OSWEGO, NY – Oswego sports teams continue to hit the links, court and area fields for athletic competition.
Career Round for Grimshaw Leads Golfers
Coach Dan Rose said, “Sometimes in golf, a particular hole stands out to a player – makes us lick our chops when we stand on the tee box, smile in anticipation of the next shot. Sometimes a golf hole just fits a player’s eye. We feel comfortable standing over the ball and make a confident swing as a result.”
Continuing Rose noted, “I think it’s safe to say that Oswego golfer Tyler Grimshaw feels pretty good about hole number 2 at Oswego Country Club. In fact, if Tyler could play the 165 yard par-3 18 times in a row, he might establish a new course record.”
As Grimshaw stepped to the second tee in Friday’s match against CNS, he had to be feeling poised, having birdied the pesky par-3 five out of the last six times he had played the hole. That’s right. Five birdies in six rounds, on the same hole! One of those birdies was the result of a holed sand shot from the front left bunker.
Apparently, five was not enough for Tyler though, as he calmly struck an eight iron to 25 feet and dropped the putt on Friday, giving him six birdies on the same hole this season.
Tyler went on to birdie number eight as well, ending his day three over par (38) on the front side at Oswego Country Club.
“I’ve never played that well,” the senior golfer admitted after the round. With his career round, Grimshaw propelled Owego to their sixth win of the season.
Also scoring in this match where fellow Buc golfers Caleb Roy (47), Jake Anderson (47), Josh Dumas (49), and Collin Daino (49).
Oswego’s next match will be its toughest test of the season, against league leading Fayetteville-Manlius at Woodcrest Golf Club. Oswego is now 6-2 overall on the season.
OHS Volleyball Moves to 3-0
The Oswego boys’ varsity volleyball team swept a three-game set from Liverpool with wins of 25-9, 25-6 and 25-22.
Coach Mike Shea said, “It’s a little satisfying to be on the positive side of some of these lopsided matches. Our guys were able to stay focused and worked on the things I asked them.”
Kevin Carpentier had 24 assists on the night while adding five kills and an ace. Dylan Lavner finished with 10 kills, an ace and three digs while Ryan Patrick had six kills, one block, four aces and two digs. Mike Thompson added five kills, two blocks, an ace and three digs and Connor Riley chalked up three kills and a block.
Also contributing to the success were Josh Costo with an ace, Tom Dillon with an ace and dig, Josh Ewig with an ace, Jeremy Galvin with a kill, Justin Peterson with three kills and an assist and Brennan Richardson with two digs.
Next up was Central Square and the Bucs had little difficulty with the Red Hawks in winning 25-14, 25-8 and 25-9.
Coach Shea said, “Our guys executed well and made short work of the other team. Our bench players got a good amount of playing time and our starters worked on the offensive plays we’ve been learning.”
Kevin Carpentier had 20 assists, two kills, six aces and two digs while Dylan Lavner added 11 kills, an ace, dig and block. Ryan Patrick finished with five kills, two aces and four digs. Brennan Richardson added seven digs while Justin Peterson had three kills, a block, an assist, an ace and four digs. Mike Thompson finished with five kills, a block and dig. Tom Dillon had an assist and ace. Dan O’Brien added a kill and dig. Josh Ewig carded an ace.
Girls’ Volleyball Tough
The Oswego Lady Bucs Volleyball team traveled to Fulton to take on rival Fulton in a non-league match and came away with a 21-25, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-15 win. Oswego is now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in league.
In the first set Oswego took a lead halfway through the first set but could not sustain it and Fulton came back for a 25-21 win. Cydney Ward (4 kills) lead the attack with Alexa Healy adding 5 assists.
In the second set Oswego took the lead again halfway through but did not allow the Lady Raiders back in the set and won 25-14. Kelsey Ross (5 kills), Cortnie Purce (2 kills), Ward (2 kills, 3 pt. blocks), and Healy (8 assists) led Oswego.
In the third set Oswego held the lead from beginning to end and won 25-17. Carlie Morley (3 kills), Ward (3 kills), Purce (3 kills) lead the hitting attack with Healy recording 9 assists.
In the fourth set Fulton jumped to the early lead behind a loud home crowd but the Lady Bucs settled down and slowly inched back into the set and pulled out a match clinching 25-16 win. Erica Atkins (3 kills), Ross (3 kills), Morley (2 kills) and Healy (9 assists) lead the Lady Bucs. Courtney Lavere (3 aces) also added to the win with timely serving.
Cat Clancy (3 digs), Sarah Stoebner (3 digs), and Mary Montagnola (12 digs) helped keep the Lady Raiders in check with solid hustling defensive work all night.
Coach Ron Ahart said, “It was good to play a tough team in a non-league match as it will help us get better and all 13 girls helped in the win. Fulton has a very good team and we both know each other’s players well. Erica Johnson played solid for Fulton hitting.”
Oswego plays at Nottingham Thursday before traveling to Johnson City this weekend for a tournament. Also in tournament play last weekend Oswego went 5-1 (split with CNS) in pool play, defeated FM in the semi-finals and lost to a hot CNS team in the gold medal finals to finish second.
Tennis at Auburn Tournament
Oswego finished third place in the Auburn Tennis Tournament.
