OHS’ Jon Miller, top, gets a congratulatory hug from mom Jean after breezing through the 2-mile (3200 meter) event in 10:33 at this afternoon’s Don Howard Track & Field Invitational Meet, which brought teams from 13 schools – from Delaware Academy To GMU – to the Cooperstown Central campus. Winds gusted, but the rains held off; the event is just finishing up now. At right, CCS Hawkeye standout Isaiah Johnson takes to the air for his team. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
California became the first state to ban public schools from using “Redskins” as a team name, nickname or mascot on Sunday in a move applauded by Native American activists, the Associated Press is reporting.
The issue was confronted in the Cooperstown Central School District two years ago, when it changed its nickname and mascot from “Redskin” to “Hawkeye.”