OSWEGO, NY – The varsity boys’ hockey team won while the girls’ team split.
Lady Bucs varsity and jayvee basketball squads gained recent wins while the boys varsity five got edged out in its most recent game, Lady Bucs indoor team excelled and the wrestlers battled in a close one while the varsity bowling team lost its first match in a long time.
Big Ice Victory
The varsity hockey team squared off against division leading Skaneateles and came away with a 5-3 victory.
Oswego jumped out to a 3-0 first period advantage, but the Lakers refused to go away and tallied three in the second period while the Bucs mustered just one.
Entering the final period the home team had a 4-3 lead and in the final period there was just one goal and that came from the Bucs for a 5-3 verdict.
Justin Clark scored twice while Zack Zerrahn, Jake Oleyourryk and Jake Anderson each had one goal. Dave Walpole and Sean Mooney came up with two assists while Anthony Donabella, Chris Jadus and Zerrahn had one each.
In the net Chase Izyk had 33 saves for the 4-1 Bucs.
Lady Bucs Score Well
The Oswego Lady Bucs hockey team defeated Salmon River 6-1 and then lost to Massena 5-1.
Against Salmon River Oswego held a 3-0 lead after one period and built upon that for the highest goal scoring effort of the year.
Allie Rogers had two goals and two assists while Hannah Croteau added two goals as did Whitney Daino. Sage Dudley and Lainey Celeste each had an assist.
Meanwhile, in net Madisyn Whalen finished with 23 stops.
The following day Oswego held a 1-0 lead after the first period as Croteau battled for the puck with Hannah Koster getting the assist.
However, the Bucs could not score again.
In the end Whalen finished with 37 saves.
Bowlers Lose First of Year
After a solid 19 match winning streak the Buc boys lost to Baldwinsville 2-1.
Oswego lost the first game 971-925 and then fell 1,011-939 in the second before gaining one point with a 934-903 win in the third.
Meanwhile, the girls lost to B’ville 3-0 in falling 822-637, 753-644 and 703-686.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, “We were able to gain one point in the boys bringing our record to 8-4. The games were very close, but the boys just weren’t able to find the extra pins. The girls continue to show improvement. Seventh grader Kaitlyn Grant led the team with a strong 458. The girls are working hard and continue to improve during each match.”
Leading the boys was Matt Clemons with a 672 and games of 243-207-222. Kevin Goodale had a 619 (215-204-200) followed by Joe Clavelli 553 (154-216-145), and Jim Rose 439 (146-139-154).
For the girls it was Grant with a 458 behind games of 142-150-166 followed by Meghan Flack 433 (134-148-151), Caitlyn McRae 388 (137-135-116), Tori Gardner 350 (108-105-137) and Allie Hare 338 (116-106-116).
Split for Varsity Girls Five
Oswego met Liverpool and Utica Proctor in its last two games to come away with a split.
At Powers Gym this past Tuesday night the Bucs scored a 38-30 win over Liverpool.
The visitors held a 22-18 lead at halftime, but in the second half the Buc defense tightened limiting the Warriors to eight points, evenly split at four apiece, in the final 16 minutes.
McKenna Brookes and Marguerite Dillon each scored 11 to pace the Bucs while Nicole McCarthy added six, Brenna Riley four, Rachael Purtell three, Katherine Knopp two and Erica Atkins one.
In the previous game on the Powers Gym floor the Bucs ran into a tenacious defense as invading Utica-Proctor walked out with a 53-36 victory.
Oswego got behind very early in the contest as Proctor held a 16-5 lead after one quarter and it was 28-13 by halftime. The Bucs clawed their way back, but could not overcome the disadvantage.
Brenna Riley and Riley Patrick each had eight points while Dillon added seven, McCarthy four, Purtell three, Emily Heagerty and Atkins two each.
Buc Boys Edged on Court
It came down to late free throws as Liverpool scored a 63-62 win over the visiting Oswego High School boys varsity basketball team.
The Bucs were on a roll in the first half. During the first eight minutes the squad gained a 20-12 lead and at halftime the advantage remained the same with a 34-26 lead.
