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Volume 6, No. 23
June 7 to 13, 2006
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Eagle night at SkyChiefs features
heroes of the diamond
BY MARK BAKER
Five former Major League baseball players
will throw out ceremonial opening pitches at
the Syracuse SkyChiefs game against the Co-
lumbus Clippers Monday.
I ENJOY SPENDING TIME
The event is hosted by Eagle Newspapers
IN THE SCHOOLS
and the SkyChiefs, and will feature Butch
Alberts, Mike Barlow, Frank DiPino, Steve
STORIES ABOUT OUR
Grilli and Mark Lukasiewicz. Game time is 7
CHILDREN AND MARVEL
p.m. Find a free ticket offer in this edition.
AT WHAT THEY CAN
Francis “Butch” Alberts was born on
THE TEAMWORK OF OUR
Thursday, May 4, 1950, in Williamsport, Pa. -
DEDICATED ADMINIS -
home of the Little League World Series. Per-
TRATORS , STAFF , AND
haps he was predestined for a career in base-
Hooked on fishing
ball, but his large six foot two inch frame was
certainly no hindrance. After refining his skills
SEE PAGE 3. at the University of Cincinnati, former home
to many diamond greats including Miller
Huggins and Sandy Koufax, he set his sites on
the major leagues.
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 28th
Carpenter’s Brook hosts fishing clinic round of the 1972 amateur draft, Alberts began
IN SCHOOLS: his professional career at a time when the game
nificance of open season, minimal length and closed was undergoing numerous changes. League
KIMBERLY A. SCHNALL
season. expansion (1977) and the designated hitter (1973)
A bit of information from the fish identification would both play a role in Alberts’ call to “The
It may have been raining on Saturday June 3, station that kids and parents alike found interest- Show.” He made his professional debut as a
but that did not stop enthusiastic young anglers ing was that a Bowfin fish has what appears to be member of the Toronto Blue Jays on Septem-
and their families from attending the Carpenter’s an eye on its tail. This fake eye confuses predators ber 7, 1978 and went an impressive 2-4 against
Brook Fish Hatchery fishing clinic. and the fish is able to get away relatively unharmed. the Milwaukee Brewers as a designated hitter.
The hatchery hosted a morning and afternoon The highlight of the first half of the clinic was the Did you know?
clinic for anyone who wanted to learn more about cooking station where those in attendance were “Butch” Alberts came to the Toronto Blue
the sport of fishing. Each clinic was three hours shown various ways to filet and prepare a multitude Jays on December 8, 1977, along with Pat Kelly,
AUTHOR VISITS long and included five informational stations, of fish, such as sunfish and bluegill. Dan Bishop, in exchange for veteran Ron Fairly.
RAMSDELL ELEMENTARY casting practice and a fishing competition. regional fishery manager, did a great job of demon- Mike Barlow was born on Friday, April 30,
Fifteen minutes were allotted for each informa- strating these different techniques. After the dem- 1948, in Stamford, New York. A gifted multi-sport
tional station, which included aquatic ecology, onstration everyone got to try a piece of fish. athlete, Barlow rode his hardwood success - at
SEE PAGE 6. fish identification, fishing techniques, regula- After everyone visited all five stations it was on Milford Central School - to a full athletic scholar-
tions and ethics and a fish cleaning station. to casting practice and then the fishing competi- ship to Syracuse University (1967). Concerned
Regional fishery biologist David Lemon orga- tion. At both the morning and afternoon sessions about his basketball playing time, he turned his
nized the clinic and was in charge of the fishing prizes were awarded for the top catches of the day. sights to baseball. The economics graduate
regulations and ethics station. He passed out pam- A number of participants received tackle boxes for brushed off many early playing offers and eventu-
phlets and explained how to read and understand placing in top spots in the competition. ally signed with the Oakland Athletics. At a time
the New York fresh water fishing regulations Regardless of whether they won a prize or even when role players figured prominently in a team’s
CALENDAR .......... 2 handbook, which is quite extensive. The book is, caught a fish, the children and parents who attended roster, Barlow was quick to find a niche as a
among other things, a guide to which fish are in the clinic all learned valuable information about middle-inning reliever. He would appear in 133
CLASSIFIEDS ...... B1 season and how many fish it is safe to eat from fishing. games over seven Major League seasons for the
EDITORIAL ........... 4 every lake and stream in the state. “The hatchery feels that it is important to host St. Louis Cardinals (1975), Houston Astros (1976),
“This is the least exciting station,” Lemon said, clinics such as these because there is a long stand- California Angels (1977-1979) and Toronto Blue
OBITUARIES ......... 9 “but it is important information to understand ing tradition of fishing in the area and it is impor- Jays (1980-1981), registering a career record of 10-6.
SCHOOL NEWS ..... 6 and learn.” tant to carry the tradition on,” Walt Zelie, a hatch- Later in his career he appeared in 83 games for
SPORTS ............. 17 Lemon took questions and explained the sig- ery aid said. the Syracuse Chiefs (1980 -1982) compiling a record
of 12-8 and a 3.39 ERA.
Did you know?
Target likely at Fairmount Fair Barlow appeared in Game 4 of the 1979 ALCS
(October 6, 1979 at Anaheim Stadium ) against
the Baltimore Orioles.
KIMBERLY A. SCHNALL Frank DiPino was born on Monday, Oct. 22,
proposed Target would place their docks on the
opposite side of the building so that they are much 1956, in Syracuse, New York. The Camillus na-
On May 22 the Camillus town Planning Board less visible. There are also no plans for outside tive was quick to attract the attention of Major
discussed plans for Benderson Development to sales facilities, which would give the outside of the League scouts while playing at West Genesee
tear down the old Wal-Mart building in the Target building a much cleaner façade than Wal- High School (1971-1974). In 1977, he signed as a free
Fairmount Fair Plaza and to erect a new 126,000 Mart. Benderson Development is planning to add agent with the Milwaukee Brewers to formally
square foot Target store in its place. sidewalks, landscaping and more space for snow begin his major league journey. He made his
Unlike some planning board meetings where removal. In order to keep the area uniform they professional debut with the team on September
there is much opposition to new stores, the board plan on being responsible for all of the landscaping 14, 1981 at the age of 24. DiPino was then traded to
and citizens at the meeting seemed enthusiastic and snow removal in the plaza as well. Houston in 1982 and it was there that he would
about bringing a Target store to the area. Getting a high-quality retailer to anchor the begin to establish his role as a middle reliever
Bill Davern, third ward councilor said, “I’m shopping center will continue to make Fairmount and led the Astros in saves in 1983 (20) and 1984
really pleased to see what’s going on in Fairmount. Fair a viable commercial enterprise that will ben- (14). He would appear in 514 games over his 12-
People are hopeful that Target will come to town.” efit the community. year Major League career for the Milwaukee
It’s easy to understand why some people did not Steve Lonergan, a member of the Camillus Brewers (1981), Houston Astros (1982-1986), Chi-
approve of the Wal-Mart loading docks facing West cago Cubs (1986-1988), St. Louis Cardinals (1989-
Genesee Street, but unlike the Wal-Mart store, the Please see Target, page 6 1992) and the Kansas City Royals (1993), register
Please see Baseball, page 3
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5910 Firestone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13206
The town of Camillus Parks and Recreation department is holding
This week a learn-to-swim registration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 10
at West Genesee High School. Only West Genesee school district
Adult dance party residents may register at this time. For more information call 487-
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring an adult dance party 3600.
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday June 3 at the parish hall. The cost is Chicken barbecue
Editor: $5 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more There will be a chicken barbecue at the West Genesee United Meth-
Kimberly Schnall information call 487-1771. odist Church from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. For more
434-8889, ext. 337 Rabies vaccination clinic information call Sue Powell at 468-0293.
email@example.com The Onondaga County Health Department will host a rabies vacci- Chicken and biscuit dinner
nation clinic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 5 at the Camillus From 5 to 7 p.m. on June 21 the Camillus Elks at 6117 Newport Rd.
Town Hall at 4600 W. Genesee St. For more information call 435-3165. will host a chicken and biscuit dinner to support scholarship funds for
Endowment for the Arts fundraiser local schools. Adults and seniors $6, Children 10 and under $4.50,
A fundraiser for the Eric Mulhauser Endowment for the Arts at children under 5 are free. For more information, call 672-3106
OCC will be held at Swallows Tavern on June 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Los Perrenial plant sale and gardening lessons
Blancos, Roosevelt Dean and Steve Rice Band are all playing. The From 9:30 to 12 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 there will be a perennial
admission price is $20 and includes food and entertainment. For ad- plant sale and gardening how-to lessons at the Fay Road Baptist
Sports: vance tickets or more information you can e-mail Allison Church. The church is at 750 Fay Rd. For more information, call 468-
Phil Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve or Lyn at 315-488-1717. 2071.
