OSWEGO, NY – The Lady Bucs capped an impressive season on Saturday at the Section 3 State Qualifier Championship swimming and diving meet at Nottingham High School.
Eight out of the fourteen Oswego Sectional Meet qualifiers were invited back to the elite meet as one the top 24 in the section in their respective events.
Coming off of an impressive Class A Championship meet on Thursday, the Lady Bucs were ready for more.
Again, seniors Mara Parker, Haley Annal, and Michaela Auer provided some great leadership at the intimidating meet for the predominantly younger Oswego team.
Auer finaled in the 50 free and 100 breast, placing fourth in the 50 free with a NY State Championship Meet qualifying time of 25.18, and placed third in the breaststroke with a new school record and New York State Meet qualifying time of 1:08.55 beating her own record of 1:10.40 established two years ago.
Parker finaled in both the 50 free (25.79) and 100 free (56.47).
Annal came back in the 100 fly (1:05.12) and the 100 back (1:08.30), swimming personal best times in both.
Coach Josh Lerch said, “Individually, I am very proud of all my seniors and their performances over these past few days. However, their contributions to our relays, enabling all of our relays to drop at least a second since qualifying for the meet on Thursday, helped our team to a very respectable 6th place finish at the meet in a field of over 35 teams.”
Junior Kaila McClelland and sophomore Chrissy Abare were also big contributors.
Kaila placed in the top 12 in both the 500 free (5:43.96) and the 200 I.M. in a personal best time of 2:26.74, in addition to swimming her best 50 backstroke split (31.92) to lead off our medley relay.
Chrissy Abare, our lone sophomore, also played a big part in our success.
Chrissy made it back in the 200 free (2:07.22) and the 100 free, swimming a personal best in the event (58.29).
She also was integral in the success of both our 200 and 400 free relays, swimming lifetime best splits in both events (26.47 seconds in the 50 and 58.00 seconds in the 100).
Freshman Carrie Gilbert and Colleen Fraser and eighth grader Mayra Lopez completed the impressive roster for the Lady Bucs at the championship meet.
Gilbert again swam an outstanding split of 27.37 seconds to anchor the medley relay.
Fraser competed in the 100 breaststroke after swimming an outstanding qualifying time of 1:16.45 at the Class A Championship Meet on Thursday.
Lopez made it back in both the 200 free and the 500 free, placing an impressive 14th in the 500.
However, Mayra’s performance on the 200 and 400 free relays was probably even more impressive than her individual swims.
She swam personal bests on both going 26.9 in her 50 and 59.79 in her 100.
Coach Lerch said, “This was a great ending to another strong season for the Lady Bucs. While Michaela Auer will be preparing for the New York State Championship Meet coming up in two weeks in hopes of lowering her school record yet again, the rest of the team will be able to sit back and look favorably on their first, or possibly their last, but most assuredly their best, season.”
Lady Buc swimmers excelled in the pool while the boys’ volleyball team fell in Section III competition. This was also the week that the Buc Boosters recognized fall sports athletes.
Robinson Leads Lady Bucs
The Oswego girls’ cross country team closed out a successful season Saturday with an outstanding performance at the Section 3 Cross Country Championships.
Junior standout Mackenzie Robinson, ran a fine time of 21:13.4, over the wet and muddy Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School course, to finish 25th overall, in a field that included some of the top runners in the section and state.
Her time lowered her previous course best by 1:27.
Senior Michelle Champagne, turned in her best race of the season (24:48.6), to finish second for the Lady Bucs.
Rapidly improving freshman Meghan LiVoti shattered her previous course best by close to five minutes to finish with a personal best time of 25:06.6 over the very challenging five kilometer course.
Sophomore Kaela Shafer also ran a best for Oswego, with an improvement of over one minute, on the VVS layout, which will be the site for the 2011 New York State Cross Country Championships.
OSWEGO, NY – An archrival football game, outstanding swimming, a never give up golf team and solid running were accompanied by an unbeaten volleyball team to get another week of Oswego High School sports action under way.
