The Oswego High School girls’ hockey team will play for the Section III crown after winning on Monday night.
Meanwhile, the bowling team continues to perform solidly and other sports teams are winding down the regular season.
Finals Set for Hockey
Tonight (Feb. 4), the Oswego High School girls’ hockey team will battle for the Section III championship and an opportunity to compete in the state tournament tonight at Skaneateles.
Oswego qualified for the finals with a 4-3 win over Alexandria Bay last night.
The Bucs will face off at 7:30 p.m. at Austin Park in Skaneateles.
Coach Dan Bartlett said, “We were up 4-1 after two periods and hung on for the win.”
Alison Rodgers paced Oswego with two goals and two assists and was adied by Whitney Daino (goal and assist), Hannah Croteau (goal) and assists came from Lainey Celeste, Stephanie Kubis and Sarah Rice.
Madisyn Whalen was solid in the net turning away 26 shots and picking up the win.
Oswego enters the game as the third seed against the top seeded Lakers.
The winner will advance to the Frozen Four this weekend in Clayton. Sectional champions who have already qualified for the final round include Beekmantown, Potsdam and Kenmore East.
Bowling Doing Well
The Oswego bowling teams are winding down the regular season.
On Friday the boys’ defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 3-0 while the girls lost 2-1.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys were able to take all three points. The conditions were tough, but they still were able to pull off the win. They look forward to their last home meet of the season on Tuesday against F-M for senior night.”
The win moved the Bucs to 12-2 on the year.
Joe Clavelli paced the way with a 730 with games of 236-235-259. Rolling a 706 was Matt Clemons (244-237-225) and following were Kevin Goodale with 620 (173-258-189) and Zach DelBrocco 618 (180-211-227). Mike Woolworth bowled in two games for a 454 (267-187) while Dylan Kimball had a 215 in his lone scoring game.
Oswego won the first game 1,100-881, the second 1,128-903 and then 1,115-847.
The Oswego girls’ were only able to capture one point.
Coach Kristen Hoefer said, “It was a tough day and they just weren’t able to find their groove. We not need to have match wins in both of the final two matches of the year to earn a spot in sectionals.”
Hoefer noted, “Leading us was eighth grader Kaitlyn Grant with a 446 (158-151-137) and freshman Alexa Hardesty had a couple of great games hitting in the 140s.”
Caitlyn McRae had a 416 (155-126-135) and Hardesty finished with a 403 (122-140-141) followed by Brianna Batchelor 446 (158-151-137) and Allison Hare 370 (115-123-132).
Oswego won the first game 679-662, but lost the next two 741-673 and 710-675.
Lady Buc Cagers
Oswego and Fayetteville-Manlius met on Friday night at Powers Gym and the visitors broke open a close game to win 60-43.
Oswego kept pace with the opposition throughout the first half and gained an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. By halftime the Hornets came back for a 25-23 lead.
However, the second half was all F-M and they went on a run and never looked back.
Oswego fell to 6-9 on the year and needs to gain some momentum to qualify for post season play as the Bucs need to have a 40% record to qualify for the Section III tournament.
Marguerite Dillon scored 10 while McKenna Brooks added nine. Madelyn Muckey scored seven, Erica Atkins five, Rachael Purtell four, Reilly Patrick four and Bella Winklestine four.
Another Lady Buc Win
The Oswego girls’ jayvee team defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 57-26 as the Bucs moved to 14-1 on the year.
The Bucs went up 17-8 and by halftime the lead went to 33-18.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “We were able to dominate with a full court pressure and fast breaking on offense. Defensively it was a solid team effort.”
Cassidy King had 14 points while Adeline Benjamin and Michele Lavery had eight each. Kelly Skinner added five. Scoring four apiece were Mariah Galletta, Brianna Stentz, Olivia Dowdle, Clara Culeton and Jenna McManus. Haley Baker scored two.
Dowdle also had six steals and three assists.
Jayvee Boys’ Basketball
Oswego jayvee boys lost to F-M 80-20.
The Hornets jumped to a 33-12 lead after eight minutes and simply ran away.
Oswego was hampered by 20 turnovers.
Scoring for Oswego were Jake Dumas with seven, Carson Smith with six, Rory Henrie with six, Jake Gerber five, Tim Baker four, Jake Johnson three, Alex Haessig three, Trevor Bradshaw three Trey Clark two and Jason Jones one.
The Oswego jayvee wrestling team was in action in the league tournament.
Stephen Demong, at 145, finished second while 182 pounder Caleb Davis was third.
Four place finishers included 106 pounder Tyler Blackmar, Mark Delong at 113 and Matt Bates at 120.
Frank Dahar was fifth at 138 and in sixth was Dylan MacIsaac at 113B.
Modified Wrestling Results
The Oswego modified wrestling team was in action last week.
Oswego met Fayetteville-Manlius and Liverpool with the Bucs splitting.
Strong showings came from Huckabee Fitzgerald, Alex Vincent, D.J. Pfeifer, Tyler Shoults and Juan Melendez.
Over the weekend, the Bucs took on West Genesee, Auburn and Baldwinsville.
Impressive wins came from unbeaten Joey Pulver along with Sam Waldron, Juan Perez, Brian LeBron and Keith Loughrey.