Mullins headed to Binghamton University

It’s official. After several weeks of uncertainty about where senior basketball standout Matt Mullins will be playing next season, he has announced he will be a BU Bearcat. The 6’1″ guard from Chenango Valley, who averaged 18.1 PPG last season and led the Warriors to the New York State Class B Final Four in Glens Falls, will be suiting up for the NCAA Division I Binghamton University Bearcats and head coach Kevin Broadus come this winter. He and the rest of the BU team will compete in the America East Conference along with schools like Boston University and the University of Vermont. From the Press & Sun Bulletin:

“Matt Mullins, a Chenango Valley senior and two-time Press & Sun-Bulletin All-Metro selection, will join Binghamton University’s basketball program as a walk-on for the 2008-09 season.

“It’s always been my goal to play at the Division I level, and I want to thank coach (Kevin) Broadus for giving me the opportunity to achieve that goal,” said Mullins, scoring leader for a CV squad that reached the Final Four of Class B state playoffs.

“Walk-on is just a term, it means he doesn’t have a scholarship,” Broadus said. “But if he plays better than a scholarship player, then he’s going to play.”

GO WARRIORS…and GO BEARCATS

Valley rallies, beats Forks


Teammates congratulate Brian Stinson on a 2-run HR. | Photo by Collin Herko

Chenango Valley Warriors: 10
Chenango Forks Blue Devils: 4

As the Warriors entered the top of the seventh inning they were tied 4-4 with their rivals from across the river, but by the end of the seventh it was clear who was the undefeated team. The Chenango Valley Warriors varsity baseball team beat the Chenango Forks Blue Devils 10-4 Friday night at Chenango Forks High School. CV is now 11-0 on the season. CV came out strong, scoring two runs in the first inning, and another two runs in the third on a towering 2-run HR by Brian Stinson that rolled almost all the way to the CF parking lot. The next three innings, CV cooled down and Forks (2-7) heated up. Geoff Daniels and DJ Smith each got hits to help Forks rally to score one run in the 4th, and two runs in the 6th to tie the score. In the top of the seventh, a walk from Eric Bidwell and Derek Stupski, and a single by Dan Pendleton loaded the bases for Stinson. He smoke a bases-clearing, three RBI triple to center field to make it 7-4 CV. Taylor Howard reached first on an error, and then Vince Palmieri hit a two out, three-run HR to make it 10-4 CV. Starting pitcher Pendleton led the Warriors for 6 and 2/3 innings, turning the ball over to Stupski to get the final out of the inning. Stupski struck out four in 1 1/3 innings getting the win for the Warriors (11-0). Chenango Valley’s next game is Monday night at Owego.

Chenango Valley Longball Club:
Mike Biviano (1) – vs. Binghamton
Brian Stinson (2) – vs. Norwich, CF
Derek Stupski (3) – vs. Norwich, Oneonta (2)
Derek Ferry (2) – vs. Owego, Oneonta
Brian Eggleston (1) vs. Oneonta
Kyle Christoffersen (1) vs. Oneonta
Taylor Howard (1) vs. Oneonta
Vince Palmieri (1) vs. CF



Justin Topa making contact for CV. | Photo by Collin Herko

Dan Pendleton dealing for Chenango Valley. | Photo by Collin Herko

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Windsor beats CV in Class ‘B’ showdown


Demetra Kermidas making contact for Chenango Valley. | Photo By Collin Herko

Windsor Black Knights: 2
Chenango Valley Warriors: 0

It was the showdown of the unbeaten teams Thursday night, as the Chenango Valley Warriors varsity softball team (1st in NYS Class B rankings) lost to the Windsor Black Knights (2nd in NYS Class B rankings) 2-0. The only runs of the game were scored on a outside fastball taken to deep right-center by Windsor’s Abby Hanrahan for a homer. It was a pitchers duel with CV’s Siera Sheehan, who has not given up a run in all of her previous starts this season, against Windsor ace Meghan Tucker who struck out six Warriors in this game. When Chenango Valley (6-1, 4-1 STAC) had two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, they managed to get two runners on base to bring the winning run to the plate, lead-off hitter Dani Koltz, who popped out down the third base side to the unusually tall shortstop for Windsor to end the game. Even with this loss, the CV softball team has outscored opponents 58-8 in seven games this season. They host Susquehanna Valley (5-1, 4-1 STAC) tomorrow at 4:30.

