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Time to ball: First full week of fall sports action underway

Joseph Abraham
Posted 9/7/21

SULLIVAN COUNTY –– The wait is over. Sullivan County varsity fall sports teams are suiting up in school colors and representing their communities on the field as there is a full week of …

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Time to ball: First full week of fall sports action underway

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SULLIVAN COUNTY –– The wait is over. Sullivan County varsity fall sports teams are suiting up in school colors and representing their communities on the field as there is a full week of action scheduled.

After hours of practice and preparation, athletes will finally get to show off their skills in their respective sports.

Here’s a look at some of the games scheduled today, Wednesday and Thursday.

Note: All game times are subject to change due to weather or other reasons. Check section9sports.org for the most up-to-date schedules.

Today, September 7

Girls soccer slate

The Eldred Lady Yellowjackets and the Liberty Lady Indians are opening their seasons with home contests on Monday against S.S. Seward and Port Jervis respectively. Those non-league matches are set to kick off at 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 8

On the trail

Six county cross country teams are scheduled for action on Wednesday. Sullivan West and Liberty’s girls and boys are headed to Huguenot to face Port Jervis, while Fallsburg, Livingston Manor and Tri-Valley will compete in Monticello, as the Panthers are hosting the meet. Both meets will start at 4:15 p.m.

On the pitch

Fallsburg and Monticello’s boys soccer teams are set for non-league soccer contests at S.S. Seward and Valley Central respectively. Both contests will start at 4:30 p.m.

The Sullivan West Bulldogs are hosting James I. O’Neill in Lake Huntington at 5:30 p.m.

On the volleyball court

Liberty, Monticello and Sullivan West’s varsity volleyball teams are all set for action on Wednesday (pun intended), as they face Burke Catholic, Kingston and S.S. Seward respectively.

Liberty and Monticello are on the road, while Sullivan West is the home team. All contests are slated to start at 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 9

On the pitch

The Lady Panthers of Monticello will travel to Section 9 newcomer Beacon for a league contest, while Fallsburg hosts Tri-Valley in a non-league girls soccer match (both starting at 4:15 p.m.).

The Lady Bulldogs are headed to Downsville to compete in a girls soccer tourney. Their match is slated to start at 4:30 p.m.

Finally, the Lady Indians will host S.S. Seward at 4:30 p.m.

Other contests

The Monticello girls tennis team will travel to Beacon for a match set for 4:30 p.m., and the Eldred cross country teams will compete at a meet in Goshen that’s set to begin at 5 p.m.

Look Back At Sports

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Democrat started the Look Back At Sports column on Tuesdays to much fanfare.

However, with a whole lot of interscholastic athletics scheduled to take place, the column will be on pause for the time being. The popular historic sports column will return periodically.

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