TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Strategy session. Sullivan West’s Nicole Kocher gets a bit of advice at first from Lady Bulldog’s coach Mike Ellmauer.

Sullivan West slips by Lady Indians

LIBERTY, NY — Heat, bugs and mud.

Talk about a challenging varsity softball game between the Lady Bulldogs of Sullivan West (3-6 overall) and the Liberty Lady Indians (7-8) on Thursday, May 17.

Double-play action: Sullivan West’s third base anchor pegs it to first on a double play.

Dawgs swat Jackets

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — And then the rains came.

First it was a deluge of runs by the home team, and then it was a downpour that ended the game.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Second base action: Eldred’s Sawyer Halter slides into second, a split second after Manor’s second sacker Pete Pagan reeled in the peg.

Manor zips Yellowjackets 6-0

ELDRED, NY — For the home team Eldred Yellowjackets (0-9 overall, 0-4 league), it was a rather disheartening showing, as the visiting Wildcats of Livingston Manor (4-6, 4-2 ) nipped off their stingers in a non-league varsity baseball game on Tuesday, May 8.

“Elmo” calls the play: Sullivan West’s veteran softball coach Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer calls Sydney Favre safe at first, as Eldred’s first baseman Morgan Kopf reels in the late throw.

Seventh-inning sting

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Things were looking up for the Lady Bulldogs softball team (1-5) until the final frame in the non-league game against the Lady Yellowjackets of Eldred.

On Wednesday, May 2 the visitors came to town undefeated, and with a four-run surge in the seventh inning, made it 5-0, as they defeated Sullivan West 10-6.

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Beaned in the bonnet: Sullivan West’s Brooke Kloss picks up a trip to first the hard way.

Lady Bears bomb Sullivan West

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — It was a real Ninja Warriors moment.

Early in the OCIAA Division V game against the visiting Lady Bears of Tri-Valley, Sullivan West batter Brooke Kloss got beaned on the batter’s brain bucket by an errant pitch, high inside and not very handsome.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Out at home: Sullivan West’s winning hurler Bryce Reimer tags out Manor’s Peter Pagan at the plate, as teammate first baseman Brandon Dailey closes in on the action.

Bulldogs Skin Wildcats 14-2

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The gods that govern high school varsity baseball called it a day.

On Wednesday, April 18, the game between the home team Wildcats of Livingston Manor and the Sullivan West Bulldogs drew to a close after six innings once the visitors racked up a 14-2 lead.

Practice makes perfect

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY – Before the start of Friday’s varsity softball game against the Lady Eagles of John S. Burke Catholic School, the home team Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs practiced a series of battling exercises, supervised by veteran coach Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer, now in his 36th season as coach of high school sports.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Hardy Boys: Capt. Nick Rubicco, “The Catskill Angler” of Roscoe, is a guide and custom bamboo rod builder. He is pictured with Herb Brooks of High Mount, NY.

Talkin’ trout and other fishy tales

LIVINGSTON MANOR/ROSCOE, NY — It was a day for taking about trout and all things fishy that lure them into the net and creel.

On Saturday, April 7, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) of Livingston Manor presented its annual host of events marking the start of the trout fishing season in the Empire State.



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