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LaLone leads Spartans to sectional softball upset win

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BOONVILLE — Brooke LaLone hurled a complete-game shutout, striking out six, and ninth-seeded South Jefferson used small ball to knock off top-seed Adirondack, 7-0, in the Section 3 Class B softball quarterfinals on Saturday.

South Jefferson (16-6 overall) will play Frontier League rival Altmar-Parish-Williamstown for the fourth time this season in the semifinals on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined.

Hannah Mullin had two hits and drove in a run for South Jefferson, which had five sacrifice bunts and a sacrifice fly. Angela Cataldo also contributed a double and an RBI.

Adirondack finished 16-2.

A-P-W 4, HOLLAND PATENT 0

Victoria Stanton struck out a season-high 14 and allowed just three hits as the No. 5 Rebels knocked off No. 4 Holland Patent in the Class B quarterfinals at Holland Patent.

Rhiannon Wheeler had a two-run single for A-P-W (15-5) in the fourth inning, and Amber Rice doubled and scored a run in the fourth.

SANDY CREEK 2, FABIUS-POMPEY 0

Chelsea Claflin struck out 12 en route to a complete-game shutout for the top-seeded Comets in a Class C-2 semifinal win over the No. 5 Falcons in Sandy Creek.

Sandy Creek (20-2) scratched out a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. They will face No. 2 Weedsport in the C-2 final on Wednesday at a site to be determined.

ALEXANDRIA 10, NEW YORK MILLS 6

Amanda Lingenfelter went 3-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs as the No. 6 Purple Ghosts used a four-run first inning to upset the third-seeded Marauders in the Section 3 Class D quarterfinals at New York Mills.

Annie Griswold and Hannah Lynch each singled and doubled for Alexandria (14-4), which faces No. 2 Stockbridge Valley on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at a site to be determined.

Carly Dzekian clubbed a two-run home run for New York Mills (17-3).

STOCKBRIDGE VALLEY 4, COPENHAGEN 0

The second-seeded Cougars pushed across four runs in the fourth to beat the No. 10 Golden Knights (9-11) in the Class D quarterfinals at Munnsville.

Justiss Usborne tossed a three-hit shutout for Stockbridge Valley (16-1).

SYRACUSE CBA 1, GENERAL BROWN 0

Jordan Sheridan struck out 16 as the No. 11 Brothers upset the third-seeded Lions in a Class B quarterfinal at Dexter.

Katie Pitkin surrendered only one hit for General Brown (18-4).

In Class C-1 play, No. 6 Thousand Islands lost at No. 2 Bishop Ludden, 3-1.

BASEBALL

SOUTH LEWIS 15, TULLY 2

The No. 2 Falcons banged out 16 hits, including four by Shawn Loomis, as they routed the No. 6 Black Knights to earn a berth in the Section 3 Class C-1 final.

South Lewis (18-2) will play No. 8 Little Falls (16-5) for the championship at 10 a.m. Monday at DeLutis Field in Rome. Little Falls blanked Pulaski 6-0 on Saturday and upset top-seed Sauquoit Valley, 7-5, in 17 innings in the quarterfinals.

Loomis finished 4-for-4 with two doubles and drove in four runs as South Lewis scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Jason Martin was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Hunter Jones had a pair of doubles, Dominick Ventura was 3-for-3 and Lucas Kelly had a single and a double for the Falcons.

Josh Stoffle went the distance for the win, allowing just three hits.

In a Class B-2 semifinal, No, 6 General Brown fell to No. 2 Sherburne-Earlville, 5-0.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

BEAVERS EARN SHARE OF CROWN

Logan Kempney won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs and took second in the 3,200 to lead Beaver River to a share of the Section 3 Class C-1 title during the championship meet at Morrisville-Eaton high school.

Beaver River and Tully tied for first place, each with 103 points. South Lewis scored 40 points to tie for sixth place out of 13 schools.

Daven Brigham captured the shot put for Beaver River, while teammate Cody Updike finished second in the 400 hurdles, third in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the long jump.

Ben Birchenough was fourth in the pole vault, fifth in the 200, and he anchored the Beavers’ fourth-place 400 relay. Nick Sundberg and Paul Puddington were third and fourth, respectively, in the discus.

Nathan Cobb took fifth in the 1,600 and ran on the fourth-place 3,200 relay, and Kevin Hemstreet-Grimmer placed third in the pentathlon for Beaver River.

For South Lewis, Sam Anderson claimed the 3,200 and contributed to the first-place 3,200 relay. He also won the 3,000 steeplechase, which was contested on Tuesday at Canastota.

Brandon Delano finished fifth in the triple jump and ran on the fifth-place 400 relay, while Justin Doolen was fifth in the shot put, and Mike McLane fourth in the pentathlon for the Falcons.

In Class C-2, Cody Donahue took fifth place in the 3,200 for Sandy Creek, which finished ninth in the team standings behind winner West Canada Valley with 168 points. Ivan Grossman was fourth in the 400 hurdles for the Comets.

BOYS GOLF

CLARK BACk in STATE TOURNEY

South Jefferson’s Ryan Clark earned a spot in the state tournament for the second straight year after firing a two-day total of 161 at the Section 3 tournament at Seven Oaks Country Club in Hamilton.

Clark shot a 77 and an 84 to finish tied for sixth. Derek Bard of New Hartford won by shooting 71 both days for 142 total.

The state tournament will be at Robery Trent Jones Golf Club in Ithaca from June 2-4.

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