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Hannibal girls’ basketball wins 2

 By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball team went 2-1 in its last 3 games.

On Dec. 17, Skaneateles rolled past Hannibal 52-36. The Lady Warriors cruised over Jordan-Elbridge 68-26 on Dec. 19 for their first win of the season and then followed it up with its second win Dec. 27 over Cato-Meridian 57-29.

In the Skaneateles game, the Lakers outscored Hannibal by 9 points during the first quarter.

The Lady Warriors cut into Skaneateles’ lead during the second quarter, but Skaneateles took a 26-18 lead into halftime.

Hannibal continued to cut into the deficit during the third quarter, outscoring  Skaneateles by 2 points to cut the lead to 6 points. But the Lakers put the game out of reach during the fourth quarter.

Hannibal was led by Devin Sorell with 16, followed by Gabby Griffin with 6 points, Rachel Shute scored 5 points and Spencer Kenney had 3 points.

Against Jordan-Elbridge, Hannibal got off to an impressive start, outscoring J-E  by 16 points during the first quarter. The Lady Warriors added to their lead during the second quarter, leading 35-9 at the half.

Hannibal didn’t let up during the second half. They outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 6 points during the third quarter to extend the lead to 32 points. The Lady Warriors outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 10 points during the fourth quarter.

Hannibal was led by Devin Sorell with 23 points, followed by Rachel Shute, Gabby Griffin and Emily Prell with 8 points each. Sydney Alton and Kaylee Esposito scored 5 points each. Spencer Kenney added 4 points.

The Lady Warriors jumped out to an impressive lead in the Cato-Meridian game.

They outscored Cato-Meridian by 13 points during the first quarter and then  expanded its lead during the second quarter to take a 29-9 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, the Lady Warriors  outscored C-M by 8 points to extend its lead to 28 points. C-M came on in the fourth and didn’t allow Hannibal to further add to its lead. But Hannibal still prevailed.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Devin Sorell wiht 23 points following by Sydney Alton with 12, Gabby Griffin with 9 and Spencer Kenney with 6 points.

Fulton varsity hockey searches for first win

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity hockey team is still searching for its first win of the season.

However, Fulton enters 2014 playing its most competitive hockey of the season. On Dec. 19, Syracuse escaped with a hard fought win over the Red Raiders 5-4 while Auburn held off Fulton 2-1 on Dec. 30.

In the Syracuse game, Fulton had a 1-goal lead after the first period. The Red Raiders maintained a 1 goal lead at 3-2 following an evenly played second period.

Syracuse then stormed ahead during the third period, scoring 2 unanswered goals down the stretch to hold off Fulton.

Leading the way for Fulton were Matt Billion, Austin Forte, Stan Kubis and Kris Grow with a goal each. Trae Sheldon had 2 assists and Nick Meyer, Bryce Knight and Ryan Ross had an assist each. Goalie Brandon Ladd is credited with 41 saves.

In the Auburn game, the Red Raiders trailed by just a goal after a competitive first period. Fulton then answered back during the second period and the game was tied at 1 headed into the final period.

Auburn then scored a goal down the stretch to escape with a 2-1 win.

Fulton was led by Ryan Ross with a goal that was assisted by Cameron Clark. Goalie Landon VanAlstine saved 30 shots.

Fulton wrestlers impressive at start of season

By Dan Farfaglia

Happy New Year high school wrestling fans.

As we begin 2014, the Fulton Red Raiders have already gotten themselves off to a fantastic start.

Second year head Coach Chris Stalker’s team has won all individually scheduled dual meets.

A few weeks ago, they took first place at the Anderson Tournament held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and they were also crowned Montgomery County Duals Champions a short time later.

In between those events, this team was the runner ups at Demeco-Trainor duals at Churchville-Chili High School near Rochester.

The Red Raiders are 13-1 overall.

At the annual Ken Haines Holiday Tournament which took place at SUNY Oswego last week, Fulton finished the two-day event with a very respectable third place out of 24 participating schools.

