August 18, 2022

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Spring sports may be over, but AGR is in season

Greetings Segment V followers,

All of the point out championship plaques and medals have been handed out.

But there is one particular spot In Area V where the spring large university sports time is not rather in excess of.

That spot is the Democrat and Chronicle, wherever staff customers are getting ready to present this season’s All-Larger Rochester groups.

As usual, there are a couple of helping palms to pick the gamers. Softball, baseball, monitor and discipline, lacrosse, boys golf and boys tennis coaches have submitted their votes.

Now, Democrat and Chronicle employees customers end forming the AGR groups, the most effective of the finest spot substantial university athletes and coaches.

Continue to be tuned as we will announce the publication day in an upcoming newsletter.

Right here are much more bits of news and subject areas to chat about in region significant faculty sports

East Rochester residence to a national  champion

When Ian Szemcsak, a senior at East Rochester, received the boys pentathlon opposition at the Wayne-Finger Lakes League Championships in May, it was the initially action for him on a ladder to crowns.

Szemcsak afterwards became the compact schools pentathlon champion at the Meet of Champions, a Area V-vast fulfill. Then, Szemcsak turned a condition winner.

Now, as of Saturday, Szemcsak is a national champion after he arrived on best in the Boys Championship division pentathlon throughout the New Stability Nationals in Philadelphia. Szemcsak completed with 3,298 factors at Franklin Discipline, 77 more than Zachary Carifa, who lives in the condition of Connecticut. John Zelker, of Poughkeepsie, arrived in 3rd with 3,197.

Much more national champions at New Balance Nationals:

  • Desilets Dubois (Brockport) – Girls championship one mile race walk (7:35.68). Race walk races choose spot all through the indoor time in the NYSPHSAA and Portion V.

  • Isaac Grey (Brighton) – Boys championship a person mile race walk (7:16.27).

  • Zenallah Hatcher (Batavia) – Freshman girls shot set (38 toes-11 3/4 inches). Her significant university time-greatest was 42 toes.

Szemcsak scored 3,352 details to gain the New York Condition General public High Faculty Athletic Affiliation Division II and Federation or all-comers condition championships earlier in June.

Soaring at Schroeder

Webster Schroeder junior Camryn Cole in the course of an endeavor to higher leap 6 feet at Monroe County Championships

When Webster Schroeder junior Camryn Cole broke the Part V ladies large jump file, there was sufficient time remaining in the outdoor keep track of and subject time for her to do it again.

Cole had to settle for a a person-time performance, when it will come to history-breakers, as she hardly ever topped 5 toes-11 inches in the course of a meet up with this year. The two initial-position medals Cole won at the point out championships this thirty day period have been two mighty consolation prizes.

There are now three point out champion significant jump medals in Cole assortment, which include 1 from the 2021-22 indoor season, her to start with in the function. She cleared 5-8 to gain the NYSPHSAA and Federation competitions earlier in June in the course of the condition fulfill at Cicero, just north of Syracuse.

Far more: Section V observe & area: Can Schroeder’s Camryn Cole crack superior leap file once more?

Fairport standout Kim DePrez established the previous Part V history at 5-8 1/2 in 2002. Cole arrived along and put the new mark at the best of Area V’s all-time top rated performances on May possibly 20, all through the Monroe County Championships at Hurry-Henrietta.

“She is even now somewhat new,” Webster Schroeder assistant outdoor keep track of and field coach Matt Buffum stated about the sum of Cole’s knowledge in the higher bounce.

Can Palmyra-Macedon preserve it heading?

Palmyra-Macedon’s baseball team, the Purple Raiders, created it to the top of Portion V each and every of the past two seasons and in 2022, went proper on to the Class B point out match semifinals.

A handful of various backpackers are likely to make upcoming season’s climb at Palmyra-Macedon.

Graduations have taken absent a few of the rocks in the Red Raiders lineup, the gamers who led the way to an undefeated won-reduction document for the crew into the state closing four round.

“It is been a group that has trapped jointly (considering the fact that t-ball degree youth baseball), occur up and usually completed the right matters (to increase).”

Palmyra-Macedon's Chris Finocchario Jr pitches during the Class B semifinal NYSPHSAA baseball game at Maine-Endwell High School in Endwell, NY on Friday, June 10, 2022. Spackenkill defeated Palmyra-Macedon 10-3. KELLY MARSH/FOR THE TIMES HERALD-RECORD

Palmyra-Macedon’s Chris Finocchario Jr pitches during the Class B semifinal NYSPHSAA baseball sport at Maine-Endwell Significant University in Endwell, NY on Friday, June 10, 2022. Spackenkill defeated Palmyra-Macedon 10-3. KELLY MARSH/FOR THE Occasions HERALD-History

Chris Finocchario, Alex Wootton or Paul Goodness led the Red Raiders in most, if not all, key offensive and pitching categories in their closing seasons through the spring.

“These are the (selection) 2-3-4 hitters, our centerfielder, shortstop, 3rd baseman and two of our top rated 3 pitchers,” Palmyra-Macedon baseball mentor Bryan Rodman said following the team’s ended with a 24-1 file.

“I am getting rid of essentially my core men who have turned all around this application, but I have eight juniors that will have of this knowledge beneath their belts.”

Far more: Should Part V baseball teams enjoy most effective-of-a few series in the course of postseason?

More: These Part V baseball players are scooping up Division I scholarships. Here is how.

Right until upcoming time, maintain up on Area V’s sporting activities scene by heading to our superior school website page.

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