All-state softball selections

2016 Class AA – All New York State High School Softball Selections

State Class AA Coach of the Year: Joe Mancinelli (Binghamton-4)
State Class AA Player of the Year: Paige Rauch (Binghamton-4)

1st Team

01 11 C Daniela Chiorazzi (North Rockland)
01 12 SS Samantha Fitzgerald (John Jay-East Fishkill)
02 12 1B Kelly Barkevich (Shenendehowa)
04 11 SS/P Paige Rauch (Binghamton)
04 12 3B Ally McGovern (Binghamton)
08 12 3B Crista San Antonio (East Meadow)
08 10 P Jessica Budrewicz (MacArthur)
09 12 P Allison Marcano (Middletown)
11 12 P Marissa Rizzi (Eastport-South Manor)
C 11 3B Janae Barracato (Sacred Heart Hempstead)

2nd Team

01 12 P Kayla McDermott (North Rockland)
01 11 P Ally Muller (John Jay-East Fishkill)
02 12 P Ashlyn Kersch (Ballston Spa)
03 12 P Peyton Bellrose (Liverpool)
04 12 1B Shelepack (Binghamton)
06 10 1B Madison Stewart (Orchard Park)
06 11 OF Alexandra Sheehy (Orchard Park)
08 12 P Nicole Imhof (Calhoun)
09 12 CF Micaela Abbatine (Warwick)
11 12 1B Nicole Zukowski (Patchogue Medford)

3rd Team

01 12 CF Amanda Schweitzer (North Rockland)
02 11 C Kaitlin Rarick (Bethlehem)
03 12 INF Ericka Sadowski (Liverpool)
03 12 INF Beth Bonin (Cicero-North Syracuse)
04 10 OF Mariah Graham (Elmira)
05 12 P Adrianna Dilal (Wester Schroeder)
06 11 SS Kara Paradowski (Lancaster)
08 12 C Grace Bandini (Oceanside)
C 11 P Claire O’Brien (Sacred Heart Hempstead)
11 11 P Sarah McKeveny (Connetquot)

4th Team

02 12 UTIL Sarah Baluch (Colonie)
04 10 UTIL Alli Richmond (Horseheads)
05 12 CF Kristen Simmons (Victor)
06 11 SS Maddie Klidonas (Niagara-Wheatfield)
09 12 P Alyssa Pfitscher (FDR-Hyde Park)
11 12 P Alyssa Bluthgen (Commack)
11 11 C Nahtica Shepherd (North Babylon)
P 12 P Amanda Neenan (Curtis)
P 12 DP Jamie Holmes (Tottenville)
C 10 SS Marissa Braito (Sacred Heart Hempstead)

5th Team

01 12 1B Gina Selvaggi (North Rockland)
01 12 C Sara Herskowitz (Clarkstown South)
02 12 UTIL Samantha Hart (Columbia)
03 12 P Keanna Wolcik (Baldwinsville)
04 11 OF Alissa Rice (Horseheads)
05 12 P Jessica Koneski (Fairport)
06 12 P Carly Leo (Niagara Falls)
08 10 CF Alex Burns (Baldwin)
09 12 P Ciarra DiGuilio (Warwick)
11 12 3B Taryn McGinley (Kings Park)

6th Team

03 10 INF Jenna Wike (Liverpool)
04 10 P Makayla Pourby (Binghamton)
04 11 3B Jill Murray (Horseheads)
05 11 SS Samantha Torlish (Victor)
05 12 C Abby Bloomfield (Schroeder)
06 11 3B Grace Ferguson (Kenmore West)
11 12 C Christina Rizzi (Eastport South Manor)
11 12 SS Kailah Konkel (Eastport South Manor)
C 12 P Kaitlin Geary (Kellenberg)
C 10 SS Angelina Reno (Moore)

7th Team

02 12 UTIL Kelly O’Gorman (Shenendehowa)
03 12 P Alanna Phillips (Proctor)
04 11 2B Kaily LaForce (Binghamton)
09 12 P/SS Michaela Veneziali (Pine Bush)
09 12 C Elivia Perez (Middletown)
11 12 P Rachel Wandzilak (West Islip)
11 12 3B Deanna Reith (Connetquot)
C 12 1B Kelly Rasulo (Kellenberg)
P 11 1B Erica Olsen (Susan Wagner)
P 12 P Isabella Gerone (Brooklyn James Madison)
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2016 Class A – All New York State High School Softball Selections

State Class A Player of the Year: Sarah Cornell (Clarke-8)
State Class A Coach of the Year: Matt Raleigh (Maine-Endwell-4)

