Democrat Photo by
Valley Central School Athletic Director Debbie Owen, at
podium, cites some of the school’s scholar-athlete award
winners.They are, from the left, James Sykes, Forest Darder,
and Elisabeth Hubert. Missing from the photo is Debbie
Elisabeth Hubert Wins
By Debbie Owen, DV Athletic Director
CALLICOON — June 27, 2000 -- Delaware Valley School honored its
athletes and closed the 1999-2000 athletic year at a banquet/awards
evening on June 7 in the Delaware Valley gymnasium. The evening was one
mixed with tears and cheers.
Guest speaker was Al Larson, Delaware Valley interim principal and
longtime coach, teacher, and administrator at several county schools.
Larson spoke of the Western Sullivan League, how it began, its
founders, its history and its accomplishments. Although the OCIAA
(Orange County Interscholastic Athletics Association) offers many new
athletic opportunities for Delaware Valley and Sullivan West athletes,
the WSL will be missed.
Sullivan West Central School District Superintendent, Michael Johndrow
presented Delaware Valley School guidance counselor Jane Buddenhagen
with an Outstanding Service Award.
Buddenhagen said that when she began teaching physical education at
Delaware Valley in 1967 there were no girls’ interscholastic sports,
“Mrs. B,” as she is affectionately known, helped to organize
Western Sullivan League’s girls’ interscholastic athletic program.
Through the years she has coached girls’ soccer, volleyball,
basketball, softball, track and also SCIL.
Mrs. Terry Walker presented the Stanley Kobylenski Awards. Winners were
Alicia Peters, Erika Long, William Reichmann and Terrance Fink.
Mrs. Walker stated that this would be the last time these awards would
be given. Since the WSL was dissolving, and since Delaware Valley
athletics would now begin blending into the new era of Sullivan West
Athletics, Mrs. Walker explained that “Now is the time to close the
door on this part of D.V. history.”
Other awards given during the evening were Undergraduate Athlete of the
year awards, which were presented to Alicia Peters, Erika Long, and
William Reichmann. Graduate Athlete of the Year Awards went to Theresa
Bauer, Elisabeth Hubert and Cody Bojo.
Staff Sergeant Brad Burkett of the U.S. Army awarded the National
Scholar Athlete Awards to Rory Carrier and Elizabeth “Libby” Norden.
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Billy
Moran Scholarship by Brent Rosenberger to Elisabeth Hubert.