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Fulton varsity spring sports rosters

Here are the varsity spring sports rosters in the Fulton school district. Information is courtesy of the Fulton school district.

 

Baseball

Jon Cummins, junior, catcher/third base

Cody Green, sophomore, infield

Nicholas Summerville, senior, outfield/pitcher

Michael Bolster, sophomore, outfield/pticher

Charles Alton III, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Kirby LaBeef, senior, outfield

Cameron Clark, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Jeremy Langdon, senior, utility

George Lewis IV, senior, pitcher/third base

Chris Jones, junior, outfield/catcher

Jovinario Rivera, junior, outfield/catcher

Pete Ravesi, junior, pitcher/outfield

Daniel Coant, senior, pitcher/first base

Keyshon Carver, junior, outfield

Dillon Guernsey, junior, pitcher/third base

Jake Seymour,  junior, first base/outfield/pitcher

Coach: Kip Harvey

 

Softball

Mikayla Guernsey, senior, second base/pitcher

Maureen McCann, senior, catcher

Jessica Marvin, junior, infield/outfield

Caitlyn Chrisman, senior, third base/outfield

Cheyenne Laun, junior, pitcher/outfield

Kassidy Kearns, senior, shortstop

Hannah Jones, senior, outfield

Courtney Parker, senior, first base

Keisha Pierce, senior, outfield

Casey Jones, sophomore, catcher/outfield

Katelyn Ely, junior, infield/outfield

Anna Guernsey, senior, outfield

Coach: Derek Jones

 

Boys Lacrosse

Derek Ballard, junior, defense

Brandon Batstone, sophomore, goalie

RJ Borow, junior, attack

Seth Britton, senior, defense

Brett Campolieta, junior, midfield

Adam Caza, senior, attack

Seth Delisle, senior, midfield

Scott Hughes, senior, goalie

David Hursh, junior, LP

Bryce Knight, junior, attack

Matt Nelson, senior, m/a

Mark Pollock, senior, defense

Robbie Pollock, sophomore, defense

Derek Prosser, senior, midfield

Paul Reynoso, senior, midfield

Troy Richardson, senior, defense

Noah Sorbello, senior, defense

Mitch Towsley, senior, attack

Carson Vono, senior, midfield

Spencer Vono, sophomore, m/a

Shawn Walberger, junior, midfield

Kyle Ware, sophomore, midfield

Austin Wilde, sophomore, attack

Coach: Craig Halladay

 

Girls Lacrosse

Amelia Coakley, eighth grade; Jordan Coulon, eighth grade; Cassey Shannon, senior; Gina Babcock, sophomore; Domonique Lockwood, junior; Keara Paterson, seventh grade; Julia Ludington, senior; Julia Lee, senior; Isabela Gonzalez, senior; Lauren Gaido, junior; Althea Henderson, sophomore; Olivia Coakley, sophomore; Jenna Hudson, senior; Julia Velasquez, junior; Mckenna Chesbro, eighth grade; Madden Rowlee, junior; Alexis Lastra, senior; Kaylin Pafumi, sophomore.

Coach: Drew White

 

Boys Tennis

Seniors — Brad Crofoot, Carlos Feliciano, Mark Parry, Jacob Strauss; juniors — Thomas Distin, Austin Nairn, Zach Parry; sophomores — Joshua Hotaling, Benjamin McKay, Bayley Raponi, Dakota Stoutenger,  Evan Waugh; freshmen — Danny Davis, Joel Feliciano, Seith Reidy, Zach Vaccaro

Coach: Matt Goodnaugh

 

Boys Track & Field

Seniors — Conner Aldasch, Augusto Mendes Siego, Logan Carvey, Tony Paulich, James Bailey, Chance Porter, Mike Holcomb, Chase Halstead, Matt Holden, Dawson Samson, Travis Kemp, Brandon Ladd, Jimmy Martin; juniors — Bailey Lutz, Michael Lewchanin, Geoffry Michaels, Jacob Belcher,  Jacob Cuyler, Nick Reitz, Nick Kenyon, Logan Diefenbacher, Shelby Drake, Brandon Webb, Quinton Jackson, Bailey Lutz, Nick McIntyre; sophomores — Lorcan Murphy, Keegan Condon, Collin Flynn, Garet Roik, Jake LeVea, Tim Holden, Scott Littleton; freshmen — Tyler Allen, Jared Miller, Marc Benavidez, Dennis Parker, Ethan Cimino, Dan Phillips,  Matt Coleman, Canyon Raley, Kenneth Delof, Cody Rhinehart, Troy Rogers, Cameron Gray, Brandon Tice, Trey LaRock.

