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Hannibal football ends season with a win

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity football team concluded the season with an impressive win over Onondaga Oct. 23 in its crossover game.

Hannibal finishes the 2013 season with a 1-7 overall record.

After jumping out to a 14-6 lead during the first quarter, the Warriors put the game out of reach during the second and third quarters. Hannibal scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 42-14 win over Onondaga.

Onondaga took a 6-0 lead after returning the opening kickoff 96 yards for the score. Then Hannibal took over.

Later in the first quarter, Hannibal took a 7-6 lead when quarterback Trevor Alton ran for a 1-yard touchdown. Before the first quarter concluded, Tim Webber scored on a run from 15 yards out to give The Warriors a 14-6 lead.

Hannibal kept piling it on during the second quarter. Early in the second quarter, Tim Webber ran for a 41-yard touchdown to expand the Warriors lead to 21-6.

Just before halftime, Hannibal struck again. Trevor Alton tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tim Webber to give The Warriors a 28-6 halftime lead.

Early in the third quarter, Christian Knox muscled his way in from 2 yards out to expand Hannibal’s lead to 35-6. Later in the third quarter, Greg Hadcock caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Alton to give the Warriors a 42-6 lead.

Onondaga added a late score to cut Hannibal’s lead to 42-14 before the game ended.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Trevor Alton, who completed 8 out of 12 passes for 185 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Following Alton was Greg Hadcock with 3 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Tim Webber caught 2 passes for 24 yards and a touchdown.  Zach Janes, Connor McNeil and Charlie McCraith combined for 3 receptions for 40 yards for Hannibal.

The Warriors leading rusher was Tim Webber, who ran for 84 yards on 8 carries and 2 touchdowns. Following Webber was Greg Hadcock with 5 rushes for 31 yards. Dustin Ouellette, Brandon Wolfe, Logan Scott and Connor McNeil combined for 28 yards on 4 carries. Christian Knox had 7 rushes for 17 yards and a touchdown. Trevor Alton ran for 1 yard and a touchdown on 1 carry for Hannibal.

Defensively, the Warriors were led by Christian Knox, who had 9 tackles and is credited with a sack. Following Knox was Dustin Ouellette with 7 tackles. Greg Hadcock, Zach Janes, Tim Webber and Nathan Welling had 5 tackles each. Welling is also credited with a sack.

Hadcock is also credited with a fumble recovery. Zachary Hartraft, Devon Weldin, Charlie McCraith and Austin Mattison had 4 tackles each. Devon Weldin is also credited with a sack. McCraith is also credited with a fumble recovery.  Sean Lange, Jacob Whitcomb, Ryan Weldin and Dennis Spaulding had 2 tackles each. Ryan Weldin is also credited with a sack. While Connor McNeil, Brandon Wolfe, Logan Scott and Robbie Hillman combined for 4 tackles for Hannibal.

Phoenix boys’ soccer ends year with a win

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix boys varsity soccer team’s season came to an end with a win over Solvay Oct. 15.

Phoenix got it done with consistent efforts in each half en route to a 4-2 win.

The Firebirds got off to a decent start. They jumped out to a 2-1 lead during the first half.

Phoenix added to its lead during the second half. They outscored Solvay by a goal down the stretch to come away with the 4-2 win.

The Firebirds were led by Kyle Demo, with a goal and and an assist.Following Demo were John Garofalo, Zachary Schlachter and Ryan Wranesh who scored a goal each. Luke Schlachter is also credited with an assist. Goalkeeper Bryce Plante saved 15 of Solvay’s 17 shots on goal.

The season ending win allows Phoenix to carry momentum into 2014. Equally as important, the win sends out the teams four seniors in style.

Andy Padula, Bryce Plante, Ryan Pinzer and Trevor Wells played key roles for The Firebirds on and off the field this season.

Hannibal girls’ soccer finishes season

 By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal girls’ varsity soccer team went 1-3 in its last 4 games of the season.

The Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaker to Skaneateles Oct. 10 by a score of 2-1.

Hannibal took a 1-0 lead into halftime.  Skaneateles fought back during the second half, tying the game at 1 to force overtime.

