Oswego hockey teams along with the girls basketball squads, boys hockey team, bowlers, swimmers and volleyballers were all victorious in recent action.
Lady Buc Five Wins
The Lady Buc varsity basketball team scored a 52-43 victory over visiting Auburn on Friday night at Powers Gymnasium.
Coach Mike Palmitesso said, “McKenna Brooks and Maguerite Dillon dominated inside against the Maroons. McKenna had 20 points and 15 rebounds while Marguerite added 18 point, eight rebounds and five steals. It was a great defensive effort from everyone as we forced Auburn to take a lot of long range shots.”
He added, “On offense we decided to get the ball inside and take advantage of our height. McKenna and Marguerite dominated at both ends of the court. We only turned the ball over nine times as our guards handled their pressure really well.”
Oswego jumped to a 13-8 first quarter lead and stretched it a bit to 27-20 by halftime.
The Bucs had a decent night from the foul line hitting 14 for 21 from the charity stripe.
Also scoring were Erica Atkins and Rachael Purtell with four each while Reilly Patrick, Katie Knopp and Maddie Muckey had two each.
Oswego returns to action this Friday against Auburn with the varsity game slated for 11:30 a.m. on the Powers Gym hardwood.
Oswego improved their record to 3-0 on Wednesday night against the Cicero-North Syracuse NorthStars with a 101-73 win. The Buccaneers were able to move past CNS on the strength of first place finishes in all 12 events.
Juniors Ben McCrobie and Dylan Harrington, with senior Leo Gorton and sophomore Christian Davis began the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:51.15). Following them was sophomore Evan James who placed first in the 200 freestyle.
Also excelling in the 200 were Oswego’s freshman distance duo, Eli Restuccio (2:12.98) and Austin Richardson (2:14.77). McCrobie would come up big again in the 200 I.M. by winning it from behind in 2:23.42. Oswego’s senior sprinters, Leo Gorton (23.18) and Alex Kemper (23.48), took first and second in the 50 freestyle just before the diving event began.
Oswego’s Alex Carl, in his senior year with the team, really put on a show in the diving event.
In his first outing of the season he threw his best score ever, 242.70.
Not to be outdone by the upperclassman, sophomore Tyler Youngman also posted his best score ever (160.50) qualifying himself for Sectional’s for the first time.
Gorton would go on to win the 100 fly in 57.78, then Alex Kemper took first in the 100 free (52.98).
The next event, the 500 freestyle, was an exciting one. All three Buccaneers posted best times in the event. Evan James took first in 5:33.26, Eli Restuccio second in 6:04.32, and Austin Richardson fourth in 6:27.80.
Gorton, Harrington, Evan Davis, and Alex Kemper won the 200 freestyle relay by nearly 10 seconds (1:37.24). Following the relay, Ben McCrobie won a hard-fought race in the 100 back. He would pass the leader from CNS on the last length to touch in 1:07.26.
In the next race, the 100 breaststroke, Oswego would take first and second thanks to strong efforts from Dylan Harrington (1:05.75) and Christian Davis (1:12.35). Freshman Ben Dafoe also had a great 100 breaststroke. His time of 1:22.83 was a personal best.
Oswego bowlers went into action against Liverpool last week and the boys and girls came away with three points.
In boys action Matt Clemons had a 744 (267), Zack DelBrocco 695 (244), Joe Clavelli 614 (236) and Kevin Goodale 591 (235).
Coach Hoefer said, “The girls were able to take three points and bowled as a team. There was an excellent combined second game of 730. Other highlights included Kaitlyn Grant with a 191 clean game as she had a 521 series.”
Grant had a 521 (153-177-191), Allison Hare 394 (139-135-120) while Caitlyn McRae had a 370 (145-128-97) and others scoring were Victoria Gardner 295 (166-129), Alexa Hardesty 249 (124-125), Paige Hammond 106 and Brianna Batchelor 98.
Cazenovia skated to a 2-0 first period lead at Crisafulli Rink on Friday night, but in the end it was the Oswego Bucs scoring the final four goals for a 4-2 division victory.
