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Local teams take part in Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational

Hannibal’s Erick Febus leads the pack in the 400 meter run during the Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational April 27. Febus set a track record with a time of :51.60.
Hannibal’s Erick Febus leads the pack in the 400 meter run during the Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational April 27. Febus set a track record with a time of :51.60.

by Rob Tetro

Varsity track teams from Hannibal, Phoenix, Fulton and Oswego took part in the Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational April 27.

Of the 16 events the boys teams took part in during the meet,  Hannibal came away with six first-place finishes. Phoenix earned three first-place finishes while Fulton and Oswego had one first-place finish.

Girls teams took part in 17 events during the meet. Hannibal and Fulton both came away with six first-place finishes. Oswego earned one first-place finish.

In boys competition, Hannibal’s Erick Febus, Ben Slate, Zane Pointon and Ryan Perry won first place in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:57.10. The Warriors also took first place in the 110 high hurdles event. Jordan Skipworth earned the top spot with a time of 16.00 seconds.

Erick Febus gave Hannibal another first place finish in the 400-meter run event with a time of 51.60 seconds.

In the 3,200-meter run, the Warriors’ Ryan Perry won first place with a time of 9:46.00. Brett Dumas took first place in the discus to give Hannibal another first place finish. Dumas earned the top spot following a throw of 103’2”.

Jordan Skipworth earned the Warriors another first place finish in the high jump with a distance of 6’0”.

Hannibal’s Ryan Perry ties a school record and sets a track record in the 3200 meter run in a time of 9:48.0. Varsity track teams from Hannibal, Phoenix, Fulton and Oswego took part in the Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational.
Hannibal’s Ryan Perry ties a school record and sets a track record in the 3200 meter run in a time of 9:48.0. Varsity track teams from Hannibal, Phoenix, Fulton and Oswego took part in the Hannibal Sports Boosters Invitational.

The Firebirds came away with three first-place finishes. In the 1,600-meter relay event, Michael Leach, Ryan Pinzer, Eric Hillpot and Justin Rhodes earned the top spot with a time of 3:48.10. Phoenix’s Tyler Sahm won first place in the shot put with a distance of 36’3”.

In the triple jump event, Andy Padula measured a distance of 38’10” to give the Firebirds another first-place finish.

Fulton took the top spot in the 4×100 meter relay. Pat Fink, Brandon Ladd, Nick Reitz and Chance Porter with a time of 53.40.

Oswego’s Ben Harrington took first place in the 400 meter hurdle relay with a time of 59.8.

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Fulton tennis team loses to Homer 4-3

The Fulton boys tennis team lost to Homer 4-3 Wednesday afternoon.

In first singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Jack Stokoe of Homer 6-0, 6-1. In second singles, Javier Pajaron of Fulton defeated Brian Mitchell of Homer 6-4, 6-3.

In third singles, Drew Potter of Homer defeated Brad Crofoot of Fulton 0-6, 6-4, 1-0. Crofoot withdrew after split sets. In fourth singles, Sean Herman of Homer defeated Carlos Feliciano of Fulton 6-3, 6-2.

In first doubles, Tom Natale and Ian Heath of Homer defeated Jacob Strauss and Logan Carvey of Fulton 7-6, 6-3 and in second doubles, Joel Monaghan and Zach Perry of Fulton defeated Ben Tarasevich and Ben Shultis of Homer 6-2, 6-1. In third doubles, Dan LHommediu and Kyle Gibbons of Homer defeated Benjamin McKay and Thomas Distin of Fulton 6-3, 6-4.

Fulton Ultimate Frisbee season begins

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Fulton’s Ultimate Frisbee season will begin May 12, according to organizer Rob Wimler.

For those who are not familiar with Ultimate Frisbee,Wimler described Ultimate Frisbee as a great sport that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

The game is a combination of football and soccer but without the contact associated with both sports. However, instead of using a football or a soccer ball, the game is played with a frisbee.

Ultimate Frisbee meets are played on fields that are organized similar to how a football field is organized.

One team has possession of the frisbee and has to pass it back and forth until someone is able to catch it in the endzone. But like football, if the frisbee is fumbled or intercepted, the team that forces the turnover will then have possession of the disc.

He pointed out that with spots on the field for deep receivers, cutters or players that stay back to handle the frisbee, there is a space on the field for everyone.

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Port City Roller Derby gears up for third season

Port City Roller Derby will offer five home bouts in Crisafulli Rink entering the league’s third season playing this fast-growing sport.

Competing its first two years as Oz Roller Girls, PCRD’s Breakwall Bombshells will kick off its season May 25 hosting the Roc City Roller Derby B-Sides.

The veteran Rochester team won the only meeting between the leagues last season in a 205-188 thriller.

June 15, Port City will host the Albany All-Stars Roller Derby A Team. Oz topped Albany’s A squad twice last year in two exciting bouts, 204-162 in Albany, and 219-173 at home.

The annual intraleague bout will take place July 20. Two teams of Port City Roller Derby skaters will vie for pride.

Port City will welcome the Black Diamond Derby Dames Aug. 17. It is the first meeting between the local league and Black Diamond, based in Northern Pennsylvania.

PCRD will close the season with a doubleheader Sept. 14.

The Breakwall Bombshells will take on the Capital City Derby Dolls Dolly Rogers from Ottawa, a nationally ranked Canadian squad.

PCRD’s B squad of newer skaters will host the rookie Finger Lakes Lunachicks league.

Most home events also will feature bonus bouts with the Port City Roller Derby Juniors, a league for younger skaters ages 10 to 17.

