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Friday, January 18, 2019

Sports > High School

Monticello's Josh Gattling shows off his defensive skills.

Panthers slay Dragons with second quarter run

By Joseph AbrahamMONTICELLO -- Division games are crucial. And the Monticello Panthers (6-4, 3-1 OCIAA) earned a big division win on Thursday in the Pit in front of their fans, slaying the Cornwall Dragons, 67-48.
The game was tight in the first period with Cornwall holding a slight advantage, but a dominant second quarter by Monticello saw them outscore their opponents 19-8 to take a seven-point halftime lead (30-23). They held the lead for the remainder of the game, and pulled out the 19-point win.
“We played a complete game tonight,” Monticello Coach Chris Russo said. “The guys did a great job on both ends of the floor. We had four guys in double figures and played with great intensity on the defensive end.
“We had a great second quarter which we carried over into the second half. It really put us in control of the game. Five different players scored in that stretch.”
Monticello was led by Josh Gattling with 16 points. Jordan Ruggerio also scored 16 for the Panthers and dished out 10 assists. Dannez Moore added 11 points and Damorn Hall-Rucker had 10 for Monticello.
Russo was complimentary of Gattling's play and intangibles.
“Josh continues to be our leader,” Russo said. “He ...read more





In Other Sports News

Eastern States electrify

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The Eastern States Classic built on its already esteemed legacy on Friday and Saturday as SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse was packed with talented wrestlers, their families and fans.
Two county athletes, Joey Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) and Douglas Doherty ... read more


SW Bulldogs run rampant in lopsided win over Eldred

Sullivan West 80
Eldred 43

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- For Eldred coach Jason Jennings the process of trying to find a way to get his young team into the win column is an ongoing project. It's not a question of talent or athleticism but rather a matter of teaching his players the fundamentals of ... read more


Monti, T-V athletes compete at West Point

WEST POINT -- The Tri-Valley and Monticello Indoor Track teams competed in their respective OCIAA meets at West Point over the weekend. Some stand out performances are as follows...
On Saturday, Monticello's Noah Rogers took first in the 55 hurdles in 7.7 seconds and finished third in the ... read more


Monti Cheer event showcases grace, athleticism, synchronicity, style and verve

MONTICELLO -- Once upon a time high school cheerleaders basically just waved pom poms, smiled and shouted cheers in support of their school's teams. But times have changed dramatically, transforming the enterprise into a challenging, athletic and competitive sport.
Cheerleading squads can ... read more


Late free throws lift Roscoe over Sullivan West

Roscoe 56
Sullivan West 53

ROSCOE -- The Roscoe Boys Basketball vs. Cancer game was held on Tuesday. The Roscoe JV and Varsity basketball hosted Sullivan West, and both games came down to the wire. In the Varsity game, Roscoe's Parker Rosencranse led the scoring with 19 points, 10 of ... read more


Wizards wow Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON — A packed gymnasium welcomed the Harlem Wizards to Lake Huntington on Sunday.
A fundraiser for the Sullivan West Elementary School PTSO, the Wizards' visit to the Catskills put them up against a team of teachers, school staff, and a few parent volunteers in an event that was ... read more


Dynamos of the Duals: No. 3 Seeded ELS Wrestling wins Section IX Division II duals

MINISINK VALLEY -- It's every coaches dream: a superb total team effort at a crucial part of the season. That's what E-L-S Coaches Josh Potter and John Lennon got from their team which brought its finest wrestling to date to win the Section IX Division II duals with a 37-36- win over No. 4 Seeded ... read more


O'Neill beats Liberty in close ‘B' contest

O'Neill 60
Liberty 56

LIBERTY -- The ability to connect from the charity stripe is crucial to any team's success on the hardwood. The James I. O'Neill Raiders' (7-2, 3-0 OCIAA) ability to make free throws paid off in the game's most important moments, as 12 of their 22 fourth quarter ... read more


Four youth hoopsters advance to regional competition

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The Monticello Elks Lodge hosted the district level of the 2019 Hoop Shoot at SUNY Sullivan last Sunday. Four students from Roscoe and two from Sullivan West advanced to the district level to compete against other schools for a chance to go to regionals.
Roscoe's Anastasia ... read more


SW evinces confidence, grit and defense in win over Fallsburg

LAKE HUNTINGTON- Eleanor Roosevelt once aptly noted, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience where you stop to look fear in the face.” For the 5-3 Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs that confidence is mounting game by game, manifesting itself profoundly especially after the Lady ... read more


County kids make all-state team

NEW YORK STATE -- The All-State Football Team selections were recently announced, and several local eight-man football athletes were selected.
Tri-Valley's Keegan Streimer was chosen as a sectional player of the year, and teammates Jake Allison and Alex Schultz, as well as Fallsburg's Jesse ... read more


Hardwood heroics: SW edges Walton in OT thriller

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- In a few weeks when it comes to the crucible of postseason basketball, the experience of coming through victorious against daunting opponents will be invaluable in surviving the pressure tough teams will bring to the occasion. For the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs, their 51-49 ... read more


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Sportsman Outdoors

Bear trapping season?

Wes Osborne, a resident of Pennsylvania, associated with Crit-R-Done, a nuisance animal-trapping service, asked the Pa Game Commissioners to consider adopting a bear-trapping season. Osborne said, right now the state's bear population is growing at record numbers, the Pa firearms bear hunting ...read more


Further Review

The Jets' futility hardly ranks

Some New York City television stations aired commemorative shows this past weekend, saluting the New York Jets' improbable 1969 Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Colts. Yes, it was 50 years ago January 12 when the Jets pulled off one of sports' most notable upsets. Who would have thought back ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Bowers Jr. is new Superintendent at Traditions

Thirty-eight year-old James Bowers Jr. of Roscoe is the new golf course superintendent at the Traditions At The Glenn 4-star 18-hole championship golf course in Johnson City near Binghamton.
Named to that position this year Bowers has previously worked as the general manager, golf course ...read more


Bowling Highlights

NYS Tournament Time

The new year brings New York State bowling tournaments into focus.
The 95th Annual New York State Open Championships takes place April 12-14, 26-28, May 3-5 and 17-19 at the Valley Bowling Center, 13 N. Chemung St. in Waverly. Offering team, doubles and singles this tournament is hosted by the ...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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