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‘Living Stations’ set for March 22 at Fulton Education Center

The “Living Stations” will be presented Friday evening, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. In last year’s presentation, Christina Teetsel portrayed Mary.
The “Living Stations” will be presented Friday evening, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fulton Education Center Auditorium. In last year’s presentation, Christina Teetsel portrayed Mary.

Continuing the 25-year tradition, “Living Stations” will be presented Friday evening, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Fulton Education Center.

This dramatization of “The Way of the Cross” is the traditional Catholic prayer of Jesus’ passion as it portrays the final hours leading to His crucifixion.

In the “Living Stations” local youth take on the roles of the various people in the traditional 14 scenes of the Stations of the Cross.

Each scene features a series of readings and meditations and is a visual reminder of Christ’s suffering.

Mark Pollock will portray Jesus and Vanessa Langdon will portray Mary.

Choral works are under the direction of Dolores Walrath.

Raiders boys basketball falls to J-D, Indian River, and Mexico

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity basketball team recently endured one of the more challenging stretches of games it will face this season.

Jamesville-DeWitt got off to a solid start Jan. 8, which set the tone for a long night for Fulton. Indian River proved to be a little too much for the Red Raiders Jan. 12 and inconsistent play doomed Fulton during a Jan. 15 loss to Mexico.

In the 92-43 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt, Fulton was led by Seth Britton and Mark Pollock, who both scored eight points. Cody Green and Steven Henri followed them with six points each. Taylor Dudley chipped in five points and Dan Coant added three points. Tanner Gorton, Casey Ware, Jeremy Langdon and Cody Dick combined to score seven points.

In the 68-61 loss to Indian River, the Raiders were led by Green and his 18 points. Gorton finished with 15 points, Britton chipped in 10 points, and Dudley added eight points.

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Fulton boys basketball continues development as 2013 begins

by Rob Tetro

A season of growth and development was expected for the Fulton boys varsity basketball team. Despite the team’s 0-8 record, subtle development has been seen, which suggests that brighter days are ahead for the Red Raiders.

The team continued to take its lumps as it took on Homer to conclude the 2012 portion of their regular season and began 2013 with games against Bishop Ludden and Cortland.

Fulton took on Homer Dec. 21. After three quarters, The Red Raiders found themselves once again in position to secure their first win of the season. Unfortunately for Fulton, Homer erupted during the fourth quarter, outscoring Fulton 17 points to come away with a 56-35 win.

The Red Raiders were led by Mark Pollock, who scored eight points. Cody Green and Steven Henri each scored six points each and Seth Britton and Tanner Gorton each added four points. Cody Dick and Taylor Dudley combined to score five points for Fulton.

Bishop Ludden defeated Fulton by a final score of 76-49.

Leading the way for Fulton was Jordan Baldwin, who scored nine points. Green finished with eight points while Pollock, Britton and Gorton each scored seven points. Taylor Dudley chipped in four points while Jeremy Langdon, Casey Ware, Cody Dick and Austin Haskins combined to score five points for The Red Raiders.

Last Friday, an undefeated Cortland squad outscored the Red Raiders by 23 points during the first and third quarters en route to a 67-36 win.

Fulton was led by Pollock and Austin Haskins, who both scored six points. Britton had five points while Green and Taylor Dudley each scored four points. Dick chipped in three points while Langdon, Ware, Gorton, Henri and Baldwin combined to score eight points.

The Red Raiders will compete against Indian River Jan. 12 and Mexico Jan. 15.

Fulton football ends season with playoff loss to Indian River

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity football team’s season came to an end with a loss to Indian River in the opening round of Section III Class A playoffs last Friday.

Indian River jumped out to an early two-touchdown advantage, which proved to be a deficit Fulton could not overcome. Despite the Red Raiders’ best efforts to rally, Indian River came away with a 35-14 win.

Indian River got off to a quick start thanks to the efforts of Darius Bryant. Early in the game, Bryant scored on a run from 61 yards out to give Indian River a 7-0 lead. Later in the opening quarter, Bryant struck again. He rushed 69 yards for another touchdown for a 14-0 lead.

Indian River added to its lead early in the second quarter. David Morin caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from Kody Smith for a 21-0 lead.

Before the first half concluded, Fulton got onto the scoreboard. Mark Pollock scored on a run from 10 yards out to cut Indian River’s lead to 21-7.

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Fulton quarterback Jacob Crucitti begins the play during Friday’s game at East Syracuse-Minoa. Crucitti scored a touchdown in the 53-10 loss.

East Syracuse-Minoa rolls past Fulton football team

Fulton quarterback Jacob Crucitti begins the play during Friday’s game at East Syracuse-Minoa. Crucitti scored a touchdown in the 53-10 loss.

by Rob Tetro

By the end of the first quarter of its game against Fulton Friday, East Syracuse-Minoa had built an 11-point lead.

That lead and an injury to Fulton running back Mark Pollock early in the game proved to be too much for the Red Raiders as East Syracuse-Minoa won 53-10.

Early in the first quarter, East Syracuse-Minoa quarterback Sean Richardson threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jeff McDuffie for a 7-0 lead.

The Red Raiders came right back. After driving to the East Syracuse-Minoa 5 yard line, Fulton made the score 7-3 when Noah Sorbello made a 22-yard field goal.

