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Semi Accident Takes Truck Offroad on I-88

Written By Editor on 12/30/16 | 12/30/16

At 10:15AM Friday Schoharie County 911 Dispatchers received a report of a westbound tractor trailer going into the median on Route I-88 approximately 1 mile west of the Schenectady  County Line.

Photos credit Schoharie County Sheriff's Office

The vehicle was empty and the operator was uninjured.

However the fuel tank of the tractor was ripped open. Approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel leaked on to the ground.

The Central Bridge Fire Department, Scho-Wright Ambulance, a Sheriff's Deputy, a State Trooper
responded to the scene. Due to the fuel leak the Schoharie County Haz-Mat Team and DEC Spill Unit and the County Safety Officer also were dispatched.

The road was not closed due to the accident.

Seward Column: New Laws for 2017

With the start of a new year comes new hope, new ambitions, and yes, new laws.  Measures that will continue to help New Yorkers battling heroin and opioid addiction, assist our veterans and farmers, improve safety on our highways, and expand our organ donation registry are just a few of the changes.

Continuing the Fight to Overcome Heroin and Opioid Addiction: A number of measures took effect earlier this year to address the state’s ongoing heroin and opioid abuse crisis.  However, additional provisions will become effective with health insurance policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after January 1.  These changes will improve access to inpatient treatment services, employ consistent criteria to determine the medical necessity of treatments, expand access to Naloxone and other opioid reversal medications.

Encouraging New Yorkers to Become Organ Donors: Starting January 1, New Yorkers will be offered an additional opportunity to document their decision to enroll as an organ and tissue donor. All applicants for health insurance offered through the state health benefit exchange will be provided space during the application process to register for the Donate Life Registry for organ, eye, and tissue donations.

Hire-A-Vet Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the hire-a-vet tax credit from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2019. The period of eligible employment for qualified veterans is also extended from January 1, 2016, to January 1, 2018. The credit is provided to any business that hires a veteran returning home from military service, on a full-time basis for at least one year. The credit is equal to 10 percent of wages paid, with a maximum of $5,000 per veteran - increasing to 15 percent of wages if the veteran is also disabled, with a maximum of $15,000 per disabled veteran.

Ensuring Veterans Receive the Benefits to Which They’re Entitled: Legislation was enacted to require local Social Services districts and not-for-profit agencies that receive state funding to inquire as to whether a person who is applying for social services, or any member of his or her family, has served in the United States Military. If so, they would be provided with contract information for the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs in order to ensure that the individual is receiving all of the benefits to which he or she is entitled.

Farm Workforce Retention Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget included provisions to allow eligible farm employers to claim a refundable tax credit for each farm employee that is employed for 500 or more hours each year for tax years beginning on January 1, 2017. The credit is equal to $250 per employee in 2017.

New Insurance Rate Reductions for Homeowners: A new law enacted as part of the 2016-17 budget allows homeowners to receive a rate reduction for fire insurance, homeowners’ insurance, or property/casual premiums for residential property if they complete a homeowner course in natural disaster preparedness, home safety, and loss prevention.

Consumer Notification About Auto Repairs Paid by Insurance Companies: A new law that takes effect January 17, 2017, requires insurance companies to include a disclosure in repair estimates that informs insured motorists of the right to have their vehicle repaired in a shop of their choice.

 “Move-Over Law” Expansion: Starting January 17, 2017, the “Move-Over Law” - which requires motorists to slow down and move over when passing authorized emergency vehicles pulled over on the side of the road -  will also include any vehicle displaying a blue or green light, such as volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers involved in roadside emergency operations.

Window Tint Compliance: Starting January 1, the state will require vehicles’ window tint to be examined during a yearly New York State safety inspection. If the glass on a vehicle is tinted beyond 30 percent of light transmittance, then that vehicle would not pass the inspection.  The new law is a more proactive approach intended to protect law enforcement and other drivers, as darkly tinted windows hinder their ability to see inside the vehicle.

Senator Seward Inauguration January 1st

Written By Editor on 12/29/16 | 12/29/16

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) will be in Otsego County, Sunday, January 1st, at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta.

Senator Seward will be sworn into office for his 16th senate term.  The event is a New Year’s Day tradition for Senator Seward following an election year and is open to the public.

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will serve as master of ceremonies.  Supreme Court Justice Michael Coccoma will administer the oath of office.

*Swearing-in Ceremony;
*2:00 p.m.;
*Foothills Performing Arts Center;
*24 Market Street;

Second Sunday Sessions: Live Music at Heather Ridge Farm

Preston Hollow, NY: Starting January 8, the Second Sunday Session will be held on the second Sunday of each month from 12noon-2pm. Hosted by fiddlers Hilary Schrauf and Bernie Neumann, the Second Sunday Session is an opportunity for traditional Irish, Old Time, Cape Breton, and Scottish musicians to get together and share a few tunes in a cozy atmosphere.

The 1820s farmhouse is home of the Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm, where guests can enjoy of freshly roasted cup of organic coffee and a pastry, or order from a full brunch menu. A specialty menu item of the Bees Knees Café is a traditional Irish breakfast, made with meats and eggs from the farm, which will be offered at each Second Sunday Session. Come out and join in a few tunes, or sit back and enjoy the music and good food! Reservations recommended.

The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm is located at 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow, NY.  518-239-6234. The café and farm store are open every Saturday and Sunday year-round, 11am-3pm. Menus and a calendar of events are updated weekly on its website at

What to Expect from the New Mountain Eagle

Written By Editor on 12/28/16 | 12/28/16

The Schoharie News is excited to announce its acquisition of the Mountain Eagle in Stamford. We decided that we will keep both of the current offices in Stamford and Schoharie. We want to expand our coverage in both Schoharie and Delaware Counties to offer our readers the best possible experience. As our business model creates a base, we plan to expand our investigatory journalism.

We're excited to see our business model double in one fell swoop. The Mountain Eagle-Schoharie News combination will shine a spotlight on local business and culture to foster their expansion. We will continue our quarterly special insert, Schoharie County Life (although the name will likely change slightly) to show regional, seasonal, and event-based views of the Catskills. Our paper will expand our circulation and offer a chance for businesses to get their message out at a competitive cost.

