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Phoenix boys’ varsity soccer hits a rough patch in schedule

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix boys’ varsity soccer team has gone through a rough patch, losing six of its last seven games.

Solvay prevailed over the Firebirds Sept. 19 by a score of 6-2. Solvay jumped out to a 2-0 lead during the first half. During the second half, they added 2 goals down the stretch en route to win.

Leading the way for the Firebirds was Zachary Schlacter, who scored 2 goals, followd by Evan Logee and Kyle Demo with an assist each. Goalkeepers Bryce Plante and Ryan Clark combined to save 12 out of Solvay’s 18 shots on goal for Phoenix.

The Firebirds rolled past Tyburn Academy Sept. 20. Phoenix got off to a solid start with a 3-0 lead during the first half.

The Firebirds expanded their lead during the second half, outscoring Tyburn Academy by a goal to cruise to the 6-2 win.

Phoenix was led by Zachary Schlacter with 2 goals, followed by Bryce Plante with a goal and an assist. Kyle Demo, Jon Borza and Patrick Murphy added a goal each.  Andy Padula, Adam Pinzer, John Garofalo, Chris Nicolella and Luke Schlacter were credited with an assist each. Goalkeepers Bryce Plante and Ryan Clark combined to save 7 of Tyburn’s 9 shots on goal.

Jordan-Elbridge rallied past Phoenix Sept. 25 by a score of 6-2. After a competitive first half, the Firebirds had a 2-1 lead, but then J-E took over during the second half, erupting for 5 goals down the stretch.

Leading the way for the Firebirds were Bryce Plante and Zachary Schlacter, with a goal each. Goalkeeper Ryan Clark saved 6 out of J-E’s 12 shots on goal for Phoenix.

Cazenovia stormed past the Firebirds Oct. 1 by 7-1. Phoenix got off to a decent start with a 1-0 lead during the first half.

But then, the second half was all Cazenovia. They stormed ahead with 7 unanswered goals down the stretch to clinch the win. Phoenix was led by Kyle Demo., who scored a goal assisted by Zachary Schlacter. Goalkeepers Bryce Plante and Ryan Clark combined to save 10 out of Cazenovia’s 17 shots on goal.

Marcellus pulled away from Phoenix Oct. 3 after a competitive first half in which Marcellus had only a 2-1 lead.

But, Marcellus padded its lead during the second half, scoring 3 unanswered goals to come away with a 5-1 win.

Leaders for Phoenix were Kyle Demo, who scored a goal assisted by Zachary Schlacter and goalkeepers Ryan Clark and Bryce Plante combined to save 16 out of Marcellus’ 21 shots on goal.

Westhill proved to be too much for Phoenix Oct. 8. Westhill built a 2-0 lead during the first half and then pulled away in the second half, outscoring Phoenix by 4 goals en route to an 8-2 win.

Phoenix was led by Zachary Schlacter.m who scored a goal and had an assist. Kyle Demo also scored a goal, while goalkeepers Bryce Plante and Ryan Clark combined to save 16 of Westhill’s 24 shots on goal.

Skaneateles cruised past Phoenix Oct. 10 6-1. Following a competitive first half, Skaneateles had just a 3-1 lead, but Skaneateles scored 3 unanswered goals in the second half for the win. Leading the way for Phoenix was Kyle Demo with a goal, while goalkeepers Bryce Plante and Ryan Clark combined to save 19 out of Skaneateles’ 25 shots on goal for Phoen

Phoenix girls’ varsity soccer had a tough season

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix girls varsity soccer team has had a rough go of it this season, losing  its last seven games.

County foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown came away with a solid win over the Lady Firebirds Sept. 23. A-P-W got off to a quick start jumping out to a 3-0 lead during the first half and then they didn’t let up in the second half when they added 3 more goals for a 6-0 win.

Leading the way for Phoenix was goalkeeper Brianna Squier, who saved 11 out of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s 17 shots on goal.

Phoenix fell to Jordan-Elbridge 3-0 Sept. 24.  Things didn’t get any easier when the Lady Firebirds took on Cazenovia Oct. 1.

Cazenovia wasted little time putting the game out of reach. They built a 6-0 lead during the first half and then added 4 more goals down the stretch en route to a 10-0 win over Phoenix. The Lady Firebirds were led by goalkeeper Squier, who saved 10 out of Cazenovia’s 20 shots on goal.

