Oct 1: Have lost to
Oct 15: The Patriots had a 5th place finish at the STAC
Championships, this team has a strong 1-2 punch, if their
Oct 29: The patriots lead boy is running very well and had a strong showing at Loyal Greenman. Team rank#5.
Nov 12: The patriots retain the rank of 5th for this week, they are a young team that has two solid front runners and many young athletes. Their future is very bright.
Oct 15: The Hawks had a solid STAC outing this weekend with a fourth place finish. This team has continued too improve as the season unfolds. Team rank for this week 4th.
Oct 29: The Hawks are taking flight with solid
Nov 12: Great end of season finish for the Hawks!! Tied for third with Horseheads, Horseheads loses with the tie breaker and goes to fourth.
Oct 1: This team has been difficult to assess. The ran well at
Hickories and McQuaid by still have some work if they are to challenge Union
Oct 15: The Raiders had a solid performance at the STAC Championships with a 3rd place finish. This team needs to pull their 4-5 men up to close gap to be players at the end. Team Rank for this week 3rd.
Oct 29: The raiders
had their lead boy injured for
Nov 12: The Raiders had the wheels fall off at this meet. I believe there coach is still looking for their 4th and 5th runner. FFinal team rank 4th.
Oct 1: This team seems to be on top of the AA class. They Placed 4th at McQuaid in the Seed AAA race and have show success over all the schools in their class. Their top two runners make them a difficult team to beat.
Oct 15: The Little
Red is running strong. Although they competed at
Oct 29: Still retain the #1 Team rank this week.
Nov 12: Ran away with the title and never looked back. End of season ranking 1st.
Oct 1: Union Endicott finished a distant 12th
Oct 15: The Tigers have excellent finish orders with their 1-5 man. They are my pick as the sleeper in the double AA’s; this team can run with the best of them. Team ranking 2nd.
Oct 29: The tigers
are looking good!! These Bengal’s have had two strong showings at
Nov 12: One of the most consistent pack running teams all season. These bengals showed up and demonstrated how to attack as a pack. End of season ranking 2nd.
(1) Vestal (2)
Oct 1: The EFA boys have started out the 2006 Cross Country season with a bang. Led by sophomore Nate Jacobson, the Blue Devils have had an impressive start. They opened the season with a 7th place finish. Beating both SHS and SV. They also beat SHS in their division dual meet 27-28. EFA has definitely added some excitement to the CLASS A boy’s race.
Oct 15:The class A boy’s race looks like a dog race that will go right down to the wire. EFA still looks strong. Led by Nate Jacobsen (ALL STAC Conference runner) and Mike Miller, the Blue Devils continue to post numbers that say they are improving and will be there at the end.
Oct 29: Little has changed over the past 2 weeks, the dog fight is still on! Being healthy is the key. A couple of the EFA boys have been running sick the past 2 meets and they are still holding their own.
Nov 12: Led by Nate Jacobsen and Mike Miller (State Qualifiers) the Blue Devils finished 3rd in a very tight battle. A few seconds by some runners could have dramatically changed the race. An outstanding season by the Blue Devils that will do nothing but improve in the seasons to come, GREAT JOB!
Oct 1: Returning All
Conference runner Andrew Brusso and other seniors Eric Murphy, Sean
Donovan and Will Vandelinder, there is no lack of
experience at the top for the Green Hornets. In their meetings with EFA they
have split the decisions. EFA beat SHS at the
Oct 15: The class A boy’s race looks like a dog race that will go right down to the wire. Led by Andrew Brusso (All STAC Conference runner) and David Dier, the Southside boys look to be gaining momentum. In the most recent battle at the STAC Championships, Southside was the victor amongst the 4 teams. Other members of this team need to continue to improve if Southside is to make a run at the title.
Oct 29: The chase is on! As Southside looks to repeat as Section 4 Champion there is some definite shakeup going on in the varsity line up. The past 3 meets Keenan Cook has up his game and ranking on the team from as low as 9 to as high as #3. This is the type of push Southside will need if it is to repeat as Champion!
Nov 12: Led by 2 time Section 4 Class A champion Andrew Brusso and David Dier and Eric Hine(State Qualifiers), the Green Hornets finished 2nd to Vestal. As noted above it was a vey close race and only minimal time swings could have made this a very very tight battle, the Green Hornets have nothing to be ashamed of still managing 3 state qualifiers. Andrew Brusso also finished as the Top Class A boy from Section 4 at the state meet.
Oct 1: The Golden Bears return to Class A after a year absence. Vestal is a much different team than the 2004 team, there are many new faces. It will take a little time for this group to get the feet under them but Coach Fancher has produced many fine athletes and I’m sure they will be ready to roll by State Qualifier time.
