Oswego Bowler Is Perfect – Twice

OSWEGO, NY – Matt Clemons rolled a pair of 300 games while Cory Keefe was once again displaying his talent, the girls hockey team won its second game of the season while the boys’ hockey squad split a pair of division games and the wrestlers were in action.

Clemons Leads Buc Bowlers

Matt Clemons two 300 games within five days
Matt Clemons two 300 games within five days

Two 300 games in a week is a tremendous accomplishment, but Oswego High School bowler reached the three century mark twice in the past five days.

Last Saturday he bowled 300 in his regular league, but on Wednesday he returned to high school action and started out with a 205, moved to a 237 and finished with a 300 for a sizzling 742 series.

Coach Bob Hoefer said, “Matt is averaging over 230 this season in the CNYCL high school league action. Over the past few years Matt has become one of the premier youth bowlers in Central New York.”

Against Central Square, the Bucs captured three points with wins of 1,022-886, 1,102-881 and 1,194-885.

Hoefer said, “The boys worked well as a team as all five scored over 600 as the team moved to 20-4 on the season.”

Joe Clavelli had a consistent effort with a 674 (228-212-234), Kevin Goodale 663 (226-213-224), Jim Rose 627 (203-206-218) and Zach Delbrocco a 612 (160-234-218).

Non-scoring players included Gavin Gilbert 599 (184-202-213), Mike Woolworth 511 (203), Dylan Kimball 480, Ethan Simmons 423 and Brandon Grant with a two game total of 210.

The girls picked up two points with a game opening win of 698-620 and a 742-638 win before falling 655-626.

Balance was the key for the Lady Bucs as Tori Gardner had a 441 (175-161-105) and Meghan Flack a 440 (164-160-116) while Kaitlyn Grant had a 428 (145-136-147). Allie Hare finished with a 389 (113-126-150) and Caitlyn McRae a 368 (101-159-108).

Alaina Gaultz was a non-scoring player with a 329 while Aubrey Sanderson had a 326.

The Lady Bucs moved to 11-13 on the season.

Keefe on the Run

Senior standout Cory Keefe placed first in the 55 meter hurdles, to lead the Oswego indoor track team, to a strong performance at the recent George Constantino Memorial Meet.

Keefe turned in an outstanding winning time of 7.82 which currently ranks him first among hurdlers in the section. He also finished second in the 55 meter dash, with a fast time of 6.71, one hundredth of a second behind the winner.

Sophomore Vanessa Wiltsie placed first in her section of the 55 meter dash for Oswego, running a personal best time of 8.6l. She also lowered her previous best in the 300 meter dash by over three seconds, to place second in her race.

Freshmen Tom Donohue earned first place in his section of the 55 meter dash (7.57), with sophomore Sean Benjamin placing second in his 300 meter dash race, with a best of 43.06.

The Lady Bucs 4 x 200 meter relay of Grace Gilbert, Marsaili Knapp, Tara Stacy, and Chloe Patterson, finished second in their section (2:14.7), with the boy’s 4 x 200 meter relay of Tom Donohue, Matt Bivens, Nate Greene, and James Darling, also finishing second (1:50.27). Oswego’s 3200 meter relay of Bivens, Paul Oleyourryk, Adam Flack, and Greene, earned fifth in their section. With all four relay members earning bests, the Lady Bucs 4 x 800 meter relay of Mallory Gordon, Tara Stacy, Chloe Patterson, and Gilbert, placed sixth in their race.

Sophomore Paul Oleyourryk, shattered his previous best in the 1600 meter run by over eight seconds, running a strong time of 5:38.9, and earned a best in the 800 meter run. Other bests for the rapidly improving Bucs included Donohue, Bivens, Stacy, and Gilbert in the 200 meter dash, Benedikt Kraemer in the 600 meter run, Bivens and Greene in the 800 meter run, and Darling and Sean Clancy in the shot put.

Other strong efforts included Kyle Kemper in the 1000 meter run, Maria Monte in the 55 meter and 300 meter dash, Gordon in the 1500 meter run, and Knapp in the long jump.

The meet was held in honor and memory of longtime Nottingham cross country and track coach George Constantino, a pioneer in the development of the girls’ running program in section three. The Oswego boys will return to the SRC Arena track next Tuesday and the girls Wednesday, for the Bob Grieve Memorial Meet, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Lady Buc Hockey Wins

The Lady Bucs hockey team was lifted for a 4-2 win over Ithaca behind a three-goal performance by ninth grader Hannah Croteau.

It was the second win of the season for the Bucs.

Oswego jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute as Croteau scored. However, Ithaca came right back to tie it up.

Before the end of the first period Croteau scored again for a 2-1 lead.

The teams battled through a scoreless second period.

In the third Oswego clinched the win as Croteau completed her hat trick with Allie Rogers assisting. There was an insurance goal seconds later as Rogers put the puck past Alex Stagliano with Whitney Daino and Croteau assisting.

For the Bucs goalie Madisyn Whalen had 33 saves while her counterpart had just 15.

Boys’ Hockey Splits

Division II leading Oswego split back-to-back games this week.

On Wednesday at Whitesboro the Bucs rallied late for a 3-2 win.

Whitesboro scored in the very first period and it wasn’t until four minutes remained in the game when Sean Mooney scored on a five-on-three for the Bucs to knot the count.

Oswego then scored again, but the home team bounced right back to tie. However, with just 40 seconds remaining the Bucs got the gamer.

In the end Mooney had two goals while Dave Walpole had a goal and Jake Anderson along with Travis Kearns had an assist apiece.

In net Chase Izyk stopped 45 shots while at the Oswego end Joe Tartaglia had 44 saves in a wide open game.

Less than 24 hours later the Bucs stepped on to the Crisafulli Rink at Fort Ontario for a crucial division game against the Brothers of CBA.

Oswego grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second period on a goal power play goal by Zach Zerrahn and assist from Mooney with six minutes remaining, but it was the final goal of the game for the home team.

The defensive style kept the Buc offense at bay and in the third Ryan Durkin and Scott Firman each scored for the Brothers to supply enough for the victory.

In net Izyk finished with 23 saves while CBA goalie Tim Decker had 15 saves.

The win put Oswego at 8-1 in league and closely following are Skaneateles 7-1-1 and CBA 7-4.

Wrestlers Defeated by FM

The Oswego Middle School was the site of the latest Oswego varsity wrestling match as the Bucs lost to visiting Fayetteville-Manlius 48-27.

The match started at 152 pounds where Jackson Wheeler of FM decisioned Mike Shepard in a solid match by a score of 8-7.

Wrestler Jacob Rodriguez prepares to pin his opponent in action against FM.
Wrestler Jacob Rodriguez prepares to pin his opponent in action against FM.

Forfeits claimed points in the next three classifications, until the 195 match up when Buc Nicholas Barnum was pinned in 50 seconds by Chris Bortel.

Oswego’s Jacob Rodriguez continued his solid season with a pin of Jake Okum in 1:52 and he was followed with six more Buc points as Eric Doviak picked up a forfeit win.

Once again forfeit points came into play and included for the Bucs was a 113 forfeit win for Austin Coleman.

At 120 Jack Kinsella of FM pinned Zachary Tepfenhart in 5:10. Oswego’s Destin Clark received six points via forfeit at 126.

Jordan Perchway, wrestling for the Bucs at 132 lost to Jake Norton 5-2.

To close out the match Jordan Attwood of Oswego decisioned Patrick Bernstein of FM 6-3.