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Thrilling Season Comes To An End

Thrilling Season

Comes To An End

Lady Hawkeyes Bow, 60-49, In Semis

Cooperstown’s Lady Hawkeyes console each other after bowing to Watkins Glen, 60-49, in the state semifinals this afternoon at the Broome County Veterans Memorial in Binghamton. The girls had their best season since winning the state championship in 2015. At right, CCS’ Meagan Schuermann battles under the basket during this afternoon’s game. Check back: The Hawkeyes’ boys basketball team, are leading 23-12 at halftime, also in Binghamton. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

LADY HAWKEYES TAKE SECTION III TITLE

LADY HAWKEYES

TAKE SECTION III TITLE

The Cooperstown Lady Hawkeyes took down the Little Falls Mounties 54-45 to claim the Section III title this evening at Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Lady Hawkeyes move onto the state championships, facing off the winner of Saturday’s matchup between Unatego and Watkins Glen, while their counterparts on the Cooperstown boys basketball team play for their own Section III title at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 3, also at the Carrier Dome. (Joe Harmer/AllOTSEGO.com)
Onward To Victory!

Onward To Victory!

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Balloons and cheers sent off the CCS Lady Hawkeyes, who paraded down Cooperstown’s Main Street this morning on their way to the state finals at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Left, Christina Noto, standing atop a pick-up truck, readies to release balloons as the bus drives by.  Top right, the Cooperstown Town Board cheers as the girls drive by.  Bottom right, Maureen Schuermann and Jen Millea cheer for their daughters, Maggie and Liz.  The girls play Pine Plains at 2:45 p.m. tomorrow, and if they win, head to the state championship on Sunday (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

LADY HAWKEYES HEAD TO FINAL 4

CONSECUTIVE NY TITLE IN REACH

LADY HAWKEYES

HEAD TO FINAL 4

Smiling seniors Jen Flynn, Liz Millea and Mallory Arthur hold the plaque declaring them Regional Champs" after winning the state quarter-finals this afternoon in Whitesboro. (Brian Horey/AllOTSEGO.com)
Smiling seniors Jen Flynn, Liz Millea and Mallory Arthur hold the plaque declaring them “Regional Champions” after winning the state quarter-finals this afternoon in Whitesboro. (Brian Horey/AllOTSEGO.com)

WHITEBORO – A few seconds ago, the Lady Hawkeyes won a berth in next weekend’s Final Four with a 62-44 victory over Watkins Glen.

The girls roared back from a nip-and-tuck first quarter to dominate the hardwood at state quarter-finals at Whitesboro High this afternoon and overwhelm Watkins Glens, the same team they defeated in the state finals last year.

For a second year in a row, the CCS girls now head to the state’s Final Four next weekend.

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Lady Hawkeyes Win Sectionals 54-30, Head To States
SECTION III CHAMPS SECOND YEAR IN ROW

Lady Hawkeyes Win

54-30, Head To States

The Cooperstown Hawkeye girls pose with their Section III Class C Championship banner after defeating Syracuse Academy of Science 54-30 in the finals at Onondaga County Community College Sunday afternoon. They will next play Watkins Glen the Section IV Champion next Saturday at Colgate University in the New York State quarter-finals with the winner advancing to the Final Four at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy the following weekend. Cooperstown is the defending New YOrk State Class C Champion. (Brian Horey/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Cooperstown Hawkeye girls pose with their Section III Class C Championship banner after defeating Syracuse Academy of Science 54-30 in the finals at Onondaga County Community College Sunday afternoon. They will next play Watkins Glen the Section IV Champion next Saturday at Colgate University in the New York State quarter-finals with the winner advancing to the Final Four at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy the following weekend. Cooperstown is the defending New YOrk State Class C Champion. (Brian Horey/AllOTSEGO.com)
NYSA Presents Lady Hawkeye NY Champs With Memberships To Fenimore, Farmers

NYSHA Presents Lady Hawkeye NY Champs

With Memberships To Fenimore, Farmers

NYSHA President Paul D'Ambrosio presents family members to Lady Hawkeye Basketball Team captain Liz Millea, then to the rest of the state championship team a few minutes ago in appreciation of their unprecedented accomplishment:  They were the first CCS basket ball team to win a state title.  The memberships admit the families into the museums, and to membership events, including the spring reception Friday evening.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
NYSHA President Paul D’Ambrosio presents family members to Lady Hawkeye Basketball Team captain Liz Millea, then to the rest of the state championship team a few minutes ago in appreciation of their unprecedented accomplishment: They were the first CCS basketball team to win a state title. The memberships admit the families into the museums, and to membership events, including the spring members’ reception Friday evening. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
CONQUERING HEROES RETURN!

CONQUERING HEROES RETURN!

