Spring sign-ups; fall reminiscence

Photo by Ken Cashman Dom Marzigliano (left) congratulates teammate Kyan Patten after a touchdown against Saugerties on Oct. 21. Dom scored in a recent All Star game

Photo by Ken Cashman
Dom Marzigliano (left) congratulates teammate Kyan Patten after a touchdown against Saugerties on Oct. 21. Dom scored in a recent All Star game

Marzigliano scores in football All Star Game

Dom Marzigliano concluded his high school football career with a fourth-quarter touchdown in the Exceptional Senior All Star Game at Newburgh Free Academy on Nov. 22. His four-yard run helped Team National defeat Team American 21-10.

Cornwall had eight players selected for the game, more than any other school in Section IX.

Little League in-person signups next weekend

The familiar cry of “play ball” won’t echo across the Little League diamonds until April 22. But it’s not too early to be thinking about baseball or softball.

Cornwall Little League officials will hold registration at the shed next to the senior league field from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

To be eligible, players must be between 5 and 16 years old and must reside within the Cornwall Central School District. The league requires birth certificates for players who haven’t provided them in the past.

There is a need for volunteers to help with umpiring, the concession stand, field maintenance, managing and coaching. There are also opportunities for sponsors.

For information, visit www.CornLL.com. To contact a league official, send email to contact@cornwalllittleleague.com.

Local athletes excel in college sports

Raffaela Aversa appeared in 14 games as a defender and had an assist for the SUNY Purchase soccer team.

Dylan Burns won the 50 freestyle (22.18) and the 100 freestyle (49.30) to help SUNY Cortland defeat Buffalo State in a dual swim meet on Nov. 19.

Giovanna Fichera had four goals and two assists for the Sage College Gators in her freshman year.

Andrea Mancuso, a senior, started every game for the Stonehill soccer team which played in the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in school history. During the season, Andrea had three goals and one assist.

Paul Martini appeared in seven games for the SUNY Cobleskill soccer team. The freshman netkeeper had a 3-3-1 record and allowed less than two goals per game.

Caroline Staudle, who led the Southern Connecticut soccer team in scoring, will be playing in a New England Senior Bowl Game on Saturday.

Joe Sullivan swam the butterfly as the Roger Williams 400-yard medley relay defeated the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in a dual meet.

Ben Vondrak, a freshman at Potsdam, finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke on Nov. 19 in the North Country Invitational Swim Meet. His time was 2:21.36.

Mike White was named to the  Pioneer League Second All Star Team. The Marist quarterback threw for 2,931 yards and 21 touchdowns in his sophomore year,

Gym Kids hosts annual Poochapalooza

Gym Kids will host its annual Poochapalooza at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at its headquarters at 2430 Route 32. The event is both a gymnastics competition and a fund-raiser for organizations that help animals.

This year Gym Kids is aiding Goshen Humane Society, Hudson Valley SPCA, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Paws for Purple Hearts, and  Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).

Contributions made directly to Gym Kids will be used toward the purchase of Kuranda dog beds.

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