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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sports > High School

The Monticello varsity squad performs in the exhibition as they create a pyramid pose.

Style and spirit

Monticello hosts seventh annual cheerleading event; Fallsburg earns second in their division

By Richard A. RossMONTICELLO- They flip, they tumble and soar through the air. They move with amazing synchronicity as they perform routines that take hours and hours to perfect including lifts comprised of pyramids of cheerleaders performing delicate balancing acts replete with big smiles and grace. They are cheerleaders and make no mistake about it they are athletes extraordinaire.
For the seventh consecutive year Monticello, under the auspicious leadership of Coach Kelly Keesler, hosted the Monticello Cheerleading Competition that featured eight competing teams plus Monticello's junior varsity and varsity exhibition teams that bracketed the event with their captivating performances.
This will be Coach Keesler's last year of coaching the varsity squad. She has been coaching since 2001 and has coached the Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.The threat of freezing rain had postponed the event from two days earlier and, as a result, Monroe-Woodbury with its modified, junior varsity and varsity squads couldn't make it. Neither could Warwick and Pine Bush.
Nevertheless, the show went on with its usual flair and style. Fallsburg and Monticello were the only Sullivan County schools more

In Other Sports News

Democrat's Ross swims 500th mile since bypass surgery

SULLIVAN COUNTY - You know him best from the stories that appear in our twice- weekly sports sections, but when he's not flying across the county to provide our readers with exceptional sports coverage, Richard A. Ross defies the odds.
Every day he wakes up at six in the morning, drinks his ... read more

Liberty wins with second half surge

LIBERTY - While fear of flooding and impending freezing rain led to several cancellations on Friday night, the Liberty Indians (5-3, 1-1 OCIAA) earned a big division win, defeating Chester 68-61.
The Hambletonians dominated early, jumping out to a 22-9 lead. Liberty's leading scorer Roy ... read more

ELSW wrestling goes 2-3 at Highland duals

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The merged Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West (ELSW) wrestling team took part in several duals at Highland High School this past weekend. Overall the team went 2-3, earning wins over Ossining and Ellenville, and falling to New Paltz, Washingtonville and Ketcham.
While several ELSW ... read more

Manor gets by Eldred in low scoring affair

LIVINGSTON MANOR - In what was not either team's best shooting performance, the Livingston Manor Wildcats (5-3, 3-1 OCIAA) defeated the Eldred Yellowjackets (1-5, 1-1 OCIAA), 40-30, in a Section 9 Class D league contest on Wednesday night.
“It wasn't pretty,” Livingston Manor Coach Adam Larson ... read more

ELSW defeats Highland, loses to Port Jervis in Section IX Duals

PORT JERVIS- Having lost a close match to the Highland Huskies earlier this season, E/L/SW hoped to take advantage of a nearly full lineup of its wrestlers to hold sway in the Section IX Duals quarterfinals. Those hopes panned out well with a 48-33 victory propelled by a number of pins and a couple ... read more

Eight straight: Roscoe thwarts SW comeback attempt, extends streak

ROSCOE- “Hard work.” That's what Roscoe Coach Fred Ahart attributed to his team's ongoing success after the 8-3 Blue Devils notched their eighth consecutive win of the season with a dramatic 59-53 win over 4-6 Sullivan West.
Sparked by four players who scored in double figures including Alex ... read more

All Sullivan County schools except Monticello and Liberty going to eight-man football

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Life is about change and adaptation. Invariably change is rarely easy, nor is it readily accepted even when it is clearly warranted. And so when it came to modifying the long standing traditions of 11-man high school varsity football into a more practical eight-man array due to ... read more

Elite high school wrestlers set to compete at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE - The best of the best from high schools across the multiple states will converge at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse at SUNY Sullivan this weekend. The 16th chapter of the Eastern States Classic begins Friday.
“We are looking at over 900 competing wrestlers from 166 High Schools and 7 ... read more

What's ahead this week?

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Brutally cold temperatures wreaked havoc on the local sports schedule this past weekend.
Here's a look ahead at what's going on this week!

NOTE: Please make sure to check the OCIAA website before attending a game as winter weather might cause cancellations and/or teams ... read more

Sullivan Sports Review

NEW YORK ­- Several members of the Sullivan West Girls and Boys varisty indoor track teams traveled to the Marine Corps Classic Indoor Track Meet at the Armory in New York City last weekend.
Mike Mullally took first in the 55 hurdles with a new PR of 7.58. He is ranked first in NYS and sixth in ... read more

Diamond Jubilee

FALLSBURG - Though the oft-spoken adage avers that “records are made to be broken,” some like the all-time Fallsburg scoring zenith set by Sam Copeland in 1975 lingered on an on. That is until the emergence of a precious jewel, namely senior Diamond Weeks eclipsed that mark with a 30-point ... read more

Bears dominate Manor, 56-26

GRAHAMSVILLE - A tight 14-10 first quarter of play turned quickly into a nightmare Wednesday night for the Livingston Manor Wildcats (4-2, 2-1 OCIAA) as Tri-Valley's defense took charge of the game limiting Livingston Manor to a total of 16 points in three quarters of play, and a 56-26 Bears ... read more

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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

2017 in review

Here are some of the highlights of columns we reported on in 2017:
JANUARY - We stressed that this is an excellent time of the winter to start feeding deer and other wildlife to help prevent starvation. We also suggested that once you start a feeding program, you should continue throughout more

Further Review

CBS makes great call with Romo

The holidays, snowy and cold weather and a new television added up to a lot of sports viewing the last two weeks. Here's what I came away with:
* Tony Romo is an absolute star as a football color commentator, probably the MVP of the NFL this year. He might have been a little shaky when he first more

Golfing Highlights

Four called to “Hammer” Tee Box

At a recent golf outing, “Ting” the Hammer decreed that the following “Past Friends of the Links” be called to the tee box: Ms. Jackie Harris, Mr. Michael "Mickey" Mullen, Mr. Bill Stoddard and Ms. Scharma Yaun.
This journey along with much tradition continues Saturday, September 23 when the more

Bowling Highlights

18 Bowling Lanes at Middletown Galleria

Who would have ever thought that malls would be an attraction for a bowling center.
Well...if you've been shopping in the Middletown Galleria recently you can's miss the Round 1 multi-entertainment center which houses arcade games, pool tables, ping pong tables and 18 bowling lanes.
Plus if 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, 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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