Hoops Summit, Watertown

This weekend was the culmination of Eric’s 2019 AAU season as his Mohawk Valley Elite team competed in the Hoops Summit held in Watertown, NY. The team came away with 2 wins and 2 losses. I am particularly proud of Eric working to come back from ankle surgery and regain his game. Eric didn’t […]

D-Squad Tournament

Eric’s MVE team played over the weekend beating their D-Squad opponent; losing to the Syracuse Nets and losing in overtime to Cap City. Eric played sparingly, often alternating defense / offense with Dylan.

Eric Returns to Play Basketball

After 8 months, 66 physical therapy appointments and several momentum swings Eric finally got to play basketball for his Mohawk Valley Elite AAU team. Their 1st 2019 tournament was held in Watertown, NY. They had a full team (10 players)and he is struggling with regaining his conditioning, but it was a major accomplishment to […]

HP Travel Team and House Team Opening Games

The HP Travel Team opened with a game vs VVS. HP lost to VVS 28-36. Eric played two quarters . He did a good job of playing zone defense and setting ball screens.

Eric typically favors playing the left side of the lane away from the ball.

Saturday morning HP3 House Team […]

Monday Morning Sunrise/Sundog

This weekend Kathryn went on a Finger Lakes wine tasting/procurement with Cindy, Bonnie and Linda. They left on Friday and returned late Sunday afternoon. I worked a partial schedule on Friday so I was home when Eric got off the school bus. Friday night Eric and I went to Best Buy and researched the XBox […]

HP Gold Playoffs

HP Gold, the 3rd and 4th grade basketball team, finished their season with a successful playoff run in John Dellacontrada League. HP Gold finished their regular season as the 2nd seed in the thirteen team league.

Round 1 featured HP Gold vs. Oriskany – a team we have already played in two scrimmages and one […]

Basketball: Postion Round and New Hartford Tournament

Saturday Eric had three basketball games. A position round game matching #1 Oneida vs. #2 HP Gold team in the Rome league. The team was down 11-1 and came back to tie the game, ultimately losing by 2 points.

In the afternoon they played in a tournament, losing the 1st game versus JCCC by 3 […]

HP Gold vs. Bellamy Gray

In their 3rd game of the season HP Gold faced Bellamy Gray. Eric was excited because Jennifer and Mike were coming to see his game. He played well, running hard, good defense, scored 4 points and he got a lot of rebounds. He won Matt’s Saranac Root Beet Award for the most rebounds – although […]

HP Gold Basketball Team

HP Gold 3rd-4th Grade Basketball Team before their season opener. Row 1: Daniel, Jack, Luke, Caleb. Row 2 Trevor, DeVante, Eric, Michael, Sawyer. Row 3 Coaches Jim & Matt.

HP Gold Basketball Playoffs

Last year both HP teams were dominated by 4th graders and they ended up playing each other in the championship game. This year the 4th graders moved on and the two HP teams were dominated by 3rd graders playing for the 1st time. HP Gold had two 4th graders, Deegan and Matthew (who had never […]