Forgive Oneonta High sophomore Emerson Kelby if he's feeling a little flushed.
After beating Andy Hsu of Ithaca and Keith Jensen of Binghamton in straight sets Friday in the Section Four State Qualifier at the Binghamton Tennis Center, Kelby earned a spot in the New York State High School Championships that start at 1 p.m. Thursday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing.
Kelby will return to the BTC on Saturday to play Corning's Artem Khrapko to determine the Section Four singles champion. He's attempting to become the first OHS to win the overall sectional championship since Riley Lorenz defeated Binghamton's Alex Tsai, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the 2010 final.
In his quarterfinal, Kelby beat Hsu, 6-4, 6-0. He followed that up with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Jensen to improve to 17-0 on the season.
The top three finishers in singles and doubles from the Section Four State Qualifier advance to the state championships.
Section Three Class C-2
Cooperstown's girls finished tied for second with Waterville in the Section Three Class C-2 meet Thursday at Herkimer.
Cooperstown and Waterville finished with 87 points in a 12-team meet won by West Canada Valley with 162.
The Redskins received titles from their 400-meter relay team and high jumper Lucy Ford.
"Waterville has beaten us several times this season," Cooperstown coach Connie Herzig said. "I thought Waterville would beat us by a couple of points. We had a really nice meet. I don't think my kids could have done any better. We sent 12 girls and they went over and above."
Emily Calkins, Katie Franck, Haley Hohensee and Katelynn Kiuber placed first in the 400 relay in 53.51 seconds. In the preliminaries, they ran a season-best 53.19.
Ford, a sophomore, cleared 4-10 in winning the high jump.
"She had two really nice jumps at 5-0, but she brushed it with her ankle both times," Herzig said of Ford, who has cleared 5-2 this season.
Senior Sarah Millea finished second in the pole vault in a personal-best 8-6. That's the same height West Canada's Jenny Maxwell made, but Maxwell won on fewer misses.
Millea didn't vault last season because of a right quadriceps injury. The same injury forced her to miss the soccer season in the fall.
She didn't advance to Thursday's Section Three State Qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse.
"She said, 'It's OK. It's a perfect day,'" Herzig said of Millea, whose previous best vault was 8-0. "Just the fact she was able to vault this season is such a gift. She went through nine months of agony where her leg ached all the time."
The Redskins also received second-place finishes from Emily Calkins in the 400 (1:05.38), Jordian Siver in the pentathlon (1,608) and Becca Odell in the 2,000 steeplechase (8:56.1).
Kiuber, a senior, finished third in the long jump at 14-11 3/4 and advanced to the state qualifiers. She'll also compete on the relay next week.
Ford also qualified for next week.
Cooperstown's boys will compete in the Section Three Class C-2 Championships on Saturday at Cooperstown.
Section Three Class C-2
Thursday at Herkimer
Team scores: West Canada Valley 162, Cooperstown 87, Waterville 87, Morrisville-Eaton 49, Mohawk 46, Bishop Grimes 44, Fabius Pompey 44, Sandy Creek 24, Weedsport 13, Manlius Pebble Hill 3, Syracuse Academy of Science 1, Onondaga 0.
Winners and Cooperstown athletes in the top six.
100 meters: 1, Sarah Wyatr (WCV) 13.25; 3, Haley Hohensee (Coop) 14.00. 200: 1, Sarah Wyatr (WC) 27.25; 6, Emily Calkins (C) 29.38. 400: 1, Alicia Barnes (Wat) 1:03.53; 2, Emily Calkins (C) 1:05.38. 800: 1, Abby Rogers (BG) 2:28.35; 4, Bella Anania (C) 2:41.72. 1,500: 1, Jordan Sloan (BG) 5:13.87. 3,000: 1, Erin McConnell (FP) 10:30.08; 4, Kate O'Handley (C) 12:20.03. 100 hurdles: 1, Mikey Maxwell (WC) 16.41; 5, Kelsey Lent (C) 18.85. 400 hurdles: 1, Mikey Maxwell (WC) 1:10.81; 4, Kelsey Lent (C) 1:17.44. 400 relay: 1, Cooperstown (Emily Calkins, Katie Franck, Haley Hohensee, Katelynn Kiuber) 53.51. 1,600 relay: 1, Waterville 4:19.99; 5, Cooperstown 4:37.01. 3,200 relay: 1, Waterville 10:14.44; 4, Cooperstown 10:52.22. Long jump: 1, Sarah Wyatr (WC) 16-6; 3, Katelynn Kiuber 14-11 3/4. Triple jump: 1, Sarah Wyatr (WC) 38-5 1/2. High jump: 1, Lucy Ford (C) 4-10. Shot put: 1, Ciera Fortello (WC) 29-10; 6, Lucy Ford (C) 24-5. Discus: 1, Ciera Fortello (WC) 76-5. Pole vault: 1, Jenny Maxwell (WC) 8-6; 2, Sarah Millea (C) 8-6. Pentathlon: 1, Breanna Sauter (Weed) 1,719; 2, Jordian Siver (C) 1,608. 2,000 steeplechase: 1, Jenny Maxwell (WC) 8:41.5; 2, Becca Odell (C) 8:56.1.
Section Four Class D
Windham's Dan Marino shot an 84 to finish tied for sixth in the Section Four Class D meet Thursday at the Delhi College Golf Course.
Marino missed out on a four-man playoff by two strokes. Elmira Notre Dame's Alex Nassar made par on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors.
Windham placed fourth out of five teams with 500 strokes. Marathon won with 419.
Russ Pelham contributed a 96 for the Warriors.