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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sports > High School

Explosive offense was a defining signature of the Roscoe/LM Blue Devils. Here senior quarterback Brenden Ryder takes off on a touchdown jaunt against Tri-Valley. Roscoe/LM shut out their adversary 40-0.

Recipe for success

Roscoe/LM grid players and coach reflect on iconic season

Podcast redux:

By Richard RossSULLIVAN COUNTY -- What are the ingredients that go into a remarkable football season and what do some players and their coach remember and take away from that extraordinary experience?
Those were some of the questions that Roscoe/LM senior players and their coach Mike Hill addressed in the most recent edition of the Sullivan County Democrat Omnipresent Sports Podcast with Managing Editor Joseph Abraham and this writer/photographer and lifetime football maven.
On hand for this zoom confab were Roscoe defensive end/ center KJ Feeney, Middle linebacker/ running back Aaron Steele, quarterback/ cornerback Brenden Ryder, defensive lineman/fullback Davey Diaz, slot receiver/ running AJ Ruiz and Livingston Manor offensive/defensive lineman Connor Gorr as well as Coach Mike Hill.
This year was certainly special, and the question was posed as to what prompted the radical shift towards winning that resulted in an undefeated league season and a berth in the championship title game.
“We were more motivated,” noted Gorr. “We wanted to do it for Coach (Ahart) and frankly, we were tired of losing.” Steele echoed Gorr's sentiments. “Yeah, we lost a lot of football games over more

In Other Sports News

High School golfers tee off

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- The high school golf season is now underway. On Monday, the Liberty boys hosted Tri-Valley at Swan Lake Golf and Country Club, while the Sullivan West boys battled Monticello at the Villa Roma.
In the Liberty-Tri-Valley showdown, the Bears won a close one, 235-240. Gavin ... read more

Giordano scores 19th 300

KIAMESHA LAKE -- One of the top bowlers in the Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Night Mixed Firefighter league saved some of his best bowling for the last league night of the 2020-21 season.
Thirty-five year-old Rock Hill bowler Kyle Giordano, easily one of the premier bowlers in Sullivan County, smashed ... read more

Need for speed

Bethel Speedway's season recently got underway. Last Saturday's winners were as follows ... Rookie Bandolero - Shawn Tyler; INEX Bandolero (Outlaw) - Justin Teresek; INEX Bandolero (Bandit) - Kaden Rogers; INEX Legend Car - Alex McCollum; NASCAR Sport Mod - Josh Wilbur (pictured); NASCAR Street ... read more

Claws show off talent at Lippman Park

WAWARSING - The Catskills Claws headed north, not just geographically since their race this past weekend was at Lippman Park in Warwarsing, but also because they continue to improve.
Another weekend of NICA racing resulted in the Claws, a composite mountain biking team featuring athletes from ... read more

Barber bags bird

As part of the Youth Hunt, 12-year-old Nathan Barber took this bird in Bethel. It had a seven and a nine-inch beard, one-inch spurs and weighed 20.6 pounds.

Eldred, Jeff-Y remain undefeated in WSL

Published May 4, 1978

NARROWSBURG - If Western Sullivan League baseball players decided to take the field decked out in parkas, gloves, and insulated boots, nobody would have laughed. They probably couldn't have laughed anyway - there are few chuckles associated with playing a baseball game ... read more

Bulldogs' banquet: SW Football team honored at annual dinner

YOUNGSVILLE -- Gratitude, pride, success and family. Those were words often spoken in honor of the 2021 Sullivan West football team on the occasion of the team's annual football banquet at the Youngsville Firehouse this past weekend.
This year's festivities were arranged through the loving care ... read more

Spring track gets underway with tri-meet at Liberty

LIBERTY -- They say that patience is a virtue and that the best things in life are worth waiting for. But truth be told, runners, jumpers and throwers from track teams lost their patience long ago when last spring's track season was canceled. As to whether it was worth the wait, we'll have to see ... read more

SCLB Youth Turkey hunt contest winner

Sullivan County Long Beards youth turkey hunt contest was won by Aiden Johnston of Roscoe. While hunting with guide and mentor Collin Tallman, he took his 1st turkey. A very respective 17 lb 12 oz bird with 1” spurs and a 9” beard. His bird had a total score of 55.75 using the NWTF's official ... read more

T-V's Streimer signs with St. John Fisher Two-Time Democrat POY joins the Cardinals

ROCHESTER -- While many players compete in high school, relatively few go on to play at the next level. But from his earliest stellar high school performance at quarterback, two-time Sullivan County Democrat Player of the Year, Tri-Valley's Keegan Streimer showed himself to be an elite player. ... read more

Lady Indians beat Middletown

SWAN LAKE -- The Liberty Varsity Girls Golf Team, once again under the tutelage of coach John Wilhelm, opened their season with a nice win over Middletown on the front nine of the Swan Lake Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
Liberty (1-0) shot better than Middletown 186-199. Corrine Hellerer and ... read more

With heads held high: Powerful Pawling stifles Roscoe/Livingston Manor for its first grid title

Pawling 34
Roscoe 0

PAWLING -- Hats off to the Roscoe/Livingston Manor Blue Devils.
They had one heck of a season and had hoped to punctuate their undefeated ledger with a Section 9 Eight-Man football title. That hope was dashed as they ran into a buzzsaw, namely the Pawling ... read more

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Golfing Highlights

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Hendricksons, George Cooper and the Dettes

The first weekend in May was what we were all hoping for after the rain, sleet and snow of the past week. Breezy, bright sunny skies and warm temperatures beckoned many to come outdoors to work in the garden, mow the grass, or go fishing.
A check with the USGS website showed that despite more

Bowling Highlights

Bring BowlTV to every BPAA member center

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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 more

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