A Cooperstown Central School junior achieved his goal of running a marathon before his 16th birthday.
Fred Hodgson, who turns 16 Friday, Oct. 22, finished the Syracuse Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 17, in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds. His time placed Hodgson 58th out of 178 runners. He placed first in his age bracket, but that was expected, he said.
“I was the youngest person in the race by about four years,” he said Monday.
Cooperstown won two blowouts and a tight conference game with a controversial ending in a four-day stretch to stay undefeated in baseball.
The Hawkeyes started the weekend by honoring their seniors at Doubleday Field on Friday, May 14, before a 14-1 win over Frankfort-Schuyler in a Center State Conference game.
Chris Ubner hit a grand slam home run and pitched four scoreless innings for the win.
Cooperstown led 11-0 before F-S got on the scoreboard off reliever Derek Moore in the sixth inning.
Treston Emerick relieved Moore and got out of a bases loaded, one-out jam, getting two outs on four pitches. Emerick finished the game with a scoreless seventh inning.
Ubner went 2-for-4 with 5 RBIs and two runs scored. He faced just 12 batters in four innings, although his defense helped him with two double plays. He got five strikeouts and gave up one walk and one hit.
Kendall Haney also had a home run, to almost the same spot in left center field where Ubner cleared the wall, and went 1-for-2 with two runs. Moore went 3-for-4 and scored two runs and Alex Poulson went 1-for-3 and scored three runs.
Despite a strong early showing by Hawkeyes newcomer Kaishaun Jefferson, center, the Hawkeyes were cut down 61-52 by the Weedsport Warriors this afternoon at OCC in the Section III championships. Weedsport got an early lead on the 2019 state champs, who quickly caught up, and by halftime, dominated the court 29-19. The third quarter saw Weedsport pull up and match the Hawkeyes basket for basket, tightening their lead through the start of the fourth quarter, where a series of fouls gave Weedsport an opportunity to collect free-throws. At right, Dillon Burns and Ryan Lansing lament on the bench at the end of the game. But there was something to celebrate; Lansing and Jefferson were both named Section III MVPs. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Above, Chris Ubner, pitches for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes against a member of the Ticonderoga Sentinels this afternoon during the NYSPHSAA Baseball State Championships held at at Binghamton University earlier this evening. Ryan Lansing managed to make it home in the first inning, but the team didn’t score another run until the sixth inning, when Lansing brought in his second home run and Spencer Lewis grabbed a third. Although the points seemed to bolster the packed Cooperstown cheering section, it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit which led to the Hawkeyes losing 7-3. But they were still honored as hometown heroes, and at right, crowds cheer and applaud as they welcome the Hawkeyes back to Cooperstown atop the fire department’s ladder truck. (Ian Austin, Thom Rhodes/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – CCS Junior Tyler Bertram broke his team’s 23-year-old career-scoring record during last night’s game against Frankfort-Schuyler.
Hawkeye Bertram topped Redskin Seth Schaeffer’s 1994 record of 1,714 points, reaching 1,728 in the game. “It’s a nice thing to get out of the way before sectionals,” said his father, Basketball Coach Dave Bertram.
And it wasn’t the only triumph of the night. The Cooperstown Hawkeyes took the League Championship title.
COOPERSTOWN – If you couldn’t make today’s CCS Hawkeyes basketball quarter-finals in Whitesboro, AllOTSEGO.com has you covered with a link to listen to the LIVE games via BOXCAST. The boys play Moravia; the girls play Watkins Glen for the change to move on the state semis and finals next weekend.