434-8889, ext. 348 Drivers education courses Father’s Day strawberry festival
email@example.com Summer Driver Education at Bishop Grimes and Bishop Ludden will The Octagon House of Camillus is holding a Father’s Day straw-
begin on July 5. Classes are available to any student who is 16 by July 1. berry festival from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. The event will
The fee is $415 and students from any high school are welcome to attend. feature strawberry shortcake, ice cream, beverages and more. The cost
To obtain a mail-in registration and other information call 468-4595. is $3 to $4 per person depending on beverages. Fathers are free if
Special Sunday worship and coffee hour accompanied by their family. The Octagon House is at 5420 W. Genesee
Starting at 10 a.m. on June 11 the Robinson Memorial Presbyterian St.
Church at 126 Terry Rd. will have a special Sunday worship and coffee
hour to celebrate the musical contributions to the church of three 50- Ongoing
Display Advertising: year members of the choir. For more information, call Fran Hunter at
Jack Gardner 476-4745. Farmer’s market open
434-8889, ext. 313 Spaghetti dinner The Camillus Farmers Market will be open on the front lawn of the
firstname.lastname@example.org From 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 the Camillus Elks Ladies Camillus Municipal Building on West Genesee Street and Male Avenue. The
(deadline: 5 p.m. Friday) Auxillary at 6117 Newport Rd. will host a spaghetti dinner. Adults and market will be held rain or shine through Oct. 27. Anyone with questions or
seniors $6, children 10 and under $4.50, children under 5 are free. The anyinterestedvendorsshouldcontactthetownclerkat488-1234.
benefit is open to the public and the money raised will support local St. Joseph’s Preschool has openings
charities. For more information, call 672-3106. To register a 3- or 4-year-old call 484-2153 or visit stjosephspreschool
Book and bake sale camillus.catholicweb.com.
The Friends of the Solvay Public Library will hold a book & bake Lapsit storytime at Maxwell
sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10 and on Sunday June 11 from Maxwell Memorial Library will host a lapsit storytime for children up to
1 to 4 p.m. at the Solvay Methodist Church at 206 Center Street in age 3 on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. through May 10. Preschool story
Classified Advertising: Solvay. For more information, call 468-2441. times Mondays though May 15. 672-3661.
Julie Galvin Octagon House gives tours
The Octagon House of Camillus is open to the public for guided tours
Upcoming every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., April through December. Group tours
(deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday) may be arranged by appointment for other days by calling 488-7800.
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EDITORIAL Summer salvation
Treat big box bullies the same Although the last few days in
Syracuse have been pretty
park there are a number of
parking garages in walking
There are many new businesses moving into Camillus. These gloomy, summer in my book is distance. The same scenarios
big box businesses provide convenience and familiarity to here. The prospects of snow are
behind us and the dream of
Schnall hold true for any day of the week
in downtown Syracuse. So, if
shoppers around the United States. Yet, most of these stores are
built virtually uncontested—except Wal-Mart. The question is bright sunny long summer days you live in the suburbs of
Kim’s Syracuse, come on in and get a
why is Wal-Mart worse than Walgreen’s, Applebee’s or Lowe’s?
Lowe’s and Applebee’s are already up and running in the On Friday, I went to the Taste whims taste of the city even if there isn’t
Camillus Commons, and still, people are arguing about bringing of Syracuse, my first festival of a designated event taking place.
a Super Wal-Mart to the area. The store is definitely going to be the year. I had never been to the There are always restaurants,
there, but one has to wonder, what was the difference between Taste of Syracuse before, so I had Manlius students, called Scenic shops and bars open in Armory
having a Wal-Mart five miles down the road in Fairmount? no idea what to expect. There View. It was impressive to see and Franklin squares.
Some Camillus residents are acting as if Fairmount is on the was a great turnout for the event, such young talent performing. It I am looking forward to
other side of the planet. What are people fighting to protect? which included food, music and gives me a glimmer of hope that attending more outdoor festivals,
Wal-Mart has already been in the area for years. The only vendors—even a wine tasting the dying Syracuse music scene outdoor concerts, camping and
difference now is the “super,” which really only means that more tent. Families, couples and will begin to thrive once again. swimming. Having lived in the
food will be sold at the store than before. friends were dispersed over There have been a number of Syracuse area all of my life I find
If Wal-Mart didn’t set up shop in the plaza, another large quartered off sections of Clinton musicians from Syracuse who it necessary to cram as many
corporation would have. Or a mom-and-pop shop possibly. The Square to listen to music, eat have gone on to have lucrative activities in during the summer
point is, businesses will be there either way. If residents wanted food and have a great time. careers—like Martin Sexton, a months before it’s time to go into
the area to be a nice community park then that would have been Although my friends and I had Corcoran graduate. hibernation for the winter.
done years ago. The area that is the Camillus Town Plaza has never been to the event before, we I know that many people who Fortunately, Syracuse pro-
been used for commercial space as far back as the 60s when it quickly caught on to what the live outside of the city in areas vides many opportunities for
was a drive-in movie theater. Taste of Syracuse is all about- like Camillus or Solvay do not summer fun. Unfortunately,
Now Target would like to come in and tear down the old Wal- food. We tried a little bit of attend events in downtown many of the events take place on
Mart in Fairmount and build a new store. So far, residents and everything, beef kabobs, rice, Syracuse because they believe the same day or weekend.
town officials seem to be pleased with the prospect of a Target chicken, half-moon cookies and that there is no place to park and As a person who loathes the
moving into the area, stating that it will be a nice design and iced-coffee. It was a gastronomi- it is unsafe. On the contrary, I winter months I am elated to
bring commercial growth to Fairmount Fair. cal experience to say the least. found a parking spot right away break out the flip-flops and tank
Where are the people complaining about traffic problems and We listened to a band com- and it was in a well-lit, safe area. tops for summer salvation in
eyes-sores related to Target? Where are the people complaining prised off all Fayetteville- If you don’t know how to parallel Syracuse.
about large corporations ruining the American landscape? And
what exactly is a nice- looking Target store? We all know that
only areas like the Adirondacks have well-crafted wooden
corporate stores. Everyone else gets the box design that looks
The road to November 2006
like every Target in every town. Candidates in New York State Buffalo’s downtown redevelop-
Some people find comfort in familiarity, and certainly eco- have two methods available to ment efforts. Breakfast was
nomic growth is important. But, it is important to realize that them to get on the ballot for Clyde sponsored by Senator Clinton
Wal-Mart is not the only big- box bully that comes in and takes
money from towns and villages across America.
statewide office for the two major
parties in New York State.
Ohl and numerous evening recep-
tions were the order of the day.
It is exciting to have a new store come to town; just remember The first is to be designated as In each case, the nominating
the only difference between Target and Wal-Mart are the brands a candidate at the party’s state The good process produced clear-cut
of clothes that they carry. convention. Voting at the Ohl days winners, as well as producing
convention is limited to the split decisions, which could
individuals who have been ultimately bring on primary
designated at state committee elections in September.
IN HISTORY persons.
The other is to conduct a
ward town board member and I The preliminaries are now
over with, but the players in the
represented all the Democrats
June 8, 632 - The prophet Muhammad died. campaign to obtain support for a from the towns of Camillus, main bout in November still
June 9, 1973 - Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the primary election in September, a Marcellus, Skaneateles, Elbridge could include some surprises. In
first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. process open to all registered and Lysander at the Buffalo the case of the Democrats,
June 12, 1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday. party members. convention. We served as two of candidates Eliot Spitzer, Hillary
June 13, 1971 - The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon The Republican and Demo- the approximately 450 delegates Clinton and Andrew Cuomo
Papers.” cratic New York State political empowered to vote in the nomi- might face primary challenges,
June 14, 1777 - The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and conventions. have completed the nating sessions for five Demo- with the most likely action being
Stripes as the official flag of the U.S. opening acts in the process cratic candidates for statewide for attorney general. Three of the
leading to the final votes for office on the 2006 ballot. losing candidates placed in
statewide office in November Each day started early, with nomination for attorney general
2006. The Democrats held their registration for the daylong in Buffalo have pledged to force a
nominating convention in sessions getting under way at September primary, with Cuomo,
Buffalo last Tuesday and Wednes- 6:30 a.m. While the convention a vote open to all registered
day- the Republican Party held was serious business, there were voters. Even Spitzer for governor
its convention on Long Island on many social events to attend. The and Clinton for U.S. Senate faces
Solvay, Geddes, New York
Wednesday and Thursday. The opening reception, attended by the possibility of September
Established 2001 two sites were about as far hundreds of convention-goers, primaries, even though there was
Phone 315-434-8889 Ext. 337 • Fax 315-434-8883 removed from each other as was held by Eliot Spitzer at the no formal opposition at the
www.cnylink.com possible in this state. Buffalo Bison baseball stadium. Buffalo convention.
