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In a state semifinal game between Pine Plains and Warsaw, Lady Bombers freshman Emily Lindquist stretched for the ball at first base. For full story and another photo, see Lady Bombers advance to state semifinals, lose to Warsaw.

 

Millerton News Sports

Millbrook’s fall teams hit the fields

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Millbrook — Though school doesn’t start until next week, Millbrook Central School District’s student athletes turned out for tryouts beginning Monday, Aug. 22.
The football team will play the first game of the season Friday, Sept. 2, while other teams will start competing once classes begin.
Brian Devincenzi, director of athletics, said participation is high.

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Successful fundraiser in memory of local athlete

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PINE PLAINS — More than 90 participants took part in the second annual Erin Shanley Memorial 5k Run on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Pine Plains Lions Pavilion.
Erin Shanley was a 16-year-old, four-sport athlete with great grades at Stissing Mountain High School when she was tragically killed in a car accident in January 2004.
The walkers and runners (and four-legged companions) chose between a 1-mile and a 5-kilometer (3.11-mile) route along Stissing Lake.

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Taking it to the hoop in Millbrook

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Library walkathon

The committee planning Elinor’s Walk to Support the Roeliff Jansen Community Library met recently at the Roeliff Jansen Park to check out the walking trails that will make up much of the route of the Sunday,  Aug.  28, 5K Walkathon.

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Memorial 5K run in Pine Plains Aug. 20

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PINE PLAINS — The Erin Shanley Memorial 5K Race is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m.
Shanley was a 16-year-old Pine Plains High School junior when she was killed in a car crash back in 2004. The race was organized a number of years ago in the star athlete’s memory.

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Olympic riders at Millbrook Horse Trials

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT), the region’s largest and most advanced horse trials, gets underway, for the 11th year running, this Thursday, Aug. 4, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 7.
Always considered a big draw because of the high level of competition, this year promises to be even more spectacular than usual.
Deb Wierum, stable manager for the event, said more than 470 horses are entered to compete and of those 383 will be stabled on the grounds.

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Three-on-three promises to be a slam dunk

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MILLERTON — Millerton will host the 12th annual Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at Eddie Collins Field on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 11 a.m.
Money raised from the tournament will go toward building new basketball courts at Eddie Collins Field.
Teams are allowed to have up to four players. The cost to enter is $30.
The format of the tournament will be double elimination. All games will be played to 11 points. Winners will receive prizes and 365 days of bragging rights.

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SPCA golf tourney raises $32,000

HYDE PARK — The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DCSPCA) held its third annual Dr. Peter Poggi Memorial Golf Tournament at Dutchess Golf Club on Monday, July 18. The event raised $32,000 to support the work of the Dutchess County SPCA. Steven Crew, D.V.M. received the DCSPCA’s Dr. Peter Poggi Award for excellence in veterinary care.
Crew serves on the Board of Directors of the Dutchess County SPCA. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley.

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Thomas Berlinghoff Golf Tournament

PLEASANT VALLEY — The 4th Annual Thomas Berlinghoff Memorial Golf Tournament took place at the James Baird State Park Golf Course in Pleasant Valley on Friday, July 29. Berlinghoff suddenly passed away four years ago from a brain aneurism. The tournament was created by the Webutuck graduate’s family and friends in his honor; the funds helped build a soccer scoreboard at Webutuck High School. Once that project was completed the funds then started a scholarship for Webutuck athletes pursuing college degrees.

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Harlem Valley welcomes 796 cyclists

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MILLERTON — Road bikes, mountain bikes, high-performance touring bikes, recumbent bikes and fixed-speed bikes alike dotted Eddie Collins Field in Millerton on Sunday, July 24, as 796 cyclists of all ages geared up to participate in the Harlem Valley Rail Ride.
Participants enjoyed diverse views of some of the valley’s most scenic panoramas while cycling on either a 25-mile, 50-mile, 75-mile or a 100-mile bike route.
All four routes included a stretch of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Copake.
The morning’s showers didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the participants.

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