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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sports > High School

Monticello's Elijah Rausch wins the 55 hurdles.

County fare: Cream rises to the top at annual county indoor track championships

By Richard A. RossLOCH SHELDRAKE -- Amidst the panoply of track championships that began two weeks ago with the Divisional frays and continued last weekend with the OCIAA championships, the Sullivan County Indoor Track Championships offers a strong local allure as it features all the county track teams along with Ellenville in what was once a team competition but has morphed into one scored only on an individual basis. The county meet is the last run up to the Sectionals this weekend at West Point which in turn are a preamble to the State Qualifier and for the few elites, the state meet at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.
While the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse is mostly suited to running events, it does have a high jump area as well as a throwing zone to afford some of the events track and field kids will compete in at West Point.
From the results in each of the events one can readily determine who are most likely to be contenders in the upcoming sectionals. In the girls events, Fallsburg's Dolce McPherson continued her mercurial rise last evinced at the OCIAA championships with a win in the 300 (44.9) and a lap in the Comets' 4x2 relay. She took second in the 55 to Ellenville's more

In Other Sports News

Tri-Valley seniors have their night

GRAHAMSVILLE -- In the song “One” written by Harry Nilsson and made famous by Three Dog Night in 1969 the lyrics to the song reads, “One is the Loneliest Number,” and unfortunately this became reality for the Eldred Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday night in Grahamsville as the Bears posted a 24-1 first ... read more

Sullivan leads state in bear harvest

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Hunters in Sullivan County took 207 bears in 2019, lead- ing the entire state in number of harvests by county. New York State bear hunters took 1,505 black bears in total dur- ing the 2019 hunting seasons, ranking it as the fourth best year ever behind 2015 (1,715), 2014 ... read more

Circus coming to Monticello on Feb. 22

MONTICELLO - Billy Martin's Cole All-Star Circus will visit Monticello on Saturday, February 22, with show times at 2, 4:30, and 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School gym. The circus is a community service fund-raising event of MAFCO (Monticello Area Football and Cheerleading Organization.
Many ... read more

King of the Ice canceled

WHITE LAKE -- Ice fishing enthusiasts received more bad news last Friday when it was announced that the Sullivan County Conservation Club's annual King of the Ice event on White Lake has been canceled.
“After assessing the situation and consulting with the White Lake Fire Company, we have been ... read more

Monticello manhandles Port Jervis

MONTICELLO -- OCIAA Division III is a two team race at this point, with Minisink Valley atop the standings, and the red hot Monticello Panthers on their heels. Following a 99-33 win at home against Port Jervis on Saturday, the Monties improve to 10-5 overall, 8-2 in league play.
According to ... read more

Generals handle business

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- Saturday featured a tripleheader inside SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. The final result were victories for the Men's JV team, followed by wins by the varsity men's and women's teams over their respective opponents. The men and women both improved to 20-2 on the season. ... read more

Cornhole tourney attracts 30 teams

YOUNGSVILLE -- Cornhole is now a professional sport and has become the fastest growing sport in the United States.
Its popularity came to the Youngsville Fire Department (YFD) last Saturday afternoon where 30 teams competed in a double-elimination tournament with nice prize money for the top ... read more

County ski teams take to the slopes

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Local varsity alpine ski teams competed at Mount Peter and Belleayre earlier this week. Results are as follows…

Mt. Peter
BOYS -- Team results: Monticello (M) 5:44.78; Kingston (K) 6:30.77; Onteora (O) 6:41.02; Sullivan West (SW) 7:25.26; Incomplete: ... read more

Manor Wildcats eke out tournament title win over Sullivan West

LIVINGSTON MANOR—There are few mysteries remaining as to which teams will be vying in the upcoming sectionals. In that sense the Ride 2 Survive Fundraising tournament that featured host Manor, Sullivan West, Fallsburg and Eldred had no critical bearing.
That said, every game tests the mettle of ... read more

Tri-Valley girls ‘Movin On Up' to the postseason

Tri-Valley 51
Sullivan West 35

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- The Tri-Valley Lady Bears basketball team could very well be singing the Jeffersons' theme lyrics, “We're Movin On Up,” following their 51-35 league victory Friday night over the Sullivan West Bulldogs.
The win automatically takes ... read more

SUNY Sullivan keeps on rolling

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The BCANY Coaches vs Cancer Classic concluded with the SUNY Sullivan women and men taking on Bryant and Stratton College.
The No. 19 nationally ranked Lady Generals won with ease, defeating the visitors 124-76 for their 14th straight win.
The men followed suit, winning ... read more

Survivors' Manifesto XII redux: BCANY Classic strikes another blow in the ongoing war against Cancer

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- For the twelfth straight year the Sullivan County BCANY vs. Cancer Classic was a stunning success not just in terms of staging some amazing local basketball, but more importantly for its successful mission to raise money and community awareness in the ongoing battle against ... read more

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Sportsman Outdoors

2020 Coyote Contest Results!

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County, NY held their 13th Annual statewide 3-day Coyote Contest on February 7-9, 2020. A total of 636 hunters participated in the contest including 31 female hunters and nine youth hunters. A new record take of 118-coyotes were brought in, breaking 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

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 more


DEC proposes controversial new regs on trout fishing in NYS

Last Monday evening we attended a public meeting at Orange County Community College in Newburgh presented by DEC Region 3, in conjunction with the Coldwater Fisheries Unit.
The meeting centered on the DEC's proposed new statewide regulations for trout fishing, with about 40 members of the public more

Bowling Highlights

Tears in his last Tournament of Champions

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In front of a huge crowd at AMF Riviera Lanes, the 86-year-old Hall of Famer and 17-time Go Bowling PBA Tour winner extended his 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

Tuesday, February 18

High School

Boys Basketball

Roscoe @ Eldred, 6:30 pm

Fallsburg @ S.S. Seward, 6:30 pm

Chester @ Liberty, 6:30 pm

Liv Manor @ Tri-Valley, 6:30 pm

Monti @ Burke, 6:30 pm

Girls Basketball

New Paltz @ Tri-Valley, 5 more

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