By JOHN ANDERSON
When a COVID spike caused gyms to limit spectators, the annual Dan Barkley Showcase was canceled in January.
It was the second straight year of no games. The deputies did not want to see the reason to honor the late Dan Barkley end.
Thanks to the Deputy Association, students were still able to earn Allegany County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (ACDSA) Scholarship Awards.
Dana Hand, the union steward with the Allegany County Deputy Sheriff’s Association said the deputies didn’t want to cancel the scholarships, so they have funded the awards the past two years.
In the past, the scholarships were from sponsors, the crowd, the 50-50’s and the donations from the deputies.
The games will go on again this year (see schedule below) as the Wellsville and Hornell rivalry continues and defending New York State Champion Avoca-Prattsburgh has been added to the slate.
Congratulations to the seven local students!
Corey Field Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Scio
Kendra Giboo Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Belfast
Abigail Grove Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Alfred-Almond
Elizabeth Shingler Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Bolivar-Richburg
Hunter Stuck Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Bolivar-Richburg
Sophia Templeton Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Fillmore
Elysa Tylor Deputy Sheriff’s Scholarship Cuba-Rushford
Thanks to the Allegany County Area Foundation for handling the selections!
Also the slate of games for the 2023 Barkley Showcase in Bath set for January.
Wellsville vs Hornell
Girls at 630
Boys at 30 mins after Girls game
GV/B vs Addison (girls) at Noon
A/W vs C/G (girls) at 2pm
Fillmore vs A/P (girls) at 4pm
Fillmore vs A/P (boys) at 6pm
B/R vs Bath (boys) at 8pm