Two Town of Camillus This center city stadium is Stay tuned. The races have
residents, Diane Dwire, fifth considered a crown jewel in just begun.
Kimberly A. Schnall, Editor
Jack Gardner, Ad Representative
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Richard K. Keene, President and CEO, Ext. 302 June 14. The flag folding cer-
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Mary Ann * The fourth fold represents
John McIntyre, Vice President and COO
David Grieves, Operations Manager, Ext. 311
gious principles on which our
great country was originally
Coogan our weaker nature; for as Ameri-
can citizens trusting in God, it is
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Daniel Lovell, Managing Editor, Ext. 330 denoting honor is the canton of as well as in times of war for His
Tami Grashof, Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320 blue containing the stars repre- supervisor divine Guidance
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O b i t ua r i e s
Margaret Harris Ware Chester C. Harvey Jr., 52 Evelyn Joy Jones, 89 John E. Zmarthie, 58
Miner 42 Veteran of Vietnam Former nurse Camillus Canal Society member
Mother of four War Evelyn Joy Jones, 89, of N. Main John E. Zmarthie, 58, of Camillus, first. He will be fondly remembered
St., North Syracuse, died June 2, diedunexpectedlyatMemorialSloan- for his optimistic and delightful atti-
Margaret (Harris) Ware Miner, Chester C. Harvey Jr., 52, of
2006 in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born Kettering Cancer Center in NYC tude about life.
42, of Camillus, died suddenly at Syracuse, died May 24, 2006. He
in Bombay, India, Joy lived in with his family at his side. Born in He is survived by his wife of 35
home May 23, 2006. Born in Alex- graduated from the Culinary In-
Tulsa, Okla. and Baldwinsville be- Auburn, he served in the Army dur- years, Suzanne (Henderson)
andria, Va., she enjoyed spending stitute of America in 1988.
fore moving to North Syracuse. ing Vietnam and received his mas- Zmarthie; a son, Evan of Camillus;
time at the Fairmount Library. He was an Army veteran serv-
She was a former nurse at St. ters in engineering management his parents, Elwood and Helen of Au-
She was predeceased by her ing during Vietnam.
Francis Hospital, Tulsa. from SU. burn; brothers, Bernard and Kevin
mother, Lorna (Briggs) Harris. He was predeceased by his
Joy was a member of the Syra- He was a licensed professional en- and many nieces and nephews.
Surviving mother, Janice; a brother, Bruce
cuse Christian Fellowship. gineer and recently retired as Syra- A funeral Mass was held at St.
are her hus- W. and a sister, Letha J. Eddy.
Surviving are two sisters, cuse Division Engineer of NYS Ca- Joseph’s Church, Camillus. There
band, Howard He is survived by his wife,
Cynthia Lumsden of England and nal Corp. after 38 total years with the were no calling hours. Private burial
W. Miner; Catherine L. of Syracuse; one
Gwendoline Sherrer of North state. was held in Onondaga County Veter-
three sons, daughter, Cassandra L. (David)
Syracuse and several nieces and He was a member of the Camillus ansCemetery.
Matthew T. Harvey of New Jersey; one son,
nephews. CanalSocietyandreceivedtheExcel- Contributions in lieu of flowers
Ware of Randall C. (Laura) of Solvay; his
Graveside services were held in lence in Engineering award from may be made to Camillus Canal Soci-
Westvale, father, Chester C. Sr. of Scriba; two
White Chapel Memory Gardens, NYS DOT in 1992. ety in c/o B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral
Nichols B. brothers, Keith A. of Scriba and
DeWitt. The Bush Funeral Home John was a loving, devoted and Home, 10 Genesee Street, Camillus,
Ware of Scott B. of Oswego; one sister,
of Elbridge had charge of the ar- beloved husband and father who al- NY 13031. One may sign the
Camillus and Kimberly Bunyea of Lysander and
rangements. ways put the welfare of his family guestbook at BLBUSH.com
Michael F. several aunts, uncles, nieces, neph-
Margaret Harris Miner of ews and cousins.
Ware Miner Camillus; a Services were private. There
daughter, were no calling hours.
Mary Margaret Miner of Gates Funeral Home, Inc.,
Camillus; her father, Sherwood Baldwinsville, had care of ar-
Harris of Oxford, MS; a brother, rangements.
Michael Harris of Ridgefield,
Conn.; two sisters, Sue Wilkinson
of Sommers and Cathy Harris of
Golden Bridge and several nieces Elizabeth O´Brien 90
Calling hours and services
Employee of JP
were held at B.L. Bush & Sons Fu- Morgan
neral Home, 10 Genesee Street, Elizabeth O´Brien, 90, of
Camillus. Camillus, died May 31, 2006 at
Contributions in lieu of flow- Community-General Hospital.
ers may be made to Fairmount Born in Norfolk, Va. on June 14,
Community Library, 406 Chapel 1915, she was the daughter of John
Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219 and Lydia Lawrence.
One may sign the guestbook She lived in Moores until mov-
BLBUSH.com. ing to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for
more than 50 years. Elizabeth also
Mary E. Russo, 85 lived in the Camillus-Fairmount
area for 30 years.
Former CGH volunteer She was employed by J.P. Mor-
Mary E. Koziol Russo, 85, died gan of NYC, retiring in 1970.
peacefully June 3, 2006 at Van Her husband, James, died in
Duyn with her family by her side. 1992.
Born in Syracuse, she was a gradu- Surviving are her daughter and
ate of Voca- son-in-law, Barbara and Paul
tional High Wrobleski of Fairmount; grand-
School. sons, Paul (Jennifer) and Peter and
M a r y great-granddaughter, Emily
worked for Grace.
many years at Private graveside services were
Blue Cross & held at Greenlawn Cemetery,
Blue Shield of Warners with Deacon Nick
CNY. After re- Alvaro officiating. Arrangements
tiring, she vol- were by the Buranich Funeral
unteered at Home.
Community One may sign the guest book at
Mary E. Russo General Hospi- BuranichFuneralHome.com.
She was a
communicant of St. Ann’s
Surviving are her husband of
60 years, Sam Russo; three chil-
dren, Dale (Vicky) Russo of
Dewitt, Anthony Russo of An-
chorage, Alaska and Diane (Tom)
Van Bramer of Onondaga Hill;
three grandchildren and three sis-
ters, Helen Diamond of New Or-
leans, La., Josephine Kowalski of
Syracuse and Florence DelConte
of North Syracuse.
A mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated in St. Ann’s Church.
Burial was in Valley Cemetery.
Friends called at Whelan Bros.
Funeral Home, 3700 W. Genesee St.
Contributions may be made to
Van Duyn Home & Hospital.
Tracey L. Davis, 51
Services planned for
Graveside services for Tracey
L. Davis, 51, of Battle Creek, Mich.,
formerly of Elbridge, who died
Feb. 22, 2006 will be 11a.m. June 10
in Maple Grove Cemetery, Rt. 317,
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O b i t ua r i e s
Mary Thayer Cornue, 98 Ruth C. Voumard 88 Stephanie L. Davis, 54
Town of Camillus Police Mother of six Former telephone Mottville Fire Dept.
May 17 appear in court on June 13. Mary Z. Cornue, 98, died operator honorary member
Jeremy S. Tanner, 19, of 2458 Bryan P. Morris, 20, of 112 peacefully June 2, 2006 with her Ruth C. Voumard, 88, of Warners, Stephanie L. Davis, 54, of
Roman Ave. in Marcellus, was Herriman Ave. in Syracuse, family by her side. Born in died May 30, 2006 at St. Camillus Camillus and Auburn (Sennett),
charged with unlawfully deal- was charged with aggravated Syracuse, she was a longtime Health & Rehabilitation Center. died May 28, 2006 at her home.
ing with a child and sale of al- unlicensed operation in the resident of Born on June 18, 1917, she was the Born in Syracuse on Feb. 11, 1952,
cohol to a person under 21 at third degree on West Genesee Syracuse and daughter of Jefferson Davis Cohen she was the daughter of Harold
4600 West Genesee St. He was Street in Syracuse. He was Tully. and Catherine Kovach. She lived in and Beverly
scheduled to appear in court on scheduled to appear in court on Mary was Pittsburgh, Pa. for 36 years until Burnham.
