By Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity baseball team finished its season with a 4-14 record after losing two of its last three games.
On May 13, Cortland topped the Red Raiders 5-0. Christian Brothers Academy cruised past Fulton 11-4 May 15. Fulton knocked off county rival Phoenix 4-0 May 17.
In the Cortland game, the Purple Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. After a scoreless second inning, Cortland expanded its lead, coring four more runs in the third for the shutout 5-0 win over Fulton.
Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Jon Cummins with two hits, followed by Michael Bolster and Chris Jones with a hit each.
On the mound, Fulton was led by Peter Ravesi, who threw one strikeout and allowed five runs off nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Ravesi, Dillon Guernsey threw five strikeouts while allowing three hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Against CBA, the Brothers had a 9-3 lead after the third inning. Following a scoreless fourth inning, CBA expanded its lead, scoring two more runs in the fifth to take an 11-3 lead.
But, the Red Raiders didn’t quit. After a scoreless sixth inning, Fulton scored to cut the deficit down to seven runs. But that was as close as they could get at CBA finished with an 11-4 win.
Fulton was led by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBIs including a homerun. Following Coant was Jake Seymour with two hits and an RBI and Cody Green, Dillon Guernsey, Jeremy Langdon and Peter Ravesi each added a hit.
The Red Raiders were led by Dan Count on the mound, who allowed 11 runs off 11 hits in five innings of work. In relief of Coant, George Lewis threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in an inning pitched.
In the Phoenix game, Fulton took a 2-0 lead in the first. Despite having its opportunities, Phoenix was unable to generate the offense it needed to rally. Fulton added two more runs during the second inning to cap off a 4-0 win.
Leading the way for the Phoenix was Zach Schlacter and Bryce Plante wiht a hit each. On the mound, Bradley Dietz allowed four runs off six hits in three innings of work. In relief of Dietz, Dan Frawley threw four strikeouts while allowing three hits in four innings pitched.
Fulton was led by Cameron Clark with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jon Cummins with two hits, Cody Green with a hit and an RBI and Charles Alton, Michael Bolster, Chris Jones and Jeremy Langdon each added a hit. Jake Seymour chipped in an RBI.
Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders. Ravesi threw six strikeouts while allowing only two hits.
By Ashley M. Casey
The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.
The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading
The Hope Club at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton recently presented a donation to Sabine Ingerson, director of the Oswego offices of ARISE.
Following a presentation about ARISE, the students chose to designate their gift to ARISE’s youth programs in Oswego County. Continue reading
Submitted by Oswego County Tourism
Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.
“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator. Continue reading
By Rob Tetro
The Fulton boys’ varsity lacrosse team qualified for the sectionals, but lost in the first round to Carthage May 20 by a score of 10-5.
The boys finished hard, winning two out their last three games to finish the regular season with an overall record of 7-9.
On May 8, Fulton cruised past Chittenango 19-4, then they topped county foe Central Square 10-5 May 10.
Homer beat the Red Raiders 9-5 May 13 in the regular season finale.
In the Chittenango game, Fulton jumped out to a 4-0 lead and then took over in the second quarter, outscoring Chittenango by six to take an 11-1 lead into halftime.
Fulton kept it going during the third quarter, outscoring Chittenango by two points to push its lead to 12. Fulton capped off an impressive effort during the fourth quarter, outscoring Chittenango 4-1 down the stretch en route to a 19-4 win.
The Red Raiders were led by Matt Nelson with five goals, followed by Brett Campolieta with three goals and two assists, Carson Vono, Shawn Walberger and Bryce Knight each had two goals and an assist, Seth DeLisle added a goal and an assist, Adam Caza, Mark Pollock, Robbie Pollock, Derek Prosser, Paul Reynoso and Kyle Ware chipped in a goal each and RJ Borrow and Mitch Townsley combined for three assists.
Fulton Goalies Brandon Batstone and Scott Hughes saved 11 of 15 shots.
Against Central Square, Fulton led 5-1 in the first quarter and then added to their lead, outscoring the Redhawks 3-1 in the second quarter.
After both teams scored two goals during the third quarter, Fulton maintained a six-goal lead at 10-4.
Central Square scored to cut the lead down to five goals during the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they could get as Fulton won 10-5.
Leading the way for Central Square was Zachary Dempsey with two goals and an assist, followed by Kyle Bird and Riley O’Brien with a goal and an assist each. Anthony Mandell chipped in a goal. Central Square Goalie Zack Reed saved 15 of 25 shots.
The Red Raiders were led by Carson Vono with two goals and two assists, followed by Bryce Knight with two goals and an assist, Matt Nelson with two goals, Brett Campolieta with a goal and an assist, Mark Pollock, Mitch Townsley and Shawn Walberger each with a goal and Noah Sorbello with an assist.
Fulton Goalie Scott Hughes saved nine of 14 shots.
In their regular season finale, Fulton saw Homer build a slim 2-1 lead early. But Fulton came back and the game was tied at 4 at halftime.
But Homer took over the second half, scoring two unanswered goals in the third quarter to take a 6-4 lead. Homer cushioned its lead down the stretch, outscoring the Red Raiders 3-1 during the fourth quarter to cap off a 9-5 win.
Leading the way for Fulton was Seth DeLisle with three goals, followed by Matt Nelson and Mark Pollock with a goal each. Bryce Knight chipped in two assists. Red Raider Goalie Scott Hughes saved 10 of 19 shots.
In the opening round of the sectionals, both Fulton and Carthage played a competitive first quarter, with Carthage leading by 1.
Carthage quickly cushioned its lead, scoring two unanswered goals during the second quarter to take a 6-3 lead into the half. After both teams scored a goal during the third quarter, Carthage maintained a three-goal lead at 7-4.
Carthage outscored the Red Raiders 3-1 during the fourth quarter to come away with a 10-5 win.
Fulton was led by Brett Campolieta with two goals, followed by Bryce Knight, Matt Nelson and Shawn Walberger with a goal each. Seth DeLisle and Carson Vono each chipped in an assist.
Red Raider Goalie Scott Hughes saved 12 of 22 shots.
Gerald A. Story, 77, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday at Michaud Residential Health Services.
Mr. Story was born in Fulton to the late Samuel and Vivian (Hall) Story.
He lived in California for 40 years before moving back to Fulton in 2008.
Mr. Story was a graduate of Fulton High School, and Fresno State University, CA with a B.A. in ancient history. He was past employed as a materials manager with Westinghouse, Sunnyvale, CA and Bell Aerospace, CA.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diane Story of Fulton; five children, Terri Neeley of UT, Jamey Story of CA, Shelly Story of Cortland, NY, Casey Story of CA, and Robin Story of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Joey, Melissa, Connor, Brian, Gabrielle, Austin, and Hunter; two great grandchildren, Ariel and Rylee; and his faithful companion, Little Bear.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.