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December 27, 2014
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‘Simply mahvelous’

Photo by Nick Piatek Tri-Valley’s Tyler Lopez pitched nine innings, struck out 12 and scattered six hits in the Bears’ 3-2 Division V-clinching win over Chester. Lopez scored the winning run on a sac fly from Fred DuMond.


The next day in Middletown, the Eldred girls downed Coleman 243-159. Christine Donnelly won the 800 (2 minutes, 28.83 seconds), 1500 (5:12.62) and 3000 (11:25.38). Erika Bowring won the long jump (16 feet, 9 inches) and triple jump (33-9.5). Breanna Brucher marshaled a win in the pole vault (10-3) and 100 hurdles (17.31), while Savanna Finck won the 400 hurdles (74.76). Betu’l Albayrak won the discus (78-3). Melissa McMonagle won the pentathlon (1,539 points).

Eldred’s boys beat Coleman 219-202. Hunter Proscia won the 3000 steeplechase (10:23.69), 1600 (4:43.99) and 3200 (10:12.61). Adrian Krzysztofowicz dominated the 110 hurdles (16.40) and 400 hurdles (59.64). Craig Burns won the 100 (11.42). Returning from his stress fracture hiatus, Alex Campanella placed third in the 800 and second in the 1600 and 3200 and ran a leg in the victorious 3200 relay.

In baseball, Tri-Valley won two of three from Chester to clinch its first-ever Division V title. Tyler Lopez pitched all nine innings of the 3-2 final-game win and scored the winning run in the top of the ninth. The Bears will host Chester in the Class C semifinals on May 31. Sullivan West will host a softball semifinal the same day and play the winner of Liberty-O’Neill. Liberty’s baseball team travels to Burke on May 30 for a quarterfinal clash with the Eagles. In golf, Fallsburg’s Richie Elliott, Danielle Stratton and Brooke Rappaport qualified for states. Eldred eighth grader Dave Powers made it as the first Yellow Jacket to reach the state tourney.

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I remember Cindy Sawchuck (sorry if I go the spelling wrong) back in the day.