25 years ago
March 17, 1989
Oneonta High School graduate Steve Downey came off the bench to score eight points in Siena College’s 80-78 upset over Stanford in the first round of the NCAA East Regional tournament Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.
Downey, a 6-foot-11-inch sophomore who was sidelined much of the season by mononucleosis, played about 15 minutes. He made three of four shots from the field and two of three free throws before fouling out.
Downey led Oneonta High School to the Section Four, Class B championship in 1986-87, his senior year, and was named Daily Star Player of the Year that same season.
His former coach at OHS, Bob Zeh, watched Thursday’s game on television.
“I wouldn’t have missed it,” said Zeh, who sent Downey a congratulatory telegram Thursday night.
50 years ago
March 17, 1964
STAMFORD — Douglas McKenzie, president of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, lists the activities which the Chamber’s events committee has scheduled for the summer months in the area:
Memorial Day Weekend, which this year falls on Friday, May 29; Saturday, May 30; Sunday, May 31, the National Campers and Hikers Association will hold a campout at Nickerson’s Park, Gilboa.
Automobilists of the Upper Hudson Valley, on Saturday, June 20; Sunday, June 21, will hold their first rally and judging of the season, at Stamford. More than 60 entries of old cars participated in this affair at Stamford in 1963.
At 9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4, a gigantic fire-works display will be staged on the grounds of the Stamford Country Club.
The Southern New York Region of the Sports Car Club of America, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 17-19, will hold its third annual hill climb up 3,214 foot-high Mt. Utsayantha.
Sunday, August 2, the New York Sate Music Camp at Hartwick College, Oneonta, will present a concert; on Friday, August 21 the merchants of the village will stage their second annual street fair.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.