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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.

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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.

Seneca Indians fall in semifinal, 39-14

CHENANGO FORKS, Nov. 5, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians' varsity football postseason hopes ended Friday night with a 39-14 loss to Chenango Forks in the semifinals of the Section IV, Class C postseason tournament. The game was held on the Chenango Forks High School football field.

In the other semifinal, homestanding Waverly defeated Norwich 35-8. Waverly and Chenango Forks, winners of their respective divisions, will play for the Class C title next weekend.

The Seneca Indians, a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes, finished the game with a 6-3 record. Coach Trevor Holland said there is a possibility of a 10th game at home, but that nothing has yet been confirmed.

WG/OM trailed Chenango Forks 13-7 after one quarter, 20-7 at halftime and 33-7 entering the fourth period. They were down 39-7 when they scored with a minute left on an 18-yard pass from Cameron Holland to Owen Scholtisek.

The Seneca Indians' first touchdown came after Chenango Forks had built a 13-0 lead. Dominick Fazzary (pictured at right) broke free for a 62-yard TD run, followed by a Garrett VanOstrand extra point.

After CF had extended its lead to 20-7, WG/OM drove to the 7-yard line just before halftime, only to fumble the ball away.

"That's one of those 'what ifs'" said Coach Holland. "I hate 'what ifs.'"

With that chance gone, Chenango Forks drew away in the second half. For the game, CF gained 349 of its 432 yards on the ground. By comparison, the Seneca Indians gained 131 yards on the ground and 257 overall.

"They're a very skilled team," said Coach Holland about Forks. "They're aggressive, make few mistakes, and have attitude. It will take a lot for Waverly to beat them."

Fazzary led WG/OM runners with 75 yards on seven carries, while Travon Jones gained 44 on eight carries, and Scholtisek 14 on five carries. Holland completed 10 of 21 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown.

On defense, Holland and Bradley Gillis each registered four tackles, while Fazzary and Cayden Confer had three each.

Photo in text: The Seneca Indians' Dominick Fazzary (File photo)

Glen XC season ends with sectional meet

CHENANGO FORKS, Nov. 4, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity cross-country season ended Thursday with participation in the Section IV, Class C meet at Chenango Valley State Park.

WGHS had just three runners, all in the boys race -- where Aidan Maphis led the Senecas with a time of 19:22 on the 3.1 mile course, good for 31st place among 88 runners.

Teammate Dominic Gublo was 52nd in 20:21, while Jonathan Bond-Trimble was 87th in 27:50. Jonny Sherwood of Newark Valley led the race in 17:12.

Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez on the way to first place in the 200 Free preliminary.

Section IV Prelims: Glen girls strong, led by Mooney's state-qualifier in the Breaststroke

WATKINS GLEN, Nov. 3, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School junior Faye Mooney qualified for the New York State tournament in the 100 Yard Breaststroke at Wednesday's Section IV, Class C Preliminaries in the WGHS pool.

Mooney led a strong Watkins showing by finishing first in the Breaststroke in a time of 1:07.29, below the state cut time of 1:08.60.

"Faye is the first Watkins swimmer to qualify for states since Hailey Wixson," said Coach Nichole Chaffee. "She has trained all year with Coach (Jason) Westervelt and the Glen Gators and continued that hard work into this season. This has been her goal since she began swimming on varsity as a 7th grader. Her hard work has paid off and it was great to see her make her goal. She deserves it.

"All of the girls swam hard today and showed a lot of heart," added Chaffee, "and they set themselves up to have a great day on Saturday. I am excited to see what times they produce for that final meet."

Lineups for Saturday's finals and consolation finals -- also at WGHS -- were set Wednesday, with Watkins swimmers posting the No. 1 time in several races:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Emily Melveney, Thalia Marquez, 1:56.30.
200 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 1:59.73.
50 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 25.24.
100 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 55.05.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 1:45.25.
100 Back: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:02.41.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:07.29.
400 Free Relay: 1st, Cara Reynolds, Emily Melveney, Kendra Fish, Malina Butler, 4:08.10.

Other Watkins swimmers qualifying for the finals -- the top eight swimmers in each event -- included the following:

--Emily Melveney (5th in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 100 Fly);
--Alannah Klemann (2nd in the 200 IM);
--Kendra Fish (4th in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 Back);
--Cara Reynolds (7th in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 500 Free);
--Malina Butler (6th in the 50 Free and 4th in the 100 Back);
--Madison Moss (5th in the 100 Fly and 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke);
--Annaleise Beckley (8th in the 100 Fly);
--Sarah Stolpinski (6th in the 500 Free and 6th in the 100 Back); and
--Claire Lewis (7th in the 500 Free).

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish on the way to a 4th place finish in the 200 IM.
Middle: The Senecas' Faye Mooney swims the Breaststroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay, which her squad won. She later qualified for States in the 100 Breast.
Bottom: Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann (foreground) and Cara Reynolds race in the 200 IM. Klemann placed 2nd, and Reynolds 7th.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney hits the water at start of the 50 Free, where she placed 1st.

Watkins Glen's Claire Lewis competes in the 200 IM, where she placed 14th.

Left: Watkins Glen's Malina Butler. Right: The Senecas' Aubrey Klemann dives at start of the 200 Free. She placed 11th.

Watkins Glen's Emily Melveney swims the Butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Girls soccer: Nolan tops Division All-Stars

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Oct. 31, 2021 -- Odessa-Montour High School junior Hannah Nolan has been named the MVP of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small Schools South Division.

Nolan topped a First Team list selected by coaches that included two other O-M players: junior forward Tori Brewster and senior defender Camille Sgrecci. Nolan registered 25 goals on the way to a school career goal-scoring record (59), while Brewster notched 16 goals. Sgrecci was the team's key defensive player and its corner kicker.

O-M -- which won the division title and reached the semifinals of the Section IV, Class D tournament -- had several Second Team selections, including sophomore goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison, senior forward Eliza Starkweather, junior midfielder Katie Adams, and defenders Raven Lott (a senior), Kelsey Bates (a freshman) and Marissa Marsh (a senior).

Watkins Glen, meanwhile, placed four players on the First Team: senior forward Abby Gibson, freshman forward Skye Honrath, junior defender Carly Arnold, and junior goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh. One other Watkins player, sophomore defender Sasha Honrath, earned a Second Team berth.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan (File photo)

Seneca Indians pull away in 2nd half, defeat Norwich 28-6 to improve to 6-2

NORWICH, Oct. 29, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team -- led by three Travon Jones touchdowns -- completed its regular season Friday night with a 28-6 victory over Norwich in a Section IV game on the Norwich High School football field.

The victory raised the Seneca Indians' season mark to 6-2 heading into the Section IV playoffs, where they will play Chenango Forks on the road Friday at 7 p.m. Forks is the top seed in Division 4, while the Seneca Indians are the No. 2 seed in Division 5.

The Seneca Indians-- a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- pulled away from Norwich after a tight first half that saw a last-minute 62-yard touchdown strike from Cameron Holland to Jones. That (and a Garrett VanOstrand point-after kick) put them ahead at intermission, 7-6.

That touchdown came after a key play at the other end of the field. Norwich, after scoring with 4:44 left in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead, marched down the field again after intercepting a Holland pass on its own 20. The drive carried the Purple Tornado to the WG/OM 3-yard line -- where they lost the ball on a fumble with 4:17 left in the half. It was recovered by WG/OM's Jacob Marsiglio. A delay penalty against the Seneca Indians pushed the ball back near the 1-yard line.

The Seneca Indians drove from there to midfield, where they lost ground back to their own 38. Then Holland launched his 62-yard pass to Jones, who had gotten behind the Norwich defense, caught the ball in stride and carried it into the end zone with 34 seconds left. VanOstrand then added the extra-point kick for the 7-6 halftime lead.

WG/OM received the second-half opening kickoff, and moved the ball down the field from its own 27. Jones scored on a 1-yard run with 2:16 left in the third quarter, and VanOstrand added the point-after for a 14-6 WG/OM advantage.

Norwich moved the ball on its next possession out to midfield, but penalties nullified two key plays, including a would-have-been breakaway touchdown run. Eventually, with 10:15 left in the game, the Purple Tornado had to punt, and the Seneca Indians started their next drive from their own 28. A combination of passes and runs -- mixed with two Norwich penalties (an offsides that gave WG/OM a first down, and a face mask) -- led to Jones' third touchdown, a run of 6 yards with 3:40 left on the clock. VanOstrand's extra point made it 21-6.

Seventeen seconds later -- after a Norwich fumble in its own territory was recovered by WG/OM's Bradley Gillis and returned inside the Norwich 10-yard line -- the Seneca Indians' Jacob Menzi scored on an 8-yard run. The fourth VanOstrand extra point of the game closed out the scoring at 28-6.

The Seneca Indians gained 266 yards in the game (137 on the ground and 129 through the air) to Norwich's 174. Jones led WG/OM runners with 104 yards on 13 carries, and caught 7 passes for 81 yards. Holland completed 9 of 11 passes for 129 yards and the aerial TD to Jones.

Thomas Snow led the team on defense with 7 tackles, while Holland had 4. Gillis, Owen Scholtisek and Menzi had 3 each.

"It was a really long way to go to play a football game," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland, "but as the saying goes, 'You gotta get off the bus'" and meet the challenge ahead. "We had a slow start (only eight first-quarter offensive plays), but once we dug our heels in, it was game over."

Photo in text: Travon Jones (File photo)

Watkins XC runners compete in IACs

MARATHON, Oct. 29, 2021 -- Four Watkins Glen High School varsity cross country runners competed in Thursday's Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships at Marathon High School.

Breanna Carl was the lone Seneca in the girls race, finishing 17th among 60 runners in a time of 24:53. Julia Gloss of Southern Cayuga won in 22:11.

In the boys race, Watkins' Aidan Maphis finished 26th among 76 runners in 20:51, while Dominic Gublo was 32nd in 21:17 and Jonathan Bond-Trimble 68th in 28:19. The winner was Newark Valley's Jonny Sherwood, in 17:57.

The Senecas return to action Thursday in the Section IV meet at Chenango Valley State Park.

Odessa-Montour girls fall in semifinal

ONEONTA, Oct. 27, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team's season ended Wednesday with a 9-2 loss to unbeaten Schenevus in the semifinals of the Section IV, Class D Tournament.

The game, held at the Wright National Soccer Complex in Oneonta, saw the Indians down 6-0 at halftime.

O-M was outshot 19-5, while gaining a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. Eliza Starkweather registered 10 saves in goal for Odessa, while the Schenevus goalkeeper had three.

Both goals for O-M were by junior Hannah Nolan, with Tori Brewster assisting on one of them.

The two goals lifted Nolan to 25 for the season -- one shy of Jocelyn Garrison's school record of 26. Nolan set a school career goal-scoring mark this season, finishing with 59.

Photo in text: O-M's Hannah Nolan (File photo)

WGHS volleyball team loses to Waverly

WAVERLY, Oct. 26, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Tuesday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS gym.

Game scores were 17-25, 17-25 and 20-25. It was the second loss by the Senecas to Waverly in two days.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 1 service point, 1 kill, 1 assist.
Cassidy Ploucha: 3 service points, 1 ace, 2 digs.
Chelsea Parsons: 5 service points, 3 aces, 5 digs.
Kendall Gascon: 2 digs.
Melanie Wysocki: 2 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 3 digs.
Sarah Jones: 12 service points, 2 aces, 2 kills.
Colby Thurston: 4 service points, 5 kills, 3 digs.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to Waverly, 2-1. Game scores were 21-25, 25-11 and 20-25.

O-M girls' semifinal set for Wednesday

ODESSA, Oct. 25, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team will take on Schenevus on Wednesday, October 27 at 3:15 pm at the Wright National Soccer Complex in Oneonta in a Section IV Class D semifinal contest.

Schenevus is the No. 2 seed, and O-M is the No. 3 seed.

Admission will be charged per Section IV rules: $7 for adults and students, $5 for senior citizens (65 and over). Children under 10 are free of charge.

The Wright National Soccer Complex address is 18 Stadium Circle, Oneonta, NY.

Watkins volleyball team falls to Waverly

WAVERLY, Oct. 25, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Monday to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Waverly gym.

Game scores were 13-25, 14-25 and 13-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 4 assists.
Cassidy Ploucha: 1 kill, 1 dig.
Chelsea Parsons: 3 service points, 4 kills.
Melanie Wysocki: 2 digs.
Sarah Jones: 1 kill.
Colby Thurston: 6 service points, 1 kill, 2 digs.
Ava Barber: 5 service points, 1 kill, 1 dig.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to Waverly, 3-0. Game scores were 17-25, 15-25 and 12-25.

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan (20) scores the first goal of the game, on a breakaway.

O-M girls top Cherry Valley in overtime, advance to Section IV, Class D semifinal

ODESSA, Oct. 23, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team saw a 3-0 lead evaporate Saturday, but held on to post a 4-3 victory in overtime against Cherry Valley-Springfield in a Section IV, Class D Tournament quarterfinal game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The third-seeded Indians (12-5) advance now to a semifinal contest at 3;15 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright National Soccer Complex in Oneonta against No. 2 Schenevus, 16-0 after defeating No. 7 Milford 2-0 on Friday.

It is the first sectional soccer semifinal -- boys or girls -- in O-M's history.

O-M got two goals each from Hannah Nolan and Tori Brewster -- Brewster's second goal of the game, which came in the first of two 10-minute overtimes, proving the ultimate game winner.

The Indians built a 3-0 first-half lead on Nolan's two goals -- on a breakaway at 26:57, assisted by Brewster, and on a rebound off a Haley Albertsman shot at 25:11 -- and on one by Brewster at 6:36, assisted by Nolan.

But Cherry Valley-Springfield came out red-hot in the second half, scoring just 45 seconds into the period and again at 37:40 and 34:46 -- a trio of goals in the first 5:14. The last was a laser blast from the right that seemed to put an exclamation point to the CV attack, and fostered thoughts of a possible Valley runaway.

"But the O-M girls got tough," said their coach, Burton Brewster. They tightened their defense and held Cherry Valley scoreless the rest of the way. While O-M couldn't muster that fourth goal in regulation, Brewster supplied it 89 seconds into the first overtime on a shot between two defenders that hit the left post and bounced into the net. The Indians then played strong defense the rest of the way to win the game and advance.

O-M outshot Cherry Valley 10-7, and had a large 9-1 advantage in corner kicks -- scoring off of one of them. Eliza Starkweather posted four saves in goal for the Indians, while Cherry Valley goalkeeper Daphnee West registered six.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Tori Brewster (14) scores the Indians' third goal of the game.
Bottom: The Indians' Gina Gavich, foreground, fights for possession of the ball.

O-M's Hannah Nolan watches after poking the ball into the CV net off a rebound.

Odessa's Tori Brewster sends a shot between two Cherry Valley defenders in overtime ...

... Brewster's shot ricocheted off the left post and into the net, past Cherry Valley goalkeeper Daphnee West, to make the score 4-3.

O-M's Paisley Jeziorski (left photo) and Katie Adams (right) fight for control of the ball.

Left: O-M's Haley Albertsman controls the ball. Right: O-M's Marissa Marsh passes.

Odessa-Montour's Camille Sgrecci, left, sends the ball flying.

Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann on the way to victory in the 200 Individual Medley.

Watkins Glen swimmers win IAC title

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 23, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team captured the title Saturday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships held in the WGHS pool.

Watkins Glen finished with 437 points, with Lansing second at 402 and Southern Cayuga third at 289. They were followed by Waverly (252), Dryden (227.5), Elmira Notre Dame (158) and Whitney Point (24.5).

Thalia Marquez and Faye Mooney each won two individual events and were on two winning relays for the Senecas. Alannah Klemann was on the same winning relays and posted one individual victory.

Top Watkins finishes by race included the following:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Emily Melveney, Thalia Marquez, 1:58.57.
200 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 2:00.15; 3rd, Emily Melveney, 2:16.87.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 2:26.80; 3rd, Kendra Fish, 2:31.72.
50 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 26.00; 6th, Malina Butler, 27.83.
100 Fly: 3rd, Emily Melveney, 1:12.07; 6th, Madison Moss, 1:18.48.
100 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 55.05.
500 Free: 4th, Cara Reynolds, 6:21.72; 6th, Claire Lewis, 6:35.99.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 1:47.32.
100 Back: 2nd, Alannah Klemann, 1:04.17; 5th, Malina Butler, 1:10.09.
100 Breast: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:10.62; 6th, Madison Moss, 1:25.80.
400 Free Relay: 2nd, Cara Reynolds, Emily Melveney, Kendra Fish, Malina Butler, 4:12.73.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish en route to third place in the 200 IM.
Bottom: The Senecas' Faye Mooney after winning the 50 Free.

Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez stretches before the start of the 100 Free, and then dives in on the way to first place and a personal best of 55.05.

Left: Watkins Glen's Cara Reynolds on the way to 7th place in the 200 IM. Right: The Senecas' Faye Mooney dives at start of the 50 Free, which she won.

Watkins Glen's Emily Melveney on the way to third place in the 100 Fly.

Glen runner is 1st in IAC Modified race

TRUMANSBURG, Oct. 21, 2021 -- Watkins Glen School District 7th grader Isaac Hendrickson placed first Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference end-of-year Modified Invitational cross-country race behind Trumansburg High School.

"I guess you could call it an IAC Modified Championship," said Watkins Glen Cross Country Coach John Fazzary. Hendrickson posted a time of 9:27 on the 1.5-mile course, finishing first in a field of 49 IAC 7th and 8th graders.

Hendrickson is a 7th grader who "shows great promise," said his coach. "He is beating guys who beat him earlier in the year. He's worked hard for this."

In the girls Modified race, Watkins 7th grader Aimee Cruz placed 31st in a field of 56 runners in a time of 12:52. The winner was Lansing's Evelyn Jackson in a time of 9:48.

Photo in text: Isaac Hendrickson with the "1" card handed to the first race finisher. (Photo provided)

Watkins volleyball team falls to TAE

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, Oct. 21, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Thursday to Thomas A. Edison in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Edison gym.

Game scores were 17-25, 17-25 and 14-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 1 kill, 1 assist.
Chelsea Parsons: 2 service points, 1 kill, 6 digs.
Melanie Wysocki: 3 service points, 1 kill, 9 digs.
Sarah Jones: 2 assists, 2 digs.
Colby Thurston: 2 service points, 1 kill, 6 digs.
Ava Barber: 2 service points, 2 digs.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to Edison 3-0. Game scores wee 13-25, 14-25 and 15-25.

Watkins girls bow out in first round, 6-2

UNATEGO, Oct. 20, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team stayed close for most of the game Wednesday against No. 3 seed Unatego before falling 6-2 in the opening round of the Section IV, Class C girls soccer tournament at Unatego High School.

The 14th seeded Senecas, who finished the season 5-9-1, trailed 3-2 with 29 minutes left in the contest before Unatego, 14-2, pulled away down the stretch.

