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Hannibal baseball tops Jordan-Elbridge and Cazenovia

by Rob Tetro

During the week, the Hannibal varsity baseball team earned wins against Jordan-Elbridge and Cazenovia to improve its record to 3-1.

Hannibal held Jordan-Elbridge to one run en route to a solid win April 15.

The Warriors’ April 17th game against Cazenovia proved to be far more challenging. Hannibal scored a crucial fifth-inning run while holding off Cazenovia for the hard fought win.

The Warriors got off to a quick start when they took on Jordan-Elbridge. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead during the top of the first inning. Jordan-Elbridge responded with a run during the bottom of the second inning to cut Hannibal’s lead down to 2-1. The Warriors kept Jordan-Elbridge scoreless the rest of the way. Hannibal scored four runs during the third, fourth and fifth innings to cap off a 6-1 win.

The Warriors were led by Jake Shortslef, Greg Pitcher and Mike Cook, who all had two hits.

Matt Wagner, Austin Matteson and Matt Bogawitch, and Austin France each chipped in a hit. France’s one hit was a solo home run.

Trevor Alton got it done one the mound for the Warriors. Alton finished with eight strikeouts while giving up only a run on five hits in five innings of play.

Shortslef saw some time in relief of Alton. He struck out five Jordan-Elbridge batters while giving up only one hit in two innings of work.

Cazenovia was ready to battle when it took on Hannibal.

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Fulton baseball loses to Bishop Ludden, Cortland

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team recently lost games against Bishop Ludden and Cortland.

Bishop Ludden scored three unanswered runs during the fifth and sixth innings to come away with the win April 9.

Cortland scored five unanswered runs during the first two innings of the game en route to the win April 16.

The Red Raiders got off to a good start when they took on Bishop Ludden. They jumped out to a 2-1 lead to begin the game.

The game remained evenly played after Bishop Ludden tied the game at 2-2 during the second inning.

Bishop Ludden pulled ahead to take a 5-4 lead during the bottom of third inning.

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Fulton softball team wins first two games of the season

Complete` game win – Fulton’s Cheyenne Laun delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Cortland. Laun pitched the entire game for Fulton. She struck out seven while giving up six runs on 10 hits as the Lady Raiders won 7-6 in nine innings.    –Valley News photo by Hal Henty
Complete` game win – Fulton’s Cheyenne Laun delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Cortland. Laun pitched the entire game for Fulton. She struck out seven while giving up six runs on 10 hits as the Lady Raiders won 7-6 in nine innings. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team won back-to-back games to begin the season.

Fulton scored nine runs during the first three innings of its game against Syracuse West en route to an impressive win April 9.

It proved to be quite a different story when Fulton took on Cortland April 17. Even though Cortland rallied to force extra innings, the Lady Raiders came through during the bottom of the ninth inning to secure the win.

Fulton’s season began April 9 with a game against Syracuse West. The Lady Raiders couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for a season to began.

By the end of the third inning, they had a 9-0 lead.

Fulton scored three more runs during the top of the fifth inning to extend its lead to 12-0.

Even though Syracuse West got onto the scoreboard during the bottom of the seventh inning, it came after the Lady Raiders added two more runs during the top of the inning to put the finishing touches on a 14-1 win.

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It’s not too late to ‘get on target’ this summer

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its Shooting Sports Program.

The program will be conducted as a five-week course concluding with a field day.

Each discipline meets once a week at an Oswego County sportsman club. Archery will be held on Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Deerslayers Bowmen Association on Route 104 in southwest Oswego.

Shotgun will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Sportsmans Club in West Monroe.

Air rifle will meet Wednesdays at North Sportsmans Club from 6 to 8 p.m.

The last discipline, muzzleloading rifle, will be held Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lock Stock and Barrel Club in Volney.

Youth do not need to have previous experience or own firearms to participate in this hands-on learning experience.

The Oswego County 4-H Program and instructors, certified New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Program, will provide all firearms and necessary equipment.

The instructors are volunteers who are chosen for their ability to teach and their skill at relating to youth.

The 4-H Shooting Sports’ courses will meet a minimum of five times beginning the first week of May and end with a field day in early June.

