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Double Homicide Suspect Arrested after 100-MPH Pursuit in Schoharie

Written By Editor on 12/12/17 | 12/12/17

Multiple reports indicate a high speed crash near Exit 23 in Schoharie/Central Bridge. The exit is now closed to traffic as is Route 30A in the vicinity of the crash.

According to the Schoharie County Fire Wire and News, there was a pursuit of a vehicle, believed to be a 2008 Chevy Colorado traveling at speeds above 100 mph.



Also at the same time, police reports indicate that the crashed vehicle belonged to a suspect in a double murder in Laurens in Otsego County. Early reports state that the young man is suspected of a double homicide.

All indication are that the suspect is in custody.

Much more detail is coming in our full report on the front page of the paper Friday.

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Farm Show, Growers Celebrate 32 Years of Service by Melanie Wickham; Two Critical Roles to Fill



For 32 years Melanie Wickham has served the Empire State Potato Growers, Inc. as executive director, representing the group in the best light at local, state, regional, national and international gatherings, and as the driving force behind Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor agricultural trade show of its kind in the Northeastern U.S. The show is held at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.

Now ready for new opportunities and more time with family, Wickham leaves huge footprints to fill, making two job opportunities open.

Wickham has set a high standard for advocacy and administration on behalf of the nonprofit group representing New York State potato growers managing more than 20,000 acres of potato crop for seed, fresh market sale, and processing.

“It will take two people to fill the roles Melanie Wickham has held for 32 years with the Empire State Potato Growers and Empire Farm Days,” said Empire State Potato Growers President Karl Hofmann, Springville, NY.

Wickham has logged countless miles and hours over her 32-year tenure on behalf of Empire Farm Days to make it a one-stop agricultural education event packed with equipment, exhibits, field demonstrations, seminars, and learning opportunities designed to enhance the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of all types of agriculture enterprises.

“Melanie is always quick to credit the growers, sponsors, and her teams for the success of Empire Farm Days,” says Hofmann, who has served on the Empire Farm Days committee and been involved with the growers association for most of Wickham’s career. “This is our opportunity to thank her for her devotion and service as she transfers the reins to new management.”

Job descriptions and application instructions for those interested in applying to become the executive director of the Empire State Potato Growers or manager of the Empire Farm Days show are available by contacting contacting mwickham@nypotatoes.org or Kfhspuds@aol.com.

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Volunteers Sought for Violence Hotline

Written By Editor on 12/11/17 | 12/11/17

The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence Program is seeking new volunteers to help by answering the hotline from their homes.  Anyone interested is invited to come to a meeting on December 13th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lucky Dog CafĂ© in Hamden for an informal gathering of current volunteers and staff.  Soup and snacks will be served.

Those with an interest will be able to speak to current volunteers to find out how rewarding it can be!  Volunteers are an important part of the Safe Against Violence Program, and those interested will be able to find out what it means to be a hotline volunteer.

The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence Program assists victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and other crimes and provides a 24-hour hotline, a confidential safe dwelling, crisis intervention, information and referrals, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment, outreach education, preventive education and additional services which can be accessed by calling locally at (607) 746-6278 or toll free at 1-866-457-7233.  All services are confidential.

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SUNY Women Compete at RIT Invitational

Rochester, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s indoor track & field team continued their season on Thursday afternoon at the 2017 RIT Early Season Invitational hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology at the Tigers Gordon Field House.

Fighting Tiger distance runners turned in the team’s top placings at the event as junior Quinn Porter, Burnt Hills, N.Y., Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, finished second in the mile run in a time of 5:45.58 and freshman Katie Hotaling, Albany, N.Y., Watervliet High School, brought home a second place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:55.55.

In the sprints freshman Monique Greer, Freeport, N.Y., Freeport High School, led the way for the Orange & Black taking fifth place in the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.81 seconds.

In the field events sophomore thrower Sabrina Headrington, Phillipsburg, N.J., Phillipsburg High School, uncorked a toss of 9.20 meters to place fifth overall in the weight throw.

Cobleskill will return to action over the weekend when selected team members will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. for the 2017 Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by Leigh University beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday December 8th and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday December 9th.

