Girls basketball: Mid-Hudson drops first two

The Mid-Hudson all-stars from Section 9 dropped their first two games Friday at the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hoop Fest in Johnson City.
Mid-Hudson dropped a 68-40 decision to Southern Tier. Kiarra Kennedy scored 17 points, Tony Neely seven and Erin Smith six.
Mid-Hudson then bowed to Central, 64-22. Neely scored nine with Jamie Waldron and Melissa Alifano each tallying four.
Action continues Saturday.

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Newburgh Free Academy, Middletown to play in Slam Dunk tourney

The Newburgh Free and Middletown boys basketball teams will compete in the four-day Slam Dunk tournament in December at Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Newburgh Free Academy opens with White Plains on Dec. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in a four-team bracket with Iona Prep and Byram Hills. The Goldbacks return leading scorers Zach Barnes and Caleb Simmons.

Middletown meets Horace Greeley in a challenge game on Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. Middletown senior guard Marquis Gill is expected to be one of the area’s top scorers.

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall.

If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845

Football

FCS (Division I-AA)
Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist
Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris
Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on
Tyler Williams (Wallkill, Don Bosco Prep) Monmouth
Division III
Christian Burda (New Paltz) Moravian
Jack Colbath (Monroe-Woodbury) Hartwick
David DeGroodt (Pine Bush) Cortland
Rob DelGuidice (Washingtonville) Hartwick
Michael Douglas (Washingtonville) Western Connecticut
Sean English (Warwick) Maritime
Andrew Fenner (Minisink Valley) Brockport
Jeniel Foster (Middletown) Utica
T.J. Gayle (Cornwall) Union
Brandon Handforth (Cornwall) Utica
Collin Hauschild (Sullivan West) Earlham (Ind.)
Kenny Hernandez (Monroe-Woodbury) Brockport
Jack Hindes (Saugerties) Cortland
Heath Hoovler (Burke Catholic) Wilkes
Jayden Kyler (Pine Bush) Cortland
Donnie LeBlanc (Minisink Valley) Western Connecticut
John McCormick (Monroe-Woodbury) Utica
Xavier McKenna (Goshen) Castleton
Wayne Murray (Newburgh Free Academy) Morrisville
Sam Nicholas (Newburgh Free Academy) Alfred
Travis O’Neill (Middletown) Alfred
Connor Perez (Warwick) FDU-Florham
Harrison Parrelli (Warwick) FDU-Florham Park
John Perugino (Marlboro) Cortland
Ray Razukiewicz (Minisink Valley) Western Connecticut
David Ross (Burke Catholic) Western Connecticut
Tyler Santiago (Newburgh Free Academy) Western Connecticut
Vern Smith (Newburgh Free Academy) Brockport
Jack Strohmeier (Cornwall) Castleton
Jermain Veras (Monroe-Woodbury) Hartwick
Andrew Wierzbicki (Warwick) Maritime
JUCO
Uhchiaron Hanson (Newburgh Free Academy) Monroe College
Prep
Jadon Munroe (Newburgh Free Academy) Milford Academy

Baseball
Division I
Rob Hensey (Goshen) Monmouth
Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond
Zach Klapak (Delaware Valley, Pa.) Pittsburgh
Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson
Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan
Division II
Nelson Arroyo (Burke Catholic) Pace
Andrew Bandura (Pine Bush) Dominican
Mike Chiarito (Burke Catholic) LeMoyne
T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas
Dan Hopper (Wallkill) Mercy
Drew Jemison (Monroe-Woodbury) St. Thomas Aquinas
Gabriel Lopez (Monroe-Woodbury) Post
Brody Ryan (Warwick) Lenoir Rhyne
Jack Wilde (Washingtonville) St. Thomas Aquinas
Division III
Coleman Barnes (Goshen) Mount Saint Mary
Shane Cuevas (Valley Central) Brockport
Vinny D’Auria (Burke Catholic) Marywood
Chris Deckaj (Pine Bush) New Paltz
James Delaney (Valley Central) Elmira
Charles DeMatteo (Goshen) Johnson & Wales
Ryan Garton (Goshen) Suffolk University
Matt Krafft (Cornwall) Cortland
Jack Leahey (Warwick) RIT
Devin Moore (Pine Bush) Fredonia
Kevin Murphy (Valley Central) Keystone
Mike Zawojski (Pine Bush) Fredonia
NCCCA
Frankin Mundo (Pine Bush) Johnson (Tenn.) University
Junior College
Ian Engenito (Cornwall) Orange
Dan Freiberger (Goshen) Orange
Johnny Guttridge (Pine Bush) Orange
Joe McComb (Pine Bush) Orange
Mike Piscitelli (Port Jervis) Orange
Chris Rahm (S.S. Seward) Orange
Matt Stewart (Wallkill) Orange

