Crown Point wins title
Alexandra Macey led Crown Point to the Section VII Class D girls softball championship June 1. The Panthers edged Elizabethtown-Lewis, 3-2, in eight innings for the title.
Crown Point advances to the state tournament with the victory. The Panthers will face Section II champion Fort Ann at SUNY-Plattsburgh Tuesday, June 5, at 4 p.m.
Macey was the star against ELCS. She had three hits at the plate, including the game-winner, and pitched a six-hitter on the mound, striking out 12.
After ELCS grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Crown Point tied the game in the third frame as Ellen Kiely singled, moved up a on hit by Macey and scored on an error.
It stayed 1-1 until the eighth inning when ELCS took a 2-1 lead on a pair of hits.
Crown Point rallied for the section crown in the bottom half of the inning. Logan Harrington singled and Julianne Glebus walked. An error allowed Harrington to score and advanced Glebus to third base. Macey then lined a base hit to win the game.
Sentinels reach state championships
Ticonderoga qualified a pair of athletes for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championship meet.
Jay Hebert won the 110-meter hurdles and Shawn Silliman won the 400 hurdles at the Section VII state qualifying meet June 1. Both advance to the state championship meet at Cicero-North Syracuse June 8 and 9.
Hebert was clocked in 14.4 seconds and Silliman in 59.6.
The Sentinels also got outstanding performances from Ben Karkoski and Marcus Moser at the qualifier.
Karkoski set a personal best with a second place in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 5 seconds. Moser was second in the 200-meter dash in 25.2 seconds.