We'll be expanding our means to contact us, including a phone at the Stamford office. We'll also keep our email address and phone line of 518-764-6854 open. If you subscribe now, we'll make sure to get the January 13th edition of the Mountain Eagle and Schoharie News to you.

The Schoharie News is excited to take this journey with the people of Schoharie and Delaware Counties! We know that this will be a worthwhile venture to make our area a better place.

Sharon Woman Arrested after Warrant

Sheriff's Deputies arrested Nicole Kruger, 23, of Sharon Springs on an arrest warrant issued out of the City of Albany for Petit Larceny on December 21st. Deputies were investigating a separate complaint when it was learned Ms. Kruger had an active warrant. Ms. Kruger was taken into custody on the arrest warrant and turned over to the Albany Police Department.

Bomb Threat Update from the Sheriff's Dept

Written By Editor on 12/19/16 | 12/19/16

At 11:00AM today (Monday) a written correspondence was received at the Schoharie County Office Building reporting a threat.

Employees were evacuated. Emergency officials responded to the building. Explosive sniffing dogs were brought in  and the entire building was checked with nothing dangerous found.

More information will be released tomorrow by Earl VanWormer, Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors.

Cobleskill Police Blotter

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At 2:57 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Janet Hartt, 63, of Worcester, NY, on a Bench Warrant for failing to appear for a court appearance.  She was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released after paying a $50 fine.

At 6:50 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Thomas Sieger, 46, of Oneonta, NY, on an Arrest Warrant for Conspiracy 5th and Grand Larceny 4th.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail on No Bail.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on March 28th at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

At 6:06 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Giuseppe Mastandrea, 18, of Thornwood, NY, on an Arrest Warrant for Petit Larceny.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.   He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on February 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 16, 2016

At 8:14 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Adam Benjamin, 24, of Cobleskill, NY,  for Attempted Assault 3rd.  He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on January 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

At 2:12 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Joseph C. Zuppelli, 21, of Lancaster, NY, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Driving While Ability Impaired, and other vehicle and traffic tickets.  He was released and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 17th at 5:00 p.m.

At 9:15 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Brett E. Oteri, 25, of Cobleskill, NY, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was issued an appearance ticket and  released. He is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 10th at 5:00 p.m.

At 9:45 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Ralar L. White, 22, of Richmondville, NY, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  He was issued an appearance ticket and released.  He is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Tugboat Sinks in Gilboa Reservoir

Over the weekend a tugboat turned over at the Schoharie Reservoir in Gilboa. According to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, it was tethered to a barge. Around 8:30 this morning it was taking on water and sunk. A small amount of diesel fuel spilled into the water but none got into the general waterway as it was stopped by local booms.

The ship will be lifted to the surface via a dive team with industrial-size inflators. These will fill and bring the vessel to the surface. A crane will then be used to bring it to the shore. This method was used successfully for similar surfacings after Hurricane Irene in 2011.

No one was on the vessel and no one was injured. The surfacing should be completed Tuesday or Wednesday.

Bomb Threat Closes County Building

Startling news out of the Schoharie County building today. A reported bomb threat caused an evacuation of most of the workers a little after noon. One official stated that the threat was mailed and that law enforcement is on the scene.

Sheriff Anthony Desmond said that the building is being scoured with dogs. No one is injured. He confirmed that the threat was mailed in.

As of 1:30 today it appears that the dogs are leaving the building.

We are awaiting more information. The building is currently closed.


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'Respect for All' Resolution Causes Fracas at Board

Written By Editor on 12/18/16 | 12/18/16

Much of the agenda at Friday's Board of Supervisors' meeting was accomplished without major debate. Toward the end of the meeting, a major rift opened over a proposed resolution.

Proposed resolution #106 was offered by Supervisor Chris Tague of Schoharie and seconded by Supervisor Larry Bradt of Carlisle. The resolution was the brainchild of Schoharie resident Glenn Sanders and came after calls of 'build the wall' occurred at Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School in November.

The draft reads in part that "the value of promoting a sense of inclusiveness and respect amongst a diverse citizenry is a fundamental and proven part of the political, social, and economic systems of the United States," and that the Board would be resolved to "affirm the importance of speaking out, in clear and firm language, against any and all harassment of County residents based merely and entirely on group membership" as well as a call to "the values of diversity, inclusiveness and respect, and to quickly make i clear" that "hatred, bias, discrimination, and harassment against individuals" is "highly offensive and damaging."

Mr. Sanders read several letters to the board from residents and explained in his role as a social psychologist that "it's very clear to me...that [empowerment] is a two-edged sword," stating that since the presidential election that there have been "hundreds" of cases of intolerance across the country and that ultimately further action could empower others to stand against discrimination.

The board was split on the recommendations. Supervisor Larry Bradt said that the resolution passed the Rules and Legislation Committee saying that it was a "good idea" and to treat people as individuals. He added that there were several occasions of false reports regarding racism, even as close as Albany. Bradt asked if the alleged incidents at Cobleskill have been investigated and proven."

Sanders replied, saying that two of the parties involved have confirmed the situation occurred and that the school was dealing with the situation.

Supervisor Leo McAllister of Cobleskill said that while no one on the Board would disagree with the sentiment, but that he believes that the media has stoked a view that highlighted a false sense of harassment. He said that as a child he was bullied and that today "it's a media thing" and that "it's becoming too political and what's happening is that we are then being forced to not say this or not say that because you're anti-somebody." He said that he may not be able to support the resolution due to this fact.

Supervisor Bill Federice of Conesville said that intimidation and bullying is unacceptable. "I can support that in a heartbeat." He continued that much of the situation is due to young people being unable to "accept results." He said that the media is partially to blame and that he disagreed with one line in the resolution specifically referencing the recent election and believing that it is particularly against the Trump campaign and that he would request it being removed.

Supervisor Phil Skowfoe of Fulton said that the media "intensifies" the national situation. A Democrat, he said that election results should be respected. He said that negativity can be spread but that he supports the resolution.

The Supervisor of Broome David Simkins said that he would vote against any motion that turned against "freedom of speech."

Supervisor Chris Tague of Schoharie said that he supported Donald Trump in the election but that he supports the resolution because he doesn't look at it "as a political thing," but instead, "a thing of respect." He added that calling people "names due to race or due to your gender" is "morally wrong." Tague said "we think of you as human beings first."