The win boosted Oswego to 3-1 in divisional play as it heads for a key game hosting Clinton on December 30.
‘Caz scored early and late in the first period for a 2-0 advantage.
In the second that deficit was erased by a three-goal explosion as Oswego regrouped. Early in the period Josh Wallace broke the ice with a quick shot on goal. Just over two minutes later Brandon Tracz knotted it up with a shot from the point.
On a scramble in front of the net it was Noah Lee with the eventual game goal as Nathan Schultzkie got the puck to the goal mouth.
Cazenovia kept trying to come back, but the effort proved futile as the Bucs Tracz scored an empty net tally with under a minute left.
For the Bucs Donovan Roy had 14 saves while at the other end of the ice Mario Benedetti had 29.
Oswego returns to action for a non-league game this Friday at 1 p.m. on the Crisafulli Rink surface.
Lady Bucs Win Fifth
Oswego and Ithaca girls’ hockey players have had a long standing rivalry and once again the two teams met.
The Lady Bucs have been on a tear lately and moved the season record to 5-2-1 with a 4-2 victory.
After a scoreless first period the Lady Bucs scored three in the middle stanza.
However, Ithaca scored two in the third and was applying late pressure when the Bucs scored an empty net goal.
During the third the Bucs killed off Ithaca power play opportunities.
The insurance tally came as Stephanie Kubis sent the puck back into the Ithaca zone and it found the net for an empty net talley for the fourth goal of the night.
In the middle period Whitney Daino scored early with a quick slapshot and a few minutes later Allie Rodgers scored on a breakaway. Hannah Croteau then gave the Bucs their third goal of the period on a power play.
In the end Daino had a goal and two assists while Lane Perl had an assist.
In net Madisyn Whalen had 13 saves while Devin Baylor, in the pipes for Ithaca, also had 13.
Indoor Track in Action
The Oswego indoor track team, opened its 2013-2014 season, with the boys traveling to Onondaga Community College for the John Arcaro Memorial Meet and the girls competing at the Jack Morse Holiday Relays, held on the campus of Colgate University.
The Oswego boys were led by the outstanding performance of A.J. Voorhis, Luke May, Santiago Orta, and Nate Greene in the 4 x 400 meter relay, turning in a fast early season time of 4:05.8, to finish first in their race by over six seconds. May also ran a leg on the Bucs 4 x 200 meter relay, along with Sean Benjamin, Eric Clyne, and Kyle Crossman, with the foursome placing second in their race, with a strong time of 1:47.5. Clyne also won his heat in the 55 meter dash, in a personal best time of 7.67.
Crossman finished sixth for the Bucs in the high jump, with a fine leap of 5′ 6″.
Junior Alex Flack, lowered his previous best in the 600 meter run by over six seconds, with a time of 1:47.3. Jered Mills led all freshmen in the shot put, with a strong heave of 32′ 2 1/4″. Other strong performances were turned in by Brad Patterson in the shot put and the 300 meter dash, and Matt Glenn in the 400 meter dash.
For the girls, sophomore Logan Sullivan finished first in her flight of the shot put, with a fine toss of 24′ 11”.
Sophomore Olivia Flint won her heat in the 55 meter hurdles, with a best of 11.2. Flint also ran a leg on the distance medley relay of Grace Gilbert, Sarah Fitzgibbons, and Mallory Gordon, which placed fourth in their section, with a fine a time of 15:28.3.
The Lady Bucs also finished fourth in the 4 x 200 meter relay (2:07.8), behind the efforts of Vanessa Wiltsie, Deondra Smith, Marsaili Knapp, and Brynn Adner. Wiltsie also ran a personal best of 8.4 in the 55 meter dash, to place first in her heat.
Other strong efforts for the Lady Bucs were turned in by Libby Rookey in the 55 meter dash, the 4 x 800 meter relay of Gordon, Sullivan, Flint, and Gilbert, and the sprint medley of Smith, Knapp, Alyssa Flanagan, and Lexi Hanna.
