Chenango Valley Warriors: 49
Lansing Bobcats: 46

Chenango Valley Warriors Section 4 Class B Champions!

This might have been one of the all-time weirdest games in modern Chenango Valley history. But we won. The Chenango Valley Warriors varsity boys’ basketball team beat the Lansing Bobcats 49-46 in the Section 4 Class B Championship Friday night at the Arena. With the CV 6th Man cheering loudly, the Warriors excitingly captured a come-from behind win to seal the deal and claim the trophy. A game that was expected to be a battle of big guns, Lansing’s Teagan Barresi (averaging 22.2 PPG) and CV’s Matt Mullins (averaging 18.6 PPG), saw both players have average nights. Barresi shot 3-10 from the field scoring a season low 7 and Mullins scored 13 on a 5-17 night. Mullins was CV’s highest scorer and played good defense, but big Matt Bobal had 12 points and dominated the boards all night. Chenango Valley’s defense was key all night, shutting down Barresi and getting steals when they needed them. The highlight of the night, and possibly of the season, happened minutes before the end of the half. Tied at 23-23, Eric Bidwell inbounded a pass to Mullins, who looked to put up a 30-foot shot to end the half, but it was too low to be a shot. It was in fact a perfect pass to a leaping Mike Ball who tipped it in at the buzzer to give CV a 25-23 lead. Video highlights of a crazy second half to come. Chenango Valley has won 15 of their last 16 games. Next weekend the Warriors head to SUNY Cortland to start the intrastate tournament against the Hannibal Warriors from Section 3 on March 8th, 1 p.m.

Photo by Sting

Photo by Tim Rogers

Photo by Sting



CV SHOCKS SCC, headed for finals.

Photo by Tim Rogers

Chenango Valley Warriors: 65
Seton Catholic Central Saints: 59

Mullins said after the game, “All of the Seniors on the team have never beat Seton before, ever. From 9th grade to Senior year. We really wanted it.” In a packed gym divided only by red and green shirts, the Warriors were victorious. The Chenango Valley Warriors varsity boys’ basketball team beat the Seton Catholic Central Saints 65-59 in the Section 4 Class B semi-final Wednesday night at Johnson City High School. Senior Matt Mullins led the Warriors with 23 points, most coming from the foul line as CV beat Seton for the first time this year. The Warriors came with intensity, and with the help of the 6th Man, they beat the best team in Class B when it mattered most. Chenango Valley takes on Lansing in the finals this Friday night, 7:45p.m. at the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena.
Photo by Sting

Photo by Tim Rogers

Photo by Tim Rogers

Photo by Tim Rogers

Photo by Tim Rogers


CV-Seton showdown.

*Wednesday, 7:30p.m. @ Johnson City HS*

All photographs taken by Tim Rogers.

Chenango Valley Warriors (15-5)
Seton Catholic Central Saints (15-5)
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:30p.m.
Johnson City High School

*Section 4 Semi-Final*

This is it. The Chenango Valley Warriors vs. the Seton Catholic Central Saints for a place in the Section 4 Class B finals. Who will win? Here you go:
Seton has had some impressive wins, including two come-from-behind wins
over Windsor, one to tie for first place in STAC, and one to gain first place. The Saints also lost in a great game to Binghamton in the STAC semi-final by one point, and had a nine game winning streak going into the STAC playoffs. CV is on a six game winning streak heading into Tuesday night’s game, and are 13-1 since Christmas break – a key time in the season. They won the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic with big wins over Oneonta and U-E.
Both teams have some challenges going into Wednesday’s game as well. The Saints have proved that they can be losers after losing five straight games in the middle of the season to Windsor, Oneonta (twice), U-E and Owego. The Saints also won’t be playing on their home court where they are 8-3 this season. Chenango Valley will face a battle as well, after losing to Seton both times during the regular season (62-52 at CV, and 78-56 at Seton). The Warriors also have to deal with injuries to their two best scorers, sophomore Tommy Hull and senior Matt Mullins. Hull has an ankle injury that benched him in CV’s last game against Watkins Glen. Averaging 13.2 PPG, CV badly wants to see him play. Matt Mullins left that same game after absorbing a blow to the face that opened a gash under his right eye. He doesn’t anticipate the cut will affect his ability to play Wednesday.

These two teams have a lot to look forward to Tuesday night. They are both tight on defense; CV on average allows 57.6 PPG, and Seton 48.4 PPG while usually scoring 70.3 PPG and 60.9 PPG
respectively. On average they both outscore opponents by about 12 points. – TIE
It could also be a battle of the Matt’s.
Matt Meier, Seton’s big shooter, has averaged 19 PPG against Valley in their regular season match-ups, while CV’s ‘resident baller’ Matt Mullins averaged 18 points against the Saints. Mullins is averaging 18.4 PPG this season (the best in STAC East), while Meier usually has 12.5 PPG, and leading scorer for SCC Chris Furner averages 12.7 PPG.