Basketball
Division I
Chloe Chaffin (Kingston) Fordham
Matt Herasme (Chester, Don Bosco Prep) Marist
Brandon Powell (Pine Bush) Fairleigh Dickinson
Division III
Mike Concannon (Monroe/Don Bosco Prep) Union
Lauren Desrats (Warwick) Mount Saint Mary
Mason Memmelaar (Pine Bush) RPI
Victoria Mirecki (Washingtonville) Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jake Pawliczak (Burke Catholic) King’s (Pa.) College
Zack Swaby (Cornwall) Mount Saint Mary
Emily Welling (Warwick) Suffolk University
Junior College
Mitch Kernizan (Wallkill) Orange
Madison Martin (Wallkill) Orange
Candace McCutcheon (Highland) Orange
Stefon Miller (Wallkill) Orange

Field hockey
Division I
Brooke Gastin (Kingston) Rider
Division III
Jalynn Davis (Kingston) Hartwick
Kelsey Farley (Kingston) Sage
Mackenzie Handschuh (Rondout Valley) Roanoke College
Alex Lettre (Kingston) Sage

Golf
Division I
Jake Hommel (Kingston) Iona
Scott Kleeschulte (Kingston) Binghamton
Pasqualina Tartaglione (Pine Bush) Albany
Division II
Matt Dickson (Washingtonville) St. Thomas Aquinas
Division III
Eli Leone-Formisano (Monroe-Woodbury) Farmingdale
Pat Shea (Warwick) Mount Saint Mary

Lacrosse
Division I
Danny Fitzpatrick (Monroe-Woodbury) Manhattan
Division II
Drew Carpino (Kingston) St. Rose
Niel Lingerman (Goshen) Belmont Abbey
Nathan Spencer (Wallkill) Montevallo
Division III
Tyler Hendricks (Goshen) New England College
Eric Ormsby (Warwick) Wilkes
Jason Perez (Rondout Valley) Clarkson
Brenna Politoski (Goshen) Springfield College
Kyle Rafferty (Monroe-Woodbury) Brockport
Josh Timbrouck (Kingston) Hartwick
Allie Vangas (Cornwall) Plattsburgh
Kyle Van Laer (Rondout Valley) Sage
JUCO
Jarek Rawl (Rondout Valley) Onondaga

Soccer
Division I
Jake Burgess (Cornwall) Army
Nikki Colantuono (Minisink Valley) Notre Dame
Reaghan Duval (Goshen) Campbell
Kaitlyn Hogan (Monroe-Woodbury) Manhattan
Sam Latorre (Warwick) Marist
Kayla MacKenzie (Monroe-Woodbury) Binghamton
Jacob Schulman (Cornwall) Marist
Tom Stickley (Goshen) Fairfield
Division II
Hunter Brennan (Minisink Valley) Stonehill
Fernando Carvalho (Wallkill) St. Rose
Megan Geary (Washingtonville) Dominican
Merari Rodriguez (Newburgh Free Academy) Saint Thomas Aquinas
Angelica Sanchez (Monroe-Woodbury) St. Thomas Aquinas
Division III
Samantha Cloidt (Minisink Valley) Plattsburgh
Zoe Costello (Kingston) Morrisville
Morgan Creeden (Washingtonville) Oneonta
Connor Doyle (Burke Catholic) Mount Saint Mary
Brooke Gallagher (Minisink Valley) Western Connecticut State
Hallie Klosterman (Wallkill) Russell Sage
Erin Metzger (New Paltz) Plattsburgh
Liz Myers (Monroe-Woodbury) Oswego
Jeremy Pantoni (Goshen) Oneonta
Miquela Quiles (Minisink Valley) Oneonta
Lauren Sanders (Goshen) Oneonta
Colin Shust (Burke Catholic) Ithaca
Catie Smith (Warwick) Cortland
Hannah Sullivan (Marlboro) Geneseo
James Udasco (Minisink Valley) Misericordia

Softball
Division I
Ally Beck (Washingtonville) Hartford
Jess Chilcott (Kingston) Iona
Division II
Shannon Camuso (Marlboro) Post
Maddie Pacione (Newburgh Free Academy) Dominican
Alayna Savaglio (Minisink Valley) Flagler
Division III
Tori Decker (Rondout Valley) Cobleskill
Alyssa Finno (Kingston) Cortland
Ashley Garcia (Cornwall) Anna Maria
Kaylyn Kantor (Warwick) Oswego
Julia McMahon (Goshen) Geneseo
Megan Peace (Kingston) Cortland
Alyssa Schaechinger (Warwick) Clarkson
Kaitlyn Schrowang (Kingston) Eastern Connecticut State

Sprint football
Noah Daigle (Warwick) Army
Matt Ehret (Burke Catholic) St. Thomas Aquinas

