Senior left hander Ashlee Wapen threw a two-hit shutout while striking out eleven as the Oswego High School softball team defeated Syracuse West 10-0 in a steady drizzle at Meachem Field on Monday afternoon.
After two scoreless innings, the Bucs erupted for six runs in the third inning. Carrie Kelly and Allie Yule hit back-to-back doubles in the gap to get the Bucs on the board. Mary Montagnola beat out an infield single and Margo Dillon walked. Groundouts by Wapen and Caitlyn McRae each plated a run ahead of a single by Sarah Mancuso that drove in two more.
Oswego pounded out 11 hits. Leading the offense were Yule, with two doubles, a single, and 3 RBI, along with Mancuso and Montagnola with two hits apiece.
Also hitting safely were McRae (double, single), Kelly (double), Cortnie Purce (triple), and Whitney Daino (single).
The Lady Buccaneers move to 9-5 on the season (4-2 in CNYCL League play).
Buc Nine Victorious
Ryan Lavner went the distance as the Oswego High School varsity nine scored a 9-0 win over Syracuse East.
The Bucs exploded for a six run first and added three more in the bottom of the sixth for the victory.
Lavner surrendered just five hits, fanned eight and walked none in his stint on the mound.
Tom Sillon went 2×3 with a run and two RBI’s while Eric Phillips was 2×3 with a run and two RBI’s. Kevin Carpentier was 2×3 with two runs and an RBI while Kyle Perez also had a hit, run and ribby.
Oswego moved to 4-5 in league play and 6-6 overall.
Runners On the Mark
The Oswego girls’ track team, turned in a strong performance at the Oswego County Girl’s Track and Field Invitational, held Saturday at the P.V. Moore High School Athletic Complex in Central Square.
Pacing the Lady Bucs was senior standout Whitney Ford, who earned two second place finishes for Oswego, with a personal best of 26.8 in the 200 meter dash and a season best of 31′ 9 1/4″ in the triple jump.
Oswego placed third in the sprint medley relay, behind the personal best efforts of Cheyenne Sanchez, Katrina Tafler, Angela Rookey, and Rhona Dianang (5:14).
Sophomore Tara Stacy ran a strong personal best time of 2:39.4 in the 800 meter run to finish 4th in a very competitive race. Junior Kaela Shafer also placed 4th, with a best of 71′ in the discus.
Earning sixth place finishes for the Lady Bucs were Cassie Hondro in the shot put, throwing a best of 25′ 11 3/4″, Marsaili Knapp in the pole vault, jumping a best of 6′ in the pole vault, and Adele Castelain, Rhona Dianang, Cheyenne Sanchez, and Kaela Shafer in the 4 x 400 meter relay (5:03.4).
Freshmen Cheyenne Sanchez, continued her outstanding improvement, by running a best of 1:18.3 in the 400 meter hurdles, to lower her previous personal best effort by over six seconds, in placing eighth.
Other bests for Oswego were earned by Chyloe Patterson in the 1500 meter run, Bethany Mason in the shot put, Megan Shafer in the shot put and discus, Rookey in the discus, and Hondro in the high jump.
Oswego will close out it’s CNYCL American Division dual meet season Wednesday, by traveling to Manlius, for a 7:00 p.m. contest against the powerful undefeated Lady Hornets of Fayetteville-Manlius.
The Oswego track team, closed out it’s dual league season Wednesday night, in a meet that was highlighted by the dedication of the new Fayetteville-Manlius track facility.
Despite many strong individual performances, the Oswego girls lost to the powerful Lady Hornets 104-37, with boys’ team being out pointed by Fayetteville-Manlius 108-33. With the win, Fayetteville-Manlius finished their season undefeated and earned the CNYCL American Division championship.
Leading the Lady Bucs, was senior standout Whitney Ford, who won four events for Oswego. Ford placed first in the triple jump, with a best of 33′ 1/2″, won the long jump (14’2″), the 100 meter dash (13.4), and the 200 meter dash, in an outstanding time of 27.2.
Rapidly improving Cassie Hondro, placed first in the shot put for Oswego, with a personal best toss of 27′ 3″. She also finished second in the high jump and earned a best in the discus.
Other seconds were turned in by Kaylee Baldwin the the 100 meter hurdles and Kaela Shafer in the discus. Baldwin also placed third in the 400 meter hurdles and the pole vault, jumping a best of 6′, with Ashley Sgro finishing third in the high jump.
Junior Bethany Mason earned bests in the shot put and discus for Oswego. Other bests included Tayler Bonney in the 400 meter dash, Kaela Shafer in the shot put, Cheyenne Sanchez in the pole vault, and Megan Shafer in the 200 meter dash, shattering her previous best.
The Oswego boys were led by junior Cory Keefe, who was a triple winner for Oswego. Keefe placed first in the 100 meter dash (11.0), the 110 meter hurdles (16.7), and the long jump, leaping a best of 19′ 11″. He also anchored the Bucs 4 x 100 meter relay of Devlin Babcock, Xander Lara, and Mike Ruggio, which combined for a fine time of 45.7, to just get out leaned for second. Senior Mike Ruggio was a double winner for the Bucs, placing first in the shot put (43′ 6 1/2″) and the discus (114′ 7″), with senior Xander Lara winning the pole vault (8′ 6″).
Babcock placed 3rd in the discus, with a fine toss of 99′ 1″. Other thirds included Ben Harrington in the 400 meter hurdles and Rob Ziegler in the 200 meter dash.
