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Phoenix wins Hannibal tournament

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix boys varsity basketball team won both of its games to win the Hannibal Holiday Tournament Championship that was held Dec. 29-30.

Phoenix erupted during the second and third quarters en route to an impressive win against Cato-Meridian Dec. 29.

The next day, a solid third quarter proved to be key as the Firebirds came away with a solid win over Jordan-Elbridge to capture the championship.

In the Cato-Meridian game, Phoenix was led by Dylan Doupe and his 14 points.

Following Doupe were Zach Sisera with nine points and Chris Vaverchak with eight points. Bryce Plante and Kyle Huniford each chipped in six points while Richard Howington, Brian Sawyer, Gino Mammoito and Corey Bowman combined to score 14 points for Phoenix.

In the title game, Phoenix was led by Sisera, who scored 13 points. Sawyer finished with 10 points and Chris Vaverchak chipped in nine points.

Richard Howington added seven points while Huniford, Doupe, Plante and Mammoito combined to score 12 points for the Firebirds.

Following the tournament, Phoenix now has an overall record of 6-2. The Firebirds have upcoming games against Westhill Jan. 8 and Jordan-Elbridge Jan. 11.

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The Hannibal boys varsity basketball team went 1-1 while hosting the Hannibal Holiday Tournament.

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Phoenix’s Katherine Oliver, surrounded by Cato-Meridian players, makes a pass to a teammate during a Bill Middleton Tournament game in Baldwinsville. Oliver led Phoenix with 18 points in the 47-37 win.

Phoenix girls basketball team competes in B’ville tournament

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Phoenix’s Katherine Oliver, surrounded by Cato-Meridian players, makes a pass to a teammate during a Bill Middleton Tournament game in Baldwinsville. Oliver led Phoenix with 18 points in the 47-37 win.

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix girls varsity basketball team began the season by splitting games against Rome Free Academy and Cato-Meridian in the Bill Middleton Tournament in Baldwinsville.

Rome Free Academy outscored Phoenix by 14 points during the second quarter of Friday’s game en route to a 63-20 win.

The Lady Firebirds regrouped the following day against Cato-Meridian. After a solid first half of play, Phoenix had a 12-point halftime over Cato-Meridian, which proved to be insurmountable. The Lady Firebirds came away with a 47-37 win.

Rome Free Academy set the tone early on during the first game. RFA jumped out to an 11-point lead during the first quarter. RFA outscored Phoenix by 14 points during the second quarter to take a 33-8 lead into halftime.

RFA’s onslaught continued into the second half. During the third quarter, the team outscored the Lady Firebirds by 10 points to expand its lead to 35 points. Rome Free Academy finished off the game by outscoring Phoenix by eight points to cap off the 43-point win.

The Lady Firebirds were led by Kylie Wallace, who scored 10 points. Sydney Patzke scored four points while Justice Mills, Kimberly Holbrook and Alex Wilson combined to chip in six points for Phoenix.

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Phoenix indoor track team to feature new faces this season

by Rob Tetro

Phoenix girls varsity indoor track and field coach Andy Lewis will be leading 20 athletes this season, which is a few more athletes compared to a year ago. Overall, Phoenix is a young team which will feature only one senior.

Lewis added that there are many freshmen on the team this season who are learning about indoor track for the first time. Despite the inexperience his team has in certain areas, Lewis expects his team as a whole to improve this season.

Learning and development will be common goals for the Lady Firebirds this season. The team’s biggest goal of the season is becoming a more competitive team compared to last season’s team. Lewis suggested that his athletes can achieve its biggest goal by showing the development that they need to show throughout the season.

At this point in the season, Lewis said his team’s overall conditioning has met his expectations.

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Phoenix Youth of the Year - Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award. From left are Doupe, Phoenix Mayor Fratto and Roffo.

President’s Youth Service Awards ceremony in Phoenix

Phoenix Youth of the Year - Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award. From left are Doupe, Phoenix Mayor Fratto and Roffo.

Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award during the 2012 President’s Youth Service Awards Ceremony held recently at VFW Post 5540.

Doupe volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is also involved in the bullying mentor program.

Roffo is a Boy Scout and as part of his Eagle project, laid a concrete pad at Henley Park for picnic tables.’

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