December 26, 2008


Tourney Time

Area high school squads taking part in holiday events

The presents have been unwrapped and the food has been eaten, Now it is time to start recovering for a number of local high school teams as the holiday tournament season begins, starting tonight.
Following is a list of upcoming events that local teams will attend:
Cortland-Homer will host its two-day tournament beginning tonight at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. The first game of the night will feature Frontier battling Auburn at 5:30 p.m., with the Golden Eagles going against Canandaigua (coached by C-H head man Don Armstrong’s brother Jim) at 8.
The consolation game will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with the championship game to follow at 2 p.m.
DeRuyter boys will host a two-day event as well. Tonight’s first-round action will begin with Otselic Valley tipping off against Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton at 6. The Rockets will host McGraw in the second game of the twinbill. This game will start at 7:30 p.m.
The consolation game is Saturday at 6 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
JV action is slated for 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day with the same first-round match-ups.
Marathon girls will travel to the Bainbridge-Guilford Holiday Tournament Saturday and Monday. The Olympians will meet Unatego in the first round at 3:30 p.m. Oneonta and the host Bobcats are the other two teams in the tournament and they tip-off at 7:45 p.m.
Consolation and championship games will be played Monday.
Cortland High boys host the Annual Cortland Athletic Booster Club Holiday Tournament Monday and Tuesday in Shafer Gymnasium.
The first-day schedule will feature Cortland JVs battling Dryden JVs at 1 p.m., with the Oxford and Chenango Valley JVs clashing at 3 p.m. The Oxford and Chenango Valley varsity teams will follow at 5:30 p.m. with the Purple Tigers’ varsity squad closing out the day against Dryden at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday will have the JV consolation game at 12 noon, JV title game at 2 p.m., varsity consolation at 5:30 p.m. and varsity championship game at 7:30 p.m.
The annual Alumni Game is also slated for Tuesday, at 4 p.m. Any former Purple Tigers may participate, and just need to show up ready to play.
Homer boys and girls will compete in the Fabius-Pompey Tournament Monday and Tuesday. All the varsity action takes place at the high school with JV play at the elementary school.
The Trojan varsity girls will face Fabius-Pompey at 4 p.m., following the 2 p.m. contest between Chittenango and Cazenovia.
Homer varsity boys tip-off against Cincinnatus at 6 p.m. with the Cazenovia and Fabius-Pompey starting at 8 p.m.
Consolation games take place at 2 (girls) and 6 (boys) with title games at 4 (girls) and 8 (boys) Tuesday.
Dryden girls will travel to the Watkins Glen Tournament Monday and Tuesday.
Groton girls will compete in the Trumansburg Holiday Tournament Monday and Tuesday. Vestal and Corning West varsity action will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday with Groton meeting host Trumansburg at 7:15 p.m.
The varsity consolation game is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity championship game slated for 7:15 p.m.
Marathon boys are not competing in any tournaments, but the Olympians do have a make-up Interscholastic Athletic Conference crossover game Tuesday. The Olympians will host Newark Valley wit JV action beginning at 6 p.m.
Dryden High will be first up as the Purple Lions travel to the Windsor Holiday Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Mat action Saturday begins at 3 p.m. while Sunday competition begins at 9 a.m.
Cortland High will travel to Central Square Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Brett D. Dixon Memorial Dual-Meet Tournament. Action will begin each day at 9 a.m. with Carthage, East Syracuse-Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool and host Central Square also competing for team honors.
Homer’s junior varsity will compete in the Solvay Tournament Monday starting at 9 a.m. The varsity version of the same tournament will take place January 3 at 9 a.m.