Bartrum Pins Way to Title; Hockey Sweeps & Girls’ BB Third

Shane Bartrum captured the title in the prestigious Anderson Tournament while the hockey teams proved successful on the ice. Oswego girls’ commenced the new track season while the Lady Bucs basketball team finished third in tournament action.

Bartrum Champ at Anderson Tournament

Shane Bartrum captured the 189 title at the Anderson High School Tournament at Cicero-North Syracuse as the Bucs finished twelfth out of 19 teams.

Coach Kurt D’Angelo said, “Shane has yet to be scored upon this season. He has dominated all of his opponents to that level that they have not scored a single point combined.”

Shane Bartrum pinned Marson Johnson (Elmira) in just 40 seconds. He followed it with a 3:42 pin of Mike Bass (Herkimer) and pinned Canandaigua’s Justin Walker in 3:45 for the title.

Kyle Rossi, at 135, finished fourth with a pin of Kyle Dyer (CNS) in 1:11; a loss by technical fall to Jordan Dyer (Chenango Forks) 21-5; a 17-11 win over Alex Miller (Elmira); a 1:50 pin of Nick Wood (Canandaigua) and a 6-4 loss for third place to Matt Prentice (Frankfort-Schyler).

Josh Nearbin, at 140, won his first match with a 23 second pin of Nick Bessette (Canton), but lost via a pin to Dan Palmerino (Amsterdam) in 5:42 and lost to Markeem Chaplin (Corcoran) on a pin in 3:31.

Oswego 160 pounder Zack Thompson won in :52 seconds over Kyle Iddings (Lyons), but lost his next two matches to Zack Cummings (Gouverneur) and Greg Williams (Whitesboro) in 1:26 and 1:43 respectively.

Mike Ruggio, at 171, finished in seventh place. He lost the first match to Jeff Matrazzo (Burnt Hills) 5-1, but came back for an 8-3 win over George Dobbins (Lyons) and Gerald Forbes (Herkimer) in a 3:07 pin. He finished the day with a pin in 3:28 of Cramer Jefferson (Gouverneur).

D’Angelo was proud of the efforts of the Bucs as he noted, “We only had 5 wrestlers competing in the tournament and most teams brought 13.”

Lady Bucs Move to 5-0

The Oswego High School Lady Bucs hockey team scored a first this past weekend as the Bucs defeated visiting Salmon River 4-2.

This was the first time in the history of the Oswego program that it has been able to defeat the traditional North Country power.

Oswego, moving to 5-0, trailed early, but a scramble in front of the net resulted in a Taylar Cianfarano goal and moments later she snapped a show between the post and the goalie for her second goal of the game. She later scored her this and Devyn Hutcheson tallied the other Lady Bucs goal for the win.

Chalking up assists were Sarah Mancuso with two, Kaitlin Friel and Hutcheson had one each.

Eighth grader Madisyn Whalen stopped 35 Salmon River shots for a stand out effort. Oswego had just 18 shots on goal, but Thompson stopped 14 Buc scoring attempts.

The Oswego Lady Bucs beat visiting Salmon River 4-2. Scoring was as follows.

Oswego also scored a 5-2 win over Massena in a non-league game on Friday night behind a hat trick by Cianfarano and two goals by Hutcheson.

Cianfarano added two assists while Hutcheson, Friel and Mancuso each had one.

In net Allison Yule stopped 21 shots for the Bucs while the Massena goalie duo were credited with 22 saves.

Jayvee Grapplers In Tournament Action

Junior Nate Kulp racked up two pins on the day for the jayvee Bucs and frosh-first year wrestler Austin Gilbert scored his first career win which came via a pin in only his third career match.

Oswego wrestlers who were tough on the mat Matt DiFabio, Alex Smith, Joe Ruggio and Nick Bertsch.

Boys Hockey Gets First Win

First year Coach Lou Usherwood gained his first scholastic victory as the Buc scored a 6-1 win over visiting Irondequoit on Saturday afternoon on the Crisafulli Rink.

The teams played to a 1-1 deadlock after 15 minutes, but Oswego exploded for five second period goals and walked away with the win over the Section V team.

Mike Brown, Fred Donabella, Matt Donovan, Dustin Kavanaugh, Cody Mariano and Ryan Ramsey all scored for Oswego while Donabella added two assists as did Josh Sova for the 1-0-0 Bucs.

In net Matt Howard had 17 saves in his two periods of action while Chase Izyk came in for the third and stopped all five Irondequoit shots.

Oswego Girls Track Team Commences Year

The Oswego girl’s indoor track team opened their 2009-2010 season at SUNY Cortland for the Jack Morse Relays.

Oswego’s 4 x 200 meter of Ashley Fidler, Michelle Champagne, Courtney Gazda, and Alexis Files, turned in an outstanding early season time of 2:14.3, to place first in their section and finish sixth overall in the field. Files ran an outstanding split of 28.9 to anchor the relay for the Lady Bucs.

Oswego turned in a strong performance in the 4 x 800 meter relay behind the efforts of Kaela Shafer, Bridgette Auyer, Ashley Fidler, and Michelle Champagne.

Earning personal bests for Oswego were Kaela Shafer in the 800 meter run, and Courtney Gazda and Michelle Champagne in the 200 meter dash.

The Lady Bucs will return to action on December 19, at Hamilton College in Clinton for the Christmas Relays.

Lady Cagers Third at JD Tournament
The Oswego varsity girls’ basketball team returned to action with a third place finish in the Jamesville-DeWitt Tournament.
Oswego lost a 48-42 tournament opener to Fayetteville-Manlius as the teams battled to a 38-38 deadlock at the end of regulation, but the Hornets outscored the Bucs 10-4 in overtime for the six point win.
Michelle Canale finished with 13 points while Brooke Reifinger scored 11, Lindsay Johnson had six and Katie Abramski four to lead the Bucs
Oswego bounced back to defeat Massena 44-31 as the Bucs broke it open in the first half.
It was a 10-4 Buc lead after eight minutes and by intermission Oswego held a 25-14 advantage.
In the end Katie Abramski had 11 points and Michelle Canale added 10 as the lone double figure scorers. Brooke Reifinger and Lindsay Johnson had seven each while Michaela Auer added six, and Emily Barlow had three points.