Swimming
Division I
Josh Bryant (Newburgh Free Academy) UConn
Chris Egan (Monroe-Woodbury) Binghamton diving
Amanda McGraw (Warwick) Binghamton diving
Division II
Maya Barth (Pine Bush) Barton, N.C.
Division III
Robert Armistead (Goshen) Delhi
Lauren Beneat (Monroe-Woodbury) Geneseo
Sean Coddington (Monroe-Woodbury) Oneonta diving
Colin Davis (Monroe-Woodbury) Oneonta diving
Grace Rocks (Monroe-Woodbury) New Paltz

Tennis
Division III
Lucas Arora (Cornwall) Coast Guard Academy
Sarah Hoeffner (Valley Central) Plattsburgh

Track and field/Cross country
Division I
Robert Becker (Kingston) Stony Brook
Joe Benedetto (Burke Catholic) Mississippi
Ashleigh Convery (Minisink Valley) Fairleigh Dickinson
Tom Gardiner (Warwick) Xavier
James Granata (Minisink Valley) Cornell
Louie Greco (Goshen) Buffalo
Michael Hannon (Monroe-Woodbury) Buffalo
Liam Higgins (Goshen) Binghamton
Lisa Jacobsen (Monroe-Woodbury) Sacred Heart
Kristen Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury) South Florida
Mike Mullally (Sullivan West) Army
Max Olavarria (Cornwall) Binghamton
Mark Przybocki (Burke Catholic) Buffalo
Josiah Spain (James I. O’Neill) Army
Juliana Tobin (Minisink Valley) Binghamton
Scott Wortmann (Minisink Valley) Binghamton
Division II
Brandon Adams (Monroe-Woodbury) Dominican
Angela Iaccarino (Monroe-Woodbury) Kutztown
Division III
Kristen Boerke (Washingtonville) Plattsburgh
Rachel Gutierrez (Monroe-Woodbury) Cortland
Julia Hoyt (Monroe-Woodbury) Geneseo
Lindsey Julian (Washingtonville) Oneonta

Volleyball
Division I
Hannah Hamling (Warwick) Georgetown
Division II
Jaid Harrell (Kingston) Dominican
Division III
Dana Carey (Monroe-Woodbury) Oswego
Sabrina LiVolsi (Washingtonville) Scranton
Kathleen Riegner (Monroe-Woodbury) Stevens
Kaylene Sauschuck (Port Jervis) Elmira

Wrestling
Division I
Dillon Ross (Onteora) Buffalo
Division III
Hunter Brown (Warwick) Ursinus
Dylan Earl (Monroe-Woodbury) Ithaca
Greg Fischer (Newburgh Free Academy) Wesleyan (Conn.)
Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) RIT
Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) Brockport
Junior College
Brennan Gary (Middletown) Ulster
Brian Mascaro (Wallkill) Sullivan
Adonis Morano (Middletown) Ulster

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All-State Baseball: Cornwall senior Ryan Trieste makes Class A first team

Ryan Trieste may have been Section 9′s most improved baseball player this spring.

Trieste increased his average by 122 points to .382 and drove in 32 runs, up from 10 in 2017.

Trieste’s strides were recognized  Thursday when it was announced that Cornwall’s senior second baseman had made the state Class A first-team.

Trieste was one of 14 area all-state selections.

Kingston junior shortstop Fritz Genther, Burke Catholic catcher/pitcher Nelson Arroyo and S.S. Seward senior shortstop Chris Rahm were named to the second team in Class AA, Class B and Class C respectively.

Marlboro junior shortstop/pitcher Sam Mongelli, the Varsity 845 player of the year, was a Class B third-team pick.

The following players also received all-state recognition: Tuxedo junior pitcher Joe Castellanos (third team, Class D), Kingston junior pitcher Joe Ferrer (third team, Class AA), Goshen senior outfielder Rob Hensey (third team, Class A); Cornwall senior outfielder/pitcher Matt Krafft (fourth team, Class A), Middletown sophomore pitcher Kelvin Marte (fourth team, Class AA), Pine Bush junior third baseman/pitcher Logan DeVries (fifth team, Class AA), Saugerties sophomore first base Ty Gallagher (fifth team, Class A), Cornwall senior catcher Ian Engenito (sixth team, Class A) and Pine Bush junior outfielder Haakon Meland (sixth team, Class AA)

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2018 Varsity 845 final baseball stats

Marlboro junior shortstop Sam Mongelli led the Varsity 845 area in hitting for the second straight season, batting .517.

Mongelli’s five home runs and 32 RBI tied for the area lead.

One of the more crazy statistics of the season were Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ 120 strikeouts. No word on if that’s a Section 9 record.

