OHS sports are in full swing for the winter season with the hockey, bowling, swimming and basketball teams all in action.
Bucs Blank Ice Foe
The boys’ hockey team went on the road Tuesday night to Pulaski to face off against Ontario Bay in a league contest.
Oswego skated out to a 3-0 first period lead en route to a 5-0 victory.
Sean Mooney had a hat trick for the Bucs while Nate Schultzkie and Jake Oleyourryk each had a goal.
Solid team play saw the Bucs work the puck well amongst themselves as numerous players finished with assists. Mitch Schrader, Nicholas Chalifoux, Brandon Tracz and Anthony Donabella each had two assists while Brad Brosch and Oleyourryk had one each.
In net the Ontario Bay goalie Edward Sheets faced 48 Buc shots and finished with 43 saves while Roy Donovan had 15 stops for Oswego as the Bucs remained unbeaten in divisional play.
The Buccaneer swimming team improved its record to 2- 0 with a 103-77 win over Weedsport on Monday night. Oswego was able to post the top time in 10 of the 12 events to overwhelm Weedsport with a strong front line and adequate depth.
Oswego’s medley relay team of freshman Sammy Mays, sophomore Christian Davis, and juniors Dylan Harrington and Ben McCrobie, helped the Bucs to an early lead with a winning time of 1:52.84. Weedsport’s Kolonko would go on to win the 200 freestyle, but Oswego sophomore Evan James was close behind at a personal best time of 2:02.92. Freshman Austin Richardson also had a great 200, dropping three seconds to touch fourth in 2:16.39. Next, Oswego’s senior Captain Leo Gorton would help his team bounce back with a big win in the 200 individual medley. His time of 2:15.37 was over 15 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.
The 50 free ended up being one of the best events for Oswego, as senior Captain Alex Kemper (23.77), senior Evan Davis (26.75), and freshman Sammy Mays (26.88) took first, second, and third in the event. Following the 50, Weedsport took their second win of the evening behind a strong performance on the board by John Christophe (183.95). Sophomore Tyler Youngman took second with his best score ever, 149.80. Freshman Collin Glennen was close behind placing third with a best score of 144.95.
Harrington had his best swim of the evening in the next event, the 100 butterfly. His winning time of 58.85 is not only a lifetime best, but it’s also one of the fastest times in the Section presently. McCrobie also swam a best time in the event (1:06.51) to place third.
Next, Oswego continued its dominance in the sprint events by taking 1 – 2 – 3 in the 100 freestyle. Gorton (51.55), Alex Kemper (52.48), and Evan Davis (59.23), all swam their best times this season to boost Oswego’s lead over Weedsport. Following the 100, Oswego took first and third in the 500 freestyle. James was at it again, continuing his streak of best times in the distance events. He dropped another 2 seconds from his most recent swim on Saturday by touching in 5:33.98. Freshman Eli Restuccio took third in an impressive 6:14.94.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Mays, Gorton, Alex Kemper, and Evan Davis would team up to swim the top time (1:40.37). Then Harrington (1:06.89) and McCrobie (1:08.43) would turn in the top two times in the 100 back, with sophomore Zach DeSacia placing 4th in an impressive personal best time of 1:14.16. Christian Davis would then take the top spot in the 100 breast in 1:12.70, with freshman breaststrokers Ben Dafoe (1:23.03) and Corey Stevens (1:24.14) getting in a few best times of their own to place second and fourth respectively.
The Bucs would finish the meet with one of their fastest 400 freestyle relays in recent memory. Teammates Gorton, McCrobie, Alex Kemper, and Harrington took off and finished almost 40 seconds ahead of the second place team with an impressive time of 3:39.73.
Coach Josh Lerech said, “This was our third meet in five days and these boys were able to step up on one day’s recovery and swim faster at each subsequent meet. Now we have a nice nine day stretch to train and prepare for our next meet at home against CNS next Wednesday.”
Oswego and Cicero-North Syracuse met on the lanes on Tuesday night with the girls sweeping 3-0 and the boys falling 3-0.
The girls won 1889-1694. Oswego won the first game 638-558; held on for a one-pin 568-567 win in the second before rolling away with a 683-569 win in the third. Meanwhile, the boys lost 3229-3059 by scores of 1162-1052, 1076-1040 and 991-967.
Girls Coach Kristen Hoefer said, “The girls bowled a great match today in their first away match of the season. It’s always difficult to go to another bowling center and adjust and they were able to do so. They took all three games including the second one by a single pin. The girls rallied as a team and showed what they could do.”
Continuing she said, “There were some highlights including some difficult spares as a 176 game by eighth grader Kaitlyn Grant. I was also very proud of Caitlyn McRae who adjusted and finished strong with a well deserved 137 game.”
Leading the girls were Grant with a 457 (176-125-156), Victoria Gardner 401 (119-132-150), Allison Hare 401 (140-134-127), McRae 349 (106-106-137) while also rolling two games was Paige Hammond with a 168 (97-71) and Alexa Hardesty rolled a 113 in her lone game.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys had a tough match today resulting in their first sweep in quite some time.”
Matt Clemons paced the Bucs with a 688 (267-227-194) while also scoring were Zack Delbrocco 635 (201-225-209), Kevin Goodale 590 (204-183-203), Joey Clavelli 585 (212-191-182) and Mike Wooworth 561 (168-214-179).
Lady Bucs Battle
Nottingham jumped out to a 9-2 lead behind three long range bombs and the Oswego Lady Bucs basketball team had to begin the battle back.
The visiting Bulldogs scored a 59-46 win over the Bucs on Tuesday night, but it was a game that saw Oswego players determined to never-give-up. Throughout the game Nottingham would have runs, but the Bucs would continue to fight back.
Outside shooting benefited the Bulldogs while they also scored 15 points from the foul line.
As the game wound down the Bucs were down by nearly 20 points, but trimmed the deficit to 13 at the final horn.
Marguerite Dillon had 15 points while McKenna Brooks added nine, Erica Atkins eight, Isabella Winklestine seven, Katherine Knopp three, Madelyn Muckey and Claire Richardson two each.
For the visitors Chyanna Cananda and Necedah James had 18 and 16 respectively while Shauntesha Bryant scored eight.
Jayvees Remain Unbeaten
The Oswego jayvee Lady Bucs basketball team moved to 4-0 with a 52-22 win over Nottingham.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “Oswego came out again ready to play, starting out in their full court press. Nottingham’s guards were unable to break it causing Oswego to get a 15 point lead in the first quarter. Oswego tenacious defense did not allow Nottingham to score the first quarter.”
Oswego looked to push the ball and fast break throughout the game and Nottingham was unable to keep up.
The Bucs were able to play all 12 players in this team win.
Leading the team was Cassidy King with 9 points and 3 steals, Kelly Skinner with 8 points 7 rebounds, Olivia Dowdle with 7 points and an impressive 9 steals, and Brianna Stenz with 7 points.