As for the Tri-Valley boys squad, a third-place finish overall and second among small schools marked yet another stellar outing. The boys finished first among Division II schools at the Tri-Valley Invitational and fourth overall at the Monticello Games. The Bears were gold medalists in the following: F/S sprint medley relay (3:54.4) run by Aidan Woolsey, Tyler Greffrath, Josh Winters and Justin Weintraub; and the hammer relay (269.4) with Brendan Tierney and Raphael Ramirez. Eldred’s Hunter Proscia won the 2000 steeplechase in 6:25.3. Craig Burns won the 100 in 11.3; Sullivan West took gold in the high jump relay as Mitch Paciga and Matt Cardona combined for a height of 11-6. Rachel Deppa won the non-scored 1500 racewalk (8:09.4). Liberty claimed the gold medal in the boys 1200 intermediate hurdle relay (3:00.5) as Erick Cuellar, Andy Hazelnis and Kane Sauchuk combined for the speedy win. The Indians also garnered gold in the varsity 400 relay (46.0) as Cuellar, Nick Campos, Kenny Jaycox and Hazelnis marshaled the victory. Liberty’s girls varsity 400 relay (52.7) was also victorious as Amanda Bertholf, Nikole Snyder, Rebeccah Harman and Lara Jane Heslop flew down the track with the baton in hand. In boys golf, Sullivan West completed the season sweep of Tri-Valley with a 234-245 win. Drew Billard led the way with a three-over-par 39 on the front nine at Tarry Brae. The Bulldogs hold a two-match lead over Tri-Valley and Eldred and are in position to win their ninth consecutive Division IV title. Fallsburg’s Richie Elliott shot a one under par 35 at Tarry Brae in a losing effort to Tri-Valley just a day later. Elliott is the reigning OCIAA boys golf champion and a winner in every sense of the word.
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