Category Archives: Sports

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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Fulton boys lacrosse defeats Central Square, loses to Homer

by Rob Tetro

Last week, the Fulton boys varsity lacrosse won against Central Square but lost to Homer April 6th, a solid start along with six fourth-quarter goals helped Fulton to come away with a 12-6 win over Central Square.

Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, Homer proved to be far more challenging of an opponent.

Homer got off to a solid start April 9 while setting the stage for a long day for Fulton.

Homer scored nine unanswered goals during the first half en route to an impressive 13-1 win over the Red Raiders.

Fulton jumped out to a 4-1 lead following the first quarter of its April 6 game against Central Square.

Central Square scored the only goal of the second quarter to cut the Red Raiders lead down to two goals at 4-2 going into halftime.

Fulton held on to its two-goal lead after both teams scored two goals each during the third quarter.

However, the Red Raiders turned a competitive game at 6-4 at the beginning of the fourth quarter into a convincing win by the end of the game.

They erupted to outscore Central Square by four goals while scoring six goals during the fourth quarter to pull away for the 12-6 win.

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Red Raiders top Central Square 12-6

Fulton’s Carson Vono winds up for a shot during a game Saturday at Central Square. The Red Raiders won 12-6.
Fulton’s Carson Vono winds up for a shot during a game Saturday at Central Square. The Red Raiders won 12-6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fulton’s Jason Mattice loses the ball near the cage during a game Saturday at Central Square. The Red Raiders won 12-6 to raise its record to 2-1.
Fulton’s Jason Mattice loses the ball near the cage during a game Saturday at Central Square. The Red Raiders won 12-6 to raise its record to 2-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fulton’s Matt Nelson runs the break while two Central Square players trail during a game Saturday at Central Square. The Red Raiders won 12-6.

Fulton baseball team begins season with doubleheader

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team fell to Syracuse West and Central Square in a doubleheader played April 6.

The Red Raiders began the day with a 12-0 loss to Syracuse West. Syracuse West scored nine runs during the last four innings of the game to pull away for the win.

Fulton’s day concluded with an 18-8 loss to Central Square.

In the Syracuse West game, Syracuse West jumped out to a 2-0 lead during the second inning.

After scoring a run to make the score 3-0 during the third inning, Syracuse West erupted to put the game out of reach.

During the fourth and fifth innings, Syracuse West scored seven more runs to take a 10-0 lead. They added two more runs during the sixth inning to cap off the 12 run win.

Fulton was led by Adam Briggs, Cody Dick and Peter Ravesi. They all had a hit.

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Fund-raiser to support roller derby team

Port City Roller Derby will team up with Friendly’s Thursday, April 11 for a fund-raiser pairing food with the non-profit organization’s community activities.

Anyone interested in supporting the fund-raiser can bring the voucher to the Oswego Friendly’s and present it to the server before ordering and 15 percent of the purchase will support the county’s first roller derby league.

The voucher is good any time between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on April 11 at the Oswego Friendly’s.

The voucher is available from any league member or online at www.portcityrollerderby.org/voucher.

Currently entering its third season of competition, Port City Roller Derby is gearing up for five home dates, starting May 25 in Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink.

Port City Roller Derby is produced by Oz Roller Girls Inc., a member-run non-profit organization dedicated to athletic competition, empowerment and supporting its community.

The group always seeks skaters, refs and other volunteers for its adult (18 and over) and juniors (ages 10 to 17) teams and will provide training.

Those seeking more information may visit www.portcityrollerderby.org or email portcityrd@gmail.com.