County Attorney Mike West, who also serves as C-R's attorney said that the school was doing their "darndest" to handle the situation.

The Board continued to tussle over the resolution and its wording, with many of the Supervisors getting a statement in. It was the consensus of the Board to send the resolution back to committee to fine tune wording before it came back to the whole.

Challenge to NYS Stun Gun Law

Written By Editor on 12/16/16 | 12/16/16

A lawsuit filed last week challenges New York's ban on tasers. The state is one of five in the country that ban the personal ownership of the weapon. The suit was filed by Middleburgh Mayor Matthew Avitabile (our owner) and the Firearms Policy Foundation.

A similar case was heard in the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year in Caetano v. Massachusetts. In that case, the court decided unanimously to overturn the conviction of a woman charged with using a taser in Massachusetts for self-defense.

The case, Avitabile v. Cuomo is headed for the United States District Court for Northern New York. The suit states, in part, that the state "retains the ability presumptively to
regulate the manner of carrying arms and may prohibit certain arms in narrowly defined sensitive places, prohibit the carrying of arms that are not within the scope of Second Amendment’s protection such as unusually dangerous arms, and disqualify specific, particularly dangerous individuals from carrying arms." It follows that stun guns are allowable under current interpretations of the Second Amendment, including the Heller v. District of Columbia case.

"I don't want to make this a reflection on the paper," said Avitabile, "I want the right to exercise all of my civil rights."

We will cover the case as it unfolds.

Man Arrested for Sexual Misconduct after Inappropriate Contact with Minor

The Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19 year old Cobleskill man as a result of a one month investigation. Arrested was an Alonzo O’Dell Jr for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Sexual Misconduct after the investigation showed there was inappropriate contact with an underage girl approximately 2 years ago.

 Mr O’Dell was issued appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.

Board of Supervisors Hear Creek, Heroin News

The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors held its regular meeting earlier today to discuss several major issues.

After approval of the minutes, Eileen Fisher took the floor. The County Veteran’s Service Officer presented to the board, announcing that Schoharie will become a Purple Heart County. She read a resolution, “honoring the service and sacrifice” of past and present armed servicemembers. Supervisor Anthony VanGlad of Gilboa motioned that the board adopt the resolution, which was approved unanimously.

Joe Filippone of Catholic Charities presented about the area’s heroin issues. Filippone works alongside the Opioid Task Force, with the Schoharie County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse as a leader. Filippone discussed Project Safe Point, which aims to dispose of old needles and prevent infectious diseases by distributing new needles. He said that the group’s goal is to help treat individuals using heroin before addiction sets in. “When you’re in that place where you’re injecting drugs, your addiction is pretty deep seated,” He said that an immediate program to exchange needles in Indiana stopped the spread of an HIV epidemic. “They’re going to inject drugs either way,” he said. Filippone added that similar programs across the country did not lead to increases in drug use.

Supervisor McAllister began the Finance Committee report, with a resolution to purchase several items, mostly covered by grant funding. There was a resolution to authorize the County to enter into a PILOT extension with Tennessee Gas Pipeline for another fifteen years.

McAllister also brought up a recommendation for the county EMS services to be able to accept payments from individuals. EMO head Mike Hartzell reported that in some cases people send payments to the County for deductibles that currently are sent back. The Board approved the change unanimously.

Members of the Board discussed a proposal to put in LED lighting to facilities. Similar proposals are in the process in different towns across the county. There was concern about whether or not there would be an up front cost to such a project. Some towns received lights with no up front costs while others have been asked to contribute.

Supervisor Sandra Manko thanked the Planning Department for several actions, including Alicia Terry attending a beer conference. Shane Nickle aided with grant projects. She motioned to set a public hearing January 20th on the draft Schoharie County Agricultural plan. She also motioned to sign a contract with GPI regarding the Schoharie County trail project. Administrator Steve Wilson said that expenses would be covered by grant funding. These were both accepted unanimously.

She also referenced $2.9 million in grants for 11 projects, “This is great news for Schoharie County,” she said. Chair Earl VanWormer said that the County was “gaining” and that he and the County Administrator will be aggressive in seeking more grants, and hopes to double the amount next year. Supervisor Tague thanked Wilson and Nickle. He also said that one of the grants was for the Central Bridge wastewater treatment plant. “We want to make Central Bridge great again,” he said. Bradt brought up that $1 million was for a privately-held hotel in Sharon. “I hope this doesn’t turn into another Maranatha,” he said. Wilson said that the lack of a strategic economic plan is hurting its grant funding chances and that he is working with others to complete one.

The Board will be holding its reorganizational meeting on January 3rd, 2018 at 3pm at the Supervisors’ meeting room.

Debate Opens Over Jail Site, Potential Issues

At the County Board of Supervisors meeting today, Flood Recovery Coordinator Bill Cherry gave his monthly report. He told the board that the County received the Certificate of Completion from the NYS Department of State Codes Division for the floodgate project at the County Building. He thanked several of the key figures in the project.

The Zicha project may become more complicated because both owners of the property had passed away. With the assistance of Sheriff Desmond, Cherry contacted the estate holder in Albany to determne what can happen next. Engineering and environmental tests cannot be done until other factors are settled. “We don’t officially know if it’s for sale,” said Cherry. Supervisor Dave Simkins and Schoharie Supervisor Tague both had questions. Mr. Simkins said that it made no sense to proceed without more information or permission to test.

Mr. Cherry added that, “for now we’re waiting to get more approval.” No testing has started at Zicha Road, and thus no money spent there. There is testing at the Fire Training site and preliminary testing regarding utility corridors heading to the site. Cherry said that the Village of Cobleskill felt left out of the process thus far and he will attend their meeting on Tuesday to discuss. Supervisor Leo McAllister said there were several concerns about water that he believes will be allayed by coming to the next meeting. Similar tests were made regarding the Village of Schoharie system and it would be able to meet demand. Further studies will be done for the Central Bridge water system. The County also set up preliminary arrangements for archeological studies.

