2015 North Rockland Graduate Added to NY Boulder’s Roster

A former North Rockland high school baseball star is looking to make his mark on the diamond in Pomona this spring, if the Frontier League gets going next season. The New York Boulders are expected to make their debut in the league since leaving the CanAm league earlier this year. 2015 North Rockland High School graduate and Stony Point resident Dan Wirchansky says he’s excited to be back home again to play with The New York Boulders…

The former first baseman and pitcher for Pace University is coming off Tommy John surgery, which he got as a precaution after getting various opinions from several doctors. He had brief stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers, though he never got to pitch for either team.

NY Boulders Add North Rockland Grad to Pitching Roster, 5 Others

The New York Boulders signed six new pitchers to the roster, including 2015 North Rockland High School graduate Dan Wirchansky. He went on to pitch for Pace University. He had brief stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers, though he never got to pitch for either team. He underwent Tommy John surgery and is expected to begin his comeback with the Boulders this spring.

High-Risk Winter High School Sports Delayed until January 4th

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has moved the start date for high-risk winter sports, including basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, to January 4th. The change was made to minimize risk and exposure to COVID-19. Low- and moderate-risk winter sports, including bowling, gymnastics, indoor track & field, skiing, and swimming & diving, can begin on November 30th.

NY Boulders Sign Six, Trade Infielder Richie Fecteau

The New York Boulders yesterday announced the signing of six players and the acquisition of a seventh in a trade, sending infielder Richie Fecteau to the Washington Wild Things, a member of the Frontier League, in exchange for 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Jake Dexter. The 26 year-old Fecteau played just one season with the Boulders, their last in the CanAm League in 2019.

The Steve Cohen Era Begins for The Mets

The Mets yesterday introduced their new owner, 64-year-old hedge-fund king Steve Cohen. The lifelong Mets fan said he’ll leave the responsibility of running the team to the baseball people with baseball experience…

That audio courtesy of MLB.com. Cohen said he wants to bring a title back to Queens in at most, five years, anything less would be disappointing.

1993 Rockland Sports Hall of Famer Jimmy Kane Dies at 93

1993 Rockland Sports Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Kane, who served as a sports official for over 50 years, died yesterday. Known as “The Commissioner of Rockland County Sports,” Lohud.com says Kane was still officiating games up until 2013. A wake for Kane is this Friday from 4-8 at Hannemann’s Funeral Home in Nyack. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church at in Nyack with burial at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet. He was 93 years old.

New York Boulders Name New Manager for 2021 Season

The New York Boulders have named T.J. Stanton as their manager beginning next season, the team’s first in the Frontier League. The Boulders’ Seth Cantor says Stanton was named the Can-Am League’s Manager of the Year last year for his success with the Three Rivers Eagles…

Stanton is the team’s fourth manager. He replaces Kevin Baez, who managed the team for one full season last year.

Frontier League Becomes “Partner League” with MLB

The Frontier League announced a “historic agreement” with Major League Baseball, designating the Frontier League as a “Partner League.” So, Seth Cantor, GM of the Boulders, what does that mean?

And if all goes as planned, the Boulders will mark their tenth season with their first in the Frontier League in 2021. The league has also expanded to 15 teams, the newest as-yet-unnamed-team comes from Ottawa, Canada. The Quebec Capitals and Three Rivers Eagles also came over when the CanAm League joined with the Frontier League last October.

Rockland Boulders Add Former 1st-round Pick to Team for All-American Baseball Challenge

When the Rockland Boulders take on the New York Brave tomorrow at Palisades Credit Union Park for the All-American Baseball Challenge, team V-P of Business Development Seth Cantor says they’ll have added a professional-level talent to the Boulders’ roster…

Garrett Whitley comes from Schenectady and played for a while with the Hudson Valley Renegades. The game is Thursday night at 7 in Pomona. For information go to www.PalisadesCreditUnionPark.com.

Jonathan DeMarte, Area Standout Pitcher, Hits the Field for All-American Baseball Challenge on Thursday

The All-American Baseball Challenge gets underway this Thursday at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, the home of the Boulders, whose season was cancelled due to the COVID situation. The Challenge features a number of former local standouts from college and area minor or independent league teams. Boulders V-P of Business Development Seth Cantor says one of the players who will be taking the field for Rockland is Jonathan DeMarte, who’s played in Australia, Quebec, and just signed with the Chicago Cubs this past spring…

The All-American Baseball Challenge is a six-team league that will be played at the home ballparks of three Frontier League franchises, in addition to Pomona they’ll play at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, NJ and Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ. Schedule and ticket information is available at www.NYBoulders.com.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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