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September 18, 2018

Lady Bucs Basketball Earn Second Victory


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lady Buc basketball team captured another win, while the bowlers started well and wrestlers also had some solid individual performances.

Meanwhile, many others teams including hockey, jayvee and modified squads were also in action.

Auburn Upended by Bucs

The Oswego High School Lady Bucs basketball team captured its second win of the year with a 58-55 win over Auburn.

Coach Mike Palmitesso said, “It was a great team effort as every player played with passion. It was close and it could have gone either way, but the Lady Bucs refused to let that happen. It was by far our best effort of the season thus far as every player contributed to the victory.”

Oswego trailed 15-12 after one, but gained second quarter momentum to go up 26-20.  Auburn couldn’t close the gap in the third, but in the end made a run as the Bucs went home with a three-point win.

Marguerite Dillon finished with a team high 16 points while Erica Atkins scored 14 which included a trio of three point buckets. Rachael Purtell finished with nine, McKenna Brooks seven, Brenna Riley five, Marisa Dashner four and Nicole McCarthy three points. Emily Heagerty was recognized for her defensive effort.

Bowling Gets Under Way

The bowling teams commenced the season at Auburn with the boys winning two of three.

Oswego won the first game 1,042-1,039, lost the second 1,106-1,048 and came back to win 1,056-932 in the third game.

Meanwhile, the girls lost to the Maroons 916-730, 833-694 and 846-657.

Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys’ team was able to win the match. After a fight for the first game and winning by only three pins, they knew that it was going to be a tough fight. They show great hope for duplicated success again this year. The girls had a tough fight against one of the best teams it will face this year.”

Continuing he said, “Tori Gardner showed great progress and produced an impressive 528 series. The girls are showing a lot of potential. Six out of the eight girls are new members of the team.”

Jim Rose paced the Bucs with a 759 while Matt Clemons had a 662, Joe Calvelli 627,  Kevin Goodale 573 while Gavin Gilbert had a 327 for two games and Zach Delbrocco a 198 in one game.

For the Lady Bucs leading the way was Tori Gardner with a 528 while Kaitlyn Grant and Meghan Flack each had a 421 series. Allie Hares had 256 for two games while Caitlyn McRae also had a 231 for two games. Aubrey Sanderson had a 116 for one game.

Wreslters in Action

The Oswego High varsity wrestling team lost to Central Square 66-20.

Oswego’s first points came at 220 as Jacob Rodriguez pinned D.J. Patchen in 3:28.  Eric Doviak followed with a 5-0 decsion over Cody Stone.

At 113 the Bucs picked up six more points when Austin Coleman pinned John Frentress in 2:20. Buc scoring ended at 145 with Jordan Attwood scoring a technical fall of 18-3 in 4:35 over Nate Baskall.

Hockey Loses First

The game was knotted up 2-2 after two, but in the third Fayetteville-Manlius scored four goals en route to a 6-3 non-divisional victory over the Oswego boys’ varsity hockey team.

The Bucs were dominated by FM first line that accounted for each and every goal.

FM jumped to a 1-0 lead after one, but the Bucs scored the next two to take a 2-1 advantage during the second period.

Oswego used a power play goal early in the second by Zach Zerrahn as he won the face off and skated in for the tally. With just under 11 minutes to go Jake Anderson, assist by Sean Mooney and Hunter Izyk gave the Bucs a 2-1 advantage.

Penalties played a key role in the game as each squad was forced to play a man or two down from time to time.

FM then scored the equalizer with just over a minute and a half to go in the second period to send the squads to the locker room 2-2.

The Hornets stung twice early in the third period before Jake Oleyourryk  scored with Travis Kearns and Josh Wallace assisting.

In the end Oswego goalie Chase Izyk finished with 24 saves while his counterpart at the other end of the ice, Ben Napierala, stopped 14 Buc scoring attempts.

Lady Buc Icers Open

Madisyan Whalen started the year in spectacular fashion in stopping 42 Albany Academy shots out of 43 attempts.

However, the only puck that got past her resulted in the only goal of the game as Albany Academy scored a 1-0 win over the Lady Bucs on Crisafulli Rink in the season lidlifter.

Albany dominated play in outshooting Oswego 43-13.

Jayvee Cagers Successful

With only seven healthy players the Oswego jayvee girls’ basketball tam scored a 46-9 win over Auburn.

Oswego used a high powered offense and a lock down defense to keep the Maroons at bay.

The Lady Bucs had a 10-3 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Sophomore Siara Wilson led scoring with 12 points. Sophomore Kelly Skinner took over the game grabbing 15 rebounds and scoring eight points.  Sophomore Olvia Dowdle had six steals and seven points. Sophomore Julia Lavery had five points.

Freshman Brianna Stenz grabbed an impressive 11 rebounds and four points.

Eighth graders Cassidy King had eight points and five rebounds and Maddy Rahn had two points and eight rebounds for the 4-0 Bucs.

Jayvee Wrestling Action

In jayvee action against Central Square the Bucs did quite well.

At 152, Michael Shepard pinned Lance Reff in 5:19 while at 160 it was Collin Dryden pinning Phoenix Webb in 3:29. Zachary Caruso scored a 12-9 decision over Matt Mooney at 182 and at 195 Nicholas Barnum pinned Justin Lanning in 3:23.

Modified Volleyball

The Oswego modified blue team swept Henninger in five games 25-15, 25-10, 25-16, 25-8 and 25-8.

Leah Taylor had 17 aces, Mari Atkinson had 15 aces while Grace Bruns had seven to lead the Bucs.

Brianna Batchelor finished with five aces and an assist, Madison Bullard and Claudia Chetney each had a dig while Clara Culeton had 10 aces, a kill and dig. Meg Durval finished with two aces. Jessica Godden had a kill, Sheyenne Lacey an ace, Eleanor Lisec three aces, Claire Ratzlaff an asssit, Mackenzie Rice an ace and Abby Roy three aces and a kill.

Meanwhile, the Blue team lost to Oswego White  4-1.

For the Blue squad Ratzlaff had a kill, three assists and two digs while Rice had a kill, three aces and two digs for the 3-2 team.

Modifield Cagers Lose

The Oswego Middle School boys’ modified basketball team fell 48-25 to a very stong FM squad.

Nick Sullivan, Brandon Cheeley, and Alex McRae scored five each for the Bucs. Zack Crossman chipped in four, while Jason Proud, Cole Shurtleff , and Ben Muckey each contributed a basket.

Oswego is 2-4 overall.

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