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Ticonderoga harriers near league title

Crown Point wins soccer game

Shawn Silliman’s strong finish helped Ticonderoga remain undefeated in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Oct. 9.

Shawn Silliman’s strong finish helped Ticonderoga remain undefeated in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Oct. 9. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Cross country

Ticonderoga took a major step toward the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country championship Oct. 9.

The Sentinels beat their top rival for league honors, Saranac, 26-29. They also topped Plattsburgh, 21-34, and Seton Catholic, 25-32.

The wins keep Ticonderoga undefeated, two wins ahead of Saranac. Ti had beaten Saranac by a point earlier this fall.

Javeed Nazir led Ti, finishing fourth.

Tyler Belden was fifth, passing two Saranac harriers in the final 400 meters. Shawn Silliman was eighth, holding off another Saranac runner in the final meters. Without those strong finishes, Ti would have lost.

Jacob Young was 11th and Cody Parrott 14th for the Sentinels, whose depth has been key all season.

Ticonderoga lost to Saranac, 18-45, to Plattsburgh, 23-34, and to Seton, 22-34, in the girls meet.

Naomi Forkas led the Sentinels with a sixth place finish.

Boys soccer

Crown Point 4, Indian-Long Lake 1

Crown Point downed Indian Lake-Long Lake, 4-1, in Northern Soccer League boys action Oct. 9.

Noah Macey scored twice for the Panthers. Gabe Macey and Dan Groshans also tallied. Groshans added an assist, as did Joe Foote.

Brendon Crowningshield made six saves in goal for the locals.

Minerva-Newcomb 1, Schroon 0

Schroon Lake lost to Minerva-Newcomb, 1-0, in Northern Soccer League boys action Oct. 9.

Joao Silva’s goal late in the contest proved to be the winner for Minerva-Newcomb.

Caleb Masonville had 13 saves for Schroon Lake.

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