May 31. June 6. a teacher moving to Warners 52 years ago. She was a
May 23 May 24 with the Ruth was a graduate of
Eye On Kenneth Tyler J. Moore, 18, of 211 Syracuse former tele- West Genesee
Downey, 40, of Patterson Ave. in Syracuse, City School phoneoperator High School
Palo Alto, Ca- was charged with unlawful District, re- for Bell Tele- and lived in
lif., was possession of marijuana, pos- tiring in 1970 phone Co. and Camillus for
charged with session of alcohol and no seat from Clary was a commu- 12 years until
Local News a g g r a v a t e d belt at Oakridge Drive and Jr. High nicant of moving to Au-
unlicensed Kasson Road. He was sched- School. She Mary Thayer Blessed Virgin b u r n
operation in the third degree uled to appear in court on June was a mem- Cornue MaryMotherof (Sennett) 25
and obstruction of view on 14. ber of the GodChurch. years ago.
Route 5 at the Hinsdale Road A 17-year-old Camillus fe- Daughters of Stephanie
She enjoyed Stephanie
off ramp. He was scheduled to male was charged with unlaw- the American Revolution and L. Davis
reading. was the owner
appear in court on June 13. ful possession of marijuana at the Eastern Star in Tully. Surviving Ruth C. of the Secret
Frank Sgroi, 78, of 110 Oakridge Drive. She was She was predeceased by her areherhusband Voumard Garden Gift Shop in Skaneateles
Franklin Ave. in Syracuse, scheduled to appear in court on first husband, Orrin L. Thayer of 51 years, and Mottville for 10 years and the
was charged with unlawfully June 14. in 1958 and her second hus- Marcel of former postmaster of the
dealing with a child and un- William R. Haines, 62, of 245 band, Ralph Cornue in 1974. Warners; daughters, Mary (Chris) Mottville Post Office for 3 1/2
lawful sale of alcohol to a per- Germania Ave. in Syracuse, Surviving are five sons, Wil- Lutzelberger of Tucson, Ariz. and years. She was also formerly em-
son under 21 at 4600 W. Genesee was charged with driving liam (Nancy) Thayer of Mary- Suzanne (Charles) Spencer of ployed by Western Carloading Co.
St. He was scheduled to appear while intoxicated, failure to land, Edward (Barb) Thayer of Baldwinsville; son, Marc (Rachelle) in East Syracuse for 14 years and
in court on May 24. keep right, failure to yield to Syracuse, Paul (Cindy) Thayer Voumard of Cape May, N.J.; grand- Carolina Freight in East Syra-
Matthias M. Keib, 22, of 20 an emergency vehicle and un- of Rochester, Donald Thayer of children, Ian, Katie, Shane, Genee, cuse for six years.
Cricket Lane in Fulton, was inspected motor vehicle on Tully and John (Mary) Thayer Marcel, Max and Gabriel and six Stephanie was a member of the
charged with suspended regis- Milton Avenue in Camillus. He of Camillus; one daughter, great-grandchildren. Women´s Transportation Club of
tration and operating out of was scheduled to appear in Shirley (Ron) Bullock of Services were held at Buranich Syracuse, Big Brothers & Big Sis-
class on Route 5 at the court on June 6. Florida; 13 grandchildren; nu- Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., ters of Cayuga Co. and was a co-
Hinsdale Road off ramp. He May 26 merous great-grandchildren Camillus and in Blessed Virgin founder of the Mottville Street
was scheduled to appear in David S. Bonem, 33, of 109 and nieces and nephews. Mary Mother of God Church where a Festival Committee. She was also
court on June 13. Second North Apartment 16, Graveside services were held funeralMasswascelebrated.Friends an honorary lifetime member of
Margaret J. Kanaley, 62, of was charged with unlawful in Fairview Cemetery, Canton. calledatthefuneralhome.Burialwas the Mottville Fire Dept.
2784 Lyons Road in Camillus, possession of marijuana, ag- Friends called and a service inGreenlawnCemetery,Warners. Surviving are her husband of
was charged with driving gravated unlicensed operation was held at Whelan Bros. Fu- Contributions may be made to 20 years, Judson W. Davis; sons,
while intoxicated, driving in the third degree and unli- neral Home, 3700 W. Genesee Warners Fire Dept., Newport Rd., Jason (Jodene) and Noah, both of
while intoxicated with a blood censed operator on Warners St. Warners, NY 13164 or to St. Camillus Seattle, Wash.; granddaughters,
alcohol content over .08 and Road in Camillus. He was Contributions may be made Foundation, 813 Fay Rd., Syracuse, Kali and Layne Davis, both of Se-
consuming alcohol in a motor scheduled to appear in court on to the Tully Historical Soci- NY 13219. attle, Wash.; mother, Beverly
vehicle. She was scheduled to June 13. ety, c/o Eleanor Preston, 24 One may sign the guest book at Kuppel, of Camillus; sisters,
State St., PO Box 22, Tully, NY BuranichFuneralHome.com. Sandra (Raymond) Todt of Phoe-
13159. nix and Kim (Ronald) Kidder of
Livonia; brothers, Stephen
(Rhonda) Burnham of Jordan and
Douglas Burnham of Camillus
and several aunts, uncles, nieces
Stephanie’s sister, Sheryl
Krahl, died in 2003.
Services were held at the
Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W.
Genesee St., Camillus with the
Rev. Craig Schaub officiating.
Many family and friends called
preceding the service at the fu-
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Mottville Fire
Dept., P.O. Box 9, Mottville, NY
One may sign the guest book at
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Book signing to be held at Menorah Park SCHOOLS AND SCHOLARS
Menorah Park will host a com- gree in African and Middle East- abroad, including the New York
munity wide event and book sign-
ing featuring Rita Katz, author of
ern Studies from Tel Aviv Univer-
sity, immigrated to the U.S., and
Times, the Washington Post, the
Los Angeles Times, the Wall Reese receives National Greek
“Terrorist Hunter: The Extraor- began working in the field of Street Journal, the Chicago Tri-
dinary Story of a Woman Who
Went Undercover to Infiltrate the
counter-terrorism in the late
1990’s. As part of her work and at
bune, Time Magazine, Newsweek,
the Guardian, the Sunday Times,
Radical Islamic Groups Operat- great risk to herself, Mrs. Katz has and Canada’s National Post, Bishop Ludden Junior-Se- The award is sponsored by the
ing in America,” at 7 p.m. on Tues- gone undercover to numerous ter- among numerous others. She is a nior High School is proud to an- American Classical League.
day June 27 at Menorah Park, 4101 rorist front group gatherings, col- frequent guest on the most re- nounce graduating senior, Reese is the son of Mary
E. Genesee St. Katz is co-founder lecting crucial information and spected worldwide television and Nicholas Reese, was presented Elizabeth Reese Picciott of
and Executive Director of the working to expose those radical radio networks, including CNN, with the National Greek Exami- Camillus. He is a member of St.
SITE (Search for International groups in the United States. NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox nation Award for his excellence Charles Borromeo Parish and
Terrorist Entities) Institute, a Katz’s book is a memoir and an News, NPR, BBC, Sky TV, ZDF, in the classics at the school’s graduate of St. Charles
501(c) (3) non-profit, non-govern- exposé of Islamic terrorism. In it, Nova TV, SBS, and many other Honors Convocation on May 17. Borromeo Elementary School.
mental counter-terrorism re- Ms. Katz detailed her role in sev- American and international tele-
search organization. Katz has eral counterterrorism investiga- vision networks and radio sta-
studied, tracked, and analyzed in- tions. The book was translated tions.
ternational terrorists and their into several languages and pub- Menorah Park is a full service
supporting networks for several
years and is recognized worldwide
as a leading expert on Islamic ter-
lished in more than a dozen coun-
tries, including Germany, France,
Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Bel-
continuum of care campus which
includes The Jewish Health and
Rehabilitation Center, The Oaks,
Katz was born in Basra, Iraq,
and fled to Israel with her family
after her father was executed by
gium, Poland, Italy, Israel, Hol-
land, Czech Republic, and Croatia.
Katz has been quoted exten-
sively in all the major publica-
The Inn and Rothschild Adult Day
Program. This event is free but
does require advance registration.
For more information or to make
Call Kim Schnall at 434-8889, ext. 337
Saddam Hussein’s regime. She tions in the United States and a reservation, call 446-9111, ext. 118.
received her undergraduate de-
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Everson Biennial to feature Marcellus artist
Starting Saturday, June 10,
77 artists from 100 miles far
artwork by Central New York-
ers, including paintings, draw-
donation of $5 per person.
An opening reception, talk
MAMI offers medical
and 100 miles wide will be fea-
tured in the Everson Museum
of Art’s 2006 Everson Biennial:
ings, video, sculpture and pho-
tography. The Biennial will be
on view June 10 through Aug.
and preview will be held June 9
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The June
9th event is free for Everson
Beauty is in the Eye of the Art- 20, 2006. The exhibition is free members and $10 for the gen- A 17-day course for medi- hours, or email
ist. A juried exhibition, the to the public, with a suggested eral public. cal interpreters will be held MAMIofCNY@adelphia.net.
