Reelin’ it in: Rondout Valley catcher Tori Decker is a blink of an eye from reeling in a Makaylah Mutz pitch with Liberty’s Camryn England at bat.

Lady Ganders soar over Liberty, 8-1, in sectional quarterfinal

ACCORD, NY — The third-ranked Lady Ganders of Rondout Valley (13-4 overall, 10-3 league) almost had a shutout in a Section IX Class B softball quarterfinal on Tuesday afternoon, May 23.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Intensity plus! Spartans pitcher Jason Harty hurled the entire game.

Eldred squeaks by Spartans to gain sectional slot

ELDRED, NY — Some folks say the game of swats is pretty simple, in that it boils down to three key elements:“throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball.”

But in reality it’s a whole lot more, as the game is an ever-changing contest of strategy fueled by the hopes and dreams of the “Boys of Summer.”

Tagged at the plate! Liberty’s Joe Decker attempts to elude a tag at home by Sullivan West’s catcher Collin Hauschild.

Indians pound Dawgs 13-1

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Sometimes “13” is a lucky number, and “1” can be the loneliest number in the world.

On Friday, April 28, the Liberty Indians (1-5) varsity baseball team picked up their first win of the season by walloping the home team Bulldogs of Sullivan West 13-1.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell
Headed home: Sullivan West’s Collin Hauschild rounds the hot plate as Seward’s Nick Knecht anchors third base.

Dawgs celebrate “Inauguration” with extra-innings 9-8 win

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — For Sullivan West’s varsity baseball team, who could ask for anything more?

The start of the 2017 season of swats, a spanking new baseball field and their first win of the year in extra innings on a state-of-the-art field under crystal clear skies.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell
Go Wildcats! Manor’s starting pitcher Josh Evans

Eagles Soar Over Wildcats 14-6

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The boys of summer are back!

Just a few short weeks in the past, we labored under nearly three feet of snow, but on Thursday, April 13 it was a welcome sign of spring to watch a couple of high school varsity baseball teams take to the field under sunny skies.

TRR photos by Ted Waddell
Paul Reithmeier of Ringwood, NJ. is a member of “Kids on the Fly,” an organization devoted to teaching youngsters about the wonders of flyfishing.

Rendezvous Redux

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — These folks really know how to reel ‘em in, and in the process “tie one on!”

The 16th Annual Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Rendezvous was held Saturday, April 8 in the Wulff Gallery, located at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFC&M).



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