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June 1, 2012

Our Opinion: Roses

Roses and good luck to the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. The team’s home opener is Wednesday, June 6, on the village’s historic Doubleday Field. The Hawkeyes play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League founded in the fall of 2010 by eight summer baseball teams located across upstate New York. We believe it’s great Cooperstown – considered by many to be the home of baseball – has a team it can call its own.

This summer fans will see a familiar face in the outfield. Kyle Liner, a CCS graduate and now a student at Binghamton University, is no stranger to Doubleday Field where he played his high school games. We hope many fans will be on hand at 5 p.m. June 6 to welcome Liner and the rest of the Hawkeyes back to Doubleday Field. And if you can’t get to the home opener, be sure and take in some games during the season. A complete schedule and much more can be found at

Roses and good luck also go to Cooperstown’s Sarah Groff, who will represent the United States in the women’s triathlon at the 2012 London Olympic Games in August. Sarah attended Cooperstown schools from kindergarten

through 10th grade. She graduated in 1999 from Deerfield Academy, a boarding school in Deerfield, Mass. She then attended Middlebury College, graduating in 2003. Groff started swimming with the Clark Sharks and continued swimming through high school and college. She also ran cross country.

Groff couldn’t choose between competitive swimming and running and therefore decided to compete in triathlons in order to compete in both sports. She started competing in triathlons in 1996 and within a few years, she was placing in races and becoming a world class triathlete. In 2008, Sarah missed qualifying for the Olympics by two spots. Groff and her teammate, Gwen Jorgensen, were the first American athletes to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. On Aug. 6, 2011, Sarah placed seventh in a World Championship Series triathalon in London, a designated World Qualification Event for the 2012  Olympics. Groff’s competition is scheduled for Aug. 4. Shecan be followed on twitter (@sgroffy) and is blogging about her experiences at

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