|ON TAP TODAY: SAYRE BASEBALL PLAYS FOR DISTRICT 4 TTILE; DAY 1 OF SECTION IV TRACK & FIELD STATE QUALIFIER (2018-05-30)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY ó Sayre takes aim at repeating as District 4, Class A baseball champion this afternoon, while the top track & field athletes in Section IV take aim at a trip to the New York State Championships.
District 4 Playoffs
Class A Championship Game
2-Sayre (13-5) vs. Millville (15-3), 2:30 p.m. @ Central Columbia H.S.: The Redskins are coming off a 7-2 win over Montgomery Saturday in the Class A semifinals, while the Quakers topped Cowanesque Valley, 6-4.
Millville is riding a 13-game win streak since a 2-3 start, while Sayre has won four of its last five, and is 6-5 in its last 11 games after a 7-0 start.
There are two common opponents for these teams this season, and both teams were 2-0 in those games. Sayre blanked Cowanesque Valley 11-0, and beat Montgomery 7-2, while Millville edged CV 6-4, and topped Montgomery, 5-4.
This will be the fourth consecutive season these two teams have met in the District 4 Playoffs.
In 2015, Sayre topped Millville, 9-2, in the Class A quarterfinals. In 2016, Millville beat Sayre, 6-2, in the Class A championship game. In 2017, the Redskins beat the Quakers, 7-3, in the semifinals on its way to a District 4 title.
TRACK & FIELD
Section IV, Division II State Qualifier @ U-E, 4:30 p.m.: Section IVís best athletes converge on Ty Cobb Stadium for a chance to earn a trip to North Syracuse and the New York State Track & Field Championships.
Waverly senior Elle Nittinger is the top seed in the discus, and sophomore Cora Smith is the top seed in 3,000-meter run.
The Waverly 3,200-meter foursome of Elle Nittinger, Smith, junior Stephanie Hyland, and 8th-grader Olivia Nittinger is the second seed.
Waverly sophomore Sheridan Talada is the fourth seed in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, and Tioga senior Martha Schumacher is the fourth seed in the 400-meter dash.
The Tioga foursome of Schumacher, senior Audra Jaye, sophomore Mackenzie Macumber, and 8th-grader Emme Hall is the sixth seed in the 400-meter relay.
Tioga senior Emily Polo Rankin is the sixth seed in the 100-meter hurdles.
Waverly sophomore Isaac Chandler is the highest-seed male athlete in the two day event. He is the third seed in the 100-meter hurdles, and the third seed in the pole vault.
The Waverly 400-meter relay foursome of seniors Dalton Loper and Matt VanHouten, sophomore Caden Mint, and freshman Dave Hallett is seeded fifth.
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