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It’s team time

There is an inborn bias in some of us that a proper sport is played outside. Sports played indoors, even during the winter, are somehow an indulgence; even hockey is better played on a frozen pond, and basketball belongs to hot summer nights under the lights of a playground.

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Pine Plains seeks replacement for outgoing recreation director

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PINE PLAINS — Following Catherine Prentice’s decision to step down from her role as recreation director, the town of Pine Plains is now on the lookout for someone to step in and oversee the recreation programs and activities.

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Pine Plains Bombers indoor track: School records broken at sectionals, championships

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PINE PLAINS — Students on the Pine Plains varsity indoor track team exceeded their personal records at the Indoor Track Class B Sectional Championships on Saturday, Feb. 16, just a week after the Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) Championships.

Including Pine Plains, the competition featured 20 teams from across the state. Of the 20, Pine Plains was recognized as the fourth smallest school.

Starting at 1 p.m., the teams competed at the Gillis Fieldhouse at West Point Military Academy.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook
Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at Section IX State Qualifier, West Point.
Pine Plains
Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Pine Plains at Section IX, State Qualifier, West Point.

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Bombers honor seniors, lose to Onteora

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains varsity boys basketball team congratulated seniors Shane Benziger, Evan Proper and Gus Westpfall for their time on the court before competing against Onteora High School on Friday, Feb. 8.
The Senior Night ceremony was held in the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium prior to the game at 5:30 p.m. Seniors were escorted onto the court by their families, where they were recognized for their achievements by their teammates.

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Lady Bombers pay tribute to senior players, beat Rhinebeck Hawks

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School varsity girls basketball team recognized its senior players, Haley Strang and Meghan Murray, before challenging Rhinebeck High School on the court on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The Senior Night ceremony was held in the high school gymnasium before the game at 4:30 p.m. Both girls and their families were called to the center court where they were honored with speeches from their teammates. The team also offered the girls flowers and small gifts as tokens of appreciation for their hard work on the court.

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Sports Schedules

Millbrook

Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity, Millbrook at Section IX, Section 9, West Point.

Pine Plains

Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., Indoor Track, Varsity,  Pine Plains at Section IX, Section 9, West Point.

Celebrating Frank Robinson

The word has come through that Frank Robinson has died, and some of the love that so many of us share for the game of baseball went with him.
When I was a youngster living in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, a friend and I went into Cleveland on a fan bus to see Robinson play in an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians, they being in the American League and Cincinnati, Robinson’s team, being in the National League: the two would not meet in the regular season there being no inter-league play at the time.

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Lady Bombers defeat Ellenville Blue Devils

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains varsity girls basketball team ushered in the month of February by facing off against Ellenville in a home game on Friday, Feb. 1.
The Lady Bombers came out strong against the Ellenville Blue Devils. According to Pine Plains Head Coach Craig Brodhead. Strong team defense forced turnovers that allowed the Lady Bombers to get out and score in transition.
Stissing Mountain High School freshman Lily Brenner led the game with 17 points, followed by freshman Emily Torre with 14 points and junior Peyton Gardner with eight points.

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Pine Plains indoor track places second in Division 6 Championships

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains varsity indoor track team showcased  both individual and team talent at the Division 6 Championships on Friday, Jan. 25.
The championships were held at the Gillis Fieldhouse at West Point Military Academy. Among the other teams competing in Division 6 were the indoor track teams from Tri-Valley Secondary School, Sullivan West High School, John A. Coleman High School, Chapel Field High School, Millbrook High School and Eldred Junior/Senior High School.

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