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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sports > High School

Ethan Shaver gallops towards scoring his first of two touchdowns in the third quarter. The second one gave T-V a 22-16 lead. It was short-lived.

Section 9 Eight-Man Football Championship:

Almost Cinderella: T-V takes the lead after a poor start, but falls to Ellenville, 46-36

By Richard RossKINGSTON- “All Things Must Pass.”
Such was the title of former Beatle George Harrison's triple album circa 1970, which pointed to the fact that nothing lasts forever.
And true to that maxim, the storied magical carpet ride of the valiant 6-3 Tri-Valley Bears came to an untimely end in a 46-36 loss to Class B Ellenville in the Section 9 Eight-Man championship game on Saturday at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. It was an encounter that featured radical shifts of momentum, an uplifting Tri-Valley surge and lead, followed by a permanent reversal of polarity made possible by Ellenville senior standout Sean Pettway, a one- man wrecking crew whose four rushing TD's enabled Ellenville to retake the momentum from the defending champs and gamer the crowning victory.
In the solemn postgame aftermath at the Tri-Valley end of the field, coaches and players alike reckoned with the fact that they had let their eight-man title defense slip away.
To be clear Tri-Valley was given little chance of getting back to the title game after losing 14 seniors to graduation. Like Cinderella, they were not expected to be invited to the ball, aka the eight- man championship game. Their early season ...read more





In Other Sports News

Section 9 soccer coaches name all-stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- The Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association recently announced their all-star selections, and several county athletes earned honors.
On the boys side, Liberty's Owen Siegel made the All-Section and Class B all-star teams. Monticello's Roberto Velasquez was named to the Class A ... read more


Race benefiting veterans set for Sunday

GRAHAMSVILLE -- Veterans have always had a special place in the heart of Tri-Valley Senior Colby Costa. His grandfather and uncle [on his dad's side of the family] were both in the Army and he hopes to attend West Point. He is proud of his family's military service and has wanted to attend West ... read more


A run for glory

BEAR MOUNTAIN - The sharp report of the starting gun and they're off!
So went the cavalcade of cross-country runners from Section 9, a montage of color and motion under a bright fall sky. By the time the day's eight races comprising the four school size classifications had finished, there were ... read more


DEC Announces Opening of New Dr. Ted Kerpez Memorial Eagle Viewing Blind

FORESTBURGH - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the opening of the newly designated Dr. Ted Kerpez Memorial Eagle Viewing Blind in the town of Forestburgh, Sullivan County. Dr. Kerpez was a long-time DEC employee who passed away suddenly last ... read more


Boys Soccer: Eagles eliminate Indians

GOSHEN -- The No. 4 seeded Liberty Indians were bested by top seeded Burke Catholic, 4-1, in a Section 9 Class B boys soccer semifinal on a windy Halloween night.
Owen Siegel scored the only Liberty (13-4) goal in the game, which was assisted by Liam Henry.
The Eagles proved their dominance ... read more


Lady Generals split opening weekend tournament

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- SUNY Sullivan's basketball teams hosted the Sullivan Tip-Off Classic at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse over the weekend. The Lady Generals split in their two games. In their first contest on Saturday they lost on a controversial buzzer beater to Montgomery College-Rockville ... read more


Generals win big in opener

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The Generals hosted Essex Community College at SUNY Sullivan's Tip-Off Classic this weekend, and their offense looked to be in midseason form. Sullivan took off from the opening minutes, starting the game on an 11-0 run. By the five-minute mark, Sullivan was up 22-8, while Essex ... read more


Defiance! Tri-Valley vanquishes Number-One Seeded Pawling, 22-16

HYDE PARK- David strikes again.
Last week Tri-Valley slew Goliath, aka the Spackenkill Spartans in the Section 9 Eight-Man quarterfinals. One-week wonder? Nope. This week the Bears unleashed another rock, thereby vanquishing Goliath's bigger Brother, the Pawling Tigers -- the fourth ranked ... read more


Agapito scores two more 300's

When you're hot you're hot and the bowling Gods truly have been riding the shoulder of 24-year-old Monticello bowler Pedro Agapito III.
Riding the 300 and 800 bandwagon that started on September 27 in the Kiamesha Lanes Friday Mixed league he pounded the maples for 12 strikes in a row for ... read more


Section 9 Class D Girls Soccer Championship: Eldred's loses battle with Mount

MIDDLETOWN — After coming off a big win over Livingston Manor, the Eldred Lady Yellowjackets were looking to defeat Mount Academy Eagles during the Section 9 Class D Championship game on Tuesday.
Both teams battled for possession as a light drizzle covered Faller Field in Middletown.
Eldred ... read more


Section 9 Class B Girls Soccer Quarterfinal: Liberty falls to Highland

LIBERTY — The Liberty Indians took to the pitch on a bright autumn day to face the Highland Huskies in a Section 9 Class B quarterfinal. No matter how much Liberty pressed, they were no match for the Huskies' dominance on the pitch, losing 6-3.
Being the second seed going into the game, the ... read more


Section 9 Class B Boys Soccer Quarterfinal: Route 52 battle

LIBERTY -- The No. 4 seeded Liberty Indians (13-3) defeated No. 5 seeded Ellenville (12-4-1), 1-0, on Tuesday afternoon in what was a hard fought and defensive Section 9 Class B Quarterfinal. Even though Liberty competes in the OCIAA and Ellenville in the MHAL, the two schools are only 21.7 miles ... read more


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