Phoenix came up short when they took on Bishop Ludden Oct. 4. After a competitive first half, Bishop Ludden had a lead of only 1-0 over the Lady Firebirds.

But Phoenix was unable to tie the game during the second half and Ludden added another goal for a 2-0 win. Leading the way for Phoenix was goalkeeper Squier, who saved 22 out of Bishop Ludden’s 24 shots on goal.

Marcellus rolled past The Lady Firebirds Oct. 9 by a score of 13-0. Marcellus got off to an impressive start, building an 11-0 lead during the first half.

Phoenix was unable to answer during the second half and Marcellus added 2 more goals down the stretch. Phoenix was led by goalkeepers Squier and Osabella Garofalo, who combined to save 9 out of Marcellus’ 22 shots on goal.

Westhill topped The Lady Firebirds Oct. 10 by a score of 4-0. Westhill built a 2-0 lead during the first half and then maintained its consistency during the second half, adding 2 more goals down the stretch to cap off the win. Leading the way for Phoenix was goalkeeper Squier, who saved 22 out of Westhill’s 26 shots on goal.

The Lady Firebirds capped off the 7 game stretch with a loss to Solvay Oct. 12.  Solvay got off a solid start with a 5-0 lead during the first half.

Phoenix showed signs of life during the second half, with Solvay outscoring the Lady Firebirds by only a goal down the stretch to wrap up a 7-1 win.

Phoenix was led by Emilie Hilliard., who scored a goal against Solvay and goalkeeper Squier who saved 6 out of Solva

Northwest a hunter’s dream

By Leon Archer

For those of you who have never been to the Pacific Northwest, you have missed a beautiful section of our country, complete with 3,026 miles of tidal shoreline, snow-capped mountains, more than 5 million acres of state owned lands with seemingly unending forests, and a plethora of streams and rivers.

It is a spectacular area because of the abundance of fish and wildlife as well, and so it is a mecca for hunters and fishermen.

Big-game hunters have a wide variety of species to choose from. Some of them only have a limited number of permits each year, but hunters are able to find lots of deer in the state.

Actually there are mule deer, black tailed deer and Whitetails. In addition, Washington big game includes black bear, elk, cougars, mountain goat, moose and bighorn sheep.

Small-game hunters have an even wider variety available to them. Think about our choices in New York state and then check out this list of Washington small game: wild turkey, pheasant, chukar partridge, grey partridge, blue grouse, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, California Quail, mountain quail, northern bob white quail, band tailed pigeons, mourning doves, raccoon, cotton tail rabbit, snowshoe hare, jack rabbits and California grey ground squirrels.

All of that plus a wide range of waterfowl. With all the game birds with open seasons in Washington, it seems to me that a hunter would be wise to own a well-trained bird dog.

I must say I was surprised to learn that squirrel hunting, other than hunting the ground squirrels, is closed out here. They don’t do as well here as they do back in New York apparently. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen a single squirrel since I got here.

Many of the housing subdivisions here east of Seattle are surrounded by trees and undergrowth with plenty of undeveloped property that is unsuited for building.

There are also plenty of trees and shrubs on and around each individual housing unit in the various communities. Wildlife abounds pretty much unmolested in such areas, so it is not all that unusual to see deer munching one’s roses or hosta.

Black bears are a nuisance that homeowners have to deal with by keeping their garbage secure and out of reach of the foraging bruins.

Just a few nights ago we had a black bear in the front yard that had been cruising the neighborhood looking for a free meal. It was a mature black bear that I estimated to be about 350 pounds; not huge but not small either.

We had just arrived at the house in our car and the bear headed out for the woods. We could hear his claws clicking on the pavement even after he went out of sight around the corner.

Raccoons and foxes are a little more common than bears and just as interested in any loose garbage. I have heard a pack of coyotes a couple times as Sweet Thing and I were in bed trying to get a little shuteye.

Ben told me that not too long before we came out, a cougar had caused a stir by moving through the area. It was apparently a young animal looking for a territory it could call its own. Thankfully he didn’t like this area as much as I do, because he hasn’t been seen since.

That’s fine with us.

