Vikings reach Section III finals

SYRACUSE – Otselic Valley head boys’ basketball coach, Dave Loomis, is due for an unscheduled haircut.

The longtime OV mentor guided his boys to their first Section III Class D-2 championship since 2001 upending Lyme Saturday, 59-54, at Manley Field House.

It was the 10th win in 11 games for the Vikings (16-7), who face state-ranked New York Mills Tuesday at an undetermined neutral site for the overall Class D title.

“At the start of the season, most of the kids shave their heads, and just seems that they like that idea,” Loomis said. “They asked me, ‘coach, why don’t you shave your head?’ I told them, you win the D-2s, and you can shave it for me.”

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