LOCH SHELDRAKE, 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 …
LOCH SHELDRAKE, 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, two recent indoor track meets at SUNY Sullivan.
On Wednesday, January 15, high school scholar-athletes fine-tuned their skills at the local community college.
The event was covered in a story titled “Winter thinclads gear up for divisionals,” which was published on January 23.
On February 12, they returned to the two-year college for the annual Sullivan County indoor track championship. “Running wild: Sullivan County Indoor Track Championship” was published on February 20.
This version focuses on previously unpublished photos from the event, so in a sense, in the words of Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”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.”