 PR; Ethan Cary, 28th place, 8.93.
300 meters: James Forker, 10th place, 45.24 PR; Kaden Karius,13th place, 46.58 PR.
High Jump: Kaden Karius, 3rd place, 5' PR; Chris Stevens, 3rd place, 5' PR.
Shot Put: Ross Pentz, 7th place, 33' 7" PR; Shea Young, 9th place, 31' 1"; Cameron Cron, 11th place, 30' 5 1/2" PR.

Photo in text: The WGHS varsity indoor track team. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen's Chelsea Parsons (23) is fouled as she drives toward the basket.

Watkins girls fall to Homer in title game

Glen wins JV championship

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 28, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball ball team couldn't handle Homer's pressing defense as the visiting Trojans pinned a 65-31 loss Tuesday night on the Senecas in the title game of the Melissa B. Wilson Memorial Tournament in the WGHS Field House.

The Watkins Glen junior varsity, meanwhile, won the JV title by defeating previously unbeaten Dundee 41-21 in the championship game.

Varsity: Homer 65, Watkins Glen 31

The Class B Homer Trojans used an intense press to disrupt the Senecas' offense time and again, building a 23-13 first-quarter lead and a 43-20 lead at intermission. Homer, led by tourney MVP Gracie Patriarco, expanded its lead in the third period, entering the fourth with a 62-23 advantage.

"We got after it. We were aggessive and physical," said Homer Coach C.J. Kudla, whose team is now 4-2. "We shot well too. We played out of our minds the past two days."

The Trojans, who had beaten previously undefeated Dundee in the semifinal round, 60-37, was led in scoring Tuesday by Sarah Sovocool's 16 points, with Catherine Apker netting 15 points and Patriarco 14. The team, which has eight seniors and two juniors, connected on five 3-pointers, and converted 9 of 15 free throws.

It created many of its scoring chances off of steals or travel violations called on Seneca ball-carriers disrupted by the tight, frenetic Homer defense. There were an estimated two dozen Watkins Glen turnovers in the first half.

Watkins (1-4) was led by Jenna Solomon, who scored 16 points while registering 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. Other points came from Chelsea Parsons (5, with 4 rebounds and 4 assists), Lillian Ameigh (4, with 2 rebounds and 2 steals), Rachel Vickio (2, with 3 rebounds), Bailey Beaumont (2, with 2 rebounds), and Brenna Pierce (2, with 3 rebounds and 2 assists). The team converted 6 of 12 free throws.

All-Stars: Named to the tournament all-star team with Homer's Gracie Patriarco were Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon and Dundee's Hallie Knapp. Knapp's team defeated Newfield in the consolation game Tuesday, 58-13.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen 41, Dundee 21

The Senecas (4-0) took the lead early, building a 16-6 first-quarter lead. They were still ahead by 10 at halftime, 20-10, and by 14 entering the fourth quarter, 30-16.

Molly Coolican led Watkins with 19 points, while Natalee Oliver and Brianna Hatch scored 6 apiece, Addy Coolican and Olivia King 4 each, and Julia Spahalski 2.

The Senecas' Hatch dominated the defensive board, her rebounding holding Dundee to a single shot on numerous occasions.

Spencer-Van Etten won the consolation game, defeating Homer 40-34.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio eyes the basket in traffic.
Middle: The Senecas' Jenna Solomon drives past a Homer defender to the basket.
Bottom: The Watkins Glen JV team poses after winning the junior varsity title.

About the tournament:

The Melissa B. Wilson Memorial Tournament, a mainstay at Watkins Glen High School at Christmastime for years before the pandemic arrived, honors a young woman who was part of the WGHS basketball program from 7th through 12th grades, playing on an IAC championship squad in 1994-95. Melissa later played basketball at Finger Lakes Community College before her life ended in an automobile accident just before the completion of her freshman year.

Other photos from the varsity game:

Left: Watkins Glen's Bailey Beaumont takes aim. Right: The Senecas' Lillian Ameigh, left, passes the ball around a Homer defender.

The Watkins Glen varsity after receiving the runnerup trophy. From left: Adah Wilke, Chelsea Parsons, Brenna Pierce, Bailey Beaumont, Rachel Vickio, Lillian Ameigh and Jenna Solomon.

In the JV game:

From left: Watkins Glen's Addy Coolican, Olivia King and Natalee Oliver.

Left: Watkins' Molly Coolican shoots. Right: The Senecas' Brianna Hatch takes aim.

Watkins Glen's Chelsea Parsons prepares to shoot in the varsity semifinal.

Watkins Glen girls rout Newfield, reach tournament title game; Solomon nets 25

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 27, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team -- led by Jenna Solomon's 25 points -- posted its first victory of the season Monday, 60-16 over Newfield, and advanced to the Tuesday final of the Melissa B. Wilson Memorial Tournament in the WGHS Field House.

The championship game, scheduled for 6 p.m., pits the Senecas (1-3) against Homer, which defeated Dundee, 60-37, in Monday's first semifinal. Homer is 3-2, with its two losses coming to state-ranked teams, according to its coach.

The Watkins Glen junior varsity, meanwhile, reached the final of the JV tournament by defeating Spencer-Van Etten, 32-25 in double overtime.

Varsity: Watkins Glen 60, Newfield 16

The Senecas broke in front early, building a 13-2 first-quarter lead and a 30-12 lead at intermission. They led 40-12 entering the fourth quarter.

Solomon connected on three 3-pointers, six 2-pointers and 4 of 6 free throws in amassing her point total. She also tied for the team lead in rebounds with 8, and had 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

Other points came from:

-- Rachel Vickio (10 points, including two 3-pointers, along with 2 assists and 4 steals);
-- Bailey Beaumont (9 points, along with 8 rebounds and 4 steals);
-- Chelsea Parsons (8 points, along with 7 rebounds and 2 assists), and
-- Adah Wilke (4 points, along with 7 rebounds and 2 steals).

Julia Spahalski registered 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 steals.

The team converted 5 of 10 free throws, while Newfield converted just 2 of 22.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen 32, Spencer-Van Etten 25 (Double Overtime)

The Senecas will play Dundee for the title in a 3 p.m. contest. Dundee reached the final by defeating Homer in the day's early semifinal.

Watkins Glen led 9-7 at halftime and 13-9 entering the fourth quarter. The game was tied 18-18 at the end of regulation, and 25-25 at the end of the first overtime.

Molly Coolican led the Senecas in scoring with 15 points, while Natalee Oliver scored 6, Brianna Hatch 6, Maggie Pentz 3, and Olivia King 2. The team was 16-for-33 from the foul line, while S-VE was 4-for-6.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon drives to the hoop in the varsity game.
Botttom: The Senecas' Lillian Ameigh takes aim during Watkins' varsity win.

Other Varsity photos:

Watkins Glen's Adah Wilke (left photo) and Julia Spahalski (right) shoot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Bailey Beaumont drives to the hoop. Right: The Senecas' Rachel Vickio shoots from long distance.

And in the JV game:

Left: Watkins Glen's Maggie Pentz drives to the basket. Right: The Senecas' Molly Coolican shoots the free throw that tied the game in regulation with 3.9 seconds left, sending it into overtime.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brianna Hatch at the free-throw line. Right: The Senecas' Natalee Oliver eyes the basket.

About the tournament:

The Melissa B. Wilson Memorial Tournament, a mainstay at Watkins Glen High School at Christmastime for years before the pandemic arrived, honors a young woman who was part of the WGHS basketball program from 7th through 12th grades, playing on an IAC championship squad in 1994-95. Melissa later played basketball at Finger Lakes Community College before her life ended in an automobile accident just before the completion of her freshman year.

Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio drives to the basket in first-half action against Dryden.

Glen girls' comeback falls short, 32-31

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 23, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit before falling Thursday night to Dryden, 32-31, in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

Jenna Solomon scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to fuel the Senecas' comeback -- an effort that put them ahead 31-29 with 1:25 remaining, only to see Dryden tie the game 31-31 at 1:02, and go ahead for good on a free throw with 11.5 seconds left.

Other points for Watkins (now 0-3) came from Chelsea Parsons (9), Rachel Vickio (4) and Brenna Pierce (2). Parsons and Bailey Beaumont each grabbed 8 rebounds, while Vickio grabbed 4 and Solomon 3. The team converted 8 of 19 free throws. Dryden (now 2-4) sank 4 of 14 foul shots.

The Senecas trailed 9-3 after one period, 15-10 at halftime, and 25-15 entering the fourth quarter. After a Solomon basket, Dryden restored its 10-point advantage, 27-17, with 6:13 left. Solomon then sank a 3-pointer at 5:56 and two free throws at 5:47 to trim the Dryden lead to 27-22.

Dryden scored again at 5:39 to make it 29-22 before Parsons hit two free throws at 4:13, Solomon one at 3:48, and Vickio one at 3:20 to close the gap to 29-26. Solomon then sank a layup and free throw at 1:52 to tie the game, and another basket at 1:25 to put the Senecas ahead, 31-29.

