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Fulton girl leads all-star bowling team to state title

Mikayla Guernsey, right, with teammate Kate Ely.
Mikayla Guernsey, right,
with teammate Kate Ely.

By Ashley M. Casey

G. Ray Bodley High School senior Mikayla Guernsey led the Section III all-star girls’ bowling team to victory at the state title championship March 2 on Long Island.

Section III girls won over Section VI by 53 pins with a score of 5772. The boys’ Section III team came in third place behind Sections XI and VIII.

Guernsey, 17, averaged a score of 213.33 over six games at Babylon Lanes in West Babylon, N.Y. Hers was the highest average of the six girls on her team and of the whole girls’ championship.

Guernsey’s fellow Fultonian and all-star teammate, Kate Ely, a junior at G. Ray Bodley, averaged 158.50.

Another Fulton junior, Kyle Denson, averaged 174.16 with the Section III boys’ all-star team.

“It was really, really cool … getting to compete against other people we don’t usually compete against (and) meeting new people,” Guernsey said of the state championship.

“We knew we had a really good chance, but I didn’t think we were going to win,” she added. “I was surprised — we were very happy.”

As a graduating senior, Guernsey said she will miss her teammates and the “close bonding” they have shared over her high school career.

“We’re all close friends, so I’m going to miss that a lot,” she said.

Guernsey’s father, Mike Guernsey, said the Fulton bowling coach is Mike Tryniski of Lakeview Lanes.

Mikayla Guernsey, who has been bowling since age 5, said she plans to study accounting at Robert Morris University in Chicago, Illinois.

She said the school is known for its bowling program.

Bodley seniors recognized for athletic performances

By Rob Tetro

Seniors participating in winter sports at G. Ray Bodley High in Fulton recently received recognition for their performances.

They are:

Boys’ Basketball

Austin Haskins

Mark Pollock

Jeremy Langdon

Seth Britton

Girls’ Bowling

Mikayla Guernsey

Danielle Rupert

Boys’ Bowling

Brandon Wallon

Wrestling

James Bailey

Travis Kemp

Boys’ Indoor Track

Connor Aldasch

Mike Holcomb

Merrick Kilpatrick

Kirby Labeef

Jim Martin

Augusto Mendes Siega

Girls’ Indoor Track

Fabiane Fernandes

Laura Hamdan

Erin Hayden

Laura Hamdan

Erin Hayden

Hockey

Eric Forderkonz

Matt Billion

Seth Delisle

Brandon Ladd

Swimming

Breanna Baker

Ross Gardner

Anna Guernsey

Alyssa Harley

Lacey Reich

Jacob Strauss

Hannibal seniors recognized for their athletic performances

By Rob Tetro

Seniors participating in winter sports at Hannibal High School recently received recognition for their performances.

They are:

Wrestling

Greg Hadcock

Nick Holden

Chris Knox

Dustin Ouellette

Dennis Spaulding

Brandon Wolfe

Boys Basketball

Trevor Alton

Charlie McCraith

Zane Pointon

Billy Skipper

Girls Basketball

Devin Sorell

Kaylee Esposito

Hunter Beckwith

Kaitin Taylor

Gabby Griffin

Sarah Otis

Erin Sly

Boys Indoor Track

Sean Lange

Benjamin Slate

Patrick Sullivan

Ben Raymond

 

Girls Indoor Track

Marina Esanu

Hannibal girls’ basketball team reflects on good season

By Rob Tetro

This season, the Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball team had an 11-7 overall record, earning them a spot in the Sectional Playoffs.

But the team’s season came to an end Feb. 15 with a 58-47 loss to Bishop Ludden in the opening round of the Class B, Section 3 playoffs.

As the winter sports season concludes, the Lady Warriors bid farewell to eight seniors. Devin Sorell, Gabby Griffin, Sarah Otis, Hunter Beckwith, Kaitin Taylor, Kaylee Esposito, Erin Sly and foreign exchange student Keti Chapiashvili (manager) have all finished their Hannibal girls’ basketball careers.

Despite the team’s disappointing loss in the Sectionals, Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball coach Justin Enright said the program continued to improve this season.