Later in the first quarter, East Syracuse-Minoa struck again. ES-M made the score 14-3 when McDuffie scored on an 18-yard touchdown run.

Richardson threw another touchdown pass early in the second quarter to give East Syracuse-Minoa a 21-3 lead. Richardson’s second touchdown pass of the game was caught by Michael Gorney from 5 yards out.

The Red Raiders did what they could to stay close. Later in the second quarter, Fulton quarterback Jacob Crucitti scored on a run from a yard out, which cut East Syracuse-Minoa’s lead down to 11 points at 21-10.

Before the first half ended, East Syracuse-Minoa found the endzone again. Richardson threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gorney, which gave East Syracuse-Minoa a 28-10 advantage going into halftime

East Syracuse-Minoa kept it going during the second half. Early in the third quarter, Nick LoBello scored on a run from five yards out for a 34-10 lead. Later in the third quarter, McDuffie struck again on 10-yard touchdown run.

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Fulton football team overcomes the elements to top Mexico

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity football team’s game against Mexico Friday was a contest that had been marked on its schedule for months.

Mexico, who had been a league opponent, defeated the Raiders easily the last time it came to Fulton. The Tigers are now in Class B.

Neither team was quite ready for the storm that hit shortly before the games scheduled kickoff. After lightening was spotted, the game was delayed 55 minutes before finally kicking off on a soaked field at the Fulton Athletic Complex.

As a result of the elements that made for slippery conditions, both teams combined for eight fumbles, five of which resulted in turnovers.

In the end, the Red Raiders overcame the weather to come away with a 14-12 win over Mexico.

After both teams fumbled the ball three times in a short time period during the first quarter, Fulton struck first.

The Red Raiders took a 7-0 lead when quarterback Jake Crucitti found Cody Dick slightly slanting from right to left from 16 yards out.

Mexico responded during the second quarter. After a series of penalties forced Fulton to punt from deep within its own territory, the elements effected the punt, which allowed Mexico to work on a very short field.

A few plays later, the Tigers made the score 7-6 when John Eastman scored on a run from seven yards out.

After a scoreless third quarter, both teams took advantage of the opportunities they had during the fourth quarter.

Early in the fourth quarter, the Red Raiders, behind running back Mark Pollock, drove nearly the length of the field. Pollock’s efforts were rewarded when he took the handoff and muscled his way up the middle for the score from 5 yards out.

Pollock’s touchdown gave Fulton a 14-6 lead.

Later in the quarter, Mexico struck back. After stopping the Red Raiders on fourth down, C.J. Loomis immediately made them pay. Loomis took the pitch to the right side of the field and found a seam along the sidelines. After running 64 yards nearly untouched, Loomis brought Mexico within two points of The Red Raiders at 14-12.

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Mark Pollock breaks a tackle and takes it in for a touchdown during Friday night’s season-opening win against Fowler. Pollock finished the game with 254 yards rushing and six touchdowns as Fulton won 40-12.

Raiders roll past Fowler in season opener

Mark Pollock breaks a tackle and takes it in for a touchdown during Friday night’s season-opening win against Fowler. Pollock finished the game with 254 yards rushing and six touchdowns as Fulton won 40-12.

by Rob Tetro

Jeff Rothrock couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin his tenure as head coach of the Fulton varsity football team.

Led by Mark Pollock, the Raiders cruised to a 40-12 win against Fowler last Friday.

Fowler began the game by receiving the opening kickoff. During Fowler’s first possession of the game, the Raiders’ defense was aggressive attacking the line of scrimmage. Fowler was forced to punt following a three-and-out opening possession.

Pollock returned the punt 50 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 10:12 left in the first quarter.

Early on, Fowler attempted to spread the field on offense. It appeared wanted to utilize its team speed. However, Fulton was just as fast, if not faster. Fowler got little out of its second drive of the game and were forced to punt.

Though Pollock didn’t duplicate his previous punt return, he was poised to strike again. A few plays into the drive, the Raiders were deep in Fowler territory but faced a fourth-down play. Fulton quarterback Jacob Crucitti took the snap and dumped off a quick screen play to Pollock. Pollock caught the ball and juked left and found a seam to the endzone. Crucitti’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Pollock gave Fulton a 14-0 lead with 6:23 left in the first quarter.

On offense, Fulton spent a lot of time in the shotgun, spreading the field. Its offensive line created holes for Pollock while protecting Crucitti.

Crucitti and Pollock impressively complimented each other during the numerous zone option read plays that were called. If the seam was there for Crucitti, he faked the handoff to Pollock and got nice yardage. If there wasn’t any room to run, Crucitti handed the ball of to Pollock, who didn’t disappoint.

Fowler got its offense moving during its third possession of the game. Despite driving in Fulton territory, Fowler fumbled the ball back to the Raiders with 4:34 left in the first quarter.

It seemed as if Fulton was poised to expand its lead. Pollock began the drive with a 30-yard run. Despite nearing the goal line, however, Fowler stopped Fulton on downs with 2:24 left in the first quarter.

After using multiple sets of formations, mostly in the shotgun, Fowler made a few adjustments. It moved its quarterback under center and added a player or two along the offensive line.

Late in the first quarter, Fowler put together a nice drive, which featured a couple of solid runs up the middle of the field. Despite the promising start to the drive, Fowler fumbled the ball back to Fulton.

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