Dan White thought when things began in November that the Whalers would go 11-3 this season. They went 10-4, finishing as the runner-up to Stony Brook in League VIII. Jack Graves Photo

Riley McMahon gave the game a try last week, and proved to be pretty agile. Jack Graves

One game stands between them and Glens Falls
Caanan Campbell and Bump Hemby held the county championship ball and plaque aloft. Jack Graves

Keith Bunce and his Bonac teammates won the Hampton Cup in 1983. Jack Graves

He has wanted to go to Duke since he was 10 years old. Jack Graves

Danny McKee, at right, and Thomas Nelson (24) will be among a number of returnees in the 2012-13 season. Jack Graves