Everson Biennial celebrates June 12 to July 6 at the The class will be limited to 25
Marley Education Center, 765 students.
Irving Ave., across from There is a tuition fee of
Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. $575, with a $100 deposit and
Held weekdays from 4:30 easy payment or installment
p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the course plans available. Course mate-
will provide 70 hours of medi- rials include a training
cal interpreter training. This manual and a bilingual medi-
course, along with paid on- cal glossary.
the-job experience and an oral The course will be taught
exam, leads to agency certifi- by a team, including a li-
cation by MAMI, the censed multi-cultural in-
Multicultural Association of structor, an interpreter
Medical Interpreters of Cen- trainer and a registered
tral New York. nurse/medical trainer.
“The course is for anyone Training involves interpret-
who is fluent in English and ing skills, ethics and proce-
a second language, and who dures, medical basic
would like to earn money anatomy, common illnesses
while providing a much- and treatments, culture-
needed service to healthcare brokering, communication
providers and patients lack- skills, role playing, bench-
ing proficiency in English,” mark oral evaluations, and
said MAMI Executive Direc- written exam. There also will
tor Cornelia Brown, PhD. be tours of several Syracuse
In the Syracuse area, she medical facilities. Upon
noted, MAMI in particular is passing the written exam,
looking for people who speak participants will be eligible
Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, to work as paid MAMI inter-
Burmese/Karen, Cambodian, preter-interns.
Farsi, Hmong, Liberian/ MAMI is a community-
Krahn, Korean, Russian, based, non-profit organiza-
Ukranian and Vietnamese. tion that has been recognized
People who speak other lan- state-wide and nationally for
guages are also welcome, she its groundbreaking advo-
said. cacy, training and coordinat-
To register or for more in- ing in providing trained in-
formation, contact MAMI at terpreters for patients and
732-2271 during business the medical community.
73 DE AMATEUR RADIO
Twenty-seventh year with
BY VIVIAN E. DOUGLAS,
WA2PUU throughout the day.
For those looking for FCC Vol-
unteer Exams, testing will begin
Radio Amateurs of Greater sharply at 9 a.m. Food will be avail-
Syracuse, RAGS, will cover com- able at the site. General admission
munications for the YMCA spon- $5.
sored triathlon on June 17. Talk-in will be provided on
More than 330 contestants, 147.18+ on the K2IWR repeater.
from all over the country, along Next Hamfest to follow
with seniors from the Empire Cortland’s will be Utica Amateur
State Games will compete in the Radio Club to be held in six weeks
event starting and ending at on July 22.
Green Lakes Park in Fayetteville. Field Day planning
Hams will be stationed by the The second field day planning
water, monitoring the swimmers meeting for the RAGS/LARC
as they complete the first portion clubs will be held June 11 at the
of 1/2 mile swim, moving on to the Onondaga Hill Library, Route 175,
bike transition area to cover the (just west of the 173/175 intersec-
12 miles on roads outside the park. tion) to start at 2 p.m. All hams
Hams will be on duty for safety expecting to participate with
and emergencies all along the them during field day weekend,
route. On their return to the park June 23 through 25, should attend
other hams will be located along at least one planning meeting.
the running portion covering 3.2 The third and final planning
miles. meeting will be at McDonald’s,
Sixteen hams will cover the Downer Street, across from River
three triathlon routes, along with Mall, Baldwinsville on June 21 at
emergency units in and out of the 6:30 p.m. Following a brief meet-
park. RAGS has handled commu- ing Rick Whitford, KC2USA will
nications for 27 years since the lead everyone to a tour of the field
triathlon began. day site at Lion’s Park in
Skyline Hamfest - this Baldwinsville.
weekend Important ARES Net
Skyline Amateur Radio Club Central District Emergency
Hamfest takes place June 10 at the Net will take place at 7 p.m. on
Cortland County Fairgrounds on June 13 using the 40/00 Auburn
Fisher Avenue, off Route 281, repeater. This net looks for check-
(south from I-81 exit 12). ins from ARES members from the
Flea markets, both inside and six Central New York counties.
out, will open at 7 a.m. and con- Net manager is Doug Arvidson,
tinue until 2 p.m. Vendors and KC2MBC, of Camden.
demonstrations will be available
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Detroit (Tigers) Rock City
At the start of this surreal win a wild card. The AL West In any case, the fans have Over the course of two
spring, the sports fans of appears so weak that 85 wins come back. Crowds of more seasons, we’ve seen Boston and
Detroit, still awash in the
afterglow of hosting a Super
Phil might be enough. And the
Tigers’ presence in the playoffs
than 20,000 are the norm, and
that figures to grow the longer
Chicago put an end to long,
Bowl, prepared for another Blackwell would not only serve as a the Tigers stay in it. Hey, if it droughts. Detroit isn’t in that
party. They just knew that beacon to all the baseball can keep Detroit fans’ minds off boat, but the mere fact that it
their team would rise to the Random downtrodden (that means you, the Red Wings and Pistons’ might have a baseball winner
top. thoughts Pittsburgh and Kansas City), it playoff failures, and the inevi- in these Tigers is remarkable
Indeed, someone has reached might also break the Yankees- table depression the Lions enough.
the top - but it isn’t the Red Red Sox playoff axis. cause in the fall, all the better.
Wings or Pistons. The Order of and Maglio Ordonez. But
the Octopus is long gone, things still didn’t click, and the
thanks to those odious Oilers losing continued.
of Edmonton, and even the new So they brought Jim Leyland
incarnation of the Bad Boys to the rescue. The low, rum-
could not stand the Heat. bling voice, the cigarettes, the
No, the Detroit team riding strict ways - he hadn’t changed
at the top of the standings is from the brilliant skipper that
those once-toothless Tigers, led the Pittsburgh Pirates to
and nothing that’s gone on in early 1990s glory and guided the
baseball this season is more mercenary Florida Marlins to a
astonishing. World Series win in 1997.
In 2006, the AL Central was And it sure has clicked.
supposed to feature the current Detroit started well, but after a
kings, the Chicago White Sox, lethargic mid-April loss to
challenged for the throne by a Cleveland, Leyland ripped into
young upstart. his charges, saying (in some
They were right about the profane terms) how the old
upstart - they just had the losing attitude had to change.
wrong town bordering Lake Over the next month and a
Erie. While Cleveland has half, the Tigers played its best
floundered, Detroit has flour- ball since 1984, when a 35-5 start
ished, far sooner (and in a far led to a world championship.
greater quantity) than even the Through 49 games, they were
most optimistic Tiger fan 35-14, ahead of even the White
could imagine. Sox.
Back in 2003, the only you Mostly, Detroit has used its
could link “Detroit Tigers” and arms to soar. Young guys like
“imagination” is when you Jeremy Bonderman, Justin
tried to think about a new Verlander, Nate Robertson and
punch line. Mike Maroth were already in
In the last weekend of that the system, and had plenty of
memorable ’03 campaign, the talent.
Tigers pulled off a sweep of the This year, they’ve blossomed,
Minnesota Twins, lifting combining with newly mellow
Detroit’s final mark to a Kenny Rogers on a staff where
wondrous 43-119, leaving the each of them has at least five
1962 Mets alone in 120-loss wins. Todd Jones is a solid
And these guys were not And the everyday lineup
expansion bums. These were isn’t bad, either. Pudge and
the Tigers, the franchise of Ty Ordonez are healthy, and they,
Cobb and Hank Greenberg, along with Carlos Guillen and
Charlie Gehringer and Al Placido Polanco, provide a
Kaline, Lou Whitaker and Alan veteran balance to youngsters
Trammell, Cecil Fielder boom- like Chris Shelton, Brandon
ing balls out of Tiger Stadium - Inge, Chris Granderson and
all of that had become a distant Chris Shelton.
relic. So many of these Tigers
By that low point of ’03, went through that 119-loss
things had been wretched for a nightmare three season ago,
while. Detroit hadn’t recorded a and their current success is the
winning season since 1993. classic example of the notion
They left Tiger Stadium that adversity can breed
behind, moving from the character.
charming corner of Michigan The doubters persist, of
and Trumbull to the cold course. They figure that, sooner
comfort of Comerica Park, or later, the White Sox will
where empty seats were the take over and burst the Tigers’
norm. bubble. These same geniuses
Desperate to end these also forecast Chicago’s demise
doldrums, the Tigers brought approximately 25 times in 2005,
Trammell into the managing and you know how that turned
fold and overspent for big free out.
