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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Sullivan West junior striker Josephine Martinez just misses out on an attempt to head the ball forward as Eldred junior Kelsey Morgan defends.

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Assertive Eldred corrals Sullivan West in battle of the unbeaten

By Richard A. RossELDRED - According to Isaac Newton's first law of motion, “An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” Applying that to the world of sports when two previously unstoppable teams clash, that unbalanced force, namely the more dominant team will prevail. So it was that in the much-anticipated battle between the Section IX Class D defending champion Eldred Lady Yellowjackets and the Section IX Class C defending champion Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs, both coming in undefeated, that one team would emerge victorious unless the match ended in a tie.
Eldred's commanding 4-0 victory in the non-league match is apt to be a defining moment for both squads as the season moves forward. For Eldred, evincing a tight-knit assertive team effort under Coach Sonia Kidney and her able assistant Franz Kopf, their 80-minute stymying of dynamic Sullivan West was a testimony not only to a rock-solid senior-laden defense anchored by keeper Sami Clemmons, stalwarts Alaina Gaughan, Julia Foster and Kassandra Weatherly, but also a showcase of a hustling midfielders in Morgan Kopf and Hailee Kolvenbach among others leading ...read more





In Other Sports News

Mullally brings banner to SW's gymnasium

LAKE HUNTINGTON - As Sullivan West Athletic Director David Franskevicz pointed out, having a state champion in track is a rare occasion.
The last time the school had such an honor was when Colin Seidl won the steeplechase at the 2009 state championships.
But for SW's Michael Mullally to win ... read more


S.C. Friends of NRA hold annual fundraiser

ROCK HILL - Hundreds of supporters of America's constitutional right to “keep and bear arms” recently gathered at the Sullivan County Friends of the NRA's 13th Annual Freedom and Fundraising Event at the Sullivan Hotel in Rock Hill.
The evening's agenda included dinner, special drawings, the ... read more


Rematch set

MONTICELLO - Four teams are taking part in this year's Robert Van Etten Boys Soccer Tournament at Monticello High School. It began with the semifinals on Wednesday, where Monticello defeated Sullivan West 5-0 and Fallsburg defeated Eldred 8-0, setting up a championship game between Fallsburg and ... read more


34th Annual Daniel Boone Day a success

BETHEL - The Sullivan County Conservation Club's 34th Annual Daniel Boone Day, which was held recently in Bethel, was a booming success. The 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry held ongoing demonstrations of Civil War Living History in their authentic Civil War encampment. The retort of a Civil War ... read more


Martinez nets two goals as unbeaten SW earns league win at T-V

GRAHAMSVILLE - Under conditions that mimicked a monsoon at the outset of the much-anticipated league match between the hosting Tri-Valley and their perennial rival, Sullivan West, onlookers wondered if the arriving officials were going to call this game off. But the decision was to let the teams ... read more


Ellenville gives T-V first defeat of the season

GRAHAMSVILLE- Sometimes an impressive win the week before backfires on a young team that can be deluded to think it can rest on its laurels. So it was with some shock and dismay that Tri-Valley suffered a wake up call via a definitive 38-14 non-league defeat to the Class C Division I Ellenville ... read more


Roscoe rolls to 3-0

Roscoe rolls
PAWLING - The Blue Devils (3-0) are the only undefeated Sullivan County football team left after this weekend's action.
They earned a 41-28 road win at Pawling in a non-league contest. In the win, Collin Hauschild rushed for four touchdowns, Dan Clancy recovered a fumble in the ... read more


Monti beat P.J. a year ago but this time the Red Raiders rule

MONTICELLO- Rivalries are the lifeblood of sports, particularly those of a division nature. The one that exists between Monticello and Port Jervis goes back a long way with its share of storied moments, triumphs and debacles. A year ago Port Jervis struggled mightily winning just its opener and ... read more


New Paltz dominates Liberty

LIBERTY - “This is not the same team that beat us last year,” Liberty's Roy Penn-Cosentino said to teammates on the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday's non-league game against New Paltz. “They're better.”
The Huguenots, which have 10 seniors, are a team filled with varsity experience. ... read more


A look at the county's cross country landscape

With a bevy of talented runners having returned to the seven Sullivan County varsity high school cross country (XC) teams in 2017, expect several of them to make some noise in non-league and division meets, as well as earn trips to the States.
Here are what some of the coaches recently said ... read more


Liberty boys defeat SW

Liberty defeated SW 8-1 on Monday in a non-league game. Here, Henry Paz, left, gets a step on SW's Alex Schwalb.


Monti boys best Liberty

MONTICELLO - The Liberty Indians' boys soccer team traveled down Route 17 to face off against Sullivan County foe, Monticello (2-1) for a non-league contest on Wednesday.
The Panthers earned a 3-1 victory with two goals by Liam Evans and one by Roberto Velasquez. For Liberty (3-1), Vincent Henry ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Federation News!

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County held their September monthly meeting this past Wednesday evening at the Kauneonga Lake Firehouse. Guests attending the meeting were DEC Lt. Mike Buckley, ECO CJ Hornicek, TP Koepf and DEC retired personnel Carl and Deming Lindsley.
Carl ...read more


Further Review

Inkster speaks out and criticism rolls in

A few weeks ago, LPGA Hall of Famer and winning Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster gave a candid and somewhat controversial interview to golf writer Alex Miceli about the state of the LPGA. She blamed a lot of factors, including outright sexism, for the lack of equity between the LPGA and the PGA ...read 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 ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Changes in the sport of Bowling

The sport of bowling is seeing many different changes.
There definitely has been a decline in league bowling. Some thirty years ago, 75 percent of bowlers were serious or league participants but now it is hoovering at about 25 percent.
Leagues are not as prevalent as they were four decades ...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, April 14
College Baseball
Westchester CC @ SCCC, 3:30pm (doubleheader)

Monday, April 17
Baseball
Tuxedo @ LM, 1:30pm
SW @ S.S. Seward, 4pm
Eldred @ Monticello, 4pm
Liberty @ Burke, 4:15pm

Softball
Liberty @ Goshen, ...read more


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