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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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A senior class frenzy follows the announcement of their victory.

War and pieces XI

SW Class of ‘17 wins Color Wars for back-to-back titles in night of fun

By Richard A. RossLAKE HUNTINGTON - “War..huh..yeah, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” So sang Edwin Starr in his iconic song, “War.” No doubt Starr would have made an exception for the Sullivan West Color Wars which are constructive not destructive and good for lots of things including ramping up class spirit, creativity, physicality, artistry and laughs a-plenty.
This was the 11th year of the event, which brings out students en masse to don their designated class colors: Seniors in red, Juniors in blue, Sophomores in yellow and Freshmen in green, to vie for supremacy in the night's events and for the ultimate bragging rights of winning the competition.
The non-stop agenda includes judging of class banners and cake decoration, an obstacle course, a free throw shoot out, dodge ball, Gummy Bears toss, Hungry Hippo involving a prone collection of the right color balloons, Crab Soccer, A Tug of War and last but not least outrageously zany and creative lip synch skits.
Last year the juniors (Class of 2017) defeated the Class of 2016 by .5 of a point. This year the 17's won again, now as seniors, defeating the current juniors (Class of 2018) 26.5 to 26 or to parallel the political more

In Other Sports News

BCANY names girls basketball all-stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Basketball Coaches Association of New York named their Section IX girls basketball all-stars, as well as coach and players of the year last week. Several Sullivan County athletes and a local coach were honored.
Fallsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Daniel Redmond was ... read more

Third Annual Windy Kilt 5K raises thousands for a great cause

NARROWSBURG - When it comes to St. Patrick's Day and all of its fun-filled fanfare we're all a bit Irish and green is apt to become our favorite color. With bagpipes a-playing courtesy of Jeff Burrell of Oxford, N.J., the third annual Windy Kilt 5K race was about to get underway in front of the ... read more

SW Junior Collin Hauschild following his dream

JEFFERSONVILLE - For most high school kids, football season comes just once a year, when the leaves begin to fall and the air turns crisp. For Collin Hauschild, there is no season for football.
The sport takes up hours of the Sullivan West junior's life, day in and day out, all year long. ... read more

“Thar's gold” in Monti indoor track history

MONTICELLO - When it comes to reporting on sports milestones from decades gone by, sometimes things are overlooked and thereby omitted.
In an article in the March 7 edition, “Quantum leaps; stalwart efforts: Medals earned, records break at NYSPHSAA Indoor Track Championships”(Page 8B), it was ... read more

Liberty Coach not involved with Sullivan West decision

LIBERTY - Contrary to a report in Tuesday's Democrat regarding Sullivan West's football program, Liberty Varsity Football Coach John Wilhelm said he was never involved in any discussions about a potential merger between Sullivan West and Liberty.
“I was never asked by anyone at Sullivan West, ... read more

2016-17 Wrestler of the Year: ELS' Noah Curreri

ELDRED - To be honored with an award or title as the best in your sport, there are a number of factors to consider. Did an athlete have a spectacular year or does the body of work over their high school career etch their place in history?
In the case of Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West's (ELS) Noah ... read more

Sullivan West explores options for its pigskin program

LAKE HUNTINGTON - High school football is a game of numbers.
And to have a successful program, high school coaches are continually trying to get more players to go out to build their program.
However, recently schools across the county have either stopped fielding a team, combined with other ... read more

Cold temperatures don't stop runners from celebrating life

ROCK HILL - Runners were not fazed by well below freezing temperatures on Sunday, coming out to support a good cause and to participate in the fourteenth annual Celebrate Life Half Marathon and Lucia Rein Two People Relay in Rock Hill.
The race annually raises funds to assist cancer patients in ... read more

Fallsburg's Shawn Leszczynski lets nothing stop him

FALLSBURG - Reading lips is like trying to make words from falling snowflakes.
That is the analogy Fallsburg sophomore athlete Shawn Leszczynski uses to describe what challenges he faces being deaf. He says that for him, trying to listen to someone speak in a loud environment and read their ... read more

Medals earned, records broken at NYSPHSAA Indoor Track Championships

STATEN ISLAND- Grueling and demanding and not for the faint of heart.
That's what indoor track is. Strange as it might seem there are those who mistakenly regard it as an “easier sport,” explaining that the large number of team participants makes it less personally demanding than sports like ... read more

Highland halts Fallsburg's season

FALLSBURG - Unlike the first half of last Tuesday's quarterfinal against Rondout Valley where it seemed they couldn't miss, the No. 2 seed Lady Comets struggled offensively in their 51-35 Section IX Class B semifinals loss to No. 6 seed Highland last ... read more

T-V overpowered by Millbrook in ‘C' final

NEWBURGH - Take Millbrook's junior forward Humberto Cabrera out of the lineup and instead of losing Friday's Section IX Class C Championship game at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh by the score of 77-42, Tri-Valley might have escaped with a four-point loss, 46-42.
Now of course that is ... read more

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Ban early calling to gobblers

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“Such advance turkey more

Further Review

What's maddening about March Madness is the officiating

I watched a great finish to the Kentucky-Wichita St. second round NCAA basketball game on Sunday. Clutch three-point shots, big-time rebounds, huge blocks. And the best part of the last four minutes was the officials stayed out of it. They let the players have the stage and made only one obvious more

Golfing Highlights

Thunderstorms and lightning on the golf course

While golfing last week a thunderstorm and lighting hit the area and I was amazed by the fact that some golfers tried to stay out on the course until finally warned to get off the course by one of the employees.
When thunderstorms and lightning interrupt your golf game you should heed golf more

Bowling Highlights

Bowlers rap out some nice scores

The 300 merry-go-round continues to highlight the scoring at Kiamesha Lanes.
In the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league, Pedro Agapito III climbed back on the 300 bandwagon with a 300, 259, 254 for a nice 813 series.
He bowls on the Rock Hill Liquors team with team mates George Dye, Tola 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

Tuesday, February 21
High School
Boys Basketball
Chapel Field @ Eldred, 4:30pm*
S.S. Seward @ T-V, 6:30pm
Liberty @ Chester, 7pm*

Girls Basketball
SW @ Rhinebeck, 4:45pm
Roscoe/LM @ Eldred,6pm*
Liberty @ Goshen, 6pm
Washingtonville @ Monticello, more

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