Guilderland community photos, Aug. 8, 2013

— Photo submitted by John Heath

Scholarship winners: Guilderland Lettermen Foundation members Tom Passineau, far left, and Mark Burlingame, far right, flank the 2013 Lettermen award winners, from left, Taylor Tyksinksi, Jenna Walsh, Laurie Knapp, Stephan Polsinelli, Nick Titolo, and Patrick Verrelli. The foundation is holding its annual golf outing on Friday, Aug. 2, at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont.

Photo from Tim Gyurovits

Street smarts: Voorheesville brought three teams to the Gus Macker 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament in Norwich on July 13, and two won an All-World championship. The Gus Macker Tournament, a national event held in dozens of cities across the United States, started in 1974 when Gus Macker, a basketball coach, “brought basketball hoops out onto the street,” said Voorheesville’s Tim Gyurovits. It maintains the purity and integrity of the driveway basketball game. Currently, Gus Macker has 2.2 million players –– male and female from 7 years old to 50-plus –– and more than 23 million spectators. The Macker is a double-elimination tournament. From left, back row, the 14-year-old Voorheesville champions: Ryan Daly, Matt Bernhard, Sean Nolan, and Dalton Esposito. Middle row, the 14-year-old Voorheesville girls’ champions: Mia Crisafulli, Veda Hensel, Robin Wakeley, and Julia Hotaling. Front row, the 16-year-old second-place finishers from Voorheesville: George Bernhard, Shane Parry, Isaiah Meaux, and Scott Roney.

 

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