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SUNY Men at RIT Invitational

Rochester, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s indoor track & field team returned to action on Thursday afternoon at the 2017 RIT Early Season Invitational hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology at the host Tigers Gordon Field House.

Individually the Fighting Tigers brought home three second place finishes for the non-scoring meet as: freshman mid-distance runner Xzavier Rich, East Berne, N.Y., Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:04.89, freshman sprinter Isaiah Ramirez. Montgomery, N.Y., Pine Bush High School, took second in the 400-meter dash in time of 53.40 seconds and sophomore thrower Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, returned to his home region to take second in the weight throw with a toss of 14.05 meters.

Freshman sprinter Alex Hitchcock, Cobleskill, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, was also a factor at the meet placing third overall in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.30 seconds and seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.86 seconds.

Cobleskill will return to action over the weekend when selected team members will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. for the 2017 Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by Leigh University beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday December 8th and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday December 9th.

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Women's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Beats Cazenovia College 88-70 in NEAC Action

Cazenovia, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team returned to the road on Wednesday evening to post an 88-70 decision to the Wildcats of Cazenovia College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action. With the victory the Fighting Tigers move to 5-3 overall including a 2-1 mark in conference action while the Wildcats fall to 3-5 overall with a 0-3 conference record.

With the game tied 53-53 heading into the fourth period the Fighting Tigers exploded for 35 points to outdistance the Wildcats who could manage only 17 in the stanza.

Once again sophomore guard Addy Lawson, Cooperstown, N.Y., Milford High School, led the assault for Cobleskill with 28 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals on the evening connecting on 10-of-16 shots from the field while going a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

The Fighting Tigers also received strong outings from sophomore guard Shaliyah Graham, Bronx, N.Y., Martin Luther King Jr. High School, with 18 points five rebounds and four steals and from sophomore forward Gabby Muraczewski, Hamilton Square, N.J., Southern Regional High School, with 12 points and seven rebounds on the evening.


The Orange & Black will return to the court on Saturday December 9th when NEAC rival Keuka College visits the Iorio Gymnasium for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.

FINAL BOX:

SUNY Cobleskill vs Cazenovia College
12/06/17 8:00pm at Cazenovia College
Newspaper Box Score
COBW vs Cazenovia College
12/06/17 8:00pm at Cazenovia College
At Cazenovia College
COBW 88, CAZENOVIA COLLEGE 70
COBW (5-3, 2-1 NEAC)
Addy Lawson 10-16 8-8 28; Shaliyah Graham 7-19 4-4 18; Gabby Muraczewski 5-9
2-2 12; Erica Cabrera 3-8 3-4 9; DJ Miller-Peak 4-5 1-2 9; Yonique Hill 2-5
0-0 5; Stacey Sprague 2-3 0-0 4; Monique Britton 1-2 0-0 3; Hope Cooper 0-0
0-0 0; Quincey Banks 0-0 0-0 0; Ali Changa 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 34-73 18-20 88.
CAZENOVIA COLLEGE (3-5, 0-3 NEAC)
Skylar Girard 6-16 13-14 28; Morgan DeLand 6-15 1-2 13; Kelli Shepardson 4-9
5-8 13; Alexis Tubbs 2-8 0-0 5; Sydney Smith 2-4 0-0 5; Arriell Mussi 1-6
1-2 4; Cassidy Marsh 1-2 0-0 2; Jordan Wall 0-0 0-0 0; Annie Tokos 0-0 0-0
0; Mikayla Alexander 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 20-26 70.
COBW..........................   18   15   20   35  -   88
Cazenovia College.............   12   19   22   17  -   70
3-point goals--COBW 2-12 (Monique Britton 1-2; Yonique Hill 1-1; Erica
Cabrera 0-2; Shaliyah Graham 0-5; Addy Lawson 0-2), Cazenovia College 6-13
(Skylar Girard 3-6; Alexis Tubbs 1-4; Arriell Mussi 1-1; Sydney Smith 1-2).
Fouled out--COBW-None, Cazenovia College-Kelli Shepardson. Rebounds--COBW 45
(Addy Lawson 8), Cazenovia College 35 (Kelli Shepardson 9). Assists--COBW 13
(Addy Lawson 5), Cazenovia College 11 (Arriell Mussi 5). Total fouls--COBW
21, Cazenovia College 19. Technical fouls--COBW-TEAM, Cazenovia
College-None.

