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Triumphs of the will

Sullivan West’s Patrick Pierce rears back to hurl a pitch in the Bulldogs’ 4-1 Division IV win over James I. O’Neill. Pierce struck out 11 batters.

By Richard A Ross
April 30, 2014

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY—Though the weather felt anything but spring-like this past week, there were nevertheless a spate of heartwarming moments to offset the chill of the week’s outdoor athletic events. In some instances teams reached down to mine that extra determination and grit needed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. In other stirring moments, success evinced itself as a product of sheer talent born of the rigors of unrelenting practice. And finally, in the remembrance of a dearly departed athlete, a celebration of the triumph of the will and an affirmation of life authored a new name for a time-honored track meet.