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November 9, 2013

Week in Review: GOP clings to county board control


In sports: Oneonta High volleyball found itself in a different world Tuesday at O’Neill High. Despite double-digit statistical performances from Brittney Herrick, Krissy Wells and Delaney Dower, the Yellowjackets’ first appearance in a state volleyball tournament ended with a 3-0 first-round Class C loss to Section Nine champion Millbrook.


The Common Core curriculum and high-stakes testing were the focus of a two-hour forum Wednesday held by the Oneonta Area for Public Education at Morris Hall at SUNY Oneonta.

Also: In the first indication that wealthy Democrat Sean Eldridge may have a looming primary battle in his quest to represent New York’s 19th Congressional District, a Greene County lawyer confirmed Wednesday he is trying to mount support for a possible candidacy for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson.

In sports: Remnants of the last SUNY Athletic Conference championship team are sparse on this year’s Oneonta State women’s soccer team. Not since 2010 have the Red Dragons won a SUNYAC title, but O-State senior Karly DeSimone remembers that squad that went on to advance to third round of the NCAA Division III tournament.


After being encouraged by state Senate Republicans to seek a seat in the upper house of the state Legislature, Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, has decided to stay put.

In sports: SUNY Delhi fell into its own trap Thursday at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Broncos used a series of offsides traps to stifle the aggressive play of Brookdale early, but the persistence of the Jersey Blues led to five one-on-one scoring plays en route to a 7-0 women’s soccer rout of Delhi in the opening round of the NJCAA Division III Tournament.

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