By Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity baseball team finished its season with a 4-14 record after losing two of its last three games.
On May 13, Cortland topped the Red Raiders 5-0. Christian Brothers Academy cruised past Fulton 11-4 May 15. Fulton knocked off county rival Phoenix 4-0 May 17.
In the Cortland game, the Purple Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. After a scoreless second inning, Cortland expanded its lead, coring four more runs in the third for the shutout 5-0 win over Fulton.
Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Jon Cummins with two hits, followed by Michael Bolster and Chris Jones with a hit each.
On the mound, Fulton was led by Peter Ravesi, who threw one strikeout and allowed five runs off nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Ravesi, Dillon Guernsey threw five strikeouts while allowing three hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Against CBA, the Brothers had a 9-3 lead after the third inning. Following a scoreless fourth inning, CBA expanded its lead, scoring two more runs in the fifth to take an 11-3 lead.
But, the Red Raiders didn’t quit. After a scoreless sixth inning, Fulton scored to cut the deficit down to seven runs. But that was as close as they could get at CBA finished with an 11-4 win.
Fulton was led by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBIs including a homerun. Following Coant was Jake Seymour with two hits and an RBI and Cody Green, Dillon Guernsey, Jeremy Langdon and Peter Ravesi each added a hit.
The Red Raiders were led by Dan Count on the mound, who allowed 11 runs off 11 hits in five innings of work. In relief of Coant, George Lewis threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in an inning pitched.
In the Phoenix game, Fulton took a 2-0 lead in the first. Despite having its opportunities, Phoenix was unable to generate the offense it needed to rally. Fulton added two more runs during the second inning to cap off a 4-0 win.
Leading the way for the Phoenix was Zach Schlacter and Bryce Plante wiht a hit each. On the mound, Bradley Dietz allowed four runs off six hits in three innings of work. In relief of Dietz, Dan Frawley threw four strikeouts while allowing three hits in four innings pitched.
Fulton was led by Cameron Clark with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jon Cummins with two hits, Cody Green with a hit and an RBI and Charles Alton, Michael Bolster, Chris Jones and Jeremy Langdon each added a hit. Jake Seymour chipped in an RBI.
Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders. Ravesi threw six strikeouts while allowing only two hits.
In today’s letters: the Fulton superintendent and a former board member say thank you.
By Rob Tetro
The Phoenix varsity softball team won one of its last three games to end the season at 5-14.
On May 13, Phoenix held off Bishop Ludden 9-8. Marcellus cruised past the Lady Firebirds 16-3 on May 14. Westhill knocked off Phoenix 11-0 in its season finale on May 15.
Phoenix and Bishop Ludden fought through four scoreless innings before Ludden scored three runs in the fifth. Then the Lady Firebirds stormed ahead during the sixth, outscoring Bishop Ludden by six runs to take a 9-6 lead.
Ludden made things interesting down the stretch, scoring two runs in the seventh pull to within one run. But Phoenix held on for the 9-8 win.
The Lady Firebirds were led by Isabello Garofalo with three hits, followed by Gabrielle Esposito with two hits and two RBIs, Shannon Dolan with a hit and three RBIs including a homerun, Skyler Mace, Megan Brown and Jada Jackowski with a hit each and Taylor Chesbro and Kimberly Holbrook each added an RBI.
On the mound, Phoenix was led by Alicia Midlar with nine strikeouts while allowing eight runs off five hits in seven innings pitched.
Against Marcellus, the Mustangs got things going after two scoreless innings, building a 6-0 lead in the third. However, Marcellus was only just beginning. They outscored the Lady Firebirds 6-1 in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 12-1 lead.
Marcellus put the finishing touches on an impressive performance during the sixth and seventh innings, outscoring Phoenix by two runs to cap off a 16-3 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Firebirds were Gabrielle Esposito, Jada Jackowski and Alicia Midlar, each with a hit. Megan Brown pitched a complete game for Phoenix with five strikeouts while allowing 16 runs off 12 hits in seven innings of work. However, 10 out of the 16 runs that Brown allowed were unearned.
Westhill had a 4-0 lead over Phoenix after two innings and didn’t stop there. The Warriors added five more runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 9-0 lead. Following a scoreless fifth inning, Westhill capped off their impressive outing, scoring two more runs during the sixth inning en route to an 11-0 win over Phoenix.
The Lady Firebirds were led by Shannon Dolan, Kimberly Holbrook and Kaitlyn Stenoski, each with a hit. On the mound, Phoenix was led by Megan Brown with two strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off eight hits in six innings pitched.
Submitted by Oswego County Tourism
Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.
“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator.
Oswego County solid waste transfer stations will close one day per week beginning Tuesday, July 1, in a measure to reduce operating costs of the solid waste system.
The new schedule was approved by the County Legislature at its May 15 meeting.
Under the new schedule, the Hannibal transfer station will be closed Mondays; Pulaski closed Tuesdays; Hastings closed Wednesdays; Oswego closed Thursdays; and Bristol Hill closed Fridays.
The new schedule will result in a cost-savings of about $189,845 annually through the elimination of vacant positions, re-assignment of solid waste staff and reduced operating costs.
Director of Solid Waste Programs Frank Visser was directed by the Legislature to look at options to close the gap on the amount of money needed to subsidize the county transfer stations.
The new schedule was developed after an extensive review of traffic, waste and recyclables hauled to the five transfer stations.
The Legislature also approved a revised fee schedule for 2015. Weigh and pay fees at the transfer stations will go up to $125 per ton; tip fees at the landfill and Energy Resource Facility increase to $65 per ton; and construction and demolition rates for major haulers will increase to $50 per ton at the landfill and ERF. The increase for the residential sticker fee remains at $10 and will be $175 for 2015.
Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.
The transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Sticker and punch card sales and weigh scales close ½-hour before the transfer stations close.
For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.
By Ashley M. Casey
The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.
The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading