Chenango Forks’ Section 4 Football Conference Division IV game at Whitney Point, scheduled for Saturday, will not be played.
Whitney Point Athletic Director Murphee Hayes said that, because of injuries, the Golden Eagles have been forced to forfeit.
“We’ve had a number of injuries and concussions,” she said, adding that she’s hopeful that the week off will allow the team (0-5, 0-2 Div. IV) time to get healthy and complete the remainder of its schedule, beginning on Oct. 10 at home against Thomas A. Edison.
Chenango Forks (4-1, 3-0 Div. IV) will travel to Newark Valley (4-0, 0-0 Div. IV) on Oct. 10.
Whitney Point-CF isn’t the only scheduled Section 4 football game that won’t be played; Elmira Notre Dame’s game against visiting Candor has also been canceled due to an insufficient number of eligible players at Candor. The school made the announcement Wednesday morning.
This Friday’s Section 4 Conference schedule includes Dryden (3-1 overall, 0-1 Div. V) traveling to Lansing (1-3, 1-0) in a key divisional contest at 7 p.m. Friday. Also on tap Friday is Groton (2-2, 1-1 Div. VIII) at Spencer-Van Etten (0-4, 0-1 Div. VIII).
Newark Valley 2, Union Springs 0: On Tuesday at Newark Valley, the host Cardinals scored two goals in the final 8 minutes of the first half and went on to defeat the Wolves in an IAC contest.
With 7:45 left in the first half, Maddie Sherwood finished a through ball from Megan Diego to make it 1-0. Less than three minutes later, Alicia Scales scored off a cross from Bri Sokol to cap the scoring on a wet and slippery field.
Groton 7, Whitney Point 1: On Tuesday at Groton, Sidney Reeves scored five goals, four in the second half, to lift the Indians to victory.
Reeves, a junior striker, has 17 goals this season for Groton (5-5).
Elmira Notre Dame 10, Tioga 0: Seven players scored to lead the visiting Crusaders to their 10th straight victory to start the season. Laurel Vargas led the way with three goals, one more than Camille VanderMeer.
Ithaca 1, Horseheads 1: On Senior Night Tuesday in Ithaca, Lizzy King’s second-half goal boosted the Little Red into a tie with the Blue Raiders (6-3-1). Ithaca had the edge in both shots (6-4) and corner kicks (5-4).
The Little Red finishes the regular season with four straight road games, beginning on Thursday at Union-Endicott in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
IAC meet at Groton: In Tuesday’s boys’ race, Groton sophomore Richard Moore won his second consecutive dual meet, crossing the line in 18 minutes, 21.7 seconds. Moore bolted to an early lead and never trailed. Kelvin Green of Dryden finished second in 18:7.66.
For the girls, Dryden senior Abbey Yatsko, a sprinter with multiple appearances at state and national track meets, won by more than two minutes for her second straight IAC cross country victory. Yatsko finished in 21:20.5; runner-up Emily Hess of Groton finished in 23:38.48.
Lansing 58, Odessa-Montour 35: On Tuesday at O-M, Lansing swimmers won the first eight events and the unbeaten Bobcats cruised to victor over the Indians.
Watkins Glen 112, Dryden 68: On Tuesday at Watkins Glen, the Senecas won nine of 12 events, with Peighton Cervoni and Katherine Meehan winning two individual events and swimming on a winning relay.
Dryden’s Marita Miller had a hand in all three of Dryden’s event wins, taking the 200- and 500-yard freestyles and swimming on the Purple Lions’ winning 400 free relay.
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Mary Rakas, Nick Cannon and Erin Saeger contributed to this report.