agents like Pudge Rodriguez At the very least, Detroit can
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Westhill rally falls just short vs. CBA
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
in the regular season, each side pre- half, the Brothers put together an- again as Micho and Liz Cholan net- Perhaps worn out from all the
vailing once, so the Warriors had ev- other three-goal outburst. tedgoals. close games it had faced, CBA would
Down by six goals at halftime, the ery right to believe that it could come So it went to the break with Sensing that her team was in dan- go on to a 13-5 loss to Skaneateles in
Westhill girls lacrosse team had no out on top again and advance to Westhill starting at an 8-2 deficit, ger, CBA senior Sarah Sedgwick the Class C title game at Central
intentionofendingitsseasononsuch Thursday’s Class C final against knowing that it could not cede any took over, putting in a pair of huge Square two nights later.
afeeblenote. Skaneateles. further ground if it wanted any goals that made it 13-10. All told, she Westhill’s season ended with a
Assuch,theWarriorsroaredback Yet when the game started, chance at victory. had five goals and two assists, includ- mark of 11-9, quite a good mark, con-
in last Tuesday night’s Section III Westhill was on its heels, falling be- Less than three minutes into the ing her team’s last four tallies. sidering that it endured season-end-
Class C semifinal against Christian hind 3-0 before the contest was three second half, that big deficit was cut in Katie Doherty scored with 1:55 left ing injuries to Andrea Corpora and
Brothers Academy at Henninger, minutes old and prompting head half, to 8-5, as Kristen Micho, Emily to pull Westhill back within two, but Lisa Olszewski, yet still nearly
creepingwithinonebeforetheBroth- coach Tim Alberts to use a time-out. Zimmerman and Emily Brillanti all CBA goalie Carlee Street made a reached the sectional finals.
ers held on for a 13-11 victory. For a while, the Warriors settled put in goals. point-blank save on Micho seconds Corpora, Dwyer, Micho, Caitlin
Westhill and CBA had met twice down, but in a span of 1:21 late in the CBA burned a time-out, but the later, and the Brothers would run out ByrneandMariaNicolasaretheonly
Warrior surge continued, as Micho theclock. departing seniors. Everyone else
and Kristen Diglio both put shots in Micho keyed the comeback, get- could be back in 2007, from Coholan,
the net. In barely eight minutes, the ting all four of her goals in the second Doherty, Brillanti, Zimmerman,
Warriors had surged to within one, 8- half. Coholan and Zimmerman each Diglio and Mackenzie Rainone in the
7, and were poised to get back even. found the net twice, while Diglio, front line, to defenders Jenna Mar-
Now the two sides exchanged DohertyandBrillaniearnedonegoal tens, Anna Hutchings and Meghan
goals, the Brothers pulling back apiece. Alex Dwyer finished with 10 Lingenfelter. Together, they could
ahead 11-8, Westhill rallying back saves. leadtheWarriorstoachampionship.
FULL PRESSURE: Westhill senior defender Maria Nicolais (25) tries to check
CBA’s M.E. Lapham (1) in the backfield during last Tuesday’s Class B semifinal.
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J-E softball lands first-ever sectional title
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
Ellen Dungey threw back to
third, catching Worden off the
For years now, the Jordan- base and tagging her for a cru-
Elbridge softball team has been cial out. South Jefferson claimed
a powerful squad, capable of interference, to no avail.
great performances. After getting out of that in-
Yet the ning, Ryan dominated in the sev-
Eye On Eagles had enth, striking out the side to
never won a Sec- raise her K total to 15 - and fi-
tion III champi- nally giving the Eagles a sec-
onship until tional title.
last Wednesday Of course, J-E had no inten-
Local Sports night’s hard- tions of stopping there. On Sun-
fought 2-1 vic- day afternoon, it returned to
tory over South Jefferson in the Hopkins for the overall Class B
Class B-1 title game at Hopkins final against Adirondack, who
Road Park in Liverpool. rode its top seed to the B-2 cham-
This landmark was not a big pionship, beating Canastota 4-1
surprise, since J-E carried a per- for that title.
fect 18-0 mark into the game and The Wildcats would end up
possessed, in Colleen Ryan, one looking feeble against Ryan,
of the area’s best players. who managed to top herself with
However, the struggle against a 20-strikeout masterpiece as
South Jefferson symbolized how the Eagles blanked Adirondack CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
the Eagles, for all its success, 3-0. GOT THERE: Jordan-Elbridge’s Rachel Graf slides into third base, just ahead of the tag, in last Sunday’s Class B final against
still needed to overcome past Getting the offense out of the Adirondack.
post-season disappointments to way, J-E landed a pair of runs in Though she gave up three hits Ryan’s arm would need to
rise to the top. the first inning as Jessica and walked two, Ryan mostly stay strong, for J-E plunged im-
As usual, Ryan was tough on Snyder and Lindsay Merrill both made the Adirondack hitters mediately into regional play
the mound, but for four innings had RBI singles. look foolish. Either they swung Monday when it faced Canton
all it amounted to was a 0-0 dead- In the top of the second, fol- hopelessly at high fastballs, (Section X) at Gillette Field in
lock as J-E’s potent lineup could lowing a 20-minute rain delay, swung way ahead of nasty North Syracuse.
not manage anything. Rachel Graf reached base, some- change-ups, or (in many cases) Win that game, plus a re-
Then, it the top of the fifth, how sped around to third on a just looked at strike three. gional final on the road Tuesday
the Eagles struck, as Lindsey stolen base and bad throw, then In the bottom of the seventh, afternoon, then the Eagles would
Merrill and Cassy Hefti both scampered home on a passed with a chance at going the whole be back at Gillette Saturday for
drove in runs to give the Eagles ball. route with nothing but K’s, the state Class B final four, hop-
a 2-0 edge. The rest of the game was Ryan recorded her 19th and 20th ing to make an already historic
South Jefferson struck for a spent trying to figure out if strikeouts before the final season even better.
run in the bottom of that frame, Ryan could do the near-impos- Adirondack hitter popped out.
cutting the deficit in half, and in sible - retire every single batter By getting 35 total strikeouts RIGHT: WE WON!: Jordan-Elbridge
the sixth threatened again when by striking them out. in the two post-season games, catcher Ellen Dungey hugs pitcher Col-
the Spartans’ Casey Worden Inning by inning, the number Ryan raised her season total to leen Ryan after the final out of Sunday’s
tripled to lead off the frame. of strikeouts piled up - first 299 K’s, one of the best single- 3-0 victory over Adirondack in the Sec-
Here, J-E decided to pitch out. three, then six, then nine, 12, 15 season totals in Section III his- tion III Class B championship game.
Ryan threw wide, and catcher and 18. tory.
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Wildcats rally past F-M for another sectional title
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
its best 12 minutes of the season. Though it controlled things
On the attack, WG was patient, against the Northstars in the first
In the cold text of history, the but relentless, waiting for just the half, the Wildcats nearly saw that ad-
record will read that West Genesee’s right moments. Sure enough, Scott vantage slip away before hanging on
boys lacrosse team beat Fayetteville- Cost found the net with 10:06 left, and for a 6-5 win.
Manlius, 7-6, for the 2006 Section III Luke Cometti scored just 1:42 later off Limiting the turnovers that
Class A championship. That’s noth- a feed from Tim Desko to tie it, 6-6. plagued a May 11 loss to CNS, the
ingnew. Meanwhile, the Wildcats’ defense Wildcats had the ball for most of the
What was dif- was in lockdown mode. Jaren first half, and turned that control into
Eye On ferent - and what Woeppel, Mark Kelly and Chris a 5-1 lead as Chris Schmidt’s pair of
will never be re- Aubertine shut down anything F-M goals highlighted the run.
flected in those triedtoestablish,andJohnGalloway “Wedidn’tgivethemmanyoppor-
pages of history - continued to rack up key stops, fin- tunities and we attacked their zone
was the way the ishing the night with 13 saves. (defense) beautifully,” said Messere.
Local Sports Wildcats earned WG killed off a penalty late in the “Then we just mentally relaxed.”
that fifth consecu- fourth quarter, then got its own man- And that relaxation almost
tive sectional title. up situation in the last 90 seconds of proved costly. CNS clawed back in
Nearly left for dead in May, not regulation. the second half as WG started turn-
given much of a chance to end the Just after the penalty expired, the ing the ball over again and were un- PAT ORR
Hornets’ 17-game win streak last Sat- Wildcats, still possessing the ball able to convert two different man-up KEY BATTLE: West Genesee defender Jaren Woeppel (31) chases Cicero-North
urday night in the misty rain at worked it around. Finally, from the situations in the fourth quarter that Syracuse’s Nick Lococo (3) down the field in last Wednesday’s Class A semifinal.
Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman left side, Donahue spotted Schmidt might have put the game away. Woeppel was just named a first-team All-American.
