Sports
Run, girls, run

Run, girls, run

For girls from the third to the eighth grade, life is becoming more complicated. These kids are growing up and moving into those insecure teenage years. For Amy Frisch, a social worker who deals a lot with adolescent girls, those challenges are at the forefront of her mind. They’re also why she’s starting a local...
Swimmer Marilyn Bell recalls historic Lake Ontario crossing

Swimmer Marilyn Bell recalls historic Lake Ontario crossing

In the morning, usually at about 6 a.m., Marilyn Di Lascio hits the pool at Woodland Pond in New Paltz with her friends. The room’s high wooden ceilings look a bit like a church — a metaphor the 76-year-old swimmer enjoys. The room is her chapel, she says. Even after her brief but epoch-making professional...
Former New Paltz High School swim star Eric Culver qualifies for Olympic trials

Former New Paltz High School swim star Eric Culver qualifies for Olympic trials

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you’ll get. – Michael Phelps   Eric Culver, New Paltz High School graduate and several time Section 9 title winner for the varsity swim team, has his eyes set on competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The 22-year-old swimmer, who...
Annual opening-day event brings out a crowd

Annual opening-day event brings out a crowd

Despite the overcast and chilly morning weather last Saturday morning, hundreds of New Paltz youths suited up and took to the streets, proudly displaying their team name and colors for the annual opening day parade hosted by the New Paltz Baseball Association (NPBA). Big Bird made an appearance, much to the delight of the T-ballers...
Twenty-four-hour endurance challenge planned for Mohonk Preserve

Twenty-four-hour endurance challenge planned for Mohonk Preserve

Mark your calendars, strap on your walking/running shoes, set a goal, make a plan — because Rock the Ridge, a 24-hour-long, 50-mile walk/run endurance challenge, is coming to the Mohonk Preserve on May 4. According to avid runner and Preserve enthusiast Ken Posner, who is one of the event managers, the concept of a 24-hour...
Girls ask for Highland varsity lacrosse team

Girls ask for Highland varsity lacrosse team

Coaches, parents and students gathered at Highland High School last week to ask for a little gender equity — at least when it comes to lacrosse. Right now, girls from Highland have the opportunity to play lacrosse up until they get to high school on a town-sponsored team. But once they graduate to Highland High...
Highland boys’ soccer at .500

Highland boys’ soccer at .500

It’s been awhile since the Highland boys’ soccer team was playing .500 ball. Half-a-decade at least. But that’s where they are midway through September and after five games played — the Huskies, with their 3-0 shutout of Port Jervis on Saturday, are 2-2-1. With “new” old-school head coach Frank Alfonso toughening their “tudes,” the boys,...
New Paltz football crushes Onteora and Rondout

New Paltz football crushes Onteora and Rondout

Alright, they’re not exactly Marlboro. But the way the New Paltz football team ran all over both Onteora and Rondout — in the space of just five days — certainly bodes well for another Huguenots’ run at a Section 9 title. And run they did. Against Onteora it was close to 500 yards on the...
Going the distance

Going the distance

Shane Eversfield, a part-time New Paltz resident and an uber triathlete, is “going the distance” for Mohonk Preserve by participating in back-to-back, multisport events in September. On Sept. 10 and then again on Sept. 11, he will “gracefully endure” the American Zolfingen Long Course Duathlon (the AZ) and the Survivial of the Shawangunk triathlon (the...
At the net

At the net

Last season New Paltz girls’ tennis had it all — well almost (there is always Spackenkill to spoil everything), a 9-1 regular season record (the only loss? to Spackenkill…of course) and an MHAL doubles title by Johanna Cohen and Emma Snook (the first girls’ title since 2005 when Yael Liebovitch and Mary Bostwick won the...
A squeaker at Pancake Hollow

A squeaker at Pancake Hollow

  If offensive plays had been the gauge out at Pancake Hollow in Saturday’s home-opener between home-standing Highland and visiting Rondout, then the Ganders should have put away the Huskies by some three touchdowns. But if potential big plays were to be the standard for the game, then the combination of missed chances by the...