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Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Sullivan West's Grace Boyd returns to the pitch to try and propel the Lady Bulldogs to victory.

Fall II season hinges on winter's abeyance: Weather and field conditions pose challenges and uncertainty

By Richard RossSULLIVAN COUNTY -- Welcome to the new world order of seasons wherein fall follows winter as opposed to the customary order of things. It's not Mother Nature's idea for this unusual switcheroo as one look outside will clearly attest to. Rather we are about to experience the postponed fall season that belatedly began on March 1, sandwiched between the sharply abbreviated and just-concluded winter docket and the hopefully full and more normal spring season that will unfold in May and June.
It's been a tough year on everyone as Monticello Athletic Director Kurt Buddenhagen noted in this week's Sullivan County Democrat Omnipresent Sports Podcast. “We're hopeful we can get the kids back out there and return some sense of normalcy,” he noted.
Hope springs eternal but alas, as poet Robert Burns noted in his translated Scottish verses entitled, “To A Mouse, The best laid plans of mice and men do often go awry.”
The plans for Fall II have been made and the schedules have been posted for football, soccer, cross-country and volleyball. But how and when those plans will be actualized is apt to be more the province of the weather and field conditions than that set for by the ...read more





In Other Sports News

Bulldogs best Bears

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- The Sullivan West Bulldogs sent their boys basketball seniors off on a high note, winning their season finale over rival Tri-Valley, 34-25.
The Westies were down 15-12 at half, but had a good third quarter outscoring the Bears 15-4 with Cody Powell scoring 10. Powell led the ... read more


Briefer season, spectacular finish: Alpine Ski Sectionals offer gallant coda to abbreviated season

MONTICELLO -- “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” It seems no matter what the sport or arena of life he was referencing, the late John Wooden, UCLA's iconic men's basketball coach, had something profound and apropos to contribute.
This particular ... read more


Liberty Captures Second MHAL Title

Published March 2, 1982

STONE RIDGE - It's number Seven for Floyd Emery. The Liberty coach guided the Indians to their seventh basketball championship with a 58-44 victory over Marlboro Saturday night at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge. The Indians beat Marlboro last year for ... read more


Bear tracks: T-V girls prevail over Manor

Tri-Valley 39
Manor 26

GRAHAMSVILLE -- This vastly abbreviated basketball season is just about over. March 1 ushers in the postponed fall season and thoughts will turn to whether soccer and football will really materialize. Certainly cross-country and volleyball will ... read more


SW Bulldogs marshal a rare win over Seward Spartans

Sullivan West 55
Seward 41

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- “Time is free but it's priceless. You can't own it but you can use it. You can't keep it but you can spend it but once you've lost it you can never get it back.” So goes the adage that sums up how time flies by and its ... read more


Monticello boys basketball season cut short by COVID-19

MONTICELLO -- With only four days left to the basketball season, Monticello had to cancel its remaining games due to the positive testing associated with two individuals associated with the team. In a season that will be long regarded as notorious for its fits and starts, its uncertainty, its ... read more


Fallsburg boys fall to Chester

CHESTER -- The Comets lost their season opener to Chester, 66-30, on Saturday.
“For the first game of the season, the team got off to a rough start. As the game progressed we got better. I am proud of the effort and toughness the team showed,” said Fallsburg Boys Basketball Coach Lionel White. ... read more


Skeleton Crew: Short-handed Bulldogs thwarted by O'Neill Raiders

O'Neill 74
Sullivan West 45

LAKE HUNGTINGTON- “When sorrows come, they come not (as) single spies, but in battalions.”
In just so many words did Hamlet inform his close friend Horatio of the way things seem to pile on when adversity strikes in the iconic Shakespearean ... read more


The late Fred Ahart honored at Roscoe boys' games against Seward, Manor

ROSCOE -- “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor echoed throughout the “Coach” Fred Ahart Gymnasium on Friday night as the Roscoe Blue Devils warmed up before their season opener against the S.S. Seward Spartans.
It was the first Roscoe varsity boys basketball game in several decades not coached by ... read more


Monticello sweeps OCL Ski Crowns

Published February 23, 1999

BRIDGEVILLE - Monticello pulled off the rare feat of winning both the boys' and girls' Section IX alpine ski titles on Friday at Holiday Mountain.
How rare is it? Veteran Monticello coach Warren “Buddy” Goldsmith can't even remember the last time it happened. ... read more


Style variation: M-V's half-court game dictates pace vs Monticello

Minisink Valley 52
Monticello 43

SLATE HILL - Matchups between rival schools often favor one over the other. Those imbalances can be a factor of any number of things including size, experience, depth, free throw shooting acumen, fouls and above all else, style.
For ... read more


Honesdale Boys Basketball

The Honesdale Varsity Boys Basketball team, back row from left, Conner Coar, Paul Meagher, Jeb McCormick, Jake Lyle, Kane Rogers, Austin Borsdam and Kole Fries. Front row, from left, Aiden laterette, Chase Cummings, Karter Kromko, Nate Hugaboom, Sam Jones and Jeffery Delgado.


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Federation's February Meeting!

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County held their February monthly meeting at the Conservation Club's clubhouse. Only nine Federation delegates were in attendance.
Retired DEC officer Carl Lindsley reported on the recently submitted NYS budget by Governor Cuomo. Of concern was ...read more


Further Review

It's time for a final rhyme

Please don't think I'm pulling a sudden escape like the Baltimore Colts did 35 years ago when they fled to Indianapolis in the middle of the night. But this will be my last Further Review column. After 10 years, more than 500 columns and 350,000 words, I'm turning out the lights. I always said to ...read more


Golfing Highlights

Single plane swing wins The Open

Bryson DeChambeau is now the U.S. Open Champion.
He has riveted spectators with his unique golf swing and style. He has introduced the golf world to the Single Plane address position that was promoted by the great Moe Norman and now the Graves Golf Academy.
Interesting, all those skeptics of ...read more


Streamside

Why Fly-fish?

Some fishing is said to be better than others, but from this trout fisher's view, there is no such thing as “bad” fishing! From time to time when meeting and getting to know someone, the question of favorite pastimes arises, and the subject of fishing comes up. If the person hasn't, or doesn't ...read more


Bowling Highlights

High School Bowling Successful At Hancock

Bowling is the fastest-growing high school sport this decade but no high school in Sullivan County offers this sport which is very popular in Hancock Central just across the county border in Delaware County.
The bowling industry provides more than $6 million in scholarships each year.
“High ...read more


Raceway Wrap

Walt Henry, Ed Dachenhausen have big nights in Bethel

WHITE LAKE -- It was ‘Music Night', sponsored by Frank Stevens Roofing, at Bethel Speedway last Saturday. The night was highlighted by the ‘Detroit Iron 35' which was a special race for the fan popular street stock division. Track Championship races also continued to gain attention as there are ...read more



In Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 28

High School

Indoor Track

Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Monti, Sull West, Tri-Valley @ OCIAA West Point, 6 pm


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