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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Tri-Valley senior Drew Hartman sails over the goal line on a 38-yard TD pass from sophomore quarterback Keegan Streimer. The score tied the game at six-all after a Tri-Valley fumbled snap on the first play led to an early score by the Notre Dame-Elmira Crusaders.

Regional Eight-Man Football Championship:

An enduring legacy: Tri-Valley comes up just short against Notre Dame-Elmira

By Richard RossBINGHAMTON- Above the door in the dining hall of the beloved Vermont sleep away camp I went to from ages 8 to 18 there was a wall-to-wall plaque engraved with the inscription, “It isn't whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game.” For the 8-2 Section IX Eight Man Football Champion Tri-Valley Bears, that adage will define the enduring legacy they will long be remembered for.
Sometimes in the emotional aftermath of victory such as the stunning last minute Section IX title win over Pine Plains or in this case a heart-rending closing minute 38-36 Regional championship defeat to Section IV's Notre Dame-Elmira, that timeless lesson imparted by that adage can be obscured by the imminence of emotions. But for this aggregation of remarkable young men who evinced character, strength, skill and grace throughout their storied season, those residual feelings of disappointment after this grueling game will give way to a lifelong sense of pride and satisfaction at having given their best and accomplishing what they set out to do, namely to win the inaugural Section IX Eight Man football title and the school's first grid crown since 2007.
The litany of events that led to this more

In Other Sports News

Sarah's historic surge Monti senior Sarah Grodin captures a medal at states

KINGS PARK- With unshakeable intention, an arduous practice regimen and emboldened by the stalwart support of family, her coach and friends, Monticello senior Sarah Grodin achieved what she set out to do, namely win a medal at the state cross-country championships and garner a spot on the starting ... read more

Brennan/James win Empire State Rally

TUSTEN -- Patrick Brennan/Matthew James (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) took a start-to-finish win in the Empire State Performance Rally (“ESPR”), giving Brennan a “hat trick” (three wins in a row) in New York State's premier high speed auto rally. They were almost eight minutes ahead of the field at the ... read more

Division II Basketball comes to SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- NJCAA Division II basketball is alive and well at SUNY Sullivan as was evident last Saturday as the Generals Men's and Women's hoop squads opened their seasons with impressive victories.
A full slate of games along with free family activities also took place as part of the ... read more

NY Coaches Convention held at Resorts World Catskills

THOMPSON — Nearly 200 coaches, vendors, staff, and presenters attended inaugural New York Coaches Convention at Resorts World Catskills.
The event was run by Jared Carrier, Assistant Baseball Coach at SUNY Sullivan and the Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report (PBR), along with Dan Cevette ... read more

Warriors defeated by Red Hook in title game

Red Hook 18
Liberty 14KINGSTON -- The Liberty Warriors season came to an end in the Hudson Valley Youth Football Association championship game at Dietz Stadium in Kingston last Sunday. Red Hook was able to pull out an 18-14 win to take the title.
While the Warriors did not win the ... read more

A dozen County harriers off to States at Sunken Meadow Park

SUNKEN MEADOW- For the 12 Sullivan County harriers who qualified for states at the Section IX Championships held on November 2, this year's State Championship to be held at historic Sunken Meadow Park on November 10 will call for taking on notorious Cardiac Hill as well as steep Snake Hill. ... read more

Section IX announces girls soccer all-stars

NEW YORK STATE -- The Section IX Soccer Coaches Association recently announced their girls soccer all-star teams.
Liberty's Jerikah Fleischman and Sullivan West's Sam Becker were the only county girls to make the all-section team. They also made the Class B and C/D all-star teams ... read more

Marshaling the miraculous: T-V's late heroics secure inaugural Eight-Man gridiron title

KINGSTON -- Every Christmas many people still love to replay the 1947 classic film “Miracle on 34th Street.” Avid sports fans still wax poetic about the 1980 U.S.A.'s “Miracle on Ice” Hockey win over Russia.
But “The 2018 Miracle on Turf:” that's what Tri-Valley fans will long remember as the ... read more

Downsville, Eldred fall in State regionals

NEW YORK STATE -- Downsville and Eldred's varsity girls soccer teams' seasons came to an end this past weekend with losses in their state regional contests.

Downsville vs Cincinnatus Central in Herkimer
The Lady Eagles qualified for Friday's state regional by vanquishing South Kortright, ... read more

Section IX Cross-Country Championships: States Rights: 12 county harriers qualify for state championships

BEAR MOUNTAIN- Gorgeous fall foliage and clearing weather formed the backdrop for this year's Section IX Cross-Country championships. Twelve Sullivan County athletes qualified for the state meet to be held at Sunken Meadow Park on November 10. The Eldred girls won Class D as they were the only team ... read more

Classic marks a Divison II debut

LOCH SHELDRAKE ­- The SUNY Sullivan Men's and Women's Basketball teams open their seasons at home this weekend when they host the inaugural SUNY Sullivan Classic at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. The event features the respective men's and women's teams from Raritan Valley CC (NJ), Mercer County (NJ) ... read more

Eldred set for regional action

MECHANICVILLE - The Eldred Lady Yellowjackets and their fans have a road trip scheduled this weekend. The Section IX Class D champions -- their sixth consecutive girls soccer section title -- are slated to face Section II Class D champion Fort Ann on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mechanicville High School, ... read more

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Bowling Highlights

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FloSports has launched, a site where fans can access PBA's Xtra Frame for live and on-demand PBA coverage and more

Raceway Wrap

Lohmeyer winning the race against time

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In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 13
High School
Girls Tennis
OCIAA @ NFA, Matchpoint Ctr.,
Fallsburg, Liberty, Monticello, Tri Valley, 9 am
Boys Soccer
Monticello @ Goshen, 4 pm
Sull West @ Fallsburg, 4:15 pm
Girls Soccer
O'Neill @ Liberty, 4:30 pm
Sull West @ S.S. Seward, 4:30 more

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