Just a few short days after winning the second annual Fredonia State Invitational, the Jamestown boys were victorious once again when they played host to Sherman, Franklinville and Silver Creek on Tuesday afternoon in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association cross country action.
Six Jamestown runners finished in the top 10 as the Red Raiders had 22 points followed by Sherman with 41 and Franklinville with 70.
In what Jamestown coach Steve Sipior noted was a back-and-forth battle for first, Sherman's Ryan Carpenter edged Jamestown's Christian Edborg by less than a second to win the race.
"This was possibly the most exciting individual race of the day," Sipior said. "(They) were trading the lead like children trading baseball cards on a playground."
Carpenter finished the 3.1-mile course in 17:53.1.
Led by winner Olivia Zabrodsky, who finished in 19:56.2, the Jamestown girls took second, just four points off Sherman's winning total of 26.
Ryan Carpenter (S) 17:53.1, Christian Edborg (J), Michael Capestrani (J), Jordan Johnson (J), Zachery Barnes (J), Jordan Boland (S), Trevor Gleason (S), Adam Tanner (SC), Nick Lombardo (J), Nathan Somerton (J).
Olivia Zabrodsky (J) 19:56.2, Rebecca King (S), Holly Eliason (S), Hannah Seiders (SC), Katie Pacy (S), Jessica Haase (J), Rachel Johnson (J), Rebecca Bogdan (J), Grace Dennis (S), Sarah Adams (SC).
Maple Grove started its season on the right path when Southwestern played host to the Red Dragons, Fredonia and Allegany-Limestone.
Corey Wefing led the boys with a winning time on the 3.1-mile course of 17:10, followed by Southwestern's Ryan Hetrick in second with 18:04 and Fredonia's Jake Brown took third with 18:18.
In team action, Maple Grove was first with 27 points, Southwestern followed with 56, Fredonia had 61 and the Gators ended the day with 98.
As for the girls, Fredonia's Lauren Reyda took first place with a time of 19:24. Hope Pietrocarlo for Maple Grove was second with 20:08 and teammate Megan Marsh placed third with 20:37.
Overall, Maple Grove took first with 20 points, Fredonia was next with 36, Allegany-Limestone was third with 83 and Southwestern placed fourth with 94.
Corey Wefing (MG) 17:10, Ryan Hetrick (S) 18:04; Jake Brown (F) 18:18; Owen Barber (A-L) 18:22; Matt Nelson (MG) 18:36; Colin Green (MG) 18:43; Josh Ahlstrom (MG) 18:50; Frank Zuroski (MG) 18:55; Collin Hanson (MG) 19:12; Josh Goodhue (F) 19:25.
Lauren Reyda (F) 19:24; Hope Pietrocarlo (MG) 20:08; Megan Marsh (MG) 20:37; Caroline Benson (MG) 21:26; Taylor Norris (MG) 21:32; Abby Sirwatka (MG) 21:46; Michaela Tramuta (F) 21:49; Gwen Stokes (F) 22:25; Merideth Zebracki (F) 22:26; Alyssa Stroud (A-L) 22:45.
FREWSBURG - While Frewsburg's Chelsea Smith took second (she was 37 seconds off the lead), Shawna Raymond third and Morgan Knight fourth, it was a pair of young runners who clinched the Bears' victory over Falconer, Olean and Dunkirk.
Fawn Constable, a freshman, captured 12th and Allie Piazza, a sophomore, placed 18th to secure a Frewsburg (3-0) win with 39 points, just ahead of Falconer (2-1) with 41 and Olean (1-2) with 42.
Kirsten Holmberg of Falconer won the three-mile race with a time of 21:37.
For the boys, Olean's John Pannes won in 18:03, edging Falconer's Jesse Middleton by just five seconds.
Overall, Olean had 22 points, Dunkirk 49, Falconer 73 and Frewsburg 76.
Kirsten Holmberg (Fal) 21:37, Chelsea Smith (F), Shawna Raymond (F), Alex Minard (O), Morgan Knight (F), Kylie Jo Lindall (Fal), Joy Manno (Fal), Maddy Hamed (O), Kelsey Branch (O), Ashley Gengo (O).
John Pannes (O) 18:03, Jesse Middleton (Fal), Jake Cihak (O), Javier Soto (D), Bobby Devling (O), Ethan Kelley (O), Nate Hawkins (O), Christian Sardi (F), Kevin Morales (D), Ray Tarnowski (D).
GOWANDA WINS PAIR
GOWANDA - The Gowanda boys and girls cross country teams started their seasons on a winning note against visiting Randolph.
Gowanda had 19 points and Randolph 43 in the boys race while the Lady Panthers had 20 points and the Lady Cardinals had an incomplete score in the girls race.
In the boys race, Gowanda eighth-grader Matt Kruska finished the 2.7-mile course at the Collins Conservation Center in just 15:59, besting Randolph's Hunter Leinhart, who finished in 16:19.
Gowanda's Colleen Stewart was the victor in the girls race when she finished in 19:28, just a second faster than teammate Hunter Samuelson.
Holly Leinhart, competing in her first career cross country race, took third.
Matt Kruzka (G) 15:59, Hunter Leinhart (R), Cole Smith (G), Johnny Shaw (G), Joey Kruska (G), Ben Myzel (G), Kevin Frederickson (G), Devin Parker (R), Dylan Accordino (G), Aston Walters (R).
Colleen Stewart (G) 19:28, Hunter Samuelson (G), Holly Leinhart (R), Krystal Haggart (G), Sarah Grobbs (G), Kelly Vincent (R), Erica Carnahand (R), Liz Omicoli (G), Marcelle Torres (G), Taylor Kickbush (G).