Joseph Runeari, 99, of Fulton, died Feb. 2.
A committal service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. John Canorro officiating.
The Fulton VFW Post #569 will bestow military honors.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Graveside services for Joyce Kenny, who passed away Feb, 4, 2014, will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 22 at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, E. Broadway, Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.
As the spring soccer season is underway for many area youth, so begins the second season for children with special needs at the Richard Benjamin Soccer Complex in Oswego.
What started out last year as a Girl Scout Silver Project by then seventh-grader Claudia Chetney, has now taken off under the direction of Chetney, many other young soccer players and coaches affiliated with Oswego Youth Soccer Association.
“Giving these kids the opportunity to enjoy the game of soccer was the plan when I started this last year,” Chetney said. “But what I realized was that my teammates, friends and adults who helped each week were having as much fun as the participants so that it was just easy to say let’s keep this program going.”
The same rules apply to this year’s soccer session. “We don’t worry so much about rules, regulations, penalties, winning or losing, we just have fun,” Chetney said.
Last year’s program saw about 30-40 children each week, where they participated in small scrimmages, fun soccer games and even wheelchair soccer play.
The soccer session is just one part of a program called “Doing it Our Way,” organized out of the Parents of Special Children Office in Fulton.
The program was developed to allow special needs individuals tp participate in sports and other organized activities.
“Doing it Our Way” also provides opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities to play basketball, baseball, dance and be a cheerleader.
With the continued support of the Oswego Youth Soccer Association board of directors, which has made its facilities available, and the help of many adult coaches, and youth soccer players, children of all ages and abilities will be able to participate once again in soccer this spring.
The six-week session begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Richard Benjamin Sports complex located behind the Oswego Middle School.
Anyone interested in signing their child up for the upcoming soccer session may contact the Parents of Special Children office at 598-7672.
Volunteers are still needed to help with coaching and providing help to children on the field. Email Chetney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
By Rob Tetro
The Fulton girls’ varsity lacrosse team went 2-3 in its first five games of the season.
East Syracuse Minoa cruised past Fulton, 20-8 March 29. On April 1, Jamesville-DeWitt held off the Lady Raiders, 13-11.
LaFayette knocked off Fulton, 12-6 April 9. On April 14, the Lady Raiders rolled past Whitesboro, 16-4 for their first win of the season and then Fulton topped Chittenango, 16-5 April 16.
In the ESM game, the Spartans jumped out to a 12-5 lead over Fulton during the first half. ESM didn’t let up in the second half, outscoring Fulton, 8-3 to secure the 20-8 win.
The Lady Raiders were led by Amelia Coakley with 3 goals and an assist, followed by Casey Shannon and Julia Ludington with 2 goals each. Keara Patterson chipped in a goal. Fulton Goalie Kaylin Pafumi saved 3 of ESM’s 23 shots on goal.
In the JD game, the Rams built a 9-3 lead over Fulton during the first half. However, the Lady Raiders battled back, outscoring JD 8-4 during the second half to make things interesting.
But the JD lead proved to be too much to overcome as JD came away with a 13-11 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Keara Patterson with 2 goals and 2 assists, followed by Amelia Coakley with 2 goals and an assist, Julia Ludington and Casey Shannon scored 3 goals each while McKenna Chesbro and Jordan Coulon combined for a goal and an assist. Fulton Goalie Kaylin Pafumi saved 10 of JD’s 23 shots on goal.
Against LaFayette, the Lady Raiders again saw an opponent get off to a solid start as the Lancers jumped out to 7-2 lead during the first half.
Fulton was unable to cut into LaFayette’s lead despite a more competitive second half. LaFayette outscored Fulton 5-4 to cruise to a 12-6 win.
The Lady Raiders were led by Amelia Coakley with 2 goals and an assist against LaFayette, followed by Casey Shannon with a goal and 3 assists. Gina Babcock had a goal and an assist and McKenna Chesbro and Keara Patterson scored a goal each. Fulton Goalie Kaylin Pafumi saved 6 of LaFayette’s 18 shots on goal.
For their first win of the season against Whitesboro, the Lady Raiders built an 8-2 first half lead. Whitesboro has no answers for Fulton down the stretch and Fulton outscored Whitesboro 8-2 during the second half to cap off a 16-4 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Raiders were McKenna Chesbro and Casey Shannon with 4 goals and an assist each. Following Chesbro and Shannon was Julia Ludington with 3 goals and an assist. Gina Babcock had 2 goals and an assist. Jordan Coulon chipped in a goal and an assist. Keara Patterson and Amelia Coakley combined for 2 goals and an assist. Fulton Goalie Kaylin Pafumi saved 4 of Whitesboro’s 8 shots on goal.
Against Chittenango, Fulton jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first half. The Lady Raiders put the game out of reach during the second half, outscoring Chittenango, 10-3 down the stretch to come away with a 16-5 win.