Freshmen Pat Dillon, shattered his previous best in the 1600 meter run, with an outstanding time of 5:16.4. Other bests were earned by Billy Crist and Cody Cheely in the 200 meter dash, Dave Johnson, A.J. Voorhees, and Matt Winn in the 400 meter dash, Garett Skinner in the 800 meter dash, Jimmy Dillon and Morgan Rabalais in the 3000 meter run, Alex Johnson in the shot put and discus, Ian Hammond in the discus, and Devlin Babcock in the triple jump.
Buc Golfers In Action
With two matches left in the 2012 season, the varsity girls’ golf team has not yet reached one of its most important pre-season goals, set back in early March of this year.
“They wanted more wins than last season. Simple as that,” said Coach Rose about his now 4-6 Lady Buc golf team. “We also wanted to be more competitive this season and send a few players to sectionals.”
After losing handily to Auburn on Wednesday in a rare tri-match at the difficult Owasco Country Club, but holding off Central Square, Oswego moved its win total to four on the season.
The Bucs now have two final chances to get that coveted fifth win of the season. With league-leading Auburn visiting Oswego on Friday, the Bucs will have to be at the top of their game. Boasting one of the top golfers in the section in Larissa Carter, and a very deep squad, Auburn has not lost a match this year.
The final match of the season will pit the Bucs against long-time rival Liverpool, at Liverpool Country Club. The two teams have been posting very similar totals throughout the year.
“It would be nice to reach another of our goals,” said Coach Rose about the possibility of winning one of the final two matches. “I know the girls are a little frustrated with their play of late, but I keep reminding them that a fifth win is within their grasp.”
The team will get their first shot at win number 5 on Friday.
In the tri-match Oswego had a 243 while Auburn carded a 178 and Central Square a 255.
Pacing the Bucs over the par 37 course were Sarah Gosek with a 59 and Emilee Anderson with a 60.
Varsity Boys Lax Action
Oswego lost to Baldwinsville 9-5 in recent lacrosse action.
At halftime it was 4-3 in favor of the Bees, but the third period proved the undoing of the Bucs as OHS was outscored 5-2.
Coach Doc Nelson said, “We played for three quarters, but stumbled coming out of the halftime break. We did okay on face offs, did not shoot well, but did a decent job limiting the number of quality B’ville shots.”
John Kaplewicz scored two while Dom Cianfarano scored one as did Ryan Martin and Kyle Clark. Kaplewicz had the lone assist.
In net Trey Love had seven saves and Trent Yule six for the 8-5 Bucs.
Lady Bucs Upended
On senior night the Lady Bucs varsity lacrosse team drew a tough foe with Liverpool and the invading Warriors went home with a 15-11 win.
The Bucs attempted a spectacular comeback as they fell behind right out of the box 7-1.
Oswego fought back and with just over two minutes to go it was 14-11 as Oswego was threatening. However, the Warriors used the clock to their advantage and walked off with their twelfth win of the year.
For the Bucs Kaitlyn Armstrong, Taylor Giglio and Becca Martin had three goals apiece while Mikayla Place and Alexa Healy had a goal and Place added four assists.
Oswego Lady Bucs lacrosse team fell 17-13 to Syracuse.
Oswego was paced by three goals apiece by Becca Martin, Taylor Giglio and Mikayla Place. Kaitlyn Armstrong, Alexa Healy, Libby Sherman and Sarah Stobener each had one goal.
In net Tayler Bowman had 10 saves for the 8-5 Bucs.
Spectacular Jayvee Lax Win
The Oswego jayvee girls’ lacrosse team picked up their sixth win of the season with a dramatic come-from-behind, triple overtime win over Henninger 10-9.
The game started out rough for OHS as Henninger scored three quick goals to open the contest.
Brooke Broadwell got Oswego on the board seven minutes into the game to pull the Bucs to within two.
Henninger then found the back of the Oswego goal to take a 4-1 lead. For the next 11 minutes of the game neither team was able to breakdown the opposing defense and the score remained locked at 4-1.
Rachael Purtell then broke the scoring drought and pulled the Bucs back to within two with just over six minutes remaining in the half. With two minutes to play before half time Henninger again struck to give themselves a three goal cushion. Trailing 5-2 with just over a minute to play in the first half the Bucs rallied for three goals to tie the game at 5-5 going into halftime.
Broadwell scored two goals during this time frame with Purtell adding one as well.
The second half started well for the Bucs as Mallory Gordon found the back of the Henninger goal to give Oswego their first lead of the day, 6-5.
The Black Knights responded with a goal of their own to tie the game back up at 6-6. The Bucs retook the lead on Purtell’s third goal of the game to make it 7-6. Henninger scored the next two goals of the game to take an 8-7 lead with just over 5 minutes to play.
However, just 20 seconds after Henninger took the lead Gordon tied the game at 8-8 with a free position goal for the Bucs.
Regulation would end with the game tied and the two teams head to overtime.
Midway through the first 3-minute overtime session the Black Knights took the lead 9-8.
In the second 3-minute overtime Kara Collins again tied the game up at 9-9 on her first goal of the game.
After ending that overtime still tied, the two teams headed for 3 minute sudden victory overtime periods.
Just 10 seconds into the first sudden victory overtime period, Brenna Sherman found the back of the Henninger net off a feed from Kara Collins to give the Bucs the dramatic victory.
Oswego goalies Carrie Yurkon (3 saves) and Maddi Whalen (8 saves) combined for the victory.