By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor, wellsvillesports.com
HORNELL — It was the final hurrah for the Wellsville Lions track team on Tuesday, and it was one that they ended the regular season on in the brightest of ways.
After a strong finish in the Top 5 this past weekend at Spring Day, the Lions took that big boost of confidence and momentum, and applied it to their road trip to Hornell, as they coasted towards a sweep of the meet against Fillmore, Friendship/Scio and the host Red Raiders with multiple secondary finishes leading the charge.
On the boys side, the Lions would score 80 points overall, seven more than second place Hornell to claim victory. The team would collect five individual victories to go with two relay wins, with Noah Joslyn leading from the track with his pair of wins coming in the 800 sprint and 1600 run.
From the field, John Layfield and Grady Ball would help provide a sweep of both throwing events, with Layfield taking the top distance in the shot put, while Ball delivered the longest distance on the discus. Additionally, Eli Brophy added a top win in the 3200 run while Wellsville collected relay wins in the 1600 and 3200 relays.
As for the Lady Lions, they saw Alyssa Dorrough come up with their only two victories individually to power up a first place finish led by multiple secondary finishes in their 94-point triumph to complete the meet sweep. Dorrough laid claim to both throwing events with the winning distances in the shot put and discus.
Like the boys team, they too would also record a pair of relay wins, both coming in the 400 and 1600 relays respectively.
Hornell would place second overall behind the Lions in both aspects, with the boys recording 73 total points to pair with their seven first place finishes, three of them from Brennan Delany who provided them in the 110 hurdles, high jump and triple jump, while Ramsey Dean-Prince had two more himself to chip in, scoring wins in the 100 dash and 400 sprint.
Rounding off the individual wins was Jake Phillips, who hurdled his way to a top finish in the 400 hurdles. Hornell would also add a 400 relay victory into the mix. As for the Lady Red Raiders, Selena Maldonado and Elaina Flaitz led an incredible day at the top of the team’s mountain, combining to score seven of the team’s nine total first place finishes to power their 76-point conclusion.
Maldonado would lead the team with four victories, two in each division, garnering them in the 100 dash, 400 sprint, long jump and triple jump, while Flaitz furthered the team’s cause with her three triumphs coming in the 200 dash, 400 hurdles and high jump. Rounding off the victories were Alexis Patrick and Myah Burns, as they chipped in with wins in the 800 sprint and 400 hurdles, respectively.
The Friendship/Scio boys would place third overall with 37 points, led by a pair of first place finishes from Jordan White, who placed tops in the 200 dash and in the long jump. As for the ladies, they would finish fourth overall with nine points.
The Fillmore boys placed fourth overall, a mere three points behind Friendship/Scio, with 34 total points. The Lady Eagles followed with a 51-point third place finish led by just three top finishes, one from Rachel Hatch who recorded the winning time in the 100 hurdles, and the last individual placing coming from Ava Sylvester in the 1500 run.
The team itself would go on to record a 3200 relay victory along the way.
Friendship/Scio and Fillmore will both head for the Lion’s Den on Friday to put a bow on their regular seasons with the Allegany County Championship meet officially set to get underway, beginning at 5 p.m. in Wellsville.
Boys Team Scores: Wellsville 80, Hornell 73, Friendship/Scio 37, Fillmore 34.
100 – 1. Ramsey Dean-Prince (HHS) 12.0, 2. Jordan White (F/S), 3. Gabin Benhassine (F/S).
200 – 1. Jordan White (F/S) 24.9, 2. Ramsey Dean-Prince (HHS), 3. Ben Beardsley (FIL).
400 – 1. Ramsey Dean-Prince (HHS) 57.7, 2. JT Mariotti (WLSV), 3. Nate Flansburg (WLSV).
800 – 1. Noah Joslyn (WLSV) 2:22.8, 2. Eli Strickland (FIL), 3. Greg Wesche (F/S).
1600 – 1. Noah Joslyn (WLSV) 5:12.4, 2. Matt Majoros (FIL), 3. Eli Strickland (FIL).
3200 – 1. Eli Brophy (WLSV) 11:39.1, 2. Sean Driscoll (WLSV).
110H – 1. Brennan Delany (HHS) 16.0, 2. Shane Davidson (WLSV).
400H – 1. Jake Phillips (HHS) 1:04.2.
400R – 1. Hornell 50.9, 2. Wellsville.
1600R – 1. Wellsville 4:06.0, 2. Fillmore, 3. Hornell.
3200R – 1. Wellsville 9:23.7, 2. Fillmore.
Shot – 1. John Layfield (WLSV) 36-9, 2. Brian Ashton (FIL), 3. Grady Ball (WLSV).
Discus – 1. Grady Ball (WLSV) 105-3, 2. Kenny Robinson (HHS), 3. John Layfield (WLSV).
