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November 10, 2012

Week in Review: Obama wins re-election; Franklin copes with shooting

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---- — This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:

MONDAY

A light snow fell over most of the region Saturday night, offering a possible prelude to a stronger storm forecast to hit the area later this week.

In sports: Morris earned its second straight Section Four Class D girls soccer championship Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus.

TUESDAY

All campaign trails lead to Election Day — and with a highly competitive presidential race at the top of the ballot, the voter turnout today should be heavy across the region, local political observers predicted Monday.

In sports: Once again, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is changing the date for its annual Hall of Fame Classic — a seven-inning exhibition game featuring former major league players.

Last year, the change was minor. The game that had fallen on Father’s day for its for three editions — 2009-2011 — was moved to the day before Father’s Day.

Now, it’s moving back three weeks to Memorial Day weekend.

WEDNESDAY

Barack Obama will be president of the United States for four more years, and after all was said and done, after billions of dollars, millions of words and many months of campaigning, the big winner in the 2012 elections was ... the status quo.

Going into Tuesday’s plebiscite, Obama was president, the Republican Party controlled the House of Representatives, and the Democratic Party held sway in the Senate.

When we woke up this morning, Obama has been re-elected, the GOP still has a majority in the House, and the Democrats remain in charge of the Senate.

In sports: Walton’s Katrina Kilmer made eight saves to help the Red team to a 3-1 victory over the White in the Section Four Field Hockey Senior Classic on Monday at Sidney.

Marathon’s Shelby Underwood scored three goals — two for the Red team and one for the White.

THURSDAY

A Franklin couple died in an apparent murder-suicide, Delaware County deputies said Wednesday.

The bodies of Willis and Wendy Brown were found at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in their home in the village of Franklin, Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills said Wednesday. Both had been shot, and it appears that the husband shot the wife, Mills said, but further details won’t be available until autopsies are complete.

In sports: Unatego’s girls found out Wednesday their opponent for a Class C state soccer quarterfinal Saturday and Oneonta High’s girls are closer to knowing their opponent and when they’ll play their Class B quarterfinal.

The Section Four champion Spartans (18-0-1) will play Section Three winner Sauquoit Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fulton High.

FRIDAY

Friends and associates of Wendy and Willis Brown struggled Thursday to grasp the loss of the couple in an apparent murder-suicide at their Franklin home.

In sports: The best soccer players in the SUNY Athletic Conference wear Oneonta State uniforms.

That’s according to the SUNYAC’s coaches, whose votes for conference Player and Rookie of the Year honors in men’s and women’s soccer this season resulted in a Red Dragons sweep Thursday.

Senior defender Dan Scott won SUNYAC Player of the Year for Oneonta’s men, who also had the conference’s Rookie of the Year in freshman midfielder Sean Vinberg.

O-State’s women also doubled up on the SUNYAC’s top awards as senior forward Kayla Brantmeyer won Player of the Year and freshman sweeper Krystal Scott received Rookie of the Year.