Friday, December 18, 2015

  Fallsburg Shows Experience With Win

   FALLSBURG--Fallsburg's veteran-loaded girls varsity team used a strong defense and an explosive offense  last Wednesday night to defeat Tri-Valley 57-37.
  Fallsburg's experience with four returning players from last year proved to be a key factor in the Comet's win with Tri-Valley coach Jason Closs admitting in post game comments  "that our Tri-Valley girls have not played a lot together throughout our whole program."
  This lack of not playing together showed up quickly in the first eight minutes of play as Fallsburg raced out to a 10-0 lead before the Bears scored their first two points at the 2:38 mark of the first quarter.
  Fallsburg went on to outscore Tri-Valley 12-5 in the first quarter and 14-4 in the second quarter for a commanding halftime lead of 26-9.
  Leading the scoring efforts by the Comet's in the first half of play was Brooks Sapolsky with nine points and Diamond Weeks with seven points.
  Sapolsky and Weeks added to their scoring efforts in the second half of play with Weeks pouring in nine for her total of 16 points and Sapolsky adding 11 for her top-scoring effort of 20 points.
  Tri-Valley outscored Fallsburg 13-12 in the third quarter but the Comet's outscored the Bears in the fourth quarter 19-15. 
  A strong three-point shooting effort by Fallsburg showed the Comet's with six trays for the night.
  Coach Closs noted "the three point shooting for Fallsburg was the key tonight and we talked today prior to the game about getting to their shooters especially in transition because Fallsburg's guards can throw them up and tonight they shot very well."
  Turnovers for both teams pretty much evened out with Tri-Valley committing 26 and Fallsburg 24.
  "We need to work to continue to mesh as we have girls who have not played together a lot and we're trying to figure each other out and that's going to come from practicing and playing games,"  Coach Closs added.
  Tri-Valley's offense was led by Liz Hannold and Morgan Shamro with nine points each. Freshman Samantha Raymond added six points.
  Fallsburg coach Dan Redmond in commenting about his teams victory, said, "we played a phenomenal defensive game, rotated well and had some great spurts on offense."
  "We have a very solid shooting team this year and will be playing league games in Class B Division IV against Burke, O'Neill and Liberty."
  "I have four returning starters and Tri Valley is a team that has beat me the last seven years so it's finally nice to get a win because he (Closs) has a great program over there and Jason does a great job with them so it's nice to get this win," Redmond added.
  Both teams entered Wednesday's game at 1-1. Fallsburg now goes to 2-1 while Tri-Valley is 1-2.
  Fallsburg played its first league game against Burke last Friday while Tri-Valley played its first league game against S.S. Seward last night.


Fallsburg point guard Diamond Weeks (4) drives to the hoop past Tri-Valley defender Ashley Lawrence (25) in the Comet's 57-37 non-league game last week in Fallsburg. Weeks scored 16 points for her winning team.                                      

Tri-Valley's Morgan Shamro (34) scores two of her nine points as Fallsburg's Diavian Smith (15) attemps the block. Fallsburg won 57-37.







 Concert Brings Forth The Need To Belong

  GRAHAMSVILLE--High School Winter Holiday concerts sometimes lack  the true meaning of Christmas  but the rendition of "O Nata Lux" "The Need to Belong" by the 9-12 Tri-Valley Central School Chorus December 15 displayed with words and song the true meaning of  what Christmas is really about.
  In doing so it demonstrated  the human  yearning to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
  The Tri-Valley Secondary School 9-12 Winter Concert took place in the Bernstein Theatre and included both the Chorus, the Symphonic Band and the Sr. Jazz Band.
  "O Nata Lux" was sung in the second segment of the concert featuring the Chorus conducted by Director Kevin J. Giroux and two verses of the song put a heavy spotlight on the meaning of Christmas with these words "O Light born of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, deign mercifully the kneeling praises and prayers to receive."
  Also included in "The Need to Belong" portion of the concert was the singing of "Hold Me, Rock Me" with solo's by Brian Tate, Evan Edwards and Max Cabrera.
  The opening of the Chorus portion of the concert included two English Anthems, "With A Voice of Singing," and When Rooks Fly Homeward.
  Two verses of "When Rooks Fly Homeward"  by composer Arthur Baynon with the text provided by Irish poet Joseph Campbell added to the concert's Christmas theme by saying "When rooks fly homeward and shadows fall, When roses fold on the hay-ward wall, When blind moths flutter by door and tree, Then comes the quiet of Christ to me," and "When stars look out on the Children's Path And grey mists gather on carn and rath, When night is one with the brooding sea, Then comes the quiet of Christ to me."
  The Chorus also sang "The First Noel" with soloists James Tierney, Daren Huebsch Jr. and Tiffani Foncree and closed with "Merrily Sing Noel."
  Keira Weyant was the piano accompanist for the chorus.
  Opening the December 15 Winter Concert was the Sr. Jazz Band conducted by Director Matthew Weyant.
  This Jazz Band performed "Autumn Leaves," Winter Wonderland" and Celebration. The band was joined by well-known local musician BJ Hendrickson on guitar.
  Director Weyant led the Symphonic Band as they performed "Amparito Roco" with soloist Aidan Mentnech, "Cantus Jubilante" and closed the evening's concert with a great rendition of "Christmas Eve In Sarajevo." Mr. Hendrickson on guitar and Director Giroux on Keys/Bass joined in with the band on the closing song.                                                                    