Both Watkins goals were scored by Skye Honrath, while Abby Gibson registered an assist. Lilly Ameigh made 24 saves in goal for the Senecas.

"The girls played very hard and fought the entire game, but fell short today," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "The game felt much closer throughout than the final score, but with only 13 available players, we tended to fade in the latter stages of the game.

"I’m very proud of the team and all the hard work they put in this year. Battling low numbers and injuries this year was trying, but they kept working hard and always showed up smiling and laughing and enjoying the game. With such a young team it was a great experience playing in sectionals, and one that we can definitely build on in the future."

O-M's Hannah Nolan (20) heads an incoming corner kick in first-half action. This shot didn't go into the net, but Nolan scored two goals in the game.

O-M girls top Edmeston 3-2, advance to quarters Saturday against Cherry Valley

ODESSA, Oct. 20, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team rode two goals by Hannah Nolan and one by Tori Brewster to a 3-2 victory over Edmeston Wednesday in the opening round of the Section IV, Class D girls soccer tournament on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

With the victory, the Indians (11-5 and the No. 3 seed) advance to a 12 noon quarterfinal game Saturday at home against Cherry Valley-Springfield (7-5 and seeded 11th), which defeated No. 6 Margaretville 4-1 Wednesday.

Edmeston took a 1-0 lead with a goal at 22:27 of the first half, but O-M evened the game 1-1 on Brewster's goal at 9:38, assisted by Nolan.

Nolan then put the Indians ahead 2-1 at 3:23, assisted by Brewster, and then made it 3-1 at 34:36 of the second half.

Edmeston climbed back within a goal, 3-2, when it scored with 6:33 remaining in the second half. O-M held on from there to win, although Edmeston applied pressure.

"It was a squeaker," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, "But we got a win, and move on."

Each team registered 10 shots on goal, while O-M had a narrow 5-4 lead in corner kicks. Keyonna Garrison registered 8 saves in goal for the Indians.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrisosn leaps high as an Edmeston shot hits the crossbar. It caromed back, away from the goal.

Bottom: Odessa-Montour's Marissa Marsh, right, passes the ball.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster moves the ball upfield. Right: The Indians' Camille Sgrecci.

Left: O-M's Hannah Nolan (20) prepares to send a shot that found the Edmeston net for one of her two goals. Right: The Indians' Eliza Starkweather (17) moves the ball upfield.

Left: O-M's Katie Adams, right, goes feet first after the ball. Right: The Indians' Haley Albertsman (1) awaits the ball.

Odessa-Montour's Paisley Jeziorski (15) sends the ball ahead on a drive upfield.

Watkins volleyball team tops O-M, 3-0

ODESSA, Oct. 20, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team defeated Odessa-Montour 3-0 Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 25-20, 25-19 and 25-20.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 8 service points, 1 ace, 7 assists.
Emma Landon: 2 service points, 1 ace, 1 dig.
Kyleigh Bates: 3 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills.
Jade Baldwin: 2 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 2 blocks, 3 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 10 service points, 5 aces, 3 kills, 1 block.
Kaylee Watson: 1 service point.
Adrionna Personius: 1 service point.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 2 assists, 1 dig.
Melanie Wysocki: 5 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 5 digs.
Colby Thurston: 4 service points, 5 kills.
Cassidy Ploucha: 2 service points, 4 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs.
Sarah Jones: 7 service points, 2 assists, 2 digs.
Chelsea Parsons: 4 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs.
Kendall Gascon: 1 dig.
Ava Barber: 10 service points, 2 digs.
Sierra Morris: 1 kill.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated O-M, 2-1. Games scores were 25-20, 25-8 and 13-25.

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Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Jade Scaptura sends the ball over the net.
Bottom: O-M's Hannah Kinner meets the ball.

From left: Watkins Glen's Chelsea Parsons and Sarah Jones, and O-M's Jade Baldwin.

Odessa-Montour's Kyleigh Bates (left) and Emma Landon volley against Watkins Glen.

Seneca Indians have new opponent Friday

Note on Oct. 22: This newly rescheduled game was ultimately canceled due to illness on the Chenango Forks team.

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 19, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team will play Chenango Forks Friday at home in a schedule change.

The Seneca Indians, a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes, had been scheduled to play Dryden on WGHS's Alumni Field.

The game will mark the WGHS Homecoming, just as O-M celebrated its Homecoming last Friday as the Seneca Indians played Waverly.

Watkins Glen Athletic Director Rod Weeden said that Dryden came up short of players through injuries "and kids quitting. They have had a tough year. We have been there, so I know the feeling."

Chenango Forks became available when its scheduled opponent, Norwich, pulled out. Weeden wasn't sure of Norwich's reason.

The Seneca Indians, who are in Section IV's Division V, enter the game with a 4-2 record, while Chenango Forks -- in Division IV -- is 5-1.

Watkins volleyball team loses to Candor

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 18, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Candor Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Game scores were 9-25, 7-25 and 13-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Colby Thurston: 3 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 2 digs.
Kendall Gascon: 2 service points, 1 ace.
Ava Barber: 4 service points.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to Candor 3-0. Game scores were 26-28, 16-25 and 15-25.

O-M's Gina Gavich (11) sends a shot toward the Marathon net in the first half. It appeared to result in a goal, but an offside was whistled nearby on the field, negating the effort.

O-M girls fall short of IAC title, 2-0

DRYDEN, Oct. 16, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls played Marathon to a scoreless tie for 75 minutes Saturday before yielding two goals in the final 4:25 to drop a 2-0 decision in the rainswept Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small Schools title game at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

The Indians, champions of the IAC Small Schools South Division, were outshot by North Division champ Marathon 10-2, and had fewer corner kicks, 5-3.

Odessa goalkeeper Keyonna Gaarrison was kept busy with eight saves and a number of plays that required her to come out from the net to corral loose balls before the Olympian attackers got to them.

The first goal was scored by Marathon's Delta Barber with 4:25 left in the game.

The second score came with 2:48 remaining on a shot by Addison Orum that took an artificial-turf high bounce over Garrison when she moved out to cut it off.

"I thought the O-M girls battled hard the whole game," said Odessa-Montour Coach Burton Brewster. "It was just an unfortunate result."

The Indians return to action at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when they host Edmeston in the first round of the Section IV, Class D Tournament.

Photo in text: O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison goes high to stop a Marathon shot. She knocked the ball upward and caught it as it came down.

Left: O-M's Kelsey Bates, right, fights for control of the ball. Right: The Indians' Hannah Nolan unleashes a shot that curved left of the Marathon net.

Left: Marathon's Delta Barber heads the ball off a corner kick, but the ball went just wide of the Odessa-Montour goal as Hannah Nolan (20), Marissa Marsh (4) and goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison defended. Right: The Indians' Camille Sgrecci sends the ball flying.

O-M's Raven Lott, right, clears the ball from in front of the net late in the first half.

Left: O-M's Eliza Starkweather sends the ball upfield. Right: The Indians' Paisley Jeziorski (15) battles for possession of the ball.

Left: O-M's Lily Halpin maneuvers with the ball. Right: The Indians' Marissa Marsh.

O-M's Tori Brewster (14) sends a shot on goal that was stopped by the Marathon keeper.

Watkins XC runners compete at Marathon

MARATHON, Oct. 16, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School cross country team competed Saturday in the rainswept Marathon Invitational, and came away with one second-place finish -- in the Boys Small School Modified race.

That finish was posted by Isaac Hendrickson, who registered a time of 9:44 to finish just three seconds behind race winner Lucas Stone of Fabius Pompey. There were 88 runners in the race. Hendrickson received a plaque noting his accomplishment.

In the Girls Small School Modified race, Watkins Glen's Aimee Cruz finished 49th among 84 runners with a time of 14:02. The winning time was 10:18.

In the Unseeded Girls Varsity race, Watkins' Breanna Carl placed 21st among 87 runners with a time of 25:17. Montrose's Paige Brewer was first in 21:53.

In the Unseeded Boys Varsity race, Johnny VanScoyk led three Watkins runners by finishing 31st in 20:28. Aiden Maphis was 32nd in 20:30, while Dominic Gublo was 54th in 21:08. There were were 141 runners, led by Montrose's Nate Sinkovich, first in 17:53.

The Senecas return to action on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet at Marathon.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Isaac Hendrickson, who placed second in the Boys Small School Modified race. (Photo provided)

The Seneca Indians' Daniel Ely (78) brings down a Waverly ball carrier.

Seneca Indians fall to Waverly, 25-19

ODESSA, Oct. 15, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians' hopes for a division title were dashed Friday night when they lost to Waverly 25-19 in a Section IV showdown on Odessa-Montour High School's Charles Martin Field.

The Seneca Indians, a combined squad of O-M and Watkins Glen High School athletes, would have put themselves in a position to win the Division V title with a victory. Instead, they fell to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the division, while state-ranked Waverly moves to 7-0 and clinches the division at 3-0.

The Seneca Indians will play division foe Dryden next Friday on the WGHS Alumni Field at 7 p.m. It will be the Watkins Glen Homecoming, just as Friday's game marked Homecoming at Odessa-Montour.

The O-M King and Queen were crowned at halftime. They are Arden Heichel and Jade Baldwin. A Homecoming dance in the school gymnasium followed the game.

Waverly struck first with a field goal from 21 yards at 7:37 of the first quarter. The Seneca Indians went ahead at 8:46 of the second quarter on an 8-yard Dominick Fazzary touchdown run and a point-after kick by Garrett VanOstrand.

Waverly took the lead again at 10-7 on a 3-yard TD run by quarterback Joe Tomasso and an extra-point kick. The TD was set up on a botched WG/OM punt snap that gave the Wolverines the ball on the Seneca Indians' 32-yard line.

The Seneca Indians appeared to take the lead at the end of the half on a 40-yard pass completion to Owen Scholtisek in the end zone, but it was nullified by a penalty call.

WG/OM took the lead again 13-10 at 10:25 of the third quarter when Travon Jones broke free for a 66-yard TD run, but the extra-point kick attempt failed. Waverly answered at 8:14 on a 3-yard TD run after returning the kickoff almost to midfield. The Wolverines converted the point-after for a 17-13 lead.

The advantage swung back to the Seneca Indians when they scored with 1:50 left in the third quarter on a 21-yard Jones run, but the extra point attempt was blocked, leaving the advantage at two points, 19-17.

Waverly, starting at its own 32 on its next possession, drove down the field, converting a key 4th-and-2 at the WG/OM 39, Tomasso breaking free to the 10. A short time later, he completed a 5-yard pass for the go-ahead touchdown -- and then carried the ball across for a two-point conversion and a 25-19 lead.

Each team stalled and punted on its next possession, Waverly sending a punt deep into Seneca Indians territory, where WG/OM started its final drive at the 10.

The Seneca Indians drove to the 46, converted a 4th-and-2 on a Fazzary run, and got another first down on a pass to Cayden Confer at the Waverly 35. Jones moved them near another first down on a second-down run to the 27, but with time winding down under a minute, they stalled there, turning the ball over on downs.

Waverly then ran out the clock.

The Seneca Indians outrushed Waverly 246-194, and had 102 passing yards to the Wolverines' 24.

Jones led WG/OM rushers with 152 yards on 19 carries, while Fazzary gained 48 on 10 carries, and Scholtisek 34 on 11 carries.

Cameron Holland completed 9 of 17 passes for the Seneca Indians, with Jones catching 4 for 55 yards, and Scholtisek 3 for 29 yards.

On defense, Daniel Ely led the Seneca Indians in tackles with 5, while Connor Marsiglio registered 4, and Fazzary and Thomas Snow 3 each.

"We kept Waverly from doing a lot of things they've been doing against other teams," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland. "Number one would be passing.

"But we had missed opportunities," he added, noting that "you don't want to have to play catch-up against a team like that.

"But now we move on," he said. "There's a lot of football left, and good things can happen."

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Travon Jones wards off a would-be tackler on his 66-yard touchdown run.
Middle: WG/OM's Dominick Fazzary crosses the goal line on an 8-yard TD run.
Bottom: Seneca Indians quarterback Cameron Holland launches a pass.

Left: The Homecoming King, Arden Heichel, with the Queen, Jade Baldwin.
Right: WG/OM's Travon Jones goes high to haul in a pass.

Left: The Seneca Indians' Connor Marsiglio stops a Waverly ball-carrier.
Right:
WG/OM's Garrett VanOstrand kicks off.

Left: WG/OM's Jacob Menzi (2) closes in on a Waverly ball-carrier. Right: The Seneca Indians' Owen Scholtisek (24) gains some second-half yardage.

The Seneca Indians' Thomas Snow gains some hard-fought yardage on a kickoff.

Watkins volleyball team loses to S-VE

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 15, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Friday to Spencer-Van Etten in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Game scores were 8-25, 22-25 and 20-25.

Individual statisics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Melanie Wysocki: 8 service points, 3 digs.
Colby Thurston: 1 service point, 1 kill.
Chelsea Parsons: 2 kills, 4 digs.
Cassidy Ploucha: 2 digs.
Kendall Gascon: 6 service points.
Sarah Jones: 3 service points, 1 kill.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to S-VE, 3-0. Game scores were 21-25, 24-26 and 10-25.

Section IV openers set for O-M, WG girls

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Oct. 14, 2021 -- Seedings and pairings were announced Thursday for the upcoming Section IV girls soccer tournament.

The Odessa-Montour High School girls, seeded No 3 in Class D with a 10-5 record, will host No. 14 Edmeston (6-9) on Wednesday, Oct. 20 on Charles Martin Field at 3:30 p.m. The winner will advance to a game on Oct. 23 against the winner of an opening round game between No. 6 Margaretville (8-2) and No. 11 Cherry Valley-Springfield (6-5).

The Watkins Glen High School girls, 5-8-1 and seeded No. 14 in Class C, will open against No. 3 Unatego (13-2) at Unatego at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. The winner advances to a game on Oct. 23 against the winner of an opener between No. 6 Delhi (10-4-1) and No. 11 Greene (7-5-1).

The boys teams at O-M and Watkins did not qualify for the tournament.

Watkins Glen's Sarah Stolpinski launches on the backstroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins swimmers defeat Notre Dame

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 14, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team topped Elmira Notre Dame 103-51 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas won a heavy majority of the races, as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Sarah Stolpinski, Maddie Moss, Anna Beckley, Faye Mooney, 2:15.98.
200 Free: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 2:09.21.
50 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 26.90.
100 Free: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:00.94.
500 Free: 1st, Kendra Fish, 6:23.20.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Cara Reynolds, Alannah Klemann, Kendra Fish, Faye Mooney, 1:54.34.
100 Back: 1st, Malina Butler, 1:11.74.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Maddie Moss, 1:24.81.

Posting second-place finishes for Watkins Glen were Sarah Stolpinski in the 200 Free, Faye Mooney in the 200 IM, Emily Melveney in the 50 Free, Maddie Moss in the 100 Fly, Malina Butler in the 100 Free, Claire Lewis in the 500 Free, and the 200 Free Relay team of Emily Melveney, Skye Cummings, Malina Butler and Thalia Marquez.

Senior Recognition: The team's three seniors were honored during a break in the middle of the meet. They are Madison Moss, Isabella La Face, and Annaleise Beckley.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann dives at start of the 200 Freestyle, which she won.

Bottom:
The Senecas' Thalia Marquez hits the water at start of the 50 Free. She finished first.

Left: Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish competes in the 200 IM, where she placed third.
Right: The Senecas' Claire Lewis competes in the 200 Free. She placed third.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney en route to second place in the 200 Individual Medley.

The Watkins Glen swim team's three seniors were honored in a Senior Recognition ceremony at the meet. From left, they are Annaleise Beckley, Madison Moss and Isabella La Face.

O-M's Arden Heichel and a Tioga player watch the ball after Heichel cleared it away from a point near the Odessa net.

O-M boys close season with a 1-0 victory

ODESSA, Oct. 14, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team ended its season on a winning note Thursday night, defeating Tioga 1-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The Indians, who had previously posted two wins this season -- both against Watkins Glen -- registered their third win on a second-half goal by Ethan King and some stout defense.

King scored nine minutes into the half, assisted by Ben Campbell.

The win gave O-M a 3-3-1 record in its final seven games after it had dropped its first eight games and 23 in a row over three seasons.

Colton Wig led the team in goals for the season with five, while King and Zach Rounds scored four each. Sophomore David Patterson, tending goal, finished the season with 139 saves.

Photo at right: The Tioga goalkeeper bobbles the ball in the closing minute of the game after an O-M shot as the Indians' Seth Durfey moves in. The keeper grabbed the ball before Durfey could reach it.

O-M volleyball team falls to Tioga, 3-0

TIOGA CENTER, Oct. 14, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Thursday to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Tioga gym.

Game scores were 11-25, 7-25 and 13-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 3 service points, 5 assists.
Emma Landon: 2 kills, 3 digs.
Kyleigh Bates: 2 service points, 2 kills, 2 blocks.
Jade Baldwin: 2 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 3 service points.
Kaylee Watson: 1 service point, 1 ace, 3 digs.
Adrionna Personius: 2 service points.

Junior Varsity: O-M lost to Tioga 2-0. Game scores were 11-25 and 9-25.

Unbeaten season

The Watkins Glen High School girls modified soccer team poses after completing an unbeaten 11-0 season Thursday with a 7-1 victory at home over Newark Valley. Ava Kelly and Olivia VanSkiver each scored two goals, while Erin Snow, Michaela Wheaton and Zade Gomez-Fitzsimmons had one each. Ralph Diliberto is the coach, assisted by Eric VanSkiver.

Odessa-Montour's Kyleigh Bates reaches low for an incoming Candor volley.

O-M volleyball team falls to Candor, 3-0

ODESSA, Oct. 13, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Candor Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 6-25, 20-25 and 17-25.

Individual statistics for Odessa-Montour included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 1 kill, 4 service points, 7 assists.
Emma Landon: 3 service points, 3 kills, 7 digs.
Jade Baldwin: 5 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 digs.
Kyleigh Bates: 1 service point, 1 kill, 1 block, 6 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 5 service points, 3 kills, 1 dig.
Kaylee Watson: 1 service point.

The Indians will return to action Thursday at Tioga.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Candor 3-0. Game scores were 9-25, 23-25 and 12-25.

Senior Night: The lone senior on the team, Jade Baldwin, was honored at a Senior Night ceremony preceding the varsity match. Jade -- who says the O-M team "has been like family" -- hopes to attend St. John Fisher College of Nursing and be a traveling nurse.

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Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Emma Landon prepares to meet an incoming volley.

Bottom: The Indians' Jade Baldwin, the team's only senior, was honored in a pre-match Senior Night ceremony.

Left: Odessa-Montour's Kaylee Watson serves. Right: The Indians' Hannah Kinner keeps her eyes on the ball.

Watkins volleyball team loses to Newfield

NEWFIELD, Oct. 13, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision Wednesday to Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Newfield gym.

