OHS Fall Sports Season Coming To A Close

OSWEGO, NY – The fall sports season is winding down, but there have been several outstanding efforts for Oswego High School athletes.

Collins Scores Four

The Oswego High School boys varsity soccer team scored a come from behind 6-2 win over Mexico.

The Bucs trailed 2-1 at halftime, but in the second half roared off with five goals to win by four.  It was a second half offensive explosion for OHS as in the end the winning team held a 24-7 margin in shots.

Kyle Collins finished with four Oswego goals while Alex Crossman and Angelo Gentile had one each. Leighton Smith and Gentile were credited with assists.

In net Liam Peterson and Adam Sharf had one save apiece.

The next outing saw the Bucs run into a Henninger machine as the Knights scored an 8-0 win.

Henninger outshot the Bucs 39-10 and in net Liam Peterson finished with a 23 save performance.

Boys Volleyball Successful

The Buc varsity boys volleyball players scored a sweep of Jamesville-DeWitt with wins of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-12.

Josh Carney collected 27 assists and added an ace, two kills, two blocks and a dig while Zach Gillard had 15 kills and an ace and five digs.

Other contributors to the winning effort were Pat Dillon (four kills, a block and two digs), Drazen Schrecengost (three kills, a block and dig), Trevor Bradshaw (ace, three kills and two digs), Trey Clark (two kills and a block), Logan Krass (an ace, two kills and three blocks), Mike Edwards (two digs), Emmett O’Brien (an ace, three kills and block) and Matt Samson (two digs).

Lady Bucs Sweep

Marguerite Dillon takes to the air in girls volleyball action
Marguerite Dillon takes to the air in girls’ volleyball action

Oswego and Auburn girls volleyball teams went nose to nose with the Bucs coming away with a three-game sweep.

The first game saw Oswego eke out a 25-20 win, but the final two weren’t as close with scores of 25-15 and 25-17.

Oswego moved to 5-2 in CNYCL action and 6-5 overall while Auburn fell to 3-2 in league and 6-5 overall as the outcome could have a bearing on sectional placement.

Erica Atkins finished with five aces, a dozen kills and nine digs and Madison Collins six aces, three kills and 26 assists.

Also contributing were  Kellie Gorman (ace, four kills), Jessica Pfeifer (six digs), Shanell Meyers (kill), Clara Culeton (kill), Allie Henderson (kill), Sarah Fitzgibbons (a kill and seven assists), Marguerite Dillon  an ace, seven kills and four digs and Bella Winklestine two aces, nine kills and block and dig.

Football Team Falls

The varsity football team had a solid first half leading host Whitesboro 7-6, but the Warriors scored 14 third quarter points, took the lead and never looked back enroute to a 26-7 victory.

For the Bucs Oswego scored early as Ryan Lavner got into the end zone on a 44 yard pass play from Garrett Dunsmoor.

Swim Win Streak Ends

Oswego Lady Buc swimmers were unable to upset West Genesee’s Wildcats on Wednesday night, but lost a hard fought 100-85 battle.

While Oswego placed first in 7 out of the 12 events, Wildcat depth proved to be too much for Oswego.

Oswego did have some outstanding performances as Junior Brenna Riley took second in the 200 freestyle in her best time this season (2:05.66) and first in the 500 free, also in a best time this season (5:33.33).

Sophomore Mariah Metcalf was a double winner, placing first in the 50 free (25.69) and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.39). Freshman Caitlin Gorton was a double winner, taking first in the 100 fly (1:01.31) and the 100 back (1:04.77).

Sophomore Brooke Morrisseau also took a first place for the Lady Bucs in the 200 I.M. (2:20.59).

Coach Josh Lerch said, “Aside from these great finishes, which kept Oswego in the meet right to the end, there were two other items of note. First, junior Mayra Lopez swam two incredible individual races.  She took fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:09.02) by dropping over four seconds from her previous season best time, which she swam last week.  Mayra also placed third  in the 500 free (5:45.96) after dropping over 10 seconds from her previous best in season time, which she also set last week.  She capped off the meet with her best 100 freestyle (59.91) to lead off Oswego’s 400 freestyle relay.”

The other notable performance was Oswego’s 200 freestyle relay team of Morrisseau, sophomore Elaina Rando, Gorton, and Metcalf, who came back from second place to touch out West Genny by two-hundredths of a second, breaking a pool record from the early 90’s.  Their time of 1:42.83 keeps them at the top of the Section in the event.

Lerch noted, “We don’t have another meet for a whole week, so we will be getting right back in the pool and settting our sights on Auburn next Thursday.”

Lady Bucs Soccer

Oswego lost to Baldwinsville in girls varsity soccer action.