Tri-Valley Central School Chorus Director Kevin Giroux leads the 9-12 Chorus performing in the Secondary School Winter  Concert Tuesday night in the Bernstein Theatre.                                        


Matthew Weyant, at the Key board, directs the Sr. Jazz Band at the Tuesday Winter Concert.                                     


The Tri-Valley Central School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Matthew Weyant, performs the song "Christmas Eve In Sarajevo during the Tuesday Winter Concert.

  Max Cabrera (front) and Evan Edwards in back, performed solos in the "Hold Me, Rock Me" song sung by the 9-12 chorus at the Tri-Valley Tuesday Winter Concert.
  Aiden Mentnech plays a flute solo during the Tri-Valley's Symphonic Band's performance of "Amparito Roco" at the Tueday 9-12 Winter Concert.

Student Cafui Awasu plays the chimes during the Tri-Valley Symphonic Band's performance of "Christmas Eve In Sarajevo" as part of the 9-12 Tuesday Winter Concert.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


   Christmas Is In The Air

    The baby in a manger.....the chorus of angels......the group of stunned shepherds.......the bright star.....the wise men......a stable.....a Savior......these are God moments and Christmas is full of them.

    It's that time of year again. Time to say "Merry Christmas".
  We live in a greatly diverse country, so checkered with individuality that anyone can celebrate what they want, when they want and how they want to.
    So it is perfectly understandable why saying "Merry  Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" is the preferred choice of holiday greetings by Christians.
     Then of course comes the standard acceptance of saying,..... look it's a Christmas is not a Holiday is a Christmas Tree and Christians throughout the world this month are not celebrating the birth of a Holiday.....they are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
any community tree lighting events during the month of December have been just that .....tree lighting events.......they are trying to be "politically correct" instead of displaying the real meaning of Christmas for Christians.......which of course is the Nativity Scene.
  In the commercial market some retailers avoid any mention of Christmas and even some merchants banned employees from using the greeting "Merry Christmas." A strong backlash against some large retailers brought them to their knees when sales dropped and their policies changed to adding Christmas to their advertising and their employees greeting customers with Merry Christmas.
     We are in the full-swing of the Christmas season .....and I think the last time I looked on the Calendar it does say that  December 25 is Christmas.

     Also the last time I looked I believe that Christmas is a national holiday but who knows the way things are going that someone or some organization will petition our government to remove this date as a national holiday.

     We certainly do not have anything against the Christmas tree and  lighting ceremonies that include this tree and the lighting of the Menorah which is a major part of the Jewish Chanukah holidays.

     One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah and this religious symbol is a symbol of the nation of Israel and their mission to be "a light unto the nations," (Isaiah 42.6).   
   But, again, why do we not see The Nativity Scene included in our many ceremonies. The Nativity Scene displaying the birth of Jesus Christ is the true symbol for Christians during the Christmas season.
    Community tree lighting ceremonies censor this Christian symbol as a part of what is called
"insensitive to the many people of different faiths."
     Recent surveys shows that a majority of Americans want us to say "Merry Christmas" and that 69 percent of us prefer the traditional greeting over a generic "happy holidays." which garnered a mere 23 percent of the vote.

     We are proud to say "Merry Christmas" and believe its time to repair the damage that has been done by groups and organizations to take "Christ" out of Christmas.

     So I say to each and everyone of you......have a Merry CHRISTmas and may God Bless you.




