In Other Sports News
SW Winter Sports Awards laud teams and standout athletes
LAKE HUNTINGTON- “Winter is not a season, it's an occupation,” declared Sinclair Lewis. To be sure surviving the rigors of the season is hard work for all of us. But for winter athletes it is extraordinarily challenging given the late hours arriving home from games, meets and matches and the added ...
BCANY names girls basketball all-stars
SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Basketball Coaches Association of New York named their Section IX girls basketball all-stars, as well as coach and players of the year last week. Several Sullivan County athletes and a local coach were honored.
Fallsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Daniel Redmond was ...
Third Annual Windy Kilt 5K raises thousands for a great cause
NARROWSBURG - When it comes to St. Patrick's Day and all of its fun-filled fanfare we're all a bit Irish and green is apt to become our favorite color. With bagpipes a-playing courtesy of Jeff Burrell of Oxford, N.J., the third annual Windy Kilt 5K race was about to get underway in front of the ...
SW Junior Collin Hauschild following his dream
JEFFERSONVILLE - For most high school kids, football season comes just once a year, when the leaves begin to fall and the air turns crisp. For Collin Hauschild, there is no season for football.
The sport takes up hours of the Sullivan West junior's life, day in and day out, all year long. ...
“Thar's gold” in Monti indoor track history
MONTICELLO - When it comes to reporting on sports milestones from decades gone by, sometimes things are overlooked and thereby omitted.
In an article in the March 7 edition, “Quantum leaps; stalwart efforts: Medals earned, records break at NYSPHSAA Indoor Track Championships”(Page 8B), it was ...
Liberty Coach not involved with Sullivan West decision
LIBERTY - Contrary to a report in Tuesday's Democrat regarding Sullivan West's football program, Liberty Varsity Football Coach John Wilhelm said he was never involved in any discussions about a potential merger between Sullivan West and Liberty.
“I was never asked by anyone at Sullivan West, ...
2016-17 Wrestler of the Year: ELS' Noah Curreri
ELDRED - To be honored with an award or title as the best in your sport, there are a number of factors to consider. Did an athlete have a spectacular year or does the body of work over their high school career etch their place in history?
In the case of Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West's (ELS) Noah ...
Sullivan West explores options for its pigskin program
LAKE HUNTINGTON - High school football is a game of numbers.
And to have a successful program, high school coaches are continually trying to get more players to go out to build their program.
However, recently schools across the county have either stopped fielding a team, combined with other ...
Cold temperatures don't stop runners from celebrating life
ROCK HILL - Runners were not fazed by well below freezing temperatures on Sunday, coming out to support a good cause and to participate in the fourteenth annual Celebrate Life Half Marathon and Lucia Rein Two People Relay in Rock Hill.
The race annually raises funds to assist cancer patients in ...
Fallsburg's Shawn Leszczynski lets nothing stop him
FALLSBURG - Reading lips is like trying to make words from falling snowflakes.
That is the analogy Fallsburg sophomore athlete Shawn Leszczynski uses to describe what challenges he faces being deaf. He says that for him, trying to listen to someone speak in a loud environment and read their ...
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Youth Fishing Contest set
The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County, N.Y. is going to sponsor a youth fishing contest. It will be called “Kay'z Kid'z Fishing Contest” and it is free for all children up to and includes 15 years of age.
Fish must be caught in Sullivan County waters (reservoirs, lakes, stream ...read more
What's maddening about March Madness is the officiating
I watched a great finish to the Kentucky-Wichita St. second round NCAA basketball game on Sunday. Clutch three-point shots, big-time rebounds, huge blocks. And the best part of the last four minutes was the officials stayed out of it. They let the players have the stage and made only one obvious ...read more
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 ...read more
Agapito notches another 300
Twenty-two-year-old Monticello keggler Pedro Agapito III has the talent to be listed with the top amateur bowlers in the tri-county area. He scored his 19th perfect 300 game on March 7 in the Tuesday Mixed Firefighter league at Kiamesha Lanes.
The series attached to this 300 was 259, 254 for a ...read more
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 ...read more
In Sports Calendar
Tuesday, February 21
Chapel Field @ Eldred, 4:30pm*
S.S. Seward @ T-V, 6:30pm
Liberty @ Chester, 7pm*
SW @ Rhinebeck, 4:45pm
Roscoe/LM @ Eldred,6pm*
Liberty @ Goshen, 6pm
Washingtonville @ Monticello, ...read more