2018-06-13 / Sports

Cod’s Corner

By Tom Coddington

In last week’s story about the teams that earned state Scholar/Athlete honors, we were wrong at one spot. Instead of four teams from Delaware Academy, there were five that qualified. It was, probably, because the track and field teams in the spring (and also cross country in the fall) always get their photos taken together, so we had four photos.

That means that 28 area teams qualified, rather than 27 as reported. We regret the error and any confusion that it might have caused.

It has been fun to follow the teams that have had so much success throughout the year, especially those that went “all the way.” We have had local girls’ teams that won state championship in the first two seasons — Bainbridge-Guilford for volleyball and Delaware Academy basketball.

On Saturday, the Deposit/Hancock baseball team became the first area squad ever to win a state title.

The Athlete of the Year ballots are starting to come in. We wish that those who are voting would vote for first, second and third, and don’t forget a write-in if they feel that someone not on the ballot would be their choice. We prefer that your favorite be a graduating senior, but if not, he or she might have a chance for the top choice when they are seniors.

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