Did I mention that the Seton students, and their “Fan Club” have been known as the rowdiest, most obnoxious in STAC for some time?
My prediction:
It will be a close, tough game that will go into overtime. The winner? It will be decided by one game-winning shot- a three-pointer coming off the hands of either Meier or Mullins in the final seconds in front of the sold-out crowd. The last time CV played at Johnson City, they won 66-60 and Matt Mullins had 21 points and Tommy Hull 17. It’s anyone’s game really, but remember – Mullins hit six three’s in his last game, Matt Meier had one. Who’s got the shot? Come on Mully.
Chenango Valley
: 63-62 OT


Warriors win, Seton next.

Chenango Valley Warriors: 57
Watkins Glen Senecas: 40

Matt Mullins had a quiet 28 points tonight…not. The Chenango Valley Warriors varsity boys’ basketball team beat the Watkins Glen Senecas 57-40 Saturday night at Chenango Valley High School in a Section 4 Class B quarter-final. The Warriors started out slow, but picked up after senior guard Matt Mullins began to tear up the net from three-point range, including a buzzer beating three from somewhere in Chenango Forks to end the third quarter. “I was just hitting, things started clicking,”said Mullins who is averaging 18.2 PPG.
The Warriors were shorthanded after Tommy Hull, who is averaging 11.9 PPG, sat for an ankle injury. However, quick ball movement and 18 steals led the Warriors to a victory over Watkins Glen. Mike Ball added 10 points and 14 crucial rebounds filling in for Hull. Chenango Valley faces Seton Catholic Central for a semi-final game set on Tuesday at a neutral location.

Chenango Valley Warriors vs. Seton Catholic Central Saints
Tuesday, February 26th


CV’s perfect week.

Chenango Valley Warriors: 1st place STAC CHAMPIONS.
Chenango Valley Warriors: 75
Dryden Lions: 47
Chenango Valley Warriors: 57
Dryden Lions: 36
Chenango Valley Warriors: 5
Vestal Golden Bears: 4

Video highlights to come.


Let’s Go Warriors.

The Chenango Valley Warriors varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will face off against the Dryden Lions Tuesday night at Chenango Valley High School. Both teams have been ranked 4th in the Section 4 Class B playoffs, and take on a 13th raked Dryden in the House of Rock on the same night. The girls’ game starts at 6:00p.m. and the boys’ start at 7:45. CV’s teams have been playing well in a competitive class this season, and have finished strong for sectionals. After the help of sophomore Tommy Hull’s 30 points in Thursday night’s win at Elmira Free Academy, the Warriors are looking in good for their playoff game versus the Lions. The girls, led by three sophomores, Caitlin Roberts, Abby Harrington and Mikala King, are ranked just as high, and look to repeat their Section 4 Championship win from last year.

Video highlights expected for these games.

Reminder, STAC Cheerleading Competition this Sunday, 12:00p.m. at the Broome County Arena.

Girls’ vs. Dryden – Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00p.m.
Boys’ vs. Dryden – Tuesday, February 18th, 7:45p.m.


CV with numbers.

CV’s Matt Mullins makes a drive.

Chenango Valley Warriors: 64
Corning East Trojans: 53

Let’s break down Chenango Valley basketball by the averages:

Matt Mullins – 18.3 ppg, 75.9% FTM, 1.94 3pg, season high 30 points vs. SV
Tommy Hull – 11.4 ppg, 70.4% FTM, 13 double-digit games, season high 17 vs. CF
Chris Mack – 10.4 ppg, 79.3% FTM, 1.5 3PG, season high 25 points vs. SV.
Matt Bobal – 6.3 ppg, 57.7%
FTM, season high 16 points vs. Sidney
Eric Bidwell – 4.9 ppg, 12/14
FTM, season high 14 points vs. Whitney Point
Andy Fox – 4.6 ppg, 65.3%
FTM, season high 13 points vs. SV & M-E
Mike Ball – 3.2 ppg, 11/19
FTM, season high 10 points vs. Sidney
Kris Boyce – 2.5 ppg, 4/6
FTM, season high 7 points vs. Oneonta
Myles Pedroso – 2.3 ppg, 9/19
FTM, season high 14 points vs. Whitney Point
Kyle Christofferson – 1.8 ppg, 13/23
FTM, season high 16 points vs. Whitney Point

*Team leaders*

Starting five:
10.2 ppg
51 points total per game

Supporting Cast:
2.9 ppg
14.7 points total per game

8 ppg
16 points total per game

Chenango Valley Warriors vs. Elmira Free Academy Blue Devils
Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00p.m.
Elmira Free Academy High School