Oct 15: The class A boy’s race looks like a dog race that will go right down to the wire. Led by Ben Snodgrass (fr) and Kevin Campbell, the Golden Bears have begun to flex some muscle. On 10/7 at the Stock Conwicke Vestal was the best of the 4 teams in Class A and looked very strong. Like Southside their runners will need to keep improving in order to make a run at the end.
Oct 29: Idle at
Marathon and 8th at
Nov 12: Peaking at the right time The Vestal pack attack came through at the State Qualifiers, in what had been close battles week to week with Elmira Southside and Elmira Free Academy, the Vestal boys put together an outstanding race to take the win! Led by Nate and Ben Snodgrass the Golden Bears had an outstanding season with steady progression. They should be a dominant team in 2007!
Oct 1: A team loaded with returning runners. SV has a great history of coming on at the end of the season. This group also has the potential of putting together a section winning team.
Oct 15: The class A boy’s race looks like a dog race that will go right down to the wire. This team continues to improve and coach Kent always has his athletes ready to race come state qualifier time. If teams don’t take them serious it is a mistake, they do have some returning state qualifiers from 2005!
Oct 29: SLEEPER! It
is late October and the Sabres are coming to life (as
predicted earlier). This is a talented team and has many returning veteran
runners. Even though they run many races incomplete, results speak for themselves.
JV runner Jamie Salva was outstanding at
Nov 12: The Sabres George Reed and Justin Stark had outstanding
performances at the Section 4 state qualifier meet. In 2007 Coach
Oct 1: Ranking: 7th Based on early invitational results Forks looks to be getting better.
Oct 15: 6th – 6th B Team at STAC’s
Oct 29: This young team ran well this year and is looking forward to a great year next season
Nov 12: Forks finished strong and next year Class B is wide open.
Oct 1: Ranking 3rd- CV has a strong 1-2, Max Straneva is a Sectional Champion Contender.
Oct 15: 3rd -3rd B Team at STAC’s, CV looks stronger every week
Oct 29: CV is running strong with a couple of State Meet contenders. They look like the early favorite for next year’s wide open Class B crown.
Nov 12: CV has a good, young team. Building their program around Max Straneva could bring them a Section IV Championship next year.
Oct 1: Ranking 6th
Oct 15: 5th -5th B Team at STAC’s, Jeff Martinez is running well and could be a Section IV Champion.
Oct 29: Jeff Martinez is running strong and could contend for Section IV Class B honors Thursday.
Nov 12: Jeff Martinez had a great race at States and looks like the early favorite to win Sectionals next year.
Oct 1: Ranking 1st- M-E has not lost to a Section IV Class B team since 2000. Their 45 second spread from their first to seventh man at Unatego makes them tough to beat.
Oct 15: 2nd- Lost to a Section IV Class B Team for the first time since 2000.
Oct 29: Definite underdog after 5 straight Class B Titles.
The Spartans will have to run strong to defeat
Nov 12: M-E loses five seniors, but returns Ben Reynolds, John Longo, and Matt Didas. Plus, they’ll be bringing up members of their best modified team ever.
Oct 1: Ranking 9th
Oct 15: 8th Ran incomplete at STAC’s
Oct 1: Ranking 4th
Oct 15: 6th – 6th B Team at STAC’s
Oct 29: Keith Toombs could challenge for a spot in States
Nov 12: Oneonta has a young team and could be a top B team next year.
Oct 1: Ranking 5th
Oct 15: 4th – Finished behind CV at STAC’s, that could change in the smaller, Section al race.
Oct 29: Owego has a good, young team and could be in the hunt for a Section IV Championship next season. For this year, John Campbell is one of the contenders for a spot at States.
Nov 12: Coach Heath is building a strong program and returns some good runners for next season.
Oct 1: Ranking 8th
Oct 15: 7th – Southern Tier schools have yet to run against Southern Springs
Oct 29: Their 3rd place finish at IAC’s shows they are stronger than everyone thought. They could help decide the outcome of what team wins Thursday.
Nov 12: SS returns most of their runners and will be in the hunt on 2007
Oct 1: Ranking 2nd –
Oct 1: Finished 13th at
Oct 15: Finished 3rd (68) on 10-10 (behind
Marathon & Southern-Springs) but beat Trumansburg 5th (101); Masssi led
Oct 29: With an 8th place finish in the IAC’s, has slipped in the rankings behind Waverly and Unatego. Massi continues to lead the team with a14th (19:53) at the IAC’s with a 1-5 spread of 3:30.
Nov 12: Rebounded nicely in the sectionals with a third place team finish led by senior state qualifier Frank Massi in 10th; with 5 of 7 returning for next year, the future looks bright.
