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Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017: Northport soph, Pittsford girls dominate swim meet

   Leading off today: Northport-Commack sophomore Chloe Stepanek won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.63 and then clocked :49.93 to win the 100 freestyle on her way to being named the most outstanding swimmer in the girls state meet Saturday at Ithaca College.

   Stepanek's time in the 200 was three seconds faster than the field, and both times lowered Suffolk County records she set Friday in the preliminaries. She was second in the 200 and fifth in the 100 a year ago.

   "The hard work that you put in, even though you're hurting and you want to stop, pays off," she said. "You have to think of the long-term goals and what you want to achieve."

   Pittsford's Megan Deuel bagged four Federation titles, including individual championships in the 100 butterfly (:54.23) and 100 backstroke (:54.83 for a Section 5 record).

   Deuel, Becca Evans, Sarah Cooper and Sarah Smith won the 200 medley relay in 1:43.92. Evans, Molly Brennan, Smith and Deuel came in first in the 200 free relay in 1:35.52.

   Penfield got a 1-2 finish from senior Toni Naccarella (:23.45) and sophomore Serafina Viola. The pair helped the Patriots to second place in the 200 free in 1:37.05 and the NYSPHSAA title (second overall to Hempstead Sacred Heart) in the 400 relay.

   The 400 relay was disqualified in the Section 5 Class A final a week earlier, but the quartet had a state qualifying time and a shot at redemption.


   "We had a feeling of unfinished business but we did something even better than that," Penfield coach Jason Weber said. "Sometimes things happen for a reason."

   Lauryn Johnson of Sacred Heart capped a strong meet with a victory as part of the 400 freestyle relay. Earlier in the day, she finished second in the 500 free (4:52.24), third in the 100 butterfly (:55.22) and third as part of the 200 free relay (1:37.09).


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  •    Results: The complete agate for the NYSPHSAA portion of the swim meet is available in our reference section.

       Cross country: North Rockland sophomore Katelyn Tuohy wired the field again while winning the Federation girls cross country championship at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

       Tuohy set a course record of 16:52.4, breaking the mark of 17:28.6 she set on the 3.1-mile circuit earlier in the month.

       Kelsey Chmiel was second in 17:32.5 to help Saratoga Springs to the team championship.

       On the boys side, Mason Gatewood of St. Anthony's won in 15:52.4 on a course softened by rain showers. The senior won both the CHSAA league and intersectional championships earlier this fall.

       NYSPHSAA Class B champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the team title.

       Boys volleyball: Facing match point at 14-11 in the fifth game, Penfield rallied to defend its NYSPHSAA Division I championship with a 25-18, 17-25, 25-15, 18-25, 19-17 victory over Shenendehowa.

       The Patriots ended the match on a Jett Klintworth ace.

       In pool play earlier in the day, Penfield swept Eastport-South Manor and split the two-set match with Shenendehowa.

       Eden captured the Division II title in five games over Bellmore JFK, 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8. Collin Rigley recorded 19 kills and three aces in the final.

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