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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sports > Running

Luis Gonzalez came in first place at the Forestburgh 5K, finishing in 19:31.4.

Forestburgh 5K

12th Annual race raises money for Hospice

By Patricio RobayoFORESTBURGH - The rain didn't dampen the spirit of the over 100 runners and walkers who came out to show support for Hospice and the much-needed service for end of life care they provide.
For over a decade, the Forestburgh 5K run/walk has been raising money for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.
“We started with a group of local folks,” said Hon. Anthony Kane who sits on the Board of Directors for the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. serves both counties and lower Ulster. The care can be provided in the patient's home, nursing home, adult care facilities, group homes or hospital or at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence.
“It's not only about fundraising but its also about friend raising and letting people know about hospice care, said President and CEO of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. Daniel Grady. “It's also about the quality of life for the patients.”
Not only does Hospice provide end of life care, but they also offer bereavement support groups that are free and open to the public for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one - even those which did not need or use ...read more





In Other Sports News

Local athletes excel in Hudson Valley baseball league

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Hudson Valley Collegiate Baseball League HVCBL was formed in the Spring of 1996 (then known as The Collegiate Baseball League) by two residents of Orange County - Tim Croker and Jim Bisaccia. Their intention being to provide collegiate, and some of the better high school aged ... read more


Roscoe fun run benefits good cause

ROSCOE - Saturday morning runners and walkers of all ages gathered in the warmth of the sun in front of the Roscoe Beer Co. for their 3rd Annual Follow Your Thirst 5K FUN RUN.
Roscoe Beer Co. asked for a suggested donation of $15, in lieu of a registration fee, that would directly benefit ... read more


Racing for our veterans: 40th Annual Monster Classic runs through Monticello

MONTICELLO - “Come on; you can do it. You're almost there!” Volunteers yelled these words to runners and walkers as they neared the finish line in the Monster Classic 5k and 10k Road Races on Sunday. The first race took place in 1979 and had approximately 80 runners. Then, according to Les Kristt, ... read more


Liberty appoints new AD

LIBERTY - The Liberty Central School District Board of Education recently appointed Mark Mongiardo to the position of Physical Education teacher and athletic director at a special BOE meeting on July 24.
Mongiardo taught Physical Education in New Jersey for thirteen years. He also taught the ... read more


Catskill Fly Fishing Center hosts Summerfest

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Saturday morning, bright and early, just as the fog was giving way to sushine, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum held its annual Summerfest in the field just below, adjacent to the Willowemoc River.
Vendors set up their tents and tables of tackle, collectibles, home ... read more


Kleiner-Arison take second straight Women's Democrat

CALLICOON - Seasons, life, the weather are all things that change over time. But since the return of the Sullivan County Democrat Women's Golf Tournament in 2016, one constant has remained, a Kleiner has come out on top. This year it was Melanie Kleiner and Carly Arison, who by shooting a ... read more


Generals' basketball camp ends another successful season

LOCH SHELDRAKE — All things come to an end, like the summer, catching fireflies, outdoor grilling and it was another successful year at the Sullivan Generals Basketball camp.
“This is one of the best two weeks we had all season,” said Brent Wilson, Assistant Athletic Director, and Men's ... read more


Run for Vets

LIBERTY - Veterans. They make the ultimate sacrifice to fight for our freedoms. And for many of them their fight isn't always over when they return from the battlefield. One local organization has worked tirelessly to help local veterans. Begin Again Transition Services (B.A.T.S.) was established ... read more


Monticello wins third annual summer league

MONTICELLO - The Monticello High School Boys Basketball Summer League recently came to an end, with the top four seeds competing in a single elimination tournament. In the championship game, the two top seeds, Monticello and Liberty, battled for the summer league trophy.
No. 1 seeded Monticello ... read more


Liberty appoints new AD

LIBERTY - The Liberty Central School District Board of Education recently appointed Mark Mongiardo to the position of Physical Education teacher and athletic director at a special BOE meeting on July 24.
Mongiardo taught Physical Education in New Jersey for thirteen years. He also taught the ... read more


Jeff Bank & Forestburgh 5k team up for Hospice Fund Drive

FORESTBURGH - Jeff Bank, the major sponsor of the Forestburgh 5K Run/Walk, continues with its twelfth year of support of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, with a check for $2,500. Receiving the check is Chairman of the event, Anthony Kane, and a number of race committee members and Jeff ... read more


NBA holds clinic in Hurleyville

HURLEYVILLE — Once again, NBA Cares FIT Clinic recently returned to the Hurleyville basketball courts to provide in-person training to the youth of Hurleyville and for the Center for Discovery.
Those in attendance were privileged to be joined by former NBA star Anthony Avent who is a Seton Hall ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Eagles spreading CWD!

Here is a new theory about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Maximilian Merrill, a 41-year-old attorney from Meyersdale, Pa., sent letters to wildlife conservation agencies, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania and U.S. Departments of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. ...read more


Further Review

Shooting the bull (pen)

For some reason, I've always been intrigued by major league bullpens. Not the actual pitchers composing a relief staff, but the physical structures themselves - for those stadiums that have them. It's hard to believe, but there are still three major league parks where there is no real bullpen - ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Try the fastest growing sport

The great sport of golf is expanding and growing everyday.
Last week, I wrote about executive par-3 golf courses but today we look at one of the fastest growing sports in the country...FootGolf.
I experienced the game of footgolf on one of our visits to the Golf Capital of the World, Myrtle ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Bowling on the big stage

Kiamesha Lanes league bowlers Pedro Agapito III and Charles Tuttle took their amateur careers into the Professional Bowlers Association arena during the week of April 16 and learned why professional bowlers do what they do.
“The tournament was tough....mostly a mental grind and the shot to me ...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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