Game scores were 21-25, 24-26, 26-24 and 20-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 9 service points, 2 assists.
Melanie Wysocki: 3 aces.
Colby Thurston: 17 service points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs.
Cassidy Ploucha: 3 service points, 3 digs.
Chelsea Parsons: 2 service points, 9 kills.
Sarah Jones: 8 service points, 3 assists, 5 digs.
Ava Barber: 3 service points.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost 3-0 to Newfield. Game scores were 23-25, 9-25 and 22-25.

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

O-M goalkeeper Eliza Starkweather, left, reaches to secure the ball before a Groton attacker can get to it.

Odessa-Montour girls top Groton, 3-1

ODESSA, Oct. 12, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team improved to 10-5 heading into the postseason Tuesday by defeating Groton 3-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Hannah Nolan scored two goals and Tori Brewster one in the Indians' final game before their 4 p.m. Saturday showdown with Marathon for the IAC Small Schools championship. That game will be played at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden.

Groton scored first Tuesday, on a penalty kick to the right corner of the net at 25:09 of the first half. Nolan evened the score with a goal at 21:51, and Brewster put O-M ahead 2-1 at 17:21, assisted by Nolan.

Nolan scored her second goal of the game, and 19th of the year, at 22:07 of the second half, assisted by Brewster.

Odessa had 12 shots on goal to Groton's four, and had a 3-2 edge in corner kicks. Eliza Starkweather registered three saves in goal for O-M, while the Groton netminder had nine saves.

"Now we get ready for the postseason," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, whose team clinched the IAC Small School South Division several games ago. Marathon won the Small School North Division.

Photo in text: O-M's Hannah Nolan prepares to send a shot toward the Groton net. She scored two goals in the game.

Left: O-M's Lily Halpin maneuvers with the ball. Right: The Indians' Tori Brewster, right, battles for control of the ball.

Watkins Glen goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh makes one of her half-dozen saves.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Marathon, 1-0

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 12, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision Tuesday to Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on WGHS's Alumni Field.

After a scoreless first half, Marathon converted on a long blast at 28:57 that sailed just under the crossbar and over Watkins goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh. Ameigh registered six saves in the contest.

"The girls played a really good game, and I am so proud of the progress they have made this year," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "We had so many great opportunities to score today where the ball came off the bar. We had some very nice passes to set up the good shots, but the ball just didn’t find the net.

"Defensively, we played another tough game and it was a deep, high ball that scored for Marathon in the second half. Other than that, I thought we defended well and Lilly played great in goal.

"Senior Night is always emotional, especially with Abby Gibson’s last game at home tonight. Abby is an amazing person and excellent athlete who means so much to our team both as a player, a teammate and friend. It has been a true pleasure knowing her and coaching her over the years and we will all miss her so much!

"We aren’t done yet, as we have Sectionals next week, so hopefully we can keep improving and extend our season."

Sectional seedings and matchups are expected soon.

Senior Night: As Coach Morse noted, Abby Gibson -- the lone senior on the team -- was honored in a Senior Night ceremony at halftime.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Carly Arnold sends the ball upfield.

Left: Watkins Glen's Rachel Vickio (10) passes the ball. Right: The Senecas' Abby Gibson, the team's lone senior, was honored at a halftime ceremony.

A free kick by O-M's Ethan King is on its way. But it was knocked wide by the Notre Dame goalkeeper.

Odessa-Montour boys tie Notre Dame

ODESSA, Oct. 12, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team battled Elmira Notre Dame to a 1-1 tie Tuesday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

O-M took a 1-0 lead just 48 seconds into the game on a goal by Keith June, and maintained that edge throughout the first half and almost all of the second half. But Notre Dame scored on a header off a corner kick with 3:11 remaining in regulation to force overtime.

The overtime format, two 10-minute periods that end in sudden-death fashion with the first goal, produced no scoring, resulting in the tie.

Odessa-Montour returns to action for its season finale Thursday night at home against Tioga.

Senior Night: O-M's seven seniors were honored in a halftime Senior Night ceremony. They are Veer Patel, Ashton Sutton, Keith June, Seth Durfey, Arden Heichel, Casey Keyes and Ethan King.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M narrowly avoided a Notre Dame goal when this kick from short range went just left of the goalpost.

Bottom: Odessa goalkeeper David Patterson goes high to knock away an incoming shot.

The O-M team's seven seniors were honored at a Senior Night ceremony during halftime. From left: Seth Durfey, Casey Keyes, Ethan King, Arden Heichel, Keith June, Ashton Sutton and Veer Patel.

Watkins Glen's Malina Butler dives at start of the 50 Yard Freestyle race. She placed third.

Watkins Glen swimmers defeat Waverly

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 12, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team defeated Waverly 106-77 Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas won nine of 12 events, with Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney and Thalia Marquez each posting four victories. The Watkins wins were as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 2:05.96.
200 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 2:10.81.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 2:26.75.
100 Free: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 59.97.
500 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 5:36.62.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Kendra Fish, Faye Mooney, Thalia Marquez, 1:50.91.
100 Back: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:05.75.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:12.64.
400 Free Relay: 1st, Cara Reynolds, Emily Melveney, Maddie Moss, Malina Butler, 4:23.95.

Second-place finishes were posted for Watkins Glen by Kendra Fish in the 200 IM, and by Emily Melveney in the 100 Fly,

Modified: The Watkins Glen girls Modified swim team defeated Waverly, 79-59.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez on the way to winning the 200 Individual Medley.
Bottom: The Senecas' Kendra Fish competes in the Individual Medley. She placed second.

Seneca Indians improve to 4-1 with 47-13 road win over Cobleskill-Richmondville

SIDNEY, Oct. 9, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team amassed 578 yards and scored seven touchdowns Saturday en route to a 47-13 victory over Section 2's Cobleskill-Richmondville High School on a neutral site, the Sidney High School athletic field.

The win lifted the Seneca Indians -- a Section IV combined team of Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen high school athletes -- to a 4-1 record heading into a key game Friday night against Waverly, which entered the weekend unbeaten. The game will be played on O-M's Charles Martin Field as part of that school's Homecoming.

"The Waverly game has big implications," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland, whose team was Honorable Mention in the state rankings last week. Waverly was ranked No. 6. "We need to beat both them and Dryden to win our division" -- Division 5, where the fourth team is Chenango Valley. The Seneca Indians play Dryden in two weeks, at Watkins Glen.

WG/OM had no problem with Cobleskill-Richmondville -- which earned Honorable Mention in the state last week at 4-1, but this week gained just 229 total yards. The Seneca Indians led 14-6 after one quarter, 27-6 at halftime and 40-6 entering the fourth quarter.

WG/OM rushed for 416 yards, with Owen Scholtisek gaining 151 on 14 carries, Travon Jones 136 on 11 carries, Cameron Holland 33 on five carries, Dominick Fazzary 27 on 10 carries, Brady Cannon 22 on two carries, Ryan Willett 20 on four carries, Bradley Gillis 15 on two carries, and Jacob Menzi 12 on one carry.

Scholtisek scored two rushing TDs, while Jones, Fazzary, Holland and Cannon scored one apiece. Garrett VanOstrand converted all five of the point-after kicks he attempted, but the team came up short on two 2-point attempts.

Holland completed 11 of 17 passes for 162 yards and one TD, to Willett. Jones led receivers with five catches for 81 yards.

On defense, Scholtisek intercepted a pass, and Jones recovered a fumble. Jones led in tackles with four, while Scholtisek had three, and Willett and Jacob Marsiglio two each.

"Once we got rolling," said Coach Holland, "there wasn't an opportunity for them (Cobleskill-Richmondville) to do much."

Of the upcoming Waverly game, he said it was "huge. An opportunity like this doesn't come along often. It's pretty special."

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan (20) prepares to unleash a shot toward the Newfield goal.

O-M girls top Newfield in overtime, 1-0

ODESSA, Oct. 8, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team got a goal from Tori Brewster in the first overtime Friday night to defeat Newfield 1-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Brewster's goal came at 2:25 in the first of two 10-minute overtime sessions off an inbounds pass from teammate Hannah Nolan that caromed off a Newfield defender. The ball went to Brewster about six yards left of the net, and she put it past the near goalpost for the score.

That was the only shot to get past Newfield goalkeeper Ashlee Pealo, who registered 10 saves on a busy night in front of her net. Newfield by contrast had only one shot on the O-M goal, although the Trojans made several forays into the O-M end of the field, sending a couple of shots just wide -- and keeping Indians netminder Eliza Starkweather on her toes.

Odessa also had the edge in corner kicks, 7-4, although none of them led to a goal.

"It was a great team effort," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, "and we found a way to win. I'm very proud of them." He pointed in particular to his seven seniors, who were honored in a Senior Night ceremony at halftime. "I'm going to miss my seniors," he added.

The Indians return to action Tuesday at home against Groton. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Senior Night: The seven seniors honored at halftime included Haley Albertsman, Raven Lott, Marissa Marsh, Courtney Davis, Brittany Cooper, Eliza Starkweather and Camille Sgrecci.

Photos in text:

Top: Odessa-Montour's Haley Albertsman, right, battles Newfield's Emily Taylor for possession of the ball.
Bottom: The Indians' Camille Sgrecci prepares to send the ball flying upfield.

Odessa-Montour's Katie Adams, left, and Brittany Cooper control the ball.

Left: O-M's Gina Gavich (11) chases the ball along with Newfield's Emily Taylor.
Right: The Indians' Lily Halpin prepares to send the ball flying.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster passes the ball. Right: The Indians' Kelsey Bates maneuvers.

Left: Odessa's Raven Lott sends the ball flying. Right: O-M's Paisley Jeziorski prepares to pass the ball.

O-M's seven seniors line up before the Senior Night ceremony honoring them. From left: Brittany Cooper, Marissa Marsh, Eliza Starkweather, Courtney Davis, Haley Albertsman, Camille Sgrecci and Raven Lott.

Members of the Odessa-Montour team pose during halftime of Friday night's game.

Watkins Glen boys fall to Trumansburg

TRUMANSBURG, Oct. 8, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team dropped a 7-1 decision Friday to Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the T-burg athletic field.

The lone goal for the Senecas came from Bryce Cady. Sebastian Gates registered 13 saves in goal for Watkins Glen in the first half, while Cady registered four saves in the second half.

The Senecas return to action Tuesday at home against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins Glen swimmers top Waverly

WAVERLY, Oct. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team defeated Waverly 111-74 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the Waverly pool.

Watkins Glen won each event except for the diving, and finished second there. Top finishes for Watkins Glen included:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Thalia Marquez, 2:03.26.
200 Free: 1st, Kendra Fish, 2:20.35; 3rd, Cara Reynolds, 2:28.74.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 2:29.92.
50 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 26.95.
Diving: 2nd, Sydney Brubaker, 156.55.
100 Fly: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 1:09.55.
100 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 58.13; 3rd, Cara Reynolds, 1:06.09.
500 Free: 1st, Kendra Fish, 6:24.58; 2nd, Emily Melveney, 6:29.62.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 1:51.24.
100 Back: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:05.93.
100 Breaststroke: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:13.88; 3rd, Madison Moss, 1:26.02.
400 Free Relay: 1st, Cara Reynolds, Emily Melveney, Madison Moss, Kendra Fish, 4:22.23.

O-M's Camille Sgrecci (center) clears the ball away from in front of the O-M net.

Odessa-Montour girls blank Moravia 4-0; Nolan scores all 4, sets school career mark

ODESSA, Oct. 6, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team -- behind four goals by Hannah Nolan -- defeated Moravia 4-0 Wednesday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

In the process, Nolan set a school career goal-scoring record, boosting her three-year total to 51 and surpassing Sage Garrison's record of 48.

All four of Nolan's goals came in the first half. She scored on a blast from the right at 35:45, off a Camille Sgrecci corner kick at 31:10, off a pass from Eliza Starkweather at 8:58, and on another blast from the right at 6:23.

O-M had seven shots on goal to Moravia's five, and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks. The Moravia goalkeeper made three saves, while O-M's Keyonna Garrison and Eliza Starkweather had a combined five.

Assists were registered by Sgrecci, Starkweather and Tori Brewster.

Nolan has amassed her career total with 19 goals in her freshman year, 15 in her sophomore season, and 17 this year.

Sage Garrison, on hand at the game, shrugged off her lost record afterward, saying "records are made to be broken." She still holds the school career points mark, a combination of goals and assists.

"We hit the ground running tonight," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "It was a fast start for the O-M girls. The backs played a great game; and really, the whole team did. And Hannah did what Hannah does."

Moravia (6-8) "is an athletic team," he added, "and played hard all game."

The Indians, now 8-5, return to action Friday night against Newfield. Game time is 7 p.m. A Senior Night ceremony will be held.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Hannah Nolan puts her third goal of the night into the Moravia net.
Bottom: The Indians' Raven Lott (2) battles a Moravia player for possession of the ball.

Left: O-M's Tori Brewster (14) maneuvers with the ball. Right: The Indians' Lily Halpin inbounds the ball.

O-M's Hannah Nolan (20, right) scores her second goal, sending the ball (left) into the Moravia net off a corner kick by Camille Sgrecci.

Left: O-M's Paisley Jeziorski (15) fights for the ball. Right: The Indians' Kelsey Bates kicks the ball upfield.

Watkins Glen goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh makes a save. (Photo by Mike Stamp)

Watkins Glen girls tie Campbell-Savona

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 6, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team tied Campbell-Savona 1-1 Wednesday night in a non-league game on WGHS's Alumni Field.

Maddie Tuttle scored the Senecas' lone goal, while goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh registered nine saves.

"It was a very well-played game by both teams," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "There was no score through regulation, and we scored first in overtime only to have them answer with a goal.

"I thought we moved the ball well and defended their forwards very well. Lilly Ameigh was outstanding in goal tonight, making a series of incredible saves. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone on this team for their play today. They have come so far this season while battling numerous injuries, and are always positive, upbeat and working to improve."

The Senecas return to action Tuesday at home against Marathon. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Olivia King (21) battles a Campbell-Savona player for possession of the ball. (Photo by Mike Stamp)

Left: Watkins Glen's Jennifer Gublo (18) controls the ball. Right: The Senecas' Sasha Honrath (19) moves the ball as a C-S player contends for it. (Photos by Mike Stamp)

Left: Watkins' Skye Honrath maneuvers around a Campbell-Savona player. Right: The Senecas' Maddie Tuttle, left, fights for possession of the ball. (Photos by Mike Stamp)

Watkins volleyball team falls to Tioga

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 6, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Wednesday to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS gym.

Game scores were 13-25, 12-25 and 14-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs.
Melanie Wysocki: 7 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist.
Colby Thurston: 2 kills, 3 digs.
Cassidy Ploucha: 1 service point.
Chelsea Parsons: 1 service point, 1 kill, 1 dig.

The Senecas return to action Wednesday at Newfield.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen lost to Tioga, 2-1. Game scores were 14-25, 25-22 and 13-25.

Watkins competes in XC divisional meet

NEWARK VALLEY, Oct. 5, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity cross-country team competed Tuesday at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference divisional meet at Newark Valley High School, but did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score.

Newark Valley won the meet, led by Jonny Sherwood, 1st in the boys race in 19:28. Other schools included Waverly, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, Edison, Tioga, Watkins Glen and Elmira Notre Dame.

The Senecas had four of the five runners needed for a team score, with Aidan Maphis leading the squad with a time of 22:53, good for 11th place among 44 competitors. He was followed by teammates Dominic Gublo (14th in 23:35), Johnny VanScoyk (18th in 24:18) and Jonathan Bond-Trimble (36th in 28:35).

Modified Girls: Watkins Glen's Aimee Cruz was 22nd among 27 runners in 15:20.

Modified Boys: The Senecas' Isaac Hendrickson was 3rd among 20 runners in 8:40. The winning time, posted by Gavin Meier of Notre Dame, was 8:27.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to S. Cayuga

POPLAR RIDGE, Oct. 5, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision Tuesday to Southern Cayuga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference road game.

The Indians, now 2-10, return to action Thursday night at Waverly. Game time is 7 p.m.

A shot by O-M's Haley Albertsman, left, finds the Watkins Glen net, breaking a 0-0 tie.

O-M girls blank Watkins, win division

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 4, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team scored three second-half goals to defeat Watkins Glen 3-0 Monday -- and in the process clinched the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School South Division championship.

The Indians got goals from Haley Albertsman at 39:20 from in front of the Watkins goal, from Tori Brewster at 36:00 on a blast from the left that snuck inside the near goalpost, and from Eliza Starkweather at 13:46 on a crossing pass from Hannah Nolan, who earned an assist on the play. Starkweather put the ball into the right corner of the net.

O-M had a 9-6 edge in shots on goal, and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. Each goalkeeper -- Odessa's Keyonna Garrison and Watkins Glen's Lilly Ameigh -- registered six saves.

"It was a fun cross-county rivalry game," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, whose team (now 7-5) plays its next three games at home -- on Wednesday against Moravia, on Friday against Newfield (Senior Night), and on Tuesday of next week against Groton.

"The girls played hard," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse, "and I'm very proud of their effort today. We have a couple more games this season, so hopefully we can get everyone healthy and finish strong. O-M is a talented team and it's always fun to play them. Congratulations to Coach Brewster and the girls on winning the division, and we wish them good luck in the conference championship game."

Schools in the Small School South Division are O-M, Watkins Glen, Tioga and Newfield.

Watkins Glen (which played without three regulars lost to illness or injury) returns to action Wednesday at home against Campbell-Savona.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Hannah Nolan (center) moves the ball upfield, pursued by Watkins Glen's Olivia King, left, and Carly Arnold.

Bottom: Watkins Glen's Skye Honrath sends a shot on it way.

A shot by O-M's Tori Brewster (14) heads toward the left corner of the Watkins Glen net for the Indians' second goal.

Odessa-Montour's Eliza Starkweather (17) sends the ball toward the right corner of the net for her team's final goal.

O-M goalkeeper David Patterson stops a shot by Watkins Glen's Stoyan Bond (right) with a little more than four minutes left in the game. A goal would have tied the game 2-2.

O-M boys rally to defeat Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 4, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Watkins Glen 3-1 Monday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game played in a steady downpour on WGHS's Alumni Field.

Watkins Glen scored at 17:28 of the first half on a goal by Liam Smith, assisted by Jacob Yontz.

O-M answered with a goal by Casey Keyes at 14:51 of the second half, assisted by Colton Wig. The Indians went ahead at 5:38 on an "own goal" -- one that found the Watkins net after being touched last by a Watkins player.

Watkins threatened to tie at 4:10 on a hot shot by Stoyan Bond that was stopped by O-M goalkeeper David Patterson. Then O-M iced the game at 1:04 on a goal by Wig.

The O-M win was the team's second of the year, with each coming against Watkins Glen, which has won once this season.

Odessa returns to action Tuesday at Southern Cayuga. Watkins Glen is back in action Friday at Trumansburg.

Senior Night: The four seniors on the Watkins Glen varsity were honored in a pregame Senior Night ceremony. The honorees were Stoyan Bond, Gavin Bond, Georgio Fazzary and Anthony Cummings.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Veer Patel, left, and Watkins Glen's Gavin Bond battle for control of the ball.

