OSWEGO, NY – Matt Clemons rolled two 300 games, indoor track competitors had some fine efforts and the basketball teams battled on the hardwood.
The hockey team continued to fight for a post season spot while the wrestling team sported several individual efforts.
Clemons on Roll
There was not one, but two 300 games as the Oswego bowling teams were in action recently.
Matt Clemons finished with a sensational 837 series. He started out with a 237 and followed it up with two 300 games for an Oswego High School bowling first.
Coach Bob Hoefer talked about the Oswego senior bowler and said, “It is something that very few people can say they have achieved. It was a true accomplishment for Matt. He’s bowling great and proved that hard work and dedication really do pay off. It was very exciting and the entire Oswego bowling community is very proud to call him our own.”
However, the Bucs were only able to capture one point of the three against Auburn.
The Maroons lost the first game 1,170-1,132, but came back for two wins by scores of 1,144-1,043 and 1,122-1,096.
Mike Woolworth finished with a 690 (277-204-218) and was followed by Joey Clavelli 626 (228-196-202), Kevin Goodale 600 (243-183-174) and Zach DelBrocco 547 (185-160-202).
Meanwhile, the Oswego Lady Bucs did not win a point, but bowled some of their best games of the year against one of the best teams in the league.
In an earlier match, the Buc boys swept Cicero-North Syracuse 1,144-1,026, 1,077-900 and 1,170-1,024.
Two 700 series were rolled with a 756 for Clemons and games of 238-249-269 and Clavelli with a 707 (258-214-235).
The girls lost 3-0, but leading them was Kaitlyn Grant with a 485 (166-185-134).
The Bucs lost 815-7272, 944-685 and 878-760.
In the most recent outing the boys were able to take all three points from Syracuse.
Coach Hoefer said, “They bowled very well and had some impressive scores. With very few opens the boys continue to improve their game and make their marks.”
Oswego won the first game 1,074-937 and followed with 1,181-914 and 1,059-889 as the Bucs moved to 9-2 on the season.
Meanwhile, Coach Hoefer said, “The girls were able to take three. After losing to them earlier this season the girls were able to make their redemption and bowled a great match including a last game total of 788.”
Oswego won the first game 724-678 and followed with 747-713 and 788-784.
Highlights included eighth grader Grant with a 552 (199-159-194). Senior Allison Hare had a great 505 (167-173-165). Also rolling three games were Caitlyn McRae 454 (151-150-153) and Brianna Batchelor 384 (99-143-142). Seventh grader Jordan Hare rolled two games with a 256 (122-134) and Alexa Hardesty had the other scoring game with a 108.
Once again Clemons paced the Bucs with a 709 (203-289-217) followed by Woolworth 660 (205-246-209), Clavelli 652 (246-191-215), Goodale 650 (198-222-230) and DelBrocco 643 (222-233-188).
Scoring for the Bucs were Grant 488 (157-159-172), Batchelor 487 (136-170-181), McRae 417 (181-111-125) and others competing included Victoria Gardner 346 (155-191), Hardesty 228 (138-90) and Paige Hammond 206 (115-91).
Another Comeback Win and Loss
The “Comeback Kids” were at it again as the Oswego High School varsity boys’ basketball team won its fourth consecutive nailbiter with a come-from-behind 56-55 win over visiting Corcoran on Friday night.
Oswego boosted its record to 8-4 on the year and leads its division with many key games quickly approaching.
At halftime the Bucs trailed 28-19 and after three it was 40-35.
In the fourth quarter Oswego outscored the visitors 21-15 to capture yet another nailbiter.
Ryan Lavner had a 19 point effort and Tyree Varner had one of his top performances of the year with a 14 point effort. Zach Gillard added 11 for the Bucs. Matt Giudilli scored six while adding two each were Steve Kunelius, Josh Lazzaro and Garrett Skinner.
The Oswego win streak came to an end against West Genesee as the Wildcats shot the lights out of Powers Gym with a 65-44 win.
West Genny had 10 three-pointers on the night including the long-range shooting of Shane Temar who connected on five three-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points.
The first quarter was wild with dunks and blocked shots as the Bucs trailed 21-16.
Oswego managed to have opportunities, but turnovers impacted the home team. The game became out of reach in the second as the Bucs managed to score just three points and trailed 37-19 at halftime.
Comebacks have been the story in recent game and the Bucs clawed back, but remained in the arrears by double figures.
In the end Ryan Lavner had 11, Zach Gillard eight, Matt Giudilli seven, Steve Kunelius five, Garrett Skinner four, Mylek Hoyt and Josh Lazzaro two each and Ryan Kearns one.
The Oswego Buccaneers had a great meet with rivals the Mexico Tigers and scored a 101-82 win.
