Ice Out

Kathryn and I took a walk through the woods, but found 6″ of snow in several places. The ice cleared off of two of our ponds, but not this one.

With the help of the dogs we chased the Canada Geese off one of our ponds and then located our evergreen trees in the […]

What’s Going On?

It seems like spring weather. We heard red-winged blackbirds for the first time Sunday evening; they are usually the first arrivals. They have been singing like crazy since then. Our snow is mostly gone; just patches left scattered around. Which means we had to engage in the first round of the annual spring pick-up-dog-poop-in-the-yard ritual. […]

2017-18 JV Basketball Season

Eric finished his 2017-18 JV basketball season. As a freshman he was usually the 2nd player off the bench and got a reasonable amount of playing time. He missed some games and practices due to recurring strep throat, but pushed through at the end. Overall the team had a successful season with losses to Cooperstown, […]

HP JV Bball vs Cooperstown

HP lost 72-71 in overtime to Cooperstown. Eric played much of the game; scoring 4 points by making 2 free throws and a floater in the lane.

HP JV Bball @ Herkimer

Eric made two free throws in the HP JV Basketball game; making it a two possession game with 10 seconds to play. His only points as HP wins 57 -50 in their season opener.

Ponds, Canoe Camping, Garden, Tendonitis

To celebrate graduation from middle school Eric hosted a small party with 8 or nine of his buddies. After much waffling about the possibility of rain and alternative rain dates we went ahead and had the party on Friday night with a bonfire and pizza. We had a lot of fire wood from cleaning out […]

Early June Roundup

On Memorial Day Weekend Mark & Danielle hosted a Hay / Muller picnic. We drove to the Hays and dropped off Eric and then picked up Barb and Joe in Albany getting back to the Hays at 12:30. Barbara really enjoyed getting out among family and the weather was perfect for a picnic.

Eric […]

Mohawk Valley Elite Shootout

MVE played in three games this past weekend; losing by 2 points to a 9th grade/JV team from Waterville with 8 seconds left; losing by 6 points to Rome Select in a game that had MVE trailing, but threatening the entire game and finally to Amsterdam when the team missed many, many easy shots.

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Madness on The Mohawk Basketball Tournament

For the second weekend in a row, Eric played in an AAU basketball tournament as part of his Mohawk Valley Elite team.

vs Amsterdam Select at St. Gabriels Gym in Rotterdam vs Goddard Riverside at the Duanesburg YMCA vs Galway at Amsterdam High School

The score was tied 28-28 vs Amsterdam Select and then MVE […]

Rising Stars Tournament

Eric’s Mohawk Valley Elite team entered the ‘B’ pool of the local Rising Stars Tournament sponsored by D Squad. They lost overwhelmingly to Central Western (Green) (from Weedsport) and narrowly beat the Midstate Wolfpack (from Sherburne Earlville) on Saturday. Sunday morning they beat Midstate Wolfpack 46-21 and then lost narrowly to Central Western.

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