Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday's news, notes and anecdotes

In open division swimming, Eric Culver of New Paltz is having a terrific ESGs. He took bronze in the 200-free, silver in the 800-free relay, and gold in the 800 free. (That's Culver pictured.)

In the women's open 200-IM final, Hyde Park's Brenna O'Keefe finished fifth.

Bridget Latino of Wappingers Falls finished 12th in the women's open 800-free.

Red Hook's Michael Burud took a silver medal in the men's scholastic 100-breast, then another silver in the 200-IM. Burud was two seconds faster in the 100-breast final than we he was in qualifying.


The Hudson Valley baseball team continued its roll, hammering Central, 13-1. Read details of the game in Phil Strum's entry below this one.
They won the second game of the day 10-3, and are 4-0 going into Saturday.


The men's open soccer team — which has 13 local players on it - is 2-0 after this morning's 5-1 romp over Adirondack.

Tom Ciovacco, an Arlington grad, scored his second and third goals of the tournament, one on an assist from John Jay grad Jason Laffin. Also scoring were Ken Hinsch (Arlington) and Josh Breitmeyer (Highland). Wayne Storms (Highland) and Steve Skonieczny (Arlington) split the goaltending duties.

The men's scholastic soccer team is 0-2 after a 1-0 loss to Adirondack this morning.

Phil Strum just checked in from the women's scholastic soccer game. Hudson Valley edged Western, 3-2, in a shootout. Caitlin Steinberg and Colleen Barry of Arlington each scored during regulation, and they also each scored during the shootout, which Hudson Valley won, 3-2.


In ice hockey, the Hudson Valley men improved to 2-0 with a tight 4-3 win over Adirondack earlier today. Pawling's Kevin Gaughran scored for the winners.

The Hudson Valley women's team fell to 1-1, losing 5-1 to perennial powerhouse Western.


The Hudson Valley women's scholastic basketball team lost today, 91-81, to defending champion Western.

The Hudson Valley girls, including Haldane's Brittany Shields, Beacon's Ally Biordi and John Jay's Caitlynn Moran, can still get to Sunday's gold medal game for a rematch.


Over at the track venue, FDR High grad Erica Johnson took second in her heat in the women's open 100 meters.

In the scholastic division, Webutuck's Tiere Spruill was third in his heat in the 100 (11.40). He was the Poughkeepsie Journal boys' track athlete of the year this spring. Dan Cimino of New Paltz placed 11th in the discus.

Avery Evans of Pine Plains took silver in the 100 hurdles; and Jasmine Simmons of Beacon took bronze in the long jump.

In the men's scholastic decathlon, John Jay's Frank Risole saved his best for his least-favorite event, the 1,500 meters, and pulled off a bronze medal in the decathlon.

In open division diving, Highland High School graduate and Marist recruit Brian Bolstad is in third place after his three voluntary dives in the 3-meter event. In the scholastic division, Arlington's Kyle Molloy is second after three voluntary dives in the 3-meter event.


In open women's shooting, Patricia Zidek is third after the pistol event. She's from Hopewell Junction.


In field hockey, in a game played late yesterday, Kristin McGurl of Arlington scored as Hudson Valley topped Central, 2-0. Tonight, Western topped Hudson Valley, 1-0.


In Masters track, Michael Sheets of Poughkeepsie won gold in the men's 10,000-meter run in the 60-64 age group. Tim Gunther of Poughquag took the silver in the 100 meters in the 45-49 age group. In the 50-54 age group, John Brooks of Poughkeepsie earned gold in the 100. In the same age group, Poughkeepsie Gil Anderson won gold in the 10,000.

Norman Goluskin of New Paltz, who was one of the athletes we profiled leading up to the Games, won gold in the 65-69 10,000-meter run.

Barbara Dalzell of Red Hook took home gold in the 5K racewalk (50-54), and Bill O'Neill of Fishkill won silver in the 100 (55-59).


The Hudson Valley softball team got back on the right track this morning, beating New York City, 5-2. Later, however, Hudson Valley was on the wrong end of a 1-0 game vs. Adirondack. Our locals are 1-3.


The Hudson Valley scholastic women's volleyball team stunned five-time defending champion Western, 20-25, 25-16 and 17-15. Later, the ladies beat Central 25-21, 25-21 and 15-1o. They are 3-2 heading into the third day of competition.


Hudson Valley rowers had a pretty good day at the ESGs. In the women's open four with coxswain, the team of Rachel Buchanan (Arlington), Kyleen Parajon (Lourdes), Grace Rignanese (Spackenkill), Arielle Tillou (FDR) and Bria Woeckener (Wappingers) won silver. In the women's junior double, Olivia Garrity and Tiffany Schneck of Poughkeepsie also won silver. The men's open four with coxswain — Evan Chamberas, Joseph MacElveen, Michael Sussin, Joseph McCabe and William McCabe, all of Poughkeepsie — placed fourth.

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