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Jack Lambert

95 Athletes Lauded At CCS Sports Banquet

Speaking Of Sports

95 Athletes Lauded

At CCS Sports Banquet

Jack Lambert, left, and Katie Trossett received the The John Terry McGovern Sportsmanship Award and the Ann I. Pink Sportsmanship trophy. (Connie Herzig/

COOPERSTOWN – With nine league championships, five sectional championships, two regional crowns, a state title and a state runner-up, there was a lot to celebrate last night at the Cooperstown Sports Booster Club banquet.

Jack Lambert, named Player of the Year by the NYS Sportswriters Association, received the John Terry McGovern Sportsmanship Award,  while Kate Trosset won the Ann I. Pink Sportsmanship trophy. The Booster Club awarded four Lester “Red” Bursey Outstanding Athlete Awards to Jesse Furnari, Delaney Holohan, Noah Lifgren, and Lauren Vibbard. The Robert James Welsh Award went to Emilie Perez and Kyle Santello. Delilah Griger and Sam Bonderoff received the Director’s Award.

A new tribute, the Robert D. Snyder Community Service Award was bestowed upon three seniors, Hayley Seamon, Baileigh Behan and Erik Deysenroth. Snyder, a member of the class of ’77 recently stepped down after serving as the president of the Booster Club for 30 years.

Sportswriters: Jack Lambert ‘Player Of Year’


Jack Lambert

‘Player Of Year’

Co-Captain, Guard Led Team

To CCS’ 1st Class C State Title

Jack Lambert of Cooperstown, who led the CCS Hawkeyes Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team to its first championship on Sunday, March 17, today was named Class C “Player of the Year” by the  New York State Sportswriters Association.  (Ian Austin/

COOPERSTOWN – The New York State Sportswriters Association today gave its Class C “Player of the Year” designation to Jack Lambert, the co-captain and star guard of the 2018-19  CCS Hawkeyes Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team.

A seventh-team selection last year, Lambert led Cooperstown to the school’s first Class C boys basketball championship.

The senior scored 24 points per game and set a new state tournament record by scoring 53 points in the Hawkeyes’ semifinal win over Greenport, recounted in a recap of the season.

Lambert was one of 39 players from Section III schools who received honors in Class B, C or D.

Hawkeyes Advance To Section Championships

CCS Hawkeyes Advance

To Section Championships

Hawkeyes captain Jack Lambert avoids both Weedsport Warriors as he aims another basket during today’s Section III Class C semi-finals, held this afternoon at Onondaga Community College. The Hawkeyes toppled the Warriors 59-34 and will play the Utica Academy of Science in the Section III championships next Sunday at the Carrier Dome. (Ian Austin/
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