Sports

by Carola Lott

 

When I was recently invited on a fishing trip to the Big Hole River in Montana, I was thrilled but also somewhat dismayed. When I last fished, some years ago, I was too inept to catch anything but young and foolish fish, often smaller than my fly. In desperation I turned to that splendid Millbrook resource, the Orvis Sandanona Fly Fishing School. 

Almost every week...

by Carola Lott

W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell, owner of this year’s Belmont winner, Palace Malice, regaled a crowd Friday evening at a Mashomack’s Artists and Explorers and Writers evening. 

Speaking with self deprecating humor in a honeyed Southern drawl Campbell declared “no human ever lived a more unorthodox life than me.” He “never graduated from elementary school, high school or college although...

by Arvolyn Hill

Tackles, punts, offense, defense, the 50-yard line: all these terms have become relevant again as the fall football season gears up. But for the Millbrook High School Varsity football team, this language is important all year round.  

Head coach Sean Keenan said that the team started lifhting weights in January, and by spring they continued conditioning. The Monday after July 4,...

On Sunday the Millbrook Horse Trials ended four days of rigorous competition in 13 divisions that brought five hundred horses to Millbrook from all over the East Coast and Canada. The competition was keenest at the top, where Olympic riders were competing against scores of aspiring Olympians.  

The Advanced Division

Perfection won out when Laine Ashker, from Richmond,...

On Friday Millbrook’s youth baseball team played CSSK, a conglomerate team of Cornwall, Sharon, Salisbury, and Kent, at home. Both teams are part of the Colonial League, a youth league consisting of teams in western Connecticut and Dutchess County. The league is for players between the ages of 12 and 17. The Millbrook team leans toward the younger side. 

In 2011 Scott Meyer, owner...

The Fitch's Corner Horse Trials (Millbrook, NY) broke their own records in attendance and success at their 20th Anniversary and the USEA Area 1 Championships, July 19-21. Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, who hold the event at their private, 150-acre farm, pulled out all the bells and whistles for a memorable weekend. 

Three years ago, the Area 1 Council consolidated all...

Heathcote wins the 2013 Eddie Moore tournament at Mashomack
by Carola Lott

Heathcote defeats Shekomeko in the finals of the Eddie Moore tournament at Mashomack. Both teams have met in the finals for the past two years.  Heathcote won in 2011.  Shekomeko was the victor in 2012.  When the game was stopped on Sunday in the fifth chukker because of rain, Heathcote was ahead by one goal.  When play resumed on Tuesday, Heathcote won 14 – 5. The Most...