Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (May 1st)

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Saturday’s events:

Homer Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. New Hartford

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 2 1 4 2 9
New Hartford 3 1 1 2 7


The Homer Trojans were able to come out victorious after a close game (9-7) against New Hartford to improve to a 3-0 overall record. 

It was a tough first half for the Trojans, as they ended it with a one goal deficit (3-4). However, Homer would come out stronger in the second half and outscored New Hartford 6-3 to win the game. 

Jake Calabro led the Trojans with 4 goals and 1 assist. Following Calabro were Jared Mathews (2 goals & 1 assist), Hunter Riehlman (2 goals), Ben Morenus (1 goal & 2 assists), Reid Partis (2 assists), and Chris Kiernan (1 assist). 

Homer’s goalkeeper Collin Perks ended the game with 11 saves. 

Homer Varsity Baseball vs. Phoenix

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Final
Homer 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Phoenix 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3


The Homer Trojans took down Phoenix (4-3) after a hard fought battle. 

Things started off well for Homer after scoring two runs in the first inning, one run in the third inning, and another in the fourth inning. The Trojans would end up having a two run lead over Phoenix with three innings left. 

The game was then decided in the last and seventh inning with Phoenix only being able to score on only one run; therefore ending the ball game with a win for Homer. 

Both Jacob Atkins and Tanner Douglass scored on two runs for the Trojans. 

Cortland Varsity Baseball vs. Bishop Grimes

The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Bishop Grimes in both games of a double-header on Saturday. Cortland won the first game 16-3, and the second game 17-7.  

Game 1

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Final
Cortland 8 4 0 3 0 1 X 16
Bishop Grimes 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3


The Tigers came out hot in the opening two innings of game one of the double-header, after scoring eight runs in the first inning and four runs in the second.

With Cortland having such a big advantage, they would then go on to finish the game 16-3.  

Andrew Partigianoni and Max Gambitta led Cortland with 3 runs each. Following Partigianoni and Gambitta were Tyler Blake (2 runs), Caden Congdon (2 runs), Adam Minnard (2 runs), Jason Carr (1 run), Ethan Hay (1 run), Kooper Knabe (1 run), and Caden Albright (1 run).

Both Tyler Blake and Caden Congdon pitched 8 strikeouts a piece. 

Game 2: 

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Final
Cortland 5 0 4 0 8 0 X 17
Bishop Grimes 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 7


Game two of the double-header was a closer game, but the Tigers were still able to come out victorious in the end with a score of 17-7. 

Caden Albright led the Tigers with 3 runs. Following Caden Albright were Max Gambitta (2 runs), Jason Carr (2 runs), Caden Congdon (2 runs), Adam Minnard (2 runs), Ethan Hay (2 runs), Kooper Knabe (2 runs), Andrew Partigianoni (1 run), and Tyler Blake (1 run). 

Cortland also pitched 10 strikeouts in the second game of this double-header. Jason Carr had 5 strikeouts, while Kooper Knabe had 3 and Luciano Devito had 2.