OSWEGO, NY – The Lady Bucs hockey team, boys bowling team and girls indoor track team gained wins on the weekend while the wrestling team continued to show improvement.
Oswego Lady Bucs hockey team had a wild weekend in the frigid North Country.
On Friday night the team fell behind Salmon River 3-0 in the first eight minutes of the game. Coach Dan Bartlett changed the goalie and the Bucs rallied for a 5-3 lead.
The home team scored late in the game, but the Bucs held on for a 5-4 victory.
Taylar Cianfarano scored four goals for the Bucs while Devyn Hutcheson had the other.
Allison Yule was solid between the pipes and in relief had 22 saves and allowed just one goal.
Saturday the Bucs headed to Massena where the home team scored seven goals on only 20 shots. Coach Bartlett said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t play well defensively and as a result lost 7-6.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Cianfarano had a three-goal game while Kaitlin Friel, Karissa Favata and Hutcheson also scored Saturday.
Bartlett noted, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We now have five league wins, one overtime win and a league loss for a total of 17 points to put us in third place in the league three points out of first with a game in hand.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bowlers Sweep Auburn
On the lanes the Oswego Bucs headed to Auburn and Falcon Lanes on Friday.
Oswego boys swept all three games as they won the first 1,156-1,075, the second 1,007-935 and the third 1,110-1,024.
Matt Salvador was the team leader with a 692 (234), Matt Clemons 683-279), Jamie Cliff 680 (252), Zack Sizemore 649 (254) and Cameron Byrne 569 (195).
Coach Bob Hoefer said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“In their third road match of the season the boys took all three against a strong Auburn team. Ã¢â‚¬Å“
The girls lost all three games 798-635, 833-650 and 692-595.
The boys moved to 9-3 in division and 23-7 overall while the girls are 5-7 in division and 5-25 overall.
Girls Runners Impressive
The Oswego girls indoor track team, turned in a strong performance recently, while competing in the Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational, held on the fast Manley Field House track at Syracuse University.
Senior sprint standout Eliza Parker led the Lady Bucs, by running an outstanding personal best time of 44.87 in 300 meter dash, to place first in her heat and second overall, in a very competitive field. Parker’s time earned her a berth in the upcoming State Meet Qualifier.
She also finished third in the 55 meter hurdles.
Senior Alexis Files, hampered by an illness, ran a strong season best time of 46.27 in the 300 meter dash, to place first in her heat and finished ninth overall among a field of 47 runners.
Oswego turned in personal bests in the shot put, behind the strong efforts of junior Ashley Deveney and senior Karly Babcock.
The Lady Bucs’ 1600 meter relay of junior Mara Parker, senior Rachel Healy, sophomore Kaylie Allen, and senior Ashley Fidler, finished third in their section of the relay, with a fine time of 4:54.9.
Junior Courtney Gazda ran a personal best in 600 meter run for Oswego.
Other strong efforts were turned in by juniorÃ‚Â Michelle Champagne in the 600 meter run and senior Bridgette Auyer in the 1000 meter run.
Oswego’s next meet will be on Wednesday, when the Lady Bucs return to Manley Field House for the George Constantino Memorial Invitational, held in memory of the legendary Nottingham High School coaching great.
The first event is scheduled to get under way at 6:30 p.m.
Buc Matmen In Tournament Action
Coach Kurt DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Angelo said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our wrestlers are improving. They wrestled very tough, but the competition was at a very high level. There were many section and state ranked wrestlers in this tournament.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Oswego High School Buc Booster Duals were held last weekend at Oswego High School with six teams in competition.
South Jefferson went 5-0 while Holland Patent was 4-1, Hilton 3-2, Sandy Creek 2-5, Baldwinsville 1-4 and Oswego 0-5.
Oswego lost to Hilton 51-18 in the first round as Austin Gilbert, at 130, won by forfeit. Kyle Rossi eked out a 3-1 win at 135 over David Richards while Dan Ellingwood, at 152, won via a decision in a 7-1 matcher over Alex Scheplar while 189 pounder Shane Bartrum pinned Joe Lavier in 3:28. At 160 Mike Ruggio lost a tough 3-1 decision to Phil Whitehair.
The Bucs then lost 57-12 to Baldwinsville as Bartrum won over forfeit and Mike Ruggio pinned his opponent in 1:15.
Holland Patent won 60-17 as Rossi pinned his foe in 1:06, Ellingwood earned a 15-0 win and Bartrum gained a forfeit victory.
South Jefferson won 49-9 over the Bucs as Shane Bartrum gained a 4-3 win over Jordan Jerome and wins were also chalked up by Ellingwood (6-3) and Mike Ruggio (3-1).
Oswego lost to Sandy Creek 48-27 as Austin Gilbert won by forfeit at 130 while Ellingwood won 17-5; Mike Ruggio 13-5 and Bartrum pinned his foe in 30 seconds.
Varsity Boys Fall To Watertown
The Oswego boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ varsity basketball team lost a non-league game to Watertown by a count of 57-38 on Saturday.
The homestanding Cyclones grabbed a 17-8 lead and remained comfortably ahead throughout the remainder of the game.
Pacing the Bucs was Joe Brown with 17 while Elliot Singleton scored seven, Mac Porter six, Dan Montagnola four, Corey Galletta and Jake Metcalf with two each.
On the ice the Oswego high School Bucs met the number one team in the state on Saturday at the Crisafulli Rink at Fort Ontario.
West Genesee is the number one team in the Empire State and is unbeaten. The Bucs were ranked ninth entering the contest.
In the end it was the Wildcats riding out of the Port City with a 5-2 verdict. The visitors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but in the second a sprawling Dave Morgia pushed the puck into the net for a 2-1 deficit.
However, West Genny then scored one more in the second for a 4-2 lead.
For the Bucs there was a third period goal by Josh Sova while Trent Yule was credited with an assist for the 6-3-1 Bucs.
In the net Matt Howard stopped 38 West Genny shots while his counterpart Anthony Milletello finished with eight saves for the 12-0 Wildcats.
JV Bucs Win At Watertown
The Oswego jayvee boys basketball team defeated the homestanding Watertown Cyclones 61-25. The Bucs jumped out to a quick 15-8 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
Oswego used an effective full court press to force numerous turnovers, while also using their height advantage, rebounding very well and limiting Watertown to one shot on most possessions.
Pacing the Bucs’ well balanced attack was Mike Thompson with 13 points. Also adding to the scoring were Autie Ascenzi and Josh Gillard had seven each, Kevin Carpentier and Brennon Richardson six each, Nate Miller, Kameron Williams, and Justin Peterson five each, Erik May and Eric Henderson three each, and Connor Riley added one.
Steven Hill played a strong defensive game and added 6 rebounds.
With the win, the Bucs’ record is now 5-3.