Oct 1: Currently ranked 5th in NYS in “C”; finished 2nd (out of 17) at Owego and 7th (out of 29) at Warwick in a very tough field; have beaten Trumansburg, Tioga, Waverly; running strong up front (Vavra & Blazey) and a 15 second spread from #3 - #5 at Warwick which gives them the nod over Watkins Glen.
Oct 15: Continues with #5 “C” ranking in NYS; won IAC Divisionals (30) over Watkins Glen 2nd (42), Waverly 4th (107), and Tioga 6th (162); Vavra led NV in 2nd (16:45) with Blazey 5th (17:33), Karl Peterson 6th (17:54), Payne and Marten Peterson 8th & 9th (18:12); on 10-03 won (20 pts) with 31 second spread (1-5 over 2.44 miles) ahead of Lansing 3rd (67) & Trumansburg 4th (92)
Oct 29: Holds steady in NYS with a #7 “C” ranking and
continues to run strong in the area with a 7th place performance
among all classes in the Marathon Invite seeded race and a solid 1st
place showing with 26 points in the IAC championships, 36 better than runner-up
Watkins Glen. Vavra and Blazey
continue as NV’s 1-2 punch with the Peterson brothers and Payne rounding out
the top five. No seniors make up
Nov 12: Finished the season in stellar fashion with a solid championship performance in the sectionals (22 pts.) and a very strong 3rd place showing in the NYS championships (87 pts.), just 9 out of second place! With solid upfront running from Jamie Vavra (1st in sections, 7th in states) and Joe Blazey (2nd in sections, 12th in states) as well as a strong supporting cast of the Peterson brothers (5th & 6th in sections), Morgan (9th), Payne (12th), and Birch (22nd), the “Valley Boys” really made some noise that should resonate well into the 2007 season since all return! For their recent outstanding performances, coach D’Arcy’s crew has vaulted into 4th on the NYS Class “C” poll and remains #1 in section IV.
Oct 1: Lost to
Oct 15: Finished 6th out of 6 in IAC Divisionals (162) behind “C” teams Newark Valley, Watkins Glen, & Waverly; on 10-03 finished 3rd (97) behind Watkins Glen & Waverly; for rankings change, see comments under Unatego.
Oct 29: With a 10th place finish (264) out of 10 in the IAC’s, Tioga remains the last ranked squad among full teams in the “C” division.
Nov 12: Despite finishing 7th out of 7 in the sectionals, Tioga did field a complete team all season and returns everyone, surely a sign for better things to come in 2007!
Oct 1: Finished 19th at
Oct 15: Finished 2nd (82) at own invite
behind Watkins Glen (48); on 10-10 placed 5th (101) behind
Oct 29: Without Van Houten in the lineup, TBurg could manage only 9th place (201) in the IAC’s and has slipped in the rankings behind Waverly and Unatego.
Nov 12: Running without their top runner, TBurg finished 6th in the sectionals (just 11 behind 5th); all seven, however, are underclassmen (3 are frosh) which bodes well for next year.
Oct 1: Finished 9th (out of 10) at Fort Plain and lost to Harpursville (“D” school) by one on 9-27 but fielded incomplete team at Schaeffer Invite; have two capable runners up front (Butts & Adell).
Oct 15: Finished 5th out of 6 complete teams at Delhi Invite on 10-04 with Adell in 11th (19:39) & Butts in 15th (19:54); moves ahead of Tioga by virtue of finishing ahead of a team at Delhi Invite (only 5 pts. behind 4th) and having at least two runners much stronger (5k time basis) than Tioga’s top man (21:03); two recent MAC meets involving boy-girl combination scoring (Deposit mixer) or relay scoring over 1.5 miles at Downsville do not figure into boys’ rankings.
Oct 29: Moves up significantly in the rankings by virtue of its 3rd place showing (69 points) in the MAC championships behind two NYS ranked “D” teams (Delhi and Afton); Butts and Adell continue to lead the squad with 8th (18:50) and 11th (19:12) place showings while improving #3-4-5 runners have closed down since the Marathon Invite.
Nov 12: With a 5th place finish at sectionals, Unatego slips behind Lansing and Waverly in the final rankings ; sophomore Travis Butts headed the squad with a fine 8th place showing that also qualified him for the NYS championships while junior Brad Adell finished in 18th.
Oct 1: With only three boys from the Walton contingent of the merger, W/D has not fielded a complete team to date but has seen strong running up front from Schaeffer Invite Varsity B race winner soph Leon Nevins.
Oct 15: Still running as an incomplete team while Nevins continues to perform solidly with 4th
place finishes at both
Oct 29: While running as incomplete team, soph Nevins performed solidly in the Marathon Invite unseeded race in 6th (18:07) and in the MAC championships with a 4th (17:53); DeBrock had his best race thus far in 10th (19:03) at the MAC’s while vastly improving King ran (with one shoe) in 15th (19:38).
