The Yellowjackets have a new leader in its hive.
While sports teams not affiliated with schools will likely enjoy the state’s latest round of rules regarding youth athletics, the same cannot be said for school teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Last week, this space was used to emphasize the difficulty of selecting this year’s player and coach of the year awards in boys basketball.
After winning just about everything there was to win in 2018-19, Cooperstown boys basketball coach John Lambert faced a different challenge in his second season leading the Hawkeyes.
For an Oneonta boys basketball team facing an uphill climb from well before the first practice of the season, it was the quality of the ascent rather than the height of the peak that highlighted the year.
As the people at NYSPHSAA and other sporting institutions around the world have realized in the past month, some decisions are just plain difficult.
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.
Sixteen area boys basketball players landed on the New York State Sportswriters Association All-State lists for Class B, C and D, announced by the organization Thursday, April 16.
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.
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.
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.
Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 finally affected local high schools sports Thursday, March 12, as the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced in a press release on its website that all winter championships were “postponed indefinitely.”
While playoffs for local high school teams have not yet been affected, potential schedule changes crept closer Wednesday as the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association announced its first changes because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Senior boys basketball players from across the Midstate Athletic Conference gathered in Sidney for an exhibition basketball game Tuesday, March 10, with a team from Delaware and Otsego counties edging a squad from Chenango and Broome counties, 104-96, in overtime.
Unatego’s Jacob Haqq recorded a leap of 46-11.25 to win the boys triple and claim state gold Saturday, March 7, during the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island.
SYRACUSE — When top-seeded Weedsport erased Cooperstown's hard-earned, six-point halftime lead early in the third quarter, the Hawkeyes leaned on the little things to regain the momentum.
ONEONTA — South Kortright's dominance over the Delaware League in girls basketball extended to a section title Saturday, March 7, with a 48-25 win over fourth seed Stamford in the Section IV Class D girls basketball finals at SUNY Oneonta's Dewar Arena.
ONEONTA — A 14-4 third-quarter run helped top seed Marathon speed past second-seeded South Kortright en route to a 51-45 win in the Section IV Class D boys basketball championship Saturday, March 7, at SUNY Oneonta's Dewar Arena.
SYRACUSE — Cooperstown looked well on its way to a second consecutive boys basketball section title, before three whistles in the third quarter left a 6-foot-9-inch hole in its defense.
ALBANY — While zero local wrestlers left the 2020 NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships with a gold medal, they all took home something possibly even more valuable from the Times Union Center: the chance to try again next year.
Unatego’s Jacob Haqq will enter the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships as the favorite in the triple jump, leading a group of five local athletes competing in seven events at the meet.
ONEONTA — They say it’s hard to beat the same team three times in the same season. It’s even harder when the team is known for relentless full-court pressure.
ONEONTA — A 32-point second half pushed second-seeded South Kortright past No. 3 Franklin, 50-29, in a Section IV Class D girls basketball semifinal at SUNY Oneonta’s Dewar Arena, Wednesday, March 4.
Third-seeded Unatego got 16 points from Meghan Perry, beating No. 2 seed Deposit/Hancock for the first time in three tries, 45-42, in a Section IV Class C girls basketball semifinal Wednesday, March 4, at SUNY Cortland.
ONEONTA — Melanie Hoyt had a game-high 17 points as No. 4 Stamford upended topseed Cherry Valley-Springfield, 57-45, in a Section IV Class D girls basketball semifinal Wednesday, March 4, at SUNY Oneonta’s Dewar Arena.
This Week's Circulars
ONEONTA - Brian F. Dwyer, 51, passed away June 29, 2020, at his home, with the love of his life, Vickie, with him. He was born March 18, 1969, in Rockville Centre, son of Francis and Maryann (Jankowski) Dwyer of West Hempstead. Brian grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from Sachem High S…
ONEONTA - A graveside service for Robert L. Wood, 82, who passed away May 19, 2020, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, with military honors, in Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Montfort officiating. Under current restrictions, all must wear face coverings and maintain socia…
ONEONTA - Edna A. Utter, 77, of Otego, passed away June 24, 2020, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Woodbury, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Mildred (Coward) Cook. Edna worked for many years as a dispatcher for the New York State Police. She atten…
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