However, Oswego could not get its offense clicking in first half fashion as the teams played through the third quarter. Oswego managed just seven points while Liverpool roared back with 19 points for a 45-41 advantage.
The points were flying in the final quarter as Oswego exploded for 21, but Liverpool had 18 as the Bucs came up one point short of sending the game into overtime.
Dustin Sand finished with 20 points.
Lady Bucs on Run
In a meet highlighted by many personal best performances, the Oswego varsity girls’ indoor track team, opened its 2012-2013 campaign at the Jack Morse Relays, held on the campus of Colgate University.
“The girls did an outstanding job,” said Coach Jim McCaul. “Their strong work ethic has led to much improvement and I am looking forward to continued improvement as the season progresses.”
The Lady Bucs 4 x 200 meter relay, behind the personal best efforts of Vanessa Wiltsie, Grace Gilbert, Alexis Hanna, and Maria Monte, ran a fine time of 2:19.0, to finish second in their section.
Monte also ran a best of 9.41 in the 55 meter dash to place first in her heat.
Oswego’s sprint medley relay of Chloe Patterson, Vanessa Wiltsie, Kaylee Baldwin, and Mallory Gordon, ran a strong early season time of 5:32.2, to finish fourth in their section. This foursome also turned in a fast time of 15:40.3 in the distance medley relay, to earn sixth place in a very competitive field.
Alexis Hanna shattered her previous best in the 55 meter dash for the Lady Bucs.
Other bests for Oswego were earned by Baldwin in the 200 and 400 meter dash, Gilbert in the 800 meter run, Patterson in the 400 meter dash and 1600 meter run, and Gordon in the 800 and 1200 meter run.
The Lady Bucs will return to action on December 27, traveling to the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, for the Oscar B. Jensen Coed Holiday Relays, scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Wrestlers Battle Fulton B Varsity
The Fulton High School Varsity B wrestling team scored a 36-33 win over Oswego varsity.
The meet started with a double forfeit, but then Buc Jordan Perchway, at 132, pinned Mickey Noble in 28 seconds.
Fulton came right back as 138 pounder Logan Deifenbacher picked up six points via a forfeit.
At 145 Oswego grappler Jordan Attwood scored a major decision over Kyle Ware with an 11-1 win. Oswego continued to win on the mat as Michael Shepard pinned Dylan Gorman in 1:21 at 152.
Fulton’s Victor Runeare pinned Avery Sanders at 160 in 3:51 while at 170 Raider James Bailey gained a forfeit win.
At 180, Fulton wrestler Noah Gates pinned Zachary Caruso in 46 seconds. Travis Kemp of Fulton then pinned Nicholas Barnum in 5:27.
At 220, Jacob Rodriguez continued to display his mat ability with a pin of Raider James Clark in 1:17. At 285, Eric Doviak pinned Nick Holden in 1:43.
Six more points went to Devin Johnson of Fulton at 99 with a forfeit while106 was a double forfeit as was 113. Finally, at 120, Austin Coleman of Oswego had a technical fall of Keegan Condon in 4:38 with a 15-0 lead.
Jayvee Girls Five Up Wins
The jayvee girls’ basketball team gained its sixth win of the year with a 41-21 win over Utica-Proctor.
The Lady Bucs’ worked as a unit in playing everyone to pull out a win. They were able to come out from the beginning taking over the game by pushing the ball and fast breaking.
Leading the scoring for Oswego was Olivia Dowdle with 10 points. Cassidy King, Julia Lavery, and Clair Richardson all had seven points. Siara Wilson added four. Kelly Skinner had five and Brianna Stenz added one.
The six-game winning streak came to an end as Liverpool scored a 38-36 victory on Tuesday night.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “We came out strong taking over the first half forcing turnovers and converting them to points.”
At halftime the Bucs were ahead 25-15. The Bucs came out flat in the third and got frustrated by the Liverpool “2-3” zone.
Burridge said, “We had a couple of opportunities to tie the game. With 30 seconds remaining we were at the foul line, but were unsuccessful.”
Claire Richardson scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Siara Wilson had an eight-point night.