Skaneateles scored during the first overtime session to take the lead. Hannibal was unable to respond during the final moments of overtime as Skaneateles held on for the 2-1 win.

Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was Gabby Griffin, who scored the teams’ lone goal against Skaneateles. Following Griffin was goalkeeper Spencer Kenney who saved 18 of Skaneateles’ 20 shots on goal.

Hannibal responded by earning a come-from-behind win over Jordan-Elbridge on Oct. 12 by a 3-2 score.

J-E jumped out to a 2-1 lead during the first half by the Lady Warriors stormed ahead during the second half when they scored 2 unanswered goals for the 3-2 win.

Hannibal was led by Brittany Donahue, with 3 goals, followed by Gabby Griffin and Kaylee Esposito with an assist each. Goalkeeper Spencer Kenney saved 8 of Jordan-Elbridge’s 10 shots on goal.

The Lady Warriors came up short against county foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Oct. 15.

A-P-W took a 1-0 lead during the first half, which proved to be all they needed for the 1-0 win.

Leading the way for A-P-W was Kylee Bartlett with an unassisted goal. Following Bartlett was goalkeeper Erin Stever who saved all 6 shots the Lady Warriors sent her way.

Hannibal was led by goalkeeper Spencer Kenney, who saved 2 out of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s 3 shots on goal.

Hannibal’s season concluded with a tough loss to Cazenovia Oct. 18.

Cazenovia wasted little time putting the game out of reach, jumping out to a 5-0 lead during the first half.

Cazenovia didn’t let up during the second half, adding 2 more goals for a 7-0 win.

Leading the way for Hannibal was goalkeeper Spencer Kenney, saving 9 of Cazenovia’s 16 shots on goal.

Syracuse ITC tops Hannibal in football

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity football team fell to Syracuse-ITC in its regular season finale Oct. 18 by a score of 55-14.

After a competitive first quarter, Syracuse-ITC took over from there and scored 42 unanswered points during the second, third and fourth quarters.

Early in the first quarter, Hannibal took a 7-0 lead when Tim Webber caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Alton. However, Syracuse-ITC was quick to respond. They tied the game at 7 when Josh Thomas ran for a 5-yard touchdown.

Later in the first quarter, The Warriors recaptured the lead when running back Christian Knox muscled his way in from 2 yards out to give Hannibal a 14-7 lead.

Syracuse-ITC cut the lead to a point before the first quarter ended. Keenan Scott ran for a 9 yard touchdown to cut The Warriors lead to 14-13.

Syracuse-ITC took the lead for good during the second quarter. Josh Thomas scored on a 43-yard scamper to put Syracuse-ITC ahead, 21-14. Syracuse-ITC added to its lead later in the second quarter when Keenan Scott ran for a 6-yard touchdown to give them a 27-14 lead.

Syracuse-ITC struck again before the first half ended. Tyler Carbonaro tossed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Josh Thomas to give them a 35-14 halftime lead.

It didn’t get better for Hannibal in the second half.

Keenan Scott returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for the score to put Syracuse-ITC ahead, 42-14. Later in the third quarter,  Zhamir Wright scored on a run from 25 yards out to give Syracuse-ITC a 49-14 lead.

During the fourth quarter, Syracuse-ITC wrapped up a solid performance with  Saivaugn Coleman running for a 13-yard touchdown to cap off Syracuse-ITC’s impressive 55-14 win over The Warriors.

Leading the way for Hannibal was quarterback Trevor Alton, who completed 16 out of 29 passes for 231 yards with a touchdown and 3 interceptions. Alton also ran for 8 yards on 2 carries.

Following Alton was Tim Webber with 9 rushes for 58 yards. Greg Hadcock had 3 carries for 5 yards and Christian Knox ran for 3 yards and a touchdown on 3 rushes for the Warriors.

Tim Webber was Alton’s favorite target against Syracuse-ITC. Webber caught 8 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. Following Webber was Greg Hadcock and Zach Janes who combined for 6 catches for 50 yards. Christian Knox and Austin Matteson each caught a pass while combining for 18 yards for Hannibal.

