Today is: Monday, August 21, 2017
National Award-winning,
Family-run Newspaper

Established 1891
Callicoon, NY | 845-887-5200
Monticello, NY | 845-794-7942
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Sports > General

Ashlynne Ratner stands alongside The Kids Gotta Gun, that helped her garner a Green Reiner 2 win, as shown on her plaque.

Great Gallop!

Ashlynne Ratner earns equestrian accolade

By Joseph AbrahamLIVINGSTON MANOR - Ashlynne Ratner, a 2015 Livingston Manor graduate, who is entering her junior year at SUNY Cobleskill this fall, recently won her first National Reining Horse Association (NHRA) Championship.
Ratner is currently interning at Santa Hill Ranch in Campbell Hill. The ranch, owned by Robert Santagata, is known for turning out champion reining horses.
“Working at Santa Hill ranch has been a dream for me,” Ratner said. “It's definitely not easy work, but I never thought growing up I would be able to work with such high caliber horses and I wake up every day feeling good knowing I'm a part of such an amazing business. I have met a lot of amazing people here and I have learned so much in 3 short months! I just want to thank Bob and Arlene Santagata, as well as Mario and everyone at Santa Hill Ranch again for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
In addition to her interning duties in the breeding barn of the ranch, Ratner is an accomplished equestrian, and was offered an opportunity by Robert and Arlene Santagata to audit a clinic hosted by NHRA's first and only $5 Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida, before performing in her first National Reining Horse more

In Other Sports News

Five straight titles for L & B Tack

MONGAUP VALLEY - L & B Tack earned their fifth straight Sullivan County Women's Softball League A Division championship on Tuesday evening, defeating rival Discovery Diamonds 11-10 in a nailbiter.
The league's postseason uses a best-of-three format. L&B earned the sweep, as they took game one, ... read more

Forestburgh 5K raises more than $30,000 for Hospice

FORESTBURGH - The famous Wizard of Oz movie quote, “There's no place like home,” gained more credence on Saturday at the Forestburgh 5K. Twenty-nine-year-old Cliff Robbins, of Boston, Mass., who has been spending summers in Forestburgh his whole life, sped past the competition to win the race in ... read more

CFFCM celebrates 36th Summerfest

LIVINGSTON MANOR - The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum hosted their 36th Annual Summerfest last weekend on the banks of the Willowemoc River in Livingston Manor.
The event drew visitors fromnear and far to share their experiences and compete in the casting competitions including the ... read more

Mary Heinle retires her running shoes

FORESTBURGH - As she approached the finish of the Forestburgh 5K on Saturday, a crowd gathered to cheer her on, aware that it was her last race. After 17 years of running, 83-year-old White Sulphur Springs resident Mary Heinle is calling it quits.
Since she began running in 2001, and speed ... read more

Golfing on her 95th birthday

ROSCOE - Jean Knickerbocker will celebrate her 95th birthday October 13 and since she plays golf multiple times a week, that celebration might very well come on the golf course.
When asked how many times a week she plays golf Jean commented, “I play golf every day that ends with a Y, but that ... read more

Runners fly through the competition at Bald Eagle Half Marathon

CALLICOON - More than 60 runners came out for the fourth annual Bald Eagle Half Marathon and 10K in Callicoon last Saturday.
Sponsored by Ridgeback Races, the race took runners through Callicoon, Hortonville and into North Branch, running along the Callicoon Creek for much of the way before ... read more

39th Annual race raises money for veterans

MONTICELLO - The 39th annual Monster Run Classic 5K and 10K race, held last Sunday, brought runners, walkers and individuals trying to get healthier, together to raise money for the Sullivan County Veteran's Coalition for the second year.
“Last year we raised $6,400,” Race chairperson Les ... read more

Gregg Semenetz Jr./Jared Kubenik win 36th Democrat

CALLICOON - It had been six years since a Semenetz won the Sullivan County Democrat Two-Man Better Ball Golf Tournament. However, the clock can start fresh, as Gregg Semenetz Jr. and partner Jared Kubenik took the 36th Annual Democrat title on Sunday afternoon at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, ... read more

Community rallies in support of recent S.W. grad

CALLICOON - Athletic. Bright. Caring. Funny. All are adjectives used to describe Sullivan West Class of 2017 graduate James Burlingame.
Three weeks after graduation, Burlingame received bad news. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Now, the surrounding community is rallying ... read more

36th Democrat tees off!

CALLICOON - The 36th Annual Sullivan County Democrat Men's Golf Tourney tees off today with 64 teams - 128 golfers - trying to master the Villa Roma Country Club layout.
The three-day event features some of the best golfers in the mid-Hudson region who will try and earn the title of ‘Democrat ... read more

SUNY Sullivan hosting Wrestling Clinic

LOCH SHELDRAKE—SUNY Sullivan Wrestling Coach Anthony Ng has announced that two-time All-American Dylan Palacio of Cornell will be conducting a clinic at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse on the Loch Sheldrake campus on Saturday, August 19.
The 10 a.m. clinic will be open to all age groups, with the ... read more

Sherri Steinhauer inducted into hall of fame

NEVERSINK - Sullivan County Town of Neversink resident, retired 54-year-old Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golfer Sherri Steinhauer, who grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame on April 29.
The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame ... read more

Prev   Next

In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Federation news

At the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County August monthly meeting, NY DEC LT. Mike Buckley was introduced to members. Buckley is replacing LT. Mike Bellows who was transferred down to the NYC area. LT. Buckley gave a brief past history of himself and said he is looking forward to be more

Further Review

Another golf rule that's not good

If you happened to be watching the semifinal match of the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur between Erica Shepherd and Elizabeth Moon, the ending made you sick to your stomach. In fact, your immediate reaction was, “no, they have to fix that.” But, no once again the Rules and the USGA came up more

Golfing Highlights

Rule your brain for winning golf

Have you ever wondered if the new golf equipment the big manufacturers pump out each year actually lives up to the hype…and it's going to help you.
Well I had the opportunity this year to listen to a group of professional golfers at the North Coast Golf & Travel Show at Somerset, N.J. and their more

Bowling Highlights

Ball reps are professional consultants

Professional bowlers have a great amount of respect for their “ball reps” who follow them from tour stop to tour stop offering highly technical advice on what ball or balls works best of the condition the PBA members are shooting on.
Since I previously covered a number of the PBA tour stops on 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

Copyright © 2017 - Sullivan County Democrat