Fulton baseball tops Mexico and Bishop Ludden

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team won two of its last three games to push its record to 3-11.

The Red Raiders beat Bishop Ludden 10-6 on May 8 and county foe Mexico 11-3 on May 12. The loss came to Jamesville-DeWitt by a score of 15-2 on May 5.

In the JD game, the Red Rams built a 4-0 lead in the first two innings. After a scoreless third inning, JD blew the game wide open, scoring seven unanswered runs to take an 11-0 lead.

 Following a scoreless fifth inning, the Red Raiders cut into the lead scoring two runs. But that was as close as they would get as JD scored four more runs in the  seventh en route to a 15-2 win.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Chris Jones with a hit and an RBI, followed by Michael Bolster, Cameron Clark, Dan Coant and Jeremy Langdon with a hit each. Dillion Guernsey is credited with an RBI.

On the mound, the Red Raiders were led by George Lewis, who threw three strikeouts while allowing seven runs off eight hits in three innings of work. In relief, Charles Alton threw two strikeouts while allowing eight runs off 13 hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. Dillon Guernsey threw two strikeouts while allowing one  hit in 2/3 of an inning of work.

Fulton built an early lead in the Bishop Ludden game and then quickly added to their lead, outscoring Ludden 7-2 during the second and third innings.

But Bishop Ludden didn’t go away quietly. They outscored Fulton 4-1 during the final four innings to bring the lead down to four runs, but that’s as close as they got as Fulton won 10-6.

Fulton was led by Cameron Clark, Peter Ravesi and Cody Green each with two hits and an RBI, followed by Michael Bolster with a hit and two RBIs. Jon Cummins and Jake Seymour each had a hit and an RBI. Jeremy Langdon and Nick Summerville combined for a hit and an RBI. Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders, throwing five strikeouts while allowing six runs off 10 hits.

In the Mexico game, Fulton built a 6-2 lead in the first inning and then put the game out of reach during the next three innings, scoring four unanswered runs during the second, third and fourth innings to extend its lead to 10-2. 

Both teams scored a run during the final three innings as the Red Raiders cruised to an 11-3 win.

Leading the way for Mexico was Alex Bailey with two hits and two RBIs, followed by Tyler Murphy with two hits and an RBI, Tyler Stever with two hits including a solo homerun, Anthony Moretti with two hits and John Bouck, Dante Turo and Caleb Wallis each with one hit.

Tyler Stever got the start on the mound for Mexico, throwing four strikeouts while allowing 10 runs off 13 hits in five innings pitched. In relief of Stever, John Washer threw a strikeout while allowing a run off two hits in two innings of work.

The Red Raiders were led by Cody Green with three hits and two RBIs, followed by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBis, Cameron Clark and Chris Jones each with two hits and an RBI, Michael Bolster with two hits, Jon Cummins with  a hit and two RBIs and Charles Alton, George Lewis, Peter Ravesi and Jake Seymour combined for three hits and three RBIs.

On the mound, Fulton was led by Dan Coant who threw five strikeouts while allowing two runs off six hits in four innings of work. In relief of Coant, Charles Alton threw a strikeout while allowing a run off  five hits in three innings pitched.

Morningstar supports Oswego Library

Joe McManus, board president for the Friends of Oswego Library presents Morningstar Residential Care Center with a plaque in recognition of its participation as a Silver Level Member in the Friends of the Oswego Library’s Business Membership Program. Accepting the plaque are, from left, Morningstar Client Services Representative Lauren Moonan and Human Resources Supervisor Alexandra Culeton.
Joe McManus, board president for the Friends of Oswego Library presents Morningstar Residential Care Center with a plaque in recognition of its participation as a Silver Level Member in the Friends of the Oswego Library’s Business Membership Program. Accepting the plaque are, from left, Morningstar Client Services Representative Lauren Moonan and Human Resources Supervisor Alexandra Culeton.

The Friends of the Oswego Library Business Membership Program has received support from the Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

Joe McManus, board president for Friends of Oswego Library, said the Business Membership initiative is to encourage community involvement and to help support the many programs the library provides.   Continue reading

Oswego Town honors Medal of Honor recipient in Memorial Day service

The grave of James H. Lee in Oswego Town.
The grave of James H. Lee in Oswego Town.