Botttom: Watkins Glen's Ross Pentz goes high to meet the ball.

O-M's Casey Keyes (3) gets behind the Watkins Glen defense to score his team's first goal.

Watkins Glen's seniors were honored on Senior Night. From left: Stoyan Bond, Georgio Fazzary, Gavin Bond and Anthony Cummings.

O-M volleyball team falls to S-VE, 3-0

ODESSA, Oct. 4, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Spencer-Van Etten Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 15-25, 22-25 and 16-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 6 service points, 2 aces, 9 assists.
Emma Landon: 4 service points, 2 aces.
Kyleigh Bates: 3 service points, 1 ace.
Jade Baldwin: 2 service points, 3 kills, 2 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 2 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills.
Kaylee Watson: 1 kill, 1 dig.
Adrionna Personius: 9 service points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 1 dig.

Odessa returns to action Wednesday at Waverly.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to S-VE, 3-0. Game scores were 17-25, 6-25 and 20-25.

Garrison leading CCC team in goals

CORNING, Oct. 5, 2021 -- Odessa-Montour High School graduate Autumn Garrison is the top goal scorer this season for the Corning Community College women's soccer team -- with five goals and two assists.

The team (1-7) dropped a 7-6 decision Saturday to Niagara Community College. In that contest, Garrison -- a freshman -- scored two goals and had two assists.

The Corning CC squad will play its final home game Wednesday against Lackawanna College.

Watkins Glen boys post 1st victory, 5-3

TIOGA CENTER, Oct. 2, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team -- led by three Liam Smith goals -- rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit Saturday to defeat Tioga 5-3 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tioga athletic field.

The victory was the Senecas' first of the season after five losses.

Also scoring for Watkins Glen were Georgio Fazzary and Stoyan Bond. Bond also registered an assist on one of Smith's goals.

Watkins goalkeeper Bryce Cady recorded eight saves.

"I'm very proud of the boys," said Watkins Glen Coach Angela Cleveland. "It was a great win."

The Senecas return to action Monday at home against Odessa-Montour. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Watkins swimmers 3rd at M-E Fall Fling

ENDWELL, Oct. 2 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team placed third Saturday at the Maine-Endwell Fall Fling 2021, a swim tournament featuring 10 teams held in the M-E High School pool.

Maine-Endwell finished first with 553.5 points, followed by Corning (505), Watkins Glen (333.5), Vestal (285), Union-Endicott (162), Norwich (132), Binghamton (97), Chenango Forks (86), Johnson City (85), and Susquehanna Valley (72).

Top finishes for Watkins Glen included:

200 Medley Relay: 2nd, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Thalia Marquez, 2:01.50.
200 Free: 2nd, Thalia Marquez, 2:06.79; 3rd, Faye Mooney, 2:09.81.
200 IM: 2nd, Alannah Klemann, 2:27.59
50 Free: 6th, Malina Butler, 27.91.
100 Fly: 4th, Emily Melveney, 1:17.55.
100 Free: 2nd, Thalia Marquez, 57.34.
500 Free: 7th, Kendra Fish, 6:22.18.
200 Free Relay: 3rd, Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Emily Melveney, Thalia Marquez, 1:49.47.
100 Back: 3rd, Malina Butler, 1:11.12.
100 Breast: 3rd, Faye Mooney, 1:12.28.
400 Free Relay: 6th, Claire Lewis, Madison Moss, Malina Butler, Emily Melveney, 4:34.72.

The Seneca Indians' Travon Jones goes airborne over one Owego defender and toward another on a run that took him to the 1-yard line, setting up a touchdown.

Seneca Indians top Owego, improve to 3-1

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 1, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team built a 21-7 halftime lead and then held off Owego in the second half Friday night to post a 29-7 victory in a Section IV football game on Watkins Glen High School's Alumni Field.

The Seneca Indians -- a combined team of WGHS and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- built their halftime lead on Owen Scholtisek touchdown runs of five and six yards, and a Dominick Fazzary touchdown run of four yards.

After a scoreless third quarter, they registered their last TD with 10:33 left in the game on a one-yard run by quarterback Cameron Holland, adding a two-point conversion on a pass to Scholtisek. Extra points had been added on each of the first three TDs on kicks by Garrett VanOstrand.

WG/OM (now 3-1) took advantage of takeaways, scoring one TD after an Owego fumble deep in its own territory. The Seneca Indians also picked off two Owego passes -- once by Scholtisek and once by Fazzary. With the loss, Owego slipped to 1-3.

Travon Jones led Seneca Indians runners with 91 yards on 12 carries, while Scholtisek gained 63 on 11 carries, Fazzary 50 on 15 carries, and Thomas Snow 33 on two carries. WG/OM gained 241 yards on the ground, and 82 through the air.

Cameron Holland completed 9 of 17 passes, with three each going to Jones and Scholtisek.

The Seneca Indians defense allowed just 130 yards by Owego -- 98 on the ground and 32 passing. The lone Owego touchdown was aided by WG/OM penalties.

Snow, Jones and Bradley Gillis led the Seneca Indians with four tackles each, while Fazzary registered three.

"We had a sluggish start," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland, "but after that, we really got after it. Both the offensive and defensive lines did a great job."

He also praised the fan turnout, including a strong student cheering section. "It really helps fire the guys up," he said.

The Seneca Indians return to action on Saturday, Oct. 9 against Cobleskill at a neurtal site: Sidney High School. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

Senior Night: The 15 seniors on the Seneca Indians were honored in a Senior Night ceremony preceding the game. They are Jacob Menzi, Garrett VanOstrand, Jonathan Gillis, Cameron Holland, Travon Jones, Owen Scholtisek, Dominick Fazzary, Ethan Day, Brayden Heady, Jacob Marsiglio, Draven Hollenback, Daniel Ely, Cayden Confer, Adam Pastore and Luke Spahalski.

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Owen Scholtisek (24) and Travon Jones break up a long Owego pass play
Middle: WG/OM's Jacob Menzi (2) upends an Owego runner.
Bottom: Seneca Indians quarterback Cameron Holland (8) pitches the ball to Owen Scholtisek.

Owego defenders chase the Seneca Indians' Thomas Snow on his 31-yard run.

Left: Seneca Indians running back Dominick Fazzary gains some yardage. Right: The Seneca Indians' Jonathan Gillis (4) hits an Owego receiver as the ball squirts away.

Owen Scholtisek dives to successfully complete a 2-point conversion after the Seneca Indians' final touchdown.

The Seneca Indians' 15 seniors were honored in a Senior Night ceremony. Front from left: Jonathan Gillis, Garrett VanOstrand, Draven Hollenback, Brayden Heady, Owen Scholtisek, Jacob Menzi and Dominick Fazzary. Back from left: Travon Jones, Ethan Day, Luke Spahalski, Daniel Ely, Cayden Confer, Adam Pastore, Jacob Marsiglio and Cameron Holland.

Odessa-Montour girls lose to Notre Dame

ODESSA, Oct. 1, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team's record slipped to 6-5 Friday night when the Indians dropped a 3-1 decision to Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

O-M led 1-0 at halftime on a Tori Brewster goal. Notre Dame answered with second-half goals at 29:09, 17:12 and 9:59.

Notre Dame had 10 shots on goal to O-M's five, and led in corner kicks, 10-2. Keyonna Garrison registered seven saves in goal for the Indians.

"I thought the Odessa girls played their hearts out, battling all night," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "Notre Dame is a very fast and very skilled team."

O-M returns to action Monday at Watkins Glen. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Watkins Glen's Abby Gibson sends a shot toward the Waverly net. It was caught by the Woliverines' goalkeeper.

Watkins Glen girls fall to Waverly, 4-0

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 1, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team's record slipped to 5-5 Friday when the Senecas lost 4-0 to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS soccer field.

Waverly, which built a 3-0 first-half lead, "is a very good team," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "I was proud that the girls played tough and hung around with several players out today."

Brenna Pierce registered 16 saves in goal for the Senecas.

Watkins Glen returns to action Monday at home against Odessa-Montour. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Carly Arnold sends the ball flying upfield.

Watkins Glen's Maddie Tuttle passes the ball in second-half action against Waverly.

Watkins' Emily Melveney launches into the backstroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins swimmers top Dryden, 99-62

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 30, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team defeated Dryden 99-62 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas won the first nine races before exhibitioning in the final two -- racing without a chance of earning points, a traditional mode of sportsmanship in swimming when the outcome of the meet is no longer in doubt.

The top finishes posted by the Senecas:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Sarah Stolpinski, Alannah Klemann, Malina Butler, Faye Mooney, 2:13.42. 2nd, Emily Melveney, Kendra Fish, Maddie Moss, Thalia Marquez, 2:15.31.
200 Free: 1st, Kendra Fish, 2:21.87; 2nd, Emily Melveney, 2:23.38.
200 IM: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 2:28.94; 2nd, Faye Mooney, 2:35.92.
50 Free: 1st, Malina Butler, 28.67.
100 Fly: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 1:09.17; 2nd, Sarah Stolpinski, 1:24.46.
100 Free: 1st, Kendra Fish, 1:02.99.
500 Free: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 5:52.33; 2nd, Maddie Moss, 6:40.89.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Maddie Moss, Anna Beckley, Emily Melveney, 2:00.10; 2nd, Kendra Fish, Claire Lewis, Sarah Stolpinski, Alannah Klemann, 2:01.08.
100 Back: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 1:08.38; 2nd, Malina Butler, 1:14.66.

The Senecas return to action Saturday morning at Maine-Endwell.

Photos in text;

Top: Watkins Glen's Sarah Stolpinski swims the first leg of the 200 Medley Relay, which her squad won.

Bottom: The Senecas' Thalia Marquez checks the scoreboard after swimming the final leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen's Claire Lewis glides underwater after diving at start of the 200 Free.

Watkins Glen's Maddie Moss competes in the 200 Medley Relay against Dryden.

O-M goalkeeper David Patterson, on the ground, blocks a Marathon scoring attempt.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to Marathon

ODESSA, Sept. 30, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team dropped an 8-2 decision to Marathon Thursday night in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The Indians (1-9) got their first goal from Patrick Croft, a 20-yard blast that tied the game 1-1 in the first half. Marathon scored the next two goals before O-M's Ethan King scored on a free kick 9:38 before intermission. Marathon then scored at 1:33 to enter halftime ahead 4-2.

The second half saw Marathon pull away with goals at 30:45, 26:31, 10:21 and 7:34.

David Patterson and Croft shared goaltending duties for Odessa-Montour, and both were kept busy by the effective Marathon offense.

Odessa is scheduled to return to action Monday evening at Watkins Glen. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Photo in text: O-M defender Arden Heichel (6) races a Marathon player to the ball.

Female O-M soccer players past and present were on hand to cheer on the boys.

O-M's Ethan King sends the ball flying, left, and it sails into the Watkins net over leaping goalkeeper Sebastian Gates, right. The goal, at 6:26 of the second half, put Odessa ahead for good, 3-2.

O-M boys top Watkins, end losing streak

ODESSA, Sept. 29, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team got two second-half goals from Ethan King and another from Veer Patel Wednesday to overcome Watkins Glen 3-2 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

With the victory, O-M ended a 23-game losing streak that began when the Indians lost their last seven games two seasons ago. They then went winless through last season's eight games, and through this season's first eight games. Watkins Glen is now 0-5 this year.

Watkins Glen had the game's only first-half goal, coming at 36:26 when Bryce Cady scored off a corner kick. Georgio Fazzary assisted.

O-M tied the game at 23:51 of the second half with a blast from 25 yards by Patel that found the right corner of the Watkins net, and the Indians took the lead at 20:29 when King scored on a 40-plus yard direct kick that sailed just under the crossbar, over the hands of Watkins goalkeeper Sebastian Gates.

Watkins Glen tied the game 2-2 at 17:55 off a free kick by Fazzary. Liam Smith leaped high to head the ball into the left side of the net, past O-M goalkeeper Patrick Croft. Fazzary earned his second assist on the play.

But O-M's King struck again on another 40-yard direct kick, sending the ball (once again) just under the Watkins goal's crossbar and over a leaping Gates.

"I thought we did a lot of really good things, but ran out of steam in the second half," said Watkins Glen Coach Angela Cleveland.

O-M returns to action Thursday night at home against Marathon. Game time is 7 p.m. Watkins Glen plays Thursday night, as well, hosting Southern Cayuga. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Liam Smith (left, in headband) leaps high to head the ball into the Odessa-Montour net. His goal tied the game 2-2.

Bottom: O-M's Arden Heichel, left, and Watkins' Ross Pentz head the ball.

Odessa-Montour's Veer Patel (11) fires a shot that found the right corner of the Watkins Glen net for his team's first goal, tying the game 1-1 in the second half.

Watkins Glen's Bryce Cady(13) sends the ball into the O-M net for the only first-half goal.

Odessa-Montour girls lose to NV, 2-0

NEWARK VALLEY, Sept. 29, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team's five-game winning streak ended Wednesday when the Indians fell to Newark Valley 2-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the NV athletic field.

"It was a battle all the way," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, who praised his backs -- Marissa Marsh, Camille Sgrecci, Raven Lott, Kelsey Bates and Sarah Strobel -- for a "brilliant" game.

Newark Valley scored its first goal with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, and didn't get its second until just 1:10 was left in the game.

Newark Valley outshot Odessa 20-5, although Brewster said "there were not a lot of dangerous shots" from the Cardinals. NV also had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison registered 18 saves.

The Indians, now 6-4, return to action Friday night at home against Elmira Notre Dame. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins Glen's Skye Honrath, left, reacts as she scores a first-half goal.

Watkins Glen girls defeat SVEC, 5-2

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 29, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team -- led by three Abby Gibson goals -- raised its record to 5-4 Wednesday night by defeating Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 5-2 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS Alumni Field.

All of Gibson's goals came in the second half after the Senecas had built a 1-0 lead in the first half on a Skye Honrath goal. The fifth Watkins goal came on a corner kick, glancing into the net off an SVEC player. Carly Arnold and Jennifer Gublo each registered an assist in the game.

Lilly Ameigh made six saves in goal for Watkins Glen.

"The girls played well tonight and I am proud of the effort they have been putting in," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "It has been great seeing them come together as a team and continue to improve."

The Senecas return to action Friday at home against Waverly. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Abby Gibson, right, watches as the SVEC goalie stops one of her first-half shots. Gibson later scored three goals.

Left: Watkins Glen's Molly O'Connell-Campbell (9) controls the ball. Right: The Senecas' Maisie Robertson sends the ball flying upfield.

O-M volleyball team falls to NV, 3-0

ODESSA, Sept. 28, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Newark Valley Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 10-25, 12-25 and 18-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 6 service points, 3 aces, 2 assists.
Kyleigh Bates: 1 service point, 1 ace.
Jade Baldwin: 6 service points, 2 aces, 1 block.
Dominick Elliott: 1 kill, 1 block.
Kaylee Watson: 1 service point, 1 ace, 1 dig.
Adrionna Personius: 1 service point, 1 kill.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Newark Valley, 2-1. Game scores were 8-25, 25-23 and 5-25.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Jade Baldwin (15) battles at the net.

O-M's Dominick Elliott, left, and Adrionna Personius volley against Newark Valley.

Watkins volleyball team loses to TAE, 3-1

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 28, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Elmira Heights Edison Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Game scores were 14-25, 12-25, 26-24 and 12-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 5 assists.
Melanie Wysocki: 4 service points, 3 aces, 3 kills, 2 digs.
Sarah Jones: 2 assists, 1 dig.
Chelsea Parsons: 2 service points.
Kendall Gascon: 3 service points, 1 dig.
Ava Barber: 1 dig.
Sierra Morris: 1 kill.

Junior Varsity: Watkins lost to Edison, 3-0. Game scores were 19-25, 11-25 and 22-25.

Watkins Glen's Malina Butler swims the Butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen swimmers top Lansing

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 28, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team defeated Lansing 103-73 Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

Alannah Klemann and Faye Mooney led the Senecas with four victories apiece.

Watkins Glen won the following events:

200 Medley Relay: Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Cara Reynolds, 2:06.50.
50 Free: Faye Mooney, 26.60.
100 Free: Alannah Klemann, 59.35.
200 Free Relay: Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Malina Butler, Emily Melveney, 1:53.58.
100 Back: Alannah Klemann, 1:05.74.
100 Breaststroke: Faye Mooney, 1:14.74.
400 Free Relay: Emily Melveney, Cara Reynolds, Kendra Fish, Alannah Klemann, 4:13.82.

Watkins Glen got second-place finishes from Cara Reynolds in the 200 Free, Kendra Fish in the 200 IM and 100 Back, Emily Melveney in the 100 Fly, Malina Butler in the 500 Free, and Maddie Moss in the 100 Breaststroke.

The Senecas return to action Thursday at home against Dryden.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish competes in the 200 IM.
Bottom: The Senecas' Emily Melveney dives at start of the 200 IM.

Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann swims the Backstroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Roundup of the Schuyler Strikers' weekend

The following update on the Schuyler Striker soccer teams' results from the Sept. 25-26 weekend were provided to The Odessa File by the soccer club.

On Saturday, both U10 boys teams brought home wins.

Our 13's/14’s team beat the UE Junior Tigers, 8-2, with Connor Wood, Ori Kramer, Olin Kramer and Landon Bianco all contributing goals. Silas Smith held down the goalie position the whole game.

Our 12’s team beat the Taughannock Typhoons 5-3 with Lucas Schubmehl scoring all 5 with assists from Hank Titus, Will Peters, and Dominik Thomson. Izzy Gomez-Fitzsimmons held down the goalie position the whole game.

Sunday brought mixed results for the club. Our U10 girls brought home a win over Soaring Capitals and our U13 girls brought home a win over Cortland, while our U10-12 boys suffered a loss to the BC United UE Tigers and our U13 boys suffered a 2-1 loss to Corning United.

Photo in text: Hank Titus with the ball. (Photo by Ashley Koehler)

O-M girls blank Tioga; Nolan nets 3 goals

TIOGA CENTER, Sept. 27, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team -- led by three Hannah Nolan goals -- defeated Tioga 4-0 Monday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tioga athletic field.

The victory was O-M's fifth in a row, lifting its mark to 6-3.

The Indians -- who also got a goal from Tori Brewster and an assist from Gina Gavich -- got off to what Coach Burton Brewster said was "a slow start," recording one first-half goal, on a penalty kick.

O-M outshot Tioga 11-3, and had a 1-0 edge in corner kicks. Keyonna Garrison registered three saves in goal for the Indians, while Tioga keeper Gabby Foley had seven.

Nolan now has a team-leading 13 goals, while Brewster has nine.

O-M returns to action Wednesday at Newark Valley. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Watkins Glen's Skye Honrath (13) sends the ball on its way in the top photo, and out of the reach of the Newfield goalkeeper in the bottom photo, for the second of her three goals.

