Baseball standings, state rankings

S.S. Seward senior catcher Cole Gill recently collected hit No. 100 of his career. Check out the video above and Sunday’s TH-R for more.

Here are the Section 9 standings through Thursday’s games. The OCIAA division races are starting to heat up but there is still half of the season yet to go.

Baseball standings, 2016
(updated 4-28-16)
Division I
Monroe-Woodbury; 5-1; 10-1
Newburgh; 2-1; 4-5
Kingston; 3-3; 7-3
Pine Bush; 1-2; 5-6
Middletown; 1-5; 5-6

Division II
Valley Central; 2-1; 4-4
Washingtonville; 2-1; 6-4
Minisink Valley; 1-2; 7-5
Warwick; 1-2; 7-3

Division III
Cornwall; 3-0; 8-2
Goshen; 2-1; 4-7
Monticello; 1-2; 4-4
Port Jervis; 0-3; 1-7

Division IV
Burke Catholic; 3-0; 6-2
Liberty; 3-0; 4-5
Fallsburg; 0-3; 0-7
O’Neill; 0-3; 1-8

Division V
Chester; 3-0; 5-4
S.S. Seward; 2-0; 11-0
Sullivan West; 0-2; 1-6
Tri-Valley; 0-3; 4-4

Division VI
Chapel Field; 3-0; 4-4
Livingston Manor; 2-0; 5-2
Eldred; 0-2; 1-6
Tuxedo; 0-3; 1-6

Division I
Roosevelt; 5-1; 7-4
Wallkill; 3-2; 4-6
Saugerties; 2-4; 2-7
Poughkeepsie; 1-4; 2-7

Division II
New Paltz; 6-0; 8-0
Highland; 4-2; 8-3
Marlboro; 4-2; 7-2
Rondout Valley; 1-5; 5-5
Red Hook; 0-6; 0-8

Division III
Spackenkill; 5-0; 7-4
Onteora; 3-1; 5-4
Ellenville; 1-4; 3-5
Dover; 0-4; 0-10

Division IV
Pine Plains; 6-0; 6-1
Rhinebeck; 4-1; 8-2
Webutuck; 3-4; 4-6
Coleman Catholic; 0-4; 1-5
Millbrook; 0-4; 1-6

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly rankings on Thursday. Click here for the full list.

Class AA

8. Monroe-Woodbury

Class A

6. New Paltz

18. Cornwall

Class B

12. John S. Burke Catholic

14. Rhinebeck

15. Marlboro

Class C

2. S.S. Seward

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Boys basketball Class AA, A all-state: Section 9′s selections

Middletown’s Daniel Grant can add another accomplishment to his senior season. Grant made the Class AA all-state third team.

Grant previously led the Middies to their first state final and won Varsity845 Player of the Year. The point guard leads Section 9’s selections on the New York State Sportswriters Association’s all-state selections, released Friday for Classes AA and A. Teammate Jordan Bryan made 10th team.

Pine Bush’s Justin Powell earned all-state recognition for the second straight season, making Class AA eighth team.

Valley Central’s Savion Boissard (Class AA 10th team) joins his brother, Isaiah (Class AA eighth team last year) as an all-state player.

Below are Section 9’s all-state representatives.

Class AA

Third team: Daniel Grant, Middletown.

Eighth team: Justin Powell, Pine Bush.

Tenth team: Jordan Bryan, Middletown.

Thirteenth team: Savion Boissard, Valley Central.

Class A

Fifth team: Dennis Hare, Red Hook.

Eighth team: Michael Weiss, Goshen.

Eleventh team: Shawn Jansen, Saugerties.

Honorable mention: Nick Michitsch, Red Hook.



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Boys basketball Class B-D all-state: Section 9′s selections

Two players from each Section 9 boys basketball champion from Class B to D earned all-state recognition from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Marlboro’s Xavier Oliver headlines the group, making Class B all-state third team. The senior forward led the Dukes with 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists en route to Marlboro’s first state finals appearance in program history. Marlboro’s Tyler Jollie earned all-state sixth team.

Chester’s Justin Feldman made Class C all-state sixth team for the second straight year. Teammate Wilson Jimenez earned honorable mention.

Below are Section 9’s all-state players from Class B to D. The NYSSWA will publicly release all-state selections next week for Class AA and A.

Class B

Third team: Xavier Oliver, Marlboro.

Sixth team: Tyler Jollie, Marlboro.

Seventh team: Camron Abalos, Spackenkill.

Class C

Sixth team: Justin Feldman, Chester.

Honorable mention: Eric Block, S.S. Seward; Wilson Jimenez, Chester; Austin Uhl, John A. Coleman Catholic.

Class D

Honorable mention: Noah Clemmons, Eldred; Andrew Halloran, Eldred.


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NFA boys lax looking up after back-to-back wins

Newburgh Free Academy’s boys lacrosse team did something last week it hadn’t done since 2007.

Win back-to-back games.

The Goldbacks improved to 2-3 with wins over Wallkill and Rhinebeck and that is thanks in large part to a culture change started by first-year head coach Jim Horton Jr.