High Jump – 1. Brennan Delany (HHS) 5-1, 2. Lazar Bulajic (F/S), 3. Ray Muzaid-Omar (FIL).
Long Jump – 1. Jordan White (F/S) 19-5, 2. Lazar Bulajic (F/S), 3. Jake Phillips (HHS).
Tri Jump – 1. Brennan Delany (HHS) 36-9, 2. Jake Phillips (HHS), 3. Lazar Bulajic (F/S).
Girls Team Scores: Wellsville 94, Hornell 76, Fillmore 51, Friendship/Scio 9.
100 – 1. Selena Maldonado (HHS) 13.4, 2. Alyssa Dorrough (WLSV), 3. Lexi Crossley (F/S).
200 – 1. Elaina Flaitz (HHS) 27.2, 2. Brooklyn Stisser (WLSV), 3. Rachel Hatch (FIL).
400 – 1. Selena Maldonado (HHS) 1:04.8, 2. Kiera Engler (FIL), 3. Lauren Viglietta (WLSV).
800 – 1. Alexis Patrick (HHS) 3:08.4, 2. Michaela Cawley (WLSV), 3. Allie Bidzerkowny (WLSV).
1500 – 1. Ava Sylvester (FIL) 6:05.5, 2. Grace Russell (FIL), 3. Myah Burns (HHS).
3000 – 1. Myah Burns (HHS) 15:00.9.
100H – 1. Rachel Hatch (FIL) 18.8, 2. Jenn Dickens (F/S), 3. Carina Kling (WLSV).
400H – 1. Elaina Flaitz (HHS) 1:10.3, 2. Carina Kling (WLSV).
400R – 1. Wellsville 55.6, 2. Hornell, 3. Fillmore.
1600R – 1. Wellsville 4:58.0, 2. Hornell.
3200R – 1. Fillmore 11:20.7, 2. Wellsville.
Shot – 1. Alyssa Dorrough (WLSV) 32-5.5, 2. Stephanie Oswald (WLSV), 3. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV).
Discus – 1. Alyssa Dorrough (WLSV) 100-6, 2. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV), 3. Stephanie Oswald (WLSV).
High Jump – 1. Elaina Flaitz (HHS) 4-9, 2. Brooklyn Dahlgren (WLSV), 3. Rachel Hatch (FIL).
Long Jump – 1. Selena Maldonado (HHS) 14-2, 2. Brooklyn Stisser (WLSV), 3. Kiera Engler (FIL).
Tri Jump – 1. Selena Maldonado (HHS) 31-10, 2. Hope Russell (FIL), 3. Grace Russell (FIL).
Hinsdale’s Miller, Fillmore’s Cockle & Wiltsey, B-R’s Robinson make Individual Sectional cut
RUSHFORD — With weather pushing the Section V Individual Qualifier to the next day due to inclement weather, the time to determine who plays for a Sectional title would finally come on a gorgeous and cool Tuesday afternoon at Allegheny Hills in Rushford.
14 participants all gathered for an afternoon on the links, but only the top four would clinch spots in this weekend’s Section V Individual Tournament for the chance to bring home a coveted patch. At the end of the day through all 18 holes, Allegany County will send Hinsdale’s Caden Miller, Fillmore’s Anderson Wiltsey and Reid Cockle, and Bolivar-Richburg’s Gauge Robinson to the big dance.
Miller was the qualifier’s top golfer for the Bobcats, as he fired the match-low round of 104 to take the honor, garnering an All-Star nod along the way. Miller’s teammate, Parker Keenan, has been named an alternate for the Individual Tournament.
Following behind was both Wiltsey and Cockle for Eagles, as they each recorded rounds of 113 and 114 for head coach Tom Parks who says that both golfers have shown a tremendous amount of growth over the course of the season.
“We had a nice day for the qualifier. It was a little cool, but the course was in nice shape,” he said. “I’m proud that two of our players will represent Fillmore at Individuals. Anderson has spent a lot of time at the course this year outside of our organized practices, and he played a consistent match with no disastrous holes. This is Reid’s first year of golf, and for him to show the amount of growth that he has had, it has culminated into qualifying for Sectionals.”
Robinson would follow with the final top score to make the Sectional cut for the Wolverines, shooting a round of 116.
In addition to the top four golfers, eight golfers were also named as All-Stars this season, as Maddox Day (Bolivar-Richburg), Sebastian Saulter (Cuba-Rushford), Will Roeske (Fillmore), Haley Hall (Fillmore), Addy Herring (Genesee Valley/Belfast), Chris Weaver (Genesee Valley/Belfast), and Parker Keenan (Hinsdale) all received nods.
Starting Saturday afternoon, the County’s four best golfers will head for the Clifton Springs Country Club, northeast of Canandaigua, to compete for an Individual Sectional title.