Fulton boy’s varsity soccer continues on its winning ways

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity soccer team went 5-2-2 in its last nine games.

The team beat Chittenango, Mexico, Marcellus, East Syracuse Minoa and Oswego while tying Cortland and Jamesville-DeWitt.

It lost to Fowler and Baldwinsville.

The Red Raiders came away with an impressive 6-1 win over Chittenango Sept. 24. After a hard fought first half, the game went into halftime tied at 1.

The second belonged to Fulton. They scored 5 unanswered goals down the stretch en route to the win.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders were Carlos Feliciano and Carson Vono, who cored two goals each and had an assist. Austin Wilde had a goal and an assist,  Spencer Vono added a goal and Udiel Jimenez chipped in an assist. Goalkeeper Robert Borrow saved 5 of Chittenango’s 6 shots on goal.

Fulton played Cortland to a draw on Sept. 26. Following a competitive first half, the Red Raiders and Cortland were tied at 1.

The second half proved to be equally as competitive. Both teams scored a goal  down the stretch to force overtime with the game tied at 2.

Neither team refused to give up the potential game winning goal during each of the overtime sessions as the game concluded in a 2-2 tie.

Fulton was led by Carlos Feliciano with a goal and an assist. Following Feliciano was Carson Vono who scored a goal. Jeremy Langdon added an assist. Goalkeeper  Borrow saved 11 of Cortland’s 13 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders came up short against Baldwinsville Sept. 28. The game went into halftime scoreless following an intense first half of action. The second half proved to be equally as intense.

Neither team wanted to surrender what could have been the game winning goal down the stretch as regulation ended, still without a score. However, Baldwinsville took a 1-0 lead during the first overtime session.

Fulton was unable to tie the game during the final moments of overtime play as Baldwinsville held on for the 1-0 win. Leading the way for the Red Raiders was goalkeeperr Borrow with 13 saves of Baldwinsville’s 14 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders endured another intense battle when they took on Jamesville-DeWitt Oct. 1.

Following another hard fought first half of action, Fulton and J-D were yet to score. The intense play continued during the second half. Both teams retained the refuse to lose mentality while neither team could get an edge on the other.

The game went into overtime as both teams were unable to get onto the scoreboard. However, neither team would be able to score the potentially game winning points in either of the overtime sessions as the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

The Red Raiders were led by goalkeeper Borrow, who saved all 9 shots Jamesville-Dewitt sent his way.

Fulton cruised past county foe Mexico 4-1 Oct. 3. The Red Raiders got off to a solid start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead during the first half.

But, the game was more competitive during the second half. Even though Mexico kept Fulton from expanding its lead down the stretch, they were unable to cut into the deficit they faced.

Leading the way for Mexico was Jacob Delosh, who scored a goal. Goalkeeper Tyler Stever saved 9 of the Red Raiders 13 shots on goal.

Fulton was led by Carson Vono with 2 goals. Reynoso and Spencer Vono scored a goal each. Ian Devendorf, Jeremy Langdon and Matt Holden combined for 3 assists. Goalkeeper Borrow saved 3 of Mexico’s 4 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders escaped with a hard fought win over Marcellus 1-0 Oct. 8.

After a competitive first half, the game went into halftime tied, 0-0. However, Fulton would get the edge during the second half. They scored a goal down the stretch to clinch the 1-0 win.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Derek Prosser, who scored a goal that was assisted by Paul Reynoso. Goalkeeper  Borrow saved every shot Marcellus attempted.

Fowler held off Fulton 1-0 Oct. 11.

Fulton was down only 1-0 after the first half, but they were unable to tie the game during the second half.

Fulton was led by goalkeeper Borrow, with 14 save out of Fowler’s 15 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders got back to their winning ways by knocking off archrival Oswego Oct. 12 by a score of 5-1.

Leading the way for Oswego was Santiago Orta with a goal. Goalkeeper Adam Scharf saved 8 out of Fulton’s 13 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders were led by Carson Vono with 2 goals, followed by Jeff Waldron, Carlos Feliciano and Ian Devendorf with a goal each. Jarad Marden, Austin Wilde and Jeremy Langdon combined for 3 assists. Goalkeeper Borrow saved 9 of Oswego’s 10 shots on goal.