Coming in first place was Fairport and Newark Valley finished the day in second. The race for the top team awards was extremely close with only 8 points separating the top three schools.

Mexico came in fourth and Phoenix finished in seventh.

Mexico`s Austin Whitney won his title at 132 pounds and was also awarded the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

For Fulton, the big story at the end of this annual event is the success of returning Section 3 Champion Mitch Woodworth. He won his bout in the finals by a score of 8-0.

Woodworth beat three other opponents with 2 pins and a technical fall. At 120 pounds, he was the lone champion for his team and so far this year, he is undefeated with a perfect record of 22-0.

Other place winners for Fulton include Joey Albegore who came in second at 99 pounds. Tim Holden and Collin Flynn both came in fourth place at 138 pounds and 145 pounds respectively.

Jacob Bailey earned sixth place at 152 pounds. Travis Race came in third at 160 pounds and Matt Marshall came in fifth at 220 pounds.

Noah Gates finished the day in eighth place at 182 pounds and Malachi Manford came in seventh at 285 pounds.

The next event on the schedule for the Red Raiders is the Richard New Tournament in Canastota which began Friday and ends today.

Fulton Bantam hockey wins 2, loses 1, ties 1

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows & Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, won two games, lost 1 and then tied 1 in four recent contests.

The team topped Camillus 1 4-1, but fell to Auburn 5-4 in a down to the minute thriller. Then they used Seth Cooney’s hat trick for a 5-3 win over Elmira but then skated to a 3-3 draw over Camillus 2.

On home ice against Camillus 1, Raider Tyler Samson scored off Seth Cooney’s rebound to open the first period. The Cougars netted the equalizer soon after.

Fulton came on strong in the second stanza, first with Fulton’s Will Rattray tipping in Nate Shaw’s slap shot from the point. Next, Raider Nick Dingman picked up C.J. Hyland’s rebound to score.

Fulton closed scoring with Cooney taking the puck in and netting an upper corner shot.

Adam Bleiweiss made 22 saves for Fulton.

On the road, Auburn stunned Fulton with a goal in the first minute of play.  Raider Nolan Bonnie evened the score seconds later, accepting a pass from Mike Smith landing a shot from the blue line.

Auburn rallied in period two, netting three goals in a row. Raider Evan Beckwith scored twice to narrow the gap; first taking advantage of a loose puck in front of the net, then on a five hole shot, Shaw assisting both.

The third stanza saw spirited play from both teams. Fulton fans were brought to their feet when Beckwith completed his hat trick, roofing a shot to tie the game with less than two minutes on the clock.

Auburn was able to score on a breakaway with 34 seconds remaining to come away with the win.

Bleiweiss stopped 16 shots for the Raiders.

In its first game on the road, Fulton and Camillus 2 ended the first period scoreless.

The Raiders scored twice in the second stanza, first with Evan Beckwith netting a shot, thanks to a passing play between Caleb Clarke and assistant captain Richie King.

Soon after, Tyler Samson scored his fifth of the season off a feed from Nick Dingman from behind the net.

The Cougars narrowed the gap by one at the start of period three. Raider Nate Shaw responded with one of his own, Clarke assisting.

Camillus rallied in the last five minutes, scoring twice to end the game in a draw.

Fulton goalie Adam Bleiweiss stopped 19 shots.

Against Elmira, the Jackals were the first to light up the scoreboard mid-first period.

Fulton came alive in the second stanza, first with Seth Cooney netting two in a row, Samson and Dingman assisting.  Elmira scored their second of the game before Dingman scored his fifth goal of the season off a cycle play between Samson and Will Rattray

The Jackals netted the equalizer at the start of the third stanza. Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie accepted a pass from Cooney to score.

Cooney completed his hat trick in the last seconds of play.

Adam Bleiweiss made 23 saves in net for the Raiders.

The Fulton Bantams, sponsored by Comfort Windows & Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, are led by head coach Paul Clarke and assistants Jeff Tulowiecki, Bill Beckwith and Paul Bleiweiss.

Fulton PeeWees play Geneva

The Fulton PeeWees recently played Geneva.

