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4 Newcomers On HoF Ballot, But 2 Labelled ‘Steroid Stars’

4 Newcomers On HoF Ballot,

But 2 Labelled ‘Steroid Stars’

Manny Ramirez, left, and Ivan Rodriguez
Manny Ramirez, left, and Ivan Rodriguez

COOPERSTOWN – The Red Sox’ Manny Ramirez is among four new contenders among 19 candidates on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 400 voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Outfielder Ramirez is joined by catcher Iván Rodríguez, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero and shortstop Edgar Rentería on the newcomers’ list, joining 15 holdovers from the 2016 balloting in which center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. and catcher Mike Piazza were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

How successful they are remains to be seen, with the Chicago Tribune immediately labeling Ramirez and Rodriguez “steroids-tainted stars.”  The BWWAA has so far been reluctant to vote in anyone touched by PED scandals.

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Hartwick Naming Complex For President, Mayor Miller
DEDICATION MONDAY AT BINDER

Hartwick Naming Complex

For President, Mayor Miller

Dick Miller was Hartwick College president and Oneonta mayor. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dick Miller was Hartwick College president and Oneonta mayor. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Hartwick College will dedicate the new men’s locker room complex at the Binder Phys-Ed Center at 6 p.m. Monday in honor of Richard P. Miller, former Oneonta mayor and college president.

A 5:30 reception will precede the dedication; tours of the Dick Miller Locker Room Complex will follow.

The refurbished complex on the Binder’s third floor includes brand new lockers, showers and shower partitions, lights and light fixtures, paint, wall tile, and a 10-by-25-foot wall mural highlighting Hartwick men’s athletics.

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CCS’ Reilly Hall Signs With Coker, Division II School In South Carolina

CCS’ Reilly Hall Signs With Coker,

Division II School In South Carolina

This afternoon in the Hall of Fame's Bullpen Theater,  Reilly Hall is surrounded by his teammates after signing a letter of intention to play baseball at a Division II school, Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.  Hall, who was CCS homecoming king this year, has played varsity football and basketball as well as baseball.  He plans to major in criminal justice.   His parents are Bob Hall and Anne Smullens.  (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)
This afternoon in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater, Reilly Hall, center, second row, is surrounded by his teammates after signing a letter of intent to play baseball at a Division II school, Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. Hall, who was CCS homecoming king this year, has played varsity football and basketball, as well as baseball. He plans to major in criminal justice. His parents are Bob Hall and Anne Smullens. (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Netting Installed At Doubleday To End Pigeon-Dropping Woes

Netting Installed At Doubleday

To End Pigeon-Dropping Woes

doubleday-droppingsA team from Erlich Pest Control, Buffalo, is installing netting under the rafters at the Doubleday Field grandstand today, a $20,000 project that has been under discussion for years to prevent pigeon droppings from falling on fans in the seats below.   The Erlich team – Tim Hartnett, Jason Franklin and Alfonso Strickland – just completed a grandstand at Colgate University last week, and Franklin said there’s considerable demand for this service.   Mayor Jeff Katz said he has often received complaints from fans, but that in season the stands can be cleared in the morning and be messy again by noon.  “Taking care of that bird problem adds to the joy of being there,” he said.  Doubleday Field Manager Quinton Hasak said cleaning the droppings was a particularly messy job, requiring ice scrapers to remove the detritus.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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SUNY Oneonta Soccer Wins In 1st NCAA Round

SUNY Oneonta Soccer

Wins In 1st NCAA Round

Oneonta State's Carlos Martinez plays the ball in front of St. John Fisher's Louis Guiliano during the first half Saturday. The Red Dragons' Hans Purtell scored a second half goal to give Oneonta a 1-0 win in the opening round of the DIII NCAA Men's Soccer tournament. Oneonta plays again in the 2nd round tomorrow at home against Eastern University, with a 1 p.m. start time.
SUNY Oneonta’s Carlos Martinez plays the ball in front of St. John Fisher’s Louis Guiliano during the first half of today’s DIII NCAA Men’s Soccer tournament.  The Red Dragons’ Hans Purtell scored a second half goal to give Oneonta a 1-0 win in the opening round of the tournament. Oneonta plays again in the second round at 1 p.m. tomorrow at home against Eastern University of Philadelphia.  (Cheryl Clouth/AllOTSEGO.com)
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CV’s Waterfield On U.S. Team Winning Bronze In Germany

CV’s Waterfield On U.S. Team

Winning Bronze In Germany

Team USA finished the Championship in third place. Attached are the final results. Please click here to download an image of Team USA on the podium, along with a video of Team USA competing and some interview footage
Team USA, which includes Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley, took the bronze among 16 nations competing in the Stihl Timbersports 12th annual World Lumberjack Championchips in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday and today.   Nathan, who has competed locally in Cooperstown and Oneonta qualifiers, was one of five athletes on the U.S. team.  (Photo courtesy Stihl)

 

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Oneonta Soccer Advances, But Elmira N-D Wins Edge

Oneonta Soccer Advances,

But Elmira N-D Wins Edge

OHS's Ryan McKee is challenged for control of the ball by Elmira Notre Dame's Nick Steed as Aidan Sharma wathes the play in the Section IV Class B boys championship game. OHS and END are the Section 4 Class B Co-Champions but END advances on pk's,with a 3-2 advantage..
OHS’ Ryan McKee is challenged for control of the ball by Elmira Notre Dame’s Nick Steed in the Section IV Class B boys championship game this afternoon at the Wright National Field in Oneonta.  The two teams played to a 0-0 tie, but then Elmira won a shoot-out.  Both teams will now advance to the states with a 3-2 advantage.  (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com) 
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Community Bank Winter Games Sponsor

Community Bank Winter Games Sponsor

Mark Tryniski president/CEO of Community Bank, which has branches through Otsego County,  announced this morning that the bank has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 Empire State Winter Games.  At a press conference this morning in Canton, where the bank was founded, Tryniski has flanked by, from left, Craig Randall, mayor of Lake Placid; Tait Wardlaw, Empire State Winter Games director; Gordy Sheer, past Olympic luge participant and ESWG alum; and Andrew Weibrecht, past Olympic alpine skier and ESWG alum.
Mark Tryniski, president/CEO of Community Bank, which has branches through Otsego County,  announced this morning that the bank has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 Empire State Winter Games.  At a press conference this morning in Canton, where the bank was founded, Tryniski has flanked by, from left, Craig Randall, mayor of Lake Placid; Tait Wardlaw, Empire State Winter Games director; Gordy Sheer, past Olympic luge participant and ESWG alum; and Andrew Weibrecht, past Olympic alpine skier and ESWG alum.
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Oneonta’s Kim Elting, Daughter Row To Win At ‘Head Of Charles’

Oneonta’s Kim Elting, Daughter

Row To Win At ‘Head Of Charles’

Lang Keith and daughter Anne after Judge Keith competed in the Grand Masters Single Scull event at the Head of the Charles on Saturday 22 October, 2016
Cooperstown’s Lang Keith, the retired Virginia judge, gets a hug from daughter Anne after he competed in the Grand Masters Single Scull event at the “Head of the Charles” races Saturday in Cambridge, Mass.  (Nancy Northrup photo)

By CHIP NORTHRUP • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Despite wind and rain, rowers from Cooperstown and Oneonta competed with rowers from all over the world in the three-mile “Head of the Charles” race over the weekend in Cambridge, Mass.

They included:

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