Football Battle Tense And Tight
The rivalry game of the year was played on Friday at the new athletic complex in Fulton as the Red Raiders hosted the Oswego varsity football team.
Oswego jumped out to a solid lead as Kyle Lamb ran the ball in from the two yard line for a 6-0 lead with 6:33 left in the first quarter and the extra point was good. With just 35 seconds left in the first quarter Chris Pike threw a touchdown strike to Tyler Lisec for what eventually proved to be a 14-0 advantage after Pike ran the ball in.
The Bucs continued to play well, but with seven minutes left in the first half the home team scored for the first time to trail 14-7.Â Fulton got the ball back again and with 3:39 remaining a 67 yard touchdown run knotted the game at 14-14 which was the count at the intermission.
Fulton ran it in from 67 yards out with 7:37 left in the third for a 21-14 advantage after three quarters of play.
Fulton went on a run with a 35 yard TD run with six minutes left, but the Bucs came back to cut the deficit to seven points with just under three minutes remaining in the third. McRae ran it in from five years out and Dan Ellingwood kicked the point after.
However, Fulton scored again on a 37 yard run with 64 seconds remaining for a 35-21 lead with one quarter remaining.
Josh McRae scored from 27 yards out for the Bucs with 9:23 to play as the Bucs were once again within a touchdown, but Fulton scored on another huge 67 yard run with 7:30 to go for a 42-28 advantage which ended up being the final score.
In the final stats MeRae finished with 20 carries for 109 yards while Lamb carried the ball 22 times for 90 yards.Â Lamb also was on the receiving end of two pass catches for 43 yards. Pike was 4×7 for 90 yards in the air and rushed for 26 yards with eighth carries.
Swimmers Win Over Tigers
The Oswego swim team scored a 94-80 win over Mexico in the latest meet.
Mexico jumped out front early, after winning the 200 Medley Relay and then placed first, second and third in the 200 Freestyle.
The triple threat of junior Kaila McClelland (2:30.30), senior Haley Annal (2:35.65), and eighth grader Mayra Lopez (2:38.16), took the points back with a 1,2,3 sweep of their own.Â From that point on, Oswego controlled the meet, outscoring Mexico in seven of the next nine events.
Senior Mara Parker won both the 50 freestyle (27.14) and the 500 freestyle (5:46.47).Â Freshman stand-outs Colleen Fraser and Carrie Gilbert each won an event a piece.Â Colleen won the 100 breaststroke in a season best time of 1:19.19 and Carrie placed first in the diving event with an impressive score of 175 points.
Coach Josh Lerch said, â€œThere were a lot of great swims tonight and I think the girls were especially motivated to swim well since they know so many of the girls on the neighboring Mexico team.Â It was a great night for both teams and if we continue to progress at this rate, then we will be a great shape for Sectionalâ€™s in a month!â€
Boshart Leads Golf Team To 10th & 11th Wins
The Oswego Varsity Golf Team participated in another tri-match on Friday, and was successful in defeating the two teams from Central Square and Corcoran on its home turf-shooting a final score of 204 as the crisp fall air settled down around them on Oswego Country Clubâ€™s front nine.
Medalist honors for the match went to Oswego sophomore Luke Boshart, who shot a four-over-par round of 39 in wet, breezy conditions.
Coach Dan Rose said, â€œThis is Boshartâ€™s first year as a member of the varsity golf team and he has really settled in as a key contributor. Luke has played in all 14 of Oswegoâ€™s matches this season, scoring in 13 of those matches, all while maintaining a very respectable stroke average of a little over 41 strokes per nine holes (good for fourth on the team).â€
Rose talked about Boshartâ€™s trip to the varsity.
