All posts by Andrew Henderson

Phoenix baseball team defeats Mexico 9-6

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team entered the sixth inning of Monday’s game against Mexico with a three-run lead.

With Mexico’s batters struggling to score, it seemed as if the Firebirds were on their way to victory. However, despite its impressive lead, Phoenix did not lose focus.

Instead of potentially allowing Mexico back into the game, the Firebirds added four more runs during the top of the sixth inning. These runs later proved to assist Phoenix in holding off Mexico for a 9-6 win.

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Butterfly Walk - Pictured is  Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

Butterfly Walk planned for Hannibal fourth-grade student with Cockayne Syndrome

Butterfly Walk - Pictured is Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

by Nicole Reitz

A Butterfly Walk for Hannah Crego, a fourth grader at Fairley Elementary School, will be held April 28 at 1 p.m at the Hannibal Central School Track.

Crego has Cockayne Syndrome, or CS, a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, premature aging, sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays and a shortened lifespan.

Crego, who will turn 12 in August, appeared to be an average little girl until the age four. It wasn’t until the age of eight and trips to see geneticists and specialists at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Rochester and Boston, that Crego was diagnosed with CS type 2. CS type 1 presents at birth.

Cockayne syndrome type 2 appears during early childhood. Crego’s local physician, Dr. Stuart Trust had never seen a case like hers.

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Fulton police: Arrest made in prescription drug burglaries

by Andrew Henderson

A Fulton resident has been accused of stealing prescription medication at a local apartment complex he works for, according to Fulton police.

Shane M. Merritt, 29, of Holly Drive, was arrested  following an investigation into several reports of missing prescription medication at Holly Garden Apartments at 828 Holly Drive in Fulton.

According to police, Merritt lives and works as a maintenance man at Holly Garden Apartments. He allegedly used his master keys to enter various tenants’ apartments while they were away.

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Cloonan under consideration for Commissioner of Jurors job

by Carol Thompson

The announcement of the retirement of Oswego County Commissioner of Jurors Francis Wallace has left the New York State Fifth Judicial District to select his replacement.

Former Oswego Republican Chairman and Port of Oswego Authority employee James Cloonan is in the running for the position. Sources said Legislator Kevin Gardner is also seeking the job.

No one can speak on the record because official notification has not been made, but those close to the issue said Cloonan is the front runner.

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Fulton boys lacrosse team hangs on for 14-10 win

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys lacrosse team got off to a quick start, putting Chittenango into a hole that they could not dig out of during Tuesday’s game.

During the first three quarters, the Raiders built a 12-goal lead. Despite Chittenango’s best efforts to rally during the fourth quarter, Fulton’s lead proved to be too much as the Raiders prevailed with a 14-10 win.

Fulton got off to a solid start against Chittenango. By the end of the first quarter, Fulton had a four-goal lead. Though the second quarter proved to be more competitive, Fulton still outscored Chittenango by a goal to take a 8-3 lead into halftime.

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Fulton girls lacrosse team loses to Onondaga

by Rob Tetro

It was a tail of two halves when the Fulton girls lacrosse team took Onondaga Saturday. During the first half, the contest featured two evenly matched teams playing next to even lacrosse.

Onondaga, however, was more effective in the second half. Improved defense and second-chance shots on goal helped Onondaga to pull ahead and away from Fulton for an 8-6 win.

Following a competitive first half of play, Fulton had a one goal lead at 5-4. The second half was a different story. Onondaga used second-chance opportunities to outscore Fulton by three goals en route to the two-goal win.

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The Sportsman’s World: April 21, 2012

Leon Archer

by Leon Archer

Sweet Thing and I made it back on Wednesday after an uneventful trip – just the way we like it.

One of the first things that I did was to take the hollow Bufflehead decoy that I carved in Florida out to Tom Duger for the Wild Turkey Federation banquet next week.

It’s an attractive drake, actual size, and hand carved as a premium hunting decoy. I plan to do several more of them in the next two months.

Most of Wednesday afternoon and evening were filled with unpacking and starting to get things put away, but we hit the hay early.

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Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

Chicken Soup for the Soul — New edition includes Fulton woman’s story

Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

by Nicole Reitz

Carol Reed of Fulton is a published author thanks to her guardian angel “Jenna.”

Reed’s story, “Our Little Angel,” was chosen for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” edition.

Reed’s sister encouraged her to submit her story to Chicken Soup. Her sister had a story published several years ago and the publishing company kept in contact with her about upcoming books.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” features 101 stories about loss, miraculous signs and amazing connections.

She wrote from her own experience about an incident that occurred in 2009 when her husband Ryan, a Fulton firefighter, was hospitalized after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

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