Oswego proved to be just a little deeper than Mexico, but the meet was a good one for both sides.
Oswego’s winning medley relay helped the Bucs to an early lead. The relay team of freshman Sammy Mays, sophomore Christian Davis, junior Dylan Harrington, and senior captain Leo Gorton touched first in 1:49.87.
Senior captain Alex Kemper won the next event for the Bucs, the 200 freestyle. His time of 1:54.40 is his best time this season, and three seconds faster than the second place finisher from Mexico, Dan Mullen (1:57.80). Sophomore Evan James placed third in his best time ever, a 2:00.68. Harrington hopped back in the water after the 200 freestyle to win the 200 I.M. in 2:16.56. Then Leo Gorton won a decisive victory in the 50 free (23.07).
While Mexico’s Noah Galluzzo was the victor in the diving event (271.55), senior captain Alex Carl also dove well, putting up a score of 225.75. Following diving, Gorton won his second individual event. Gorton’s time of 57.60 is right on his best time this season. Alex Kemper would claim his second individual victory as well, touching the wall in 52.41.
Distance swimmers, sophomore Evan James, and freshman Eli Restuccio and Austin Richardson really shined in the 500 free. James took second in a 5:22.66, his best time ever. Restuccio dropped 11 seconds to finish in 5:49.21, a lifetime best. Finally, Richardson dropped 4 seconds to touch in 5:58.88. Both of the freshman qualify for Sectional Championships for the first time ever with their times.
Next, Gorton, McCrobie, DeSacia, and Alex Kemper teamed up to win the 200 free relay in 1:36.68. Following the relay, Mexico’s Zedack won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.43, with Harrington lose behind him touching in 1:02.16, his best time ever. Chris VanGroder (1:09.10) and Sammy Mays (1:08.14) also swam best times in the event, with Mays qualifying for Sectional’s for the first time ever with the swim. Oswego would take the next event, thanks to sophomore Christian Davis. Davis finished first in his lifetime best, 1:09.04. Freshman Ben DaFoe also had an outstanding breaststroke swim, finishing in 1:17.48, his lifetime best and just off of the Sectional cut time.
Coach Josh Lerch said, “I am very pleased with the performance of this team today. Mexico brought out our best and we finished the meet with a Sectional team three swimmers stronger.”
The Oswego boys’ indoor track team, turned in a strong performance at the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.
Freshman Jared Mills, threw a best of 33′ 4 3/4″ in the shot put, to place first in his section of the Varsity-2 competition.
Junior Paul Oleyourryk, continued his rapid improvement in the distance events, lowering his previous best in the 1600 meter run by over 14 seconds, with a fine time of 5:24.75.
Oswego finished second in its 4 x 400 meter relay (4:07.0), behind the foursome of Santiago Orta, A.J. Vooris, Nate Greene, and Matt Glenn.
Sophomore Eric Clyne ran a best of 42.57 in the 300 meter dash, to place third in his race.
The Bucs also finished third in the 4 x 200 meter relay (1:51.2), behind the season best efforts of Brad Patterson, Robin Huang, Armand Vooris, and Luke May.
Other strong personal best efforts were earned by Alex Flack and Austin Attwood in the 1000 meter run, Brandon Cheeley in the 300 meter dash, Glenn and Vooris in the 400 meter dash, Patterson, Vooris, and May in the 200 meter dash, and Aristotele Concepcion in the 55 meter dash.
The meet was held in memory of longtime Chittenango coach Fred Kirschenheiter, a pioneer in the indoor track movement.
Led by the outstanding performances of juniors Grace Gilbert and Vanessa Wiltsie, the Oswego varsity girls’ indoor track team, turned in a fine showing at the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.
Gilbert, competing in a strong field in the 1500 meter run, clocked an outstanding personal best time of 5:59.0, to finish first in her race.
Wiltsie ran a best of 8.39 in the 55 meter dash, to also win her race.
Senior Mallory Gordon lowered her previous best in the 1000 meter run, with a fine time of 3:49.21. Other bests for the Lady Bucs were earned by Rushen Temirova in the 55 meter dash, and Brynn Adner and Alyssa Flanagan in the 200 meter dash, with season bests being turned in by Alexis Hanna in the long jump and Marsaili Knapp in the 200 meter dash.
Other strong efforts for Oswego included Chloe Patterson in the 300 meter dash, Hannah Cain in the 55 meter hurdles, Logan Sullivan in the shot put, and Olivia Flint in the 55 meter hurdles and 600 meter run.
Lady Bucs Victorious
The Oswego Lady Buc varsity basketball team scored a 52-35 win over Corcoran.
Leading the team were McKenna Brooks with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Marguerite Dillon with nine points.
Oswego held a 13-9 lead after one and 27-15 at intermission.