Supervisor Pete Coppolo said that he would not support using Schoharie’s water system because it was offline during the flood. He brought up concerns about upgrades needed for the Central Bridge system due to potential issues with funding. “The upgrade is planned. The grant has been accepted,” said Tague.

Supervisor Coppolo asked who would maintain the water lines running to the site. Supervisor Tague interjected, saying that such issues would be up to the individual districts. Coppolo said that the question was intended for Cherry. The Flood Coordinator said that more information was needed, especially about the Central Bridge option.

Cherry also presented about the Public Safety Answering Point, or PSAP. The estimate is that the structure will be completed March 15th with another 30 day window to complete final touches. The 120 foot communications tower will be constructed during this period, including the tower base poured in late December or early January, weather permitting.

A presentation discussed the ongoing creek work. Progress continues on the Platter Kill creek project. Work is expected to be completed for the season in the next couple of weeks. Reimbursements from NRCS and ESD will be coming in. Supervisor Simkins called for expediency, stating that he believes that there is “a possibility that we will lose everything we’ve invested in” if not completed soon enough. Remaining creek work is expected for completion in the summer of 2017.

Board Discusses Sheriff's Personnel and Heroin

At the Board of Supervisors meeting today, Supervisor Richard Lape of Richmondville of the Law Enforcement Committee introduced Sheriff Desmond. The Sheriff spoke regarding backfill hirings. One member of the department is leaving for a higher paying job. There is a training session in January-- the Sheriff asked for permission to replace that position and fit in someone for the upcoming training. All of this would be covered by existing funds in the budget, after being asked about it by Supervisor Bill Federice. The Sheriff said that other employees have left for other jobs recently.

Supervisor Simkins asked if people were leaving and that the Sheriff’s Department was becoming a “training ground” for individuals to leave for better paying jobs. Seward Supervisor and former Sheriff John Bates said that this has been a concern for years. He asked Desmond if there was a lost of indivudals that could be chosen from quickly. Sheriff Desmond said that there will be interviews and other interested individals.

He added that there is a problem hiring part time individuals, including having individuals paying to go through training out of their own pocket. He said that there have been several occassions of qualified individuals being unable to come over due to civil service rules. Supervisor Shawn Smith of Blenheim said that in some cases individuals who have training paid by the County can be asked to repay a portion of the cost if they left soon after being hired. Deputy Zach Reinhart stated that there is a similar provision in the deputies’ contracts, “when we sign up for the job we understand that that’s there,” he said. Reinhart added that the other deputies supported a stronger policy to avoid having others leave for better-paying jobs.

Supervisor Bradt said that the Sheriff’s Department has “plenty of money,” including funding for two new vehicles.

Sheriff Desmond told the board that there was another heroin overdose death yesterday. “I don’t think there’s enough money or that you will give us enough money” to fully combat the crisis. Many new addicts are beginning to snort heroin, he said.

Supervisor Bradt asked about the progress of hiring an undercover officer. Sheriff Desmond said that he hoped to get an officer from another county. He added that he hoped to work with Assemblyman Lopez to create a new task force to share services. “Unfortunately police are attacked very violently several times a week across the country,” he said. Money was only a portion of the issue. Staffing is an important part of the fight against opioids. He described it as a “crisis,” citing six heroin deaths in six months. “We’ve got to do something,” he said.

Assemblyman Peter Lopez will be holding a press conference in Albany regarding the crisis in the near future. Supervisor Tague is assisting in the project. Sheriff Desmond said that there is much more to be done, as well. Tague said that Lopez is hoping to get attention from the Governor’s office for assistance and invited all members of the board to attend the conference and to send a joint letter asking for more help. Sheriff Desmond requested that several deputies come to the event. “It’s tough on everybody,” he said, “it’s tough on law enforcement.”

Christmas Poem: Sincerely, Santa

Written By Editor on 12/14/16 | 12/14/16

This poem appeared in our December 16th edition from published poet Frank "Frankie" S. Kovacofsky

Senior Science Day at miSci January 2nd

Senior Science Day
Mon, January 2, 2017, 3pm – 4pm

miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

Today's topic: Live Planetarium Show*

This program will include a short presentation and live planetarium show by planetarium director Megan Norris.

The Dudley Observatory at miSci is committed to lifelong learning and has created programming specifically designed for adults! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by our Outreach Astronomer, Dr. Valerie Rapson.

Cost: Senior Admission to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50 child age 3-12, $9 senior 65+), Free for miSci members

Come early or stay after the lesson to enjoy the many exhibits miSci has to offer! The museum is open from 9 am – 5 pm. You need not be a senior citizen to attend.

NEAC Names SUNY Cobleskill's Mackenzie Cross Conference's Women's Swimmer of the Week

 The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced today that SUNY Cobleskill senior Mackenzie Cross, Queensbury, N.Y., Queensbury High School, has been named the league’s Women’s Swimmer-of-the-Week for the week ending Sunday December 11th.

Cross helped lead the Fighting Tigers to a 103-87 road victory over the Bard College Raptors on Saturday afternoon in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. as the team improved to 3-5 overall on the season versus head-to-head competition. The Queensbury, N.Y. native individually was a double winner at the meet taking the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.15 seconds and the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:23.46. She also swam the anchor leg of Cobleskill’s winning 200-yard freestyle relay which posted a time of 1:54.98.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday January 14th when they travel to Cazenovia, N.Y. for a dual meet versus the Wildcats of Cazenovia College beginning at 1:00 p.m.

NEAC Names SUNY Cobleskill's Sam Datri Conference's Men's Swimmer of the Week

 The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced today that SUNY Cobleskill sophomore 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 11th.  This marks the second time this season and the fifth time in his career that Datri has earned NEAC Swimmer-of-the-Week honors.

The sophomore diver/swimmer won the one-meter diving event on Saturday in the team’s 121-82 road win over Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. with an 11-dive mark of 450.59 points. With his 11-dive performance, Datri broke his own program record of 408.00 points and met both the NCAA Division III Regional Qualifying Standard and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship Qualifying Standard with the mark.

In the pool, the Ravena, N.Y. native also swam the anchor leg of Cobleskill’s victorious 200-yard freestyle relay, (1:39.71), while taking second place individually in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 57.34 seconds as the Fighting Tigers improved to 5-2 overall versus head-to-head competition on the season.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action on Saturday January 14th when they travel to Cazenovia, N.Y. for a dual meet versus the Wildcats of Cazenovia College beginning at 1:00 p.m.

