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December 29, 2014
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Critical juncture

A bright shining light in an otherwise gloomy affair, Sullivan West junior Andrew Stabbert rushed for 193 yards on 26 carries, had eight tackles and scored one of the Dawgs’ two TDs in a disappointing 51-14 division loss to Millbrook. The Westies host Liberty in a do-or-die game. A Sulllivan West defeat will eliminate them from securing a playoff berth.
Photos by Richard A. Ross sportsinsightsny.com


Eldred (1-3) recorded its first win of the season by downing winless Tri-Valley (0-4) 45-7. Julian Gottlieb had 14 carries for 164 yards and two TD’s. Nik Dilles added one TD and had 120 yards on nine carries. Nick Warren scored three touchdowns. Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville improved to 2-2 (2-0 Class D) with a 35-16 win over Pine Plains (0-4). Rob Taurino caught four passes for 178 yards and had two TDs. He also kicked five extra points. Collin Tallman returned a fumble for a TD and completed four of six passes for 155 yards and two TDs. Brad Dreher completed two of five passes for 103 yards and a TD. He rushed for 61 yards and Dylan Murphy had 59. Monticello (0-4) fell to Valley Central 37-6.

In boys soccer, Liberty remained undefeated at 7-0 with a 1-0 win over winless Sullivan West and a 2-1 Van Etten Tournament championship win over Fallsburg. In the consolation game, Eldred (4-3) defeated winless Monticello 3-0. Sullivan West also fell to Burke 4-0 earlier in the week. In girls soccer, Liberty capped off a big week with a Van Etten Tournament championship win 2-1 over Fallsburg. Two days prior, they edged Sullivan West 3-0 in OT (See the story on sportsinsightsny.com titled “Tribe Triumphs in OH-vertime!”). Liberty is now 4-3 (2-2 OCIAA) Sullivan West lost to O’Neill and fell to 2-8 (0-5 OCIAA). Livingston Manor got two wins against winless Tri-Valley, but fell to S.S Seward 5-1. The Lady Wildcats are now 5-3. In cross-country it was Monticello’s Joe Klein and Camryn Johnson who were victorious at a meet in Liberty with times of 17:19 and 20:14 respectively. Sullivan West traveled to Tri-Valley on October 1 for an encounter between the local rivals.

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