Nov 12: Walton/Downsville could not manage to field a complete team all season but had two bright spots with vastly improved Leon Nevins who finished 7th at sectionals and qualified for the NYS championships (unfortunately he had to withdraw because of an injury); the other bright spot was Chris DeBrock who finished in 14th and as an alternate to the states; both return for 2007 with hopefully a full contingent.
Oct 1: Finished 9th at Elmira Invite and 5th at McQuaid in small school (unseeded) with strong running up front (Fazzary in 6th) with top five ahead of Lansing’s 3rd man; beat Tioga, Trumansburg, and Waverly; 3-4-5 runners need to close gap to #2 to make a run at Newark Valley.
Oct 15: Had a solid 2nd place finish (42) at IAC Divisionals behind Newark Valley while soundly defeating all other opponents; Fazzary 3rd (16:49) & Stamp 4th (17:27) split NV’s 1-2 with Combs 7th (18:03) ahead of NV’s 4-5-6 pack and W-G’s Lewis only 2 seconds behind them; won T-Burg Invite (48) on 10-14 without Stamps and Combs (SAT’s); on 10-07 took 8th in tough field at Tully Invite while missing one of its top runners.
Oct 29: Coming off a solid runner-up performance with 62 points at the IAC championships, the Glen firmly holds on to its #2 “C” ranking; Fazzary spearheaded the contingent at the IAC’s in 4th (18:18) while Stamp and Combs headed home in 7th (19:10) and 13th (19:49) respectively.
Nov 12: Coach Fitzsimmons’ “Senecas”
finished the season in a most auspicious manner with a solid 2nd
place performance (45 pts.) at the sectionals behind a strong
Oct 1: Lost to
Oct 15: Finished 4th (107) in IAC Divisionals behind Newark Valley & Watkins Glen but beat Tioga by 55; Waverly’s Will Mullen led the team in 13th (18:30) and Harrison Hill 15th (18:49); on 10-03 lost to Watkins Glen by 44 but beat Tioga by 33; earlier season close loss to T-Burg puts them just behind in the rankings.
Oct 29: By virtue of its 7th place showing (161) in the IAC’s, the “Wave” has moved up in the rankings over Lansing and TBurg but is now a step behind Unatego whose top 2 are stronger with 3-4-5 for both teams very similar in performance; frosh Mullen headed the squad at the IAC’s in 17th.
Nov 12: A 4th place finish at sectionals led by soph Harrison Hill in 16th bodes well for the Waverly contingent as 6 out of 7 (2 sophs, 3 frosh and 1 7th grader) return for the 2007 campaign.
(1) Marathon &
Oct 1: Currently, they are ranked 10th in the NYS Class D Rankings by Tom Cuffe. With that ranking they are the second best team in Section IV Class D.
Oct 29: This team fell out of the State Rankings
after losing to Marathon at the
Nov 12: Finished 4th in the Section rankings.
Oct 1: Powered by Christian Thompson this team is lacking some depth at this time but has some young prospect.
Oct 29: This team has been incomplete a few times this year. Currently, they are behind Harpursville but could make it a close race in a smaller meet.
Oct 1: This team is definitely the team to win the Section IV Class D Championships. Currently, they are ranked 1st in the NYS Class D Rankings by Tom Cuffe.
Oct 29: This is the team to win the Section IV Class D Championships. The run a team composite of 4 minutes faster that any other D team in Section IV. Winning the Championships should be just a tempo workout to prep this team for the State Meet next week.
Nov 12: This team clearly was one of the better teams
in the State Class D rankings. The lost
Nov 12: Running Incomplete at this time.
Nov 12: Running Incomplete at this time.
Oct 29: This team is looking better. Finished 12th at the
Nov 12: A young team with some promise for the future.
Oct 1: Candor beat Harpursville at the
Oct 29: This team placed 13th at the
Marathon Invitational and finished behind
Nov 12: Placed 7th in the Section IV Class Championships
Oct 29: Marathon beat Afton at the
Nov 12: This team ran well at the Section IV Class
Championships to upset a short handed
Nov 12: Running Incomplete at this time.
Oct 1: Seton ran at the Schaeffer Invitational
without their number one runner (Josh ran at McQuaid) and place third. This Team has a good top two. Their depth seems to end at 5 runners but
their 3, 4, 5 runners are packed close together. Currently, because of their packing they are
ranked ahead of
Oct 29: Seton beat Afton and lost to Marathon at the
Marathon Invitational but this team is capable of beating both Afton and
Nov 12: Seton ran great at the Sectionals and place
just one point behind Marathon and lost to a short handed
Oct 1: Marathon and
Oct 29: This team finished 7th at the
Marathon Invitational behind Marathon,
Nov 12: Fell short of beating