SUNY Cobleskill's Shelby Preston Reaches Women's Basketball Program Milestones

SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team member senior Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, was honored by the Department of Sport & Exercise in a pre-game ceremony prior to the team’s 69-42 win over Southern Vermont College on Sunday December 11th for becoming the first player in since the program moved to the NCAA Division III level of competition, in 2008, to register 1000 career rebounds.

Preston reached the 1000 career rebound mark in the first half of the team’s 64-56 win over Morrisville State College on Wednesday December 7th. When she garnered her 1000th rebound versus the Mustangs, Preston also became the first player in the program’s NCAA Division III era to have at least 1000 career points and 1000 career rebounds; to date scoring 1163 points to go with 1020 rebounds, in 78 career games
Led by the Ravena, N.Y. native the Fighting Tiger are currently 6-3 overall including a 2-2 record in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.

Cobleskill will return to action after the holidays when they host Hamilton College on Tuesday January 10th in non-conference action at the Iorio Gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

New Stewart's Opens in Middleburgh

There's a new look in town. Stewart's opened its new facility this morning at 4 am. We got the inside scoop from Sheila Donegan, our reporter who visited the store and got a sneak peek before the doors opened for the general public.

Sheila with District Manager Jamie Ward and Paul Hahn

Jefferson Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Children through Church

Written By Editor on 12/13/16 | 12/13/16

State Police arrested Jonathan M. Luce, 51, from the Town of Jefferson for charges related to the sexual abuse of teenage boys. He was charged with 1 count of Criminal Sex Act 2nd (felony), 1 count of Sexual Misconduct (misdemeanor), 1 count of Sex Abuse 2nd (misdemeanor) and 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (misdemeanor).

Photo credit: NYSP

State Police allege that he engaged in sexual acts with three different teenage boys at his residence over the past five years. State Police allege that Luce had contact with the victims from his participation as a parishioner in a Schoharie County religious organization. Luce would create opportunities to be alone with the victims and then engage them in various sexual activity. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 17 years old.

Luce was charged in the Town of Jefferson and is scheduled to reappear there on January 2, 2017.

Officials ask that anyone who feels they may have information regarding Mr. Luce, additional victims, or who may have been a victim to call State Police at 518-630-1712.

Sharon Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Identity of Dead Girlfriend, Neighbor

On November 23, 2016 troopers arrested Joel M. Tilford, 55, for Identity Theft 2nd degree after a several month long investigation.

The investigation began after Tilford's neighbor passed away and he was found to have sold his neighbor's vehicle for $1,600. Tilford was arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th, a Class E Felony and Falsely Reporting a Stolen Motor Vehicle on January 12, 2016. While executing a search warrant of his residence it was further discovered that he was registering and insuring his deceased girlfriend's vehicle since she had died approximately 2 years earlier. A joint investigation with the Department of Motor Vehicles and Schoharie County Department of Social Services led to Tilford being arrested for Identity Theft 2nd, a Class E Felony. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Sharon Court.

C-R Student Charged after Alleged Threat with Weapon

The Schoharie County Sheriff's Office charged a 15 year old male with Menacing and Criminal Possession of a Weapon following an investigation into an incident that occured on December 8th at the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School in Warnerville.

School officials contacted the Sheriff's Office on the afternoon of the 8th regarding an incident that occurred between two students on school grounds that morning. Sheriff's investigators responded and following an investigation it is alleged that the male made a verbal threat and displayed a sharp instrument in the direction of a female student. The juvenile was ticketed for the alleged offenses and directed to appear at Schoharie County Probation at a later date.

No injuries were reported and the incident appears to be isolated and no threats to other students or staff have been reported.

Fighting Tiger Women's Basketball Announces 2016 Fundraising Raffle Results

Written By Editor on 12/12/16 | 12/12/16

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball program released the official results of their recent fundraising raffle today. The prize drawing was held at halftime of the team’s 69-42 win over Southern Vermont College on Sunday December 11th.

The winner of the grand prize of a 32” Vizio LED Television was Kevin Florian of Fort Plain, N.Y. Additionally a second prize of $120 in local gift cards was awarded to Melissa Shelly while a third prize of corporate gift cards was won by Elaine Bortell.

In total, the Fighting Tigers raised over $800 which will be put toward supplementing the program’s operating budget.

Cobleskill will return to action after the holidays when they Hamilton College on Tuesday January 10th in non-conference action at the Iorio Gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

Fighting Tiger Men's Indoor Track and Field Closes Semester at Fast Times Before Finals Meet

The SUNY Cobleskill men’s indoor track and field competed against quality competition over the weekend traveling to Lehigh University to compete in the Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by the Mountain Hawks at their Rauch Fieldhouse.

Sophomore Zack Haskin, Warnerville, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, was the team’s top performer at the event placing fourth overall in the heptathlon with a score of 4486 points putting him in position to qualify for the New York State College Track Conference (NYSCTC) Indoor Championships.
The Fighting Tigers also received a provisional NYSCTC qualifying effort in the 35 lbs. weight toss from freshman Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, who placed ninth overall with a mark of 46’ 6 ¼”.

On the track the team received a ninth place finish in the 1000-meter run from junior Anthony Bouchard, Wantagh, N.Y., Wantagh High School, in a time of 2:40.20

Cobleskill will return to action after the winter break on Saturday January 28th when the team travels to Utica, N.Y. for the Pioneer Invitational #2 hosted by Utica College at the Todd & Jenn Hutton Sports & Recreation Center beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Fighting Tiger Women's Indoor Track and Field Competes at Fast Times Before Finals Meet

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s indoor track and field went up against quality competition over the weekend traveling to Leigh University to compete in the Fast Times Before Finals Invitational hosted by the Mountain Hawks at their Rauch Fieldhouse.

Senior Emily Belewich, Ava, N.Y., Adirondack High School, met the New York State College Track Conference (NYSCTC) provisional qualifying standard in the 60-meter hurdles by finishing tied for 12th in a time of 9.79 seconds while freshman Emma Bayuk, Sandy Hook, Conn., Newtown High School, turned in the team’s top placing taking ninth overall in the 1000-meter run in a time of 3:21.50.

