The first few weeks of the semester brought competition in full swing as Oswego State students participated in tournaments on and off-campus.
Of the 21 dragon boats registered to raise money for the YMCA on Saturday, Oswego State conquered three dragons on its own. Oswego State Campus Recreation student staff, the fitness centers’ student staff and our college faculty and staff each competed paddling in 40-foot-long boats. Oswego State’s fitness center edged out the other two campus teams winning the 200-meter race in just one minute.
Registration for next years’s boat races is now open to the public. Boats are going fast, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating next September.
In line with the competitive spirit, team Swag Kidz excelled in the men’s competitive 3v.3 basketball tournament Sept. 2 against Backboard, winning the championship 42-35 after a close first half. Team Low Expectations outplayed team I Don’t Care in the men’s recreational division. Low Expectations’ 3-point shooting gave them a four-point advantage at half, and they never looked back on their way to a 27-24 win.
At this year’s tennis tournament, Ian Pauchard triumphed winning the singles tournament. While in another win, Pauchard and Ali Alsalameh came together to win the doubles tournament.
Lakerfest: Free tennis lesson, Kan Jam, home run derby and more at the Onondaga field Saturday. Register for a free tennis lesson at Onondaga tennis courts 12:30-1 p.m. on Saturday.
Free Student Swim Lessons: Tuesday, Sept. 18 to Oct. 9 from 6-7 p.m., at Lee Pool
Broomball League: Online registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 18 on www.imleagues.com. Games begin Sept. 30.