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Dansville JV Girls Move to 15-3

Frank Williams —  Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dansville JV’s 42 York JV’s 31

Coach Mike Didas’ club kept on rolling along at the “Round Table in Retsof” where the lady Mustangs posted a convincing 42- 31 in girls hoop action. The red & black got out of the gates quickly has they pushed out to a 26-8 lead following the first half. Grace Rittenhouse would net 17 of the those in the initial 2 periods of play. Everybody received some quality playing time for the Mustangs. Coach Didas noted, ” we played some great defense by holding them to just 8 points at the half. We did a nice job with our pressure “D” which was a real key as well.” The Mustang stats read out this way…..

Grace Rittenhouse – 23 Points, 6 Rebounds, 1 Steal
Jackie Bleckinger – 7 Points, 5 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steal, 3 Blocks
Madison Akers – 6 Points, 8 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 3 Steals, 1 block
Skyler Race – 3 Points, 9 Rebounds, 1 assist, 1 Steal
Baily Parbslawson – 2 Points, 10 Rebounds, 3 Steals, 1 Assist, 1 Block
Gabrielle Anderson – 1 Point, 3 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 3 Steals,
Grace Jacobs – 3 Rebounds, 2 Steals, 1 Assist
Grace Wearkley – 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Rebound, 1 block
Shaelynn Mark – 1 Rebound, 1 Steal
Jaydon Rittenhouse 2 Rebounds
Emily Mehlenbacher 1 Rebound
Madison Edmond 1 Rebound

Wayland-Cohocton 39 Keshequa 22

Strong offense in the first half, & tough defense in the 2nd half combined to bring the Wayland-Cohocton girls to a 39-22 victory in high school hoop action in Nunda on Wednesday (Feb. 3) night in Livingston County Cross-Over action. Coach Al Best’s club zeroed in offensively in a 15-3 run in the first period to push Way-Coh in front. The Eagles remained steady with the ball in the 2nd as well as the maroon & gold built a 27-11 lead at the half. “Defense” wins titles was the cry from Way-Coh’s bench & then would limit Keshequa to just 11 second half points. Pete Piraino’s club played great “d’ in the 2nd half as well holding Way-Coh to just 12 points, but the damage was already done.

Wayland-Cohocton ( 8-8) was led by Alex Button’s 19 points…Marissa Schirmer scored 5…Reilly Landino, Madison Gregorius, & Ashlee Schumacher had 4 each…while Megan McAllister scored 3 in the road win. Way-Coh visits Bath on Friday (Feb. 5 ) & then wraps up the regular season at Livonia on Tuesday (Feb. 9) evening. Keshequa ( 10-7) was Payton Powers score 9 with 7 rebounds….Kathryn Gelser scored 4….Madison Ewing finished with 3 & a half-dozen rebounds…Amber wood had 2 points & 7 boards…Cameryn Bugman scored 2 & had a pair of assists….Lacey Hiller had a couple points & a couple of steals…McKenzy Bennett had a pair of steals and Halyley Smith had a rebound in the setback. Keshequa visits Leroy on Monday, & York on Tuesday (Feb. 13) .

Way-Coh (JV) 48 Keshequa (JV) 20

The Wayland-Cohocton junior varsity boys came away with a win for coach Brent Owens on Wednesday night at “the Nest” as they downed visiting Keshequa by a final count of 48-20. Way-Coh pulled out to a quick 17-3 lead over the first 8 minutes. They would lead 31-9 at the half. Things continued to flow the Golden Eagles way as they took a 20 point lead into the 4th (39-19).
Wayland-Cohocton was led by Ryan Ebert’s 16 points…James Carman netted 13….Brandon DeGuarde finished with 7 points….Jeff Fox 6….Joe Shoram, Derek Cheasman & Garrett Kelledy had 2 each. For the Keshequa junior varsity…..Nathan Ellsworth led the way with 8 points…Dustin Zangerle had 4….Ryan Snyder scored 3….while Josh Tallman, & Austin Strobel had 2 each & Justice Thomas finished with 1 point.

Wayland-Cohocton 49 Keshequa 47

Wayland-Cohocton hosted Keshequa in boys cross-over hoop action at “the Nest” on Wednesday night (Feb. 3). The Eagles soared to an early lead, only to see the Indians battle right back & turn it into a dogfight down the stretch. The game would be decided when Way-Coh freshman guard Connor Englert drained 3 of 4 free throws in the last 8.9 seconds of the game to give the Golden Eagles their 3rd win of the season in a tight 49-47 verdict.

