Thursday, May 5, 2011


Phil Pohl Off To Fast Start At Clemson
CCS graduate and Clemson junior Philip Pohl is batting .360 for the Tigers this season, good for second on the team. Pohl was a two-time Class C Player of the Year at CCS, where he also led the team to a Section Three Class C title.
He struggled at the plate during his first two years at Clemson, but has settled in this year, with 54 hits in 150 at bats, including four home runs, 15 doubles and 29 runs batted in over the first 44 games of the season.
Pohl has a .984 fielding percentage at his catcher position, and has started 38 of 41 games. Clemson, which advanced to the College World Series last season, is 29-15 on the season. 

4 Locals Compete In Half-Marathon
Nancy B. Mitchell of Milford, along with Michele and Matthew Pearsall and Holly Conway of Oneonta, competed in the Inaugural Lake George Half Marathon April 23 in Lake George.
Of the 300 runners, Matt Pearsall finished in 1:52:52 earning him fifth place in his age group. Michele also came in fifth in her age group with a time of 2:08:41. Conway’s time of 1:55:50 earned her a 7th age group place and Mitchell placed 1st in her age group with a 2:13:05.
Matt Pearsall is Bassett’s director of pharmancy in Cooperstown. Michele Pearsall is SUNY Oneonta’s interim director of career development and an adjunct professor. Conway is Bassett administrative director of surgery in Cooperstown. Mitchell is a SUNY adjunct professor and Clark Sports Center fitness instructor.

CCS Tennis Team Wins League Tourney

With 31 points, CCS’ tennis team won the CSC Tournament Saturday, April 30, in Utica, with Will Derouin and Joe Kevlin taking first-place laurels in singles.
Sauquoit Valley scored 29, Mount Markham 22, Hamilton 21, Westmoreland 21, Little Falls 19, Ilion 15, Morrisville-Eaton 14, Canastota 13, Waterville 9, Herkimer 7.

Clark Plans Foot, Bike Combo Race

The Clark Sports Center’s inaugural run-bike-run Just “Du” It Duathlon is Sunday, May 15. Go to for race registration forms.
Registration starts at 9 a.m.; the race, at 10:30.  Athletes can participate singly or as a team (one runner, one biker). The 3.35-mile running loop (run twice) is on sports center grounds, followed by an 18-mile bike course down Route 33 to Milford and back to the Clark on Route 166.

Hall of Fame Headliners Due At Classic

Hall of Famers Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Phil Niekro, Tony PĂ©rez, Jim Rice, Ozzie Smith and Dick Williams are among the headliners at the third annual Hall of Fame Classic 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Doubleday Field.
Tickets are available at 1-866-849-7770 or by visiting They are $12.50 for first and third base seats and $11 for outfield seats. Call 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m-6 p.m. Saturdays.

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