College signings: 2018 class

Varsity 845 is compiling a list of local seniors who have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers.

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Division I
Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond
Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson
Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan
Division II
T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas
Brody Ryan (Warwick) Lenoir Rhyne

Division I
Pasqualina Tartaglione (Pine Bush) Albany

Men’s lacrosse
Division I
Danny Fitzpatrick (Monroe-Woodbury) Manhattan
Division II
Niel Lingerman (Goshen) Belmont Abbey

Swimming and diving
Division I

Chris Egan (Monroe-Woodbury) Binghamton
Amanda McGraw (Warwick) Binghamton

Track and field
Division I
Lisa Jacobsen (Monroe-Woodbury) Sacred Heart


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Turkey Trot Thursday highlights Running Calendar

Race calendar


Thur. 23 (Thanksgiving day) – Washingtonville Turkey Trot; 3-mile cross country race, Cost: $5 and a non-perishable food item for donation to Country Kids Food Pantry. Registration at 8;15 a.m. Race at 9:01 a.m.


Sat. 2 – Santa Sprint 5K, New Windsor. 3.1 miles. Register:

Sun. 3 – Reindeer Ramble 5K, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. Contact:

Sun 3 – ORC Jingle Jog, 4-mile run, 10 a.m. start from Middletown Elks club. Info and application:

To get your race in the calendar, email details to For online running content, go to

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Co-champions soccer debate continues

The Times Herald-Record reached out to local boys soccer coaches earlier this week, asking their thoughts on the current New York state format of co-champions being declared after 30 minutes of overtime in championship games.

Responses/opinions keep funneling in.

“There should not be co-champions in the state championship game. The whole purpose of a championship game is to have a champion (the best team). Either extend the overtimes to 20 or 30 minutes (golden goal) or decide it with a shoot out.” Wallkill coach Todd Andrews

“Co-champs. I am fine with it. I volunteer to work the championships every year. If we get to this part of the season and 110 minutes can’t separate a team, I don’t see any need to do PK’s (penalty kicks) to declare one winner. This isn’t Highlander (“There can be only one.”) Kids learn a lesson about sportsmanship and respecting their opponent. Plus, we get to send 20+ extra kids home happier on Sunday. It doesn’t matter that soccer is the only sport that does that. Each sport has it’s own idiosyncrasies. That’s OK…” Ellenville coach Maxwell Mead

“I totally disagree with ties in championship games. These kids worked their hearts out for this opportunity, to end it in a tie does a disservice to the players, coaches, schools and to the game of soccer itself. If that were my team I wouldn’t want to leave until we declared a single champion.” Fallsburg coach Lionel White

Read my column on the topic here.

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2017 Section 9 Exceptional Senior Football Game wrap

New Paltz senior quarterback Jimmy Verney was driven to finish his high school football career as a winner.

Verney said he was already missing football after New Paltz’s season ended in the Section 9 Class B championship.

The 2016 Varsity 845 player of the year certainly made the most of his last snaps wearing a New Paltz helmet. Verney rushed for more than 100 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown, and threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Monroe-Woodbury’s Kenny Hernandez in a 35-6 win for the National team.

The game was filled of highlights from both sides:


Middletown’s Evan Roberts had four sacks, an 31-yard interception return for a touchdown and a tackle for loss.

Valley Central linebacker Connor Perzioso had a fumble recovery.

Rondout Valley’s Spencer Sands had five catches.

Warwick’s Dan McNally recorded a sack.


Monroe-Woodbury’s Jermain Veras picked off Port Jervis’ Brandon Roesch on the game’s first play.

Minisink Valley’s Dom Vetrano made a one-handed interception in the end zone and recovered a fumble on a muffed punt return.

Monroe-Woodbury’s Owen Chambers had an interception and a fumble recovery.

Cornwall’s Jack Strohmeier recovered a fumble and recorded a sack.

