Lady Buc Cagers, Grappler Pair & OMS Teams Win

OSWEGO, NY – A first quarter offensive explosion clinched the win for the Oswego High School Lady Bucs basketball team against invading West Genesee on Tuesday (December 22) night at Powers Gymnasium.

The Lady Bucs stormed out to a commanding 21-3 lead after eight minutes and coasted to a 45-20 victory.

Katie Abramski going to the hoop for two.
Katie Abramski going to the hoop for two.

Sharp ball movement, a strong inside game and tenacious defense was too much for the Wildcats as all the visitors could muster was one three point field goal.

Oswego worked the clock diligently throughout the second quarter and entered the locker room with a 27-8 lead.

Coach Phil Reed emptied the bench as everyone contributed and gained game experience.

Katie Abramski finished with a game high 13 points while  Lindsay Johnson scored six, Emily Barlow, Courtney Louse and Michelle Canale four each; Samantha McCarrick and Alexis  Gillard three while Brooke Reifinger, Marissa Canale, Michaela Auer and Amber Earl all scored two.  Katie Kolinski paced West Genesee with five points.

The Bucs moved to 4-2 on the year and is looking forward to the annual  Linda Shoults-Lala Ponzi Basketball Tournament on Monday and Tuesday (December 28-29) at Powers Gym. On Monday the jayvee game will see Mexico and FM at 3:30 p.m. followed by Mexico and Fayetteville-Manlius at 3:30 p.m. and the 7:15 match up with Lake Region (Maine) and Oswego.

On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the jayvee game will pit Oswego against FM and the varsity consolation game will be at 3 p.m. with the championships slat4ed for 4:45 p.m.

Rossi & Bartrum Keep Winning on Mat

Kyle Rossi and Shane Bartrum continue to walk off the mat with victories as the Oswego High School varsity wrestling team was in action against West Genesee.

The visiting Wildcats left Oswego with a 57-10 victory.

Rossi, at 140,  scored a major 10-0 decision over Wajeeh Hasan and Bartrum pinned James Bogardus in 30 seconds for the lone Oswego points of the night.

At 1:35 Colton Dryden lost via a pin in 1:49 to Jason Fitch while at 145 Adam Doviak was pinned in 1:37 by Erik Krohl. Bob Natoli, at 152, was decisioned by Heitham Wady 6-0 and at 160 Tom Ruggio lost to Matt Nichols 5-0. At 171, Mike Ruggio lost a close 9-7 verdict to Nick Marco.

West Genny picked up 42 of its points via forfeits.

Buc Hockey Zapped by Bees

The Oswego High School varsity hockey team lost its first game of the season by a 3-0 count to Baldwinsville.

Oswego’s Matt Howard stopped 30 Bees shots while his counterpart Mark Miller door stopped 24 Oswego scoring attempts.

However, the Bees scored one in each period to drop Oswego’s record to 4-1-1 on the year.

In Varsity B action the Oswego Bucs lost to Fulton 8-1 as Chris Pike with assists from Jake Anderson and Sean Mooney scored the lone goal.  In net Chris Bonner had 17 saves and Josh Coley 11 for the Bucs.

Seventh Graders Finish 6-3

The Oswego seventh grade boys basketball team moved to 6-3 on the year with a 56-22 win over Nottingham-Smith on Tuesday (December 22).

In the season finale the Bucs raced out to a 17-2 lead after one quarter and then coasted their way home. Zach Gillard and Josh Lazzaro both hit for double-digits.  The 2009 team was represented by Josh Carney, Tyree Varner, Derek Johnson, Pat Dillon, Jake Gardner, Craig Lawton, Emmett O’Brien, Derek Bivens, Ben Annal, Mike Edwards, Chris Chalifoux, Nick Reiner along with Gillard and Lazzaro.

Volleyball Blue Finishes 3-5

In volleyball action the OMS Blue team finished against Central Square and Liverpool.

Against Liverpool the Bucs won all five games 25-9, 25-21, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-20. Merry Dowling had seven aces; Hannah Fitzgerald an ace, assist and three digs while Andrea Ferreira had two digs. Allie Henderson had an ace as did Destiny Palmer.

Morgan Hilman had two aces, Sydney Knight a kill and five aces. Molly Malone had two kills, eight aces and a point, Jordan McCauley an ace and assist while Jordan Oatman had a dig. Brooke Votra and Caylin Ward each had three aces while Isabella Waterbury had an ace and Mercedes Whiteside two kills and two aces.

Coach Ted Beers said, “We came into this game pumped up and ready to go, we knew it was our last game and the girls we ready to go from the first whistle.  We served in every set the way we needed to and the scores proved it.  We had several girls with some big time aces for us, Dowling with seven, Knight with five, and Malone with eight really meant control of the game for us.  Serving is something we have focused on as the season progressed and tonight was just an illustration as to why. Overall we had as a team in 5 sets: 36 aces and averaged seven a set. I am very proud of our girls very their improvement as the season progressed and for such a strong showing in our last game.”

Against Central Square the Bucs lost 3-2.

Oswego won the second gme 25-20 and the fifth game 25-19, but lost the other three 25-20, 25-21 and 25-20.

Dowling had four aces while Fitzgerald managed an ace and two digs. Ferreira finished with two digs and Henderson a kill and ace. Knight had a seven ace match while Julie Kon had two aces.

Malone finished with a kill, an ace and a point block. McCauley had an assist while Palmer had two aces.  Brenna Riley had two aces and a point block while Ward had an ace, Waterbury two aces and an assist and Whiteside two aces.

Beers noted, “We were not able to capitalize on the Central Square mistakes, and we gave them a few to many free balls. Our middle hitters played very well at the net and Molly and Brenna each getting a point block for us tonight was big. We had a few too many mistakes on our end and just could not finish the sets the way we needed to.  We were in every game right from the start and the girls played well. Mistakes just cost us a few too many points tonight.”

Runners Outstanding Indoors

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.