Record Entry In World Series Of Bowling

  A record-tying 21 countries is having bowlers compete in the GEICO Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) World Series of Bowling (WSOB) now underway at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.
  The late entry of Puerto Rico's Jean Perez, a long-time member of Puerto Rico's national team, combined with last-minute withdrawals of players from South Korea and Ireland will set a 2015 WSOB participation record if the current roster of 244 holds up.
  The 2015 field will be minus two defending champions, reigning PBA World Champion Mike Fagan who has suspended his PBA Tour activity to return to school in pursuit of his Master's Degree, and 2014 Viper Champion Mika Koivuiniemi has semi-retired to deal with a chronic back ailment and also has accepted a position to coach the national team in the United Arab Emirates.
  Defending champions who will be in the field in Reno are Anthony Pepe (Cheetah), DJ
Archer (Chameleon) and Michael Haugen Jr. (Scorpion).
  Also due to a lingering foot ailment, Mike Scroggins, has been forced to withdraw from the eight-player PBA50 qualifying event to determine two finalists for the PBA Challenge Finals December 19.
  PBA's Xtra Frame coverage of the World Series continues through the qualifying and match play rounds of the four animal pattern championships.
  Xtra Frame subscription information can be obtained at and click on the Xtra Frame link.

   Ed's Outlook

  The economy during the past five years has had a big effect on the growth of the sport of bowling.
  We see bowling centers closing and leagues not being filled in other centers.
  The dollar can just go so far and new innovations must be conjured up  by bowling proprietors to get bowlers back to their center.
  One interesting league concept that is becoming more and more popular is the split season whereby bowlers can join a 16-week league and at the end of the league can then determine if they want to join the second 16-week league.
  Bowlers for years have complained that the 32-week league is too long and some don't like starting in early September and finishing in late April or early May.
  Another interesting league feature is the low cost no fringe benefits league which eliminates prize money and league banquets at the end of the season.
  A league we were familiar with several years ago was a straight $8 per person with no prize money (just a fun league with competition) and everyone brought food at the end of the league eliminating the costs of having the banquet catered.
  We always hear mentioned that the competitive landscape in the bowling business is very important and we have seen in the past bowing proprietors just thinking about themselves and not the personal income of bowlers and the many other opportunities bowlers have with their leisure time.
  Superior customer service is so important today and bowling centers that thrive give a lot of attention to bowlers needs.
  Bowling is both a competitive sport and recreational entertainment, as such, bowling has had to learn to compete with other leisure time activities, like sports, hobbies and electronic media.

  Ed Townsend, a PR consultant to the sport of bowling, writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even score your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, 845-866-0333, email at or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed's pictures at We ar also on Facebook and Twitter.

 Bowling Tip
  By Mike Luongo

  This week we will talk about 10 of the most important bowling tips you should remember.
  Tip # 1 is always buy your own bowling equipment as proper equipment is important to a successful bowling game.
  Tip # 2 is make sure the ball fits your fingers. The holes in bowling balls must fit your fingers and be tight enough to hold the ball while throwing the ball.
  Tip # 3 is always buy a ball that's the correct weight...this is critical to good play.
  Tip # 4 is always wear comfortable clothing that is loose. The shirt sleeves and pant legs should always allow movement,
  Tip# 5 is always care for your equipment, keep is will aired and dry...remove all dirt.
  Tip # 6 is always warm up before bowling. Stretch your entire body before bowling.
  Tip # 7 is always wear bowling shoes that fit...not too loose or tight.
  Tip # 8 is always pick up the ball with two hands....otherwise you are asking for injuries.
  Tip # 9  is dry your bowling hand....sticky fingers interfere with good bowling style.
  Tip # 10 is always make sure the bottoms of your shoes are clean and can easily slide moving up the alley to the foul line.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at

Local Scores
(Compiled by Ed Townsend)

  Beechwood Lanes

  Monday Ladies

  Diane Conroy 169, Lois Erdman 151, 218, Barbara Cady 181, Beth Schumacher 169, 167, Tracy Puerschner 170, Pam Wayne 152, Janet Bertholf 150, Lindsey Bauer 172.

 Kiamesha Lanes

 Monday Men's

  Tim Minton 247, 645, Eddie Lake 229, 660, Kyle Giordino 232, 647, Jason Jones Jr. 279, 683, Jaryl Scott 226, Paul Durland 235, Vinny Collura 225, 672, Donny Durland 269, 707, James VanAken 226, 602, Jon Wilhelm 263, 668, Todd Houghtaling 231, 618, Rich Feeney 615, Robert Feeney Sr. 269, 672, Bobby Cooper 237, 653, John Hoffmann 245, 641, Josh Strang 602, Justin Holland 231, 238, 228, 697, Pedro Agapito III a 248, 256, 256, 760, Tim Totten 245, 225, 242, 712, Kevin Stackhouse 280, 248, 737, Ronald Totten 239, 243, 693, Vinny Scuderi 236, 615, Michael Scuderi 265, 236, 675, Keith Smith 610, Dave Graham 258, 657, Kenny Atkins 229, 612.

 Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Kat Cronk 200, 524, Edward Walsh 236, 247, 681, Charlie Tuttle 248, 602, Mary Lee Williams 192, 189, 559, Andrea Grossman 190, 528, Joan Lake 180, 508, Wendy Swan 233, 516, Pedro Agapito III a 233, 234, 279, 746, Corey Williams 233, 659, Laresko Niifa 242, 642, Kevin Stackhouse 248, 663, Karen Martin 182, Shane Cunningham 236, 234, 679, Bob Yakin Jr. 234, Debbie Polin 190, 180, 205, 575, Trasey Barres 221, 207, 600, Pete Nastasi 256, 674, Dustin Graham 237, Cara Nicholson 232, 523.

 Thursday Ladies

  Debbie Polin 182, 183, Trasey Barres 213, 224, Kelly Shattuck 198, Lisa Cartwright 191, Cindy Short 188, Cara Nicholson 235, Shirley Bowens 192, Dottie Cox 218, 206.

 Friday Mixed

  Pedro Agapito III a 610, Chris Castro 235, Eddie Lake 227, 255, 661, Ryan Lepke 246, 608, Kevin Stackhouse 614, Charlie Tuttle 234, 234, 669, James VanAken 236, 279, 700, Larry Whipple 238, Lauren Blume 187, 202, 563, Cathy Carpenter 226, 530, Nicole Dertinger 232, 246, 606, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 221, 195, 587, Katie Hacker 201, 194, 555, Loretta VanAken 204, 533.

 Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Sill Boldis 150, 160, 154, Opal Hocker 176, 167, Joanne Wright 194, 151, Charlene Meola 158, 151, Sue Naughton 161, 169, Lillian Zieres 172, 181, 170, 523, Kelly Gombita 175, Debbie Loughrey 167, Robin Lucky 165, Rebecca Rhodes 153, 158, Barbara Pingel 154, Jody Mohn 181, 189, 547, Heidi Bauer 157, 150, 151, Dawn Roemer 153, 154, Kim Doty 161, Mardette Wilcox 206, 180, 564, Florence Good 170, 164.

Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  Bob Cady 247, Dean Shattuck 203, 188, 185, Sami Markao 200, Mark Schriber 181, 210, Kory Keesler 198, 204, Buddy Romney 199, Corey Hornicek 187, Chris Marston 216, 211, Joey Meyer 190, Troy Paruki 184, 193, Mike Sorge 180, Jim Kautz 180, 201, Mike Geiger 224, 192, Brian Starr 224, Wally Warren 184, Albert Tyles 181, Tom Bisig 199, Jackie Brockner 192.

Wednesday Men's

  Randy Fischer 266, 214, 659, Steve Mutdter 202, Bobby Fix Jr. 201, 190, Brian Brustman 180, 208, 191, Brian Kitson 184, John Kline 188 190, Gregg Burton 185, Tom Gain 190, Rich Franke 198, 184, Bobby Glassel 194, 189, John Diehl 188, Matt Hubert 191, Jack Diehl 213, 200, 191, 604, Alby Thony 187, Joel Turner 218, Roger Widmann 180, 192.



