A handful of local cross country teams competed at invitationals around central New York Saturday.
Cato-Meridian hosted its own invitational, featuring four schools. The Blue Devils boys came in third place with 69 points. The Blue Devils' Nathan Conklin came in second place, wrapping up the race in 18:43. Shawn Hunter was sixth (22:01) and Ben Sheckler placed 16th (25:25).
Jordan-Elbridge placed first at the girls meet with 32 points, edging out Cato-Meridian's score of 33. The Eagles had five runners in the top 10 and swept every position from seventh to 13th. Hannah Fichter was their top finisher, placing third (23:43). Vassianna Klock came in seventh (24:47) and Madi Daly was eighth (25:45).
For Cato-Meridian, Grace Cady was the runner-up (23:06) in the race, Lydia Cox placed fourth (24:09) and Megan Cady came in sixth (24:24).
Port Byron's boys and girls teams competed at the East Syracuse Minoa Invitational. Port Byron placed 16th out of 29 teams for the boys. Braden York was 24th overall (18:17.0), Michael Schumacher came in 73rd (19:51.9) and Tad Patterson placed 86th (20:14.4). Port Byron's girls came in 12th out of 23 schools. Haley Yorkey led the Panthers by finishing in 22nd (21:54.8), Molly Yorkey was 55th (24:05.7) and Chelsea Rooker ranked 69th (24:55.0).
At the McDaniel-Baxter Invitational at Chenango Valley High School, Moravia boys finished 17th, led by Jared Russell who came in 42nd place. He was followed by Jared Justian in 63rd and Colin Famoly in 101st. Jenna Morris placed 15th overall for the Moravia girls, while Alexa O'Brien came in 67th, Emma Janke finished 74th and Taryn Langtry was 75th.
Weedsport 1, New York Mills 0: Suzie Nemec scored on a penalty stroke with 1:43 remaining in the game to win it for the Warriors.
Weedsport had 21 penalty corners and 17 shots on goal.
Southern Cayuga 4, Moravia 0: Bridget Davis recorded two goals, while Daisy Stebbins and Kaley Driscoll both scored once.
Southern Cayuga 9, Moravia 0: Joey Angotti and Tyler Ridley both potted a pair, while Chase Marshall had one goal and two assists. Ardany Lopez, Juan Par Soch, Sam Kniffin and Howie Baker also scored.
Jordan-Elbridge 4, Pulaski 3: The Eagles were swept in three singles matches, but recovered to take all four doubles matches and win their first of the season.
Anisa Bort and Meghan Whalen won first doubles 6-2, 6-3, Delaney Dunham and Megan hatt took second doubles 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-7), Bella DeCola and Gabrielle Skotkiski emerged in third doubles 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (14-12), and Maddie Green and Katelyn Precourt took fourth doubles 6-1, 6-1.
Groton 29, Moravia 14: Joe Shoemaker scored two touchdowns for the Blue Devils, one from five yards while the other was from a yard. He finished with 79 yards on 21 rushes.
Hunter Purdy added 32 yards on five carries.
Moravia had two big plays called back on penalties. Shoemaker had a 50-yard run negated by a holding call, while a 50-yard pass to Kaden Hooper came back due to a late hit.
Moravia (0-3) travels to Tioga Friday.
Skaneateles 49, Westhill 6: The Lakers returned two interceptions for long touchdowns. One came from Patrick Hackler, who returned his pick 78 yards for a score. The other was by Luke Viggiano for 70 yards.
Areh Boni ran for 175 yards on 15 carries while scoring one touchdown.
Hackler went 12-for-19 for 135 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for two scores.
Skaneateles improves to 3-0.
Port Byron 3, Auburn 0: The Panthers' Allison Grudzien scored twice and Rileigh Luste added one goal. Haley Smith, Jordyn Baker and Luste also picked up assists.
Lauren Dupre made 12 saves for the Maroons.