Team Mid-Hudson rosters for BCANY Summer Hoops Fest

Rosters and schedules for the fifth annual BCANY Summer Hoops Fest, which begins Friday in the Binghamton area, have been released.

The teams are allowed four days of practice this week before heading up to Binghamton and I’ll be catching up with both the boys and girls squads in the next few days. Check back on and in the Times Herald-Record for those stories and videos in the days to come.



Newburgh's Justin Mitchell (15) gets a taste of Mount Vernon's smothering defensive pressure in a first-round Class AA state playoff game in New Paltz in 2014. (TH-R file photo)

Team Mid-Hudson
Player, Hgt., School, 2015-16 class

  • Savion Boissard, 6-3, Valley Central, Sr.
  • Jordan Bryan, 6-2, Middletown, Jr.
  • Daniel Grant, 6-1, Middletown, Sr.
  • Riley Hayes, 6-6, John S. Burke Catholic, Sr.
  • Matthew Kanan, 6-0, New Paltz, Sr.
  • Omari Lane, 6-0, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr.
  • Justin Mitchell, 6-0, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr.
  • Sahquez Nesbitt, 5-10, Poughkeepsie, Soph.
  • Jonas Parker, 6-6, Middletown, Sr.
  • Liam Perryman, 6-6, Poughkeepsie, Sr.
  • Justin Powell, 6-6, Pine Bush, Sr.
  • Beau Smith, 6-3, Red Hook, Jr.

Coaches: Ryan Schupp (Port Jervis); John Dombrowski (Goshen); Jaycee DeGroat (Middletown).

Boys BCANY Summer Hoops Festival schedule
Mid-Hudson vs. Southern Tier at Johnson City Middle School, 4 p.m.
Mid-Hudson vs. Buffalo at Johnson City Middle School, 12 p.m.
3-point and slam dunk contest at Johnson City Middle School, 1:30 p.m.
Mid-Hudson vs. Suffolk at Johnson City Elementary School, 5:30 p.m.
Semifinals, consolation games and championship game at Johnson City Middle School, beginning at 8:30 a.m.


Team Mid-Hudson

Warwick's Greer Liguori shoots a jump shot during a game at Valley Central last season. (TH-R file photo)

Player, Hgt., School, 2015-16 class

  • Annmarie Chiappone, 5-8, S.S. Seward, Sr.
  • Greer Liguori, 5-8, Warwick, Jr.
  • Allyson Lyle, 5-9, James I. O’Neill, Jr.
  • Quinn Mullarkey, 5-6, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr.
  • Erica Prindle, 5-9, Kingston, Sr.
  • Alison Rozzi, 5-7, Highland, Sr.
  • Brianna Rozzi, 5-6, Highland, Fr.
  • Samiaya Salley, 5-6, James I. O’Neill, Sr.
  • Erika Straub, 5-5, S.S. Seward, Soph.
  • Madison Vinett, 5-7, Cornwall, Jr.
  • Kayla Walsh, 5-7, Newburgh Free Academy, Soph.
  • Alaysia Walters, 5-9, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr.

Coaches: Rich Desiderio (Newburgh Free Academy); Cathryn Biordi (James I. O’Neill); Gus Lawson (Goshen).

Girls BCANY Summer Hoops Fest schedule
Mid-Hudson vs. Nassau at Johnson City Middle School, 8:30 p.m.
Mid-Hudson vs. Rochester at Davis College, Johnson City, 10:30 a.m.
3-point and slam dunk contest at Johnson City Middle School, 1:30 p.m.
Mid-Hudson vs. Adirondack at Johnson City Elementary School, 4 p.m.
Semifinals, consolation games and championship game at Johnson City Elementary School, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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All-State baseball team released

The New York State Sportswriters Association released the All-State teams for the 2015 season today. I’ll list the Player and Coach of the Year in each class as well as any Section 9 players that were named to one of the teams.