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Men's Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Loses to Cazenovia College 78-67 in League Action

Cazenovia, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball team took to the road on Wednesday evening dropping a 78-67 decision to the Wildcats of Cazenovia College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action. With the loss the Fighting Tigers move to 4-4 overall including a 1-2 mark in conference action while the Wildcats improve to 2-7 overall with a 1-2 conference record.

The Fighting Tigers came out cold connecting on only 10-of-33, 30.3%, staking the host Wildcats to a 49-30 halftime advantage from which they couldn’t claw back from in the second half.

Sophomore guard Malik Chambers, West Point, N.Y., James I. O’Neal High School, led the team in scoring with 18 points to go with four assists and three rebounds while senior swingman Joel Costello, Middleburgh, N.Y., Middleburgh High School/Tompkins-Cortland Community College, added 14 points, four rebounds and three assists on the night. Freshman forward Antwan Claxton, Bronx, N.Y., Taft High School, continued his strong play off the bench for the Orange & Black with 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

Cobleskill will return to the court on Saturday December 9th when they host NEAC rival Keuka College at the Iorio Gymnasium for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off.

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Women's Track Closes Season before Invitational

Bethlehem, Pa.:  Members of the SUNY Cobleskill women’s indoor track & field team traveled to the 2017 Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by Lehigh University over the weekend to close out the semester.

Junior distance runner Quinn Porter, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, turned in the team’s top individual effort placing ninth overall in the 1000-meter run in a time of 3:28.79 while junior jumper Ashley Kent, Cazenovia, N.Y., Cazenovia High School, took 13th place overall in the triple jump with a mark of 31’00” at the meet.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action after the college’s Winter Break on Saturday January 27th when they travel to Utica, N.Y. for an open event hosted by Utica College at the Pioneers’ Todd & Jen Hutton Sports & Recreation Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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Men's Track Ends Season at Lehigh

Bethlehem, Pa.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s indoor track & field team sent a contingent of team members to the Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by Lehigh University over the weekend to close out the 2017 portion of their schedule.

Junior multi-event performer Zach Haskin, Warnerville, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, was the team’s top individual performer placing sixth overall with a score of 4615 points while sophomore thrower Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, placed eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 46’7 ¾”. Freshman mid-distance runner Xzavier Rich, East Berne, N.Y., Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, was also a factor at the event placing 15th overall in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:10.13.

Cobleskill will next be in action after the college’s Winter Break on Saturday January 27th when they travel to Utica, N.Y. for an open event hosted by Utica College at the Pioneers’ Todd & Jen Hutton Sports & Recreation Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

TIGER NOTES: With his score of 4615 points junior Zach Haskin is currently ranked fifth in the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track & Field Rankings in the men’s heptathlon.

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Cobleskill Police Blotter

Wednesday,  December 6, 2017

At 9:20 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Benjamin Urrey, 30, of Cobleskill, NY, for Criminal Contempt.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released after posting $3000 Bail.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8, 2017

At 1:55 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Jacob Danielsen, 35, of Richmondville, NY, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle 2nd and 3rd.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail on $2000 Bail / $6000 Bond.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 19th at 5:00 p.m.

At 7:06 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Randal J. Simms, 60, of Cobleskill, NY, for Criminal Mischief 4th.  He was issued an appearance ticket and released.  He is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 9th at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

At 1:10 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Brandon M. Burrell, 23, of Bronx, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail on $250 Bail / $750 Bond.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 12th at 5:00 p.m.

At 1:35 a.m Cobleskill Police arrested Thaddeus D. Jackson, 24, of Brooklyn, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on January 18th at 10:00 a.m .

At 1:35 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Kahleel P. Taylor, 22, of Bronx, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released after posting $100 Bail.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday December 10, 2017

At 3:00 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Renya M. Chavarvia, 21, of White Plains, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  She was issued an appearance ticket and released.  She is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 18th at 10:00 a.m.

