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Red Storm prepare to defend Section VII/Class C football title v. AVCS

Tyrell Tryon of Westport looks to clear the ball away from Sam Politi of Willsboro. The Eagles were scheduled to start sectional play against Wells, while the Warriors will play in Elizabethtown-Lewis Oct. 26.

Tyrell Tryon of Westport looks to clear the ball away from Sam Politi of Willsboro. The Eagles were scheduled to start sectional play against Wells, while the Warriors will play in Elizabethtown-Lewis Oct. 26. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Beekmantown scored 154.25 points in the Section VII gymnastics championship meet in Peru Oct. 20, edging the host Indians, who totaled 148.025 points with Plattsburgh High finishing third with 136.45 points.

The Eagles were led by Alyssa Leonard, who scored her second straight all-around sectional championship. She scored the win on the balance beam with a score of 9.45, while finishing second in the vault (7.925), bars (8.275) and floor exercise (9.325).

Plattsburgh High standout Dalen Keswick finished two-plus points behind Leonard for the all-around title, scoring wins on the vault (8.65), bars (8.35) and floor exercise (9.35). On the beam, Keswick struggled, scoring a 6.55 which proved to be the difference in the final contest between the top two gymnasts in the section.

Lexi Trombley was the top finisher for the Indians, placing third in the all around competition with a combined score of 31.00. She scored an 8.35 in the floor exercise while placing sixth on the beam, fifth on the vault and fourth on the bars.

Fourth place in the all around went to Brielle Cerne, who finished with 30.625 points, placing third on bars and fourth on beam.

Alexandra Brown placed fifth for the Indians in the all around, bars and floor. Erica Leonard and Kailey Quackenbush of Beekmantown tied for sit, with both tying for second on beam.

For the Hornets, Josh Boise tied for third on the vault with teammate Karsyn O’Donnell with a score of 7.85. Both qualified for the state meet, while O’Donnell added a sixth place finish on floor exercise.

Molly Lawliss, who finished with a third place finish on floor exercise for the Indians, is an alternate for states.

Football

As the first Section VII hardware was handed out Oct. 20, three more titles will be contested this weekend with the Class B, C and D football championship games.

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