Bowling is such a quintessential community activity that sociologist Robert Putnam titled his study of the decline of American civic life “Bowling Alone.” If bowling participation is an indicator of community health, Saugerties, which just added a school team due to overwhelming demand, is thriving.
The Kingston High School varsity boys’ basketball team opened its season over the weekend by winning the inaugural run of its own RYAN Tournament on the new gym floor at Kate Walton Field House.
It’s going to be an interesting year for the Saugerties Lady Sawyers’ basketball team. The team will have no seniors, and will be led by a handful of juniors who have been playing together since fourth grade.
Saugerties High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Tiano thinks it’s important that his players have game on the court. It’s even more important for him that they have game in the classroom.
Phil Brown will take over for Dominic Zarrella, who is stepping down after 23 years of coaching.
It was yet another interesting season in New Paltz and Highland sports.
The fabled golf course in the town of Ulster is under severe financial pressure. Short of taking a Mulligan, the volunteer directors of the Wiltwyck Golf Club in the Town of Ulster say they have done everything they can think of to save the facility, including a discussion to sell it to the county government last July as an all-season recreation destination.
Led by two-time double Section 9 champion Abbie Santos and a lot of great swimming by a deep, deep team, the New Paltz girls won their first-ever Section 9 title on Saturday, November 4 at Valley Central, cruising over second place Monroe-Woodbury 302-250. Long-time coach Don Bartlett was chosen as OCIAA Coach-of-the-Year.
It was the best game they’ve played all year. It was also the Sawyers’ last game of the year. It took the Saugerties Sawyers football team eight games to come together to play a complete game on offense, defense and special teams. But they did it.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is just a few months into its long offseason, but the expansion which led