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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sports > High School

Sullivan West senior Henry Peters evinces the moves that lead to his pinning of Port Jervis's Shawn St. Germain in 4:12.

Mat matters

Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West grapples with Port Jervis

By Richard RossLIBERTY -- In every athletic endeavor, each competitor seeks to bring his or her best to the moment. Ultimately, what they derive from that becomes a permanent part of their own growth and history, rife with the lessons learned through those engagements. But at the same time, the vast majority of sports endeavors are also part of a team effort so that one's individual contributions add to the collective performance of the team.
For the Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West wrestling team, last season featured a bevy of superb individual performances that when taken collectively led to the Section 9 Division II title and several individual Section 9 Championship titles. Time marches on and a significant number of those grapplers have now graduated. Thus, the team accomplishments are not as great as they were.
That said, great efforts are being made and progress is evident while some of the remaining iconic wrestlers from last year are picking up where they left off. Eldred's Joey Curreri (120) and Sullivan West's Henry Peters (170) continue their assertive ways. Curreri pinned Port Jervis' Maddox McCormick in :17. Those rapid conquests have been and continue to be, emblematic of his more

In Other Sports News

Bulldogs take down Wildcats

LIVINGSTON MANOR -- The Sullivan West Bulldogs and Livingston Manor Wildcats met up at LMCS on Friday night for a non-league matchup between two Sullivan County schools. The two teams were resilient in the game, fighting hard until the end.
By halftime, the two teams were tied at 19, but a ... read more

SUNY Sullivan going ‘all in' on E-Sports

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- Athletic accolades are aplenty at SUNY Sullivan, with many banners hanging in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. And if they're successful in their next endeavor, they might be bragging about being national champions at Fortnite.
SUNY Sullivan Director of Athletics and Dean of Student ... read more

SUNY Sullivan takes care of business

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- Both the Generals' men's and women's basketball teams earned road wins over the weekend. The Lady Generals bested Mercyhurst 96-51 for their fourth straight win to improve to 14-2, while the men beat Monroe Community College 76-66.
Adrienne Graves led the Lady Generals against ... read more

Lady Bears bounce back following league loss

GRAHAMSVILLE -- With sports comes triumphant wins, easy blowouts, close games and unfortunately tough losses.
And in the moment to a young athlete, those losses are just that...tough.....but they also can serve as some of the best learning experiences in life.
The Tri-Valley Lady Bears faced ... read more

Accelerating the pace: Runners, jumpers and throwers turn it up a notch as big meets loom

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- What will be on display at the Division, OCIAA, Sectionals and State Qualifier meets will be a product of every workout and race to that point. And so the developmental meets at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse at Sullivan County Community College are part of that preparation.
While ... read more

Manor dominates rival Roscoe

LIVINGSTON MANOR -- The Roscoe Blue Devils and Livingston Manor Wildcats met for the first time since last year's Section 9 Championship game on Tuesday, and the contest turned out to be relatively one-sided. The Wildcats outscored the Blue Devils in all four quarters, and were led by Case LeRoy's ... read more

Seventh grade linemen shows skills in Miami

LIBERTY -- Most football fans and players will probably never get the opportunity to play on a National Football League field. By the end of April, 12-year-old Liberty seventh grader Andrew McPhillips will be able to say he played on two.
His recent performance as a lineman at a football camp ... read more


Liberty's Nasir Gibbs (pictured) puts a shot up over Fallsburg's David Parsons. Gibbs scored 10 points in Liberty's 56-44 win over division rival Fallsburg on Tuesday night. With the win, the Indians sweep the season series with the Comets. Kymanni Dennis led Liberty in scoring with 15 points, ... read more

Reminder to coaches

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- To all county varsity coaches, please send game results to or
Failure to do so may result in them being unintentionally omitted.

High School
Girls Basketball
Tri-Valley 42, O'Neill 22
The Lady Bears soundly beat the ... read more

Sullivan County Long Beards - NYS Award Banquet 2020

SYRACUSE - This past weekend, six members at the Sullivan County Long Beards (SCLB) Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) traveled to Syracuse for our Annual Leadership meeting and awards banquet. Most of the day on Saturday was spent attending informational meetings and breakout ... read more

Tri-Valley edges Fallsburg, 50-46

GRAHAMSVILLE -- Lead changes and clutch foul shooting were the storylines in the Tri-Valley-Fallsburg boys game won by the Bears 50-46 Friday night in Grahamsville.
The Comets (2-5, 0-3 OCIAA) took control of the game in the first quarter racing out to a 11-2 lead before Tri-Valley's Austin ... read more

On track: Indoor action heats up at West Point and Suffern Invitational

WEST POINT AND SUFFERN -- It's January and while the air is warm in the early part of this week, we all know it will be freezing again erelong. Regardless of the temperature outside, indoors it's rising steadily with the heated efforts of Sullivan County's runners, jumpers and throwers marshaling ... read more

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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Deer Feeding!

I have been getting many calls from Sullivan County residents asking about the new worded DEC regulation about feeding deer. The regulation states that there will be “no-intentional” feeding of deer in New York State, effective immediately.
This new DEC worded regulation may be very difficult more

Further Review

It's time for a final rhyme

Please don't think I'm pulling a sudden escape like the Baltimore Colts did 35 years ago when they fled to Indianapolis in the middle of the night. But this will be my last Further Review column. After 10 years, more than 500 columns and 350,000 words, I'm turning out the lights. I always said to more

Golfing Highlights

Bowers Jr. is new superintendent at Oneonta Country Club

Thirty-nine year-old James Bowers Jr. of Roscoe is the new golf course superintendent at the Oneonta Country Club, the area's premier golf course in nearby Oneonta NY.
Named to that position this year Bowers has previously worked as the general manager, golf course superintendent and assistant more


DEC proposes controversial new regs on trout fishing in NYS

Last Monday evening we attended a public meeting at Orange County Community College in Newburgh presented by DEC Region 3, in conjunction with the Coldwater Fisheries Unit.
The meeting centered on the DEC's proposed new statewide regulations for trout fishing, with about 40 members of the public more

Bowling Highlights

Stevens sets house record with 877 series!

Thirty-two year-old Liberty bowler Kyle Stevens set a bowling house record at the Quinnz Pinz bowling center (formerly Middletown Lanes) in Middletown last week with an outstanding 877 series off single games of 299, 299 and 279.
The scores were recorded in the Tuesday 5 Bowler league, bowling more

Raceway Wrap

Walt Henry, Ed Dachenhausen have big nights in Bethel

WHITE LAKE -- It was ‘Music Night', sponsored by Frank Stevens Roofing, at Bethel Speedway last Saturday. The night was highlighted by the ‘Detroit Iron 35' which was a special race for the fan popular street stock division. Track Championship races also continued to gain attention as there are more

In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, January 21

High School

Boys Basketball

Rondout Valley @ Liberty, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 22

High School

Indoor Track

Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Monti, Sull West, Tri-Valley @ SCCC Exhibition, 3:15 pm

Thursday, January more

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