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August 3, 2013

Bauerle, Sander reach new heights


Bauerle said he'll attend Cortland State in the fall but doesn't plan to play a sport. He said he wants to concentrate on his studies as a communications major with a concentration in journalism.

Asked if he'll miss not having a sports season to prepare for, Bauerle said: “It's already tough. Two months out of high school and I already miss basketball, baseball and football. It kind of stinks knowing I'm not going to start four-hour practices, but I'm looking for a new experience and I'm happy I'm going there.”

Morris' season included its second straight Tri-Valley League title – a 34-27 win over Milford in the final – and a spot in the sectional championship game.

Led by Fourth Team all-state selection Mike DeLuca and all-state honorable mention Levi Decker, the Mustangs rolled through the Tri-Valley League to the tune of a 13-1 record.

Decker and DeLuca, both seniors, averaged 16.9 and 16.4 points, respectively.

In sectionals, Morris scored 77 points in back-to-back games, eliminating Southern Cayuga and Hunter-Tannersville.

In the final against Marathon, the Mustangs tied the score at 49 on a free throw by DeLuca before the Olympians pulled away.

Following that game, Sander said: “This is a great, great, great group of guys. They're just a wonderful group of young men. I've had no problems, they do what they're supposed to do, I don't have to worry about trouble in school. I love each and every one of them, truly.”

Rob Centorani can be reached at or 607-432-1000, ext. 209.

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