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After 22 days of wondering if the Sept. 21 date permitted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the start of most fall sports would actually see the start of anything at all, student-athletes in Section IV got their answer.

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Unfortunately for local sports fans, the proposed Sept. 21 start date for low- and moderate-risk high school sports is looking less likely to bring about the start of anything at all.

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Just 10 days ahead of the date Gov. Andrew Cuomo said low- and moderate-risk interscholastic school athletics could begin, the fate of the fall season in Section IV remained uncertain.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 9, that the seasons for fall sports designated as high-risk have been postponed to March 1.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. He was 81.

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My wife and I have been walking up our hill and making a loop through the woods for some exercise three or four mornings a week. It’s a little better than a three-mile hike. The other morning as we passed a section of the old pasture swamp, a small brown bird rose up out of the taller grass.…

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Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver 75, died early Monday, Aug. 31, according to media reports, in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association COVID-19 Task Force met for the fifth time Monday, Aug. 31, producing several new early guidelines for sections planning to play fall sports and establishing a target date of Friday for a document containing the association’s full guidance.

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In a week that began with a seed of hope for the return of interscholastic sports, only for subsequent days to cast doubt on whether or not that hope would come to fruition, the week’s end arrived with little further clarity on the fate of the fall season in Section IV.

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In a year that is anything except normal, one of the area’s centerpiece athletic traditions is joining the ranks of events temporarily adapting.

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After two days of what appeared to be movement toward having a season of fall high school sports, the always-present chance that fall sports might not begin became more apparent Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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After Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Monday announcement cleared the way for most fall sports to begin practicing and playing Sept. 21, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association began the process of navigating the governor’s guidance Tuesday, Aug. 25, with the goal of facilitating some…

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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing Monday, Aug. 24, that most sports would be permitted to begin practicing and playing games Sept. 21, it was a pretty good day for those involved in the local high school sports scene, which has been completely shut down since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday, Aug. 24, that its Board of Directors voted unanimously to reschedule the two Era Committee elections slated for this winter “as a result of uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Earlier this summer, people across the country received unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail from China. I first saw it on Facebook, but we all know that everything on that social media site is absolutely the truth. But then I saw it on the evening news. The New York Times reported the s…

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ONEONTA — The Otsego County Amateur saw a first-time champion crowned Sunday, Aug. 16, at Oneonta County Club – but he's no stranger to winning.

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The Catskill Mountains are known worldwide for the magnificent trout filled rivers and reservoirs. These rivers is where fly fishing for trout in America began. Theodore Gordon, the Darbees, the Dentes and even Oneonta’s Dave Brandt have left their mark in fly fishing history on these pristi…

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The Oneonta Green Wave won two of three over the weekend in a Saturday doubleheader against the Schenectady Indians and a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Saratoga Stampede.

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The 2019 Unatego girls soccer team will be remembered as one of the best teams in program history after advancing to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C state championship game, last fall.

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A three-run third inning propelled the Oneonta Green Wave past the Chenango Hellcats, 5-2, Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Joe Hughes Field at Oneonta High School.

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Oneonta High School Athletic Director Jerry Mackey told The Daily Star on Monday, Aug. 3, that the district’s decision not to begin any in-person education until at least Oct. 11 does not preclude the school’s athletic programs from potentially beginning play before the return to school buildings.

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton senior Gavin Bonczkowski will return to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the upcoming school year, lending his perspective to the statewide conversation ahead of an uncertain academic year.

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The Oneonta Green Wave lost both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 1, against the Saugerties Dutchmen at Joe Hughes Field at Oneonta High School,

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Longtime Oneonta High School baseball coach Joe Hughes was nominated for a National Federation High Schools Coaches Award for the 2019-20 school year, per a media release from Ron Woodruff of the New York State Coaches Association.

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Pat and I went up on the hill the other night. We had finished dinner and just wanted to relax. We sat there above the pond in swings that hung beneath the pavilion and watched some does with their fawns come out to feed. The young spotted ones frolicked and chased each other around.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association named Julie Bergman, Hancock Central School District’s principal, president of the association, Wednesday, July 29.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association held its annual summer meeting of the Central Committee on Wednesday, July 29, voting on several proposals and formally changing the group’s officer positions.

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Seamus Catella continued his clutch hitting for the Oneonta Green Wave with another walk-off base hit as the Green Wave beat Saratoga, 2-1, Tuesday, July 28, at Joe Hughes Field at Oneonta High School.

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In back-to-back doubleheaders Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, at Joe Hughes Field at Oneonta High School, the Oneonta Green Wave went 1-3, dropping two games to Amsterdam on Saturday before splitting its pair with Schenectady on Sunday.

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Earlier this week I was driving along Route 80, heading toward Cooperstown. Big Chuck was on the radio talking about the most beautiful lakes in New York state. He mentioned several, like Chautauqua Lake out in the western part of the state. Of course Otsego Lake and the Finger Lakes were me…

Jeff Porteus recorded a hole-in-one during the Tuesday night league at Ouleout Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, July 21.