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Oswego Bears Cheer Take Second at Conference Competition

Oct 21, 2015 05:58PM ● By Steven Jack

The Oswego Bears Peewee Cheer Squad ook 2nd place at the Chicagoland Pop Warner Conference Competition this past weekend.


The Oswego Bears PeeWee squad: Aryianna Alvarez, Riley Cherniwchan, Hannah DeSpain, Lilyana Hallam, Sarah Heizer, Haidyn Kapusinski, Isabela Magan, Faith Matyszka, Giselle Moreno, Olivia Muir, Aryanna Olguin,  Josclyn Paul, Laila Pugh, Mallory Schulz, Taylor Scott, Alexis Valle, and Sara Walsh took 2nd place at the Chicagoland Pop Warner Conference Competition this past weekend!  They will compete at Chicagoland’s Regional Competition at Northern Illinois University Sunday, November 8th.  Tiny and Mitey Mite Cheerleaders also had an awesome showcase in this weekend’s Conference Competition!  Great job girls!  

The Oswego Bears Mitey Mite Squad is Disney bound in December as they head down to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports to showcase their skills at the Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships.  Good Luck to all our girls!

Tiny Mite 18 – Algonquin Argonauts 0

The Oswego Bears Tiny Mite improved their regular season record to 7-1 on Saturday with an 18-0 victory over Algonquin’s Argonauts. The Bears fought hard against the Argo’s behind Christian Herrera, Giovanni Garcia, Ryan Gedman, Cameron Logan, Luke Hernandez and Austin Martin setting up Dominic Battista for the Bears first touchdown. Matthew Odefey, Vince Herrera, Aidan Cullen had huge tackles for a loss on defense giving the bears back the ball. Nolan Robertson had a huge run setting up Zachary Gilson for his first career touchdown. Kashton Wilson also added to the touchdown board thanks to tremendous blocking from Joshua Mathley and Robert Shields.  Alex Perez and Jonah Zukauskas had great runs to finish the Bears final drives of the game. The Oswego Bears Tiny Mites will travel to Plainfield this Saturday at noon to Battle the Naperville Chargers who are 6-1-1 in the Tiny Mite Championship Bowl. Win or lose the Bears will play on Sunday for the final time this year. Great job Bears and keep up the tremendous TEAM work.  

Mitey Mite 1 (Slou) 6 – Plainfield Saints 8

The Oswego Bears Mitey Mite 1 team ended their season with a tough loss to Hampshire this past weekend.  The Bears got on the board early when Trey Hernandez bulldozed his way up the middle for a 20 yard touchdown.   Thanks to a stellar defense lead by Brenden Bisgrove, Logan Keaton, and Charles Canada, the Bears were able to cling to a 6-0 lead at halftime.   In the second half the Bears were able to pound the ball inside with hard runs from Jackson Miranda, Damien Lewandowski, and Trey Hernandez but they were never able to reach the end zone.  Late in the third quarter Hampshire was able to capitalize on the only mistake the Bears made on defense all day.   On a third and long situation Hampshire connected on wide receiver screen and when the Bears defensive back slip, Hampshire was able to scamper untouched for a 50 yard score.  On the point after attempt Hampshire was successful in kicking the 2 point conversion.   Oswego ended up 3-4-1 on the season, they look to improve next year when they will be able to return the majority of their young team to the Mitey Mite division.  

Mitey Mite 2 (Heiden) 12 – Fox Valley Gators 25

The Mitey Mite Bears 2 team played their best game of the season offensively and defensively.   Thomas Anderson stepped up on offense and moved the ball all the way to the end zone for his  first of two touchdowns on the day.  Quarterback Ty Dwyer lit up the field with pass plays to Caleb Yanos.  Great blocking by Ethan Baca, Glenn Lloyd, Jackson Hall, Drew Mulacek and Tyler Vlcek allowed Ethan Brauer and Ty Dwyer to rack up the yards.   Defensively we had great tackles from Aiden Heiden, Vlcek, and Brauer.  Quintin Hammitte and Christian Rodts at safety held the Gators to low pass plays.  Kaleb Mikashus, Ryder Shaw and Brenton Turner contributed to the Bears defense and were in on many group tackles.  The team missed their outside linebacker Matt Gandy due to injury.  Looking forward to next year!