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Editorial: Returning Home

Written By Editor on 12/7/17 | 12/7/17

Returning Home

Growing up in Astoria, Queens, I always looked forward to our family trips “Upstate” to my aunt’s farm in Roseboom, Otsego County.

There was nothing like leaving the dirt, soot, and grime of 1970s New York City to the pristine regions of the northern part of the state.

On the way to my aunt's, we would get off at the Saugerties exit of the New York State Thruway. We drove down Routes 23 and 32 in my father’s four-door Chevrolet (it was always a Chevy with him) until we reached Route 145. We traveled up 145, through East Durham to Middleburgh and would always stop for gas in this quaint Schoharie County village. In the early 1970s we invariably stopped at the Esso station across from the Middleburgh school. While we waited for the attendant to ask my father how much gas he wanted, I recall my mother saying, “what a beautiful school there is across the street.” In the fall, there were cornstalks and pumpkins on the lawn, in the winter, the trees were lit for Christmas. This was a far cry from my own elementary school which was built, for some reason, right next to the elevated train. Instead of a beautiful lawn and a view of Vroman’s Nose like Middleburgh, in Queens our yard was concrete and surrounded by a rusty chain link fence. Outside our windows, which had a steel mesh covering, we could watch the commuters traveling to and from Manhattan, which we called “the City.”

From that moment on, I loved Middleburgh.

If it was good enough for my mother, it was good enough for me. She did not live to see it, but three of her grandchildren would later graduate from Middleburgh Central School.
When my son Matthew was ready to go to school, I knew it was time to move from Queens. I called my friends at the Mountain Eagle and they said they had an opening in Schoharie County due to a retirement. Remembering how much I loved Middleburgh from my early travels, I jumped at the opportunity. We rented a small apartment on Grove Street that was owned by then-Mayor Charles Slater. Little did I know that my son would later become mayor of this great village.

I worked for the Mountain Eagle from until April 1993 and became editor in 1992. My “beat” was Schoharie County. Being the lone reporter covering meetings, news, sports, schools, and more, it was a 10-hour a day, six-day a week job plus Sunday nights after I became editor. Unfortunately, I missed a lot of my sons’ growing up due to the hours I worked.

In April 1993 I moved to another paper, which I thought was more secure. I continued to cover the Schoharie Valley as well as I could, being the “eyes and ears” for the residents of our region.

Now I have come full circle, rejoining the Mountain Eagle, at least in a part-time capacity.

I decided to return because, in addition to the opportunity of working with my son, I see the Mountain Eagle as the paper on the rise. It is 2017, businesses, especially newspapers, can’t do things the same way they did them 20 years ago. Your motto cannot be, “But we’ve always done it that way.”

Businesses and newspapers have to adapt to the changing times or they decline and die.

This does not mean that I will not cover all the meetings and events that I did before. I will try to give the best coverage possible in the Schoharie Valley as I have for the last 29 years and hopefully more.

It is an exciting opportunity for me and I hope that you join me by buying the Mountain Eagle at the newsstand or by through a subscription.

It has been my privilege to have moved to this Valley and become part of the Middleburgh and Schoharie family. I hope you will join me in our new move.

Thank you.

David Avitabile

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Graham, Schuster Earn President’s Awards for Community Leadership from C-GCC

Written By Editor on 12/6/17 | 12/6/17

HUDSON, N.Y. – In recognition of their service to Columbia and Greene counties, Margaret Graham, director of Community Services of Greene County in Cairo, and Beth Schuster, executive director of Twin County Recovery Services, Inc., dually located in Hudson and Catskill, have been awarded the President’s Award for Community Leadership by Columbia-Greene Community College President James R. Campion.

Graham and Schuster were honored at the president’s annual Community Breakfast on December 1.

Born and raised in Ireland, Graham moved to the United States from England in 1980, where she completed a diploma nursing program. She began her work in the area of mental health in 1981 as a registered nurse on an inpatient unit at the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany, and in the last 35 years, she has worked with children, adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings through clinical and administrative positions. 

