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OSWEGO, NY – Whitney Ford jumped over the competition while the bowling team struck again and the hockey team iced yet another win as the Bucs sports action continued. Meanwhile the jayvee girls’ basketball team chalked up win number six on the year.

Ford All Tuned Up

Oswego senior Whitney Ford turned in an outstanding performance at the 13th annual Upstate Holiday Classic at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Oswego senior Whitney Ford
Oswego senior Whitney Ford

In the triple jump, Ford achieved an indoor best of 9.45 meters to finish third among the elite division.

She also jumped a season best 4.58 meters in the long jump to finish in fifth place and earned a sixth in the 200 meter dash with a 28.65 time.

The invitational, held in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, served as the 2011-12 USATF Niagara Association Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Bowlers Continue to Win

Another consistent team performance provided the Oswego bowling teams with 3-0 verdicts over Fayetteville-Manlius.

The boys’ and girls’ teams both swept their matches in the most recent matchup.

Against FM the Bucs won 1,023-978, 1,106-1,033 and 1,081-972. Meanwhile the girls’ won 682-595, 758-608 and 692-630.

Bowler Gavin Gilbert
Bowler Gavin Gilbert

For the boys’ Gavin Gilbert had a 689 series with 204-247-238 while Matt Clemons had a 662 series with 210-229-223 to lead the way. Cameron Byrne had a 617 (222-179-216).  Zach Delbrocco had 388 in two games with a 184-204 while Jim Rose also rolled two games of 247-171 for a 418. Dan Cliff had a single game of 233. Joey Clavelli had a single game of 203.

Overall series for the Bucs included Dan Cliff 654 (186-235-233), Jim Rose with a 644 (226-247-171), Kevin Goodale 586 (203-183-200), Ethan Simmons 461 (106-168-187) and David Woolworth 348 (121-106-121.

For the girls Ashlee Lytle had a 503 (192-183-128 while Christie Hoefer had a 487 (136-180-171) and Caitlin Clemons 420 (147-134-139). Also scoring were Meghan Flack 277 (149-128), Abby Henderson 126, Tori Gardner 118 and Rachel Nye 89.

Other series included 396 for Flack with 119-149-128, 385 for Henderson with 116-143-126, 347 for Caroline Reynolds with a 130-112-105 and 291 for Victoria Soper with 105-85-101.

Hockey Team Wins

Three late goals behind a John Phillips booming slap shot, a successful Josh Sova penalty shot and an open net goal by Cody Mariano gave the Bucs varsity hockey team a 7-4 win over Fulton in Division II league action at Crisafulli Rink.

Goalie Chris Bonner stopped 18 shots en route to giving the Bucs a hockey win
Goalie Chris Bonner stopped 18 shots en route to giving the Bucs a hockey win

On paper this game appeared to be a mismatch with winless Fulton facing the Bucs, but the Raiders remained in contention until late in the third period.

In the first Sean Mooney scored, but Fulton came right back Tyler Grimshaw and David Mathes closed out first period scoring.

However in the second period Fulton scored back to back goals on Oswego keeper Chris Bonner to knot the game at 3-3.  Dan Maniccia put the Bucs back on top as he picked up a loose puck and gave the Bucs a 4-3 lead.

Early in the third Fulton came right back to tie it again, but down the stretch the late three-goal outburst iced it for Oswego.

Oswego goals were scored by Sean Mooney, Tyler Grimshaw, David Mathes, Dan Maniccia, John Phillips, Josh Sova and Cody Mariano. Trent Yule had three assists while Sova had two. Jeremy Purce, Maniccia, and Phillips all had assists. In the net, Bonner had 18 saves.

Jayvee Girls’ Victorious

It was a nail-biting 40-39 victory for the Oswego jayvee girls’ basketball team against Liverpool to move to 6-2 on the year.

Oswego came out strong running the floor and looking to get the ball inside.  Throughout the entire game Liverpool was always within striking distance.

Oswego went into the half up 25-19. In the third quarter Oswego struggled scoring only two points and Liverpool scored nine thus setting the stage for a wild finish.

With 30 seconds to go the score was tied 36-36. Rachael Purtell hit a jumper on the sideline putting Oswego up 38-36. Liverpool called a time out and set up a play. They scored a three coming off two double screens that Oswego did not fight to get around, putting them up one and making the score 38-39.

Oswego called a time out and was told to drive to the basket because they were in the double bonus. Katie Knopp did just that, she got an outlet pass from Kelly Skinner and took it the full length of the floor. She got fouled taking it hard to the basket. She stepped up to the line and hit her first foul shot tying the score.

The Liverpool coach called a time out to try to ice her. But, it didn’t matter. She made the second one, putting the Bucs up one point. Making the score 40-39.

Oswego played great defense with the last 10 seconds to win the game.

Leading scorers for Oswego were Purtell with 16, Nicole McCarthy and Knopp with 6 each.