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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sports > High School

Monticello's Sarah Grodin won the 2000 Steeplechase in commanding fashion. She surpassed her time of a year ago by more than 35 seconds.

Acclaim in the rain

County's elite track athletes excel at OCIAA Championship

By Richard A. RossWARWICK - They say that hindsight is 20-20. So it wasn't surprising that amidst the downpour that bedeviled the second day of the OCIAA Track and Field Championships that many wondered why the meet hadn't been staged in its entirety the day before when the weather was picture-perfect. Back in 2013 an entire state meet had been held in a single day at Middletown's Faller Field. But with Sunday not really an option due to predicted thunderstorms added to the fact that a number of athletes would not attend on a day of worship and/or family time, the decision to have the meet despite the maelstrom on May 18 was rendered.
There were periods of intense downpour followed by sparser sprinkles. Chilly temperatures made the day an even more trying venture. Track and field athletes are among the toughest and most stalwart competitors, so for the Sullivan County stars, the opportunity to vie against the best of the OCIAA, (minus the Newburgh Free Academy boys who exited the meet before it began based on their coach's decision) offered a chance to shine even amidst the deluge.
Monticello sprinter Khadeem Richards was brilliant in the semifinal prelims in both the 100 and 200 on Day 1. ...read more





In Other Sports News

Hambletonians handle resilient Indians

LIBERTY - Heart. One of the most distinct characteristics of this year's Liberty Indians varsity softball team. Despite playing Chester tough, the Lady Hambletonians reigned supreme, winning 11-5 and finishing the season with an undefeated OCIAA Division IV record. Liberty's seven seniors - Allie ... read more


Liberty, Monticello represented at OCIAA Championships

GOSHEN - The Liberty Indians and Monticello Panthers' boys tennis teams were represented at the 2018 OCIAA Championships on Friday.
The doubles team of Raheem House and Thomas Cammerino (Monticello) earned a win in the round of 32, defeating their Goshen opponents 6-3, 7-5. They would be ... read more


A recap of the 14th Annual Donna Deppa Invitational

JEFFERSONVILLE - As promised here is a bit more on the 14th Annual Donna Deppa Track meet held at Sullivan West last week. Some of the meet highlights include the following epic wins: (See results below for times and distances). Sullivan West's Mike Mullally won the 110 and 400 hurdles; Liberty's ... read more


SW defeats Roscoe, 127-138

ROSCOE - Beautiful warm summer-like weather along with hungry May flies greeted the Sullivan West (10-2, 8-0 OCIAA) and Roscoe (5-6, 5-3 OCIAA) girls golf teams Monday at the Roscoe Twin Village Golf Club where the Lady Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 127-138 win.
Having already secured ... read more


Disabled Vets treated to a turkey shoot

CALLICOON - The Sullivan County Longbeards and the Kenny and Dan Peters families hosted disabled veterans from western New York, who've discovered Sullivan's rolling hills and peaceful valleys which are ideal habitat for wild turkeys and generous people.
The veterans were guests at Donna ... read more


T-V's Matt Ryan finishes six at OCIAA Championships

WEST POINT - In order to qualify for sectionals, Section IX boys' golfers need to finish in the top 29 at OCIAA Championships held at West Point Golf Course.
Only one Sullivan County golfer qualified for sectionals, and that was Tri-Valley's Matt Ryan, who did so with ease, finishing sixth ... read more


Eleven County track athletes compete at annual OCIAA Throwers Pentathlon

MONROE - Throwing venues are often away from the track as they require special areas defined by throwing circles and cages. As such the stalwart athletes who heave the shot put and discus at all meets as well as those who add their oomph to the javelin, weight throw and hammer throw at other meets ... read more


14th Annual Donna Deppa Invitational evinces spirited T & F competition

JEFFERSONVILLE- In memory of Donna Deppa, a loving and devoted parent of two former Sullivan West track athletes, the annual Invitational Meet that bears her name took place under gray skies and intermittent rain on May 16.
Postponed from the day before, with its afternoon marked by a ... read more


A SUNY Sullivan first

UTICA - There's a first time for everything. And this weekend, history was made at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica at the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field National Championship. SUNY Sullivan's James Tierney, a Tri-Valley alum, won the 400 Hurdles to become the ... read more


Victorious again

WALTON- While invitational meets don't count in a team's overall record, the Sullivan West girls (5-0 in Division IV) and boys (3-0 in Division IV) notched yet another victory with their triumphs at the Downsville Invitational, a meet populated primarily by Section IV teams as well as Section IX's ... read more


Monticello shuts out Liberty

MONTICELLO — The Monticello boys tennis team swung past Liberty with a 7-0 win on Friday at De Hoyos Park.
Monticello Coach Urvashi Gupta said before the match, “We had a pretty good year and they have exceeded my expectations,” said Gupta. As the season progressed, they are getting better. ... read more


SW keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Eldred

JEFFERSONVILLE- For Sullivan West's baseball senior elder statesmen, the most fervent hope is to reach sectionals with a chance for some final glory to cap off their years of sports participation rife with so many memories. And so it is for Shaine Hubert, Collin Seidl, Mike Peters, Alex Schwalb, ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

838,000 Doe tags proposed for Pennsylvania!

In recommending how many doe licenses to make available for the Pennsylvania 2018-19 deer hunting seasons, Pa.'s Game commissioners deer biologists proposed 838,000 doe tags to be available.
Chris Rosenberry, head of the deer and elk section, suggested a higher number of doe tags again this year ...read more


Further Review

Take nothing for granted

I'm writing this week's column from a bed in room 3b at Mount Sinai Hospital. I've been here since last Thursday when I had surgery to remove my prostate after being diagnosed with prostate cancer back in March. What was supposed to be a 2-hour surgery turned into an 7-hour ordeal when the doctor ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Billy Moran golf outing is July 18

The Billy Moran Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, July14 at the Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club.
Registration will take place at 12 noon. Lunch is included and will take place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. only.
The shotgun scramble tournament will start at 1 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. ...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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