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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:23 am

Trumansburg Varsity Boys Cross Country

1. Coach Name, years coaching team: Larry Glanto, beginning 3rd year

2. Last year's record, division or championship titles: dual meet record of 9-1; IAC divisional champs, IAC league champs, Section 4 Class C champs, 5th place finish at state meet

3. Key returning players: Tyler Sutherland, Alex Kenney, Ben Pesco, Will Westlake, Duncan Fuller and Ben Smith.

4. Key players lost: Cal Randle, Kevin Van Delden, Sam Houseworth. All were in top 7 and all were strong leaders and fierce competitors.

5. Key players moving up from JV, or moving into a starting role: New addition of sophomore Mason Bonn, who could break into top 5 or 6 for us.

6. Key matchups, season outlook/goals: Boys have set lofty personal and team goals. They will need to continue to work hard to achieve them. I would like to see us be competitive in dual meets and place well in the invitationals. I also wish to extend my sentiments of good luck to all coaches and competitors in Section 4 for a successful season.

Trumansburg Varisty Girls’ Cross Country

1. Coach Name, years coaching team: Bryce DeSantis, 18th year.

2. Last year's record, division or championship titles: 14-1 Regular season record, IAC Divisional Champions, 3rd at IAC Championships, 3rd at Sectional Championships

3. Key returning players: Return All Top 8 runners from last season (© indicates captain): Abby VanSoest ©, Sophie Melvin © , Elly Moore, Kristen Whittaker, Megan McIntyre, Madisyn Bell, Charlotte Senders© , Julia Tantillo along with supporting cast of Sarah Murray, Grace Bobertz ©, Merin Ketcham, Anna Bartishevich, Brigid Redihan-Henehan.

Our experience, numbers, close team, and a dedicated summer of training make us a force to be reckoned with.

5.Key players moving up from JV, or moving into a starting role: We have a big incoming Freshman class with Meave Gurche, Danielle Hunt, Faith De Castro, Berkley Sawester and Anna Sutherland.

We also have newcomers: Annie Seichepin, Victoria Voorhees, Maria Pomacusi..

6. Key matchups, season outlook/goals: Newark Valley has had a stranglehold on the Section IV Class “C” championship for several years. We would like to challenge them for that title this year.

South Seneca Volleyball

(Note- South Seneca merged last year with Romulus. Due to no participation from Romulus students this year, they are not merged in volleyball. )

1. Coach Name, years coaching team: Christa Butterer

2. Last year's record, division or championship titles: 13-7, lost in sectional semifinals to eventual class champions LeRoy, 2nd place in the FL West

3. Key returning players: Bailey Minges (Fresh), Laura Wyckoff (Soph), Kalyn Moore (Jr)

4. Key players lost: Cassie Wyckoff, Tally McDonald, Marissa Canale, Michelle Canale

5. Key players moving up from JV, or moving into a starting role: Katie Winkleblack (Soph), Elisia Panipinto (Soph)

6. Key matchups, season outlook/goals: The Finger Lakes West is up for grabs this year. Despite a youthful squad, the Lady Falcons should be in the hunt for a league title. South Seneca PreSeason Volleyfest 08/30 should be an early test against Trumansburg, Waterloo, Hammondsport, and Pal-Mac. Other key league matches include HAC on 09/04, Honeoye on 09/23, and Bloomfield 9/18.

Welcome to the discussion.

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