Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County reported its 23rd COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.The County Health Department says a 77-year-old man developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment.The county also reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest single-day record since the pandemic started. There are now 167 active cases, with 685 total and 494 total.Of the new cases, 38 are in the southeast part of the county, nine in the northwest, three in the northeast and two in the southwest. There are now 14 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.Cattaraugus County currently has a seven-day infection rate of 2.9%.
Fourth in the Irish 1,000 Guineas earlier in the season, she had not been seen since struggling over 10 furlongs in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the end of June. Sent off a 5-1 chance dropped in class to Listed level, Lady O’Reilly’s daughter of Champs Elysees had to work hard to see off Fastnet Mist in the final furlong, but she prevailed by three-quarters of a length under Chris Hayes. Paul Deegan’s patience with Avenue Gabriel was rewarded as the filly won the feature Clodovil EBF Garnet Stakes at Naas. Third in Listed company on her debut, a maiden should have been a formality, but the 9-10 favourite scrambled home by a short head from Sharaasa in the Bungle Inthejungle EBF Fillies Maiden. Lynam said: “On first viewing I thought ‘oh dear we’re beat’, but she got home and won. Maybe I overrated her, but I thought she was very good. Pat (Smullen) still thinks she could be, but she’d have to improve a bit from that. “He said she’s still very green, but I like to see it in the form book. Lets hope she’s very good, but it looks at the moment like she’s just good. We’ll see what she’s like next year. She was well bought anyway – she wasn’t expensive.” The Killavullan Stakes next weekend may be on the agenda for Captain My Captain after his empahtic win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Birdcatcher Nursery, which followed a good show in a big sales race. Trainer John Murphy said: “He’s a lovely big horse and was unlucky in the Curragh, when he was drawn very wide. He loves good ground and we were a bit worried that it might be a bit dead. He should excel over seven or a mile next year and will maybe even get further. “He’s a real nice horse and has always worked like it. Our two-year-olds have been very backward this year and that’s my first two-year-old winner. There was talk of the Killavullan this morning and we are dying to try him over seven. The further he goes the better.” Rocky Bleier (20-1) came from last to first to win the valuable Woodlands 100 Club October Handicap for trainer Bill Farrell and jockey Billy Lee. The trainer said: “He got a bit jarred up in the spring. We waited for his shins to settle and for an ease in the ground. He’s on an upward curve. He’s in the sales but won’t go now.” Deegan said: “That’s great. I’m delighted for James (Kelly) and Lady O’Reilly and their patience has been rewarded. “Her best form was always on fast ground and we’ve always said she was better on it, but it started to catch up with her. It took her a long time to get over the Pretty Polly as she came back not herself. That’s a nice race to win before the winter and she’ll go home for a holiday now. “We won’t be tempted to run on quick ground again. She’ll be a good mare next year and could be a filly for something like the Matron. Her Guineas run was no fluke. We thought she might stretch out a bit more but probably a true-run mile is what she wants.” Endless Drama earned a quote of 33-1 for the Qipco 2000 Guineas with Boylesports after making an impressive debut in the Tifrums EBF (C&G) Maiden. The Ger Lyons-trained colt, sent off a well-backed 6-1 shot, hit the front just under two furlongs from home and bounded five and a half lengths clear of Cenotaph. Lyons said: “He’s a nice horse and we’ve always liked him. He’s as big a horse as we’ve had come into the yard and we took our time with him. Coming from the camp he did, they know their stuff. He didn’t make the breeze-ups for one reason or another, but they told me he was as good as they’ve had. “That’s the way we were hoping he’d run, but you don’t expect it. He’s a very, very smart horse. That’ll be it for the season. He holds an entry for the Killavullan, but that wouldn’t be my style to run them back like that. We’ll look forward to next season. Next year we’ll start him over seven and step up quietly.” Eddie Lynam’s Byzantium opened her account at the second time of asking, but her odds-on supporters were made to fret. Press Association
ELLSWORTH — The Glenburn boys’ and Central Aroostook girls’ basketball teams won the Sheriff’s Cup on Sunday.Twenty-nine middle school teams — 16 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams — competed in Hancock County’s 16th annual basketball tournament.The three-day event took place from Friday to Sunday at four different Ellsworth venues: the Ellsworth High School gymnasium, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s upper and lower gyms as well as the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA gym.The event nets thousands of dollars each year for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Glenburn boys knocked off ABA A of Mount Desert Island 60-41 in the semifinals before beating Houlton 58-47 for the title.In the girls’ semifinals, Central Aroostook held off the Peninsula Pink Panthers to advance to the final. The Pink Panthers rallied from a 16-point deficit to cut Central Aroostook’s lead to just one point in the final minutes. But Central Aroostook held on for the 47-44 win and beat Dexter 41-35 in the championship.The Peninsula girls on the bench smile late in the Sheriff’s Cup semifinal against Central Aroostook on Sunday. Peninsula came back from a 16-point deficit to trail by just one point. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBoth the Ellsworth YMCA boys’ and girls’ teams made it to the quarterfinals. The boys lost to Houlton 59-41, and the girls fell to Calais 36-18.Find more photos here.Girls’ round 1SAD 37 Knights 33, ABA 30Ellsworth Y 45, Patriots 29Presque Isle 36, Lady Bucks 16Central Aroostook 58, Woodland 23Neport 47, Woodland 15RSU 24 16, Dexter 16Calais 39, Pink Panthers 22Boys’ round 1Ellsworth 70, Peninsula 32Glenburn 58, Patriots 23Holbrook 44, Bucksport 43Skowhegan 53, Wildcats 20ABA A 61, SAD 37 Knights 37Dexter 57, Calais 43ABA B 55, Steuben Eagles 20Houlton 78, Jonesport 53Girls’ round 2Pink Panthers 41, Presque Isle 31Patriots 46, RSU 24 25SAD 37 Knights 46, Ellsworth Y 38Central Aroostook 47, ABA 31ABA 45, Lady Bucks 15Calais 36, Dexter 29Central Aroostook 39, Newport 27Boys’ round 2Glenburn 59, Ellsworth Y 44Patriots 47, Peninsula 34Skowhegan 49, Holbrook 35Bucksport 64, Wildcats 21Calais 63, SAD 37 Knights 46ABA A 56, Dexter 38Houlton 79, Steuben Eagles 5Jonesport 71, ABA B 31Girls’ round 3Newport 42, Presque Isle 29Calais 43, Ellsworth Y 32Dexter 43, Patriots 27SAD 37 Knights 48, RSU 24 18Pink Panthers 38, ABA 24Woodland 43, Lady Bucks 23Boys’ round 3Ellsworth Y 60, Patriots 23Glenburn 67, Peninsula 49Holbrook 51, Wildcats 22Skowhegan 41, Bucksport 26Dexter 82, SAD 37 Knights 52ABA A 57, Calais 26Jonesport 85, Steuben Eagles 30Houlton 62, ABA B 21Girls’ quarterfinalsCentral Aroostook 43, Presque Isle 36Pink Panthers 51, SAD 37 Knights 37Calais 36, Ellsworth 18Dexter 30, Newport 23Boys’ quarterfinals Glenburn 54, Jonesport 37ABA A, Holbrook 35Skowhegan 55, Dexter 43Houlton 59, Ellsworth 41Girls’ semifinalsCentral Aroostook 47, Pink Panthers 44Dexter 45, Calais 42Boys’ semifinalsGlenburn 60, ABA A 41Houlton 66, Skowhegan 55Girls’ championshipCentral Aroostook 41, Dexter 35Boys’ championshipGlenburn 58, Houlton 47