But then Dryden tied it and, with one of its few successful foul shots, scored what proved to be the game winner -- a point standing up despite furious activity in the closing seconds as the Senecas, underneath the net, tried in vain to put up a winning shot.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen improved to 2-0 with a 45-11 victory over Dryden. Brianna Hatch led the Senecas with 17 points, while Molly Coolican scored 10.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Jenna Solomon goes up for a shot in the second half.
Bottom: The Senecas' Chelsea Parsons prepares to shoot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Bailey Beaumont passes the ball around a Dryden defender.
Right: The Senecas' Brenna Pierce launches a shot.

And in the JV game:

From left: Watkins Glen's Brianna Hatch, Olivia King and Molly Coolican shoot.

O-M's Cayden Confer controls the ball in traffic. He scored a couple of seconds later.

Odessa-Montour boys lose to S-VE, 70-56

ODESSA, Dec. 23, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team played Spencer-Van Etten to a 25-25 first-half tie before fading in the second half Thursday night en route to a 70-56 Interscholasic Athletic Conference loss in the O-M gym.

The Indians (0-5) trailed 8-2 early before rallying to tie the game 21-21 and again, 25-25, just before intermission.

But the Panthers outscored O-M 22-9 in the third period to open a 47-34 lead entering the final period, and held off the Indians with a 23-22 fourth quarter.

Keith June led O-M scorers with 16 points, while Daniel Lewis added 15 and Cayden Confer 14. Other points came from Bradley Gillis (5), Jonathan Gillis (3), Arden Heichel (2), and Ashton Sutton (1). The team converted 12 of 19 free throws.

S-VE was led by Markus Brock's 32 points, while Jayden Grube scored 11 and Tyler Doster 10. The team sank 7 of 12 free throws.

"We came out and competed," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner, "but turnovers absolutely were killing us tonight."

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Arden Heichel drives around a Spencer-Van Etten defender.

Bottom: The Indians' Bradley Gillis goes up for a shot.

Left: O-M's Keith June eyes the basket. Right: The Indians' Daniel Lewis shoots.

O-M girls lose to Union Springs, 61-30

UNION SPRINGS, Dec. 22, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team's record slipped to 5-2 Wednesday night when the Indians dropped a 61-30 decision to Union Sprilngs in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

Union Springs -- ranked 9th in the state among Class C schools -- built a 23-8 first-quarter lead and was up 41-18 at halftime.

Gina Gavich led Odessa scorers with 9 points, while Mackenzie Cannon scored 7 (and grabbed 6 rebounds), Hannah Nolan 6 (with 7 rebounds), Keyonna Garrison 6, and Tori Brewster 2. The team was 14-for-25 at the free-throw line. Union Springs was 6-for-14.

"I'm actually pleased with how we played," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "That's the best team we will play on our schedule and we went in a little banged up but competed and did a lot of good things that will help us down the road."

Odessa-Montour returns to action next Wednesday at Trumansburg.

OM/WG wrestlers fall to Marathon

MARATHON, Dec. 22, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team dropped a 47-24 decision Wednesday night to Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the Marathon Elementary School gym.

OM/WG wins were posted by Lucas Hoffman, a pin at 102 pounds; Dominick Fazzary, a pin at 152 pounds; Ethan King, a pin at 189 pounds; and Tristan Harrington, a pin at 215 pounds.

Decision losses were sustained by O-M's Mark Waterman, 9-6 at 138 pounds, and Gabe Williams, 5-0 at 145 pounds; while Jed Lynch lost by technical fall, 15-0, at 160 pounds. OM/WG sustained four other losses by pinfall, and lost twice by forfeit.

Left: Watkins Glen's Brenna Pierce passes the ball. Right: The Senecas' Jenna Solomon sends a foul shot on its way.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Newark Valley

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 21, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team fell into a deep hole early on the way to a 64-24 loss Tuesday night to Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas (0-2) turned the ball over a dozen times in the first quarter to a pressing Cardinal defense en route to 22-2 deficit at the end of one period. The NV lead was 42-6 at halftime and 52-15 entering the fourth quarter. The Cardinals are now 6-1.

Rachel Vickio led the Senecas with 11 points that included three 3-pointers. Other points came from Jenna Solomon (7), Breanna Pierce (4), and Chelsea Parsons (2). The team converted 4 of 9 free throws.

Solomon led in rebounds with 8, while Vickio and Parsons each grabbed 6, Pierce 4, and Bailey Beaumont 3.

Newark Valley was led on offense by Hannah Ferguson and Taylor Benjamin, who each scored 18 points.

Watkins Glen is scheduled to return to action Thursday at home against Dryden.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Bailey Beaumont, left, fights for possession of the ball.

Left: Watkins Glen's Chelsea Parsons moves the ball upcourt. Right: The Senecas' Rachel Vickio goes up for a shot.

Left: O-M's Arden Heichel. Right: The Indians' Jonathan Gillis drives to the basket.

Odessa-Montour boys lose to U. Springs

ODESSA, Dec. 21, 2021 -- Union Springs High School's boys varsity basketball team hit 8 of 9 shots from 3-point range in the first quarter, building a 40-7 lead in that period on the way to a 79-37 victory Tuesday night over Odessa-Montour in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The homestanding Indians (0-4), down 26-0 midway through the opening quarter and behind by 29 points before they sank a basket with 3:15 still on the clock, were down 54-17 at halftime and 70-31 entering the final period.

Brad Gillis led O-M in scoring with 10 points, while Jonathan Gillis scored 8, Daniel Lewis 6, Cayden Confer 6, and Zachary Wyre 2. The team converted 4 of 7 free throws.

Union Springs was led by Hunter Martin's 27 points. The team sank 6 of 10 free throws.

"We just came off of quarantine, when some kids had COVID, " said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner, "and that affected us. We did a lot of good things in the second half. Union Springs is a team that can shoot the ball well. I wouldn't be surprised if they won sectionals."

Odessa-Montour returns to action Thursday night at home against Spencer-Van Etten.

Junior Varsity: O-M lost to Union Springs, 41-30. Brady Cannon led the Indians with 12 points.

Photo in text: O-M's Cayden Confer prepares to shoot.

Left: O-M's Daniel Lewis goes up for a shot. Right: The Indians' Brad Gillis attempts a shot in traffic.

WG/OM swimmers defeat Dryden, 83-45

DRYDEN, Dec. 21, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team posted an 83-45 victory Tuesday over Dryden in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the Dryden pool.

First-place finishes were posted by WG/OM in the following:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alex Walters, Ben Swinnerton, Vincent Ocasio, Anthony Cummings, 2:07.90.
200 Free: 1st, Ben Campbell, 2:22.70.
200 IM: 1st, Liam Smith, 2:24.99.
100 Fly: 1st, Liam Smith, 1:12.49.
100 Free: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 55.87.
500 Free: 1st, Caleb Reynolds, 6:15.77.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Liam Smith, Alex Walters, Ben Swinnerton, Vincent Ocasio, 1:47.66.
100 Back: 1st, Alex Walters, 1:16.06.

"The boys swam well tonight," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "Ben Swinnerton joined our Sub 60 club, winning the 100 Freestyle in a personal best 55.87 seconds.

"Other outstanding performances in the meet: Alex Walters swam a PR in the 100 Butterfly and won the 100 Backstroke with a season-best time. Caleb Reynolds swam a season best in both the 50 Free and 500 Free.

"The boys from both districts have made major improvements this season. Number one among them is their enthusiasm and drive to accomplish their goals. The future looks good for these young men, and I am excited to be a part of it."

O-M's Austin Hoyt watches (left) and then reacts as he converts the difficult 6-7 split -- sending the 6 pin from the far right of the lane to knock out the 7 pin on the left.

Bowling: Odessa girls top Tioga; boys fall

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 21, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team defeated Tioga 3-1 Tuesday in an Interscholstic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes. The O-M boys fell to Tioga 4-0.

Girls: Jana Arias led the Indians with a 438 series as O-M won the first and third games and total pinfall, 1917-1906. Sarah Barr registered a 403.

Boys: O-M, with just four bowlers, dropped all three games to Tioga's five bowlers, 2420-1388. Austin Hoyt led the Indians with a 483 series that included a 213 game.

Glen track team competes at Cortland

CORTLAND, Dec. 18, 2021 -- Here are results from the 607 Invitational indoor track and field meet held Saturday at SUNY Cortland:

Final Results (Raw)

Sprint Medley: 6th place, 4:52,38, Johnny VanScoyk, Ross Pentz, Shea Young and Issac Hendrickson.

55 Meter Dash: 13th in 8.1, Jonathan Bond-Trimble; 17th in 8.35, Kaiden Karius; 22nd in 8.71, Ethan Carry.

600 Meters: 10th, 1:55.93, Kaiden Karius.

1500 Meters: 6th, 6:02.41, Breanna Carl.

1600 Meters: 4th, 5:34.58, Jonathan VanScoyk; 7th, 6:10.77, Isaac Hendrickson.

300 Meters: 12th, 46.82, Jonathan Bond-Trimble; 17rh, 55:44, Shea Young.

Long Jump: 10th, 12' 1/4", Madison Tuttle.

