Category Archives: Fulton News

Fulton women’s bowling tournament coming in April

The Fulton Women’s Bowling Association 59th Annual Tournament is coming up in April.

It will be a team event only and will be held Saturday April 5 and 6.

Squad times on April 5 are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Squad times on April 6 are 4 p.m.

The event will be held at The Recreation Club in Fulton.

Those interested in entering the tournament or needing more information may call Paula Distin at 593-6121. Entries for the tournament close Sunday March 30.

Fulton Y Speed Demons swimmers continue improving after recent meets

The Fulton YMCA Speed Demons welcomed Watertown and Oneida to the Granby Elementary pool in January.

Graduating Speed Demon swimmers Jake Strauss and Anna Guernsey were recognized at the Watertown meet. Guernsey has been with the team for 14 years and enjoyed swimming butterfly the most. This was Strauss’s eighth year with the Speed Demons and his favorite event was the breaststroke.

Against Watertown, senior swimmer Abbey Zych demonstrated the skill necessary in each stroke as she took time off in the 200 IM (Individual Medley). Jaden Patterson grabbed first in the 100 free.

Several swimmers continue to post personal best times, not in just one event, but all three events entered. Taking a mere second off can mean the difference between first place and last and is more difficult as the season winds down.

Achieving best times against Watertown were:

Breanna Stoutenger (50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Breast)

Mitchell Donaldson (50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM)

David Cedar (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free)

Patrice Hudson (50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back)

Emily Haines (50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back)

Olivia Hawthorne (50 Free, 100 IM, 50 Breast)

The team’s sixth meet was against Oneida. Swimmers continued to decrease event times with some of the largest gains of the season.

Nathaniel Archer swam the 200 IM for only the second time, dropping 12 seconds. Gracie Dempsey reduced her 100 free by 19 seconds while Reagan LaPage shaved 27 seconds off her 200 free.

Bryce Rogers had the largest event reduction of the meet, taking 42 seconds off during the 100 free. Cameron Grower demonstrated the backstroke is his strength, swimming to a first place finish in the 50 back against Oneida. Mark Tallents has continued to dominate the Class C boys, taking first place in all three events he swam (50 free, 200 free, 50 breast).

Closings and cancellations

Be sure to check back here periodically for updates:

** Fulton, Pulaski, Mexico, Hannibal and Sandy Creek schools dismissed early Thursday, Feb. 27.

** All after school and evening activities for the Oswego City School District for Thursday Feb. 27 have been canceled.
** Pulaski has no after school or evening activities. The Family Fun Night at Lura Sharp Elementary has been postponed until March 20 due to the weather.
** Mexico will have no after school activities.
** Hannibal has canceled all after-school activities.

Fulton Bantams hockey has tough games against Camillus #1

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, fell Camillus #1 by a score of 6-3 in a recent game on the road.

Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie stunned the Cougars when he landed a shot from the blue line in the first seconds of play, Mike Smith assisting.

Camillus responded with three in a row to end the first period with a two-point cushion. The Cougars tallied two more goals before Fulton’s Evan Beckwith narrowed the gap by one, thanks to a passing play between Nick Dingman and Caleb Clarke.

The Cougars added another goal near the end of the third stanza. Beckwith scored the final goal for the Raiders after accepting a pass in front of the net from Bonnie.

Adam Bleiweiss stopped 17 shots for Fulton.

Fulton girls’ hoops ousted from playoffs

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team fell to top seeded Jamesville-DeWitt on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinal of the Class A, Section 3 Playoffs.

The score was 59-34.

Fulton’s season comes to an end with a 7-13 overall record.

J-D built a 9-point lead during the first quarter. Fulton became more competitive in the second quarter and was down by 10 at the half.

But J-D pulled away during the second half, outscoring the Lady Raiders by 7 points in the third quarter and then another 8 points i the fourth quarter to win by 25 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Nicole Hansen with 9 points, followed by Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whitman with 7 points each, Mallory Clark scored 5 and Courtney Parker chipped in 4 points.

Lanigan students celebrate, learn about Chinese new year

With the Chinese New Year in full swing, students in Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton were able to take part in the celebration with the help of local restaurateur Annie Chen.

Chen, the owner of Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in Fulton, visited her son’s classroom recently to discuss the holiday and offer a sampling of food from her dining establishment.

With help from her son, Charlie, the pair showed pictures that depicted Chinese culture. They also discussed the differences between their New Year celebration and the Jan. 1 celebration that is embraced by other cultures throughout the world.

Students learned that 2014, the year of the horse, began Jan. 31 with a cleansing process.

“In China the new year starts with everyone cleaning the house,” Annie Chen said. “It symbolizes a fresh start.”

In addition to starting off 2014 with a clean slate by scrubbing the house from top to bottom, the New Year celebration also revolves around family and food, Annie Chen said.

Since she is a professional when it comes to Chinese food, students had an opportunity to get a real taste of Chinese culture by indulging in sweet and sour chicken, lo Mein and sugary treats for dessert.

Although not every student was able to master their chopsticks, each walked away with a full belly and a better appreciation for Chinese culture.

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing yet productive week off.

Now it is time to get back to work!

Keep in mind that this third-quarter marking period is technically only eight weeks long instead of 10, since two weeks are devoted to breaks.

This means all work done in this quarter counts a lot more than in the other quarters, so make sure you are on top of things.

Our varsity girls’ basketball team suffered a tough Section 3 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt last Tuesday.

Leading the team was Nicole Hansen with 9 points and Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whiteman with 7 points each. Despite the outcome, we are very proud of the team and the accomplishments that they have made. Congratulations on a great season!

Mark your calendars in advance for our upcoming Music in Our Schools Month concerts. The G. Ray Bodley chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20. The GRB bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and the GRB orchestra takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 27.

The orchestra concert will feature a collaboration of the Symphonic Orchestra and some of the members of the Wind Ensemble. I strongly encourage coming to see what they perform.