A program fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials and eye and ear protection.

The 4-H Shooting Sports Program aims to help youth develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship.

The program also provides a positive experience for youth and promotes firearm safety. The Oswego County Shooting Sports program is not a hunter safety education program.

Those interested may the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286 or email at lcr23@cornell.edu.

Fulton boys lacrosse team loses to J-D and Cortland

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity lacrosse team recently lost games to Jamesville-DeWitt and Corteight8 unanswered goals during the third quarter against Fulton to pull away for the win April 11.

The Red Raiders also came up short against Cortland April 13.

After the first quarter of Jamesville-DeWitt game, Fulton only trailed by three goals. Jamesville-DeWitt expanded its lead by two goals during the second quarter to take a five-goal lead into halftime at 7-2.

Jamesville-DeWitt put the game away during the third quarter. It outscored Fulton by seven goals to expand its lead to 12 goals.

Jamesville-DeWitt didn’t let up during the fourth quarter. They outscored the Red Raiders by four goals to cap off a 20-4 win.

Leading the way for Fulton were Matt Nelson and Josh Plonka, who each scored two unassisted goals.

Keeper Scott Hughes saved seven shots on goal.

The Red Raiders had little time to regroup as Cortland awaited them April 13.

Fulton proved that it was not intimidated by Cortland’s 5-0 record.

Following a hard fought first quarter, the game was tied at 2-2. After both teams scored once during the second quarter, the game went into halftime tied at 3-3.

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Two Phoenix grapplers receive college scholarships

by Rob Tetro

Phoenix varsity wrestlers Nick Tighe and Rowdy Prior will be taking their wrestling skills to the college level this fall.

This past season, Tighe won his third New York State Wrestling Championship. He was also the recipient of the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the state championships.

Recently, Tighe was named the recipient of two other awards. He was declared New York State’s Wrestler of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association named Tighe the New York State Sportsmanship Award winner.

Prior had a stellar senior Year as well. He earned a second place finish at the 2013 New York State Wrestling Championships.

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Hannibal softball team drops first two games of the season

by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity softball team lost to Mercyhurst Prep and Westhill to begin the season. Mercyhurst Prep scored 11 runs during the first three innings of its game against Hannibal while cruising to an 18-0 win April 5.

Hannibal’s struggles continued when it faced Westhill April 9. Westhill scored 12 runs during the game’s first four innings en route to an 18-3 win over Hannibal.

The Lady Warriors had their hands full when they took Mercyhurst Prep. Mercyhurst Prep jumped out to an 11-0 lead during the first three innings of the game. Mercyhurst Prep added seven more runs during the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to cap off the 18-0 win.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Malania Scott and Adrienne Shortslef, who both had two hits. Hailey Dunsmoor, Tiffany Cook and Megan Norris. Dunsmoor, Cook and Norris each had a hit each for the Lady Warriors.

Adrienne Shortslef was the only Hannibal pitcher to see time on the mound. In seven innings of work, Shortslef struck out nine Mercyhurst Prep batters while giving up 18 runs on 25 hits.

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Hannibal baseball team defeats Solvay but loses to Westhill

by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity baseball team split games against Solvay and Westhill to begin the 2013 season.

Hannibal scored three of its four runs during the first three innings of the game en route to a 4-0 win over Solvay April 6.

Westhill, however, proved to be superior than Solvay. Westhill scored four of its five runs during the second and third innings April 9 to come away with a 5-1 win over Hannibal.

The Warriors scored a run in each of the first three innings against Solvay. While keeping Solvay off the scoreboard, Hannibal added another run during the top of the sixth inning to cap off the 4-0 shutout.

Four different players got hits for the Warriors. Jake Shortslef, Billy Cook, Matt Wagner and Matt Bogawitch all had hits against Solvay.

Greg Pitcher earned the win on the mound for Hannibal. He struck out five batters while giving up only one hit in four innings of work.

Jake Shortslef relieved Pitcher. Shortslef struck out five Solvay batters while giving up only two hits in three innings of play.

The Warriors didn’t see the outcome they hoped for when they took on Westhill.

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