TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
Libertyís Jacob Schwartz clears the bar at 12-0 in the pole vault at the OCIAA league championships on February 18. He went on to successfully clear heights of 12-6, and had a personal best jump of 13-0 to take the OCIAA title. Efforts by Schwartz and Eldredís Kyle Anthony were the defining Sullivan County stories at the meet.

Indoor track: OCIAA league championships

Liberty’s Schwartz and Eldred’s Anthony soar to victory

Eldred finishes sixth in boys’ meet; Sullivan County kids register great efforts

By RICHARD A. ROSS

WEST POINT, NY –ó It may not be Barnum and Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth,” but the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) League Championship meet which took place on February 18 was every bit as exciting as a three-ring circus.

As guns resoundingly signaled the start of the races, sideshows at the high-jump pit, the long jump and triple-jump pits, the throwing circle and the pole vault unveiled their own stories.

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Girls basketball

Rank of distinction

By RICHARD A. ROSS

GOSHEN, NY—“It’s obvious to me why this team is ranked fifth in the state in Class B,” said Goshen coach Gus Lawson, following Sullivan West’s 66-37 demolition of his Class A Lady Gladiators on February 15.

“They play smart and they don’t beat themselves,” he said.

Intelligent play and poise have been key this season. Sullivan West followed up its win over Goshen with a resounding 68-24 win over Fallsburg and ended their regular season at 17-2. The Ladies of the Lake finished strong with a run of 14 straight victories.

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Boys basketball

Eldred’s rise causes Roscoe’s demise

By RICHARD A. ROSS

ELDRED, NY—As the season winds down, teams jockey for wins in an attempt to either gain sectional berths or improve their seedings for the upcoming tournament.

Not every team is in that position. Some are already out of the mix. Others are still clinging to a remote chance to make it to the big dance.

Coming into their final league meeting of the year, Eldred and Roscoe approached this game with a renewed sense of purpose. Roscoe needed to win its final two league games against Eldred and Livingston Manor in order to make the sectionals.

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