Defensively, the Warriors were led by Greg Hadcock, with 17 tackles, followed by Zach Janes with 12 tackles. and an interception, Tim Webber with 10 tackles, Christian Knox with 7 tackles, Nathan Welling with 6 tackles, Jacob Whitcomb with  5 tackles, Devon Weldin with 4 tackles and Ryan Weldin and Austin Mattison had 3 tackles each.

Renegade Roller Derby comes to Oswego

Oz Roller Derby hosted Oswego’s first renegade roller derby Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Oswego YMCA Armory.

The fast-paced, hard-hitting bout saw Oz Revolution pitted against the Boomtown Renegade Roughnecks team from Binghamton in a tight, close-scoring game, with Boomtown pulling out the win in the final minutes.

The final score was Boomtown, 102, with Oz Revolution finishing up with a score of 97.

Renegade roller derby is similar to, yet very different from, most popular versions of roller derby played in Upstate New York.

Renegade derby is identified as ‘No Rules’ derby because there are no penalties assigned to skaters. Timing, scoring, blocking and general game play are all very similar to other forms of derby.

Some key differences include no stopping on the track, player takedowns and the fact that it is coed.

“New fans of the Renegade-style said watching the two teams play was reminiscent of the original roller derby style of the 70s,” said a Boomtown skater.

Team members for Oz Revolution included Masso-Kiss-Tic Mandy, Mob Zombie, D. Devistation and Flyin Phil. Skaters for the Boomtown Renegade Roughnecks were Domin-Ate-Her, Oddbahl, Major Issues and Timmy Twitch.

Referees were Keltic Krusher, Gabzilla and Sychotix-Con.

“The renegade-style bout was the most aggressive bout I’ve ever had the opportunity to participate in, bar none,” said Flyin Phil. “It was a four-on-four Ironman … no penalties, no substitutions with four 15-minute periods.

“It had fast packs with no opportunity to catch your breath, especially after jamming. Endurance was a big factor but not one person gave up at any time. I had more fun than any of the 20-plus bouts I’ve previously skated in,” Flyin Phil said.

Volunteers from SUNY Oswego’s fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were on hand before and after the event to help move, set up and tear down the 6,000-square-feet of portable track.

“We are extremely grateful to Sigma Alpha Epsilon for all of their efforts and support,” said Victoria Usherwood Gailinas, founder of Oz Roller Derby. “They are a great group of young men and their help was greatly appreciated.”

Both teams as well as the volunteers celebrated the first Oswego renegade bout with an after-party at Carp’s on West First Street.

Oz Revolution skaters next renegade bout is Sunday, Oct. 27, when they will once again represent and play for Boomtown in Hamburg, Pa., against KSRR (Key

World Gym in Fulton wins award

World Gym Fulton received the U.S. Best Gym Design Award at an event in La Vegas recently.

World Gym International, the brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, presented achievement awards to attendees of the 2013 World Gym International Convention, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, at the Mirage Resort and Casino.

The award recognizes the Fulton World Gym with the best overall design and interior/exterior branding, including:

** Use of current design, décor, branding and color standards

** Gym layout which enhances the member experience and makes effective use of available space

** Exterior design & branding in harmony with local environment

The annual World Gym convention saw more than 250 attendees from around the globe including franchisees, key vendor partners, company’s owners and senior managers.

“We are proud to recognize the groups and individuals who have achieved noteworthy accomplishments in honor of World Gym,” said Guy Cammilleri, managing director of World Gym International.

“Everyone in the World Gym family shares a deep attachment to the brand’s lifestyle of health and fitness,” he said. “It was amazing to witness the collective energy, passion, knowledge and expertise that exist within the international World Gym family.”

Fulton girls’ soccer finish 7-game stretch

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity soccer team finished a seven-game stretch with two wins, two ties and three losses.

Christian Brothers Academy held off the Lady Raiders Sept. 21 by a score of 2-1.

After a competitive first half, the game went into halftime scoreless. CBA seized control during the second half, outscoring Fulton by a goal down the stretch en route to the 2-1 win.

Leading the way for Fulton was Hailey Carroll, who scored one goal assisted by  Jordan Coulon. Goalkeepers Hunter Hartranft and Maddie Lang combined to save 10 of Christian Brothers Academy’s 12 shots on goal.