Cobleskill will return to action after the winter break on Saturday January 28th when the team travels to Utica, N.Y. for the Pioneer Invitational #2 hosted by Utica College at the Todd & Jenn Hutton Sports & Recreation Center beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Women's Swimming and Diving: SUNY Cobleskill Women's Swimming Closes Semester with 103-87 Win Over Bard College

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s swimming & diving team closed out the semester in impressive fashion posting a 103-87 road win over the host Raptors of Bard College on Saturday afternoon for their third consecutive victory. With the win the Fighting Tigers improve to 3-5 overall versus head-to-head competition on the season.

Cobleskill posted seven individual event wins to secure the victory led by the triumvirate of: sophomore Emily Sugrue, Long Island City, N.Y., The Renaissance Charter School, who captured the 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.65 and the 100-yard butterfly 1:08.80, senior Mackenzie Cross, Queensbury, N.Y., Queensbury High School, who won the 50-yard freestyle in 28.15 seconds, and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.46 and junior Danielle Hoyt, Wolcott, N.Y., Rose-Wolcott High School, who took the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:32.86 and the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.50.

The Orange & Black also received a solo win in the 100-yard backstroke from freshman Ashley Maye, Westport, N.Y., Moriah Central High School, in a time of 1:14.77.

The Fighting Tigers will return to action after their winter break on Tuesday January 17th when they welcome the Blazers of Elms College to the Bouck Hall Natatorium for a dual meet beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Schoharie News to Acquire Mountain Eagle

The Schoharie News is proud to announce that we are in the process of acquiring the Mountain Eagle. The pending deal, which would take effect January 13th, will lead to a major expansion of coverage and readership.

The acquisition will allow us to begin printing on a weekly basis starting on that date. It will also enable us to almost double our coverage range and distribution. We will honor all current Mountain Eagle and Schoharie News subscribers.

We will rebrand ourselves as The Mountain Eagle and The Schoharie News. We are going to operate two offices, one in Schoharie and the Eagle's current office in Stamford. If you have any questions please call us at 518-763-6854 or email at We look forward to serving the residents of Schoharie and Delaware County!

Cobleskill Police Blotter

Thursday, December 8, 2016

At 7:30 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Raymond D. Warlick, 18, of Bronx, NY, for Petit Larceny.  He was issued an appearance ticket and released. He is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on February 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 9, 2016

At 9:12 p.m. Cobleskill Police issued a summons to Roddy T. Delagrandeanse, 18, of Schenectady, NY, for Possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.  He was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

At 11:50 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Andrew D. Cummings, 22, of Lew Beach, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  He was issued an appearance ticket and released and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 19th at 4:00 p.m.

At 11:50 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Sabrina M. Colletti, 21, of Staten Island, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  She was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 19th at 4:00 p.m.

At 11:50 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Gregory P. Hunkins, 21, of Old Forge, NY, for Violation of the Village Noise Ordinance.  He was issued an appeaance ticket and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

At 3:58 a.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Alfred G. Condon, 26 of Cobleskill, NY, for DWI and other vehicle and traffic tickets.  He was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on January 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

At 11:55 p.m. Cobleskill Police arrested Zackery L. Schaffer, 24, of Cobleskill, NY, on an Arrest Warrant for Menacing 2nd and Reckless Endangerment 2nd.   He was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court and released.  He is to return to Cobleskill Town Court on January 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Winter Storm Advisory Until Noon

·         NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today.  Snow with some sleet mixing in will cause 4-8 inches in the Schoharie Valley.  Snow will continue through daybreak, and may change to rain and sleet.  Please drive with caution.  Bitter Cold weather is expected Wednesday night through Saturday morning.  Another storm may bring snow, mixed precipitation and rain to the area Saturday and Sunday.
Stay up to date on our always updated weather page. 

Men's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Falls to Morrisville State 80-75 in Overtime

Written By Editor on 12/11/16 | 12/11/16

Once again the SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball team could not turn exceptional effort into a victory as the Fighting Tigers were hard luck losers to visiting Morrisville State College by an 80-75 margin in overtime in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action at the Iorio Gymnasium on Wednesday evening. With the loss the Fighting Tigers drop to 0-9 overall on the year including a 0-4 mark versus league opponents while the Mustangs improve to 5-2 overall including a 3-0 record in NEAC play.

After racing out to a 41-36 halftime advantage on the strength of a some exceptional three-point shooting at 8-of-14 ,57.1%, the Fighting Tigers found themselves trailing by 10 points at 65-54 in the second half with 7:51 remaining in regulation.

From that point on the home team rallied over the next 4:54 to outscore the Mustangs 14-to-3 to tie the contest with 2:57 remaining in regulation on a pair of free throws by senior guard Quincy Miller Brooklyn, N.Y., Lafayette High School/Potomac State College, at 68-68. Which is the score that the game ended in regulation after a last second Fighting Tiger defensive stand generated a Mustang turnover at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. 

After the teams traded the lead twice in the extra stanza, the Fighting Tigers grabbed a 75-72 on a three-point play by senior swingman Joel Costello, Middleburgh, N.Y., Middleburgh High School/Tompkins-Cortland Community College, with just 2:01 left to play.

However over the last 2:01 the Mustangs held the Orange & Black scoreless scoring the contest’s final eight points to secure the 80-75 victory.

Quincy Miller turned in an exception effort in defeat for the home team with 17 points, four rebounds and four assists while junior swingman Frank D’Esti, Vestal, N.Y., Vestal High School/Broome Community College, hit for 15 points to go with six rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard Malik Chambers, West Point, N.Y., James I O’Neil High School, scored 15 points on the night, all in the first half, and sophomore center Shaquill Anthony, Far Rockaway, N.Y., Far Rockaway High School, came off the bench to contribute career highs in points with eight and rebounds with nine in a reserve role.