Here are the Varsity 845 leaders as compiled from coaches during our all-star nominations and MaxPreps:

Batting average
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro .517
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward .500
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic .500
Devin Boone, Warwick .493
James Pinelli, Warwick .492
Vinny D’Auria, Burke Catholic .483
Mike Holohan, New Paltz .464
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo .463
Ian Engenito, Cornwall .463
Evan Normann, Saugerties .457
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward .456
Johnny Hipsman, Chester .448
Dallas Romaguera, Rondout Valley .442
Rob Hensey, Goshen .439
Collin Hauschild, Sullivan West .436
Nick Rivera, Monroe-Woodbury .429
Jack Vignola, Warwick .429
Dylan Warren, Highland .426
Matt Krafft, Cornwall .425
Brody Ryan, Warwick .424
Ty Gallagher, Saugerties .419
Dario DiValentino, Highland .413
Eric Grzechowski, Marlboro .413
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic .412
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo .410
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic .400
Jordy Cepeda Paulino, James I. O’Neill .400
Brandon Dailey, Sullivan West .400
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush .394
Fritz Genther, Kingston .393
Andrew Russian, James I. O’Neill .393
James DeAveiro, Sullivan West .390
Andrew Strobach, Wallkill .390
Justin Guiliano, Liberty .389
Aidan Wittekind, Chester .387
Kevin Brennie, Highland .382
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall .382
Coleman Barnes, Goshen .379
Sal Ferraro, Washingtonville.368
Manny Bordoy, Newburgh Free Academy .365
Howard Sewell, Middletown .364
Logan DeVries, Pine Bush .362
Jackson Geddes, Cornwall, .359
Randy Dodig, Saugerties .356
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward, .355
Jake Roberti, Saugerties .354
Jake McNutt, Kingston .352

Home runs
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 5
Matt DuBois, Pine Bush 5
Fritz Genther, Kingston 5
Rob Hensey, Goshen 5
Jon Kivlan, Kingston 5
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 5
Ty Gallagher, Saugerties 4
Johnny Hipsman, Chester 4
Brody Ryan, Warwick 4
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic 4
Mike Holohan, New Paltz 3
Marcus Jackson, Burke Catholic 3
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 3
Jack Vignola, Warwick 3
Coleman Barnes, Goshen 2
Joe Beltrami, Burke Catholic 2
Luis Cabrera, James I. O’Neill 2
Jordy Cepeda Paulino, James I. O’Neill 2
Justin Guiliano, Liberty 2
Collin Hauschild, Sullivan West 2
Kevin Marte, Middletown 2
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush 2
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic 2
Mike Piscitelli, Port Jervis 2
Dallas Romaguera, Rondout Valley 2
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 2
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 2

RBI
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 32
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 32
Ty Gallagher, Saugerties 30
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 30
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 27
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo 26
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 23
Rob Hensey, Goshen 22
Jon Kivlan, Kingston 22
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 22
James Pinelli, Warwick 22
Brody Ryan, Warwick 22
Sean Murphy, Chester 21
Jack Vignola, Warwick 21
Joe Beltrami, Burke Catholic 20
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 20
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic 20
Max Vidal, Highland 20
Brendan Mahusky, Marlboro 19
Jake Roberti, Saugerties 19
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward 19
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 19
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 18
Marcus Jackson, Burke Catholic 18
Evan Normann, Saugerties 18
Vinny D’Auria, Burke Catholic 17
Logan DeVries, Pine Bush 17
Kevin Murphy, Valley Central 17
Luis Cabrera, James I. O’Neill 16
Matt DuBois, Pine Bush 16
Jackson Geddes, Cornwall 16
Jason Lonstein, Liberty 16
Jake McNutt, Kingston 16
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush 16
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic 16
Dylan Warren, Highland 16
Chris D’Ambrosio, Cornwall 15
Kieran Defino, Saugerties 15
Justin Guiliano, Liberty 15

Hits
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 37
Devin Boone, Warwick 33
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 31
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 31
Vinny D’Auria, Burke Catholic 29
James Pinelli, Warwick 29
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 27
Jack Vignola, Warwick 27
Dario DiValentino, Highland 26
Ryan Garton, Goshen 26
Johnny Hipsman, Chester 26
Mike Holohan, New Paltz 26
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush 26
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward 26
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 26
Coleman Barnes, Goshen 25
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 25
Vinny D’Auria, Burke Catholic 25
Ian Engenito, Cornwall 25
Fritz Genther, Kingston 25
Rob Hensey, Goshen 25
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo 25
Jake McNutt, Kingston 25
Brody Ryan, Warwick 25
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 24
Jackson Geddes, Cornwall 23
Dylan Warren, Highland 23
Gary Warnecke, Kingston 22
Kevin Brennie, Highland 21
Joe Coppola, Cornwall 21
Sal Ferraro, Washingtonville 21
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush 21
Nick Rivera, Monroe-Woodbury 21
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 20
Timmy Cartwright, Cornwall 20
Jon Kivlan, Kingston 20
Sean Lynch, Monroe-Woodbury 20
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 20
Howard Sewell, Middletown 20
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic 20
Nik Turner, Highland 20
Max Vidal, Highland 20

