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Sullivan West: Section Nine Class B Indoor Track Champions

Track

Beyond belief

Determination and relentless effort propel Sullivan West’s girls to first-ever Section Nine track title; Ellenville boys hold off Liberty in late drama

By RICHARD A. ROSS

WEST POINT, NY—Sometimes you want something so badly that it hurts.

When such a fervent desire couples with an indomitable will to succeed, then, even in the face of unimaginable travail, what may have once seemed unreachable can be attained.

But, before all else, you’ve got to believe in yourself and the others who share a common goal.

Such was the saga of the Sullivan West girls indoor track team that completed a multi-year quest to acquire its first-ever Section Nine track championship with its dramatic 132-87 victory over Millbrook on February 20.

At meet’s end, the Lady Bulldogs basked in the resplendent light of their greatest victory, making dim by comparison their already brilliant successes begun this past December.

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Basketball

Takeaway

By RICHARD A. ROSS

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY—Sullivan West’s dreams of rapture were wrested from them by raptors, as the Lady Eagles of Burke wrangled a painful 34-24 win on February 17.

Coming in with hopes of mirroring last year’s magical defeat of Burke on their home floor, which produced a tie for the Division IV crown, Sullivan West’s embattled warriors envisioned a euphoric ending to this year’s regular season, one that would conclude with a dramatic road win against O’Neill.

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My View

If… then

By RICHARD A. ROSS

LIBERTY, NY—Words are my stock and trade. I trust that when I need them to convey what is in my heart, they will never fail me.

But I also know that others with gifts, far greater than my own, have better expressed the things that I feel must be said.

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