Coach: Joel Carroll

Girls Track & Field

Seniors — angela Paul, Elizabeth DeSantis, Laura Hamdan, Erin Hayden, Yusra Humayun; juniors — Jessica Race, Kara Bricker, Erica Pawlewicz, Karli Bricker, Breanna St. Onge, Abby Field, Hannah Stanski, Samantha Fox, Miki Iijima, Chelsea Knopp, Johnna Lamie, Makenzie Loomis; sophomores — Callie Beckwith, Keisha Brooks, Tatiana Pierce, Keysha Rojas-Polo, Amber DeStevens, Faith Ross, Victoria Eckhard, Brianna Hartle, Kristeen Hess, Shakeemah Hordge, KimIngersoll, Jenna Lee, Nicolette Lefler, Marissa LiVoti, Kendyl Lutz; freshmen — Mackenzie Phelps, Miwa Burdic, Emily Bush, Alysa Rosenbarker, Sarah Tallents, Taylor Zupancic, Hannah Halstead, Shannon Zych, Sydnie Harrington, Willow Painter; eighth grade — Meredith Grimshaw, Erin Nicholson.

Coach: Gary LaGrou

Tennis scores

Here are scores from boys’ tennis, East Syracuse Minoa versus Fulton.

Singles

Brandon Stone (ESM) d. Brad Crofoot (Fulton) 6-1, 6-0

Tyler Underwood (East Syracuse-Minoa) d. Zach Perry (Fulton) 6-1, 6-2

Carlos Feliciano (Fulton) d. Jeff Episcopo (ESM) 6-4, 6-2

Mark Parry (Fulton) d. Michael Bullis (ESM) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Jacob Strauss & Benjamin McKay (Fulton) d. Lucas Eastman and Connor Bayly (ESM) 6-1, 6-2

AJ Laury and Andrew Kerik (ESM) d. Dakota Stoutenger and Bayley Raponi (Fulton) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Seth Reidy and Joel Feliciano (Fulton) d. Brett Dufore & Ryan Vollmer (ESM) 7-5, 6-4

Fulton baseball faces a challenging schedule

By Rob Tetro

In 2014, the Fulton varsity baseball team is hoping to build off the momentum they built during the final portion of last season.

Coach Kip Harvey said the Red Raiders don’t plan on messing around and instead are working hard to compete for the league championship while qualifying for the Class A, Section 3 Playoffs.

The Red Raiders are considered a young, but fairly experienced team this season. Eight starters return from last year’s team while four sophomores are moving into starting positions.

Harvey said some of his sophomores gained quality experience as starters a year ago. Fulton may have to break in a few new players at certain positions but overall, Harvey feels his team is much more experienced than it was a season ago.

Before practices began in early March, players were encouraged to attend preseason practices held a couple of nights a week. These practices not only aimed to help players get into better physical condition, but they also gave players an opportunity to get their arms ready for the season.

Harvey said these preseason practices helped his team prepare to be throwing the ball six days a week once the season kicks into high gear. Harvey said it’s a positive sign that almost every player took part in these preseason practices.

He said he believes the team is in pretty good physical condition. The Red Raiders are prepared to both throw and run hard this season. Harvey also mentions his pitchers are developing the endurance to pitch a complete game. They practice at a good pace, which is expected to allow their arms to last throughout the season.

Jeremy Langdon and Jon Cummins have been named team captains for Fulton. Captains are selected by their teammates based on the expectations Harvey has for his captains. He said a captain is someone a player can look up to and someone who offers valued support and encouragement because he has earned the respect of his teammates.

The Red Raiders have a challenging schedule ahead of them. On their side of the league, Jamesville-DeWitt returns an experienced team and is expected to be talented. Defending Sectional Champion Cortland is also expected to be impressive with the return of many players from last season’s team.

Teams from Christian Brothers Academy and Bishop Ludden also appear to be in store for solid seasons. On the other side of the league, Fulton will have the challenge of taking on Chittenango for the first time in years. Harvey also expects County Foe Mexico to be as competitive as they have been in recent years.

