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Mark Simonson

November 26, 2012

Oneonta STC basketball resumed after World War II


Apparently the players “carbed up” before the game, as many athletes do, with a pasta meal, courtesy of Coach Griffin’s wife.

“Even though we didn’t win, our team certainly put up a grand fight, and accepted their defeat only after they gave their all. Oh well, for those people who just hate to think defeat, there is always Mrs. Griffin’s spaghetti, that might be held responsible for the tragedy,” the article, with no byline, concluded.

As of early March, one learned in a short article in The State Times that the Dragons had a record of one win and 11 losses. Better days were ahead, but the students were glad the team was back.

This weekend: An unforgettable barbecue in South Kortright in 1940.

City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at

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