He said, â€œLast August 2009, however, scoring average was the furthest thing from Lukeâ€™s mind as he was trying to make the varsity team as a freshman. Luke had put himself in excellent position to make the team after three days of competitive golf at Battle Island in Fulton. Luke was on the cusp of securing one of the coveted 12 spots available each season. As Boshart lined up his final putt on 18, he had no way of knowing that the short putt would give him the 12th and final spot on the team. He stepped up . . . and missed the putt.â€
There are two ways a golfer could go after an experience like Lukeâ€™s: the golfer could give up on their goals, say It wasnâ€™t meant to be, drown in self pity and quit the game or they could use the experience to vault themselves forward. Luke did the later.
Continuing Rose explained, â€œLuke spent the rest of that summer in 2009 and the first part of the summer in 2010 preparing his game and it paid off.â€
Finishing tied for third in qualifying this pre-season, Boshart left no doubt that his game had matured in a year. Now Boshart is competing for the best overall stroke average on the team – a team that not only respects him as a player, but also looks up to him as a leader.
â€œFunny what missing a two foot putt can do for your confidence,â€ Rose said.
Boshart and the rest of the Buc golfers will finish their season next week with three straight matches on the road (all against division rivals) followed by the sectional tournament-an 18 hole event held at Green Lakes State Park. The teamâ€™s record is now 11-3 overall (6-2) in league play.
Robinson Leads Lady Buc Runners
Oswego junior Mackenzie Robinson, turned in a fine performance for the Lady Buc cross country team, at the 46th Annual McQuaid Invitational, held Saturday in Rochester.
In the Varsity AA-2 race championship, competing among a field of 231 runners and 33 schools, Robinson turned in an outstanding time of 19:53 over the rolling 3.0 mile course, to finish a strong 31st in the race.
In the Sophomore Championship race, freshmen Meghan LiVoti ran the finest race of her young career, covering the challenging Genesee Valley Park layout in a personal best time of 25:05, to place first for Oswego.
Rapidly improving sophomore Kaela Shafer finished second in the race for the Lady Bucs, running a course best time of 25:47, for an improvement of 52 seconds.
This year’s McQuaid Invitational, one of the largest in the country, drew a field of over 6000 runners from 6 states and Canada.
Morgan Leads Buc Boys
Running at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester at the McQuaid Invitational this past Saturday, the Oswego High School cross country team ran against some of the best competition on the East Coast.
Coach Dan Greene said, â€œWe were in a race with one familiar for â€“ Central Square. The rest of the teams that we raced against were from other regions or sections of New York State. There were two teams from Ohio!â€
Colin Morgan ran his fastest three mile time ever (16:47) and finished in 32nd place as he received a medal. Mitch Rabalais ran his personal best time of 18:07 which was 59 seconds faster than last year. Jon Mahan dipped under 19 minutes as he was clocked in 18:55. Austin DeMott and Andy DiVita ran well despite the tough competition.
Coach Greene said, â€œAustin is running with a toe injury and as the injury heals, he will see his time drop by the next meetâ€. In Andyâ€™s case, he ran for the varsity so we would have a team score. He went out so fast because there were so many quality athletes in this race. He held on throughout the race to run within seconds of besting his time from a year ago. I give him a lot of credit for his effort and unselfishness.â€
Three of the younger Bucs ran in the prestigious Sophomore Race. This was a great opportunity for these three as they typically race against older more experienced athletes. Jimmy Dillon ran the race of his life as he dropped one and a half minutes off his time from last year. His time was 19:26 over the rolling hills course.
Jake Annal and Alex Shannon ran very well as they ran to their personal best times for the three mile distance.
The coach said, â€œI believe the hill workouts and the longer runs are the reason why we are improving so quickly. The boys are up to the challenging workouts and see firsthand that this training is responsible for lowering their times in the races.â€
Jayvee Girls Volleyball Unbeaten
Coach Ted Beers said, after the win over Liverpool,Â â€œWe knew our Liverpool match was going to be a tight match, we knew we had to keep our serving game on point and really had to play a good defensive game.Â The girls did what they needed to do tonight to pull out the win.Â We made some mistakes the first set and Liverpool took advantage of some of our miscues, but in the end our serving prevailed for us.â€
Continuing he said, â€œWe are moving into a tough week of play, we have matches, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and if we can keep our serving game intact as it was with Liverpool we should be on top of our game next week.Â We move to 9-0 now for the season and look to keep our momentum going into next week with three matches.â€
Oswego defeated the Warriors 25-21, 25-12 and 25-23.