Doubles
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 10
Dario DiValentino, Highland 9
Ty Gallagher, Saugerties 9
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo 9
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 9
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward 9
Arnav Ghuliani, Chester 8
Evan Normann, Saugerties 8
Manny Bordoy, Newburgh Free Academy 7
Jordy Cepeda Paulino, James I. O’Neill 7
Tyler Guadagno, Monroe-Woodbury 7
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 7
Nick Rivera, Monroe-Woodbury 7
Andrew Russian, James I. O’Neill 7
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 7
Coleman Barnes, Goshen 6
Brad Betcher, Wallkill 6
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 6
Ryan Garton, Goshen 6
Fritz Genther, Kingston 6
Rob Hensey, Goshen 6
Seth Logan, Valley Central 6
Devin Moore, Pine Bush 6
Franklin Mundo, Pine Bush 6
Kevin Murphy, Valley Central 6
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic 6
Kyle Prundl, Port Jervis 6
Nik Turner, Saugerties 6
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 5
Luis Cabrera, James I. O’Neill 5
Sal Ferraro, Washingtonville 5
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic 5
Ian Engenito, Cornwall 5
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 5
Hunter Simpson, Port Jervis 5
Max Vidal, Highland 5
Dylan Warren, Highland 5

Triples
Johnny Hipsman, Chester 6
Evan Normann, Saugerties 5
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 4
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 4
Ian Devany, Wallkill 3
Dario DiValentino, Highland 3
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 3
Ben Hikade, Rondout Valley 3
Kevin Brennie, Highland 2
Timmy Cartwright, Cornwall 2
T.J. Gregory, Chester 2
Brendan Mahusky, Marlboro 2
Haakon Meland, Pine Bush 2
Mike Piscitelli, Port Jervis 2
Kyle Prundl, Port Jervis 2
Jake Roberti, Saugerties 2
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 2
Max Vidal, Highland 2
Dylan Warren, Highland 2
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 2

Runs scored
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 36
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 35
Devin Boone, Warwick 34
Mike Greco, Marlboro 33
Evan Normann, Saugerties 31
Jack Vignola, Warwick 31
Ian Engenito, Cornwall 30
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 29
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 29
Randy Dodig, Saugerties 28
Fritz Genther, Kingston 26
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 26
Vinny D’Auria, Burke Catholic 25
Johnny Hipsman, Chester 24
Joe Beltrami, Burke Catholic 23
Ty Gallagher, Saugerties 23
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 23
Arnav Ghuliani, Chester 22
Sean Murphy, Chester 22
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 22
Brody Ryan, Warwick 21
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic 20
James Pinelli, Warwick 20
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward 20
Timmy Cartwright, Cornwall 19
Joe Coppola, Cornwall 19
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo 19
Mike Carton, Cornwall 18
Austin Casey, Marlboro 18
Logan DeVries, Pine Bush 18
Bryan Jones, James I. O’Neill 18
Kyle Prundl, Port Jervis 18
Tyler Guadagno, Monroe-Woodbury 17
Rob Hensey, Goshen 17
Marcus Jackson, Burke Catholic 17
Jake Roberti, Saugerties 17
Zach Smith, Pine Bush 17
Frankie DeMaro, Burke Catholic 16
Ryan Garton Goshen 16
Eric Grzechowski, Marlboro 16
Devin Moore, Pine Bush 16
Gabe Thomas, Burke Catholic 16
Gary Warnecke, Kingston 16
Aidan Wittekind, Chester 16
Luis Cabrera, James I. O’Neill 15
Chris D’Ambrosio, Cornwall 15
Mike Holohan, New Paltz 15
Alex Loeb, Middletown 15
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 15

Stolen bases
Chris Rahm, S.S. Seward 54
Mike Greco, Marlboro 32
Matt Stam, S.S. Seward 32
Jack Gardiner, S.S. Seward 29
Dario DiValentino, Highland 20
Devin Boone, Warwick 17
Kelgin Cheh, Liberty 17
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 16
Eric Grzechowski, Marlboro 15
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 15
Ian Engenito, Cornwall 14
Marcus Fariello, New Paltz 14
Johnny Hipsman, Chester 14
Jordy Cepeda Paulino, James I. O’Neill 13
Alex Barrese, New Paltz 12
Jack Vignola, Warwick 12
Randy Dodig, Saugerties 11
Justin Guiliano, Ellenville 11
Andrew Russian, James I. O’Neill 11
Howard Sewell, Middletown 11
Manny Bordoy, Newburgh Free Academy 10

