29 STRAIGHT SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Coach Dan Doherty (left) and asst. coach Gilbert Hawkins with the Pearl River girls,who won their 29th straight Sectional title at Bowdoin Park on Friday. Coach Doherty was recently selected as a recipient of the Frank MaGuire Coaching Award.
Section 1 - Bowdoin Park
Arlington, Pearl River sweep classes AA and B. Bronxville girls look great winning Class C. Somers over Horace Greeley boys and Ursuline over Tappan Zee in Class A. Irvington boys win close team battle in Class C that sees 4 teams finish within 7 points.
Section 2 - Saratoga Spa Park
Saratoga, Burnt Hills and Geenwich girls win but you have to see the merged results. Shen, Queensbury both win and Shaker looks good in 2nd in AA.
Section 3 - Jamesville Beach
Liverpool boys over FM 56-58. Westhill and Tully boys also win. FM girls roll, average UNDER 18:00 on 3.05 mile course, win with 15 points.
Section 4 - Chenango Valley
Ithaca boys look good winning Class AA. Union Endicott takes close one over Vestal. Newark Valley scores 15 in Class C and has great chance at NY State title next weekend.
Penfield, Pittsford Mendon, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Pembroke, Notredame Batavia win boys AA-D with the closest race of the day coming in the boys A race, with Mendon winning by just 5 points over Pittsford Sutherland. Hilton girls roll in AA race with 34 points, Mendon girls equal that in A, Honeoye Falls-Lima girls make it a sweep in B, Marion takes C, and Arkport girls round it out in D.
Section 6 - Elma Meadows
West Seneca West wins AA girls, Starpoint A, and East Aurora looks awsome in Class B, winning with 18 points. Clarence, Hamburg, East Aurora, and Wilson win boys AA-C titles b ut the race of the day was between Barker and Maple Grove in Class D. Barker takes it 44-45.
Section 7 - Cobble Hill
Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, and Ticonderoga boys win as Leet Berube looks good winning by a full minute. Peru, Saranac Lake, and Steon Catholic win girls races with Mary Kate Champagne running 16:34.
Section 8 - Bethpage SP
Wantagh boys take the team title with 76 points, Frankel of Syosset wins the individual race in 15:59.1. East Meadow takes the girls team title by 2 points over Syosset, individual winner Emily Lipari by over a minute in 17:43.5
Section 9 - Bear Mountain SP
Warwick Valley and Cornwall sweep boys and girls AA and A. Coleman over Chapel Field 37-38 in boys D. Tri-Valley over Rhinebeck 38-39 in girls C.
Section 10 - Norwood-Norfolk
The site of the NYSPHSAA Championships next weekend. Massena, Ogdensburg, Norwood-Norfolk, and Tupper Lake boys all win. Malone bested Ogdensburg in the girls, otherwise the same schools won.
Section 11 - Sunken Meadow SP
Ward Mellville girls wins AA, Kings Park over Miller Place in A girls, Shoreham Wading River wins another title in boys and girls B. Smithtown boys win easy in AA, Hauppauge over Miller Place in A boys 82-87.