Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (May 4th)

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

Homer Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Cazenovia

The Homer Lady Trojans defeated the Cazenovia Lakers with a score of 15-4 on Tuesday. 

Homer was able to get off to a hot start, scoring 11 goals in the first half while only conceding two. The Lady Trojans would go on to finish the game by scoring another 4 goals against the Lakers in the second half.  

Kloey Roos led Homer with 6 goals in the game. Following Roos were Camryn Calabro (4 goals & 1 assist), Katlyn Sovocool (1 goal & 5 assists), Annika Roos (2 goals & 2 assists), Sydney O’Donnell (1 goal & 2 assists), Hannah Slade (1 goal), and Jaimee Triolo (1 assist). 

Homer goalkeeper Sarah Sovocool ended the game with 7 saves. 

Homer Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Cazenovia

The Homer Trojans took down Cazenovia after a close game at home. The Trojans won 10-9. 

It was not going well for the Homer team in the first half, as they ended the half down 2-7. However, the Trojans rallied in the second half to overcome the five goal deficit to win the game. 

Homer was led by Jake Calabro with 3 goals & 2 assists. Following Calabro were Ben Morenus (2 goals & 1 assist), Hunter Riehlman (2 goals & 1 assist), Reid Partis (2 goals), Jared Mathews (1 goal & 1 assist), Andrew VanPatten (1 assist), Logan Swartz (1 assist). 

Homer Varsity Softball vs. CBA

The Homer Lady Trojans lost a tough game against CBA (Christian Brothers Academy) with a score of 4-16. 

It was a close start of the game with Homer only being down by one run after the first inning (3-4). However, CBA extended their lead by scoring 5 runs in the second inning and 4 runs in the third. 

Homer’s Catherine Apker was 2 for 4 on the plate and scored 2 runs. Cece Rappleyea and Jenna Henderson were both 1 for 3 on the plate with an RBI each. 

“Unfortunately, we had too many errors (9 for the game) which contributed to giving up 12 unearned runs,” stated Homer Head Coach Cris Colasurdo. “We need to be able to maintain our focus on each play. The girls work hard and will continue to improve.” 

Cortland Varsity Baseball vs. Oswego

The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Oswego in both games of a double-header on Tuesday. Cortland won the first game 10-7 and the second game 9-0. 

Game 1

It was a slow start for the Tigers after being down 0-3 in the first two innings of the ball game. However, Cortland went on a hot streak, scoring 9 of their 10 runs in the third inning. 

Oswego tried to catch up, but Cortland’s lead was out of reach. 

Cortland’s runs were scored by Kooper Knabe (2), Max Gambitta (1), Jason Carr (1), Tyler Blake (1), Caden Congdon (1), Adam Minnard (1), Ethan Hay (1), Caden Albright (1), and Andrew Partigianoni (1). 

Both Tyler Blake and Caden Congdon also had a great pitching game with each of them throwing 4 strikeouts. 

Game 2

Cortland had a shutout victory in the second game of their double-header, beating Oswego 9-0. 

Scorers for Cortland include Adam Minnard (2), Luciano Devito (2), Andrew Partigianoni (2), Max Gambitta (1), Caden Albright (1), and Kooper Knabe (1). 

Jason Carr also ended his pitching game with 12 strikeouts. 

Cortland Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. ESM

The Cortland Lady Tigers lost to ESM (East Syracuse Minoa), 1-16. 

Megan Harrington scored the only goal of the game for the Tigers; while goalkeeper Isabella Smith ended the game with 12 saves in 40 minutes. 

ESM was led by Emma Biel (4 goals & 1 assist), Rileigh White (3 goals & 1 assist), and Julianna Barton (3 goals). 

“Cortland is a young program after graduating the bulk of the seasoned varsity players last year,” said Cortland Head Coach Kindra Catalano. “Possession at the center circle is a game changer.”

“I am confident that this team of fast, hard working girls will learn the game quickly and start to build systems to work together,” added Coach Catalano. “We will focus on transition, possession and ground balls as we prepare for Syraucse at 5pm on Friday.”

Cincinnatus Varsity Softball vs. Otselic Valley

The Cincinnatus Lions lost a tough game against Otselic Valley with a score of 6-9. 

It was a slow start for Cincinnatus, as they allowed two runs in the first inning and were not able to get to home base until the fourth inning of the ball game. In the fourth inning, the Lions took a one run lead (3-2). However, Otselic Valley scored six runs in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh to end the game. 

Cincinnatus tried to make a comeback in the last inning, but fell short after only scoring on three additional runs. 

Scorers for the Lions include Kaylee Brenchley (1 run), Marin Dumian (1 run), Phoebe Smith (1 run), Bryer Torrance (1 run), Shannon Ryan (1 run), and Kiana Guinn (1 run). 

Cincinnatus freshman pitcher Kaylee Brenchley ended the game with 5 strikeouts. 

“After missing last season completely due to COVID-19 and only having two weeks of pre-season this year, I am proud of the way the girls came together as a team and performed for our first game this season,” said Cincinnatus Head Coach Ashley Bush. “I continue to be impressed by the hard work and dedication of our freshman this year; Bryer Torrance – centerfield, Jayla Hall – 3rd base, and Kaylee Brenchley – pitcher. This year we have six returning seniors who have brought a wealth of knowledge to the field that has helped shape the team. We are looking forward to the rest of the season!” 

Marathon Varsity Boys Golf vs. Southern Cayuga

The Marathon Olympians lost their first match of the season to Southern Cayuga with a score of 201-182. (Reminder: lowest score in golf wins). With this result, the Olympians are now 2-1 on the season. 

Individual results:

Marathon:

  • Braeden Morrison-47
  • Sam Castellot-48
  • Kaiden Cornell-51
  • Evan Larrabee-54
  • Bryce Hartman-55
  • Joey Hulbert-55

Southern Cayuga:

  • Jackson Otis-41
  • Brandon Vanacore-41
  • Jacob McCarty-49
  • Sam Perez-51
  • Fred Weber-52
  • Nick Thurston-54