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Eldred’s Nik Dilles was the second leading scorer for the Yellowjackets boys’ basketball team which qualified for the sectionals for the first time in three years.
Winter Sports Recap: Eldred
April 16, 2013
Coach: JJ Gass
Record: 5-15; 5-5 league
Season Highlights: Qualifying for sectionals for the first time in three years. Bray Curreri led the team in scoring; Nik Dilles led the team in rebounding and blocks.
Coach's Comment: “This season got off to a rough start, but after Christmas break the team came together and peaked at the right time. We won our last league game of the year against Roscoe to qualify for the sectionals. Once we qualified, we went to Wallkill to play Chapel Field, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, and pulled off the victory. Two days later, we went to Sullivan County Community College and lost to Coleman for the championship. Our team had great senior leadership with Anthony Margarum, Mike Donnelly, Connor Frazier, Nick Stymacks, and RJ Theile. Our team gave everything we had every time we took the floor, and I could not ask for anything more as a coach.”
Looking Ahead: “Next year we return two starters, Bray Curerri and Nik Dilles. We also return our sixth man, David Powers. Peter Vorstadt, Jake Halter, Tim Worzel, and the addition of a few jayvee players will hopefully help us contend for the sectional title.”
Coach: Teresa Colvin
Season Highlights: League co-champions with Livingston Manor. Finished runner-up in the Section IX Tournament losing to Manor in the championship game.
Coach’s Comments: “It's been a pleasure coaching at Eldred. We've had many great successes this past year. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, I won't be back to coach next year. I wish my teams the best of luck and will still remain their biggest fan.”
Looking Ahead: “We're losing some key players, but have a strong JV team coming up. We also should have Senior Hannah Bisland returning from an ACL injury who will be running the point. Jessica Schips has some big shoes to fill with the loss of Kayla Kelly to graduation, but I think she can handle the challenge. I think the team will be successful next year.”
Coach: Frank Schorling
Record: Not applicable.
Season’s Highlights: The boys won Division V of the OCIAA season. Individually Alex Campanella was the 3200m OCIAA champion as well as the winner of the 3200m state qualifying meet. He finished sixth in the state. The next week he ran in the national indoor championships in the 5000m race. Alex will be attending DePaul University on a track scholarship.
Campanella and Doug Leek( 55m dash) qualified for the Eastern States championships in NYC. In addition to Campanella and Leek, Julian Gottlieb (pole vault), Erika Poston (high jump), and Kayla Maas (1500m) qualified and ran in the state qualifier.
Coach’s Comments: “The winter season is long and what makes it fun and exciting is watching the younger athletes develop and get better as the season goes on. They are exposed to the big meets and competition on a higher level because of the accomplishments of the older athletes.
Looking Ahead: “We are looking forward to the spring when there will be a large number of newcomers.”
Combined team with Fallsburg will be included in Fallsburg Recap to be published in an upcoming issue