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MILLBROOK — In late September, the eighth-grade class at Dutchess Day School (DDS) experienced a three-day canoeing adventure in the Adirondacks, a chance to develop individual and group wilderness skills while celebrating their role as the “seniors” of the school and preparing for the challenges ahead in the coming year.

They paddled across the Saranac Lakes, through bogs and woods, past rocky shores, high cliffs and sandy beaches, learning how to navigate and to negotiate an overland portage and the hand-operated lock between Middle and Lower Saranac...

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High School Sports Schedules April 14

Millbrook
Friday, April 15, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Modified, CANCELED, Webutuck at Millbrook.
Friday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Lacrosse, Varsity, Non-League, Haldane at Millbrook.
Friday, April 15, at 4:15 p.m., Softball, Modified, Webutuck at Millbrook.
Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m., Baseball, Varsity, Rhinebeck at Millbrook, Pine Plains Middle School.
Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m., Softball, Varsity, Millbrook at Pine Plains, Pine Plains Middle School.
Monday, April 18, at 4 p.m., Baseball, Varsity, Non-League, Millbrook at S.S. Seward, Rock Sports Park.

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Former NFL player talks to Pine Plains football team

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PINE PLAINS — Football legend Rich Glover, who played defense for both the University of Nebraska and eventually in the NFL for the New York Giants in the early to mid-1970s, stopped in to visit with some up-and-coming footballers in Pine Plains, recently. It was part of Stissing Mountain High School varsity coach Jim Jackson’s efforts to build a successful feeder program for the high school teams and drum up local interest in football.

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Sports Schedules — April 7

Millbrook
Friday, April 8, TBA, Baseball Modified, BYE at Millbrook.
Friday, April 8, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Tennis, Varsity, Rhinebeck at Millbrook.
Friday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Lacrosse, Varsity, Non-League, Washingtonville at Millbrook.
Friday, April 8, at 4:15 p.m., Softball, Modified, Red Hook at Millbrook.
Saturday, April 9, at 4 p.m., Girls Lacrosse, Varsity, League, O’Neill at Millbrook, High School.

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Perfect season for youth travel team

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains fifth- and sixth-grade girls travel team went undefeated this season, tallying up a 9-0 overall record and taking the championship at the third annual St. John’s CYO Coaches vs. Cancer Spring Classic basketball tournament, held March 12 and 13 at the Ichabod Crane High School in Valatie, N.Y.
Pine Plains defeated all three teams in their tournament bracket, securing a place in the finals against Chatham. Pine Plains won the title game 27-16.

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Sports Schedule 3-31-11

Millbrook
Monday, April 4, at 4:15 p.m., Boys Tennis, Varsity, Spackenkill at Millbrook.
Monday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Lacrosse, Varsity, Non-League, Millbrook at FDR, Hyde Park.
Tuesday, April 5, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Junior Varsity, Millbrook at Spackenkill, Todd Middle School.
Tuesday, April 5, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Varsity, Spackenkill at Millbrook.
Tuesday, April 5, at 4:15 p.m., Softball, Junior Varsity, CANCELED, Millbrook at Spackenkill.

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Millbrook Sports Boosters’ logo chosen

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Sports Boosters recently sponsored a logo contest at Millbrook High School with the assistance of art teacher Michael Spross to create a new logo for the boosters club. Numerous creative logos were entered, but it was junior Brittany Geraci who won the contest with her one-of-a-kind design. Brittany was awarded $100 for her efforts.

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And they’re off…

Stissing Mountain High School’s spring track team was outside and practicing last week, readying for their first meet of the season, an away match against Webutuck April 6.

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Local daycare raising money for March for Babies

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AMENIA — My Little Angels Daycare is preparing for a big May fundraiser, as nearly a dozen walkers will participate in this year’s March for Babies benefit in Hyde Park on May 1 as part of the local business’ team.
Daycare owner Denise Clair said she was approached by one of her Angels’ mothers, Amanda Moore, who has participated in the walk before.

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Fast cars for Scouts’ annual derby racing

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PINE PLAINS — Some sleek racers competed in this year’s Pinewood Derby for Cub Scout Pack 45, held for the first year in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School gymnasium.
Cub Scouts from four different dens, about 20 racers in total, brought their best designs (both aerodynamically and stylistically) to the track on March 19, where some high-tech computer equipment helped keep track of the results.

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Exercise + dance + fun = Zumba

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TRI-CORNER — Zumba, the newest exercise craze, might just be the most well-known unknown fitness program in the area.
For those unfamiliar, it’s a combination of Latin and international music with dance, a hard-core workout where the goal is to not realize you’re actually working out.
Started in the 1990s, Zumba has quietly grown into a hugely popular class. The most interesting aspect of the program might be that just about everyone who knows what it is has enrolled in a class.

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