Walks
Johnny Hipman, Chester 23
Fritz Genther, Kingston 22
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 21
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 16
Tyler Guadagno, Monroe-Woodbury 16
Mike Greco, Marlboro 16
Richie Paltridge, Burke Catholic 15
Tyler Cassidy, Ellenville 14
Lucas Maretzo, Tuxedo 14
Jon McCombs, Ellenville 14
Howard Sewell, Middletown 14
Hunter Simpson, Port Jervis 14
Alex Loeb, Middletown 13
Ryan Trieste, Cornwall 13
Joe Beltrami, Burke Catholic 12
Joe Coppola, Cornwall 12
Luis Cabrera, James I. O’Neill 12
Kevin Marte, Middletown 12
Lucas Rodriguez, Middletown 12
Brandon Nolasco, Chester 12

Wins
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 7-1
Joe Ferrer, Kingston 6-2
Logan DeVries, Pine Bush 5-0
Drew Reynolds, Saugerties 5-0
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 5-1
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 5-1
Connor Olson, Monroe-Woodbury 5-1
T.J. Gregory, Chester 5-2
Justin Guiliano, Liberty 5-2
Sean Boyle, New Paltz 5-4
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 5-4
Kevin Brady, Cornwall 4-0
Brendan Mahusky, Marlboro 4-0
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 4-0
Devin Moore, Pine Bush 4-0
A.J. Carlock, Port Jervis 4-1
Joey Battiato, Chester 4-1
Rob Hensey, Goshen 4-1
Freddie Callo, Marlboro 4-2
Sean Murphy, Chester 4-3

ERA
Joe Ferrer, Kingston 0.67
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 0.90
Logan DeVries, Pine Bush 1.05
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 1.10
Connor Olson, Monroe-Woodbury 1.15
Justin Guiliano, Ellenville 1.35
T.J. Gregory, Chester 1.58
Kevin Brady, Cornwall 1.78
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 1.92
Kyle Prundl, Port Jervis 2.22
Sean Boyle (New Paltz) 2.27
Rob Hensey, Goshen 2.31
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 2.31
Devin Moore, Pine Bush 2.41
Brody Ryan, Warwick 2.55
Rick Janssen, Saugerties 2.91
Drew Reynolds, Saugerties 2.95

Strikeouts
Joe Castellanos, Tuxedo 120
Nelson Arroyo, Burke Catholic 85
*Sean Boyle, New Paltz 68
Kyle Prundl, Port Jervis 67
Kelvin Marte, Middletown 66
Justin Giuliano, Ellenville 57
Bryce Reimer, Sullivan West 56
Kevin Brady, Cornwall 50
Derek Young, Middletown 50
Joe Ferrer, Kingston 49
T.J. Gregory, Chester 48
Sean Murphy, Chester 46
Fred Callo, Marlboro 45
Ryan Garton, Goshen 44
Rob Hensey, Goshen 44
Matt Krafft, Cornwall 41
Sam Mongelli, Marlboro 39
Charles DeMatteo, Goshen 37
Nick Scarano, Wallkill 37

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2018 Varsity 845 Baseball All Stars Wrap

Marlboro junior Sam Mongelli was the toughest hitter in Section 9 to get out this spring.

Mongelli’s .517 average led the area and the shortstop struck out just once in 60 at-bats.

Mongelli, the Varsity 845 player of the year, wasn’t too shabby on the mound either, earning a 4-0 record with 39 strikeouts in 24 innings.  Read our profile on Mongelli here.

Tom Fanning continued to raise the bar in Cornwall’s offseason training, adding fall hitting and hot yoga classes to improve stretching and flexibility. All the work paid off as Fanning led Cornwall to its first Section 9 Class A title since 2013. Fanning joined his assistant Guy Maisonet as a two-time Varsity 845 Coach of the Year. Read Fanning’s profile here.

Kingston junior shortstop Fritz Genther and Chester senior outfielder Johnny Hipsman was selected to the first team for the second straight year. Check out our first-team profile and who made our second team here.

Who are the Varsity 845 first-team all-stars favorite major-league players? 

An Interview with Varsity 845 Coach of the Year Tom Fanning

Saugerties sophomore first baseman Ty Gallagher also goes by the name “DJ T-Y”

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#tbTHR – Minisink Valley softball wins second state title in 1993

In our second edition of Throwback Times Herald-Record (#tbTHR), we celebrate the second state softball championship won by Minisink Valley in June 1993.
On Saturday, Minisink Valley will try to win its third state title when it competes in the Class AA Final Four in South Glens Falls.

