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Phoenix softball wins wild game against Chittenango

by Rob Tetro

Phoenix varsity girls softball Coach Casey Jones has mentioned several times that if his team does not play to its capabilities, it still has an incomparable will to win.

Jones’ statement was never more true than it was when his team took Chittenango Friday. Despite six costly errors, the Lady Firebirds came from behind for a dramatic 13-12 win.

Chittenango got things going quickly, taking a 1-0 lead during the top of the first inning. However, the game became far more interesting during the second inning. Chittenango added five more runs to bring its lead to 6-0.

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Fulton boys tennis defeats Syracuse East 4-3

The Fulton boys tennis team toppled Syracuse East 4-3 last Thursday.

In first singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Justin DAntonio of Syracuse East 6-0, 6-1.

In second singles, Eric Naioti of Fulton defeated Jhuelandra Bhattarai of Syracuse East 6-2, 6-2.

In third singles, Nathan Deavers of Fulton defeated Jesse Negrotto of Syracuse East 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In fourth singles, Dinesh Ghimirey of Syracuse East defeated Brian Garrett of Fulton 6-3, 6-0.

In first doubles, Alex Bawarski and Joe Medico of Fulton defeated Ran Rai and Shagar Subba of Syracuse East 6-3, 6-3.

In second doubles, Adrian Joseph and Nicolas Saralequi of Syracuse East defeated Brad Crofoot and Nathan Hawthorne of Fulton 6-4, 6-4.

In third doubles, Max Kricks and Raiss Muya of Syracuse East defeated Neil Devendorf and Logan Carvey of Fulton 6-1, 6-3.

Oswego Speedway: Dave Danzer hopes 2012 continues where 2011 left off

by Dan Johnson

With opening day at Oswego Speedway fast approaching, teams are putting the finishing touches on their winter projects, trying to be in top form for when the speedway’s gates swing open May 5.

While some are looking for a clean slate to start 2012, there is one who would like to pick up in 2012 where he left off in 2011.

If there was one driver that didn’t want to see the 2011 Novelis supermodified season end at Oswego Speedway, it had to be Dave Danzer, driver of the family owned #52.

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Six players score in Fulton boys lacrosse win over Whitesboro

by Rob Tetro

Unselfish play was the key in the Fulton boys lacrosse team’s win over Whitesboro Friday.

Six players scored for Fulton in the 12-6 win. The Raiders also tallied seven assists in the game.

Fulton didn’t waste any time making its presence felt on both sides of the ball. By the end of the first quarter, it had built a 4-1 lead over Whitesboro.

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Eye on the ball – Fulton’s Jordan Rizzo waits to catch the loose ball during Saturday’s game against Jamesville-DeWitt at the Fulton Athletic Complex. Rizzo scored a goal in Fulton’s 13-11. With the win, Fulton now stands in first place in the league. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Fulton girls lacrosse team holds off J-D for 13-11 win

Eye on the ball – Fulton’s Jordan Rizzo waits to catch the loose ball during Saturday’s game against Jamesville-DeWitt at the Fulton Athletic Complex. Rizzo scored a goal in Fulton’s 13-11. With the win, Fulton now stands in first place in the league. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls lacrosse team hosted Jamesville-DeWitt Saturday in a game that was a battle for the top spot in the league.

Even though J-D attempted eight more shots on goal, Fulton withstood the aggressive play by making the most of the shot attempts that it took.

The Lady Raiders made 81 percent of their shot in the 13-11 win, which put them at the top of the league standings.

Following a competitive first half, Fulton took an 8-6 lead into halftime. The second half was even more competitive as both teams scored five goals a piece. J-D, however, was unable to cut into the Lady Raiders’ lead as they escaped with the two-goal win.

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Registration to be held for Fulton Men’s Summer Basketball League

Registration for Fulton Men’s Summer Basketball League will be held Monday, April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the Fulton War Memorial.

Anyone interested in entering a team needs to pick up a team packet at one of the above dates.

The following are the divisions: Open A on Mondays; Open B on MOndays and Tuesdays; Open Upper C on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and Open Lower C on Wednesdays.

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Phoenix baseball team defeats Mexico 9-6

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team entered the sixth inning of Monday’s game against Mexico with a three-run lead.

With Mexico’s batters struggling to score, it seemed as if the Firebirds were on their way to victory. However, despite its impressive lead, Phoenix did not lose focus.

Instead of potentially allowing Mexico back into the game, the Firebirds added four more runs during the top of the sixth inning. These runs later proved to assist Phoenix in holding off Mexico for a 9-6 win.

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Fulton boys lacrosse team hangs on for 14-10 win

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys lacrosse team got off to a quick start, putting Chittenango into a hole that they could not dig out of during Tuesday’s game.

During the first three quarters, the Raiders built a 12-goal lead. Despite Chittenango’s best efforts to rally during the fourth quarter, Fulton’s lead proved to be too much as the Raiders prevailed with a 14-10 win.

Fulton got off to a solid start against Chittenango. By the end of the first quarter, Fulton had a four-goal lead. Though the second quarter proved to be more competitive, Fulton still outscored Chittenango by a goal to take a 8-3 lead into halftime.

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