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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sports > High School

Monticello's Jordan Ruggiero showed off his skills at the BCANY Boys Basketball Scrimmage last week. Monticello hosts Middletown tonight.

‘Tis the season

A look at this week's hoops action

By Joseph AbrahamSULLIVAN COUNTY -- While schedules may be altered due to the wrath of Mother Nature and Winter Storm Ezekiel yesterday, here's a look at what matchups featuring Sullivan County teams will grace the parquet floor this week.

Tonight's action
Boys Basketball
Middletown at Monticello, 5:30 p.m.
The Panthers will be a force to be reckoned with for the 2019-20 season. Returning several key players including Josh Gattling, Monticello will look to start the season off hot when Class AA Middletown rolls into town tonight. It will be a good test for the Panthers who have a stacked Class A division to contend with this season.

Fallsburg at Livingston Manor, 6:30 p.m.
In a battle of county foes, the Wildcats host the Comets tonight. Fallsburg will look to show improvement this season after a rebuilding year in 2018-19. While Manor lost some key players to graduation, they were the best regular season team in their division last season before getting knocked off by Roscoe in the Class D final.
When these teams faced off at the BCANY Coaches vs Cancer Classic at SUNY Sullivan last February, Manor won big. Will that happen again or will the Comets get revenge? We'll ...read more





In Other Sports News

Electrifying coda: SW's Bryce Maopolski is county's best in his final X-C race

WAPPINGERS FALLS- Saving the best for last, Sullivan West senior Bryce Maopolski finished 37th in the boys open race out of 211 runners at the Nike Cross Nationals New York Regional race at Bowdoin Park on November 30. His time was 18:23.1. This marked the final cross-country race for the stalwart ... read more


Local wrestlers learn from a champion

LIBERTY - For about seven hours, wrestlers through two clinics, were presented with a unique opportunity to hone their skills on the mat on Saturday. The Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department offered the free clinics led by accomplished collegiate wrestler Bryce Meredith at Liberty Middle ... read more


Four county teams take part in annual boys hoops scrimmage at Monticello

MONTICELLO- Who knows where the time goes?
It seems not too long ago that the fall season had just begun with its cavalcade of soccer, football and volleyball games along with those epic cross-country races. But now as the weather duly demonstrates, winter is at hand, and that means the king of ... read more


Sullivan Generals earns top 10 D-II ranking

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- SUNY Sullivan men's basketball team recently earned a ranking in the top 10 of the latest NJCAA Division II standings. This is the first time since transitioning to the DII level that they have been ranked inside the top 10 finishing at No. 7 in Monday's National Poll. This is on ... read more


Seven Sullivan County stars leave their mark in Senior Classic

GOSHEN -- It was a night to remember on the gorgeous turf of the Goshen Gladiators' new stadium as seven Sullivan County senior All-Stars took to the field along with 93 other elder-statesmen from Section 9 for the annual clash between the blue-clad National Team and the green-bedecked American ... read more


Fallsburg and Tri-Valley join forces for varsity wrestling

FALLSBURG -- The merged Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West varsity wrestling team and Monticello Panthers won't be the only county teams this winter, as Tri-Valley and Fallsburg have teamed up to offer varsity wrestling to their students.
The new varsity squad, which has 10 boys and four girls, is ... read more


Blazing Montis: Bello takes 16th,Waterton 23rd at Federation Championships

WAPPINGERS FALLS -- Exceeding expectations in a humongous way, Monticello senior harrier Steve Bello and sophomore Evan Waterton performed amazingly well at this year's Federation Cross-Country Championships, both earning medals.
To put things in perspective, the Federation Race is extremely ... read more


Big bucks enter Democrat Contest

Sullivan and Wayne County, PA - Despite less than ideal hunting conditions, which included windy and wet weather for most of the opening week, Sullivan County hunters made some impressive scores.
Leading the way is David Robisch, whose 77.75 buck is at the top of an impressive list in the 46th ... read more


New York's finest: Monticello harriers to vie against the best of the best

WAPPINGERS FALLS -- To get to compete at the NYSPHSAA Cross-Country Championship last weekend was an honor so many harriers dream of. But to medal at that meet against such elite competition by finishing in the top 20 of your race is an even bigger dream come true.
Monticello's Steve Bello and ... read more


Generals dominate Senators

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- SUNY Sullivan's men and women's basketball teams opened up Mid-Hudson Conference (MHC) play on Tuesday by hosting SUNY Ulster at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
First the Lady Generals won 112-38, and then the Generals won 96-53.
In the Lady Generals (3-0, 1-0 MHC) victory, the ... read more


SW grad McKinley Bernitt takes up rugby at Marywood University

SCRANTON (Pa.) - When McKinley Bernitt first stepped onto the campus of Marywood University in Scranton (Pa.), the plan was for her to play basketball.
However, due to a number of factors, the Sullivan West grad and North Branch resident that played soccer and basketball throughout her high ... read more


Town of Liberty Parks & Recreation to Host Bryce Meredith Wrestling Clinic

LIBERTY - The Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department has announced that accomplished collegiate wrestler Bryce Meredith will be leading two wrestling clinics at Liberty High School on Saturday, November 23. These FREE events will provide both pee-wee and varsity wrestlers opportunities to ... read more


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Sportsman Outdoors

Hunting and Fishing Opportunities!

The Trump administration recently said that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges throughout the United States. The Interior Department's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said hunters and anglers can shoot and fish on 2,200 square miles of federally protected land in 37 ...read more


Further Review

The Saints will be Super

This year more than ever the participants in the Super Bowl will come down to who has the home field advantage. Even though the Ravens are better than the Patriots, I'm still skeptical of them winning in Foxboro in January. And I give the Patriots no chance of winning anywhere but home. The Chiefs, ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Bowers Jr. is new superintendent at Oneonta Country Club

Thirty-nine year-old James Bowers Jr. of Roscoe is the new golf course superintendent at the Oneonta Country Club, the area's premier golf course in nearby Oneonta NY.
Named to that position this year Bowers has previously worked as the general manager, golf course superintendent and assistant ...read more


Streamside

DEC proposes controversial new regs on trout fishing in NYS

Last Monday evening we attended a public meeting at Orange County Community College in Newburgh presented by DEC Region 3, in conjunction with the Coldwater Fisheries Unit.
The meeting centered on the DEC's proposed new statewide regulations for trout fishing, with about 40 members of the public ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Elevating bowling to new heights

Bowlero Corporation, the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers has announced the purchase of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), the pinnacle of professional bowling since 1958.
The purchase brings unprecedented innovation to the sport as it combines Bowlero's industry ...read more


Raceway Wrap

Walt Henry, Ed Dachenhausen have big nights in Bethel

WHITE LAKE -- It was ‘Music Night', sponsored by Frank Stevens Roofing, at Bethel Speedway last Saturday. The night was highlighted by the ‘Detroit Iron 35' which was a special race for the fan popular street stock division. Track Championship races also continued to gain attention as there are ...read more



In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 3

High School

Boys Basketball

Middletown @ Monti, 5:30 pm

Fallsburg @ Liv Manor, 6:30 pm

Girls Basketball

Tri-Valley @ Ellenville, 6 pm

O'Neill @ Sull West, 7 pm


Wednesday, December 4

High School

Boys ...read more


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