Sunday, December 6, 2015


   1916 Main St. Roscoe Fire (Part 2)

  Picking up where we left off last week we finished our Part 1 of this column  describing the historical account of the November 19, 1916 fire on Main Street as presented  to the Rockland town board recently by Town Historian Dr. Joyce Conroy.
  The fire that started in the lunch room in the Roscoe Bowling Alley in the Mauer Building was gaining  momentum as there were few hydrants and the water pressure in the hoses dropped because the fire hose caught on fire and firemen could not get to the hydrant because the hose was too hot.
  Dr. Conroy points out that next door to the Meat Market Bowling Alley building there is the Roscoe Hardware Corporation owned by another man in Middletown the Berner Building and that building goes immediately.
  The building next to the Hardware Corporation is the department store owned by Mr. Voorhees and this building is also destroyed by the fire. This building had a tin roof and steel sides and when these heated up the building just blew.
  Fortunately the bank building (made of stone) and the Albee building also made of stone stopped the fire on that side of the street.
  Roscoe's fire captain at that time sent telegraphs to Liberty and Livingston Manor asking for help. Livingston Manor had a train ready to go with a conductor, engineer and some 50 volunteer firemen on the train there but the Middletown office of the O & W Railroad would not release the train nor was the Liberty train allowed to leave the station.
  So Liberty firemen hitched up a wagon with a pumper on it and firemen  started up Route 17 which was a dirt road. Livingston Manor firemen got anyone with a car and firemen traveled up to Roscoe on Route 17.
  In the mean time the fire has jumped across the street to the Beaverkill House and next to that is a drug store but both go up in flames and several houses are destroyed but with Livingston Manor firemen on the scene they were able to save a house by hanging rugs out the windows and on the roof and used a bucket brigade to wet them down and it saved the house.
  Dynamite was used near the Bank to slow down the spread of the fire so that it could not get to the freight and train station and the wind calmed down.
  Liberty photographer Otto Hillig who had been on a cross country tour returned to Liberty that night, heard about the fire, and came to Roscoe and took pictures and these were made part of Dr. Conroy's outstanding presentation about this 1916 Roscoe fire.
  History is a big part of society and thanks to historians like Dr. Conroy who preserve it and deliver interesting presentations.

This historic photo taken by the late Otto Hillig of Liberty shows the former Beaverkill House on Roscoe's Main Street engulfed in flames in the November 19, 1916 fire that destroyed much of that hamlet's business district.



  1916 Main St. Roscoe Fire (Part 1)

   An interesting presentation by Town of Rockland Historian Dr. Joyce Conroy's was made at the Nov. 19 Town board meeting.
  Her topic for that evening was the big fire that engulfed much of the Roscoe Main Street business district on November 19, 1916.
  Dr. Conroy, who is also the director of the Roscoe Library, started her presentation by describing what was formerly known on Roscoe's Main Street as the Mauer Building and that Mr. Mauer lived in Middletown, NY and that he had tenants in the building including a Bowling Alley-Pool Parlor-Lunch Room and another tenant known as Sipple Bros. Meat Market.
  Upstairs was an apartment occupied by Ms. Sipple and her son and Thanksgiving visitors.
  Sometime during the night a fire started in the lunch room because somehow the stove vents were left open and the fire was not banked for the night.
  Historian Conroy noted that Ms. Sipple was awakened because the windows exploded out as the fire really got hot and Ms. Sipple, her son and guests could only escape by jumping out the second floor windows because when they first opened the doors to the stairway they saw nothing but flames.
  Ms. Sipple accomplished sounding the  alarm and down at the Railroad depot the actual fire alarm was sounded from a whistle on the scoop (a small two-engine train) and this was used as that time to call out the fire department and their horse and wagon (fire truck apparatus).
  There were a few hydrants but not too many and firemen started pumping water but the hose catches on fire and the water pressure drops and firemen can's get to the hydrant because the hose is too hot.
  Now that we have really spiked your interest as to what happens next....we'll close this Part 1 section of our column and will continue this drama and the remainder of this great historical presentation in Part 2 of our column next week.

Town of Rockland Historian Dr. Joyce Conroy gives an interesting account of the famous November 19, 1916 Main Street fire in Roscoe.



Bowling Needs Knowledgeable Coaches

  The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) needs bowling coaches who can produce knowledge to those wanting to improve their bowling skills.
  The USBC offers a USBC Coaching Level 1 program which covers fundamentals that apply to youth and adults with topics such as:
  * Rules and Responsibilities of a coach.
  * Progression of skills from two-handed delivery to the basic four-step approach.
  * Sport safety.
  * Maintaining a positive teaching approach and environment.
  * Adding fun to your youth program.
  * An overview of programs and opportunities .
  There are some prerequisites for getting into this first level of coaching which include an age requirement and  one must be approved through the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP).
   RVP is a background screening program to help ensure a safe environment for all USBC members.
  There is a $49 fee to take this online course and test and you are given two attempts to pass the test before having to pay any additional fees.
  Bowlers interested in becoming involved in this teaching process may do so by going to the USBC web page and clicking on Coaching Certification Level 1.

