Barnstorm Five Day Tour Of Major Spring Sports Events Yields Thousands Of Photos
By RICHARD A. ROSS
Photos at www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com
THE WORLD OF SECTION NINE—What a week it’s been trying to keep up with the whirlwind of sports. In the course of the past five days I’ve shot close to 2000 photos but haven’t written a word about all of the remarkable things I’ve been privy to. There just isn’t any time to write these days and since my income is totally predicated on my photography, I have just had to sacrifice my love of the written word in order to keep up with the cascade of photos I’ve taken.
The week began at the OCIAA Throwing Pentathlon and Hammer Throw Championships staged at Monroe-Woodbury. Tri-Valley senior Mareena DiMilia who just this week signed her letter of intent to attend Sacred Heart University in Connecticut was the girls victor in the throwing pentathlon. Washingtonville’s Tim Wilson was the boys winner. He also captured the hammer throw championship. Watching the 60 athletes rotate through the shot put, javelin, weight throw, discus and hammer throw was a unique and wonderful experience. I plan on attending it every year from now on.
Results were as follows:
Boys: Wilson posted 3,290 points in the event that included shot put, discus, javelin, weight throw and hammer. He threw the hammer 177 feet, 11 inches. Randy Hinds of Kingston and Aric Boyes of Tri-Valley finished 2-3 in both events.
Hammer: 1. Tim Wilson (Washingtonville) 177-11; 2. Randy Hinds (Kingston) 162-2; 3. Aric Boyes (Tri-Valley) 145-11; 4. Zach Roberts (Tri-Valley) 112-4; 5. Justin Watson (Kingston) 107-6; 6. Mohib Khan (Tri-Valley) 98-0.
Throwing pentathlon: 1. Wilson (Washingtonville) 3,290 points; 2. Hinds (Kingston) 3,276; 3. A. Boyes (Tri-Valley) 3,139; 4. Dave Carlson (Kinston) 2,915; 5. Myles Harris (Kingston) 2,366; 6. Khan (Tri-Valley) 2,212.
Girls: DiMilia won the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association throwing pentathlon in Central Valley. DiMilia amassed 2,429 points in the event that included shot put, discus, javelin, weight throw and hammer.
Denaia Flanders of Monroe-Woodbury won the hammer event at 104 feet, 4 inches.
Hammer: 1. Denaia Flanders (Monroe-Woodbury) 104-4; 2. Rachel Campos (Monroe-Woodbury) 96-2; 3. Abigail Boughton (Kingston) 87-3; 4. Colleen Jones (Tri-Valley) 82-1; 5. Valerie Hinds (Kingston) 80-11; 6. Shannon Smith (Tri-Valley) 78-2.
Throwing pentathlon: 1. Mareena DiMilia (Tri-Valley) 2,429 points; 2. Valerie Hinds (Kingston) 2,352; 3. Abigail Boughton (Kingston) 1,907; 4. Shannon Smith (Tri-Valley) 1,904; 5. Sami Kanterman (Monroe-Woodbury) 1,732; 6. Heather Rysinger (Minisink Valley) 1,724.