Liberty’s Roy Penn-Cosentino had a 40-yard run on National’s first play and finished off scoring with a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Click here for pictures of the game

VIDEO: Liberty senior Roy Penn-Cosentino talks about playing his last high school game and teaming up with New Paltz quarterback Jimmy Verney in National backfield.

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Girls swimming: State meet seeding

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pittsford 1:43.81; 38. New Paltz 1:51.77; 47. Washingtonville 1:52.35.
200 freestyle: 1. Madison Hartigan (Pelham-1) 1:49.04; 50. Allison Armistead (Valley Central) 1:58.45.
200 individual medley: 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 2:02.56; 4. Jessica Pryne (Cornwall) 2:04.90
50 freestyle: 1. Catherine Stanford (Oceanside-8) 23.68; 22. Abigail Santos (New Paltz) 24.51; 26. Abigail Gibbons (Minisink Valley) 24.56; 45. Amber Diehl (Roosevelt) 24.79.
1-meter diving: 1. Danielle Scarano (Newburgh) 561.45 points; 2. Amanda McGraw (Warwick) 537.70; 10. Kristin Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury) 518.60; 11. Madison Yager (Minisink Valley) 517.90; 42. Taylor Williams (Minisink Valley) 452.55; 44. Jenna MacLeod (Cornwall) 452.05.
100 butterfly: 1. Megan Deuel (Pittsford) 55.04; 28. Abigail Santos (New Paltz) 58.64; 50. Allie Vela (Newburgh) 59.41; 52. Ashley Benkert (Highland) 59.59; 59. Ashley Patierno (Roosevelt) 59.79; 62. Mackenzie Tuttle (Monroe-Woodbury) 59.87; 63. Jenna Pryne (Cornwall) 59.95
100 freestyle: 1. Toni Naccarella (Penfield) 50.37; 46. Mackenzie Tuttle (Monroe-Woodbury) 53.83; 54. Alyssa Martin (Washingtonville) 54.07.
500 freestyle: 1. Madison Hartigan (Pelham-1) 4:52.63; 19. Jessica Pryne (Cornwall) 5:07.18; 46. April Cook (New Paltz) 5:23.20.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Pittsford 1:35.98; 19. Valley Central 1:40.16; 35. Cornwall 1:40.82; 38. Washingtonville 1:40.92; 48. New Paltz 1:41.26; 51. Roosevelt 1:41.47
100 backstroke: 1. Yunfan Dong (Niskayuna-2) 55.65; 29. Samantha Hufcut (Pine Bush) 59.35; 41. Miya Vitale (Rhinebeck) 59.58; 46. Deanna Caceres (Pine Bush) 59.91
100 breaststroke: 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 1:02.88; 6. Amber Diehl (Roosevelt) 1:04.78; 15. Abigail Gibbons (Minisink Valley) 1:06.25; 26. Catherine Graham (Roosevelt) 1:07.14; 50. Maia Clasby (New Paltz) 1:08.42.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Saint Anthony’s-CHSAA 3:33.83; 45. Valley Central 3:42.28.

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Cross country: Section 9 meet results

Cross country
Section 9 championships
(at Bear Mountain, 3 miles)
The winning team and the remaining top five finishers per class (designated by an asterisk) advance to next week’s state championships in Wayne.

Class A boys
Scores and key: 1. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 57 points; 2. Warwick (War) 59; 3. Minisink Valley (MV) 90; 4. F.D. Roosevelt (FDR) 121; 5. Washingtonville (Wash) 125; 6. Kingston (K) 133; 7. Pine Bush (PB) 148; 8. Middletown (Mid) 194; 9. Valley Central (VC) 234; 10. Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) 251.
Individual: 1. Behailu Bekele-Arcuri*(War) 15:33.95; 2. Tom Gardiner* (War) 15:51.38; 3. Liam Farrell* (FDR) 15:53.20; 4. Robert Becker* (K) 16:01.75; 5. Scott Wortmann* (MV) 16;06.27; 6. Daniel Hynes (MW) 16:08.94; 7. Jamie Granata (MV) 16:10.72; 8. Thomas Garrison (Wash) 16:13.63; 9. Aiden Berlinski (MV) 16:13.90; 10. Mike Hannon (MW) 16:24.90; 11. Wyatt Matyas (FDR) 16:27.17; 12. Andrew Yi (MW) 16:29.30; 13. Logan Gonzalez (Mid) 16:30.98; 14. Trevor Ladue (MW) 16:32.78; 15. Kevin Paik (MW) 16:37.18; 16. Skylar Brodsky (MW) 16:37.94; 22. Jonny Aguilar (PB) 16:55.84; 25. Keith Allen (MW) 17:08.25; 26. Billy Corcoran (NFA) 17:08.81; 38. Gabe Thompson (VC) 17:30.44.

Class B boys
Scores and key: 1. Cornwall (Cor) 34 points; 2. Goshen (G) 41; 3. Red Hook (RH) 87; 4. New Paltz (NP) 116; 5. Port Jervis (PJ) 138; 6. Saugerties (S) 171; 7. Monticello (Mont) 171; 8. Marlboro (Marl) 216; 9. Wallkill (W) 244.
Individual: 1. Liam Higgins* (G) 15:51.91; 2. Louis Greco* (G) 16:01.69; 3. Seth Bywater (Cor) 16:11.79; 4. Blaine Doyle (Cor) 16:14.80; 5. Patrick Vilda (Cor) 16:15.10; 6. Jack Hobson* (RH) 16:19.31; 7. Logan Linares* (NP) 16:27.89; 8. Nicolas Paneto* (G) 16:34.46; 9. Christian Deal (PJ) 16:39.24; 10. Jack Teague (Cor) 16:43.19; 11. Riley Brutvan (NP) 16:48.84; 12. Billy Ormiston (Cor) 16:55.19; 13. Zach Denning (Cor) 17:00.67; 14. Stephen Perrillo-Sullivan (G) 17:01.09; 15. Ethan Husted (RH) 17:11.26; 17. Brandon Mancroni (Mont) 17:33.79; 20. Matt Morgan (S) 17:49.87; 24. Braxxdon Dawson (Marl) 18:05.33; 27. Jack Byrne (Cor) 18:31.42; 42. Chris Tejada (W) 20:09.48.

Class C boys
Scores and key: 1. Mount Academy (MA) 21 points; 2. James I. O’Neill (JIO) 63; 3. Sullivan West (SW) 115; 4. Onteora (O) 119; 5. Highland (H) 168; 6. John S. Burke Catholic (B) 201; 7. Spackenkill (Sp) 201; 8. Ellenville (E) 222; 9. Rondout Valley (RV) 232; 10. Dover (D) 249; 11. Liberty (L) 251; 12. Rhinebeck (Rhb) 260. Also: Fallsburg (F) incomplete.
Individual: 1. Travis Meier (MA) 16:34.11; 2. Adam King (MA) 16:40.54; 3. Tony Njoga* (JIO) 16:41.27; 4. Edwin Moody (MA) 16:46.36; 5. Satch Sumner-Waldman* (O) 16:46.75; 6. Darren Baird (MA) 16:47.14; 7. Carl Tyce* (JIO) 16:51.99; 8. Eric Zumpe (MA) 16:54.41; 9. Tristan Moody (MA) 17:01.71; 10. Sam Miller* (JIO) 17:04.13; 11. Kevin Pakrad* (D) 17:10.64; 12. Nathan Warrachart (Rhb) 17:18.33; 13. John Zick (B) 17:25.98; 14. Jake Tomanocy (H) 17:30.05; 15. Cameron Gibson (SW) 17:31.12; 20. Nate Kurtz (MA) 17:53.44; 23. Zach Heraghty (Sp) 18:01.82; 28. Jordan Russo (L) 18:18.40; 29. Mike Togman (E) 18:21.59; 37. Matthew Waruch (RV) 18:53.28; 49. Andrew Batista (F) 20:18.78.

Class D boys
Scores and key: 1. Tri-Valley (TV) 18 points; 2. S.S. Seward (S) 38; 3. John A. Coleman Catholic (JAC) 67. Also: Eldred (E), Livingston Manor (LM), Millbrook (M). Tuxedo (T) incomplete.
Individual: 1. Andrew Coddington (TV) 17:57.24; 2. Michael Babcock (TV) 18:17.11; 3. Sean Rush (TV) 18:32.42; 4. John Shaughnessy* (S) 18:39.45; 5. Daniel Rush (TV) 18:48.98; 6. Luke Cassar* (S) 18:58.38; 7. Mikhail Vainblat (TV) 19:00.29; 8. Aldo Martinez* (M) 19:13.19; 9. Evan Madison* (LM) 19:14.78; 10. Zane Every* (M) 19:24.84; 11. Jonah Pawelski (S) 19:31.17; 12. Jared Verblaauw (S) 19:53.07; 13. Kyle Mecabe (JAC) 20:08.28; 14. Myles DeBrecourt (S) 20:11.55; 15. Paul Cornell (JAC) 20:15.91; 18. Matt Dunker (E) 20:49.65; 29. Clayton Rost (T) 28:41.21.

Class A girls
Scores and key: 1. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 31 points; 2. Warwick (War) 43; 3. Washingtonville (Wash) 110; 4. Kingston (K) 149; 5. F.D. Roosevelt (FDR) 165; 6. Valley Central (VC) 177; 7. Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) 179; 8. Pine Bush (PB) 187; 9. Minisink Valley (MV) 222; 10. Middletown (Mid) 224.
Individual: 1. Dana Lynch* (Mid) 17:55.32; 2. Jessica Pidgeon (MW) 18:34.51; 3. Sarah Trainor* (FDR) 18:34.81; 4. Julia Hoyt (MW) 18:44.22; 5. Kristin Thompson* (War) 19:05.31; 6. Rachel Hirschkind (MW) 19:05.67; 7. Katherine Smith* (War) 19:08.62; 8. Simone Sullivan* (War) 19:08.99; 9. Daniella Napoli (MW) 19:13.82; 10. Allison Nolan (MW) 19:18.43; 11. Genevieve Reilly (War) 19:26.06; 12. Lauren Fox (War) 19:32.04; 13. Sarah Kern (MW) 19:32.29; 14. Kelly O’Connor (VC) 19:38.61; 15. Alondra Cruz-Delgado (NFA) 19:52.40; 16. Jamie Cupertino (Wash) 19:54.53; 20. Kristina Boylan (MW) 20:28.28; 22. Gabrielle Palazzo (PB) 20:32.48; 23. Hallie TerBush (K) 20:35.80; 28. Victoria Burger (MV) 21:03.70.

Class B girls
Scores and key: 1. Cornwall (Cor) 26 points; 2. Goshen (G) 62; 3. New Paltz (NP) 81; 4. Red Hook (RH) 86; 5. Monticello (Mont) 115. Also: Marlboro (Marl), Port Jervis (PJ), Saugerties (S), Wallkill (W) incomplete.
Individual: 1. Kayla Schramm* (G) 18:31.86; 2. Meredith Hickman (Cor) 18:46.32; 3. Sydney Decker (Cor) 19:14.75; 4. Sarah Grodin* (Mont) 19:17.80; 5. Claire Kelly (Cor) 19:32.81; 6. Molly Cameron (Cor) 19:51.63; 7. Madison Montgomery* (G) 19:57.24; 8. Sheena Dwyer-McNulty* (RH) 20:02.95; 9. Amelia St. John* (NP) 20:32.97; 10. Gia Flores (Cor) 20:38.99; 11. Valentina Arizzi (NP) 20:41.15; 12. Abigail Gravatt (NP) 21:03.31; 13. Juliette Vallet (Cor) 21:11.57; 14. Grace Beach (RH) 21:23.86; 15. Julia Samuelson (Cor) 21:25.81; 17. Christina Poirier (W) 21:31.55; 25. Kourtney Kroll (PJ) 22:48.96; 26. Mackenzie Feeney (S) 23:03.96; 33. Juliana Frisenda (Marl) 24:32.51.