For the full list, visit




NYSSWA Coach of the Year: Mike Chiapparelli (Mamaroneck)

NYSSWA Player of the Year: Kumar Nambiar (Mamaroneck)

First Team

12 P/IF/OF Kashaun Curry (Middletown)

11 P/OF Chris Morgese (Warwick)

Second Team

11 OF Fletcher Szabo (Valley Central)

11 P/DH Connor Romano (Minisink Valley)

Third Team

12 C Tyler Mayo (Minisink Valley)

11 1B/P Joe VanRiper (Washingtonville)

Fourth Team

11 OF Kenny Gray (Valley Central)

12 P Jared Bulson (Monroe-Woodbury)

Fifth Team

11 C Justin Tuey (Kingston)

Sixth Team

10 1B Drew Guerra (Monroe-Woodbury)

12 2B Kyle O’Brien (Minisink Valley)

Seventh Team

10 3B Tyler Kelder (Kingston)

11 OF Savino Citriniti (Pine Bush)

Eighth Team

12 P Joe Conti (Pine Bush)

Ninth Team

12 SS/P John Santana (Warwick)

12 1B Doug Frawley (Warwick)



NYSSWA Coach of the Year: Scott Saunders (Byram Hills)

NYSSWA Player of the Year: Frankie Vesuvio (Byram Hills)

First Team

12 P/SS Cole Whitney (Goshen)

12 P/IF Nick Teitter (Saugerties)

Second Team

12 P/1B/DH Alex Mack (Cornwall)

Third Team

12 1B/OF Jon Lezette (Saugerties)

10 OF Dom Marzigliano (Cornwall)

Fourth Team

11 SS Jason Bailey (Cornwall)

12 SS Nick Gomez (Wallkill)

Fifth Team

11 DH Jimmy Miller (Saugerties)

Sixth Team

11 OF Nick Krafft (Cornwall)

12 OF Biko Skalla (Saugerties)

Seventh Team

11 OF A.J. Coolbaugh (Red Hook)

Ninth Team

12 P/IF Steve Moskwa (Wallkill)



NYSSWA Coach of the Year: Steve DeCaro (Mattituck)

NYSSWA Player of the Year: Joe Tardif (Mattituck)

First Team

11 SS John Mooradian (Marlboro)

Second Team

12 3B/P Scott Oliver (Marlboro)

Third Team

11 P Nick Mongelli (Marlboro)

Fourth Team

11 2B/CF/P Chris Skermo (John S. Burke Catholic)

Fifth Team

12 OF Killian Bloat (Liberty)

Sixth Team

12 P Vinnie Valentino (Highland)

Seventh Team

11 OF Chase Prairie (James I. O’Neill)

Eighth Team

11 C Mike Doxey (Highland)

Ninth Team

12 SS/P Robert McGuinness (James I. O’Neill)

12 P Phil Cohen (Liberty)



NYSSWA Coach of the Year: George Brooks (Hoosic Valley)

NYSSWA Player of the Year: John Rooney (Hoosic Valley)

First Team

12 P/C/SS Kyle Marco (Chester)

12 P/SS Justin Swarthout (Tri-Valley)

Second Team

10 P/C Colin Marco (Chester)

Third Team

11 P/SS Wilson Jimenez (Chester)

Fourth Team

11 C Cole Gill (SS Seward)

Fifth Team

12 LF Angel Suarez (Chester)

Sixth Team

11 RF Zach Munderville (Chester)



NYSSWA Coach of the Year: Chris White (Smithtown Christian)

NYSSWA Player of the Year: Vincent Ciaravino (Smithtown Christian)

First Team

12 P/C Dillon Taggart (Livingston Manor)

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Wallkill’s Pentz wins gold at World Championships

Raven Pentz holds up her gold medal. (Photo provided)

Wallkill graduate Raven Pentz, a rising senior at SUNY Old Westbury, helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan on Sunday.

Pentz had won a gold medal – and placed second in tournament MVP voting – at the u-21 World Championships in Turkey last summer.

In the championship game, Pentz finished with five points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in a 68-54 win over Lithuania. USA’s Lindsay Stergio was named tournament MVP and Pentz finished in the top five in MVP voting.

Team USA went undefeated in this year’s championships.

