The Dryden boys golf team won both of its matches this past week, first defeating Trumansburg 238–262 on May 8 at Trumansburg Golf Course.

Connor Smith led the way for the Lions by shooting two-over par (38) on the day. Patrick O’Neill finished five-over par (41) for the second-lowest score on the team. For Trumansburg, Will Pritchard and Owen Leiter tied for the lowest score on the team with a 49.

Dryden bested Union Springs/Port Byron 210–290 the next day at Elm Tree Golf Course. Evan Gardner shot one-under par (34) in the match. Gardner currently leads the IAC in stroke average with a +0.44 over par. O’Neill shot a 40 on the day for the second-lowest score on the squad. Zach Sinnott finished with a score of 44, and both Brandon Madigan and Mew Thongruang recorded scores of 46.

The Dryden boys lacrosse team lost a home match to Elmira Notre Dame 15–13 on May 9. Ethan Hicks dished out seven assists and scored a goal. Garet Marsh scored five goals and handed out two assists. Joey Schufelt also scored five goals. Robbie Busby scored twice.

The team concluded its season with a road victory over Watkins Glen by the score of 14–9 on May 13. Hicks scored three goals and tallied six assists. Schufelt scored another five goals on the day. Both Busby and Marsh scored twice and assisted on two goals. Stanley Trevits and Braden Russell scored a goal, respectively.

Dryden’s baseball team topped Chenango Valley 4–1 on the road on May 11. Sean Peck pitched a complete game, surrendering just one run, which was unearned, on two hits while walking one and striking out five. Adam Buttaccio went 1-for-4 with two runs batted in. Jacob Babcock went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Cody Senecal went 1-for-3 with a base on balls. Sam Dow scored two runs and Trey Tyler drove in a run. Both Dylan Bell and Harold Lobdell stole a base. 

The Spencer-Van Etten softball team shutout Newfield 14–0 on May 8. Rhianna Lawrence went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI. Lawrence also pitched a complete game and only gave up one hit.

Several Spencer-Van Etten and Candor track and field athletes won individual events at the IAC Small School Division meet on May 8. Candor’s Lance Jenson won four events. Jenson won the boys 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 11.1 and 22.9 seconds, respectively. He also won the boys 110 and 400 meter hurdles with times of 15.3 and 58.5 seconds.

Spencer-Van Etten’s Levi Mickelson finished in first place in the boys 800 and 1,600 meter races with times of 2:11.1 and 4:45.9, respectively. Candor’s Jeb Parillo, Corey Whatley, Caleb Vaow and Christian Haynes won the boys 4x400 relay with a time of 3:46.9.

Spencer-Van Etten’s Tyler Doster, Kenny Collister, Tyler Stahl and Ryan Hodges won gold in the boys 4x800 relay with a time of 9:43.6. Spencer-Van Etten’s Ryleigh Clark won the girls long jump and the triple jump. Clark came in first in the long jump with a mark of 14’5.75” and placed in first in the triple jump with a mark of 34’1”.

Candor’s Leah O’Connell won the girls 800 meter race, clocking in at 2:34.4. Jenna O’Connell was victorious in the 1,500 meter race when she crossed the finish line at 5:51.0. Both Leah and Jenna, along with Erin Bruttomesso and Sidney Brown, won the girls 4x400 relay with a time of 4:45.6.

The Spencer-Van Etten boys golf team won its match against Elmira Notre Dame on May 9. Luke Benjamin scored a 54 to lead the Panthers on the day. Alex Koski finished with a 57, Zach Hammond posted a 64 and Cole Strong tallied a 67.

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team lost a doubleheader to Mohawk Valley Community College 8–0 and 7–6 on May 11 to conclude the team’s season. Emily Aloi went 3-for-4 in the second game with three RBI. Brianna Stafford went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Kimberly Duda went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

SUNY Cortland lacrosse defender Jordynn Aiello, who grew up in the Centereach/Newfield area, earned the SUNYAC “Elite 20” Academic Award this past week. The award recognizes college athletes “with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the SUNYAC’s 20 championships,” according to a press release. She currently has a 4.02 cumulative GPA (converted to 3.96).

SUNY Cortland’s David Bernstein broke the school and facility record in the hammer throw at the SUNY Geneseo May Meet on May 11. Bernstein placed in first in the event with a toss of 191’4”. The previous record was 190’6”, which was held by Mitch Couch, who tallied the mark in 2017.

Four SUNY Cortland male track and field athletes and one female track and field athlete competed at the Swarthmore College Final Qualifier on May 13. Richard Samuels finished in 12th place out of 109 entrants in the mens 800 meter run with a time of 1:54.72. James Forte came in 27th with a time of 1:56.46. Chris Moore placed in 33rd with a time of 1:57.4. Nolan Vest finished in 47th place out of 143 entrants in the mens 1,500 meter race with a time of 3:56.48. Shannon Imbornoni finished in 18th out of 46 competitors in the womens 800 meter run with a time of 2:20.01.

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Sports Editor

Andrew is the sports editor as well as a news reporter for the Ithaca Times/Finger Lakes Community Newspapers. He also enjoys writing personal essays in his spare time.

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