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Dick White Christmas Tournament

CCS Dominates Cobleskill, Unatego in Dick White Tourney

CCS Dominates Cobleskill,
Unatego in Dick White Tourney

Cheryl Clough/The Freeman’s Journal
Cooperstown’s John Kennedy battles Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Pat Nichols for a rebound in the Hawkeyes 52-44 win over the Bulldogs last evening. Cooperstown won in the opener of the annual Dick White Christmas Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 27. Later that day, the Hawkeyes beat Unatego 77-33.


CCS Dominates Over Unatego


CCS Dominates

Over Unatego

CCS’ center, 6-foot-8 John Kennedy, towers over Unatego’s 6-foot Shea Barber in the final boys’ varsity game of the annual Dick White Christmas Tournament at Cooperstown’s Bursey gym. Unatego, which lost 77-33, was at a disadvantage as four players and the head coach were unable to make the tournament.  Inset, Hawkeye Coach John Lambert outlines strategy for his team.  In the last game of the tournament, which followed, the Unatego girls beat the Lady Hawkeyes, 48-44.  In 2007, the Cooperstown Booster Club renamed the Christmas Tournament, now in its 36th year, for Dick White, who succumbed to cancer earlier that year after more than two decades walking the sidelines. The Hawkeyes and Spartans fielded boys and girls varsity and JV teams in today’s action.  (Jim Kevlin/

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