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Monday, October 21, 2019

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Monticello's Aaliyah Hart kicks the ball upfield as Sullivan West's Grace Boyd defends. Sullivan West won the game 3-2 on PK's.

Trophy Quest: Eldred and Sullivan West prevail in openers of VanEtten Girls Soccer Tourney

By Richard A. RossMONTICELLO — The calm before the storm was anything but, as four girls' soccer teams took to the pitch in search of a trophy in the annual Robert VanEtten Soccer Tournament staged at Monticello High School. For three of the teams, namely Monticello, Sullivan West and Tri-Valley, wins have been at a premium this season and players and coaches alike were of the mind to make these final days a positive experience. Only Eldred with its 6-2 record is guaranteed a sectional berth.
For the other three, hopes are dim or already dashed. Monticello arrayed in their pink out shirts and socks fought hard against Sullivan West in a battle that seemed to teeter back and forth. But by the time regulation had ended and with darkness always a factor in late fall, the decision was rendered by penalty kicks in a shootout won by Sullivan West 3-2. The outcome reversed a win by the same score by the Lady Panthers earlier this season. The goals were as follows: Karen-Perilla-Buitrago (M), Arieon Frazier (SW)), Grace Boyd (SW), Sofia Seidl (SW), Harly Taylor (M), Sullivan West will face Eldred on October 19 at 9 a.m.
In the other game played Eldred handily defeated Tri-Valley 5-0. The Lady ...read more





In Other Sports News

Pigskin Preview Week 7: To playoff or not to playoff, that is the question

SULLIVAN COUNTY - It's the final week of the Eight-Man season, with playoffs beginning next weekend, and the second to last week for 11-man teams. This means teams are either still trying to keep their season's alive or working to get a better seeding come playoff time.
Here's what's on the ... read more




Boys soccer: Liberty defeats SW, 7-2

LIBERTY -- The 9-3 Liberty Indians hosted Sullivan West on Tuesday, defeating the visitors 7-2.
Liam Henry scored two goals for the Indians while Yucevin Canales, Owen Siegel, Raul Morales Romero, Chase Racette and Kacper Sandelewski each netted one.
Sullivan West goals were scored by Roan ... read more


A memorable night in Fallsburg: Comets make history pending Section 9 review of Eight-Man playoff format

HURLEYVILLE -- Senior night is usually one that elder statesmen of teams in interscholastic competition never forget. And for Fallsburg's seniors on Friday night, after their team defeated Roscoe 12-6, it was a night of celebration because as it currently stands, the Comets clinched a playoff berth ... read more


Leon's penalty kick gives Dawgs a Senior Night win

LAKE HUNTINGTON—How fitting it was that a Sullivan West senior, namely Luis Leon, giving new meaning to the occasion of Senior Night, would execute a perfect penalty kick to give his fellow elder statesmen, the rest of the team, its coaches, proud parents and the community, an electrifying 1-0 win ... read more


Almost paradise: SW volleyball loses a tough match to Chester

LAKE HUNTINGTON—For Sullivan West seniors Alexa Minckler, Carrie Sykes, Carly Simpson and Kerintin Burr, nothing could have been more cherished than a Senior Night win against Chester in a season that had seen only one win to date, a victory over Fallsburg. And it was the seniors who led the charge ... read more


Misfortunes wound; speed kills

GRAHAMSVILLE—“We did this to ourselves.”
So said Tri-Valley senior running back Ethan Shaver as the teams got set to line up at the conclusion of the Bears' crushing 22-20 division loss to Ellenville. Despite the stalwart runner's stellar individual effort that accounted for 110 yards of rushing ... read more


Liberty stays alive with win over O'Neill

LIBERTY -- Trailing 8-3 at halftime of Saturday's league game against O'Neill, a must win for both teams, the Indians knew they had to respond.
“We said to stay together, play with passion and have a half left to play,” Liberty Coach Joe Franke said of the coaches halftime message to players.”I ... read more


Liberty, Fallsburg to collide on Friday

LIBERTY -- When the Indians and Comets' boys soccer teams face off, a compelling and quality soccer most often follows. The two teams will face off on Liberty's Football Field on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Liberty won the first meeting between these teams in September.
Both teams were in action on ... read more


Swan Lake Tues. Night Champs

The Swan Lake Golf and Country Club recently held their Tuesday Night league finals. From left, Charlie Hicks and Brian Garber defeated Ed O'Malley and Tom Ellison. O'Malley and Ellison are the oldest team combined age in the league. Garber and Hicks also won the league together in 2016.


Point titles come down to the wire in exciting Champions Night

WHITE LAKE -- Championship Night, sponsored by Behrent's Performance Warehouse, at Bethel Speedway last Saturday saw many titles up for grabs with things coming down to the wire.
BMS Asphalt Modified master John Cote proved his legacy as he outdueled another veteran hotshoe, Ed Dachenhausen in ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Sweepstake raffle prize winners!

At the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Annual Sweepstake Dinner Banquet held at the Rockland House in Roscoe, winning names were drawn for 12 Sweepstake Prizes.
John McCarey of Middletown won the top prize, an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV); Joe Wojciechowicz of Woodside won a $125 Gift Certificate ...read more


Further Review

Big-time football players at small colleges

I took in a Kutztown-East Stroudsburg football game on Saturday as part of a tour of Pennsylvania colleges. My daughter and niece are both 10th graders, and though it may be a bit early to start visiting campuses, my wife and I see no harm in exposing them to the many different types of colleges ...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

A U.S. President Fishes Sullivan County, Part 3

This is the third and final column recounting the historic five-day visit to Sullivan County by former US President and First Lady, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, thirty-five years ago. Hosted by the recently-formed Catskill Fly Fishing Center, the Carters were invited to come and fish the Beaverkill ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Harry Dennis III scores first 300

Forty-three year-old Wurtsboro bowler Harry Dennis III recorded his first career 300 game on Friday night September 20 in the Kiamesha Lanes Friday Mixed league.
Harry rolled the perfect game on lanes 7 & 8 using an Ebonite Choice Pearl bowling ball.
The 300 was bowled with the Harry O's ...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

Friday, October 18

High School

Football

Fallsburg @ Sull West, 7 pm

Boys Soccer

Fallsburg @ Liberty, 4:15 pm

Goshen @ Monti, 4:30 pm

Girls Soccer

Burke @ Fallsburg, 4 pm

Monti @ Minisink, 4:15 pm

Sull West @ Liv Manor, 4:15 ...read more


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