Morrisville State College vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 7:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y. 
Newspaper Box Score
Morrisville St. vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 7:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Kevin Dennis 9-19 2-8 20; Trent Ward 7-11 3-4 20; Kenny Bonaparte 6-11 5-7
19; Derek Beames 4-7 1-2 9; David Romain 2-2 0-0 4; Kyle Peck 2-9 0-0 4;
Michael Turner 1-2 0-0 2; Jordan Hoose 1-3 0-0 2; DJ Faulk 0-1 0-0 0; Justin
Holmes 0-0 0-0 0; Lamar Noel 0-1 0-0 0; Raschad Quinn 0-0 0-0 0; Steve
Dolgos 0-1 0-0 0; Unel Daley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-67 11-21 80.
Quincey Miller 6-11 2-4 17; Malik Chambers 5-6 2-3 15; Frank D'Esti 6-20 1-1
15; Shaquill Anthony 3-4 2-5 8; Joel Costello 2-5 2-6 6; Devin Boyle 2-3 0-0
6; Christian Cooper 2-7 0-0 4; Kahleel Taylor 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 28-60 9-19
Morrisville St................   36   32   12  -   80
SUNY Cobleskill...............   41   27    7  -   75
3-point goals--Morrisville St. 5-14 (Trent Ward 3-4; Kenny Bonaparte 2-5;
Kyle Peck 0-2; Jordan Hoose 0-1; Lamar Noel 0-1; Derek Beames 0-1), SUNY
Cobleskill 10-23 (Malik Chambers 3-4; Quincey Miller 3-7; Devin Boyle 2-3;
Frank D'Esti 2-8; Christian Cooper 0-1). Fouled out--Morrisville St.-None,
SUNY Cobleskill-Quincey Miller; Joel Costello. Rebounds--Morrisville St. 46
(Kevin Dennis 16), SUNY Cobleskill 35 (Shaquill Anthony 9).
Assists--Morrisville St. 15 (Trent Ward 6), SUNY Cobleskill 16 (Joel
Costello 6). Total fouls--Morrisville St. 22, SUNY Cobleskill 22. Technical
fouls--Morrisville St.-Kevin Dennis, SUNY Cobleskill-Shaquill Anthony. A-323

College Women's Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Defeats NEAC Rival Morrsiville State College 64-56

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team posted a hard fought 64-56 decision over the visiting Mustangs of Morrisville State College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Wednesday evening at the Iorio Gymnasium. With the win the Fighting Tigers improve to 4-3 overall including a 2-2 mark versus league opponents while the Mustangs fall to 4-3 overall including a 2-1 record in NEAC play.

The Fighting Tigers after trailing 17-to-8 after the first period and 25-to22 at the half; Cobleskill outscored the Mustangs 25-to-15 in the third period to take the lead for good and never allowed the visitors any closer that four points, the rest of the way. The Orange & Black used strong defense and rebounding to close out the victory posting a 52-39 advantage on the boards in the contest while holding the Mustangs to only 23-of-68 from the field, 33.8%, including only 6-of-27, 22.2%, from three-point range on the night.
Senior forward Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, led the way for the Fighting Tigers with 15 points and 15 rebounds on the evening including her 1000th career rebound in the first half. The Ravena native is now the program’s all-time leading rebounder at the NCAA Division III level.
The home team also received strong efforts from freshman forward Shaliyah Graham, Bronx, N.Y., Martin Luther King Jr. High School with 13 points and five rebounds and from senior guard Shiann Coons, Albany, N.Y., Bishop Maginn High School/Schenectady Community College, with 13 points and three assists on the night. 

Cobleskill will next be in action on Saturday December 10th when they travel to Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. to meet the Raptors of Bard College with tip-off at 3:00 p.m.

Morrisville State College vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
Morrisville St. vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Tori Rockefeller 5-13 0-0 14; Jordan Anderson 6-15 1-3 13; Charlotte Walker
5-10 0-0 10; Allison Chase 3-8 1-1 8; Haley Kilmartin 3-12 1-1 8; Savannah
Hobbie 1-3 0-0 2; Kaitlyn Griffin 0-5 1-2 1; Marissa Woodard 0-2 0-0 0;
Shanique Morris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-68 4-7 56.
Shelby Preston 5-8 5-6 15; Shaliyah Graham 3-10 6-6 13; Shiann Coons 4-12
1-2 13; Ashley Creighton 1-6 5-5 7; Addy Lawson 1-8 1-2 4; Jocelyn Zaneski
2-3 0-0 4; Tracy Anderson 1-6 0-0 2; Tegan Matthews 1-2 0-0 2; Erica Cabrera
1-4 0-0 2; Brianna Florian 1-1 0-0 2; Gabby Muraczewski 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
20-61 18-21 64.
Morrisville St................   17    8   15   16  -   56
SUNY Cobleskill...............    8   13   25   18  -   64
3-point goals--Morrisville St. 6-27 (Tori Rockefeller 4-8; Haley Kilmartin
1-7; Allison Chase 1-6; Kaitlyn Griffin 0-2; Charlotte Walker 0-1; Jordan
Anderson 0-3), SUNY Cobleskill 6-20 (Shiann Coons 4-9; Addy Lawson 1-4;
Shaliyah Graham 1-2; Tracy Anderson 0-2; Tegan Matthews 0-1; Ashley
Creighton 0-2). Fouled out--Morrisville St.-Jordan Anderson, SUNY
Cobleskill-None. Rebounds--Morrisville St. 39 (Haley Kilmartin 6; Kaitlyn
Griffin 6), SUNY Cobleskill 52 (Shelby Preston 15). Assists--Morrisville St.
15 (Haley Kilmartin 4; Jordan Anderson 4), SUNY Cobleskill 13 (Ashley
Creighton 3; Shiann Coons 3). Total fouls--Morrisville St. 18, SUNY
Cobleskill 16. Technical fouls--Morrisville St.-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None.

Women's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Defeats Southern Vermont College 69-42

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team closed out the semester by extending their current winning streak to three games with a 69-42 non-conference victory over the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College (SVC) on Sundayafternoon at the Iorio Gymnasium. With the win the Fighting Tigers improve to 6-3 on the year while the Mountaineers fall to 1-7 overall.

The Fighting Tigers used their superior size to dominate the backboards throughout the contest out rebounding SVC by a 61-to-28 margin and using the extra chances to post a 30-to-2 advantage in second chance opportunities on the afternoon.

