Oswego Hall of Fame induction April 26

The “Class of 2013” will be inducted into the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame this Saturday, April 26 at the Oswego Country Club.

The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters Club continues its support of the Hall of Fame as the sixth class will be introduced and inducted and will have their plaques placed on the “Wall of Fame” in Oswego High School’s lobby.

This year’s class included athletes Maggie Lester and Howard Mulcahey with veteran coach and contributor Alice Reardon and swimming coach Debbie Mann.

Also inducted will be the 1991 Section 3 Class A championship tennis team coached by Bill Fatiga whose roster included  Brian Mitchell, Jason Walbourn, Dan Lapus, Brian Cole, Anuj Agrawal, Bryan Brutsch, Matt Saltalamachia, Matte Lindgren, Anders Dalmean, Drew Narayan, Kevin Moore, Jeff DeSantis, Matt Weber, Steve Babcock, Nate Morey and Joe Deal..

Reservations for the induction event can be made by contacting Bev DeLong at the Oswego High School Athletic Office at 341-2019 on or before April 18.

The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with the induction ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. Payment for the event will be accepted via check or cash at the door on the night of the event. However, reservations are necessary as space is limited.

Since its inception the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame has recognized deserving teams, athletes, coaches and contributors.

Maggie Lester was an outstanding Buc golfer who continued her success at Penn State and in competition. She is a 2003 graduate of Oswego High and was first team all league five times as well as a five time team most valuable player.

Alice Reardon was instrumental in the implementation of Title IX within the Oswego school district. She started the Girls Athletic Association, which fostered fair competition, fellowship and sportsmanship and provided clinics to teach skills and rules. She made substantial contributions to the growth of women’s sports in the district.

Debbie Mann guided the Bucs in the late 1990s through 2003. Her teams accounted for tremendous success with a seven-year run of 83 consecutive victories.

Howard Mulcahey was a 1974 Oswego High grad and most accomplished in football and wrestling. His honors included the 1974 Onondaga League Tournament championships and he was a two-way lineman on the gridiron during four seasons of football.

The 1991 boys’ varsity tennis team is the only Oswego squad that won the tournament and Section 3 titles.

Birdlebough athlete heading to Canisius in the fall

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Cross-country standout Haylie Virginia and coach Andy Lewis are all smiles as Virginia signs her letter of intent to attend Canisius College.

Hard work, training and dedication have helped propel John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix senior Haylie Virginia to the next level, as she recently signed her letter of intent to attend Canisius College in the fall.

The standout runner, who specializes in the pentathlon, noted she has put in countless hours of training and overcome several injuries to get to where she is today.

“I ran about 350 miles over the summer,” she said. “I worked really hard this past season.”

That hard work paid off with an all-state selection, a third-place finish at the state meet, and the respect of her coach and peers, who selected her as team captain for the cross-country and track and field teams.

“She is pretty disciplined and very dedicated,” said coach Andy Lewis. “She has a good head on her shoulders and she is a role model for some of the younger kids on the team.”

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Virginia has also excelled in the classroom, where she is consistently on the honor roll. She maintains a 92 percent average while balancing sports, DECA and a part-time job at the YMCA.

With a broad range of interests, Virginia said she is considering taking business courses, although she is undecided if she will major in business or another subject that piques her interest.

Virginia is the daughter of Matt and Michelle Virginia.

Fulton boys’ tennis in rebuilding year

By Rob Tetro

Fulton boys’ varsity tennis coach Matt Goodnaugh said admits that he expects the 2014 season to be somewhat of a rebuilding season.

The Red Raiders added many new players to the roster this season and aim to develop these newer players into contributors with the hope of being a .500 team by the end of the season.

The Red Raiders come into the season as a relatively inexperienced team. They will have many new players emerging into starting vacancies hit hard by graduation. Goodnaugh said he expects many of his younger players to be in starting spots at the bottom of the lineup.

Players have been encouraged throughout the school year to be physically prepared to fully participate once the first day of practice came around. Goodnaugh said many of his players were in solid physical condition when practices began in early March.

However, Goodnaugh said his players still have work to do in order to be where they want to be physically with the season just beginning. He said his team’s physical condition is about 75 percent of what he expects.

Goodnaugh also said his team will be challenged when it’s time for them to continue preparing outdoors. By the end of the season, Fulton hopes to be a team that is physically prepared to play three sets if needed.

