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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Cheselyn Hanofee & Charlie, working on strengthening leg and core muscles to improve equitation.

Equestrian equanimity (composure)

Kids experience the joys of horse riding skills, teamwork and showmanship

By Richard RossCALLICOON -- It's two o'clock on a Saturday afternoon and 12 girls have arrived at the barn of Diehl Me In Performance Horses run by lifetime horse maven Megan Diehl Blumenthal for their weekly team practice session.
Their experience at Diehl Me In, open to students from grades 4-12, will be so much more than learning to ride a horse. It will include a weekly lesson, having to tack up the horses, learning control, balance and developing strength to manage horses which can average about 1000 pounds. They will compete in horse shows that assess their skills and progress. For the past two years the girls from Diehl Me In Showcase Horses have been members of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, an enterprise whose mission statement avers, “To provide competitive and educational opportunities through equestrian athletics. Good horsemanship and honorable participation are priorities at every event.”
IEA participants are expected to “help foster a spirit of belongingness, an atmosphere of community enjoyment and a mutual respect for all participants and their equine partners.”
In preparation for the shows the young riders will compete in, Coach Megan seeks to develop ...read more





In Other Sports News

Davidoff's Essay brings Grant to Monticello Tennis Program

Published October 20, 1992

MONTICELLO - We all have had the experience of sending away entries in response to prize contests, without ever really hoping we'll win anything; the odds always seem astronomical. Well, this story has a different ending.
Amy Davidoff of the Monticello High ... read more


Charging Bears Take Sting Out of Yellowjackets Attack

Published October 20, 1987

GRAHAMSVILLE - For weeks Tri-Valley has been coming up with the big third quarter play that has often turned the tide against their opponents. But not even Bears coach Mike Shea could have planned Saturday's big play against Eldred, which highlighted the 21-0 ... read more


DEC reminds New York State Hunters: Be Safe During Hunting Season

SULLIVAN COUNTY - With several hunting seasons underway or about to start, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded hunters to put safety at the forefront this fall when going afield.
“Thousands of New Yorkers are getting outside for ... read more


12th Rock X-C affords Covid19-Safe races for county harriers

MIDDLETOWN -- Sadly, for the legions of athletes anxiously anticipating competing this fall, the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic eradicated their season, postponing sports like football, soccer, volleyball and cross-country until March, with no guarantee that they will even take place then. But for ... read more


Wildcats humble Eldred

Published October 13, 1998

ELDRED - Eldred received another setback in its evolution from league doormat to contender, as the host Yellow Jackets were shocked 32-0 by Manor in Saturday's Class D game.
For Eldred it truly was a drizzly, dismal afternoon, while for a resurgent Manor, the ... read more


A look back at sports: Liberty's Young Programs continue to improve

Published October 13, 1981

LIBERTY - The Liberty Indians are in the process of building a girls soccer program, a boys soccer program, and a football program. All three are in the first few years of development, and despite weak showings in the win loss column seem to be progressing on ... read more


T-V's Streimer moves to New Jersey to continue ascendant football career

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ- “If we desire to blossom like a rose in the garden, we must learn the art of adjusting with the thorns. Difficulties will make you shine.”
As the adage implies, life is about navigating its “thorny' aspects and challenges as part and parcel of what it takes to reap its ... read more


DEC asks bowhunters to report deer that may have died from EHD

NEW YORK STATE -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are asking bowhunters who may encounter deer affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) this fall to report the find to DEC. EHD is a viral disease of whitetail deer that cannot be contracted by humans. Reports ... read more


Eagles Crush Manor, 37-0

Published October 6, 1992

CALLICOON - It's been a tale of two seasons for the Delaware Valley Central School Eagles football team. The first season began four weeks ago with a game against non-league opponent Dryden, and the Eagles were outmanned 27-0. The following week another non-league ... read more


Looking back at sports: DVCS Eagles & Roscoe Devils: They Tie One at 6-6

Published October 6, 1977

Water ballet was played at Callicoon Saturday, as the Delaware Valley Eagles and the Roscoe Devils slogged their way across a field that was, in places, awash with several inches of water. By the second half, all that either team could do was to hold tight and keep ... read more


Youth Buck Hunt Contest, October 10-12

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The Youth Buck Hunt Contest sponsored by Sullivan County Long Beards is coming up!
The “Youth Buck” contest, will be held during the Youth Hunt on October 10, 11, 12, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Eligible are 14-15 yr old hunters, hunting deer accompanied by an experienced, ... read more


Tarry Brae, Tennanah Lake champions crowned

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Rewards and golf league championships have been announced by both the Tarry Brae Tuesday Men's league and the Tennanah Lake Thursday Men's league.
2020 league champions of the 13-team Tuesday Men's League at the Town of Fallsburg Tarry Brae Golf Course are Dave Kawauchi and ... read more


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In Sports Columns

Sportsman Outdoors

Mark Puerschner named Sportsman of the Year!

The officers and committee chairpersons along with a limited selected group of people were invited to the Rockland House in Roscoe by the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, to hear the announcement of their “2020 Sportsman of the Year” Mark Puerschner and to draw winning names of the Federation's ...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

Brings knowledge to bowling

Michael Lewis Luongo II is better known as Mickey Luongo and many tri-state bowlers know him when he worked with his father Mike Luongo at Mike's Pro Shop from 1991 to 2007 and when he ran the pro shop then named The Shop at Quinns Pinz from 2014-2016.
The Luongo family got out of the pro shop ...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



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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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