Check out seniors Angelo Foster and Paul DeVirgilio in the video above to hear more about how the Goldbacks are trying to turn things around on the lacrosse field. Look for the story in Thursday’s Times Herald-Record.

Divisional play will be starting pretty soon, but here’s a quick look at the standings and scoring leaders in Section 9 so far. (If you have any corrections, please let me know: wmontgomery AT

Boys lacrosse standings, 2016
(Updated 4-18-16)
Division I
Kingston; 0-0; 1-1
Middletown; 0-0; 3-2
Monroe-Woodbury; 0-0; 3-1
Newburgh; 0-0; 2-3
Division II
Valley Central; 1-0; 5-2
Minisink Valley; 0-0; 3-3
Washingtonville; 0-0; 4-1
Pine Bush; 0-1; 6-2
Division III
Cornwall; 0-0; 3-2
Goshen; 0-0; 5-1
Highland; 0-0; 5-2
Roosevelt; 0-0; 2-4
Saugerties; 0-0; 1-3
Wallkill; 0-0; 0-3
Warwick; 0-0; 3-2
Division IV
Burke Catholic; 0-0; 0-4
Millbrook; 0-0; 2-4
New Paltz; 0-0; 0-3
O’Neill; 0-0; 2-2
Red Hook; 0-0; 0-5
Rhinebeck; 0-0; 0-1
Rondout Valley; 0-0; 1-4
Wyoming Valley Conference
Delaware Valley; 2-0; 4-3

Player, school, goals, assists, points

Brett Jennings, Valley Central, 36, 17, 53

Chris Schlappich, Highland, 20, 21, 41

Joe Tofallos, Valley Central, 13, 26, 39

Tajh Ali, Middletown, 22, 10, 32

Luke Hanson, Minisink Valley, 15, 16, 31

Kyle Bacon, Pine Bush, 16, 15, 31

Jacob Aviles, Middletown, 21, 10, 31

Tim Schof, Pine Bush, 12, 17, 29

Brandon McGrath, Goshen, 15, 13, 28

Carlos Forde, Minisink Valley, 20, 8, 28

Nick Pampalone, Delaware Valley, 19, 8, 27

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Mike Doulin on Cornwall’s record tennis streak

Seniors Mike Doulin and Joe McDonald clinched Cornwall’s 45th straight win with a 6-3, 6-4 over Newburgh Free Academy’s Jack Clayton and Shawn McNair Monday.

Cornwall (3-0), which hasn’t lost a match since April 26, 2012, defeated Newburgh 6-1.

Here’s Doulin on Cornwall’s run:

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Barczak captures freestyle title

Monroe-Woodbury junior Evan Barczak won all four of his matches to win a 145-pound title at the Journeymen Freestyle Classic Sunday at Union College in Schenectady.

Barczak pinned Patrick Munn of Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) in 57 seconds, won by technical fall over Paul Calo of Southington, Conn. (10-0, 1:04) and Josh Bressette of Fort Ann (10-0, 2:39) and Jake Hinkson of North Allegheny (Pa.) 9-4 in the “B” division.

Monroe-Woodbury junior 182-pounder Kendall Elfstrum placed seventh in the “A” division. Elfstrum competed against wrestlers from Russia and Korea.

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M-W Kelly picks Binghamton

Monroe-Woodbury senior 126-pounder Kevin Kelly will continue wrestling at Division I Binghamton.

Kelly, who won Section 9 titles in his junior and senior seasons, committed to Binghamton Friday. He was also considering Division III New York University. Kelly said he will likely wrestle at 133 pounds and major in biology.

“I pride myself on academics,” said Kelly, who has a 95 class average. “That’s what comes first and the ability to go to a college with a Division I program that’s very competitive and has great coaches and is close to home. It was a n0-brainer.”

Kelly, who finished his career with a 124-27 record, took an official visit to Binghamton before this past wrestling season.

“I loved it right way,” Kelly said. “But my family and my coaches believed the best idea was to keep my options open until the end. We decided (Friday) it was the best fit for me and we made our decision.”

John Gartister, Kelly’s head coach, wrestled for Binghamton after he graduated Monroe-Woodbury in 2002.


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Virginia Beach Nationals: Barczak, Elfstrum, Ellefsen all-Americans

Monroe-Woodbury’s Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen earned all-American status at the Virginia Beach Nationals Saturday.

Barczak sealed a top-six finish with a 7-3 win over Brock Port of Bellefonte, Pa. in the 145-pound quarterfinals. He was defeated by Arizona’s Quentin Hovis 5-2 in the semifinals.

Elfstrum advanced to the consolation 182-pound quarterfinals with a forfeit win over Cade Belshay of Buchanan, Calif.

Ellefsen earned his place in the final eight at 220 pounds with a fall in two minutes over Chris Henderson of Ridgeland, Ga.

Minisink Valley senior 160-pounder A.J. Aeberli fell one win short of becoming an all-American. Aeberli lost by medical forfeit to A.J. Alford of Fort Dorchester, S.C. in his last match.


