OSWEGO, NY – Cory Keefe continues to display why he is one of the top sprinters in Section III while the Lady Buc basketball team moved to 7-7 on the year, the Buc boys’ squad fell to a strong foe and the wrestlers had three individual wins.
Keefe Outdistances Field
Senior standout Keefe was a double winner for the Oswego indoor track team at the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational, held Wednesday on the fast SRC Arena track at Onondaga Community College.
Keefe turned in another outstanding performance for the Bucs, winning the 55 meter hurdles in a blazing time of 7.64 and outdistanced the field in the 55 meter dash with a fast time of 6.58, shattering his previous season bests. Keefe is currently the Section Three leader in both the 55 meter hurdles and 55 meter dash.
Talented senior Ben Harrington clocked a strong season best time of 1:32.l in the 600 meter run to finish first in his section of the race. He also jumped a personal best of 5’8″ in the high jump for the Bucs.
Oswego’s 4 x 800 meter relay of Matt Bivens, Kyle Kemper, Benedikt Kraemer, and Paul Oleyourryk lowered their previous season best with a strong time of 10:37.1. Oleyourryk continued his rapid middle distance improvement, dropping his previous best in the 800 meter run by over seven seconds.
Nate Greene placed third in his 600 meter race for the Bucs, turning in a strong best of 1:48.5. Other bests for Oswego were earned by Alex Flack in the 3200 meter run and Bivens and Kraemer in the 800 meter run.
Strong efforts for Oswego included Sean Benjamin and James Darling in the 200 meter dash, Kyle Kemper in the 1000 meter run, and Sean Clary in the shot put.
The meet was held in honor and memory of legendary Chittenango coach Fred Kirschenheiter, a pioneer in the indoor track movement.
Oswego will begin its championship season on Wednesday, returning to the fast SRC Arena oval, for the CNYCL League Championships, scheduled to get under way at 4:30 p.m.
Lady Buc Five Wins
The Lady Buc varsity basketball team moved to .500 on the year with win number seven.
Oswego scored a 43-39 win over Henninger on Tuesday night at Powers Gym.
Marguerite Dillon and Rachael Purtell with 11 and nine points respectively paced the Bucs.
Oswego moved to an 18-11 first quarter, but by halftime the advantage had dwindled with the visiting Knights trailing 27-24.
The squads matched points with 12 apiece in the third quarter, but in the final eight minutes the offense diminished considerably with the host team holding a 4-3 edge.
Katherine Knopp and McKenna Brooks each had five points; Brenna Riley added four, Emily Heagerty three and two each from Marisa Dashner, Erica Atkins and Nicole McCarthy.
Buc Varsity Cagers Fall
Henninger broke open a close game with an offensive outburst in the third quarter enroute to a 67-43 win over Oswego.
The Bucs boys’ varsity fell to 7-4 on the year while Henninger stretched out its record to 9-2.
At halftime the Bucs trailed by just five at 25-20, but the Knights defense toughened while the offense broke open for 27 points. With eight minutes to go the Bucs trailed 52-33.
Dustin Sands scored 15 for the lone Buc in double figures while Josh Gillard scored nine, Dylan Lavner with six, Ryan Lavner five, Zach Gillard four and Brandon Schultzkie two.
Heavyweights Solid for Bucs
On the wrestling mat the Oswego varsity team lost a 60-8 verdict to Liverpool.
Oswego did pick up nine points with Jacob Rodriguez, at 220, decisioning Ron Wilson 7-3 and 285 pounder Eric Doviak decisioned Davie Carnie 8-1 while 113 pounder Austin Coleman battled to a 10-7 win over Audey Ashkar 10-7.
However, at the end of the match, a Buc wrestlers cost the Bucs a team point as he threw his head gear.
In other action, at 126, Destin Clark lost to Anthony Ianno 11-6 while at 132 Mike Mills pinned Jordan Perchway in 3:02. Darren Breen decisioned Jordan Attwood 6-4 while 152 pounder Brockton Barton pinned Michael Shepard in 2:54.
At 160 Dakota Inman pinned Buc Collin Dryden in 2:46 while at 182 Conor O’Connor pinned Zachary Caruso in 2:21.