Thursday, July 26, 2007

Results trickling in

As we learned when the Empire State Games were here in the mid-Hudson Valley two years ago, when it comes to obtaining results of games you don't attend .... you're out of luck.

All of the media outlets (and any online visitors to the ESG official site) are at the mercy of the ESG workers' ability to get results up on the web site.

When we're at games, we post the scores immediately. When we're not, we have to wait for ESG people to post the scores, and they don't always come. An example? The Hudson Valley women's scholastic soccer team played this morning at 8:30. There is still no score posted. Anywhere. It's maddening. And we've got to finish the newspaper in the next couple of hours.


Hopewell Junction's John Tullo became the region's first medalist today when he won a silver medal in the open division shot put.

Here's a look at the rest of the day's activity:


WHITE PLAINS — Finishing with just three singles — one each from Milton’s Sara Beck (right), Hopewell’s Christine Moran and West Nyack’s Tara Ulrich — Hudson Valley fell to Long Island, 3-0, in women's open softball.

“You have to produce,” Moran said. “We have the bats there, we just have to put it all together. It will come.

“It’s tough when you haven’t seen live pitching for half the summer, but we’ll come around.”

Laura Valentino of Smithtown hit a three-run homer to left-center field in the fifth inning, breaking a scoreless tie.

Later in the day, Hudson Valley lost to Central, 3-2.

“We’ve been here before, and going down 0-1 doesn’t mean a whole lot,” said Hudson Valley coach Brealand Edwards, referring to the tournament standings. “You have to play every game like it’s the last one. That’s what we’re going to do.”

Hudson Valley beat Long Island in baseball, 5-1, to open that tournament. John Jay-East Fishkill's Dave Ciocchi hit a two-run homer in a three-run third for the winners.

This afternoon, Ciocchi homered again and Hudson Valley blasted New York City, 17-1. Phil Strum will be out there to see the baseball team on Friday at 11 for the game against Central. Both teams are 2-0 after Day 1.

Last year in Rochester, Hudson Valley won the silver medal in baseball.


The Hudson Valley men's scholastic basketball team held on to beat Central, 67-63. We don't have any local players on that roster.

The defending champion Hudson Valley field hockey team opened with a 4-0 win over Central. Kelsey Horton and Kristin McGurl of Arlington High are both on that roster, and didn't figure in today's scoring.

The scholastic women's basketball team hammered Long Island, 77-35. Brittany Shields of Haldane scored 14, Ally Biordi of Beacon had 11, and Caitlynn Moran of John Jay had five.

In the women’s open division, Hudson Valley cruised to an 88-62 win over Long Island. Marist’s Julianne Viani in on that squad.

The men's open division squad edged Central, 80-77. Two Marist players — Ryan Stilphen and Ryan Schneider — are on that roster.

Over at Mount Vernon High School, open and scholastic track & field got going in today's heat. Pine Plains student Avery Evans won her heat in the 100-meter hurdles. Evans has been a Poughkeepsie Journal track all-star four times already, and she's only heading into her junior year.

Also in the scholastic division, Arlington's Stacey Brooks finished fifth in the javelin.

John Jay High School student Frank Risole is off to a flying start in the scholastic decathlon. He took third in the 100, fourth in the long jump — and he won the shot put.

Spackenkill High grad Kyle Barden, competing in the open decathlon for the first time, is in 7th place after the first day of competition. His best finish was second in the 400-meter event so far.

The men's scholastic soccer team lost, 3-1, to New York City. Arlington's Matt Turcio had the lone goal for the Hudson Valley.

The women's open soccer team lost a heartbreaker, 1-0, to New York City. The game-winner was scored in the 59th minute.

The men’s open division soccer team, which includes 13 local players on the roster, edged Central, 2-1. Arlington High School graduate Steve Skonieczny was in goal for Hudson Valley. Another Arlington grad, Tom Ciovacco, scored the eventual game-winner in the 32nd minute.

In swimming, Eric Culver of New Paltz won his heat in the men’s open 200-individual medley. Rhinebeck’s Thomas Byrnes was seventh in the same heat. Red Hook’s Michael Burud placed fifth in his heat in the men’s scholastic 100-meter breastroke, then third in his heat int he 200-individual medley. In the women’s open 200-IM, Hyde Park’s Brenna O’Keefe took sixth in her heat.

In bowling, Cory Srebnik of Fishkill took bronze in the men’s open single event, rolling a 931 series. The winner had a 994. In the masters division, Hopewell Junction’s Hillar Adamson shared a silver medal with his teammates in the men’s trio event.

In the women’s scholastic division, Hudson Valley lost to Long Island, 25-20, 25-23 and 14-16. Danielle Etta, Meg Lyons and Caitlin McConville from Haldane High are on that team. Later in the day, Hudson Valley rallied to edge New York City 26-24, 26-24 and 15-11. In the men’s open division, defending champion Hudson Valley lost both games on the day, falling to Central 25-0, 25-16 and 17-15; then to Western 25-12, 22-25 and 15-4.

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