Sports: OFA Football Ousted, Two XC Teams Win State Titles

Sports: OFA Football Ousted, Two XC Teams Win State Titles

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The lone north country team left alive in the state football playoffs was in action Saturday at Schuylerville High School as the O.F.A. Blue Devils met Holy Trinity in the State Class C Quarterfinals. 

O.F.A. got on the board first as Michael Reed hit Wyatt Kirby for the 36 yard touchdown: 6-0 Blue Devils. Holy Trinity answered as Joe Tortello hit Jordan Mettler in the corner of the end zone, tying the game at 6. In the second quarter, Dion Sexton goes in from 2 yards out, 13-6 in favor of Holy Trinity. Then, the Blue Devils searched for the big play but Nelson Priest came up with the interception. Not a good day for the Blue Devils as Holy Trinity won 41-14.

In College Football from Leckonby Stadium in Canton, the Saints of st. Lawrence hosted undefeated SUNY BrockportBrockport's Tyree Brown scrambled in for the score: 7-0 Eagles. In a catch, the Saints' Vincenzo Ferraro set a new Saints record for career reception yards. In the second quarter, Jason Hellwig went in from 26 yards out: 14-0 Brockport. Sean Richardson found Travis Marnell but the Saints fell to Brockport, 28-7.

Two Frontier League Cross Country Teams won state titles Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Wayne Central School. On the boys' side, the Beaver River Beavers took home the title in Class D, with Colton Kempney finishing 4th overall in Class D and teammate, Connor Demo finishing 16th. For the beavers, it's their 16th state title in cross country.

On the girls' side, South Lewis captured the team title in Class D. Hannah Ielfield finished 3rd overall in class D, with sister, Hali Ielfield placing 5th. Lexi Bernard was 9th for South Lewis.

Sydney Levison of Norwood Norfolk finished 8th individually in Class D.

Also Saturday, Women's College Hockey from Appleton Arena as St. Lawrence hosted the 2nd ranked Boston College Lady Eagles. Makenna Newkirk put B.C. up 2-0. Justine Reyes answered for the Lady Saints, cutting the B.C. lead in half, 2-1. B.C. came back as Willow Corson tickled twine as B.C. beat St. Lawrence, 6-3.

In Women's College Volleyball, the NCAA Potsdam Regional, as Clarkson played host to BabsonClarkson won a tight first set, 29-27. Babson came back to win the 2nd set, 25-21. The Lady Golden Knights came back to win a marathon 3rd set, 33-31, to go up 2-1.

Friday night in Sandy Creek, another talented north country athlete signed a letter of intent to play at the Division 1 level. Sandy Creek Pitcher, Carley Stoker, put pen to paper to play for Central Connecticut State next season.

Stoker, a dual threat, was 17-2 on the mound last season, and at the plate, hit over 600 with 13 home runs and 41 runs batted in.

For highlights from these games, click the picture above.

Saturday Sports Scores

Women's Hockey

Clarkson 4
Vermont 0

SUNY Postdam 1
Cortland 1

Men's Hockey

SUNY Potsdam 6
SUNY Brockport 4

Women's Soccer

Bryant and Stratton 7
SUNY Canton 2

Men's Basketball

Adirondack C.C. 82
J.C.C. 74

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