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No Choice, Light Vote At Cooperstown Polls

No Choice, Light Vote

At Cooperstown Polls

Ellen Pope prepares to cast her ballot shortly at 1 p.m. today in Cooperstown’s village election, where three Democrats – incumbents Richard Sternberg and Jeanne Dewey and newcomer MacGuire Benton – are running for three seats. Pope’s was the 17th ballot cast in the first hour, with Linda and Walter Franck casting 18 and 19. The polls are open in most county villages until 9 p.m. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
State Champs Welcomed By Adoring Crowd

STATE CHAMPS

WELCOMED BY

ADORING CROWD

Hawkeyes’ Team First To Win

NY Hoop Title For Cooperstown

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)

THE MAKING OF A CHAMPIONSHIP
HAWKEYES TAKE DOWN KATS FOR STATE TITLE

THE MAKING OF

A CHAMPIONSHIP

Hawkeyes captain Jack Lambert drives past Jaheim Virgil of the Middle Early College Kats during the Boys Basketball Class C Championship at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Binghamton this afternoon. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

John Kennedy of the Cooperstown Hawkeyes goes for a basket against Traemelle Stevens-Richardson, Anthony Smith and Jamond Jones of the Middle Early College Kats.

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.

Littlest Dancer Charms At St. Patrick’s Luncheon

Littlest Dancer Charms

At St. Patrick’s Luncheon

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)

Fly Creek Philharmonic Again Packs The House

THEME: ‘Water, Water Everywhere’

Fly Creek Philharmonic

Again Packs The House

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)

Step Dancers, Corned BeefFeatured At St. Pat’s Dinner

Step Dancers, Corned Beef

Featured At St. Pat’s Dinner

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)

HAWKEYES HEAD TO STATE FINALS

UPDATED ARTICLE

HAWKEYES HEAD

TO STATE FINALS

CCS Topples Greenport,

108-98, in Triple Overtime

Jack Lambert, right, hugs Ryan Lansing as the Hawkeyes celebrate their 108-98 win over the Greenport Porters this afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. The first Final Four game stretched into triple overtime, but the Hawkeyes held on, setting a new record for highest score during a championship game, with Lambert alone scoring 53 points. Later this afternoon, Middle Early College, a Buffalo magnet school, defeated defending champ, Lake George, 80-63, and will face the Hawkeyes at noon tomorrow in the Broome County arena for the state title. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
With Temperatures In 60s, Brush Fire Season Begins

With Temperatures In 60s,

Brush Fire Season Begins

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)

James E. Wightman, 80; Oswego Native Pursued Insurance Career

IN MEMORIAM: James E. Wightman, 80;

Oswego Native Pursued Insurance Career

James Wightman

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

IN MEMORIAM

Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 95;

Navy Veteran, Athlete, Eminent Cleric,

Cooperstown Presbyterian Pastor’s Father

Rev. Dr. Richard S. Armstrong

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.

HOMETOWN ONEONTA, FREEMAN’S JOURNAL ON NEWSSTANDS TODAY

HOMETOWN ONEONTA,

FREEMAN’S JOURNAL

ON NEWSSTANDS TODAY

In Hometown Oneonta, a $225,000 DRI grant was awarded last week for a “transformative” project downtown. Beyond that, nobody – even the developer – seems to know what the plan is. In The Freeman’s Journal, read about 6-foot-8 John Owens, a member of a dynasty of CCS athletes who helped take the Hawkeyes to the state champion Final Four this weekend in Binghamton. On AllOTSEGO.com, Dwight and Aileen Pier tell the story of their success on Liquor Deport’s 20th anniversary on Southside, and fifth anniversary in its mega-store.  All this and more, on newsstands today.
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Ommegang, Red Shed Win Medals In State Competition

Ommegang, Red Shed Win

Medals In State Competition

COOPERSTOWN – Brewery Ommegang won two prizes and the Red Shed Brewery one at the New York State Brewers Association’s third annual Craft Beer Competition.

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.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

 

Fire-Truck Parade Greets Boys, Girls

Fire-Truck Parade

Greets Boys, Girls

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)

HAWKEYES HEADTO FINAL FOUR

ARTICLE UPDATED

HAWKEYES HEAD

TO FINAL FOUR

The CCS boys flash the sign: We’re Number One! And team captain Jack Lambert holds the semi-finals plaque after winning a berth in the state Final Four in this afternoon’s game in Binghamton. (Ian Austin/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.

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