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Unbridled grace

The 2015 Section IX Class D Champion Eldred Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Livingston Manor and got set to face Section IV South Kortright in the first round of the state tournament.
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By Richard A Ross
March 11, 2015

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — And then there were two. In a week that saw the noble title quests of a bevy of Sullivan County teams end, both the Eldred Lady Yellow Jackets (16-3) and the Livingston Boys Manor Wildcats (12-5) advanced into state-round play with their Section IX championship victories. The defending champion Lady Yellow Jackets easily dispatched Livingston Manor 50-21, and now move on to face Section IV’s South Kortright (22-0), the top-ranked girls Class D team in the state, at Mount St. Mary College on March 13. Last year the Eldred girls won Section IX by default and advanced to the state semifinals with a bye before losing to Section V’s Romulus. In boys play this year, the Wildcats vanquished Eldred for their first title since 2012 and move on to face Section One’s Clark Academy (13-7) at SUNY New Paltz on March 11.