Watkins Glen girls defeat Newfield, 7-2

NEWFIELD, Sept. 27, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team -- led by three Skye Honrath goals and two by Abby Gibson -- evened its record at 4-4 Monday by defeating Newfield 7-2 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Newfield athletic field.

Also scoring for the Senecas were Sasha Honrath and Olivia King. Katrina Ricca and Carly Arnold each registered an assist.

Watkins Glen took a 3-0 lead on Honrath's first two goals and one by Gibson, and reached halftime ahead 3-1 before pulling away for the victory. Lillian Ameigh notched seven saves in goal for the Senecas.

"I am very happy how the girls played today," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "Every player on the roster made positive contributions in the game. We have been working towards better ball movement and that is showing in games. Our defensive line is doing an outstanding job of starting the attack by moving the ball forward with some excellent looks and sharp passing.

"Carly Arnold, Maisie Robertson, Brenna Pierce, Rachel Vickio and Sasha Honrath don’t often get a lot of recognition, but they have steadily improved as a defensive unit and are playing very well right now. We have a stretch of home games, so hopefully we can continue to improve and finish strong."

The Senecas return to action Wednesday at home against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins' Sasha Honrath, right, maneuvers around a Newfield player.
Bottom: The Senecas' Abby Gibson scores the first of her two goals.

Left: Watkins Glen's Carly Arnold settles an incoming pass. Right: The Senecas' Maddie Tuttle, right, reaches the ball first, sending it upfield.

Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez dives at start of the 100 Free, and reacts after winning with a personal best time. She also won the 200 Free.

Invitational in the Glen: Marquez wins 2; WG finishes 4th; Horseheads takes title

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 25, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School sophomore Thalia Marquez won the 200 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Free -- the latter in a personal-best time -- as her team finished in fourth place Saturday at the third annual Invitational in the Glen swim meet held at WGHS.

Also placing first for the Senecas was Faye Mooney, who won the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:12.22.

Horseheads won the team title with 486 points, while Corning was runner-up with 392. Hilton High School was third with 371.5 points, followed by Watkins Glen (319.5), Ithaca (259), Lansing (230), Dryden (95) and Elmira Notre Dame (56).

Marquez won the 200 in a time of 2:00.58, down from her Friday preliminary time of 2:03.14. She then won the 100 Free with a personal best of 55.59, down from Friday's 57.45 and her first time under 56 seconds. She exhibited both surprise and delight when she learned her time at the end of the race.

Top finishes for Watkins Glen included the following:

200 Free Relay: 3rd, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 2:00.91.
200 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 2:00.58; 4th, Alannah Klemann, 2:07.38.
200 IM: 8th, Kendra Fish, 2:38.45.
50 Free: 2nd, Faye Mooney, 25.76.
100 Fly: 8th, Emily Melveney, 1:17.92.
100 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 55.59.
500 Free: 12th, Cara Reynolds, 6:49.40.
200 Free Relay: 2nd, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Alannah Klemann, Thalia Marquez, 1:47.23.
100 Back: 3rd, Alannah Klemann, 1:03.85.
100 Breast: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:12.22; 7th, Maddie Moss, 1:26.60.
400 Free Relay: 5th, Kendra Fish, Maddie Moss, Emily Melveney, Cara Reynolds, 4:23.75.

"We had some excellent swims today from many different members of the squad," said Watkins Glen Coach Nichole Chaffee. "The girls continue to train hard and stay focused on their goals, individual and team, and that hard work is paying off as evidenced by their times.

"There was some great competition here today and that always helps all of the teams have some great swims. All in all it was a very successful weekend. It’s exciting to be at a big meet again, do it safely and feel that energy."

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Malina Butler competes in the 100 Fly. She placed 12th.
Bottom: The Senecas' Faye Mooney swims the breaststroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann dives at start of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen's Emily Melveney competes in the consolation finals of the 200 IM. She placed 13th.

The Senecas' Cara Reynolds on the way to 9th place in the 200 Freestyle.

Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish swims the backstroke leg of the 200 IM. She placed 8th.

Watkins Glen runners compete at Owego

OWEGO, Sept. 25, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity cross country team competed Saturday in the large Owego Invitational, but didn't have enough runners to qualify for a team score.

The meet, featuring 13 small schools and 11 large schools, saw Johnny VanScoyk lead Watkins runners in the Small School division, finishing 18th on the 3.1-mile course with a time of 19:57. Dominic Gublo was 28th in 21:20, while Nick Bonsignore was 52nd in 24:02 and Jonathan Bond-Trimble was 58th in 24:30. There were 71 Small School runners.

To qualify for a team score, the Senecas would have needed a fifth runner.

Boys Modified: Watkins Glen's Isaac Hendrickson was 10th among 71 Small and Large School runners racing together, and 5th among 26 Small School runners, in a time of 10:32. The winning time was 9:19.

Watkins Glen returns to action at the IAC South Division meet on Oct. 5 at Newark Valley.

O-M boys lose to Tioga in overtime, 5-4

TIOGA CENTER, Sept. 25, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team built a 4-0 halftime lead before losing to Tioga 5-4 in overtime Saturday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tioga athletic field.

Zach Rounds led the first-half O-M surge with two goals.

The Indians (0-8) return to action Tuesday night at home against Watkins Glen. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins Glen boys fall to Newfield, 14-1

NEWFIELD, Sept. 25, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen boys varsity soccer team returned to action Saturday after a layoff, and ran into a buzzsaw at Newfield, losing to the Trojans 14-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game.

The Senecas started with 10 players, and were down to nine by halftime and seven by the end of the game due to injuries.

Liam Smith scored the Senecas' lone goal on a penalty kick in the second half. Sebastian Gates registered 10 saves in goal for Watkins Glen.

The Seneca Indians' Jacob Menzi intercepts an Oneonta pass in the end zone late in the first half.

Seneca Indians defeat Oneonta, 27-6

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 24, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team scored on its first play from scrimmage Friday night and went on to a 27-6 victory over Oneonta in a Section IV non-divisional football game on the Watkins Glen High School Alumni Field.

The Seneca Indians, now 2-1, covered 67 yards on that first play on a Cameron Holland pass to Travon Jones, who caught the ball on a crossing pattern and then outran the Oneonta defense. Nathan VanOstrand added a point-after kick.

The home team -- a combined squad of Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen high school athletes -- added a second touchdown in the first half on a 5-yard Jones run, but the extra-point kick was blocked. WG/OM reached halftime ahead 13-0.

The lead increased to 19 points in the third quarter when Owen Scholtisek caught a short Holland pass and turned it upfield for a 17-yard touchdown. A two-point conversion attempt failed.

The Seneca Indians added a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, the TD coming on a 7-yard pass to Adam Pastore in the back of the end zone. Oneonta (2-1) finally scored with about two minutes remaining.

Jones gained 50 yards on eight carries and caught three passes for 90 yards. Scholtisek carried the ball nine times for 40 yards and caught four passes for 61 yards. Dominick Fazzary ran 39 yards on 13 carries, and caught one pass for 21 yards. Pastore caught two passes for 25 yards, while Cayden Confer caught one for 16 yards.

Cameron Holland completed 10 of 16 passes for 226 yards and no interceptions. WG/OM intercepted two Oneonta passes in the first half. The first was by Bradley Gillis, and the second in the end zone by Jacob Menzi.

The Seneca Indians gained 345 yards to Oneonta's 226. The Yellowjackets gained 170 yards on the ground and 56 through the air.

The bleachers on the home side of the field were full, with spectators also lining the nearby fence.

"It was a great crowd," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland. "Kudos to the kids who came out. We're appreciative of the support."

WG/OM returns to action at home Friday against Owego. Game time is 7 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Owen Scholtisek reaches out to score a touchdown on a 17-yard pass play.

Middle: WG/OM's Travon Jones looks up after making a leaping, twisting catch.

Bottom: The Seneca Indians' Cayden Confer turns upfield after catching a pass.

Seneca Indians quarterback Cameron Holland loses the ball as he reaches for the end zone on a 2-yard run around end. The ball went through the end zone for an Oneonta touchback.

Left: The Seneca Indians' Dominick Fazzary gains some yardage. Right: WG/OM's Bradley Gillis (30) grabs Oneonta quarterback Kaden Halstead as Travon Jones (21) moves in to help with the tackle.

O-M's Hannah Nolan (20) sends a shot that gets past the Tioga keeper for a goal.

Odessa-Montour girls defeat Tioga, 5-1

ODESSA, Sept. 24, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team got two goals each from Eliza Starkweather and Hannah Nolan Friday night on the way to a 5-1 victory over Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The Indians built a 2-0 first-half lead on a goal apiece by Starkweather and Nolan. They both scored again in the second half, along with teammate Tori Brewster. Nolan also had two assists, while Haley Albertsman had one.

Keyonna Garrison registered four saves in goal for the Indians, while Starkweather had two. Tioga's Gabby Foley made 20 saves. The Tigers' lone goal was by Rachel Feeko.

O-M outshot Tioga 24-8, and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Photo in text: O-M's Tori Brewster, right, maneuvers around a Tioga defender.

Odessa-Montour's Eliza Starkweather (17) celebrates her first of two goals.

Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez races in the 200 Free preliminary. She placed second.

Watkins Glen hosts swim invitational

Preliminaries held Friday; finals are Saturday afternoon

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 24, 2021 -- Preliminaries held Friday set up Saturday's finals in the third annual Invitational in the Glen swim meet in the Watkins Glen High School pool.

Swimmers from eight schools are competing: Watkins Glen, Elmira Notre Dame, Lansing, Ithaca, Horseheads, Hilton, Dryden and Corning.

The top eight swimmers in each prelim event qualified for Saturday's finals, The next eight are in the consolation finals. Diving will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., with swimming to start at 2 p.m.

Watkins Glen, which is also represented by some Odessa-Montour swimmers, placed third in the 200 Medley Relay prelim, with Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler and Thalia Marquez posting a time of 2:02.11.

Other top Watkins Glen prelim finishes:

200 Free: 2nd, Thalia Marquez, 2:03.14; 4th, Alannah Klemann, 2:08.69.
200 Individual Medley: 6th, Kendra Fish, 2:37.25.
50 Free: 3rd, Faye Mooney, 26.29.
100 Butterfly: 8th, Emily Melveney, 1:17.62.
100 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 57.45.
500 Free: 12th, Cara Reynolds, 6:39. 65.
200 Free Relay: 3rd, Watkins Glen, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Alannah Klemann, Thalia Marquez, 1:49.82.
100 Back: 3rd, Alannah Klemann, 1:04.78.
100 Breast: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:13.67; 7th, Maddie Moss, 1:27.64.
400 Free Relay: 5th, Watkins Glen, Kendra Fish, Maddie Moss, Emily Melveney, Cara Reynolds, 4:27.38.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Emily Melveney races in the 200 Individual Medley.
Bottom: The Senecas' Claire Lewis competes in the 200 IM.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney dives at start of the second leg of the Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen's Melanie Wysocki (6) volleys against Odessa-Montour.

Watkins volleyball team defeats O-M, 3-1

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 23, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team came from one set down to defeat Odessa-Montour 3-1 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Games scores were 18-25, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-17.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 5 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 15 assists and 1 block.
Emma Landon: 5 service points, 2 aces, 8 kills, 1 dig.
Kyleigh Bates: 8 service points, 4 aces, 1 assist, 2 digs.
Jade Baldwin: 6 service points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 1 block, 4 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 7 service points, 5 aces, 5 kills.
Kaylee Watson: 5 service points, 1 ace.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included the following:

Jade Scaptura: 3 service points, 2 aces, 12 assists.
Melanie Wysocki: 12 service points, 5 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs.
Colby Thurston: 11 service points, 6 aces, 3 kills, 4 digs.
Cassidy Ploucha: 8 service points, 2 kills, 5 digs.
Madelyn Jones: 1 block, 2 digs.
Sierra Morris: 2 service points, 4 kills.
Chelsea Parsons: 5 service points, 4 kills, 2 digs.
Kendall Gascon: 7 service points, 4 aces, 3 digs.
Ava Barber: 10 service points, 2 aces, 1 dig.
Sarah Jones: 6 service points, 1 ace, 8 assists.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Odessa-Montour, 3-0. Game scores were 25-18, 25-11 and 25-22.

Senior Night: Watkins Glen's six seniors were honored in a Senior Night ceremony preceding the varsity match.

Honored were Jade Scaptura, Melanie Wysocki, Colby Thurston, Madelyn Jones, Sierra Morris and Cassidy Ploucha.

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Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Jade Baldwin, right, and Watkins Glen's Sierra Morris battle at the net.
Middle: Watkins Glen's Jade Scaptura passes to a teammate.
Bottom: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Kinner meets the ball.

Odessa-Montour's Dominick Elliott, left, and Emma Landon volley against Watkins Glen.

The Watkins Glen seniors were honored before the match. From left: Madelyn Jones, Cassidy Ploucha, Colby Thurston, Jade Scaptura, Melanie Wysocki and Sierra Morris.

Odessa boys fall to Trumansburg, 5-1

ODESSA, Sept. 23, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team played Trumansburg even through the first half before falling to the Raiders 5-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game Thursday night on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The Indians (0-7) trailed 1-0 when Patrick Croft lofted a long arcing shot that went over Trumansburg goalkeeper Colby Grove with 1:14 remaining before halftime to forge a 1-1 tie.

But T-burg took just 17 seconds to score in the second half, added two goals within 22 seconds of each other -- at 26:56 and 26:34 -- and closed out the scoring at 6:34. A large majority of the play in the second half was in the O-M end of the field, where goalkeeper David Patterson was kept consistently busy.

Odessa-Montour returns to action Saturday at Tioga. Game time is 11 a.m.

Photo in text: O-M goalkeeper David Patterson, left, stops a Trumansburg shot on goal, deflecting it to his left wide of the net.

Left: A shot by O-M's Patrick Croft eludes Trumansburg goalkeeper Colby Grover for the Indians' only goal of the game. Right: O-M's Casey Keyes (3) controls the ball.

Nolan's 4 goals lead O-M past Newfield

NEWFIELD, Sept. 22, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team -- behind four goals by Hannah Nolan -- defeated Newfield 5-2 Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Newfield athletic field.

O-M (now 4-3) built a 3-0 first-half lead, all of the goals coming from Nolan. She was assisted by Katie Adams on one and by Tori Brewster on two. Nolan scored again in the second half, as did Brewster. Kelsey Bates earned an assist.

O-M outshot Newfield 10-6, and had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. Odessa goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison registered four saves.

"On offense, we really started clicking," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "We were playing purposefully and fast."

The Indians return to action Friday at home against Tioga. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins Glen's Olivia King (21) moves in on a ball that rebounded out from the Tioga goalkeeper after the Senecas' Maddie Tuttle, arm raised at right, had attempted a shot. King scored a moment later.

Watkins Glen girls blank Tioga, 6-0

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 22, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team got goals from six different players Wednesday night on the way to a 6-0 victory over Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS Alumni Field.

First-half goals were registered by Sasha Honrath on a free kick at 33:38, by Skye Honrath on a shot from the left at 29:52, and by Olivia King off a rebound at 21:52.

Second-half goals came from Abby Gibson on a blast from in front at 24:32, from Maddie Tuttle on a shot from the right at 16:05, and from Jennifer Gublo, who beat the goalie to the ball in close at 15:09.

Lilly Ameigh registered three saves in recording the shutout.

"The girls played well tonight," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse, whose team returns to action at Newfield on Monday. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Abby Gibson sends a shot that found the Tioga net for the Senecas' fourth goal of the game.

Watkins Glen's Julia Spahalski, left, and Rachel Vickio, center, control the ball, while teammate Carly Arnold sends it flying upfield.

Watkins Glen's Maddie Tuttle sends a shot that found the left corner of the Tioga net for the Senecas' fifth goal of the game.

Left: Watkins Glen's Katrina Ricca meets the ball. Right: The Senecas' Skye Honrath, right, moves the ball past a Tioga defender.

Left: Watkins' Sasha Honrath, left, who scored the Senecas' first goal, is congratulated by teammate Abby Gibson. Right: The Senecas' Jennifer Gublo (18) reaches out to kick the ball from below the Tioga keeper's hands and into the net for the final goal of the game.

The ball flies loose after a shot by Watkins' Molly O'Connell-Campbell (9) bounced off the Tioga goalkeeper (center). It was cleared a moment later from in front of the net.

O-M volleyball team loses to Edison, 3-0

ODESSA, Sept. 22, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Edison Wednesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Games scores were 18-25, 16-25 and 8-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 3 service points, 1 ace, 8 assists.
Emma Landon: 2 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill.
Kyleigh Bates: 2 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills.
Jade Baldwin: 4 service points, 3 kills, 1 dig.
Dominick Elliott: 4 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill.
Kaylee Watson: 5 service points, 1 dig.
Adrionna Personius: 1 kill.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Edison, 3-0. Games scores were 11-25, 14-25 and 12-25.

Watkins volleyball team falls to Candor

CANDOR, Sept. 22, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team lost 3-0 Wednesday to Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Candor gym.

Game scores were 1-25, 13-25 and 14-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included:

Cassidy Ploucha: 3 digs.
Colby Thurston: 1 kill, 4 digs.
Melanie Wysocki: 1 ace, 2 digs.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen lost to Candor, 2-1. Game scores were 10-25, 25-19 and 17-25.

Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish on the way to first place in the 100 Butterfly.

Watkins swimmers top Southern Cayuga

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 21, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team remained unbeaten Tuesday when it defeated Southern Cayuga 93-67 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas, who exhibitioned (raced without expectation of any points, as a matter of sportsmanship) in the final two events, posted wins in each of the first nine races, as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Thalia Marquez, 2:04.67.
200 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 2:02.38.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Kendra Fish, 2:40.11.
50 Free: 1st, Faye Mooney, 26.27.
100 Butterfly: 1st, Kendra Fish, 1:19.18.
100 Free: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:00.05.
500 Free: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 5:35.08.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Faye Mooney, Kendra Fish, Alannah Klemann, Thalia Marquez, 1:50.19.
100 Back: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 1:05.99.

In the 100 Breaststroke, Mooney posted the fastest time, but exhibitioned -- so the winning points went to a Southern Cayuga swimmer. In the 400 Free Relay, the Watkins team (also exhibitioning) of Cara Reynolds, Maddie Moss, Malina Butler and Emily Melveny posted the fastest time.

Second-place finishes for Watkins Glen in the first nine races included Emily Melveney in the 200 IM, and Maddie Moss in the 100 Fly.

Modified: Watkins Glen defeated Southern Cayuga, 86-29.

Photos in text:

Top: Watkins Glen's Alannah Klemann en route to victory in the 100 Free.
Bottom: The Senecas' Faye Mooney dives at start of the 50 Free, which she won.

Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez on the way to victory in the 200 Free.

Left: Watkins Glen's Malina Butler (foreground) dives at start of the 200 Free. She placed third. Right: The Senecas' Sydney Brubaker. She and teammate Skye Cummings each executed six dives. There was no Southern Cayuga diver.

Glen XC team places 3rd at S. Cayuga

POPLAR RIDGE, Sept. 21, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity cross country team placed third in a six-team Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet Tuesday at Southern Cayuga High School.

