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Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Tuesday’s events:
Varsity Ice Hockey: Cortland-Homer vs. Clinton
The Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles defeated Clinton with a score of 5-2 in order to improve to a 10-2 overall record.
Cortland-Homer was led by Mitch Riter (1 goal & 2 assists), Andrew Partigianoni (2 goals & 1 assist), Brady Coffin (1 assist), Hunter Everle (1 goal & 2 assists), Rowan Dankert (1 assists), Finn Thomas (1 goal), and Garret Clark (23 saves).
Clinton was led by Aiden Soika (1 assist), Cameron Maline (1 goal & 1 assist), Kooper Kulpa (1 assist), Caden Hinderling (1 goal & 1 assist), and John Falbo (34 saves).
“Tonight was a much more solid effort than our last few outings,” said Cortland-Homer Head Coach Paul Quinlan. “We controlled the pace of play most of the night, and we were able to pin Clinton in for long stretches and force them to play a lot of defense. When we are buzzing around, we are a dangerous team, and really hard to play against. Our forecheck was good tonight, and we cleaned up some of our decision making with the puck, which helped us maintain control of the game. I was happy with everyone’s effort tonight.”
Up next, Cortland-Homer will play at home against Whitesboro this Thursday (January 19th) at 7pm.
Varsity Girls Basketball: McGraw vs. Morrisville-Eaton
The McGraw Lady Eagles fell to an 0-8 record after losing 36-50 against Morrisville-Eaton on the road Tuesday night.
McGraw was led by Allie West (15 points) and Hannah Wilson (8 points).
Note: stats for Morrisville-Eaton were not available by the time this article was written.
McGraw’s next game will be a Cortland County rivalry game against Cincinnatus on Wednesday (January 18th) at Cincinnatus High School at 6pm.
Varsity Girls Basketball: Marathon vs. Groton
The Marathon Lady Olympians won a close game with a score of 34-33 against Groton Tuesday night.
With this win, Marathon improved to an 8-5 record.
Marathon was led by Abby Ensign (18 points) and Addison Oram (12 points).
Groton was led by Elisa Allen (8 points) and Mattison Lucey (7 points).
Up next, Marathon will take on Spencer Van Etten Central at home this Friday (January 20th) at 7:15pm.
Varsity Boys Basketball: Cincinnatus vs. Madison
The Cincinnatus Lions lost 48-59 against Madison, making them fall to an overall record of 1-8.
Cincinnatus was led by Canden Stafford (20 points), Jack Stafford (12 points), and Jack Stafford (10 points).
Madison was led by Ethan Rivers (30 points), Zach Leuenberger (13 points), and Anthony Dodge (13 points).
Cincinnatus is now scheduled to play DeRuyter on the road this Friday (January 20th) at 7pm.
Varsity Boys Basketball: Marathon vs. Groton
The Marathon Olympians lost a close game against Groton with a score of 74-81 Tuesday night.
With this loss, Marathon now holds a 3-8 overall record.
Marathon was led by Conor Holland (46 points), Bryce Hartman (11 points), and Drew Rozewski (8 points).
Groton was led by Mason Slade (26 points) and Ben Dematteo (23 points).
Up next, Marathon will play Spencer Van Etten Central on the road this Friday (January 20th) at 7:15pm.
Varsity Boys Volleyball: Cincinnatus vs. Canastota
The Cincinnatus Lions fell to an 0-3 record after losing a tough match against Canastota in three sets.
Cincinnatus was led by Colton Maroney (2 aces, 2 kills & 5 digs), Dom Landers (5 assists & 1 dig), and Eli Cree (3 kills & 6 digs).
Canastota was led by Connor Farwell (9 aces, 1 kill & 1 dig), Joey Warner (7 aces & 2 digs), and Kenneth Relyea (5 aces, 2 kills, 3 assists & 2 digs).
Cincinnatus’ next match will be played at home against Sauquoit Valley on Thursday (January 19th) at 5:30pm.
(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).