Coach Mike Palmitesso said, “Corcoran (4-6) was coming off two wins earlier in the week and we knew that this was a very important game for both teams. Oswego now (5-6) every game is very important as we make our run to qualify for sectionals.”
“It was a great team effort as we took control early with solid defense and good ball movement on offense. Leading by 12 at the half, we talked about pushing the ball up the court and beating the defense back. We outscored the Cougars 15-4 in the third quarter to take control of the game,” he added.
Oswego was leading by 24 with 4 minutes left and Corcoran scored 11 straight points. Claire Richardson and Rachael Purtell hit a couple of baskets to close out the scoring at the end of the game.
Also contributing for the Lady Bucs were Reilly Patrick with eight point, Bella Winklestine six points and six rebounds while Claire Richardson added four points and four rebounds; Brenna Reilly four points; Erica Atkins with three points and a solid all around game with four rebounds, three steals and four assists and Purtell with three points.
Against the highly touted West Genesee Wildcats the Bucs lost 57-51.
The Bucs trailed early and could not overcome the opposition. It was a 13-8 deficit after one, but by halftime the count was 38-18.
West Genny pressure forced the Bucs to turnover the ball 15 times in the first half which led to several transitional buckets.
Coach Palmitesso talked to the team about taking care of each possession and making good decisions.
The Lady Bucs responded by outscoring the Wildcats 24-6 in the third quarter to make the score 44-42.
Oswego hit six out of eight three-pointers in the quarter forcing the West Genny coach to call three timeouts during that run.
Oswego trailed 44-42 heading into the fourth quarter.
The teams traded baskets for most of the fourth quarter. With West Genny leading by four, with only a minute remaining, Oswego was forced to foul and put the Wildcats at the line. West Genny hit a couple freethrows in the last 30 seconds to increase the lead by six.
The Lady Bucs missed two three-pointers at the end of the game.
Atkins had 14 points, including four threes while Dillon had 11 points, six rebounds and a half dozen assists. Brooks had a 10 point, 11 rebound and four blocked shot night while Patrick score eighth. Winklestine had six points and three rebounds and Riley scored two points.
West Genesee’s Melissa Fumano scored 19 points and went over the 1,000 point mark for her career.
Oswego wrestlers had a good day at the Marathon Open with Jordan Attwood finished first at 152 while runner up finishes were accomplished by Jordan Perchway (138), Austin Piazza (195), Jake Rodriguez (22) and Eric Doviak (285). Austin Coleman was third at 126 while Zac Caruso also finished third. Tom Allen, at 145, finished eighth overall.
Attwood was dominating throughout the day as he started with a pin over Tanner Ensign of Marathon in 2:47 and followed up with a 34 second match with Cortin Barchet of Thomas Edison. He then captured a major 11-2 decision over Max Emond of Central Square and earned the title with a 1:48 pin of Jacob Sherman of Canastota.
Perchway began with a pin of Logan Ostrander of Thomas Edison in 32 seconds and followed up with a technical fall over Devin Bud of Eldred Liberty in 4:27. He then defeated Colin Treen of Herkimer 5-2 as he won in tie break two. The title match went to Jeff Thurston of Auburn with a 4-2 win.
Piazza had a five match day. She started with a 3-1 win over Tadeusz Loarca of Eldred Liberty and followed with a 59 second pin of Richard Hulrbutt of Marathon and then pinned Sean Church of South Cayuga in 3:12. He also defeated Liam Chilson of Marathon 4-2, but the lone loss came from David McKee of Windsor as Piazza was pinned in 5:12.
Rodriguez has had a solid year and went 4-1 in the tournament. He had four straight pins before the finals. Going down to defeat were Branden Staniec of Moravia in 1:59, Aaron Rosaio of Eldred Liberty in 47 seconds, Joe Bernhadt of Groton in 1:41 and Dan Lukas of South Cayuga in 3:55. In the title match E.J. Sampo of Central Square won 9-3.
Doviak had three matches winning the first two via pints in 29 seconds over Chris Chapman of Moravia and 2:19 over Duane Diggs of Auburn. In the title match Jake Morris of Cazenovia won 2-0.
Coleman had a third place finish behind a pin of Nick Kennedy of Windsor in 2:46, a forfeit win over Cody Lamphiere from Moravia and then lost to Nate Walker of Canastota 10-2. He fought back to pin Brian Gomez of Auburn in 3:02 and Ryan Zawtocki of Herkimer lost 16-13 in a wild match up.
Caruso started out quickly as he won 3-1 over Richard Sharpe and then won by disqualification over Kevin Morgans of Eldred Liberty. He lost the next two matches via forfeit as the result of injuries suffered when he was slammed to the mat in his match that earned a DQ victory.
