Cortland County High School Sports Recaps: Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, and Track & Field (December 17th)

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

Varsity Boys Basketball: Cortland vs. Oswego

The Cortland Purple Tigers defeated Oswego with a score of 52-31 at home Friday night. 

With this win, Cortland improved to a 3-1 record. 

The Tigers were led by Max Gambitta (17 points, 4 rebounds & 3 assists), Emerson Johnson (8 points, 14 rebounds & 2 steals), and Tyler Blake (7 points, 6 rebounds, 5 blocks & 4 steals). 

Oswego was led by Zachary Chamberlain (7 points) and Anthony Davis (6 points). 

Cortland’s next game will be played on the road against Fowler on Tuesday (December 21st) at 6:45pm. 

Here are some photos of last night’s game:

Varsity Boys Basketball: Homer vs. Skaneateles

The Homer Trojans lost a tough game against Skaneateles with a score of 39-67. 

With this loss, the Trojans now hold a 2-2 overall record. 

“We struggled a little bit,” said Homer Head Coach Rex Ryan. “It’s the most pressure we’ve seen defensively all season. We’re young and we’re going to make mistakes. It’s just how it goes. We ran into a lot of foul trouble. We couldn’t get out of it.

“We have to work on pressure and being patient on offense,” added Coach Ryan. “We’re a more talented team than we showed tonight. You can’t give up 67 points and expect to win a game.”

The Trojans were led by Jon Barnes (12 points), Evan Butts (10 points), and Wyatt Wilbur (9 points). 

Skaneateles was led by Colin Gaglione (23 points) and Jude Pascal (19 points). 

Up next, Homer will host Chittenango on Monday (December 20th) at 6:30pm. 

Here are some photos of last night’s game:

Varsity Boys Basketball: Marathon vs. Union Springs

The Olympians were led by Braeden Morrison (17 points) and Conor Holland (14 points & 8 rebounds). The Marathon Olympians lost a tough game against Union Springs Friday night with a score of 33-71. 

Union Springs was led by Andrew Salls (19 points), Jose Reyes (19 points), Collin Park (17 points), and Hunter Martin (11 points). 

Up next, the Olympians will take on Candor Central at home on Tuesday (December 21st) at 7:30pm. 

Varsity Boys Basketball: Cincinnatus vs. Madison

The Cincinnatus Lions lost their first game of the season against Madison on Friday, bringing them down to a 6-1 record. 

The Lions were led by Scott Schuyler (30 points), Kooper Vosburg (7 points), Canden Stafford (6 points), and Tyler Liddle (6 points). 

Madison was led by Ethan Rivers (23 points) and Haydon Dumas (22 points). 

Cincinnatus will look to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday (December 21st), as they host DeRuyter at 7pm. 

Varsity Girls Basketball: Marathon vs. Union Springs

The Marathon Lady Olympians lost a close game to Union Springs on the road (41-52) Friday night. 

The Olympians were led by Brooke Tillotson (17 points), Abigail Ensign (17 points), and Paige Hurlburt (6 points). 

Union Springs was led by Kailey Kalet (21 points) and Payton Gilbert (13 points). 

Marathon’s next game will be against Candor Central on the road on Tuesday (December 21st) at 7:30pm. 

Varsity Girls Basketball: Cortland vs. Oswego

The Cortland Lady Tigers defeated Oswego 49-31 on the road. 

The Tigers were led by Kendall Mack (13 points), Margaret Starr (9 points), Kirsten Merritt (8 points), and Mallory Turner (8 points). 

Oswego was led by Sophia Babcock (11 points) and Andrealis Colon (11 points).  

Up next, the Tigers will take on Carthage on the road on Wednesday (December 22nd) at 5:30pm.  

Varsity Volleyball: McGraw vs. Weedsport 

The McGraw Lady Eagles lost a difficult match against Weedsport in three sets last night. 

With this loss, the Eagles now hold an 0-4 record. 

Note: Individual stats of last night’s game were not available at the time this article was written. 

Up next, the Eagles will play against Cincinnatus on the road on Monday (January 3rd) at 7pm. 

Varsity Ice Hockey: Cortland-Homer vs. Ithaca

The Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles won the Cortaca cup at their annual matchup against Ithaca Friday night with a score of 5-2. 

The Golden Eagles were led by Chris Yang (2 goals), Andrew Partigianoni (1 goal & 1 assist), Ryan Spaulding (1 goal), Hunter Everle (1 goal), Braden Marsh (1 assist), Tanner Douglass (1 assist), and Jacob Couture (1 assist). 

Cortland-Homer goalie Riley Delage made a total of 24 saves in the game. 

Up next, Cortland-Homer will take on Whitesboro on the road this upcoming Tuesday (December 21st) at 7pm. 

Varsity Track & Field: Homer vs. Multiple Schools

The Homer boys and girls indoor track & field teams competed in the Mohawk Valley meet in Utica. The boys’ team finished 11th overall out of 33 boys teams, while the girls’ team placed 11th overall out of 31 schools.

Homer Boys Highlights

  • Tommy Mahunik placed 3rd in the 600 meter run. (Time- 1:30.57). With this performance Mahunik has qualified for sectionals. 
  • Cooper Vandee placed 4th in the 300 meter dash. (Time- 39.66). Vandee’s performance was personal best and qualified him for sectionals
  • Tommy Mahunik (55.9), Brodrick Butts (62.6), Damian Brown (66.0), and Cooper Vandee (54.6) placed 4th in the 4×400 meter relay (Time- 3:59.17).
  • Logan Darling placed 6th in the weight throw event with a personal best throw (Result- 39’7”). 
  • Tasker Dennis placed seventh in the shot put event (Result- 34’8.5”).

Homer Girls Highlights

  • Jane Gugerty placed 4th in the triple jump event (Result- 32’2”) and placed 5th in the 55 meter hurdles (Time- 10.24). Her triple jump performance qualifies her for Sectionals.
  • Camdyn Cole (30.5), Jane Gugerty (28.6), Caitlin McCloy (30.4), and Mikayla Smith (30.8) placed fourth in the 4×200 (Final time- 2:00.52).
  • Mayshelle Hyde placed 6th in the weight throw event with a personal best throw. (Result- 26’8”).
  • Hannah McMasters placed 6th in the shot put event with a personal best throw. (Result- 26’8”)