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Frontier League roundup: Cartage boys lacrosse captures regular-season crown

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CARTHAGE — This time there was no letdown by the Carthage boys lacrosse team against Immaculate Heart Central.

Bailey Wilkinson totaled six points, including three goals, and Tristan Hancock made nine saves as the Comets downed the Cavaliers 7-4 on Wednesday night to claim the Frontier League’s “A” Division championship outright.

Alex Mack contributed three goals and an assist for Carthage, which improves to 11-4 overall and finishes 11-1 in the league. The Comets secured their second consecutive division crown and the program’s 20th title in 26 seasons.

The Comets shut down IHC after suffering a 12-3 setback to the Cavaliers back on April 29.

“I’m excited because it’s always rewarding for a coach and a team to avenge an earlier loss,” Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro said. “Last time we struggled against IHC’s zone (defense) led by Jude Whalen and IHC coach Denny Patrick had a great game plan, but tonight we gutted it out and got it done.”

Carthage held IHC to only two goals over the final three quarters. “Our defense is playing great — we held them without a goal for 22 minutes — and Tristan Hancock did a great job,” Ventiquattro said.

Nick Koelmel and Cole Carpenter each scored a pair of goals for the Cavaliers (9-7, 7-5).

SOUTH JEFFERSON 22, LOWVILLE 1

Austin Robare totaled seven points, including three goals, to spark the Spartans to a “B” Division win over the Red Raiders in Adams.

Benner Geurtsen scored five goals and assisted on another for South Jefferson (4-7, 5-10), Alec Sharlow recorded four goals and two assists, and Matt Kerber scored four goals.

Devin Moulton scored two goals for the Spartans and Caleb Alford contributed four assists.

GIRLS LACROSSE

IHC 16, RFA 15 (2 OT)

Molly Guyette scored the game-winning goal with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left in the second overtime as the host Cavaliers got a nonleague, regular-season finale win.

Jaid Baytos also scored in overtime for Immaculate Heart Central (6-10), completing a three-goal, one-assist game. Allison McElheran finished with 12 saves.

Danielle Pound contributed three goals and two assists for the Cavaliers and Rachel O’Brien scored three goals.

The Black Knights fell to 5-11.

CICERO-N.SYRACUSE 16, SOUTH JEFFERSON 9

Meghan Duffy and Tiffany Ryan each scored four goals to pace the Northstars (15-1) to a nonleague victory over the Spartans in Cicero.

Morgan Alexander scored four goals for South Jefferson (13-3), whose 13-game winning streak ended, and Maddie Knapp scored a pair of goals.

POTSDAM 9, INDIAN RIVER 6

Anette Rishe tallied five goals to pace the Sandstoners past the Warriors in a nonleague game in Potsdam.

Kalie Grant scored three goals for Potsdam (11-3).

Sarah Mattingly and Kelsi Nabywaniec each scored twice for the Warriors (6-10).

BASEBALL

CARTHAGE 9, INDIAN RIVER 7

Ryan Pete went 2-for-4 with a RBI as the Comets jumped out to a 6-0 lead then barely held off the Warriors behind Andrew Smith’s complete game in a Frontier League “A” Division game at Carthage.

Dylan James doubled and drove in two runs for Carthage (3-10, 2-8). Dale Kirkby went 3-for-4 for Indian River (4-6, 3-6).

SANDY CREEK 6, THOUSAND ISLANDS 3

Zach Brown doubled in the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Comets rallied to win a “C” Division game over the Vikings (7-4) at Sandy Creek.

Brown finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI for Sandy Creek (7-6), which won its fourth straight.

Tyler Doe pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Comets and drove in two runs.

LAFARGEVILLE 12, COPENHAGEN 5

Tom O’Driscoll went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI, leading the Red Knights to a “D” Division win over the visiting Golden Knights (4-5).

Matt Valin struck out 14 in a complete game, and William Foisy went 3-for-5 with a double for LaFargeville (3-7).

SOUTH LEWIS 8, SOUTH JEFFERSON 0

Jason Martin hurled a complete-game shutout, striking out eight, as the Falcons blanked the Spartans in a crossover game in Adams.

Naythan Cobb went 2-for-2 with two doubles for South Lewis (10-1), and Jake Vanbeber finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.

Logan LaFlamme and Hunter Gillett were both 2-for-4 for South Jefferson (5-8).

HAMMOND 5-14, CLIFTON-FINE 4-16

Collin Martin struck out nine in the opening game of an NAC West Division doubleheader to lead Hammond (1-8) in Star Lake. Clifton-Fine (3-8) answered with a win in game two.

SOFTBALL

LAFARGEVILLE 3, COPENHAGEN 0

Amber Klock struck out eight in a one-hit shutout, and singled in a run, as the Red Knights dealt the Golden Knights their first loss in a FL “D” Division game at LaFargeville.

Jenna Sharp doubled and Logan Labiendo went 2-for-3 for LaFargeville (7-5, 6-4). Copenhagen, which entered as the last undefeated league team, fell to 12-1, 10-1.

SANDY CREEK 8, THOUSAND ISLANDS 1

Michaela Martin struck out 13 as the Comets earned a “C” Division win over the Vikings (5-5) at Sandy Creek.

Gabriella Guarasce went 2-for-3 for Sandy Creek (11-3, 11-1).

SOUTH JEFFERSON 23, SOUTH LEWIS 0

Emily Eastham singled four times and drove in five runs to pace the Spartans to a crossover win in Adams Center.

Janessa Vaadi doubled, singled three times and drove in four runs for South Jefferson (12-2, 11-2). Audrey Emerson doubled and singled for the Falcons (6-6, 5-5).

LOWVILLE 0-4, WATERTOWN 3-3

Mckailey Lyndaker launched a solo home run to tie the game in the last inning, and struck out nine in a complete-game three-hitter as the Red Raiders salvaged a crossover doubleheader split with the Cyclones in Lowville.

Catherine Lyndaker singled twice and drove in a run, and pinch-hitter Megan Hill bunted in a run for Lowville (6-7).

Hannah Martini provided a two-run single to lead the Cyclones (3-11, 2-10) in the opener. Brooke Peters hurled the complete-game shutout.

SACKETS HARBOR 11, IHC 8

Alexis Stewart’s one-out triple in the eighth brought home two runs to propel the Patriots to a nonleague victory at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Courtney Brooks provided a two-run single in the seventh to force extra innings for Sackets Harbor (3-10). Emma Renzi finished with three hits for IHC (9-5).

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