James H. Lee, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, will be remembered and honored at the annual Oswego Town Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 26 at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery, Cemetery Road.

Lee was in the battle when the USS Kearsarge destroyed the Confederate ship Alabama off France Jan. 19, 1864. For his bravery and valor, he was presented the nation’s highest military award.   Continue reading

Fulton administrator named Advocate of the Year

The 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year Award was presented by the Oswego County BOCES School Library System, to Stephanie Maturo, director of technology in the Fulton school district. Pictured, left to right are: Marla Yudin, coordinator of the Oswego County BOCES School Library System; Sarah Fay, Volney Elementary school library media specialist; Bill Lynch, Fulton superintendent; Wendy Scalfaro, G. Ray Bodley High School library media specialist; Stephanie Maturo; Barbara Senecal, Fairgrieve Elementary school library media specialist; Betsy Connors, Fulton executive director of curriculum and assessment; and Teresa Burgdorf, Fulton Junior High School library media specialist.
The 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year Award was presented by the Oswego County BOCES School Library System, to Stephanie Maturo, director of technology in the Fulton school district. Pictured, left to right are: Marla Yudin, coordinator of the Oswego County BOCES School Library System; Sarah Fay, Volney Elementary school library media specialist; Bill Lynch, Fulton superintendent; Wendy Scalfaro, G. Ray Bodley High School library media specialist; Stephanie Maturo; Barbara Senecal, Fairgrieve Elementary school library media specialist; Betsy Connors, Fulton executive director of curriculum and assessment; and Teresa Burgdorf, Fulton Junior High School library media specialist.

The Oswego County BOCES School Library System named Stephanie Maturo the 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year in a ceremony May 13. 

The award was created to honor a library advocate in an administrative position in an educational setting who has demonstrated innovative administrative initiatives in the area of school libraries and librarianship. 

Maturo is the director of technology in the Fulton City School District. Continue reading

Oswego men honored for work at ARISE

Glen Suckling and Scott Pecoy, both of Oswego, were honored at ARISE’s annual Special Appreciation Event in Syracuse. 

Both men are dedicated volunteers of the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program.

“We are so grateful for Glen and Scott’s energy, insight and continued desire to assist people in need in Oswego County,” said Sabine Ingerson, director of the ARISE Oswego County office.

“Thanks to their continued support, families have stayed together and people have maintained or regained their independence,” she said.

As a member of Oswego First United Methodist Church, Suckling first started the ramp program. Not only did he design the drawing concepts, he also created templates to build the sections that are still in use today. 

Suckling has served as a mentor for the volunteers and has been a great partner in the church’s collaboration with ARISE.

Pecoy has been involved with the ramp program at Oswego First United Methodist Church for many years and is now a team leader. Every year, Scott is raring to go. Just recently he recruited a men’s group from a church in Minetto. 

Volunteers and donations are always needed. Because volunteers help construct the ramps, all donations received in support of the program go directly towards purchasing lumber and other construction materials needed for the ramps. 

You can come show your support for the Ramp Program at the ARISE & Ride for Ramps event on Saturday, May 31 Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. 

There will be a 5K run, motorcycle ride, chicken barbecue and more. For more information, visit ariseinc.org/ramps or call 342-4088.

Matteson joins Steele Law Firm

Cindy Matteson has joined the  Steele Law Firm, P.C. as manager of offices. 

Matteson joins the Oswego-based law firm after many years in the banking and residential real estate lending field as well as experience as a team leader and manager in various small businesses in Upstate New York. 

“We are honored that Ms. Matteson chose to bring her talents to our organization,” said Kimberly Steele, law firm owner. “Ms. Matteson’s experience, work ethic, business sense and passion compliment our talented team as we enter into new markets, and grow professionally with our clients and individually as members of our community.” 

Matteson volunteers for a local animal welfare organization and is a supporter of Humane Farm Animal Care’s Certified Humane Raised and Handled® Program. 

She lives with her family in the Oswego City area. 

The Steele Law Firm, P.C. is a multi-jurisdictional practice with offices throughout the United States that represents clients in commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate, construction law and suretyship. 

The Steele Law Firm, P.C. is a New York State Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. 

For additional information on The Steele Law Firm, P.C., contact 216-4721 or visit the website at www.thesteelelawfirm.com. 

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