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VIDEO: Newburgh Free Academy’s Tyler Reede

Newburgh Free Academy junior Tyler Reede makes his return to the court Tuesday after missing the 2015 season with a knee injury.

Reede talks about his comeback from ACL surgery.

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Virginia Beach Nationals: First-day results

Monroe-Woodbury 145-pounder Evan Barczak won three straight matches Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Virginia Beach Junior Nationals.

Barczak defeated Vincent Concina of Cranford (N.J.) 5-0 in the round of 16. He wrestles Brock Port of Bellefonte, Pa., a two-time state medalist, in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Goshen junior 220-pounder Ryan Ellefsen pinned both of his opponents to advance to the quarterfinals. Up next for Ellefsen is Pennsylvania state champion Seth Janney of Malvern Prep in the quarterfinals.

Freshman Division
Round of 32
126 pounds: Gabe Miller (Pequea, Pa.) pin Nick Curreri (Eldred) :34.
Round of 64
126 pounds: Garrett Fisk (Archbishop Spalding, Md.) d. Nick Albornoz (Minisink Valley) 9-0; Nick Curreri (Eldred) pin Jacob McCloskey (Delaware Hayes, Ohio) 6:00. 152: Charles Howard (Show Low, Az.) d. Kraig Thomas (Wallkill) 11-2.

Sophomore Division
Round of 16

182 pounds: Miles Nuessle (Liberty, Az.) d. Andrew Kidd (Delaware Valley, Pa.) 7-2. 220: Tommy Mommer (Cibola, Ariz.) pin John McCarthy (Delaware Valley, Pa.) 5:50. 285: Calvin Hayford (Mt. Anthony, Vt.) d. Andrew Fenner (Minisink Valley) 9-6.
Round of 32
120 pounds: Matt Fields (Walsh Jesuit, Ohio) tech. fall Mike McKinney (Delaware Valley, Pa.) 17-1, 4:33. 132: David Montes (McQueen, Nv.) d. Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 5-3. 182: Andrew Kidd (Delaware Valley, Pa.) d. Dennis Whitehead (Kings Fork, Va.) 7-4. 220: John McCarthy (Delaware Valley, Pa.) pin Trent Bowsher (Perry Meridian, Ind.) 2:32
Round of 64
106 pounds: Joseph King (Colts Neck, N.J.) pin Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) 3:40. 120: Mike McKinney (Delaware Valley, Pa.) pin Tony Blackman (Landstown, Va.) 1:29. 132: Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) d. Troy McDuffy (Owings Mills, Md.) 14-0; Jacob D’Ambrosio (Cane Bay, S.C) d. Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 7-5. 145: Beau Bradley (Monache, Calif.) d. Tim Ganuncio (Minisink Valley) 9-4; Jesse DeJames (North Pauldling, Ga.) d. Dillon Ross (Onteora) 3-0. 152: Brock Bushfield (Skyview, Montana) pin Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook) 1:46. 182: Nolan Potter (Wells, Maine) d. Shane Fagan (Delaware Valley, Pa.) 8-0; Josh Molinar (Eastlake, Texas) pin Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) 4:50.
Round of 128
106 pounds: Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Gerald Mills (Northern Durham, N.C.) 10-4. 120: Mike McKinney (Delaware Valley, Pa.) d. Dylan Owens (Hillsboro, Mo.) 12-2; Ryan Moore (Walton-Verona, Ky.) d. Connor Greiner (Minisink Valley) 16-4. 132: Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) d. Khaleb Fazenbaker (Fairmont, W.Va.) 9-2.

Junior Division
Round of 16
145: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Vincent Concina (Cranford, N.J.) 5-0; Brandon Moen (Owatonna, Minn.) d. Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) 6-4; 220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Victor Lacombe (Hunterdon Central, N.J.) 1:05

Round of 32
113 pounds: Daniel Percelay (DePaul, N.J) d. Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) 5-3; 145: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Schuyler Spurrier (Maiden, N.C.) 16-1, 4:26; 182: Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) tech. fall Michael Taulane (Collingswood, N.J.) 19-4, 5:50; 220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Hunter Parks (Hanford, Calif.) 4:32
Round of 64
113 pounds: Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) pin Benjamin Shapiro (Framingham, Mass.) 1:15; 145: Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Landon Thompson (Southside, Ala.) 10-0; 152: Tyler Sharon (Smithfield, Va.) d. Noah Curreri (Eldred) 3-2, TB2; 182: Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Josiah Gittman (St. Thomas Aquinas, Fla.) 8-6.
Round of 128
152 pounds: Noah Curreri (Eldred) d. Caleb Spears (R-S Central, N.C.) 3-2
Senior Division
Round of 16
160 pounds: Justin Pichedwatana (Mayfair, Calif.) d. A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley) 4-3
Round of 32
160 pounds: A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley) d. Anthony Fraumeni (Winchester, Mass.) 4-0
Round of 64
160 pounds: A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley) d. Brady Vogel (Chanute, Kansas) 4-1.


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