1st Team

01 11 P Emily Turulli (Pearl River)
02 11 SS/P Hunter Levesque (Troy)
02 11 P Amber Bourdeaux (So. Glens Falls)
04 12 SS Allison Missavage (Maine-Endwell)
04 11 2B Meaghan Raleigh (Maine-Endwell)
05 12 P/1B Taryn Welch (Mendon)
05 12 P Nicole Carty (Sutherland)
08 12 P Sarah Cornell (Clarke)
08 12 SS Brianna Pinto (Carey)
11 10 C Lindsey Shaw (Sayville)

2nd Team

01 12 P Val Cucci (Ursuline)
01 11 P Colleen Walsh (Lakeland)
04 12 C Izabel Pasquale (Union-Endicott)
04 09 2B Katina Fox (Johnson City)
05 12 SS Halie Mariano (Mendon)
06 10 P Anilese Kelly (West Seneca East)
06 09 SS Christy Mack (Williamsville East)
08 12 P Rebecca Vilchez (Carey)
08 12 SS Kelsey Marigliano (Plainedge)
11 10 SS Love Drumgole (Mt Sinai)

3rd Team

01 12 SS Caroline Alicandri (Pearl River)
01 12 P Alexis Bazos (Fox Lane)
02 12 SS M. Cullen (Burnt Hills)
03 12 C Morgan Sgarlata (Oneida)
04 10 C Cassidy Barrett (Vestal)
05 12 SS Erin Guinan (Geneva)
05 12 P/1B Shannon Grage (Mendon)
08 12 C Brooke Scherer (Clarke)
09 12 P Bridget Bennett (New Paltz)
11 10 C Lauren Ramos (Westhampton)

4th Team

01 11 C Amber Badillo (Lakeland)
01 12 3B Christina DeCarlo (Harrison)
02 12 INF Caitlin Delsignore (Troy)
02 12 C Madison Rifenberick (Troy)
04 12 1B Daniella Dean (Maine-Endwell)
06 11 C Heather Haberman (Hamburg)
C 11 P Rachel Perelstein (Nardin)
08 12 1B Amelia Cariddi (Seaford)
09 12 C Courtney Blasko (Wallkill)
11 12 3B/C Alexis Freudenberg (Islip)

5th team

01 11 2B Cameron Lischinsky (Lakeland)
02 12 1B Torrey Fisher (Averill Park)
03 12 INF Paige Sherling (Jamesville-DeWitt)
04 10 3B Natalie Novak (Johnson City)
05 12 C Zoe Legott (Geneva)
06 12 C Rachel Funk (West Seneca East)
C 12 Shannon Gilbert (Buffalo Sacred Heart)
08 12 C Kim Basile (Island Trees)
09 12 C Karly Giancola (New Paltz)
11 10 SS Emily Whitman (Comsewogue)

6th Team

01 12 C Melissa Strand (Brewster)
01 12 SS Angie Rizzi (Ursuline)
04 11 SS Alex Hein (Johnson City)
04 10 3B Alexis Wanchisen (Maine-Endwell)
05 12 SS Brooke Wolff (Brighton)
05 08 P Emily Phelan (Olympia)
06 10 C Jenna Rhue (Lewiston Porter)
08 12 P Lauren Bloom (Bethpage)
11 12 1B Elizabeth Whitlow (Miller Place)
11 11 SS Samantha Seeger (Islip)

7th Team

01 11 3B Jeese McCarthy (Pearl River)
01 11 LF Kayla Castro (Ursuline)
03 12 3B Hannah Begay (Oneida)
03 12 OF Jessica Sardina (Whitesboro)
06 12 OF Madi Jaszcz (West Seneca East)
06 09 SS Abby DeCicco (Amherst)
09 12 P Stephanie Muller (Port Jervis)
09 12 1B Jaccora Webb (New Paltz)
P 11 SS Lizul Portugal (Construction)

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2016 Class B – All New York State High School Softball Selections

State Class B Player of the Year: Calista Phippen (Ichabod Crane-2)
State Class B Coach of the Year: Ryan Naccarato (Marlboro-9)

1st Team

02 10 P Calista Phippen (Ichabod Crane)
02 12 SS Cierra Casale (Hoosic Valley)
02 11 P Isabelle DeChiaro (Cohoes)
04 12 OF Alexis Phillips (Chenango Valley)
04 10 P Sophia Pappas (Susquehanna Valley)
04 12 P Mara Kohlbach (Windsor)
05 12 SS Madison Hilimire (Seneca Falls Mynderse)
06 11 P Carson Cotton (Depew)
09 12 P Lily Moresco (Marlboro)
09 11 CF/P/2B Taylor Felicello (Marlboro)

