FHS has first cross country defeats

FALCONER – Fredonia’s cross country teams suffered their first losses of the season, with both the boys and the girls defeated by Maple Grove in a meet at the Breezewood Links golf course Tuesday.

The boys’ scores were Maple Grove 29, Fredonia 50, Falconer-Cassadaga Valley 53 and Allegany-Limestone 103. For the girls, it was Maple Grove 21, Fredonia 38, F-CV 85, and A-L 107. Fredonia’s boys and girls teams are both now 13-1 on the season.

Diego Rey was Fredonia’s top male finisher, running the race in 16:51, 15 seconds behind winner Michael Peppy of Maple Grove. Josh Johnson ran in fourth for the Hillbillies in 17:09. Other Fredonia finishers included Alec Schrader, 10th place, 17:46; Peter Calanni, 15th place, 18:31; and Chris Annear, 19th place, 19:11.

“Rey raced exceptionally well today,” Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle said. “The rest of the team ran as we expected them to.”

For the Lady Hillbillies, the top runner was Emily Brown with a time of 20:26. She finished third, with Maple Grove’s Ava Crist winning the girls’ race in 19:23. Fredonia’s Savannah Lashbrook was fourth in 20 minutes, 31 seconds. Other Fredonia finishers included Hannah Gullo, eighth place, 21:03; Ashlyn Ambrose, 11th place, 22:30; and Anna Buchanan, 12th place, 22:33.

“Lashbrook raced her best race of the season,” Zirkle said.

Fredonia’s runners will race next at the CCAA championship meet, set for Bemus Point Golf Course on Oct. 27.

Gowanda boys win meet, Warrior in first place; girls’ squad loses

CATTARAUGUS — Gowanda’s Lyle Warrior won a cross country meet between the Panthers, Frewsburg and Cattaraugus-Little Valley Tuesday. His time of 15:57 helped Gowanda’s boys squad to a 25-32 victory over the Bears, while the host Timberwolves had an incomplete score.

Andrew Kruszka finished in fourth for the Panthers in 16:58. His teammate, Michale Laszkiewicz, had a fifth-place time of 17:51, and fellow Panther Christian Cook was just eight seconds behind in sixth place. Jake Mohne, in tenth place with a time of 18:55, rounded out the Gowanda boys’ top five.

In the girls’ race, standout sisters Abby and Bailey Gostomoski continued their cross country dominance for Cattaraugus-Little Valley, finishing first and second, respectively. The Lady Timberwolves beat Gowanda’s team 28-33, while Frewsburg girls had an incomplete score.

“It’s hard to overcome the Gostomski twins, when they’re 1-2 pretty much every time you run,” Gowaanda coach Pete Palmer said. “The (Gowanda) girls worked hard and made it a race.”

The Lady Panthers’ top finisher was Emagin Warrior, who finished in fifth place in 22 minutes, 32 seconds. Gowanda’s Kayla Forthman was right behind her in sixth (23:05). Other Gowanda finishers included: Kristine Twoguns, eighth place, 23:28; Kala Farley, ninth place, 24:08; and Elise Forbes, 10th place, 24:45.

The runners will be back in action Saturday at Clarence for a meet held as an invitational to the Section VI playoffs. Gowanda’s last league meet of the season is Monday against Silver Creek.

Silver Creek Black Knights girls win meet, but boys lose their portion

Silver Creek’s girls won a meet against Sherman, Olean and Jamestown Tuesday. The Black Knights’ Jaylah Cossin had the leading time with 21:13. Daisy League (23:20), Ellie Decker (23:24), Lily League (23:28), Julia Kennedy (24:39), Emma Romanik (25:27), and Katie Bastiglia (31:04) were the notable times for the Silver Creek girls. Silver Creek had 33 points, while Sherman had a score of 35, Olean had 58, and Jamestown was incomplete.

Riley Wilson led the way for Silver Creek’s boys with a time of 19:28. Jon McDaneld was right behind with 20:28. Gabe Rhodes (21:00), Sean Marchant (21:31), Alex Bogosian (22:11), Brenton Pacifici (23:17), and Ryan Rocque (23:19) rounded out the notables for Silver Creek. Sherman won the meet with a 30. Olean had 52, Jamestown had 58 and Silver Creek had a score of 72.

Up next, Silver Creek heads to the Lake Shore Invitational on Friday at Evangola State Park.