With only seven minutes left in its game last Tuesday, the Fulton girls lacrosse team trailed Mexico 6-3.
Victory didn’t seem to be in the cards for the Lady Raiders, however, they staged a furious rally that was capped off by a last second goal for the 7-6 win.
After essentially playing an even first half of play, the game was tied at 2-2 at halftime. During the second half, Mexico outscored Fulton by two goals to take a 6-3 lead into the game’s final minutes.
The Oswego softball team erupted for five runs during the second half of its game against Fulton Saturday.
After two scoreless innings, Fulton took a 1-0 lead during the bottom of the third inning. However, Oswego soon took over. The Lady Bucs scored four runs during the top of the fifth inning to take a three-run lead at 4-1.
During the top of the sixth inning, Oswego added on another run, which put the finishing touches on the 5-1 win.
Billy Decker and Jeremy Pitcher served notice that they have no plans of giving up their 2011 track championships in the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds and SUNY Canton Sportsman. They both grabbed opening night wins Saturday.
Each took a different road to get their victories, however. Decker dominated the Big Block Modifieds while Pitcher used a last-lap, last-corner pass for his win.
Other winners on Ferris Mowers opening night were Larry Wight, NAPA Late Models; Corey Barker, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman; and Eric M Zirbel, Parts Plus Four Cylinder Stocks.
Jim Witko out ran Tim Sears Jr. and the rest of the field to lead the opening lap of the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified feature.
Valley News reporter Carol Thompson received two awards for investigative reporting from the Syracuse Press Club Saturday evening.
Thompson took the first place award for her story “County Clerk vendor under investigation in Essex County.” The story examined the controversy surrounding a contract Essex County holds with the same vendor that has been shrouded in controversy in Oswego County.
Questions regarding the contract surfaced following a Freedom of Information request Thompson made to Essex County. The county responded with 483 e-mail messages that indicated a close personal relationship between an employee of the Essex County Clerk’s office and a representative of the vendor.
Robert Callen, 88, of Fulton, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Oswego to the late James and Jennie (Seymour) Callen. Mr. Callen was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. He was a United States veteran having served in the Marine Corp. during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater.
Mr. Callen retired from Sealright Co., Fulton and he was a past president and vice president of the AFLCIO Union #54. He was a member of the Fulton VFW Post #569, the U.S. Marine Corp. League, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph’s Council #254 and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.