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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Monticello sophomore guard Josh Gattling fires a shot against John S. Burke Catholic.

The rock starts to roll

Monticello hosts ten team scrimmage

By Richard A. RossMONTICELLO - Basketball practice on the fundamentals of the game, conditioning, execution of offensive sets, free throw shooting and defensive tactics are all vital prerequisites for a team to function well. But nothing shows the state of those aspects better than live action against other teams. To that end Monticello Coach Chris Russo organizes his annual multi-team scrimmage utilizing both the high school and middle school gym for the 20-minute scrimmage segments. This year's scrimmage, which took place last Saturday, had ten teams on hand. They included Monticello, Sullivan West, Washingtonville, Warwick, Port Jervis, Burke Catholic, S.S. Seward, Eldred and Chester.
In addition all of the basketball officials were on hand to practice their calls under the watchful eye of veteran referee Kyle Walter as well as other seasoned officials who oversaw the work of younger officials just breaking into the profession. The action was intense even though it was just a scrimmage and one could get a fair idea as to how much work remains to be done before the season openers.
Monticello will host Wallkill in a non-league game on December 5 before traveling to Wallenpaupack for the more

In Other Sports News

Pa.'s firearms deer season!

The firearms deer season in neighboring Pennsylvania will open on Monday, November 27 and run until December 9. In most areas, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season's first five days, with the antlerless and antlered seasons running concurrently from the first Saturday (December 2) ... read more

Schwartz, Palumbo III win Bowhunters Contest

SULLIVAN COUNTY - After the final results were collected, Eric Schwartz and Pasquale Palumbo III won the 2017 Sullivan County Democrat Bowhunters Big Buck Contest's Adult and Youth Division's respectively.
Schwartz, as the overall winner will receive a free shoulder mount compliments of the ... read more

Eldred's Annual Midnight Madness sets tone for looming basketball season

ELDRED - It's that time of year again, when gyms will soon be packed with rabid basketball fans who, along with the cheerleaders, will be rooting hard for their teams to prevail. In anticipation of the magical allure of the basketball season, Eldred held its annual Midnight Madness night on ... read more

Exceptional Senior football all-stars bid farewell to their beloved sport

NEWBURGH - Thanksgiving is about feeling gratitude for the blessings we have been fortunate to receive. As such there couldn't be a more opportune time to give thanks for the outstanding efforts and accomplishments rendered by three Sullivan County star football players who have given their all and ... read more

Steinhauer wins National Championship

NEVERSINK - The world of Neversink resident and former Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) champion Sherri Steinhauer now includes a national championship in the sport of Pickleball, labeled as the fastest growing sport in the world.
“Believe in yourself...the world is yours to do as ... read more

The last hurrah

NEWBURGH - They hail from schools large and small across Section IX and many of them have been rivals in gridiron frays, but when it comes to the annual Section IX Exceptional Seniors All-Star Game it's all about new friendships, new teammates and a chance to bid farewell to the game they have long ... read more

$560,000 vote set for Dec. 5

LIBERTY - Problems at the baseball and soccer fields behind Liberty High School could soon be resolved. The Liberty CSD Board of Education recently approved a $560,000 capital project referendum that will repair and re- store the baseball and soccer fields located within the athletic fields behind ... read more

Monti's Grodin, T-V's Coddington are county's top finishers at States

WAYNE- With a couple of inches of snow on the ground and temperatures hovering in the single digits on Friday, runners at this year's cross-country state meet geared up for the big races slated for the next day. No doubt the frosty weather, a muddy course and the packed field of runners made for ... read more

Eldred's loss to state champion Wheatland-Chili cannot detract from historic season

HOMER - Experience affirms that our perspective is altered by time. How we see things in the moment is not necessarily how we may come to regard them in retrospect. And so for the heartbroken 17-1 Eldred Lady Yellowjackets who had just succumbed 4-0 to state champion Wheatland-Chili from Section V, ... read more

SUNY Sullivan basketball program moving to DII

LOCH SHELDRAKE - SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance made a major announcement earlier this week, the SUNY Sullivan men's and women's basketball teams will be moving up to the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division II starting in the fall 2018.
The Generals already compete ... read more

Lady Yellowjackets set to take on defending state champion Wheatland-Chili

ELDRED- As the undefeated 17-0 Regional Champion, the Eldred Lady Yellowjackets set off today for tomorrow's state semifinal against Section V's Wheatland-Chili (18-1-1), the defending state Class D girls soccer champion. Here is some information about Eldred's players, their season to date, past ... read more

Turkey Trot takes over Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR - The Livingston Manor Library drew a crowd of more than 50 runners and walkers to the main street Sunday for its second annual 5K fundraiser. The turkey trot was won by Liberty teen Miguel Castro, with Jeffersonville's Rianne Erlwein taking first in the women's ... read more

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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Deer firearms season opens Saturday

In the Southern zone of New York State the deer firearms season will open on Saturday, November 18. Bear firearms season also reopens on the 18th. The deer and bear firearms season will end on December 10. The late bow and muzzleloading deer and bear seasons will open on December 11 and end on more

Further Review

Let me get this straight...

Let me get this straight - Clayton Kershaw had a better record (18-4), a better E.R.A. and played for a team that had the best record in baseball, yet he was a distant second in the National League Cy Young voting to Max Scherzer. In fact, Kershaw only received three first-place votes while 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

Christopher Stevens 4th career 300

Twenty-seven-year-old Wurtsboro bowler, formerly from Liberty, Christopher Stevens recorded his 4th career 300 game on November 6 in the Kiamesha Lanes Monday Men's league.
The perfect game was rolled on lanes seven and eight using a Brunswick Quantum Forest Green reactive bowling ball. 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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