Ed's Outlook

Roscoe Bowling Alley History

  My ears always perk up when I hear folks talk about bowling history in Sullivan County.
  While at a Rockland Town board meeting recently Town Historian Dr. Joyce Conroy, who also serves as the director of the Roscoe Library, gave an interesting presentation about the November 19, 1916 fire on Main Street in Roscoe that practically destroyed much of the Main Street business district.
  One of the pictures which was part of her talk was of the Mauer Building which housed the Roscoe Bowling Alley and Pool Parlor and Lunch Room and was owned and operated by L.J. Skinner.
  There was no detailed information available as to how large the bowling alley was but from looking at the picture of the building is can be projected that there were two maybe four lanes which of course had the pins set by a pin boy down in the pin dex area.
  I talked to Dr. Conroy last week and she said that she would research this bowling alley and bowling in Roscoe.
  She got back to me noting that "this was much harder than I though but here's what I've found out."
  The interesting facts about bowling in Roscoe, which might have been one of the very few bowling establishments in the county at that time, was that "prior to 1904, H. Beringer built a bowling alley next to the Beaverskill House, a hotel that he owned. At some point in time, he closed that and the one across the street opened, run by Balsey Furher. It looks like Beringer's building was built to house the bowling alley."
  Dr. Conroy noted that she had a copy of the Sanborn map, dated 1904, and it showed both the Faubel House and the bowling alley. Dr. Conroy noted "the bank had not been built yet."
  An interesting background about the early days of bowling in the hamlet of Roscoe....if there is anyone else who might be able to produce any additional information please feel free to call or email me.


  Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling , writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177 or 845-866-0333, email at or fax at 845-205-4475. View this column and all of Ed's pictures at We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

 Bowling Tip
 By Mike Luongo

  This week I will share with you three tips that should help you bowl better.
  It's important to take these tips seriously.
  The first thing is that when bowling you need to use your lower body leverage during delivery.
  On the first step, bend your knee to get closer to the land and slide your foot  making sure that it stays straight. Then, with the leg that is not sliding, move it over across from the arm you are throwing with.
  This will counter balance your body but  make sure that you keep you upper body straight when doing this.
  Next make sure you are not squeezing the ball with your grip..... relax your thumb and come through cleanly during the release.
  Third tip is that you need to develop your oven bowling style...there is no set way to do thing when it comes to bowling. The important thing is to be able to develop a style that you can do  over and over and get good results.
  If you can do that you will be a successful bowler.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Adviser-Special Events Assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at

 Local Scores
 (Compiled by Ed Townsend)

 Beechwood Lanes

 Monday Ladies

  Beth Schumacher 169, Tracy Puerschner 156, 159, Julie Yewchuck 164, Jodi Gulley 153, 155, Nicole Hubert 153, Diane Staves 157, 185, Lois Erdman 165, 152, 178, Danielle Meyer 179.

Kiamesha Lanes

 Monday Men's

  Tim Minton 256, 236, 693, Eddie Lake 249, 254, 695, Rick Lake 227, 237, 659, Rob Sze 278, 681, George Baggatta 247, Matt Fallon 265, 255, 703, Jaryl Scott 234, 266, 701, Vinny Collura 278, 698, Donnie Durland 279, 267, 762, Tom Belgiovene 231, Rudy Belanchia 257, 630, James VanAken 237, 233, 663, Jon Wilhelm 258, 235, 690, Arthur Stevens 601, Lloyd Bridges 233, 632, Todd Houghtaling 246, 244, 682, Robert E. Feeney 633, Jody Farquhar 620, John Hoffmann 247, 649, Josh Strang 228, 600, Justin Holland 258, 232, 692, Pedro Agapito III a 277, 258, 236, 771, Laresko Niifa 256, 632, Kevin Stackhouse 257, 651, Ronald Totten 276, 687, Keith Smith 226, 652, Charlie Tuttle 225, 232, 655, Dave Graham 279, 691, Kenny Atkins 248, 654, Larry Whipple 607.

Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Kat Cronk 191, 181, 539, Kris Gwiozdowski 278, 679, Charlie Tuttle 617, Andrea Grossman 531, Joan Lake 205, 187, 545, Rodney Degrote Jr. 226, 243, 267, 736, Wendy Swan 198, 523, Pedro Agapito III a 236, 268, 279, 783, Laresko Niifa 244, 606, John Hoffmann 234, 227, 655, Kevin Stackhouse 235, 642, Niel Bell 230, 641, Harry Dennis 225, Keith Smith 235, 268, 722, Todd Telesky 258, 618, Trasey Barres 187, Larry Whipple 661, Heather Dobell 198, 210, 540.

Thursday Ladies

  Dottie Cox 184, 190, Cara Nicholson 202, Mary Chicko 193, Kelly Shattuck 190, Sarah Durland 200, 199, Sherry Laird 219, Lisa Cartwright 267, 193, 611, Liz Burgio 189, 198, Barbara Merton 191, Trasey Barres 182, 200.

