OSWEGO, NY – The swimming team finished with a successful regular season while the bowling teams performed quite well again. Meanwhile, the wrestling team also picked up a victory.
Oswego 96, B’ville 79
The Oswego Buccaneers concluded their season with a 96-79 win over the visiting Baldwinsville Bees to bring their record 8-2 on the season.
Oswego took an early lead and would hold onto it for the duration of the meet.
The Buccaneers started off by taking first and second in the 200 Medley Relay. Ben McCrobie, Dylan Harrington, Tyler Youngman, and Alex Kemper took first in 1:51.78. Sammy Mays, Christian Davis, Leo Gorton and Kyle Kemper placed second in 1:52.40.
Gorton, Harrington and Kemper swam very well in the 50 freestyle. Gorton took first in his lifetime best (22.89), Harrington took second in his lifetime best (23.11), and Kemper placed third in 23.45. Zach DeSacia also swam a lifetime best in the event (25.88), qualifying him for sectionals for the first time ever.
The Oswego divers swept the diving competition, with Alex Carl taking first in 224.50 points, Branagan Glennen placing second in his lifetime best (205.7), and Tyler Youngman placing third in 175.10 points.
Oswego also took first and second in the 100 butterfly event. Gorton placed first in his lifetime best by more than a second (56.19) and Alex Kemper took second in his lifetime best by several seconds (1:00.50).
Evan James on the 100 free in his best time ever, a 55.89, qualifying him for sectionals in the event. Then Ben McCrobie won the 500 in 5:31.59.
Soon after Christian Davis would win the 100 breast in 1:10.41, just after Oswego took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle relay.
Coach Josh Lerch said, “This was an outstanding way to end our dual meet season. We had many best times tonight and one new swimmer added to our sectional roster. I’m very excited to see where these boys will end up in another week at sectionals.”
Oswego 42, Onondaga Senior 33
The Oswego wrestling team prepped for post season action with a victory over Onondaga Senior.
Action started with a forfeit as 220 pounder Jacob Rodriguez earned six quick points and 285 pounder Eric Doviak followed with a pin of Isaiha Mann in 41 seconds.
A double forfeit was awarded at 99 and then at 106 Buc Tyler Blackmar was pinned by Leo Touchette in 22 seconds. Onondaga then won at 113 as Anthony Negrete pinned Dylan MacIsaac in 26 seconds. Oswego’s Mark Delong won via forfeit at 120 while at 126 Dylan Stellmack defeated Matthew Bates of OHS in one minute.
At 132 Tyler Field pinned Austin Coleman of Oswego in 3:01, but then Buc Jordan Perchway came back with a 3:50 pin of Frank McKenna.
At 145 it was a Buc loss as Tom Allen was defeated by Kevin Krause 4-1.
Jordan Attwood gave the Bucs six more points with a pin of Bill Anson in 5:41 in the 152 pound division.
Forfeits finished the event as 160 pounder Dannell Trammel gained points for Onondaga, a double forfeit followed at 170 and Bucs Caleb Davis (182) and Austin Piazza (195) had their hands raised in victory.
Oswego 3, West Genesee 0
The Oswego boys’ bowling team finished second in Central New York City League action with a 14-2 record, one game behind champion Auburn.
Several boys competed today (Feb. 7) in the Section III Shootout at King Pin Lanes in Rome. The winners of the event will earn a spot on the Section III All Star Team that competes at the state tournament.
Matt Clemons, Mike Woolworth and Joey Clavelli will join four other bowlers for the opportunity.
However, Clemons already has a berth on that team for having the top average in the league this season as he finished with a 236 average while Clavelli was third with a 216.5 and Woolworth fourth with a 216.2.
In the final dual meet of the season the Bucs swept West Genesee 3-0.
Oswego won the first game 1,030-789 and then followed up with a 904-738 and 904-692.
Only two Bucs rolled all three games as Woolworth had a 645 (224-239-182) and Zach DelBrocco had a 567 (197-158-212).
Clemons had a 410 (209-201), Clavelli 359 (189-170), and Kevin Goodale 347 (211-136). Scoring for one game were Anthony Losurdo 207, David Woolworth 154 and Brandon Grant 149.
West Genesee 2, Oswego 1
With a berth to the sectionals on the line the Lady Bucs squared off with West Genesee on the lanes.
However, the Bucs lost 2-1. The Wildcats won the first two games 753-664 and 784-652 before OHS won the final 676-650.
Kaitlyn Grant had a 448 (133-140-175) while Victoria Gardner finished with a 415 (132-138-145), Allison Hare 401 (145-139-117), Alexa Hardesty 375 (131-124-120) and Caitlyn McRae 353 (123-111-119).
Coach Kristen Hoefer said, “Unfortunately the girls were only able to take one point against West Genny locking themselves out of sectionals, being short just one match win and two points. The girls tried their hardest and had a great overall season.”
Continuing she said, “The West Genny house is always a tough condition to bowl on and unfortunately since it was down to the last match the girls just couldn’t pull it off. However, the girls were able to take the last game. The girls will still go on to compete in the county baker tournament at Strike and Spare on Tuesday, that will be the conclusion of their season.”
Hoefer finished by saying, “Although we’re losing two powerhouse seniors, I am excited for what the future has to hold with six remaining girls, all freshman and middle schoolers. A young team going into next year shows a lot of promise for the bowling program and I look forward to growth and future achievement. I have been honored to coach these girls and could not be more proud of their stature on and off the lanes.”
Oswego finished 7-9 on the year and pointwise stood at 22-26.
Oswego modified wrestlers took to the mats on Tuesday to battle against Central Square and Cicero-North Syracuse.
The Buccaneers had outstanding performances from a number of their young seventh graders. Wrestling well throughout the night were Cameron Smith, Sam Waldron, Nelson Digregorio, Matt Taormina and Zach Rousselle.
There was a handful of outstanding eighth grade performances as well. Nick Gray, Kevin Blum, Brian LeBron, Joey Pulver were able to go undefeated throughout the night.
The Bucs will venture to F-M on February 12 to grapple with the F-M Hornets and Liverpool Warriors.