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Roundup: Roosevelt boys and girls win MHAL cross country titles

 

Sarah Trainor took first in the girls race and brothers John Ryan Farrell and Liam Farrell took second and third place, respectively, for the boys as the Franklin D. Roosevelt boys and girls cross country teams won the Mid-Hudson Athletic League championships on Friday at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

For the second straight season, both Roosevelt teams won MHAL titles.

“It was amazing to see them do so well in a race of such importance,” Presidents coach Brian Halling said. “They’ve created a winning culture that we didn’t have before last year. Winning two in a row says a lot about them.”

Red Hook’s Jack Hobson won the boys race, completing the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 58 seconds as the Raiders took second place.

Hobson missed cross country season last year and the junior admitted that, prior to last week, he hadn’t given much thought to winning a MHAL title.

John Ryan, a senior, finished in 17:19. Liam, a junior, ran it in 17:34. Roosevelt finished with 38 points, ahead of Red Hook (73).

Marlboro’s Cliff Rood took fourth (17:40). For Roosevelt, Tito Maresca placed fifth, Anthony Sava took eighth and Justin Lang was 18th. New Paltz’s Logan Linares was 10th, Ethan Husted of Red Hook took 11th and Dover’s Kevin Pakrad was 15th.

 

Highland's Jake Tomanocy was 16th and Marlboro's Billy Bernicker 17th. Millbrook’s Chis Estremera took 26th and Aldo Martinez was 37th.

Trainor ran the course in 19:44 as Roosevelt edged New Paltz, 68-72.

Red Hook’s Sheena Dwyer-McNulty took second (20:11), Taylor Edmundson of Webutuck was third (20:26) and Mia Michaelides of Red Hook placed fourth (20:27). Jordan Nagel of New Paltz placed sixth (20:48) and teammates Abigail Gravatt took seventh (21:21) and Amelia St. John 19th.

For Roosevelt, Nadia Cathcart took eighth (21:27), Lindsay Holland placed 15th (22:19), Kate Drickel was 23rd and Taylor Small 24th.

Dover’s Lindsey Demers was 10th and teammate Heaven Swan 11th, Spackenkill’s Jeana Chun was 12th, Gianna Cuevas (Red Hook) took 17th.  Millbrook’s Kaitlyn Daly took 26th (23:14).

Volleyball

Cassidy McDonald had 10 kills, three aces and two blocks to lead No. 6 John Jay in a 28-26, 25-10, 25-19, 25-19 win over No. 11 Clarkstown North in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.

Krysti McDonald added 16 assists, four aces, six kills, four digs and a block, Maggie Linseth had 16 assists, six digs and five aces, and Alex Seyfried had eight kills and two aces for the Patriots (11-7).

John Jay faces New Rochelle or White Plains at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Arlington 3, Suffern 2 — Michaela Sciacca had 27 assists and an ace to lead No. 8 Arlington in a 25-19, 17-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-17 win over  No. 9 Suffern in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs late Friday.

Grace Torino added seven kills and 16 digs, Tatum Pittman had nine blocks and five kills, Zarissa Wheeler had nine digs, six kills and four blocks, and Kirsten Econom had 13 digs and three aces for Arlington (10-7).

The Admirals visits No. 1 Ossining in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Monday.

Yorktown 3, Beacon 0 — Lauren Schetter had 18 digs and 11 kills, Jummie Akinuinmi had 14 service points and Sydney Dexter added 11 assists in the loss as No. 12 Beacon fell to No. 5 Yorktown, 25-16,25-16, 25-21, in the first round of the Section 1 Class A playoffs.

Home School Team 3, Faith Christian Academy 2 — Eshaa Munder had 14 service points and 12 kills for host FCA in a 25-23, 21-25, 19-25, 25-18, 11-15 loss late Friday. The Falcons are 8-3.

Girls soccer

Allison Chiera scored off a pass from Mary Margaret Dwyer in the 46th minute as top-seeded Haldane edged No. 4 North Salem, 1-0, in a Section 1 Class C semifinal. Amelia Hall made six saves for the Blue Devils (10-3-3).

Haldane advances to the final at 11 a.m. Sunday at Yorktown High School.

Boys soccer

Ryan Hobson made seven saves in the loss as third-seeded Red Hook fell to No. 2 Cornwall, 3-0, in the Section 9 Class A semifinals at Mount St. Mary College. Red Hook finishes at 9-7-1.

"If you have to lose at this point, you want to go out against a great team and Cornwall was that,” Raiders coach Steve Sutton said. “These guys worked to bring us to this point and the chemistry was great. We've got some big shoes to fill because we're losing eight seniors, but we do have 15 guys coming back. I'm excited about that."

 
Last Published: November 10, 2016 1:21 PM