Kingston Stockade FC will open its fourth season of local soccer at Dietz Stadium on Saturday, May 4. They’ll host the New York Cosmos, the reigning champion of the North Atlantic Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix is set to return for its 7th annual weekend, May 3-5. The Grand Prix, the only all-women cycling weekend in the country, is officially sanctioned by the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, meaning it is open to many of the world’s best competitive licensed women cyclists.
On a cold blustery day, the New Paltz baseball/softball faithful came out to cheer on their teams. Nine divisions of them. Three-hundred-and-fifty players strong. In an American Rite of Spring.
The unselfishness that’s such a fundamental element of every team sport is an extremely important lesson we can take with us when the buzzer sounds (or the final out is made or the winning run scores) and we reenter the rest of our lives. Teamwork. Trust. Self-knowledge. Physical, emotional, and mental resourcefulness. Being so much in our bodies. And, most importantly, the full awareness and enjoyment of the living moment.
Kingston Stockade FC’s 2019 season will offer numerous franchise firsts, some connected with new Coach Jamal Lis-Simmons, previously the club’s defensive stalwart and only captain. One positive first has already been achieved by Stockade this season: The first-ever open tryout in warm weather.
Parker joins Robert Dodig, Jr., John Gambino, George Beisel and Gregg Jones in the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame Club’s 2019 class. The induction banquet is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13 at Diamond Mills in Saugerties.
A 1985 graduate of Saugerties High School, John Gambino was a very good football player on some not very successful varsity football teams. Gambino, who will be inducted into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame next month, still played every down like it was the Super Bowl.
The four $5,000 donations will be put toward of the installation of lights on Thornton Field, one of two fields at the Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex that lack lights.
There is no surer sign of the arrival of spring than the crack of the bat and the sound of a ball smacking into a mitt. Saugerties High School varsity baseball is here, and the Sawyers are looking to build on last year’s successes one game at a time.
For two and a half decades, Gregg Jones has been closely associated with Rondout Valley school athletics. But it was because of his accomplishments in Saugerties that Jones is being inducted into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame Club Class of 2019 next month.