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December 26, 2014
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Exceptional seniors

Sullivan West seniors Brad Hemmer, Scott Erdman and Sawyer Erlwein participated in the first-ever Section 9 Exceptional Seniors All-Star Football Game. The trio played for the American Squad, where they joined forces with players from rival Liberty as well as Monticello and a bevy of other teams from Section 9.


Football: Aric Boyes, MVP; Cody Exner, Outstanding Offensive Player, Brendan Tierney; Outstanding Defensive Player; Shatik Smith, Coaches Award. Boys Varsity Soccer: Daniel Shortt, MVP; Zach Nilsen, Offensive MVP; and Nathan Bender, Defensive MVP. Girls Varsity Soccer: Mareena DiMilia, Offensive MVP; Caroline Martin, Defensive MVP; Sara Dertinger, Most Improved Player; and Vicky Tingley, Coaches Award. Cheerleading: Lauren Carlsen, Most Improved; Schuyler Kraus, Most Valuable Cheerleader; Dorothy Monforte, Coaches Award. Girls Cross-Country: Autumn Bender, MVP; Danielle Graham and Sabrena Smith, Most Improved Players. Boys Cross-Country: Justin Weintraub, Most Valuable Player, Ian Kurzrock, Most Improved Player.

The Federation Race, featuring the elite runners from the NYSPHSAA Championships, as well as those from NYC’s Public School Athletic League (PSAL), the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and the Association of Independent Schools (AIS), served as a forerunner to this coming week’s Nike New York Regional Championships. Eldred’s Alex Campanella passed up the Federation race to train for the NXN Regionals. Sullivan West’s Reed Scott finished 119 out of 255 runners in the race with a time of 17:31.3.

Visit www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com for an album of photos from the visit. Visit www.sportsinsightsny.com for pictures of the Tri-Valley fall sports award winners.