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August 30, 2016
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Glory days

Sullivan West’s Courtney Meyerer (20:09.93) runs by the shores of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain. Meyerer finished 36th overall behind the Monticello Johnson twins who were the county’s top finishers. Camryn Johnson was 12th in 18:55.24, while Sydney was close behind in 19th with a time of 19:29.65.

In the girls race Monticello’s Camryn Johnson (18:55.24) was the county’s best in 12th place. Her twin sister Sydney Johnson (19:29.25) was 19th. Sullivan West’s Courtney Meyerer (20:09.93) was 36th just ahead of Eldred eighth grade phenom Kayla Maas (20:12.59) in 39th place. Sullivan West’s Kelsey Dutton (20:13.86) was 40th. Maas and Dutton look to return to states this year. Sullivan West hopes its top three runners that include Meyerer, Dutton and Corrine VanWagner (20:48.21) in 48th place will all make it to the big race. Finishing ahead of Dutton in 43rd place was Tri-Valley’s Alex Brooks (20:34.34). The Lady Bears to places 50, 51 and 52 with Brittany Pennell (20:49.50, Autumn Bender (20:58:88) and Sabrena Smith (20:53.90). Team-wise it was Tri-Valley in eighth, Monticello in 11th and Sullivan West in 14th. The girls field featured 130 runners. The Lady Bears are the defending Section IX class C champions and with their depth look to be the odds-on favorite to retain their crown. In the Section IX Class D boys soccer sectionals, number-one-seeded Eldred (8-6-2) played third seeded Family School (5-8-1) on October 29. The Yellow Jackets were seeking their first-ever Section IX boys soccer title. Their last appearance in the title game was in 1988. In Class B, sixth-seeded Fallsburg fell to number three Rhinebeck 4-0. Fifth-seeded Liberty (10-6) beat number four Highland 4-0 in the quarterfinals and faced Rhinebeck in the semifinals on October 29. In girls soccer sectionals top-seeded Eldred played second-seed Livingston Manor on October 29 for the Section IX title. Meanwhile seventh-seeded Liberty (6-7) fell to number two-seeded James I. O’Neill 5-1.

In football, Roscoe/Downsville Livingston Manor punched its ticket to the Section IX Class D title game vs. Chester with a 39-13 win over Eldred. Liberty fell to John S. Burke Catholic 46-12 in a non-league preview of the Class C semifinals slated for November 1 at Dietz Stadium. Sullivan West defeated Tri-Valley 61-21 as Jared Meola, Richard Shevak and Andrew Stabbert racked up two touchdowns apiece. Brian Stauch and Travis Roeder each had one TD for the Westies 3-4 (1-2 Class C Division II). Justin Swartout had two rushing TD’s for the Bears and Jared James caught a 60-yard TD pass for the other T-V score. T-V fell to 0-8 (0-3 Class C Division II). For more details on this game and other events during the week, visit For albums of photos check out