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  • BOYS' SOCCER: West Canada Valley clinches share of league title


    The West Canada Valley Indians clinched a share of the Center State Conference’s Division II Thursday by beating Frankfort-Schuyler’s Maroon Knights 3-1.

    (ALSO: Poland 4, Westmoreland 1; Mohawk 2, Little Falls 0; Hamilton 2, Mt. Markham 0; and Old Forge 2, Owen D. Young 1.)

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    The West Canada Valley Indians clinched a share of the Center State Conference’s Division II Thursday by beating Frankfort-Schuyler’s Maroon Knights 3-1.
    The loss eliminated Frankfort-Schuyler (4-7-1, 3-3-0 CSC-II) from title contention. The worst West Canada Valley (7-3-0, 6-0-0 CSC-II) can do is tie Herkimer (4-6-1, 3-2-0 CSC-II) for first place if it loses both of its remaining league matches against the Magicians and Little Falls Mounties.
    The Indians led 2-0 at halftime Thursday on goals scored by Joey Levesque and George Youngs. Youngs scored 10 minutes into the contest with an assist from Chase Roesler. Levesque’s unassisted goal, his first of two in the match, was scored in the 24th minute.
    The score went unchanged into the final 10 minutes of play when Zack Fahey scored on a direct kick for the Maroon Knights. Fahey’s shot from 25 yards out caught the crossbar, came back into play and bounced over goalkeeper Mike Sternberg.
    Levesque added the clinching goal for West Canada Valley with 1:46 left to play. Alex Williams took a direct kick from beyond the right corner of the penalty area and played the ball short to Levesque along the side of the box. Levesque lifted a shot between the crossbar and the hands of leaping goalie Mike Swienton.
    Swienton made 12 saves for the Maroon Knights who were outshot 22-6. Sternberg had three saves for West Canada Valley.
    The Indians meet the host school Saturday in the first round of Poland’s Columbus Day Tournament. Frankfort-Schuyler next plays Monday at home against Remsen.
    WESTMORELAND, N.Y. — Mark Hennings had two goals and an assist for Poland Thursday in the Tornadoes’ 4-1 win over the Westmoreland Bulldogs.
    Mark Shelhamer added a goal and two assists for undefeated Poland (9-0-2). Cody Broadbent scored a goal and Dan Borner contributed an assist. Mitch Jones made six saves in goals.
    Morgan Rolewicz scored in the second half for Westmoreland (5-6-0) with an assist from Brandon Murphy. Goalie Kyle Doolen made nine saves.
    Poland takes on West Canada Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday in the final match of the first round of the Tornadoes’ annual Columbus Day Tournament. DeRuyter and Holland Patent meet in the other first-round match. The consolation is set for Sunday at noon with the championship kicking off at 4 p.m.
    LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Brandon Brault scored the tie-breaking goal in the middle of the second half Thursday and the Mohawk Mohicans defeated the Little Falls Mounties 2-1 on the road.
    The teams were tied at 1 at halftime after trading goals by Mountie Austin Clough and Mohican Rich Rinaldi. The score remained tied until Brault’s goal in the 58th minute.
    Page 2 of 2 - Connor Shultz made 11 saves for Mohawk (3-7-1, 2-4-0 CSC-II).
    Cole Douglas made 12 saves for Little Falls (1-10-0, 0-5-0 CSC-II). Mat Armlin assisted on the Clough goal.
    The Mounties play Monday at Camden. Mohawk is home Tuesday for a match against Herkimer.
    HAMILTON, N.Y. — The Hamilton Emerald Knights tallied two goals five minutes apart in the first half Thursday and defeated Mt. Markham 2-0.
    Chris Jackowski hooked a corner kick off a defender and into the net at 28:55 to
    open the scoring for the Emerald Knights (7-1-2, 6-0-0 CSC-III). Sam Hale netted the second goal for Hamilton off an assist from Brent Harris.
    The Mustangs (5-5-1, 3-4-0 CSC-III) picked up their play in the second half, according to coach Charlie Engle, and Hamilton goalie John Kerber came through with an eight-save performance.
    Mike Gras had six saves for Mt. Markham which was outshot 12-9.
    Hamilton suffered a personnel loss late in the match when Tyler Curtis suffered a leg injury. Play was stopped for half an hour before Curtis was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
    The Mustangs take on Owen D. Young Monday at 6 p.m. in the rescheduled championship match from the Mt. Markham Optimist Tournament.
    WEBB, N.Y. — Austin Down scored both goals for Old Forge Wednesday in the Eskimos’ 2-1 win over the Owen D. Young Wildcats.
    Colin Criss assisted on one of the Down goals.
    Ryan Crouse scored for Owen D. Young with an assist from Bradlee Edick.
    Ethan Kress made six saves for Old Forge while Kyle Fergusn had five for Owen D. Young.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports