The Chazy Eagles and Willsboro Warriors will cap the 2011 Section VII championship weekend when they meet on the PHS athletic field at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
While Beekmantown captured the first Section VII title with a gymnastics victory, the remainder of teams will start their championship games, meets and matches Thursday, Nov. 3, opening with a pair of Class C soccer crowns to be determined in Clinton ville.
The 5 p.m. game at AuSable Valley High School will feature the top two teams in Class C girls soccer, as the top-seeded Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers (10-4-2) will play the second-seeded Seton Catholic Lady Knights (8-9-0).
The Blue Bombers are led by goalie Liz Leff, who has recorded eight shutouts and 101 saves in the 2011 campaign. The team scored a 0-0, 2-1 penalty kick win over the Moriah Lady Vikings to advance to the championship match, and get balanced offense from Ayla Thompson, Brook Reid, Carrissa Kennedy and Kendra Manning.
For the Knights, Paige Spittler has 11 goals, her latest coming as Seton defeated the Northern Adirondack Lady Bobcats 1-0 to advance to the finals. Peyton Falb leads the team with 14.
In the 7 p.m. title game, the No. 1 seed Northern Adirondack Bobcats (6-8-0) will face the Lake Placid Blue Bombers, the second seed that scored a 2-1 win against the Seton Catholic Knights to advance to the final.
The Bobcats are led by striker Justin Kellett and midfielder David Miller, while the Blue Bombers will rely on Haile Thompson, Keegan Barney and Eddie Kane pace to help pace the team.
The Section VII boys and girls cross country titles will be on the line at the Cobble Hill Country Club on Friday, Nov. 4, with the boys race at 1:15 p.m. and the girls race following at 2:25 p.m.
In the boys event, the Beekmantown Eagles come into the meet as the CVAC champions, while Dan Lennon of Peru was the CVAC individual champion, beating second-place Jeriqho Gadway of Plattsburgh High by 37 seconds at the Oct. 29 meet.
The Peru Lady Indians were dominate in taking the CVAC girls cross country title last weekend, with Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagne edging Peru’s Ashley Leta by six seconds to earn the individual title.
Class B soccer finals
The girls and boys soccer titles will be decided on the Chazy Central Rural School varsity soccer field on Nov. 4, with the Plattsburgh High Hornets and Beekmantown Eagles featured in both games.
The girls game will start at 5 p.m., with the Eagles (12-0-1) as the top seed against the second-seeded Hornets (10-6-0).
The Eagles are paced by Kallie Villemaire, who has recorded 18 goals on the season, while Jess Huber has added 18 goals as well.
Marle Curle has eight goals for the Hornets, while Karlie Neale has recorded five shutouts and 112 saves on the season.
In the 7 p.m. boys game, the third-seeded Eagles (11-5-0) will play the top-seeded Hornets (15-0-1).
MaCullen Cope scored the lone goal in the Eagles semifinal win that knocked the defending sectional champion and state final four entrant Northeastern Clinton out of the 2011 playoffs, while the Hornets are lead by the duo of Ethan Votraw and David Carpenter, who have 16 and 15 goals, respectively.
Class B football title
The top-seeded and undefeated Peru Indians (9-0) will host the second-seeded Beekmantown Eagles (7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 5, for the Class B football crown and a chance to return to the field for the regional final next week.
The Indians are led by quarterback Taylor Rock, who has thrown for 1,083 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2011. Alex Cederstrom and Shawn Hendrix lead the rushing attack along with fullback Jeff Kurz, as Cederstrom has rushed for 579 yards and 10 touchdowns while Hendrix has run for 532 yards and seven touchdowns. Kurz has entered the endzone five times on the season while gaining 344 yards.
Carter Frechette heads the Eagles offensive attack with 1,449 yards and 22 touchdowns passing with 729 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Luke Weaver has 810 yards receiving to go with 16 touchdowns, while Devin Backes has hauled in 353 yards receiving.
Class D football
The Ticonderoga Sentinels and Moriah Vikings will again renew their annual Section VII/Class D championship matchup, this time to be played on the Sentinels home field at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Class C football
The top-seeded Saranac Lake red Storm will host the second-seeded AuSable Valley Patriots at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, with a chance to defend their title.
Matt Phelan leads the Red Storm with 1,173 yards and 16 touchdowns passing to go with 663 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. Michael Burpoe has 411 yards receiving and seven touchdowns, while Devin Darrah has 434 yards and seven touchdowns receiving.
Austin House has combined 603 yards and seven touchdowns passing, while Dillon Savage has run for 407 yards and three scores. Connor Manning has 228 yards receiving, while Kyle Prinsen has 260 yards and four scores.
The Section VII volleyball championships will be decided at Clinton Community College Saturday, Nov. 5, with the Lake Placid Blue Bombers and Northern Adirondack Bobcats at 1 p.m., the top-seeded Plattsburgh High Hornets and second-seeded AuSable Valley Patriots playing for the Class C title at 3 p.m., followed by the undefeated Beekmantown Eagles against the Peru Indians in the Class B title game at 5 p.m.
The Section VII girls swimming championships will be decided at the Plattsburgh State Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Class D soccer
The Chazy Eagles find themselves in a familiar place, as both the boys and girls soccer teams will look to defend their sectional titles and get one step closer to defending their state titles Saturday, Nov. 5.
At 5 p.m., the Lady Eagles will take on the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions for the girls title.
Caitlyn LaPier has continued her strong season in the playoffs, as she has combined 16 goals and 24 assists for a total of 56 points, which leads the region. Kirsten Doran has added 10 goals.
Kylee Cassavaugh has paced the Lions offense with 14 goals and five assists in 2011, while Emily Morris has scored seven goals to go with 10 assists.
At 7 p.m., the second-seeded Eagles boys team will take on one of only two teams to defeat them in 2011, and the only team that has done it twice in the top-seeded Willsboro Warriors.
Clay Sherman continued to make a strong case for top player in the section, having scored 26 goals and two assists (54 points) on the season. Nick Arnold has added 11 goals for the Warriors.
Chazy’s Brandon Laurin is the second leading points scorer in the region for the Eagles, combining 23 goals and seven assists for 53 points. Nathan Reynolds has added nine goals from the sweeper position.