December 27, 2012


CHS Tourney now to tip off on Friday

The first true blast of winter weather has put a big crimp into today’s high school sports slate, including the annual Cortland High Holiday Tournament boys’ basketball gathering.
The two-day tournament being held at Ross O. Shafer Gymasium that features four local schools has been pushed back to Friday and Saturday after heavy snowfall arrived on Wednesday evening.
The host Purple Tigers wrap up Friday’s schedule facing rival Homer Central at 7:30 p.m. in a game that will also count in the OHSL Freedom Division standings. That will be played after the Marathon and Dryden varsity squads tip-off at 5:45 p.m. in a game that doubles as an Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Division encounter.
The championship game will now take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, right after the 5:45 p.m. consolation contest.
The Dryden and Marathon junior varsity squads will play at 2:15 p.m. before the 4 p.m. Cortland vs. Homer JV contest on Friday. The championship game is at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, following the 12:30 p.m. consolation contest.
The CHS Alumni Game that is a traditional part of the festivities will be delayed one day as well and will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, between the JV championship and varsity consolation contests. Those past players interested in playing are asked to show up at the lower gym by 3:30 p.m. The game will pit either graduates from odd- and even-numbered years or “older” and “younger” players.
–– Homer Central girls’ basketball teams will wait a day before traveling to the Solvay Christmas Tournament, now rescheduled for Friday and Saturday. The Trojans will face Henninger at 3 p.m. with the Solvay and Fowler the other first round match-up at 1:30 p.m.
Homer JVs will play Henninger at 11:30 a.m. The Solvay and Henninger JVs open Thursday action at 10 a.m. On Saturday, the JV consolation game tips off at 10 a.m. and the varsity consolation at 11:30 a.m. The JV championship is at 1:30 p.m. followed by the varsity championship at 3 p.m.
The Alumni Basketball game for all former Homer girls originally slated for Saturday has been postponed.
The Cortland High wrestling team will not compete in the Dick Vincent Dual Meet Tournament which is still scheduled for today and Friday at Letchworth High in Western New York.
–– The Marathon Central girls’ basketball team will travel to the Kazalski Holiday Tournament at Bainbridge-Guilford a day later. The tournament will now run Friday and Saturday. The Olympians will face Whitney Point in first round action Friday, with the JV game at 2 p.m. and the varsity to follow at 3:45 p.m. The host Bobcats and Windsor take the floor for JV action at 6 p.m. with the varsity teams to tip-off at 8 p.m.
Saturday will have the JV consolation game at 2 p.m., varsity consolation game at 3:45, JV championship at 6 p.m. with the varsity title tilt at 8 p.m.
–– The Cincinnatus Central girls’ varsity basketball team will compete in the Greene Tournament which is now a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday instead of a three-day affair and will feature just the varsity teams. Cincinnatus will take on host Greene Friday at 3:30 p.m. Sidney and Susquehanna Valley will meet in the other first-round games. Saturday will find the consolation game at 1:45 p.m. with the championship game at 5:15 p.m.
–– Homer boys’ and girls’ indoor track slated to compete today at the Jensen Holiday Co-Ed Relays will now be in action Friday at 10 a.m. inside the Onondaga Community College’s SCR Arena.
–– Dryden, Groton and Marathon indoor track teams Age Group Meet at SUNY Cortland today has been cancelled and will not be made up.
–– Marathon wrestlers did not make the trip to the Windsor Tournament today, even though the tournament is still being conducted.
As of press time, there was no final decision on whether the DeRuyter Christmas Tournament was going on as planned starting tonight. First round games this evening had McGraw taking on Waterville at 6 p.m. and Otselic Valley facing DeRuyter at 7;30 p.m.


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