NORWICH - In their first home meet of the season the Norwich varsity girls' swim team took on Susquehannah Valley in what would end as a victory for SV, 96-65.
Norwich would win their fair share of first place spots in the meet, but only fields a team of eight girls. "We're a very small team," said Norwich coach Amanda Downey. "We can take a lot of first and seconds but we can't really fill the lanes."
Norwich did just that Friday, September, 11 when they last competed, winning six of the 12 events, yet still losing the overall meet based on points. Norwich swimmer Maya Blaisure is already off to a fantastic start this season, posting winning times in the 200 medley relay, the 200 individual medley, the 100 breast stroke, and on the 400 Freestyle relay team. Blaisure and the rest of the Tornado women are looking to have very competitive individual seasons on such a small team. Norwich competes again tonight when they travel to Owego.
200 medley relay: N; Lauren Llewellyn, Margie Winter, Maya Blaisure, Melissa Stroh, 2:06.81. 200 Freestyle: SV; Shannon Wheeler, 2:27.37. 200 IM: N; Maya Blaisure 2:30.35. 50 Freestyle: N; Margie Winter, 27.18. Diving: SV; Marissa Fiorentino 197.05. 100 Fly: SV; Shannon Wheeler, 1:20.48. 100 Freestyle: N; Margie Winter, 1:00.66. 500 Freestyle: SV; Alexandra Ferrante, 6:37.61. 200 Freestyle: SV; Shannon Wheeler, Kasey Tokos,Sara Yezzi, Krista Micalizzi, 2:00.13. 100 Backstroke; SV; Megan Laboski, 1:10.99. 100 Breast stroke: N; Maya Blaisure, 1:12.04. 400 Free Relay: N; Melissa Stroh , Margie Winter, Laruen Llewellyn, Maya Blaisure 4:20.98.
BAINBRIDGE - On a Friday night under the lights the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats took on Delhi in their second game of the season and won 8-0.
The lone score of the game came with 8:52 left in the second quarter when B-G quarterback Austin Carr ran the ball all the way down to the Delhi 1 yard line, only to fumble the ball. Fortunately for the Bobcats a quick thinking Alex DeGrot recovered the ball in the end zone for his first ever varsity touchdown. After a successful two point conversion, B-G was now up 8-0 on Delhi.
The rest of the game proved to be a defensive struggle with both teams never gaining any real footing on offense. Bainbridge-Guilford ended the day with throwing only one interception, while taking away five from Delhi. "It was a big win for us," said B-G head coach Jim Mosher. "The kids played outstanding on defense and I can't give them enough credit."
The B-G defense shut down a Delhi offense that scored 30 points the week before in their first game of the season. A relentless Bobcats front four of Pete Wiemet, Tyler Hart, Corey Oliver, Nick Decker, Brandon Sickler, and Cameron Sickler put pressure on the Delhi quarterback, never giving him room to breathe all game.
"I'm really proud of how well the kids did," Mosher said. "Our defense did exactly what we told them to do and did it tremendously."