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Boys golf Lakers edge New Hartford

Gradually, the weather warmed up and the sunshine emerged - but the Skaneateles boys golf team was already hot, staying unbeaten both inside and outside its league.

And no match proved more exciting than Thursday's battle against New Hartford, where Jeff Baldetti helped the Lakers edge past the Spartans 205-207.

Baldetti managed a 36 for nine holes, two shots better than New Hartford's Derek Bard - and the margin of victory was two shots. Justin Sisson offered support with a 39, while Eric Edmunds posted a 41.

The Lakers returned to action last Wednesday, going to Pine Grove and dismantling the Solvay Bearcats 197-274. Baldetti, as he would against New Hartford, posted a 36, just one shot ahead of Sisson, while Edmunds posted a 39. No Solvay player broke 50.

A day after the New Hartford match, Skaneateles defeated Cazenovia by a more comfortable 197-213 margin. Edmunds, in particular, dazzled with a 33, going under par as Doug Pinckney stepped up to shoot a 39. Sisson and Dylan Rothenberg each shot 41.

Only on Saturday did Skaneateles slow up, only managing third place in the Warriors Classic at Hidden Valley with a team total of 406, one shot better than Marcellus, but behind host Whitesboro (390) and New Hartford (399). Baldetti played a full round and shot 74, tying for second behind Bard, who won with a 71.

At home, the Skaneateles girls golf team improved to 2-1 on the season last Monday with a 219-240 victory over those other Lakers from Cazenovia.

Kelsey Fenner shot a 47 at Skaneateles Country Club, beating Cazenovia's top player, Maggie Carpenter, by six shots. Sam Bentley added a 54.

Then Skaneateles won the rematch two days later, 194-213, at Cazenovia Country Club, where Bentley stood out with a 44 in near-freezing temperatures. Fenner stayed consistent, shooting a 46.

It didn't stop there, either, as the Lakers battered Chittenango and Marcellus at SCC on Thursday afternoon, 210 to the Bears' 253 and the Mustangs' 278. Fenner shot a 45, with Grace Magee improving to a 51 and Bentley contributing a 52.

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