SBA season gets underway
The other day I got an email from an old friend of mine in the Adirondacks. He was a student of mine when I taught in Wells many years ago. He sent me a picture of a five-pound brook trout that he caught when the ice went out of a wilderness lake this spring.
New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas unveiled six potential scenarios for interscholastic sports for the 2020-2021 school year, Wednesday, July 1.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s COVID-19 Task Force discussed a range of options regarding the state of fall interscholastic athletics during its second meeting, Tuesday, June 30.
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.
There isn’t really an Opening Day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is open every day of the year with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. But much of the Hall’s ongoing schedule of events is in conjunction with the Major League Baseball season.
When I was young – you know – many, many years ago, we spent our free time during the hot summer days up the creek. Well, that doesn’t sound quite right. It wasn’t “up the creek without a paddle.” Heck, the Harrison Creek that flows down our valley wasn’t big enough to float a toy boat. But …
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown announced Wednesday it is preparing to reopen its doors on Friday, June 26, "in accordance with New York state’s regionally-focused phased reopening plan and with many enhanced health and safety procedures."
Four area wrestlers were in action Sunday, June 21, with Milford’s Avery Leonard leading the way with a first-place finish at the Cheesehead Apocalypse tournament held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association softball state championships were scheduled to take place last weekend on June 13. Of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that did not happen.
Many years ago when I was young, I was intrigued with the early explorers of the west. I remember reading an account of Jim Bridger when he returned to St. Joseph, Missouri, from trapping beavers in the Yellowstone country.
The State University of New York Athletic Conference will split its 10-team conference in half for the upcoming fall season for men’s and women’s soccer as well as volleyball, per a decision from the SUNYAC Board of Directors on Monday, June 15.
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing Sunday, June 14, that low-risk youth sports could begin July 6 in regions of the state that are in Phase Three, it appears that some of the area’s boys and girls of summer still may grace their respective fields.
The Delaware County Amateur Championship Committee will hold its 55th Annual Delaware County Amateur Championship at The College Golf Course at Delhi, July 10-12.
As protests against systemic racism continue across the country, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum bolstered its educational offerings centered around the history of baseball and the civil rights movement Thursday, June 12.
NYSPHSAA took a first step in addressing this fall’s interscholastic sports season Wednesday, June 11, as the organization’s COVID-19 Task Force met for the first time.
I started out writing about the magnificent waterfalls that dot the landscape of this beautiful state, but realized that most of you will never walk three or four miles back into the wilderness just to see some water flow over the rocks above. Still, I didn’t want to cover those famous ones …
My dad liked to walk up the hill on our farm. Even in his late 80s and 90s he did it almost every day. I used to joke with him, as he said so many times, “I think that hill gets steeper every year.”
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Executive Committee unanimously approved a new football proposal for the 2020 season, Wednesday, May 27.
With the weather taking a turn toward summer conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to loom over the region, one area golf course is hoping to say thanks to those directly addressing the public health crisis.
I’m sure that most of you have been awakened in the middle of the night by some unusual sound. I know I have. Well, a friend of ours had such an event a couple of nights ago.
SUNY Oneonta indoor track and field athlete Norberto Cervantes earned Division III All-America status Tuesday, May 19, from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Otsenango Pony League will not have a summer baseball program for the first time in more than 50 years as it announced the cancellation of the 2020 summer season, Wednesday, May 20.
A hole-in-one is among the most difficult feats to accomplish in golf, and in all of sports. The amount of precision, accuracy and — let’s face it — luck needed to drain an ace is incredibly high.
We in The Daily Star’s sports department do not have the luxury of rooting for the home team when, say, the Dragons come over from Glens Falls or the Blue Sox drive south from Utica to play the Outlaws.
With the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League canceling its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oneonta Outlaws owner Gary Laing has a new goal, one that isn’t played out between the foul lines: making sure the Outlaws are around for an 11th season in 2021.
Ken Kendrick has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, bringing the total number of directors to 17 for the nonprofit educational institution.
During this pandemic, people are getting sick and tired of staying inside. They binge watch the television, argue with their kids and spouses and maybe even start cocktail hour earlier than normal.
With the NCAA’s Board of Governors accepting recommendations for rule changes regarding how athletes can be compensated for their names, images and likenesses (NIL) in late April, it appears real change is coming to college athletics.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the formation of a COVID-19 task force to examine potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the fall sports season as well as the entire 2020-21 school year, Tuesday, May 12.
Three days after announcing the cancellation of its state tournaments, the Department of New York American Legion Baseball Committee canceled the entire 2020 season per a directive from The American Legion National Organization, Saturday, May 9.
The roar of engines is returning the Afton Motorsports Park, but don’t expect the roar of crowds to come back quite so soon.
Sidney alumnus Yury Chernyak (Hartwick) and Delhi alumna Anna Post (SUNY Cobleskill) each earned end-of-year athletic honors from their respective universities, announced Friday, May 8.
The first of May has a special place in the minds of some. It’s the first day of turkey season. As I drove down the road that morning heading for the Stamford area, I glanced up on our hill into the big meadow. There was a tom turkey in full strut and three hens. I didn’t bother going out th…
With SUNY Oneonta completing its spring academic semester Wednesday, May 6*, the coaches in the athletic department closed a semester devoid of full spring seasons, but nonetheless busier than a typical spring.
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has canceled its 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, following an announcement from president Robert Julian, Wednesday, May 6.
The Department of New York American Legion Baseball Committee announced the cancellation of the 2020 Senior and Junior Tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic via a statement on its website, Wednesday, May 6.
Cooperstown All Star Village is the latest summer baseball staple to be impacted by COVID-19, as the park announced the cancellation of its first week of tournament action Monday, May 5.
This Week's Circulars
Roselynn McNaught passed away July 8, 2020. At Bookhout Funeral Home, visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., July 13. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., July 14.
COOPERSTOWN - Joseph Raymond McCullion, our brother and friend, has gone home to his Lord, June 30, 2020. He was born May 28, 1943 in Tampa, Florida. Joseph was a kind, loving, compassionate man. He loved his NY sports teams - the Yankees, Rangers and Giants. He was a lifelong fan of all thr…
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- Sheriff: Man had sex with underage girl
- SUNY Oneonta outlines plan to reopen in fall
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