SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville’s boys and girls finished second overall at the annual S-E Invitational as the weather turned favorable for Saturday’s morning’s race.
The Marauders’ boys were buoyed by a 4-5-6 finish among 52 runners. Noah Huff paced the S-E harriers timing 18:23. He was followed by Dan Palmiter (18:33) and Dakota Nelson (18:37).
Sofeia Eddy was second overall among the girls timing 21:55. Her teammates Erin Mahardy (27:28, 13th) and Gabby Huff (27:40, 14th) added season-best times. “The adrenaline of the day pushed our kids towards personal best times,” said S-E coach Anne Geary. “We had to change the course to last year's layout on Friday due to the heavy rain on Thursday. This didnt seem to dampen their enthusiasm. We were all pleased with the great weather and our overall races.”
The Marauders race again on Wednesday at Cooperstown.
Boys’ race, top ten finishers: Josiah Durfee (Chit), 17:15; Austin Hirsch (Ham), 17:47; John Durfee (Chit), 17:53; Noah Huff (SE), 18:23; Dan Palmiter, 18:33; Dakota Nelson (SE), 18:37; Nate Meyers (St. Mary’s), 18:44; Jason Ceresoli (Chit), 19:01; Jacop Murray (Wat), 19:09.
Other S-E runners (out of 52 finishers): Jeff Verry (24), 20:46; Ryan Palmiter (37), 22:32; Mike Combes (41), 23:35; Matt Piazzi (44), 24:07; Brian Campbell (48), 27:30; Spenser Tompkins (52), 29:10.
Varsity girls, top ten finishers: Sage Hurta (Ham), 20:16; Sofeia Eddy (SE), 21:55; Molly Spisiak (St. Mary’s), 22:15; Jessica Scoones (Wat), 23:55; Stacey Hensley (W. Canada Valley), 24:16; Katie Brown (Wat), 24:23; Nicole Graziadei (Oris), 24:45; Tiandirah Twitchell (Mt. Mark), 25:35; Dominique Hill (Mt. Mark), 26:06; Victoria Voelkle (W. Can. Valley), 26:13.
Other S-E runners (out of 25): Erin Mahardy (13), 27:28; Gabby Huff (14), 27:40; Jamie Schuman (25), 39:46.
Otselic Valley 3, DeRuyter 0
DERUYTER – Otselic Valley (7-2) picked up one of its most impressive wins of the season dominating the second half in Friday’s shutout victory at DeRuyter.
After a scoreless first half, Brent Rasmussen, Dusty Davis, and Hunter Grace had goals for the Vikings. Dylan Comfort made six saves in goal for OV.
“It was like two separate games,” said Otselic Valley coach Dave Loomis. “They were able to control play in the first half. They didn’t get a lot of shots, but they were quicker to the ball and played well. In the second half, we shifted gears and took over. We were able to get a number of shots, and obviously put three in the net. It was a nice win for us, especially coming off a disappointing loss to McGraw.”
The Vikings play at George Jr. Republic today.