Category Archives: Sports

Fulton Athletic Boosters recognize senior athletes

The annual Senior Night Recognition Dinner for senior athletes in the Fulton school district was held Tuesday at Thunder Island.

Hundreds attended the event to highlight athletic performances by seniors before they head off after graduation later this month. It is put on each year by the Fulton Athletic Boosters.

Report: Lake Ontario fishing improves

Mike and Chris Dushane enjoyed a fine day of fishing for king salmon in the Oswego County waters of Lake Ontario last summer. They fished out of Oswego with Capt. Ed Monette of Cannonbull Runner Charters.  Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Monette
Mike and Chris Dushane enjoyed a fine day of fishing for king salmon in the Oswego County waters of Lake Ontario last summer. They fished out of Oswego with Capt. Ed Monette of Cannonbull Runner Charters.
Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Monette

By Spider Rybaak

A preliminary report published recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation indicates the fishing on Lake Ontario has improved steadily over the past decade, and this summer promises to see more of the same. Continue reading

NYS adopts black bear management plan

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted a 10-year black bear management plan, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced recently.  

The plan outlines the principles and methods used to monitor and manage black bear populations in New York and provides strategic guidance for the DEC’s activities. The plan includes several proposed hunting rule changes. Continue reading

Phoenix baseball makes playoffs; loses to VVS in first round

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team qualified for the playoffs even though it lost two of its last three regular season games.On May 14, the Firebirds held off Marcellus 2-1, but then lost to Westhill  9-6 on May 15 and county foe Fulton 4-0 on May 17.

Phoenix ended the season 10-7. They earned the #10 seed in the Class B, Section 3 Playoffs where they faced Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on May 22. They lost that contest 6-5. Continue reading

4th-graders on the run at Fairley Elementary

Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.
Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Earlier this month, the Fairley Fun Runners of Fairley Elementary School were happy to hear Pennellville resident, Ruth Ripley, share with them her experience of running marathons in every state.  

Ripley is the second women in New York state to have run a marathon in every state. Ripley’s visit ties in with a history unit on women of change. 

The Fairley Fun Runners are coached by physical education teachers Scott Leonard, Lynn Halliwell and third-grade teacher Yvette Gigliotti. The team is made up of fourth-graders at Fairley Elementary and Gigliotti’s classroom.  

Students involved run each Thursday after school. The program is part of the Activation Grant the school received to ensure students have the opportunities they need to be healthy and thrive at school. 

Fourth-grade teachers Carol Cook, Jeanne Kacur, Nancy Miller, Sarah Schumaker and Val Stuart are very supportive of this get moving initiative, and encourage their students to participate in the running program.