Don Oakleaf on Lyons-Newark ..::.. S2 #13

Don Oakleaf, Lyons class of 1962 and former high school teammate of Jim Boeheim calls-in to the show to talk about the former rivalry games between Lyons and Newark as the two Wayne-Finger Lakes schools prepare to meet on the hardcourt for the first time since 1970. Also, a rundown of all this week’s local high school action, our players of the week, and updated power rankings.

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2 Responses to Don Oakleaf on Lyons-Newark ..::.. S2 #13

  1. alan simmons says:

    The last time Lyons played Newark in Basketball was 1973 not 1970. We renewed the rival and played 3 games that year but it was never scheduled after that.

  2. Haven Rich says:

    As a ’63 LCS grad, baseball third-baseman, football “bench-warmer” and p/t assistant basketball manager, I was privileged to experience small-town athletics before mass media homogenized our culture, making “big is better” the American mantra. Fridays during the long, dark, cold and snowy nights was for basketball, a community event. I kept a shot chart for Coach Blackwell, cut the oranges for half-time and collected the balls and towels. Thank you for the interview with Don Oakleaf. I remember him as being literally head and shoulders above me! Teammates used to call Boeheim, “Sid” but I don’t know why. For the Newark v. Lyons game I would like to have heard Joe Holley and Rick Kowe speak of their memories.

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