October 5, 2010


Soggy setbacks for CHS, Homer

The Cortland High and Homer Central golf teams both endured soggy losses Monday afternoon.
The Purple Tigers fell to unbeaten Jamesville-DeWitt 207-226 at LaFayette Hills Golf & Country Club and the host Trojans were bested by Syracuse CBA 194-208 at Cortland Country Club.
Jamesville-DeWitt 207, Cortland 226: Justin Sidebottom shot a 41 while Mike Timmerman and Matt Condit both carded 45s for CHS, which is now 5-4 in the OHSL Freedom National Division and 6-7 overall.
“The only way to beat the best team in the Section, which J-D is, is to
have everyone shoot their best round and for them to play poorly,” Cortland coach Yale Hughes said. “The odds were definitely against us. The course was a quagmire and it rained hard almost the whole round. If that wasn’t bad enough, the
temperature was in the 40s.
“Justin Sidebottom broke out of his slump to card a 41. He just played awesome. I am very pleased with his effort. Mike Timmerman has been hot lately but injured himself in physical education class and was hobbled a bit. His 45 wasn’t too bad, though. Matt Condit’s 45 was a pretty good score too, considering the conditions.”
Kody Becker shot a 47 and Christian Chase a 48 to round out the Purple Tigers’ scoring. Erik Davis and Deke Burns both shot 40s for the Red Rams, who are perfect in seven OHSL Freedom American matches and 10 matches overall, while Tyler Kirwan shot a 41, Tom Schulte a 42 and Dana LaClair a 44.
Cortland closes out its fall season by hosting Chittenango Wednesday in a 3:30 p.m. start at Cortland Country Club. “We need a win on Wednesday to reach our goal of finishing .500,” Hughes said. We beat them by 14 strokes a few weeks ago, but we know anything could happen.”
Syracuse CBA 194, Homer 208: The Trojans have come a long way this season, but beating the best team in the OHSL Freedom American is still a little ways off.
Facing division leader Syracuse CBA Monday for the second time this year, the Trojans were hoping to avenge an earlier loss. The pressure caught up with the home team as the Brothers prevailed in less than ideal weather conditions to clinch the division crown. Homer is now 5-2 in the Freedom American and 10-2 overall, while CBA improves to 6-0 in the division and 10-1 overall.
“Some of the guys were just not ready,” Homer coach Doug Pasquerella said. “There were little things equipment-wise like having extra gloves or towels for rainy conditions. The guys did struggle today, but there were bright spots, too. It was a great day for Jorge Martinez and Alex Rosato.”
Martinez earned medalist honors in the match with an even-par 36, a season-low score for him.Rosato checked in with a strong two-over 38. Brad Mitchell struggled to a 42 with Scott McLaughlin and Luke Biondi carding 46s to round out the scoring.
The Brothers were led by Dan Lambert and Andrew Derrenbacker, who each shot rounds of 37. Aidan Fuller (39), Mark Finlay (40) and Chris Bousquet (41) completed the scoring.
Homer closes out the fall portion of its schedule by traveling to The Links at Erie Village this afternoon to face East Syracuse-Minoa Orange in a non-league match and then visiting Tully Wednesday at Vesper Hills in the season finale.


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