2nd Team

02 12 3B Sara Baker (Schuylerville)
03 12 INF Deshae Jones (APW)
04 12 P Kylie Warner (Chenango Forks)
04 12 1B Kassidy Seary (Norwich)
05 12 SS Jessie Hammers (Wayland-Cohocton)
06 12 1B Abby Nicometi (Depew)
06 12 P Jill Murray (Eden)
09 12 C Allie Swartz (Marlboro)
09 12 SS Amber Mianti (Marlboro)
11 12 SS Cierra Smith (Center Moriches)

3rd Team

02 11 P Camille Coyne (Hoosic Valley)
02 11 SS Lily Sencer (Cohoes)
03 12 P Rhea Pitkin (General Brown)
03 11 P McKenzie Cobb (South Jefferson)
03 11 P Marissa McIntyre (Adirondack)
03 12 P Amber Rice (APW)
04 12 C Allison Lockwood (Windsor)
04 12 P Hannah Eddy (Norwich)
05 11 P Makayla Brzezinski (Bath)
09 11 C Drew Bugna (Ellenville)

4th Team

01 10 P Olivia Dunne (Rye Neck)
03 10 P Lauren Nichols (Solvay)
03 10 C Chelsea VanTassel (General Brown)
03 11 P McKailey Lyndaker (Lowville)
05 12 P Ally Uberty (LeRoy)
05 12 P Amy Lorshbaugh (Wellsville)
06 10 C Abby Stone (Akron)
08 12 C Samantha Palazzolo (Wheatley)
09 12 3B/P Cassie Lapointe (Marlboro)
11 12 OF Caroline Casey (Center Moriches)

5th Team

01 10 C Sam Yanuzzi (Rye Neck)
01 11 P Olivia Zoeller (Pawling)
04 12 OF Danielle Cary (Windsor)
04 11 INF Hannah Haskell (Susquehanna Valley)
05 12 C Alex Siebert (Bath-Haverling)
05 12 SS Rayanna Anderson (Wellsville)
05 12 2nd Peyton Keib (Wellsville)
06 12 P Laura Kratzke (Alden)
11 11 SS Gwen Donaldson (Babylon)
11 10 P Allie Stanya (Babylon)

6th Team

02 12 P Haley Irvis (Ravena)
04 11 1B Katie Church (Chenango Forks)
04 12 OF Liz Wickheiser (Windsor)
05 12 3B Gillian Lamb (Mynderse)
05 10 UTIL Erin Cappotelli (LeRoy)
06 12 P Taylor Olsen (Gowanda)
06 11 P Hannah Cybert (Fredonia)
06 10 SS Alyssa Ramarge (Olean)
06 10 C Abby Tomasik (Depew)
06 12 3B Halie Kobie (Eden)
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2016 Class C – All New York State High School Softball Selections

State Class C Player of the Year – Alivia Clark (Elmira ND-4)
State Class C Co-Coaches of the Year – Les Funk (Pine Plains-9) and Steve Weber (Elmira ND-4)

1st Team

03 11 P Maria Noto (Cooperstown)
03 10 P Carly Stoker (Sandy Creek)
03 12 2B Jennifer Flynn (Cooperstown)
04 12 SS/P Alivia Clark (Elmira ND)
04 12 P Mackenzie Slaven (Elmira Heights)
04 10 P/SS Izzy Milazzo (Elmira ND)
04 11 3B/LF Mackenzie Maloney (Elmira ND)
05 12 P Emily McDonald (Cal-Mum)
09 10 C Cat Simmons (Pine Plains)
09 11 P/OF Skylar Conklin (Chester)

2nd Team

01 11 P Cassie McGrath (Tuckahoe)
04 12 P Samantha Wood (Tioga)
04 12 P Connor Decker (Sidney)
05 10 C Meghan Mietlicki (Cal-Mum)
05 11 P Bri Walker (Gananda)
06 10 P Taylor Betz (Cleveland Hill)
06 12 1B Cammie McKracken (Portville)
09 09 P Jo Schmidt (Pine Plains)
09 11 P/OF Kayla Palmer (Chester)
10 12 C Haleigh Agans (St. Lawrence)

3rd Team

01 12 3B/P Anastasia Pennacchio (North Salem)
02 10 P Ava Fitzmaurice (Greenville)
02 12 SS Kayley Fountain (Maple Hill)
04 10 3B Courtney Crater (Elmira ND)
04 12 3B Emily Lear (Elmira Heights)
04 11 C Megan Palmatier (Bainbridge-Guilford)
05 11 P/U Sierra Leitten (Bloomfield)
06 11 C Emily McIntosh (Cleveland Hill)
08 12 CF Erica Acampora (East Rockaway)
10 12 P Breanna Powell (Norwood-Norfolk)

