OHS Boys’ Basketball Team Tops Square

The Oswego High School boys’ varsity basketball team earned a victory on Tuesday while the bowling team had a solid outing, several wrestlers turned in solid performances and jayvee along with modified teams were in action.

Buc Cagers Victorious

Ryan Lavner drives toward the hoop against Central Square.
Ryan Lavner drives toward the hoop against Central Square.

It was a battle royal on the basketball court  on Tuesday night as the Oswego varsity boys’ defeated Central Square 41-35.

The visitors jumped to a 7-2 lead in the opening moments, but the Bucs clawed their way back and when Ryan Lavner hit a three pointer and Matt Giudilli scored  in the third quarter the Bucs  took a 26-20 lead and held on to the end.

It was a defensive tussle with gritty play from both squads and heavy contact throughout.

The Bucs built a 31-23 advantage late in the third, but by the time the quarter ended it was a 31-28 Oswego lead.

In the fourth the game was tied  at 33-33, but then both teams went cold for over four minutes.

With just over two minutes remaining the score was tied 35-35.

However, the game ended with Zach Gillard converting four three throws and Lavner hit a lay up.

In the end Lavner had 15 points while Steve Kunelius had 11, Gillard 10 and Giudilli five.

Bowlers Split

The Oswego High School bowling teams were in action on Tuesday night against Baldwinsville.

Boys’ coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys were able to grabe two out of three today. After the loss in the first game the boys came together and were able to take the next two. They motivated one another and were able to finish strong as a team.”

Matt Clemons had a 701 series for the Bucs and one-game team total of 1,177 was impressive.

Oswego lost the first game but rallied for a 1,126-986 and 1,177-906 victory over the Bees.

For the Bucs Clemons 7-1 came from games of 216-228-257 while Mike Woolworth had a 686 (215-217-254), Joe Clavelli 649 (181-222-246), Kevin Goodale 620 (181-226-213), and Zach Delbrocco 621 (181-233-207).

Girls’ coach Kristen Hoefer said, “Going in we knew it would be tough competition, but the girls bowled well and tried their hardest.”

Leading the way girls once again was Kaitlyn Grant with a 492 while Caitlyn McRae had a 146 in game three and Brianna Batchelor in her first match starting had a 145 third game.

For the Bucs Grant had the 492 (164-150-178), McRae a 391 (117-128-146), Batchelor 381 (115-121-145) and Allison Hare 380 (129-119-132).  Victoria Gardner had games of 135 and 93 in her two scoring game while Paige Hammond had a 101.

Wrestlers Fall

Central Square scored a 51-29 victory over the Bucs at the Oswego Middle School.

Oswego led early by a 17-9 count after the first five matches, but the visitors moved to 6-1 on the year with late victories including key forfeits.

Pins for the Bucs were Zac Caruso at 182, Eric Doviak at 285, Austin Coleman at 132,  and Jordan Attwood at 160. Meanwhile Austin Piazza, at 195, had a 17-0 technical fall victory.

Caruso pinned Tyler Seoane in 1:02  while the technical fall by Piazza came in 4:54 over Justin Lanning.

Doviak pinned Cody Stone in 1:21 and Coleman pinned John Fentress in 1:23 while Attwood  pinned Isaac Havens in 5:01.

The 200 match up between Elijah Sampo of Square and Jake Rodriguez was a tremendous battle with the Red Hawk winning 4-3.

In other matches that the Bucs came up on the losing end as  at 170 Phoenix Webb pinned Caleb Davis in 1:02,  Cody White,(106) pinned Tyler Blackmar in 1:30,  Jacob Garrow (120) pinned Mark Delong in 1:39, Dylan Wallace (126) pinned Matt Bates in 45 seconds, Nate Baskall (145) pinned tom Allen in 1:56,  and Blake Engebretsen (152) pinned Jordan Perchway in 4:59.

Modified Volleyball

The modified blue volleyball team was in action against Cicero-North Syracuse.

Coach Ted Beers said, “We took to the road and came home with a win, three sets to two.”

Continuing he noted, “We did a great job of keeping our serves in play and it made the difference. Our first set we came out quickly and never looked back. The second, third and fourth sets we let CNS stay with us although we served well we need to work on ball placement when returning the ball to their side and forcing them to play good defense against us.”

Oswego won 25-16 and lost the second 26-24 before winning 27-25 and 25-21. In the final game CNS won 25-13.

For the 5-2 Bucs Maddie Armet had three aces, Grace Bruns an ace, Monica Cahill four aces, Joan Carroll two aces, Maddie Dashnau, Lauren DeVinny, Kayla Droshin, Jessica Godden and Sheyenne Lacey an ace.

Also contributing were Meg Durval with two kills, an ace and two digs,  Eleanor Lisec and Leah Taylor with two aces and an assist apiece and Willow-Su Knapp and Hannah Wise with two aces.

Jayvee Wrestling

The Oswego jayvee wresters competed in the Blindman’s Tournament.

Oswego 145 pounder Stephen Demong (3-1) finished second while 182 pounder Zach Caruso was third with a 3-1 record.

Frank Dahar (3-2) finished second in the 145B division

Also competing for the Bucs were Tyler Blackmar, Dylan MacIsaac, Matt Bates, Tim Boyzuck, Caleb Davis, Dakota Ellis, Mike Meaney and Sultan Ahmed.

The Boys Modified Basketball team dropped another heartbreaker 55-51 at Nottingham.

The Bulldogs led the entire way, but never by more than eight. Nick Searor, Zach Crossman, Kyle Kon, Dawson Izyk, DJ Pfeifer, Joe Skillen, Max Mays, Dane Richardson, and Huck Fitzgerald all scored for Oswego.

The Bucs will conclude the season on Thursday at Central Square.