The Spencer-Van Etten/Candor boys soccer team blew out Newark Valley 7–1 on Sept. 17. Lance Jensen scored two goals, and both Jayden Grube and Kaden Hover scored once and assisted on a goal. Mason Holmes, Daniel Thomas and Alex Doucett each scored a goal. Jacob Banks and Eli Reese each recorded an assist. Goalie Matt Suttmeier saved eight shots on goal.

The Eagles threw up a goose egg against Waverly on Sept. 19, winning 5–0. Thomas scored once and assisted on a goal. Doucett, Holmes, Jensen and Darren Starkweather each scored a goal.

The Spencer-Van Etten volleyball team won its match against Watkins Glen on Sept. 17, winning 25–20, 14–25, 25–13, 25–11. Sam Deppe led the squad in assists with 19. Deppe also served seven aces. Makayla Dacey served seven aces, dug out seven balls and killed three balls. Ashleigh Morais killed a team-high 10 balls and Sophia Dutra tallied a second-best six kills. Lizzie Graham dug out four balls and killed four. Daisy Vallely dug out a team-best eight balls.

The Panthers were swept by Newark Valley on Sept. 19, losing 13–25, 15–25, 16–25. Deppe dished out eight assists and dug out five balls. Lydia Diboun and Dacey each dug out five balls as well. Graham killed four balls and dug out three.

Spencer-Van Etten lost in straight – 20–25, 11–25, 16–25 – sets to Tioga on Sept. 23. Deppe dug out 13 balls and handed out nine assists. Both Vallely and Diboun recorded six digs. Dacey dug out eight balls and Graham dug out four. Morias served a trio of aces.

The Dryden boys soccer team topped Lansing 2–1 on Sept. 17. Casey Phillips netted both goals for the Lions. Robbie Busby assisted on one of those goals. Sam Panzer scored the lone goal for the Bobcats off an assist from Eli Bartholomew.

The Lions outlasted Waverly in a 5–3 victory on Sept. 19. Phillips scored twice and handed out a pair of assists. Busby scored once and gathered two assists. Both Nolan Weik and Braden Russell found the back of the net.

Dryden took care of business against Johnson City on Sept. 20, defeating the Wildcats 5–1. Phillips posted two goals and an assist. Both Busby and Weik scored once and assisted on a goal. TJ Osied scored a goal, and David Yuz’vak tallied two assists. Goalie Steven Morrow saved three shots on goal.

The Dryden girls soccer team shutout Trumansburg 4–0 on Sept. 18. Alex Brotherton scored a hat trick and Katie Daley notched a goal. Goalkeeper Hallie Allport saved three shots on goal.

Dryden’s volleyball team won its match against Union Springs on Sept. 19. Caelen Murphy led the squad in service points with 20. Murphy dug out 10 balls and served a team-high three aces. Emma Kidney dug out a team-best 17 balls. Both Ashley Hoyte and Mya Cochrane collected nine service points. Ryann Thompson dug out four balls, Cassie Seng dug out nine, Taylor Allis dug out 10 and Ashley Thorington dug out 11.

The South Seneca volleyball team swept Honeoye in straight sets – 25–9, 25–16, 25–12 – on Sept. 18. Jillian Babcock dished out nine assists and served three aces. Lea Fletcher dug out eight balls. Logan Shaulis killed five balls and served three aces.

The Lansing girls soccer team scored five unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Union Springs/Port Byron 6–2 on Sept. 18. Corinna Petrich and Gwen Gisler each scored two goals. Petrich recorded an assist and Gisler chalked up two. Lulani Haslinger scored once and assisted on a goal. Isa Vence netted a goal and Kiara Tornusciolo handed out an assist. Goalie Iris Boerman saved eight shots on goal.

The Groton football team squeezed past Deposit Hancock 16–12 on Sept. 21. Kalib Manning ran for 88 yards on 17 touches and scored a touchdown. Jeter Nuff rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries and tallied a touchdown. Brystal Neff made seven tackles and picked off two passes on defense.

The Candor volleyball team swept Trumansburg in three consecutive sets on Sept. 23, winning 25–19, 25–16, 25–18. Braelyn Hornick led the squad in assists with 29. Hornick also gathered 13 service points and served three aces. Shelby Swartz killed eight balls, blocked four shots and served three aces. Jennah Kareem killed a team-best 13 balls.

For Trumansburg, Jaedyn Everhart led the team in assists with 11. Tori Georgiadis dug out a team-high 12 balls. Sarah Wertis dug out 10 balls and killed eight. Savannah Walden dug out four balls and Orion Vogel-Moore killed three balls.


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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