Resolution J2573-2013

Congratulating the Frewsburg Girls' Softball team on capturing the NYSPHSAA Class C Championship



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Frewsburg  Central  High  School
"Bears" Girls' Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York
State Public High School Athletic Association Class C Championship

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
honor  outstanding  high  school  athletic teams that have exhibited the
teamwork, commitment and drive to succeed in  athletic  competitions  in
this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Frewsburg  Central  High School "Bears" Girls' Softball
Team achieved their first softball title in school history,  a  Class  C
State  Championship,  with  its 2-1 win over the Sandy Creek "Comets" on
June 8, 2013 at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury,  New  York;
  WHEREAS, This talented group of young athletes embodies the true spir-
it  of teamwork in achieving a goal, all while demonstrating the ability
to balance the commitments of academics, family and athletics; and
  WHEREAS, Recognizing the heart, desire, team chemistry  and  capabili-
ties of this team, the Frewsburg Central High School head coaching staff
encouraged this group of talented players as they made their dreams of a
championship come true; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Frewsburg  "Bears"  Girls' Softball Team, from the very
beginning of the season, were determined to win the Class C State  Cham-
pionship; in their opening game, Frewsburg tallied six runs and six hits
from  its  first  three  batters  which  led  them to a 7-0 victory over
Section 11's youthful Pierson/Bridghamton squad; and
  WHEREAS, Although the team was elated to have won their opener,  there
was  little  celebration;  these  young athletes remained focused on the
ultimate goal of winning the State Championship; and
  WHEREAS, The last game that stood between the Bears  and  their  title
was  against Sandy Creek; the Bears knew the competition was fierce, but
held tightly onto their dream of being champions; and
  WHEREAS, In the second inning  of  the  championship  game,  Frewsburg
Senior  Sam  Mott  hit  the  first and only home run of the game, giving
Frewsburg a 1-0 advantage over Sandy Creek; and
  WHEREAS, With the lead established, it was Alanna Blanchard's hit five
innings later that brought it home for this determined  group  of  young
athletes; and
  WHEREAS,  With teammate McKenzie Cass on second base, Alanna Blanchard
approached the plate with two outs and the  pressure  building;  despite
strong  pitching  from  the Sandy Creek Comets, Blanchard slammed an RBI
single, putting the Bears in a 2 run lead over the Comets; and
  WHEREAS, As the game continued, the Bears inched toward the  champion-
ship;  in  the  bottom  half of the seventh inning, the Bears maintained
their 2-0 lead with the Comets up to bat; and
  WHEREAS, The Sandy Creek Comets cut this deficit to  one  when  a  RBI
double  was  drilled down the left-field line, pushing one runner across
home plate; and
  WHEREAS, The next play stopped the hearts of everyone  in  attendance;
the  Bears tossed a pitch that skipped off the catcher's glove and skid-
ded to the backstop; Reyanne Strong leapt up and raced to the ball while
Sam Mott hustled to the plate to ensure that no Sandy Creek runner would
get past her; and
  WHEREAS, Sam Mott's quick thinking proved to be  a  success  when  the
umpire  called  the  runner  out and that the Bears were the State Cham-
pions; and

  WHEREAS, The Frewsburg Central High School  Softball  Team  ended  its
season with a well-earned Class C Championship Title; now, therefore, be
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Frewsburg Central High School "Bears"  Girls'  Softball
Team;  its  members:  Emily Hair, Kaitlyn Blanchard, Reyanne Strong, Sam
Eklund, Shawna Raymond, Bethany Steele, McKenzie Cass, Alanna Blanchard,
Annie Berg, Karlee Foti, Emily Johnson, Bobbi Jo Whippo; and Head  Coach
Jon  Blanchard, Assistant Coach Tom Mott, and Scorer Josiah Blanchard on
capturing the New York State Public  High  School  Athletic  Association
Class C softball title; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Frewsburg Central High School Girls' Softball Team.


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