Allen lost the first match of the day to Chase Van Duyne of Auburn via a pin in 49 seconds, lost whenhe was pinned by Blake Engebretson of Central Square in 75 seconds and came back to pin William Mellet of Eldred Liberty in 3:13. His final match of the day was a 16-7 major decision defeat by Bruce Story from Marathon.
In dual meet action against Cicero-North Syracuse the Bucs lost 59-21.
Competition started off with the Bucs forfeiting at 220, but Eric Doviak decisioned Christopher St. Denny 8-4 for the first Buc points of the night.
CNS picked up forfeit points at 99 and 106 while Buc Mark Delong was pinned at 113 in 1:13 by Joe Mayers. Meanwhile, at 120 Matthew Bates of Oswego was pinned in 35 seconds by Jacob Hall.
Oswego 126 pounder Austin Coleman won by forfeit while at 132 CNS picked up a forfeit win.
Oswego 138 pounder Jordan Perchway was pinned in 5:04 by Joe Copani while at 145 CNS Robert Rein pinned Tom Allan in 42 seconds.
Jordan Attwood, at 152, pinned NorthStar Sam Ruiz in 3:50.
At 160 CNS received forfeit points and at 170 Buc Collin Dryden lost via a technical fall to Jerrett Norton in 2:00.
There was a double forfeit at 182 and in the final match of the night Oswego Buc Austin Piazza pinned Mark Cummings in 1:26.
Oswego scored a 6-2 win in league competition over Ontario Bay to move to 5-3 in league play and just a half game behind second place New Hartford.
The Bucs scored three in the first to clinch it, but Ontario did score twice in the second. However, two second period Buc goals offset the visitors output.
Jakey Oleyourrk had two goals for the Bucs while Zach Zerrahn, Sean Mooney, Mitch Schrader and Anthony Donabella all scored. Assists were picked up by Nate Schultzkie, Nick Chalifoux, Brandon Tracz, Billy Volkomer, Josh Wallace, Zerrahn, Schrader, Mooney and Oleyourryk all had assists.
Donovan Roy had 17 saves for the Bucs.
The Oswego varsity boys’ hockey team lost two games at the Canandaigua Tournament this past weekend.
The tournament started with a 4-1 loss to Webster Schroeder.
Nicholas Chalifoux put the Bucs up 1-0 for the lone score of the first period, but the opposition came back with two in the second and two more in the third for the win.
In net, Donovan Roy had 26 saves for the Bucs.
On Saturday Oswego matched up with Penfield and lost 5-1.
The lone Oswego goal was scored by Brandon Tracz with Jake Oleyourrk and Bentley Brosch assisting.
Jarrett Dudley got the start in net and stopped 27 shots for the 5-8 Bucs.
Jayvee Cagers Winning
Oswego Lady Buc jayvee basketball players are rolling along.
Recently, against Corcoran the Bucs won 46-25.
The team started off slowly leading 19-8 at halftime, but then got on a roll in the third quarter behind a formidable defense and all control.
Kelly Skinner scored 12, Cassidy King 10 while Clara Culeton and Adeline Benjamin had six each.
The record moved to 11-1 with a 39-38 win over West Genesee.
Oswego came out in their full court pressure leading the first quarter 12-9.
Both teams struggled to score in the second quarter, going into the half Oswego was up 14-11.
Coming out of halftime, Oswego continued to pressure and stayed on top 26-15.
Oswego then started to let the lead slip away.
This allowed for the Wildcats to score 24 points in the fourth quarter. With under a minute to go in the game Oswego was up two.
West Genny had to foul.
Cassidy King was fouled and it was called intentional.
This was huge for the Bucs.
She made one of two and Oswego had possession. When it was inbounded Clara Culeton was fouled with six seconds to go on the clock. She made the first of two shots putting Oswego was up by four.
West Genesee came down and hit a half-court shot, but it was too late.
Leading scores for the Bucs were King with 12, Skinner with 10, Culeton with six, Brianna Stenz with five, Olivia Dowdle with four and Benjamin with two.
The boys’ jayvee team is showing improvement.
The Bucs lost 53-45 to Corcoran, but Coach Bob Connelly was proud of the effort.
“It was a tremendous turnaround from the opening game of the season when they defeated us 90-34,” he said.
Trey Clark had 13 to lead the Bucs while Trevor Bradshaw scored 10, Carson Smith seven, Jake Dumas six, Alex Haessig five and Jake Gerber four.
Against West Genesee the Bucs lost 77-55 as the visitors built up a six-point first quarter lead and kept building the advantage.
Dumas had 13 while Smith added 10. Also scoring were Isaac Annal with eighth, Sam Oleyourryk six, Clark five, Bradshaw four, Haessig three, Jake Johnson, Rory Henrie and Gerber with two each.