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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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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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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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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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Longtime Cooperstown Central School coach and athletic director Dave Bertram announced Monday, June 22, that he would be leaving the district to become the athletic director at Mohonasen Central School.

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NYSPHSAA took a small step toward staging a fall sports season jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, June 12, by releasing guidelines for summer conditioning programs.

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Senior athletes took the brunt of the cancellation of the spring sports season as the COVID-19 pandemic took away the opportunity to close out their careers on their own terms.

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As the state champion in the triple jump during the winter track and field season, Unatego’s Jacob Haqq was set to enter his senior spring season as one of the favorites for another state title.

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Just minutes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York schools and universities would continue distance learning through the end of the academic year, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association followed with the announcement that all of the state’s sections had canceled thei…

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Bob Zeh has been around the local basketball scene since The Beatles were topping the Billboard charts, but more than 50 years later, the Jefferson native is still finding success as the Unatego girls basketball coach.

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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo extending New York’s stay-at-home order to May 15 on Thursday, April 16, the window to complete the already-delayed spring season of high school sports got even tighter.

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The Basketball Coaches Association of New York released its award-winners for the 2019-20 season, with several local athletes and coaches being recognized.

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Dr. Robert Zayas, the executive director of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association, said Monday that it was with great disappointment that his organization had elected to cancel the remaining winter state championships.

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The New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced Monday, March 23, that it was canceling its remaining winter state championships because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

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According to a tweet from Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, there will be no state basketball tournaments, and any remaining championships are canceled.

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Oneonta senior boys basketball player Graham Wooden announced Sunday, March 22, his decision to play collegiate basketball for Mansfield University.

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