Sarah Mancuso knocked off Mexico’s number one singles player in the first round and took second in the tournament.
Taylor Bowman also finished in second place in the tournament by beating her opponent in the first round.
At second doubles Hayley and Sierra Adams captured third place as well as Meredith Chesare and Kelly Skinner. Honorable mention goes out to Aubree Schrader and Hannah Allen for their performance.
Football Faces Tough Foe
Fayetteville-Manlius had a celebration planned to open its new community-funded turf football complex.
The homestanding Hornets had a huge night with the enthusiasm skyhigh and the spanking new surroundings captured its second win of the year with a 75-6 verdict over the Oswego High School varsity Buccaneers.
Seven minutes into the game FM’s Austin Perez took a 39-yard pass play from Wolfgang Shafer into the end zone and the kick by Jimmy Kritzman was good for a 7-0 lead. However, before the end of the quarter the home team had rolled to a 35-0 advantage.
The Hornets added 28 more second quarter points.
Oswego finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter as quarterback Alex Makin hit Dom Cianfarano with a pass for a 55-yard scoring play.
Jayvee Volleyball Victorious
The jayvee boys’ volleyball team is also off to a fast start with a sweep of Liverpool with wins of 25-6, 25-7 and 25-18.
Oswego served extremely well in sets one and two behind Mike Edwards, Josh Carney, and Ryan Martin. Zach Gillard and Tyree Varner continue to improve as the Bucs top hitters. Excellent efforts were turned in by Drazen Schrecengost, Logan Krass, Pat Dillon and Emmett O’Brien.
The season record went to 3-0 with a win over Central Square by scores of 25-17, 25-9 and 25-14.
The Bucs utilized strong serving behind Mike Edwards and Josh Carney. Edwards rattled off 10 points on his serve in first game. Trevor Bradshaw played well in his first appearance of the season. Tyree Varner had his best hitting performance of the season. Excellent efforts were turned in by Logan Krass, Zach Gillard, and Pat Dillon.
Jayvee Football Falls to FM
The Oswego Buccaneers took Wilber Field Saturday morning to face-off against the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets. Oswego welcomed back a healthy Lee Williams, who shined for the Bucs on both sides of the ball. Not only a strong playmaker, but Williams also proved to develop into a positive and motivational leader. Ryan Kearns, a key motivational leader of the Buccaneers, fell ill late this week. With Kearns absent, Williams was able to step up and fill the footsteps of Kearns.
The Buccaneers’ offense struggled to push back a powerful F-M defensive line. With heavy pressure the Buccaneers were unsuccessful of establishing stringing together any offensive drives. Key backs for the Buccaneers were Malik Winford, Lee Williams, Justin Canale and Garret Dunsmoor. Malik Winford was the leading rusher for the Buccaneers this Saturday. Malik, the powerhouse fullback for the Bucs, managed to rack up a total of 66 rushing yards.
Defensively the Buccaneers wavered against the dynamic offense of the Hornets. The Oswego defensive were capable to create many third and fourth down situations for the Hornets’ offense. Defensive stand outs for the Buccaneers were Lee Williams, Greg Mayer, Jake Lofthouse and Cory McTague. McTague and Lofthouse showed tremendous moxie playing on the defensive line. McTague and Lofthouse were successful in disrupting the F-M backfield on numerous plays. Greg Mayer got a taste of playing as a linebacker for the first time this year. Mayer, typically a corner, came into the box, and gave an outstanding hard-nosed effort for the Buccaneers. Unfortunately, the F-M offense was able to sting the Buccaneers’ defense by successfully converting many key third and fourth down conversions.
The Oswego Buccaneers’ fell victim to an explosive and athletic opponent this Saturday. F-M was capable of capitalizing on special team plays and critical opportunities as Fayetteville-Manlius won 66-0.
The Buccaneers hope to put on a better showing this week against the Black Knights of Henninger. This week’s game will be hosted by the Oswego Buccaneers on Wilber Field, and is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m.
Modified Soccer Action
Oswego modified boys soccer team had its first loss of the season losing to Henninger by the score of 6-1.
Oswego had scoring opportunities throughout the game, but just could not capitalize on them.
Scoring Oswego’s only goal was Michael Chesare, with the assist coming from Jake Gerber in the third quarter.
Jayvee Girls’ Volleyball Action
Oswego jayvee volleyball players moved to 4-1 on the season with a 25-18, 25-16 and 15-25 win over Fulton.
Coach Ted Beers said, “We came out strong in both of our first sets and fell a little flat with our touches in the third set. We had a very solid game at the net, our front row had several point blocks and did not allow Fulton to find much rhythm for hitting. Our serving game was consistent and on point today which certainly helped us out. We had several girls with some kills tonight and put the ball to the floor which is something we continue to push ourselves to do more of in game situations.”
For the Lady Bucs Emilee Anderson had an ace and point block, Meg Anderson had a kill and two aces, there were two digs by Brooke Broadwell while Madi Collins had three assists and a dig. Margo Dillon finished with three assists and two point blocks and Kellie Gorman managed two aces and a point block.
Allie Henderson finished with a kill and four aces while Molly Malone had two kills, two aces and a point block. Reilly Patrick had two kills, two aces and a dig and Jessica Pfeifer had two digs. Carlie Stoebner had a kill, two aces and an assist.