Cazenovia athletes head for Empire Games

Volleyball - Both Caenovia's Lizzy Reed and Oneida's Paige Pendleton take the court for Central's scholastic squad at UB Alumni Arena, while Hamilton's Kristin Fiorillo and another Oneida standout, Phil Pendleton, have spots on both of Central's open teams.

Baseball - On a Central side that will split games between the Amherst Audubon complex and Erie Community College's North campus, Vernon Verona Sherrill standout Tyler Mautner promises to be one of the team's top hitters.

Basketball - Benn DeRocker emerged as a star on Oneida's boys basketball team last winter. Now he will play on the Central scholastic men's team at Canisius College.

Cycling - Dan Fitch, a past ESG participant, is back on the bike again, part of a Central team that will compete in everything from road races to time trials.

Gymnastics - Hailing from Chittenango, Ahshinnhare Tarbell will make his first ESG appearance with the Central scholastic squad at Buffalo State Sports Arena.

Soccer - All the ESG soccer matches, men and women, will take place at the Amherst North French Soccer Complex, where Cazenovia's Bryce Martin joins the Central open men's team and Chittenango goalie Brigid St. Leger is expected to see action in the scholastic women's tournament. Cazenovia graduate Mackenzie Moore plays with the Central open women's side.

Softball - Beth Kann, the pitcher who led Oneida to the Section III Class A championship in 2009, could see the pitcher's circle again at the Amherst Audubon complex for the Central open team.

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