Shot Put: 5th, 32' 7", Ross Pentz; 7th, 31' 6", Shea Young.

Photo in text: Members of the Watkins Glen High School indoor track team during the meet at SUNY Cortland. (Photo provided)

Odessa girls fall to Spencer, slip to 5-1

SPENCER, Dec. 17, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team sustained its first loss of the season Friday night, dropping a 41-28 decision to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the S-VE gym.

The Indians, now 5-1, led 16-15 at halftime, "but we just couldn't buy a basket in the second half," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich.

"Our inexperience showed tonight," he added. "We just couldn't put anything together in the second half and really didn't play anywhere up to our potential" against an S-VE squad that is now 3-1.

Hannah Nolan led O-M with 10 points while Mackenzie Cannon scored 7, Keyonna Garrison 6, Tori Brewster 3, and Reagan Reese 2.

The Indians return to action Wednesday at Union Springs.

Watkins' Adam Pastore passes the ball over traffic and to a teammate under the basket.

Watkins boys cruise to win over Edison

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 17, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team got points from 10 players Friday night in a 65-28 Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory over Edison in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas, now 5-1, led 12-6 after one quarter, 25-11 at halftime, and 52-18 entering the fourth quarter.

Adam Pastore and Mitchell Pike led the Watkins offense with 13 points each, while Cameron Holland scored 7, Owen Scholtisek 6, Luke Spahalski 6, Joseph Sutterby 5, Ryan Bauchle-Willett 5, Jacob Yontz 4, Bryce Cady 4, and Gavin Smith 2. The team converted 8 of 18 free throws.

Scholtisek led the team in assists with 9. Holland registered 4 steals, and Scholtisek 3. Pike grabbed 5 rebounds, while Sutterby and Yontz each grabbed 4.

"We played a kind of lackluster first half," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, "but we came out strong in the third quarter and were more like we're capable of playing.

"Our defense was pretty good, but we have to be more consistent and better on offense."

The Senecas return to action Wednesday at home against Canisteo-Greenwood, which was 3-2 entering Friday's action -- losing only to a Class B school and to an undefeated one.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen posted its first victory after five losses, pulling away from Edison in the second half for a 32-20 victory.

Sam Caslin led the Senecas with 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Nick D'Alleva scored 6 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Thomas Field added 5 points, Christopher Simiele 4, and Brady Bockelkcamp 4 (with 6 rebounds).

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek drives past an Edison defender.

From left: Watkins Glen's Luke Spahalski, Jacob Yontz and Joseph Sutterby.

Left: Watkins Glen's Mitchell Pike prepares to shoot. Right: The Senecas' Cameron Holland drives to the basket.

And in the JV game:

From left: Watkins' Nick D'Alleva, Christopher Simiele, Sam Caslin and Thomas Field

Bowling: O-M girls top TAE; boys lose

ELMIRA, Dec. 16, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team defeated Edison 4-0 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Dixie Lanes.

The O-M boys, meanwhile, lost 4-0 to Edison.

Girls: O-M won all three games by a total pinfall differential of 2169-996 over an Edison team with three bowlers instead of the usual five. Courtney Davis led the Indians with a 497 series, while Sarah Barr posted a 479 and Jana Arias a 457.

Boys: Odessa, with just three bowlers, was outpointed in all three games by the four-bowler Edison squad, 2134-1449. Austin Hoyt led the Indians with a 572 series that included a 216 game. Benson Patterson added a 512.

Bowling: Watkins girls top NV, boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 16, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team defeated Newark Valley 4-0 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes.

The Watkins Glen boys, meanwhile, lost 4-0 to Newark Valley.

Girls: The Senecas won all three games against a two-person NV squad, 1899-493. Maisie Robertson posted a 410 series, while Carly Arnold rolled a 396.

Boys: Watkins Glen lost all three games by a combined 2212-1953. Mykel Cody registered a 477 for the Senecas, while Brett Cullen-Pike rolled a 463.

Watkins Glen boys defeat Waverly, 55-35

WAVERLY, Dec. 14, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team improved to 4-1 Tuesday night by defeating Waverly 55-35 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Waverly gym.

"To hold Waverly to 35 points was just fantastic," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. The Wolverines had averaged 71 points in their first two games, both victories.

Watkins Glen trailed 10-8 after one period, but was ahead 23-20 at halftime and 40-26 entering the fourth quarter.

Adam Pastore led the Senecas in scoring with 21 points, while Owen Scholtisek scored 16, Cameron Holland 6, Jacob Yontz 6, and Joseph Sutterby 6. The team was 8-for-15 at the foul line.

Pastore led in rebounds with 8, while Scholtisek, Yontz and Sutterby had 5 each, and Mitchell Pike 4. Yontz led in assists with 4, and Pastore in steals with 3.

"On offense, Pastore and Scholtisek led the way," said Fazzary, "but other guys chipped in. But it was really the defense that won it for us."

The Senecas return to action Friday night at home against Edison.

Junior Varsity: Waverly defeated Watkins Glen, 52-34.

O-M's Reagan Reese closes in on the basket after stealing the ball and driving the length of the court.

O-M girls build early lead, defeat Tioga

ODESSA, Dec. 14, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team built a 24-6 first-half lead Tuesday night on the way to a 50-30 victory over Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The Indians (now 5-0) led 9-3 after one period before outscoring the Tigers 15-3 in the second quarter. They were up 38-19 entering the fourth quarter.

Hannah Nolan led O-M with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals. Mackenzie Cannon scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Reagan Reese and Keyonna Garrison each scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Garrison also registered 3 blocks.

Other points came from Tori Brewster (4, with 5 steals), Brittany Cooper (3), and Gina Gavich (2, with 7 assists). The team was 6-for-10 at the foul line, while Tioga was 8-for-14.

"We played an all-around solid game tonight," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "We did a lot of good things, even though we struggled to put the ball in the basket in the first quarter. Reagan Reese had another big game off the bench, and Gina did a great job getting us organized and finding open people.

"We will have to step it up Friday at Spencer-Van Etten. They are the division favorites, and we still have a lot to prove."

Photo in text: O-M's Mackenzie Cannon prepares to shoot in traffic.

Left: Odessa's Brittany Cooper sends a 3-point shot on its way. Right: The Indians' Hannah Nolan drives to the basket.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Gina Gavich prepares to shoot. Right: The Indians' Keyonna Garrison goes up for a shot.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster prepares to shoot. Right: The Indians' Reagan Reese, left, battles a Tioga player for possession of the ball.

Waverly edges WG/OM swimmers, 91-88

WAVERLY, Dec. 14, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team dropped a narrow 91-88 decision Tuesday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the Waverly pool.

"We walked in with a solid plan and the boys executed it to near perfection," said WG/OM Coach Jason Westervelt. "We had amazing swims from our depth. Caleb Reynolds in the 200 and 100 Freestyle, Justin Ruocco scoring big points for us in the Backstroke, Ben Swinnerton winning the 100 Breaststroke, Jon Spencer’s 50 and 100 Free, Vinnie Ocasio in the 100 Free.

"Liam Smith had the two of the toughest matchups in the meet and swam with no fear. He has the heart of a lion."

WG/OM got first-place finishes from Max Ricca in the Diving, and from Ben Swinnerton in the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.94). It got most of its points from second and third places:

--Second places in all three relay races, and by Caleb Reynolds in the 200 Free, Liam Smith in the 200 IM, Jon Spencer in the 50 Free and 100 Free, and Nick Delong in the 100 Back.

--Third places in all three relays, and by Anthony Cummings in the 200 Free, Ben Swinnerton in the 200 IM, Nick Delong in the 50 Free, Ryan Dean in the 100 Fly, Vincent Ocasio in the 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke, Liam Smith in the 500 Free, and Justin Ruocco in the 100 Back.

Bowling: O-M girls split; boys fall to Tioga

WAVERLY, Dec. 14, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team split 2-2 with Tioga Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at the Valley Bowling Center.

A shorthnnded O-M boys team fell to the Tigers, 4-0.

Girls: O-M lost the first game, won the second and third, and barely lost total pinfall, 2130-2126. Sarah Barr led the Indians with a 531 series that included a 200, while Courtney Davis posted a 502.

Boys: Odessa, with just three bowlers, lost all three games to the five-bowler Tioga squad by a combined 2963-1056. Austin Hoyt led the Indians with a 471.

O-M returns to action Thursday against Edison at Dixie Lanes in Elmira.

Members of the WGHS girls varsity swim team pose with their Outstanding Athletic Achievement Awards at the Watkins Glen School Board meeting.

Swimmers honored at WG board meeting

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 13, 2021 -- The Section IV, Class C champion Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team was honored Monday night at a meeting of the district School Board in the school library.

Members of the team, which included several Odessa-Montour High School swimmers, each received an Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award from the Watkins school district.

The team won its fifth straight Class C title after achieving what Athletic Director Rod Weeden said was an even more difficult feat: the Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship for the third straight year.

