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Awards

Truly successful

Sullivan West athletes garner awards and ponder success

By RICHARD A. ROSS

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY—In the world of athletics defined by the sharp delineation between winning and losing, it is hard to derive a sense of success and self-worth in the absence of a championship win or other forms of public recognition.

But such narrow and extremely high standards cannot be the only indicator of great accomplishments.

During his short but meteoric career as a runner, former Olympian Steve Prefontaine was often asked to comment on how he had risen from relative obscurity to the pinnacle of the racing world.

Prefontaine, who was outspoken and proud of his accomplishments, which surpassed the expectations of many in the running world, once said, “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”

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Awards

Awesome autumn

By RICHARD A. ROSS

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY—Great efforts by Tri-Valley fall sports athletes were the focus of words of praise and a moving slide show at the school’s fall athletic awards presentation on November 18. Coaches lauded the efforts of their teams, cited individual players for their contribution and announced awards for sportsmanship, coach’s awards, most improved and most valuable players.

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Golf

Links letter

By RICHARD A. ROSS

WILMINGTON, DE—Searching for a college is a daunting task that involves endless research, arduous applications, financial aid forms, visitations and interviews. But all of that is in the rearview mirror for Sullivan West’s Justin Armstrong, who signed a letter of intent on November 15 to play golf for Division II Goldey-Beacom College.

The signing is lightning in a bottle. Lightning is the name of Goldey-Beacom’s athletic teams.

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