Panthers top Riders in non-league contest

KINDERHOOK–Saturday morning, May 12, the Ichabod Crane Athletic Department commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the school’s 1992 State Baseball Championship by hanging a sign on the leftfield fence and holding a reunion of former players and coaches prior to their non-league contest against former Patroon Conference rival and current Patroon Conference champions, the Chatham Panthers.

“It was nice to renew the rivalry,” said Chatham coach Scott Steltz. “The kids were looking forward to the game all week.” But while the Riders celebrated before the game, once things got started, only the Chatham players, coaches and fans were left cheering. Read more…

Riders shut down by Albany Academy

KINDERHOOK–The up-and-down season of the Ichabod Crane boys baseball team continued Monday, when they fell at home, 9-0, to visiting Albany Academy in a Colonial Council match-up. Justin Brock, headed to Franklyn Pierce to play baseball, took the mound for Albany Academy and stymied the Riders offense, holding them to just four hits and three walks over the course of seven innings.

Jake Peters started on the mound for the Riders and had a rough opening inning, allowing five quick runs. A walk and a pair of singles to the first three batters of the game resulted in a 2-0 hole. Peters settled down over the next three innings, scattering four hits and keeping the deficit at five. In the fifth, Albany Academy struck again, this time for just one run using a single, a stolen base, a fielder’s choice and an infield single to bring home their sixth run. Read more…

FROM FARM TO SCHOOL: Farm to School initiative looks back and ahead

SLOW BUT STEADY: That’s a fair way to describe recent years’ progress toward realizing the “farm-to-school” benefits sought by increasing numbers of county residents.

In our county developing a viable farm-to-school initiative has been a goal of the Healthcare Consortium’s Kids in Motion program, which works to reduce the incidence of obesity in children grades kindergarten through eight. Kids in Motion was born in 2007, when the Consortium was awarded a state Department of Health grant. Its first thrust was to do what its name says: get kids in motion, which it continues to do by sponsoring programs and purchasing equipment to get kids away from the televisions and computers and into high-energy activities that they can have fun doing. Read more…

Hawks edge Panthers on wet courts

CHATHAM–With a break in the rain Monday afternoon the Hudson boys tennis team traveled to take on Chatham in a Patroon Conference match-up. The courts were slick and the winds gusty as the visiting Bluehawks scraped out a tough 4-3 victory over the home standing Panthers.

The top seeded singles battle was a fantastic back-and-forth match-up between Hudson’s Krystov Foot and Chatham’s Ryan Davis. Foot took the first set 6-2 looking like he might pull out an easy two-set sweep, but Davis would not go down lightly, taking the second set 6-2. In the third and final set Foot brought home a well deserved 6-3 win. Read more…