Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo
FAST TRACK: Josh Meddaugh of Monticello
was the best scholastic boys skier in
Sullivan County this season.
Carey Top Skiers
By Frank Rizzo
NORTH CREEK March 21, 2000 -- Eight county alpine skiers qualified
to compete at the New York State skiing championships
earlier this month. The top 10 boys and girls earned a
trip to the northern reaches of the state based on
a combination of how they placed during the regular
season and at the February 22 sectional meet.
Fallsburg/Tri-Valleys Colleen Carey, who won five
of the six regular season meets, was the Section IX
champ. The rest of the county contingent, with final
placement in Section IX: 2. Laura Ferranti, Monticello;
4. Samantha Tucker, Monticello; 6. Jamie Kaplan, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley; 7. Allison Benson, Monticello.
Among those who did not qualify were 12. Becky Sheerer,
Monticello; 13. Lisa Castillo, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley; 19.
Candice Sheerer, Monticello; 23. Tina Castillo, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley; 26. Samantha
Josh Meddaugh of Monticello led the boys
contingent, placing third overall in Section IX behind
leader Trevor Bailey of Onteora, the eventual state
The other qualifiers were 7. Austin Pantel, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley; 8. Justin
Diaco, Monticello; 9.
Blake Levine, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley.
Those who did not qualify: 14. Jon Garfield, Monticello;
17. Brendon Pantel, Fallsburg/Tri-Valley; 19. Mike Swope,
Eldred; 20. Vinnie Dollard, Monticello.
at the states: As noted, Onteoras Bailey wound up
winning the state title. Among the locals, Carey placed
ninth in the slalom, the only Section IX girl to earn a
medal. The slalom event was held at Whiteface Mountain in
The giant slalom was held at Gore Mountain in North
Creek, about 30 miles north of Lake George.
Laura Ferrante had the best placement among Section IX
girls, 19th. Austin Pantel was second to Bailey among
Section IX boys, placing 17th.