25 years ago
March 20, 1989
With Mark’s marks leading the way, the favored team of Mark and Matt Centofante sailed to the title of the 14th annual Oneonta Rec-Star Doubles Bowling Tournament Sunday at Gus Lampo’s Holiday Lanes.
Mark Centofante, who carries a 161 average, strung together games of 226, 196 and 203 for a 625 series in the final as the Oneonta team picked up $800.
Mark’s brother Matt, who averages just 141, rolled just a few pins above his average with games of 149, 153 and 158. His 460 series helped, but the team’s 234 handicap did the most damage to the upset hopes of Deer Run Lanes bowlers Guy and Duncan Axtell.
Mark Centofante had rolled just a 540 in the semifinal round, but found a magic touch in the first game of the final.
“I just found a good shot and stayed with it,” said Mark, discussing his first game as if it were nothing unusual.
50 years ago
March 20, 1964
SOUTH KORTRIGHT — A school consolidation plan which envisions the linkage of six Delaware and Schoharie schools into a single unit with a single geographically centered Junior-Senior High School is drawing intense study from educators and residents of the area involved.
The plan, if consummated, would join schools at Davenport, Jefferson, Gilboa, South Kortright, Stamford and Grand Gorge into one district. Under such a plan a new Junior-Senior High School (Grades 7-12) would be constructed at “Point X” in the geographical center of the area.
The existing school facilities in the six districts would then be used as grade centers or elementary schools with Junior-Senior High students travelling by bus to the central secondary unit.
The plan, one of many such envisioned as school districts all over the state endeavor to fall in line with the Master Plan for Education proposed by the State Education Department, is aimed, state officials said, at permitting rural school systems to provide more services for students with an equally improved use of instructional personnel.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.