4th Team

02 12 CF Kristen Silk (Greenville)
02 11 P Rachel Hall (Greenwich)
02 12 CF Sabrina Whitehouse (Greenwich)
03 11 UTIL Allison Burrows (Sandy Creek)
04 12 SS Jolene Krom (Sidney)
05 11 SS Hannah Paolucci (Alexander)
05 10 P Julia Mertsock (Letchworth)
06 11 P Alyssa Hahn (Cassadaga Valley)
06 12 C Allison Forness (Allegany-Limestone)
09 11 3B Sarah Wierzbicki (Florida)

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2016 Class D – All New York State High School Softball Selections

State Class D Co-Players of the Year – Megan Faulkner (Deposit-4) and Makenzie Stiles (Deposit-4)
State Class D Co-Coaches of the Year – Dan Briggs (Deposit-4) and Kim Driskell (Bradford-5)

1st Team

02 12 C Bri Amodio (Fort Ann)
02 09 P Kayla Bailey (Fort Ann
04 09 P Makenzie Stiles (Deposit)
04 12 C Megan Faulkner (Deposit)
04 10 SS Kyra Martin (Deposit)
04 11 C Sarah Lawrence (Edmeston)
05 12 P Sammi English (Bradford)
05 12 SS Karlee Patrick (Arkport)
10 11 C Hannah Thornhill (Heuvelton)
10 11 P Paige McCormick (Heuvelton)

2nd Team

03 09 P Sarah Johnson (Lafargeville)
03 09 P Jamie Weakley (Poland)
03 12 C Tiffany Jacobs (Stockbridge Valley)
04 11 P Amanda Greenwood (Afton)
04 09 LF Bryn Martin (Deposit)
04 11 CF Alea Tiffany (Deposit)
04 11 P Catherine Johnson (Edmeston)
04 12 SS Sydney Smith (Edmeston)
05 12 C Rachel Bonning (Bradford)
06 10 P Ally Haskell (Franklinville)

3rd Team

02 12 P Bailey Hasemann (Hartford)
03 12 UTIL Logan LaBiendo (Lafargeville)
03 12 SS Hailey Murray (Remsen)
04 11 SS Paige Polizzi (Afton)
04 12 UTIL Jade Meehan (Roxbury)
05 12 SS Alexandra Reigle (Elba)
05 12 P Stephanie Pingrey (Batavia Notre Dame)
06 12 P Jessica Wilcox (Pine Valley)
06 12 C Jamie Wilcox (Pine Valley)
09 11 P Jordan Lepes (Eldred)

4th Team

03 09 SS Taylor Zaino (West Canada Valley)
03 12 UTIL Mikayla Blumenstock (Poland)
03 11 P Jordan Batson (Poland)
03 12 1B Kaitlyn Janczuk (Hamilton)
04 12 P Devin Fox (Roxbury)
04 11 P Jenna Lutz (Davenport)
04 12 U Kaileen Townsend (Downsville)
04 08 3B Mikayla Martin (Deposit)
05 09 C Madison Williams (Finney)
05 11 SS Hannah Bowen (Batavia ND)

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Seventh annual Sweitzer Cup information

For any Section 9 soccer alumni who may be interested in participating in this year’s Sweitzer Cup…

 

The seventh annual Sweitzer Cup will be played at the Capelli Outdoor Sports Complex at DeBucks Sod Farm in Pine Island beginning at 9 a.m. on July 30.

Players interested in participating must be at least 18 years old and may email SweitzerCup@gmail.com for more information.

The tournament is played to honor Timothy J. Sweitzer, who was killed in a car accident during his senior year at John S. Burke Catholic in 1996. The tournament has raised over $35,000 for the Timothy J. Sweitzer Memorial Fund.

A kickoff dinner will take place at Otterkill Country Club on July 29. Longtime Washingtonville coach Tony Martelli will receive the Coach Anthony Cavaliere award. Cavaliere, who had coached at Middletown and John S. Burke Catholic, passed away in 2015. The award goes to an inspirational coach who exemplifies leadership and respect.

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College-bound: Humphrey, Martinez sign with AIC

Middletown senior Joe Humphrey and Raul Martinez signed their letter of intent to wrestle for Division II American International College Monday.

Humphrey, who placed third in the state at 285 pounds in February, will receive $20,000 in athletic money to attend the Springfield, Mass. college. While, Martinez, who took third in Section 9 at 220 pounds, receives $15,000 athletically. American International costs about $45,000 per year.