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All-state softball: Four first teamers, 21 in all from Section 9

The all-state softball selections have been announced ny NYSSCOGS and 21 players from Section 9 were named to the all-class teams.
The four players who were named first team are Olivia Lattin of Kingston (Class AA), Kelly Panek of Highland (Class B), and Katie Moos of Seward and Amanda Almodovar of Chester (Class C).
The list:
Class AA
First team
Olivia Lattin (Kingston, Sr., P)
Third team
Allison Pritchard (Roosevelt, Sr., P)
Fifth team
Elivia Perez (Middletown, Jr., C)
Sixth team
Maddy Lee (Roosevelt, Sr., CF/C)
Micaela Abbatini (Warwick, Jr., CF)
Seventh team
Sarah Baganz (Kingston, Sr., SS)
Eighth team
Brook Megna (Warwick, Jr., SS)

Class A
Second team
Peyton Atkins (Goshen, Jr., SS/C)
Katie Preiss (Cornwall, Sr., SS)
Fourth team
Sydney Hendershot (Port Jervis, Sr., 1B)
Sixth team
Gabby Battle (Wallkill, Sr., P)
Danielle May (Goshen, Sr., CF/SS)

Class B
First team
Kelly Panek (Highland, Sr., C)
Third team
Cassie La Pointe (Marlboro, Jr., 3B/P)
Fourth team
Allison Swartz (Marlboro, Jr., C)
Seventh team
Taylor Felicello (Marlboro, Jr., CF/P)

Class C
First team
Katie Moos (Seward, Sr., 3B)
Amanda Almodovar (Chester, Sr., RF)
Third team
Allison Toscano (Tuxedo, Sr., SS/P)
Fourth team
Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, Fr., C)
Fifth team
Stephanie Dudgeon (Chester, Jr., C)

Class D

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Section 1 vs. Section 9 boys soccer challenge schedule announced

On Monday, Oct. 12, Valhalla High School will host the second annual Section 1 vs. Section 9 boys soccer challenge.

Here is a schedule of the games:

  • Bryam Hills vs Cornwall, 10 a.m.
  • Bronxville vs Rhinebeck, 12:15 p.m.
  • Lakeland vs Goshen, 2:30 p.m.
  • Mamaroneck vs Newburgh Free Academy, 4:45 p.m.
  • Valhalla vs Spackenkill, 7 p.m.

There will be no admission charged, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to cancer research.

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MHAL baseball coaches’ All-League team

Here are the MHAL baseball All-League teams for the 2015 season, as voted on by the coaches.

The Varsity845 baseball All-Star team will be published shortly.

MHAL Coaches All League Teams

American Conference

Marlboro's Nick Mongelli pitches during a game at Minisink Valley in 2015. (Times Herald-Record file photo)

Roosevelt: Nick Rand (Senior – Outfield/ Pitcher), Will Grega (Senior – Infield/Pitcher); Tyler Myers (Senior – Outfield); Isiah Nugent (Senior – First Base/Pitcher); Kyle Zigner (Senior – Outfield), Cory Simmons (Senior – Infield).

Marlboro: Nick Mongelli (Junior – Pitcher); Scott Oliver (Senior – Pitcher/Infield); John Mooradian (Junior – Infield); Cole Nicolis (Junior – Catcher); Kyle Cherubini (Senior – Outfield); Xavier Oliver (Junior – Infield).

New Paltz: Stevie Branche (Senior – Designated Hitter); Seb Pannuto (Senior – Infield); Taylor Digilio (Senior – Infield); Chris Baker (Senior – Outfield); Tyler Black (Junior – Pitcher).

Poughkeepsie: Mark Weaver (Senior – Catcher); Treyvon Stokes (Senior – Outfield); Lucas Ramos (Junior – Infield).

Red Hook: AJ Coolbaugh (Junior – Outfield); Nick Carlson (Senior – Catcher); Connor Christensen (Junior – Pitcher/Outfield); Greg Karpinski (Senior – Pitcher/Outfield); Pat Troy (Senior – First Base).

Rondout Valley: Frank Finkbeiner (Senior – Pitcher); Jake Hikade (Junior – Infield ); Kyle Kolodzijski (Junior – Outfield); Andrew Huffman (Sophomore – Catcher ).

Saugerties: Nick Teiter (Senior – Pitcher/Infield); Jon Lezette (Senior – First – Base/Outfield); Biko Skalla (Senior – Outfield); Jimmy Miller (Junior – Designated Hitter).

Wallkill: Nick Gomez (Senior – Infield); Steve Moskwa (Senior- Pitcher/Infield); Josh Begany (Senior – Pitcher); Anthony Pacifico (Junior (Pitcher – Outfield); Trent Tucker (Junior – Outfield); Jake Stewart (Junior – Pitcher).

