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CCS Hawkeye Ben Tafuro, Kyle Myer, Spencer Lewis and Ryan Burns (top photo) share cheers with enthusiastic fans – there may have been up to 1,000 – who gathered around the flagpole at Main and Pioneer a half-hour ago to welcome home the team that’s won the first-ever state basketball title for Cooperstown. On the aerial ladder behind the Cooperstown Fire Department’s 1952 vintage Mack firetruck, (center photo) a gleeful Noah Lifgren is flanked by MVP Jack Lambert, left, and Kyle Santello, right, bearing trophies from their win. Coach John Lambert (lower photo) gets off the school bus from Binghamton in the Blue Lot and and hugs Fire Chief Jim Tallman, right, and Village Police Officer Terrell Silvera. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAWKEYES TAKE DOWN KATS FOR STATE TITLE
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
BINGHAMTON – Hot on the heels of yesterday’s triple-overtime win against Greenport, the Hawkeyes made their 71-61 championship game against the Middle Early College Kats look easy, seizing a 10-point lead early on and never letting up.
“A game like yesterday can drain you emotionally, but when I got on the bus this morning and saw them I knew they were ready,” said Coach John Lambert.
“The energy from winning yesterday really carried over to today,” said sophomore John Kennedy. The 6-foot-8 team newcomer, who brought out plenty of cheers from the packed stands.
The littlest dancer, Ava Salzman, 7, of South Hartwick, performing with the Iona Troupe, charmed the crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon that followed Sunday mass at Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown at noon today. The full range of St. Patty’s cuisine was available, including two types of corned beef, one steeped in Fly Creek Cider Mill cider, according to chef Bill Waller. Inset, Ava receives congratulations from her brother Henry, 7 months, who is in mom Amanda’s arms. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
THEME: ‘Water, Water Everywhere’
As emcee Chris Kjolhede put it, tonight’s annual Fly Creek Philharmonic performance, “Water, Water Everywhere,” was “the hottest ticket in town – except for the Cooperstown boys’ basketball team,” and – as always happens – it packed the Fly Creek United Methodist Church. In top photo, the chorus performs “Under the Sea”; front, from left, are Julie Huntsman, Scottie Baker, Celeste Johns, Judy Grin, Joelle LaChance, Sharon Rankins-Burd, Ellen Tillapaugh and Vicki Gates. Inset left, “Singing in the Bathtub” featured, from left, Gary Kuch, Bill Hughes and Tom Huntsman. The two-hour performance began with the traditional “Down in the River to Pray,” and ended with “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and a standing ovation. “Kids” in the troupe included Evelyn Baldo, Kayleigh Butler, Avery Croft, Paul Crowell, Lucy Hayes, Clara Pokorny and Creighton Williams. Music by Ron Johnson, Tim Peters and Lorna Wilhelm. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hartwick’s O’Donnell-Kelly School of Dance brought the sounds and steps of Ireland to The Knights of Columbus Tekawitha Council 10968 annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner this evening at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Parish Hall in Cooperstown. High-stepping out front is Tess DiLorenzo. Behind her, from left, are McKenna Selleck, Morgan Kelley and Maya Stevens. Inset at right is Fred Lemister, the evening’s official Leprechaun. At left is Chef Joe Carentz, who’s been contributing his expertise in the kitchen for years. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – Anne Frederick, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord March 13, 2019.
She was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1921, the daughter of Miles and Mary (Rossiter) Doyle. Anne moved to London in 1938, where she served as an air raid warden during WWII.
It didn’t take long. With temperatures in the 60s today for the first time since last fall, the Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department was responded to the first brush fire of the season, near the intersection of Route 33 and Kraham Road just north of the Village of Cooperstown. No damage was reported. But be sure, more brush fires are to come. (Bill Waller/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – James E. Wightman, 80, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Cooperstown Center.
Jim was born May 25, 1938, in Colosse Hamlet, Oswego County, to Charles and Marie Wightman. He graduated from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 1956.
Jim married Carol Payne of Watertown in 1963 and Linda Cartin in 1975. Both marriages ended in divorce, but the three of them remained lifelong friends.
Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 95;Navy Veteran, Athlete, Eminent Cleric,Cooperstown Presbyterian Pastor’s Father
COOPERSTOWN – The Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 18 days shy of his 95th birthday, died peacefully at his home at the Princeton Windrows in Plainsboro Township, N.J., on March 11, 2019, surrounded by his children and beloved caregiver.
Born in Baltimore, Md., on March 29, 1924, he was the second child of Elsie Stoll Armstrong and Herbert Eustace Armstrong, Sr.
Dick, as he was known to his family and friends, grew up in Baltimore and attended McDonogh School, a semi-military academy in Owings Mills, Md., where his father was head of the upper school mathematics department, athletic director, and head coach of the varsity football, baseball and ice hockey teams.
Ommegang’s Three Philosophers took a bronze in the “Belgian Other” category and Witte took a bronze in the “Wheat Beer” category The Red Shed’s Jessica’s Red Ale took a silver, in the “Amber/Red Ale” category.
Cooperstown firetrucks greeted the CCS Hawkeyes’ boys and girls’ Varsity Basketball Teams at the village line this evening as they arrived back from state semi-finals in Binghamton. The boys, beating Unadilla Valley, advance to state championship Final Four play next Saturday. The girls, while their high-powered season ended this afternoon, advanced farther than any team since the girls won a state championship in 2016. Inset right is Barbara Lambert, grandmother of Hawkeyes’ guard Jack Lambert and head coach John Lambert; she was among those waiting on Main Street, Cooperstown, for the fire trucks to come by. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
BINGHAMTON – Next, the Final Four – for the first time since 2012.
A few moments ago, the Cooperstown Hawkeyes Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Unadilla Valley, 61-46, at the state semi-finals this afternoon at the Broome County Veterans Memorial.
The boys will be playing Greensport at 10:45 a.m. in the semi-finals Saturday at the Broome County Memorial Arena. If they will, CCS will play in the finals there on Sunday for the state title.
This afternoon, Cooperstown sank the first basket, and a for a while it was basket to basket. But at no point was Unadilla Valley ahead.