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December 10, 2016
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Mid-winter milestones

Sullivan West’s Patrick Pierce throws down a thunderous dunk in the Bulldogs’ 70-33 non-league win over the Family Foundation School. Pierce led the Bulldogs with 14 points in the team’s dramatic 49-45 home league win over O’Neill.

In girls basketball, Sullivan West 2-8 (0-3) garnered its second win of the season by hammering Family 51-4. Samantha Smith led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points on the night. Chester 8-2 (4-2) defeated Fallsburg 6-5 (1-4) by the score of 61-45 in a Division V encounter. Tri-Valley (8-0) remained unbeaten after downing Livingston Manor in a non-league fray 51-31. A key Division V rematch with Chester, a team it beat on the road by one point, was played on January 23. Tuxedo downed Eldred 4-5 (2-3) by the score of 53-17.Monticello 5-4 succumbed to Washingtonville 54-41 in a non-league game.

In wrestling, Tri-Valley showed great improvement in bouts against Ellenville and Eldred-Fallsburg as it got some nice wins during the night from Kyle Rogers (113), John Monforte (145), Jared Ratner (132), Kevin Palko (152) and Hunter Kennedy (160). E-F lost a non-league nail-biter to Ellenville 39-36, the same margin that defined their defeat to the Blue Devils in the Goshen tourney. E-F defeated Tri-Valley 48-26. Kudos to some of the E-F standouts, including Adam Hurwitz (138), Nick Perrello (113), Domique Veles (195) and Jesse Corcoran (285). E-F remains atop of Division II-B with a 3-0 league record.

In alpine skiing at Belleyare Mt., Monticello’s girls were first in a Division I encounter with Fallsburg/T-V in second. Monticello’s Haley Heins was first; SW’s Kendall Menges was second. In the boys run, SW’s Drew Biillard was tops; T-V’s Ryan Erts finished third.

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