Trumansburg won the race with 15 points, followed by Southern Cayuga (50) and Watkins Glen (62). Moravia, Marathon and Groton had incomplete teams, and so did not qualify for team scores.

Johnny VanScoyk led Watkins runners with a 9th-place finish on the 2.48-mile course in 16:10. Aidan Maphis was 11th in 16:31, while Dominic Gublo was 16th in 17:59, Nick Bonsignore 22nd in 19:02, and Jonathan Bond-Trimble 24th in 19:58. There were 31 runners in the race, which was won by Trumansburg's Elijah Schechter in 15:07.

Girls Varsity: Watkins Glen's lone entry, Breanna Carl, was 5th among 21 runners in 18:17. The race winner was Southern Cayuga's Nora Burroughs in 16:52.

Boys Modified: Watkins Glen's lone entry, Isaac Hendrickson, was 7th among 19 runners on the 1.5-mile course in 10:17. Blake Birdsall of Marathon won in 9:29.

Odessa-Montour boys lose to Newfield

NEWFIELD, Sept. 21, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Newfield Tuesday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Newfield athletic field.

O-M (0-6) was ahead 1-0 at halftime on a Colton Wigg goal, assisted by Ethan King, on a play set up by Veer Patel. But Newfield's Zachary Taylor scored twice in the second half to give the home team the victory.

O-M goalkeeper David Patterson registered 10 saves.

Odessa returns to action Thursday at home against Trumansburg. Game time is 7 p.m.

Odessa-Montour's Dominick Elliott, left, and Kaylee Watson in action against Tioga.

O-M volleyball team loses to Tioga, 3-0

ODESSA, Sept. 20, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Tioga Monday evening in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 11-25, 13-25 and 12-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 4 assists.
Emma Landon: 4 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 1 dig.
Kyleigh Bates: 3 service points, 1 ace, 1 dig.
Jade Baldwin: 1 service point, 1 kill, 1 dig.
Dominick Elliott: 1 dig.
Kaylee Watson: 2 kills, 2 digs.

The Indians return to action Wednesday at home against Edison.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Tioga 3-0. Game scores were 9-25, 3-25 and 11-25.

Photo in text: O-M's Jade Baldwin volleys against Tioga.



Odessa-Montour's Eliza Starkweather sends a shot on goal in the first half. The SVEC goalkeeper stopped it.

Odessa-Montour girls blank SVEC, 4-0

ODESSA, Sept. 20, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team evened its season record at 3-3 Monday night by defeating Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 4-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead early in the first half on a blast by Tori Brewster from the right side to the far corner of the net. She was assisted by Hannah Nolan.

Ten minutes into the second half, Brewster scored again, this time unassisted. O-M made it 3-0 at 25:59 on a Haley Albertsman goal off a Katie Adams crossing pass. Nolan concluded the scoring with a goal at the 19-minute mark.

Odessa outshot SVEC 15-4, and had a 1-0 edge in corner kicks. Keyonna Garrison registered three saves and Eliza Starkweather one save in goal for the Indians.

"We played much better on offense in the second half than we did in the first," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "And the defense was good the whole game."

Odessa-Montour returns to action Wednesday at Newfield. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: O-M's Marissa Marsh (4) battles a SVEC player as teammate Raven Lott (2) moves in to help out.

Left: O-M's Camille Sgrecci sends the ball upfield. Right: The Indians' Paisley Jeziorski, right, battles a SVEC player for possession of the ball.

Tori Brewster, right, sends a shot that found the Tioga net for O-M's first goal.

O-M's Hannah Nolan unleashes a shot on goal. It was stopped by the SVEC goalie.

Watkins girls lose to Campbell-Savona

CAMPBELL, Sept. 18, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team saw its record slip to 2-4 Saturday when the Senecas dropped a 5-2 decision to Campbell-Savona in a non-league road game.

Katrina Ricca and Abby Gibson scored Watkins Glen's goals, while Maisie Robertson registered an assist. Lilly Ameigh made 23 saves in goal.

"We actually played quite well despite the final score," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "We played with just ten players today, and having played a tough game last night, just ran out of gas. We tied the game at two early in the second half and played very well throughout. The girls fought hard and I thought we passed the ball much better today and defended well much of the game.

"Katrina Ricca didn't know that she would be able to play today as she has struggled all week with a sprained ankle, but she was all over the field making a huge impact on the game. Our goal now is to get everyone healthy and look for a little more consistency as we move forward."

The Seneca Indians' Owen Scholtisek (24) finds some running room against Tioga.

Seneca Indians fall to Tioga, slip to 1-1

TIOGA CENTER, Sept. 17, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians high school varsity football team's record slipped to 1-1 Friday night with a 27-14 Section IV non-divisional loss to Tioga on the road.

Tioga (now 2-0) led 6-0 after one quarter and 14-0 at halftime. Each team scored in the third period and again in the fourth.

"When you play a quality team like Tioga," said Seneca Indians Coach Trevor Holland, "it shows you what you have to work on. They have good players, and we have good players, but in the end it comes down to who scores the most points, and they seem to find a way to do that."

Tioga had 391 total yards (276 rushing and 115 passing) to the Seneca Indians' 269 yards (107 rushing and 162 passing). Both of the touchdowns for the Seneca Indians -- a combined team of Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen high school athletes -- were through the air, on a 4-yard toss to Travon Jones and a 19-yarder that Adam Pastore caught with one hand.

Jones led WG/OM rushers with 55 yards on nine carries, while Owen Scholtisek carried 10 times for 49 yards. Jones caught three passes for 77 yards, and Cayden Confer caught three for 26 yards. Quarterback Cameron Holland completed 11 of 18 passes, including two each to Pastore and Scholtisek.

The Seneca Indians return to action Friday at home against Oneonta. Game time is later than usual -- at 8 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Cayden Confer (80) turns after catching a pass.
Bottom: WG/OM's Adam Pastore picks up some yardage. (Photos by Derick Willett)

O-M's Camille Sgrecci sends a shot that found the Watkins net and tied the game 2-2.

Corner kicks prove key as O-M girls top Watkins 4-2 in Small School South battle

ODESSA, Sept. 17, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team came from behind twice Friday night to defeat intracountry rival Watkins Glen 4-2 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Small School South Division game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Watkins Glen (now 2-3) took the early lead on a Sasha Honrath goal just 4:01 into the game. It came on a free kick, the ball entering the O-M net just under the crossbar and above the reach of goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison.

O-M (also 2-3) tied the game 1-1 at 19:08 when a Camille Sgrecci corner kick from the left found the far side of the Watkins Glen net, just inside the goalpost. It appeared to deflect off a Watkins defender.

Both defenses then held for the rest of the half.

The Senecas took the lead again at 36:41 of the second half when Skye Honrath sent a blast from the right that found the left corner of the Odessa net. But Sgrecci evened the score at 24:22, again off a corner kick -- this time sending a laser blast past Watkins keeper Lilly Ameigh after the ball had rebounded out to her.

O-M's Hannah Nolan put her team ahead for the first time at 12:41 by putting a shot in the left corner from in close after receiving a through pass from teammate Lily Halpin, who earned an assist on the play.

O-M then secured the victory with a goal by Tori Brewster at 3:27 -- again off a Sgrecci corner kick that rebounded off a Watkins defender out to Brewster on the left, She found the near corner of the net.

"That was a tough loss," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "The girls worked hard and I think we controlled possession, but the story of the game was corner kicks. You can't concede eight corners and allow three goals off corners and win games, and that's what hurt us. We will work on it and figure it out.

"The O-M girls always play hard and these are fun games. We have a quick turnaround with a game against Campbell-Savona tomorrow afternoon, so we have to shake it off and get back at it."

O-M outshot Watkins 9-8, but held an 8-1 advantage on those corner kicks. Garrison registered six saves in goal for O-M, while Ameigh had five for Watkins Glen.

While the first O-M goal off Sgrecci's corner kick "helped us get our footing," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster, "we got our momentum off the second goal" -- Sgrecci's laser blast from the left.

Watkins Glen, said Brewster, "is a tough young team. They play hard, and they'll just keep improving. And I'm proud of the Odessa girls for hanging in there and getting the momentum."

He had particular praise for Sgrecci, who "played a great game -- having something to do with three of the goals."

Odessa-Montour returns to action Monday at home against Spencer-Van Etten/Candor. Game time is 7 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: O-M's Hannah Nolan (20) puts the ball into the left corner of the Watkins net.
Middle: Watkins goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh secures the ball after a shot by O-M's Paisley Jeziorski (who is visible in the background).
Bottom: Watkins' Skye Honrath, left, meets the ball as O-M's Marissa Marsh moves in.

O-M's Tori Brewster (14) sends the ball toward the Watkins net for the final goal.

Left: Watkins' Sasha Honrath, left, and O-M's Haley Albertsman meet an incoming kick. Right: O-M's Lily Halpin (3) and Watkins' Rachel Vickio battle for possession of the ball.

Watkins Glen's Katrina Ricca, right, blocks an incoming Odessa-Montour pass.

Left: A shot by Watkins Glen's Sasha Honrath on a free kick eludes O-M keeper Keyonna Garrison for the game's first goal. Right: Watkins' Julia Spahalski, right, and O-M's Kelsey Bates battle at midfield.

O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison stops a shot by Watkins Glen's Skye Honrath (right).

Watkins Glen's Melanie Wysocki, left, and Jade Scaptura volley against Newfield.

Watkins volleyball team tops Newfield

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 16, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team defeated Newfield 3-1 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Game scores were 25-21, 8-25, 25-21 and 25-21.

Individual statistics provided from the match were incomplete.

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

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen defeated Newfield 2-1. Game scores were 25-13, 25-16 and 7-25.

Photo in text: Watkins' Chelsea Parsons volleys as teammate Colby Thurston watches.

SVEC's Mason Holmes goes flying as O-M goalkeeper David Patterson corrals the ball.

Odessa-Montour boys fall to SVEC, 9-0

ODESSA, Sept. 16, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team's record slipped to 0-5 Thursday night when the Indians dropped a 9-0 decision to Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

SVEC scored its first goal just two minutes into the game, and added four more goals in the final 18:04 of the first half for a 5-0 advantage. The Eagles added second-half goals at 38:24, 25:46, 20:20 and 0:53.

O-M goalkeeper David Patterson was repeatedly pressured by the efficient SVEC offense -- stopping 11 shots and breaking up many other opportunities before SVEC had a chance to shoot. Patrick Croft relieved him at that position with 20 minutes left in the game.

The Indians return to action Tuesday at Newfield. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: O-M's Keith June, left, maneuvers the ball as a SVEC player approaches.

Members of the O-M girls varsity soccer team were on hand to cheer on the Odessa boys.

The O-M defense closes in as Addison's Jillian Ames attempts a second-half shot. It was deflected wide of the net.

Odessa-Montour girls fall to Addison, 5-1

ODESSA, Sept. 15, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team's record slipped to 1-3 Wednesday night when the Indians dropped a 5-1 decision to Addison in a non-league game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Addison took a 2-0 lead in the first half before Odessa's Hannah Nolan scored on a penalty kick 10:51 before intermission. Addison responded with a goal 41 seconds later, and scored again at 6:25 to go into halftime with a 4-1 edge. It added its final goal at 21:09 of the second half.

Addison had 11 shots on goal to O-M's five, and three corner kicks to O-M's two. Keyonna Garrison made six saves in goal for Odessa, while the Addison goalkeeper registered four.

"Addison played a good game," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "They kept putting pressure on us."

But he said his team played hard, and "we had enough chances to score five goals, too. We just have to finish better."

O-M returns to action Friday at home against Watkins Glen. Game time is 7 p.m.

Photo in text: O-M's Lillian Halpin, right, races toward the ball. She reached it first.

Left: O-M's Haley Albertsman (1) controls the ball. Right: Odessa's Kelsey Bates (19) fights for possession of the ball.

Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan, center, moves upfield, racing past two Addison players.

Watkins Glen's Kendra Fish dives at start of the 200 Individual Medley. She placed 2nd.

Watkins Glen swimmers top Notre Dame

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 14, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team posted an 87-55 victory Tuesday over Elmira Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference meet in the WGHS pool.

The Senecas won seven of the first eight events and then exhibitioned -- swam without the chance of earning points -- in the final three events, a traditional sportsmanship move in high school swimming.

The victories were posted as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 1st, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Malina Butler, Thalia Marquez, 2:05.65.
200 Freestyle: 1st, Alannah Klemann, 2:08.46.
200 Individual Medley: 1st, Faye Mooney, 2:36.75.
50 Freestyle: 1st, Thalia Marquez, 26.56.
100 Freestyle: 1st, Faye Mooney, 1:00.26.
500 Freestyle: 1st, Kendra Fish, 6:31.04.
200 Free Relay: 1st, Malina Butler, Emily Melveney, Maddie Moss, Cara Reynolds, 1:59.33.

In those first eight races, Watkins also got second-place finishes from Kendra Fish in the 200 IM, Malina Butler in the 50 Free, Thalia Marquez in the 100 Fly, Emily Melveney in the 100 Free, and Sarah Stolpinski in the 500 Free.

Photo in text: Watkins' Alannah Klemann swims the first leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

Watkins Glen's Faye Mooney enters the water on the second leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

O-M volleyball team falls 3-1 to Newfield

ODESSA, Sept. 14, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Newfield Tuesday evening in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 23-25, 22-25, 25-20 and 22-25.

Individual statistics for O-M included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 5 service points, 6 assists.
Emma Landon: 8 service points, 1 ace, 1 assist, 3 digs.
Kyleigh Bates: 8 service points, 3 aces, 1 kill, 1 dig.
Jade Baldwin: 7 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 5 digs.
Dominick Elliott: 12 service points, 5 aces, 4 kills, 1 block.
Kaylee Watson: 1 assist.
Adrionna Personius: 7 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig.

O-M returns to action Wednesday at Candor.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Newfield 3-0. Game scores were 18-25, 20-25 and 16-25.

Photo in text: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Kinner volleys against Newfield.

Watkins XC boys place 3rd at T-burg

TRUMANSBURG, Sept. 14, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity cross country team posted three wins and two losses while finishing third Tuesday at a six-team meet at Trumansburg High School.

Trumansburg won the meet with 26 points, with Lansing second at 30. Watkins Glen was third with 91, just ahead of Southern Cayuga (92). Groton and Moravia had incomplete teams (fewer than five runners).

The winning time on the 3.1-mile course was 16:18 by T-burg's Elijah Schechter. Top runner for Watkins was Aidan Maphis (17:41), followed by Johnny VanScoyk (17th in 18:45), Dominic Gublo (21st in 19:41), Nick Bonsignore (28th in 21:02) and Jonathan Bond-Trimble (40th in 27:16). There were 44 runners.

Varsity Girls: Watkins Glen's lone entry, Breanna Carl, was 13th among 25 runners in 21:53. The winning time was 19:07, posted by Southern Cayuga's Sophia Bennett.

Modified Boys: Watkins Glen's lone entry, Isaac Hendrickson, was third among 21 runners in 10:44 on a 1.55-mile course. The winning time was 10:33.

Watkins Glen returns to action Tuesday at Southern Cayuga.

O-M girls top S. Cayuga for 1st victory

POPLAR RIDGE, Sept. 13, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team registered its first win of the season Monday, defeating Southern Cayuga 3-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the SC athletic field.

O-M's Tori Brewster scored two goals and Katie Adams one -- all in the first half on the way to a 3-0 halftime lead. Hannah Nolan assisted on Brewster's first goal.

Southern Cayuga (0-3) notched its goal just 1:15 into the second half, and the rest of the contest was scoreless.

Odessa-Montour outshot Southern Cayuga 9-6, while SC had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. O-M's Keyonna Garrison registered five saves in goal, the same number as SC's goalkeeper.

Odessa returns to action Wednesday night at home against Addison, and hosts Watkins Glen on Friday. Starting time for both games is 7 p.m.

Striker teams have mixed weekend results

The following update on the Schuyler Striker soccer teams' results were provided to The Odessa File by the soccer club.

Saturday morning brought our U10 13/14 Boys a 7-4 win over Taughannock Typhoons. Connor Wood contributed three goals, Dominik Koehler had two, plus Ori Kramer and Landon Bianco both added one apiece. Silas Smith and Olin Kramer split time in goal. The team's next game is Saturday 9/18 at 12 noon in Hector vs. the Oneonta Yellowjackets.

Saturday evening brought our U13 Boys Gold team a tough 5-1 loss to Cortland. Evvie Zinger scored the lone goal, with Breyden Seamon in goal the whole game. Their next game is Saturday 9/18 in Hector at 4 p.m. vs. the Dryden Sweaty Falcons.

Sunday brought wins for all three of our Lady Strikers teams! Our U10 Girls Red Team won 7-4 over BC United. Lily Mace, Ellie Bacon, Ava Bradley, Aubrey Blauvel, and Michaela Sorce all contributed goals while Adelaide Root, Michaela Sorce, Morgan Saks, and Aubrey Blauvelt split time in goal.

Our U10 Girls Blue Team won 3-0 over the Soaring Capitals. McKenzie Wheaton had two goals and Saskia Decho added one while Allyson Oliver and Saskia Dechow split time in goal.

Finally, our U13 girls came away with a 7-6 win over the Soaring Capitals. Leah Antes, Aleah Ventra and Michaela Wheaton each had two goals and Bri Tuttle had one while Reese Rounds held down the goalie position all game.

Our girls are in action this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Hector. Both the U10 girls and U13 girls have games.

Photo in text: Soccer action last weekend. (Photo provided)

Campbell-Savona goalkeeper Karissa Champion makes a kick save on a shot by Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan (20, at right).

O-M girls fall to Campbell-Savona, 2-1

ODESSA, Sept. 11, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team's record slipped to 0-2 Saturday when the Indians dropped a 2-1 decision to Campbell-Savona in a non-league game on O-M's Charles Martin Field.

Campbell-Savona struck first, scoring with 2:14 left in the first half on a goal by Donna Clark. Odessa tied the game at the 15:29 mark of the second half when Hannah Nolan headed in a crossing pass from Tori Brewster. But C-S secured the winning goal with 4:34 left on the clock on a goal by Mackenzie Hodder.

Campbell goalkeeper Karissa Champion made several outstanding saves, while two Odessa shots hit the crossbar. She registered seven saves, the same number posted by O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison.

C-S outshot Odessa 9-8, while each team had four corner kicks.

"It was incredibly evenly played," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "Our kids played hard, which was an improvement over the last game" -- a 7-1 loss at Waverly.

Odessa-Montour returns to action Monday at Southern Cayuga.

Photo in text: After stopping a Campbell scoring attempt, O-M goalkeeper Keyonna Garrison reaches for the ball as it squirts loose. It was cleared from in front of the net by the O-M defense.

Left: O-M's Gina Gavich (11) prepares to pass the ball. Right: Odessa's Marissa Marsh inbounds the ball.

Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster (14) sends a shot on the Campbell-Savona net. It was stopped by goalkeeper Karissa Champion.

Glen XC runners compete at ND meet

HORSEHEADS, Sept. 11, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity and modified cross-country runners were among the competitors Saturday at Notre Dame's first-ever Crusader Clash Invitational held at Elmira College's Murray Athletic Complex.

Nine schools competed in five races: Notre Dame, Waverly, Watkins Glen, Dryden, Groton, Bath-Haverling, Hornell, Edison and Johnson City. The varsity course measured 4K, while the modified course was 1.5 miles.

Boys Modified: Watkins Glen's lone entry, Isaac Hendrickson, was third among 24 runners in 7:09.55.

Girls Varsity: Watkins Glen's lone competitor, Breanna Carl, was seventh among 26 runners in 20:10.

Boys Varsity: Johnny VanScoyk led Watkins runners by finishing 11th among 29 runners in 16:59. The Senecas' Aidan Maphis was 12th in 17:01, while Dominic Gublo was 18th in 17:46, and Jonathan Bond-Trimble 29th in 29:18.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen runners at start of the boys varsity race. (Photo provided)

O-M competes in C-S volleyball tourney

CAMPBELL, Sept. 11, 2021 -- Odessa-Montour High School was among eight schools competing Saturday in the 14th annual Campbell-Savona Volleyball Tournament at the C-S high school.

Eight teams participated: Campbell-Savona, Odessa-Montour, Arkport-Canaseraga, and Wellsville in Pool A, and Bath, Cuba-Rushford, Canisteo-Greenwood, and Hammondsport in Pool B.

Wellsville took first place in Pool A while Arkport-Canaseraga took second. Canisteo-Greenwood took first place in Pool B while Cuba-Rushford took second.

Wellsville then beat Cuba-Rushford 2-0 with scores of 25-8 and 25-17, while Canisteo-Greenwood beat Arkport-Canaseraga 2-1 with scores 25-22, 24-26 and 25-19.

Wellsville defeated Canisteo-Greenwood in the finals 2-0 by scores of 25-7 and 25-20.

Odessa-Montour's Jade Baldwin was named to the All-Tournament team. The MVP was Wellsville's Brooklyn Stisser.

The Seneca Indians' Dominick Fazzary carries the ball. (Photo by Derick Willett)

Seneca Indians defeat Chenango Valley

BINGHAMTON, Sept. 10, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity high school football team opened its regular season Friday night with a victory, defeating Chenango Valley 35-12 in a Section IV, Division V game on the CV football field.

The Seneca Indians, a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes, fell behind 6-0 in the first quarter, led 7-6 at halftime, and trailed 12-7 in the third quarter before turning it around and pulling away from Chenango Valley. WG/OM took the lead 14-12 in the third quarter and then scored three touchdowns in the fourth.

Travon Jones led Seneca Indians runners with 129 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns. Owen Scholtisek gained 69 yards on 10 carries and scored one touchdown. Dominick Fazzary gained 46 yards on 8 carries and scored one touchdown, while Thomas Snow scored the other one while gaining 38 yards on 2 carries. Garrett VanOstrand converted three of four extra-point kicks, while WG/OM converted one two-pointer. The team gained 317 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Cameron Holland completed 5 of 10 passes for 78 yards, with Jones and Cayden Confer each catching two of his throws, and Scholtisek one. Chenango Valley (0-1) did not complete any passes and rushed for 144 yards.

Daniel Ely led WG/OM in tackles with seven, while Jake Menzi, Jones, Fazzary and Adam Pastore each registered three tackles. The Seneca Indians forced six fumbles and recovered two of them -- one each by Confer and Alex Holmes.

While behind in the third quarter, "we were getting on ourselves," said Coach Trevor Holland. But after taking the lead, he said, "we got after them," symbolized by "some great open-field tackles. We wore them down. It was a great road win for us."

The Seneca Indians return to action Friday at Tioga. Game time is 7 p.m.

Photos in text:

Top: The Seneca Indians' Daniel Ely (78) grabs hold of a Chenango Valley ball-carrier.
Bottom: WG/OM's Adam Pastore hits a CV ball-carrier. (Photos by Derick Willett)

WG/OM's Travon Jones (21) on his way to a touchdown. (Photo by Derick Willett)

Glen girls top Tioga, even mark at 2-2

TIOGA CENTER, Sept. 10, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team -- led by Skye Honrath's three goals -- raised its record to 2-2 Friday by defeating Tioga 5-2 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Tioga soccer field.

Also scoring for the Senecas were Katrina Ricca and Julia Spahalski, while Ricca and Maddie Tuttle each registered an assist. Lillian Ameigh made 10 saves in goal for Watkins Glen.

"I am incredibly proud of the girls and how hard they played today," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "We have been working on trying some different things in the early stretch of the season and I loved to see things begin to come together.

"Both our defense and offense played really well today. Hopefully we can keep progressing. I couldn't ask for a better group of players to work with every day."

The Senecas return to action Friday at Odessa-Montour. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins boys fall to Marathon, 6-2

MARATHON, Sept. 10, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team's record slipped to 0-3 Friday when the Senecas dropped a 6-2 decision to Marathon in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Marathon athletic field.

Watkins Glen got a first-half goal from Stoyan Bond, and a second-half goal from Liam Smith, assisted by Bond. Goalkeeper Sebastian Gates registered six saves.

"We had another slow start, giving Marathon a 5-1 lead in the first half," said Watkins Glen Coach Angela Cleveland, "but came out strong in the second. It was nice to get a couple of goals in the net, but we really need to work on both starting and finishing the game strong."

The Senecas return to action Tuesday at home against Odessa-Montour. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Glen volleyball team loses to Tioga, 3-0

TIOGA CENTER, Sept. 9, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team's record slipped to 0-2 Thursday when the Senecas dropped a 3-0 decision to Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the Tioga gym.

Game scores were 15-25, 10-25 and 10-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included:

Jade Scaptura: 5 assists.
Kendall Gascon: 5 digs.
Maddy Jones: 2 blocks.
Chelsea Parsons: 3 blocks.
Melanie Wysocki: 2 aces, 3 digs.
Colby Thurston: 5 service points, 3 kills, 5 digs.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen lost to Tioga, 2-0. Game scores were 4-25 and 14-25.

Watkins girls fall to Newark Valley, 5-0

NEWARK VALLEY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team's record slipped to 1-2 Wednesday when the Senecas dropped a 5-0 decision to Newark Valley in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the NV athletic field.

Lillian Ameigh registered 12 saves in goal for Watkins Glen.

"We started very slowly and struggled throughout the first half against a talented Newark Valley team," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse. "We had a better second half defensively but are still struggling to put the ball in the net.

"We have moments of doing some good things. We just need to get everyone healthy and continue to work hard and improve."

The Senecas return to action Friday at Tioga. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Left: Watkins Glen's Chelsea Parsons volleys against Newark Valley. Right: The Senecas' Ava Barber prepares to meet the ball.

Watkins volleyball team opens with loss

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 8, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School varsity volleyball team opened its season with a loss Wednesday, falling to Newark Valley 3-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the WGHS Field House.

Game scores were 17-25, 11-25 and 11-25.

Individual statistics for Watkins Glen included:

Melanie Wysocki: 7 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills.
Colby Thurston: 5 kills.
Chelsea Parsons: 4 kills, 6 digs.
Sarah Jones: 5 digs.
Jade Scaptura: 5 assists.

Watkins Glen returns to action Thursday at Tioga.

Junior Varsity: Watkins Glen lost to Newark Valley 3-0. Game scores were 4-25, 16-25 and 11-25.

Photo in text: Watkins' Colby Thurston (15) battles at the net against Newark Valley.

O-M girls open season with a loss

WAVERLY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School girls varsity soccer team opened its season on a losing note Wednesday night, falling to Waverly 7-1 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly athletic field.

Waverly outshot O-M 15-3, and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Tori Brewster scored the Indians' only goal, while Keyonna Garrison registered 8 saves in goal.

"We never found our rhythm offensively," said O-M Coach Burton Brewster. "Keyonna made some outstanding saves during the course of the game."

Odessa-Montour returns to action Saturday at home against Campbell-Savona. Game time is 10 a.m.

The five members of the Watkins Glen boys varsity cross country team -- lined up on the right -- start the race.

Watkins XC team goes 2-2 at home meet

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity cross country team posted two victories and two losses Tuesday in its lone home meet of the year -- a multi-school competition held behind the high school.

The Watkins girls squad has just one runner -- senior Breanna Carl -- who finished sixth among 17 competitors with a 24:36 on the 3.1-mile course. Carl, a six-year member of the cross country squad, was honored before the meet in a Senior Night ceremony.

In the boys meet, Watkins defeated Groton and Notre Dame, each of which had an incomplete team with just two runners. The Senecas fell to Lansing, 15-50, and Waverly, 23-32.

Lansing went 4-0 and Waverly 3-1, while Notre Dame and Groton were both 0-3.

In the girls meet, Lansing topped the field with a 4-0 record. Top runner was Piper Young of Notre Dame, who finished in 20:51.

Sam Bell of Lansing led the boys race in 18:05. Top Watkins Glen finisher was Johnny VanScoyk (11th in 21:30), while teammate Dominic Gublo was 12th in 21:48. Other Watkins runners in the field of 32 were Aiden Maphis (17th in 22:47), Nick Bonsignore (21st in 23:57), and Jon Bond-Trimble (32nd in 39:45).

Modified: A Modified boys/girls race of 1.5 miles saw Gavin Meier of Notre Dame lead a field of 24 runners in 9:45.07. Watkins Glen's lone entry, Isaac Hendricksen, was sixth in 10:19.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen senior Breanna Carl as she was honored during a Senior Night ceremony preceding her race.

Watkins swimmers open with two wins

DRYDEN, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity swim team defeated Whitney Point and Dryden Tuesday in a season-opening Interscholastic Athletic Conference tri-meet in the Dryden High School pool.

The Senecas topped Whitney Point 136-21, and defeated Dryden 127-41.

"We had a lot of good things happen in the meet," said Watkins Glen Coach Nikki Chaffee, "and the girls are starting to get to know each other and work as a team. I'm looking forward to what the rest of the season brings!"

Watkins posted wins in each race, as follows:

200 Medley Relay: Emily Melveney, Madison Moss, Malina Butler and Cara Reynolds, 2:19.44
200 Free: Faye Mooney, 2:14.39
200 IM: Thalia Marquez, 2:30.72
50 Free: Kendra Fish, 28.44
100 Fly: Emily Melveney, 1:21.90
100 Free: Alannah Klemann, 59.87
500 Free: Thalia Marquez, 5:46.01
200 Free Relay: Alannah Klemann, Kendra Fish, Faye Mooney, Thalia Marquez, 1:51.95
100 Back: Alannah Klemann, 1:07.16
100 Breast: Faye Mooney, 1:15.30
400 Free Relay: Thalia Marquez, Kendra Fish, Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, 4:11.37

Watkins Glen's Georgio Fazzary (4) and Trumansburg's Jordan Cabeza Fernandez fight for possession of the ball in first-half action.

Watkins Glen boys lose to Trumansburg

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team's record slipped to 0-2 Tuesday when the Senecas dropped a 6-0 decision to Trumansburg in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS athletic field

The Senecas fell behind 2-0 in the first four minutes, and trailed 4-0 at halftime. Watkins Glen goalkeeper Sebastian Gates registered 8 saves.

"We started off slowly against a very talented Trumansburg team," said Watkins Glen Coach Angela Cleveland. "It was nice to finally field an entire team of eleven and we are still getting used to playing with each other. We are eager to keep learning and growing as a team and are looking forward to getting back on the field Friday against Marathon."

That road game starts at 4:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen's Jacob Yontz sends the ball flying.

O-M volleyball team falls to Waverly

ODESSA, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School varsity volleyball team opened its season with a loss Tuesday, falling to Waverly 3-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match in the O-M gym.

Game scores were 14-25, 21-25 and 19-25.

Statistics for Odessa-Montour included the following:

Hannah Kinner: 2 service points, 1 ace, 2 assists.
Emma Landon: 5 service points, 2 kills.
Kyleigh Bates: 1 service point, 1 dig.
Jade Baldwin: 10 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills.
Dom Elliott: 2 kills.
Kaylee Watson: 6 service points, 2 assists.

Junior Varsity: Odessa-Montour lost to Waverly, 3-0. Game scores were 14-25, 12-25 and 23-25.

The Seneca Indians' Garrett VanOstrand sends a place-kick on its way.

Seneca Indians prep with scrimmage

CORTLAND, Sept. 5, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity high school football team "put together some great offensive and defensive series" as the squad scrimmaged on the road Saturday against Cortland High School, says Coach Trevor Holland.

"On our first 10-play series on offense," said Holland, "we scored a touchdown four times, with Travon Jones scoring on the first play of the game. Our offensive line did a great job of giving quarterback Cameron Holland time to throw and our running backs places to run."

Defensively, he added, "we performed very well against a team that had some sizable running backs. The defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage. We now take this momentum and carry it with us to Chenango Valley this Friday," when his team -- a combined squad of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High School athletes -- opens the regular season.

Photo in text: Seneca Indians running back Owen Scholtisek carries the ball. (Photos by Derick Willett)

Watkins' Abby Gibson, left, sends a shot into the Newfield net for the only first-half goal.

Watkins girls top Newfield in OT, 2-1

WATKINS GLEN, Sept. 3, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team evened its season mark at 1-1 Friday with a 2-1 overtime victory over Newfield in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the WGHS athletic field.

Senior Abby Gibson scored both Watkins Glen goals, giving her team a 1-0 first-half edge with a blast from the left nine minutes into the game. After Newfield had tied the game in the second half, she put in the game-winner on a rebound in the second overtime period.

Lillian Ameigh registered 13 saves in goal for the Senecas, including several diving stops.

"In our second game of the season," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse, "it was great watching the team come together and get a close win. We are still in the process of getting to know one another on the field, but we made great strides today on that front.

"I really liked our defense in the game. They had their hands full with Newfield’s Carmen Esposito, who is a very explosive player, but did an excellent job throughout the game. I saw terrific things from every player throughout the game and I’m excited to see them grow throughout the season."

Watkins Glen returns to action Wednesday at Newark Valley. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Photo in text: Watkins Glen goalkeeper Lilly Ameigh goes high to make a save.

Left: Watkins Glen's Carly Arnold (11) battles a Newfield player for possession of the ball. Right: The Senecas' Brenna Pierce (4) meets and redirects an incoming Newfield corner kick in front of the Watkins Glen goal.

O-M boys drop opener to Newark Valley

NEWARK VALLEY, Sept., 2, 2021 -- The Odessa-Montour High School boys varsity soccer team lost its season opener to Newark Valley 8-1 Thursday in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the NV soccer field.

The Indians' lone goal came from Zach Rounds with 17:44 remaining in the first half. The score at that point was 3-1. Newark Valley, which outshot O-M 19-1 in the contest, added five goals in the second half.

Odessa returns to action Tuesday at home against Newfield. Game time is 7 p.m.

Watkins Glen boys fall to Waverly, 7-0

WAVERLY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School boys varsity soccer team opened its season Thursday night with a 7-0 loss to Waverly in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Waverly soccer field.

The Senecas, with 10 players available against Waverly's 11, held the Wolverines to a single first-half goal.

"It was a tough first game," said Watkins Glen Coach Angela Cleveland. "The boys played tough through the first half," but "just ran out of gas" in the second half.

The Senecas' goalkeeper, Sebastian Gates, "really stepped up tonight with 16 incredible saves," said Cleveland, adding:

"The score does not reflect how the boys played tonight. For such a small group of boys, they play with so much heart and determination. I couldn't be prouder of them all, and I am really looking forward to the rest of the season."

Watkins Glen girls drop soccer opener, 4-0

MARATHON, Sept. 1, 2021 -- The Watkins Glen High School girls varsity soccer team opened its season on a losing note Wednesday, falling to Marathon 4-0 in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game on the Marathon High School soccer field.

Lilly Ameigh registered 10 saves in goal for the Senecas. Marathon held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. The game was played in a driving rainstorm.

"We struggled today," said Watkins Glen Coach Scott Morse, "but we are still waiting for a couple more players to get cleared to start, so I think we will keep working hard, learn and improve."

Watkins Glen returns to action Friday at home against Newfield. Game time is 4 p.m.

The Seneca Indians' Travon Jones hauls in a touchdown pass from Cameron Holland.

Seneca Indians hold Blue-White scrimmage

WATKINS GLEN, Aug. 28, 2021 -- The Seneca Indians varsity football team held its annual Blue and White intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning on the Watkins Glen High School Alumni Field.

The scrimmage, where each side -- one in white jerseys, and one in blue -- ran 10 plays in turn, back and forth, came as the fall football season nears. The Seneca Indians, a combined squad of WGHS and Odessa-Montour High School athletes, will play a scrimmage next Saturday, Sept. 4, at Cortland High School, and then open the regular season on Sept. 10 at Chenango Valley.

Saturday's scrimmage "went very well," said Head Coach Trevor Holland. "It takes a lot of effort and sacrifice from these players and coaches to get to this." The scrimmage, he added, "always exposes things we're good at and things that need more reps."

Photo in text: Bradley Gillis (28) goes high in traffic for a pass that fell incomplete.

Left: The Seneca Indians' Jacob Menzi grabs a pass. Right: Quarterback Cameron Holland launches a touchdown pass to Travon Jones.

The United Southern Tier Aquatics girls team, the AAU Junior Olympic Swimming national champion. (Photo provided)

USTA swimmers win the girls AAU
Junior Olympic National Championship

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2021 -- United Southern Tier Aquatics (USTA) won the girls national championship Sunday at the AAU Junior Olympic Swimming Games.

Members of the Glen Gators Swim Team were part of USTA at the four-day tournament.

USTA finished ahead of such entries as Team Florida, Team New England, the Bison Aquatic Club and Team Arkansas. There were 22 teams competing in the event.

Among Glen Gators who finished in the top 8 during Sunday's races were:

--Sibby Lowe, part of the 1st-place Girls 13-14 year old 200 meter free relay team that posted a time of 2:01.06.

--Faye Mooney, part of the Girls 15-18 year old 200 meter free relay team that placed 2nd in 1:53.07.

--Allie O'Brien, Alannah Klemann and Thalia Marquez, three-quarters of the 15-18 year old 200 meter free relay team that placed 6th in 2:00.04.

--Sibby Lowe, part of the Girls 13-14 year old 200 meter medley relay team, 1st in a time of 2:17.04.

--Alannah Klemann, Allie O'Brien, Faye Mooney and Grace Shelhamer, 6th in the Girls 15-18 year old 200 meter medley relay in 2:15.15.

--Karina Lapierre, 7th in the Girls 11-12 year old 100 meter backstroke in 1:25.30.

--Sibby Lowe, 5th in the Girls 13-14 year old 200 meter backstroke in 2:49.67.

--Kenzie Fish, 8th in the Girls 8 & Under 50 meter breaststroke in 1:04.39.