Senior Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, led the way for the Orange & Black with 12 points and seven rebounds with senior forward Ashley Creighton, Niskayuna, N.Y., Catholic Central High School/Schenectady Community College, adding 12 points and five rebounds.
The Fighting Tiger bench was also a major factor in the win as freshman Stacey Sprauge, Grand Gorge, N.Y., Roxbury High School, had career highs in points with 10 and rebounds with eight while junior guard/forward Tracy Anderson, Johnsonville, N.Y., Hoosic Valley, N.Y., came off the pines to hit for 10 points and pull down five rebounds. Freshman forward Cristal Malloy, New York, N.Y., Kipp NYC College Prep High School, was also a factor off the bench for the home team with six points, and seven rebounds in a reserve role.

Cobleskill will return to action after their winter break on Tuesday January 10th when they host the Continentals of Hamilton College in non-league action at the Iorio Gymnasium with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  
Southern Vermont College vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/11/16 1:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
Southern Vt. vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/11/16 1:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Poirier, Sarah 5-14 0-0 14; Emmi, Kayla 3-7 3-3 10; Mallett, Taylor 4-9 1-6
9; Dobbert, Kelly 2-8 1-2 6; Soucy, Bree 1-7 0-0 3; Muldoon, Laura 0-1 0-0
0; Hamister, Kelsey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-47 5-11 42.
Shelby Preston 6-7 0-0 12; Ashley Creighton 4-8 0-0 12; Tracy Anderson 4-10
0-0 10; Stacey Sprauge 5-7 0-0 10; Cristal Malloy 3-11 0-0 6; Shiann Coons
2-7 0-0 6; Brianna Florian 2-8 0-0 4; Shaliyah Graham 2-3 0-0 4; Jocelyn
Zaneski 1-3 1-2 3; Gabby Muraczewski 1-4 0-0 2; Tegan Matthews 0-6 0-0 0;
Erica Cabrera 0-8 0-2 0. Totals 30-82 1-4 69.
Southern Vt...................   13    8    7   14  -   42
SUNY Cobleskill...............   20   22   14   13  -   69
3-point goals--Southern Vt. 7-14 (Poirier, Sarah 4-6; Dobbert, Kelly 1-2;
Emmi, Kayla 1-2; Soucy, Bree 1-2; Hamister, Kelsey 0-1; Mallett, Taylor
0-1), SUNY Cobleskill 8-23 (Ashley Creighton 4-6; Shiann Coons 2-6; Tracy
Anderson 2-3; Shaliyah Graham 0-1; Tegan Matthews 0-3; Erica Cabrera 0-4).
Fouled out--Southern Vt.-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None. Rebounds--Southern Vt.
28 (Emmi, Kayla 9), SUNY Cobleskill 61 (Stacey Sprauge 8). Assists--Southern
Vt. 9 (Emmi, Kayla 4), SUNY Cobleskill 20 (Brianna Florian 4). Total
fouls--Southern Vt. 3, SUNY Cobleskill 14. Technical fouls--Southern
Vt.-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None. A-84

Women's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Beats Bard College 64-45

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team took to the road on Saturday afternoon to post a 64-45 decision over the host Raptors of Bard College in non-conference play. With the win the Fighting Tigers improve to 5-3 overall on the campaign while the Raptors fall to 0-8 overall on the year to date.

The Fighting Tiger senior forwards Ashley Creighton, Niskayuna, N.Y., Catholic Central High School/Schenectady Community College, and Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High school, did the bulk of the damage to the Raptors on the afternoon with Creighton scoring a game high of 20 points to go with three rebounds and four assists and Preston taking down a season high of 18 rebounds while scoring five points and passing our four assists in the contest. 

Cobleskill also received solid contributions from freshman Shaliyah Graham, Bronx, N.Y., Martin Luther King Jr. High School, with nine points and three assists and from freshman forward Cristal Malloy, New York, N.Y., Kipp NYC College Prep High School, with eight poins four rebounds and a blocked shot. 
The Fighting Tigers will close out the semester on Sunday afternoon when they host the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College for a non-league contest beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Iorio Gymnasium.
SUNY Cobleskill vs Bard College
12/10/16 3:00 p.m. at Stevenson Athletic Center
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Cobleskill vs Bard College
12/10/16 3:00 p.m. at Stevenson Athletic Center
At Stevenson Athletic Center
Ashley Creighton 7-11 0-0 20; Shaliyah Graham 3-8 2-2 9; Cristal Malloy 3-10
2-3 8; Shelby Preston 1-2 3-4 5; Gabby Muraczewski 2-4 1-2 5; Erica Cabrera
1-2 1-2 4; Stacey Sprauge 1-1 2-2 4; Shiann Coons 1-7 0-0 3; Tracy Anderson
1-5 0-0 3; Brianna Florian 1-1 0-0 2; Jocelyn Zaneski 0-0 1-2 1; Tegan
Matthews 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 12-17 64.
Annie Kissel 4-9 4-10 12; Caleigh DeCaprio 2-10 3-3 8; Sarah Morris 3-10 0-2
7; Alexis Akingbade 2-7 3-7 7; Megan Phelan 3-13 0-2 6; Andra Moye 2-3 0-0
5; Alexis Gebbia 0-0 0-0 0; Allison Amaya 0-1 0-0 0; Jade Waring 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 16-54 10-24 45.
SUNY Cobleskill...............   13   15   20   16  -   64
Bard College..................    6   12   19    8  -   45
3-point goals--SUNY Cobleskill 10-24 (Ashley Creighton 6-10; Erica Cabrera
1-2; Shiann Coons 1-7; Tracy Anderson 1-1; Shaliyah Graham 1-3; Tegan
Matthews 0-1), Bard College 3-9 (Sarah Morris 1-1; Andra Moye 1-2; Caleigh
DeCaprio 1-5; Megan Phelan 0-1). Fouled out--SUNY Cobleskill-None, Bard
College-None. Rebounds--SUNY Cobleskill 48 (Shelby Preston 18), Bard College
32 (Annie Kissel 7). Assists--SUNY Cobleskill 15 (Shelby Preston 4; Ashley
Creighton 4), Bard College 6 (Alexis Akingbade 2; Annie Kissel 2). Total
fouls--SUNY Cobleskill 17, Bard College 15. Technical fouls--SUNY
Cobleskill-None, Bard College-None. A-50

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