West Point celebrates athletes at HV Region Special OlympicsAthlete Quincy Ferguson lights of the Olympic torch beginning the 41st annual Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympics April 25 at Shea Stadium. Roughly 750 athletes from Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester and Ulster counties participated in the games and more than 1,000 cadet and community volunteers provided help in running the event. Photo by Kathy Eastwood/PV
Roughly 3,000 people came to cheer for more than 750 athletes from Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester and Ulster counties at the 41st annual Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympics April 25 at Shea Stadium.
Before the games, and for the second year in a row, Operation Chariots of Fire, a torch run, ran from the Highland Falls Rite Aid parking lot, through Highland Falls, Thayer Gate and to Shea Stadium to deliver the torch to athlete Quincy Ferguson to light the Olympic Flame.
“The Special Olympics has been a big part of the U.S. Military Academy and the Omicron Delta Kappa management honors society for several years,” Class of 2015 Cadet Austin Welch, first captain and cadet-in-charge of the torch run, said. Read More
Posted on April 30th, 2015 12:35 pm
Golf finishes as runner-up in PL ChampionshipsJunior Marcus Plunkett led all Army West Point golfers with a one over-par three-round series to help the Black Knights finish second overall, six strokes behind Patriot League champion Loyola Sunday in Hamilton, New York. Photo by Bethune Cookman Athletics
Despite shooting the lowest round of the day at 291, the Army West Point Golf team placed second in the Patriot League Championships just six strokes behind the leader Loyola Sunday in Hamilton, New York.
Five Black Knights were named to the 2015 Patriot League Championship team due to their top 20 finishes. Junior Marcus Plunkett led Army West Point with a tied for third finish.
Plunkett, sophomore Justin Pagila, sophomore Peter Kim, junior Eric Peng and freshman Dean Sakata were all named to the All-Tournament team and all finished in the top 14.
“I am proud of the way the team represented Army West Point,” head coach Brian Watts said. “The Team battled hard until the end. It is a tough way to end the year knowing that we were only a few putts away from moving onto the NCAA Regionals. Read More
Posted on April 30th, 2015 1:37 pm
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