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					                                                                                                                                                                 EXPRESS, JUNE 7, 2006/1

      Volume 6, No. 23
     June 7 to 13, 2006


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                                                                                                     Home of the Smith family

                                                                                                                                              honor local
                                                                                                                                              big leaguers
                                                                                                                                              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.
                                                                                                                                                 The event is hosted by Eagle Newspapers
                                                                                                                                              and the SkyChiefs, and will feature Butch
                                                                                                                                              Alberts, Mike Barlow, Frank DiPino, Steve
                                                                                                                                              Grilli and Mark Lukasiewicz. Game time is 7
                                                                                                                                              p.m. Find a free ticket offer in this edition.
                                                                                                                                                 Francis “Butch” Alberts was born on
                                                                                                                                              Thursday, May 4, 1950, in Williamsport, Pa. -
                                                                                                                                              home of the Little League World Series. Per-
                                                                                                                                              haps he was predestined for a career in base-

                             Hooked on fishing
                                                                                                                                              ball, but his large six foot two inch frame was
          PARENTS .
                                                                                                                                              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
2/ EXPRESS, JUNE 7, 2006


     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.
    advocate@cnylink.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            ataarice@syr.edu or call Steve or Lyn at 315-488-1717.                    2071.
       434-8889, ext. 348          Drivers education courses                                                   Father’s Day strawberry festival
    pblackwell@cnylink.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
     jgardner@cnylink.com             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.
                                   Learn-to-swim registration
                       EXPRESS, JUNE 7, 2006/3

4/ EXPRESS, JUNE 7, 2006

             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
                                                                                        are ahead.
                                                                                                                                                     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
                     E-mail: advocate@cnylink.com
                                                                     residents, Diane Dwire, fifth                             considered a crown jewel in       just begun.

                                                                                        Flag Day
                      Kimberly A. Schnall, Editor
                    Jack Gardner, Ad Representative

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                                                                                                                                                                       peace throughout the world.
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                                                                                        emony represents the same reli-
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              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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                                                                                        in uniform. The canton field of                                                our country, for in the words of
             Sharon Doldo, Business Manager, Ext. 305                                   blue dresses from left to right and    brought out and, at the ceremony        Stephen Decatur, “Our country, in
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              IN BRIEF
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                                                                                                                                            E AGLE N EWSPAPERS , J UNE 7, 2 0 0 6/ 9

                                                                                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
and nephews.
   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,

                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                 and nephews.
                                                                                                                                                    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-
                                                                                                                                                 neral home.
                                                                                                                                                    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,
                                                                                                                           Examination Award
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-

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
                                                                                                         interpreter training
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,
                                                                                                                                                maddening championship
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
infamy.                            closer.
   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
                                                                                                                                                 E AGLE N EWSPAPERS , J UNE 7, 2 0 0 6/ 1 7
Westhill rally falls just short vs. CBA
                                        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.

                                                              CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
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
                                      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.
                                                                                                                                                                                       CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
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Wildcats rally past F-M for another sectional title
                                            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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Wildcats shocked by late F-M rally
                                            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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    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS                                                                                          SPORTS
Ludden ends drought, shocks                                                                                                                                          Raeon
Notre Dame in Class B final                                                                                                                                          pentathlon
                                                                                                                                                                     at state
   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.
                      Already the
                                                                                                                                                                       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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Raeon from Page 25                                                                                                     MOVERS AND SHAKERS
   Grobsmith would also team
with Brian Goodrich, Geoff
                                          Westhill’s Andrew Corcoran
                                                                              the pentathlon, where Andy
                                                                              DeGray engaged in a great Divi-
                                                                                                                       SUemployees celebrate
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.

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