WAVERLY - Corning performed well at the Waverly Invitational Saturday with nine teams participating.

Vanessa Turner won the 200 freestyle as the highlight for the Hawks in 2:07.14, Taylor Roberts placed 2nd in diving (327.20) , the 400 free relay team of Katherine McKane, Leah Palmesano, Alina Levine and Turner placed third (4:02.45) and McKane placed fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:26.43).

Ohter local winners included Catherine Craig from Elmira Notre Dame in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:10.93 and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.43).

Chenago Valley won the tournament with a team score of 387, followed by Vestal (340), Maine-Endwell (317), Waverly (220) and Corning (212.5).

Cross Country

NEW YORK - Lundsey Butler and Nathan Lawson recorded the fastest times at the Jim Smith Invitational in Kings Park New York Saturday and the Corning boys won a team title.

Lawson finished with a time of 17:01.60 and Camden Zaidel was eighth (17:57.97), John Cleary took 10th (18:03.41) and Bryce Derrick was 11th (18:13.19).

Butler defeated the second place finished by over a minute with a time of 20:37.28, Grace Scouten was fourth (21:55.78) and Brynne Ketchum took 11th (22:44.93).

MANSFIELD - The Corning boys and girls competed in the Mansfield Invitational Saturday with the boys taking second as a team and the girls finishing first.

For the girls, Madison Nichols was third (22:39) followed by Julia Huck in fourth (22:45) and Cristine Gaskievicz took sixth (23:18).

On the boys side, Robert Kesterson finished third for Corning (18:17) and Matthew Gensel (19:01) and Jack Gregorski (19:02) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

SCAA boys soccer

Avoca 4, Campbell-Savona 1

COHOCTON - The Avoca Tigers and Campbell-Savona  Panthers kicked off the Annual Gary Schenk Day in Cohocton in honor of the Late Naples Hall of fame boys Soccer Coach. Avoca remained undefeated defeating the Panthers 4-1.

Avoca got on the board first when Ladre Stanford scored on an assist from Sophomore Kade Slayton with 35:30 remaining in the first half. Junior Devin Stowe  scored with 21 minutes remaining on an assist from Sophomore Alex Hubbard. 

Campbell-Savona Senior Ethan Park scored on a penalty kick with 1:21 remaining after Avoca was called for a handball in the box.

It was 2-1 Avoca at Halftime.

Stanford once again took over in the second half scoring two more goals on assists from Stowe and Sophomore Keelan Saltsman.

Avoca outshot the Panthers 21-4, Avoca had six corner Kicks to one for Campbell-Savona.

Avoca improves to 8-0 on the season while Campbell-Savona falls to 1-5.


PENFIELD - The Corning gymnasts had their first meet in Penfield Friday.

Penfield-Webster came in first place with a team score of 115.35.

Corning came in second with a 112.325. Freshman, Bryn Terwilliger placed third all-around with a 29.975. She placed 4th on the vault with a 8.025, 3rd on the uneven bars with a 6.85, and 2nd on the floor with an 8.0. Senior, Sydney White placed 4th in the all-around with a 28.625, and 3rd on the balance beam with a 7.25.  Sydney White and Sophomore, Kaylie Jacobs placed 5th on the floor with a 7.55. Kaylie also placed 4th on the bars with a 6.3.

"The Corning girls started the season with a higher team total than our final meet last season," Corning head coach Rebecca Volpe said. "We are very proud of the girls team effort."

Corning will travel to Batavia next Saturday, Sept. 22nd. The meet will begin at 4:30 p.m. at MCA Gymnastics.


Hammondsport 3, Bloomfield 2

HAMMONDSPORT - Hammondsport volleyball held off Bloomfield to win in five sets Friday, 25-20, 15-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-15. 

Hammondsport was lead at the service line by Erika Hilligus was seven aces followed by Shelby Sherman with five aces and 11 kills.  Julia Bennett had 10 kills, three blocks, and 13 digs and Brianna Pratt had 26 setter assists and 16 digs.  Hammondsport improves to 6-0 on the season.

"Bloomfield’s strong serves were able to throw us off our serve receiving in sets two and three. I was very happy that the girls were able to come back, work hard, and decrease their unforced errors to finish the game with the victory," Hammondsport head coach Erica Webster said.

Bloomfield was led by Meredith Conklin with 8 aces, 16 kills, and 4 digs.  Jaiden Purcell and 4 aces and 20 setter assist and Marissa Willis had 10 kills and 2 digs.

Hammondsport’s next game is next Friday at Bloomfield.