High school roundup: Bella Burda leads Arlington cross country sweep

High school roundup: Bella Burda leads Arlington cross country sweep

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High school roundup: Bella Burda leads Arlington cross country sweep

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Bella Burda set a course record as the Arlington High School boys and girls cross country teams cruised to Fort Plain Invitational crowns in Fort Plain on Saturday.

The girls compiled 34 points, compared to Guilderland’s second-place total of 58.

Burda finished the 3-mile course in a winning time of 17 minutes, 40 seconds.

Teammates Ariane Garrett and Kayla Sullivan placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

“They seem to be a very cohesive group. They seem to like and support one another, which seems to be making a huge difference. They have team goals they’re shooting for,” Arlington coach Steve Arnett said.

The Arlington boys, who’d won the Somers Big Red Invitational eight days ago, finished with 39 points, and Guilderland followed with 81 points.

Steve Morrison placed second on the 3-mile course in 15:49 to pace Arlington. James Asselmeyer and Tom Wimmers were third and fifth, respectively.

“I thought they ran very well. It’s always nice to have three guys in the top five,” Arnett said of his team.

Arlington competes next Saturday in the Queensbury Invitational, at the site of the 2013 state public high school championships.

“I’m sure they’re going to be tested and we’ll see if they can hold their own,” Arnett said.

Boys soccer

Zach Sivulich scored the tying goal in the 18th minute of the second half for host Red Hook in a 2-2 non-league tie with Washingtonville.

Kosei Iwamoto had a first-half goal for the Raiders (1-2-1) against the defending Section 9 Class AA champions. Dennis Hare assisted on both goals, and goalkeeper Zack Decker stopped 13 shots.

“If we take Zack out of goal, we’re going to give up several more goals,” Red Hook coach Steve Sutton said.

“We played better than we did in the two matches we lost. It was progress for us. I was happy with the way we played.”

Red Hook hosts Highland on Tuesday.

New Paltz 2, Saugerties 0 — Sean Weinman and Carlos Cuellar scored for the visiting Huguenots in a shutout win over the Sawyers late Friday.

Will Kay made two saves for New Paltz (2-2).

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