Fulton wrapped up the 9-game stretch by holding off East Syracuse Minoa Oct. 15 by a score of 2-1.

After a hard fought first half, the game was tied at 1. Fulton took care of business during the second half, scoring a goal down the stretch to escape with the win.

Leading the way for Fulton were Paul Reynoso and Jeff Waldron, with a goal each. Derek Prosser was credited with an assist. Goalkeeper Borrow saved 4 of ESM’s 5 shots on goal.

Roger D. Neilson, former football coach at Pulaski and Fulton

Roger D. Neilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Paul, Robert, Jean, Rosemary, and his parents Edith and William.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy Porter Neilson, his son, Thomas, his son James and daughter-in law, Deelyn, and their children, Ryan, Abbie Layne, and Mitch.

Roger had a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg State University and a master’s degree from Syracuse University.  Roger was a high school teacher, principal, and football coach, and his highly successful coaching career included leading the Pulaski Blue Devils to a 30-3 record and four Oswego County League championships from 1957-1961.

The 1958 Pulaski team went undefeated and unscored upon.

After coaching at Pulaski, he became the freshman football coach and a physical education instructor at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. and later served as athletic director and head football coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.

He later coached the 1966 Fulton Red Raider football team to a championship.

Roger and his wife, Nancy, retired from teaching in 1985 and lived for over 25 years in Seven Lakes, N.C. before moving to Williamsburg, Va. in 2010.

Roger was also an avid golfer and he registered three holes-in-one in his lifetime. Roger served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran.

A small family memorial service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Roger Neilson Football Scholarship Fund, Pulaski Academy Central School, attention: Dorothy Atkinson, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, N.Y., 13142.

