Sports Roundup (Week of 1/13/2019)

Monday, January 14th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 75 TriValley 29

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 23 – 13 – 20 – 19
TriValley 0 – 10 – 11 – 8


Kymanni Dennis – Game high 20 points
Ashton Barrett – 17 points
Jerlyn Hernandez and Bobby McLeod – 13 points each

Game Highlights

Indians coming out hot in the first quarter with 23 points
Key defensive play from the Indians zone defense and full court pressure
Bench players get significant minutes allowing starters to rest


Liberty 5-6

Girls Basketball

Liberty 37 O’Neill 36

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 6 – 6 – 15 – 10
O’Neill 7 – 8 – 8 – 13


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 20 points
Ally Roth – 7 points
Kassidy DeGroat – 12 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians use big third quarter to go ahead
Kelsey Morgans found Katy Decker under the basket for the go ahead basket with only 8 seconds left in the game
The Indians cam3 up with a big defensive stop at the other end to hold off O’Neill
Extend win streak to 3 games


Liberty 4-5

Tuesday, January 15th

Girls Basketball

Liberty 59 Roscoe 30

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 17 – 9 – 16 – 17
Roscoe  5 – -6 – 12 -7


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 23 points, 10 steals (double double)
Ally Roth – 13 points, 8 steals
Angel Girrantano – 10 points, 8 rebounds
Kassidy DeGroat – 12 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians extend win streak to four games with another road win
Reach .500 record


Liberty 5-5

Wednesday, January 16th

Wrestling (non-league)


99 pounds: Colby Amell (S) won by forfeit; 106: Robert Drost (S) pin Quintin Herzog :46; 113: Kristian Chauncey (S) pin Patrick Adams 1:32; 120: Joey Curreri (ELSW) pin Angel Lemus :41; 126: Brendon Bergen (S) pin Charles Amoroso 2:25; 132: James Heinlein (S) pin Tim Dirie :41; 138: Crew Belnap (S) d. Mark Amoroso 8-2; 145: Nick Curreri (ELSW) pin Jacobus Hockx 1:11; 152: Sean Costello (S) pin Wayne Kratz :48; 160: Daniel Ball (S) d. Henry Peters 8-4; 170: Matt Bucci (S) pin Cesar Santiago 4:48; 182: Graeme Knisell (S) pin Drew Bendy 1:47; 195: James DeAveiro (ELSW) d. Anthony Owen 5-4; 220: James Bucci (S) pin Andrew Scamihorn :46; 285: Ayden Patterson-Sprance (S) pin Nathaniel Edwards 2:50.

Sports Roundup (Week of 1/7/2019)

Tuesday, January 8th


Section 9 Duals

Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West team seeded 3rd upsets Red Hook 64-18 in semifinals after beating Ellenville 72-12 in the quarterfinals! ELS faces 4th seeded Highland in the semifinals on Wednesday.


Forfeit wins: 99-Quintin Herzog (ELS); 120-Joey Curreri (ELS); 126-Charlie Amoroso (ELS); 138-Mark Amoroso (ELS); 145-Keegan Campbell (ELS); 182-Drew Bendy (ELS); 195-James DeAvenio (ELS); 220-Andrew Scamihorn (ELS); 106: no contest; 113: Pat Adams (ELS) pin Christian Disessa Len (ELL) 3:26; 132-Walter Evans (ELL) pin Tim Dirie (ELS) 2:55; 152: Nick Curreri (ELS) pin Ethan Conner (ELL) 0:18; 160: Henry Peters (ELS) pin Edwin Price (ELL)0:29; 170: Caesar Santiago (ELS) pin Evan Hamilton (ELL) 0:24; 285: Jason Lonstein (ELL) pin Caleb Milk (ELS)4:57


99-pounds: Brandon McKey (RH) d. Quintin Herzog (ELS); 106: Ben Finch (RH) won by forfeit; 113: Pat Adams (ELS) d. David Ringleben (RH); 120: Matt Morris (RH) won by forfeit; 126: Joseph Curreri (ELS) d. Alex Lopez (RH); 132: Tim Dirie (ELS) d. Connor Knuscke (RH); 138: Mark Amoroso (ELS) d. Liam O’Connor (RH); 145: Nick Curreri (ELS) d. Jimmy Melitski (RH); 152: Keegan Campbell (ELS) d. Zach McGee (RH); 160: Henry Peters (ELS) d. Tyler Benicasa (RH); 170: Caesar Santiago (ELS) d. Nick Tsironis (RH); 182: Marshall Thomas (ELS) d. Jack Brammaur (RH); 195: Drew Bendy (ELS) d. Tommy Marvin (RH); 220: James DiAverio (ELS) d. Isiah Anglada (RH); 285: Caleb Milk (ELS) d. Kane Losurdo (RH)

Boys Basketball

Liberty 56 O’Neill 60

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty 12 – 16 -13 – 15
O’Neill 8 – 13 – 17 – 22