More information on these matchups will be provided when opponents are confirmed. Doors open for bouts at 5 p.m. with action starting around 6 p.m.

The Breakwall Bombshells will take their show on the road for at least five away bouts: May 4 at Albany; June 1 at Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby’s Hellbilly Heartbreakers in Olean; July 13 at the Kingston Derby Girls’ Disloyalists; Aug. 10 at the Dolly Rogers in Ottawa; and Oct. 5 at the Ithaca League of Women Rollers’ Bluestockings.

A portion of proceeds from each bout will support a local charity. Last year, the league donated more than $1,000 in money and supplies to several Oswego County not-for-profits.

Season tickets are now available from the Season Tickets tab on the league’s web site at www.portcityrollerderby.org.

Fulton varsity baseball team seeks first win of the season

200443244-001by Rob Tetro

With just seven games remaining, the Fulton varsity baseball team is still seeking its first win of the season.

Fulton was unable to secure its first win of the season in recent games against Jamesville-DeWitt (twice), Mexico and Central Square.

Jamesville-DeWitt got off to a solid start while cruising to a convincing win April 22.

Fulton had similar luck against Mexico April 23. Mexico scored eight runs in the game’s first two innings en route to the win.

In the Red Raiders’ rematch with Jamesville-DeWitt April 25, the date may have been different but the outcome was still the same.

Fulton proved to be competitive against Central Square April 27. The Red Raiders struggled to find the offense that was needed as Central Square came away with the win.

Jamesville-DeWitt did all of its scoring against Fulton during the games first three innings. As it turned out, that would be all of the scoring that was needed. After two innings, Jamesville-Dewitt built a 7-0 advantage. Jamesville-DeWitt scored four more runs during the bottom of the third inning, which capped off an 11-0 win over Fulton.

The Red Raiders were led by Chris Jones, who had a hit against Jamesville-Dewitt.

Michael Bolster started the game on the mound for Fulton. Bolster struck out one while allowing seven runs on seven hits in two innings.

Jake Crucitti relieved Bolster. Crucitti finished with four strikeouts while allowing four runs on eight hits in four innings of action.

Mexico got off to an impressive start when the Tigers took on the Red Raiders.

By the end of the third inning, Mexico jumped out to a 9-0 lead over Fulton.

Fulton scored three run in the fourth inning to cut the lead to 9-3. Mexico another run during the top of the sixth inning to come away with a 10-3 win.

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Fulton softball team wins two of three games

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team recently won games against Oswego and Mexico but lost to Jamesville-DeWitt.

Jamesville-DeWitt scored eight runs during the third and fourth innings of its April 18th game en route to handing Fulton its only loss of the season.

The Lady Raiders responded by doubling up on Oswego. Fulton scored 14 runs during the fourth inning of its April 20th game against Oswego while cruising to a win.

April 23, the Lady Raiders scored five unanswered runs in extra innings to come away with a win against Mexico.

After two scoreless innings, Jamesville-Dewitt scored eight unanswered runs during the third and fourth innings. Jamesville-DeWitt scored another run during the top of the sixth inning to take a 9-0 lead. Jamesville-Dewitt outscored the Lady Raiders during by two runs during the seventh inning to cap off a 12-1 win.

Fulton was led by Cheyenne Laun and Keisha Pierce. They both had two hits. Courtney Parker chipped in with a hit for the Lady Raiders.

Two players saw time on the mound for Fulton. In four innings of work, Cheyenne Laun finished with three strikeouts while allowing eight runs on eight hits.

In relief of Laun, Ashley Cummins struck out one while giving up four runs on five hits in three innings of action.

The Lady Raiders rebounded by topping Oswego in a high-scoring game.

Early on, it didn’t look so good for Fulton. After three innings of play, Oswego had a 7-3 lead over the Lady Raiders.

Fulton turned the tide on Oswego during the fourth inning. Not only did the Lady Raiders rally back but they dealt Oswego a very strong blow.

The Lady Raiders scored 13 runs in the inning to take a nine-run lead at 17-8. Fulton rolled to a 26-13 win.

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Hannibal softball team showing signs of improvement in recent games

by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity softball team is still seeking its first win of the season.

After eight games, Hannibal has seen its fair share of lop-sided losses. In some of their recent games, however, the Lady Warriors have shown signs of improvement.

Phoenix needed a couple of late runs to come away with a win over Hannibal while Skaneateles prevailed after holding off The Lady Warriors.

Westhill scored 13 runs during the fourth and fifth innings of its April 9 game against Hannibal to pull away for the win.

After a scoreless first inning, Westhill jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Lady Warriors during the bottom of the second inning. Even though Hannibal got onto the scoreboard during the fourth and fifth innings, Westhill put the game out of reach. Westhill outscored The Lady Warriors 13-3 during the fourth and fifth innings to cap off an 18-3 win.

Hannibal was led by Hailey Dunsmoor and Tiffany Cook. They each had four hits against Westhill.

Adrienne Shortslef, Kaylee Esposito, Samantha Familio and Malana Scott each added a hit.

After a 10-0 loss to Jordan-Elbridge April 15, Hannibal took on Cazenovia April 17. During the first three innings of the game, Cazenovia scored 22 runs. After each team scored a run during the fourth inning, Cazenovia led 23-1. They added another run during the top of the sixth inning come away with a 24-1 win over Hannibal.

Leading the way for Hannibal were Alexis Stephens, who had two hits and an RBI, and Esposito, who had two hits. Ashley Thompson chipped in a hit for Hannibal.

In a losing effort, Adrienne Shortslef pitched a complete game for the Lady Warriors.

Hannibal began showing signs of life when it took on Phoenix April 22.

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