Scores of golfers turned out to have fun and support educational outreach with the Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the New Paltz 25th annual Golf Outing held on Thursday, June 24 at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland. The outing is a premier fundraiser for the Foundation’s educational scholarship program, providing financial assistance to local students and adult learners who have demonstrated academic excellence and have had a positive impact upon our communities.
For more information, call 255-0243.
U15 Baseball advances
to State Tournament
The U15 baseball team advanced into the Babe Ruth State Tournament with a 13–6 win over Poughkeepsie on Wednesday. Leading New Paltz was Ryan LaMark with four hits and one RBI and Anthony Amado with three hits and two RBIs. Chad Wells, Alex Worix and Anthony Tortorici each had two hits. Kyle Smith pitched five innings, yielding four runs for the win.
In a game on Thursday, New Paltz lost to Onteora 8-7. Leading New Paltz were Chase Sarvis and Worix, each with two hits and two RBIs. LaMark, Wells and Smith each had one hit with one RBI. This game eliminated New Paltz from the District Championship game, but with a third-place finish in the District, New Paltz still qualifies for the State Tournament, which begins on July 24 in Saugerties.
Scramble Golf Tournament
New Paltz Rotary will hold its eighth annual Scholarship Scramble on Friday, July 23 at Apple Greens Golf Course. The Scramble is New Paltz Rotary’s fundraising event for student scholarships. The club will award $9,000 in scholarships this year. Registration is $105 per person and includes 18 holes, a cart, gifts, breakfast snacks, lunch, post-match dinner at 36 Main and admission into specialty competitions like the Longest Drive. Sign-up is for two-player teams, but if a registrant does not have a partner, the club will make a match. For more information, contact Michael Fairweather at 255-0116 or email@example.com.
The Lloyd American Legion Post 193 team (made up of varsity players from New Paltz, Highland and Wallkill) ran its record to 7-4 with big games coming up this week against Saugerties (on Monday) and Kingston (on Tuesday) -- both games too late for this edition of the New Paltz Times -- before this coming weekend’s State Tournament games (seedings announced this Thursday).
The week began last Sunday with a split against Ellenville, losing the first game 4-3, but winning the second 17-9. Wallkill’s Shane Melfe took the loss in the opener, as Lloyd could garner only four hits (two by Highland’s Jared Gersch and one each by Melfe and New Paltz’s JT Ferraro). Highland’s Cody Weaver got the complete game win in the second game and helped himself with three hits, as everybody on the roster had at least one hit.
On Monday, Highland’s Mike McCabe threw a six-hitter as Lloyd topped Cornwall 4-3.
Post 193 clubbed Tillson Post 150 11-1 on Tuesday, as Highland’s Mike Fallatik got the complete game victory. Mike McCabe had three hits, New Paltz’s Alex Pavlak and Weaver had two hits apiece.
Lloyd slipped by the Dutchess Nationals 5-4 on Thursday, as Weaver got the win and Highland’s Mike Forte homered and New Paltz’s Eric Pesavento had a pair of hits.
This past weekend’s doubleheader with Greenville was cancelled.
“We’re in a good spot for the tournament, playing well, so we’ll see where we get seeded,” said coach Carl Ferraro. “And a few of the guys that probably won’t play fall sports, like JT (Ferraro), Pete Ferrante and Austin Pikulski are looking to maybe hook on to the Poughkeepsie Hit-and-Run travel team, so they can play deep into the fall season. It’s too bad the American Legion season ends by the end of July, a lot of the guys want to keep playing.”
New Paltz Pop Warner
Registration is now open for all children ages five through 14 who are interested in joining the New Paltz Hurricanes Football & Cheerleading teams during the 2010 season. The New Paltz Hurricanes are a division of Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading, which provides youth athletic programs in 42 states and six different countries. “The Pop Warner football and cheerleading programs are top-notch,” says Rich Carageane, president of New Paltz Pop Warner, “Here in New Paltz we have a very dedicated team of coaches and supporters to help guide the children in gaining valuable skills, while at the same time allowing them to have fun with their friends and peers.”
All boys and girls who are interested in joining football or cheerleading are encouraged to learn more about the New Paltz Hurricanes on its website at www.newpaltzhurricanes.com. Online registration is now available.
Tennis lessons in Highland
The Town of Lloyd Recreation Commission is sponsoring tennis lessons at the Tony Williams Park Tennis Courts. Lessons will be given to beginner/advanced beginner students starting Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29 from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. The fee for each person is $20.
Intermediate/adult lessons will be given beginning Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. The fee for each person is $20.
The sign-up forms are available at the office of the Town Clerk, 12 Church Street in Highland; Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The completed forms and fees must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by July 23.