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January 3, 2013

Champions dominate 2012 sports highlights



CV-S repeated as Tri-Valley East baseball champion after a three-way battle with Milford and Richfield Springs. The division title went down to the last week of the season, and all three teams had excellent seasons.

The Patriots got tremendous pitching all season long. Seniors Brett Adams, Scott Stiles and Andrew Bosc all threw no-hitters during the year and CV-S sent retiring coach Ed Dubben out with one final title — he won five in 10 years of coaching.

In the title game, Adams and his teammates beat West champ Edmeston. The lefty pitcher made his third start in a Tri-Valley title game, and won for the third time. The Patriots beat the Panthers,11-3.

CV-S ended the season 13-5 after losing in the second round of the playoffs to Hancock, the defending Section Four Class D champ. Hancock won the title again in 2012, defeating Richfield Springs in the section final.

Milford lost in the semifinals to the Indians, but the Wildcats had a strong baseball season. With a young team and a strong pitching staff, Milford could have another big year in 2013.

The Wildcats softball team just missed a Tri-Valley East title, losing a game and the title on the final day of the regular season to Schenevus. The Dragons went on to beat Franklin for the cross-over title as well.

Cooperstown softball also had a big year. The Redskins fell in the semifinals of the Section Three tournament, but not before several players set team records. Nicole Cring set the single-season record for victories and strikeouts. Alannah Hagerty and Maggie Hall each broke the single-season record for hits in a season.

With all three players back, 2013 could be an even bigger year for Cooperstown softball.

On the track, Cooperstown sophomore Lucy Ford made the state tournament and finished 11th in Division II in the high jump.

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