Winning the league title is more difficult than the sectional one, he said, because the conference includes larger Class B schools.

The presentation of certificates to sectional individual and team champions in all sports has become a tradition in the Watkins Glen school district -- and always at the beginning of a School Board meeting.

Photo in text: Swim team Coach Nichole Chaffee helped distribute certificates.

Left: Faye Mooney receives her certificate from Athletic Director Rod Weeden.
Right:
Weeden bumps elbows before presenting Thalia Marquez her certificate.

Bowling: Odessa girls defeat Marathon

CORTLAND, Dec. 13, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Monday over Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Cort-Lanes.

The O-M boys, meanwhile, fell to Marathon, 4-0.

Girls: Odessa defeated an undermanned Marathon squad -- which had four bowlers instead of the requisite five -- by a 2032-1477 margin. Courtney Davis led the Indians with a 487 series, while Sara Barr posted a 482 (including a 214 game), Jana Arias a 448, and Angel Burlew a 446.

Boys: In a match in which each team had four bowlers, Odessa dropped all three games by a 1604-1495 margin. Benson Patterson led the Indians with a 462 series, while Zach Rounds registered a 437.

O-M returns to action Tuesday against Tioga at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

OM/WG wrestlers: 2-3 at Arkport Duals

Lynch finishes 5-0; Waterman, Williams, Hoffman go 4-1

ARKPORT, Dec. 11, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team compiled a 2-3 record Saturday at the annual Arkport Dual Meet tournament.

Led by Jedidiah Lynch's 5-0 record, all by pinfall, OM/WG posted team victories over Arkport-Canaseraga (48-13) and Bath-Haverling (36-27), while losing to Dansville (30-39), Avon-Geneseo (27-33), and Wellsville (30-48).

Mark Waterman, Brody Williams and Lucas Hoffman also had strong showings, going 4-1 at the meet. Waterman recorded four pins, Williams three, and Hoffman two.

Balan Ault was 3-2, including one win by fall; Tristan Harrington was 2-3, both wins by fall; and Dominick Fazzary was 2-3 -- two of the losses coming by decision.

Watkins boys defeat Newark Valley, 60-24

NEWARK VALLEY, Dec. 10, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team improved to 3-1 Friday night by defeating Newark Valley 60-24 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the NV gym.

Adam Pastore led the Senecas with 25 points as Watkins, down 10-8 after one quarter, outscored the Cardinals 47-7 over the next two periods. Newark Valley is now 2-2.

Other points came from Owen Scholtisek (13), Mitchell Pike (7), Ryan Bauchle-Willett (5), Jacob Yontz (4), Luke Spahalski (4), and Joseph Sutterby (2). The team converted 6 of 8 free throws.

Scholtisek and Pike each grabbed 8 rebounds, while Spahalski had 5. Scholtisek led in assists with 8, while Yontz had 5 and Pike 4. Pastore led in steals with 3.

"Our defense was obviously good," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "We played solidly in the second and third quarters, made some nice passes and got some easy baskets."

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen (0-4) lost to Newark Valley, 66-61. Christopher Simiele led the Senecas with 26 points, while Samuel Caslin scored 18, Nicholas D'Alleva 9, and Brady Bockelkamp 8.

O-M's Mackenzie Cannon drives to the basket. She was fouled on the play.

Odessa-Montour girls top Candor, 42-38

ODESSA, Dec. 10, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team saw a 14-point second-half lead reduced to one point before turning back a stubborn Candor squad 42-38 Friday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

Odessa, down 7-5 after one quarter, rallied with a 5-0 run just before halftime -- on a Brittany Cooper 3-pointer and a Keyonna Garrison putback -- to lead 20-16 at intermission.

The Indians (now 4-0) stretched the lead to 14 points, 33-19, late in the third quarter before Candor answered with a run that pulled it within a point, 35-34, midway through the fourth quarter.

Candor was within 2 points, 38-36, when Garrison provided breathing room by sinking a basket and a foul shot with 1:17 remaining and another free throw with 41 seconds left to push the O-M lead to 42-36. Candor scored its final basket 10 seconds later.

Garrison led Odessa with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Hannah Nolan registered 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Other points came from Cooper (5), Gina Gavich (3), Tori Brewster (2), Reagan Reese (2), and Mackenzie Cannon (1). The team converted 8 of 17 free throws, to which O-M Coach Greg Gavich responded: "We've gotta get better there."

Gavich said that Reese "got us going off the bench in the second quarter, and we did a good job in the third quarter and got some looks in transition to stretch the lead out. We got complacent a little but did a good job rallying and played a solid final two or three minutes to finish it off. It was a good team effort."

O-M returns to action Tuesday at home against Tioga.

Junior Varsity: The JV season was suspended on account of an inadequate number of eligible players "due to some school policy violations."

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster drives toward the basket between two Candor defenders.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Brittany Cooper shoots. Right: O-M's Hannah Nolan looks for a shot in heavy traffic.

Left: Odessa's Gina Gavich maneuvers around a Candor defender. Right: O-M's Keyonna Garrison drives toward the basket after stealing the ball.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Candor

CANDOR, Dec. 10, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team's record slipped to 0-3 Friday night when the Indians dropped a 64-39 decision to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Candor gym.

O-M led 14-13 after one quarter, but was behind 33-19 by halftime and 58-30 entering the fourth quarter.

Bradley Gillis and Jonathan Gillis led O-M scorers with 9 points each, while Cayden Confer scored 8, Arden Heichel 7, Daniel Lewis 4, and Ryan Thompson 2. The team converted 11 of 21 free throws.

Candor was led by Hunter Haynes' 16 points, and 15 by Will Zimmer. The team was 11-for-22 at the foul line.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Candor, 48-19. Tyler Malnoske and Gavin Lohmeyer led O-M with 6 points each.

WG/OM's Ben Swinnerton dives at start of the 200 Freestyle, which he won.

WG/OM swimmers top Southern Cayuga

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 9, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team evened its record at 1-1 Thursday by defeating Southern Cayuga 91-67 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

WG/OM posted victories in seven of 11 events, and would have won three others if not exhibitioning in those three after the outcome of the meet was obvious. Exhibitioning in an event is considered a sportsmanlike move that precludes the winning team from amassing more points and turning a meet into a rout.

Wins for the Watkins-Odessa squad came as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Nick Delong, Ben Swinnerton, Ryan Dean, Caleb Reynolds, 1:56.95.
200 Free: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 2:12.66.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Liam Smith, 2:21.39.
100 Fly: 1st, Alex Walters, 1:20.37.
100 Free: 1st, Ryan Dean, 57.67.
500 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 5:44.46.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Nick Delong, Daine Butler, Jon Spencer, Liam Smith.

Placing second for WG/OM were the 200 Medley Relay team of Lane Roy, Anthony Cummings, Alex Walters and Justin Ruocco; Ben Campbell in the 200 IM; Jon Spencer in the 50 Free; Lane Roy in the 100 Fly; Jon Spencer in the 100 Free; Caleb Reynolds in the 500 Free; and the team of Ben Campbell, Alex Walters, Anthony Cummings and Max Ricca in the 200 Free Relay.

Personal bests were set by Ryan Dean in the 100 Free and 100 Backstroke, and Ben Swinnerton in the 200 Freestyle.

"This group of young men have what it takes to become one of the strongest teams in the IAC," said Coach Jason Westervelt. "They are energetic, coachable, and well rounded."

Photos in text:

Top: WG/OM's Justin Ruocco competes in the 200 Yard Freestyle.
Bottom: WG/OM's Liam Smith on the way to victory in the 200 Individual Medley.

Left: WG/OM's Jon Spencer at conclusion of the 50 Free, where he placed second.
Right: WG/OM's Nick Delong swims the backstroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

WG/OM's Ben Campbell competes in the 200 Individual Medley. He finished second.

Bowling: O-M girls top TAE; boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 9, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 4-0 victory Thursday over a shorthanded Edison team in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes.

The O-M boys, meanwhile, fell to Edison 4-0.

Girls: Jana Arias led O-M with a 498 series as the Indians coasted to victory over an Edison squad with only two bowlers. The final pin count was 1908-577. Sara Barr posted a 429 series for Odessa.

Boys: O-M, with just four (instead of the requisite five) bowlers, fell to an Edison squad with four bowlers, 1760-1564. Benson Patterson led the Indians with a 484 series, while Zach Rounds registered a 449.

Odessa-Montour returns to action Monday against Marathon at Cort-Lanes in Cortland, then visits Waverly on Tuesday.

Photo in text: O-M's Jana Arias reacts to a shot.

Left: O-M's Zach Rounds attempts to convert a spare. Right: The Indians' Courtney Davis watches as the pins fall for a strike.

Bowling: Glen boys, girls fall to Waverly

WAVERLY, Dec. 9, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams both fell 4-0 to Waverly Thursday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches at the Valley Bowling Center.

Boys: Watkins Glen lost all three games and total pinfall, 2931-2048. Mykel Cody led the Senecas with a 494 series, while Brett Cullen-Pike posted a 435.

