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Monday, July 22, 2019

Sports > High School

Fallsburg standout athlete and student Amanda Zeno has a team of supporters behind her as she battles cancer.

Team Zeno grows: Community rallies behind Fallsburg star in her fight against cancer

By Joseph AbrahamFALLSBURG -- When it comes to academics or her opponents on the parquet floor, Fallsburg standout student athlete and rising senior Amanda Zeno has had no problem with the competition. However, the 1,000-point scorer, who academically is ranked No. 1 in her class, is now facing her toughest challenge yet... cancer.
Zeno was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been undergoing chemotherapy.
While the fight won't be easy, Zeno has a large team behind her consisting of friends, coaches, family and loved ones who've offered constant support whether it's via messages or making visits to be with her at the hospital.
One of these visitors was Fallsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Dan Redmond who stopped by to see Zeno with his family on Monday. Redmond has coached Zeno since she was in the eighth grade.
“Amanda is one of the sweetest and nicest people I've met in my lifetime,” he said. Redmond added that as great as she is on the court, she's even better off it. “She's one of the most strong-willed and heartfelt people,” he continued. “She strives for the best in everything she does.” Redmond praised the Zeno family, and noted that the way Amanda more

In Other Sports News

Monticello HS Trap Team has another successful season

MONTICELLO -- The Monticello High School Trap Team has wrapped up their spring season with a trip to the state finals in Syracuse on June 30. Five Monticello students joined 920 others throughout the state for a fun day of competition at the Amateur Trap Association's New York facility. ... read more

Bell, Willi sink hole-in-ones at No.6 in Swan Lake on same day

SWAN LAKE -- The chances of an average golfer earning a hole-in-one are slim (12,500 to 1), with many never actually sinking one in their whole golfing career. But what are the chances of two golfers sinking hole-in-ones on the same day, at the same course and on the same hole?
According to the ... read more

DeGracia races to biggest win of his career

White Lake -- This past Saturday found the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Bethel Motor Speedway in a hot and humid evening of racing. It was a special night at the speedway as it honored the Danbury Racearena and the SNYRA organization with a reunion of past drivers, families, and ... read more

Hot team wins Pete DeVantier Tourney

140 golfers teed off on Saturday, July 13 at Tennanah Lake Golf and Country Club for the 2nd Annual Pete DeVantier Foundation Golf Tourney. The winning team - at 13 under par - was, from the left, Troy Parucki , Paul Stock , Tim Clark and Timmy Clark. The stellar foursome played some excellent golf ... read more

Semenetz seizes Sigel for 1st PA State Title

HAVERTOWN, PA. - Leading up to the 16th R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Championship, Sean Semenetz didn't spend his days on the golf course practicing for the event.
Instead, he was in Ocean City, N.J., relaxing on a vacation over the long holiday weekend with his girlfriend.
A few days of ... read more

Turtle Trot: Over 100 runners and walkers join fight against catastrophic illnesses

KENOZA LAKE -- Runners gathered early Saturday morning in Kenoza Lake for the annual Turtle Trot 5K and 10K. The family friendly event allows anyone of different athletic abilities to participate in the race.
“I have been getting a lot of help from my family. I would never be able to do it ... read more

SC Board of Realtors Golf Tournament to be held on July 19

SWAN LAKE - The Sullivan County Board of Realtors will be holding their Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 19, at the Swan Lake Golf Course. The tournament will be done in 4 person scramble format. Registration for the tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with a tee off time of 10 a.m and lunch at ... read more

Boars Head Warriors defeat Dominicks

MONGAUP VALLEY -- The Boars Head Warriors entered Tuesday night's Sullivan County Women's Softball League ‘B' Division action with a 10-2 record before squaring off against Dominicks, who held a record of 8-5. The game only lasted three innings, with the Warriors outscoring their opposition by 20 ... read more

5K and Open House brings Smallwood community together

SMALLWOOD -- The Smallwood-Mongaup Fire Department held their 17th annual Fighting Fires 5K run and walk on Sunday, July 7, in remembrance of fire department and lady auxiliary members that have passed away. The donations raised during the event will go towards the building fund to help with the ... read more

Charlie's Angels and Mt. Bear Crafts face off in ‘A' division contest

SWAN LAKE -- There is definitely a youth movement in the Sullivan County Women's Softball league as was evident Tuesday night at the Swan Lake Fire Department field which hosted two A-Division teams fighting it out for second place.
The Mt. Bear Crafts (Bat Girls Club) team fielded a team that ... read more

Summer leagues excite on the diamond

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- It's summertime and what that means is the 2019 season of the Sullivan County Women's Softball League, which plays games in Neversink, Mongaup Valley and White Sulphur Springs, as well as the Sullivan County Slo-Pitch League, which plays at the Rock Hill Fire Department's Frog ... read more

DYC River Run adds two new events

CALLICOON -- When Avianna Winglovitz runs the Delaware Youth Center's River Race this year, she'll be nearly 10,000 miles away from Callicoon.
Winglovitz is a college student and will be in Australia during the annual fundraiser for the Callicoon non-profit.
But running the race is ... read more

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NRA Women's Leadership Forum Summit!

The annual NRA Women's Leadership Forum Summit will be taking place on September 27-29, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. This event is a great get away for like-minded women to spend a fantastic weekend, networking and enjoying a great experience in a relaxed retreat setting.
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Sports Calendar

Tuesday, May 21

HS Baseball

Ellenville v T-V @ Cooperstown, 10 am

Sull West @ Eldred, 3:30

Liberty @ Fallsburg, 3:30

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