Stadium, and down by two goals in breaking open and passed it to him. Cometti’s goal with 6:43 left was
thefourthquarter,WGrefusedtosur- In quick fashion, Schmidt ripped a the only offense the Wildcats mus- Thursday to finish the game (it beat ing after an unprecedented fifth state
render its long-worn crown. shot past F-M goalie Kevin Fountain, tered in the second half. CNS cut it to the Bees, 15-5) because of lightning. championship in a row, meeting Sec-
Instead, it blanked F-M in the final giving WG the lead. one on Nick Lococo’s goal with 1:06 to WG hoped that the extra day of tion IV champion Binghamton in
period, caught the Hornets, and won F-M would get one more opportu- play, but it turned the ball over in the game effort exerted by the Hornets the regional playoffs at Corning Me-
it on Chris Schmidt’s goal with 46.6 nity to force overtime, but defender last minute, allowing WG to run out might lead to a bit less stamina in morial Stadium.
seconds to play. Ben Waldron stripped the ball from theclock. Saturday night’s final. Winthere,andtheWildcatswould
“Wewentbacktoplayingwell,and Nate Tucker at the point, and the With its finals berth secure, the That wasn’t the case - but when return to CNS Thursday at 5 p.m. for
pulled it out when we needed it,” said Wildcats were champions again. Wildcats didn’t complain when F-M, time had run out, the ending was a state semifinal against Penfield or
head coach Mike Messere. “We were And all this came after an equally after building a big 8-2 lead in the first familiar, and quite satisfying to all Orchard Park. The championship
asking a lot of questions about our- stressful Class A semifinal against half of the other semifinal against the Wildcat faithful. game is Saturday, at 1:30, at Stony
selves.We’rerespondingnow.” Cicero-NorthSyracuse. Baldwinsville, had to wait until On Tuesday, WG would start go- Brook University on Long Island.
The loudest response was issued
in the final, where WG, totally
unfazed by the pressure of a champi-
onship game, flew out of the gate and
had a 3-0 lead by the early part of the
second quarter on goals by Schmidt,
Matt Grogan and Kevin Courtney.
Nervous at first, F-M roared to life
in that second period and began to
take over, hustling to ground balls
and putting consistent pressure on
The Hornets tied it with a trio of
goals, then got massive momentum
when Scott Smith scored 3.1 seconds
before halftime to push F-M in front,
After Collin Donahue’s goal tied it
4-4 early in the third period, the Wild-
cats went cold, and the Hornets ap-
peared to regain control when Ethan
Gilbert and Ben Conger each scored
in the last minute of the period.
Staring at a 6-4 deficit and the pos-
sible end of both its four-year reign as
state champions and a 26-game post-
season win streak, WG put together
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BY PHIL BLACKWELL
shocking manner possible, and the making several close-up saves. Genesee’sseason. O’Hara and most of the other key
result was an 11-10 defeat that is However, with the score 9-6, the Until that final flurry, Taylor had players on this team will be back in
When it marched onto the turf at bound to linger for a long time. Hornets began to stir. Goals by Kelsi put up just one goal, and her final 2007,achampionshipwillbeexpected
Central Square for last Thursday With less than 10 minutes left, WG Cleary-Hammarstedt and Kelly total of three was just half of what again.
afternoon’s Section III Class A cham- had a 9-6 lead, and its advantage was Radigan just 32 seconds apart cut the Kuonen earned. Still, she played her True, F-M will be a big obstacle
pionship game, the West Genesee still two, 10-8, with less than three Wildcats’ lead to 9-8, forcing Elmer to best at the end, taking away the Wild- again, but Kristen Taylor won’t be
girls lacrosse minutes to play. Head coach Bob use his last time-out. cats’ hopes for a championship. around - and that alone might make
Eye On team carried the Elmer said the chief factor in the end Kuonen’s sixth goal made it 10-8 WG’s final step to the showdown thedifference.
auraofnear-invin- was his team’s inability to maintain with 7:15 left, and the physical play was handled with lots of dispatch, as
cibility, a sense possession. picked up. Hammarstedt and WG’s it ran over no. 4 seed Liverpool 14-2 in
that nothing was “Wedidn’ttakecareoftheball,”he ChrissieHanleybothweresentoutof last Tuesday’s Class A semifinal at
going to prevent said. the game with cards. The Wildcats Chittenango.
Local Sports the Wildcats from On its way to a 20-0 start and a no. appeared to have imposed its physi- Here, the Wildcats’ conditioning
earning a perfect 1 state Class A ranking, WG had cal will and were on the brink of clos- was severely tested by temperatures
season, a state championship and all rarely been tested, and were fully ex- ing things out. in the 90s and high humidity, but it
the glory that came with it. pected to beat F-M even though the But Taylor refused to let her high neverblinked.
ButwhenthosesameWildcatsleft Hornets, in an 11-8 decision back on school career end. She broke free to Instead,WGblitzedLiverpooland
the turf two hours later, the walk was May5,hadgiventheWildcatsitsclos- score with 2:42 left, cutting it to 10-9, enjoyed a 9-0 advantage by halftime,
slow, quiet, and the only feeling was est call of the season. andwhenF-Mwontheensuingdraw, easing up in the second half to make
that of total disbelief. Part of the reason the ending was Kayla Woods broke free in front and, sure no one wore out.
What appeared to be a powerful, such a surprise was because WG taking a pass from Erica Rybinski, By herself, Kuonen was far too
effectivevictoryovertwo-timedefend- seemed to have weathered F-M’s fired one in with 2:10 to play to tie it, much for Liverpool to handle, back-
ing state champion Fayetteville- fiercechallenge. 10-10. ing up her three-goal hat trick with
Manlius slipped away in the most All through the first half, the Suddenly, the Wildcats were in its four assists. Often, those passes went
teams engaged in a tense exchange, tightest spot of the season, and again toBubnack,whopouredinfivegoals.
neither side getting a lead of more lost the draw. F-M patiently set up for Lindsey Luczka also was quite CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
than one goal. a shot, but Perkins stopped it and, as generous, with three assists to go NOT TO BE STOPPED: West Genesee
WG’s best flurry came late in the regulation time ran down, attempted with her single tally. Lauren Corso, junior Sarah Kuonen (9) works past a
half, but F-M goalie Alex Johnston to clear it out. Lauren Burgoon, Maggie O’Hara, Liverpool defender in last Tuesday’s
made a series of point-blank saves Sensing the clear, Taylor inter- Ariel Kramer and Amanda Cizenski Class A semifinal. Kuonen had three
before Colleen Bubnack could score cepted it, made an all-out sprint for also got goals, with Bekah Elmer goals and four assists in this game, then
with 28.6 seconds left to give her team the net, and with 14.5 second left, her earning two assists. put up six goals in the Class A final
a 6-5 lead going to the break. hard shot fit inside the top-right cor- Given that Kuonen, Bubnack, against Fayetteville-Manlius.
Gradually, the Wildcats began to ner, the goal that ended West Elmer, Hanley, Fucillo, Perkins,
take charge, and Sarah Kuonen was
the primary reason.
Kuonen had six goals, including
all four of her team’s second-half tal-
lies. She was also winning most of
the draws, too, her speed and hustle
spilling over to the rest of the team.
“Sarah’s been doing this all year,”
said Elmer. “In the big games, she
comes up big.”
Meanwhile, WG’s defense was de-
termined to lock down F-M’s star se-
nior, Kristen Taylor, at times put-
CHUCK WAINWRIGHT she had the ball. For a while, that
STARING IT DOWN: West Genesee worked.
junior Colleen Bubnack (4) takes a shot Also, Elmer switched goalies late
at Liverpool goalie Jordan Miller (16) in in the first half, and Jenny Perkins
last Tuesday’s Class A semifinal. did a nice job relieving Kelly Fucillo,
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Ludden ends drought, shocks Raeon
Notre Dame in Class B final pentathlon
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
Way back in 1976, America
basked in the glow of the bicenten-
nial - and the Bishop Ludden base-
ball team showed its own spirit by
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
winning a Section III champion-
Three decades For the second week in a row,
Eye On later, the Gaelic Jordan-Elbridge track and field
Knights finally star Kristin Raeon proved herself
claimed another as one of Central New York’s best
banner - and did all-around athletes.
not stop there, Raeon rolled
Local Sports either.
Eye On past the compe-
tition in the pen-
Class B-2 title-holders, Ludden tathlon as Divi-
grabbed the overall Class B crown sion II’s top per-
in stunning fashion, knocking off former in last
reigning state Class C champion Local Sports Thursday’s state
Utica-Notre Dame 9-4 last Friday qualifying meet
at Alliance Bank Stadium. at Rome Free Academy Stadium.
