All posts by Rich Corozine

New Paltz wrestling preview

New Paltz wrestling preview

After placing six wrestlers in the Section 9 Division 1 (large schools) semifinals, New Paltz — the smallest school in Division 1 — long-time coach Ryan Pullman is looking for an even better showing this season.

A winning season for New Paltz Tennis

A winning season for New Paltz Tennis

There are only a few instances in my 25 years covering New Paltz and Highland sports that a program has been as dominant as New Paltz tennis — that’s boys and girls — with the girls, like the boys last Spring, having their third straight undefeated season and winning the MHAL team title.

Peace and love in the 4-H barn at the Ulster County Fair

Peace and love in the 4-H barn at the Ulster County Fair

It is nothing but Peace and Love. There is “Snickers” the Yorkshire Pig, snorting up at me behind a low-mesh fence; “Delilah” the Himalayan Rabbit, her nose twitching frantically as I stick my finger toward her; “Phoenix” the All-American rooster, all prideful and irritated, strutting his stuff; “Andy” the big Morgan horse, letting me pet him through the boards of his paddock; “Elizabeth” the Nigerian dwarf goat, nose and lips against my face as I bend to pet her; “Lelo” the Shropshire sheep, unhappily set in a head-vice so she can be washed down… and “Reign” the Dutch Beltee cow.

New Paltz SeaHawks win DUSO championship again

New Paltz SeaHawks win DUSO championship again

Led By Abbie Santos, Delaney Pece, Ashley Benkert, Brooke Vos and Julia Napoli, the New Paltz SeaHawks ran their Dutchess-Ulster Swim Organization [DUSO] Championship string to seven straight and eight in the last nine years, amassing 1,512 points to second-place Zena’s 1,283 in Saturday’s title meet at the Ulster County Pool. The Seahawks, 7-0 this season, have also put together an incredible 61-straight dual-meet string.

Coach Tom Tegeler is the heart and soul of New Paltz football

Coach Tom Tegeler is the heart and soul of New Paltz football

A lot of very good football players have come and gone at New Paltz High School in the past 20 years. Some of the very best truly stand out. One thinks of Travis O’Dell, James Mach, Brandon Egan-Thorpe, Gordie Pine, Kevin Murphy, Joe Judge, Alex Dumas, Khariff Laboy, Guy Soumah, Joey DiMarco, Jon Diaz, Jimmy Verney, and this year Kenny Verney, Tanner Johnson and Mike Pisciotta. Though players come and go in high-school ball, one important feature of New Paltz football has stayed constant. Head coach Tom Tegeler, who has been running the show since the 2000 season, is arguably the best coach in the Section