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MONTICELLO, NY — Robert “Bob” Lounsbury bought a $2 ticket at the Monticello Raceway—“the Mighty M”—as a teenager back in 1968. As Lady Luck was riding on … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Jimmy Devaux is one of the winningest harness drivers at Monticello Raceway; he was just 10 years old when the “Mighty M” opened up for business on June 27, … more
HONESDALE, PA  — One of the cardinal rules in basketball is that, if you hope to pull a rabbit out of a hat, don’t foul the other team’s ace at the free-throw line. On … more
HONESDALE, PA — The grapplers of Honesdale High School are off to a pretty good start this season. They dominated their opponents in the first two matches of the year in the Lackawanna … more
HONESDALE, PA — The Lone Ranger would have loved it. When the Honesdale Hornets boys’ varsity basketball team took to the home court for the first time in this COVID-ravaged season on … more
MONTICELLO & LIBERTY, NY — A few decades before Monticello Raceway opened its gates on June 27, 1958, the sport of harness racing reined supreme in Sullivan County, NY. While memories … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Murray Bassen, owner of the Flying Horse Farm, has been racing at “The Mighty M” for many years. He’s been in the sport of kings for decades, starting with … more
MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, January 12, Monticello Raceway presented a card of 11 one-mile races under an overcast sky. The local race track, nicknamed “The Mighty M,” opened on … more
MONTICELLO, NY — More years ago than this sports scribbler will admit to, he covered numerous noteworthy events at Monticello Raceway. There were the famous “The Mighty M” … more
OBERNBERG, NY — “I thought this was going to be a goldmine,” said 86-year-old Jim Greier, who at the age of 19 approaching 20, decided he was going to strike it rich by setting up a … more
FREMONT CENTER, NY — On Sunday, June 28, 1953, a motorsports event advertised as the Sullivan County Sport Car Race wrapped up with a series of races on the local highways and rural byways of … more
HONESDALE, PA — The 2020 Honesdale High field hockey sticks made their mark in the school’s sports history book upon winning their first district championship on November 5. There, they … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — You’ve most likely heard by now that there’s a new Dave at the helm of Sullivan West athletics. On July 1, the district’s long-standing athletic … more
YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Teacher, coach, umpire, referee. These few consequential words define Gerald “Jerry” Davitt’s decades of involvement in local sports. After more than 60 … more
KAUNENGA LAKE, NY — If crashing cars into each other isn’t dangerous enough, there’s always the risk of fire and entrapment if things don’t go exactly as planned. With that … more
KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — In a demolition derby, the champion is the last car running, a motorsports subculture-take on the old adage of a champion being “the last man standing.” Back … more
HONESDALE, PA — After riding motorcycles for three decades, first racing them on tracks and then in hill climbs for the last 20 years, Bill Marshall figured it was time to put the brakes on his … more
KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — “I have a good wife who lets me do my thing,” said veteran modified driver John Cote of New Milford, CT. For the last 20 years, he has considered Bethel Motor … more
HONESDALE, PA — It was a “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” kind of afternoon. At first glance, the grassy field of play still had lingering traces of ghostly snow from a couple of … more
HONESDALE, PA — On Friday, October 23, the 28th annual Wayne-Pike Shriners Bowl Classic pitted the home team Hornets of Honesdale High against their rivals, the Buckhorns of Wallenpaupack Area … more
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