Given little chance to beat the With a total of 2,637 points,
Jugglers, The Gaelic Knights did Raeon was 461 points better than
so by jumping on every UND mis- the Division II (small school) run-
take and, when the pressure hit, ner-up, Becky Zurek (Marcellus),
relying on each other in a close and advanced to compete this Fri-
way that went beyond the uni- day and Saturday at the state
form. championships at St. Lawrence
“They (UND) have a team,” said University.
pitcher Chris McCarthy. “But we CHUCK WAINWRIGHT In the 400-meter hurdles,
have a family.” WAY TO GO: Bishop Ludden players greet Terry McFadden at the plate after his squeeze bunt brought home a run in last Lyndsay Hollis finished, in a time
Head coach Terry Klamm Friday’s 9-4 victory over Utica-Notre Dame in the Section III Class B title game. of 1:00.34, as Ryan Kelly (Vernon-
agreed, saying his team all wore staying in. Verona-Sherrill) won in 59.34 sec-
“Believe” T-shirts throughout the “He told me he was all right,” onds.
season, and that the large amount said Klemm. Libby Forward gained a fourth-
of adversity it faced, on and off the “I wanted the whole game,” said place finish in the triple jump (32
field, helped strengthen the team. McCarthy. “I didn’t come all this feet 3 inches) and was seventh
And on this day, McCarthy was way to give it up.” among Division II runners in the
the most important part of the Sure enough, McCarthy 800-meter run in 2:28 flat.
clan. Ignoring, for a few hours, the worked himself out of the jam by Also at the qualifier, Westhill
fact that this was his prom night, striking out Dave Kinzer. Ludden had a big presence. The Warriors’
McCarthy set down the first 11 then erased all the doubts by get- 4x800 relay quartet of Emily Owen,
UND batters he faced. ting four insurance runs in the Brittany Pelsue, Jamie O’Hern
It helped that the Jugglers were top of the seventh, capped by Chris and Danielle Rafte combined for a
quite generous. UND committed Brown’s two-run triple. time of 9:51.65 that easily sur-
three errors in the top of the third Before all this, Ludden’s long passed Skaneateles (9:59.94) for Di-
inning, allowing four Ludden wait for a title ended last Tuesday vision II honors. The Warriors
runs to score. Amid the mistakes, night, at Rome’s DeLutis Field, were also third (4:11.51) in the 4x400
John Rooney hit a key double and when it defeated Canastota, 6-1, in relay.
Terry McFadden smacked an RBI the sectional Class B-2 title game. CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
Renay Tucci nearly won three
BUSY MAN: Bishop Ludden pitcher
single. Mostly, the Gaelic Knights times. She was runner-up in the
By the sixth inning, McCarthy
Chris McCarthy (2) delivers to the plate
used great pitching to get by. 200-meter dash, in 26.83 seconds,
was cruising along, with a 5-0 lead, Kevin Solan, Seth Weston and in last Friday’s Class B final against and was second in the long jump,
when the ship nearly sunk. McCarthy combined to limit Utica-Notre Dame. On the day of his CHUCK WAINWRIGHT her leap of 16 feet 10 inches topped
After back-to-back walks, Canastota to just three hits, as senior program, McCarthy threw a LAY ONE DOWN: Bishop Ludden third only by Lowville’s super senior,
McCarthy allowed a two-run Solan improved to 6-1 on the sea- complete game and helped the Gaelic baseman Terry McFadden (11) tries a Chelsea Berry (17 feet 11 1/2
double to Art Loomis. Three wild son. Knights beat the Jugglers 9-4. squeeze bunt in the fifth inning of last inches).
pitches and a walk followed, allow- Ludden tagged Raider pitcher much of the Gaelic Knights’ of- Friday’s Class B final against Utica- She came a bit closer in the
ing two more runs to score to cut Kyle Savage for two runs in the fense, earning a triple, double and Notre Dame. The bunt brought home a triple jump, going 34 feet for sec-
the Gaelic Knights’ once-sizable second inning, then another run three RBIs. Michael Kogut would run and helped the Gaelic Knights pre- ond place as Weedsport’s Allison
lead to a single run, 5-4, and had in the top of the third to grab a 3-0. drive in two runs. vail, 9-4, over the Jugglers. Beardsley (34 feet 5 1/2 inches) pre-
the tying and go-ahead runs in Canastota got its lone run in By shocking Utica-Notre vailed.
scoring position. the fourth inning, but Ludden Dame, Ludden earned a return Ludden needed two regional A day later, the boys state quali-
At this point, Klamm went out stayed in front, then pulled away trip to Alliance Bank Stadium on playoff wins to advance to fier took place at Cicero-North
to see McCarthy. Though pitchers with three runs in the top of the Monday to face Section II cham- Saturday’s state final four, to be Syracuse, site of the 2004 and ’05
were warming up in the Ludden sixth. pion Catskill in the first part of played at Union-Endicott High state meets, with all kinds of local
bullpen, McCarthy insisted on Ryan Poplawski generated the Class B regional playoffs. School near Binghamton. winners.
Solvay, in particular, stood out.
Michael Grobsmith was the fast-
Westhill’s Rice plays in state tourney est runner in either division in
the 200-meter dash, blazing to a
BY PHIL BLACKWELL time of 22.11 seconds.
Designated as the first alter- dor to compete in the tournament. in the first round to Chris Terron
When Westhill boys tennis nate for the state tournament, Thus, on Thursday, Rice found (Public School Athletic League) in
player Brian Rice lost the consola- Rice then watched as first-place himself at the National Tennis straight sets 6-0, 6-4. He would also
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tion match at the state qualifying finisher Esteban Holguin Center in Flushing, Queens, play- fall in a consolation match moved
tournament on May 25, he (Chittenango) could not get out of ing for the highest honors. indoors, to a facility in Oceanside,
thought his season was over. a flight back to his native Ecua- In the main bracket, Rice lost due to rain.
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Grobsmith would also team
with Brian Goodrich, Geoff
Westhill’s Andrew Corcoran
the pentathlon, where Andy
DeGray engaged in a great Divi-
Kobuszewski and Angel Cordero
to win the 4x400 relay in 3:26.13.
was the Division II champion in
the mile as he put up a time of
sion II duel with Clinton’s Tom
Wagner. With 2,973 points,
service anniversaries in May
Kobuszewski ran the 200 in a sec- 4:23.65, and his teammate, Greg DeGray finished just behind Donna Mosher of Camillus, se- pin. Employees with 10 or more
ond-place time of 23.36 seconds. Pallotta, achieved a similar vic- Wagner, who won with 3,009 nior student records coordinator years of service select from a vari-
Another Bearcat quartet would tory in the 3,000-meter steeple- points. Chris Weingarth was fifth in the School of Architecture, cel- ety of awards according to their an-
win the Division II 4x100 relay as chase as he posted a time of in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:51.54. ebrated 10 years of service at Syra- niversary dates. Employees are pre-
Mike Acchione, Songtha Cosby, 10:09.81. Up in Division I, West cuse University. sented with the pins and gifts at
Dave Cosgrave and Brendan Holi- In field events, the Warriors’ Genesee’s sprinters had a great Syracuse Uni- special campus ceremonies.
day finished in 44.78 seconds to Pat Walsh finished fourth in the outing, led again by Josh Eye On versity honors Syracuse University’s Office of
hold off Clinton (44.99 seconds) for triple jump with a best attempt of Karpinski, who blazed through years of service Human Resources is committed to
the title. 40 feet 10 inches, with Scott 800 meters in a winning time of to recognize the recruiting and retaining the finest
As for other Solvay performers, Mooney clearing 11 feet to finish 1:58.58 to repeat his Class AA vic- fine work and teachers, researchers and staff
Victor Young tied for third in the 10th in the shot put. tory from a week earlier and ad- high quality of members. As an employer of choice
high jump, clearing 5 feet 10 Bishop Ludden sneaked in with vance to the state meet. Local News service given in Central New York, the Univer-
inches, while Jason Coners threw a 1-2 finish in the Division II long In the 100-meter dash, Julian each day by fac- sity encourages innovative work
the shot put 43 feet 9 inches for a jump as DaQuan Grobsmith won, Young battled all the way for the ulty and staff. The University rec- by all employees and fosters a posi-
fourth-place finish. going 20 feet 8 3/4 inches. His title, only to finish third, in 11.31 ognizes employment service at five tive and supportive work environ-
John Mossotti was fourth in teammate, Wendell Williams, was seconds, as Oswego’s Charles years and in five-year increments ment that results in many profes-
the 110 high hurdles in 17.20 sec- second at 20 feet 8 inches. Kangah (11.01 seconds) came out thereafter. Those with five years of sional and scholarly contributions
onds, with Acchione fourth in the J-E made its biggest mark in on top. service receive a specially designed to community-based and national
400 hurdles in a clocking of 59.75 Syracuse University service award organizations.