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Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports > High School

Redmond watches as one of his players' three-point shots travels towards the basket.

Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: Daniel Redmond

By Joseph AbrahamFALLSBURG - There are few coaches whose passion is as visible as Fallsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Daniel Redmond. His dress shirt, neatly tucked in before every game, doesn't stay that way for long. And when you hear him shouting plays to his team, you'd never guess he was a math teacher, but rather something closer to geography with plays named “Florida” and “Lithuania.”
Redmond's Lady Comets (16-6, 7-1 OCIAA) excelled this season, winning their second Section IX Class B division title in three years, and earned the No. 2 seed in postseason play. Unfortunately, their season came to an end at the hands of the Highland Lady Huskies in the ‘B' semifinals. Highland went on to win a sectional title and earn a state berth.
But Fallsburg had a great season, and for that reason Redmond has been selected as the 2016-17 Sullivan County Democrat Girls Basketball Coach of the Year!
Redmond took over the girls' varsity program in 2008. It was a challenge to say the least. Redmond's first two seasons at the helm didn't end with a playoff berth. There was fighting among teammates, an absence of unity, and players just didn't care enough about the game.
Something changed more

In Other Sports News

Robert Green Chevy steps up to bat through successful youth baseball program

BRIDGEVILLE - In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Robert Green Chevrolet is supporting Eastern Sullivan Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2017 youth ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

SW Class of ‘17 wins Color Wars for back-to-back titles in night of fun

LAKE HUNTINGTON - “War..huh..yeah, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” So sang Edwin Starr in his iconic song, “War.” No doubt Starr would have made an exception for the Sullivan West Color Wars which are constructive not destructive and good for lots of things including ramping up class ... read more

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. ... read more

“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 ... read more

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, ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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Sportsman Outdoors

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 more

Further Review

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 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

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 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

Tuesday, February 21
High School
Boys Basketball
Chapel Field @ Eldred, 4:30pm*
S.S. Seward @ T-V, 6:30pm
Liberty @ Chester, 7pm*

Girls Basketball
SW @ Rhinebeck, 4:45pm
Roscoe/LM @ Eldred,6pm*
Liberty @ Goshen, 6pm
Washingtonville @ Monticello, more

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