Run To The Top

Area Teams Find Spots In Cross Country, Soccer Polls

Runners take off from the start line at the Red Dragon Invitational earlier this month, an event that kicked off the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association cross country season. P-J file photo by Jay Young

SYRACUSE — The New York State Sportswriters Association released new cross country rankings this week, and the Maple Grove boys team has moved up one spot in Class D to the No. 2 position after opening the year at No. 3. The Red Dragons trail only Beaver River of Section III while Randolph has dropped four spots to the No. 9 position.

After beginning the season in the No. 19 spot, Clymer/Sherman/Panama has fallen one position to No. 20.

In Class C, Southwestern has dropped a pair of spots to No. 11, while Dobbs Ferry sits in the No. 1 spot.

The Maple Grove girls cross country team remains in the No. 2 spot in Class D, still trailing top-ranked South Lewis of Section III.

Now in the No. 7 spot, Clymer/Sherman/Panama has dropped one position from Week 1 while Silver Creek has remained in the No. 8 spot.

Maple Grove boys soccer is staying steady in this week’s Class C rankings.

The Red Dragons are once again in the No. 7 spot, while Lansing holds the top ranking in Week 2.

Maple Grove is 7-0 overall and 4-0 against CCAA Central Division opponents, and currently holds a plus-23 goal differential.

Westfield/Brocton is in the No. 19 spot after not cracking last week’s list. They boast a 5-3 overall record and a 3-1 Central Division mark, which is good for second place.

Ellicottville/West Valley is the No. 6 team in Class D after not making last week’s list. The team sits at 4-1-1 and 2-0-1 at the top of the CCAA East Division as Section VII Chazy leads all teams this week.

Pine Valley has dropped three spots to the No. 9 team and is now 6-2 on the year and 2-2 in the Central.

In Week 1 of the girls soccer rankings, which were released on Tuesday, Olean leads the way with the No. 8 spot in Class B, while Section II Schalmont is in the top spot.

The Huskies sit at 6-1 on the year after dropping their season opener to Hornell.

Also in Class B, Allegany-Limestone (3-2) is an honorable-mention choice.

Maple Grove is No. 13 in Class C after starting the year at 5-1. The Lady Red Dragons trail Section VI Holland (5-2-1), which is in the No. 9 spot, while Section II Stillwater is the top-ranked team (6-0).

Honorable-mention choices in Class C include Silver Creek (6-1) and Frewsburg (3-3).