A pair of Oswego High School athletes had a very notable week. Cory Keefe captured Section III Class AA crowns in two events while bowler Matt Clemons paced the Bucs with the high average among all league bowlers.
Meanwhile the Buc varsity boys’ bowling team captured the league crown.
Keefe Continues to Win
Senior Cory Keefe was a double winner for the Oswego indoor track team at the Section III Class AA Championships held Wednesday at Onondaga Community College.
Keefe, currently ranked second in the 55 meter hurdles on the state leader board, ran a season best time of 7.60 in his specialty, to win the class title and remain undefeated. He also won the 55 meter dash in a fast time of 6.59, ranking him first among the section leaders.
Senior Ben Harrington jumped a personal best of 5’8″ in the high jump for Oswego, to finish in a tie for fourth and ran a season best time of 1:30.4 in the 600 meter run, to place seventh. He also anchored the Bucs talented 4 x 200 meter relay of Nate Greene, Matt Bivens, and James Darling, with all four runners turning in personal best splits, finishing in a time of 1:46.3.
Oswego’s 4 x 400 meter relay of Sean Benjamin, Matt Bivens, Paul Oleyourryk, and James Darling, placed eighth among the section’s elite with a time of 4:03.6.
The 4 x 800 meter relay of Kyle Kemper, Adam Flack, Paul Oleyourryk, and Benedikt Kraemer, clocked a time of 10:32.5, behind three personal best performances.
The Lady Bucs 4 x 800 meter relay of Tara Stacy, Mallory Gordon, Grace Gilbert, and Chloe Patterson, shattered their previous season best by over 17 seconds, running a time of 11:48.0. All four runners earned personal bests in the relay.
Oswego also ran a season best in the 4 x 400 meter relay, behind the foursome of Grace Gilbert, Marsaili Knapp, Chloe Patterson, and Vanessa Wiltsie, clocking a time of 5:04.0, with three runners turning in bests.
The 4 x 200 meter relay of Vanessa Wiltsie, Marsaili Knapp, Maria Monte, and Alexis Hanna, also showed much improvement, with three Lady Bucs turning in personal best efforts.
Oswego will return to the fast SRC Arena oval next Wednesday for the Section III State Meet Qualifier, in hopes of earning a berth in the state meet on March 2 at Cornell University.
Bowlers Capture Title
The Oswego High School boys’ bowling team captured the league title with still one match remaining on the regular season schedule.
The Bucs swept Cicero-North Syracuse 993-941, 1,038-1,037 and 1,081-960 to move to 39-6 on the year.
Meanwhile, Matt Clemons has averaged 233.77 per game which have included a season high 804 series and a perfect 300 game.
Joey Clavelli is third in the individual averages for the CNYCL varsity bowling with an average of 215.03 while Kevin Goodale is eleventh overall with a 206.79. In sixteenth is Zach DelBrocco with a 201.5 average and Jimmy Rose is nineteenth with a 198.56 average.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, “Matt is the high average in the league which qualifies him for the Section III All Star Team. Joey qualified for the Section III Tournament Shootout. That event is scheduled for Friday and he will try to earn one of the two spots left on the Section III All Star Team.
Against CNS Clemons finished with a 714 behind games of 211-245-258; while Clavelli came in with 197-196-268 for a 660 and the only other Buc rolling three games was DelBrocco with a 657 (246-199-212).
Also competing with one game each were Gavin Gilbert 204, Mike Woolworth 195, Goodale 182, Brandon Grant 173, Dylan Kimball 170 and Rose 157.
For the Lady Bucs the team picked up three points over CNS with wins of 682-482, 703-539 and 695-530.
The Lady Bucs need to earn two of the possible three points against West Genesee in the regular season finale today (February 7) to qualify for post season sectional action as they are now 20-25.
Caitlyn McRae paced the Bucs with a 487 behind games of 136-169-182 while Meghan Flack rolled a 464 (141-166-157). Kaitlyn Grant finished with a 439 (171-128-140). Allie Hare had a 385 series with 135-128-122 while rolling two games was Alaina Gaultz 206 (112-94) and a single scoring game by Aubrey Sanderson of 99.