ESM shows their strength, beating Fulton 58-33

The Fulton varsity football team knew they had their hands full when they took on East Syracuse Minoa Oct. 11.
Not only is East Syracuse Minoa considered one of the top 10 teams in Section 3, but they are also ranked among the top 20 teams in all of New York State Class A.
But the Red Raiders still battled respectably, finishing with a score of ESM 58, Fulton 33.
A week ago, ESM held Jamesville-DeWitt to only 7 points in a 14-7 win. Many feel Jamesville-DeWitt could finish the regular season behind East Syracuse Minoa at #2 in The Section 3, Class A-American Division standings.
So, on paper, Jamesville-DeWitt’s struggles to score against East Syracuse-Minoa would suggest that Fulton would meet a similar fate. However, The Red Raiders quickly showed that they didn’t get that memo.
Fulton received the opening kickoff and returner Dallas Bradley excited the Red Raider faithful when he took the opening kickoff from left to right on a fake reverse. He proceeded to forward the ball up the sidelines towards midfield.
Sparked by Bradley’s impressive return, Fulton made the most of the opportunity solid field position brought them. With 7:01 left in the first quarter, The Red Raiders took a 6-0 lead when Quinton Jackson muscled his way for the score from a yard out.
ESM quickly displayed the advantages they had in size, speed and strength during their first offensive possession of the game. Nearly one and a half minutes after Fulton scored, ESM took the lead when they spread the field with quarterback Sean Richardson in the shotgun.
In a fantastically designed and executed route, Richardson found Pat Bryant breaking loose over the middle and for the 54 yard touchdown pass that gave East Syracuse Minoa a 7-6 lead.
After The Red Raiders went 3 and out on their ensuing possession, East Syracuse Minoa struck again. Set up by an impressive play action pop-pass play, ESM took a 14-6 lead when K’Hari Flagg barreled his way in for the 1-yard touchdown with 3:01 left in the first quarter.
ESM got the ball back after forcing Fulton to punt after six plays during their ensuing possession. As the first quarter ended, ESM was on the move with a 14-6 lead.
Shortly into the second quarter, East Syracuse-Minoa expanded its lead to 20-6 when Fred Johnson ran for a 6-yard touchdown with 11:54 left in the second quarter.
But it wasn’t long after East Syracuse Minoa’s score that Fulton found its mark. Senior running back Mark Pollock took a counter up the middle 67 yards for the score to cut ESM’s lead to 20-13 with 11:36 left in the second quarter.
On ESM’s ensuing possession, the Red Raiders forced a punt which allowed them to tie or even take the lead against this impressive opponent. But, ESM intercepted a Cody Green pass on a 3rd and long play.
With great field position following the interception, East Syracuse Minoa made the most of its opportunity. A couple of plays later, it seemed as if quarterback Richardson had scored on a 22-yard touchdown run.
But a holding penalty negated Richardson’s run.
ESM would not be denied and with 7:40 left in the second quarter, Richardson found Anthony Townsend in the left corner of the end-zone from 15 yards out to give East Syracuse Minoa a 27-13 lead.
It seemed ESM would get the ball back after the Red Raiders promising ensuing drive came to a halt. However, East Syracuse Minoa’s punt return attempt was fumbled and Fulton recovered the ball deep in ESM territory.
A few play later, Fulton cashed in on the opportunity when Cody Green tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Chris Jones over the middle to cut ESM’s lead to 27-20 with 3:54 left in the second quarter.
Back again came ESM.
With 3:07 left in the second quarter, East Syracuse-Minoa took a 33-20 lead when quarterback Richardson scored a 6-yard touchdown run off of a play action bootleg play to the left side of the field.
The Red Raiders were on the move during their ensuing possession when they faced a 4th down and 2 near midfield. Fulton was the victim of a botched play when Green took the snap and ran the option play to his left while his running back went to his right.
Green pitched the ball and the ball was deflected and recovered by ESM near the Red Raiders 40 yard line with 1:19 left in the second quarter.
East Syracuse Minoa added to its lead before the first half ended. Richardson threw a screen pass to Anthony Townsend along the right side of the field and 30 yards later, Townsend was in the end zone and East Syracuse Minoa was taking a 39-20 lead into halftime.
East Syracuse Minoa received the opening kickoff for the second half and went right back to work. After a substantial drive, they scored again when quarterback Richardson took an option keeper to the right side of the field and scored from 18 yards out.
With 10:19 left in the third quarter, East Syracuse Minoa now had a 45-20 lead. Fulton was on the move during the ensuing possession when another miscue occurred.
The ball was stripped from Keyshon Carver and recovered by ESM at its own 30 yard line. However, The Red Raiders made up for it on the very next play. ESM quarterback Richardson took the snap from the shotgun formation, faked the handoff in an attempted to lure defenders such as Seth DeLisle towards the line of scrimmage to set up a quick pass over the middle.
But DeLisle appeared to have read Richardson’s eyes and hustled back towards the secondary. He was close enough to make an incredible one handed interception of Richardson’s pop pass and returned the ball deep into East Syracuse Minoa territory.
With 8:15 left in the third quarter, Fulton had the ball back with tremendous field position. The Red Raiders would once again take advantage of an opportunity they were given.
On the very next play, Mark Pollock took the counter for a 13-yard touchdown run along the right side to cut East Syracuse Minoa’s lead to 45-27 with 8:11 left in the third quarter.
After ESM got a solid kickoff return during the ensuing possession, Fulton stopped them on downs deep in their own territory. With the chance to cut into East Syracuse Minoa’s lead while possibly making the game even more interesting, the Red Raiders went to work.
But ESM recovered a fumble by Fulton running back Quinton Jackson deep in its own territory with 2:53 left in the third quarter.
Shortly after recovering Jackson’s fumble, ESM delivered a crucial blow to the Red Raiders.
Quarterback Richardson took the snap and rolled to his right. Then, he tossed a 90-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Bryant to give ESM a 52-27 lead with 2:43 left in the third quarter.
The miscue bug bit Fulton again on the first play of the ensuing drive. Quarterback Green attempted to run the ball on a read option play to the right side of the field, but he coughed up the ball and ESM recovered it at Fulton’s 21 yard line with 2:27 left in the third quarter.
A few plays after the Green fumble, East Syracuse Minoa delivered the final blow, as Jose Sanchez took the option pitch 18 yards to the left for the score. Fulton now trailed 58-27 with 2:01 left in the third quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter on the Red Raiders ensuing position, they were faced with a 4th down and 5. Quarterback Green’s pitch on the option play was deflected and recovered by ESM defender Steve Brooks on Fulton’s 37-yard line.
After ESM was unable to further add to its lead, the Red Raiders got the ball back. With one more chance to cut into the deficit, Fulton didn’t disappoint. Just before the game concluded Quinton Jackson ran for a 2-yard touchdown which brought East Syracuse Minoa’s lead to 58-33.
The Red Raiders were led by Quarterback Cody Green, who was 7 for 10 passing for 67 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Following Green was running back Mark Pollock who ran for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 carries.
Defensively, Fulton was led by Seth DeLisle, who is credited with his one handed interception. Dylan Smith had 8 tackles while David Hursh had 6 tackles for Fulton.
The Red Raiders now have a 1-5 overall record. Up next, Fulton’s regular season concludes with a game against Carthage in its annual Senior Night Oct. 18. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs honored