Girls: Watkins Glen lost all three games and total pinfall, 2455-2078. Maisie Robertson rolled a 528 series for the Senecas, while Carly Arnold registered a 423 and Alyiah Clink-Bentley a 413.

OM/WG wrestlers fall to Lansing, 39-30

LANSING, Dec. 8, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team lost its opening dual meet of the season Wednesday night, dropping a 39-30 decision to Lansing in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the Lansing gym.

OM/WG earned its points on forfeit wins by Lucas Hoffman at 102 pounds, Mark Waterman at 138, Tristan Harrington at 189, and Brody Williams at 215, along with a pinfall victory by Balan Ault at 118.

Dominick Fazzary battled to a tough 7-5 decision loss in a competitive bout at 152. Six other bouts ended with OM/WG wrestlers being pinned.

Despite the loss, OM/WG's coaches, Bill Lindsley and Dan Batchelder, said in a press release that they were pleased by their team's efforts, "especially those of younger and inexperienced wrestlers."

The team returns to action Saturday at the Arkport Duals.

Lansing 39, Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen 30

102 - Lucas Hoffman (OM/WG) won by forfeit
110 - Double Forfeit
118 - Balan Ault (OM/WG) won by fall over Curtis Kaydeb-Lane (Lansing)
126 - Lucas Barr (OM/WG) lost by fall to Jacob Hall (Lansing)
132 - Bradley Cantineri (OM/WG) lost by fall to Andrew McMillen (Lansing)
138 - Mark Waterman (OM/WG) won by forfeit
145 - Gabe Williams (OM/WG) lost by fall to Owen Emmick (Lansing)
152 - Dominick Fazzary (OM/WG) lost 7-5 to Jack Emmick (Lansing)
160 - Jed Lynch (OM/WG) lost by fall to Anthony McMillen (Lansing)
172 - Jeremy Miller (OM/WG) lost by fall to Jermaine Fisher (Lansing)
189 - Tristan Harrington (OM/WG) won by forfeit
215 - Brody Williams (OM/WG) won by forfeit
285 - Aiden Summers (OM/WG) lost by fall to Caleb Georgia (Lansing)

Watkins Glen bowlers lose to US/PB

AUBURN, Dec. 8, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams both fell 4-0 Wednesday to Union Springs/Port Byron in Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches.

The Watkins girls lost all three games by a total pinfall of 2269-1743. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 369 series, while Carly Arnold rolled a 362, and Ava Cowan a 353.

The Watkins boys lost all three games by a total pinfall of 2401-2005. Mykel Cody led the Senecas with a 513 series, while Brett Cullen-Pike registered a 448.

Watkins boys rout ND; Pastore nets 34

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team -- led by Adam Pastore's 34 points -- rolled past Elmira Notre Dame 60-26 Tuesday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas, now 2-1, raced out to a 19-3 first-quarter lead and were ahead 35-7 at halftime. They led 52-16 entering the fourth quarter.

Pastore -- who sat out the fourth quarter as the Watkins bench took over on the court -- scored 21 of his points in the first half, and 13 more in the third quarter.

"Pastore was unreal," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "I can't recall any of my players ever scoring in the 30s, and he did it in three quarters. If he had played the fourth, he might have had 45."

Other points for the Senecas came from Jacob Yontz (8), Ryan Bauchle-Willett (6), Owen Scholtisek (4), Joseph Sutterby (4), David Kelly III (2), and Luke Spahalski (2). The team converted 14 of 18 free throws.

Notre Dame was led by Steven Gough's 8 points. The Crusaders converted 5 of 12 free throws.

"Our defense was just fantastic," said Fazzary, "and the defense led to offense. It was by far our best game so far."

The Senecas return to action Friday night at Newark Valley.

Junior Varsity: Notre Dame defeated Watkins Glen, 55-30. The 0-3 Senecas were led by Samuel Caslin's 13 points, while Christopher Simiele scored 10, Thomas Field 4, and Brady Bockelkamp 3.

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Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Adam Pastore drives to the basket for two of his 34 points.
Bottom: The Senecas' Joseph Sutterby puts up a shot.

Left: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek drives through traffic. Right: The Senecas' David Kelly III sends a shot on its way.

Odessa girls roll past Newfield, 38-12

NEWFIELD, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team improved to 3-0 Tuesday night with a 38-12 victory over Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Newfield gym.

O-M led 6-0 after one quarter, 11-2 at halftime, and 27-4 entering the fourth quarter.

Keyonna Garrison led the Indians with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Other points came from Tori Brewster (7), Hannah Nolan (6, with 5 steals and 3 assists), Mackenzie Cannon (5), Reagan Reese (2), Gina Gavich (2, with 4 assists), and Katie Adams (2).

"We were very sluggish in the first half, but got things going in the third quarter," said Odessa-Montour Coach Greg Gavich.

O-M returns to action Friday at home against Candor.

O-M boys run into a Newfield buzzsaw

ODESSA, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team's record slipped to 0-2 Tuesday night with a 94-36 defeat at the hands of Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

The Indians were down 20-2 midway through the first quarter, 30-8 entering the second period, 47-14 at halftime, and 71-27 after three quarters.

"We couldn't take care of the ball, plain and simple," said O-M Coach Kristine Gardner. "We played sloppy defense. We literally couldn't play any worse than we did tonight."

O-M was led in scoring by Keith June (14 points), while Jonathan Gillis added 9, Cayden Confer 6, Arden Heichel 3, Brad Gillis 2, and Daniel Lewis 2. The team converted 10 of 20 free throws.

Newfield was led by Zachary Taylor's 22 points and Jalen Hardison's 20. The Trojans sank 15 of 19 free throws.

Junior Varsity: Newfield defeated O-M, 54-49. Tyler Malnoske led Odessa with 20 points, while Drew Parmenter scored 12, Braiden Cannon 11, David Patterson 4, and Lance Reese 2.

Photo in text: O-M's Cayden Confer goes up for a shot in traffic.

Left: O-M's Arden Heichel passes the ball. Right: The Indians' Keith June at the foul line

And in the JV game:

Left: Odessa-Montour's Lance Reese is hit on the arm as he shoots. Right: The Indians' Tyler Malnoske takes aim.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Notre Dame

SOUTHPORT, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity basketball team opened its season on a losing note Tuesday night, falling to Elmira Notre Dame 47-25 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the ND gym.

The Senecas trailed 13-5 after one quarter, 25-13 at halftime, and 39-21 entering the fourth quarter.

Rachel Vickio led Watkins Glen in scoring with 12 points. Jenna Solomon and Brenna Pierce led in rebounds with 5 each. Solomon also registered 2 blocks, while Pierce had 2 steals.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Notre Dame, 51-14.



Odessa-Montour 's Austin Hoyt records a strike on the way to a 446 series.

Bowling: O-M girls split 2-2, boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team posted a 2-2 tie Tuesday against Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at Harborside Lanes.

O-M won the second game, 733-581, and total pinfall, 2033-2007, while losing the first and third games. Courtney Davis led O-M with a 511 series, while Jana Arias posted a 453.

Boys: Odessa-Montour fell to Candor, 4-0. Dom Elliott led the Indians with a 478 series, while Zach Rounds rolled a 451 and Austin Hoyt a 446.

O-M returns to action Thursday at home against Edison.

Photo at right: Odessa-Montour's Jana Arias applies some body English as her ball nears the pins.

From left: Odessa-Montour's Courtney Davis, Dom Elliott and Zach Rounds.

WG/OM's Ryan Dean en route to second place in the 100 Fly.

Swimming: WG/OM boys fall to Lansing

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour high school boys varsity swim team opened its season with a loss Tuesday, falling to Lansing 100-79 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

WG/OM posted victories in the:

200 Free: 1st, Liam Smith, 2:01.42.
Diving: 1st, Max Ricca, 180.10 points.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Ben Swinnerton, 1:08.53.

Second-place finishes were posted for the Senecas by the 200 Medley Relay team of Nick Delong, Jon Spencer, Ben Campbell and Caleb Reynolds; Ben Swinnerton in the 200 IM; Lane Roy in Diving; Ryan Dean in the 100 Fly; Spencer in the 100 Free; Liam Smith in the 500 Free; the 200 Free Relay team of Daine Butler, Swinnerton, Dean and Smith; Dean in the 100 Back; and the 400 Free Relay team of Smith, Dean, Anthony Cummings and Swinnerton.

Photo in text: WG/OM's Liam Smith on the way to second place in the 500 Free.

WG/OM's Daine Butler (in white cap) dives at start of the 50 Free. He placed third.

Jones named to Senecas Weightlifting Hall

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 6, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School senior Travon Jones, a multi-sport standout and longtime weightlifter, has been named to the Senecas Weightlifting Hall of Fame.

In announcing the honor, weightlifitng Coach Ralph Diliberto said:

"I would like to say a few words describing Travon's credibility and character. I came in contact with Travon when he was in third grade playing Saturday morning basketball. I said, "Who is that athlete? He clears the lanes, understands his surroundings and has great court vision." The coaches told me who he was. So I watched him grow into a beautiful young man. He asked me when he was in 7th grade, it might have been 6th, if I would help him get strong. Once he was a 7th grader he came to the weight room diligently with other great athletes who are seniors now. He really didn’t surprise me the way he made great gains, because I saw the way he handled the court four years earlier.

