Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (September 8th)

Photo from earlier in the season: Cortland Field Hockey. (Photo Source: Kaitlyn Hession).

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

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cortland vs. Fowler

Team 1st 2nd Final
Cortland 0 1 1
Fowler 3 3 6


The Cortland Purple Tigers lost a tough game against Fowler with a final score of 1-6 at home. 

“The boys fought hard and were able to get on the scoreboard,” said Cortland Head Coach Luke Schweider. “They showed heart through a tough soccer game to finally score in the 70th minute. Our focus moving forward is to fix the holes in our defense and continue to build on the mindset to not give up.” 

Cortland was led by Robbie Atkins (1 goal), Robby Temple (1 assist), Paul Hansen  (10 saves), and David Kelchner (3 saves). 

Fowler was led by Yahye Sambul (2 goals), Innocent Gasabato (1 goal & 2 assists), Michael Sabiti (1 goal & 1 assist), Dushime Dieudonne (1 goal), Poehai Soe (1 goal), Patrick Lumumba (1 assist), Moo Ler Pgay (1 assist), and Shema Diermerci (4 saves). 

With this loss, Cortland now holds a 1-3 record. 

Up next, Cortland will play Jamesville Dewitt at home this upcoming Tuesday (September 13th) at 5pm. 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Marathon vs. Cazenovia

Team 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 Final
Marathon 1 1 0 0 2
Cazenovia 1 1 1 0 3


The Marathon Olympians lost to Cazenovia in double overtime with a score of 2-3 in the first round of the DeRuyter Kick Off Tournament at DeRuyter High School. 

With this result, Marathon fell to a 2-2 overall record. 

Marathon was led by Brittan Keller (1 goal), Kaiden Cornell (1 goal), and Julian Spizzirri (9 saves). 

Cazenovia was led by JD Dolly (3 goals), Jaden Kaplan (1 assist), Daniel Raymond (1 assist), and Alex Coburn (6 saves). 

Marathon will now play in the consolation game of the tournament on Saturday (September 10th) at noon against the losing team of today’s matchup between DeRuyter and Groton.  

Varsity Field Hockey: Cortland vs. Weedsport

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cortland 0 0 0 0 0
Weedsport 0 1 0 0 1


The Cortland Lady Tigers fell to 0-3 after losing a close game with a 0-1 score against Weedsport. 

The only goal of the game was scored by Keegan McNabb in the second quarter of the game. 

Cortland goalie Ella Martin made 11 saves in the game, while Arieanna Giacolone made 1 save for Weedsport. 

Cortland will now host Auburn on Monday (September 12th) at 6:30pm. 

Varsity Field Hockey: Homer vs. Port Byron

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 0 0 0 0 0
Port Byron 5 3 2 1 11


The Homer Lady Trojans fell to an 0-2 overall record after a tough 0-11 loss against Port Byron on Thursday. 

Port Byron was led by Sadie White (4 goals), Abby McKay (3 goals), Madison Gillespie (2 goals), Jordan Cook (1 goal), and Morgan Reif (1 goal). 

Homer goalie Aislynn Cobb had 15 saves in the game, while Katelyn Ware made 2 saves for Port Byron. 

Homer’s next game will be at home against East Syracuse Minoa on Saturday (September 10th) at 10am. 

Varsity Field Hockey: Marathon vs. Moravia

The Marathon Lady Olympians improved to a 3-1 record after beating Moravia with a score of 2-0 Thursday evening. 

Marathon was led by Catherine Newkirk (1 goal & 1 assist), Delaney Reilly (1 goal), and Cassie Forrest (5 saves). 

Moravia’s goalie Kim Miner made 7 saves in the game.   

Up next, Marathon will host Afton at  Marathon-Appleby Elementary School on Saturday (September 10th) at 11am. 

Varsity Volleyball: Cortland vs. Lansing

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cortland 27 7 19 8 1
Lansing 25 25 25 25 3


The Cortland Tigers lost in four sets against Lansing Thursday night, bringing them down to a 1-1 record. 

Cortland was led by Aliza McCormick (8 kills, 5 digs & 1 ace), Kaedyn Murphy (7 kills & 2 digs), Molly Steve (13 assists, 7 digs, 1 ace & 1 kill), and Aaliyah Henley-Amey (7 digs, 3 aces, 3 assists & 2 kills). 

Note: Stats for Lansing were not available by the time this article was written. 

Up next, Cortland will take on Fulton on the road this upcoming Monday (September 12th) at 6:30pm. 

Varsity Volleyball: Homer vs. Skaneateles

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 18 17 25 10 1
Skaneateles 25 25 13 25 3


The Homer Lady Trojans fell to a 2-2 record after losing to Skaneateles in four sets last night. 

Homer was led by Lilly Sorenson (7 kills, 8 assists & 2 aces), Madison Wethje (20 assists, 2 aces & 3 digs), Mackenzie Hubbard (7 kills, 7 digs & 1 ace), and Mallory Douglass (12 digs & 6 aces)

Skaneateles was led by Ayla Pas'cal (11 kills, 4 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces & 1 assist), Maddy Bender (19 assists, 13 digs, 4 kills & 2 aces), Kate Raddant (8 kills, 12 digs, 3 blocks & 1 ace), and Alice Bender (11 assists, 16 digs & 2 aces). 

Homer’s next game will be played at home against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown on Monday (September 12th) at 6pm. 

Varsity Boys Golf: Homer vs. Skaneateles

The Homer Trojans lost a close matchup against Skaneateles with a team score of 219-209. (Reminder: Lowest score in golf wins). 

Here are the individual results from both teams:


  • Mitch Riter - 34
  • Lukas Quinn - 40
  • Mike Stiles - 47
  • Dan Stiles - 48
  • Cooper Swartz - 50
  • Bethany Wineburg - 53*


  • Tyson DiRubbo - 39
  • Jack Marquardt - 40
  • Drew Mancini - 40
  • Ben Underhill - 44
  • Henry Major - 46
  • Will Murphy - 47*

(Note: If a team’s game recap was not shown in this article, it’s because scores and stats of their game were not made available to us by the time this article was published).