Enright said the Lady Warriors’ 11 regular season wins was one of the best regular seasons Hannibal has had since becoming a Class B school. Two of the Lady Warriors’ wins this season came on the road against state-ranked Bishop Ludden and Skaneateles.

Enright credits his players for battling through any adversity that came their way.

“I am very proud of the way that this team continued to battle throughout the season. “, he said.

Hannibal’s successful season also produced a few individual honors. Gabby Griffin and Spencer Kenney earned All-League Honorable Mention honors. Devin Sorell had a memorable senior season, which didn’t go unnoticed.  On top of receiving First Team All-League honors, Sorell also was named Class B, Section 3 Player Of The Year.

Fulton Bantam hockey team placed third in tourney

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, placed third their division in the John Abbott Memorial Tournament in Pulaski.

The Raiders fell to Salmon River 5-4 and Lysander 6-5 but tied Geneva 4-4 in the deciding game.

Fulton 4, Salmon River 5

The Storm had Fulton down by one early in the game. Seth Cooney responded with two goals in a row, Evan Beckwith and team captain Nolan Bonnie assisting, to give the Raiders a one-point lead at the close of the first period.

Salmon River came on strong in the second, netting three goals to bring their team ahead. Tyler Samson picked up a rebound from C.J. Hyland with less than a minute in the second period.

Cooney completed his hat trick, Nate Shaw assisting, tying the game at the start of the third stanza.

The Storm took advantage of a power play to score the game winner with 3:08 on the clock.

Adam Bleiweiss stopped 32 shots in net for Fulton.

Fulton 5, Lysander 6

Lysander was first to light up the scoreboard early in the first period. Beckwith responded with a goal, thanks to a passing play between Samson and Nick Dingman to draw even.

Lysander took the lead by one again only for Beckwith to close the period with his second goal of the game.

The Lighting opened the second period with two in a row.  The Raiders ended the period in another tie, first with Cooney accepting a pass from Samson and netting it, then with Shaw landing a shot, Richie King credited with the assist.

Again, Lysander pulled ahead minutes into the third stanza. Bonnie skated the puck in and scored his 15th goal of the season to tie. In the final seconds, Lysander won the game on a penalty shot.

Bleiweiss made 19 saves for the Raiders.

Fulton 4, Geneva 4

The Generals put one point on the board at the start of the first period.  Raider Will Rattray responded with a goal to tie, Bonnie assisting, before a second Geneva goal put them ahead by one.

Early in period two, Caleb Clarke picked up a rebound from Cooney to tie.  The Generals responded with one of their own, only for Bonnie to land a shot at the close of the period, Beckwith assisting.

A goal from Geneva gave them a one-point edge near the close of the game.  Cooney skated the puck in and roofed the shot to tie with 3:24 on the clock.

Bleiweiss turned aside 12 shots in net for Fulton.

THE SPORTSMAN’S WORLD: Will March go out like a lamb?

By Leon Archer

The old saying is, if March comes in like a Lion, it will go out like a lamb, and conversely, if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.

If there is any truth to that, the end of the month should be pretty darned good.

In the meantime, there is plenty of ice for the ice fishermen and probably way too much snow and ice for the steelhead fishermen. Both the ice fisherman and the steelheader are a hardy breed.

The conditions on the streams and rivers should be much more conducive for catching those big trout as March slowly starts to mellow. I never fished for them much until April arrived, but once the weather started to get warm enough to tempt me to wet a line, I caught some nice ones.

Fact is, the really good steelhead fishing started on the Salmon River and other area streams after I had nearly given up fishing in the coldest months. I guess I had become a wimp.

I was trying to remember years when March was a docile as a summer night. I don’t have any dates in my head, but sweet thing’s birthday comes on March 27, and I remember us having a picnic on her birthday one year when the temperature was 75 degrees and the daffodils had been in blossom for at least a week and a half before.

I also collected sap a number of years with my father-in-law, Harvey Yerdon, when the ground was getting mostly bare before the end of March, and the maple season was nearly over.

With temperatures finally giving us a little break, it looks like the maple syrup season should be up and running.

