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Oswego student-athletes participate in Special Olympics

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students from school districts throughout Central New York showcased their athletic abilities and team spirit during the Special Olympic games held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School May 15.

“Play hard, play smart and have fun,” said emcee Breanna Stewart, former C-NS basketball standout and a star for the University of Connecticut’s national championship hoops team.  Continue reading

Ooh la la — Fairley art is magnifique

Fairley Elementary School fourth-grader Jordan McCombie shows off her artwork as she stands alongside art teacher Jeannette Gillett. The work was featured in a school-wide art show Tuesday night.
Fairley Elementary School fourth-grader Jordan McCombie shows off her artwork as she stands alongside art teacher Jeannette Gillett. The work was featured in a school-wide art show Tuesday night.

The hallways in Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School were transformed into a French art museum Tuesday, May 20 during a school-wide art show.

In the spirit of the Paris theme, students in Jeannette Gillett’s art classes created their own “Mona Lisa” masterpieces, miniature Eiffel towers and similar works. They used a variety of art mediums to make their projects, which were on display — along with a light-up Eiffel Tower creation — in the hallways near the art classroom.

“Every grade made something based on the French art theme,” Gillett said. “We learned about different French artists and the projects were inspired by artists like Kandinsky.”

Parents had a chance to view the work from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in conjunction with the school book fair.

Hannibal students jump ropes for others hearts

At left, Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Makayla Ritchie is a hero and signs her name to a duck on the Heart Hero Pond poster during a Jump Rope for Heart event to celebrate the school’s more than $1,500 donation to the American Heart Association. Pictured with Makayla is Kenney phyiscal education teacher Penny Leonard. At right, seventh-graders Alyssa Beck cathes some air and shows off her jump roping skills at the Jump Rope for Heart event. Pictured with Alyssa is Ciara Farnham, foreground, and Brigette Reed, background. The celebration was held to honor Kenney students for their commitment to American Heart Association’s National Jump Rope for Heart fundraising and awareness campaign.
At left, Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Makayla Ritchie is a hero and signs her name to a duck on the Heart Hero Pond poster during a Jump Rope for Heart event to celebrate the school’s more than $1,500 donation to the American Heart Association. Pictured with Makayla is Kenney phyiscal education teacher Penny Leonard. The celebration was held to honor Kenney students for their commitment to American Heart Association’s National Jump Rope for Heart fundraising and awareness campaign.

Dennis M. Kenney Middle School (KMS) in the Hannibal Central School District is filled with heroes, heroes that quite literally jumped at the opportunity to help others.

Over 50 middle school students along with their physical education teachers Penny Leonard and Dan Pawlewicz made a commitment to join the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraising campaign.  Continue reading

Journalist group seeks scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County. 

Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $500 prize. Continue reading

Sterling Inspiration Festival celebrates 18 years

It has been 18 years since then-director John Weeks and Friends Chair Chuck Paice launched the Sterling Nature Center’s first Inspiration: Festival of Art and Nature.

Since then Inspiration has grown to be one of the showcase events of the center’s calendar, having survived a few cold and rainy days along the way.

This year, Inspiration is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Continue reading

Woes continue for Hannibal baseball

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity baseball team now has a record of 1-12 after losing its last three games.

Hannibal fell to county foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 11-3 in Game 1 of a May 7 doubleheader and then lost to APW again 11-3 in Game 2. Skaneateles beat the Warriors 9-4 on May 9.

In Game 1 of their doubleheader. APW jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Hannibal in the first inning. Then the Rebels added to their lead, outscoring Hannibal by three runs in the second for a score of 7-3.

Then APW finished the Warriors off by scoring four more runs in the third and fourth to cap off an 11-3 win.

The Rebels were led by Austin Appleby with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jason Bristol, Justin Bristol, Liam Dolan and Tim Kellogg with a hit each. Ty Christian is credited with an RBI. Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing four strikeouts while allowing three runs off of two hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. In relief, James Corey threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Sam McCraith with a hit and an RBI, followed by Jorge Padua with a hit and Jon Combes with an RBI.

On the mound, the Warriors were led by Jorge Padua, who allowed seven runs off four hits in two innings of work. In relief of Padua, Taber Carter threw two strikeouts while allowing four runs off of two hits in two innings pitched.

APW had a 2-1 lead over the Warriors in the first inning of Game 2 and then quickly expanded its lead, outscoring Hannibal 5-2 in the second inning for a 7-3 lead.

The Warriors were unable to get any closer. APW added four more runs during the third and fourth innings en route to an 11-3 win.

The Rebels were led by Justin Bristol with three hits, followed by Tim Kellogg and Austin Appleby with two hits. Coty Mattison and Liam Dolan each chipped in a hit.

Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing five strikeouts while allowing two runs off two hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Scott, Austin Appleby threw a strikeout while allowing one hit hit and a run in 2/3 of an inning pitched.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Jon Combes with two hits, followed by  Austin Mattison and Ethan Straub with a hit and an RBI each.

Colton Cannova and Kenny Maynes split time on the mound for the Warriors, combining to throw three strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off nine hits in four innings of work.