Oswego will return to action on Monday December 30th, returning to the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, for the Oscar Jensen Holiday Relays.
Buc Varsity Boys Win
The Oswego High School boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Auburn on Friday night in an exciting 70-68 final.
Jayvee Girls Unbeaten
It was win number six on the year for the Oswego Lady Bucs jayvee basketball team.
The Bucs scored a 50-35 win over Auburn.
Oswego started the first quarter up 12-2.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “The Bucs struggled to rebound and get out on shooters and lost that lead going into the second quarter.”
They were down 16-12.
Oswego didn’t let it stop them. They dug deep and worked hard scoring 20 points in the second quarter and going into the second half with a lead 32-23.
Auburn never gave up. They did not let Oswego pull away too far.
All 12 Bucs contributed to the win.
Leading scores for Oswego were, Cassidy King with 13 points, Brianna Stenz with 10 points and 13 rebounds, Kelly Skinner with 12 points and 9 rebounds.
The Oswego Bucs competed in Phoenix in tournament action as the jayvee squad performed well.
Stephen Demong, at 145, won the title in his class in going 4-0 while Tom Allen went 3-1 at 145 and 170 pounder Collin Dryden went 1-1 to finish second.
Third place finishes where chalked up by Mark Delong (3-2) at 113, while 145 pounder Frank Dahar went 2-2 for third and Zac Caruso was third at 182 with a 3-1 record. Mike Meaney, at 285, finished sixth with a 1-3 record.
Also wrestling were Tylar Blackmar, Dylan MacIsaac, Matt Bates, Tim Boyzuck, Caleb Davis, and Sultan Ahmed.
Mod White Volleyball Finishes
The Oswego Middle School (White) Volleyball team completed a fine 8 win and 2 loss season by winning their third match of the week over Baldwinsville 25-8, 20-25, 25-12, 25-19, and 25-23. The team finished the season with five straight wins after two mid-season losses to West Genesee.
Leading the A team against Baldwinsville were Kennedy Shurtleff (9 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs), Poppy Minor (9 aces, 5 assists, 2 digs), Abby Donahue (4 aces, 4 kills, 4 digs), Laurel Plunkett (6 aces), Samantha Gardner (2 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs), and Vanessa Flint (6 digs). McKenzie Ladue added 3 assists. Also playing well was Maddy Cortright.
Leading the B team were Sofia Proano (7 aces, 1 kill), Sarah Cassaletta (2 aces, 3 kills), Alexa Quesnell (4 digs), Nichole Donahue (3 aces, 1 kill, 3 digs), Jenna Bradshaw (2 aces, 2 assists), and Taylor LaDue ( 2 assists). Also playing well was Presley Slimmer.
“I am very proud of this group as they improved steadily over the season and finished playing their best volleyball at the end!” said Coach Ron Ahart.
Modified Blue Finishes
Oswego finished the season 7-2 as the modified blue team defeated Henninger with a five game sweep of scores 25-16, 25-15, 25-19, 25-11 and 25-14.
Coach Ted Beers said, “Coming off a fast and defensive game against Liverpool the night before we kept our momentum going against Henninger Grant and finished the season the way we wanted. I am proud of how well the girls played all season long and how hard they have fought in each match. They learned a lot, had fun and have been a lot of fun to watch grow together on the court.”
Katherine Shene had three aces and two assists while Willow-Su Knapp had four aces. Lauren DeVinny finished with two kills and three aces while Meg Durval had a kill, three ages and a dig. Jessica Godden added two aces and a dig while Eleanor Lisec had two aces and four assists.
Maddie Armet had an ace, Grace Bruns a dig and two aces while Maddie Bullard had a pair of kills. Monica Cahill finished with a kill, ace and three digs and John Carroll seven aces while Zoe Clark had an ace.
Maddie Dashnau had a kill and ace and Sophia Greene a dig. Leah Taylor finished with an ace and two assists and Hannah Wise two aces and an assist for the 7-2 Bucs.