By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
BINGHAMTON – The Cooperstown Hawkeyes’ dream of a state championship ended this afternoon at the hands of the Moravia Blue Devils at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena in NYSPHSAA Regionals Championship game.
The Hawkeyes came out strong in the first quarter, with a 9 point lead, but the Blue Devils caught up in the second quarter. The teams were neck and neck for the third quarter which ended with Moravia pulling ahead.
Despite strong efforts by lead scoreres Tyler Bertram, right, and Jack Lambert, the Hawkeyes were unable to overcome Moravia in the 4th, resulting in a 59-66 loss.
Dream Ends For Hawkeyes
COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Central Hawkeyes lost to Moravia, 66-59, a few moments ago in the Regional Finals at the Broome County Veterans Memorial, ending their quest for a state championships a week before the title round.
Tyler Bertram Tournament MVP
SYRACUSE – The CCS Hawkeyes Boys’ Basketball Team defeated the Tully Black Knights, 73-62, to claim the Class C, Section III title and compete for the regional title next weekend at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghmton.
The action was this afternoon at Onondaga Community College.
The first quarter CCS was up 19-11; halftime brought at 27-27 tie. The last quarter, Coop maintained a 10-point lead that Tully was unable to overcome.
Tyler Bertram scored 39 points and was named the Class C Tournament MVP.
The Hawkeyes face Section IV champ Moravia next weekend. The winner will go on to the state tournament the weekend of March 17-18 in Binghamton.
Baseball Hall of Fame 2017 inductee Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, “widely regarded as the best defensive catcher of all time,” according to Wikipedia, responded to bilingual questioning from a phalanx of reporters in an “availability” now underway at 25 Main St., Cooperstown. Rodriguez said he was particularly inspired by the plaques of fellow catcher Johnny Bench, as well as Roberto Clemente and Nolan Ryan. “The whole museum is great,” he said. All inductees undergo a similar orientation prior to the big day, Sunday, July 30. Inset at right his his wife, Patricia Gomez, who was being interviewed separately in the Hall of Plaques. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO,com)
For the first time in a long time, the water was colder than the air at the 21st annual Polar Bear Jump at Goodyear Lake this afternoon. Under the watchful eyes of the state police Troop C Dive Team, over 230 jumpers braved icy water to help raise money to help ten local recipients . Above, event organizer Brenda Waters, Milford, and Jay Murphy, Oneonta, call the jumpers out onto the ice to line up before taking the plunge. Left, Christopher Vun swims as fast as he can towards the ladder out of the lake. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
CCS FOURTH GRADERS INSPIRE SENATOR
SEWARD: MAKE BASEBALL
NEW YORK STATE’S SPORT
COOPERSTOWN – This idea is a home run.
Inspired by a suggestion from Anne Reis’ fourth-grade class at Cooperstown Central School, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has introduced legislation – Senate bill 4288 – to designate baseball as New York’s official state sport.
“Baseball is known as our national pastime but the game has deep roots and a rich history here in New York State,” said Senator Seward.
“From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in storied Cooperstown, to the Mets and Yankees – the pinnacles of Major League Baseball – to our recently crowned Little League World Series champions from Maine-Endwell, New York State is clearly the epicenter of baseball greatness,” said Seward.