Representing Ticonderoga at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship race Nov. 9 at Elma Meadows will be, from left, Martin Glazer, Kody Parrott, Milo Stricker, Shawn Silliman, Javeed Nazir, Tyler Belden, Jacob Young, Hannah Herbst, Markie teRiele and Naomi Forkas.
Ticonderoga claimed the Section VII Class D boys cross country championship with a dominating performance Nov. 2.
Ti advances to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship race Nov. 9 at Elma Meadows, near Buffalo.
The Sentinels had five of the top seven Class D runners in the Section VII race, winning the title with 27 points. Seton was second with 47.
The race featured runners from all classes competing at the same time. In the overall scoring, Ticonderoga took top honors with 59 points. Beekmantown was second with 75.
Javeed Nazir set the pace for the locals, finishing fifth.
Tyler Belden was ninth, Shawn Silliman 10th, Jacob Young 17th, Kody Parrott 18th, Martin Glazer 43rd and Milo Stricker 44th for the champions.
Ti’s top seven runners will represent the Sentinels at the state championship race.
Also running for Ticonderoga at the section race were Brandon Charboneau 52nd, Coleman Granger 57th, Ryan Price 60th, John Cook 77th, Aaron Russell 79th, Colvin Chapman 87th and Keegan Tierney 100th.
The section title capped a strong season for Ticonderoga, under first-year coach Jay Wells.
The Sentinels posted a 17-1 record en route to winning the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference crown this fall.
Ticonderoga also made a strong showing in the Section VII Class D girls championship race, finishing second and earning three at-large berths for runners at the state meet.
Ti, led by first-year coach Britney McCarthy, had 33 points. Seton won the race with 22.
Receiving at-large berths in the state championship race were Naomi Forkas, who took 15th place at sectionals, Hannah Herbst, who was 35th, and Markie teRiele, who finished 39th. The top five finishers not part of the winning team qualify for the state meet.
Also competing for the Sentinels at the section race were Ashline LaPerle, 44th, Becky Barber, 53rd, and Elizabeth Aranguiz, 69th.
Moriah’s defense came up big as the Vikings beat Tupper Lake, 12-7, in the opening round of the New York Satte Public High School Athletic Association Class D football tournament. Nov. 2.
Moriah advances to the quarterfinal round against the Section II champion next weekend.
In a defensive struggle, Moriah got the best of Tupper Lake. The Vikings held Tupper to just 171 yards in total offense.
It looked like it might be an easy night for the locals. Moriah scored on its opening possession, driving 55 yards for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead. Cameron Wright got the TD, crashing into the end zone from three yards away.
That’s when things got tough.
The Tupper Lake defense stiffened, forcing three Moriah fumbles, and the Lumberjacks took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter on a 72-yard drive that as capped by a 29-yard touchdownpass from Mitch Keniston to Brock Tarbox. Ian Gillis kicked the extra point.
Moriah scored what proved to be the game-winning points on the final play of the third period as Wright ran to pay dirt from 12 yards out.
Wright finished with 32 carries and 156 of Moriah’s 194 rushing yards.
From that point on it was up to the Moriah defense, which did its job and held Tupper Lake at bay.