"He weight trained with us faithfully five days a week from his 7th grade years through his freshman year. He stopped in his sophomore year due to knee surgery, and of course we had to abandon the weight room due to Covid in his junior year. The reason why I placed him in the Hall is because of his dedication to weight training and his integrity. He also set and has broken State and National records in 7th and 8th grade, and he set a bench-press world record in 2018 for the World Natural Powerlifting Federation. His records were based upon age and weight. Now he is at a crossroads about to graduate in June, and he has colleges interested in his talent. The way that he has performed though the years will propel him to success as he leaves WG. I truly believe he will succeed, and help others along the way. I wish him all the best as he progresses through college life."

Photo in text: Travon Jones with his induction plaque. (Photo provided)

OM/WG wrestlers 5th; Fazzary wins at 160

WELLSVILLE, Dec. 4, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen high school varsity wrestling team placed fifth Saturday at the season-opening Wellsville Round Robin Tournament, with Dominick Fazzary taking first place in his weight class, 160 pounds.

The 14 Odessa/Watkins wrestlers, placing in the top half of the 10-school competition, were led by Fazzary, who won his weight class with a pair of victories. In his first match, Fazzary battled to a 14-9 decision and moved on to his final match, pinning his opponent at 1:49 in the first period.

Also earning podium finishes were Jed Lynch and Brandon Davis, who placed 2nd and 3rd at 152 pounds; Mark Waterman, who finished 3rd at 138 pounds; Tristan Harrington, who took 4th place at 189 pounds with a pair of pinfall victories, and Gabe Williams, who earned a 5th place finish at 145 with two pinfalls.

Photo in text: Dominick Fazzary, the winner at 160, with coaches Dan Batchelder, left, and Bill Lindsley. (Photo provided)

Left: Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz shoots from the corner. Right: The Senecas' Mitchell Pike (14) looks for a shot in traffic.

Watkins Glen boys cruise past Addison

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 4, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team evened its record at 1-1 Saturday night with a 54-32 non-league victory over Addison in the WGHS Field House.

The Senecas built a 29-8 first half lead on the strength of a 19-2 second-quarter run. Owen Scholtisek led the first-half offense with four 3-pointers.

Scholtisek led the team in scoring, too, with 14 points -- all in the first half -- and with 3 steals.

Other points came from Bryce Cady (11, including three 3-pointers), Adam Pastore (11, including one 3-pointer), Jacob Yontz (8), Joseph Sutterby (6), and Mitchell Pike (4). The team was 6-for-9 from the foul line.

Yontz led the Senecas in rebounds with 8, while Pastore grabbed 6, Pike 6, and Sutterby 5. Yontz also led in assists with 6.

Alberto Miranda led Addison with 16 points. His team converted 3 of 7 free throws.

"In the first half we did some good things," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary. "Obviously Owen made a big difference with his four 3s. And we played pretty good defense.

"But in the second half, we were kind of lethargic on offense, and didn't play very well on defense. We have a lot to get better at moving forward."

The Senecas return to action Tuesday night at home against Elmira Notre Dame -- a game in which Fazzary said "we will have our hands full."

Junior Varsity: Addison defeated Watkins Glen 44-32. The Senecas, now 0-2, were led by Christopher Simiele's 12 points. Other points came from Samuel Caslin (9), Quacey Wilt (5), Thomas Field (5), and Nicholas Ritter (1).

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Joseph Sutterby glides to the basket.
Bottom: The Senecas' Owen Scholtisek takes aim on the free-throw line.

Left: Watkins Glen's Bryce Cady shoots from long range. Right: The Senecas' Adam Pastore prepares to send a free throw on its way.

And in the JV game:

From left, Watkins Glen's Samuel Caslin, Nick D'Alleva and Christopher Simiele shoot.

O-M girls edge Hammondsport; now 2-0

HAMMONDSPORT, Dec. 4, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team improved to 2-0 Saturday with a 47-44 non-league victory over Hammondsport on the road.

Keyonna Garrison led the Indians with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Mackenzie Cannon scored 14 points and grabbed 10 boards. Gina Gavich added 6 points and 5 assists, Hannah Nolan 5 points and 8 rebounds, and Tori Brewster 1 point. The team was 9-for-20 from the foul line, while Hammondsport went 5-for-8.

The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter, and O-M was behind 28-24 at halftime. The Indians pulled ahead with a 10-4 third quarter that gave them a 34-32 lead entering the fourth quarter.

"It was a good test for us today on the road," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "Having such a young team put into an away environment for the first time in a tight game was good for us.

"Mackenzie Cannon came up huge for us in the 4th quarter with seven points, and she hit all three of her free throws," Gavich added. "She put us up 41-38 with 1:50 to play, and we stretched it up to 44-38 before they hit a 3 with 54 seconds left.  

"We played a lot better defensively in the second half as well. They had five 3's in the first half, but our intensity in the second half was much, much better."

O-M returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a varsity-only contest at Newfield, which is not allowing spectators.

Photo in text: Keyonna Garrison (File photo)

Watkins boys drop opener to Dryden

DRYDEN, Dec. 3, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity basketball team opened its season on a losing note Friday night, falling to Dryden 61-50 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the Dryden gym.

The Senecas, temporarily minus some key players, fell behind 17-15 in the first period before being outscored by 10 points in the second quarter en route to a 36-24 halftime deficit. They managed to trim that to three points on three occasions, but could get no closer.

Adam Pastore led Watkins Glen with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. Mitchell Pike had 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Spahalski scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Other points came from Jacob Yontz (2, with 5 assists), Bryce Cady (2) and Gavin Smith (2). The team was 3-for-9 from the foul line.

Dryden was led by Colton Dow's 17 points, and 16 by Xavier Smith. The Lions were 6-for-18 from the foul line.

"We made too many mental mistakes," said Watkins Glen Coach John Fazzary, "and got hurt in transition on defense."

The Senecas return to action Saturday night at home against Addison. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen lost to Dryden 56-28. Samuel Caslin led the Senecas with 10 points, while Christopher Simiele scored 8, Brady Bockelkamp 6, Quacey Wilt 2, and Nick D'Alleva 2.

O-M boys fall to Trumansburg, 63-45

TRUMANSBURG, Dec. 3, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity basketball team lost its season opener Friday night, dropping a 63-45 decision to Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

O-M trailed 19-14 after one period, 32-21 at halftime, and 53-29 entering the fourth quarter.

Cayden Confer led the Indians with 21 points, while Daniel Lewis scored 8, Brad Gillis 6, Jonathan Gillis 4, Arden Heichel 3, and Keith June 3. The team converted 11 of 27 free throws.

Lucas Tawes led Trumansburg in scoring with 20 points, and Bradley Addicott had 17. The Raiders sank 10 of 15 free throws.

O-M returns to action Tuesday night at home against Newfield.

Left: O-M's Reagan Reese shoots. Right: The Indians' Tori Brewster fights through traffic.

O-M girls open with victory over T-burg

ODESSA, Dec. 2, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity basketball team raced out to a 32-1 lead Thursday night on the way to a 57-22 victory over Trumansburg in a season-opening Interscholastic Athletic Conference game in the O-M gym.

Odessa held T-burg to a single point until the last few seconds of the first half, and entered intermission with a 32-3 lead. The score was 45-10 after three periods.

Hannah Nolan led the Indians with 16 points, 9 steals and 8 rebounds, while Keyonna Garrison scored 12 points with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Brittany Cooper joined them in double figures with 10 points.

Gina Gavich added 7 points and 4 assists, Tori Brewster 5 points and 4 steals, Mackenzie Cannon 5 points and 5 rebounds, and Reagan Reese 2 points. The team was 9-for-19 at the foul line, while T-burg was 2-for-6.

"We couldn't have asked for a better start out of the gate," said O-M Coach Greg Gavich. "Our defense created a lot of scoring opportunities, and we did a good job of capitalizing on those.

"We've got a long way to go and a lot of things to work on ... but there's potential with this team if we can keep working hard."

Odessa returns to action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hammondsport.

Junior Varsity: Trumansburg, after leading 12-11 at halftime, pulled away for a 34-19 victory. Brooklyn Thompson led O-M with 10 points, while Kelsey Bates scored 7.and Sarah Strobel 2.

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Mackenzie Cannon drives to the basket for two points.
Bottom: School staff member Judy Kastenhuber, left, greets Danielle Fuschilo, who was an exchange student at O-M from Brazil a half-dozen years ago. Danielle is engaged to Odessa-Montour alum Bryce Elliott, and plans to move to the U.S. next year.

Left: O-M's Brittany Cooper drives to the basket for two of her 10 points.
Right:
The Indians' Gina Gavich sends the ball on its way.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Keyonna Garrison unleashes a shot. Right: The Indians' Hannah Nolan prepares to shoot in traffic.