(from June 13, 1993)

Minisink repeats at state champ

By Marc Berman
Staff Writer

BINGHAMTON – It took nearly a minute for Minisink Valley to realize it had won the game and its second straight Class B state softball championship.
It was the most bizarre of endings. Minisink Valley’s three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning was capped by a two-run, two-out bloop single by Wendy Herm. That gave the Warriors a 6-5 victory in the Class B finals against Chenango Forks.
But nobody seemed to know it, not the players nor the umpires.
When Herm’s shallow fly glanced off the glove of lunging right fielder Tammy Hovancik, two runs scored to give the Warriors the victory. No spontaneous wild celebration ensued, however.
The umpires had lost track of the score and the inning. They were ready to play on. So was Minisink Valley senior Carolyn Copcutt, was about to step into the batter’s box. The Chenango Forks players stayed on the field. Herm stayed on second base. Welcome to the twilight zone.
Before a pitch was thrown, the umpires were called to the scorer’s table an informed the game was over.
It was only then that the Warriors, who beat Queensbury 5-0 in yesterday’s semifinals, began their wild, spontaneous celebration, rolling around on the infield at Broome Community College.
Why the confusion? Copcutt thought the game was in the sixth inning. Minisink Valley coach Bruce Guyette said he thought the winning runs had scored, but when he saw the umpires not leaving the field, he was confused and thought there might be an appeal play. Liz Stivers knew she had crossed the plate with the winning run and was shouting, “We won, we won,’’ as she approached the bench, but her teammates told her to pipe down.
“I guess everything happened so quick,’’ Herm said.
Indeed, it did. On several occasions in the seventh inning, it appeared as if the Warriors’ bid for a second straight state title was dead in the water. Especially dead when Herm’s shallow two-out fly to right field wasn’t dropping fast enough.
Chenango Forks’ Hovancik, after a long run, stretched for the ball, got a glove on it but the ball popped out. If she hung on, Chenango Forks (23-2) would have been breaking the Warriors’ 38-game winning streak, broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh off Copcutt.
Minisink Valley had just three hits – two by Copcutt – entering the last inning off Jenn Markert, whose fastball overpowered Minisink Valley.
“I can’t say I didn’t have any doubts but we’ve come back in a lot of games,’’ Herm said. “We weren’t going to roll over.’’
Said Guyette: “I didn’t expect this team to lay down and die. It took every last bit of luck and we came up with it. I knew it was a longshot but sometimes long shots pay off.’’
Down 5-3, but Maile Cestero led off with a walk and Jenn Hanson rocked eight ground rule double down the left-field line. Kerry Gildea reached first on a bunt, which loaded the bases, then a run scored on a Stivers’ grounder that was misplayed at second base.
“I knew it was possible it would be caught, but I thought it was trouble,’’ said Herm.
Chenango Forks beat Minisink Valley 2-1 in a non-league game on May 15.
There was still nobody out, the Warriors were down and run and the bases were loaded. Suddenly, things took a giant a turn for the worse as Amy Smith struck out, the ball got the past the catcher and, on a close play at the plate, pinch runner Kerry Canazon was ruled out. It stood as a double play, since Smith was not allowed to reach base because first base was occupied.
With two outs, runners on second and third, Herm blooped her hit.
“What was I thinking?’’ Guyette said. “Get down, get down, get down. An unbelievable end to an unbelievable season.’’
“I’m so proud of this team, they never gave up,’’ said Copcutt, the 1992 Sunday Record player of the year who ended a brilliant high school career. “I love them for that. I’m in a state of shock, I’m so happy we won.’’
After pitching a complete game, two-hit, nine-strikeout shutout in the semifinals, Copcutt didn’t have her best stuff from the fourth inning on in the finals. Copcutt, who didn’t post a strikeout all game, blanked Chenango Forks for the first three innings. Chenango scored five runs in the final four innings, notching nine of their 11 hits.
In the semifinals against Queensbury, Copcutt carried a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing her first base runner.
In the semis, Minisink Valley led only 1-0 after four before breaking open the game in the fifth with four runs on just two hits and three errors.
Minisink Valley committed no errors in the semis and just one in the finals. Chenango Forks committed three, not including Herm’s game-winner.
“I’m glad it dropped, though I didn’t know we had won it,’’ Copcutt said.

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Local schedule for Friday, June 8

High schools
Track and field
State championships (day one), at Cicero-North Syracuse, 11:30 a.m.

Local
Minor league baseball
Rockland at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Dominican Republic at Sussex County (N.J.), 7 p.m.
Harness racing
Yonkers, 6:50 p.m.
Meadowlands, 7:15 p.m.
Summer college baseball
Saugerties at Glens Falls, 7 p.m.
Equestrian
HITS-on-the-Hudson III, at Horse Shows in the Sun, Saugerties
Auto racing
Accord Speedway, 7:30 p.m.

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The debut of #tbTHR – Minisink Valley softball wins 1992 state title

Welcome to the debut of a new feature for the sports department of the Times Herald-Record and Varsity 845!
From time-to-time we’re going to flash back to historic moments in our local sports history, fresh from the pages of the Times Herald-Record. Our form of Throwback Thursday won’t be limited to just one day a week. You can follow on social media with the hashtag #tbTHR (Throw Back Times Herald-Record).
For our debut, and on the eve of Minisink Valley softball headed to the state Final Four this weekend, let’s celebrate the state softball championship won by Minisink Valley in June 1992.