Contributing for the Bucs were Mikayla Allen with two kills and an ace, Brooke Broadwell with a dig, Cat Clancy with an ace while Madi Collins had four assists as did Alexa Healy. Molly Malone had two kills and six aces. Cortnie Purce had three kills, four aces and a point block. Sarah Stoebner had two aces and Bella Winkelstine a kill and seven aces.
Boys Modified Soccer Battles
The boys modified soccer team lost to Cicero-North Syracuse 6-0.
Oswego played well with CNS only allowing one goal before half time.
The start of the third quarter, CNS came out and scored three goals early, catching Oswego off guard.Â Oswegoâ€™s offense was stopped repeatedly by CNSâ€™s defense.
Oswego did have scoring opportunities throughout the game, but didnâ€™t capitalize on them.
The game was stopped at the end of the third quarter due to continuous physical play by both teams. Players were warned and spoken to by their coaches.
The fourth quarter ended with CNS scoring two more goals.Â Throughout the whole game, Oswego players exhibited great hustle every quarter and never gave up.
The Bucs also lost to Baldwinsville 5-2.
Oswego played a physical game against Baldwinsville.
Oswegoâ€™s offense was moving the ball well down the field, passing and holding their positions.
Jake Gardner scored Oswegoâ€™s first goal on a penalty kick in the third quarter and Pat Dillon scoring in the fourth.
Baldwinsvilleâ€™s passing of the ball allowed for some quick shots on goal, scoring three goals late in the game.
Oswegoâ€™s goalieâ€™s Travis Johnson and Pat Dillon did a great job in goal, saving over 10 shots.
OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lady Bucs tennis team chalked up its third win of the season while Colin Morgan and Mackenzie Robinson paced the cross country team.
Oswego swimmers already have placed seven girls with sectional qualifying times.
Meanwhile, the Buc varsity football team lost to Mexico and the jayvees won their second gridiron contest of the year.
Canale Leads Lady Bucs
Oswego Lady Bucs tennis improved its record to 3-2 in league play and moved to 3-3 overall with a 5-2 decision over Central Square.
Coach James Hartmann said, â€œDominque Canale extended her consecutive games won streak to 24 games in her 6-0, 6-0 win over Kelsey Thibault in the first singles.â€
Third singles Chelsea Geroux also won 6-2, 6-3 over Chelsea Mahaffy while second singles Aubree Schrader lost to Madison Perkins 6-2 and 6-3 after winning the first set 7-5.
Oswego captured three of the four doubles. Sarah Mancuso and Allison Yule won first doubles over Jessica Root and MacKenzie Ruffels 6-3, 6-1 while Alison Knight and Ashley Deveaney won 6-3, 6-3 over Kristen Stewart and Emily Nelson.
Fourth doubles, Rebecca Krass and Cathryn Darling won 6-2, 6-2 over Sara Firnstein and MaKenzi Berg.
The third doubles of Tayler Bowman and Casey Caroccio lost to Allie Ford and Jordan House after winning 6-0 lost the next two sets 6-3 and 7-5.
Morgan Leads Buc Runners
The Oswego High School cross country team headed to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill for the annual invitations as the boys were paced by Colin Morgan who earned a solid 34th place.
Oswego finished 11th in the 15 team field as all of the Bucs placed within the top seventy-five.
Earning ribbons for their performances, along with Morgan were, Mitch Rabalais (61st), Austin DeMott (64th), Jake Annal (72nd), and Jimmy Dillon (73rd).