Class C girls
Scores and key: 1. Onteora (O) 36 points; 2. Rondout Valley (RV) 48; 3. James I. O’Neill (JIO) 82; 4. Spackenkill (Sp) 91; 5. John S. Burke Catholic (B) 95. Also: Dover (D), Ellenville (E), Fallsburg (F), Highland (H), Liberty (L), Rhinebeck (Rhb), Sullivan West (SW) incomplete.
Individual: 1. Jennifer Callan* (RV) 19:41.92; 2. Ashlyn Rivera* (E) 20:51.83; 3. Heaven Swan* (D) 20:59.85; 4. Jeana Chun* (Sp) 21:02.11; 5. Daniela Mercado* (L) 21:25.28; 6. Mya Hansen (Sp) 21:37.41; 7. Ashley Hillard (O) 21:51.83; 8. Julia Legato (B) 21:56.45; 9. Adrianna Scalo (H) 21:58.40; 10. Lucci Robertson (O) 22:02.44; 11. Brooklyn Zeh (O) 22:04.90; 12. Kasey Arnold (RV) 22:07.90; 13. Erin Downs (O) 22:30.31; 14. Clara Flores-Reineinger (O) 22:36.88; 15. Kacy Weinburg (JIO) 22:50.49; 20. Sarah Chazik (O) 23:04.95; 24. Katerina Plescia (SW) 23:41.63; 36. Felicia Ojarovsky (O) 25:22.20; 38. Jamie Rein (F) 26:20.37; 45. Daisy Gadsby (Rhb) 28:11.88.

Class D girls
Scores and key: 1. Millbrook (M) 15 points. Also: Eldred (E), John A. Coleman Catholic (JAC), Livingston Manor (LM), S.S. Seward (S), Tri-Valley (TV), Webutuck (W) incomplete.
Individual: 1. Taylor Edmundson* (W) 21:03.14; 2. Kayla Maas* (E) 21:44.97; 3. Abby Thomas* (W) 22:12.46; 4. Brittany Pennell* (TV) 22:38.19; 5. Macy Shamro* (TV) 22:46.75; 6. Hannah Lounsbury (W) 24:00.10; 7. Emma Sager (M) 24:06.68; 8. Sarah Meili (W) 24:36.01; 9. Kaitlyn Daly (M) 24:45.62; 10. Madeline McCoy (JAC) 25:01.66; 11. Leah Spadaro (S) 25:28.35; 12. Marlee Madison (LM) 25:48.90; 13. Rachel Brooks (TV) 26:03.47; 14. Kelly Sgombick (S) 26:43.61; 15. Lauren Jones (M) 26:55.05; 21. Sophia Lucol (M) 30:51.25; 23. Ryanne McChesney (M) 31:24.49; 24. Bella Lucal (M) 33:50.04.

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2017 Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Girls Soccer All-Section Teams

Kiki Goodwin and Kayla McKenzie of Class AA champion Monroe-Woodbury were selected to the all-Section 9 girls soccer team by the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association.

Minisink Valley senior Nikki Colantuono, the 2016 Varsity 845 player of the year, Warwick senior Lauren Desrats and Eldred senior goalie Sami Clemmons were among the other all-section picks.

