Jamestown CC wins the Cannoneer Classic Championship

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – The Cannoneer Classic championship game was held at McVean Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon as the Lady Cannoneers hosted Jamestown Community College for the title.

The Lady Cannoneers picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, beating UConn Avery Point 86-54.

In the 1st quarter, Gabrielle Morley hits the pullup in lane to take JCC to 2.

Then it was KJ Belmore who ended the break with the lay-in: Lady Cannoneers by 1.

Another quick break for JCC ends in an Emily Farrand bucket to put JCC in the top 4.

Then it was Moore with the nice spin move for the basket to send the Lady Cannoneers up by 6.

Kalyna Bryant goes hard inside for a 2. Jamestown continues to beat JCC 73-70.

The Liberty League men’s soccer championship was held in Canton when St. Lawrence hosted Skidmore.

No Score 6:40 when Marvin Sibanda unloads a rocket that hits the back of the net: 1-0 Saints.

With 15 seconds left in the 1st half, it’s Sibanda with his 2nd record of the game to give the Saints a 2-0 lead at halftime.

In the 2nd half, Sibanda completed the hat trick when he split the whistle on penalties: 3-0 St Lawrence.

The Saints go back-to-back in the Liberty League, beat Skidmore 3-1 and earn an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament.

The swimming championships of the girls section 10 took place on Sunday in the SUNY Potsdam.

Gold medalists by event included:

Canton 8th grader Kaitlyn Redfern, who set a new course record in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:11.82, a quarter of a second better than the old mark.

Redfern topped the 300 individual medley.

Bears teammate Alexis Stuntz won the 500 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

St. Lawrence Central’s Ella Bellinger conquered the 200 freestyle while teammate McKenna Bowles won the 100 butterfly.

For Malone, Maya Massaro took first place in the 50 freestyle by three-tenths of a second and won the 100 freestyle by three-quarters of a second.

Canton won the 200m medley relay, Malone won the 200m freestyle relay, while St. Lawrence Central led the 400m freestyle relay.

With 311 points, Canton won its 10th straight Division 10 swimming title, followed by St. Lawrence Central, Malone, Potsdam and Ogdensburg rounding out the top five.

Players, coaches, friends, and the community were able to relive the championship moments of SUNY Potsdam Men’s Basketball’s Jerry Welsh era with an original documentary, “The Bodacious Bears,” Sunday afternoon at the campus’s Theater for the Performing Arts.

After two years of work, the documentary, produced by Tim Dempsey and Francesco Palumbo from the north of the country, premiered in front of a gathering of 300 people.

The documentary featured rare game footage, exclusive interviews with Hall of Fame coach Jerry Welsh and several legendary Bears players and staff.

Welsh and some of the players were in attendance, all of whom were honored for the most memorable moments in the college’s basketball program.

“They were so good because of two things: their character and their work ethic and their care for each other. You worked hard every day. They realized that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary,” Welsh said.

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