COOPERSTOWN – CCS senior swimmer Ted Mebust finished in third-place overall in the 50 freestyle at the state meet on Long Island over the weekend, the highest finish ever by a CCS swimmer at the state meet.
He followed this with an 8th place overall finish in the 100 backstroke.
The two top 10 accomplishments ends Ted’s CCS swim career. He also won 14 Section 3 swimming titles.
By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – In a letter addressed to all students, Hartwick College announced this afternoon that it would be withdrawing from NCAA Division I athletics, including from soccer, where it won a national championship in the 1970s.
According to the letter, signed by Hartwick College’s President Margaret Drugovich, Board of Trustees Chair Francis Landrey, and Student Affair Committee Chair David Long, Hartwick’s Board of Trustees voted on whether or not to continue with the school’s two Division I programs, and as a result of the vote, decided to discontinue the two programs at the Division I level.
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – A Cooperstown Bat Company bat thrilled Houston Astro Jose Altuve early today, and by 9 a.m. the Cooperstown company’s products were being praised on ESPN Sports Center.
As Bat Company owner Tim Haney described it in a call from Florida a few minutes ago, he was at Astros’ batting practice and asked Altuve if he’d like to try one of the Cooperstown bats.
“He took it over to the batting cage,” said Tim. “All of a sudden he went right to the batting machine, which was throwing pitches at 90 miles an hour.”
“It was a little nerve-racking,” said the local businessman, who is visiting spring-training camps to get MLB players to try his wares.
Chipper Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman
Due In Cooperstown For Induction July 29
The four will be inducted into the Hall of Plaques in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 29.