For the Bucs Morgan Mulkerin scored her first goal and Hannah Fitzgerald received credit for the assist for the 2-11 Bucs.

Rachael Purtell was in goal and finished with 23 saves.

Cross Country in Action

Oswego and Auburn met on the cross country course  with the meet was held at Everest Park which offered a wide range of terrain making it a challenging course.

Leading the Bucs to a very good team performance was Graham Barney who finished in the top five by placing fourth (18:39). The next two scoring runners for Oswego were Dalton Babcock, eighth (19:17) and Evan James, ninth (19:18)) over the 3.1 mile course.

“The three Bucs finishing in the top 10 improved our projected score by 6 points. They ran very well today” said Coach  Dan Greene.

Next was Christian Davis who finished strong, 12th (20:14), Paul Oleyourryk, 15th (20:33), Alex Flack, 16th (20:40). Austin Attwood was 18th, (20:55) and Pat Baer finished in the top 20 placing 19th (21:07).

Brad Patterson led a trio of Bucs across the line as Patterson ran (21:31), Camden Proud (21:32), and Nate Greene (21:35). “These three freshmen are improving, only 4 seconds separated them plus, they placed ahead of 12 Auburn runners,” said Coach Greene.

Lainey Celeste ran to another first place finish for the second straight meet running to a 22:42 clocking. “Lainey had a feeling she could win in Auburn and she came through. She ran a smart race,” said Coach Greene.

Kyra O’Gorman was the next Lady Buc crossing the finish line in 23:41(seventh place). Vanessa Wiltsie (23:42), Meg LiVoti (24:24), Chloe Patterson (25:09) and Mallory Gordon (25:24) all finished in the top 11 placing eighth through eleventh respectfully. “We had six girls in the top eleven today and that is very good considering how strong the Auburn team is,” said Coach Greene.

Modified Action

Oswego White girls modified soccer team started the game strong scoring in the first minute Joan Carroll crashed the goal and put away a rebound off a hard shot by Grace Bruns enroute to a 3-0 Oswego victory.

Oswego added two goals in the second half from Grace Bruns and Reagan Thompson with Sammy Gardner having an assist.

The defense anchored by Ellie Lisec, Kayla Drosihn, Michaela Bradshaw, and Sammy Gardner kept CNS’s scoring chances to a minimum. McKinley Thompson and Kayla Drosihn split the shutout.

Jayvee team Wins

The Oswego Jayvee boys soccer team picked up their sixth win and fifth shutout of the season in a convincing 4-0 win over Mexico.

Hunter Mazuroski had 2 goals for the Bucs while Martin Orta and Dawson Izyk each recorded a goal, with Izyk picking up an assist as well.  Other Bucs with assists were Thomas Donohue and Brandon Cheeley.  Goalkeeper Carson Smith recorded two saves in goal.

Coach Don Fronk said, “I thought this was a great overall effort for us.  This was probably the best we have moved the ball for a full 80 minutes this season.”

Jayvee Girls Volleyball

Coach Ted Beers said, “This past weekend we went to our end of season tournament in Baldwinsville. We finished second in pool play going 4-2 on the morning.  We put ourselves into the silver bracket and were elminated by Fulton.  The girls had fun, we played aggressive and our two loses to B’ville were very well played sets, we stayed right with them and we played well.”

The Bucs returned to regular action and swept Auburn 25-13, 25-16 and 25-12.

Beers said, “We played a very aggressive offensive game and we got the kills and assists we have been looking for. I am very proud of how well the girls played this evening.”

For the Bucs Tori Armet had a kill and dig while Addy Benjamin had three kills and a point block. Olivia Flint finished with three kills and Rachel Godden an ace and kill. Hailey Jermyn had an assist and point block while Tasha Mezza finished with three aces, a kill and dig. Brianna Pfeifer had three aces and two kills and Mackenzie Rice three kills and a dig. Camryn  ended the night with four aces, two kills and three digs while Jenna Ballard had five assists, two aces and a aid. Miranda Clary had four assists while Kelsey Cullinan had four assists and four aces. Sara DelBrocco had three digs and Riley Jaquin four digs for the 5-6 Bucs.

Mod Boys Score, but Falls

In a high-scoring game Oswego Modified White lost 6-4 to Fayetteville-Manlius.

Nate Getman tied the game in the early going, but then FM came up with three consecutive goals. The Bucs battled back as D.J. Pfeifer took a pass from Tyler Dohse to cut the deficit to 4-2.

Getman then cut the deficit to 4-3 with Dohse assisting. However, FM scored the next two and the Bucs gont one back from Dohse, but that was it.

Nick Holland and Jonathan Plyler played goal for the Bucs and combined for 13 saves.