After the 2 teams traded buckets in the first minute, Wayland-Cohocton would get going as Connor Englert hit a deuce & Mike Feinman buried a “3′ giving the maroon & gold a 7-2 with 5:43 left in the opening stanza. Following an Indians’ time-out, Wayland-Cohocton continued right on their merry way as they would proceed to score 12 of the next 14 points as the Golden Eagles saw Mitch Wetherbee bury a “3′ as time expired giving the home team a lopsided 19-4 lead following the first 8 minutes. Coach Bill Mann’s club were patient & played within themselves as they played “catch-up”. The Indians would erase a portion of the deficit by going inside down low to Austin Schmidt who would net 8 points in the period as Keshequa closed a part of the gap as Wayland-Cohocton took a 25-18 lead in at the half.

The Keshequa game plan was the same in the second half as the Indians kept pounding it on the low blocks as Austin Schmidt would score 10 more points in the 3rd as the Indians took their first lead of the game with 1:56 left in the quarter when one of those baskets in the paint gave Keshequa the edge. The big guy would step outside the arc on the next trip down the floor & Schmidt drilled a “3” putting the orange & black up by 4 (37-33). Just 15 seconds later Tyler Bosh erased most of that deficit with a 3-pointer of his own. The Golden Eagles would regain the lead on a buzzer-beater by Mitch Wetherbee putting Way-Coh in front 39-37 heading into the 4th quarter. The momentum would swing back & forth in the final quarter as each team would have the lead for a time. With the Eagles up by 1, Austin Schmidt went inside & was fouled with just : 24 seconds left. The senior post man hit both to turn the tables the Indians way 47-46. Wayland-Cohocton worked the ball around & got it to Connor Englert who drove to the bucket & was fouled with 8.9 seconds left. The cool-handed freshman stepped to the stripe & nailed the first one to tie the game, & then, following a time-out, Englert stepped back to the line hitting the go ahead free throw. The Indians attempted to get the ball into the forecourt with a long pass to the baseline that caromed off the fingertips of the Indians giving the ball back to Way-Coh with 3.9 showing on the timer. The Eagles put the ball in Connor Englert’s hands off the inbound & he was immediately fouled with 2.9 left. Englert nailed the first shot, but missed the 2nd. Off the 2nd shot Keshequa chased down the rebound & then took a desperation shot that missed. The Eagles (3-13) would escape with a hard-fought 49-47 win !
For Coach Jeff Englert’s club…Way-Coh had 4 double-figure scorers in the game as Connor Englert led the way with 17 points, including 3 of 4 from the line in the last 8.9 seconds to seal the game. Mitch Wetherbee hit a quartet of 3’s finishing with 12 points. He hit 2 of those shots to end the 1st & 3rd periods. Mike Feinman & Tyler Bosh each finished with 10 points in the win. Wayland-Cohocton hosts Bath on Friday (Feb. 5) & Livonia to close out the regular season on Ash Wednesday night (Feb. 10).
Keshequa ( 7-11) played without the services of senior guard Gavin Duryea who was out with an ankle sprain. Bill Mann’s club was led by Austin Schmidt’s 24 points….Brad Bennett scored 10….Bryce Bennett had 6…Cory Baker 5 & Nick Wood 2 as the Indians host Warsaw on Friday & York to finish up on Wednesday evening.

Golden Knights Drub Dansville

Frank Williams —  Wednesday, February 3, 2016

York 67 Dansville 47

York’s quickness caused some match-up problems for Dansville at “the Corral” on Tuesday night (Feb. 2) as the Golden Knights celebrated Ground Hogs Day by putting the Mustangs in a hole with a 19-8 run in the second quarter as the purple & gold raced off with a 67-47 victory in the valley. The Knights pulled out to a 7 point lead at the end of the first quarter & then spieled off nearly as many in the 2nd as York had a sizable half-time lead of 40-22. The Mustangs attempted to “circle the wagons” in the 3rd as they managed to slightly outscore their visitors, but the Knights would put the lights out on a 20 point win on the road as the regular season winds down.
Hunter Stella & Andrew Guesno combined for 50 of York’s points. Stella finished with 27 & Guesno with 23. Josh Kobylanski netted 8, while Clay Cutting added 4, Cody Dubiel 3, & Jacob Trasher 2 in the win. Dansville had a pair of double-figure scorers as Austin Milliman scored 14 & had 6 boards…while Derek Wampole netted 14 with 8 rebounds…Anthony Sackett scored 8, Thomas Graves 6, Chris Malm & Dan Jesmer had 3 each & Forrest Edmond scored 2. Dansville host’s Hornell at “the Corral” on Friday (Feb. 5) night.