Fulton’s biggest strength will be found on the mound in 2014. The Red Raiders have many capable pitchers hard at work preparing for solid seasons. Harvey said having depth at the pitcher position could work to his teams’ advantage, especially if they have to play four or five games a week.

Barring injuries, Fulton hopes to have many capable pitchers ready to be competitive, throw strikes while ultimately giving the team a chance to win.

Hannibal spring sports rosters

Here are students participating in spring sports in the Hannibal school district.

Information is courtesy of the Hannibal Central School District.

Baseball

Seniors Greg Hadcock, Anthony Page; juniors Colten Cannova, Bryce Cassen, Troy Landis, Jorge Padua, Austin Mattison, Sam McCraith, Shane Sweeting; sophomores Jon Combes, Matt Combes, Blake Farnham; freshmen Taber Carter, Kenny Maynes, Ethan Straub

Coach: Scott Leonard

Softball

Seniors Samantha Bowers, Carolina Nicol, Malana Scott, Sabrina Weigand; juniors Catrina Deveney, Hailey Dunsmoor, Kurstin Hammond, Bailey Milliken, Amanda Ryan, Alyssa Sivy; sophomores Julia Beaumont, Megan Norris, Mackenzie Stevens, Kate Thompson; freshmen Dallas Voss, Katie Woodworth

Coach: Dave Meeker

Boys’ Track and Field

Freshmen, William Bullock, Mathew Graham, Jacob Hatten, Jared Mason, Jason McFarland, Connor McNeil, Austin Quale, Nate Raymond, Kyle Shoults, Joel Thompson, Andrew Wheeler; sophomores Austin Baker, Ben Bowers, Owen Braun, Austin Fenske, John Motell, Brian Whorrall; juniors Austin Donhauser, Benjamin Harrell, Zachary Hartranft, Nathan Welling; seniors Joshua Darrow, Sean Lange, Dustin Ouellette, Zane Pointon, Benjamin Raymond, Hans Reichow, Benjamin Slate

Coach: Dom Pike

College intern: Ben Griffin

Girls’ Track and Field

Eighth grade — Kiersten Abbott, Reilly Harris, Cassie Long, McKenzie Matteson; freshmen — Sydney Alton, Callie Cacchione, Janejira Cooper, Abigail Harrell, Paige LaFurney, Antoinette Lanning, Alexis Lathrop, Vanessa Waldron, Abby Weldin; sophomores — Tayler Dence, Amanda Gardenier, Katherine Martinez, Taylor McLaughlin, Amanda Miano, Rebekah Mills; juniors — Olivia Cacchione, Kristen D’Angelo, Ashley Hatten, Micheala Sheldon; seniors — Ketevan Chapiashvili, Marina Esanu, Gabrielle Griffin, Page McKenzie, Devin Sorell, Jessica Stauring

Coach: Dan Pawlewicz

Phoenix student signs with Oral Roberts University

Destiny Teel recently signed a letter of intent to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.

Teel, a senior at John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix, will attend the school and participate on the track team.

Teel, a standout in the pole vault for Birdlebough’s indoor and outdoor track seasons, also runs sprints and hurdles.

Born in Tulsa, Okla., Teel is excited to go “back home.” An excellent student as well as an exceptional athlete, Teel has also been nominated for the university’s  Quest Whole Person Scholarship.

She will interview with the selection committee this month to find out whether she will receive a scholarship of up to $20,000 per year to the prestigious university.

The scholarship program recognizes students who demonstrate the following: Christian world view, lifestyle of service, academic achievement, leadership ability, vision to make a life-changing impact on others and a healthy lifestyle.

While at Oral Roberts, Teel plans to major in biology.

Andy Lewis, who was her track coach for three years, called Teel, “a good kid who has come a long ways, especially in pole vault. She did a lot of extra work above and beyond to better herself,” he said.

A leader on the field and in the classroom, Teel was co-captain of the indoor team for the past two years.

Teel finished second in the pole vault in sectionals during the indoor season and jumped a personal record of 8 feet 6 inches earlier this year.

She also was named Field Most Valuable Player during the indoor track season and looks forward to the start of the outdoor season soon, providing weather and field conditions cooperate.

Tie-flying competitions, film festival coming to Altmar

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

The Tailwater Lodge will host a fly-tying competition and IF4 film festival Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.

