Stockade FC made its playoff debut Saturday, and it was a thriller which came with a side order of vengeance. Kingston outlasted Hartford City FC 2-1 in the National Premier Soccer League’s Atlantic White conference final in double-overtime on Saturday before a record-breaking crowd of 1,393 at Dietz Stadium.
“It’s a dream come true,” says Glasco resident Joseph DePola as he looks around his newly opened New York Wrestling Academy (NYWA) at Simmons Plaza on Route 9W. With its karate school, fitness center and now the wrestling academy, the plaza is quickly turning into a center for physical fitness.
Kingston will be at full strength to open the playoffs against Hartford City FC at Dietz Stadium.
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.
In just its second season, Stockade FC have gone from a club of disparate but talented parts to a team in the truest sense, where opportunities are there for everyone to step up and make a difference.
The Hudson Valley Buccaneers kick off their third season of semi-pro football a wek from this Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.
With three games to go in its sophomore season, Kingston could win its division.
Woody has served as the school district’s athletic director since 1999.
The event launches from Hasbrouck Park this weekend, with 25-, 50- and 100-mile options.
I was feeling more confident. I basked in the thrill of playing again. I ran out to the mound for my next inning. My body felt strong. That’s when I threw the pitch that would change my summer.