For the second year, there will be a Marvin at the NYSPHSAA championship golf tournament.
Junior Connor Marvin used rounds of 84 and 86 at the Section VII golf championships May 23-24 at the Saranac Inn, placing in a tie for fifth place making it to the state tournament.
“I’m happy with it,” Marvin said about his two days of golf in poor weather conditions. “It could not have been more than 40 out there. It was cold and raining, which makes it hard to hit.”
Marvin said he had some struggles on the front nine both days, but was able to score well on the back.
“Both days I think I got a little upset a couple times on the front, but on the back nine I stayed in it and made a couple of birdies.”
Marvin helped lead the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions to a fifth-place finish on day one of the sectionals, when team champions are determined as well as the golfers who will compete for the nine spots on the Section VII state team.
“This is the fifth year we have sent a golfer to states and our 11th straight MVAC title,” Marvin said. “As Smit (Marvin, head coach and Connor’s father) said, this is the chance to be part of a dynasty.”
Marvin heads to the state tournament a year after his brother, Brock, went.
“Brock broke the school record for the lowest score at the state tournament last year so the main thing is that Brock has it coming for him with that record,” Connor said.
Marvin was the only valley golfer to make the state team, while three others made it to the second day of competition. Nate Devins of AuSable Valley finished 15th with rounds of 88 and 93, while Cortland White of Elizabethtown-Lewis rebounded from the back of the pack to finish 19th with scores of 94 and 187. Willsboro’s Dakoda Latford finished 30th with scores of 94 and 111.
Track and Field
AuSable Valley’s Garth Benway scored a sectional championship with a shot put throw of 47 feet, 8.5 inches at the Section VII championship meet May 25. The Patriots finished fifth in the team competition, while EKMW was sixth.
Paul Ford finished second in the high (5’-2”) and triple (38’-1”) jumps, while Kyle VanBuren finished third in the high jump, also with a 5’2” mark.
The Emus also finished third in the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:06.40, while Lily Whalen finished in second in the girls discuss with a distance of 86’-3”. The team finished in sixth place.
The AuSable Valley Patriots entered the 2013 Class C baseball sectionals as the second seed and hosted third seed Northern Adirondack in the opening round, taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
However, the Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the seventh and were able to shut down the Patriots in their last at bats to earn their first victory of the season and advance to the Class C championships against Ticonderoga.
Nick McDonald struck out 10 batters in four innings of work for the Patriots, while Dillon Savage had two hits, including a double, in the season finale.
In Class D, the Westport Eagles and Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions were handed first round defeats by the top two seeds in the tournament.
For the Eagles, top-seeded Chazy allowed hits only to John Doyle and Sam Napper in scoring a 15-0 rain shortened win May 24.
The Lions played second seed Lake Placid on Memorial Day, falling behind 15-0 after two innings en route to a 29-4 defeat. Hugh Harwood drove in two of the Lions tallies in the game.
The Willsboro Lady Warriors jumped out to an 11-1 lead in their Section VII/Class D quarterfinal against Johnsburg May 24.
The Jaguars had an answer, scoring 23 runs in the final four innings to take a 25-17 lead heading into the final at-bats for the Warriors, whose rally fell short in a 25-23 defeat.
Alyson Arnold had five hits and RBIs for the Warriors, falling a home run shy of the cycle. Renee Marcotte hit a pair of triples and drove in three, while the Warriors committed 10 errors in the field.
In Class C, Lake Placid scored 12 runs in the opening two innings to advance to the finals with a 23-4 win against AuSable Valley.
Logan Snow had two of the Patriots six hits in the game, while Madison Rondeau struck out seven on the mound.