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Friday, November 15, 2019

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A deer's horns are alive when they are growing and said to be “in the velvet.” This picture shows King last summer as his horns were in velvet and he was growing his impressive rack.

Bethel taxidermist would like help finding ‘King'

By Fred Stabbert IIIBETHEL - Bethel taxidermist Fernando Neves has not only mounted trophies for his hunter's walls - he also raises them.
In a fenced-in yard behind his taxidermist studio at the corner of Route 17B and Donaldson Rd., Neves has worked on growing trophy whitetails for about 15 years. He has raised many trophies and sold them to outfitters in New York who then charge hunters a fee for hunting the animals.
But late this summer, one of Neves' prized deer, nicknamed ‘King,' got out.
“A few dogs got in the pen and the deer kept crashing into the corner of the fence until they got out,” Neves said. “I got them all back but him.
“He's still running around in Bethel,” he said.
Neves has been on a serious mission to locate the trophy whitetail, which he estimates would score about 200 Boone & Crocket.
The eight-year-old buck will be fairly easy to identify, for besides the 21-point massive rack, King has a yellow tag with the No. 4 on it in his left ear and two metal tags, one in each ear, with ID numbers on it.
Neves has ridden the roads of Bethel - Hurd, Pucky Huddle, Dr. Duggan and others - in search of his buck.
Many of his friends have called him to say they saw more

In Other Sports News

Almost Cinderella: T-V takes the lead after a poor start, but falls to Ellenville, 46-36

KINGSTON- “All Things Must Pass.”
Such was the title of former Beatle George Harrison's triple album circa 1970, which pointed to the fact that nothing lasts forever.
And true to that maxim, the storied magical carpet ride of the valiant 6-3 Tri-Valley Bears came to an untimely end in a 46-36 ... read more

Section 9 soccer coaches name all-stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- The Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association recently announced their all-star selections, and several county athletes earned honors.
On the boys side, Liberty's Owen Siegel made the All-Section and Class B all-star teams. Monticello's Roberto Velasquez was named to the Class A ... read more

Race benefiting veterans set for Sunday

GRAHAMSVILLE -- Veterans have always had a special place in the heart of Tri-Valley Senior Colby Costa. His grandfather and uncle [on his dad's side of the family] were both in the Army and he hopes to attend West Point. He is proud of his family's military service and has wanted to attend West ... read more

A run for glory

BEAR MOUNTAIN - The sharp report of the starting gun and they're off!
So went the cavalcade of cross-country runners from Section 9, a montage of color and motion under a bright fall sky. By the time the day's eight races comprising the four school size classifications had finished, there were ... read more

DEC Announces Opening of New Dr. Ted Kerpez Memorial Eagle Viewing Blind

FORESTBURGH - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the opening of the newly designated Dr. Ted Kerpez Memorial Eagle Viewing Blind in the town of Forestburgh, Sullivan County. Dr. Kerpez was a long-time DEC employee who passed away suddenly last ... read more

Boys Soccer: Eagles eliminate Indians

GOSHEN -- The No. 4 seeded Liberty Indians were bested by top seeded Burke Catholic, 4-1, in a Section 9 Class B boys soccer semifinal on a windy Halloween night.
Owen Siegel scored the only Liberty (13-4) goal in the game, which was assisted by Liam Henry.
The Eagles proved their dominance ... read more

Lady Generals split opening weekend tournament

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- SUNY Sullivan's basketball teams hosted the Sullivan Tip-Off Classic at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse over the weekend. The Lady Generals split in their two games. In their first contest on Saturday they lost on a controversial buzzer beater to Montgomery College-Rockville ... read more

Generals win big in opener

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The Generals hosted Essex Community College at SUNY Sullivan's Tip-Off Classic this weekend, and their offense looked to be in midseason form. Sullivan took off from the opening minutes, starting the game on an 11-0 run. By the five-minute mark, Sullivan was up 22-8, while Essex ... read more

Defiance! Tri-Valley vanquishes Number-One Seeded Pawling, 22-16

HYDE PARK- David strikes again.
Last week Tri-Valley slew Goliath, aka the Spackenkill Spartans in the Section 9 Eight-Man quarterfinals. One-week wonder? Nope. This week the Bears unleashed another rock, thereby vanquishing Goliath's bigger Brother, the Pawling Tigers -- the fourth ranked ... read more

Agapito scores two more 300's

When you're hot you're hot and the bowling Gods truly have been riding the shoulder of 24-year-old Monticello bowler Pedro Agapito III.
Riding the 300 and 800 bandwagon that started on September 27 in the Kiamesha Lanes Friday Mixed league he pounded the maples for 12 strikes in a row for ... read more

Section 9 Class D Girls Soccer Championship: Eldred's loses battle with Mount

MIDDLETOWN — After coming off a big win over Livingston Manor, the Eldred Lady Yellowjackets were looking to defeat Mount Academy Eagles during the Section 9 Class D Championship game on Tuesday.
Both teams battled for possession as a light drizzle covered Faller Field in Middletown.
Eldred ... read more

Section 9 Class B Girls Soccer Quarterfinal: Liberty falls to Highland

LIBERTY — The Liberty Indians took to the pitch on a bright autumn day to face the Highland Huskies in a Section 9 Class B quarterfinal. No matter how much Liberty pressed, they were no match for the Huskies' dominance on the pitch, losing 6-3.
Being the second seed going into the game, the ... read more

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