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WEBUTUCK — Apart from the puddles left behind by recent April showers, the Webutuck varsity spring track team couldn’t have asked for better weather for its first meet of the 2016-17 season.

Scheduled at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, the 17 members of Warriors track team competed against the Millbrook Blazers on the track behind Webutuck High School. At the crack of the gun, the students hurtled down the track, generating a blur of blue and green uniforms. Individual student names were called out from the edge of the track, varying in volume and insistence. ...

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Tough times for trout, but so far they survive

Between the end of February and the second Saturday in April (April 8, this year) anglers crazy enough to head out for some trout fishing are restricted to the state’s Trout Management Areas (such as the designated sections of the West Branch of the Farmington River and of the Housatonic River) or Class I Wild Trout Management Areas, such as Wachocastinook Brook (aka Riga Brook) in Salisbury.
(You might also try certain anonymous streams, not listed by the state, that may or may not have trout, depending on whether they actually do, in fact, exist. Literally.)

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Stissing Mountain varsity girls basketball season ends with loss, 47-41

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PINE PLAINS — After a series of outstanding triumphs on the court this season, the Pine Plains Varsity Girls Basketball team was disappointed by the results of its recent regional semifinal game at SUNY New Paltz. It was a close game, with a final score of 47-41.
The Lady Bombers competed against the Haldane Blue Devils on Tuesday, March 7, following their victory in the Section IX Class C Championship. 

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Eyeing the basket

Pine Plains Lady Bomber Bella Starzyk  scored 12 points in the Section IX Class C championship final against the Haldane Blue Devils on Tuesday, March 7. For full story and more photos, visit Stissing Mountain varsity girls basketball season ends with loss, 47-41.

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’Hawks soar

The Salisbury Redhawks won the March Meltdown Tournament March 6. The competition was sponsored by Putnam Youth Hockey and held at Trinity Pawling in New York from March 4 to 6. The team headed into the championship game undefeated and won in sudden-death overtime with just 16 seconds remaining.  

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Lady Bombers take home Section IX Class C championship

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PINE PLAINS — For the third year in a row, the Stissing Mountain High School varsity girls basketball team won the Section IX Class C Championship game, on Friday, March 3. 
Semifinal win
To qualify for the championship game, the varsity Lady Bombers first competed against the Sullivan West Bulldogs in a sectional semifinal home game on Wednesday, March 1.

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Modified winter sports season celebrated with party

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WEBUTUCK — After trials that the season had to offer, the Webutuck modified winter sports teams and their coaches met in the Webutuck High School cafeteria to applaud a well-played season on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 24.
The 2016-17 winter sports season ran from Nov. 14to Feb. 16, with a total of 14 students on the modified girls basketball team, 15 on the boys basketball team and 14 students on the indoor track team. It is the first year of indoor track at Webutuck. 

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Webutuck students jump to get heart healthy

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WEBUTUCK — In celebration of Healthy Heart Month, Webutuck students in grades three through eight came together on Thursday, Feb. 23, to promote the importance of maintaining healthy hearts through nutrition and exercise.
Organized by the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Physical Education Department, through the American Heart Association, the fourth annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser ran from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the EBIS gymnasium. 

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at Section IX, State Qualifier, West Point.
Saturday Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at Section IX, Snow Date, West Point.
Pine Plains
Friday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m., Indoor Tack, Varsity, Pine Plains at Section IX, State Qualifier, West Point.
Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Pine Plains at Section IX, Snow Date, West Point.
Webutuck

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

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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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