Webster’s also proof how difficult it is to excel in three sports, especially with the talent Oneonta High possessed on those rosters. Webster’s teams went 55-8-1 during her senior year.
As for those who played on two of the aforementioned teams, you have Mariah Ruff (soccer and basketball); Dani Nicosia (soccer and basketball); Shelby Cleaveland (soccer and softball); Cami Cleaveland (soccer and softball); Amy Hait (soccer and softball); Brieanna Baker (soccer and softball); Emmalee Sloman (soccer and softball); Meg Burns (soccer and basketball); Miranda Kreger (soccer and softball); Ceili Getman (basketball and softball); Hayley Dower (basketball and softball); Maria DiMartin (basketball and softball); and Erin Mushtare (basketball and softball).
Before being inundated with emails – something that’s never happened to me – I’m well aware OHS girls stood out in other sports such as volleyball and the recently completed track season this school year. But I’ve decided to focus on soccer, basketball and softball, as they were a notch above.
As sterling as OHS’ three-sport resume is, it was close to being even better.
The soccer team held a one-goal lead in the state final with less than nine minutes left.
The basketball team was a pair of barely missed layups away in the last three seconds from forcing overtime against an Irvington squad that won the state final by 38 points.
The softball team earned a 2-0 victory over Windsor, which also beat the Yellowjackets by scores of 1-0 and 4-2. A fourth meeting seemed a sure thing, but top-seeded OHS fell, 5-3, to Waverly in a sectional semifinal.
Still, I’m fairly certain if you asked Windsor’s players to name the top three Class B teams they played this season that Oneonta would appear on a lot of those lists – possibly at the top of some of them.