National Conference

Dover: Russel Bradshaw (Junior – Pitcher/Outfield); Andrew Anderson (Junior – Pitcher/First Base); John Carlo (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Zach Elwood (Junior- Catcher/Outfield).

Ellenville: Ryan Diehl (Sophmore – Pitcher/ Infield); Easton Raimondo (Junior – Infield).

Millbrook: Vincent Granuzzo (Senior – Pitcher/First Base); Matt Kyle (Senior – Infield); Wally Cook (Senior – Outfield); Tyler Gangloff (Junior – Outfield).

Onteora: Jack Kane (Senior – Infield); Justin Beckwith (Senior – Pitcher); Zach Chartrand (Freshman – Outfield).

Pine Plains: John Wheeler (Senior – Pitcher/Infield); Matt Pelletier (Senior – Outfield); Petter Ducillo (Freshman – Pitcher/Infield); Matt Funk (Freshman – Infield).

Rhinebeck: Chris Cassens (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Spencer Hutchins (Junior – Catcher); Hunter Brandt (Junior – Infield); Sean Martin (Senior – Outfield); Ryan Eull (Junior – Pitcher/Infield).

Spackenkill: Justin Etts (Senior – Infield/Pitcher); Mike Hovermill (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Josh Rosario (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Joe Arcuri (Sophomore – Catcher).

Webutuck: Hunter Coulthand (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Chris Reed (Junior – Pitcher/Infield); Lashawn Thrasher (Senior – Outfield); Andrew Thrasher (Senior – Catcher); Kyle Emmons (Senior – Pitcher/Infield); Nick Reilly (Senior – First Base); Dave Geillo (Senior – Infield); Tom Ford (Senior – Outfield).

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Team Mid-Hudson finalizes BCANY girls Hoops Fest roster

Here is the final Mid-Hudson roster for the upcoming BCANY summer Hoops Fest tournament in Johnson City. The tournament will take place from July 31-August 2 and will feature other All-Star teams from areas around New York State.

Team Mid-Hudson will gather for four practices in late July just before the tournament begins. Look for more information on this team as we draw closer to tourney time.

Team Mid-Hudson, 2015

Player, School, year in school 2014-15, Pos.

Annmarie Chiappone, S.S. Seward, Jr., G-F

Greer Liguori, Warwick, Soph., G

Allyson Lyle, James I. O’Neill, Soph., F

Maggie Malone, Cornwall, 8th, F

Quinn Mullarkey, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., G

Erica Prindle, Kingston, Jr., F

Allison Rozzi, Highland, Jr., G

Briana Rozzi, Highland, 8th, G

Samiaya Salley, James I. O’Neill, Jr., G

Erika Straub, S.S. Seward, Fr., G

Madison Vinett, Cornwall, Soph., F

Kayla Walsh, Newburgh Free Academy, Fr., G-F

Alaysia Walters, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., F

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State baseball poll, final 2015 rankings

Here are the final state baseball rankings from the New York State Sportswriters Association. I’ll list the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut.

For the full list, click here.

Thanks for following along during the baseball season. We’ll be publishing the annual Varsity845 All-Star in the paper in the weeks to come. Stay tuned on Twitter (@THR_Montgomery) for more when I know exactly when the section will run.

If you have any summer baseball news to pass along, please feel free to drop me a line via email:


Chester senior pitcher and catcher Kyle Marco, second from left, and freshman third baseman Sean Murphy, left, share a laugh during practice on Tuesday. Chester had faced a generation gap between upperclassmen and lowerclassmen, but now have come together as a team, and the wins have followed. (Will Montgomery photo/Times Herald-Record)

1. Mamaroneck-Section 1 (24-4)
2. Saratoga-2 (20-6)
3. Connetquot-Section 11 (24-5)
15. Roosevelt-Hyde Park-9 (17-4)
17. Minisink Valley-9 (16-7)
20. Valley Central-9 (14-10)

1. Byram Hills-Section 1 (22-5)
2. Division-8 (25-5)
3. Queensbury-2 (21-6)
15. Saugerties-9 (13-9)
16. Cornwall-9 (16-4)

