The gun lap
February 9, 2012 —
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The winter sports season hurtles closer toward its finish and the results are becoming increasingly more dramatic. With the results of the indoor track divisional championships and the imminence of the OCIAA and Sullivan County Indoor Track Championships slated for February 10, 11 and 13, not to mention the coming Section 9 Division I and II wrestling championships at Monroe-Woodbury and Rondout Valley to be held respectively on February 11 and 12, along with the Section 9 Alpine skiing sectionals at Hunter Mountain on February 14, the coming week will evince the crowning of champions. For some elite athletes and teams, it means an invitation to continue their quest for even bigger quarry.
This coming week, a couple of basketball division titles will be on the line as Fallsburg’s boys (6-1 OCIAA) will look for a February 8 redemption against Seward (7-0 OCIAA) for an early season overtime loss and a share of the Division V title. Tri-Valley’s girls, the defending Class C champions who remain unbeaten, can move closer to the Division V title with wins over Seward and a hoped-for season sweep of mighty Tuxedo as they host the Lady Tornadoes on February 9. In a February 10 rematch of their raucous first meeting, the Sullivan West and Liberty boys will vie in Lake Huntington. The Indians won the first encounter, but had the result reversed by their use of an ineligible player. Liberty aspires to register a plea to Section 9 to be included in this year’s sectionals.