On Tuesday it was on to Grossingers for the OCIAA Golf Championships. Eldred Freshman David Powers emerged victorious in the glorious event which acts as a qualifier for the Section Nine tourney with the top 29 and ties advancing to the first round slated for Mansion Ridge. Here are the results:
(at Grossinger Country Club, Liberty, par 71)
David Powers (Eldred) 36-40-76; Ryan Rodriguez (Cornwall) 38-39-77; Sean Ginley (Warwick) 39-40-79; Drew Billard (Sullivan West) 39-42-81; Grant Gadomski (Warwick) 38-43-81; Blake Waaland (Washingtonville) 39-42-81.; Nick Hoffstatter (Kingston) 38-45-83; Justin Pitman (Pine Bush) 42-41-83; Jack Donnellan (Monroe-Woodbury) 41-43-84; Jason Dolney (Goshen) 41-44-85; Matt Biagi (Goshen) 50-36-86; Andrew Barone (Valley Central) 43-44-87; Russ Auth (Warwick) 42-46-88; Mike Friedman (Monroe-Woodbury) 44-44-88; David Gates (Family School) 45-43-88; Nick Miglione (Cornwall) 44-44-88; Bradley Miller (Valley Central) 44-44-88; Nikolai Quigley (Warwick) 43-45-88; Michael Quinn (Port Jervis) 44-44-88; James Purcell (Monroe-Woodbury) 47-41-88; Brendan Riley (James I. O’Neill) 48-40-88; Kyle O’Connell (Cornwall) 45-44-89; Dan Pavlu (Monroe-Woodbury) 44-46-90; Brandon Coombs (Newburgh Free Academy) 49-42-91; Andre Manginelli (Kingston) 42-49-91; Jason Seitz (Newburgh Free Academy) 44-47-91; Justin Theilig (Kingston) 44-47-91; Matt Donnelly (Eldred) 49-44-93; Matt Mattola (Monroe-Woodbury) 44-49-93; Angelo Niforatos (Monticello) 44-49-93; Jake Porada (John S. Burke Catholic) 42-51-93.
Missed the cut: Jake McManus (Kingston) 46-48-94; James Sullivan (Port Jervis) 47-47-94; Nick Garofalo (Minisink Valley) 46-49-95; Aaron Goyzueta (Goshen) 44-51-95; Pat Morris (Monroe-Woodbury) 47-48-95; Patrick Zimmer (Washingtonville) 49-46-95; Dylan DiGasso (Pine Bush) 43-53-96; Ed Herling (Eldred) 47-49-96; Sami Siddiqui (Newburgh Free Academy) 44-52-96; Justin Starer (Warwick) 43-53-96; Tom Hoerup (Cornwall) 50-48-98; Chris Love (Cornwall) 48-50-98; Tyler Foxwell (Monticello) 46-54-100; Alex Sill (Kingston) 53-47-100; Chris Brighton (Valley Central) 46-56-102; Liam McAleer (Washingtonville) 51-53-104; Oren Bloomhall (Family School) 55-54-109; Stephen Herschel (John S. Burke Catholic) 50-60-110; Dion Lynch (Tri-Valley) 55-55-110.
On Wednesay I ventured to Sullivan West for the Donna Deppa Meet of Champions. The meet is individually scored and features all or nearly all of the Sullivan County schools that field track teams. Eldred was the only team missing in action because of a prior commitment related to another school event already on the docket. It was the swan song for Sullivan West seniors Dani Myers, Hannah Feinman, Olivia Grady, Reed Scott, Eric Haberli, Andrew Siegel, Jonah Bauer, Matt Cardona, Tyler Bernitt, Adam Murphy and Dylan Galligan.
Here are the results: Donna Deppa Meet of Champions at Sullivan West
100 meters: 1. Jackson (Monticello) 11.2; 200: 1. Jackson (Monticello) 22.3; 400: 1. Duncan (Monticello) 52.6; 800: 1. Klein (Monticello) 2:09; 1,600: 1. Reed Scott (Sullivan West) 4:52; 3,200: 1. Reed Scott (Sullivan West) 10:13; 100 hurdles: 1. Rogers (Monticello) 16.2; 400 hurdles: 1. Rogers (Monticello) 61.7; 400 relay: not contested; 1,600 relay: 1. Monticello (Duncan; Smith; Colon; Jackson) 4:07; 3,200 relay: 1. Monticello (Klein; Marodi; DiRowie; Colon) 9:00; 3,000 steeplechase: 1. Compos (Liberty) 10:45; high jump: 1. Mitch Paciga (Sullivan West) 6-4; long jump: 1. Alli (Monticello) 19-7.5; triple jump: 1. Alli (Monticello) 40-6; shot put: 1. Rainey (Monticello) 43-4; discus: 1. Anthony Rydell (Sullivan West) 121-5; pole vault: 1. Woolsey (Tri-Valley) 11-6; javelin: 1. Winters Tri-Valley) 150-0.