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997 and a master’s degree in nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., in 1999 with a concentration that fulfilled the requirements to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and began working at Greene County Mental Health in 2003 in that position, serving adolescents and adults. In April 2010, she became the Director of Community Services in Greene County, a position in which she regularly uses her clinical, leadership and advocacy skills to address the needs of those with mental health, substance use disorders, developmental and intellectual disabilities within the community.

Schuster has been with Twin County Recovery Services, dually located in Hudson and Catskill, for more than 39 years. A graduate of SUNY Brockport, National Leadership Institute for Addictions, Beth holds a CASAC from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. She is also a graduate of the Rutgers University Summer School of Addiction Studies.

She serves on the Columbia County Drug Treatment Court team and is a founding member of the Columbia-Greene Controlled Substance Awareness Task Force, in addition to serving as president of the Board of the Columbia County Healthcare Consortium and chairperson of the Columbia County Community Services Board. Beth is also a member of the Board of the Greene County Rural Health Network.

Held since 2004, the President’s Community Breakfast recognizes members of the Columbia and Greene County communities for notable and lasting contributions to the region. For more information, please call 518.828.4181, ext. 3327

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SUNY Western Equestrian Sweeps Shows

Written By Editor on 12/5/17 | 12/5/17

Morrisville, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill western equestrian team closed the semester on Sunday by sweeping a pair of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 2 Region 3 shows hosted by Morrisville State College at the Mustangs’ Equestrian Center.

The Fighting Tigers took the day’s morning event by posting a team total of 36 points to defeat the host Mustangs who tallied 33 points and Colgate University who posted a team score of 16 points.

In the afternoon show the Fighting Tigers once again defeated the field as the Orange & Black scored a team total of 31 points to once again nip the host Mustangs who totaled 29 points and Colgate who once again posted a team score of 16 points.

Individually, Cobleskill was led by senior Morgan O’Sullivan, Killingsworth, Conn., Middletown High School, who took High Point Rider in the first show by winning the Open Western Horsemanship competition and placing second overall in the Open Reining competition and who tied for High Point Rider honors in the nightcap by once again winning in Open Western Horsemanship and taking second in Open Reining.

Senior Emily McLaughlin, Delanson, N.Y., Schalmont High School, brought home Reserve Point Rider honors from the day’s second show by taking third overall in Open Western Horsemanship and fourth in Open Reining.

With the victories Cobleskill remains at top of the Zone 2 Region 3 rankings with a team total of 192 points heading into the winter break with Morgan O’Sullivan leading the region’s individual rankings with 75 points.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday February 17th when they travel to Morrisville, N.Y. for an IHSA Zone 2 Region 3 meet hosted by the Mustangs at their Equestrian Center beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Coene Fighting Tiger of the Week

The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise announced today that sophomore Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, a member of the men’s indoor track & field team has been named the athletic program’s Fighting Tiger Athlete-of-the-Week.
The sophomore thrower turned in the men’s indoor team’s top individual finish at the program’s season opening 2017 Army Cromwell Open Invitational hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. by finishing fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 46’ 2 ¼”. 
The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Thursday December 7th when they travel to Rochester, N.Y. for the 2017 RIT Early Season Invitational hosted Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Tigers Gordon Field House. 

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Datri Named NEAC Swimmer of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced today that SUNY Cobleskill junior Sam Datri, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, has been named the league’s Men’s Swimmer-of-the-Week for the week ending Sunday December 3rd.  This marks the seventh time in his career that Datri has earned NEAC Swimmer-of-the-Week honors.

The junior diver/swimmer won the one-meter diving event on Saturday in the team’s 124-102 home win over Wells College with a score of 239.15 points along with an individual win in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:09.18. The Ravena, N.Y. native also swam the legs of Cobleskill’s victorious: 200-yard medley relay (1:53.95) and 200-yard freestyle relay, (1:38.48), as the Fighting Tigers improved to 3-1 overall versus head-to-head competition on the season.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday December 9th when they travel to Cazenovia, N.Y. for a triangular meet featuring the host Wildcats of Cazenovia College and the Bison of Gallaudet University beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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SUNY Men's Swim Team Over Wells

Cobleskill, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s swimming & diving team continued their winning ways on Saturday afternoon defeating the visiting Express of Wells College at the Bouck Hall Natatorium by a 124-102 tally to improve to 3-1 on the year overall versus head-to-head competition.

