The Rapids have a positive outlook for next season

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) -Watertown was on the Rapids road on Saturday in a double opponent of the Albany Dutchmen. Albany beat Watertown 3-0 in the first game and completed the rotation with a 9-1 win in Game 2.

For Rapids, the start of the 2022 season has been a joyous one.

The Rapids came away with a 2-3 result in Saturday’s double, losing 9-8 to Geneva on Friday night.

The attack has not been a problem for the Rapids in their first 5 games, they have run 24 and lost all of the Rapids 3.

Coach Mike Kogut says he is happy with what his team has played in the first week of the season.

“It simply came to our notice then. No doubt the players have advanced a bit in attack, in my opinion, in the wide league, but I hope that will change as the arms get tired and the boys start to live longer with a wooden stick, ”Kogut said.

Kogut says what moved him most was the team’s Achilles heel last year: the pitch.

“It simply came to our notice then. I mean, our staff have done a great job in the first 4 games and they have kept us in every game, and it shows in the final scores, ”Kogut said.

For some players, the leap from college baseball to the summer college baseball season is a challenge, and they say it takes a while to get to the schedule they see on the field every day from playing games 3 to 4 times a week. to use both mentally and physically.

“Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. We probably have 3 double days a week. In summer ball, it’s pretty much every day and then a day. It’s a big difference, but you know, if you do it right and take care of your body, there’s nothing too harsh, ”said catcher Elvis Lopez.

“It’s hard to play the body here every day, I’m not going to lie. I love it, though. There are a lot of repetitions that we need to get everyone in the team. “said goalkeeper Tyree Bradley.

With a new director and coach made up of former and current local baseball coaches, last year’s players say they see a different attitude and direction in the team both on and off the field.

“I think there is a bit more organization in the team. Everyone knows where they need to be, there is a little more communication between everyone. I think this team is a little tighter than last year. I think it’s a good team and we think we’ll be successful later in the season, “said Brett Myers.

Another day and another state title for Beaver River Colton Kempney Seniors at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championship.

On Saturday morning, Kempney won the 3,000-meter slip in Level 2 and finished 3rd overall with a time of 9: 04.79, his best time of 16 seconds.

Kempney’s high school career isn’t over yet, he will be competing in the New Balance Nationals in Philadelphia next weekend on Friday for the 2 mile and Sunday mile.

Section 10 athletes also performed well at state athletics championships.

In boys’ events:

Ansen Herrick of Potsdam won the 5th medal in the triple jump, was 10th in the long jump, 12,400th and 15th in the 200th, but less than a second from the medal competition.

Potsdamer Theo Hughes was 4th in the pentathlon shot put.

Nick Lyndaker of Canton was third in the 3200-meter dash.

Canton’s Max Finley finished 6th in the T-shirt test.

The Canton 3200m relay team, made up of Lyndaker, Finley, Miles Gendebien and Hayden Bregg, won 6th place.

In the girls competition. Madwood-Norfolk of Madwood-Norfolk won medals in the 5th hurdles and the 6,800 hurdles and placed 11th in the 1500 meters.

Sharon Colbert of the Flyers finished 8th in the 3000m.

Norwood Norfolk’s Colbert, Rachel Hewey, Allie Snell and Madison Carista’s relay team was 8th in the 4×800 test.

Olivia Ellis of Tupper Lake was 6th in the pentathlon, including 5th in the high jump.

After 27 years, the fight returned to the campus of San Lorenzo University, albeit only for a weekend.

The university held a reunion of former Saints fighters for 3-day activities.

The program, which was canceled after the 1995-96 season, was one of the best Level 3 programs in the country, and the team that won several national fighter titles won the D-3 crown in 1988.

“When we were here, it was probably the most successful program in the history of this San Lorenzo wrestling school with a rich tradition of national championships, individual champions, many Americans. Even if the program isn’t here this weekend, it’s about getting together this weekend, just seeing friends and family we haven’t seen in 20-30 years, and just reconnecting with people we’ve lost and loved. years, ”said Pat Conners, a member of the 1988 3rd National Championship.

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