Johnstown boys, B-P girls post victories

Broadalbin-Perth’s Alex Brown runs along the course at Johnstown High School in Wednesday’s Foothills Council cross-country meet against the Lady Bills at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown boys and Broadalbin-Perth girls cross country teams posted wins in Wednesday’s Foothills Council meet at Johnstown High School.

The Johnstown boys won 22-43 and the B-P girls won 23-32.

In the boys meet, Johnstown’s Trey Naselli won with a time of 18:45.5.

Broadalbin-Perth’s Danny Dylong (19:01.1) was second, Johnstown’s Alex Cwiakala (19:38.4) was third, Johnstown’s Vinnie Rizzo (19:53.2) was fourth and Johnstown’s Garrett Bobowski (20:50.1) was third.

Tyler Downing (21:02.0) was sixth for the Sir Bills, Alex DeMagistris (21:39.5) was eighth and Dylan Jackson (22:58.0) was 10th.

Aiden Snyder (21:32.1) was seventh for B-P, while Josh Hughes (22:37.0) was ninth for the Patriots.

Jayden Elston (23:13.3) was 11th for Johnstown and Matthew Ferrara (26:05.0) was 14th.

Other B-P finishers included Rylee VanAlstine (12th, 23:34.3), Logan Zara (13th, 23:47.1) and Logan Aery (15th, 35:43.2).

In the girls meet, Johnstown’s Cole Krempa won with a time of 22:06.4.

Broadalbin-Perth claimed the next four spots as Alex Brown (22:20.1) was second, Haley Tomlinson (22:54.2) was third, Lauren Phillips (24:47.2) was fourth and Lauren Phillips (24:47.2) was fifth.

Ayaka Sasaki (24:52.3) was sixth for Johnstown, Lucy LoDestro (25:06.2) was seventh and Hannah Maxson (25:07.1) was eighth.

Rounding out the girls finishers were Broadalbin-Perth’s Jaiden Farrington (ninth, 28:49.3), Johnstown’s Maddie King (10th, 32:11.4) and Johnstown’s Nicole Wendolski (11th, 37:03.0).

“Today was our final dual meet of a very difficult season. It, however, was a very rewarding one for me,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Jeff Richards said. “At the end of the meet, my team reminded me that despite how tough things have been they are still finding ways to make the best of it. At the end of the meet as each kid crossed the finish line they kept running. Instead of running forward, they turned around and ran back toward their trailing teammate to yell words of encouragement. Once that kid finished he or she then did the same. In the end, we had the pack I always ask for encouraging our final runner to the finish line. Although we have been forced to race individually all season, somehow we found a way to finish the season together. I could not be more proud.”

Both teams will compete in the Foothills Council Championships on Saturday at Queensbury High School.

Scotia-Glenville sweeps Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The Scotia-Glenville boys and girls cross country teams posted wins over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council meet at Amsterdam High School on Wednesday.

The Tartans won the boys meet by a 17-43 margin and the girls meet by a 17-44 margin.

In the boys meet, Scotia-Glenville swept the top four spots.

Leading the way was Noah Greski who set a course race with a time of 13:50 on the 2.6-mile course.

Tyler Greene (14:19) was second for the Tartans, Patrick Allen (15:38) was third and Mike Pino (16:00) was fourth.

Trevor Dzikowicz was Amsterdam’s top finisher, placing fifth with a time of 16:10.

Jacob Gomez (16:11) was sixth for the Rams, Joe Santiago (16:36) was ninth and Matt Stachnik (18:37) was 11th.

Finn Winters-Bona (16:17) was seventh for Scotia-Glenville, Ethan Hodge (16:27) was eighth and John Bednarek (16:37) was 10th.

Other Amsterdam finishers included Brady Naish (12th, 18:43), Tyler Rodecker (13th, 18:53), Jose Rivera (14th, 19:27) and Cristian Torres (15th, 19:52).

In the girls meet, Scotia-Glenville claimed the top-four spots.

Stephanie James set a course record for the Tartans with a time of 16:42 on the 2.6-mile course.

Delaney Krogh (17:27) was second for Scotia-Glenville, Erin Smith (17:34) was third and Karalina McCarthy (19:04) was fourth.

Brooke Marshall (19:09) was fifth to lead Amsterdam.

Briana Kelly (19:13) was sixth for the Lady Rams, Rosie Sculco (19:30) was 10th and Josie Smith (20:07) was 11th.

Sophia Allen (19:15) was seventh for the Tartans, Ashlee Greene (19:19) was eighth and Kara Goldstein (19:23) was ninth.

Other Amsterdam finishers included Sydney Szczepanik (12th, 20:18), Giana Crespo-Julia (13th, 21:03) and Alinah Marinov (14th, 21:43).

Both teams will compete in the Foothills Council Championships on Saturday at Queensbury High School.

By Paul Wager