by Dave Clark

Boys varsity soccer scrimmage
On Wednesday evening, Aug. 30, the boys varsity had a home scrimmage against South Lewis that started at 6 p.m. Scrimmages are all about finding out who can do what and getting a better idea of what your team can do. The score of the game is not important at all, the type of game your team plays matters more.
Old Forge had a little better of the action in a closely played game with the front line producing some scoring on very good passing. The defense and the goaltender did a fine job even with a few errors. Those are things that will be corrected and, if they are, they should have a fine competitive season.
It will be some time before you will be able to see them play a home game, but watch for their first home game by following the Express which will always have the next week’s schedule printed in its paper.
Boys and girls
varsity soccer leagues set
With schools either gaining or losing enrollment, the Center State Conference has a busy job of keeping up with the present enrollment and moving teams from one division of the league to another, depending on their change.
In the boys soccer league, changes did take place. West Canada slipped back to Class C and will be in a larger school division and leave Old Forge’s division IV. Hamilton will be coming in to our division. Hamilton works with Morrisville-Eaton who fields football. Any athlete from Hamilton who wants to play football, goes to Morrisville-Eaton and any Morrisville athlete who wants to play soccer, can do so at Hamilton. This leaves Division IV with the following schools playing soccer: Poland, Remsen, ODY, Old Forge and Hamilton.
The girls league is basically the same at the boys league, except Oriskany plays soccer and has always been in our division. Oriskany is not in the boys soccer league because they only play football and any boy who wants to play soccer, plays with the Westmoreland team.