February 29, 2008


Foster, Brown join Clarke at state meet

A total of three area high school wrestlers will take part in the Division I state tournament March 8-9 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
Dryden senior Tony Clarke earned the only automatic berth by winning the 215-pound championship at last Saturday’s Section 4 Division I tournament. Undefeated at 26-0, he will meet junior C.J. Floor from Port Jervis of Section 9 Saturday in his first bout at the state meet.
Juniors Dan Foster from Cortland High and Devon Brown from Marathon have been awarded wild-card berths in the tournament.
Foster will take a 42-3 record with 20 pins into the state meet. Ironically, his first-round opponent at 160 pounds there will be Fulton’s Matt Bogardus, who has handed him all three of his losses this winter, one of which came last Friday in the 160-pound finals at the Section 3 tournament. Bogardus, a senior, comes in with a record of 33-0 with 19 pins.
Brown will compete at 125 pounds after finishing as runner-up in that weight class in the Section 4 meet. Brown won a state championship at 119 pounds in Division I last year and will be making his third trip to the state tournament. He will open against junior Matt Cubillos from Section 2’s Guilderland.




Just for Kicks signup

Registration forms are being accepted at the Cortland Youth Bureau until March 21 for the Just for Kicks sports program.
Just for Kicks is a developmental program for individuals with and without disabilities specifically designed for participants, ages 5-15. The goal of this program is to assist participants in gaining the skills, knowledge, and appropriate attitudes they need to successfully participate in recreational sports programs.
This program will be lead by CYB staff as well as Physical Education and Recreation students from SUNY Cortland. 
The sessions will focus on skill stations, team building, socialization games, and       short-sided games for team sports such as soccer, basketball and baseball.
Just for Kicks will be conducted on March 26, April 2, April 9, April 24, April 30 and May 7 at the Cortland County Gym off Greenbush St. They will from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration forms will accepted at the CYB office at 35 Port Watson St. until March 21.  The cost for the program which includes a program t-shirt.
The program is available ony to the first 20 participants.  Scholarships are available for individuals, who for financial reasons would not be able to participate in the program.  Interested individuals should inquire at Youth Bureau office.
Registration forms are available at the Youth Bureau office or can be downloaded at  If you have any questions contact Megan Conaway at the Youth Bureau at 753-3021 ex 25.