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With their helmets securely fastened, the triathlon’s participating athletes took off down the road on a 12.6-mile hilly ride. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle​

2021 Stissing Triathlon has record-breaking participation

PINE PLAINS — After a year without endurance competitions (other than and because of COVID-19), athletes in the region turned out in record numbers to take part in one of the first competitions of the year: the Stissing Triathlon in Pine Plains on Sunday, June 27.

Sneaking glances at each other, a group of Webutuck Elementary School students made sure to keep their hands steady as they competed in a relay at the Field Day relay station. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Young Warriors celebrate end of year with Field Day

WEBUTUCK — No amount of heat or humidity could hamper the excitement among Webutuck Elementary School (WES) students and staff  as they were finally able to enjoy the school’s annual Field Day event on Monday, June 21. 

From left, Marcos, Gaston and Cata Lisioli posed beside Silvia, Max and Don Langlois and Mitch Adelstein on Field #6 of the Mashomack Polo Club, following the CRG/BV polo team’s match against team Jujubrook in the Stissing Cup Final on Friday morning, June 18.  Photo by Mill Martinez

Polo power in Pine Plains

PINE PLAINS — With the 2021 polo season now in swing, the Mashomack Polo Club at 48 Briarcliff Lane in Pine Plains invited spectators and challengers alike to come enjoy a busy weekend on the fields from Friday, June 18, to Sunday, June 20.

Bee-leave it

Joe and Sam are two long time bleacher buddies at Truist Park, the home field of the Atlanta Braves. Joe was sitting with his military grade binoculars, which he was using to watch the warm-ups when Sam arrived with a huge container of ballpark food.

“Whatcha got there? “ asked Joe.

Soap opera

I don’t watch regular soap operas; I don’t have to. If I want to get my fill of scandal, cheating and general chicanery, I just turn on the sports channel.

Jackson Kilmer, 7, worked together with his teammates on the Pine Plains Wrestling Team to scrub down cars at the car wash hosted at the Pine Plains firehouse on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Pine Plains wrestlers hold fundraiser

PINE PLAINS — All while staying mindful of COVID-19 guidelines, the Pine Plains Wrestling Team found a way to keep moving forward and recruit interested wrestlers throughout the past year and a half.

Dust ’em up

Recently, I was watching a Mets/Diamondbacks game out in Phoenix when the Mets pitcher, Marcus Stroman, and one of the Rattlers got to jawing at each other. Now the Diamondbacks are what I call an HCT (Historically Challenged Team), and they were playing in a home ballpark that seemed to have more New York fans than Phoenix fans.

Stepping up to the plate with a bat in hand, Dover athlete Alex Marino readied himself for the pitch in a home game against Millbrook on Monday, May 24. Photo submitted

Dover Dragons savor a hot winning streak

DOVER PLAINS — The spirit of America’s favorite pastime has been alive and roaring on the Dover High School varsity baseball team this season as the team has been adding one victory after another to its record these past few weeks.

Dance, dance, dance

NEW YORK — Commencing the month of June with an evening of original dance, Mark DeGarmo Dance invited spectators young and old to tune in for the season finale of Mark DeGarmo Dance’s 2020-21 Virtual Salon Performance Series season on Thursday, June 3.


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