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Campus Clippings: Ripple claims Oswego honors

April 8, 2009
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

Christine Ripple (Johnstown) was named the Oswego State Female Athlete of the Week after having a strong weekend at Susquehanna University.

After never winning a personal event during her high school or college career, she won two individual events at the Jim Taylor Invitational.

She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.14 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 69.3 seconds. The times were personal bests and qualified her for the State University of New York Athletic Conference championships in both events.

She also ran a leg of the 400- and 1,600-meter relays, leading the Lakers third- and seventh-place finishes respectively.

Kris Barone (Gloversville) was named a NJCAA Region III Male Athlete of the Week after helping the Herkimer County Community College baseball team, which is ranked ninth in the nation, to a 4-0 week.

He was 4-for-6 against Broome County Community College, raising his batting average to .571 on the season. He then threw a complete-game one-hit shutout at Onondaga Community College with 10 strikeouts.

Ron Patterson (Gloversville) also had two hits in a the first game of a doubleheader sweep against Broome.

John Moore (Fonda-Fultonville) was part of another record-setting relay for the University at Albany men's track and field team at the Florida Relays.

He ran the third leg of the winning 3,200-meter relay team, which finished 7:26.67, breaking the previous record by almost nine seconds and reaching both the IC4A and Eastern College Athletic Conference standards.

Moore had a split of 1:49.6.

Katie Finch (Broadalbin-Perth) suffered her first loss of the season Sunday in a 1-0 loss to Rochester.

However, she did become the school's all-time strikeout leader fanning nine Rochester batters. She earned the save in the second game, throwing four innings and striking out seven more.

She know has 560 strikeouts, nine more than Stephanie Adamschick, who held the previous record.

Cortland won the second game 4-3.

Matt Mancini (Fonda-Fultonville) had two hits, a walk and a run scored helping the Hamilton College baseball team to a split with Amherst College.

The Continentals won the first game 5-4 before losing the second 7-5. Mancini got both of his hits in the second game.

Mancini is hitting .250 on the season with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored.

Kevin Hunt (Johnstown) had two assists in the St. Michael's College men's lacrosse team's 8-7 overtime win over Pace.

He assisted on the first two goals.

Hunt has appeared in all seven games and has a goal and four assists on the season.

Note: There will be no Campus Clippings next week. Look for it to resume April 22.



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