Coach Dan Greene said, â€œEach Buc runner was able to pass competitors before they crossed the finish line. It was a great display of good finishing kicks by the athletes. The JV boys, varsity girls and JV girls all raced to the finish line. I was really proud of their efforts.â€
The JV boys finished in this order: DiVita, DiFabio, LiVoti and Billy Crist.
The varsity girls were led by ribbon winner Mackenzie Robinson who placed 25th. Kaela Shafer also got a ribbon as she ran well in the varsity race.
Shafer was up to the varsity challenge as she moved up from jayvee.
The jayvee girls earned ribbons as Meg LiVoti and Jessica Thompson ran well.
The Oswego High School Lady Bucs swim team kicked off the new season with a 54-40 loss to Baldwinsville.
Despite the loss seven Lady Bucs swam well enough to earn a berth in the Section III sectional competition.
Coach Josh Lerch said, â€œAlthough we didnâ€™t have enough to win this meet the girls swam well and it was a great first meet for us.â€
Seniors Michaela Auer and Mara Parker, both won an event separately as Michaela won the 100 breast in 1:11.62 and Mara the 500 free in 5:45.43. They also placed first and second in the 50 free as Mara just edge Michaela with the winning time 26.71 and second 26.7.
Two newcomers to the team, eighth grader Mayra Lopez and freshman Colleen Frazer also swam very well in qualifying for the sectionals. Lopez placed second in the 200 free with a 2:143.01 and Frazer was fourth in the 100 breast in 1:20.28.
Lerch said, â€œThis was definitely a good first meet for us against a good tam. We trained hard as a team and itâ€™s always tough to go into a meet without a member who is sick or inured. If we can get the entire team healthy we should be very competitive.â€
Mexico Upends Buc Football
It was a perfect night for high school football as Mexico headed west to Oswego on Friday to meet the host Buccaneers.
It was not only a perfect night to play, but the Mexico Tigers played nearly perfect and capped off the night with a 48-13 victory.
Oswego trailed early, but came back with a late first half touchdown as Chris Pike hit Dom Cianfarano for an eight yard scoring strike in the waning seconds to close the halftime deficit toÂ 28-6.
The Bucs received the ball at the start of the second half and hoped to trim the gap to two touchdowns, but were unable to muster an offensive drive on the possession.
However, the Buc defense tightened up in the third quarter and limited the visitors to a lone touchdown.
In the fourth quarter the Tigers got off to a sensational start with a 94 yard touchdown run by Austin LaBoeuf.
Oswego retaliated and gutted out a drive which left the fans without any fingernails. Oswego fought and drove and didnâ€™t give up. On the three yard line on a fourth down the tip play that gets worked on in practice day after day paid off. Pike gunned the ball as he was hit and the pigskin deflected off fingertips of one Buc, but was hauled in by Tyler Lisec who put the second Buc touchdown on the board.
Dan Ellingwood kicked for the extra point to account for the 13th point.
Jayvee Football Team Wins Again
The Oswego jayvee football team got locked up in a tight game with Mexico and walked off the field with a 34-32 victory for its second win of the season.
Oswego held a 13-6 lead after one and 27-20 at intermission.Â Mexico came back to trail 27-26 with one quarter remaining, but each team scored in the final with Oswego converting the extra point for the two-point win.
Quarterback Dave Culeton had two completions for 38 yards and a touchdown.Â Logan Krass had one catch for 29 yards and a score while Ryan Lavner had a catch for nine yards.
On the ground Brent Denny had 73 yards and two touchdowns while Fred Ferguson had 71 yards and one TD. Ryan Lavner also earned 39 yards on the day. Devlin Babcock hit 4×5 points after.
Defensively, Trey Love had eight tackles, Garrett Skinner had six tackles while getting five each were Joe Ruggio, Lee Williams and Andrew Hall.Â Hall also had a sack and two forced fumbles. Adam Doviak had four tackles and forced two fumbles.
