OSWEGO, NY – Track, baseball and lacrosse varsity teams were successful in sports action on Thursday.
Runners Win Second
The Oswego varsity boys track team defeated host Nottingham 79-61 on Thursday.
Oswego (2-0) outscored Nottingham 64-23 in the running events, while the Bulldogs topped the Bucs in the field events.
Freshman Cory Keefe had a good day for Oswego. He won the 100-meter dash (11.5) and the 200-meter dash (23.5). Both of those times were personal bests.
Keefe also placed first in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.7.
Oswegoâ€™s 4 x 100-meter relay team improved by a second and recorded a winning time of 46.4. Running in the relay were Keefe, Brent Denny, Dan Cirino, and Ryan Jock.
Eli Tyler continued his winning ways as he won the 400-meter hurdles (60.8), the 400-meter dash (53.6), and the triple jump (38â€™ 7.5â€).
All were season-best performances.
Senior Zach McQuaid improved his times as he won the 1,600 meters in 5:01, and the 800 meters in 2:21.
Cody Sivils won the 3,200 meters with his best time of 11:11 to remain undefeated in that event.
Oswego won the 4 x 800-meter relay (9:42) with the team of Peter Khamis, Dave Johnson, Mitch Rabalais, and Colin Morgan.
Second-place finishes were recorded by Sivils in the 1,600 meters (5:04), Khamis in the 800 meters, Morgan in the 3,200 meters, Mitch Maniccia in the discus (101â€™ 2.5â€), Alejandro Lara in the pole vault, and freshman Dylan Lavner in the high jump (5â€™ 6â€).
Taking thirds for the Bucs were freshman Ben Harrington with good times in the 1,600 meters (5:18) and the 3,200 meters (11:26), Jock with personal-best times in the 100-meter dash (10.6) and the 200-meter dash (24.8), and Maniccia in the shot put (43â€™ 3â€).
Others who showed improvement and contributed to the win were Jim Dillon in the 1,600 meters and 800 meters, Matt Bivens in the 800 meters, Jacob Annal in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters, Morgan Rabalais in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters, and Mitch Rabalais in the 1,600 meters.
â€œThe boys did a nice job, but we need to show more improvement in many events as we get into the meat of the schedule,â€ Coach Erwin Dewey said.
Baseball Team Wins Fourth
Oswego baseball has started off the 2010 schedule quickly with four wins in five games.
On Thursday the Bucs scored a 5-1 win on the road over Central Square behind the five-hit pitching of Bob Beach.
Beach was solid on the mound also striking out three and walking only two as his defense played errorless ball behind him.
Oswego won the game in the top of the first inning with two runs coming across the plate. The Bucs added one in the second and two more in the fourth as they hit the ball solidly.
The 10-hit effort was paced by Dan Montagnola with a 3×4 day including a homer, double, two RBI, three runs and a stolen base.
Mike Brown doubled and singled in four trips to the plate while Bob Canale had a hit, a run and an RBI.
Corey Galletta drove in a run on his only hit while Kevin Carpentier had a hit and a run and Rich Carpentier a hit and stolen base for the 4-1 Bucs.
Lacrosse Team Romps
The Oswego High varsity boysâ€™ lacrosse team scored a convincing 17-2 win over Nottingham on Thursday night for the first win of the season.
Coach Doc Nelson said, â€œThere were lots of goal scorers, lots of assisted goals and everybody saw action.â€
Oswego jumped out to a 5-0 first quarter lead and by the intermission it was 9-1.
It was the offensive explosion that Coach Nelson had been awaiting.
The Bucs had several multiple scorers as Rick Uribe had thee while West Ihlow, Pat Holland, Mtt Howard, Sam Czarnecki, Dustin Kavanaugh and Ryan Higgins all had two.
Jamie Reynolds and Eric Witmer along with Jamie Reynolds all had one.
Alex Bush had five assists and Dom Cianfarano had four assists. Also gaining assists were Ryan Ramsey (2), and Ihlow (1).
In the net, Trent Yule had 10 saves and Anthony Scaccia one.
Mitchell Royal finished with 17 saves.
The Oswego High School Girlsâ€™ Golf Team put forth a good effort on Wednesday in their first home match of the year, but came up short against strong Liverpool and Rome teams.
With many inexperienced players, however, Oswego is more concerned with just being competitive and working to improve with every match.
If you look at Wednesdayâ€™s match in those terms, Oswego came out victorious, with almost every player bettering their score from the teamâ€™s first match.
Rachel Baxter improved her first match score by 3 strokes, Tess Gordon by 6, and Tori Zerrahn by 6.
â€œWe have some work to do over the spring holiday,â€ said Coach Dan Rose, â€œBut, I foresee great improvement from each member of the team this year.â€
Coach Rose said that the girls are going to really tighten up their games around the greens this year.
â€œThatâ€™s where the most strokes can be saved,â€ Rose said. â€œChipping and putting are the foundation of a good golf game.â€
The girls will have a full two weeks to work on their games as their next match is not scheduled until April 28.
Jayvee Lady Lax Falls to FM
A very strong F-M jayvee team jumped out to an early 7 â€“ 3 halftime lead on the home standing Lady Bucs, and never looked back.
Oswego put up a very strong effort for the first 25 minutes, but was unable to sustain their intensity.
F-M controlled a majority of the draws, gaining possession, and forcing Oswego to play defense for extended periods of time.
Oswego scored a season-high seven goals in this game.
Kelsey Ross paced the Bucs with four goals, followed by Alexa Healy with two, and Libby Sherman with one goal.
Catie Geroux and Courtney Hallock added one assist each.