Fulton was led by Amelia Coakley with 4 goals and 3 assists, followed by McKenna Chesbro with 4 goals, Keara Patterson with 2 goals and an assist, Gina Babcock and Julia Ludington with a goal and an assist each, Casey Shannon with 3 goals.
Olivia Coakley, Althea Henderson and Julia Velasquez combined for a goal and 2 assists. Goalie Kaylin Pafumi saved 7 of Chittenango’s 12 shots on goal.
Liverpool 6, Fulton 1
2nd singles player from Liverpool was defaulted
1S: Evan Maestri (Liverpool) defeated Brad Crofoot (Fulton) 6-0, 6-0
2S: Zach Perry (Fulton) d. Aaron Laviolette (Liverpool) 0-1
3S: Ian Szczesniak (Liverpool) d. Mark Parry (Fulton) 6-0, 6-0
1D: Jeff Fensken and Daniel Muehlemann (Liverpool) d. Jacob Strauss and Benjamin McKay (Fulton) 6-1, 6-3
2D: Mike Fensken and Evan Vogue (Liverpool) d. Thomas Distin and Bayley Raponi (Fulton) 6-0, 6-3
3D: Adam Donle and Keaton Thiel (Liverpool) d. Seth Reidy and Dakota Stoutenger (Fulton) 6-3, 6-0
4D: Anthony Arcaro and Mitchell Virkler (Liverpool) d. Austin Nairn and Carlos Feliciano (Fulton) 6-0, 6-1
Fulton 1, Oswego 6
Alex Haessig was the Oswego player announced at 3rd doubles prior to the match for the forfeit, but his name does not appear on the Oswego roster. I substituted Nick Hurlbutt’s name instead in order to be able to submit the scores. The record should be changed when the roster is updated.
1S: Benjamin McKay (Fulton) d. Kyle Kemper (Oswego) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)
2S: Alex Kemper (Oswego) d. Brad Crofoot (Fulton) 6-2, 6-2
3S: Jacobb Gerber (Oswego) d. Jacob Strauss (Fulton) 6-3, 6-2
4S: Drazen Schrecengost (Oswego) d. Carlos Feliciano (Fulton) 6-4, 6-3
1D: Kyle McCauley and Jacob Cary (Oswego) d. Thomas Distin and Austin Nairn (Fulton) 6-0, 6-1
2D: Jake Jones and Michael Chetney (Oswego) d. Seth Reidy and Joel Feliciano (Fulton) 6-3, 6-3
3D: Christopher Van Gorder and Nicholas Hurlbutt (Oswego) d. Forfeit and Forfeit (Fulton) 6-0, 6-0
Fulton 4, Phoenix 1
1S: Brad Crofoot (Fulton) d. Billy Stone (Phoenix) 6-0, 6-1
2S: Carlos Feliciano (Fulton) d. Kadin May (Phoenix) 6-1, 6-4
3S: Zack VanGorder (Phoenix) d. Evan Waugh (Fulton) 6-1, 6-2
1D: Benjamin McKay and Jacob Strauss (Fulton) d. Ben Bulgrien and Brandon Mironti (Phoenix) 6-0, 6-0
2D: Joel Feliciano and Seth Reidy (Fulton) d. Forfeit and Forfeit (Phoenix) 6-0, 6-0
Runions Dance Studios in Fulton will present its spring recital, “A Step in Time,” at 7 p.m. May 8 in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. After 62 successful years, Ruth Runions Devendorf has decided to pass the studio to her daughter, Jill Pitcher, and granddaughter, Emily Pitcher. Devendorf wants to thank the Fulton community and Bodley music department for its support the past 62 years.
Photos from Dayger Photography
CNY Arts Center announces the cast of their next production “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” set to open June 6 for a two weekend run at CNY Arts Center located at 357 State St. in Fulton.
The musical favorite is being directed and choreographed by Amy Price, who also did Willy Wonka Jr. and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Adam Schmidtmann will head the cast as the title character Charlie Brown with Molly Brown in the role of Snoopy. Sabrina Woodward is cast as Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally while Ryan Smith will portray Schroeder.
Julia Allen and Chris Tetro team up as brother and sister Lucy and Linus while Emily Yamada will fly in as Woodstock.
Newcomers Alaysia Person as Frieda and Daronda Scott as Marcy are joined by Megan Murtha who rounds out the cast as Peppermint Patti.
Dan Williams will be directing music for the popular musical while Priscilla VanGorder heads the costume team. John Gamble returns as Technical Director, Set and Prop Designer with assistance from Dan Shue and Shuba 2 Construction.
“Like all major productions, this show requires participation from many professionals working together to deliver a professional quality product to stage,” said Nancy Fox, producer.
“We are very fortunate to have the expertise to create a production we are confident will be a treat for families and all audiences, from solid acting to music and dance to spectacular set and costumes,” she said.
The final dress rehearsal will also open to the public to ‘pay-what-you-can’ for those who prefer to choose their ticket price.
“We had a great response to Willy Wonka, Jr and we hope the audience will come back for another great family production,” Fox continued.
Tickets and reservations are on ale now on the website at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.