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Shot on goal! Fallsburg’s Jonathon Lagos lines it up, as Eldred defenders Brian Sherwood, Jordan Reed and Matthew Bieler try to cut him off at the pass.

Comets Crush ‘Jackets 8-2

FALLSBURG, NY — Nothing like a double hat trick to make your day.

On Tuesday, September 18 Fallsburg’s Jonathon Lagos racked up six goals for the Comets as the home team defeated the visiting Yellowjackets of Eldred 8-2 in a non-league boys’ varsity soccer match.


A courtly couple: Manor’s homecoming queen Lindsey Rau and homecoming king Dylan Hefele

Home is where the heart is

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Before the kickoff of Saturday’s home game on September 22, between the combined football team of the Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville Blue Devils and the Dragons of Dover High School, Manor celebrated its homecoming game, a traditional annual rite of passage across America.


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Rising to the occasion: Sullivan West’s Keri Burr attacks the net as teammate Renee Wyss closes in on the action.

Tuxedo trounces Sullivan West 3-0

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — You gotta get it over the net. That’s the number one rule in volleyball.

On Wednesday, September 12, the visiting Lady Tornadoes of Tuxedo defeated the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs as they blew past the home team 3-0 in an early season OCIAA Division IV varsity match.


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102 years and counting. Roscoe’s Fred Ahart has been coaching high school sports for 50 years, while Ron Bauer of Sullivan West has been at the helm for 52 seasons.

A tale of two halves

ROSCOE, NY — Talk about a come-from-behind victory and more than a century of coaching experience.

On Saturday, September 15, the home team Blue Devils of Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville faced off against the visiting Sullivan West Bulldogs in Section IX eight-man football.


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Hot pursuit: Eldred’s Sawyer Halter sprints downfield as Sullivan West’s Jason Gaebel closes in.

Bulldogs waltz to 18-0 win

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Eleven minus three equals eight.

For some local high school football teams, that’s the new math in town as they switch this season on the gridiron from traditional 11-man teams to eight-man football.


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John Hager poses with #65, a 1937 bodied Chevy-bodied vintage modified race car.

Grassroots racing

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Memories of speed and the flow of time.

The time in the ‘50s my dad took me to a midget race, a wheel came spinning off a car at speed, sailed over the fence and crashed to earth a few feet from us.


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Fred Ahart will start his 50th year as Roscoe’s athletic director and boys’ varsity basketball coach in September. He is pictured at a high school hoops tournament at SUNY Sullivan.

Fred & Becky Ahart : Legends of Section IX

ROSCOE, NY — One day at a time, one practice at a time, one game at a time, one season at a time.

One decade passes into another, and pretty soon you have almost 50 years coaching legions of Blue Devils teams at a rural high school tucked away in a quiet corner of Roscoe.


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Sam Becker received the 2018 Dedicate to Excellence Award. 

Sullivan West bestows athletic awards

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Friday, June 15, Sullivan West High School recognized the stellar achievements of their student athletes on the various fields of play during their annual Spring Sports Awards ceremony organized by the athletic department, under the direction of athletic director David Franskevicz.

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