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Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Hannibal girls basketball team falls to South Jefferson

by Rob Tetro

Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Hannibal girls varsity basketball team gave heavily favored South Jefferson all it could handle and then some when the teams met March 2 at the Carrier Dome for the Section III Class B overall championship.

Heading into the game, many figured South Jefferson, which is undefeated, had the ability to dismantle the Lady Warriors. Instead, Hannibal was not intimated and rolled with the punches as the game went on.

When it seemed as if the game was getting away from the Lady Warriors, they rallied from 17 points down to cut South Jefferson’s lead to five points with a minute left in the game.

Unfortunately for Hannibal, time ran out on both their valiant comeback efforts and its dream season as South Jefferson escaped with a 63-56 win.

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‘Damn Yankees’ – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School will present the musical comedy “Damn Yankees” this weekend. A modern retelling of the Faust legend, “Damn Yankees” is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel, “The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant” and features memorable songs. Pictured is sports reporter Gloria Thorpe, played by Alexis Pawlewicz, as she is trying to get the “scoop” on the Senators’ new recruit, Joe Hardy. Kneeling from left are Mark Parry and Alex Bawarski. Standing  from left are Logan Carvey, Markus Harter, Cody Hockey, Brad Crofoot, Stephen Heywood, Mitch Lalik, Joe Medico and Nathan Hawthorne.  “Damn Yankees” will be presented March 8-10 in the Bodley Auditorium and is under the direction of Fulton teachers Tom Briggs, Thomas Nami and Rob Lescarbeau with dances choreographed by Doreen Forbes. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

‘Damn Yankees’ to be staged this week at G. Ray Bodley High School

‘Damn Yankees’ – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School will present the musical comedy “Damn Yankees” this weekend. A modern retelling of the Faust legend, “Damn Yankees” is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel, “The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant” and features memorable songs. Pictured is sports reporter Gloria Thorpe, played by Alexis Pawlewicz, as she is trying to get the “scoop” on the Senators’ new recruit, Joe Hardy. Kneeling from left are Mark Parry and Alex Bawarski. Standing from left are Logan Carvey, Markus Harter, Cody Hockey, Brad Crofoot, Stephen Heywood, Mitch Lalik, Joe Medico and Nathan Hawthorne. “Damn Yankees” will be presented March 8-10 in the Bodley Auditorium and is under the direction of Fulton teachers Tom Briggs, Thomas Nami and Rob Lescarbeau with dances choreographed by Doreen Forbes. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School will present its 2012 Broadway musical, “Damn Yankees,” this week.
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, March 8; Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 in the high-school auditorium. Curtain time is set for 7:30 P.M. each evening. Additionally, there will be a 2:00 P.M. matinee Saturday as well.

“‘Damn Yankees’ is a great story with wonderful music,” explained Tom Briggs, theatre director at G. Ray Bodley High School. “It is a story of love, self-discovery and baseball. Set in the nostalgic 195’s, ‘Damn Yankees’ is thought provoking and moving.”

Briggs explained that the story centers around middle-aged real estate agent Joe Boyd who has two great loves in his life – his devoted wife Meg and his favorite baseball team, the Washington Senators.

Joe never loses faith in his Senators even though they are in last place and they are always crushed by the New York Yankees.  Furious after another loss, Joe says he would, “sell his soul” for one long ball hitter.  Coincidentally at that moment, an ominous character appears and offers Joe an opportunity of a lifetime. Joe is given a chance to become the one to lead the Senators to victory – but it comes at a huge price.

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CCC brings Samite to serve as Visiting Scholar

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The late Robert H. Brunell witnessed firsthand the devastation and loss that emerge from war as a U.S. Army soldier and interpreter who participated in the D-Day invasion, he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and served on a reconstruction team in Paris. Following his military service during World War II, Brunell turned his life path toward education, earning a bachelor’s from Colby College and a master’s from Middlebury College, and conducting postgraduate studies at Syracuse University. He then went on to become one of the longest-serving teachers, not only at Cayuga Community College but also within the New York State University system, devoting 57 years to teaching before dying unexpectedly in 2004.

But his legacy of bridging communication gaps continues today through Cayuga’s Brunell Visiting Scholar in the Humanities program, established through an estate gift from the professor. This year’s Brunell Visiting Scholar — the world-renowned musician, humanitarian, and photographer Samite Mulondo — shares several experiences and traits of Brunell himself. Continue reading

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Orange draw 33,000+

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine (#11) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Orange to a 85-67 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. C.J. Fair also posted his second ever double double with the Orange, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

33,430 fans turned out for the victory, marking the largest crowd in college basketball this season and the fourth-largest in Carrier Dome basketball history.

The Orange go on the road for a matchup against Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and against Rutgers at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 then return to the Carrier Dome for a matchup against South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.