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December 10, 2016
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Simply exceptional

Sullivan West’s Zach O’Connor hauls in a 12-yard TD pass from Wallkill quarterback Joe Pilliterri to break a scoreless deadlock in the Section IX Exceptional Seniors All-Star Game. O’Connor had three catches in the first half.
Photos by Richard A. Ross,

Eldred returns 14 players next year including its three leading scorers in Kelty, Lepes and Melissa McGonagle who missed the state semifinal due to a broken radius suffered in the regional game. Standout sophomore keeper Jenna Burns will be back next season as well, as Eldred aspires to become more like the team that ousted them. For more about the school’s loving sendoff for the team as they departed for Cortland, read the story on page one. For detailed stories and albums of photos from the Eldred sendoff and the senior football classic, visit and