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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sports > High School

Austin Melchick scores two of his game-high 27 points that included a quartet of treys, three of which came in his 15-point outburst in the third quarter that helped propel the Dawgs to the lead they would not relinquish.

Boys to men

SW stages an historic comeback performance in sectional berth-clinching win over T-V

By Richard A. RossLAKE HUNTINGTON- To do justice to Sullivan West's epic 50-45 sectional berth clinching win over Tri-Valley on Friday night, one has to reach far deeper than to offer up clichés about great performances or to scatter superlatives that often find their way into sports columns about inspiring victories.
When a team that has struggled so during a season, finds itself down 13-1 in the early going of a do-or-die game and summons the heart and mettle to stage a reincarnation that propels it into the afterlife of the postseason, that demands words that celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit or as Rudyard Kipling wrote to his son in the legendary poem, ‘If,” defines how a boy can transform into a man by facing up to the most severe adversity.

…“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve you long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them, Hold on!
…If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds' worth of distance run-
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And which is more-you'll be a Man, my son!”
- Rudyard Kipling, “If”

Though it wasn't nearly as epic as ...read more





In Other Sports News

Indians handle Comets, earn the season sweep

LIBERTY - While the second Section IX Class B division matchup between Liberty (11-6, 4-1 OCIAA) and Fallsburg (6-12, 1-5 OCIAA) on Thursday didn't need two overtimes like their first matchup on January 20, the game once again remained competitive until the end.
When the clock hit zero, the ... read more


Monticello's Farrar eclipses Section IX ‘A' meet record to win 55 hurdles

WEST POINT - When it comes to the top 55 meter hurdlers among New York State's elite high school indoor track stars there remain three who have posted faster times than Monticello senior My-Kell Farrar.
But clearly none of those inhabit Section IX. As expected, Farrar won the event in the ... read more


Lady Bulldogs earn trip to postseason in emotional win over T-V

GRAHAMSVILLE - Sports competition can be a powerfully evocative, emotional experience, and waves of emotions took over the Section IX Class C league basketball game between the Tri-Valley Lady Bears and Sullivan West last Thursday when two of T-V's leading players suffered game ending knee injuries ... read more


ELS' Curreri and Goodell win Section IX titles, earn trip to Albany

STONY RIDGE - Several Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West (ELS) wrestlers took to the mats at SUNY Ulster on Monday at the Section IX Division II championships.
By days end, two ELS wrestlers, Noah Curreri (160-lbs) and John Goodell (220-lbs) won Section IX titles, earning a trip to States, which will ... read more


29th Annual Ice Fishing Contest a success

HURLEYVILLE - The conditions couldn't have been more perfect as several people came out to Morningside Park in Hurleyville to compete and have a good time at the Hurleyville Fire Department and Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission's 29th Annual Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday.
“Today is probably ... read more


Liberty Elks Youth Ice Fishing Contest is a family tradition

SWAN LAKE - The Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 has sponsored a Youth Ice Fishing Contest since 1976. On February 4, Swan Lake was swarming with children and their parents or guardians participating in the Elks 41st contest. Rosy cheeks testified to the record breaking cold, and each child hoped to catch ... read more


Monticello summons superb effort in Senior Night win over Highland

MONTICELLO - When it comes to the standard of evaluating a team's performance, effort, heart and resilience are the things that matter the most. Needless to say, winning is always uplifting and so when the aforementioned attributes lead to victory, players and their coaches revel in the feeling ... read more


T-V beats Eldred on Senior Night

GRAHAMSVILLE - Letting opponents stay in the game, again plagued the Tri-Valley boys basketball team Tuesday night, but the Bears won three of the four quarters against Eldred to record a 65-51 non-league win on Senior Night.
Tri-Valley coach Kevin Delaney strongly noted, "We do let up here ... read more


Sullivan Sports Review 02.17

High School sports
Girls Basketball
Eldred 51, Webutuck 26
The Lady Yellowjackets (7-7, 1-2 OCIAA) dominated Webutuck in a 51-26 non-league win at home Tuesday night.
Statistical leaders for Eldred were Jordan Lepes and Alaina Gaughan, scoring 18 and 10 points respectively.

SW ... read more


Fallsburg/Tri-Valley's Pavese wins Section IX title

HUNTER - Alpine skiers competed at the Section IX Championships on Tuesday at Hunter Mountain. A skier's best scores from their two Giant Slalom (GS) runs and their two Slaloms made up their overall result at sectionals.
For girls, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley's Taylor Pavese won the Section IX ... read more


Sullivan County first in bear takes for 2016

NEW YORK STATE - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), released their 2016 Bear Harvest Results earlier this month.
Of all the counties in New York State, Sullivan County had the most bear takes with 177. Neighboring Delaware (149) and Ulster (137) counties had the ... read more


Generals win fifth straight

LOCH SHELDRAKE - The Generals (19-5, 5-1 conference) hosted Kingsborough Community College on Saturday, winning 88-62. The win was SUNY Sullivan's fifth straight.
The Lady Generals (20-1, 4-0 conference) are on a 12 game winning streak.
Both teams will be in action on Thursday as the ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Matt Corrado wins Coyote Contest

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County held their 10th annual statewide three-day Coyote Contest this past weekend. 644 hunters were registered in the hunt and a record take of 85 coyotes. Coyotes weighed in on Friday 27, Saturday 46 and Sunday 12 for a total of 56 males and 29 ...read more


Further Review

Sullivan West football merger has yet to be approved

I need to clarify an inaccurate report that appeared in another newspaper a few weeks ago. In that article, it inferred that the football merger between Sullivan West and Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville was a done deal. That is not true. As it stands now, an application to combine schools has ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Thunderstorms and lightning on the golf course

While golfing last week a thunderstorm and lighting hit the area and I was amazed by the fact that some golfers tried to stay out on the course until finally warned to get off the course by one of the employees.
When thunderstorms and lightning interrupt your golf game you should heed golf ...read more


Bowling Highlights

Belmonte wins Barbasol Championship

Three-time Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia captured his seventh major title and ended a two-year streak without a Tour win by winning the Barbasol PBA Players Championship last Sunday at Wayne Webb' Columbus Bowl.
In a championship match between ...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

Tuesday, February 21
High School
Boys Basketball
Chapel Field @ Eldred, 4:30pm*
S.S. Seward @ T-V, 6:30pm
Liberty @ Chester, 7pm*

Girls Basketball
SW @ Rhinebeck, 4:45pm
Roscoe/LM @ Eldred,6pm*
Liberty @ Goshen, 6pm
Washingtonville @ Monticello, ...read more


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