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Steeple chase – Fulton’s Hannah Geitner competes in the 2000mm steeple chase during the Fulton Athletic Booster Club Invitational held Friday. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Annual Fulton Athletic Booster Club Invitational held

Steeple chase – Fulton’s Hannah Geitner competes in the 2000m steeple chase during the Fulton Athletic Booster Club Invitational held Friday. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton track and field team held its annual  Fulton Athletic Booster Club Invitational last week

The invitational was held at the Fulton Athletic Complex and featured several teams.

Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: May 16, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

Prom was a success! The beautiful Landmark Theater was the place to be last Saturday night. Upon entering the venue students had the opportunity to go right upstairs to the dance floor or head downstairs for their professional pictures to be taken.

The night was filled with fun and dancing and the chocolate fountain was a big hit! Along with the goodies to dip in chocolate, there was a huge cracker and cheese spread as well.

About half way through the fun, the prom court was announced.

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Fulton girls lacrosse wins thriller

by Rob Tetro

With only seven minutes left in its game last Tuesday, the Fulton girls lacrosse team trailed Mexico 6-3.

Victory didn’t seem to be in the cards for the Lady Raiders, however, they staged a furious rally that was capped off by a last second goal for the 7-6 win.

After essentially playing an even first half of play, the game was tied at 2-2 at halftime. During the second half, Mexico outscored Fulton by two goals to take a 6-3 lead into the game’s final minutes.

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Oswego rallies past Fulton softball

by Rob Tetro

The Oswego softball team erupted for five runs during the second half of its game against Fulton Saturday.

After two scoreless innings, Fulton took a 1-0 lead during the bottom of the third inning. However, Oswego soon took over. The Lady Bucs scored four runs during the top of the fifth inning to take a three-run lead at 4-1.

During the top of the sixth inning, Oswego added on another run, which put the finishing touches on the 5-1 win.

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Fulton boys tennis team defeats Mexico 6-1

In position – Fulton’s second singles player Eric Naioti catches up with the ball during his match against Mexico’s Colby Winter. Naioti won 6-1, 6-1. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton boys tennis team defeated Mexico 6-1 recently.

In fist singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Ian Roach of Mexico 6-0, 6-0.

In second singles, Eric Naioti of Fulton defeated Colby Minter of Mexico 6-1, 6-1.

In third singles, Mitch Pettit of Mexico defeated Nathan Deavers of Fulton 7-6, 5-7, 6-2.

In fourth singles, Dan Wahl of Fulton defeated Ryan Lee of Mexico 7-5, 6-3.

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Phoenix softball team holds weekend tournament

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team hosted a softball tournament last weekend. The tournament featured Auburn, Syracuse East, and Mexico.

Phoenix finished with a record of 1-1 in the tournament. The Lady Firebirds came up short against Auburn 3-2, but they were able to come away with a 6-3 win against Mexico.

Auburn’s Ali Van Giesen pitched a solid game against Phoenix. Van Giesen struck out six batters while giving up only two runs on three hits.

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Decker, Pitcher begin Fulton Speedway season with wins

Billy Decker and Jeremy Pitcher served notice that they have no plans of giving up their 2011 track championships in the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds and SUNY Canton Sportsman. They both grabbed opening night wins Saturday.

Each took a different road to get their victories, however. Decker dominated the Big Block Modifieds while Pitcher used a last-lap, last-corner pass for his win.

Other winners on Ferris Mowers opening night were Larry Wight, NAPA Late Models; Corey Barker, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman; and Eric M Zirbel, Parts Plus Four Cylinder Stocks.

Jim Witko out ran Tim Sears Jr. and the rest of the field to lead the opening lap of the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified feature.

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Valley News reporter receives awards for investigative reporting

Valley News reporter Carol Thompson received two awards for investigative reporting from the Syracuse Press Club Saturday evening.

Thompson took the first place award for her story “County Clerk vendor under investigation in Essex County.” The story examined the controversy surrounding a contract Essex County holds with the same vendor that has been shrouded in controversy in Oswego County.

Questions regarding the contract surfaced following a Freedom of Information request Thompson made to Essex County. The county responded with 483 e-mail messages that indicated a close personal relationship between an employee of the Essex County Clerk’s office and a representative of the vendor.

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