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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sports > High School

Roscoe's Erick Hill shows off his hops, going up for a layup over Fallsburg defenders.


Monti Summer League offers way for local hoopsters to hone skills

By Joseph AbrahamMONTICELLO - In what has become a fun tradition that is extremely resourceful to local coaches, hoopsters and referees, the Monticello High School Boys Basketball Summer League recently kicked off another season.
Sullivan West Varsity Boys Basketball Coach John Meyer said the league is helpful because, “...[It] gets them to play in the summer time, get used to their new teammates and kids coming up.”
Sullivan West is one of six participating teams. Monticello, Liberty, Fallsburg, Roscoe and Port Jervis also have teams in the league, which takes place in Robert J Kaiser Middle School gym through July 27.
“It's great kids have the opportunity to play [in the summer],” Roscoe Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Fred Ahart said. “Compliments to Chris for all his hard work. [The league] mainly gets the kids playing and learning. I like to give the kids the chance to play the higher level of competition here. It lets the kids learn, develop and have fun in the summer.”
The league is organized by BCANY Deputy Executive Director and Section IX Representative, Chris Russo, who is also the Monticello Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
Russo's Panthers are off more

In Other Sports News

Things to know and reminders regarding our furry friends

SULLIVAN COUNTY - It's summer in the Catskills, which means there's a chance you might encounter a bear. If you cross paths with one, admire these gorgeous mammals from a distance. With all this in mind, here are some things to be aware of and to remember.
Bear populations
White Sulphur ... read more

Fifth annual Turtle Trot offers tough, but beautiful course

KENOZA LAKE - The Fifth Annual Turtle Trot 10K and relay saw an increase in runners interested in a tougher course and the chance to help local families combatting life-threatening illnesses.
“We have 45 people registered which is about what we had last year, so I'm excited,” Race Director April ... read more

Front nine at Kutsher's to open this Saturday

MONTICELLO - The front nine (holes No.1-9) at Kutsher's Country Club Golf Course will open for play this Saturday, July 21.
The course layout will see no major redesign and basically will remain the same but significant improvements will greet golfers.
A new modular constructed clubhouse has ... read more

Historic Bunion Derby passed through Sullivan County

LIBERTY - The “Bunion Derby” was a historic cross-country foot race from Los Angeles to New York City in 1928. Runners raced over 3,400 miles in 84 days in a true test of human endurance. Starting in LA, competitors followed the path of old Route 66 to Chicago. “The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical ... read more

White Sulphur Springs Inn wins DYC title!

The White Sulphur Springs Inn softball team owns bragging rights for the next year after defeating Matthew's on Main 8-1 in the championship game of the Annual Delaware Youth Center Benefit Softball Tournament on Sunday. “We had great pitching from Rodney Degrote and solid defense, didn't make ... read more

Kurt Buddenhagen is Monticello CSD's new AD

MONTICELLO - A familiar face will be leading Monticello Athletics when the Panthers' fall season begins. Kurt Buddenhagen is the new cat on the block, as he was recently appointed as Monticello Central School District's Athletic Director.
Buddenhagen brings a wealth of experience to the ... read more

Keller breaks world record!

According to the Association of Road Race Statisticians, North Branch's Aaron Keller is the new world record holder for 10 miles by a 10-year-old boy. He broke the old record of 69:53 at the Cazenovia 4th of July Foot Race, establishing a new one of 68:17. He's pictured here with his sister Alaina, ... read more

Outdoor writers had love affair with the Eldred Preserve

story and photos
BY john A Punola

While enroute to a favorite fishing location on the Upper Delaware, I entered the town of Barryville, made a right turn and headed north and soon arrived in Eldred, New York. From there I continued to the site of the defunct Eldred Fishing Preserve, a ... read more

Sullivan County Women Softball League heats up

SULLIVAN COUNTY - After a long winter, many residents cautiously enjoyed the warmer temperatures as of late, as summer has arrived. However, due to the heat index, all Sullivan County Women's Softball League games were cancelled this week.
Defending A and B division champs, L & B Tack and ... read more

Youth Center River Run hits a milestone

CALLICOON — Ann Santoro never really planned to become a runner. She was looking to help her community when the Delaware Youth Center board (of which she's now a member) asked her to take over its annual River Run and Walk.
At the time, the race was 10 years old and had gone through a series of ... read more

Sullivan West 1 captures little league crown

FREMONT - Sullivan West 1 and Roscoe squared off for the Cal Ripken Little League Championship last Friday. SW 1's Jacob Hubert took control early, pitching four innings and striking out 11 Roscoe batters as his team earned the 12-0 win. Roscoe fought until the end, showing resiliency in both the ... read more

July 14 race benefits local families combatting illness

KENOZA LAKE - We all have are own reasons for starting something new. For April Rutledge (formerly Ackermann), race director of the Turtle Trot, starting the event five years ago was simply about helping others.
“I never realized how bad cancer could destroy someone until I saw what it did to my ... read more

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Sportsman Outdoors

Deer Fawn survival rates!

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University conducted a study and conduct fieldwork that began in 2000. One hundred and sixty five captured deer fawns and more than 200,000 trail-camera photos have demonstrated that more

Further Review

Serving notice to men's professional tennis

I watched two incredible tennis matches at Wimbledon last week. In the first one, Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in five sets, which actually was the equivalent of 11 or 12 sets because the last set lasted 50 games before Anderson eventually won 26-24 in a match that spanned more than six hours more

Golfing Highlights

Poppo on her way to success

Twelve-year-old Kaylee Poppo of Grahamsville is taking the important steps towards a successful start with the game of golf.
The Tri-Valley Central School eighth grader, daughter of Joe and Kathy Poppo, started swinging a club when she was five-years-old in her yard with her dad.
Joe Poppo more

Bowling Highlights

Bowling on the big stage

Kiamesha Lanes league bowlers Pedro Agapito III and Charles Tuttle took their amateur careers into the Professional Bowlers Association arena during the week of April 16 and learned why professional bowlers do what they do.
“The tournament was tough....mostly a mental grind and the shot to me 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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