Jacob Appleton Section V Class D Champ

Jacob Appleton, the Section V Class D Cross Country champion, ran a 15:47 at McQuaid Invitational. Jacob is involved with school worship team and plays drums, lead guitar, and vocals. A counselor at a sports summer camp for elementary students, Jacob also volunteers at Flower City Work Camp. The two-year varsity baseball player also plays varsity basketball.

Cox Nets 1000 Points

Olivia Cox, a senior, scored her 1,000th varsity point on Senior Recognition Night! She has made a verbal commitment to the coach at Houghton College to play basketball and study in the pre-physician assistant program. In the off-season she has played AAU basketball with the Western New York Lady Lakers and the Rochester Warriors. She is the 2016 LCS class president and she plays soccer.

LCS Runners Pick Up Wins

The following article was published in the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel

by Donna Mackenzie

The Lima Christian Varsity Cross Country team members have been having a successful year thus far.

LCS fell 25-36 to Alexander and also to Oakfield-Alabama in a race on September 22 while defeating Keshequa 15-incomplete. Jake Appleton clocked a time of 16 minutes, 57 seconds to win the race. Ben Appleton ran a time of 18:15 for eighth. Chris Zhang posted a time of 22:07 for 29th place. Brandon Allen, who is running with a cast on his broken arm, came in 30th with a 22:08. Kai Liang crossed the finish line in 34th at 22:35. Colin Welch wound up 35th in 23:03.

“Through the first two races of the season, Jake had the fastest time of any runner in the Livingston-Genesee League except for Wheatland’s Alex Hogue,” coach Jen Vogt said. “We’re really excited about his times.”

In the girls varsity race, Lily Gallatin finished 17th at 30:10 in her first race of the year.

Joshua Vogt won the modified boys race and Jael Vogt captured the modified girls event.

The Saints boys team defeated Holley, but lost to Alexander, Livonia, and Wheatland-Chili on September 29. Due to a hip problem, Jake Appleton did not run in the race. Ben Appleton seized third with a time of 18:36. Liang came in 28th (22:37), Zhang 30th (23:01), Allen 31st (23:03), and Welch 34th (24:03). Lima Christian’s modified boys team beat all four schools, led by Joshua Vogt in 8:52. Paolo JiaJun was second in 9:15. Shane Welch clocked in 9:15, Matt Rosser 11:05 and Adin Ladd 11:14. Jael Vogt won the modified girls race in 10:26.

Lima’s boys (5-7) beat Pembroke 15-incomplete while falling to Avon 24-31 and to Kendall 27-28 on October 6. Jake Appleton won the race with a time of 18:57 over the course at Avon High. Zhang finished 9th (22:52). Liang was one second ahead of Allen for 11th in 23:17 while Allen was 12th in 23:18. Welch ended up 15th (23:59). Gallatin claimed 13th in 30:54 in the girls varsity race.

“The times the kids put up were very good; the course at Avon High is 3.4 miles while most courses we run on are 3.1 miles,” coach Vogt said.

Lima Christian races on October 13th.

LCS Girls’ Soccer Picks Up Wins

The Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel published the following article about the LCS girls’ varsity soccer team.

Following a seven-game skid to open the season, the Lima Christian Girls Varsity Soccer team earned two victories as the team totaled 14 goals.

LCS routed Hammondsport 9-1 on September 23. Natalie Domina began the scoring two minutes into the game as she turned a pass from Emily Werner into a goal. Four minutes later, Ashley Christiansen made it 2-1 on an unassisted goal. Jessica Tillapaugh’s goal at the 15-minute mark boosted the lead to 3-0. The Werner-to-Domina connection clicked for the fourth goal as Domina scored in the 23rd minute. Hammondsport narrowed the deficit to 4-1, but Domina popped in her third goal, assisted by Christiansen, for a 5-1 lead with about nine minutes left before halftime. The Lady Saints scored twice within the first 12 minutes of the second half to move their advantage to 7-1. Christiansen had the sixth goal off a Werner assist and Tillapaugh had a seventh goal. Werner tallied a goal, assisted by Domina, to bump the advantage to 8-1. Domina closed the scoring, assisted by Werner. Addy Gibney did not have to make a save.

“We had more quickness than they did and they were not able to stay with us,” Lima coach Val Coykendall said. “We were able to capitalize on our chances and we’ve made some changes in terms of what positions the girls play. Natalie has been moved from the left to the right and Emily has been moved to forward. Our defense played very well.”

Lima Christian defeated Red Creek 5-1 on September 26. Tillapaugh notched the first goal, but Red Creek battled back to tie the game at 1-1 before half-time. The Lady Saints put the game away as Domina scored off a Werner assist and Tillapaugh had her second goal of the game. Christiansen had the fourth goal and assisted on the final goal, scored by Domina. Gibney handled three saves.

“Red Creek was a tougher opponent, but we were able to build momentum early in the second half,” Coykendall said.

The Lady Saints fell 4-1 to Mount Morris on September 29. Werner scored the goal two minutes into the game and Domina had the assist. The squad made that lead stand up the rest of the first half and had some other chances, but could not pop another in. Mount Morris caught fire in the second half, and then adding goals at the 17 and 27 minute mark. Gibney stopped five shots.

Bishop Kearney dealt Lima a 4-0 setback on October 1. The Saints’ defense, led by Olivia Cox and Lindsay Christa, held Kearney to one goal until two minutes left in the first half. Kearney pulled away with two goals in the second half. Gibney made six saves for Lima (2-9).

“Lindsay and Olivia did a great job defending against Kearney’s best two players,” Coykendall said. “We had some injuries and had just 11 girls able to play in the game.”

LCS had three games this week.