“The Fence Post,” which takes its visual cues from Stockade FC’s orange uniform embellishment and the cut & paste aesthetic of British football fanzines and classic punk rock flyers, was created by Spike Vrusho, a Rhinebeck-based sportswriter and cab driver, and the author of “Benchclearing: Baseball’s Greatest Fights and Riots.”
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.
Kingston Stockade FC dropped their season opener in a 3-1 loss to visiting Hartford City FC that was all but settled in the first eight minutes of rain-soaked action. It was a disappointing result, but not one likely to define Stockade’s first season under new head coach David Lindholm.
What’s the perfect way to extend a winning streak to six games during the crucial stretch run toward the postseason? For Jeff Hayner, a senior pitcher for the Kingston High varsity baseball team, it’s throwing a perfect game.
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.
“Traveling through Woodstock, Saugerties, and Phoenicia, there is no beating the location of this bicycle race.”
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.