The Fighting Tigers captured eight individual events as well as sweeping the relays to secure the victory. The Orange & Black received multiple individual wins from: junior Sam Datri, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.18 and one-meter diving with 239.15 points, senior Joslen Pettit, Gloversville, N.Y., Gloversville High School, in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:19.33 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.22 and from freshman Daniel Mullen, Oswego, N.Y., Mexico High School, in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.11 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 50.80 seconds.

Cobleskill also received individual wins from: junior Mike Girolamo, Waverly, N.Y., Waverly High School, in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:08.54 and from sophomore Elijah Ramos, Queens, N.Y., Harvest Collegiate High School, in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.13.

In the relays, the 200-yard medley relay of: Mike Girolamo, Sam Datri, Joslen Pettit and Daniel Mullen outdistanced the competition with a time of 1:53.95 with the 200-freestyle relay of Daniel Mullen, sophomore Jon Feil, Guilderland, N.Y., Guilderland High School, Sam Datri and Mike Girolamo taking their race in a time of 1:38.48.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday December 9th when they travel to Cazenovia, N.Y. for a triangular meet featuring the host Wildcats of Cazenovia College and the Bison of Gallaudet University beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Women's Swim Team Falls to Wells

Cobleskill, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s swimming & diving team returned to action on Saturday at the Bouck Hall Natatorium losing a 152-82 decision to the visiting Express of Wells College. With the loss the Fighting Tigers fall to 2-3 versus head-to-head competition on the season to date.

Once again junior Emily Sugrue, Long Island City, N.Y., The Renaissance Charter School, led the way for Cobleskill winning the: the 50-yard freestyle in 27.51 seconds, the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.29 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.48.

The Orange & Black also received individual wins from sophomore Ashley Maye, Westport, N.Y., Moriah Central High School, in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:37.01 and sophomore Michelle Moffett, Staten Island, N.Y., St. John Villa Academy, in one-meter diving with 110.90 points.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday December 9th when they travel to Cazenovia, N.Y. for a triangular meet featuring the host Wildcats of Cazenovia College and the Bison of Gallaudet University beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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SUNY Women's Basketball Over Penn

Williamstown, Pa.: The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team took to the road on Saturday afternoon to post a 49-34 win over the host Wildcats of Penn College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action. With the win the Fighting Tigers even their overall record at 3-3 on the year including a 1-1 mark in NEAC action while Penn College now falls to 1-6 overall including a 0-2 record versus league opponents.

In a game which saw neither team post impressive shooting totals, Penn College10-for-54 for 18.4% and Cobleskill 20-for-78 for 25.6%, it was the Fighting Tigers pressure defense that secured the victory forcing the Wildcats into 29 turnovers that the visitors turned into 14 additional points. Led by their defense, Cobleskill secured the victory in the fourth period outscoring their hosts 11-to-4.

The Fighting Tigers used strong inside play to score the points needed for the win as sophomore forward Gabby Muraczewski, Hamilton Square, N.J., Southern Regional High School, posted a season high 12 points to go with six rebounds with freshman forward DJ Miller-Peak, Utica, N.Y., Thomas R. Proctor High School, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds in the victory.

The Orange & Black continued to receive strong all-around play from sophomore guard Abby Lawson, Cooperstown, N.Y., Milford High School, in the win with 10 points, a team high of seven rebounds, two assists and five steals on the day.

Cobleskill will return to action on Monday December 4th when they host the Blue Angels of The College of New Rochelle at the Iorio Gymnasium in non-conference action with tip-off at 5:00 p.m.

