In Memoriam: Donald E. Howard Jr.

In Memoriam Donald E. Howard Jr.1941-2024 COOPERSTOWN—Donald E. Howard Jr., formerly of Cooperstown, died on June 9, 2024 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Don was born in Albany on July 11, 1941, to Donald E. Howard and Ruth Frisbie Howard. He grew up in Schoharie and graduated from Schoharie Central School in 1959. In high school he was a soccer goalie, played basketball and ran track, helping the school win its first team county track title in 1959.…


Sports Snippets: December 7, 2023

Sports Snippets: December 7, 2023 COMPILED by WRILEY NELSON Milford’s O’Connor Reaches 150 Career Wins MILFORD—Milford Central School senior TJ O’Connor achieved his 150th varsity win in the Captain Tony Bailey Memorial Tournament on Saturday, December 2. It is his fifth year wrestling for the Cooperstown varsity team; despite missing his freshman year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports his career record is 152-27. He made the state tournament in seventh grade and has since racked up two Center…


Former OHS Hooper Returns to Oneonta

Former OHS Hooper Returns to Oneonta By TED MEBUST “Anytime I get on the court, I’m happy,” said Graham Wooden, a former Section 4 basketball star for Oneonta High School. After recently transferring to SUNY Oneonta from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania this fall, he has hit the ground running. “We’re happy to have him in the program,” said Red Dragons coach Cameron Conover. According to Conover, SUNY Oneonta had been recruiting Wooden during his time at OHS, telling the 5’11”…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 24 Hall of Fame Induction INDUCTION – 1:30 p.m. Join the Baseball Hall of Fame for the 2022 Induction ceremony of this years class of baseball greats including player David Ortiz, Golden Days Era Committee electees Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva and Early Baseball Era Committee electees Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil. Lawn seating is free. On the Lawn of the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit…


Clark gym becomes summer basketball gathering spot

Clark gym becomes summer basketball gathering spot By GREG KLEIN • Special to MIDDLEFIELD — As summer began and COVID regulations eased, Clark Sports Center Assistant Athletic Director Scott Whiteman started getting more activity on his phone. It was the basketball athletes checking on open gym status. “We couldn’t practice the last week of school, because it was finals,” said Piper Seamon, a 2020 Cooperstown Central School graduate and college basketball player at Hamilton College in Clinton. “So, I…


From state title to college hoops, Lambert looks for his shot

From state title to college hoops, Lambert looks for his shot By CHAD WELCH • Special to When Jack Lambert graduated from Cooperstown Central School, he was second on the boys’ basketball program’s career scoring list and as a senior had led his team to the school’s first-ever Class C state championship in boys basketball, while earning Most Outstanding Player honors after setting several state tournament scoring records. He was also named the NYSPHAA Class C Player of the…

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