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PINE PLAINS — Family, friends, polo enthusiasts and first-time spectators lined the polo fields at Mashomack Polo Club on Sunday, Sept. 11, to watch the final match of the Tracey Mactaggart Polo Tournament.

The tournament opened on Friday, Aug. 26.

Hawk Hill took first place, edging out Tres 4s in the final match 10 to 7.

“It was a tough game,” said Hawk Hill captain Ian Mactaggart. “Tres...

Millerton News Sports

Pine Plains Bombers defeat Hawthorne Wildcats in varsity boys basketball, 49-41

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — An unexpected flurry of snowflakes didn’t stop families and fellow students from coming out to support the Pine Plains varsity boys basketball team on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
At the strike of 5 o’clock, attendees and student athletes alike stood tall in the Stissing Mountain High School gym to salute the American flag. Starting lineups for both teams were announced with gusto, including Matt Beam, Evan Proper, Matt Funk, Jacob Lydon and Logan George of the Pine Plains Bombers. At the sound of the buzzer, the game was afoot.

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Lady Bombers celebrate senior night

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PINE PLAINS— With winter athletics coming to a close, the Pine Plains varsity girls basketball team took the time to commemorate the dedication of senior players during Senior Recognition Night on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Prior to their home game against the Ellenville Blue Devils at 5:45 p.m., the Pine Plains Lady Bombers congratulated Tia Fumasoli, Frances Snyder and Ashley Starzyk for their contributions to the team. 

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Chester Academy at Millbrook, Non-League, Millbrook High School.
Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at OCIAA, B Meet, West Point.
Pine Plains
Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Pine Plains at OCIAA, B Meet, West Point.
Webutuck
Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Webutuck at OCIAA, B Meet, West Point.

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Modified boys basketball team aims to improve

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WEBUTUCK — In spite of the rough start to the athletic season, the Webutuck modified boys basketball team players challenged themselves to improve their record during their home game on Monday, Feb. 6.

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Webutuck basketball team recognizes senior players

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK— The boys varsity basketball team at Webutuck High School applauded the dedication of the team’s graduating players during a home game against Housatonic on Wednesday, Feb. 8. 
From the moment the junior varsity team made way for the varsity team, the Webutuck High School gym became crowded with enthusiastic family members, students and basketball fans alike. As music blasted out of the gym’s speakers, the crowd began settling into the stands in anticipation of the game ahead.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at Section IX, Class B, West Point.
Monday, Feb. 13, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Basketball, Modified, Millbrook at Dover, 5 Quarters, Dover High School.
Monday, Feb. 13, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Basketball, Modified, Dover at Millbrook, 5 Quarters, Millbrook High School (MHS).
Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Red Hook at Millbrook, Non-League, MHS.

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Bomber Matt Beam wins football honor

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS— The Athletics Department of Pine Plains Central School District recently congratulated one of its student athletes, junior Matt Beam, for achieving an All State Honorable Mention for Varsity Football by the New York State Sportswriters Association. 
Described as “a truly well-rounded athlete both athletically and academically,” Matt Beam has been a key part of the varsity football team’s success over the last two years. 

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Qigong for body and mind

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MILLBROOK  — Seventeen people registered for a Qigong class at Millbrook Library, and all of them showed up. Fifteen women and two men went through the exercises with instructor Cristine Caivano, and many said they are looking forward to the next class on Friday, Feb. 10. 

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Space and what’s coming next

Regardless of what is happening in the White House (WH), space exploration in 2017 will see major milestones across the planet. On the other hand, what the WH decides, especially what Mike Pence (the titular head of the space program) decides for NASA’s future and the space adventuring partners out there, will have great impact on U.S. exploration and technological superiority in space for decades to come. Projects take years to set up and develop and, if curtailed, are likely to become obsolete quickly.

Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Basketball, Junior Varsity, Spackenkill at Millbrook, League, Millbrook High School (MHS).
Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:15 p.m., Girls Basketball, Junior Varsity, Millbrook at Spackenkill, League, Spackenkill High School.
Friday, Feb. 3, at 5:45 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Spackenkill at Millbrook, League, MHS.
Friday, Feb. 3, at 5:45 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Millbrook at Spackenkill, League, Spackenkill High School.

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