Jerlyn Hernandez- Team high 16 points (3rd Double Double)
Ashton Barrett- 14 points
Kymanni Dennis – 14 points

Game Highlights

Indians ahead 28-21 at the half
Kyammni Dennis and Jerlyn Hernadez tough on the boards
Liberty had 11 foul shots, O’Neill shot 31


Liberty 4-5 O’Neill 7-2

Wednesday, January 9th


Section 9 Duals

The Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West team, seeded 3rd, defeated the fourth seeded Highland Huskies 37-36 to win their first ever Section 9 Dual Meet Championship! The match was tied 36-36 after all bouts had been wrestled. ELS was awarded the victory because they won 8 bouts to the Huskies 7.

ELS had previously beaten Red Hook 64-18 in semifinals after beating Ellenville 72-12 in the quarterfinals! A summary of the bouts will be posted as soon as it is available.


99-pounds: Quintin Herzog (ELS) won by forfeit; 106: Peter Bender (H) won by forfeit; 113: Chris Gatto (H) d. Patrick Adams (ELS) 7-1; 120: Joey Curreri (ELS) d. Joe Arensten (H) 11-1; 126: Tim Dirie (ELS) pin Anakin Luna (H) 3:09; 132: Logan Zehr (H) pin Mark Amaroso (ELS) 1:11; 145: Nick Curreri (ELS) d. Matt Malheiro (H) 5-3; 152: Brian Joyce (H) pin Kegan Campbell (ELS) 2:28; 160: Henry Peters (ELS) d. Logan Smith 15-2; 170: Cesar Santiago (ELS) d. Adian Maduro (H) 13-4; 182: Drew Bendy (ELS) pin Adam Albright (H) 3:32; 195: Ben Swart (H) pin Marshall Thomas (ELS) 1:56; 220: James DeAuerio (ELS) d. John Perez (H) 4-0; 285: Shamar Gittens (H) d. Caleb Milk (ELS) 5-0

Girls Basketball

Liberty 46 Chester 38

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty 11 – 9 – 9 – 17
Chester 4 – 11 – 9 – 14


Ally Roth – Game high 22 points
Kelsey Morgans – 12 points
Gabby Magie – 12 rebounds
Kassidy DeGroat – 7 points, 9 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians ahead 11-4 after hot first quarter
Liberty’s press defense forces key Chester turnovers


Liberty 2-5

Thursday, January 10th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 42 Chester 74

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4


Ashton Barrett- Team high 19 points
Kymanni Dennis – 14 points

Game Highlights



Liberty 4-6

Friday, January 11th

Girls Basketball

Liberty 54 Port Jervis 29

Teams ……Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty….. 13 – 16 – 16 – 9
Port Jervis 6 – 10 – 6 – 7


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 19 points, 7 steals
Ally Roth – 18 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds
Kassidy DeGraot and Angel Girratano –  7 rebounds each

Game Highlights

Lady Indians win back to back games at home
Great team effort with some incredible passing and intense defensive play


Liberty 3-5

Sports Roundup (Week of 12/31/2018)

Friday, January 4th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 58 Seward 39

21 – 17 -6 – 14
11 – 9 – 13 – 6


Jerlyn Hernandez- Game high 19 points (3rd Double Double)
Ashton Barrett- 14 points
Kymanni Dennis – 10 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians coming out hot in the first quarter with 21 points
Key defensive play from the Indians zone defense and full court pressure.
Paul Symanski also put in key minutes coming off the bench.
Down the road Liberty will need to clean up their offense


Liberty- 4-4 Seward 4-6

Senior soccer athletes participate in Exceptional Senior Game

On Sunday, November 3, senior soccer players Katy Decker, Vincent Henry, Jerikah Fleischman, Anthony Cuellar, and Chloe Ricco played in the Section 9 exceptional seniors game in Newburgh. The girls played at 10 a.m. and the boys followed at noon.


Picture of soccer players
Senior soccer players who represented Liberty in the Section 9 exceptional seniors game are, from left to right, Katy Decker, Vincent Henry, Jerikah Fleischmen, Anthony Cuellar, and Chloe Ricco.

Cuellar, Fleischman named to Section 9 Soccer All-section team

Seniors Anthony Cuellar and  Jerikah Fleischman have been named to the Section 9 All-Section Soccer teams. This team is made up of the top players from each class for both leagues in Section 9; the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association and the MidHudson Athletic League. Only 20 players from the section are named to this team.

Anthony and Jerikah were both previously named to the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association, Class B All-Star Teams.

According to Coach Debbie Simpson, “It is a great honor for Liberty to have a player of Anthony’s caliber represent us on the team! Anthony showed not only strong playing ability throughout the season, but strong leadership and sportsmanship as well.”