Madison Lewis #10 scored one of Fulton’s two goals during the game. The goal was assisted by Chayton Sykes #71. The other goal of the game was scored by Eric Shear #35 and was assisted by Calexander Connolly #88. The Fulton PeeWees are sponsored by Cargill, Inc., Foster Funeral Home and Pathfinder Bank.

Fulton boys’ basketball seeks win at holiday tourney

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity basketball team lost its last three games to fall to 0-6 on the season.

The hunt for their first win of the season continues this weekend as Fulton takes part in The Syracuse-ITC Holiday Tournament.

Its losses came on Dec. 16 against Fowler by a score of 61-43, on Dec. 18 against Christian Brothers Academy by a score of 72-43 and then on Dec. 20 versus Bishop Ludden by a score of 69-35.

It was a tale of two halves during the Fowler game.

After a hard fought first quarter, the Red Raiders had a 1 point lead. Fulton expanded its lead during the second quarter., outscoring Fowler by 3 points to take a 28-24 lead into halftime.

But Fowler took over during the second half, outscoring Fulton by 11 points during the third quarter to build a 7-point lead. Fowler capped off an impressive rally during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders by 11 points to come away with a 61-43 win.

Fulton was led by Chris Jones. with 20 points, followed by Josh Hudson with 8, Brian Hudson with 4, Dallas Bradley, Cody Green and Jon Cummins with 3 each.

Fulton’s second half struggles continued when they took on CBA.

CBA built a 5-pint lead over Fulton in the first quarter. But Fulton cut into this lead during the second quarter, outscoring CBA by 2 points.

CBA took a 32-29 lead into halftime. and then extended their lead to double digits during the third quarter. They outscored Fulton by 10 points to expand their lead to 13 points.

CBA continued to pour it on during the fourth quarter, outscoring Fulton by 16 points.

Leading the way for Fulton was Cody Green with 15, followed by Josh Hudson with 10, Chris Jones with 8 and Jon Cummins with 5.

In the Ludden game, both teams fought a competitive first quarter and Bishop Ludden led the Red Raiders by only 2 points.

Bishop Ludden extended its lead during the second quarter, outscoring Fulton by 3 points to take a 27-22 lead into halftime.

Unfortunately, the Red Raiders saw another team turn a competitive game into a blowout during the second half. Bishop Ludden outscored Fulton by 13 points during the third quarter to expand its lead to 18 points.

Bishop Ludden capped off an impressive win during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders by 16 points.

Fulton was led by Cody Green with 15 points, followed by Chris Jones with 10 and Mark Pollock with 6 points.

Fulton PeeWees defeat Utica

The Fulton PeeWees hockey team beat the Utica Comets in a  home game Sunday, Dec. 15.

The PeeWees started off the game with a first period packed with five goals. The first by #20 Nathaniel Lindsey was assisted by #86 Jonathan McCann. That goal was followed by one from the blue line from defenseman Calexander Connolly #88. 

Three more goals hit the back of the Comets net in quick succession, two by #35 Eric Shear, one assisted by #87 Kaleb Calkins and the assisted by #2 jarred Willis, Jr. #15 Derek Carter wound up the scoring assault with one of his own assisted by #87 Kaleb Calkins.

The second period would be a continuation of the scoring assault that played out in the first period. PeeWees #71 Chayton Sykes garnered two goals of his own with one assisted by #25 Sidney Bradshaw. Fulton’s #86 Jonathan McCann knocked one between the posts that was assisted by #87 Kaleb Calkins. Utica put one in placing themselves on the scoreboard before the start of the third period.

The third period saw the Comets hold off the Raiders in a valiant effort until #15 Derek Carter sank his third goal of the game. Fulton won the contest 10-1.

Fulton’s goalie Jadon Lee saved 12 shots on goal while the Comets goalie saved 48. The Fulton Pee Wees are sponsored by Cargill, Inc., Foster Funeral Home and Pathfinder Bank.

The team is coached by Timothy Connolly and assistant coaches, Jeff Hyde, Fredrick Lee and Jarred Willis.