Cameron Wright ran for 262 yards as Moriah claimed the Section VII Class D football crown and a berth in the state tournament by beating archrival Ticonderoga, 16-6, Oct. 26.
Moriah claimed the Section VII Class D football crown and a berth in the state tournament by beating archrival Ticonderoga, 16-6, Oct. 26.
The Vikings, now 4-5 on the season, will face Section X champion Tupper Lake in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D tournament. The game will be played in Massena.
Cameron Wright and a stout defense led Moriah past Ticonderoga.
Wright ran for 262 yards on 42 carries — all but 53 yards the entire Moriah offense. The defense held Ti to a season low 51 yards rushing.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Vikings took command in the second period.
Wright crashed into the end zone from four yards away for a 6-0 lead. Cole Gaddor then hit Jessup Calkins for the conversion and an 8-0 advantage.
Moriah extended its lead with a 74-yard drive that was capped by an eight-yard TD pass from Gaddor to Rainier Garnica with just 18 seconds remaining in the half. The pair connected again for the conversion and a 16-0 lead.
Ticonderoga got on the board in the third period when Mike Graney plunged to pay dirt from a yard out to make the score 16-6.
The Sentinels threatened again in the final quarter, but were denied by a Viking goal line stand.
Ti only reached the Moriah red zone twice in the entire contest.
Graney had a nice game for Ticonderoga, hitting on 10-of-19 passes for 120 yards. Ti’s ground game was led by Miles Austin, who was held to 36 yards on 16 carries.
Ticonderoga, which had won five straight games, finishes the season with a 5-4 mark.
Schroon 4, Crown Point 2
Schroon Lake topped Crown Point, 4-2, in the opening round of the Section VII Class D boys soccer tournament Oct. 26.
The win advanced the Wildcats to a semifinal date with Chazy Oct. 30.
Bob Rose and Justin Lough scored for Schroon Lake, both assisted by Tanner Stone, while Crown Point got goals from Mike Enman and Joe Foote as the teams battled to a 2-2 deadlock. Enman assisted on Foote’s tally.
Jeff Armstrong then took command. His goal, assisted by Lough, put Schroon ahead to stay and he scored again to ice the contest.
Caleb Maisonville made six saves in the Wildcat net.
Brandon Crowningshield stopped four shots for Crown Point.
Depleted Ticonderoga cross country teams completed in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship meet Oct. 27.
The Sentinel boys, who won the CVAC regular season title with a 15-1 record, raced to third place. Running without one of its regular scorers, Ti had 93 points. Saranac won the meet with 63.
Javeed Nazir paced the locals, finishing fifth. Tyler Belden was 10th, Shawn Silliman 11th, Cody Parrott 22th and Milo Stricker 48th for Ti.
Sentinel Coleman Granger was 60th, Martin Glazer 62nd, Brandon Charboneau 66th, John Cook 71st, Tim Ryan 80th, Aaron Russell 89th and Keegan Tierney 92nd.
Ticonderoga was without four runners in the girls race and fielded an incomplete team. Peru won with 30 points.
Naomi Forkas led the Sentinels, taking 25th pace.
Hannah Herbst was 41st, Becky Barber 66th and Alaina Bevilacqua 68th.
AVCS 6, Ticonderoga 0
Ticonderoga fell to AuSable Valley in the Section VII Class C girls soccer tournament semifinals Oct. 27.
Rachel Knapp scored a pair of goals for the Patriots, who held a 19-6 edge in shots.
Ticonderoga goalie Megan Campney made four saves before leaving with an injury. Sadie Hammel made seven saves in her place.