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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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Lady Bombers take first place at spring track invitational

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains varsity spring track team returned home with a victory following its performance in the Tri-Valley invitational meet on Saturday, April 13.
Pine Plains was one of 11 schools that competed in the invitational meet held at the Tri-Valley Iatauro Sports Complex at Tri-Valley Secondary School in Grahamsville, N.Y. By meet’s end, the Lady Bombers earned first place in the small schools division while the Pine Plains boys track team finished in fifth place for the same division.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Tuesday, April 23, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Junior Varsity, Millbrook at Red Hook, Non-League, Red Hook Recreation Park.
Tuesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Lacrosse, Varsity, Goshen at Millbrook, Non-League, Millbrook High School (MHS).
Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., Girls Lacrosse, Varsity, Burke Catholic at Millbrook, League, MHS.
Wednesday, April 24, at 4:15 p.m., Softball, Varsity, Millbrook at Rhinebeck, League, Rhinebeck High School.

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Sin and Redemption in sports

Sports fans and sports columnists love to see sports as a morality play. “May the better player win” is an idea that takes sports out of the realm of play and drops it squarely into the arena of metaphysics. Better does not mean “more skilled” or “more able”; it means “more pure of heart” or more “noble of intent.” 

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Bombers spring track picks up the pace at New Paltz meet

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains Coach Jeremy Weber watched as the Pine Plains varsity spring track team finished an invitational meet at New Paltz High School with a couple of great performances on Saturday, April 6.
Kicking off at 9 a.m., the invitational welcomed 19 different schools in attendance, including Pine Plains. While the Pine Plains girls varsity track team didn’t score any points as a team, the boys varsity track team scored 14 points as a team, earning 11th place out of 19 schools.

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Martell makes 500th save for Blazers Girls Lacrosse team

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MILLBROOK — Claire Martell, goalie for  Millbrook’s girls lacrosse team, celebrated career save number 500 at the Wednesday, April 10, game against Saugerties. She made 10 additional saves in that game.
Coach Jillian Barnes praised the achievement, and said Claire is close to breaking the record.
“Taylor Goodwill, Class of ‘14, had 534 saves,” said Barnes, “and Martell is getting close to reaching the title belonging to Goodwill, the all time Millbrook save holder.”

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, April 12, at 4:15 p.m., Softball, Modified, Millbrook at Rhinebeck, League, Rhinebeck Livingston Elementary.
Friday, April 12, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Modified, Millbrook at Rhinebeck, League, Rhinebeck Stone Church Field.
Pine Plains
Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m., Spring Track, Varsity, Pine Plains at Tri Valley, Invitational, Tri Valley Iatauro Sports Complex.
Thursday, April 18, at 4:15 p.m., Baseball, Varsity, Pine Plains at Cairo, Non-League, Cairo High School.

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NCAA women battle it out courtside: Champions indeed

If you missed the NCAA Women’s Championship game pitting Baylor University against Notre Dame, you really missed something special. It was a game of ebbs and flows, elation and heartbreak, courage and luck — pretty much everything you could ask for in a basketball game.
Just as is always the case, though, the game was really about people, and I would like to highlight two special players.

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Harlem Wizards return to Pine Plains for a slam dunk fundraiser

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — Presenting the community with a night of comedy and competition, the Pine Plains school district welcomed the famous Harlem Wizards back for another game against the Pine Plains faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 26.

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Pine Plains spring track triumphs in first meet of the season

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains varsity spring track team was victorious after racing against Rhinebeck in its first dual meet of the season on Wednesday, April 3.
The dual meet was held on the track behind Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. The Pine Plains girls track team won with a final score of 90-32 while the Pine Plains boys track team triumphed with a final score of 76-46.

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Millbrook’s girls lacrosse team off to a good start

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook High School’s girls lacrosse team performed well on Wednesday, April 3, against Red Hook in a home game. With a final score of 13-7, so far Millbrook is 2-1 in a season that looks promising for the Blazers. In this non-conference game, the team came out fighting and maintained their lead throughout. 

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