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Fulton's Nick Woodworth received the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season. Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.

Fulton, Phoenix wrestlers honored during banquet

Fulton's Nick Woodworth received the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season. Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.

Last weekend, the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling held its fourth annual banquet honoring the best wrestlers in Central New York for the 2011-2012 year.

Fulton Senior Nick Woodworth (160 pounds) was selected as the recipient for the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season.

Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.

Overall, he was 107-37 for his high school career with 63 pins. He was also a two-time Section 3 champion.

Senior Tyler Button (145 pounds), senior Austyn Hayes (195 pounds) and junior Nick Tighe (126 pounds) of the Phoenix Firebirds were also honored at the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling Banquet for their outstanding accomplishments this past season.

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Hannibal volleyball seniors led by example this season

by Rob Tetro

With the conclusion of the 2011-12 Hannibal varsity volleyball season comes the departure of five graduating seniors.

According to Coach Angela Pietroski, her team bids farewell to Brittany Sizemore, Liz Sullivan, Becky Kelly, Sierra Ingersoll and Brandi Moody.

Though these players bid Hannibal volleyball adieu, they do so while having had a positive influence on their younger teammates.

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Phoenix boys indoor track team ready for outdoor season

by Rob Tetro

It was a successful season for the Phoenix boys varsity indoor track and field team.
In league competition, Phoenix earned a second-place finish behind Jamesville-Dewitt.

This season, Firebird runners set six shool records while several runners earned All-League Awards and took part in both league championship and sectional meets.
Jeff Wells, Will Miller, Jason Czyz, Bryce Ferris, Brandon Halstead and Mike Leach were the runners who set school records this season.

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Jump shot – Hannibal’s Tayler Sorell takes a jump shot while being guarded by South Jefferson’s Clarissa Perry during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. She scored six points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Hannibal girls accomplished season goal — and then some

Jump shot – Hannibal’s Tayler Sorell takes a jump shot while being guarded by South Jefferson’s Clarissa Perry during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. She scored six points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

When the Hannibal girls varsity basketball team exited Jim Boeheim Court at the Carrier Dome March 2  following its season-ending loss to South Jefferson, it did so while having everyone who had just watched them play paraphrasing the same opinion.

The Lady Warriors earned respect tonight.

Hannibal began the season with one goal — to take the next step as a program and qualify for sectional play. Despite having a rough patch against some quality teams in the middle of the season, Hannibal earned the right to play in the postseason.

With its win against Solvay, the team finished the regular season at 11-7 and 7-6 in league play.

According to Coach Justin Enright, this was the Lady Warriors’ first winning season in many years.

Enright could not have been more happier for his seven seniors. He is quick to credit the leadership of the seniors who played integral roles in the team’s success this season. However, the ambition of the team didn’t cease when it earned the right to play in the postseason.

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The Sportsman’s World: March 10, 2012

Leon Archer

by Leon Archer

There are many things we look forward to when we are in Florida and one of them is the people who come to visit us.

Most years some of our kids and grandchildren get down during school breaks and we have a number of friends who enjoy sharing our warm weather and outdoor activities for a few days almost every winter.

It has proved to be one of those things we treasure about Florida. I get to show off our fishing, visit some sights, and do some things that I probably wouldn’t do otherwise.

That’s been the case this week as Donna and Jack Kulle from Baldwinsville have been visiting us. As you probably know, Jack and I do quite a bit of hunting and fishing together around home and we continue the fishing saga here in Barefoot Bay.

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Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Hannibal girls basketball team falls to South Jefferson

by Rob Tetro

Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Hannibal girls varsity basketball team gave heavily favored South Jefferson all it could handle and then some when the teams met March 2 at the Carrier Dome for the Section III Class B overall championship.

Heading into the game, many figured South Jefferson, which is undefeated, had the ability to dismantle the Lady Warriors. Instead, Hannibal was not intimated and rolled with the punches as the game went on.

When it seemed as if the game was getting away from the Lady Warriors, they rallied from 17 points down to cut South Jefferson’s lead to five points with a minute left in the game.

Unfortunately for Hannibal, time ran out on both their valiant comeback efforts and its dream season as South Jefferson escaped with a 63-56 win.

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The team gathers on the ice to pay a special tribute.

Paying tribute

The team gathers on the ice to pay a special tribute.

The Fulton Squirts pose with Sergeant Rob Doran after their home game to Midstate where they paid tribute to the Army sergeant who is now serving in Afghanistan. In front from left are Kaleb Calkins, Derek Carter, Madison Lewis, Eric Shear, Jarred Willis, and Chayton Sykes. In middle row are Nathaniel Lindsey, Andrew Hyde, Calexander Connolly, Noah Delaney, Jonathan McCann, and Jadon Lee. In back are Assistant Coach Jarred Willis, Assistant Coach Frederick Lee, Doran, Head Coach Tim Connolly, and Assistant Coach Jeff Hyde.

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Orange draw 33,000+

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine (#11) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Orange to a 85-67 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. C.J. Fair also posted his second ever double double with the Orange, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

33,430 fans turned out for the victory, marking the largest crowd in college basketball this season and the fourth-largest in Carrier Dome basketball history.

The Orange go on the road for a matchup against Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and against Rutgers at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 then return to the Carrier Dome for a matchup against South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.