Brad Crofoot and Jacob Strauss will serve as team captains for the Red Raiders this season. Goodnaugh points out that captains are voted upon by their teammates.

Fulton expects every event the team takes part in to be challenging.

Goodnaugh said there will be a couple of really experienced teams in the Red Raiders league that will be a step or two ahead of everyone else this season. However, there could be a significant amount of middle of the pack teams.

Fulton will also face a couple of lower tier league opponents. By season’s end, Goodnaugh hopes the Red Raiders will be in a position to play their middle of the pack league opponents competitively.

Fulton will take on a lower tier, higher tier and middle of the pack teams during the early portion of their season. Goodnaugh said these matches could set the tone for the remainder of the season.

Goodnaugh said his team will have many strengths this season. He expects his team to play as a unified and cohesive unit. Even though the Red Raiders may take a few lumps this season, Goodnaugh said his young team displays the characteristics needed to develop into a competitive team over the next few seasons.

He mentions that not only does his team have respect for one another, but they show him a lot of respect as well. They listen closely to his instruction, which already seems to have paid off for them.

As preparation for the season winds down, Goodnaugh is pleased with what his young team has been able to accomplish in practice so far.

Fulton varsity spring sports rosters

Here are the varsity spring sports rosters in the Fulton school district. Information is courtesy of the Fulton school district.

 

Baseball

Jon Cummins, junior, catcher/third base

Cody Green, sophomore, infield

Nicholas Summerville, senior, outfield/pitcher

Michael Bolster, sophomore, outfield/pticher

Charles Alton III, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Kirby LaBeef, senior, outfield

Cameron Clark, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Jeremy Langdon, senior, utility

George Lewis IV, senior, pitcher/third base

Chris Jones, junior, outfield/catcher

Jovinario Rivera, junior, outfield/catcher

Pete Ravesi, junior, pitcher/outfield

Daniel Coant, senior, pitcher/first base

Keyshon Carver, junior, outfield

Dillon Guernsey, junior, pitcher/third base

Jake Seymour,  junior, first base/outfield/pitcher

Coach: Kip Harvey

 

Softball

Mikayla Guernsey, senior, second base/pitcher

Maureen McCann, senior, catcher

Jessica Marvin, junior, infield/outfield

Caitlyn Chrisman, senior, third base/outfield

Cheyenne Laun, junior, pitcher/outfield

Kassidy Kearns, senior, shortstop

Hannah Jones, senior, outfield

Courtney Parker, senior, first base

Keisha Pierce, senior, outfield

Casey Jones, sophomore, catcher/outfield

Katelyn Ely, junior, infield/outfield

Anna Guernsey, senior, outfield

Coach: Derek Jones

 

Boys Lacrosse

Derek Ballard, junior, defense

Brandon Batstone, sophomore, goalie

RJ Borow, junior, attack

Seth Britton, senior, defense

Brett Campolieta, junior, midfield

Adam Caza, senior, attack

Seth Delisle, senior, midfield

Scott Hughes, senior, goalie

David Hursh, junior, LP

Bryce Knight, junior, attack

Matt Nelson, senior, m/a

Mark Pollock, senior, defense

Robbie Pollock, sophomore, defense

Derek Prosser, senior, midfield

Paul Reynoso, senior, midfield

Troy Richardson, senior, defense

Noah Sorbello, senior, defense

Mitch Towsley, senior, attack

Carson Vono, senior, midfield

Spencer Vono, sophomore, m/a

Shawn Walberger, junior, midfield

Kyle Ware, sophomore, midfield

Austin Wilde, sophomore, attack

Coach: Craig Halladay

 

Girls Lacrosse

Amelia Coakley, eighth grade; Jordan Coulon, eighth grade; Cassey Shannon, senior; Gina Babcock, sophomore; Domonique Lockwood, junior; Keara Paterson, seventh grade; Julia Ludington, senior; Julia Lee, senior; Isabela Gonzalez, senior; Lauren Gaido, junior; Althea Henderson, sophomore; Olivia Coakley, sophomore; Jenna Hudson, senior; Julia Velasquez, junior; Mckenna Chesbro, eighth grade; Madden Rowlee, junior; Alexis Lastra, senior; Kaylin Pafumi, sophomore.

