Bucs Athletes Successful on Track, Court and Ice

Bucs were a force to be reckoned with in track, on the basketball court and on the ice.

Runners Excel

Led by the outstanding record breaking performances of senior standouts Eliza Parker and Alexis Files, the Oswego girl’s track team, turned in a strong performance Saturday, at the CNYITA Christmas Relays, held in the Margaret Bundy Field House at Hamilton College.

Both Parker and Files, bettered their previous school record in the 2×55 meter hurdle relay, combining for a fine time of 19.63, to place first in a strong field of 18 teams. Parker ran the best time overall in the event, with a fast time of 9.61, with Files earning a personal best, to finish third in the race.

Both came back in the 2×200 meter dash relay, with an outstanding combined time of 52.55, to finish first overall, while bettering their previous school record in this event. Parker again turned in the best time, with an outstanding time of 29.4, with Files running a personal best.

“These young ladies ran super” said Coach Jim McCaul “Their drive, determination, and strong work ethic, was evident in their performance. They are two outstanding competitors.” Senior Rachel Healy and junior Mara Parker, combined for a strong time in the 2 x 300 meter relay for Oswego, with Parker earning a personal best. Senior Bridgette Auyer and junior Michelle Champagne, ran strong in the 2×600 meter relay, with Champagne running a best. The Lady Bucs also ran well in the 2×55 meter relay and 2×800 meter relay, behind the personal best efforts of junior Courtney Gazda and senior Pia Steiner. Junior thrower Ashley Deveney also turned in a personal best for the rapidly improving Lady Bucs, with a strong performance in the shot put.

“I am very pleased with our team’s efforts and performances” said McCaul “We looked very strong and competitive for this early in the season and I am looking forward to continued improvement.”

Oswego will return to action on Tuesday December 29, traveling to the Lusk Field House on the SUNY Cortland campus, for the CNYITA Interscholastic Relays, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Lady Buc Icers Unbeaten

St. Lawrence became the latest victim of the Oswego High School girls’ varsity hockey team as the Bucs won 7-0 on Saturday.

The Bucs got the winning goal in the first 30 seconds of the game. Taylar Cianfarano put home the rebound off a Kaitlin Friel shot for her first of six goals on the day. With just over 90 seconds gone in the game Cianfarano scored with Devyn Hutcheson and Friel assisting and tow minutes later she completed a hat trick for an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The Bucs closed out the first period with a 4-0 lead and added three more in the second.

Danielle Faivus also scored a tally for the Bucs. In the assist department Hutcheson and Friel each had three assists. Karissa Favata also earned an assist.

In net Madisyn Whalen finished with 15 saves and Allie Yule had 11. St. Lawrence goalies Breanne Johnson had 22 saves and her replacement Stephanie Peets also had three saves.
Also playing well were Sarah Mancuso and Tessa Opet.

Lady Buc Cagers Romp

Oswego had little difficulty with host Henninger on Friday as the Bucs broke open a close game for a 61-42 win.

At halftime the home team held a 26-25 lead, but the second half was all Bucs. Oswego outscored the Knights 36-16 in the last 16 minutes.

Lindsay Johnson tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds led Oswego. Brooke Reifinger and Michele Canale added 11 points each for the Bucs (3-2). Completing the scoring were Michaela Auer (4), Courtney Louis (3), Katie Abramski (3), Marissa Canale (2), and Amber Earl (2).

Abramski hauled down a team-high 13 rebounds, and Lewis had five boards off the bench. Michele Canale dished out four assists and had only one turnover.
Oswego will host West Genesee on Tuesday. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity

JV Bucs Win Third in a Row

The Oswego jayvee boys’ basketball team used a big third quarter to win it’s third game in a row, with a 47-34 win over visiting Henninger. The Bucs outscored Henninger 19-6 in the decisive third quarter, while employing a smothering full court press.

Captains Ryan Patrick and Mike Thompson once again led the Bucs with 14 and 10 points respectively. Also contributing for Oswego were Josh Gillard with 9, Connor Riley 4, Kevin Carpentier 3, Justin Peterson, Nate Miller and Autie Ascenzi 2 each, and Kameron Williams with 1.

All team members again contributed to the outstanding team defense, and relentless hustle throughout the game.

The JV Bucs record is now 3-2. Next game on the schedule is Wednesday, December 30, versus. Massena, at 2 p.m. in Powers Gym.

Mod Volleyball Upends B’ville

Oswego won the first three games 25-22, 25-19 and 25-18, but lost the final two 25-20 and 25-18.

Coach Ted Beers said, “As a coach you hope your girls find a rhythm in volleyball and our girls found just that against Baldwinsville. We had several outstanding athletic plays by the girls tonight and our serving was right where it needed to be. We played a good Baldwinsville team and the girls responded very well. We finish up our season with our final two games at home versus Central Square and Tuesday versus Liverpool.”

Merry Dowling had five aces while Hannah Fitzgerald had two digs and Andrea Ferreira had five digs. Allie Henderson had a kill and two aces. Morgan Hilman had an assist. Sydney Knight had three aces. Molly Malone had three kills, two aces and a point block. Jamie McCarthy had three aces and Jordan McCauley had six aces and two assists. Brenna Riley had two kills. Ward Caylin had n ace and dig. Mercedes Whiteside had three aces for the 2-4 Bucs.