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Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Saturday’s & Sunday’s events:
Varsity Wrestling: Homer’s Sam Sorenson wins NYS Tournament at 215 lbs.
Homer’s Sam Sorenson won his second straight NYS wrestling tournament at 215 pounds this past weekend.
Varsity Wrestling: Marathon’s Logan Jamison Participates in the NYS Tournament at 285 lbs.
Marathon’s Logan Jamison participated in the 285 pound weight class of the NYS wrestling tournament this past weekend.
Jamison entered the tournament as the 11th seed in the state tournament.
Jamison won his first match by decision (6-1) against Will Rao from Hackley, but lost in his second match against Colin White from Adirondack via pin.
He then needed to wrestle back in order to compete for a podium spot, but suffered an unfortunate loss against Luke Herendeen from Palmyra-Macedon in his third and final match by decision (2-0).
Logan Jamison ended his Marathon varsity wrestling career as a one-time section IV championship runner-up and a two-time NYS qualifier.
Varsity Girls Basketball: Cortland vs. Marcellus (Section III Class B Semifinals)
The Cortland Lady Tigers defeated Marcellus 41-35 in the quarterfinal round of the Section III Class B playoff tournament on Sunday.
Cortland was led by Kendall Mack (13 points), Mallory Turner (12 points), and Valerosa Gambitta (10 points).
Marcellus was led by Cece Powell (28 points) and Annabella Mondello (4 points).
According to Section III, Cortland is now scheduled to play 4th-seeded Westhill in the sectional finals this upcoming Saturday (March 4th) at Onondaga Community College at 3pm.
Varsity Girls Basketball: Marathon vs. Southern Cayuga (Section IV Class D Quarterfinals)
The 6th-seeded Marathon Lady Olympians lost a tough game against 3rd-seeded Southern Cayuga in the quarterfinal round of the Section IV Class D playoff tournament.
Southern Cayuga was led by Charli Bennett (29 points) and Emily Prince (12 points).
“We just didn’t have it tonight,” stated Marathon head coach Elizabeth Duncan. “We didn’t shoot well and let that get into our head. We weren’t aggressive enough going to the basket when we had the opportunities. Our turnovers were costly and gave them a lot of easy baskets as a result. It’s unfortunate our season had to end like this, especially since we played them close in our two previous losses. I’m proud of how this young team has rallied and excited for their future.”
With this loss, Marathon ended their season with an overall record of 12-10.