Here’s a list of the all-section and Class AA, A, B and C-D teams:

All-Section 9 team

Nikki Colantuono, Minisink Valley; Lauren Desrats, Warwick; Megan Geary, Washingtonville; Kiki Goodwin, Monroe-Woodbury; Kayla McKenzie, Monroe-Woodbury; Gianna Romano, Valley Central; Maeghan Allspach, Goshen; Reaghan Duval, Goshen; Chrissy Gildersleeve, Red Hook; Grace Hennig, Red Hook; Hallee Klosterman, Wallkill;  Taylor Moreau, Cornwall; Brooke Harris, Highland; Samantha McClenahan, Rhinebeck; Caitlyn Speranza, Spackenkill; Hannah Sullivan, Marlboro; Liz Smith, Millbrook; Sami Clemmons, Eldred; Alaina Gaughan, Eldred.

Class AA all-section team

Nikki Colantuono, Minisink Valley; Sam Cloidt, Minisink Valley; Brooke Gallagher, Minisink Valley; Kiki Goodwin, Monroe-Woodbury; Katie Hogan, Monroe-Woodbury; Kayla McKenzie, Monroe-Woodbury; Lauren Desrats, Warwick; Gabi Rusak, Warwick; Catie Smith, Warwick; Megan Geary, Washingtonville; Gianna Romano, Valley Central; Merari Rodriguez, Newburgh Free Academy; Sydney Tomaseski, Roosevelt.

Class A all-section team

Taylor Moreau, Cornwall; Olivia Davet, Cornwall; Mackenzie Chin, Cornwall; Maeghan Allspach, Goshen; Reaghan Duval, Goshen; Madi McGuire, Goshen; Hallie Klosterman, Wallkill; Ifeatu Ezedum, Wallkill; Meghan Clune, Port Jervis; Aaliyah Hart, Monticello; Erin Metzger, New Paltz; Kira Podmayersky, Saugerties; Chrissy Gildersleeve, Red Hook; Grace Hennig, Red Hook; Amber Serrano, Red Hook; Cassandra LaBarbera, Red Hook.

Class B all-section team

Jess Leatherbarrow, Burke Catholic; Colleen Stevens, Ellenville; Brooke Harris, Highland; Teresa Mazzella, Highland; Emily Peterson, Highland; Olivia Racette, Liberty; Kali Schindler, Marlboro; Hannah Sullivan, Marlboro; Abby Boylan, James I. O’Neill; Mollie Feldman, James I. O’Neill; Kate Sanchirico, Dover; Halle King, Onteora; Stephanie Cassens, Rhinebeck; Samantha McClenahan, Rhinebeck; Sarah Tobias, Rhinebeck; Alyssa Barahona, Spackenkill; Maria Barefoot, Spackenkill; Caitlyn Speranza, Spackenkill.

Class C/D all-section team

Sami Clemmons, Eldred; Alaina Gaughan, Eldred; Lenae Kelty, Eldred; Kassandra Weatherly, Eldred; Brianna Milz, S.S. Seward; Josephine Martinez, Sullivan West; Leizel Schlott, Sullivan West; Jaclyn Musa, Tri-Valley; Liz Smith, Millbrook; Isa Rosenzweig, Millbrook; Arianna Radovic, Millbrook; Tessa Kilmer, Pine Plains; Hannah Lounsbury, Webutuck; Katherine Nethercott, Webutuck.

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2017 Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Boys Soccer All-Section Team

Class A champion Goshen placed three players – senior forward Jeremy Pantoni, senior midfielder Thomas Stickney and freshman forward/midfielder Zemi Rodriguez – on the all-section team released by the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Monday.

Senior midfielder Sam LaTorre and senior forward Eric Ormsby were named to the all-section team from Class AA champion Warwick.

Jack Gardiner, a senior forward, represents Class C champion S.S. Seward on the team. Senior midfielder/forward Tom Huleatt of Class D champion Mount Academy was also selected.

