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Monday, January 21, 2019

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Eldred's Jissela LaBuda dribbles through the Fallsburg defense. She was returning from a whiplash injury she suffered in a home game against S.S. Seward. In Eldred's win over Fallsburg she led all scorers with 17 points.

Intensity delivers

Lady Yellowjackets amp it up in demonstrative win over Fallsburg

By Richard A. RossEldred 48
Fallsburg 37

ELDRED -- Never confuse yellowjackets with bees. A typical honeybee is about the business of gathering pollen and taking care of the maintenance and production of the hive. Yellowjackets on the other hand, are not bees. They are in the wasp family and are extremely aggressive. Unlike bees who will die after delivering a single sting, Yellowjackets sting multiple times with no such consequential demise. They swarm and attack with little provocation. In short, when stirred up they are downright dangerous and menacing.
For the Fallsburg Lady Comets that painful reality was brought home in Eldred's hive via a 48-37 Lady Yellowjackets' victory precipitated by intense play that forced a spate of turnovers, orchestrated smothering defense and rule of the glass at both ends of the floor leading to a rebounding advantage that allowed for multiple second, third, fourth and fifth chances on the offensive end.
For all of its potential talent, 6-6 Fallsburg could not string together any consistency, a problem that has become an increasing conundrum for Coach Daniel Redmond.
Eldred improved to 4-3 with the win over the Lady Comets who over the more

In Other Sports News

DeAveiro impresses

SAUGERTIES -- The merged Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West (ELS) faced Saugerties on Wednesday, falling 66-15. It was a big night for ELS's James DeAveiro, who earned a victory over Saugerties' Anthony Owen, the top ranked wrestler at his weight in Section 9. This comes less than a few days after an ... read more

Cornhole tourney announced

LIBERTY -- The Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 will be holding a best out of three wins double elimination Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, February 23 with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. and competition getting underway at noon.
Entry fee of $20 per team (2 people) and prizes awarded for 1st ... read more

Liberty dominant from start to finish in win over T-V

Liberty 72
Tri-Valley 29

LIBERTY -- Losing a basketball game can and should be a learning experience and teams suffering big losses need to use that emotion to fuel their work ethic and improve as a team.
RVCA Sport Division spokesman Rick Chou states, “learn everything you can from ... read more

Eastern States electrify

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The Eastern States Classic built on its already esteemed legacy on Friday and Saturday as SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse was packed with talented wrestlers, their families and fans.
Two county athletes, Joey Curreri (Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West) and Douglas Doherty ... read more

SW Bulldogs run rampant in lopsided win over Eldred

Sullivan West 80
Eldred 43

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- For Eldred coach Jason Jennings the process of trying to find a way to get his young team into the win column is an ongoing project. It's not a question of talent or athleticism but rather a matter of teaching his players the fundamentals of ... read more

Monti, T-V athletes compete at West Point

WEST POINT -- The Tri-Valley and Monticello Indoor Track teams competed in their respective OCIAA meets at West Point over the weekend. Some stand out performances are as follows...
On Saturday, Monticello's Noah Rogers took first in the 55 hurdles in 7.7 seconds and finished third in the ... read more

Panthers slay Dragons with second quarter run

MONTICELLO -- Division games are crucial. And the Monticello Panthers (6-4, 3-1 OCIAA) earned a big division win on Thursday in the Pit in front of their fans, slaying the Cornwall Dragons, 67-48.
The game was tight in the first period with Cornwall holding a slight advantage, but a dominant ... read more

Monti Cheer event showcases grace, athleticism, synchronicity, style and verve

MONTICELLO -- Once upon a time high school cheerleaders basically just waved pom poms, smiled and shouted cheers in support of their school's teams. But times have changed dramatically, transforming the enterprise into a challenging, athletic and competitive sport.
Cheerleading squads can ... read more

Late free throws lift Roscoe over Sullivan West

Roscoe 56
Sullivan West 53

ROSCOE -- The Roscoe Boys Basketball vs. Cancer game was held on Tuesday. The Roscoe JV and Varsity basketball hosted Sullivan West, and both games came down to the wire. In the Varsity game, Roscoe's Parker Rosencranse led the scoring with 19 points, 10 of ... read more

Wizards wow Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON — A packed gymnasium welcomed the Harlem Wizards to Lake Huntington on Sunday.
A fundraiser for the Sullivan West Elementary School PTSO, the Wizards' visit to the Catskills put them up against a team of teachers, school staff, and a few parent volunteers in an event that was ... read more

Dynamos of the Duals: No. 3 Seeded ELS Wrestling wins Section IX Division II duals

MINISINK VALLEY -- It's every coaches dream: a superb total team effort at a crucial part of the season. That's what E-L-S Coaches Josh Potter and John Lennon got from their team which brought its finest wrestling to date to win the Section IX Division II duals with a 37-36- win over No. 4 Seeded ... read more

O'Neill beats Liberty in close ‘B' contest

O'Neill 60
Liberty 56

LIBERTY -- The ability to connect from the charity stripe is crucial to any team's success on the hardwood. The James I. O'Neill Raiders' (7-2, 3-0 OCIAA) ability to make free throws paid off in the game's most important moments, as 12 of their 22 fourth quarter ... read more

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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Federation's latest news!

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County recently held their January monthly meeting at the White Lake Firehouse on Route 17B. Guests attending were DEC retired Officer Lt. Deming Lindsley and Conservation Officer Rickie Wood.
Deming stated that he was up in Troy where there is a more

Further Review

The Jets' futility hardly ranks

Some New York City television stations aired commemorative shows this past weekend, saluting the New York Jets' improbable 1969 Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Colts. Yes, it was 50 years ago January 12 when the Jets pulled off one of sports' most notable upsets. Who would have thought back 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 more

Bowling Highlights

Kyle Giordano scores 17th 300

Rock Hill bowler Kyle Giordano is not only raising his average but during the month of December he posted scores that averaged a blazing 257 and on January 8 recorded his 17th career 300 game in the Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed Firefighter League.
Giordano, 33, rolled the 300 game on lanes 9-10 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 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 more

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