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SEVEN MEMBERS OF the Liberty boys’ alpine ski team were honored at Monday night’s Liberty Central School Board of Education meeting. Pictured from left to right are Assistant Coach Corrine McGuire, Kevin McGuire, Kris Ramos, Sam Heinle, Justin Garritt, and Coach Cindy Ellmauer. Missing from photo are team members Tom Davies, Evan Kirsch and Jacob Kirsch.

Lauded at Liberty

By Lori Brown
LIBERTY — April 14, 2006 – Liberty Central School Athletic Director Tim Bult acknowledged members of the school’s alpine ski team as well as one member of the Indians’ indoor track and field team during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.
Bult praised the boys for recently being named Scholar Athletes by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). He said that the players worked very hard to earn this recognition.
The boys were given a T-shirt, a pin and a certificate.
The players from the Indians’ Alpine Ski Team 2005-2006 alpine ski season who were honored included: Tom Davies, Justin Garritt, Sam Heinle, Evan Kirsch, Jacob Kirsch, Kevin McGuire and Kris Ramos. Their cumulative grade point average was 92.167.
Team Coach Cindy Ellmauer and Assistant Coach Corrine McGuire were very proud of all the hard work by those seven young men on and off the ski hill.
“They are truly exemplary,” Ellmauer said.
The ski team was also awarded a plaque for Academic Achievement during the 2005-2006 season.
Ellmauer commented about a few kids from the team. For example, she noted that Kevin McGuire received the Section IX sportsmanship award and Justin Garritt placed 19 out of 86 racers during a competition.
The Head Coach for the Indians’ indoor track and field team is Hazel Yaun. During Monday night’s ceremony, she honored Jacob Schwartz for his pole-vaulting talent.
In the recently completed 2005-2006 season, Schwartz placed first in the state qualifications in the pole vault. In addition, he was the runner- up in the event at the Section IX championship meet and captured the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association pole vault title.
At the state competition, Schwartz finished 11th among the 26 athletes who entered the pole vault event. He also tied his personal record and set an indoor record of 13 feet, 6 inches.
In addition to Bult, the athletes were congratulated by their parents and coaches for their great accomplishments.

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