Dansville Indoor Track & Field coaches Eileen McMaster, Joe DeBell, & Amanda Johnson were quite excited over the weekend when the Lady Mustangs claimed the Livingston County Title ! Friday night (Jan. 29) at RIT also saw both boys & girls teams compile over a dozen new personal bests. The outstanding performances by so many athletes brought into focus the phenomenal work ethic of these dedicated youngsters ! Congratulations to all of the athletes & coaches on an outstanding job in every aspect!
Taking a look at some of the standout efforts turned in by the Mustangs….here are some of the statistics.
GIRLS
The 4×200 relay team of Ellennia Jo Errington, Sam King, Rachel Drake & Leah Whiteman were “double trouble” as they not only took first, but also established another new personal best time. Leah Whiteman was “twice as nice” with great accomplishments in winning the 55 m hurdles & also ran her PR in the 55 meters. Talk about having some depth & a future for the program…freshman Rachel Drake ran her best time in both the 300 & 600 meters. Another 9th grader, Alex Kendall PRed in both the hurdles & 600 meters.

BOYS
Josh Jacobs ran his personal best in the 1000 & was less than a second off the automatic qualifying time for the sectionals.

The coaching staff also zeroed in on the fact that the Field Event team had a “doubly” good time as they establish many double PR’s. Coming away from RIT with twin-personal bests were Caleb Johnson in the shot & weight throw….Samantha King in the long & triple jump….Alfred Nickerson in the 55m & weight throw…Ellennia Jo Errington in the long jump & relay.
Hannah Rex tossed her personal best in the weight throw, & Hadassah Adams also had a personal best in the long jump!

Go Mustangs !

You’ve got to love wrestling if you’re “on the go” the way the Dansville Youth Wrestling team is. Once again last weekend ( Jan. 30 & 31) they were in action both days. On Saturday the red & black headed up the hill to Wayland, & then on Sunday it was down route 36 to the Avoca-Hornell affair. The Dansville wrestlers also garnished probably one of the most important, & most overlooked award in sports today. On Sunday the Dansville grapplers grabbed the “Sportsmanship Award” at the Avoca-Hornell tournament! The coaching staff noted, “we’re very proud of the great job & hard work the team put in this weekend!” Great job gang ! The results shook down this way. D.W.C. wound up with a half-dozen first place finishers in Wayland including….

1st- Evan Sinsebox- 2 wins
Gus Swyers- 3 wins 3 pins
Jackson Zangerle-3 wins 1 pin
Wyatt Sartori- 4 wins 2 pins
Brock Kellogg- 4 wins 3 pins 1
Jacob Kellogg- 3 wins 3 pins

2nd-Brycen Lemmon- 3 wins 2 pins
Ben Briggs- 2 wins 1 pin

3rd- Eli Swyers-1 win 1 pin
Nate Gardner- 2 wins 2 pins
Arabella Fronk
Tyler VanAuken
Landon Wadsworth 2 wins
Mason Forrester -2 wins 2 pins
Isaac Kurtz
Kaden Tatu

4th- Gavin Brooks- 1 win
Nate Lafaye
Gavin Brooks – 1 win
Treva Wadsworth
Kaylie Babosci
Patrick Hanglow – 1 win
Peter Thompson- 1 win
Dalton Wadsworth 1 win
Vincent Hall-Inzinna
Connor Gardner 1 win
Anthony Belcher 1 win 1 Tech
Cyrus Fronk

5th Gavin Hart
Fabian Gonzalez
Aiden VanAuken
Dominick O’Dell
Josh Forrester
Ayden Walker
Patrick Gallagher

Avoca-Hornell (Sun. Jan. 31).

