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Fonda-Fultonville falls short at Albany Academy

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Updated: 9:06 AM

FONDA -- Michael Sweet swept the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles and Dan Westman recorded wins in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs, but the Fonda-Fultonville High School boys track and field team dropped a 75-66 decision to Albany Academy in Colonial Council competition Thursday afternoon.

Ryan Park added the only other individual win for the Braves, clearing 13 feet, 3 inches in the pole vault to lead a sweep of the top three positions. Park also took second in the triple jump. The Braves' only other win came from the team of Cameron Gilligan, Tyler Weaver, Dylan DeSorbo and Dalton Hunter in the 4x800-meter relay.

Bryan Finn picked up runner-up finishes for Fonda-Fultonville in both the discus and the shot put, while DeSorbo was second in the 400-meter dash and the 3,200-meter run, Hunter was second in the long jump, Zach Nizet was second in the high jump and Tristan Nellis took second behind Sweet in the 400-meter hurdles.

Jelani Kiong led the way for Albany Academy, winning both the long jump and triple jump and taking second behind teammate Austin Zeh in the 100-meter dash.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Colonial Council

Albany Academy 74, Fonda-Fultonville 67

Lindsay Therrien pulled off three individual victories -- in the 100-meter hurdles, triple jump and high jump -- but the Lady Braves came up short against Albany Academy.

Kimberly Geniti added a win in the 400-meter hurdles for the Lady Braves and combined with Hailie LaPratt, Mariah VanAvery and Lydia Brown to win the 4x800-meter relay. Camryn Savoie added a win in the discus with a throw of 91 feet, 8 inches and Rebekah Hentnik chipped in a victory in the pole vault.

Albany Academy was led by Wade Lacey, who took victories in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs, and Amara Steenburn, who added wins in the 200 and 400-meter dashes along with the long jump.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

F-MCC 4, SUNY Adirondack 3 (8)

F-MCC 10, SUNY Adirondack 6

The Lady Raiders swept a home doubleheader from SUNY Adirondack.

In the first game, F-MCC escaped with a one-run victory after a game-winning RBI double from Rebekah Reichard (Galway) in the eighth inning. Reichard also had a single.

Taylor Bubniak (Amsterdam) pitched all eight innings to pick up the win.

In the second game, Alyssa Palmateer (Johnstown) pitched a complete game to pick up the win. Supporting the hurler was Stephanie Rice (Duanesburg), who had three hits, while a barrage of players offered two hits each.

On the day, Alix Leo (Johnstown) had five total singles.

     

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