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.
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.
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.
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.