It was cold outside, but the state champion Lady Hawkeyes received a warm welcome from several hundred fans around the flagpole a few minutes ago as they returned from their historic win this afternoon at Hudson Valley CC in Troy.  (Jim Kevlin /allotsego.com)
It was cold outside, but the state champion Lady Hawkeyes received a warm welcome from several hundred fans around the flagpole a few minutes ago as they returned from their historic win this afternoon at Hudson Valley CC in Troy. (Jim Kevlin /allotsego.com)
Head Coach Mike Niles' family – mom Monica, son Ethan and daughter Meghan – had hurried ahead to greet dad with a celebratory banner in Cooperstown's Pioneer Park.
Head Coach Mike Niles’ family – mom Monica, son Ethan and daughter Meghan – had hurried ahead to greet dad with a celebratory banner in Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park.
CCS Girls Win States, 64-34

CCS Girls Win States, 61-34

Elated CCS Lady Hawkeyes leap with joy at winning the state finals this afternoon against Northern Adirodack, 64-34.  (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Elated CCS Lady Hawkeyes leap with joy at winning the state finals this afternoon against Northern Adirodack, 61-34. (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Liz Millea, left, won MVP honors today.  Jen Flynn, right, was among the cadre of girls, including the Noto sister, Mallory Arthurs and others, who helped carry the team to state-final victory.  (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Liz Millea, left, won MVP honors today. Jen Flynn, right, was among the cadre of girls, including the Noto sister, Mallory Arthurs and others, who helped carry the team to state-final victory. (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
CCS fans turned out in force to cheer the girls on today.  Isn't that CCS Elementary athletic director Connie Herzig in the upper right? (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
CCS fans turned out in force to cheer the girls on today. Isn’t that CCS Elementary athletic director Connie Herzig in the upper right? (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
LADY HAWKEYES TOPPLE CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, 59-50

LADY HAWKEYES TOPPLE

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, 59-50

Hugs and congratulations were the order of the afternoon when Coop beat Chautauqua Lake.
Hugs and congratulations were the order of the afternoon when Coop beat Chautauqua Lake.  (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Cooperstown's Liz Millea shows her winning style, breaking for the basket in today's 59-50 victory over Chautauqua Lake.  CCS goes to the finals Sunday.  (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Cooperstown’s Liz Millea shows her winning style, breaking for the basket in today’s 59-50 victory over Chautauqua Lake. CCS goes to the finals at 11:45 Sunday, also in the Hudson Valley Community College arena in Troy. (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)

Cooperstown Team In Finals Sunday In Troy

TROY – The Hawkeyes were 47-47 with 2:30 to go, and baskets by the Noto sisters, Liz Millea and Jen Flynn helped give the CCS team the winning edge of 59-50.  The girls return to Troy at 11:45 a.m. tomorrow for the finals.  Pine Plains and Northern Adirondack are now battling it out in the Troy arena for the right to play Coop in the finals.

Cooperstown must have been deserted this morning at fans packed the bleachers at Hudson Valley CC in Troy this morning to cheer their team to victory.  (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Cooperstown must have been deserted this morning at fans packed the bleachers at Hudson Valley CC in Troy this morning to cheer their team to victory. (Brian Horey/allotsego.com)
Lady Hawkeyes Headed To Final Four

CCS Lady Hawkeyes Win Berth

In State Championship Tourney

The triumphant Cooperstown Lady Hawkeyes basketball team is headed to the Final Four after crushing Watkins Glen 46-34 in the Class-C quarterfinals at the SUNY Dewar Union Field House earlier this afternoon.  Though assistant coach Matt Hazzard could not be with them, the team brought his smiling face along for good luck. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The triumphant Cooperstown Lady Hawkeyes basketball team is headed to the Final Four after crushing Watkins Glen 46-34 in the Class-C quarterfinals at the SUNY Dewar Union Field House earlier this afternoon. Though assistant coach Matt Hazzard could not be with them, the team brought his smiling face along for good luck. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
 
CCS GIRLS WIN SECTION 3, 47-33

CCS GIRLS WIN SECTION 3

The winning CCS Lady Hawkeyes team includes, from row, from left, Maggie Schuermann, Jen Flynn, Liz Millea, Ciarra McGoldrick, Christina Nto, Maria Noto.  Back row, from left, Coach Glen Noto, Sarah Cook, Julie Force, Mallory Arthurs, Head Coach Mike Niles, Assistant Coach Matt Hazzard.
The winning CCS Lady Hawkeyes team includes, from row, from left, Maggie Schuermann, Jen Flynn, Liz Millea, Ciarra McGoldrick, Christina Noto, Maria Noto. Back row, from left, Coach Glen Noto, Sarah Cook, Julie Force, Mallory Arthurs, Head Coach Mike Niles, Assistant Coach Matt Hazzard.

SYRACUSE – Cooperstown Central’s Lady Hawkeyes girls basketball team won the Section 3 title a few minutes ago, 47-33, against Weedsport at Onondaga Community College.

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