The all-section team as well as the Class AA, A, B and C-D squad are below:

All-Section 9 Team

Giddel Alvarado (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., midfield); Jake Burgess (Cornwall, Sr., forward); Jack Gardiner (S.S. Seward, Sr., midfield); Christian Garner (Monroe-Woodbury, junior, defense); Quinn Graziano (Rhinebeck, Sr., midfield); Tom Huleatt (Mount Academy, Sr. midfielder/forward); Sam LaTorre (Warwick, Sr., midfield); James Maltes (Washingtonville, Sr., midfield/forward); Dylan McDermott (Monroe-Woodbury, junior, goalie); Andrew Moreira (Spackenkill, Sr., midfield); Kelvin Nunez (Fallsburg, Sr., forward); Eric Ormsby (Warwick, Sr., forward); Connor Paik (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., midfield); Jeremy Pantoni (Goshen, Sr., forward); Zemi Rodriguez (Goshen, freshman, midfield/forward); Jacob Schulman (Cornwall, Sr., midfield); Thomas Stickley (Goshen, Sr., midfield); Colin Sullivan (Red Hook, Sr., midfield).

Class AA all-section team
Giddel Alvarado (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., midfield);  Christian Garner (Monroe-Woodbury, junior, defense); Michael Horner (Minisink Valley, Jr., defense); Dillon Kane (Washingtonville, Sr., defense); Sam LaTorre (Warwick, Sr., midfield); Evan Liguori (Warwick, Sr., midfield); Andy Lopez (Kingston), Jr., midfield); James Maltes (Washingtonville, Sr., midfield/forward); Dylan McDermott (Monroe-Woodbury, junior, goalie); Eric Ormsby (Warwick, Sr., forward); Connor Paik (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., midfield); Carson Ruhland (Roosevelt, Soph., midfield).

Honorable mention: Ismael Bravo (Middletown, Sr., midfield); Nolan Kelly (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., midfield); Anthony Santamaria (Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., forward); Devin Scully (Valley Central, Jr., midfield); John DeGeorge (Pine Bush, Sr., midfield).

Class A all-section team

Sam Bagshaw (Saugerties, Sr., forward); Jake Burgess (Cornwall, Sr., forward); Issac Cheruiyot (New Paltz, Jr., forward); Liam Evans (Monticello, Jr., forward); John Locicero (Wallkill, Jr., forward); Zach Martin (Port Jervis, Sr., goalie); Hudson Miller (Red Hook, Sr., midfield); D.J. Mungo (Goshen, Sr., defense); Jeremy Pantoni (Goshen, Sr., forward); Zemi Rodriguez (Goshen, freshman, midfield/forward); Jacob Schulman (Cornwall, Sr., midfield); Thomas Stickley (Goshen, Sr., midfield); Colin Sullivan (Red Hook, Sr., midfield).

Class B all-section team

Kawshar Biswas (Ellenville, Fr., midfield/forward); Selvin Brizuela (Fallsburg, Jr., goalie); Steve Caione (Dover, Sr., center back) Kelgin Cheh (Liberty, Sr., goalie); Nolan Danielewski (Chester, Sr., defense); Dario DiValentino (Highland, Sr., midfield/forward); Connor Doyle (Burke Catholic, Sr., forward/midfield); Walter Espinoza (Marlboro, Sr., forward); Quinn Graziano (Rhinebeck, Sr., midfield); Nolan Green (James I. O’Neill, Sr., forward/midfield); Justin Guiliano (Ellenville, Soph., midfield/defense); Aaron Langiou (Dover, Sr., goalie); Colin Murray (Rhinebeck, Soph., defense); Kelvin Nunez (Fallsburg, Sr., forward); Colin Shust (Burke Catholic, Sr., defense/midfield)

Class C-D all-section team

Christian Aldana (Pine Plains, Jr., forward); Judah Ben-Eliezer (Mount Academy, Sr., forward); Tim Cavanna (Mount Academy, Sr., midfield); Brandon Davenport (John A. Coleman Catholic, Jr., midfield/forward); Christian Deas (S.S. Seward, Sr., defense); Jack Gardiner (S.S. Seward, Sr., forward); Jacob Hart (Millbrook, Sr., midfield); Tom Huleatt (Mount Academy, Sr., midfield/forward); Chet Kelty (Eldred, Jr., forward); Jair Mautone (John A. Coleman Catholic, Sr., midfield); Javier Mendez (Webutuck, Jr., forward); Joe Santoro (Eldred, Sr., midfield); Tom Vansaders (Tri-Valley, Jr., forward/midfield); Bobby Verblaauw (S.S. Seward, Sr., goalie).