The event opens with social time and viewing video segments in the Tailwater’s lounge Friday evening.

Starting at noon Saturday, April 12, spectators can watch 20 fly-tiers produce four special flies each, one per hour, from a grab bag of materials and hooks valued at more than $50.

There are still a few openings available for fly-tiers. Materials are donated by Fly Men, JP Ross and Mad River.

Registration for fly-tiers is $99 and includes one night’s overnight lodging, the grab bag of materials, admission to the traveling Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) and access to the hospitality suite on the day of the event.

Tom Fernandez, director of business development for the Woodbine Group, encourages spectators to watch the tie-off event and stay for the film festival. Drawings and awards will begin at 5 p.m. that day, followed by the opening of IF4, a traveling Fly Fishing Film Festival, at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to just the Tie-Off and IF4 is $15. Tickets are available online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/10371.The IF4 showing is limited to 100 people.

“Tailwater is offering a special discounted room rate of $99 for both Tie-Off participants and spectators,” said Fernandez. “Guests also receive access to fish the Salmon River on the property.”

Guests should use the code “WKND” when booking.

More information is available by contacting the Tailwater Lodge at 298-3434 or Tom Fernandez  at tom@tailwaterlodge.com or 569-7413.

Longtime Fulton athletic official named to Hall of Fame

Don Distin, of Fulton, has been named to the Class of 2014 for the New York State Athletic Administrators Hall of Fame.

He and others were installed into the Hall of Fame March 14 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs. This was part of the New York State Athletic Administrators annual conference and Dave Martens Awards Luncheon.

Distin grew up and spent most of his life in Fulton. He was a staff sergeant in the US Army and member of the Signal Corps.

He was sent to Germany, and when the Army found out he could play football, he became captain of the 6th Armored Cavalry in 1952. The team won the European championship. He was also the trainer for the 6th Armored Cavalry boxing team.

Distin received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as permanent certification as director of health and physical education, from Ithaca College. He earned his administrative and supervision certificate from SUNY Oswego.

Distin was hired as a social studies teacher and head football coach at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

He is credited with starting the wrestling team in Fulton in 1959. In 1962, he became director of athletics and taught physical education. Three years later he was promoted to administrator of health, physical education and recreation for the Fulton City School District.

Distin served as president of Section 3 from 1978-80. He also was president of the New York State Council of Administrators of HPER, New York Stae Dental Health Teachers Association, Central New York Cities League and Central Zone President for Council of Administrators of HPER.

Distin was on the original organizing committee of the New York State Athletic Administrators Association in 1981 and attended the first organizational meeting in Binghamton. He was selected and served as the first past president for the New York State Athletic Administrators Association from 1981-83.

In addition to serving on many section, state and national committees, Distin also served as speaker at many of those state and national conference workshops.

He has had numerous honors bestowed upon him by his community, school, Section 3, state and national organizations.  Upon retirement, the new Fulton Athletic Complex was dedicated in his honor.

Distin has also served his church and acted as chairman of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the Syracuse area for five years.

Distin and his wife, Carolyn, were married for more than 50 years and had four children, sons Sherman and Mark and daughters Susan and Mary Beth.

After his retirement, they retired to Florida. Carolyn passed away in 2006, and Distin has been remarried to Judy, and they live in Avon Park, Florida.

In addition to Distin, those installed were in the hall of fame were:

** Robert Douglas (deceased), a member of the original organizing committee, second state president, first finance chair

** Joseph Farrell (deceased), Binghamton, original organizing committee and host of first official meeting.

** Dr. John Foley (deceased), national publications committee, state Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame,

** Alan Mallanda, Lake Luzerne, original organizing committee, fifth state president, second executive director, 14th national president, NIAA merit and hall of fame

** David Martens, Fairport, (deceased), original organizing committee, first state president, fifth national president NIAAA hall of fame and award of merit

** Mason Morenus, Homer, original organizing committee, conference presenter and organizer, Otis Sennett Award, NIAAA state delegate

** Bernie O’Brien, Section 8 executive director, original organizing committee, first treasurer, NIAAA award of merit, New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

** Roy O’Neill, Mamaroneck (deceased), fourth state president, first executive director, NIAAA award of merit.

** Otis Sennett, Baldwinsville, original organizing committee, organized first conference, New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, NIAAA award of merit, NIAAA Hall of Fame.