OSWEGO, NY – It was a busy weekend for Oswego athletic squads as basketball, hockey, wrestling and indoor track were all in action.
Lady Buc Five Victorious
Oswego clamped down on the visiting Henninger girls’ basketball team and coasted to a 36-22 win to move to 4-4 on the year.
Henninger could not get anything moving offensively in the first half and trailed 10-3 after eight minutes and 27-8 at halftime.
The second half saw Henninger score 14 points, but the deficit and the Oswego defense were just too much for the Knights to overcome.
Henninger did make a late run to make the final score respectable after a 7-0 run in the final quarter that trimmed the scored to 33-22.
Oswego was paced by Lexi Gillard with 12 points while Emily Barlow and Courtney Louis had seven each, Sam McCarrick five and Erica Atkins and Becca Martin two each.
Pacing the visitors was Allyah Thompson with eight while Jonitta Wallace scored five as did Jenner Peterson.
Bowling Team Wins Two
Bowling action continued with the Bucs winning two of the three games against Auburn while the girls lost all three to the Maroons.
In boys’ action Oswego lost the first game 1,062-987, but came back with wins of 1,027-900 and 1,097-1,054.
Gavin Gilbert had a 729 while Zack DelBrocco finished with a 636, Matt Clemons 616 and Cameron Byrne 570.
Jim Rose had a 347 in two games and Joey Clavelli a 213 single game.
In girls’ action the Maroons won 901-585, 903-659 and 877-769.
Ashlee Lytle had a 557, Christie Hoefer 472, Paige Blum 427, Courtney Bartlett 287 and Allison Martin 270.
The boys’ moved to 7-2 in league and 13-11 overall while the girls fell to 2-7 in league and 4-20 overall.
Hockey Team Wins
The Oswego High boys’ varsity hockey team moved into third place in the league standings by virtue of a 5-2 win over visiting Auburn.
Josh Sova paced the Bucs with a hat trick while Cody Mariano and Austin Tracz also scored.
Earning assists were John Phillips, Matthew Lloyd, Fred Donabella and Mariano (2).
Oswego dominated play in the first period, but it was Auburn who got on the board first.
However, late in the period the Bucs came back with a solid goal for a 1-1 tie.
In the second the Bucs went up 3-1 and then Sova scored late in the game to ice it for Oswego.
In the net Josh Cooley had 14 saves for the Bucs while Jeffrey Gardner faced a tremendous offensive effort from the Bucs stopping 39 shots.
Coach Andy Rozak said, “The boys played hard from the drop of the puck right up to the final buzzer. They did not take a shift off and the final outcome was a result of that. They executed our game plan exactly the way we wanted to.”
Henninger a Little too Strong
The Oswego varsity boy’s basketball team was defeated by the Henninger Black Knights this past Friday, at Henninger, by the final of 81- 44.
The Bucs fell behind early and were never really in the game after the first five minutes.
Oswego came out playing with intensity, but missed some easy shot opportunities that seemed to take the wind out of their sails.
With the Bucs trailing 11-8, Henninger went on a 14-1 run and opened up a 25-9 first quarter lead.
Things went downhill from there and Oswego trailed by 31 at half, 48-17.
After regrouping at halftime, the Bucs came out and played one of their best quarters of the season, outscoring Henninger 21-19 in the third quarter, led by the scoring of soph Josh Gillard (9 points) and a very active 1-3-1 defense.
Both teams cleared their benches in the fourth quarter to finish the game.
Gillard led the Bucs with 13 points, followed by Dustin Sands with 10, Ryan Patrick 8, Kevin Carpentier 4, Mike Thompson 3, and Corey Galletta, Josh McRae and Jake Metcalf 2 each.
Girls’ Hockey Victorious
The Oswego Lady Bucs scored a 2-1 victory over visiting Lake Placid on Saturday in girls’ hockey action on the Crisafulli Rink ice.
Devyn Hutcheson scored both goals for the Bucs while chalking up assists were Sarah Mancuso, Caty Darling and Whitney Daino.
Meanwhile, in the net Madisyn Whalen was having a busy day as she stopped 36 saves.
The Bucs had only 14 shots on net as Marianna Flagg had a dozen saves.
The Bucs moved to 4-3 in league and 5-4 overall.
Ford and Keefe Tough on Track
Led by the outstanding performances of junior Whitney Ford and sophomore Cory Keefe, the Oswego indoor track team turned in a strong performance Saturday at the CNYCL Track and Field Championships held at the Sanford Field House on the campus of Colgate University.
Ford had another outstanding afternoon for the Lady Bucs, winning the long jump with a season best leap of 15′ 4 3/4″ and placed second in the 55 meter dash, shattering her previous best with an outstanding time of 7.93.
She also placed third in the 300 meter dash in a fine time of 46.06.
Keefe won the league title for Oswego in the 55 meter hurdles, with an outstanding time of 8.51 and finished second on the 55 meter dash, with a fast time of 6.88.
The Lady Bucs 4×800 meter relay of Jaime Bouffard, Leah Weiss, Mallory Gordon and Kaitlin Holloway, behind four personal best splits, ran a season best time of 12:21.9 to finish fourth, with senior Ashley Deveney also placing fourth, with a season best effort in the shot put.
The boys 4×400 meter relay of Sean Benjamin, Peter Khamis, David Johnson and Kyle Lamb, finished fifth in the 4 x 400 meter relay (4:26.8), with the foursome of Cory Keefe, Khamis, Lamb, and Matt Bivens, turning in a fifth place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay, in a season best time of 1:50.95.