Fulton played Homer to a tie Sept. 24.  Homer jumped out to an early 1-0 lead during the first half. The Lady Raiders battled back during the second half, tying the score at 1 down the stretch to force overtime.

After neither team allowed a possible game-winning goal to be scored during the first overtime period, the game remained tied at 1. However, during the second overtime period, both teams were able to score.

But the game ended following the second overtime period with the game tied at 2.

Fulton was led by Callie Beckwith and Jordan Coulon with a goal each. Goalkeeper Hartranft saved 6 of Homer’s 8 shots on goal.

The Lady Raiders fell to East Syracuse Minoa Oct. 1 by 4-0. After a competitive first half, East Syracuse Minoa had just a 1-0 lead over Fulton., but then ESM pulled away during the second half, adding 3 goals down the stretch.

Leading the way for Fulton were goalkeepers Lang and Hartranft who combined to save 10 of East Syracuse Minoa’s 14 shots on goal.

Jamesville-DeWitt cruised past the Lady Raiders Oct. 4 by a score of 4-1. Following a competitive first half, Fulton was down just one goal at 2-1.

Jamesville-DeWitt took over during the second half, scoring 2 unanswered goals down the stretch.

The Lady Raiders were led by Jordan Coulon with one goal. Goalkeeper Hunter Hartranft saved 9 of Jamesville-Dewitt’s 13 shots on goal.

The Lady Raiders held off county foeMexico Oct. 8 with a 1-0 win. After a hard fought first half, the game was scoreless heading into halftime. Fulton took care of business during the second half scoring a goal down the stretch.

Leading the way for Mexico was goalkeeper Sabrina Adams, who saved 9 of Fulton’s 10 shots on goal. Fulton was led by Sydney Gilmore, who scored a goal that was assisted by Jordan Coulon. Goalkeeper Hartranft saved every shot Mexico sent her way.

The Lady Raiders earned their second win in as many games when they beat Cortland 3-1 Oct. 10.

Fulton jumped out to a 1-0 lead during the first half and added to their lead during the second half, outscoring Cotland by a goal. Leading the way for the Lady Raiders were Sarah Halstead, Sydney Gilmore and Hailey Carroll, each with 1 goal.

Callie Beckwith is credited with 2 assists. Goalkeeper Hantranft saved 4 of Cortland’s 5 shots on goal.

Fulton capped off the 7-game stretch by tying Chittenango 1-1. After a hard fought first half, the game went into halftime with no score. The intense competition remained high during the second half.

Neither team allowed the potential game-winning goal down the stretch as the scoreless game went to overtime.

Both teams were able to score during the first overtime period putting the game at 1-1. Neither team allowed the other the opportunity to gain the upper hand during the second overtime session and the game ended 1-1.

Fulton was led by Madden Rowlee, who scored a goal that was assisted by Kara Bricker. Goalkeeper Hartranft saved 3 Chittenango’s 4 shots on goal.

Hannibal girls’ volleyball team beats Bishop Grimes

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity volleyball team came away with a Homecoming Game win over Bishop Grimes Oct. 11.

Hannibal won all 3 sets against Bishop Grimes with scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-23.

The Lady Warriors junior varsity team also came away with a win that day.

Hannibal was led by Captain Carolyn Thompson, who had 5 kills, 3 aces and 3 blocks against Bishop Grimes.

Following Thompson was fellow Captain Jessica Stauring with 3 kills, 5 aces, and 4 blocks, then Tylina Scoville with  6 kills and 2 blocks. Captain Samantha Bowers added an ace and 6 digs.

Brittany Clark chipped in 3 aces and 2 assists, while Page McKenzie had an ace and 3 assists. Sydney Susino tallied 13 assists for The Lady Warriors.

This season marks Hannibal’s first season playing volleyball during the fall season. According to Hannibal varsity volleyball Coach Angela Pietroski, though the transition to playing in the fall has been a change, her team has done a great job of making the necessary adjustments.

So far this season, Pietroski is very pleased with her teams’ work ethic.

“The girls have really stepped up their game.” she said. “I am very pleased with how they are practicing hard and transitioning their hard practices onto the court during game play.”