Coach: Drew White

 

Boys Tennis

Seniors — Brad Crofoot, Carlos Feliciano, Mark Parry, Jacob Strauss; juniors — Thomas Distin, Austin Nairn, Zach Parry; sophomores — Joshua Hotaling, Benjamin McKay, Bayley Raponi, Dakota Stoutenger,  Evan Waugh; freshmen — Danny Davis, Joel Feliciano, Seith Reidy, Zach Vaccaro

Coach: Matt Goodnaugh

 

Boys Track & Field

Seniors — Conner Aldasch, Augusto Mendes Siego, Logan Carvey, Tony Paulich, James Bailey, Chance Porter, Mike Holcomb, Chase Halstead, Matt Holden, Dawson Samson, Travis Kemp, Brandon Ladd, Jimmy Martin; juniors — Bailey Lutz, Michael Lewchanin, Geoffry Michaels, Jacob Belcher,  Jacob Cuyler, Nick Reitz, Nick Kenyon, Logan Diefenbacher, Shelby Drake, Brandon Webb, Quinton Jackson, Bailey Lutz, Nick McIntyre; sophomores — Lorcan Murphy, Keegan Condon, Collin Flynn, Garet Roik, Jake LeVea, Tim Holden, Scott Littleton; freshmen — Tyler Allen, Jared Miller, Marc Benavidez, Dennis Parker, Ethan Cimino, Dan Phillips,  Matt Coleman, Canyon Raley, Kenneth Delof, Cody Rhinehart, Troy Rogers, Cameron Gray, Brandon Tice, Trey LaRock.

Coach: Joel Carroll

Girls Track & Field

Seniors — angela Paul, Elizabeth DeSantis, Laura Hamdan, Erin Hayden, Yusra Humayun; juniors — Jessica Race, Kara Bricker, Erica Pawlewicz, Karli Bricker, Breanna St. Onge, Abby Field, Hannah Stanski, Samantha Fox, Miki Iijima, Chelsea Knopp, Johnna Lamie, Makenzie Loomis; sophomores — Callie Beckwith, Keisha Brooks, Tatiana Pierce, Keysha Rojas-Polo, Amber DeStevens, Faith Ross, Victoria Eckhard, Brianna Hartle, Kristeen Hess, Shakeemah Hordge, KimIngersoll, Jenna Lee, Nicolette Lefler, Marissa LiVoti, Kendyl Lutz; freshmen — Mackenzie Phelps, Miwa Burdic, Emily Bush, Alysa Rosenbarker, Sarah Tallents, Taylor Zupancic, Hannah Halstead, Shannon Zych, Sydnie Harrington, Willow Painter; eighth grade — Meredith Grimshaw, Erin Nicholson.

Coach: Gary LaGrou

FCT holds auditions

Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its June production, “The First Time,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22 at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

The play “The First Time” consists of two one-act plays: “Take Five” a comedy by Westley M. Pederson, to be directed by Donald Crowe; and “Who Am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., to be directed by Valeri Roscoe Dedich.

No preparation is necessary for the auditions. Those auditioning will read scenes from the scripts. Entry to the building will be through the old parochial school doors on Buffalo Street. Auditions will be upstairs in the theater’s rehearsal space on the top floor of the school.

Both plays have a theatrical theme. “Take Five” take places on an opening night where the set isn’t ready, part of the cast hasn’t shown up, and a member of the audience is having a heated phone call with his wife on a phone sitting onstage. The play calls for a cast of four men and two women.

“Who Am I This Time?” tells the tale of Harry Nash, an insecure hardware store clerk who only ever really comes to life as the leading man for a local community theatre’s annual productions. When a new actress, Helene, falls in love with Harry’s stage persona, she fights to keep him from retreating back into his quiet shell. The play calls for a cast of three men and seven women.

For more information, including upcoming auditions for the season, please contact FCT at its website, www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org, or by emailing at fultoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

Lakeside Artisans in the Easter spirit

Eggs and baskets created for the Easter season by artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.
Eggs and baskets created for the Easter season by artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.

The artists at Lakeside Artisans in Oswego have been busy putting all their  eggs in one basket for Easter.

Sharing the theme of Easter eggs and baskets, the artists at Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, have created many variations on that theme. Each artist interprets the theme in an individual, unique way depending upon the style of the artist and the materials the artist uses.