1. Mattituck-Section 11 (27-1)
2. Livonia-5 (25-2)
3. Westhill-3 (20-5)
15. Spackenkill-9 (16-7)
19. Marlboro-9 (15-5)
20. Highland-9 (11-10)

1. Hoosic Valley-Section 2 (25-1)
2. Geneseo-5 (22-5)
3. Southold-11 (21-3)
6. Chester-9 (18-5)
9. Webutuck-9 (15-3)

1. Smithtown Christian-Section 11 (13-10)
2. Fort Ann-2 (19-1)
3. Westfield-6 (21-3)

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BCANY Mid-Hudson girls basketball roster taking shape

The BCANY Mid-Hudson girls basketball team is currently running through some tryouts in preparation for the annual Summer Hoops Fest coming up this summer in Johnson City.

Final cuts have yet to be made, but here are the players that are still in consideration for the team.

Player, school, 2014-15 year in school, Pos.

Warwick's Greer Liguori (right) shoots over Valley Central's Katie Gallagher (left) during an OCIAA Division II game in Montgomery, N.Y. on Jan. 5, 2015. (Will Montgomery photo/Times Herald-Record)

Alaysia Walters, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., F

Briana Rozzi, Highland, 8th, G

Allison Rozzi, Highland, Jr., G

Greer Liguori, Warwick, Soph., G

Erika Straub, S.S. Seward, Fr., G

Erica Prindle, Kingston, Jr., F

Samiaya Salley, James I. O’Neill, Jr., G

Madison Vinet, Cornwall, Soph., F

Kayla Walsh, Newburgh Free Academy, Fr., G

Diamond Weeks, Fallsburg, Fr., G

Brianna Marchionda, Wallkill, Soph., G-F

Annmarie Chiappone, S.S. Seward, Jr., G-F

Olivia Vigna, James I. O’Neill, Jr., G-F

Allyson Lyle, James I. O’Neill, Soph., G-F

Quinn Mullarkey, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr., G

Emi Knecht, S.S. Seward, Soph., G

Eve Merrigan, Washingtonville, Jr., G

Maggie Malone, Cornwall, 8th, G-F

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Hintze continuing Monroe-Woodbury legacy

Jim Hintze accepted Monroe-Woodbury’s head football coaching position for two important reasons.

Hintze’s son, Dylan, will be a senior defensive end for the Crusaders this fall.

And, Pat D’Aliso agreed to return as Monroe-Woodbury’s offensive coordinator. D’Aliso retained Hintze from Monroe-Woodbury’s  jayvee coach to a varsity assistant 27 years ago.

Hintze, 55, a Monroe-Woodbury assistant for the last 32 years, was approved by the school board last week. He takes over for Bernie Connolly, who retired from coaching after the 2014 season. Connolly was hired by D’Aliso to run a Wing-T offense at Monroe-Woodbury in 1988 and remained on staff for 27 years.

The D’Aliso-Connolly-Hintze combination helped Monroe-Woodbury to four straight state Class AA finals (2005-08), including a state title in 2005 and 10 Section 9 Class AA championships, including seven straight from 2004-2010.

“When we first started this (as a varsity staff) 27 years ago, you didn’t have all the offseason stuff that you have now,” said Hintze, who was line coach and special teams coordinator at Monroe-Woodbury. “In order to be successful, you have to work at it all year. There’s no way around it. With Pat and Bernie, we’ve been innovators. I think we pushed the envelope in Section 9, trying to make the whole section better and try to make the coaching better.”

Hintze could have retired from teaching after 33 years. Monr0e-Woodbury’s administration offered the head coaching job to Hintze twice prior to him taking the position.

“When you work in a program, especially when it’s successful, you always think about being a head coach,” Hintze said. “I don’t know how many staffs work together for that amount of time. You don’t see that too often. That’s one of the keys to our success, the fact that we knew each other so well… Did I think about (being head coach)? Yeah. But at 55, I didn’t think about it.

“I’m saying it’s one year at a time. We’ll see what happens and how I feel after the first year. I have a lot of catching up to do.”

Hintze said Matt McCullagh, who played for Monroe-Woodbury in the early 2000s and has been on staff, will be the team’s defensive coordinator. Assistants James Sciarra and Hugh Hagan will return to the staff.

Monroe-Woodbury, a section finalist last season, returns two starters on offense and four on defense.


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