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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Monticello senior My-Kell Farrar was named the meet's boys track MVP. He won the 110 hurdles, the 400 hurdles and ran a leg in the Monties' winning 4x100 relay with Khadeem Richards, Noah Rogers and Chris VanWarrebey.

Track speed and skill despite the chill

County kids come up big at Fourth Annual Jessica Fingers Invitational

By Richard A. RossMONTICELLO - When it comes to the weather in Sullivan County, never assume that a late April day will be a balmy harbinger of warmer days to come. On the contrary the blustery, damp, chilly and eventually rainy array Mother Nature displayed on April 22 (Earth Day), wasn't exactly ideal for the Fourth Annual Jessica Fingers Invitational Track meet.
But with the uniform rule partly relaxed allowing athletes to wear garments under their uniforms, they seemed for the most part to be unaffected by the unpleasant weather. The iconic spring invitational, formerly known as the Monticello Games aka the Games of Fame, was renamed in memory of Jessica Fingers, the illustrious 2009 Monticello grad who was a track standout, outstanding student and Mayor's Cup Winner who went on to Columbia University but tragically lost her life at the age of 21 on March 31, 2013.
Fingers' mother Athena Fingers-Bellamy welcomed the hordes of runners, jumpers and throwers from the 14 schools attending as well as their coaches, family members and friends who had come out to witness the outstanding track meet that was about to ensue.
During the course of the day many Sullivan County athletes showed more

In Other Sports News

Eldred's 12-run fifth inning propels them to win over SW

ELDRED - For the second time in a week the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs were done in by one bad inning. First it was against O'Neill and then, on Friday, it was Eldred (1-0) that sent batter after batter to the plate as they piled on 12 runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 7-4 deficit en route to ... read more

Manor earns division wins against Tuxedo

Livingston Manor (2-2, 2-0 OCIAA) defeated Tuxedo twice last week. The Wildcats won 12-3 on the road Tuesday and 30-12 at home on Thursday. Manor junior Josh Evans, seen here winding up for a pitch, was the starting pitcher for the Wildcats in Thursday's contest.

Lepes signs with Rowan University

Eldred's Jordan Lepes, center, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Division III Rowan University on Friday. Also pictured are her parents Michael and Diana.

Sullivan Sports Review: April 25

Roscoe girls golf off to 4-1 start
MIDDLETOWN ­- The Lady Blue Devils (4-1) faced Goshen and Middletown at the West Hills Country Club in Middletown on Friday, in a nine-hole non-league contest. Roscoe combined to shoot 127, which was better than Middletown's 150. Goshen, however, shot the best ... read more

Burke spoils Liberty's home opener

LIBERTY - With the winter snow needing time to melt, followed by a rainy start to the spring sports season, the amount of time local teams had on the baseball field to prepare for the season was say the least. In a way, the beginning of the 2017 campaign has been more of a trial by ... read more

Pitchers duel goes to Monticello

GRAHAMSVILLE - A pitchers duel, an outstanding catch and one infield error were the storylines that produced a 2-1 victory for the Monticello Lady Panthers over Tri-Valley Tuesday afternoon in Grahamsville.
Monticello pitcher Taylor Spargo and Tri-Valley pitcher Kacie Allison produced a ... read more

T-V boys golf marshals divison win in rain-soaked opener vs. SW

CALLICOON- April showers bring May flowers but downpours like the one experienced by golfers from host Sullivan West and visiting Tri-Valley on April 19 also brought about a shortened tour on the greens. This was players' first match of the season and by its abbreviated finale they looked as if ... read more

Flynn's walkoff single propels SW to first win of the year in debut of new field

LAKE HUNTINGTON- “If you build it they will come.” Those famous lines from the movie Field of Dreams became a local reality as Sullivan West marshaled a 9-8 eighth inning win in the first game played on the gorgeous new baseball diamond. The victory came courtesy of a walk off single by senior ... read more

SW girls golf improves to 5-1

ELLENVILLE - The Sullivan West girls golf team, coming off a historic season where three girls qualified for sectionals for the first time in school history, have gotten off to a great start, improving their record to 5-1 following a five-hole contest with Ellenville and Valley Central on Tuesday ... read more

Volunteers assist DEC Trout Stocking on Beaverkill River

ROSCOE - Manny Zanger has participated in the stocking of the Beaverkill River for more than 20 years. As in the past, Zanger sends out a request for volunteers to local Trout Unlimited Chapters and known fishing enthusiasts. Sometimes the turnout is light with only four to six volunteers. Not ... read more

Generals lose three of four against Westchester

LOCH SHELDRAKE - For those who love sports, each game is looked upon with great anticipation. This anticipation is magnified when two rivals are matched up against one another as the SUNY Sullivan Generals baseball team was during a four-game series with Westchester Community College, which started ... read more

New initiative gets people moving, promotes healthier way of life

SULLIVAN COUNTY - While August 6, the date of this year's Monster Classic in Monticello, may seem like a ways away, walkers and runners know, the preparation for a 5K and/or 10K starts now.
Les Kristt, co-race chairman, is teaming with the Sullivan County Department of Public Health Services ... read more

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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Spring Turkey Season approaches!

Last year New York's spring gobbler turkey season harvest was the lowest number in recent years. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) biologists say the decline was because of poor weather conditions that led to less hunting pressure.
The 2016 spring gobbler take more

Further Review

Betrayed by Augusta National

Like many, the Masters has always been my favorite golf tournament and probably the sporting event I love to watch more than any other. Augusta National doesn't miss a beat and there is just something perfect about the golf course. When I was there in 1985 (I missed Jack's incredible victory by a more

Golfing Highlights

Thunderstorms and lightning on the golf course

While golfing last week a thunderstorm and lighting hit the area and I was amazed by the fact that some golfers tried to stay out on the course until finally warned to get off the course by one of the employees.
When thunderstorms and lightning interrupt your golf game you should heed golf more

Bowling Highlights

Charles Tuttle scores 300

Thirty-five year-old Monticello bowler Charlie “Choo Choo” Tuttle recorded his third-career perfect game on April 11 in the Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed Firemen league.
The 300 score came in his third game of the night on lanes nine and 10 using a Motiv United Revolt bowling ball.
The 300 more

Raceway Wrap

Lohmeyer winning the race against time

When Eddie Lohmeyer was a youngster, he always knew he wanted a career in harness racing. At age 12, he worked with his uncle, Al Manzi (Catello's father) who at that time trained horses at the fabled Good Time Park in Goshen. Every chance he had, Lohmeyer would go to a training or racing facility more

In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Friday, April 14
College Baseball
Westchester CC @ SCCC, 3:30pm (doubleheader)

Monday, April 17
Tuxedo @ LM, 1:30pm
SW @ S.S. Seward, 4pm
Eldred @ Monticello, 4pm
Liberty @ Burke, 4:15pm

Liberty @ Goshen, more

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