[9:07 am, 6/2/18. The very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts. [Photo: Mike of Jay Wolfe Productions]
For the last six weeks or so, Cobb’s Hill goers have watched as the basketball courts next to Lake Riley were redone as the Tony Boler Courts in memory of the legendary WDKX disc jockey who played hoops all over Rochester.
During the redoing of the courts — which now look great — the hoops themselves were added last. The pressing question was: who would take the inaugural shot?
Putting up the nets. 6/2/18
For you, dear readers, we made sure Talker took that first shot now added to the Cobb’s Hill series. (BELOW). At 9:07 in the morning, a few minutes after the nets were up, Mike of Jay Wolfe Productions who was organizing the noon ceremony captured the historic moment.
Mike of Jay Wolfe Productions
The noon ceremony was moving as Tony’s daughter, Ashley, spoke, as did Mayor Lovely Warren and Commissioner Norm Jones. WDKX Program Director Andre Marcel did make the “official” first basket. But Talker took the first real shot.
(left) Ashley Boler speaking; (right) Commissioner Norm Jones and Mayor Lovely Warren
Andre Marcel taking the second shot.
As seen in Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League, we’ve taken other shots at the courts which now look better than ever.
THE COBB’S HILL SERIES
Adding a SOTA baseball game and the Air Horn guy to the Cobb’s Hill series
Keeping score at Cobb’s Hill
Adding a snow day to the Cobb’s Hill series
Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series
In search of Talker on Cobb’s Hill for “The Day of Wrath”
The Graffiti Towers of Washington Grove: A Photographic Gallery
Adding a wooded haven to the Cobb’s Hill series with a stroll through Washington Grove
Adding a March blizzard to the Cobb’s Hill series
172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill
42 years and counting for the Kick Ass Kro-Kay Club of Cobb’s Hill
Once more into the breech on the banks of Lake Riley
Flowering Upper Monroe
Ultimate spring fever at Cobb’s Hill
On a mound at Cobb’s Hill And how the City of Rochester handles its loose leaves.
Cobb’s Hill welcomes the Ninth Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross
Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts
Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball
Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League
The 8th Annual Festival of Softball: After 800 Innings the “Tribute to Noah” nears $100,000
That Championship Season thirty five years later
The Cobb’s Hill tragedy of an “invisible man” ten years later
On the 22nd of October, 1844 on top of Cobb’s Hill