Mikala King on defense for CV. | Photo by Collin Herko


Siera Sheehan dealing for the Warriors. | Photo by Collin Herko

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YARDWORK: CV slams 6 HRs

Chenango Valley Warriors: 24
Oneonta Yellowjackets: 5

Five members of the Chenango Valley varsity baseball teams went deep for six home runs in Saturday’s 24-5 win over undefeated Oneonta at Chenango Valley High School. They are: Derek Stupski (2), Brian Eggleston, Derek Ferry, Kyle Christoffersen, and Taylor Howard. More highlights to come from this game…but for now let’s see the list…

Members of the Chenango Valley Longball Club:
Mike Biviano (1) – vs. Binghamton
Brian Stinson (1) – vs. Norwich
Derek Stupski (3) – vs. Norwich, Oneonta (2)
Derek Ferry (2) – vs. Owego, Oneonta
Brian Eggleston (1) vs. Oneonta
Kyle Christoffersen (1) vs. Oneonta
Taylor Howard (1) vs. Oneonta

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CV proves offensive strength

Chenango Valley Warriors: 10
Vestal Golden Bears: 2

With the exception of a Mike Biviano walk, Chenango Valley did not get a runner on base in the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth inning. Good thing the first, second and seventh innings were an offensive show for the Warriors.

Going into this game against Vestal, Chenango Valley was undefeated. It was a big game against a potential contender for the STAC Metro crown. Chenango Valley beat Vestal 10-2 Thursday night.

The offensive barrage started innocently enough in the first with a Biviano walk, a Derek Stupski walk, and a Brain Stinson hit-by-pitch to load the bases for Derek Ferry. Ferry lined out to center field, tagging was Biviano to score CV’s first run. The next batter, Dan Pendleton drew a walk to load the bases for designated hitter Kyle Christoffersen. Christoffersen smoked a two-RBI double to right-center to make it a 3-0 lead for Chenango Valley.

Vestal would score in the bottom of the inning on a tip error off shortstop Eric Bidwell’s glove to score a run. In the second, Biviano drew a walk to start things off, followed by a single by Bidwell. Stupski hit a two-RBI double followed by a RBI-double from Brian Stinson to give the Warriors a 6-1 lead. After a base-hit from Pendleton and a Christoffersen walk, the bases were loaded for senior Vince Palmieri who flied out to short to end the inning.

What followed was a four-inning span of three-up-three-down for Chenango Valley until the seventh inning when Chenango Valley broke the game open. Starting off the inning were walks by Stupski and Stinson, and a single by Ferry to load the bases. Pendleton came to the plate and hit a two-RBI ground rule double to right-center, followed by Christoffersen batting in Ferry and Pendleton on a single. This made it 10-1 Chenango Valley. Vestal would score once in the bottom of the inning, but did not have enough gas to compete with the red-hot CV offense.

Although the Warrior offense shined, it was starting pitcher Brian Eggleston that deserves a solid ‘W’ for his performance tonight. In 6.2 innings, he allowed only three hits, one earned run, and struck out six. Stupski came in to get the last out of the game in relief.

Chenango Valley (7-0) faces a tough Oneonta team this Saturday, 10 a.m. at Chenango Valley High School.

Valley slips by Harpursville


Justin Topa dealing in CV’s 3-2 win Wednesday. | Photo by Colin Herko

Chenango Valley Warriors: 3
Harpursville Hornets: 2

After crushing (NYSPHAA) Class ‘A’ Owego yesterday 14-0, the Class ‘B’ Chenango Valley Warriors varsity baseball team screeched out a 3-2 victory over the Class ‘D’ Harpursville Hornets Wednesday morning at Chenango Valley High School.
The Warriors (6-0) trailed 2-0 going into the fifth-inning when their bats seemed to heat up. After back-to-back singles by juniors Kyle Christoffersen and Justin Topa, senior Vince Palmieri advanced the runners to second and third on a sacrifice bunt. With one out, Brian Eggleston smashed a single to left, driving in Chrisoffersen and Topa to tie the score 2-2.
Senior Derek Stupski led off in the bottom of the sixth with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and then to third on junior Brian Stinson’s sacrifice fly. Harpursville brought the infield in, and lefty senior Derek Ferry ripped a single to right, scoring Stupski. It ended up being the winning run for Chenango Valley.
Topa took over on the hill for the CV starter Taylor Howard in the second inning and pitched until the sixth, allowing one run, getting the win and improving to 2-0 on the season. Stupski then sealed the deal for the Warriors, pitching the seventh and getting the save.
Undefeated Chenango Valley faces Vestal tomorrow, 4p.m. at Vestal.

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CV breezes past Owego


Mike Biviano slides at first in CV’s 14-0 win Tuesday. | Photo by Colin Herko

Chenango Valley Warriors: 14
Owego Free Academy Indians: 0

With solid pitching and red-hot offense, the Chenango Valley Warriors varsity baseball team beat the Owego Free Academy Indians 14-0 Tuesday morning at Chenango Valley High School. Helped by a grand slam from senior Derek Ferry (joining the CV Longball Club), and a combined complete game shutout from Eric Bidwell and Dan Pendleton, the Warriors are now 5-0 on the season, and look impressive as they hunt for a STAC title.

Members of the Chenango Valley Longball Club:
Mike Biviano (1) – vs. Binghamton
Brian Stinson (1) – vs. Norwich
Derek Stupski (1) – vs. Norwich
Derek Ferry (1) – vs. Owego

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