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Justin Fedich

Justin Fedich is a sports reporter for the Times Herald-Record. An Atlanta native, he has worked for a bevy of news outlets across the Southeast, focusing mainly on high school sports. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in digital and broadcast journalism and a sports media certificate.

Hopkins, Riley named to preseason watch lists

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List and cornerback Elijah Riley was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday. The Maxwell Award is for the top all-around player and the Bednarik Award rewards the best defensive player. Both rising seniors are coming off career seasons. Hopkins was the […]

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V845 Notebook: Newburgh grand jury report leaves countless questions unanswered

First things first… The biggest local sports story this past week was one that had much more to do with what happened off the field than what happened on it. A grand jury report released Thursday about Newburgh Free Academy detailed years of attendance record manipulation and chronic student absenteeism, in addition to other accusations. […]

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Army pro day stats and statements

Kenneth Brinson, outside linebacker Height: 6’1” Weight: 238 lbs. Hands: 9’3/4“ Arms: 33’1/8” Wingspan: 72’1/4” Bench press (225 lbs.): 15 reps Vertical jump: 30’ 1/2” Broad jump: 9’ 4” 40-yard dash: DNP, hamstring tightness 20-yard shuttle: 4.57 seconds 60-yard shuttle: 12.53 seconds 3-cone drill: 7.73 seconds Quotes: On being back on the football field: “This […]

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‘Like it’s gameday’: How Kingston prepared for the Class AA Final Four

KINGSTON — The Kingston Tigers broke the huddle at the end of practice on Tuesday the same way they have been all season. Well, almost the same way. A few weeks ago, in a game against Washingtonville, or maybe it was Monroe-Woodbury, depending on who you ask, team captain Brian Moore led Kingston in the […]

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BCANY all section selections

The Basketball Coaches Association of America (BCANY) all Section girls selections were released this week. The choices are voted on by the Section 9 coaches. Below are the coaches and players who were selected. Players of the year Class AA: Victoria Pecovic, Washingtonville Class A: Maggie Malone, Cornwall Class B: Brianna Rozzi, Highland Class C/D: […]

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V845 Notebook: Section and state standouts, a winless team and an undefeated team

First things first… On Friday, I covered a Section 9 Class A final between Roosevelt and Saugerties. Before I walked in the gym, I overheard a woman in the lobby say this to someone else: “I’ve never seen a good girls game. Have you ever seen a good girls game?” I didn’t follow her to […]

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V845 Notebook: Overcoming illness, achieving a dream and beating the clock

Outrunning illness After the 3,000-meter race at the state qualifying meet Saturday at West Point, Middletown’s Dana Lynch looked visibly exhausted. Granted, running 3,000 meters will do that to a runner, but Lynch appeared especially fatigued, almost as if she was in pain. I spoke with her distance coach, George Shurder, after the race (Lynch […]

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V845 Notebook: Music, redemption and a weekend to remember

“The music and everything? That was my idea.” On Saturday, I spoke with Section 9 swimming and diving chairman Scott Warner about a fun way to build excitement during the section’s swimming championships. In writing this piece, I spoke with winning swimmers of the final heat of each race and asked them about the thinking behind […]

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Section 9 girls basketball division titles all but decided

As the Section 9 girls basketball tournament approaches, here is a look at which Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association teams have clinched their division so far: Division 1: Monroe-Woodbury cruised to a 5-1 division record and 12-5 overall on Wednesday, after beating Middletown (0-6 in Division 1) 55-31. The Crusaders’ trio of Taylor Neely, Toni […]

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V845 Notebook: How a sport helped one athlete get on the right track

Track and field The OCIAA Indoor championships took place Sunday at West Point. Monroe-Woodbury won the boys’ meet with a team score of 133. Washingtonville (64) came in second and Newburgh (50) placed third. The girls’ meet came down to three points, as Cornwall won with 112, followed closely by Monroe-Woodbury with 109. Warwick Valley […]

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