Boys Basketball

2021-2022 STAC Playoffs

Union-Endicott 70 – Seton 68
Corning 62 – Windsor 42
Union-Endicott 67 – Corning 66 in Double OT

2022-2023 STAC Championship
Friday, February 17 at Horseheads

2021-2022 STAC All-Stars
West/Metro All-Conference

Jackson Casey (Corning, jr.); Isaiah Henderson (Corning, soph.); Justin Yearwood (Ithaca, jr.); Larry Morse (Union-Endicott, jr.); Dom L’Amoreaux (Maine-Endwell, sr.); Amauri Truax (Horseheads, jr.); Qsan Tucker (Johnson City, jr.); Rocco Spinelli (Union-Endicott, sr.)

East/Central All-Conference
Andrew Erickson (Seton, soph.); Kaelin Thomas (Seton, sr); Riley Spencer (Chenango Valley, sr.); Carter Mackey (Oneonta, sr.); Jimmy Lindsley (Windsor, sr.); John Bangel (Owego, jr.); Joe Bangel (Owego, jr.); K.J. Hagley (Windsor, sr.); Nick Stilloe (Susquehanna Valley, sr.)

West All-Division
Landen Burch (Corning, sr.); Michael Middaugh (Elmira, sr.); Aaron Macolni (Ithaca, sr.); Aidan Chamberlin (Corning, sr.); Anthony Brooks (Elmira, sr.); Jeremy Truax (Horseheads, soph.); Seth Miles (Elmira, sr.); Luke Little (Ithaca, soph.)

Metro All-Division
Jalan Johnson (Vestal, soph.); Xymier Thomas (Binghamton, sr.); Zubayr Griffin (Johnson City, fresh.); Michael Mancini (Maine-Endwell, sr.); Cullen Green (Maine-Endwell, jr.); Mekai Lindsey (Union-Endicott, soph.); Kristian Oliver (Union-Endicott, sr.); Nicholas Lang (Union-
Endicott, jr.)

Central All-Division
Dubbs Haqq (Chenango Forks, sr.); Trevor Warpus (Chenango Forks, jr.); Michael Bucko (Seton, sr.); Donovan Tomm (Chenango Valley, sr.); Chase Hanyon (Chenango Valley, jr.); Jaden Short (Seton, jr.); Brad Palmer (Owego, sr.)

East All-Division
Scott Howard (Susquehanna Valley, sr.); Liam Blair (Oneonta, sr.); Keegan Franklin (Norwich sr.); Torin Lawrence (Norwich, sr.); Steven Dowdall (Norwich, fresh.); Alex Balachick (Windsor, jr.); Jason Chase (Windsor, jr.)

2022-2023 Team Previews:

Corning Hawks (Class AA)
Head Coach: Mike Johnston, 4th year (33rd overall)
Key Players: Jackson Casey (sr.), Isaiah Henderson (jr.), Logan Booker (sr.), Reed Walrath (sr.), Nolyn Proudfoot (7th grade), T Maphosa (sr.), Chris Grimaldi (sr.), Gavyn Hogue (jr.)
Team Goals: Compete on a nightly basis.  Win the STAC West, STAC Championship, and Section IV Class AA Championship.  Compete at the state level.
Last Season: Won the STAC West division.  Defeated Windsor in the Semi-final and lost to Union-Endicott in the STAC Championship.  Defeated Ithaca in the Semi-final and Elmira to win the Section IV Class AA Championship.  Lost to Mount Vernon in the NYSPHSAA Regional Final.  

Elmira Express (Class AA)
Head Coach: Ryan Johnson, 10th year (21st overall)
Key Players: Phil Nierstedt (sr.), Tyre Daniel (jr.), Jerry Daniel (jr.), Da’mon Jackson (sr.), Kobe Thomas (sr.), James Harris (soph.), Bobby Cavalier (jr.), Louie McHenry (jr.), Ben Rhode (jr.), Ashtyn Traugott-Knoll (jr.), Anthony Kitching (soph.), Chris Woodard (jr.), Amir Williams (soph.)
Team Goals: Compete at a high level every night.  Make sectionals and see what happens.  The schedule is very tough.
Last Season: Defeated Horseheads in Semi-Final, lost to Corning in Section IV Class AA Championship.

Horseheads Blue Raiders (Class A)
Head Coach: Jeff Limoncelli, 10th year
Key Players: Jeremy Truax (jr.), Amauri Truax (sr.)
Team Goals: Improve every day.
Last Season: Lost to Elmira in Section IV Class AA Semi-final.

Ithaca Little Red (Class AA)
Head Coach: Mac Knight, 1st year (12th overall)
Key Players: Justin Yearwood (sr.), William Holmes (sr.), Luke Little (jr.)
Team Goals: Pick up where we left off last year.  The goals are high for the seniors to leave with a successful season going far in sectionals.
Last Season: Defeated Binghamton in Quarterfinal, lost to Corning in Section IV Class AA Semi-final.

Binghamton Patriots (No team preview submitted.)

Johnson City Wildcats (Class A)
Head Coach: Dominic Nadz, 1st year
Key Players: Qsan Tucker (sr.), Zubayr Griffith (soph.), Tameen Abdul’Qahhar (jr.)
Team Goals: Win the STAC Metro, win a STAC championship, win the Section IV Class A championship, and make a run in the state playoffs.
Last Season: Lost to Maine-Endwell in Section IV Class A Semi-final.