And in the JV game:

Left: O-M's Sarah Strobel shoots. Right: Odessa's Kelsey Bates sends a shot on its way.

As the pins scatter on his first ball, Watkins Glen's Thomas Goltry-Coots leaves a split.

Bowling: Watkins boys, girls fall to ND

WATKINS GLEN, Dec. 2, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams dropped matches to Elmira Notre Dame Thursday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference action at Harborside Lanes.

Girls: Watkins Glen lost 3-1, winning the first game and losing the second and third games and total pinfall, the latter by five pins, 1888-1883. Alyiah Clink-Bentley led the Senecas with a 451 series, while Ava Cowan and Ashley Kellogg each posted a 379.

Boys: The Senecas lost 4-0, coming close in the second game but losing total pinfall by a 2051-1791 margin. Brett Cullen-Pike led Watkins with a 416 series, while Mykel Cody rolled a 384, and Thomas Goltry-Coots a 380.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Alyiah Clink-Bentley led her team in scoring.

Odessa-Montour bowlers Jana Arias, left, and Austin Hoyt in action against Groton.

Odessa-Montour bowlers fall to Groton

WATKINS GLEN, Nov. 30, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys and girls varsity bowling teams lost Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches Tuesday to Groton at Harborside Lanes.

The boys lost 3-1, dropping the first two games and total pinfall, 2249-1954. Dom Elliott led Odessa with a 526 series that included a 199 game. Austin Hoyt registered a 468, and Zach Rounds a 396.

The O-M girls lost 4-0 when they came up short of bowlers, with only two on hand. The total pinfall differential was 1898-685. Jana Arias led Odessa with a 439 series.

Odessa returns to action Tuesday at home against Candor.

Photo in text: O-M's Dom Elliott sends the ball on its way.

West wins Davis game; Confer scores TD

JOHNSON CITY, Nov. 24, 2021 -- The West won the annual Ernie Davis Exceptional Senior Classic football game 41-7 Tuesday night at Johnson City High School -- the first win for the West since 2009.

The game showcases leading talent among high school seniors throughout Section IV. It was sidelined last year due to the pandemic.

Among the West touchdowns was one by the Seneca Indians' Cayden Confer, a senior at Odessa-Montour High School. He scored early in the game on a run from inside the 5-yard line.

Also representing the Seneca Indians was Daniel Ely, a senior at Watkins Glen High School who was the starting right tackle. Teammate Travon Jones, a WGHS senior, was nominated to play, but couldn't due to a nagging shoulder injury.

Photo: Cayden Confer at the Ernie Davis Classic, posing along with his mother, Linda. (Photo provided)

Bowling: O-M girls top Tioga; boys lose

WAVERLY, Nov. 23, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity bowling team won its season opener Tuesday, defeating Tioga 3-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match at the Valley Bowling Center. The O-M boys team lost.

Girls: O-M posted a 614-760-704=2078 to outpoint Tioga (1928). The Indians won the second and third games in addition to total pinfall.

Jana Arias led Odessa with a 467 series, while Sara Barr registered a 415, Angel Burlew 413, and Hannah Barr 405.

Boys: Odessa lost 4-0, dropping all three games and total pinfall, 3014-1845. Dom Elliott led the Indians with a 491 series, while Austin Hoyt posted a 439.

Bowling: WG girls top Lansing; boys lose

WATKINS GLEN, Nov. 23, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity bowling team opened its season with a victory Tuesday, while the WGHS boys team lost.

The Interscholastic Athletic Conference matches, at Harborside Lanes, saw the Glen girls total 1882 pins, to shorthanded Lansing's 1157. The Senecas were led by Alyiah Clink-Bentley's 413, while Aubrey Kellogg posted a 388, Ava Cowan 374, Maisie Robertson 342, and Carly Arnold 341.

The Watkins boys lost 2326-1682. The Senecas were led by Brett Cullen-Pike's 413, followed by Thomas Goltry-Coots' 375 and Mykel Cody's 358.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney dives at start of the 100 Breaststroke Consolation Final.

WG's Mooney places 13th at State tourney

ITHACA, Nov. 20, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School junior Faye Mooney placed third Saturday in the Consolation Finals race and 13th overall in the 100 Yard Breaststroke at the New York State High School Swimming Championships at Ithaca College.

Mooney posted a time of 1:07.62, an improvement over her time in the Preliminaries Friday, when she finished in 1:07.99. She had been in 18th place in the Prelims. The 11th through 20th place Prelim finishers competed in the Consolation Finals. The top 10 were in the Finals, and the 21st through 30th were in a Bonus Heat.

Mooney's showing Saturday -- during a lengthy final day of the tournament in the IC Athletics and Event Center -- capped a successful year that saw her named Outstanding Performer at the Section IV, Class C Tournament at WGHS two weeks ago, and a year that earned her a Schuyler Fall MVP Award from The Odessa File.

She and teammate Alannah Klemann qualified for States during the Section IV meet, which WGHS won for the fifth straight year. Alannah, competing in the 100 Backstroke, did not advance past the State meet's Friday prelims, while Faye did.

"Making the State Meet does not happen by accident," said WGHS Coach Nichole Chaffee. "It is the result of a lot of dedication and hard work. It doesn’t hurt that Alannah and Faye are two of the nicest girls you could have on a swim team.

"This was Faye’s first trip to States and finishing where she did is a huge accomplishment. I am very proud of her and Alannah and of all the hard work they put in all year long with Coach Westervelt and the Glen Gators ... and also the hard work they put in for the school swimming and diving team.

"Having the meet so close to home made it possible for a big crowd" to venture to IC and cheer for the girls, Chaffee said, "and I was very glad to see so many show up in support."

Photos in text:

Top: Faye Mooney nears the end of the Consolation Final.
Bottom: Alannah Klemann with her father Steve, one of the WGHS coaches, during Saturday's meet. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen State qualifiers Alannah Klemann, left, and Faye Mooney pose in front of a New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championship banner Saturday at Ithaca College, site of the State tourney. (Photo provided)

Faye Mooney surfaces after her second turn in the Consolation Final.

Left: Faye Mooney talks with coach Jason Westervelt during warmups for Saturday's competition. Right: Faye checks her time after completing Saturday's race.

Left: WGHS swim coach Steve Klemann with Sarah Swinnerton, a Watkins alum attending Ithaca College and scheduled to compete in four swim events that afternoon when IC hosted RIT. Right: Faye Mooney listens to coach Jason Westervelt during a break in State Tournament warmups Saturday morning.

Watkins Glen swimmer Faye Mooney is flanked by her coaches, from left Steve Klemann, Nichole Chaffee and Jason Westervelt. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney competes Friday in the 100 Breaststroke at States. She advanced to Saturday's Consolation Finals by placing 18th.

WG's Mooney advances at State tourney

ITHACA, Nov. 19, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School junior Faye Mooney advanced Friday to Saturday's Consolation Finals in the 100 Yard Breaststroke at the New York State Swimming Championships at Ithaca College.

Mooney posted a time of 1:07.99 to place 18th. The top 10 advanced to the Finals, with those finishing 11th through 20th moving ahead to the Consolation Finals. A Bonus swim was scheduled for those placing 21st through 30th.

Mooney was in the third heat of four in a field of 34 swimmers. Her time was not far off her state-qualifying time of 1:07.29, set in the preliminaries of the Section IV, Class C tournament, which was held two weeks ago in the WGHS pool.

Meanwhile, Mooney's teammate Alannah Klemann, who qualified for States in the 100 Yard Backstroke by posting the fastest time in that event at Sectionals among all classes, failed to advance Friday when she placed 44th in the Ithaca College pool. She posted a time of 103.57, off her seed time of 1:01.78, while swimming in the first of five heats.

Both Mooney and Klemann, celebrated by their school mates during a parade in the WGHS halls on Thursday, had a cheering section on hand Friday at States: members of their Watkins swim team, which recently won the school's fifth consecutive Section IV, Class C girls swim title.

"Today was a great celebration of a lot of hard work," said WGHS Swim Coach Nichole Chaffee. "Faye and Alannah swam hard and should feel very proud of all they have done this season.

"It was great," she added, "to have so many people from Watkins and Odessa there to cheer on their teammates."

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney enters the water at start of the 100 Breaststroke.
Bottom: Watkins' Alannah Klemann before the start of the 100 Backstroke race.

Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann competes in the 100 Yard Backstroke at States.

Left: Alannah Klemann prepares for start of the 100 Backstroke. Right: Faye Mooney with her mother after Faye's Breaststroke race.

A group of WGHS swimmers were present Friday to cheer on Alannah Klemann and Faye Mooney at the New York State Swimming Championships.

WGHS swim coach Nichole Chaffee, left, talks to Faye Mooney after Mooney's race.

Faye Mooney, left, and Alannah Klemann walk down a WGHS hallway to applause.

Students at WGHS show support for two swimmers who qualified for State tourney

WATKINS GLEN, Nov. 18, 2021 -- Two Watkins Glen High School students who qualified for this weekend's New York State Swimming Championships were honored by the school Thursday afternoon in a parade through the school hallways.

