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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sports > High School

Monticello senior My-Kell Farrar edges out Sullivan West junior Mike Mullally in the 110 hurdles final. Farrar set a new meet and school record with his personal best time of 14.22. Mullally also broke a school record with his PR time of 14.30. Mullally is ranked first among NYSPHSAA Division II hurdlers in both the 110 and 400 hurdles. Farrar is ranked second in the 110 among Division I hurdlers and third among the Division I 400 hurdlers.

Legends of the league

Records shatter, state rankings soar amid astounding performances at OCIAA T & F Championships

By Richard A. RossWARWICK - Year in and year out the OCIAA Track and Field Championship meet offers up compelling drama, riveting performances, photo finishes, personal bests, new school records and even an occasional new meet record. This year's meet, which took place on Friday and Saturday, had all of that. Best of all, Sullivan County athletes were right in the thick of it.
While the larger Orange County schools traditionally dominate the meet, Monticello and Sullivan West registered resoundingly. Sullivan West's boys finished fifth overall with 42 points; Monticello was seventh with 40 points. There were 17 teams competing.
Monticello junior Khadeem Richards won the 100 and 200, knocking down his time in the 100 from 11:05 in the preliminaries to 11:00 in the semifinals before winning the gold medal in 10.99. Richards is inching closer to the school record in the 100 set by Mark Bradley in 1983. Bradley's hand time of 10.7 converts to a 10.94 FAT.
In the 200 Richards' preliminary time of 21.95 broke the existing school record set by Terry Duncan but Richards wasn't done. His final time was an astounding 21.78 which ranks him second among NYSPHAA Division I sprinters to Noah more

In Other Sports News

Annual softball tourney benefits good causes

CALLICOON - The Ninth Annual Callicoon Beer League Softball Tournament will be June 2-4, and will benefit Corey Dirie and The Delaware Youth Center!
Hortonville resident, Dirie, 13, has a rare genetic disorder, 17q12 microdeletion, and is facing a kidney transplant. Proceeds will be split ... read more

It's playoff time!

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Section 9 baseball and softball playoffs begin this week, and seven Sullivan County teams made it. The teams are: Eldred, Liberty and Sullivan West's softball teams, as well as Eldred, Livingston Manor, Sullivan West and Tri-Valley's baseball teams.
The first of the seven ... read more

Busy Tuesday at Monticello

MONTICELLO - It was a busy evening for Monticello High School last Tuesday, as a varsity baseball, softball and track meet were all taking place simultaneously.
The Lady Panthers were honored as part of their Senior Night, losing 15-3 in a non-league game against Chester. Kellie Swensen scored ... read more

Local golfers qualify for sectionals

Local golfers qualify
for sectionals

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Seven local boys golfers competed in the OCIAA Open on Monday at West Point Golf Course. They had to finish in the top 29 to qualify for the first round of the Section 9 Tournament on Monday at Powelton Club in Newburgh, four of ... read more

SCCC season ends in epic Region XV final loss to WCC

LOCH SHELDRAKE - Last year's National Junior College Athletic Association Region XV Tournament came down to the SUNY Sullivan Generals and Westchester Community College Vikings, with WCC pulling out the win. A year later, in last Monday's final, the two teams were once again pitted against one ... read more

SW completes sweep of T-V

GRAHAMSVILLE - The Sullivan West varsity girls softball team (4-9, 3-0 OCIAA) continued their domination over Tri-Valley (4-9, 0-3 OCIAA) Wednesday afternoon winning a close 7-6 game for a clean sweep of T-V on the season, winning all three encounters en route to winning the Section 9 Class C ... read more

County throwers summon their oomph in Annual OCIAA Throwers' Pentathlon

MONROE - Though their events are often staged a distance away from the track epicenter and out of view of many track meet onlookers, throwers are a quintessential part of a track team's collective effort. Their feats of strength and skill, though often unnoticed are dynamic, graceful and ... read more

Hundreds participate in sixth annual Allyson Whitney 5K

BETHEL - Rain didn't stop the runners from having fun and raising awareness for a good cause at the 6th annual Allyson Whitney 5K last Saturday.
Despite the rain, over 400 of the 700 registered showed up to show support. Taking shelter in the Fireman's Pavilion in Kauneonga Lake before the race, ... read more

Region XV rematch set

LOCH SHELDRAKE - Last year's National Junior College Athletic Association Region XV Tournament came down to the SUNY Sullivan Generals and Westchester Community College Vikings, with WCC pulling out the win.
The Generals, who won two games in the 2017 tourney so far, set a school record with 29 ... read more

T-V pitcher Kacie Allison chooses Division II AIC

GRAHAMSVILLE - Tri-Valley Central School's ace pitcher and overall outstanding softball player Kacie Allison will be taking her scholastic and athletic accomplishments to Division II American International College in Springfield, Mass. this fall.
Special ceremonies for her official college ... read more

Five local golf teams compete

LIBERTY - It was golfers galore at Sullivan County Golf and Country Club on Friday afternoon as both the Tri-Valley and Liberty boys, as well as the Liberty, Sullivan West and Roscoe-Downsville-Livingston Manor girls, competing in matches.
The Tri-Valley boys (8-1, 8-0 OCIAA) ... read more

Liberty bests Lady Bulldogs in softball; SW boys marshal win against Tuxedo

LAKE HUNTINGTON - Two for the price of one, that was the scene as both Sullivan West's baseball and softball teams were in action on Friday. While the Lady Bulldogs came up short 7-4 against Liberty, the baseball team came back from an early 4-1 deficit to beat Tuxedo 11-5 with Brandon Dailey and ... read more

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Sportsman Outdoors

New state record established!

The 2016 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Angler Achievement Awards Program had a new state record for a freshwater drum fish and a record-tying smallmouth bass. DEC officials said 130 entries were submitted from 39 of the state's 62 counties with largemouth bass and more

Further Review

This and that

Some things on my mind:
Can anyone tell me who is playing in the NHL's Western Conference Finals?
Is it me or is Mark Jackson somewhat annoying as a television broadcaster. Everyone's a Hall of Famer and any kind of contact is a foul. All I know is that since Golden State fired him after the more

Golfing Highlights

Magnetic therapy and the game of golf

Magnetic therapy dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians but American golfers are now becoming one of the leading consumer groups buying magnetic jewelry for pain relief.
Pro-shops have displays of magnetic bracelets and pro-shop operators say they have become a very popular item. 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

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