The names may change through the years, but over the last six summer seasons of DUSO swimming the results have
So, how did the one-time MHAL wrestling champion and MHAL 110 hurdles and pole vault champion, and noted free-spirit, come to be the guiding force behind a tech program for kids?
Schenker laughs. “It was unusual.”
One could say that Glenn Eckert had the good fortune to step into a great cross-country program on a remarkable run; or one could say that Eckert stepped into the New Paltz cross country program and made it even better. I’ll opt for the latter.
“It (poetry) just hits me, an image or a phrase, and it starts to write itself. Most of my ideas come just when I’m going off to sleep, when my conscious-mind, my analytical and logical mind, is dozing off and sleep brings things, other things, out, brings things to a head, the unconscious, and I write them down…”
Woody has served as the school district’s athletic director since 1999.
Tadesse cleared a school record 15-0 in the pole vault on his second jump to win the title.
It took 16 innings of high-pressure softball — a regulation seven to dispose of FDR 2-1 and another extra inning-nine to beat Ellenville 3-0 — but New Paltz softball, with a brand new coach and a starting lineup with five freshmen, rode the brilliant performances of junior righthander Jill Harrison to win its first-ever MHAL championship.
Last season the New Paltz boys tennis team finished at 14-0 and were MHAL champions; this season looks to be more of the same.
I’m not sure if New Paltz softball can top last year’s first-ever Section 9 (Class A) title, especially after losing eight starters to graduation, but brand-new coach Brooke Frey — up from JV’s, like lots of her players — certainly will give it a try.
Both New Paltz and Highland baseball had solid seasons in 2016, but both ended with losses in the Section 9 quarterfinals — New Paltz to Wallkill in Class A; Highland to Spackenkill in Class B — and with both suffering major losses to graduation.