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September 18, 2018

Buc Hockey, Swimming and Basketball Win; Lady Cagers Fall in Close Game


Monday evening the Bucs will battle Cicero-North Syracuse for the title in the Fulton Bank Basketball Tournament on the Baldwinsville High School hardwood at 7 p.m.

However, the boys’ hockey team and swimmers gained victories while the Lady Bucs varsity basketball team lost to Section V representative Fairport and the jayvee wrestling team competed in tournament action.

Boys’ Hockey Remains Unbeaten
The Oswego varsity boys’ hockey team earned a comeback 4-2 victory over Spencerport on Saturday at the ESL Center in Rochester.

Coach Lou Usherwood said the Bucs came out flat and trailed 2-0 in the second period before rallying for the win.

Sparking the comeback was a short-handed goal by David Morgia, assisted by Ryan Ramsey. Oswego added three goals in the third period to seal the win.

The second Oswego goal was a power-play marker by Rick Uribe, assisted by Josh Sova. Uribe’s goal was on a snap shot from the top of the faceoff circle.

Later, Sova scored the go-ahead goal unassisted, and Jon Carson got an insurance goal off a nice pass play from Mike Brown and Dustin Kavanaugh.
Goalie Matt Howard (22 saves) kept Oswego in the game in the first two periods.

Oswego outshot Spencerport 12-1 in the third period.

The Bucs are scheduled to host Auburn at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crisafulli Rink.

Lady Buc Cagers Lose to Fairport

The Section III vs. Section V challenge continued this past weekend with the Lady Bucs of Oswego losing 50-45 to Fairport.

The eventual winning team held a 10-8 lead after eight minutes, but went up 21-16 by halftime. After three the Bucs trailed by ten points at 37-27, but put on a strong come back in the final quarter.

The Bucs put in 18 points, but couldn’t gain the upper hand and eventually lost by five.

Michelle Canale finished with 12 while Courtney Louis had eight, Amber Earl eight, Katie Abramski seven, Lindsay Johnson six, and Brooke Reifinger four.

Swimmers Win Second of the Season

The Oswego Boys varsity swimming and diving team improved its record to 2-1 with a 103-80 victory over the CNS North Stars.

Zach Gerber, Drake Becksted, and Reeve Callen each won two events for the Bucs. The 200 Medley Relay team of Luke Familo, Geoff Taylor, Zak Handley and Zach Gerber won the event and gave the Bucs a lead that they never lost.

Reeve Callen (1:53.79) won the event for Oswego with Jeremy Galvin’s 2:15.27 and Jim Dillon’s 2:16.89 placing them third and fifth in the event and were both personal best times.

In the 200 Individual Medley Zach Gerber’s 2:25.52 won the event with Zak Handley close behind swimming a 2:27.75 in the event. Drake Becksted remained undefeated in the 50 Free with a 22.3. Josh Saternow swam a 27.34, while Jordan Olinsky swam a 27.95. Also swimming the 50 Free for the Bucs were Alex Shannon 30.59, Mike Kelly 32.52, Joe Corradino 34.57 and Brian Abbott 35.33.

The close competition in the diving made the divers perform at their best. Brian Semione performed some beautiful dives and stayed undefeated in the event. Jacob Prior and Mason Rabalais had their best performances and placed third and fourth in the event.

Zak Handley’s 1:05.14 was a personal best in the 100 Butterfly and won the event for the Bucs. Kyle Kunzwiler placed third in his first time swimming the 100 fly.

Drake Becksted won this second event of the meet by swimming by all of his competitors in the 100 Freestyle. Luke Familo swam a 57.37 placing him second in the event and Billy McSweeney at 1:04.78 was a personal best time. Other Bucs that swam in the 100 Freestyle were Jordan Olinsky (1:02.08), Josh Costo (1:07.38), Alex Shannon (1:10.21) Mike Kelly (1:13.25) Joe Corradino (1:16.82) and Brian Abbott (1:23.38).

Reeve Callen with a 5:05.89 in the 500 Freestyle gave him his second victory of the meet and kept his undefeated streak in the 500 going. Josh Saternow (5:58.68) placed him third and Jim Dillon dropped 42 seconds from his first meet in the 500 and finished with a 6:08.92.

In the Backstroke the Bucs picked up enough points to ensure a win. Luke Familo swam a 1:04.96, Kyle Kunzwiler (1:08.13) and Jeremy Galvin (1:10.63) placed then first, third and fifth respectively in the event.

In the 100 Breaststroke, Zach Gerber won this second event of the meet with a time of 1:13.24. Geoff Taylor (1:15.79) placed him third in the event and Billy McSweeney had a time of 1:26.84.

Both Coach Klein and Coach Morgan are very happy with the progress of the team. Klein noted, “They have come a very long way in such a short period of time, the
team is really doing well”.

Jayvee Grapplers at Blindmen’s Tournament

First-year wrestler Nick Bertsch scored his first career win which came by pin while first-year teammate Austin Gilbert tallied his second pin of the season. Other Oswego wrestlers wrestling tough over the weekend were Colton Dryden, and Nate Kulp.

Coach Derek Smith said, “The athletes all fought very hard and wrestled tough. They learned a lot from this tournament experience and look forward to continued improvement throughout this season and their future varsity careers. “

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