Geneseo’s Moore Honored Again
Dan Moore (Southwestern/Lakewood) finished off his third year as the head coach of the SUNY Geneseo men’s and women’s cross country teams in style, picking up his second consecutive men’s and third straight women’s US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Atlantic Region Coach of the Year Award.
Moore earned the honors after leading both teams to first-place finishes at the Atlantic Region Championships, which he has done each of the past three years. Geneseo is now only one of two teams to three-peat in the men’s division while the women’s squad was able to surpass SUNY Cortland for its 10th overall title.
Moore fostered 12 All-Region honors for his runners this season, including one for Isaac Garcia-Cassani, who finished sixth out of a field of 279 during last Saturday’s NCAA Division III Championships in Elsah, Illinois with a time of 24.32.24.
Hope Pietrocarlo (Maple Grove/Bemus Point) and the Edinboro women’s cross country team followed up their 14th NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship earlier this month with a strong showing at the NCAA Championships in Evansville, Indiana this past weekend.
The Fighting Scots grabbed 19th overall out of a field of 32 teams thanks to strong performances by six freshmen, including Pietrocarlo who ran a 151st-place (128th in scoring) time of 23:03.4.
Clayton Hanson (Southwestern/Jamestown) and the ninth-ranked West Point rifle team suffered a recent setback to No. 2 TCU, with the Horned Frogs picking up a 4,713-4,642 win this past weekend.
The freshman fired an 1,147 aggregate, and was joined by strong performances from classmates Kaitlyn Kutz (1,159) and Matt Lovre (1,156). Hanson finished with a 574 in smallbore and a 573 in air rifle.
On Nov. 10 Army split a tri-match, topping No. 30 MIT but falling to No. 14 Nevada-Reno after Hanson fired a 583 smallbore and 582 air rifle for an 1,165 aggregate.
Army is next scheduled to face conference opponent Kentucky on Jan. 13.
Zach Panebianco (Jamestown/Jamestown) and the SUNY Geneseo Knights are 2-1 on the season after a 89-63 win over Morrisville at home on Tuesday evening.
The junior guard finished with 16 points, four steals and two rebounds to bring his season average to 18.7 points per game, while shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc for the year.
Panebianco scored 17 points and added two assists and five rebounds in a 63-47 loss to Randolph-Macon on Sunday.
Geneseo will now travel to face Alfred on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Two-time Post-Journal Player of the Year James Rojas (Jamestown/Jamestown) picked up 6 points for Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College on Wednesday as the Blue Dragons earned a 109-100 win over Pratt Community College to improve to 6-1 on the season.
That win followed Hutchinson’s first loss of the year to Cloud County Community College, 82-79, which saw Rojas notch 13 points, two assists and seven rebounds.
Bryce Morrison (Randolph/Kennedy) and the Alfred Saxons improved their record to 8-3 on the year with a 29-16 win over Stevenson University at the NCAA Division III ECAC Football Fest in Newark, Delaware on Sunday.
The junior led the way under center, completing 10-of-15 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions while also picking up 9 yards on the ground.
Stephen Carlson (Jamestown/Jamestown) has joined four Princeton Tigers on the All-Ivy League second team after finishing his season with 935 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Carlson’s effort aided the Tigers to a record of 5-5, as the sophomore finished fourth in the Ivy League in both receptions and receiving yards. Carlson would have broken the Princeton single-season record for touchdown receptions had it not been for teammate Jesper Horsted’s 1,226-yard, 14-TD season.
Jaysean Paige (West Virginia University/Jamestown) picked up 28 points and six rebounds as the Newcastle Eagles topped Sheffield Sharks, 100-93, in recent Eurobasket action.
Paige currently sits atop the league with a 26.3 points-per-game average. In a Nov. 12 defeat of Cheshire, Paige led the way with 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists.