The Oswego High School wrestling team copped an important win, indoor track Lady Bucs performed well and swimmers as well as basketball were in action on the varsity level. Meanwhile, the Lady Buc jayvee basketball team remained unbeaten in recent action.
The Oswego High School wrestling team scored a nail biting 43-42 win over visiting West Genesee on Wednesday night.
The match started out with a forfeit win for 220 pound wrestler Jacob Rodriguez of Oswego and Eric Doviak, at 285, picked up as win.
The lower classes then started their match ups Wildcat Marcello Barbuto, at 99, won by forfeit and Oswego 106 pounder Tyler Blackmar captured a forfeit win as did 113 pound Buc Dylan MacIsaac.
At 120 Oswego’s Matthew Bates was pinned in 4:24 by Mike Linton while at 126 West Genny grappler Tyler Heggelke won by forfeit as did Jake Jones of WG at 132.
Oswego 138 pounder Jordan Perchway decisioned Odae Badwan 9-2, but at 145 Buc Tom Allen was pinned by Yvan Kouakou in 4:50.
Jordan Attwood, at 152, put the Bucs back on the winning road with a 12-2 major decision over Liam Kotas, but West Genny came right back at 160 as Shayne Middleton pinned Buc Tim Boyzuck in 32 seconds.
At 170 it was an Oswego win as Colin Dryden pinned Trevor Brown in 2:51 while at 182 Dalton Elias pinned Buc Zach Caruso in 3:09.
The final Buc points of the night came at 195 when Dakota Ellis won by forfeit and clinched the contest for the Bucs.
During the weekend the Bucs competed in the Akley Memorial Duals as Cicero-North Syracuse went 5-0, Liverpool 4-1, Homer 3-2, Oswego 2-3, Syracuse 1-4 and Oneida 0-5.
Oswego defeated Oneida 46-27 as Attwood pinned Brodie VanDyke in 5:23, Colin Dryden won by forfeit, Caruso pinned Oliver Van Dyke in 1:49, Jacob Rodriguez won by forfeit, Blackmar won by forfeit as did MacIsaac while Austin Coleman pinned Skyler Thayer in 1:11 and Perchway scored a major 10-2 win over Dustin Scribner.
The Bucs scored a 36-31 win over Syracuse Institute of Technology. Winners for Oswego included Caruso with a 3-1 win over Nahjir Dean, Ellis pinning Charles Hunter in 33 seconds, Rodriguez with a 17 second pin of Victory Palmer-Ortiz, Doviak decisioning Dalton Cooley 4-2, Blackmar winning by forfeit, Coleman pinning Jamiere Day in 2:50, Perchway with a 12-10 decision over Muppenzi Kabera and Attwood with an 11-4 win over Tyler Carbonaro.
Liverpool scored a 57-18 win over the Bucs. Scoring for Oswego were Rodriguez with a 5-0 win over Ron Wilson, Perchway and Attwood with forfeits.
Oswego lost to Cicero-North Syracuse 60-21 with Buc points coming from Ellis (forfeit), Rodriguez (6-2 decision), Coleman (forfeit), Allen (forfeit) and Attwood (14-6 decision).
Homer scored an 54-18 win over the Bucs with OHS points provided by Rodriguez (pin of Reno Gaffney in 12 seconds), Doviak (pin of Jeramiah Bush in 2:36), and Coleman (decision over Collin Baker 7-2)
Swimmers Fall to ‘Pool
The Buccaneers boys’ varsity swim team had a fast meet with Liverpool last night, but lost 104-80.
Coach Josh Lerch said, “This is Oswego’s first meet this year and the boys were anxious to get back into competition. Though Liverpool emerged the uncontested winner in the meet, Oswego had some outstanding swims to kick off the new year.”
Oswego’s 200 medley relay and 200 free relays were the fastest they’ve been all season. Oswego took first in the medley relay (1:46.88), with the assistance of seniors Leo Gorton and Alex Kemper, along with juniors Ben McCrobie and Dylan Harrington. Liverpool’s Section-leading 200 free relay was able to take the top spot in the 200 free relay. Oswego’s top time was put in by the same foursome from the medley relay.
