TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
SCWSL A Division Champions Cooper Paint: Rachelle (Rocky) Irwin, front left, Denise Vankeuren, Erin Shuart, second row left, Jen Wright, Suzette Goldsmith, Amanda Cox, Charish Priest, Megan Drobysh, coach Pat Shuart, back left, Natalie Cillis, Jessica Wright, Lori Brown, Leyna Madison, Ally McCarthy, Amanda Irwin, Jackie Litwak, coach Val Fersch and team sponsor Alan Cooper.

SCWSL A Division Final

Cooper Paint glistens

Tie-dyed ladies reverse the curse to reach league zenith

By RICHARD A. ROSS

MONGAUP VALLEY, NY - History threatened to repeat itself as Cooper Paint followed their 5-3 game one championship win over Charlie’s Angels on August 14, with a 14-9 let down on August 15. The conclusion of the game was postponed with two out in the seventh inning as the lights at Collins Park went out due to a power outage.

Anxious to avoid a repeat of last year’s collapse that saw Cooper Paint lose the final two playoff games to the halos, number-one seeded Cooper Paint vowed to ‘reverse the curse.’

While Cooper’s curse was only one year in duration, unlike the one that plagued the Boston Red Sox for 86 years, the sting of losing game one after going undefeated in the regular season made the lay of the land seem dauntingly familiar.

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SCWSL B Division Final

Hope fulfilled

By RICHARD A. ROSS

MONGAUP VALLEY, NY - New Hope Community capped off its perfect season against B Division rivals with a stunning 13-5 victory over Cobbler’s in game two of the Sullivan County Women’s Softball League playoff series on Hope fullfilled August 15. The win completed a two-game sweep and propelled the ladies in blue and white to their second consecutive title.

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Monticello Men’s Softball League Championship

Fit to repeat

By RICHARD A. ROSS

MONTICELLO, NY - The Monticello Men’s Softball Championship series of 2006 had it all: great pitching, highlight reel defensive plays, great hits including a grand slam homer and high emotion.

But mostly what it had was the two best teams in the league, namely Culligan Division champion Fitness Factory versus Bickham Division champion Sullivan Sports going at it full tilt.

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