OSWEGO, NY – Eliza Parker was outstanding in recent track action while the boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ varsity basketball and hockey teams lost tight contests.
But, both bowling teams were successful.
Meanwhile the boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ track team turned in the best performance of the year.
Parker Excels Indoors
Senior standout Eliza Parker turned in a fine season-best time of 9.09 in the 55 meter hurdles to place first for the Oswego girls’ indoor track team at the recent George Constantino Memorial Invitational.
Parker, a State Meet Finalist last winter, is currently ranked among the top hurdlers and sprinters in the section.
She also finished third in her section of the 600 meter dash, with a personal best time of 1:51.5.
In the 4 x 200 meter relay, the Lady Bucs ran a season-best time of 2:03.7, to finish third in their section of the relay, behind the fine efforts of Alexis Files, Rachel Healy, Whitney Ford, and Kaylie Allen.
Allen also ran a personal best time of 9.17 in the 55 meter dash, to outdistance all competitors in her heat.
Other strong efforts for Oswego were turned in by Ashley Deveney in the shot put and Bridgette Auyer in the 1500 meter run, with a season best effort.
The Lady Bucs will return to action on Jan. 23, traveling to the Lusk Field House on the SUNY Cortland campus, for the Red Dragon Invitational.
Basketball Eked Out
A last-second shot nearly sent the Oswego-Nottingham boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ basketball game into overtime on Thursday night.
However, the Bulldogs escaped with a nail-biting 51-48 verdict over the Bucs.
Oswego played solid ball throughout as they were in contention. Entering the final eight minutes the Bucs held aÃ‚Â 41-37 advantage, but in the last quarter Nottingham outscored the home teamÃ‚Â 14-7 for the three-point victory.
Mac Porter had a solid game for the Bucs with a 21-point night including three three-point shots.
Corey Galletta and Jake Metcalf had two three-pointers each while Ryan Patrick and Anthony Samson also connected from outside the arc for 27 points from behind the three-point line.
Jake Metcalf finished with 10 points while Galletta added six, Patrick five, Samson three, Josh McRae two and Troy Norton one for the 2-8 Bucs.
Roosevelt Bullock scored 14 to lead Nottingham while Jawan Simmons had 13.
Narrow Defeat For Varsity Hockey
In a game that featured end to end action, the Oswego High School boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ varsity hockey team lost 1-0 to the Ithaca Little Red on Thursday night at Crisafulli Rink.
Ithaca scored its lone goal with 1:04 remaining in the first period as the Buccaneers had nearly killed off a penalty.
Oswego was on the penalty kill for one minute and twenty-nine seconds, but with just one second left on the penalty the puck was fired past Oswego goalie Matt Howard for what proved to be the lone tally of the night.
Tyler St. Denis had the lone goal with Zach Hughes and Austin Romantic assisting.
Both goalies proved solid between the pipes as Howard finished with 23 and Ithaca keeper Cooper Belyea finished with 30.
Bowlers Win Two of Three
Oswego bowled against Central Square and each team gained two points.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys took two out of three games in a hard-fought match with Central Square. Oswego lost the first game 944-909, but came back for a five-point win (874-869) and then won the finale 1,061-780.
Meanwhile, the girls won the first game 704-604 and the second 686-636 before losing 661-583.
Christie Hoefer carded a 433 followed by Paige Blum 431, Ashlee Lytle 419, Chelsea Geroux 384 and Ceara Donahue 306.
The boys moved to 14-4 in division and 28-8 overall, while the girls are 7-1 in division and 7-29 on the season.
Matt Clemons paced the team with a 593 (217) and he was followed by Jamie Cliff 590 (222), Matt Salvador 567 (207), Zack Sizemore 558 (224) and Cameron Byrne 536 (191).
Best Performances For Bucs Indoors
Competing in the John Aracaro Meet at Manley Fieldhouse on the Syracuse University campus, the Oswego boys’ varsity indoor track team continued to show improvement and turned in its best performance of the campaign.
Oswego was paced by the 4×200 relay team of Cory Keefe (24.5), Eli Tyler (23.8), Dustin Searor (26.0) and Otavio Vianna (25.7) to finish fifth in a 25-team field as the 1:41.67 was the best of the year.
Mitch Maniccia placed fifth in the shot with a 45Ã¢â‚¬â„¢2Ã¢â‚¬Â throw in a field of 48.
The 1,000 meter sprint relay team was eleventh out of 28 teams as this was the initial competition in this event for the Bucs.
Searor led off running 100 meters in 13.0 and was followed by Keefe with a 23.7 in the next 200.
Going 300 meters was Rob Zeigler in 43.1 and running the final 400 meters was Tyler with a 53.8 for a time of 2:15.29.
Aaron Baxter and Cody Sivils ran their best times of the year in the 1,500. Baxter finished in 4:49.2 while Sivils came home in 4:53.
Peter Khamis and Dave Johnson ran their best times of the season in the 500 meters.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The boys are working hard, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s showing by their efforts in recent meets,Ã¢â‚¬Â Coach Erwin Dewey said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hopefully they will continue to work hard and be ready for the sectionals and league meet.Ã¢â‚¬Â