--Faye Mooney, 4th in the Girls 15-18 year old 100 meter breaststroke in 1:20.74.

--Sibby Lowe, 7th in the Girls 13-14 year old 100 meter freestyle in 1:06.20.

Photos in text:

Top: From left, Alannah Klemann, Faye Mooney, Allie O'Brien, Grace Shelhamer.
Bottom: Sibby Lowe

From left: Gators Sibby Lowe, Elise Johnson and Kenzie Fish (Photos provided)

Another strong day at the AAU pool

Special to The Odessa File

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 1, 2021 -- United Southern Tier Aquatics (USTA) had another strong day Saturday at the pool in the third day of racing at the AAU Junior Olympic Swimming Games.

Members of the Glen Gators Swim Team are representing USTA at the AAU.

Included in the following list are those Gators who finished in the top 8.

Kenzie Fish, racing in the 8 & Under, was 4th in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 40.93 and 5th in the 50 meter backstroke with a time of 48.68.

Gator Sibby Lowe teamed up with Kaitlyn Thompson, Claire Krueger and Arianna Kuznia to finish 2nd in the 13-14 year old girls 400 meter freestyle relay with a time of 4:35.06.

Sibby Lowe was the champion in the 13-14 year old girls 50 meter freestyle, finishing 1st with a time of 29.32. She was also 6th in the 13-14 year old girls 200 meter individual medley with a time of 2:50.67, and 4th in the 13-14 year old girls 100 meter back with a time of 1:17.43.

In the 15-18 year old girls 100 meter back, Allie O’Brien was 6th with time of 1:13.71, while teammate Alannah Klemann was 8th with a time of 1:15.10.

In the 15-18 year old girls 400 meter freestyle, Elise Johnson was 7th with a time of 4:58.39.

The last day of competition is today (Sunday).

Photo in text: Gators Allanah Klemann, left, and Allie O'Brien (Photo provided)

Left: The 13-14 year old 400 meter Medley Relay team after placing 2nd. Clockwise from top left: Claire Krueger, Kaitlyn Thompson, Kendra Fish, Sibby Lowe.. Right: the 15-18 year old 400 meter Medley Relay team after placing 6th. Clockwise from top left: Faye Mooney, Alannah Klemann, Grace Shelhamer, Thalia Marquez. (Photos provided)

13-14 Medley Relay squad takes 2nd

Special to The Odessa File

HOUSTON, Texas, July 31, 2021 -- Several members of the Glen Gators reached the award podium Friday in the second day of racing at the AAU Junior Olympic Swimming Games.

The Gators are representing United Southern Tier Aquatics at the AAU.

Its 13-14 year old girls 400 meter medley relay team captured 2nd place. Gators Kendra Fish and Sibby Lowe teamed with Claire Krueger and Kaitlyn Thompson for this event -- posting a time of 5:16.92.

Meanwhile, the 15-18 year old girls 400 meter medley relay squad took 6th place! The team of Gators Faye Mooney, Thalia Marquez, Alannah Klemann and Grace Shelhamer registered a time of 5:04.74.

In addition, Faye Mooney placed 6th in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 3:05.28.

The girls hit the water again today (Saturday) for a weekend of racing.

Photo in text: Faye Mooney after placing 6th in the 200 meter breaststroke. (Provided)

O-M wrestlers attend Technique Camp

Special to The Odessa File

ODESSA, July 30, 2021 -- Five Odessa-Montour wrestlers recently traveled to Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont for the annual Castleton Technique and Competition Camp held from July 25th to July 28th.

Jed Lynch, Brandon Davis, Braiden Ventra, Mark Waterman and Tristan Harrington accepted the opportunity and made the five-hour trip to learn from three distinguished NCAA Division I wrestlers over the course of the camp.

The camp brought in many young wrestlers from across New England and the Capital Region. Day one saw the group learn from two-time NCAA Champion Gabe Dean of Cornell; day two brought NCAA All-American Tariq Wilson from N.C. State, and day three had NCAA All-American Matt Herrington of the University of Pennsylvania as technician.

The final day of camp consisted of a tournament for all campers grouped by weight class. Braiden Ventra placed 1st, Tristan Harrington placed second, and Mark Waterman and Brandon Davis each placed third.

Photo in text: From left, Jed Lynch, Brandon Davis, Braiden Ventra, Mark Waterman and Tristan Harrington (Photo provided)

Glen Gators' Marquez wins medal at AAU

HOUSTON, Texas, July 30, 2021 -- Watkins Glen High School sophomore Thalia Marquez earned a sixth-place podium finish Thursday night in the 1500 Meter Freestyle -- the first night of racing at the AAU Junior Olympic Swimming Games.

Marquez, a member of the Glen Gators -- which is representing United Southern Tier Aquatics at the AAU -- posted a time of 19:42.17, a personal best by more than half a minute.

The tournament -- being attended by several Glen Gators -- continues today. Among those Gators competing are Marquez, Faye Mooney, Sibby Lowe, DeLaney Woodhouse, Elise Johnson, Alannah Klemann, Kendra and Makenzie Fish, Grace Shelhamer, Allison O’Brien, and Lydia and Karina Lapierre.

Photo at right: Thalia Marquez on the award podium. (Photo provided)

Glen Gators gather for some swim work in the Watkins Glen State Park pool. (Provided)

Glen Gators keeping busy; AAU ahead

Special to The Odessa File

WATKINS GLEN, July 27, 2021 -- s.Members of the Glen Gators Swim Team have been working diligently through the Spring and Summer. Practices have included both short-course yards and long-course meters at indoor and outdoor venues.

They competed in the Glen Gators Summer Race Series at Watkins Glen High School, including three intersquad meets.

This week, several swimmers and coaches will be heading to Houston, Texas to represent United Southern Tier Aquatics at the 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Championships. Swimmers include Thalia Marquez, Faye Mooney, Sibby Lowe, DeLaney Woodhouse, Elise Johnson, Alannah Klemann, Kendra and Makenzie Fish, Grace Shelhamer, Allison O’Brien, and Lydia and Karina Lapierre.

Sophia Verkleeren will be attending USA Swimming’s Futures Championship in Richmond, Virginia this weekend, as well.

Live coverage of the AAU event is available at floswimming.com

Photo in text: Amanda Wilbur practices the Butterfly. (Photo provided)

Watkins Glen wins Summer League title

WAVERLY, July 22, 2021 -- Watkins Glen won the Waverly Basketball Summer League Playoffs Wednesday by defeating Athens 57-43 in the championship game.

Watkins Glen, which had been seeded fifth after amassing a 6-4 regular-season record among seven other teams (Waverly, Athens, Candor, Mansfield, Towanda, Troy and Elmira JV), had won its first playoff game, topping No. 4 seed Mansfield 51-43.

It then advanced to the title game by topping top-seeded Waverly 44-40 in a semifinal. Athens, the No. 2 seed, had advanced with a 53-42 victory over No. 3 seeded Candor.

Members of the Watkins squad, coached by Watkins Glen High School boys basketball coach John Fazzary, included Owen Scholtisek, Cameron Holland, Travon Jones, Adam Pastore, Bryce Cady, Jacob Yontz, Mitchell Pike and Joe Sutterby.

Photo in text: The Summer League champs. Back row from left: Coach Fazzary, Bryce Cady (on crutches), Jacob Yontz, Adam Pastore, Mitchell Pike. Front row from left: Cameron Holland, Owen Scholtisek, Travon Jones, Joe Sutterby. (Photo provided)

CLASH triathlon fest set for Glen in 2022

Special to The Odessa File

SCHUYLER COUNTY, July 15, 2021 -- Calling all wine lovers, triathletes, cyclists, runners, families and more to the first Schuyler County-based CLASH triathlon festival weekend -- July 8-10, 2022 in Watkins Glen. Athletes are now able to register by clicking the link here.

All registered athletes will receive a FREE entry into what USA Today named the “Best Wine Festival,” the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, a value of $45.

CLASH Watkins Glen Event Weekend includes:

  • Friday p.m. | WineK (5K) run
  • Saturday a.m. | Age-group Triathlon Middle Distance (1.2 mile Swim, 50-mile Bike, 10-mile Run)
  • Saturday a.m. | Bike (50 miles) + Run (10 miles) Event
  • Sunday a.m. | Professional Triathletes Middle Distance

The triathlon will begin with athletes taking on a 1.2-mile swim in the southern portion of Seneca Lake, near the downtown. Water temperatures are expected to be mild at approximately 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. A 50-mile bike ride is next with a point-to-point course that includes farmland, lake views and rolling topography. The 10-mile run will utilize the historic Watkins Glen International Speedway, allowing participants to cross the line and then experience the Finger Lakes Wine Festival at WGI.

“We are thrilled to have Watkins Glen International Speedway join the 2022 CLASH Event Series next July and we can’t wait to welcome these world-class athletes to our community,” said WGI President, Michael Printup. “Watkins Glen is situated in a historic and scenic area that will amaze participants during all three legs of the triathlon, and we know it will be special for the competitors and spectators alike to experience the track.”

“The Glen offers the most spectacular getaway with vineyards, waterfalls to hike, leisure canoeing and true glamping experiences that will make for a most memorable race getaway,” said Bill Christy, CEO of CLASH USA.

Course and elevation maps will be made available on clash-usa.com in the coming weeks.

To learn more about The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, visit Flwinefest.com. For more information on the 2021/2022 CLASH Event Series or register for another upcoming race, visit clash-usa.com.

About CLASH:

CLASH, previously known as CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, delivers endurance sports events and festivals at speedways around the U.S. Its avowed mission is to advance the sport with family-friendly, professionally managed inspired races for all ages and all race abilities. CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA initially founded two Florida-based events, and now the company is expanding offerings. Among those is the one in Watkins Glen.

Strikers U19 girls win four out of five

SCHUYLER COUNTY, July 14, 2021 -- The Schuyler Soccer Club Strikers' U19 girls team won four of five games in a recent stretch.

On Wednesday, June 30th the girls lost 5-1 to Corning United with Autumn Garrison scoring the lone goal. They came back roaring Saturday, July 3rd to win 5-3 over Corning United, with Tori Brewster scoring two goals and Autumn Garrison/Lillian Betts/Ava Kelly adding one apiece.

On Wednesday, July 7th they registered another win, 5-3 over Newark Valley, with Tori Brewster scoring two goals and Autumn Garrison/Lillian Betts/Jennifer Gublo adding one apiece. On Sunday, July 11th the girls had a shutout win over Taughannock, 3-0, with Autumn Garrison recording the hat trick. Finally, the girls won on July 13th, 4-3 over Newark Valley.

Their final game is Sunday, July 18 in Hector against Chenango.

Photo in text: The Strikers' Autumn Garrison prepares to send the ball flying. (Photo by Marissa Losey)

WGI, United Rentals forge partnership for NASCAR Camping World Series race

United Rentals Also Named the Official Rental Equipment Partner of NASCAR

Special to The Odessa File

WATKINS GLEN, July 8, 2021 – Watkins Glen International and United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, have forged an agreement on the entitlement for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Aug. 7. The official race name will be the United Rentals 176 at The Glen.

“As we bring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series back to The Glen for the first time since 2000, it’s great to have United Rentals on board as the entitlement partner for the race,” said WGI President Michael Printup. “And we know United Rentals will work as hard for us off the track as the trucks work on it.”

NASCAR and United Rentals have announced a multiyear partnership that will designate the brand as the “Official Rental Equipment Partner of NASCAR” beginning in 2022. The wide-ranging agreement spans across the sanctioning body and NASCAR-owned facilities including NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race entitlements for the United Rentals 176 at The Glen and United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 30 and future spring NASCAR Xfinity Series events.

“We are proud to launch our new partnership with NASCAR, and can’t wait to be part of the action supporting the team at The Glen,” said Steve Szaniszlo, Region Vice President at United Rentals. “The return of trucks to this iconic venue promises to be a highlight of the race season.”

As part of the partnership, Watkins Glen International and other NASCAR-owned facilities will work collaboratively with United Rentals for access to rental construction and industrial equipment, supplies and tools and additional items for on-going facility maintenance and race and event preparations and support.

To learn more about United Rentals, visit unitedrentals.com.

The Glen will host its NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen weekend, which will include the United Rentals 167 at The Glen, on Aug. 6-8.

Strikers win, lose and tie in busy week

SCHUYLER COUNTY, June 25, 2021 -- The past week brought mixed results for the Schuyler Soccer Club's Strikers teams.

A recap below tells of the games and outstanding players. A list follows of some upcoming games to finish out the season:

U10 Boys brought home a win on Friday night 6/18 in Athens, winning 6-4 with Saskia Dechow playing the whole game in goal. Landon Reynolds had 3 goals, Emmerich Koehler had 2 goals, and Zion Tomlinson had 1 goal. Saturday 6/19 brought a hard fought loss to Soaring Capitals, losing 6-2, with Izzy Gomez-Fitzsimmons playing the whole game in goal and Dominik Thomson scoring both goals.

U12 Boys brought came up with a tie on Saturday 6/19 vs. Chenango Chargers 3-3, with Landon Reynolds scoring all 3 goals and Moe Zinger and Breyden Seamon splitting time in goal. On Sunday the U12 Boys lost to the Soaring Capitals, 2-1, with Moe Zinger in goal the whole game and Max Sgrecci scoring the lone goal.

U14 girls brought home a win on Saturday 6/19 over Taughannock Squalls, winning 2-1. Ava Kelly and Olivia King had one goal apiece. On Sunday 6/20 the girls played hard in a 4-1 loss to BC United, with Olivia King scoring the lone goal. Natalee Oliver played in goal in both games.

U19 girls, playing down two players, still scraped out an incredible tie vs. Chenango on Sunday 6/20, 2-2. Tori Brewster and Lillian Betts had a goal apiece, with Lillian Ameigh holding down the goalkeeper position the whole game.

Upcoming games:

U14 Girls vs. Chenango Chargers, 6/27 @ 12pm
U19 Girls vs. Corning United, 6/30 @ 6pm
U19 Girls at Corning United, 7/3 @ 3pm
U19 Girls vs. Newark Valley Cardinals, 7/7 @ 6pm
U19 Girls vs. Taughannock Fire, 7/11 @ 6pm
U19 Girls at Newark Valley Cardinals, 7/13 @ 6pm
U19 Girls vs. Chenango Chargers, 7/18 @ 3pm

Photo in text: The Strikers' Tori Brewster, right, sends the ball flying in the U19 girls game against the Chenango Chargers. (Photo by Marissa Losey)

Garrison, Rumsey: O-M Athletes of Year

ODESSA, June 22, 2021 -- Odessa-Montour High School seniors Autumn Garrison and Jared Rumsey were named winners Tuesday evening of the school's Harold Lynch Athlete of the Year Awards, given each year by the school to a senior girl and boy.

Garrison competed in both basketball and soccer, while Rumsey swam and played basketball and football.

The annual Charles Martin Sportsman of the Year awards went to Brock Sgrecci and Jessica Carnes, whiile the Jim Anagnost Award was presented to Emilee Chaffinch.

Section IV Character Counts Awards went to Autumn Garrison, Jared Rumsey, Lillian Betts, and Brock Sgrecci.

Team awards were presented by various coaches in all sports, which were condensed this year by the pandemic into three short seasons.

Among the team MVPs or Players of the Year announced by coaches:

Football: Jared Rumsey
Boys Track: Josiah Lynch
Girls Soccer: Autumn Garrison and Lillian Betts
Boys Swimming: Brock Sgrecci
Girls Basketball: Autumn Garrison
Softball: Samantha Sipes
Volleyball: Emma Landon
Boys Basketball: Phoenix Parmenter
Golf: David Patterson

Some caoches had no MVP, but designated Outstanding competitors, such as in Girls Track, where Keyonna Garrison was the Most Outstanding: Field, and Tori Brewster was the Most Outstanding: Track.

Also on hand to distribute plaques awarded by The Odessa File was Editor/Publisher Charlie Haeffner. The File's Athlete of the Year plaques went to Hannah Nolan, Tori Brewster and Autumn Garrison, while plaques for being named to "The Magnificent Seven," or simply "The 7," went to those same three girls along with Lillian Betts, Megan Adams, Jared Rumsey and Camille Sgrecci.

Photos in text:

Top: Athletes of the Year Jared Rumsey and Autumn Garrison.
Bottom: Charles Martin Sportsman of the Year honorees Brock Sgrecci, Jessica Carnes.

O-M's Nolan earns 2nd Team All-State nod

ODESSA, June 21, 2021 -- Odessa-Montour High School sophomore soccer standout Hannah Nolan (right) has been named to the New York All-State Class C 2nd Team All-Star squad.

Nolan was honored after a season in which she scored 15 goals and registered 6 assists in 9 games. Her team was the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School South Division champion and league co-champion.

Her performance also helped Nolan to the IAC divisional MVP honor, as well as an Odessa File Athlete of the Year Award along with soccer teammates Autumn Garrison and Tori Brewster.

Each year 1st and 2nd Team All-Stars are selected from each of the four class sizes in New York State.

All-Stars: Seneca Indians' Holmes, Fazzary

SCHUYLER COUNTY, June 17, 2021 -- Alex Holmes and Dominick Fazzary have been named Interscholastic Athletic Conference Division 3 First Team Baseball All-Stars in a vote of division coaches, according to a published report.

Named Honorable Mention from the Seneca Indians -- a combined team of Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen High School athletes -- were Daniel Lewis and Cameron Holland.

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Left: Watkins Glen's Owen Scholtisek closes in on a touchdown pass. Right: Odessa-Montour's Hannah Nolan sends a shot on its way.

Athletes of the Year

3 girls share honor at OM; a boy and girl share it at WG

SCHUYLER COUNTY, June 14, 2021 -- A handful of Schuyler County athletes stood out in the abbreviated high school sports seasons just ended -- seasons too short, perhaps, for others to develop and showcase their skills properly.

Condensed as the seasons were, and as rapidly as they seemed to end, five have earned the honor of Odessa File Athletes of the Year: three young women at Odessa-Montour High School, and a young man and young woman at Watkins Glen High School.

Odessa-Montour: The three honorees are sophomores Tori Brewster and Hannah Nolan, and senior Autumn Garrison.

Nolan and Garrison were standouts on the O-M girls varsity basketball team, and those two and Brewster were Interscholastic Athletic Conference First Team picks in a highly successful soccer season. Brewster then had an outstanding track season, culminating in a first place in the 100 Meters at the Section IV Showcase, in normal years the State Qualifier. But there is no State Championship tournament this year due to the pandemic.

Watkins Glen: The two honorees are junior Owen Scholtisek and freshman Thalia Marquez. Scholtisek produced stellar performances in both basketball and football, on teams that had strong, winning seasons. Marquez -- who shared this honor as an 8th grader, as well -- won four Section IV, Class C Tournament swimming events as her team surged to its fourth straight sectional title.

Photos in text: Watkins Glen's Thalia Marquez (top) and Odessa-Montour's Tori Brewster.

Odessa-Montour's Autumn Garrison sends a shot on goal. It found the net.

 


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