CICERO — Jay Hebert added two to his list of state championships Saturday.
He said all of them are meaningful, but the boys’ 110-meter hurdles Federation title was particularly satisfying. After coming up just short in the Federation race in 2013, the Ticonderoga standout reclaimed the crown at the New York State Track and Field Championships.
Hebert crossed the finish line in 14.10 seconds, beating out Sheepshead Bay’s Powel Deslandes’ time of 14.21 and grabbing his second Federation crown in three years. READ MORE...
PLATTSBURGH — The Fort Ann Cardinals are the defending state champions in Class D girls’ softball.
The Section II champions showed why they may again be the team to beat this year following an impressive 19-0 victory against Section VII’s Crown Point in the New York State Public High School Association’s regional final at Plattsburgh State’s Cardinal Park Friday afternoon.
Fort Ann (19-1) will now play Section IV’s Deposit in state semifinal action next weekend. READ MORE...
PLATTSBURGH — Playing the underdog role, the Peru softball team kept No. 2 Troy in check for six innings Thursday.
The seventh, however, belonged to the Flying Horses.
Troy, the Section II representative, scored five runs on five hits in its final inning at the plate to defeat the Indians (7-6), 7-1, in a NYSPHSAA Class A regional semifinal at Cardinal Park.
The Flying Horses (21-1) were limited to two runs on seven hits through six frames.
“Nothing against the pitcher (Kelly Neenan), she did a great job, but she was a little bit slower than what we’re used to seeing in A’s,” Troy coach George Rafferty said. “I think it threw our timing off a little bit. You know, it took us a little while to adjust.” READ MORE...
PLATTSBURGH — Crown Point clung to a 2-1 lead for much of Saturday’s Section VII Class D softball final.
Then in the fifth inning, the Panthers’ first three batters got on base, and all three came home, putting their team in control.
Crown Point went on to defeat Schroon Lake 7-1 at Cardinal Park.
“Just remembering what got us here, that was the big thing,” pitcher Maria Malone said of the Panthers’ fifth-inning turning point. “Coach said, ‘If we’re going to win, this is where we pull it out here.’ And we had excellent defense behind us, and that’s when we pulled out the hits. READ MORE...
BEEKMANTOWN — The Saranac boys’ track and field team picked up right where it left off Friday.
Six days after claiming its sixth consecutive Section VII championship, the Chiefs claimed eight out of a possible 16 event wins in the Section VII Track and Field State Qualifier at Beekmantown.
Saranac set the tone early in the meet, upending 400-meter relay favorite Ticonderoga in bizarre fashion.
After one of its relay members failed to report to the start-finish line, Sobaan Ayub was utilized as a last-second substitute. In the fourth and final leg, Caiden Goodman was able to fend off Sentinel sensation Jay Hebert, helping the Chiefs to a school record of 44.34 seconds. READ MORE...
PLATTSBURGH — One out separated Saranac’s Tori Trim from a no-hitter Thursday.
With some help from her teammates at the plate, it didn’t matter anyway.
Trim fired a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the 25th-ranked Chiefs (14-5) claimed their third consecutive Section VII Class B title with a 3-1 win over AuSable Valley at Cardinal Park.
“She kept people off-balance early,” Saranac coach Sam Campbell said. “Her changeup was good. Her location was great again. I didn’t realize that she was at that point. But with two outs, I think, it’s a common thing to relax a little bit. It’s better than being over nervous.” READ MORE...
Ryan Marks and Abbie Miller gave Northeastern Clinton a sweep in singles — its first since 2007 — while upsets were the order of the day in doubles Monday during the Section VII Tennis Championships.
Marks, who lost out to two-time champion Sean Bissonette of Saranac in last year’s boys’ final, played up to his No. 1 billing this spring, defeating Peru’s Connor Bond, 6-4, 6-3. READ MORE...