Colleen’s School of Dance to hold recital May 16

Colleen’s School of Dance in Phoenix is having its 26th annual dance recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at John C. Birdlebough High School auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Phoenix Marching Band and Colorguard Boosters.

N&N Studio of Dance to hold recital May 16-17

N&N Studio of Dance presents their second annual recital, “Can’t Hold Us Down,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Baby salmon being reared in Oswego

Scott Prindle (left) with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, and Tom Allen of A-Tom-Mik Fly Manufacturing assisted in the delivery of 40,000 Chinook salmon fingerlings into net pens in Oswego where they will be reared for the next several weeks. Then they will be released into Lake Ontario.  Photo by Kelly Jordal, Oswego County Tourism Office
Scott Prindle (left) with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, and Tom Allen of A-Tom-Mik Fly Manufacturing assisted in the delivery of 40,000 Chinook salmon fingerlings into net pens in Oswego where they will be reared for the next several weeks. Then they will be released into Lake Ontario.
Photo by Kelly Jordal, Oswego County Tourism Office

Hannibal baseball wins first of year

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity baseball team went 1-2 in its last 3 games and now has an overall record of 1-7.

On April 25, Hannibal topped Red Creek, 5-4, to win its first game of the season. They lost to Cazenovia 4-0 in Game 1 of an April 28 doubleheader. In Game 2 of the doubleheader, Cazenovia cruised to a 14-0 win over the Warriors.

In the Red Creek win, the Warriors jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. The second inning was scoreless but then Red Creek pulled ahead scoring two runs in the third. Continue reading

Fulton varsity baseball losing streak continues

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team lost its last three games and now have a 1-10 overall record.

On April 24, Christian Brothers Academy knocked off Fulton, 14-4. The Red Raiders fell to county foe, Oswego, 11-5 on April 26. Bishop Ludden topped Fulton, 9-1 on May 2.

CBA jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Fulton during the first inning of their game and the second inning was scoreless. Then CBA added its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. Continue reading

Fulton boys’ lacrosse beats Cortland, Whitesboro

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost 4 of its first 6 games of the season.

On March 28, East Syracuse Minoa slipped past Fulton, 8-7. New Hartford knocked off the Red Raiders 10-6 April 1.

On April 3, Fulton topped Cortland, 11-6 for its first win of the season. Westhill cruised past the Red Raiders 8-2 April 5.

On April 8, Fulton rolled past Whitesboro 12-6. Jamesville-DeWitt came away with an impressive 15-4 win over the Red Raiders April 10.

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Sign up now for summer basketball camps

By Rob Tetro

Boys’ and girls’ basketball camps will be held in Fulton this July at the War Memorial.

Camps will be directed by Fulton boys’ varsity basketball coach Matt Kimpland and Fulton girls’ varsity basketball coach Derek Lyons,  as well as other coaches and assistants within each program.

Junior varsity and varsity players will also have active roles in each camp, serving as camp coaches.

Youths going into fourth grade through eighth grade are eligible to participate in the camps. Camp involvement includes offensive skills based drills, defensive skills based drills and multiple games/scrimmages. Gatorade Players of the Day will be named and attendees will get a camp T-shirt.

Camps run from July 7 to 11. Boys’ camp is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day and girls’ camp is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Cost is $50 per child (if 2 siblings participate, it’s $35 for the second child).

 Parents and guardians seeking sign-up sheets, or anyone with more questions, should email either Kimpland at mkimpland@fulton.cnyric.org or Lyons at dlyons@fulton.cnyric.org.

Phoenix baseball continues to win

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team won its last three games and now has an overall record of 6-2.

On April 22, the Firebirds topped Skaneateles, 7-0. Phoenix rolled past Jordan-Elbridge, 13-2, on April 25 and they beat county foe, Pulaski, 6-1 on April 28.

In the Skaneateles game, the Firebirds jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning. The next two innings were scoreless, but then Phoenix continued to add to its lead.

Phoenix outscored Skaneateles 3-2 during the fourth inning for a 5-3 lead. Then in the fifth, the Firebirds pulled away, scoring six unanswered runs to push their lead to 11-3. Skaneateles did cut into the lead by scoring two runs in the sixth, but couldn’t make up the deficit as Phoenix won 11-5.

Leading the way for the Firebirds were Dan Frawley and Bryce Plante, with 2 hits and 2 RBI against Skaneateles. Following Frawley and Plante was Emilio Tassone with 2 hits, Codie Corso had a hit and 2 RBI, Zach Schlacter, Bradley Dietz and Dylan Borza added a hit and an RBI each while Jordan Jock and Zachary Wells chipped in a hit each.

Emilio Tassone earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds, throwing 6 strikeouts while allowing 5 runs off 8 hits in 6 innings pitched. In relief of Tassone, Dan Frawley threw a strikeout in an inning of work.

In the Jordan-Elbridge game, Phoenix wasted little time establishing a lead, going to 2-0 in the first inning. Following a scoreless second inning, Phoenix began cushioning its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the third and fourth innings to take a 7-0 lead.

The Firebirds quickly put the game out of reach, outscoring J-E 6-1 during the fifth inning to extend the lead to 13-1. The Eagles scored in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 11 runs, but that was it as Phoenix cruised to a 13-2 win.

The Firebirds were led by Emilio Tassone with 3 hits and 4 RBI including a homerun. Following Tassone was Dan Frawley with 3 hits and 2 RBI, Bryce Plante had 3 hits, Jordan Jock chipped in 2 hits and 3 RBI,   Bradley Dietz added 2 hits and Dylan Borza and Zach Schlacter combined for a hit and an RBI.

Dan Frawley earned the win for Phoenix on the mound. In six innings of work, Frawley threw 10 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs off 6 hits. In relief of Frawley, Bradley Dietz threw a strikeout in an inning pitched.

The Firebirds jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over Pulaski in the first inning and the piled it on from there. They outscored Pulaski 3-1 during the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Phoenix then scored two more runs in the third en route to a 6-1 win.

Leading the way for Pulaski were Mike Haskins, Dylan Hess, Kody Koehler, Matt Krebs, Cody Mosher and Tom Taplin with a hit each.

On the mound, Erik Oakes started the game for Pulaski, throwing a  strikeout while allowing 5 runs off 3 hits in 2 innings of work. In relief of Oakes, Tom Taplin threw 2 strikeouts while allowing a run off a hit in 4 innings pitched. Cody Mosher threw a strikeout in one inning of work.

Phoenix was led by Zach Schlacter with 2 hits and 3 RBI, followed by Dan Frawley with a hit and an RBI and Bryce Plante with a hit.

Jordan Jock earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds. In 6 innings pitched, Jock threw a strikeout and allowed one run off six hits. Bradley Dietz earned the save in an inning of work.

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