Photo by Ken Cashman
Coach Nick Hummel gives instructions to the Wednesday night tennis class at Sportsplex.
Teens beat winter with a racquet
Sportsplex has produced several high school tennis champions. Some future ones may be lurking in the Wednesday night class that started last week. But the immediate goal is to keep the teenagers busy through the winter, sharpen their game, and make sure they’re having fun. The class includes 19 students and five pros. They meet in the bubble behind the main building. Page 13
Rescuers bring hiker out of the woods
The Cornwall Fire Department went into the woods on Sunday afternoon to rescue a hiker who had broken his ankle. The man had been hiking with a group on the Blue Trail in the region that is known as the “Clove Area.”
It was not a quick trip for the eight-person rescue team. They entered the woods from Route 218 and traveled for a half hour to reach their destination. Page 3
Expect a white or rainy Christmas
The weatherman came to Cornwall on Saturday. Jim Witt was at Jones Farm to sell his Hudson Valley Weather Calendar to benefit the Hope for Youth Foundation. The calendar includes 16 months of forecasts, along with scenes from the Hudson Valley – one of them provided by local photographer Tom Doyle. Page 8
Santa coming to Village on Sunday
Santa Claus will be making two trips to Cornwall this year. He’ll be visiting the Village on Sunday, Dec. 1, and then returning the next week to share holiday greetings with the crowd at the circle.
The popular gentleman from the North Pole is expected in Cornwall-on-Hudson as soon as the tree is lit in Village Square. That’s due to happen at 5:30 p.m. Page 10
Football fans loved their Dragons
The Dragons didn’t plan on ending the season in Kingston. They said it before the game, and they believed it until the final minute of their 36-27 loss to Queensbury.
There may have been a few skeptics at the start of the second half. The Dragons fell behind 20-13, and Mike White was still sidelined with a dislocated elbow. But the doubts disappeared when Jason Bailey (the MVP on offense) led a 61-yard scoring drive. Page 14
Cold cross country race nets $7,000
Sydney Decker, a fleet and tireless eighth-grader, won the Adventure 5K on Nov. 23. The Lacrosse Booster Club hosted the event, which attracted more than 160 runners of all ages. Many of them had trouble keeping warm, as the temperatures plunged overnight. The race was held on the grounds of Cornwall Central High School. Page 14
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