All posts by Nicole Reitz

Late surge leads Mexico to win

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team had a three-run lead going into the sixth inning of its game against Mexico Monday.

Mexico, however, stifled Phoenix with an incredible rally, which allowed them to escape with a 5-4 win.

Following a competitive first inning, the game was tied at 1-1. After a couple of scoreless innings, Phoenix took a three-run lead. The Firebirds scored three unanswered runs during the top of the fourth and fifth innings to take a 4-1 lead.

With opportunities seemingly slipping away from them, Mexico saved the best for last.

During the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers scored four runs, which put them ahead by a run at 5-4. Mexico’s late rally left Phoenix with no answers as the Tigers held on for the one-run win.

Leading the way for Mexico was John Eastman and his two hits and three RBIs. Carlton Loomis and Matt Hirsch each chipped in a hit and an RBI while Nick Dolbear and Eamon Lacey combined to tally three hits for The Tigers.

To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of The Valley News 

Jerry’s Journal: May 12, 2012

by Jerry Kasperek

Oops! I therefore offer a sincere apology to Jean and Wesley Prent for incorrectly stating in my last column that he was her “late” husband. Some reporter I am!

My assumption that he was no longer with us was because I had not seen the two together for quite awhile as I’d bump into Jean out shopping as all by herself. I must say, however, she was very gracious about it in her phone call to correct my misstatement.

“He doesn’t get out much anymore,” she said. “But he’s still here.”

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Mary Gebezyk, mother of Fulton resident

Mary F. Stempkowski Gebezyk, 86, of Auburn, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at her home.

Born in Clymer, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine (Napieral) Stempkowski. She was a communicant of St. Hyacinth Church and a former member of the S.K. American Legion Post #1324 Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Gebezyk, who died in 1976;her son, Joseph, who died in 2008; her brother, John Stempkowski; sister-in-law, Diane Stempkowski; and brothers-in-law, Al Pawlowski and Chappy Urbanik.

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Raider boys lacrosse wins game against New Hartford

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity lacrosse team held on for a hard fought win against New Hartford Tuesday. Despite being outscored by a goal during the fourth quarter, Fulton prevailed with an 8-7 win over New Hartford.

Following the first quarter, Fulton had a slim one-goal lead over New Hartford at 3-2. Both teams scored a goal a piece during the second quarter, which allowed the Raiders to take a 4-3 lead into halftime.

Despite little offensive production during the third quarter, Fulton outscored New Hartford by a goal to extend its lead to 5-3.

To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of The Valley News

J-D rallies for 14-5 win over Fulton

by Rob Tetro

After two innings of its game against Jamesville-DeWitt Wednesday, there was optimism in the dugouts of the Fulton varsity baseball team.

Though Fulton led by four runs going into the third inning, its optimism proved to be short lived. Jamesville-DeWitt erupted for 13 unanswered runs en route to a 14-5 win.

By the end of the first inning, the Raiders had a 4-0 lead. Both teams scored runs during the second inning as Fulton maintained a four-run lead at 5-1.

Unfortunately for the Raiders, it was all downhill from there. Jamesville-DeWitt exploded for 11 unanswered runs during the bottom of the third and fourth innings to take a seven-run lead at 12-5.

To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of The Valley News

Robert Callen, World War II veteran

Robert Callen, 88, of Fulton, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego to the late James and Jennie (Seymour) Callen. Mr. Callen was a resident of Fulton for most of his life.  He was a United States veteran having served in the Marine Corp. during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Callen retired from Sealright Co., Fulton and he was a past president and vice president of the AFLCIO Union #54. He was a member of the Fulton VFW Post #569, the U.S. Marine Corp. League, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph’s Council #254 and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

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Planning meeting to be held for Fulton Community Garden

The Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County will hold an informational meeting regarding the Fulton Community Garden project. Scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the community room of the senior building at Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove housing complex.

According to committee member and Rural Health Network Coordinator Danielle Wert, the meeting is open to all Fulton community members and will outline the plan for the community garden that will be located at John Lincoln Park.

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Florence Walsh, former Fulton resident

Florence E. (Kinsella) Walsh, formerly of Fulton, died April 26, 2012 in Seminole, Fla.

She was born April 20, 1916 in Niagara, Wisc. Upon marriage to Edward F. Walsh in 1939, she moved to his hometown of Fulton, where the couple made their home, had many friends and were active in the community.

Her husband worked at Nestle Co. in Fulton for 31 years, until he died in 1983. She was also predeceased by daughter, Joan Muscalino; three siblings, Bucky, Bobby and Doris; and great-grandson, Tyler Muscalino.

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