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2017 state girls tennis first-round results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste passed her first test in the state tournament, defeating Shaker’s Haejin Lee 7-5, 6-2 in an opening-round match Saturday at Tri-City Tennis Center in Latham.

Balleste, making her state debut, remained undefeated (20-0) on the season. She plays Great Neck North’s Amy Delman next in the round of 16.

Valley Central seniors Ali Dratch and Bianca Harris moved into the round of 16 with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Clarence’s Chloe Esch and Caroline Bolton in the first round.

Kingston eighth-grader Lila Shih Freeman, playing in her first state tournament, lost to Pittsford Sutherland’s Josie Libby 6-0, 6-3 in the first round. Cornwall junior Shirali Patel fell to New Hyde Park’s Steffi Antao 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.

State tennis
(at Tri-City Tennis Center)
Round of 16: Amy Delman (Great Neck North) d. Jalynn Balleste (Washingtonville) 6-4, 6-1.
First round: Jalynn Balleste (Washingtonville) d. Haejin Lee (Shaker) 7-5, 6-2; Josie Libby (Pittsford Sutherland) d. Lila Shih Freeman (Kingston) 6-0, 6-3; Steffi Antao (New Hyde Park) d. Shirali Patel (Cornwall) 6-0, 6-0.

Round of 16: Katerina Atallah-Maggie Bonomo (Fayetteville-Manlius) d. Jackie Grundfast-Ava Ghobadian (Warwick) 6-1, 6-0; Katherine Orgielewicz-Alison Zerbib (Mamaroneck) d. Ali Dratch-Bianca Harris (Valley Central) 6-1, 6-0.
First round:
Ali Dratch-Bianca Harris (Valley Central) d. Chloe Esch-Caroline Bolton (Clarence) 7-6, 6-2; Jackie Grundfast-Ava Ghobadian (Warwick) d. Lauren Karogian-Zoe Watson (Orchard Park) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; Morgan Felittle-Taylor Crain (Shaker) d. Marina Blumenschein-Meg Nielsen (Cornwall) 6-1, 6-0

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Football: Section 9 semifinal schedule is set

The sites for the Section 9 football semifinals have been set. Dietz Stadium in Kingston gets one game involving a top seed when Cornwall takes on Roosevelt on Friday night in the Class A semis. Of course, Dietz gets the heralded showdown between No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury and No. 3 Newburgh Free Academy in the Class AA matchup on Saturday night – this is the fifth consecutive year the two schools have met in the playoffs.
Middletown’s Faller Field gets the other three top seeds on Saturday: Warwick in Class AA, Marlboro in Class B and Burke Catholic in Class C.

Class A semifinals
(1) Cornwall vs. (5) Roosevelt, at Dietz Stadium, 7 p.m.
(2) Goshen vs. (3) Port Jervis, at Faller Field, 7 p.m.

Class AA semifinals
(1) Warwick vs. (5) Pine Bush, at Faller Field, 7 p.m.
(2) Monroe-Woodbury vs. (3) Newburgh, at Dietz Stadium, 7 p.m.

Class B semifinals
(1) Marlboro vs. (5) Liberty, at Faller Field, 3 p.m.
(2) Spackenkill vs. (3) New Paltz, at Dietz Stadium, 3 p.m.

Class C semifinals
(1) John S. Burke Catholic vs. (4) Pine Plains, at Faller Field, 11 a.m.
(2) Ellenville vs. (3) Chester, at Dietz Stadium, 11 a.m.

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