Harvey always said there were a few things you needed for a good syrup season. They were: thawing days and freezing nights, snow on the ground – preferably with several crusts – rain, and reasonably calm days.

The season lasted longer if the weather didn’t warm up too much, too quickly. I think the conditions are pretty good this year for a better than average syrup season, but I’m really not much better at predicting the weather than Punxsutawney Phil, so who knows?

One thing is certain, spring always comes. I am a great fan of spring. I like fishing the streams before the rocks have become too slippery for an old guy like me.

I live for the tug of a bullhead at the end of my line on a warm night on Sandy Pond. I take great pleasure in picking up a couple hundred night crawlers on a damp evening. I even enjoy just sitting outside and listening to the spring peepers.

And I love the smell of spring, the odor of promise of great days to come.

After this winter, just about anything March has to offer is going to look good.

I’m hoping for a good bullhead season. My favorite fish is likely still snoring away safely tucked into a soft bottom underneath the ice, but as soon as the sun gets higher, the water starts to warm and the ice gets rotten, his alarm clock will go off. I’ll be waiting for Mr. Whiskers.

Nothing brings back memories any stronger than sitting beside a gas lantern, listening to the frogs and peepers, hoping to see my rod tip jump as a bullhead takes the bait. My father and I passed many pleasant night hours together in friendly competition at the expense of Mr. Whiskers.

It doesn’t get much better than that. It gets my heart pumping just thinking about it.

Yep, I love the spring.

Fulton Squirts team wins JAM tourney

The Fulton Squirt Hockey team sponsored by Chris Nelson Insurance, Fulton Lions Club and Fulton Medical Center took first place in their end of the season league championship JAM tournament. Fulton beat Onondaga in the championship game 3-1 to take the title. Trey White was stellar between the pipes and had many saves. Fulton’s offense kept pressure on Onondaga’s defense for three periods. The forwards were led by Jon Dingman, Brady Zych, Tanner Tetro, Fred White, Caden Waldau, Lucas Nelson, Josh Cook and Nicolas Schremp.  Defensively the team played its best game of the tournament and were led by Logan McDougall, Adam Cooney, Courtney Bednarz, Gino Noel and Andrew Coleman. In the photo are: front Caden Waldau and Trey White, second row Courtney Bednarz, Fred White, Jon Dingman, Brady Zych and Tanner Tetro, third row Andrew Coleman, Gino Noel, Logan McDougall, Lucas Nelson, Adam Cooney, Nicolas Schremp and Josh Cook. Coaches left to right Jamie Tetro, Jeff Schremp and Joe White

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Bowling scores

Monday Night Women’s Michelob/ Shuba 2 Construction League

Bowled at The Recreation Club

Monday March 3, 2014

  • Kathy Fitzpatrick  588- 221, 193, 174
  • Paula Distin          514- 177, 154, 183
  • Della Daniels        514-  182,182, 150
  • Annette Cotton     511- 167, 170, 174
  • Michelle Simpson  506- 159, 170, 177
  • Patty Davis           483- 136, 156, 191
  • Gina Coomey       469- 162, 133, 174
  • Ann Kastler          460- 136, 147, 177
  • Sharon Allen        450- 159, 133, 158

Winning Edge Women’s League

Bowled at Lakeview Lanes

Wednesday March 5, 2014

  • Jackie Coon              594- 183, 206, 205
  • Kathy Pipher             575- 182, 170, 223
  • Theresa Grinnell       546- 174, 194, 178
  • MaryAnn McGregor  518- 175, 170, 173 
  • Dawne Hartranft        514- 143, 198, 173
  • Toni Nelepovitz         504- 177, 147, 180
  • Katie Jodway            492- 140, 188, 164
  • Michelle Terpening   486- 157, 139, 190
  • Ginny Ostness          483- 154, 155, 174
  • Della Daniels            482- 150, 156, 176
  • Tricia Hines              474- 136, 166, 172
  • Linda Yager              472- 133, 193, 146
  • MaryAnn Schreck     471- 128, 150, 193
  • Paula Distin              458- 122, 146, 190