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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018: California and Missouri teams prevail at McQuaid

   Leading off today: On a day packed with cross country meets across the state, the biggest event produced winners from around the country.

   The Dana Point (Calif.) Dana Hills boys and Lee's Summit (Mo.) West girls ran away with the large school championships in the 54th annual McQuaid Invitational at Rochester's Genesee Valley Park.

   Dana Hills, located south of Los Angeles, capture honors in the boys seeded AAA division with 56 points to dominate Smithtown (107), ranked fifth in the state in Class A, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (125), No. 1 in Class B. Individually, Burnt Hills' Tyler Berg hit the tape first in 14:34.91 for three miles, just ahead of Shea Weilbaker (14:35/2) from Saratoga Springs.

   The Lee's Summit West girls placed first in the girls seeded AAA division with 74 points to hold odd Liverpool, top-ranked in Class A in New York. Jenna Schulz of Liverpool (16:52.21) and Brooke Rauber of Tully (16:59.0) captured the top two spots.

   The boys' other seeded race champs were New York City's Xavier in AA and Beaver River in A, the latter solidifying its hold on the No. 1 spot in the state's smallest class. Other girls winners were Brighton in AA and Maple Grove in A.

   Full McQuaid results are available here.

   More cross country: With the NYSPHSAA championships scheduled for No. 10 at Sunken Meadow State Park, regular-season meets there take on special significance, so R.J. Pleasants of Half Hollow East putting up a 16:46.72 for five kilometers in the boys B division of the Suffolk Coaches Invitational is worth filing away for future reference. Matt Rizzo of Bronxville was timed in 16:52.67 en route to the boys C title.

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   In the Mayor's Cup meet on Van Cortlandt Park's 2.5-mile circuit, Brooklyn Tech's Evan Sherman took top honors in

  
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12:55.0. The Susan Wagner boys won by locking down four of the top 13 spots.

   Boys soccer: John Jay East Fishkill, ranked 18th in the state in Class AA, rallied from two goals down in the final 10 minutes to forge a 2-2 tie with Mamaroneck.

   Alberto Molina scored in the 71st minute and George Krajeski tied the match in the 79th minute.

   Girls soccer: Amanda Godfrey broke the Fort Ann girls soccer single-game scoring record with a five-goal, three-assist performance, figuring in all the team's scoring during an 8-1 victory over Ticonderoga.

   Fort Ann improved to 6-1-1.

   Missed connection: Homecoming at Moravia was missing something on Friday night -- namely the scheduled football contest between a pair of 0-4 squads. That was despite the fact that Moravia, which normally plays Saturday afternoon home games, had rented lights to play a night game.

   According to the Star-Gazette, Moravia staff and coaches thought their game vs. Elmira Heights Edison was Friday night. Edison thought the game was Saturday afternoon. Now, they'll meet Monday instead.

   Coach Kyle Erickson of Edison said the original schedule from the spring had the game on Saturday afternoon and said nobody from Moravia informed anyone in the athletics department at Edison of the change.

   Moravia posted a note on its website Saturday that read in part: "Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, last night's homecoming varsity football game had to be canceled. It seems the opposing team was unaware Moravia had rented lights for the special game and, despite what was listed on the game schedule, assumed the contest would be played today in daylight.

   "We would like to apologize to all the athletes, families and fans for not being able to provide an opportunity for the community to cheer on our varsity football team."


  
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