Jake Merrill and Robert Zeigler each had four tackles. Kyle Clark followed with a fumble recovery while Colten Dryden had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Liam Mahaney picked off a pass and recovered a fumble.
The Oswego State men’s cross country team posted a solid seventh place showing out of 24 teams, while the women’s squad finished 13th out of 23 teams at the Geneseo Invitational on Saturday.
Geneseo took first place in both the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race, as the men finished ahead of RIT and the women were ahead of Brockport.
Mike Bott (Jr., Camillus, N.Y.) and Rachel Sanborn (Fr., Liberty, N.Y.) were the top finishers for the men and women, respectively, as Bott posted a time of 27:09 in the 8K race and Sanborn clocked a time of 24:11 in the first 6K race of the season. It was Bott and SanbornÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fourth straight race as the LakersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ top finishers. SanbornÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time was also the fourth fastest time in school history at the 6K distance.
The Oswego State cross country team turned in strong performances at its own meet with a third place finish by the men’s squad and a fourth place finish by the women’s squad on Saturday.
The Laker men tallied 83 points well ahead of Alfred University, which was in fourth place with 133 points. Cortland State captured the team title with 21 points followed by Ithaca with 35 points. The Oswego State women recorded 110 points as Ithaca grabbed team honors with 15 points. Alfred University edged out Cortland for second place with 69 points compared to 74 points for the Red Dragons.
Junior Mike Bott (Camillus, N.Y.) not only turned in the top time for the Lakers in the 6K Don Masterson race at 20:28, but set a new school record in the distance. The previous record was 20:32 set by Weston Fellows in 2005. Rachel Sanborn (Fr., Liberty, N.Y.) was the first Oswego female across the finish line for the second straight race with a time of 18:10 in the 4.5K Pat Peterson race. The Lakers return to competition on Saturday, September 26 at the Houghton College Invitational.
*Top 5 WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Finishers* 1. Rachel Sanborn, 18:10 (13th) 2. Angeleen Tauriello (Fr., Rochester, N.Y.), 19:21 (32nd) 3. Rose Foran (Sr., Canastota, N.Y.), 19:57 (34th) 4. Loreley Gomez (So., Glen Cove, N.Y.), 20:53 (42nd) 5. Marissa Wimer (Fr., Spencerport, N.Y.), 21:12 (44th)
*Top 5 MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Finishers* 1. Mike Bott, 20:28 (10th) – New School Record 2. Samson Dikeman (Jr., Altamont, N.Y.), 20:48 (14th) 3. Brent Drapeau (Fr., Burnt Hills, N.Y.), 21:14 (21st) 4. Eric Wojtanik (So., Eden, N.Y.), 21:19 (24th) 5. Ryan Korzinski (Fr., Ballston Lake, N.Y.), 21:25 (26th)
The Oswego boys cross country team lost 19-37 to Corcoran in the season opener.
Shane Demo came in third to lead the Bucs while Oklahoma transfer Cody Sivils came in sixth. Austin Demott moved up from JV last year to finish eighth and Zach McQuaid came in ninth to round out the top 10 finishers for Oswego.
Also running well were: Mitch Rabalais, Colin Morgan, Jake Annal, Jimmy Dillon, Andy DeVita, Steve Livoti and Billy Crist.
Next meet is the Chittenango Invitational September 19th at Jamesville Beach Park.
Led by the strong one-two-three finish of sophomores Mackenzie Robinson and Taylor Giglio, and senior Brittany Ross, the Oswego girls cross country team, opened the 2009 season Wednesday, with a 23-34 win over the host Lady Cougars of Corcoran.
Robinson ran an outstanding time of 22:29 over the very hilly and challenging Corcoran course to place first, followed by Giglio (23:32), and Ross (23:37). Other points for the Lady Bucs were earned by senior Bridgette Auyer and sophomore Mikayla Place, competing in her first varsity race.