Senior Mitey Mites (Smith) 30 – Southtowne Stallions 7

Christian Martyn ran for 2 touchdowns on the day in the Bears 30-7 Homecoming victory over the Southtowne Stallions.  Nick Tickle had a 30 yard run around the end with David Drendel and Maddox Gerwig sealing the outside for a clear running lane.  Colin Ryan capped off the scoring on a 12 yard scamper to the left corner. Drendel setup his fellow teams mates with hard runs all day to get the Bears within striking distance.  Zac Clarke kicked 2 field goal extra points, while Grant Adams and Hunter Smith powered their way across the line with running plays.

Outstanding defense on the line by Clarke, Drendel, Smith, Aiden Moriarty, Isaiah Logan, Parth Patel, and Andrew Wiggins, as the front 6 were in the Stallion backfiled all day.  Nothing got around the corners with Derek Gordon, Bryson Mello and Gerwig playing solid defense.

The Senior Bears Mitey Mite Team finished the regular season 5-3 and are headed to the playoffs as one of the top 8 teams in the Chicagoland Pop Warner League, Mitey Mite Division. Good Luck in the playoffs.

Pee Wee 20 – Hoffman Estates RedHawks 19

The Oswego Pee Wee Bears beat the visiting Hoffman Estates Red Hawks 20-19 in a seesaw affair Saturday to finish the regular season with a 7-1 record.  

The offense was led by Cooper Gorman with touchdown runs of 47, 45, and 30 yards respectively.  Gorman had huge holes to run through due to the offensive line dominating the Red Hawk defensive line. 

The Bears defense was led by Brandon Heffernan with a caused fumble and 11.5 tackles with 4 for loss.  The defense had a tough time stopping the Red Hawk run at times, but the defense came up with big plays to thwart a couple of drives. Braison Goehring and Hector Perez came up with a fumble recoveries to prevent additional Red Hawk scoring chances.  Carter Wojcik and Casey Krahula had some big tackles to slow the Red Hawk offense down. The Bears look to do some damage in the playoffs starting next weekend. 

Jr Midget 32 – Hampshire 6

The Jr. Midget Oswego Bears team ended the regular season on a high note during their homecoming game with a victory over Hampshire. This team has come together and improved each week over the season and is now headed into the play offs.  

The defense dominated all game. Efrain Davila, Bennett Wojcik, Cole Hansen, Luke Matyszka and Michael Walsh held the Hampshire team off. Tim Baker had a great interception. 

Offensively, it was one of the best games of the season. Ricky Jacobsen scored an impressive three rushing touchdowns. Keegan Cullison had a great game, throwing two completed touchdown passes to Bennet Wojcik and Jack Ford. This was once again made possible by a solid offensive line consisting of Cole Adams, Tim Baker, Vince DiCosola,  Jacob Baird, Ron Held, Jacob Plohr and Nick Tisza.

Special teams contributed some intense moments in the game as well. Efrain Davila ran a kickoff back 40 yards to set up a touchdown right before halftime.  Luke Matyszka ran a punt back 25 yards, setting up another scoring drive. All in all it was a great way to end the season with each player contributing and exhibiting how far they have come as a team this season. 

Varsity 32 – Hoffman Estates RedHawks 0

The Varsity Oswego Bears ended their regular season with a another offensive and defensive stellar performance. The Bears were led by the power running of Noah Zukauskas, Zack Precup, Sam Wilson, Domenico Gallo, David Wilson and Corey Provow. David Wilson was 2-3 and completed 2 passes to tight end Brendan Harkins.  Provow rushed for two touchdowns in the first half and threw for another in the 4th quarter. Our O-Line was once again awesome and led by Christopher Matias, Alex Becker, Otto Hess, Alex Ponx, Precup, Zukauskas and Harkins.

The defense was iron clad. The Bears were led by the line backing crew of Sam Wilson, Corey Provow, Brendan Harkins, Ben Scott and Noah Zukauskas. Our safety play of Nick Connelly and Jordan Carlin was outstanding. Our corner back play of Jeremy Muehring and Daniel Thomas contained the field all day.

It was a great performance by all Bears players and leaves us entering playoffs in second place. It was definitely an excellent way to end the regular season at 6-2.