Crucible of championships
At the OCIAA Throwing Penthathon and Hammer Championshps staged at Monroe-Woodbury, athletes representing Sullivan West, Tri-Valley, Fallsburg and Monticello vied in the discus, shot put, weight throw, javelin and hammer throw against competitors from Monroe-Woodbury, Kingston, Port Jervis and Minisink Valley. Sullivan West’s Anthony Rydell took second in the hammer throw championships with a mark of 134-2. He was third overall with 2,587 points. T-V’s Mohib Khan took second in the javelin with a throw of 37.09 meters. He was fifth overall with 2,248 points. Monticello’s Heather Giza was third in the hammer throw championships with a heave of 88-11. T-V’s Colleen Jones was tops in the discus with a heave of 32.25 meters. She ranked third overall with 2,173 points. Teammate Claire Tierney was fifth in the hammer throw championships with a mark of 77-9. (See next week’s edition of The River Reporter for updates on the Donna Deppa Meet of Champions and the OCIAA League Championships.) At the OCIAA boys golf championships, Eldred’s David Powers failed to defend his title from a year ago but still made the cut to the Section IX Championships shooting 43-41-84 on the par-70 course at West Point. Powers was eighth. Sullivan West’s Ryan Graham (49-44-93) and Eldred’s Jacob McKeon (46-47-93) also made the cut. Tri-Valley and Eldred split the Division IV title ending Sullivan West’s 10-year dynasty. For much more local sports coverage and details visit www.sportsinsightsny.com. For photos from the Sullivan West vs. Tri-Valley division clash and the Throwers’ Pentathlon along with other spring sports, visit www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com.