Boys soccer players named to All-star Team

Congratulations to Seniors Anthony Cuellar and Vincent Henry, captains of the Boys Varsity Soccer team, on their selection to the Section 9 Class B All-Star team.  Coaches from all 13 teams in the Section, including OCIAA and MHAL schools, vote for the best players in Class B.  Anthony and Vincent received this honor for their exceptional play this year.

Both boys will also represent Liberty in the Section 9 Senior Game to be held at Newburgh Free Academy on Sunday, November 4. Liberty Pride!

Mr. Mark Mongiardo appointed new AD

The Board of Education appointed Mr. Mark Mongiardo to the position of Physical Education teacher and athletic director at a special board of education meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Mr. Mongiardo. He will begin his duties as athletic director on Thursday, July 26 and will be in the District most days.

Mr. Mongiardo taught Physical Education in New Jersey for thirteen years. He also taught the Learning Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) Intramurals for fifth grade students from 2007-2018.

Mr. Mongiardo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland (’04) and a Master of Exercise Science, Coaching and Sport Administration degree from Montclair State University in 2010.

Mr. Mongiardo is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School.  He has extensive experience as a player a coach. He walked onto the SUNY Cortland baseball team as a catcher. He has served as the Varsity Baseball Coach at New Milford High School (NJ) since 2010. In 2018, his last year at New Milford, his team won the first League Title in ten years. Mr. Mongiardo was awarded Coach of the Year for his efforts. He also served as the Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at New Milford. Mr. Mongiardo was the Head Coach for the North Jersey Eagles of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, one of eight NCAA-sanctioned collegiate summer baseball leagues in the United States. The league is funded by Major League Baseball. The team is based in Upper Saddle River, NJ at Professional Baseball Instruction (PBI)  and won back- to-back ACBL Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Mr. Mongiardo enjoys spending time with his wife Gina, daughter Giavanna and son Marco.



Letter from Varsity football coach Joe Franke

Dear Liberty Football Family:

Hello, my name is Joseph Franke and I am a fifth grade teacher at Liberty Middle School. I enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball at Liberty Central School District before playing four years of collegiate baseball at SUNY Oneonta. I am humbled and excited to be appointed to lead this successful program, as the Varsity Football Head Coach for the 2018 season! With Liberty Pride in mind, I would like to give a few key pieces of information:

Summer workouts are optional, but highly recommended for players going into grades 9-12 only. Our weekly schedule for summer workouts is:

Monday- 5:30-7 p.m. (Weight room and on-field work)
Tuesday – 9-10 a.m. (Weight room)
Wednesday- 9-10 a.m.(Weight room)
Thursday-No Practice
Friday-5:30-7 p.m. (Weight room and on-field work)

Mandatory practice for Junior Varsity and Varsity football starts on Monday, August 13. Mandatory practice from August 13 until school starts will be from 5-7:30 p.m.

Players should expect to practice one morning on the weekend .

Modified players (Grades 7 and 8) should be prepared for practice on the first day of school.

Every player needs a yellow card and physical signed by the nurse, who will be at the school 8-12 pm and 3-5 pm on August 13. Please prepare to come to school early to allow time for this process to occur.

Players should wear cleats to all practices .

Only players can download the SportsYou app and join the Liberty Football 2018 group using the code CDXGX3YP for updates about workouts and practices.

We would love to see as many players as possible during summer workouts and on the first day of practice. We encourage anyone interested and committed to join our family. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Softball, baseball players named SC Democrat All-stars

Each year the Sullivan County Democrat names local softball and baseball players to their all-star teams. The players who are honored represent the best players in Sullivan County. This year the newspaper named seven Liberty Indians to their all-star teams; four for softball and three for baseball. Congratulations to the following players:


Olivia Racette
Christina Burns
Katy Decker
Allie Arpino


Kelgin Cheh
Manny Miranda
Jeremy Lieberman

Gabby Nolan wins 55HH, track team scores

On Friday, February 16, the Liberty indoor track team traveled to Gillis Fieldhouse at West Point to compete in the Section 9 Class B Championships. Many athletes turned in personal bests for the season but Gabby Nolan had the best performances. Nolan won her semifinal heat in the 55HH and went on to demolish the competition in the finals. Gabby also placed third in the 300 dash. The boys 4×400 team of Jordan Russo, Miguel Campos, Aimar Ramirez and Owen Siegel finished fourth to score for their team. Alex Riley placed fifth in the 1500 race walk. Kylie Bachman was sixth in the 55HH. The girls 4×200 team of Ysabel Manzi, Chloe Ricco, Brooke Roth and Gabby Nolan placed sixth. The girls 4×400 team of Chloe Ricco, Brianna Roth, Kylie Bachman and Alex Riley also placed sixth.

Desmond Lambe from Roscoe and Hannah Shaver from Livingston Manor also compete with Liberty. Desmond won the long jump and was sixth in the high jump. Hannah placed third in long jump.

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