Deposit-Hancock’s Double Titles Highlight New York Spring Sports Championship Weekend
This past weekend was very successful for our local boy's baseball and girl's softball teams in the Southern Tier. Many of our schools made it to the finals with Deposit-Hancock having the best weekend overall.
As any gentleman will tell you, "girls first", so let's start with the young ladies and the NYSPHSAA girls softball championships.
2022 NYSPHSAA Girls Softball Championships
Class A Finals - Vestal (IV) doubled up Troy (2) by a 4-2 score before running out of steam and falling to Webster Schroeder (V) in the finals 5-1.
Class B Finals - Chenango Valley (IV) started out fast in the semis by defeating Marlboro (IX), 6-2 in the semis. They ran into a red-hot buzzsaw in the finals falling to Ichabod Crane (2) by a 12-0 score in the finals.
Class C Finals - Greene (IV) needed 8 innings to defeat SS Seward (IX) by a 1-0 score. Greene fell to Greenwich by a 4-1 count, also in 8 innings.
Class D Finals - Deposit-Hancock (IV) handled Scio-Friendship (V) by a 7-2 score before pounding Oriskany (III) by an 8-1 score to take the title.
2022 NYSPHSAA Boys Baseball Championships
There were only two representatives from Section IV in the NYSPHSAA boy's baseball championships.
Class A Finals - Maine-Endwell (IV) was shut out 7-0 in the semis by the eventual champions, Averill Park (2).
Class D Finals - Deposit-Hancock was the biggest dog over the weekend. They walked by Crown Point (VII) in the semifinals with a 15-0 shutout. They imposed their will in the finals by defeating Chapel Field (IX) 14-5 in the finals.
2022 NYSPHSAA Boys Lacrosse Championships
There was another tournament this weekend that involved a Section IV school and it was in boy's lacrosse. Chenango Forks was the only school to make it to the semis and the finals.
Chenango Forks (IV) run by Akron (VI) 20-13 but are sunk in Cold Spring Harbor (VIII) by a 17-1 score.
Southern Tier high schools weren't the only ones with a good weekend because Binghamton University had it going on too.
2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Emily MacKay won her fifth NCAA Division I All-America honor. She finished sixth in the 1,500 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. This is the most won by any Binghamton athlete during the program's 21-year NCAA Division I era.
Local man, Dan Schaffer ends his college career by getting a USTFCCCA honorable mention All-America honors in the 5K. Schaffer went from 9th-grade track at ME to finishing 24th overall in the event.
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