A week from tomorrow, during halftime of the Class AA championship game, Henry Taylor and the Lincoln Hall boys basketball team will be presented with the annual Dennis T. Hurlie Sportsmanship Award from the Westchester County officials association.
The United finished the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the Class C tournament and will play No. 2 Haldane on Monday night at 6:30 in the semifinals.
Here’s the complete release on the award:
The Westchester County chapter of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials announces that a ceremony during the halftime of the 12:00 noon Sunday, March 6, 2011 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section I Class AA Finals Basketball game at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York will be presenting the ninth annual Dennis T. Hurlie Sportsmanship Award to the Lincoln Hall Boys Basketball Team, head coach Henry Taylor and athletic director Patrick Reilly.
This award goes to a high school boys varsity basketball team and head coach in Westchester County that has demonstrated hard work, fair play, cohesiveness, team spirit, and sportsmanship. It is with great pleasure that Lincoln Hall and head coach Henry Taylor be selected for this prestigious award.
In 2002, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Westchester County Board 52 decided to create a sportsmanship award in honor of Dennis Hurlie, who is a former president of the board, a dedicated member for over 37 years and a very familiar sight here at Westchester County Center while officiating Section I Tournament Games for boys basketball. He exemplified the ideals of the association by promoting the respect for the game, maintaining the highest standards of basketball officiating and, most importantly, encouraging the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.