For duffers and experts alike, there is no greater sign of spring than the opening of local golf courses.
It was quite a week for the Saugerties High School baseball team.
The Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame held its 54th annual induction ceremony last weekend, with five new members taking their places alongside the hundreds of local sports legends that came before them. The enshrinement, which took place at Diamond Mills, saw many of those legends join in the celebration in the large banquet hall for the nearly sold-out event.
The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running or any combination thereof. The course winds along carriage roads, through lush forests and over ridgelines.
‘We have opportunities to do some things the club hasn’t been able to do yet, and everybody that’s here has a chance to be a part of that.’
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.
They call it “Sawyer Strength.” It’s the slogan on a tee shirt that students at Saugerties High School have to earn.
The Kingston High School varsity baseball team isn’t just ready for the season to begin; after a long winter and a wet start to spring, the Tigers are really looking forward to getting outside in the sunshine.
If not for his amazing recovery from a car accident as a young man, Derek Whittaker might not be here for his induction into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.