Oswego finished sixth among the league’s best in the 4×200 meter relay, with a season best time of 2:08.52, behind the strong efforts of Jaime Bouffard, Deondra Smith, Caylin Ward, and Ariel Bouffard.
Other sixth place finishes were earned by Jaime Bouffard, Weiss, Holloway, and Ariel Bouffard in the 4×400 meter relay, with a best of 5:01.5.
McKenzie Demong continued her improvement in the 55 meter hurdles, running a best for the Lady Bucs.
Oswego will close out its regular season on Sunday, traveling to the Lusk Field House at Cortland State for the Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational.
Buc Matmen Host Tournament
The Buc Duals were held at Oswego High School as wrestling teams were in action.
Mike Ruggio had an outstanding day for the Bucs.
Against Cicero-North Syracuse he scored a 5-1 win over Andrew Holzapfel at 171 as the team lost 74-3.
At 160, Oswego’s Dan Ellingwood lost a tight 2-1 verdict to James Segars.
At 119, Jordan Attwood lost to Tony Battista in 40 seconds while at 125, Matt DiFabio was pinned by Fidel Torres in 3:07.
Jordan Pluff, at 135, lost to Matt Dunham 10-1 while at 189 Jacob Rodriguez lost a 7-1 verdict to Noah Whritenour.
The Bucs lost 63-9 to Baldwinsville and scoring for the Bucs were Colt Simmons and Ruggio.
Ruggio decisioned Joe Nasoni 7-0 while Simmons won by forfeit.
At 119, Attwood was pinned by Connor Ross in 60 seconds while at 125, DiFabio was pinned in 31 seconds by Joey Shaheen.
Pluff, at 135, was pinned by Dominick Morgan in 5:28 while Eric Acton-Susino lost a tough 2-1 verdict to Brent Grippe at 152.
Rodriguez lost to Brian Honsinger on a pin at 215 in 1:50.
Oswego did much better against Oneida as the Bucs fell 41-25, but there were numerous forfeits.
At 125, DiFabio was pinned in 4:21 by Zach Winchell while Susino-Acton was pinned by Matt Fisher at 152 in 4:35.
Oswego 189 pounder Tyler Henry was pinned in 1:34 by Tyler Miller.
Winning forfeits for the Bucs were Pluff, Simmons, Ruggio and Rodriguez.
South Jefferson scored a 72-9 win over the Bucs.
Ruggio won again with a 5-3 count over Matt Kealy while Rodriguez pinned Joe DeFranco in 5:48.
Attwood was pinned by Cody Jones in 3:16 while DiFabio was pinned by Jared Crast in 47 seconds.
Pluff lost a 9-2 verdict to Phil Isberner while Susino-Acton was pinned by Logan LaFlamme in 1:27.
Henry lost to Wil VanScoter in 26 seconds.
The Oswego Jayvee boys’ basketball team lost to the home team Henninger Black Knights on Friday by the final score of 54-43.
Henninger quickly gained a five-point lead in the first quarter and led 19-14 after one quarter.
Lack of execution and poor foul shooting led to a five-point deficit at the half.
Henninger extended the lead to 13 points after three with Oswego getting as close as six points in the fourth quarter.
More missed opportunities resulted in the 11-point loss.
“We shot 6 for 16 from the free throw line and did not run our offense which I think led to the loss more then anything else,” Coach Jim LaMacchia said. “We were right there with them and need to improve on a few things to become a very good team.”
Alex Makin led with 13 points, followed by Trevor Martin (12) and Dylan Lavner (10).
With the loss Oswego drops to 5-2 on the season with previous wins against Nottingham (69-58) Central Square (71-43) Baldwinsville (67-40) Auburn (60-53) Watertown (44-26) and their first loss coming against Liverpool (66-58).
Winning Streak for Buc Girls
The Oswego jayvee girls’ basketball team won its fifth consecutive game with a 37-16 verdict over Henninger.
Oswego came out fast in the first three minutes of the first quarter taking the lead 16-4.
The Bucs kept the pressure on the Black Knights by continuing to force turnovers.
They went into the half up 20-5.
The Knights could not make a comeback in the second half and Oswego took the win.
Leading scores for Oswego: Maddy Muckey with 8, Reilly Patrick with 6, Kelly Chetney with 6, Rachael Purtell with 5 and Kerrigan Cummins with 4.
Frosh Basketball Results
The boy’s freshmen basketball team has been active recently.
The Bucs scored a 40-37 win over Rome as Zach Gillard hit a jumper from the foul line with 24 seconds left to tie it up at 37-37.
Oswego went ahead and Lee Williams swiped the ball at the end to seal it.
Gillard had 10 points, Chris Murphy nine, Williams five, Logan Krass, Ryan Martin and Mylek Hoyt four each and Josh Dumas and Ryan Kearns two each.
Oswego upended Corcoran 53-34 as Gillard had 17 points to lead the Bucs and Dumas scored nine while Skinner had six and Martin five.
Henninger scored a 43-36 win over the Bucs as the Knights pulled away in the last quarter.
Gillard finished with eight points and six blocks and Hoyt had seven points and Salvador five.
Oswego lost to West Genesee 41-23 as Murphy, Martin and Dumas scored four each and adding three each were Kunelius and Williams.
Skinner and Kearns had two each and Gillard one.
The Bucs also lost again to West Genesee 52-39 as Skinner had seven points while Hoyt, Dumas and Gillard had six each.
Zach Salvador scored four while Williams, Murphy and Kunelius had two each.
Martin and Krass each had a point.