YOUTH LACROSSE: OWEGO’S PRENTISS CONTRIBUTES TO TOURNAMENT TITLE
(2022-06-15)Tioga County Sports Report
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Owego 8th-grader Sawyer Prentiss contributed to the Gaffer Elite 2025-26 championship run at the Lehigh Laxfest tournament this past weekend.
The 2025-26 team played in a 2025 age group and won the title, outscoring their opponents 32-8.
Pacing the offense was Seton Catholic freshman Rory Callahan, scoring 13 goals on the day.
In the face-off circle, Chenango Valley freshman Mason Marinaro and Corning 8th-grader Clayton Smith dominated the day, winning a combined 39 of 43 face-offs.
In goal, Chenango Valley 8th-grader Sid Dunster and Ithaca freshman Ryan Hughes combined to allow eight total goals in four games.
Also filling up the stat sheet with goals and assists were Prentiss, Nate Marinaro (Fr., CV), Roman Dutcher (8th, CV), Owen Dubrava (Fr., Union-Endicott) and Taylor Freelove (8th, Corning).
Defensively, the squad received strong efforts from the collective group of Mike Lutton (8th, Elmira Notre Dame), Jaden Branch (Fr., Maine-Endwell), Mason Williams (Fr., Maine-Endwell), Tiegen Gill (8th, Corning), Cooper Bange (8th, Corning), Regis Farren (Fr., Corning) and Ryland McKay (Fr., Corning).
Coaching the team were Chad Freelove (Corning) and Eddie Baker (Vestal).
The Corning-based program took multiple age groups to the tournament to include the 2023s, 2024s, 2025-26s, 2027s and 2028-29s.
The 2023s and 2028-29s placed second in their respective age groups.
The 2023s and 2024s are headed to Albany for the Albany Clash this weekend. The other groups will be headed to Maryland for the Bay Bridge Brawl on June 25.
Gaffer Elite Lacrosse is in its 11th season, and is directed by Bob and Duncan Streeten.
IN PHOTOS: The 2025-26 Gaffer Elite team. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF GAFFER ELITE LACROSSE.
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