Friday Mixed

  Trasey Barres 190, 512, Julie Chen 188, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 182, 523, Katie Hacker 187, Loretta VanAken 182, 512, Pedro Agapito III a 239, 658, Larry Berens 267, 622, Chris Castro 235, Billy Dertinger 227, 630, Dave Graham 243, Don Kuchar 234, Eddie Lake 226, 627, Ryan Lepke 233, Kevin Stackhouse 236, 225, 652, Charlie Tuttle 232, 645, James VanAken 235, 632.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

 Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  Kory Keesler 215, Randy Fischer 187, 187, 203, Jim Kautz 196, 200, 190, Mike Geiger 187, Eugene Fulton 220, Brian Starr 240, 180, 210, 630, Albert Tyles 188, Dale Steffens 204.

  Wednesday Men's

  Randy Fischer 199, 181, Bobby Fix Jr. 203, 180, Brian Brustman 187, John Kline 189, 200, 188, Rich Thony 193, Tim Sykes 193, Joe Meyer 237, Tom Gain 201, Johnny Glassel 217, 212, Bobby Glassel 193, John Diehl 192, Matt Hubert 187, Jack Diehl 197, Joel Turner 191, 188, Ben Highhouse 208, Craig Stewart 182.

The Mauer Building on Roscoe's Main Street in 1904-05 housed the  Roscoe Bowling Alley and Pool Parlor.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tri-Valley & SW Lose At Walton

    WALTON--Sullivan County teams competing in the annual Walton Tip-Off tournament last Thursday both tasted defeat with Tri-Valley losing to Walton in the championship game 52-48 while Sullivan West struggled against Stamford Central 71-38 in the consolation game.
   The championship game against Walton proved to be a complete reversal for the Bears who in their first tournament game earlier in the week defeated Stamford 64-56 behind the high scoring duo of Robert Worden with 24 points and Shane Rennison with 17.
   Tri-Valley's bid for the championship took a big hit Thursday as both Worden and Rennison became unavailable Wednesday with Worden receiving a two-day in-school suspension and Rennison coming down with pneumonia.
   Resilient Tri-Valley coach Kevin Delaney used player knowledge and coaching experience to floor a starting lineup that came back from a 16 point 47-31 deficit in the third quarter to lose by four points as the final buzzer sounded.
  Delaney in commenting about the loss of Worden and Rennison in the lineup noted, "we didn't give up today and showed heart."
  "A couple of young guys stepped up and did a lot of hard work but it's pretty difficult playing with eight guys as Worden and Rennison are two seniors who posses a lot of experience that was missing from the floor in an away game at a home teams home tournament," Delaney said.
  Walton coach David Gardepe's starting five took advantage of the younger Bears starters and raced off to a 17-point 24-7 first quarter lead and went into the locker room at half-time leading 37-21.
  Tri-Valley started to chip away at Walton's lead late in the third quarter as the Bears outscored Walton 14-10 behind six points by Thomas Decker, four points by Thomas Mungeer and two points each by Chase Botsford Chris Mosher and Brennan Healy.
  The Bears entered the final eight minutes of play down by 12 points, 47-35.  
  Tri-Valley's defense came alive in the fourth quarter limiting Walton to five points while outscoring the tournament champions 13-5 off the scoring efforts of Mungeer with four, Botsford with 3 and two pointers by Mosher, Healy and Mungeer.
  Decker led Tri-Valley's scoring with 14 points off five 2's, one three pointer and one foul shot. Mungeer added 12 points for the Bears who are now 1-1 in non-league play.
  Alex Tweedie and Blake Hitt led Walton with 14 points each. Walton is not 2-0 in non-league play.
  Walton, like Ti-Valley is a class C school and plays in the MAC league.
  Walton Coach Gardepe praised both teams in this championship tilt.
  Named to the Tournament All-Star team from Tri-Valley were Chris Mosher and Thomas Mungeer. 
  Tri-Valley entered league play at home last night against S.S. Seward.
  In the Sullivan West-Stamford consolation game the young inexperienced Bulldogs were challenged on almost every possession by an aggressive Stamford Central team that jumped out to a 19-7 first quarter lead, outscored Sullivan West 19-6 in the second quarter for a 38-13 half time lead.
  The third quarter didn't get much better for the Bulldogs as Stamford outscored Sullivan West 21-15 as Stamford coasted 12-9 in the fourth quarter for the win.
  Bulldogs first year coach John Meyer in post-game comments said, "it's only our second game, we've got a long way to go and we got a lot to work on."
  "We'll watch the tapes and we 'll see how we can improve," Meyer said.
  Ryszard  Mujanovic and Austin Melchick led Sullivan West in scoring with 11 points each. Myjanovic hit for four 2's and one three pointer while Melchick scored 3 trays  and one two pointer.
  The loss puts Sullivan West at 0-2 in non-league play.