Faye Mooney, who qualified in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, and Alannah Klemann, who qualified in the 100 Yard Backstroke, were greeted by students in one hallway after another as classes emptied out to greet them as they marched with teammates through the school.

The show of support was a surprise to both girls, who Coach Nichole Chaffee said would have "freaked out" if they knew about it ahead of time. Both were enthusiastic afterward, calling the experience "great."

The two are the first WGHS swimmers to reach States since Haleigh Wixson did so in 2011.

Preliminaries at the State Championships -- being held at Ithaca College -- are set for Friday, with finals and consolation finals on Saturday. Doors open Friday at 9 a.m., with swimming events beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Photo in text: Faye Mooney, left, and Alannah Klemann.

Sign posted in the hallway Thursday near the Watkins Glen High School pool.

Hannah Nolan, Faye Mooney are our Schuyler Fall MVPs

Odessa File's All-Schuyler All-Star teams are unveiled

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Nov. 9, 2021 -- A Schuyler County high school fall sports season interrupted only sporadically by Covid yielded some outstanding performances by both individuals and teams.

Those teams included:

--The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team, which won its division and reached the semifinals of the Section IV, Class D tournament;

-- The Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Seneca Indians varsity football team, which compiled a 6-3 record and reached the semifinals of the Section IV, Class C playoffs; and

-- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team, which won its fifth straight Section IV, Class C championship.

Each of those teams had outstanding individual efforts, as reflected in The Odessa File All-Schuyler All-Star Teams unveiled here.

At the top of the All-Star list are two MVPs -- one a girl who excelled on the soccer field, and the other a girl who excelled in the pool.

One is Hannah Nolan (top right photo), who led O-M's soccer team with 25 goals, one off the single-season school record. Along the way, Nolan -- a junior -- set a school career scoring record, breaking the old mark of 48 on the way to what stands now at 59.

The other MVP is Faye Mooney (pictured at right), a WGHS junior who won four events at the Section IV, Class C Swimming Championships and, in the meet's Preliminary round, qualified for the New York State Championships in the 100 Breaststroke. She was named Outstanding Performer of the Class C meet.

Both girls are natural leaders, and each has a remarkable work ethic and drive -- pushing them to constantly better themselves.

They join the list below of past Schuyler Fall MVPs:

2019-20: Gabe Planty (WG, cross country)
2018-19: Hannah Morse (WG, soccer) and Allie Gibson (WG, swimming)
2017-18: Hannah Morse (WG, soccer)
2016-17: Patrick Hazlitt (WG, cross country)
2015-16: Lexi Castellaneta (WG, diving) and Patrick Hazlitt (WG, cross country)
2014-15: Lexi Castellaneta (WG, diving)
2013-14: Matt Gill (WG, cross country)
2012-13: Matt Gill (WG, cross country) and Morgan Shutter (OM, soccer)
2011-12: Matt Gill (WG, cross country)
2010-11: Haleigh Wixson (WG, swimming)
2009-10: Haleigh Wixson (WG, swimming)
2008-09: Matt Shutter (OM, soccer)
2007-08: Makenzi Alling (OM, soccer)
2006-07: Jaclyn Conklin (WG, swimming)

What follows are this year's First and Second Teams selected by The Odessa File as Fall 2021 All-Schuyler All-Stars:

All-Schuyler All-Stars

First Team

Hannah Nolan, OM, soccer -- MVP
Faye Mooney, WG, swimming -- MVP
Tori Brewster, OM, soccer
Camille Sgrecci, OM, soccer
Keyonna Garrison, OM, soccer
Thalia Marquez, WG, swimming
Alannah Klemann, WG, swimming
Cameron Holland, WG/OM, football
Travon Jones, WG/OM, football
Owen Scholtisek, WG/OM, football
Dominick Fazzary, WG/OM, football
Daniel Ely, WG/OM, football
Abby Gibson, WG, soccer
Skye Honrath, WG, soccer

Second Team

Kendra Fish, WG, swimming
Emily Melveney, WG, swimming
Malina Butler, WG, swimming
Cara Reynolds, WG, swimming
Cayden Confer, WG/OM, football
Adam Pastore, WG/OM, football
Thomas Snow, WG/OM, football
Bradley Gillis, WG/OM, football
Jacob Menzi, WG/OM, football
Eliza Starkweather, OM, soccer
Raven Lott, OM, soccer
Katie Adams, OM, soccer
Kelsey Bates, OM, soccer
Marissa Marsh, OM, soccer
Georgio Fazzary, WG, soccer
Liam Smith, WG, soccer
Bryce Cady, WG, soccer
David Patterson, OM, soccer
Ethan King, OM, soccer
Arden Heichel, OM, soccer
Veer Patel, OM, soccer
Colton Wig, OM, soccer
Zach Rounds, OM, soccer
Breanna Carl, WG, cross country
Melanie Wysocki, WG, volleyball
Jade Baldwin, OM, volleyball
Carly Arnold, WG, soccer
Lillian Ameigh, WG, soccer
Katrina Ricca, WG, soccer
Sasha Honrath, WG, soccer

The Watkins Glen swim team celebrates on the podium after winning the Section IV title.

Watkins Glen girls win their 5th straight Section IV, Class C swim championship

Klemann qualifies for States in Backstroke

WATKINS GLEN, Nov. 6, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team posted its fifth consecutive Section IV, Class C title Saturday, topping eight other schools in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas accumulated 474 points, well ahead of runnerup Lansing, which had 374. Southern Cayuga was third with 263, followed by Chenango Forks (248), Elmira Notre Dame (191), Dryden (189), Greene (119), Susquehanna Valley (95), and Whitney Point (25).

The Senecas' Faye Mooney was named Outstanding Performer in a vote of coaches after she won the 50 Free and 100 Breaststroke and swam on two winning relay teams. She also qualified for the upcoming New York State Swimming Championships during Prelims on Wednesday.

Teammate Thalia Marquez also posted four wins -- in the 200 Free, 100 Free and the same two relays. Alannah Klemann won the 100 Backstroke and was on the same two winning relay squads -- and qualified for the State Tournament by virtue of posting the fastest Backstroke time in Section IV meets across all three classes.

"Swimming is not an easy sport and it’s a very solitary one when training," said Watkins Glen Coach Nichole Chaffee. "These girls came together as a team at the beginning of the season and supported each other all the way through. They had so many good swims today that I can’t point any out individually. It was a true team effort to win this meet, and every point was crucial.

"Congratulations to Faye on winning Outstanding Performer, another notch in an already great season for her, and so deserved.

"I am so proud of all the hard work the girls put in day in and day out through the uncertainties of this past couple of seasons. I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls and I can’t wait to see what next year brings."

The races won by Watkins Glen included the following:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Emily Melveney, Thalia Marquez, 1:56.44.
200 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 2:00.03.
50 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 25.94.
100 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 55.50.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 1:46.64.
100 Back: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:01.78.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:09.29.

Second-place finishes for Watkins were posted by Alannah Klemann in the 200 Individual Medley, and by Cara Reynolds, Emily Melveney, Kendra Fish and Malina Butler in the 400 Free Relay.

Third-place finishes for the Senecas were posted by Emily Melveney in the 100 Fly, Cara Reynolds in the 500 Free, and Kendra Fish in the 100 Back. That backstroke race, won by Watkins' Alannah Klemann, had two other Seneca finalists besides Klemann and Fish: Malina Butler (4th) and Sarah Stolpinski (6th).

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann dives at start of the 100 Back, which she won.
Middle: The Senecas' Faye Mooney with her Outstanding Performer award.
Bottom: Watkins' Emily Melveney swims the butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay, which her squad won.

Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish, left, and Alannah Klemann dive at start of the 200 Individual Medley. Klemann placed second, and Fish fifth.

Watkins Glen's Cara Reynolds on the way to third place in the 500 Free.

Left: Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez after winning the 100 Free. Right: The Senecas' Alannah Klemann, left, and Kendra Fish on the podium after the 100 Back, which Klemann won. Fish placed third.

The Senecas' Sarah Stolpinski dives at start of the 500 Free. She placed seventh.

Watkins' Faye Mooney enters the water at start of the 100 Breaststroke, which she won.

The Senecas' Malina Butler dives during the 200 Free Relay, which her squad won.

Officials observe closely as Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez dives at start of the final leg of the 200 Medley Relay, which her squad won.

The Senecas' Madison Moss on the way to fourth place in the 100 Butterfly.

Left: Watkins Glen's Annaleise Beckley dives at start of the 50 Free. She placed ninth. Right: A member of the Senecas holds aloft the championship plaque after it was presented to the team.

Watkins Glen's Aubrey Klemann en route to 10th place in the 200 Free.

The Senecas' Claire Lewis competes in the 200 Individual Medley. She placed 12th.

Watkins' Hannah Hollenbeck glides underwater at start of the 500 Free. She placed 13th.

The Senecas' Skye Cummings competes in the 100 Fly. She placed13th.

Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish en route to fifth place in the 200 Individual Medley.

 


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