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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.

‘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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V845 Notebook: Swimming, softball and a senior night to remember

Standout performance Highland’s Bri Rozzi had a senior night to remember, scoring 44 points, a career high, to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead her team to a 73-38 win over New Paltz. Swimming and diving I wrote about New Paltz swimmer Leo Kuyl here, but I also spoke [...]

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V845 Notebook: Freshman QB, revenge basketball and a pair of milestones

Standout performance Kingston senior Brian Moore scored his 1,000th point in a 62-40 win over North Rockland during the Officials vs. Cancer tournament at SUNY New Paltz on Sunday. Moore scored 23 points and added five assists and four steals. Kingston head coach Ron Kelder earned his 300th career win in the contest. Freshman impact [...]

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V845 Notebook: Figure skating, scholar-athletes and horse racing

Standout performance Newburgh native Jacob Sanchez finished third in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the men’s intermediate competition on Saturday. In speaking with Jacob on Tuesday, I couldn’t help but be struck by his maturity, considering he’s only 11 years old. Here are a few things he said to me during our interview: “I [...]

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    Ken McMillan

    Sports editor Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 35 years. He reports on local college and high school. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, having ... Read Full

    Sal Interdonato

    Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He'll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights. Read Full

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    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 ... Read Full
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