WG swimmers beat Auburn; McMahon wins at SCAC meet

first_imgImproving to 3-2-1 on the season, the West Genesee boys swim team traveled to Auburn last Wednesday night and emerged with a 93.5-76.5 victory over the Maroons.Things turned in the Wildcats’ favor when it won four consecutive races, starting in the 200-yard individual medley, where Keegan Scharoun prevailed in two minutes, 15.88 seconds.Then WG pulled off a couple of top-three sweeps. In the 50 freestyle, Nate Long took first place in 25.24 seconds, with Nolan Meritt second (26.23) and Greg Fey third (26.30).Ryan McMahon got his turn winning the 100 butterfly in 1:03.67 over Aidan Sperduti (1:06.14) and Cameron Chao (1:06.86), with Chao also finishing third in the 200 IM.Alex Shuron needed 53.76 seconds to prevail in the 100 freestyle, with Chase Foresti second (56.91) before Scharoun returned and beat the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:29.28.To close out the meet, McMahon, Chao, Shuron and Scharoun swam the 400 freestyle relay in 3:44.06, this after Shuron, Sperduti, Foresti and Dan Lounsberry swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.50.From there, WG traveled to Nottingham Friday for the Salt City Athletic Conference championships, where the big highlight was seeing McMahon go 1:01.71 to pull away and win the 100 breaststroke, more than two seconds ahead of Fulton’s Mark Tallents (1:04.07) in second place.Shuron finished fourth in the 100 butterfly in 57.45 seconds as McMahon got fifth place in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.55, with Scharoun eighth in 1:57.86 to go with a 10th in the 100 freestyle.In the 400 freestyle relay, WG was third as Scharoun, Shuron, McMahon and Nate Long finished in 3:40.85. Shuron, Scharoun, McMahon and Chao were fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.16.Representing Westhill, Vince Tarolli beat the field in the 100 freestyle, his time of 48.85 seconds nearly a full second ahead of Oswego’s Casey DeLapp and Baldwinsville’s Bailey Ludden, both of whom posted 49.67. Tarolli also claimed third place in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.57, two spots ahead of McMahon.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: swimmingWest Geneseelast_img read more

Junior guard Maurice Jones set to transfer

first_imgBasketball player Maurice Jones plans to transfer from USC, he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning.“In a few hours I will be on my way home … I will be looking to transfer from USC smh,” Jones tweeted.The news comes on the heels of Jones being ruled academically ineligible for the 2012-13 season. The original plan was for the 5-foot-7 guard to return to the team after sitting out this season.“He’ll have two years [of eligibility] left,” head coach Kevin O’Neill told the Daily Trojan last week. “What we’re looking forward to is getting [Jones] back next year after Jio [Fontan] has graduated, and stepping right into the role of being the lead guard on our team.”That no longer appears to be the case, although nothing is finalized in the transfer process. According to a USC spokesperson, no paperwork for a transfer had been filed as of Wednesday night. O’Neill reiterated to the Daily Trojan that he supports whatever decision Jones decides to make. He also stated he could not comment any further because Jones has not officially transferred yet.Jones, a junior from Saginaw, MI, averaged a team-leading 13 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game last season. He started all 32 of USC’s contests, averaging 38.2 minutes per game — good for the sixth-highest ranking in the NCAA. It remains to be seen where Jones might be interested in transferring, as he was unavailable for comment when reached by a number of publications.ESPN Los Angeles reported Wednesday night that USC might seek to fill Jones’ scholarship with center Omar Oraby, a prospective 7-foot-2 transfer from Rice. As transfers between Division I schools must normally sit out one season, the NCAA would need to grant Oraby’s hardship waiver request for him to play immediately.last_img read more