*Dansville Wins Sportsmanship Award!*

1st- Peter Caldwell- 3 wins, 3 pins (:59 seconds total)
2nd- Wyatt Sartori- 3 wins, 2 pins
Kaden Tatu
Jackson Zangerle- 4 wins 2 pins
3rd- Mason Forrester-3 wins 1 pin
Brycen Lemmon 1 win
4th- Patrick Gallagher 1 win 1 pin
Josh Forrester 1 win 1 pin
Gavin Hart 1 win 1 pin

Perry Boys Pull Away From Keshequa

Frank Williams —  Monday, February 1, 2016

Perry 65 Keshequa 39

In Nunda on Friday (Jan. 29) night, the Perry boys basketball team would put on a an “offensive burst” in the 2nd & 4th quarters in opening up a wide margin of victory over Keshequa as the Yellowjackets left town with a convincing 65-39 victory at the “Indians Reservation.” The game was close in the first as the blue & gold inched out to a 13-9 lead. Perry would open up that margin considerably with 20-9 run in the 2nd making it a 33-18 affair. Coach Bill Mann’s Indians showed some signs of life on both ends of the floor in the 3rd quarter Perry finished the job with a 19-5 outburst in the final 8 minutes as the Yellowjackets took full control of things in winning the contest by a wide margin.

Perry (12-5) saw Tyler Cowie net 18 points, while Austin Croll scored 16, Owen Spencer finished with 14, & Devon Mann 11 as a quartet of Yellowjackets finished in double-digits. Zach Lowery, Connor Smith, & Michael Zintel each scored 2. Austin Schmidt led Keshequa ( 7-9) with 13 points, Gavin Duryea had 12…Cory Baker 7…Brad Bennett 2…& Connor Mann 1. The Indians visit Wayland-Cohocton on Wednesday (Feb. 3) night.

Keshequa first year head coach Bill Mann said…..” We are still taking baby steps & learning how to play competitively again on a consistent basis. not just in a few selected games. Each game leaves us learning points that can be used as we try to bring everything together in time for the Sectionals.”

Perry 46 Keshequa 32

The “Bee Hive” was buzzing on Friday night ( Jan. 29) when the Perry girls took to the floor against Keshequa in high school basketball action. The blue & gold got off to a flying start as they raised a 10 point lead over the visiting Indians after the first 8 minutes of play. The Yellowjackets took a 19-9 lead into the 2nd period where it seemed like both teams “turned the switch off” offensively. Only 7 points were scored in the entire quarter as Perry took a 9 point advantage in at the half. The blue & gold would manage to edge Keshequa in each of the final 2 stanzas leading to a 46-32 triumph.

Perry would place a trio of girls in the double-digits column as Rachel Evans & Alyssa Pascoe would each score 15, while Chelsea Pascoe netted 13 in the win. Karly Zanghi added 3 for the Yellowjackets. Keshequa (7-10) saw Cameryn Bugman score 13, Kathryn Gelser & Madison Ewing scored 6 each…Payton Powers had 3…as Hayley Smith & Lacey Hillier each scored 2.

Hornell Hammers Wayland-Cohocton Boys

Frank Williams —  Monday, February 1, 2016

Hornell 74 Way-Coh 38

The route 21 match-up between Wayland-Cohocton & Hornell unfolded on Friday (Jan. 29) night at Maple City Garden. IThedidn’t take long for the home team to take full control of things as the Red Raiders reeled off the first 7 points quickly in the contest. Way-Coh skipper Jeff Englert called 3 time-outs in that early spurt in an effort to “stop the bleeding”, but the worst was yet to come for Wayland-Cohocton. The Red Raiders would just keep on rolling as they compiled a huge 25-7 lead after the first 8 minutes of play.Things didn’t get much better in the 2nd where Hornell would hit 3 consecutive 3-pointers to break the game wide open. Sam Dagon & company mounted a 19-8 push in the period bringing the lead to 44-15 at the half. Hornell continued to put the points up on the board in the 2nd half & would win this Division One clash handily by a final score of 74-38.
Sam Dagon led Hornell (12-4) by pouring in 33 points on the night. Jacob Weyand & Caleb Burdett had 8 each….Isaac Snowden added 7…Jake Dunn & Jamaal Arnink scored a half-dozen each…Jack Henby contributed 4…while Devin Friends & Jack Galatio finished with 2 apiece.The Red Raiders host Perry on Tuesday (Feb. 2) night.
Wayland-Cohocton was led by Connor Englert who scored 12 points, Jack Gibson netted 10, Tyler Bosh, Jacob Paufler, Mitch Wetherbee, & Mike Feinman each had 4.

More stats Jack Gibson 7 rebounds, Anthony Sarago 5 rebounds, Jake Paufler  3 steals, Tyler Bosh 3 assists and 2 steals, Connor Englert 3 assists.

Coach Englert said this…” I feel we came in prepared to play Hornell that night, but we were certainly over-matched that night seeing they have a height advantage at every spot on the floor against us, & they’re a very good veteran team as well.”

The Golden Eagles entertain Keshequa at “the Nest” on Wednesday night (Feb. 3).