Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (April 18th)

Photo from earlier in the season: Marathon Varsity Baseball. (Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

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

Varsity Baseball: Cortland vs. Syracuse

The Cortland Purple Tigers improved to a 6-0 record after defeating Syracuse on the road with a score of 7-4 Monday afternoon. 

The Tigers’ offense was led by Max Gambitta (1 run, 1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Tyler Blake (1 run, 2 hits & 2 RBI’s), Caden Albright (1 run, 1 hit & 1 RBI), Ethan Johnson (1 run & 1 hit), Kooper Knabe (1 hit & 1 RBI), Caden Congdon (1 run), Andrew Partigianoni (1 run), Christopher Yang (1 run), and Scott Hourigan (1 hit)

Syracuse was led by Hunter Kirnie (1 run & 2 hits), Reagan Rifanburg (1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Noah Kisslestein (1 hit & 1 RBI), Aidan Murphy (1 run & 1 hit), Odlanier Andrades (1 run), Colin Murphy (1 run), Liam Kisselstein (1 hit), Calvin Atkinson (1 hit), and Joey Ilacqua (1 hit).

Cortland pitchers Kooper Knabe and Caden Congdon threw a combined total of 12 strikeouts from the mound. Knabe threw 9 strikeouts, while Congdon threw 3. 

Syracuse pitcher Noah Kisslestein threw a total of 6 strikeouts in the game. 

Cortland’s next game will be played at the Gutchess Lumbers Sports Park against Jamesville-Dewitt on Thursday (April 21st) at 6:30pm. 

Varsity Baseball: Marathon vs. Union Springs

The Marathon Olympians lost a difficult game to Union Springs with a final score of 5-21. 

“Despite the final score, I think we played okay,” said Marathon head coach Bryan Hoyt. “It was 7-3 going into the 5th inning, and we were playing good baseball. It started raining in the top of the 5th, and we just couldn’t get out of that inning.  I thought we hit the ball better, and cut down on our strikeouts. Our pitchers threw strikes. They (Union Springs) had a couple of bloop hits in that 5th inning that just dropped in there, and we couldn’t seem to get that 3rd out. We need to make a few more plays in the field, but we are getting better.” 

With this loss, the Olympians hold a 1-5 overall record. 

Marathon was led by (Ian Gacek 3 hits & 1 run), Ethan Morrison (1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Jacob Byron (1 hit), Tristin Byron (1 hit), Braydin Drake (1 hit & 1 RBI), Zachary Birdsall (1 hit & 2 runs), Austin Poth (1 hit & 1  RBI), and Jeff Daugherty (1 hit). 

Union Springs was led by Owen Kime 4 hits, 1  RBI & 3 runs), Jack Walters (4 hits, 3 RBI’s & 1 run), Nick Weaver (3 hits, 3 RBI’s & 3 runs), Ebon Brown (2 hits & 1 RBI), and Dustin Walabender (2 hits, 1 RBI & 3 runs)

Up next, Marathon is scheduled to play Groton on Wednesday (April 20th) at Marathon High School at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Softball: Marathon vs. Moravia

The Marathon Lady Olympians beat Moravia 4-1 after five innings on Monday. 

According to Marathon head coach Jamie Bush, the empires called the game in the fifth inning after rain and snow started to come down. 

“The real issue was the wind, as it started to affect both teams and they did not want to see anyone hurt,” said coach Bush. 

According to coach Bush, Brie Carter threw 7 strikeouts and “allowed her defense to make plays” in the game. 

Note: A score breakdown and Individual stats of the game were not available by the time this article was written. 

Up next, Marathon will play McGraw at McGraw High School on Wednesday (April 20th) at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Boys Tennis: Cortland vs. Auburn

The Cortland Purple Tigers lost to Auburn with a team score of 1-6 on Monday. 

Here are the results of each match: 

  • First Singles: Cortland’s Tyler Cranfield beat Auburn’s Ryan Stechuchak (6-1 & 6-3). 
  • Second Singles: Auburn’s Gabriel Volo defeated Cortland’s Connor Tasselmyer (6-2 & 6-0).
  • Third Singles: Auburn’s Brody Wagner defeated Cortland by forfeit. 
  • First Doubles: Auburn’s Michael Clark and Riley Fitzgerald defeated Cortland’s Wrangler Slyke and Kyle Taylor (6-0 & 6-0). 
  • Second Doubles: Auburn’s Charles Tracy and Troy Wagner defeated Cortland’s Jeremie Hale Jr and Corey Smith (6-0 & 6-0). 
  • Third Doubles: Auburn’s Thomas Deming and Colby Wagner defeated Cortland’s Jonathan Elmore and Sai Patel (6-0 & 6-1). 
  • Fourth Doubles: Auburn’s Kyle Green and Braden Sherman defeated Cortland by forfeit. 

Varsity Boys Golf: Marathon vs. Southern Cayuga

The Marathon Olympians competed in their first match of the season against Southern Cayuga Monday afternoon. 

The final team scores ended up being 213-213, but Southern Cayuga came up with the victory due to the fifth player rule, according to Marathon coach Sydney Jennison. 

Here are the individual scores of each team: 


  • Robert Anderson - 46
  • Samuel Castellot - 64
  • Kaiden Cornell - 53
  • Bryce Hartman - 50

Southern Cayuga

  • Brandon Vanacore - 36
  • Fred Weber - 48
  • Nolan Gons - 65
  • Peter Angotti - 64
  • Silas McCormach - 68

Varsity Track & Field: Cortland vs. Fowler and East Syracuse Minoa

(Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

(Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

The Cortland Purple Tigers hosted a three-way meet against Fowler and East Syracuse Minoa on Monday. 

Click here for team results/individual highlights as well as photos of the meet.