July 23, 2010


Luety’s an early ESG hit

BUFFALO — Gabby Luety got off to a good start for the Central Region’s Women’s Open softball team Thursday on the first day of competition at the Empire State games.
Luety, the team’s catcher, went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two walks in a 19-4 win over New York City in five innings. She then went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, accounting for both of Central’s runs, and walked once in a 7-2 loss to Western.
In other opening results:
SCHOLASTIC MEN’S WRESTLING: Marathon’s Lucas Malmberg beat Tanner Phillips from Adirondack 7-0, 7-0 in a first-round Greco-Roman match at 98 pounds.
SCHOLASTIC MEN’S LACROSSE: Homer’s Connor Ferrito, a midfielder, scored twice in Central’s 14-6 win over New York City. He went scoreless in an earlier 12-4 triumph over Adirondack. His high school coach, Tom Cottrell, is co-coach of the Central squad.
SCHOLASTIC WOMEN’S HOOPS: Cortland guard Maggie Brown scored three points on a field goal and a free throw as Central rolled to a 74-40 win over New York City.
SCHOLASTIC BASEBALL: Homer’s Zach Blanden (Truxton), in centerfield for Central, went hitless in a six at-bats in a pair of losses, 5-3 to Long Island in 10 innings and 3-1 to Hudson Valley.
SCHOLASTIC TRACK & FIELD: Lindsay Petry from Groton took seventh in the women’s pole vault at 9-3 1/2, while Cincinnatus’s Jacob Manley took fourth in his heat and eighth out of 10 first-day competitors overall in the men’s 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 1:00.80, qualifying for Saturday’s final in that event.
SCHOLASTIC SOCCER: The Central men’s team, which includes Marathon’s Tyler Marsh (forward) and Ted Morrison (fullback-midfielder) as well as Dryden fullback-midfielder Sam Rugg (Dryden), lost 3-2 to Adirondack.
The Central women’s team, with Dryden’s Samantha Engel (forward) and Clara Gallagher (fullback-midfielder from Freeville) and Groton midfielder Tiffanie McIntosh, was also beaten by Adirondack, 3-1.
OPEN MEN’S SOCCER: The Central team, whose roster includes midfielders Walker Diebolt and Randy Seltzer from Freeville, was shut out 2-0 by New York City.
This 32nd edition of the Empire State Games run through the weekend at Buffalo area sites.


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