Today is: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
National Award-winning,
Family-run Newspaper

Established 1891
Callicoon, NY | 845-887-5200
Monticello, NY | 845-794-7942
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sports > High School

Eldred's Dana Donnelly rears back to fire a pitch in a prior game against Sullivan West. She pitched a perfect game against previously unbeaten S.S. Seward, striking out 11 and using just 57 pitches in a hallmark performance for the ages.

Eldred's Dana Donnelly fires a perfect game against Seward

Simply perfect!

By Richard RossEldred 6
Seward 0

ELDRED -- In the canon of descriptive adjectives that connote excellence, there is nothing that supersedes the word perfection. By definition, perfection is the be all and end all for it references something that cannot be improved upon. Such was the 11-strikeout perfect game thrown by Eldred junior Dana Donnelly on Friday against previously unbeaten S.S. Seward to marshal a 6-0 victory while propelling the Lady Yellowjackets to a 5-0 record.
In a week that saw Tri-Valley's Jake Yager hurl only the 31st perfect baseball game in NYSPHSAA history, Donnelly's performance brings further enormous pride to the county and Section. To be clear, while the fiery hurler had it going on with a flaming fastball and a mind-bending change-up, key plays in the field preserved the sanctity of the event.
The shared glory begins with catcher Lily Gonzalez. The duo of Donnelly and Gonzalez is “the best battery I've ever seen,” noted Eldred Coach Rick Whitney. “Lily blocks almost everything and throws out 95 percent of runners. Gonzalez didn't get to do the latter since no runners reached base. In fact in the fourth inning she went out to the mound at some more

In Other Sports News

Bears competein classic

GOSHEN -- Tri-Valley brought their best in the Goshen Coliseum Classic on Saturday. Results of T-V runners are as follows …

Boys -- 3200: 6. Adam Furman 9:47.96; High jump: 13. Keegan Streimer 5-00, 17. Vanya Khodakovski 4-08; 200: 16. Streimer 24.29, 47. Brandon Kaplan 26.38, 48. Jeremiah ... read more

Scagnelli's bag birds

Mike Scagnelli took this 19-lb gobbler on Opening Day . It had a 10-inch beard and one and two-eighth-inch spurs. He took it from 30 yards out with a 12 gauge, 3.5-inch shot. What fun is hunting if your family can't get in on the fun? Mike's grandson Michael Joseph Scagnelli took this 20-lb bird ... read more

WSL Track & Field:Bears sweep Titles

Published May 18, 1999

GRAHAMSVILLE - The distractions of the previous week for Tri-Valley did little to alter the balance of power in Western Sullivan League track circles, as the Bears track teams easily won the boys' and girls' titles at the WSL track and field championship meet Saturday ... read more

Local wrestlers compete

Three local wrestlers competed in the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association competition on April 25 in Bloomsburg, PA. Each competitor wrestled at least twice within their weight group. Liberty senior Andrew Scamihorn was in the Elite group because he's 17 and in the 200-220 weight range. He went ... read more

Grace on the greens

JEFFERSONVILLE -- Life can be difficult to say the least. All over the world there are far too many instances of tragedy, disease, warfare and poverty. But somehow, on a pristine golf course on a lovely spring afternoon, it is the beauty of the surroundings and the serenity of nature that seems at ... read more

Eldred remains undefeated with convincing win over SW

JEFFERSONVILLE -- Winning softball teams demonstrate efficiency in every aspect of the game starting with dominant pitching and carrying on through with crisp and timely hitting, effective fielding and heads-up base-running. Even at this early juncture of the season it is manifest that the Eldred ... read more

Yager fans 20 in historic performance

Tri-Valley 6
Liberty 0

GRAHAMSVILLE -- St. Bonaventure-bound Tri-Valley senior Jacob Yager can do it all on a baseball field. He may be nicknamed ‘Yager Bomb' by his teammates for his ability to blast a baseball out of the park, but it was his poise and command on the mound that ... read more

Turkey take

Cochecton resident DJ DePaolo bagged this 21.5-lb gobbler in Damascus on Friday morning. It had a nine and three-eighth-inch beard, inch and one eighth left spur and one-inch right spur.

DeJesus and Wateron rock Loucks Games

WHITE PLAINS -- Recording top performances in track and field is always special but when you do it at one of the biggest outdoor track meets held in NYS since 2019 it amps that accomplishment up to a whole other level.
So it was at the 53rd Glenn Loucks Games altered this year for pandemic ... read more

League rivals SW and TV defy the rain in track matchup

JEFFERSONVILLE -- It may be that “there's no crying in baseball,” as asserted by Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own,” but a greater truism is that there are no cancellations in track due to teardrops from Heaven.
And so, on a dreary, rain-soaked day, the runners, jumpers and throwers from the ... read more

Dynamic duo

The dynamic duo of Carl Lindsley, on right, and Ray Otto, on left. Carl of White Sulphur Springs took this gobbler on May 6 in the Town of Callicoon. The gobbler weighed 20-lbs and four ounces, had a beard of 9.75 inches, spur lengths were one- inch and .75-inch.

Delaware Valley crushes Roscoe, 19-2

Published May 11, 1982

CALLICOON - Delaware Valley kept pace with Livingston Manor, a 9-1 winner over Jeffersonville-Youngsville Thursday, and Narrowsburg, who had the day off, as all three teams have 4-1 records in Western Sullivan League baseball action. The Eagles got their fourth win, a ... read more

Prev   Next

In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

PA increase amount of anterless deer licenses

The Pennsylvania Game Commission board voted to double the number of antlerless deer licenses a hunter can possess at one time. At the board's April meeting, approval was given to allow hunters statewide to hold six (6) antlerless deer licenses at one time. The increase to six was made to more

Further Review

It's time for a final rhyme

Please don't think I'm pulling a sudden escape like the Baltimore Colts did 35 years ago when they fled to Indianapolis in the middle of the night. But this will be my last Further Review column. After 10 years, more than 500 columns and 350,000 words, I'm turning out the lights. I always said to more

Golfing Highlights

Tucker is a safety ambassador at the Valspar Championship

Roscoe golfer Fredrick (Fred) Tucker got three days of a great golfing experience April 26-May 2 when he was chosen as a Fed Ex 2021 fan safety ambassador at the Valspar Championship, part of the 2021 PGA Tour season held at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa resort near the Tampa Bay, Florida more


A True Fish Tale shared by Angler and Fish

Area streams and rivers were still a bit high last week due to the days of rain, however, flows are starting to recede to below the average level. A check of the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls on Monday morning registered 496 cubic feet per second, now below the average flow more

Bowling Highlights

Bring BowlTV to every BPAA member center

The United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America will bring BowlTV, the USBC's livestreaming platform, to BPAA member centers starting in April 2021.
The partnership will allow every BPAA member center to receive a complimentary subscription to BowlTV, giving 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 more

In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 28

High School

Indoor Track

Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Monti, Sull West, Tri-Valley @ OCIAA West Point, 6 pm

Copyright © 2021 - Sullivan County Democrat