In review: Sullivan West’s Bulldogs

The boys and girls of winter hoops 2019-2020

By TED WADDELL
Posted 5/26/20

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In this time of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, sports of all sorts are in limbo: the Summer Olympics have been postponed until 2021, professional sports are on …

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In review: Sullivan West’s Bulldogs

The boys and girls of winter hoops 2019-2020

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LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In this time of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, sports of all sorts are in limbo: the Summer Olympics have been postponed until 2021, professional sports are on indefinite hold and scholar-athletes are cooling their heels until they get the signal that the threat of the coronavirus has passed.

In an effort to keep the spirit of local high school sports alive, the River Reporter is presenting a series of retrospective flashbacks from recent events, including the February 12 Sullivan West versus S.S. Seward girls’ varsity game of hoops.

The game was featured in a story titled “Spartacus rules supreme” which appeared in the print edition of February 20.

On February 25, the Sullivan West Bulldogs took on the Panthers of Monticello, and the story was covered in “Fahrenheit 1000” published on March 5.

The story featured Monticello’s senior hoopster Josh Gattling posting the 1,000th point of his high school basketball career.

This series of reviews focuses on previously unpublished photos from the events, so in a sense, in the words of Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

And in the words of Jim McKay, long-time host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports, a chance to relive “The constant variety of sports… the thrill of victory… the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition.”

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