2018-12-05 / Sports

Rosie’s Rounds

By Rosie Cunningham

What a week for some standout athletes in the Delaware League and the Mid-State Atlantic Conference.

Deposit/Hancock basketball player Laycee Drake was an unstoppable force Monday night in the title game of the Walton Tip-Off Tournament as she dropped 45 points. Not only was she named MVP of the tournament, the sophomore broke the Hancock single game scoring record for a female basketball player as well. The record was previously held by D/H coach Scott Young’s wife Ann, who earned the milestone in 1988.

Not only were the Youngs thrilled for the athlete, but so were Drake’s teammates and the community.

On the DL side of the court, Margaretville’s Curtis Roberts also had a great night last week on the court. What was more impressive than his 27 points in the Blue Devils opening game against Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, is that he pulled down 26 rebounds and blocked four shots in the 52-48 win.

With the retirement of veteran reporter Tom Coddington, I never took care of the wrestling portion of sports and I am excited to now be a part of it. On the mats, The Walton Delaware Academy wrestling team has an undefeated record of 5-0 so far this season and the team took home the Morrisville-Eaton Dual Meet. I’d like to thank Mark Lamoreaux, an assistant coach of the team, as well as Dwayne Lobdell, an affiliate of the Deposit Hancock wrestling squad, for supplying information regarding their respective teams and The Reporter encourages all area wrestling coaches to send in information regarding matches.

We also had a handful of hoop tournaments which included the girls side of the Pat Grasso Tournament and the Deposit and Walton Tip-Off Tournaments as well. I am very impressed with the level of play that I have seen so far this season. When it seems like the leagues are seemingly struggling, there are moments and games that remind us why small town sports are so much fun to be a part of and that there is so much talent within our local schools.

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