Recognizing Oswego County (ROC) is pleased to announce that the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, has been selected as September’s Community Champion.

Each month Recognizing Oswego County uses this recognition effort as a platform for emphasizing the wonderful work that is happening in Oswego County to promote the health and wellness of children, families and adults.

The theme for September was outdoor awareness and appreciation.

The Oswego County Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs is an organization that is comprised of representatives from membership sportsmen’s clubs throughout Oswego County.

It represents 22 sportmen’s clubs with more than 4,500 members. It has been promoting, enhancing, protecting, enjoying and educating about the outdoors since 1947.

According to Recognizing Oswego County officials, many people are not aware of the federation and what it does.

But, almost every person who fishes, hunts, traps, boats, canoes, cross-country skis, snowmobiles and bird watches has benefited from the work and dedication of the federation and its members.

The federation works with the state  Department of Environmental Conservation to help write, modify and adapt environmental laws and regulations which help protect the environment and its wildlife.

The federation believes in educating youth about the environment. It financially supports annually the following youth educational events: Conservation Field Days Envirothon, Oswego County 4-H Shooting Sports, Youth Fly-fishing Program, JAKES day and NYS DEC Environmental Education Summer Camps.

In addition, it raises money to help build handicap assessable fishing docks, hunting platforms and wildlife trails. The federation and its member clubs host fishing derbies, 3-D archery shoots and hunter education classes.

In her nominating letter, Linda Brosch, 4-H Team Coordinator for Cornell Cooperation of Oswego County, stated, “The Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is dedicated to improving the hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling and all other outdoor recreation activities in Oswego County and New York state.

“Its members and member clubs are full of men, women and youth who are kind, generous and thoughtful. They do not hesitate to volunteer to help pass on the tradition of outdoor recreation and appreciation.”

Recognizing Oswego County is comprised of a cross section of Oswego County agencies and organizations who are working together to create healthier more positive communities.

To get involved with the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club, go to oswegocountyfederation.com. For more information on Recognizing Oswego County, contact Abby Jenkins, coordinator of the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego at 343-2344, ext. 21.

Hannibal cross country teams fare well at Tully meet

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal boys varsity cross country team came away with a first place finish in The Small School Event of The Tully Cross Country Invitational.

The girls varsity team didn’t disappoint either, finishing in fourth place in their event.

The story of the day was the Hannibal boys. In a race that featured 96 runners, the Warriors were led by sophomore Jason McFarland who finished in third place with a time of 17:12.2. Following McFarland was senior Ben Slate in eighth place with a time of 17:41.9, then senior Zane Pointon in 13th place with a time of 18:02.3. Next was senior  Ben Raymond in 25th place with a time of 19:00.3 while Nate Raymond earned a 28th place finish with a time of 19:14.6.

Sophomore Blake Farnham earned a 32nd place finish with a time of 19:18.7 and John Motell came in 41st place with a time of 19:39.5.

In a race that featured 81 runners, the girls varsity team finished fourth. Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was eighth-grader McKenzie Mattison, who finished fifth with a time of 20:30.6. Following Mattison was eighth-grader Reilly Harris who came in 11th place with a time of 21:06.2. With a time of 21:42, junior Michela Sheldon came in 17th place. Junior Kristen D’Angelo came in 37th place with a time of 23:14.9. Freshman Paige LaFurney came in 66th place with a time of 26:41.4 while Malana Scott finished in 68th place with a time of 27:12.2.

Coach Dan Pawlewicz said it was a successful day for the entire cross country program.

Hannibal’s JV girls earned a third place finish and the JV boys came away with a fifth place in their event. Seventh-grader  Emily Weaver and eighth-grader Austin Cooper helped Hannibal’s modified teams to solid performances as well.