Lennon captures boys cross country crown

Chazy back to Final Four, Beekmantown teams swept

— While only the Chazy boys and girls soccer teams remain alive in the hunt for a state championship, there was one crowned over the past weekend.

Peru cross country standout Dan Lennon crossed the finish line at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Boys Class B cross country championships at Vernona-Sherrill High School Nov. 11 in a time of 16:55.1, six seconds ahead of Ryan Manahan of Marcellus.

In the girls events, Margaret Champagne was the top finisher with an 11th place finish in the Class D race, with Nina and Gabby Armstrong finishing in 32nd and 34th.

Chazy soccer sweep

The Chazy girls and boys soccer teams each scored two goals in earning return trips to the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four with wins at Plattsburgh High School Nov. 12.

The Lady Eagles got goals from Caitlyn LaPier (35th) and Rachel Pombrio (62nd), who assisted on LaPier’s goal as they advanced with a 2-1 win over Chateaugay.

“They scored their goal on a direct kick (in the 61st minute) and we were able to come right back and respond less than two minutes later,” Lady Eagles head coach Karin Sherman-Trombley said.

Sherman-Trombley said that Chateaugay had a good gameplan and that the Eagles knew that they had to get an advantage.

“They packed it in and went to the ball very well,” she said. “They did a good job knocking us out of our passing game. Our defense was very strong, and we did a good job getting to the ball and were able to come out with a win.”

Sherman Trombley also said that it was nice to get a three-point night out of Pombrio, who scored her goal on an assist from Christina Emery.

“It’s great to have Rachel come off the bench like that and put the ball in the net,” she said.

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