The Don of CCHS basketball; Faces in the Crowd and Sunday Profile nominees
The Record's sports editor, Kevin Moran, wrote a comprehensive story on the legendary career of former Catholic Central basketball coach Don Bassett that appeared in Sunday's edition of The Record.
Bassett won 304 games in 22 seasons as a high school basketball coach — he won more than 250 at CCHS, where he won 80 percent of his games.
Sunday, Bassett will be inducted into the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Crown Plaza in Albany. The induction is open to the public. Tickets are priced at $70. Two of Bassett’s former players, Tom Bacher and Rod Owens, will also be part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
We'll have more on this year's Hall of Fame class all this week in The Record.
To read the full story on troyrecord.com, click here.
During his run, Bassett turned CCHS into a nationally-recognized team that produced boatloads of college talent.
For quips and anecdotes from some of his former players, click here.
We're also featuring two new pieces of our retooled Sunday section.
First is Faces in the Crowd. Click here to see last week's nominees.
Do you know of a local team (at any level) or person that deserves to be recognized as one of our Faces in the Crowd? Please send us your information and a picture. (Follow the directions in the above link).
We're also looking for individuals to describe in our Sunday Profile. Here is one on John Hudson, the head groundskeeper at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.
Please send us your nominees!
(Update, 12:01 a.m.): Let me throw Monday's local baseball roundup on this post as well.
Sandy Koufax 13-and-under
Lansingburgh 15, Queensbury 14: Connor McDonough went 5-for-5 to lift the Lansingburgh Royals over the Queensbury T’Wolves in a Sandy Koufax game Monday evening.
Greg Howard added a double and a single for Lansingburgh. Jarred Jarose was the Royals’ winning pitcher.
Queensbury’s Kyle Chambers collected three singles.
Hoosick Falls 11, Albany 9: Josh Mulready hit an RBI triple and scored three runs to lead Hoosick Falls to a Mickey Mantle victory over Albany Monday evening.
Randy Tutunjian chipped in with a two-run triple, Steve Colvin hit an RBI double that broke a tie in the sixth inning and Alex Lilac provided three innings of scoreless relief for Hoosick Falls (4-6).
Albany’s Terrell Bickley hit a pair of singles and drove in a run for Albany (6-4).
HOOSICK FALLS 11, ALBANY 9
Albany (6-4) 210 600 0 - 9 5 1
Hoosick Falls (4-6) 102 413 x - 11 8 1
Bickley, Worden (6) and Berghela J.Brogue, Mosso (2), Lilac (4) and L.Brogue.
Athletics win doubleheader: Jim Shook hurled a complete game, 7-hitter and added to his league lead in strikeouts by fanning 11 batters as the Albany Athletics posted a 10-1 victory over the Blue State Bluehawks.
In the nightcap, John Marcella hit a grand slam to lift the A’s to a 14-3 victory over the Albany Senators.
The Athletics, 15-3 overall, took sole control of first place with a 10-2 mark in Twilight League action.
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