The Laker men’s and women’s cross country teams started the 2009 season with a pair of second place finishes at the Oneonta Early Bird Invite on Saturday. The Oswego State men recorded 50 points, while the women tallied 56 points. Oneonta won on both sides at its men scored 15 points and its women scored 18 points.
Freshman Rachel Sanborn (Liberty, N.Y.) turned in the best finish for the Lakers as she crossed the finish line in 18:11 on the 4.5-kilometer course, which earned her third-place honors. Mike Bott (Jr., Camillus, N.Y.) posted the top time for the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad as he finished in eighth place with a time of 20:52 for the 6-kilometer race.
*Top 5 WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Finishers*
1. Rachel Sanborn, 18:11 (3rd)
2. Rose Foran (Sr., Canastota, N.Y.), 19:13 (9th)
3. Angeleen Tauriello (Fr., Rochester, N.Y.), 19:33 (11th)
4. Marissa Wimer (Fr., Spencerport, N.Y.), 21:16 (23rd)
5. Loreley Gomez (So., Glen Cove, N.Y.), 21:21 (24th)
*Top 5 MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Finishers*
1. Mike Bott, 20:52 (8th)
2. Samson Dikeman (Jr., Altamont, N.Y.), 21:25 (13th)
3. Kyle Brayton (Fr., Fulton, N.Y.), 21:37 (T-14th)
4. Ryan Korzinski (Fr., Ballston Lake, N.Y.), 21:37 (T-14th)
5. Cody Netzband (Sr., Cleveland, N.Y.), 21:48 (18th)
The Oswego boys’ cross country team season has come to an end as the Bucs finished eleventh in the Section III meet at Jamesville-DeWitt Beach Park.
Shane Demo led Oswego with a thirty-fifth while Mitch Galvin was fiftieth and pat Shafer sixty-second. Aaron Baxter was seventieth, Colin Morgan seventy-third and Zach McQuaid seventy-eighth.
Also running for the Bucs were Austin DeMott, Ken Krapf and Tres Bell.
Coach Dan Greene said, “The boys had to make up some places since our usual number one runner Brandon Auyer was injured and did not compete. They ran well considering the loss of Brandon. Shane and Mitch were able to improve their ranking in the section with the performance.”
DeMott and Baxter ran very wlel for their inaugural Section III Championship. Greene noted, “This is probably the best cross country in the state and they ran well considering the tough competition.”
Morgan, McQuaid and Bell also showed improvement from last year’s sectional event and will be relied upon for next year’s team.
Coach Greene said, “This marked the final race for our four seniors Brandon Auyer, Mitch Galvin, Ken Krapf and Patrick Shafer. We lost a lot of leadership and good runners. This is a big loss for us and they will be missed.”
Randall Barnard II has been named branch manager at Pathfinder Bank’s Cicero branch located at 6194 State Route 31, according to Robert Butkowski, vice president/branch administration manager.
Incoming fifth graders were greeted with a trail of colorful balloons that lead to the cafeteria for a short presentation given by teachers and staff to assist with the transition to middle school. Teachers kept a positive and encouraging tone as they spoke about lockers, block scheduling, lunches, homework and more.
In Thursday’s early morning hours, 1997 International Classic champion Davey Hamilton blistered Budweiser Classic Week testing with the new Nicotra Racing No. 6 Hawk Supermodified. Hamilton laid down the fastest lap of the week thus far with a circuit of 16.352 at 137 mph in the brand new Nicotra roadster, making Hamilton an immediate threat for the International Classic pole position during tomorrow night’s ‘Fast 14’ pole day Supermodified time trials that will go green at 6:30 p.m.
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $100,000 to help the village of Central Square improve transportation for pedestrians and make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
Eleven more race cars took to Oswego Speedway on Wednesday for Budweiser International Classic Week testing at the ‘Steel Palace’ with Ray Graham leading the Supermodified charts and Mike Bond topping the SBS racers in attendance. Times dropped considerably on Wednesday, compared to the Tuesday evening test session.