Diane Chepko-Sade creates glass egg ornaments by glueing small pieces of glass onto an oval glass shape and fusing them together in a kiln.

Wooden eggs are created by John Ruttan by turning small pieces of wood on a lathe, then painting on the colors.

Michele Southgate creates brightly colored designs by painting them on to papier mache boxes.

All of these are shown in the photo spilling out of the fabric Easter basket designed and sewn by fabric artist Kathy Fenlon.

From the Ukrainian designs of the glass ornaments and the repetitive motifs of the papier mache boxes to the simple stripes of the wooden eggs and bright fabrics of the baskets, each piece is a work of original art inspired by the Easter season.

‘Young Frankenstein’ brings laughs to SUNY Oswego

Monster at play -- Dr. Frankenstein’s monster -- a kinder, gentler fiend played by SUNY Oswego junior Jared Gould, who accepts young Ella Culligan’s flowery gift -- stars in the theatre and music departments’ presentation of the comedic spoof “Young Frankenstein,” previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and running at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3 before closing with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 4. All performances will place in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.
Monster at play — Dr. Frankenstein’s monster — a kinder, gentler fiend played by SUNY Oswego junior Jared Gould, who accepts young Ella Culligan’s flowery gift — stars in the theatre and music departments’ presentation of the comedic spoof “Young Frankenstein,” previewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and running at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3 before closing with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 4. All performances will place in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A comic spoof on the legend of Frankenstein comes to life this month as SUNY Oswego’s theatre and music departments present an adaptation based on the 1974 hit film and 2007 Broadway play “Young Frankenstein” in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

The play will preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and run 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and May 3, with the matinee finale at 2 p.m. May 4.

This monster-mash musical comedy, created by legendary screenwriters Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, takes a creative spin on the classic horror-film genre.

Based on the 1931 production of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and its 1939 sequel “Son of Frankenstein,” Brooks and Meehan told the story of a struggling scientist who continues his grandfather’s experiments in resurrecting the dead.

“I have purposefully gone out of my way to not copy past work and to assemble a brand-new production that highlights and makes use of the best that the Oswego theatre department has to offer,” said stage director and choreographer Donald Garverick.

“The set and costumes are completely unique to this production, and I am blown away by the creativity that the cast has demonstrated,” he said. “This is truly the SUNY Oswego production of ‘Young Frankenstein,’ a production we can all be very proud of.”

Since 1997, Garverick has directed and choreographed a variety of plays, including the off-Broadway production of “Siren’s Heart,” the sold-out run of “Show Choir! The Musical” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, which he also co-wrote, and well-received regional productions of “Hair” and “Footloose.”

Garverick will provide tap-dancing lessons for Oswego theatre students and cast members on Mondays and Wednesdays during his time at the college.

In Garverick’s adaptation, a latter-day Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (senior music major Danny Stalter) succeeds in his laboratory, only to struggle to prove the monster he created (played by Jared Gould, a junior dual major in cinema and screen studies and creative writing) is not a monster at all.

The play combines the entertainment values of music and comedy, as well as subliminal messages of misguided judgments and fear of the unknown. The cast members perform various styles of theatre and tap dance as well as mastering European accents and singing in harmony as a barbershop quartet. The show will include eight full-company dance numbers, including an extended tap number to Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

Music director Todd Graber, chair of Oswego’s music department, offers a great deal of stage experience, including musical direction of past SUNY Oswego productions “Cabaret,” “Big: The Musical,” “Into the Woods” and “Lost in a Viral Paradise.”

The original “Young Frankenstein” — with its signature Gene Wilder gag, “No, it’s FRANKENSHTEEN,” and wild-eyed Marty Feldman as Igor (“EYE-gor”) — placed No. 13 on the American Film Institute’s 2005 list of “The 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time.”

Besides Stalter and Gould, SUNY Oswego’s version features Nicole Marlowe as Igor, Morgan Rae Noone as Inga, Ashley Domenech as Elizabeth Benning and Jesse Lessner as Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, Frederick’s grandfather.

Tickets cost $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students) and are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by phone at 312-2141. All tickets are $10 for the two Saturday performances, April 26 and May 3, and $5 for the April 24 preview.

Parking is included in the price of the ticket, and is available in the lots in front and to the east of Culkin Hall.

 

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Fulton Park of the Day, Sunday April 13 — Recreation Park

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Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Recreation Park.

 

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

 

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

 

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