Here’s a list of the local high school seniors wrestling in college:

Division I
Kevin Kelly (Monroe-Woodbury): Binghamton
Nick McShea (Monroe-Woodbury): Maryland
Ben Ulrich (Monticello) Buffalo
Division II
Joe Humphrey (Middletown): American International
Shawn Jones (Delaware Valley, Pa.): Millersville
Raul Martinez (Middletown): American International
Division III
A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley): Coast Guard Academy
Mike DeCapua (Newburgh Free Academy): SUNY Oswego
Liam Heslin (Chester) Baldwin Wallace
Charlie Johnson (Warwick): Keystone
Mike Laruffa (Monticello): SUNY Brockport
Justin McLee (Washingtonville) Springfield College
Justin Michaelson (Goshen): Ashland (Ohio)
Kevin Morgans (Liberty): SUNY Cortland
Anthony Stramiello (Monroe-Woodbury): York, Pa.
Anthony Torres (Cornwall) Alfred State

JUCO
Ryan Sebesta (Wallkill) Niagara CC

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Marlboro to host parade for state champs

This via Marlboro Youth Baseball & Softball Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marlboro-Youth-Baseball-Softball-188588777847869/?fref=nf

The town will host a parade for its high school baseball and softball champions starting at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at Marlboro Elementary. The parade will wind its way through town, ending up at the high school. Awards will be presented to the players on the football field with seating available in the bleachers.

Livingston Manor did something similar in 2011 when its baseball and softball teams both won state championships.

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Marlboro softball wins state Class B title

Marlboro senior third baseman Cassie Lapointe holds the state Class B trophy after a 2-1 walkoff win over Windsor at Moreau Recreational Park on June 12, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

MOREAU — Cassie Lapointe soared as she ran between second and third base, her arms straight out at her sides.

Marlboro’s senior third baseman thought she had just hit the biggest home run of her life, a walkoff shot in the state Class B championship game.

Foul ball.

Lapointe’s teammates had her back.

“All of us had confidence in each other so we knew if one person didn’t pull it off, the next would,” Lapointe said. “We rallied.”

After Lapointe grounded out to third for the first out in the seventh inning, Taylor Felicello singled, Allison Swartz doubled and Amber Mianti drew a walk. Ashley Votta poked a single to left field to score a jubilant Felicello as the walkoff run in a 2-1 win over Section 4 champion Windsor at Moreau Recreational Park.

“When Ashley hit that, there was no stopping me,” said Felicello, Marlboro’s junior center fielder. “I knew it was going to get down because it was a line drive and the left fielder was kind of far back. I was like, “Just get there. Just step on home plate and it’s all over.”

Marlboro senior first baseman Michala Casey drove in Votta with an RBI groundout in the second inning.

Senior starting pitcher Lily Moresco protected that one-run lead until Windsor first baseman Kasey Kozloski drove in a run with a single in the top of the fifth inning.

“No team can win by one run,” Moresco said. “We kind of needed it to get us focused back in the game and it did. That’s exactly what we needed. We got back in the dugout and refueled.”

Moresco bounced back with two scoreless innings to put Marlboro in a position to walk off in the bottom of the seventh. She struck out two, walked three and allowed four hits in a complete game performance.

Mora Kohlbach struck out three, walked six, hit one batter and allowed seven hits in a complete game for Windsor (17-8). Marlboro had lost to Windsor by a 2-1 score in the 2013 state championship game.

Marlboro (22-3) won its first state title in program history. The Dukes, winners of four straight Section 9 titles – three in Class B and one in Class A – lost in the state semifinals last season. Marlboro’s season ended in the state semifinal round in 1993, 2007 and 2009 and in the state championship game in 1991. Prior to the introduction of the state tournament in 1985, Marlboro lost in east regional championship games in 1983 and 1984.

“It’s the best feeling in the world,” Felicello said. “I can’t describe how it feels. All of our hard work has finally paid off. I don’t know what to say. I’m so excited.”

It was Marlboro’s second state title in as many days. The baseball team won the Class B championship Saturday evening in Endwell.

“It’s a great feeling. Plus, with the boys we had a lot of pressure to bring it back,” Votta laughed.

Moms and dads and siblings and grandparents stormed the field for photos at the end of the awards presentation. It was an emotional scene.

Moresco dabbed at the corners of her eyes as she tried to sum up what has been a terrific year for Marlboro athletics.

“I don’t what it is about Marlboro but we have some amazing athletes in the junior and senior classes,” Moresco said. “It showed this year. You know what? Everyone is amazing and extremely talented and I wish them the best next year.”