Harrington had a great meet, winning both the 200 I.M. (2:08.94) and the 100 breaststroke (1:03.41). Those are both lifetime bests for Dylan and his I.M. time puts him in the top 6 in the Section while the breaststroke time puts him in the top three.
Oswego’s distance team of sophomore Evan James and freshmen Eli Restuccio and Austin Richardson also swam very well. All three were able to put up their lifetime bests in the 500 free. James separated himself from the pack early to win by a significant margin in 5:30.87. Both Restuccio and Richardson won hard-fought races with Liverpool swimmers right next to them. Restuccio took third in 6:02.53 and Richardson fourth in 6:06.20.
Sophomore Chris VanGorder swam two best times as well over the course of the meet. He touched in 2:39.58 in the 200 I.M. and 1:12.49 in the 100 back. Gorton took second in the 50 free in a lifetime best of 22.98.
Christian Davis, Kyle Kemper, Chris Greco, Ben McCrobie, Zach DeSacia, and Corey Stevens also swam lifetime bests over the course of the meet in relays or individual events. All in all it was a very successful meet for the Buccaneers and an outstanding way to kick off the new year.
Lady Buc Cagers Lose
The Lady Bucs varsity basketball team moved to 4-4 on the season with a 63-56 loss to visiting Rome Free on Wednesday night.
Oswego carried the play throughout the first half with 39 points by intermission and a nine point lead.
However, in the second half Tricia Loso had a spectacular finish with a 32 point performance as she hit 7×9 from three point range and had a break out game in leading the rally for the victory.
For Oswego McKenna Brooks had 17 points and Erica Atkins added a dozen while Reilly Patrick scored 11. Marguerite Dillon scored eight, Brenna Riley seven and Bella Winklestine one for the Bucs scoring.
Indoor Team Successful
The Oswego girl’s indoor track team turned in a fine performance Wednesday at the George Constantino Memorial Invitational.
The invitational, held on the fast SRC Arena track, was named in memory of longtime Nottingham cross country and track coach George Constantino, a pioneer in the development of girl’s running in Section III.
Leading the Lady Bucs was senior Mallory Gordon, who shattered her previous best in the 1000 meter run, with a strong time of 3:49.4, to place second in her section.
Oswego’s 4 x 800 meter relay of Sarah Fitzgibbons, Olivia Flint, Grace Gilbert, and Chloe Patterson, turned in a season best in their race.
Logan Sullivan threw a best in the shot put for the Bucs, with Alexis Hanna earning a best in the triple jump. Other bests for the rapidly improving Lady Bucs were earned by Flint in the 55 meter dash and 800 meter run, Fitzgibbons in the 200 meter dash and 800 meter run, Brynn Adner in the 55 meter dash, Alyssa Flanagan in the 300 meter dash, Deondra Smith and Chloe Patterson in the 200 meter dash, Hannah Cain in the 55 meter hurdles, and Vanessa Wiltsie in the long jump.
The Oswego girls will return to the SRC Arena next Wednesday, for the Bob Grieve Memorial Meet, scheduled to get under way at 4:15 p.m.
Jayvee Girls’ Unbeaten
It was win number eight for the Oswego jayvee Lady Bucs with a 48-20 win over Rome Free Academy.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “Oswego and Rome seemed to be a good match up to start the game. The game was back and forth baskets in the first half.”
Oswego went into the half down 15-12.
After regrouping they came out stronger than ever going on a 25-0 run in the third quarter. After that point, Rome could never make up the difference.
Leading the Bucs in scoring were Olivia Dowdle with 12 and four assists, Kelly Skinner with 12 and 10 rebounds, Jenna McManus with 11 points. Also scoring for Oswego was, Mariah Galleta with four, Clara Culeton with four, Adeline Benjamin and Brianna Stenz each with two, and Michele Lavery with one.