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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sports > Running

Ayden Gann reclaimed first place this year. Gann previously won in 2016, and came in 2nd last year.

Trot-ting for a cause

Fifth annual Turtle Trot offers tough, but beautiful course

By Margaret BruetschKENOZA LAKE - The Fifth Annual Turtle Trot 10K and relay saw an increase in runners interested in a tougher course and the chance to help local families combatting life-threatening illnesses.
“We have 45 people registered which is about what we had last year, so I'm excited,” Race Director April (Ackerman) Rutledge explained. “We're hoping for 100 people this time. That's my goal.”
The Turtle Trot was established five years ago in memory of Rutledge's late father Doug Ackermann, and her cousin Brenna Darling.
“It's a way of keeping their names alive,” Rutledge said.
While Rutledge, an avid runner, was not running this year, 75 runners, walkers and relayers took part on the hilly 6-mile course that leads them through farm country in Kenoza Lake back down to the lake and the Kenoza Lake Fire House. And while Rutledge didn't meet her 100 participant goal, she did offer those in attendance a challenging course.
Ayden Gann, 18 of Narrowsburg, reclaimed first place this year after coming in second last year. The Sullivan West alum, who now runs on Vassar College's Track and Field and Cross Country teams, previously won the race in 2016. He took this year's race with a ...read more





In Other Sports News

Front nine at Kutsher's to open this Saturday

MONTICELLO - The front nine (holes No.1-9) at Kutsher's Country Club Golf Course will open for play this Saturday, July 21.
The course layout will see no major redesign and basically will remain the same but significant improvements will greet golfers.
A new modular constructed clubhouse has ... read more


Historic Bunion Derby passed through Sullivan County

LIBERTY - The “Bunion Derby” was a historic cross-country foot race from Los Angeles to New York City in 1928. Runners raced over 3,400 miles in 84 days in a true test of human endurance. Starting in LA, competitors followed the path of old Route 66 to Chicago. “The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical ... read more


White Sulphur Springs Inn wins DYC title!

The White Sulphur Springs Inn softball team owns bragging rights for the next year after defeating Matthew's on Main 8-1 in the championship game of the Annual Delaware Youth Center Benefit Softball Tournament on Sunday. “We had great pitching from Rodney Degrote and solid defense, didn't make ... read more


Kurt Buddenhagen is Monticello CSD's new AD

MONTICELLO - A familiar face will be leading Monticello Athletics when the Panthers' fall season begins. Kurt Buddenhagen is the new cat on the block, as he was recently appointed as Monticello Central School District's Athletic Director.
Buddenhagen brings a wealth of experience to the ... read more


Keller breaks world record!

According to the Association of Road Race Statisticians, North Branch's Aaron Keller is the new world record holder for 10 miles by a 10-year-old boy. He broke the old record of 69:53 at the Cazenovia 4th of July Foot Race, establishing a new one of 68:17. He's pictured here with his sister Alaina, ... read more


Outdoor writers had love affair with the Eldred Preserve

story and photos
BY john A Punola

While enroute to a favorite fishing location on the Upper Delaware, I entered the town of Barryville, made a right turn and headed north and soon arrived in Eldred, New York. From there I continued to the site of the defunct Eldred Fishing Preserve, a ... read more


Sullivan County Women Softball League heats up

SULLIVAN COUNTY - After a long winter, many residents cautiously enjoyed the warmer temperatures as of late, as summer has arrived. However, due to the heat index, all Sullivan County Women's Softball League games were cancelled this week.
Defending A and B division champs, L & B Tack and ... read more


Youth Center River Run hits a milestone

CALLICOON — Ann Santoro never really planned to become a runner. She was looking to help her community when the Delaware Youth Center board (of which she's now a member) asked her to take over its annual River Run and Walk.
At the time, the race was 10 years old and had gone through a series of ... read more


Sullivan West 1 captures little league crown

FREMONT - Sullivan West 1 and Roscoe squared off for the Cal Ripken Little League Championship last Friday. SW 1's Jacob Hubert took control early, pitching four innings and striking out 11 Roscoe batters as his team earned the 12-0 win. Roscoe fought until the end, showing resiliency in both the ... read more


July 14 race benefits local families combatting illness

KENOZA LAKE - We all have are own reasons for starting something new. For April Rutledge (formerly Ackermann), race director of the Turtle Trot, starting the event five years ago was simply about helping others.
“I never realized how bad cancer could destroy someone until I saw what it did to my ... read more


Boys Tennis All-Stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Despite a lingering winter disrupting boys tennis athletes from their normal preparation, several local athletes represented their schools with pride.
We are pleased to announce our 2018 Sullivan County Democrat Boys Tennis All-Stars!

Monticello
Thomas ... read more


2018 Spring Track and Field All-Stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Personal bests were earned, records were broken and countless memories made as another successful spring track and field season is in the books.
We hope all athletes and coaches enjoy their summer. For the seniors who recently graduated, best of luck in the future and let us ... read more


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Sportsman Outdoors

Outdoor recreation an economic factor!

A study done by Southwick Associates and commissioned by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), looked at the economic impact in all 50 states when it comes to direct spending, jobs, salaries and tax revenue.
The study puts New York State fourth in the nation in recreational spending, pumping ...read more


Further Review

Serving notice to men's professional tennis

I watched two incredible tennis matches at Wimbledon last week. In the first one, Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in five sets, which actually was the equivalent of 11 or 12 sets because the last set lasted 50 games before Anderson eventually won 26-24 in a match that spanned more than six hours ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Golf show displays power in a golf swing

Wow...Sullivan County golfers Charlie Winters from Liberty, Rodney T. Jester from Liberty, Dean Winters from Liberty and myself witnessed one of the greatest golf shots we have ever seen at this year's North Coast Golf and Travel Show when I had the chance to meet and talk with National Long Drive ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Bowling on the big stage

Kiamesha Lanes league bowlers Pedro Agapito III and Charles Tuttle took their amateur careers into the Professional Bowlers Association arena during the week of April 16 and learned why professional bowlers do what they do.
“The tournament was tough....mostly a mental grind and the shot to me ...read 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 ...read more



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 ...read more


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