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Marlboro blanks Solvay in semis, moves on to B state final

Marlboro senior Nick Mongelli throws a pitch during a 1-0 state Class B semifinal win over Solvay at Maine-Endwell on June 11, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

ENDWELL — Nick Mongelli pitched another gem.

Mongelli held Section 3 champion Solvay to five hits over seven scoreless innings, leading Marlboro to a 1-0 victory in a state Class B semifinal at Maine-Endwell High School.

As big a role as Marlboro’s senior left-handed ace Mongelli played, Marlboro’s role players also came up big in the win.

No. 9 hitter Robert Parra, a senior outfielder, was hit by a pitch with two out in the top of the fifth inning. He moved to second base on a wild pitch and scored the game’s only run on a single by senior shortstop John Mooradian.

In the bottom of the fifth, junior right fielder Justin Conte came up throwing – senior first baseman Jack Rusk made the cutoff and relay throw – to nail Solvay’s John Chrysler at the plate for the final out of the inning.

“It was great. Everybody did their job today,” Mongelli said. “Justin came up with a good throw and Jack made a good relay and we tagged the guy out at home to keep it at 1-0. Robert got hit by a pitch and Johnny got a base hit. Everybody did their job today and that fired me up on the mound and got me pumped. That fuels my fire a little bit to throw strikes and get the next guy and help my team as best as I can.”

Marlboro senior catcher Cole Nicolis (10) tags out Solvay’s John Chrysler in a play at the plate in the fifth inning during a state Class B semifinal at Maine-Endwell on June 11, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

Jake Dippold pitched a four-hitter with four walks for Solvay (22-3). Dippold did not strike out a Marlboro batter.
Solvay put runners on third and second following a single by Dippold and a double by Sammy Kippen in the first inning. Mongelli used a popup to second base and a line drive to first to get out of that jam.

Mongelli picked off a pair of runners at first base in the fourth inning, with Rusk throwing to Mooradian for the tag on one of those pickoffs. Solvay had two-out singles in the sixth and seventh innings but could not score. Mongelli improved to 13-0 this season.

Sam Mongelli, Xavier Oliver and Cole Nicolis had one hit apiece for Marlboro (21-2), which plays the winner of a 1 p.m. semifinal between Fredonia (17-6, Section 6) and Schalmont (19-7, Section 2) in the state championship game at 4 p.m. at Maine-Endwell.

“Justin had a big throw and Nick just pitched a great game,” Mooradian said. “He kept guys off-balance and struck a lot of guys out. I was just grateful to get the hit. Rob got on and I just got a pitch. Nick pitched a great game and we played solid defense behind him.”

Marlboro senior shortstop John Mooradian (left) tags out Solvay pinch-runner Jordan Goldman (24) on a pickoff play in the fourth inning during a state Class B semifinal at Maine-Endwell on June 11, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

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Marlboro No. 1 in Class B in latest state baseball rankings

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly baseball state rankings today. I’ll list the Section 9 teams here but for the full list follow this link.

 

If you can’t make it to the Final Four games on Saturday, I will have you covered. Followed @THR_Montgomery and @Varsity845 for updates.

Class AA

7. Kingston

12. Monroe-Woodbury

Class A

4. Wallkill

14. Cornwall

Class B

1. Marlboro

Class C

9. Pine Plains

Class D

9. Chapel Field

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Boys lacrosse state finals in Middletown on Saturday

The boys lacrosse state championships return to Middletown’s Faller Field on Saturday.

Middletown had previously hosted the boys lacrosse state finals in 2012 and has also been the site of the state track and field championships (2013) and the boys soccer semifinals and finals since 2010.

Tickets are $8.

 

Boys lacrosse state championships

(All games at Middletown’s Faller Field)

Saturday

 

Class A

Victor (21-0, Section 5) vs. Ward Melville (18-3, Section 11), 4 p.m.

About Victor: Senior midfielder T.D. Ierlan won 17 of his 18 faceoffs in a 15-4 victory over Corning-Painted Post in a state semifinal game on Wednesday. Victor is the defending state Class B champion and has won 43 consecutive games.

About Ward Melville: Ward Melville defeated Section 1 champion Lakeland-Panas, 16-6, in a state semifinal on Wednesday. Lakeland-Panas had advanced with a win over Valley Central in the state quarterfinals this past weekend. Ward Melville has won eight state championships since 1978, the most recent in 2013.

 

Class B

Jamesville-Dewitt (20-2, Section 3) vs. Yorktown (16-6, Section 1), 11 a.m.

About Jamesville-Dewitt: Grayson Burns (64 goals), Griffin Cook (62 goals) and Ryan Archer (61 goals) lead a potent attack for the state’s No. 1-ranked team.