Tri-Valley's Thomas Decker (32) shoots for a two-pointer past Walton's Alex Sorochinsky (20) in the Bears 52-48 championship game loss to Walton last Thursday night in Walton's Tip-Off Tournament.

Sullivan West's Ryszard Mujanovic (11) attempts a two-pointer past Stamford's Connor Ogborn Sr. (10) in the consolation game last Thursday at the Walton Tip-Off Tournament. Stamford won 71-38.


Tri-Valley coach Kevin Delaney (center) holds the second place trophy in the Walton Tip-Off Tournament held last Thursday. Two of his players, Chris Mosher (23) left, and Thomas Mungeer (22) right, were named to the Tournament All-Star team.





  Tri-Valley Boys Win Opener

  WALTON--The Tri-Valley Bears boys varsity basketball team opened their 2015-16 season Tuesday night with a new coach, a new starting lineup and a 64-56 win that propelled them into last night's Walton Tournament championship game.
  The annual tournament trek up the mountains to the Delaware County village of Walton gave the Bears a 64-56 win over Stamford Central, a class D school who plays in the Delaware League.
  New Tri-Valley coach Kevin Delaney prior to the start of the game noted that the Bears have had only a one-game scrimmage last week against class B school Rondout Valley noting " we pretty much held our own in that game."
  The Bears starting lineup for this game included Robert Worden, Shane Rennison, Thomas Mungeer, Chris Mosher and Thomas Decker.
  Tuesday night's win pretty much showed that the Bears this year look to be aggressive both on defense and offense and will steal the ball at any given opportunity which opens up easy break-away layups.
  Tri-Valley took a quick 7-1 lead in the first quarter off two pointers by Shane Rennison and Robert Worden with Stamford finally putting up a two-point shot at the 3:43 mark.
  Worden went on to pour in another two-pointer and three trays for 13 of his teams 18 first quarter points while Stamford posted 11.
  Stamford outscored Tri-Valley 16-15 in the second quarter with the Bears taking a first half 33-27 lead. Geoffrey Mattice led Stamford in that quarter with 7 points.
  Rennison led Tri-Valley's second quarter scoring with 7 points off three two-pointers and a foul shot.
  Scoring in the second half saw Tri-Valley outscore Stamford 13-12 in the third quarter and 18-17 in the fourth quarter.
  The loss for Stamford proved to be their inability to make up the first quarter deficit.  
  Worden led the Bears offensive attack with 24 points off of three trays, 6 two-pointers and 3 foul shots. Rennison had 17 points off 6 two's and five foul shots.
  Mattice scored well for Stamford under the boards with 19 points off 7 two-pointers, one tray and 2 foul shots. Colby Fancher had 15 points for Stamford off four 2's and 7 free throws.
  Turnovers played a major role in the game with Stamford committing 23 to Tri-Valley's 8.
  Tri-Valley going into last night's Tournament championship game against Walton is 1-0. Stamford takes an 0-1 record into last night's tournament  consolation against Sullivan West 0-1.
  Coach Delaney in post-game remarks said, "we had a little rough start but we held together at the end and this was our first real test which shows us our  weaknesses and what we have to work on."
  "Overall I'm very happy with tonight's performance and now we have a day off to prepare us for the championship game," Delaney said.
  Stamford coach Greg O'Connell was not available for comment.
  Walton raced out to a 10-0 first quarter lead against Sullivan West in the second game Tuesday night before Devin Talmadge scored Sullivan West's first two points with 2:55 left on the clock.
  Walton took a 26-14 half time lead, extended the lead to 39-24 at the the end of the third quarter and coasted to a 57-32 win.
  Alex Tweedie had 15 points for Walton while Sullivan West was led by Ryszard Mujanovic's 9 points.                                                                           



Tri-Valley's new varsity boy basketball coach Kevin Delaney, left,  has his first pre-game conversation with Stamford coach Greg O'Connell.

Tri-Valley point-guard Robert Worden (10) scores 2 of his game high 24 points against Stamford's Stephen Anderson (30) and Connor Ogborn (10) in the Bears Tuesday night 64-56 win.

Sullivan West's Ryszard Mujanovic (11) scores 2 of his game high 9 points against Walton's Gavin Griffin (33) in Tuesday nights 57-32 loss to Walton.