On Thursday it was on to baseball to take in the final game of the Sullivan West-O’Neill series. The Westies needed a victory in order to qualify for sectionals. It was their last chance to do so. O’Neill need a win for the sweep and the likelihood of earning the top seed in the upcoming Class B Section Nine tourney. O’Neill won 6-4.
Last but not least was my attendance of day two of the OCIAA Track and Field Championships. On Day one Sullivan West’s Reed Scott shocked the world by knocking 16 seconds off his PR in the two mile for a lifetime best time of 9:36.61 less than a second behind leader Jordan Burton of Warwick. Numerous records were shattered and personal bests recorded but my intent was to show the grace, speed and style of the runners, jumpers and throwers in my album of photos and not to cite chapter and verse about the particulars. I leave those to the local newspapers given how little time I have.
Here are the results from Day I followed by Day II
3,000 meters: 1. Gianna Frontera (Newburgh) 9:59.04; 2. Holly Cavalluzzo (Valley Central) 10:02.75; 3. Megan Reilly (Warwick) 10:25.30; 4. Autumn Bender (Tri-Valley) 10:30.90; 5. Ashley Wallace (Cornwall) 10:31.81; 6. Katie FitzGerald (Warwick) 10:53.11.
Shot put: 1. Valerie Hinds (Kingston) 37-8; 2. Katherine Mollahan (Cornwall) 36-10; 3. Emmani Robinson (Newbrugh) 35-6.75; 4. Sami Kanterman (Monroe-Woodbury) 32-6.5; 5. Endi Nardi (Kingston) 32-4; 6. Denaia Flanders (Monroe-Woodbury) 31-1.75.
Pole vault: 1. Marisa Robbins (Goshen) 12-0.5; 2. Catherine Walker (Monroe-Woodbury) 11-0; 3. Erin Leahey (Warwick) 10-6; 4. Sam Beyar (Monroe-Woodbury) 9-6; 5. Alexis Finn (Monroe-Woodbury) 8-6; 6. Maria Barbone (Port Jervis) 8-6.
Javelin (non-scoring): 1. Ann Walker (Burke) 95-5; 2. Amanda Demeter (Kingston) 94-4; 3. Jean Ann Korona (Washingtonville) 91-10; 4. Meredith Przybocki (Pine Bush) 88-8; 5. Brianna Robinson (Kingston) 88-4; 6. Colleen Jones (Tri-Valley) 81-11.
3,200 meters: 1. Jordan Burton (Warwick) 9:36.42; 2. Reed Scott (Sullivan West) 9:36.51; 3. Kobie Lane (Port Jervis) 9:38.88; 4. Thorr Trowbridge (Kingston) 9:39.53; 5. Aaron Peterson (Warwick) 9:43.59; 6. Alex Shodai (Middletown) 9:46.12.
Shot put: 1. Ryan Parino (Monroe-Woodbury) 51-6.5; 2. Tim Wilson (Washingtonville) 45-4; 3. Robert Detz (Chapel Field) 45-0; 4. David Carlson (Kingston) 45-0; 5. Nate Sander (Warwick) 44-8.75; 6. Trevon Rainey (Monticello) 44-4.5.
Pole vault: 1. Todd Uckermark (Warwick) 15-8; 2. Amin Tmimi (Monroe-Woodbury) 14-0; 3. Derek DiBona (Warwick) 13-6; 4. Brandon Nebiker (Monroe-Woodbury) 12-0; 5. Illich Andino (Middletown) 12-0; 6. Ivan Mieses (Middletown) 12-0.
Javelin (non-scoring): 1. David Carlson (Kingston) 149-0; 2. Josh Winters (Tri-Valley) 148-9; 3. Joe Baker (Chapel Field) 144-7; 4. Julian Gottlieb (Eldred) 138-7; 5. Mohib Khan (Tri-Valley) 121-5; 6. Mantee Williams (Fallsburg) 115-6.
Complete results of the meet can be found at http://ny.milesplit.com/meets/145766/results/251242
The whirlwind continues this week with more golf, track and a preview of who’s who in the coming softball and baseball sectionals.