About Yorktown: The Huskers defeated Section 9 champion Highland in the state quarterfinals and topped Shoreham-Wading River in the state semis to reach the finals. Yorktown beat Jamesville-Dewitt in the 2014 state Class B final for the school’s seventh state title.

 

Class C

Penn Yan (17-2, Section 5) vs. Cold Spring Harbor (17-1, Section 8), 1:30 p.m.

About Penn Yan: After getting knocked out in the state semifinals by Section 3’s Cazenovia in each of the last three seasons, Penn Yan is headed back to the finals after an 11-10 overtime win on Wednesday. Senior attack Tate Stewart scored the game-winner.

About Cold Spring Harbor: Matt Strough scored four goals and Matt Licciardi scored three to lead CSH to a 12-10 win over Section 1 champion Pleasantville in the state semifinals. Pleasantville had defeated Section 9 champion Rondout Valley in the quarterfinal round. Cold Spring Harbor is the defending state Class C champion.

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State golf: Rodriguez ties for 10th

Cornwall senior Ryan Rodriguez played the fourth-best round of the day in the final 18 holes of his high school career.

Rodriguez shot a 2-over 73 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca. The five-time state qualifier’s two-day score of 8-over 150 earned Rodriguez his first top-10, state finish.

Rodriguez, who tied for 10th, birdied holes No. 5 and 10, both par-4s. He had 13 pars in the round. For the tournament, Rodriguez played par-3s and par-5s at even-par.

After a 4-over 75 in the first round, Eldred senior David Powers carded a 13-over 84. Powers, a four-time state qualifier, had seven pars and three birdies in the second round.

Cornwall senior Ryan Rodriguez ended his high school career with the best finish in his five state trips.

Rodriguez fired a 2-over-par 73 in the second and final round for a two-day score of 8-over 150 and a tie for 10th place. Rodriguez’s 73 was the fourth-lowest score of the second round. He was even-par through 14 holes before a double-bogey on No. 15. Rodriguez had 13 pars and two birdies in the round.

State championship
(at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Cornell University, Ithaca, par 71)
1 Connor Daly (Bronxville) 74-71-145, +3
T2 Gerry Mackedon (Ward Melville) 75-71-146, +4
T2 Brent Ito (Ardsley) 72-74-146, +4
T2 Nathan Han (Somers) 70-76-146, +4
T5 James McHugh (Rye) 71-76-147, +5
T5 Dan Lapp (Trumansburg) 72-75-147, +5
T5 Tom McPartion (Shenendehowa) 76-71-147, +5
8 Christian Cavaliere (Somers) 73-75-148, +6
9 Colin Dubnik (McQuaid Jesuit) 74-75-149, +7
T10 Ryan Rodriguez (Cornwall) 77-73-150, +8
Other Section 9 scores:
T17 Jeff Peters (Roosevelt) 72-82-154, +12
T23 Stanley Garrant (Spackenkill) 78-78-156, +14
33 Erik Stauderman (Spackenkill) 80-78-158, +16
T34 David Powers (Eldred) 75-84-159, +17
T34 Justin Lane (Onteora) 80-79-159, +17
T76 Jake Hommel (Kingston) 87-86-173, +31
T76 Zain Jafar (Newburgh Free Academy) 90-83-173, +31
T76 Scott Kleeschulte (Kingston) 86-87-173, +31.

 

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A glance at this weekend’s Final Four teams

It’ll be a big weekend for three local teams competing in state Final Four play. Here’s a look at what to expect.

We’ll have plenty of coverage all this week, so check back soon for more.

Wallkill catcher John ZInko calls for time after doubling during the Section 9 Class A championship game at Cantine Field in Saugerites on May 28, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

Baseball
State Class A semifinals at Union-Endicott High School

Wantagh (24-5, Section 8 ) vs. Queensbury (25-0, Section 2), 10 a.m.

Wallkill (12-10) vs. Williamsville East (21-6, Section 6), 1 p.m.

Championship game: Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

About Wallkill: The Panthers’ incredible postseason run continues thanks in large part to senior pitcher Anthony Pacifico. Pacifico pitched nine innings of three-hit ball in the Section 9 championship game win and he followed that with a three-hitter in a 3-1 state quarterfinal win over John Jay-Cross River on Saturday.

About Williamsville East: The Flames are heating up at the right time, riding a seven-game winning streak into the Final Four. Williamsville East defeated Section 5 champion Aquinas Institute, 9-4, in a state quarterfinal on Saturday. New York State Hall of Fame head coach Jerry Gasz, who has led the team for 47 seasons, is the only head coach in program history.