Maine-Endwell Spartans (Class A)
Head Coach: Bill Ocker, 17th year
Key Players: Cullen Green (sr.), Gabe Thompson (sr.), Aidan Fenkl (sr.)
Team Goals: Be playing our most competitive and connected basketball in all phases by the time sectionals begin.
Last Season: Defeated Union-Endicott to win Section IV Class A Championship.  Defeated Goshen in NYSPHSAA Subregional.  Lost to Poughkeepsie in NYSPHSAA Regional Final.

Union-Endicott Tigers (Class A)
Head Coach: Jordan Buck, 5th year (8th overall)
Key Players: Mekai Lindsey (jr.), Larry Morse (sr.)
Team Goals: Continue to grow as a program on an off the court.  Compete for both STAC and Section IV Class A titles.  Earn the Scholar Athlete award for the 3rd straight year.
Last Season: Won STAC Metro division.  Defeated Seton in Semi-final and Corning to win STAC Championship.  Lost to Maine-Endwell in Section IV Class A Championship.

Vestal Golden Bears (Class A)
Head Coach: Frank D’Esti, 1st year
Key Players: Andrew Harris (jr.), Braden Strahley (sr.), Jack Gannon (sr.), Billy Newberry (sr.)
Team Goals: Achieve maximum potential for all players on and off the court.
Last Season: Did not qualify for sectionals.

Chenango Forks Blue Devils (Class B)
Head Coach: Nate Ford, 2nd year (7th overall)
Key Players: Trevor Warpus (sr.), Grady Stark (sr.), Liam Carnegie (sr.), Maddox Thornton (sr.), Lucas Sickles (sr.), Andrey Lavrinovich (sr.)
Team Goals: Compete in every game.  Play a fast style of basketball and defend the entire court the whole game.  Stick together as a team, and opponents will know that playing Forks will not be easy.
Last Season: Lost to Chenango Valley in Section IV Class B Quarterfinal.

Chenango Valley Warriors (Class B)
Head Coach: Terry Heller, 5th year (37th overall)
Key Players: Chase Hanyon (sr.), Jeter King (sr.), Nate Edwards (sr.), Jordan Benowski (soph.), Michael Doyle (soph.), Alex Telfer (sr.)
Team Goals: Compete for a Section IV Class B title.  Keep building on last year’s success where we went 9-4 after the Christmas break.  Have a well-balanced attack.
Last Season: Defeated Chenango Forks in Quarterfinal, lost to Seton in Section IV Class B Semi-final.

Owego Indians (Class B)
Head Coach: Chris Evans, 15th year (35th overall)
Key Players: Joe Bangel (sr.), John Bangel (sr.), Riley Loomis (jr.), Drew Tavelli (sr.)
Team Goals: Respect the game and fall in love with the process. 
Last Season: Defeated Dryden in Quarterfinal and Waverly in Semi-final, lost to Seton in Section IV Class B Championship.

Seton Catholic Saints (Class A)
Head Coach: Chris Sinicki, 25th year
Key Players: Michael Lee (sr.), Andrew Erickson (jr.), Max Bergman (jr.), Tait Christensen (soph.), Reece Goodman (soph.)
Team Goals: Stay healthy, define roles, and play to the best of our ability.
Last Season: Won STAC Central division.  Lost to Union-Endicott in STAC Semi-final.  Defeated Windsor in Quarterfinal, Chenango Valley in Semi-final, and Owego to win Section IV Class B Championship.  Defeated Chittenango in NYSPHSAA Regional Final.  Lost to Friends Academy in NYSPHSAA State Semi-final.

Norwich Purple Tornado (Class B)
Head Coach: Phil Curley, 1st year
Key Players: Steven Dowdall, Wyatt Thornton, Jerell Stokes, Damien Kane, Colin Olds
Team Goals: Improve every day and be competitive in the postseason.
Last Season: Lost to Windsor in Section IV Class B First Round.

Oneonta Yellow Jackets (Class B)
Head Coach: Jerry Mackey, 25th year (30th overall)
Key Players: Owen Burnsworth (sr.), Finlay Oliver (sr.), Cam Sitts (sr.), Makay Morrison (jr.), Brady Carr (fresh.), Britten Zeh (fresh.)
Team Goals: Improve throughout the season and compete for the STAC East title.  Be a factor in the Section IV Class B sectionals.
Last Season: Did not qualify for sectionals. 

Susquehanna Valley Sabers (Class B)
Head Coach: Matt Davern, 2nd year (5th overall)
Key Players: Mason Karns (sr.), Luke Kariam (jr.), Kaylab Smith (sr.), Sebastian MacNamee (sr.)
Team Goals: Get better every day and play our best basketball in February.  Win the STAC East title and make a deep run in sectionals.
Last Season: Lost to Waverly in Section IV Class B Quarterfinal.

Windsor Black Knights (Class B)
Head Coach: Ryan McManus, 5th year (23rd overall)
Key Players: Jason Chase (sr.), Dylan Decker (sr.), Ryan Kristof (soph.), Alex Balachick (sr.)
Team Goals: With not a lot of depth, look to stay out of foul trouble and stay healthy.  Build off of our defensive performance last season and create more offense off of it.  Play hard and smart.
Last Season: Won STAC East division.  Lost to Corning STAC Semi-final.  Defeated Norwich in First Round, lost to Seton in Section IV Class B Quarterfinal.