Hey! The Games are almost here. We passed the halfway point of our 30 profiles in 30 days this week.
Friday's profile is about Chris Malet (pictured), who is a coach for the Hudson Valley lacrosse team. They medaled last year for the first time in ... forever. First time in a long time, anyway.
After Malet, soccer player Sarah Porco, cyclist Jesse Dekrey of Rhinebeck ... and women's open soccer player Kara Green, formerly of Spackenkill High.
For my own planning purposes, I broke down our local participation in each sport for this summer's ESGs. We've got 30 local people playing soccer this year, including 13 guys on the men's Open team.
Nineteen locals are doing track & field in the Open and Scholastic divisions; we've got 13 wrestlers, 12 rowers, eight softball players, six basketball players and five players each in baseball, ice hockey, swimming and volleyball.
This doesn't include all the local Masters folks, and most of those entrants are doing track & field.