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December 18, 2014
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Dynasties

The Tri-Valley Lady Bears won their seventh consecutive Section IX Class C track and field championship. It was a fitting sendoff for retiring coaches Joe and Missy Iatauro.
Photos­­­ by Richard A. Ross sportsinsightsny.com


Eldred boys who were victorious included Doug Leek in the 100 (11.68) and the 200 (23.73) as well as the 110 hurdles (17.63). Peter Vorstadt won the 400 hurdles (66.00) and the long jump (18-11). Jared Leon claimed the 3000 steeplechase (12:14.16) while Julian Gottlieb won the pole vault (11-0). Eldred’s Andrew Halloran, Dylan Wolff, DeLeon and Gottlieb captured the 1600 relay. In the Class C boys meet, Tri-Valley finished second to Dover. Winning Bears included Zach Nilsen in the 400 hurdles (58.06), Aric Boyes in the shot put (47-4) and Aidan Woolsey in the pole vault (11-6). Gavin Dubois won the pentathlon with 2,269 points. Josh Winters won the non-scoring javelin (151-1). Sullivan West’s Mitch Paciga took the 110 hurdles (16.27) and teammate Anthony Rydell won the discus (135-9). The Class B boys meet featured an attempt by Monticello to garner its first-ever Section IX track and field title on the heels of capturing their fourth straight Division III title. Unfortunately, they fell to New Paltz 195 to 157. Terry Duncan won the 200 (22.70), while Shane Jackson claimed the 400 (50.32). Duncan, Mistah Alli, Rahzel Smith and Trevon Rainey combined to win the 400 relay (45.09). Monticello got a big day from senior Mike Rogers who claimed third in the pole vault with a lifetime best 12-6, third in the 400 hurdles and fourth in the 110 hurdles.

In the Class B girls meet, Monticello was fourth. Port Jervis was third. Rondout Valley was victorious. Port’s Kalissa Caesar won the 100 (12.67) and the 200 (26.30) and ran a leg in the winning 400 relay. Winning Lady Monties included Laura Doherty in the 400 hurdles and Yami Reyes in the non-scoring javelin (86-3).

In baseball, defending Section IX Class C champion Tri-Valley defeated S.S. Seward 7-4 in an opening-round fray behind the fine pitching of Alex Brown. The Bears advanced to take on top-seeded Chester on the road on May 28. In boys golf Sullivan West’s Drew Billard qualified for states for the first time with his fifth place finish at the Section IX tourney. He fired a 12 over par 156. Boy’s states are at Cornell University on June 2-3.

In girls golf, Fallsburg’s Danielle Stratton qualified for her third straight state tourney (June 8-9) at SUNY Delhi with a 186. Teammate Madison Levine missed the cut for states by one stroke at 193. In softball, Sullivan West traveled to Spackenkill for an opening round in the Class B tourney.