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2 Millers Win Top Honors At Oneonta Country Club

2 Millers Win Top Honors

At Oneonta Country Club

Tim Miller won the Men’s Club Championship Scratch Division at the Oneonta Country Club today, and Dick Miller, right, took top honors in the Men’s Club Champion Net Division, according to Derek Walbridge, assistant pro.  Click on links below for complete results.

 

MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SCRATCH
MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NET
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17 Millionth Fan Enters Into Hall

17 Millionth Fan

Enters Into Hall

Sergio Arias of Lompoc, Calif., smiles with surprise a few minutes ago as Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark advises him he is the 17 millionth fan to pass through the turnstile at 25 Main St. At right, Arias, wife Amber, and children Gabi, 11, Noah, 9, and Aubrey, 6 pose with Miss Clark for the official portrait. She then presented the honoree with a lifetime Hall of Fame membership and other gifts. Arias – he is a Yankee fan; his son a Dodger fan – is visiting Cooperstown for the first time.  The Hall has been open since 1939; lately, a million fans visit Baseball’s Mecca every three years.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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CCS Principal Lucy Resigns After 2 Years

CCS Principal Lucy

Resigns After 2 Years

Search For Successor To Begin In Fall

Donna Lucy

COOPERSTOWN – Donna Lucy, who recently engaged to marry, has resigned as Cooperstown High School principal in a reorganization announced today by the school district.

“As many of you know I became engaged earlier this year. As a result my family and I will be relocating in July 2018,” Lucy said. “I am super excited for my next chapter and I leave knowing that there are other authentic champions for children in the world.”

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Janet Owens White, 77; Helpmate To Husband, Revered CCS Coach

IN MEMORIAM:  Janet Owens White, 77;

Helpmate To Husband, Revered CCS Coach

COOPERSTOWN – Janet O. White, 77, of Cooperstown, helpmate to her husband, Dick, during the many years he coached the CCS varsity basketball team, died following a brief illness Monday night, June 4, 2018, at Albany Medical Center.

She was born Janet Linquist Owens on Sept. 1, 1940, in Plainfield, N.J., a daughter of E. Alder and Dorothy (Conway) Owens.

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Grandstand Theater Grand Re-Opening On Eve of Classic Game

Restored, Grandstand Theater

Re-Opening On Eve of Classic

The newly renovated Grandstand Theater will open on Friday, May 25, ahead of the Hall of Fame Classic game.
Jane Forbes Clark spoke to a packed house at the Grandstand Theater during a talk in January 2016. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – With new surround sound, a state-of-the-art projector and a brand-new film, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater is set for re-opening this weekend as part of the museum’s annual Classic Weekend.

“Baseball fans come to the Hall of Fame looking for that ‘wow’ moment, and the new “Generations of the Game” introductory film, shown in the beautifully renovated and state-of-the-art Grandstand Theater, sets the stage and delivers an emotional foundation for a memorable Museum experience,” said Jeff Idelson,  Hall of Fame president.

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Primal Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening

Primal Fitness Celebrates

Their Grand Opening

Dan Wyant, Danny Lapin, Sara Joyner, Joe Vallette, Monika Vallette, Denny Allen, Treei Youngs, Amanda Brandas, Melissa Moore, Nicole Rothernberger, Jenni Critti-LeBeau, Lindsey Rumenapp, Patrice Doxtader, Dylan Wright and Phuong Nguyen prepare to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Primal Revolution Fitness this morning at 144 Roundhouse Road in Oneonta. “We have workouts that are scalable for every fitness level. We have triatheletes and beginners in their 60’s!” said Monika Vallette, who co-ownes the gym with Amanda Brandas and Nicole Rothenberger. “We want to help make everyone into happier, healthier versions of themselves through Crossfit.” said Brandas, “There is a real community aspect here. Everyone is supportive and pushes each other.” Rothenberger added “We start and finish the workout together. That way no one is left behind. That just started happening, it comes with the camaraderie.” At right, Jeff Joyner, President of Fox Hospital, gets into his routine climbing the rope. The gym, which opened in the beginning of March, already has plans to expand to accommodate a larger workout rig and more floor space for their growing membership. The gym is open 5am-9pm.

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Parade Opens CYB Season

BIG JOB, Little Players

The littlest team, Coach Matt Hazzard’s Price Chopper, got a big job this morning, carrying the lead banner in the Little League Parade into the CYB Field in Hartwick  hamlet.   It took a little while to get the hang of it, but the players then successful led their fellow athletes into the season.  From right are Lily Vilacky, brothers Connor and Landon Van Buren, Paxton Hazzard, Graham Schiellack, Joe Conti and Carter Coleman.  At the field, players sang the National Anthem and former coach Dave Pearlman, left, threw in the first pitch.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Oneonta’s Michael Roda Wins SADD Run

Oneonta’s Michael Roda

Wins The SADD Run

Runners take off up East Street in Oneonta this morning as the start annual SADD Run 5K. Mike Roda, Oneonta, in blue, finished in first place with a time of 16:33. Behind him are Alexander Kahl, Jon Hendley, Tom Slicer, Scott Hornung, Michael Hamilton, Paul Zimmer, Gavin Fetterman and Jeffrey Bullis. At right is Suzanne Swantak-Furman, first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 25:24. The race was proceeded by a information fair in the gymnasium of the Oneonta High School where many local organizations were tabling. Afterwards, runners enjoyed Chobani yogurt and bagels provided by Hannaford. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Springbrook Invitational Basketball Tourney Underway

Springbrook Invitational

Basketball Tourney Begins

Andrew Poole of the Springbrook Scorpions, left, makes a jump shot as teammates Christian Mann and Nate Benett keep away Travon Scott and Troy Kithcary of the Onondaga Cougars during their basketball game at Springbrook this morning. The teams were facing off as part of the 6th annual Springbrook Invitational Basketball Tournament that features 8 teams competing as well as skill competition drills and visits by former Syracuse Orangemen players Roosevelt Bouie, Dale Shackleford and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Stew & Brew Helps Fund Outlaws Away Games

Stew, Brew Helps Fund

Outlaws Away Games

Karen Lang and her sister-in-law Stacey Makley-Leesh prepare a plate of bangers mashed potatoes and gravy at first annual Brew & Irish Stew fundraiser at the Damaschke Field Clubhouse. All proceeds from the buffet go towards covering travel expenses for the Oneonta Outlaws baseball team. Visitors enjoyed games, music, raffles and of course, good homemade food! “We really want to open this space up for more types of events in the future.” said Lang, “We are also planning on having a Cinco de Mayo party here where we will serve tacos, fajitas and Mexican hot dish!” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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