(from June 1992)

Minisink wins it all
Warriors capture state title

By Bill Burr
Assistant Sports Editor

CLIFTON PARK – Minisink Valley softball coach Bruce Guyette watched Carolyn Copcutt and Cindy Hartman lead his team to a 6-0 victory over Johnson City yesterday in the Class B state championship game at Clifton Commons.
He saw the team’s captains presented a state championship banner and plaque. He posed for pictures. He was doused with water and showered with confetti by his jubilant players.
Yet, more than 15 minutes after the youthful Warriors captured the school’s first state title in any sport, Guyette had difficulty believing they were state champions.
“It doesn’t get any better than this,’’ Guyette said. “I am probably going to use cliché after cliché because I’m still kind of stunned.
“I knew we were going to be good. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine 25-0 and undefeated state champions. I don’t think many people would set their goals that high. ‘’
While Guyette struggled with the reality of the of the Warriors’ achievement, senior first baseman Michelle Olah tried unsuccessfully to suppress tears of joy.
“It feels great. It really does,’’ said Olah, who joins outfielder Tami Witkowski as the team’s only seniors. “The whole team … they’re the best. I’m so proud of them. It makes my senior year the best.‘’
In becoming the fourth Section 9 team to win a state softball title and the first since John S. Burke in 1988, Minisink Valley had to win back-to-back games in hot, humid conditions.
The Warriors hung on to beat Shoreham-Wading River, the Section 11 (Suffolk County, Long Island) champion 3-2 in the semifinals.
Shoreham-Wading River (15-12) scored two runs in the seventh inning and had the potential tying run on second base. But Copcutt struck out Keri Bettenhauser to end the game.
After managing only three hits – all by Copcutt – in the first game, Minisink Valley overwhelmed Johnson City with a rare display of power hitting.
The Warriors pounded out eight hits, including three doubles and three triples.
“We’re not exactly known as a power hitting team,’’ Guyette said. “We have a good hitting team. But we usually hit the ball down and hard. We want to put it into play and hope something breaks.
“Today, we just got some opportune hits. Maybe we’ve saved them all up for the last game.’’
Hartman, a sophomore who bats seventh in the order, drove in three runs with a triple and a single. Sophomore Gina Goodman, the No. 9 nine hitter who had one RBI, also had a triple and single.
“The top of the lineup – Wendy Herm, Carolyn Copcutt, Tami Witkowski – might have gotten us here. But the bottom of the order carried us in the big game,’’ Guyette said. “Cindy Hartman was right on the ball.’’
After back-to-back doubles in the second inning by Olah and Maile Cestero, Hartman tripled in both to give Minisink Valley a 2-0 lead.
“I can thank Carolyn Copcutt for that, ‘’ said Hartman, who started the season on the jayvee team. “During practice she was throwing these really fast pitches. I used to be really bad with fast pitching. I felt that was coming. I was due. ‘’
After Jamie Maher walked, Goodman singled home Hartman to make it 3-0. Maher later scored on an error to make it 4-0.
“In the second inning when we scored the four runs, after the first one came across the plate, we knew we were going to do it,’’ Olah said.
Herm doubled and scored on an error in the third inning to make it 5-0. Cestero tripled in the sixth and scored the final run on Hartman’s single.
Johnson City of Section 4 (Binghamton area) was the defending state champion and beat Section 2’s Mohanasen (Schenectady area) 12-2 in the semifinals.
But after three consecutive singles in the first inning, Johnson City (18-6) got only three hits the rest of the way off Copcutt (24-0).
Johnson City’s first-inning threat ended when Hartman threw a runner out at the plate from right field.
“I bobbled it, ‘’ said Hartman. “I was going to go to first. Then I get really nervous. I got up and threw it, and thank God I got her out. ‘’
Copcutt, who hurled her 11 th shutout of the season, said she was a little worried in the first inning.
“I thought they were going to hit the ball off me all day, ‘’ Copcutt said. “Then, I guess, I settled down. My defense, they did the trick.’’
Copcutt mentioned that catcher Kerry Gildea played with a sore thumb on her catching hand.
“She was in a lot of pain, but she still played well, ‘’ Copcutt said. “She has to catch that ball. That hurts.’’
Copcutt said she never tired while throwing two straight complete games.
“I wanted to beat Johnson City a lot,‘’ Copcutt said. “The Binghamton area is considered one of the best softball areas. My team and I wanted to prove that Binghamton is not the best around. Section 9 has a few players. ‘’

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Local schedule for Wednesday, June 6

Colleges
Track and field
Army in NCAA championships, at Eugene, Ore., all day

Local
Harness racing
Monticello, 12:50 p.m.
Minor league baseball
Trois-Rivieres at Rockland, 10:30 a.m.
Sussex County (N.J.) at New Jersey, 11 a.m.
Equestrian
HITS-on-the-Hudson III, at Horse Shows in the Sun, Saugerties

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