GAME BOX:

SUNY Cobleskill vs Penn College
12/2/17 3 p.m. at Williamsport, Pa. (Bardo Gymnasium)
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Cobleskill vs Penn College
12/2/17 3 p.m. at Williamsport, Pa. (Bardo Gymnasium)
At Williamsport, Pa. (Bardo Gymnasium)
SUNY COBLESKILL 49, PENN COLLEGE 34
SUNY COBLESKILL (3-3, 1-1 NEAC)
Gabby Muraczewski 6-15 0-0 12; DJ Miller-Peak 3-7 4-4 10; Addy Lawson 5-14
0-0 10; Erica Cabrera 2-10 2-4 6; Shaliyah Graham 2-14 0-0 5; Monique
Britton 1-5 2-7 4; Stacey Sprague 1-1 0-0 2; Hope Cooper 0-2 0-0 0; Alexia
Massaroni 0-1 0-0 0; Kalie Harrison 0-2 0-0 0; Quincey Banks 0-0 0-0 0;
Symphanie Ramsey 0-0 0-0 0; Jill Gordon 0-1 0-0 0; Ali Changa 0-3 0-0 0;
Yonique Hill 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-78 8-15 49.
PENN COLLEGE (1-6, 0-2 NEAC)
Ericka Lepley 5-16 0-1 12; Tori Wolfe 3-12 4-6 10; Jane Herman 1-10 3-4 6;
Gwendolyn Lavelle 0-6 3-4 3; Aniah Ellerbee 1-4 0-0 2; Cassi Kuhns 0-5 1-2
1; Erin Shaffer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 10-54 11-17 34.
SUNY Cobleskill...............   10   18   11   10  -   49
Penn College..................    8   12   10    4  -   34
3-point goals--SUNY Cobleskill 1-13 (Shaliyah Graham 1-4; Addy Lawson 0-3;
Erica Cabrera 0-5; Monique Britton 0-1), Penn College 3-22 (Ericka Lepley
2-7; Jane Herman 1-7; Gwendolyn Lavelle 0-3; Erin Shaffer 0-1; Tori Wolfe
0-4). Fouled out--SUNY Cobleskill-None, Penn College-None. Rebounds--SUNY
Cobleskill 45 (Monique Britton 7; Addy Lawson 7), Penn College 44 (Cassi
Kuhns 9; Tori Wolfe 9; Aniah Ellerbee 9). Assists--SUNY Cobleskill 13 (Erica
Cabrera 4), Penn College 5 (Jane Herman 3). Total fouls--SUNY Cobleskill 18,
Penn College 16. Technical fouls--SUNY Cobleskill-None, Penn College-None.
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Cobleskill Police Blotter

Monday, November 27, 2017

At 9:52 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Angel S. Cleveland, 34, of Howes Cave, NY, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.  She was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.  She is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

At 4:35 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Savanna Jo Hotaling, 26, of Cobleskill, NY, on a Warrant for Trespass and Petit Larceny.  She was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail on $2500 Bail / $5000 Bond.  She is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

At 1:24 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Deodat Kemraj, 35, of Schenectady, NY, for Assault 2nd.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail on $5000 Bail / $10,000 Bond.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 5th at 5:00 p.m.

At 9:23 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Misti D. Firnstein, 38, of Richmondville, NY, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd and 3rd of a motot vehicle.  She was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.  She is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on January 16th at 5:00 p.m.

At 7:28 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Dennis J. Thorpe, 62, of Haleah, FL, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle 3rd.  He was arraigned in Town of Richmondville Court and was released after paying fines.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

At 5:12 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Coamo Rios, 19, of Lindenhurst, NY, for Disorderly Conduct.  He was issued an appearance ticket and released.  He is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on December 19th at 5:00 p.m.

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C-GCC Will Offer 35 Online and Hybrid Courses in the 2018 Spring Semester

From Abnormal Psychology to Western Civilization, Columbia-Greene Community College will offer a full slate of online and online-and-classroom-hybrid courses this spring semester, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Online courses are currently being offered in six different program areas: Arts and Humanities, Science, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business, Technology, and Transitional Studies (the College Experience and Reading Skills). A full list of online and hybrid courses may be found here.

Financial aid including include federal and state aid, loans, and scholarships are available to both full- and part-time students, who may register before and through late registration on Wednesday, Jan. 10 (snow date Jan. 11), held on campus from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Non-matriculated, part-time students can register in person or by telephone weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by calling 518.828.4181, extension 5514.

For more information, call the Admissions Office at 518.828.4181, extension 5513, or by emailing info@sunycgcc.edu.

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