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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sports > High School

Tri-Valley's Drew Hartman hauls in a catch from Saugerties quarterback Matt Bucci and dives over the goal line in one of his patented aerial trips into the endzone as he scores a TD for the American team. Hartman had another catch earlier in the game.

Exceptional exit

Nine Sullivan County grid seniors punctuate memories in All-Star classic

By Richard RossNEWBURGH -- Not only is it an honor and a privilege to play in the Section IX Exceptional Senior Football game, it is also a unique and special way to close out a high school career. So it was that 113 of the best elder statesmen from across Section IX arrived at Newburgh Free Academy on November 14 to don either the blue National Team jersey or the green denoting the American Team as they prepared to encode some final epic grid memories in their high school gridiron ledger.
Among this year's participants were nine Sullivan County athletes representing five county schools. Liberty players included Ayden Sinceno, Jon DePaolo, Ethan Piatek and Alex Wilson. Eight-man champion Tri-Valley was represented by Drew Hartman and Brauke Hunt, Fallsburg's Angel Rivera was on hand as were Roscoe's Connor Gartland and Sullivan West's Nile Puerschner. Neither Eldred nor Monticello opted to send their entrants to the game.
While Section IX makes provision for teams to send varying numbers of players based on division wins with each team guaranteed at least one slot regardless of their record, adjustments were made for the eight-man teams as all of their games were division clashes. Had ...read more





In Other Sports News

2018 Boys' Soccer All-Stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- After looking over coaches nominations, our sports staff has made their 2018 Sullivan County Democrat Boys' Soccer All-Star selections.
They are as follows...

BOYS SOCCER

Juan Pablo Barrera, Sr., Liberty

Oscar Brizuela, Soph., Fallsburg

Brando ... read more


Empire Resorts and bet365 Forge Strategic Alliance to Offer Sports Betting and Online Gaming in New York State at Resorts World Catskills

MONTICELLO - Empire Resorts, Inc. (NasdaqGM: NYNY) (together with its subsidiaries, “Empire”) and an affiliate of bet365 Group Limited (“bet365”) today announced a strategic alliance to develop a physical and online sportsbook in New York State at Resorts World Catskills, New York's newest and ... read more


Downsville celebrates on successful season

DOWNSVILLE -- The Downsville Lady Eagles soccer season came to an end on Friday, November 2, following a 1-0 loss to Cincinnatus in the state tournament. This is the first time since 2012 that the Lady Eagles have had an undefeated season or league title. The last time Downsville won the Section ... read more


2018 Girls' Soccer All-Stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- It was a great year on the pitch for several Sullivan County athletes and teams.
After looking through coaches' nominations, our sports staff has made their 2018 Sullivan County Democrat Girls' Soccer All-Star selections!


Madison Ackerly, Sr., ... read more


Sarah's historic surge Monti senior Sarah Grodin captures a medal at states

KINGS PARK- With unshakeable intention, an arduous practice regimen and emboldened by the stalwart support of family, her coach and friends, Monticello senior Sarah Grodin achieved what she set out to do, namely win a medal at the state cross-country championships and garner a spot on the starting ... read more


An enduring legacy: Tri-Valley comes up just short against Notre Dame-Elmira

BINGHAMTON- Above the door in the dining hall of the beloved Vermont sleep away camp I went to from ages 8 to 18 there was a wall-to-wall plaque engraved with the inscription, “It isn't whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game.” For the 8-2 Section IX Eight Man Football Champion ... read more


Brennan/James win Empire State Rally

TUSTEN -- Patrick Brennan/Matthew James (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) took a start-to-finish win in the Empire State Performance Rally (“ESPR”), giving Brennan a “hat trick” (three wins in a row) in New York State's premier high speed auto rally. They were almost eight minutes ahead of the field at the ... read more


Division II Basketball comes to SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- NJCAA Division II basketball is alive and well at SUNY Sullivan as was evident last Saturday as the Generals Men's and Women's hoop squads opened their seasons with impressive victories.
A full slate of games along with free family activities also took place as part of the ... read more


NY Coaches Convention held at Resorts World Catskills

THOMPSON — Nearly 200 coaches, vendors, staff, and presenters attended inaugural New York Coaches Convention at Resorts World Catskills.
The event was run by Jared Carrier, Assistant Baseball Coach at SUNY Sullivan and the Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report (PBR), along with Dan Cevette ... read more


Warriors defeated by Red Hook in title game

Red Hook 18
Liberty 14KINGSTON -- The Liberty Warriors season came to an end in the Hudson Valley Youth Football Association championship game at Dietz Stadium in Kingston last Sunday. Red Hook was able to pull out an 18-14 win to take the title.
While the Warriors did not win the ... read more


A dozen County harriers off to States at Sunken Meadow Park

SUNKEN MEADOW- For the 12 Sullivan County harriers who qualified for states at the Section IX Championships held on November 2, this year's State Championship to be held at historic Sunken Meadow Park on November 10 will call for taking on notorious Cardiac Hill as well as steep Snake Hill. ... read more


Section IX announces girls soccer all-stars

NEW YORK STATE -- The Section IX Soccer Coaches Association recently announced their girls soccer all-star teams.
Liberty's Jerikah Fleischman and Sullivan West's Sam Becker were the only county girls to make the all-section team. They also made the Class B and C/D all-star teams ... read more


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Sportsman Outdoors

Good bear season predicted in Pennsylvania!

The Pa Game Commission is predicting a possible record bear season take, providing the weather conditions are favorable. The four-day statewide firearms bear season will open on November 17th. It is estimated that the bear population is around 20,000, but inclement opening day hunting weather and ...read more


Further Review

McCarthy-ism is subverting the Packers

Green Bay Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy is easily my choice for the most overrated coach in the NFL. Give him credit - he's taken one Super Bowl victory way back in 2010 and nursed it for the past eight years, not once making it back to the title game. In fact, over the last three years, his ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Bowers Jr. is new Superintendent at Traditions

Thirty-eight year-old James Bowers Jr. of Roscoe is the new golf course superintendent at the Traditions At The Glenn 4-star 18-hole championship golf course in Johnson City near Binghamton.
Named to that position this year Bowers has previously worked as the general manager, golf course ...read more


Bowling Highlights

USBC's Registered Volunteer Program

Online training and education through the U.S. Center for SafeSport now is a required component of the United States Bowling Congress' Registered Volunteer Program (RVP) and, to comply with United States Olympic Committee (USOC) regulations, the program has been expanded to include local and state ...read 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 ...read more



In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 13
High School
Girls Tennis
OCIAA @ NFA, Matchpoint Ctr.,
Fallsburg, Liberty, Monticello, Tri Valley, 9 am
Boys Soccer
Monticello @ Goshen, 4 pm
Sull West @ Fallsburg, 4:15 pm
Girls Soccer
O'Neill @ Liberty, 4:30 pm
Sull West @ S.S. Seward, 4:30 ...read more


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