by Rob Tetro
Hannibal girls varsity track And field coach Sue Friedrich suggests that her team’s goals for the season can be found in three areas of the sport: individual effort, focus, and attitude.
“The girls have the goal of doing their personal best, being focused and staying positive.” Friedrich said.
With only five athletes returning from last year’s team, the Lady Warriors lack experience.
Returning to the team are Kristen D’Angelo, Micheala Sheldon, Sierra Ingersoll, Reagan Rusaw, and Gabby Griffin.
Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty
Section III softball was a part of the first-ever softball to be played in the
Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.
Twelve teams, including the Phoenix and Oswego varsity softball teams, tookpart in scrimmages March 23 and 24.
The games were sandwiched between college games by Syracuse University, Colgate and Canisius. There was even a little league game.
The Phoenix team scrimmaged against Cazenovia while the Oswego team scrimmaged against Liverpool and Caravel, a team from Delaware.
On target – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announced the dates for its annual Shooting Sports Program. This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12-19 who are interested in archery and muzzleloading. Pictured is a participant last year as he takes aim on his target with muzzleloading rifle.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its Shooting Sports Program.
This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12-19 who are interested in archery and muzzleloading.
The program will be conducted as a five-week course concluding with a field day.
Each discipline meets once a week at an Oswego County Sportsman Club.
Archery will be held Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Deerslayers Bowmen Association on Route 104 in southwest Oswego.
Shotgun will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Leatherstocking Club in New Haven.
Second-place finish – The Oswego Clearview Squirt hockey team, pictured, traveled to SUNY Morrisville recently to compete in the season-ending John Abbott Memorial (JAM) Tournament. The team capped off a successful 21-13-4 year by making it to the tournament championship, before falling to Camillus 1 by the score of 2-0.
The Oswego Clearview Squirt hockey team traveled to SUNY Morrisville recently to compete in the season-ending John Abbott Memorial (JAM) Tournament.
The team capped off a successful 21-13-4 year by making it to the tournament championship, before falling to Camillus 1 by the score of 2-0.
The Oswego Squirts defeated Camillus 2 5-1, defeated Fulton 4-1, lost to Valley 6-1, and defeated Camillus 1 2-1 to garner a tournament high 12.5 points in the five-point scoring system to advance to the championship.
“Our coaches couldn’t be more proud of the way our team played in this tournament and throughout the season,” Oswego Head Coach Eric Koproski said of his team. “The strides that these kids made and the work ethic they showed in every game and practice were tremendous.”
First goal of the tournament – The CNY Warriors ended season play with a second place finish in Scottsville’s March Madness Tournament. The Warriors competed in the A division, falling to Scottsville 4-2 in the championship. The team defeated Monroe County, Rochester, and Scottsville earlier in the tournament. Pictured is Tyler Calverase, who scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Monroe County.
The CNY Warriors ended season play with a second place finish in Scottsville’s March Madness Tournament.
The Warriors competed in the A division, falling to Scottsville 4-2 in the championship.
CNY 5, Monroe County 0: Warrior Tyler Calverase got the scoring started late in the first period, skating the puck in and roofing the shot.
In the second period, CNY’s Billy Greene made good on an attempt made by Asher Zych. Warrior Caleb Clarke landed a shot from the blue line mid-third period.
Greene bounced one in, thanks to a pass from Alec Caroccio before Derek Morgia sent the puck in off the goalie’s mitt, Greene assisting.
by Rob Tetro
If you ask new Fulton varsity softball coach Derek Lyons what some of his goals are for his debut season, his response is straight to the point.
Making daily improvements is the most important goal that his team can accomplish in 2012.
However, Lyons doesn’t stray far from a bigger aspiration. He said that every team should set out to earn a sectional playoff bid. “We have made it clear that one of our other goals is to make sectionals,” he said.
In 2012, Fulton will feature a senior-laden team that has been around the program for many years.
by Rob Tetro
You can’t blame Phoenix varsity softball coach Casey Jones’ excitement for the upcoming season.
The majority of a team that won a sectional championship a year ago returns this year.
“They are in super shape and look good,” Jones said.
Jones suggested that if his team can realize its potential the Firebirds could see another successful season for the Lady Firebirds.
Phoenix will feature seven returning starters from a 2011 team that went deep into the state playoffs.
The Oz Roller Girls will hold an open house Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the fast-growing, fast-moving sport and its local league.
Attendees can meet members of the Oz Roller Girls, see roller derby demonstrations, hear about the fitness benefits of participating and ask questions about the sport or the league.
The 7 p.m. event, free and open to the public, will take place in the OzZone, the former Real Deals store, in Oswego’s Midtown Plaza.