Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSliverpoolSoftball Alyssa Dybacz notched three hits and drove in two runs. Kaycee Hawk got two hits and scored twice, with Young and Jordan Martin each adding RBIs. Adrianna Capsello scored two runs, with Mattison Phinney and Emma Johnson also crossing the plate.C-NS, meanwhile, had its own impressive non-league effort that same Monday against East Syracuse Minoa, who is coached by former Northstars great Lucia Meola.Meola’s Spartans had won four in a row going into this game, but state no. 6-ranked C-NS handled them 13-0, moving its overall record to 16-2. Two rallies was all C-NS needed as it jumped on ESM pitcher Shaina Brilbeck for eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, adding five more runs two innings later, plenty of protection for Ariana Corasaniti, who limited the Spartans to two hits overall.Brooke Nicolaos got three RBIs as Francesca LoRobardiere drove in two runs. Corasaniti, Brandi Feeney, Ally Ciafratta and Giana Wameling had two hits apiece, with Shannon Sisco scoring twice to match Feeney and Ciafratta.Liverpool attempted to get a regular-season sweep against West Genesee last Tuesday afternoon, but a single inning proved costly to the Warriors in a 9-6 defeat to the Wildcats.Having beat WG 4-1 two weeks earlier, Liverpool had a 2-0 lead when, in the bottom of the fourth, Cassie Wiggins and Sarah Miles struggled, the Wildcats scoring all nine of its runs.Kayla Hoovler’s bases-clearing triple was one key blow, with Sophia VanHorn’s double also bringing home three runs as Abbey VanHorn had a two-run double.Nearly making it all the way back, the Warriors closed the gap with two runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but couldn’t quite catch up. Alicia Nash hit a home run as she and Julia Wike both drove had two RBIs, with Emma Terzini and Makayla Sweeting each driving in one run.On Wednesday, it was B’ville against Liverpool, and the Bees got the best of it, prevailing 11-3 as it took charge with five runs in the third inning and four runs in the fourth inning to erase an early 1-0 deficit.Young did it all, from pitching a complete game to earning a home run, two singles and five RBIs at the plate. Johnson drove in two runs, with Hawk, Dybacz, Martin and Khyra Wilbur getting one RBI apiece. Alicia Nash (two doubles) and Helen Nash (double, triple, RBI) paced Liverpool.C-NS, meanwhile, shut out Christian Brothers Academy 5-0, Corasaniti getting one more post-season tune-up as she held the Brothers to one hit all afternoon.A run in the fourth inning got the Northstars in front, but four runs in the sixth put the game away as Alayna Harbaugh went four-for-four with a double and two RBIs, while Wameling had three hits. Corasaniti and Jordyn Maldonado both doubled and drove in runs.When the sectional Class AA playoff brackets were released, just five teams were on it – and Liverpool wasn’t one of them.With the top seed, C-NS had a bye directly into this Saturday’s semifinal at the Gillette Road complex against Fayetteville-Manlius or Rome Free Academy, with B’ville, the no. 2 seed, meeting Syracuse in the other semifinal. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Based on all that had taken place in the regular season, the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team knew that Baldwinsville provided the most formidable obstacle to a third consecutive Section III Class AA title.The Bees, who entered the state Class AA rankings in the no. 28 spot, beat the Northstars on May 8, and continued to play well after that game, too, recording a 6-0 shutout of reigning sectional Class B champion Christian Brothers Academy last Monday afternoon.Kayla Young held the potent Brothers lineup to four hits, all singles, and walked four while striking out eight. Her effort was made easier by B’ville getting to CBA pitcher Maddy Tallman for two runs in the second inning and three runs in the third.
On Nov. 5, members of SC Auto Society were invited to a car showing at Pagani Newport Beach by a USC alumnus. Photo courtesy of Steven Chang.Starting this semester, a new club on campus is helping students explore their interest in all things automobile. SC Auto Society, which was officially chartered in Fall 2017, creates an environment on campus for all car enthusiasts, welcoming undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni and even faculty members to become involved in and knowledgeable about cars. Its members organize drives, go to car meets, attend car shows and visit auto museums, said William Squires, the club’s vice president.“The SC Auto Society is a essentially a club of people who love cars,” Squires said. “The car enthusiast community is one of the most welcoming communities. You don’t even have to have a car to be in the club. There are some expensive cars in the club and some inexpensive cars, but no one is treated any differently by what car you have.” President Steven Chang started SC Auto Society because he believed that there were a lot of car enthusiasts who had no place to go, especially after a previous club, Auto Club of SC, ended three years ago. In addition, Chang thought the club would be a good way to keep in contact with his friends and expand his network. “It has allowed me to meet a lot of alumni or conduct events with alumni,” Chang said. “The whole philosophy or mission statement of this club is to bring together people who wouldn’t normally hang out. We’re able to bring together international students, kids from the East Coast, both boys and girls and those all over California.” Becaues SC Auto Society is a new club this semester, the organization’s executive board is primarily focusing on building a solid foundation. To expand the club’s reach to the Trojan community, the board developed a logo, created special car stickers and ordered apparel. So far, most of the club’s events consist of going to car shows and meets that car dealerships or other schools host, Chang said. The point is to park your cars, have them on display and talk to others about what kind of cars they’re interested in and what features they added to their cars, and to get to know them on a personal level, according to Squires.Car shows, which typically occur on Saturday or Sunday mornings, allow people to bring their own cars and to meet new people, Chang added. “At these car shows, people from all over the area will come and bring whatever they have,” Chang said. “Some of them have themes, so a theme might be exotic super cars with Lamborghinis or Ferraris. Typically, they’ll have a sponsor, so it’s a way for a company to get their name out there or for a club like us to interface with the community.”So far, the largest event the SC Auto Club’s board has organized was a car show held on Nov. 5 at Pagani Newport Beach. Originally, the show was meant to be a small gathering for only USC students so the club could get some exposure through pictures and social media, according to Chang. However, after getting more involved and reaching out, several other schools — including Chapman University, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount University and Palos Verdes High School — showed up. “I was sort of in the process of putting together a league of all of these car clubs in California,” Chang said. “We’re friends with about 15 schools now and so it was nice to meet all of these people for the first time after talking to them for months, so it was my favorite car show.” Squires hopes SC Auto Society will continue to be an inclusive and prominent club in future years. He also aspires to help the club host its own show along Trousdale Parkway, with dealerships and possibly famous car collectors like Jay Leno and David Lee.“I would really like to have a car show in the spring semester on the USC campus,” Chang said. “Not only would we be able to get our name out there, but it would give students a chance to show their cars, meet more people and hopefully get more alumni involved. The end goal is to also provide a way for students to meet alumni not just through panels or for networking and school-related events, but through hobbies.”