About Wantagh: Senior right-hander Bobby Hegarty is a model of efficiency on the mound. He threw first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 23 batters he faced, walking none, in a one-hitter for Wantagh in its 3-1 win over Mount Sanai in the Long Island championship game on Saturday. He had pitched two earlier postseason one-hitters in the Section 8 playoffs.

About Queensbury: Queensbury ended last season as the state runner-up in Class A and the Spartans have been motivated ever since. Queensbury carries an undefeated record into its second straight trip to the Final Four, a resume that includes wins over Class AA powers Saratoga Springs and Shenendehowa and a plus-27 run differential in a pair of state playoff wins last week.

Marlboro senior pitcher Nick Mongelli, right, gets a postgame high-five from catcher Cole Nicolis, left, during a state Class B opening round game against Keio Academy at Cantine Field in Saugerties on June 2, 2016. (WILL MONTGOMERY/TIMES HERALD-RECORD)

State Class B semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School

Marlboro (20-2) vs. Solvay (22-2, Section 3), 10 a.m.

Schalmont (19-7, Section 2) vs. Fredonia (17-6, Section 6), 1 p.m.

Championship game: Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

About Marlboro: The Dukes got two big pitching performances from senior lefties last week to advance to the final four. Nick Mongelli threw a two-hitter in a 5-2 win over Section 1’s Keio Academy on Thursday and Jack Rusk pitched a five-hitter in a 5-0 win over Section 11’s Wheatley on Saturday. Mongelli had a two-run triple to power the offense in the state quarterfinal win.

About Solvay: Not only is Section 3’s Solvay playing in the Final Four for the first time in program history, the team won its first section title this season. Junior pitcher Jake Dippold no-hit rival Westhill during the regular season and allowed one run on two hits over 6 2/3 innings against Westhill in a Section 3 title game rematch. Dippold allowed one hit over 6 1/3 innings in a state quarterfinal win over Binghamton’s Seton Catholic on Saturday.

About Schalmont: Chris Hamilton set a single-season state record with 66 goals scored for Schalmont’s soccer team this past fall and he put up another big number last week. Schalmont leaned on Hamilton for 138 pitches in a 5-2 win over Plattsburgh in an opening round win on Thursday. The Sabres beat Ogdensburg 9-0 in a quarterfinal on Saturday to advance to the Final Four. Schalmont won a Class B state title in 2014.

About Fredonia: Fredonia has a funny mascot – its teams are the Hillbillies – but the school has a serious baseball team. Senior Jared Burmaster struck out 10 on three hits in a 1-0 win over No. 1-ranked Livonia, a team that finished 23-2, in a state quarterfinal on Saturday. Fredonia has reached at least the state quarterfinal round in four of the last five seasons and won a state title in 2013.

Marlboro's Cassie Lapointe runs to 2nd base at a Marlboro vs Pawling softball game in Thiells, NY on June 2, 2016. (Allyse Pulliam photo/for the Times Herald-Record)

Softball
State Class B semifinals at Moreau Recreational Park

Marlboro (20-3) vs. Ichabod Crane (24-2, Section 2), 11:30 a.m.

Depew (20-4, Section 6) vs. Windsor (16-7, Section 4), 11 :30 a.m.

Championship game: Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

About Marlboro: The Dukes won a wild one, beating Section 8’s Center Moriches 15-8 in a state quarterfinal to reach the Final Four for a second consecutive season. Marlboro had 20 hits in that game, including four home runs. Runs could be plentiful in Marlboro’s state semifinal game as its opponent, Section 2’s Ichabod Crane, has scored 26 runs in its two state playoff contests so far.

About Ichabod Crane: Sophomore pitcher Calista Phippen threw a no-hitter in the state semifinals and carried a shutout into the seventh inning in the state championship game to lead Ichabod Crane to a state Class B title as a freshman. Phippen is back and she struck out 15 in a three-hitter in a 16-0 state quarterfinal win over Saranac on Saturday. She has struck out 330 hitters in 172 innings this spring.

About Depew: Despite its strong 20-4 record, Depew has made a bit of an improbable run to its first Final Four. In the Section 6 final, Depew rallied from a five-run deficit to win 7-6 in eight innings. Depew used a seven-run third inning to coast to an 11-0 win over Bath-Haverling in a state quarterfinal on Saturday.

About Windsor: Winners of six consecutive Section 4 titles, Windsor heads to the Final Four for the first time since 2013, when it won a state title. Mara Kohlback pitched a two-hitter in a 5-0 win over Almar-Parish-Williamstown in a state quarterfinal on Friday.

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