OHS Athletics In Full Swing

The Fall sports season continues for Oswego High School student-athletes as everyone was in action recently.

It was a heartbreaking 20-16 varsity football loss for the Oswego High School Bucs on Friday night in Watertown.

Oswego and Watertown battled throughout the night under horrendous weather conditions. The Bucs closed the gap in the late going as they sacked the Cyclone player in the end zone for a two point safety to trim the deficit to just four points.

The Bucs fought to get the ball back and did. It appeared as the seconds were ticking down that Damian Williams had reached the end zone, but the officials ruled that his knee had hit the ground inside the two yard line. Oswego was unable to hit pay dirt and suffered the loss.

Oswego will close out the home portion of the regular season on Friday night at 7 p.m. when Camden invades for Homecoming weekend.

Lady Bucs Soccer Gains Two Victories

The Oswego High School Lady Bucs girls’ varsity soccer team scored a 4-1 win over Henninger during the weekend and came back with a 1-0 win over Central Square.

Against Central Square Amanda D’Amico scored the lone goal of the game in the first half with Alexis Files assisting.

Leah Folgherait had five saves for the Bucs  while Morgan Ross in the Red Hawks goal had eight saves for the 6-4-1 record.

Against Henninger,  Middie Jamie Bouffard scored a goal and added two assists on the day.  Oswego jumped out to a commanding 3-0 halftime lead and Henninger was unable to overcome the huge deficit.

Amanda D’Amico, Alexis Files, Nicole Paulhardt and Bouffard all scored for the Bucs. Assists were credited to Taylor Phillips as well as Caroline Reynolds.

In goal Leah Folgherait stopped five Henninger scoring attempts.

The Bucs moved to 5-4-1 overall in soccer play this Fall.

Lady Bucs Run at McQuaid

With all Oswego runners turning in season and personal best efforts, the girls cross country team turned in an outstanding performance at the Forty-fifth Annual McQuaid Cross Country Invitational, held Saturday in Rochester.

Sophomore Mackenzie Robinson, hampered by illness, was the top finisher for the Lady Bucs, placing tenth overall, in a field of over 180 runners and 40 schools, with a personal best time of 19:49.

Taylor Giglio finished second for Oswego, with a season best time of 21:45, followed by the personal best efforts of Mikayla Place (22:57)and Kaela Shafer (26:39).

Rapidly improving junior Lexi Gillard, was Oswego’s top finisher in the Varsity B race, touring the challenging Genesee Valley Park course in a season best time of 22:51, with Danielle Posillipo also lowering her season best in the race.

Senior Brittany Ross ran a personal best time of 22:35 in the Varsity A race, against some of the finest teams in the state, with a strong time of 22:35, followed by senior teammate Katie Abramski, who earned a season best in the race.

The Lady Bucs will close out their home league season on Wednesday, hosting the Lady Bulldogs of Nottingham and the state ranked Lady Wildcats of West Genesee, in a 4:30 p.m. league matchup at the Oswego Middle School.

Proctor Falls 4-3 to Lady Buc Tennis

Oswego scored a 4-3 win over Proctor. In singles action  only Chelsea Geroux gained a victory with  6-1, 6-1 counts against  Lan Chau. First singles Dominque Canale lost 6-3, 7-5 to Francine White while second singles Lindsay Rose lost to Rose Zaloom 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles UP’s Alysa Haddad and Kait Brown defeated Chandler Caroccio and Marissa Canale 6-3, 6-3, but the remainder of the doubles teams won for the Bucs.  Jill Doty and Sarah Mancuso defeated Nicole LaBella and Bel Pavlik 6-0, 6-2, Brennan Banta and Aubrey Schrader defeated Yolanda Blackshire and Heather Hughes 6-0, 6-0 and Sara Gosek and Becky Kraft defeated Santina Blair and Dorothy Gosek 6-0, 6-1.

Varsity Volleyball Falls to B’ville

Baldwinsville gained a 3-0 win over the Lady Buc varsity volleyball team.  The Bees won the first game 25-22, but then gained decisive 25-10 and 25-12 victories.

For the Bucs Vanessa Sheffield had 13 kills and three blocks while Krisi Stemple had 19 assists. Kelsey Ross had a kill, Morgan Lavner two kills and Katelyn Stevens an ace. Jasmine Davis finished with four kills.

Jayvee Girls Volleyball In Action

Oswego had a great battle with Utica Proctor losing the first game 25-23 and then winning 27-25 and 25-19 in three excellent games.

Emily Barlow had a kill and assist while Catherine Clancy had two aces and two assists and Alexa Healy had three aces and three assists. Rebecca Martin contributed with nine aces, two kills and two blocks points. Allison McPherson had a kill. Carlie Morley had four kills and an ace while Mackenzie Oatman had a kill and assist. Cortnie Purce had two kills while Sarah Stoebner had a kill and two aces for the 5-3 Lady Bucs.

Coach Ted Beers said, “We played a tough group today, the Utica girls passed well and committed to the ball when it was on their side of the net.  In the first set we were not serving the ball well and it cost us in the long run.  The second set we saw Cat Clancy and Rebecca Martin take control of the floor and brought us back from being 10 points behind to win the second set.  The third set we found each other on the floor well and both of our setters Alexa Healy and Clancy got our hitters involved and hitting is what won us the third set.  Our girls played a tough match, and had to work for the points we got tonight.”

Oswego had an easier time with Fowler winning 25-9 and 25-8 to move to 6-3 on the year.

Courtney Lavere had four aces, Emily Henderson one kill and an assist and Danielle Faivus a kill and one dig. Barlow had an ace, Clancy seven aces and an assist, Healy five assists, Martin two kills and four aces, Morley four kills, Purce an ace and Stoebner two aces.

Beers noted, “The girls played a good game, everyone contributed on the floor, our serving was right where it needed to be, this was a good game for us.  Our hitting was spread out as was our aces tonight, and when we get those contributions from everyone we win.”

Jayvee Soccer Girls Win

The Oswego jayvee girls soccer team won 4-0 over Henninger.

The Lady Bucs dominated, possessing the ball for most of the half.  The lady Bucs were able to score first on a corner kick from Mackenzie Palmer, which the Henninger keeper could not handle the ball, leading to her first goal of the season.

The second half saw the same possession from the Bucs, as they were able to frustrate the black knights.  Scoring in the second half was Kayla Sharkey with two goals and Alyssa Ferreira.  Also playing well was the defense which kept Henninger in check.

Central Square Ties OHS Jayvee Girls

The Oswego jayvee girls soccer team battled to a hard fought 0-0 tie on Turrill street Field.  The Lady Bucs dominated the first half getting many chances to score, but couldn’t put the ball into the net.  The best chance came when Ashley Sharkey received a nice pass and shot wide of the net.

The second half saw Oswego again take control of the tempo, as the defense started getting involved in the offense making nice overlapping runs.  Both teams had opportunities to score, but again couldn’t put the ball away.  In overtime Oswego continued to battle through to get the 0-0 tie.

According to coach Stephen Cass said, “It was an exhausting game for the girls, we had some injuries in the game so our bench was shorter than usually.  The girls did an outstanding job of fighting through the fatigue.”  I am happy with how we are playing.”