Caz, other athletes medal at Empire Games

Two Oneida natives, Phil Pendleton (open men) and Paige Pendleton (scholastic women), were unable to earn medals, as was Cazenovia's Lizzy Reed on the scholastic side.

Ice Hockey - Alex Brink (Hamilton) and Kollyn Jones (Cazenovia) each had parts in the Central scholastic men's 2-2-1 run to a bronze medal at the Amherst Audubon Ice Center. Brink had goals in a 2-2 tie with Hudson Valley and 3-1 loss to Western (the eventual champions), while Jones played in goal twice, including the Hudson Valley tie and a 3-1 win over New York City where he made 15 saves.

Wrestling - In scholastic matches at Buffalo State, Chittenango's Wes Blanding claimed the 123-pound freestyle bronze medal by beating Central teammate Colton Perry, and Bears teammate John Regan got a bronze in the Greco-Roman 143-pound division.

Brad Lucas (Cazenovia) did not medal in 275 pounds freestyle, nor did Tyler Sirota (Canastota) at 165 pounds, Cody Carberry (Chittenango) at 96 pounds and Ryan Cook (Cazenovia) at 123 pounds. Oneida teammates Conner Russ and Matt Fisher also competed.

Field Hockey - Cazenovia teammates Tori Widrick and Belle Hoagland both started for Central, who won its opener over Adirondack, but lost its next three games to fall out of medal contention at UB's Walter Kunz Field. Widrick had two goals in the tournament, including Central's lone tally in Saturday's 2-1, overtime defeat to eventual champion Hudson Valley.

Lacrosse - Despite having Cazenovia's Gabby Jaquith as a major offensive presence, Central's scholastic women's team could not medal at Niagara University, going 3-2 in round-robin play but losing 11-6 to Adirondack in the bronze-medal game.

Gymnastics - With Chittenango's Ahshinnhare Tarbell part of the side, Central's scholastic men's gymnastics team claimed the bronze medal Thursday at Buffalo State Sports Arena.

Softball - Oneida's Beth Kann had four hits and three RBIs in Central's 19-4 win over New York City Thursday to start open division play at Audubon, but that would be the only victory as, with a 1-3 mark, Central did not medal.

Track and Field - Running twice at UB Stadium, Austin Hirsch (Morrisville)Eaton took sixth in the scholastic men's 3,000-meter steeplechase and seventh in the 1,500-meter run. James Moyer (Oneida) made it through all 10 events in the scholastic decathlon and earned 3,902 points for sixth place.

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