Testing is done — head to the pool

Students at Lanigan Elementary School recently celebrated the completion of their Common Core English language arts and mathematics testing with an afternoon of swimming at Granby pool. Fourth-graders at Lanigan take swim lessons at the Granby pool during the year. Tanner Tetro, Eli Reynolds, Jon Dingman and Dalton Hines are pictured moments before diving into the pool.
Students at Lanigan Elementary School recently celebrated the completion of their Common Core English language arts and mathematics testing with an afternoon of swimming at Granby pool. Fourth-graders at Lanigan take swim lessons at the Granby pool during the year. Tanner Tetro, Eli Reynolds, Jon Dingman and Dalton Hines are pictured moments before diving into the pool.

Bodley senior receives Gates scholarship

Simard
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Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Tevin Simard, a senior at G. Ray Bodley, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The program selects 1,000 students each year to receive an all-expenses paid scholarship to a four-year college or university of their choosing.

Simard also was chosen for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program that provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs.  Continue reading

Volney students pack trees

Deborah Arden’s fifth-graders at Volney Elementary School in the Fulton school district recently helped package Norway spruce tree seedlings for their school. Jesse Weber (left) and Anthony Bennett work together to place one seedling in each brown paper bag so their classmates can transport the trees home. The trees, along with educational materials, are part of the annual Plant-a-Tree program, which is open to 5,000 county youth in grades kindergarten through five. The program is coordinated by Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County.  It is funded by Entergy Nuclear Northeast and The Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.
Deborah Arden’s fifth-graders at Volney Elementary School in the Fulton school district recently helped package Norway spruce tree seedlings for their school. Jesse Weber (left) and Anthony Bennett work together to place one seedling in each brown paper bag so their classmates can transport the trees home. The trees, along with educational materials, are part of the annual Plant-a-Tree program, which is open to 5,000 county youth in grades kindergarten through five. The program is coordinated by Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County. It is funded by Entergy Nuclear Northeast and The Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.

Fulton boys’ lacrosse nears winning record

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity lacrosse team went 2-1 in its last three games and now has a record of 4-5.

On April 16, Fulton cruised past Chittenango 11-3 and then they held off  Homer 8-7 on April 17. Its loss was to East Syracuse Minoa on April 22 by a score of 11-4.

Fulton built a 2-0 lead over Chittenango in the first quarter, but then Chittenango began battling back. They outscored the Red Raiders, 2-1 during the second quarter to come within a goal at 3-2 headed into halftime.

But then Fulton began to pull away, outscoring Chittenango by two goals during the third quarter to extend its lead to three goals at 6-3. The Red Raiders put the game out of reach during the fourth quarter, scoring five unanswered goals down the stretch to cap off an 11-3 win.

Fulton was led by Carson Vono with three goals and two assists, followed by Brett Campolieta and Matt Nelson with two goals and an assist each. Bryce Knight had two goals. Seth DeLisle and RJ Borrow each added a goal and an assist. Derek Prosser was credited with an assist.

Red Raider goalie Scott Hughes saved 10 of Chittenango’s 13 shots on goal.

The Red Raiders came away with a hard fought one-goal win over Homer. Fulton took a 1-0 lead in the first quarter, but Homer quickly evened the score. The teams exchanged goals in the second quarter and went into halftime tied at 2.

The second half proved to be just as competitive. Fulton outscored Homer by a goal during the third quarter to take a 5-4 lead. Both teams scored three goals during the fourth quarter as the Red Raiders escaped with an 8-7 win.

Leading the way for Fulton was Carson Vono with three goals and two assists, followed by Matt Nelson with two goals, Seth DeLisle with a goal and an assist and Bryce Knight and Shawn Walberger with a goal each.

Red Raider goalie Scott Hughes saved 18 of Homer’s 25 shots on goal.

ESM jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter of its game against Fulton. Both teams scored three goals during the second quarter as ESM took an 8-3 lead into halftime.

The Spartans added to their lead during the second half, scoring three unanswered goals during the third to take an 11-3 lead. However, the Red Raiders didn’t quit. They scored during the fourth quarter to cut ESM’s lead to seven goals but that was as close as they could get as ESM won 11-4.

 The Red Raiders were led by Seth DeLisle and Carson Vono with a goal and an assist each, followed by RJ Borrow and Matt Nelson with a goal each. Mark Pollock is credited with an assist. Fulton goalies Brandon Batstone and Scott Hughes combined to save 10 of ESM’s 21 shots on goal.

Phoenix softball beats Caz

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team has a 4-12 overall record after going 1-2 in its last three games.

On May 7, Solvay rolled past Phoenix 19-0. The Lady Firebirds cruised past Cazenovia 15-5 on May 8 while Phoenix lost to Marcellus 9-2 on May 12.

Solvay jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Phoenix in the first inning. After the two following innings, Solvay expanded its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the fourth and fifth innings to take an 8-0 lead.

Solvay didn’t stop there. They scored 11 more runs during the sixth and seventh innings to cap off a 19-0 win.

Phoenix was led by Skyler Mace and Jada Jackowski with a hit each. Cheyenne Wilson pitched the entire game for the Lady Firebirds, throwing five strikeouts while allowing 19 runs off 19 hits in seven innings of work.

Against the Lakers, Phoenix took the early lead 1-0 in the first, but then Caz evened the score in the third.

Then the Lady Firebirds stormed ahead. They scored four unanswered runs during the fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Phoenix maintained its four-run lead at 7-3 after both teams scored a run in the fifth inning.

Then the Lady Firebirds soon put the game out of reach, outscoring red Caz 8-2 in the sixth inning en route to a 15-5 win.

Leading the way for Phoenix were Isabella Garofalo and Jada Jackowski with two hits and two RBIs each. Following them were Skyler Mace and Alicia Midlar with two hits each. Megan Brown had a hit and two RBIs. Kaitlyn Stenoski is credited with an RBI.

Megan Brown pitched a complete game for Phoenix, throwing eight strikeouts while allowing five runs off six hits.

Marcellus wasted little time building a lead in its game against Phoenix. By the end of the second inning, Marcellus had a 4-0 lead.

But the Lady Firebirds quickly cut into the lead. They scored during the third inning to bring the lead down to three runs at 4-1.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Marcellus added to its lead. They scored five unanswered runs during the fifth and sixth innings to extend the lead to 9-1.

Phoenix wasn’t about back off, though. They scored during the seventh inning to bring the deficit down to seven runs. But  the lead they faced proved to be insurmountable as Marcellus came away with a 9-2 win.

Phoenix was led by Isabella Garofalo and Jada Jackowski with two hits each, followed by Megan Brown with a hit and an RBI and Alicia Midlar with a hit.

Megan Brown pitched the entire game for the Lady Firebirds, throwing four strikeouts while allowing nine runs off 11 hits in six innings pitched.

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