Fillmore 5, Cuba-Rushford 0
HOUGHTON — A dominant regular season of play is officially in the books for the Eagles of Fillmore on Tuesday, as they finished a perfect 14-0 overall by bringing out the brooms in the singles department to fire up a perfect 5-0 evening at Houghton College against visiting Cuba-Rushford.
Carter Sisson had to fight his way though a tough first singles battle against Cuba-Rushford’s Nate Cole, as they both traded jabs through a close first set fight before Sisson found an edge in the last set to help close out the 6-4, 6-2 win for the Eagles (14-0).
In addition to the team’s wins, Jack Boon continued the trend of dominance with a near straight-set shutout himself, recording the 6-1, 6-0 win over Ethan Cole at second singles. Rounding off was a third singles shutout from Carson Sanasith, as he defeated Tyler Findlay, 6-0, 6-0.
Isaiah Sisson and Marcus Wolfer, along with Joe Derck and Layton Sanasith tallied the doubles wins for Fillmore via forfeit over the Rebels (0-10).
The regular season is now over for each team, as they now await Team Sectionals.
1. Carter Sisson (FIL) def. Nate Cole (C-R), 6-4, 6-2.
2. Jack Boon (FIL) def. Ethan Cole (C-R), 6-1, 6-0.
3. Carson Sanasith (FIL) def. Tyler Findlay (C-R), 6-0, 6-0.
1. Isaiah Sisson/Marcus Wolfer (FIL) by for.
2. Joe Derck/Layton Sanasith (FIL) by for.
Houghton Academy 4, Bolivar-Richburg 1
HOUGHTON — The Houghton Academy Panthers used a sweep across the entire singles department to power up their final home victory of the season, as they rolled to a 4-1 finish over the visiting Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines at Houghton College, Tuesday evening.
In the singles matches, Alex Fraile led the way for the Panthers (8-2) with a 6-0, 6-0 straight-set shutout of Bolivar-Richburg’s Jacopo Canepa at first singles. The victories continued on with Caleb Hilshire and Sam Winkens adding wins of their own at second and third singles each.
Hilshire scoring a 6-2, 6-0 win over Anthony Densmore, while Winkens tallied a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Ben Kisel.
In the doubles department, the first doubles team of Lucas Matias Rocha and Josh Paschalis battled their way through a first-set tiebreak against Bolivar-Richburg’s (6-6) team of Gwen Coats and Andrew Crawford, working their way towards a second-set shutout to record the 7-5, 6-0 win to help claim match victory.
The Wolverines would grab just one win by forfeit at second doubles, with the team of Dylan Crawford and Kayley Putnam-Bacon earning it.
Both teams will end their regular season tonight, with Houghton Academy hitting the road for Scio in a 5 p.m. first serve, while Bolivar-Richburg travels for a 5:30 p.m. contest against Avoca/Prattsburgh.
1. Alex Fraile (HA) def. Jacopo Canepa (B-R), 6-0, 6-0.
2. Caleb Hilshire (HA) def. Anthony Densmore (B-R), 6-2, 6-0.
3. Sam Winkens (HA) def. Ben Kisel (B-R), 6-1, 6-2.
1. Lucas Matias Rocha/Josh Paschalis (HA) def. Gwen Coats/Andrew Crawford (B-R), 7-5, 6-0.
2. Dylan Crawford/Kayley Putnam-Bacon (B-R) by for.
Scio 4, Genesee Valley/Belfast 0
SCIO — The Tigers of Scio were at the top of their game on Tuesday on their home court, as they brought out the brooms for their singles victories while adding a doubles win along the way, as they rolled past visiting Genesee Valley/Belfast with a 4-0 victory.
Leading the way for the Tigers (8-5) was a 6-0, 6-0 straight-set shutout from Liam Carouge at third singles over Genesee Valley/Belfast’s Luke Snyder. At first singles, Corey Field picked up a 6-2, 6-1 triuph over Dominic Marra, while Jude Marion survived a back-and-forth first set with Trevor Clark at second singles, but was able to lock up the 6-4, 6-1 decision.
To complete the match sweep, the team of Austin Gowdy and Ben Weimer at first doubles secured a first-set tiebreak victory to use as fuel to finish off a 7-5, 6-2 win over the JagDogs (2-9) and their first doubles team of James Frawley and Gavin Kenyon. Genesee Valley/Belfast’s regular season is over, as they now await Team Sectionals.
Scio will conclude their regular season tonight on their home court with a 5 p.m. first serve against Houghton Academy.
1. Corey Field (SCIO) def. Dominic Marra (GVB), 6-2, 6-1.
2. Jude Marion (SCIO) def. Trevor Clark (GVB), 6-4, 6-1.
3. Liam Carouge (SCIO) def. Luke Snyder (GVB), 6-0, 6-0.
1. Austin Gowdy/Ben Weimer (SCIO) def. James Frawley/Gavin Kenyon (GVB), 7-5, 6-2.