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Section 9 boys basketball playoff matchups

Class AA 5. Valley Central at 4. Burke Catholic, 6 p.m. Saturday 6. Washingtonville at 3. Kingston, 7 p.m. Saturday Semifinal: 4/5 winner at 1. Pine Bush, 6 p.m. Wednesday Semifinal: 3/6 winner at 2. Middletown, 6 p.m. Wednesday Final: 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at SUNY Orange Class A 7. Wallkill at 2. Red Hook, […]

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State rankings: Chester, S.S. Seward rise up rankings

The Chester boys basketball team took seventh place in Class C in Tuesday’s New York State Sportswriters Association state rankings. S.S. Seward ranks close behind at 10th. The teams face for the second time this season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the result will significantly help in appropriately ranking both teams for the rest of […]

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State rankings: Chester returns to top 10

The Chester boys basketball team rose from 12th to ninth in Class C in Tuesday’s weekly rankings from the New York State Sportswriters Association. Marlboro dipped from eighth to 14th in Class B after Friday’s 76-60 loss to Red Hook. But note that the Raiders are now ranked in Class A. Here are the top […]

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Boys basketball state rankings: Section 9 Class C looks competitive

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its boys basketball state rankings Tuesday. Here are the top three teams in each ranking, along with all represented Section 9 teams. Interesting to note that Section 9 Class C has three teams ranking between 12th and 16th. Here are the full state rankings. Class AA 1. Cardozo […]

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Class AA, A football all-state players

Warwick’s Davis Brief made Class AA all-state second team, while Cornwall’s Jason Bailey and Brenden O’Flaherty and Port Jervis’ Jack Piscitelli made Class A all-state second team. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and A all-state selections Wednesday. Bailey made all-state second team for the second straight year. Cornwall all-state players […]

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Jim Hintze weighs in on stepping down at Monroe-Woodbury

Former Monroe-Woodbury football coach Jim Hintze, who stepped down from coaching duties, doesn’t know what the Crusaders’ future holds. But he believes the ideal coaching candidate would work inside Monroe-Woodbury High. “I think it would be almost impossible to be a head coach in Monroe without being a hands-on person, being in the district, being […]

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Video: Goshen point guard Mike Weiss

The Goshen boys basketball team (6-4) quickly surpassed last season’s win total of four, despite a young roster with only two seniors. Goshen senior point guard Mike Weiss discusses how the team improved so quickly. Check out Sunday’s edition of the Times Herald-Record for more detail on how Goshen progressed despite inexperience. — jbakan@th-record.com Twitter: […]

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Class B, C and D football all-state players

Marlboro’s Rino Tamburri and Nick Mongelli led a flurry of Section 9 football players on the all-state teams. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its all-state selections Wednesday in Class B, C and D. Tamburri made Class B first team at defensive back after making second team last year. Mongelli made first team for […]

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State rankings: Marlboro, Chester placed in top 10

The Marlboro and Chester boys basketball teams made the top 10 again in Sunday night’s New York State rankings. Chester (7-1)  rose from No. 10 to No. 8 in Class C, while Marlboro (5-1) stayed at No. 10 in Class B. Middletown and Pine Bush fell a bit from last week’s Class AA rankings: Middletown […]

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Hudson Valley residents help Don Bosco to state championship

Several Hudson Valley residents shared the glory of Don Bosco Prep’s New Jersey state football title. The Ironmen defeated St. Joseph Regional, 21-10, Friday in the Non-Public Group 4 state championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Don Bosco’s Hudson Valley talent includes linebacker/tight end Brian Gillen (Goshen), linebackers David Sakowski (Chester) and […]

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