Author Archives: Justin Fedich

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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V845 Notebook: Basketball dominance, all state football and youth sports

Standout performance Highland senior Bri Rozzi followed up her career-high 37-point performance against Red Hook with a 26-point game against Marlboro on Tuesday that made her the highest-scoring girl in school history. Said Rozzi the day after, “It was a proud moment for me.” Basketball dominance In the McDonald’s All-American Games nominees list released Thursday, […]

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V845 Notebook: Wrestling, pole vaulting and, yes, math class

Standout performances On Saturday, Warwick pole vaulter Kaeli Thompson cleared 13’3.5” at the Molloy Stanner Games to break a school and Section 9 record. Thompson will be pole vaulting at Duke next year. On Friday, Highland’s Bri Rozzi scored a career-high 37 points and added 15 rebounds in a 51-47 win over Red Hook. She […]

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V845 Notebook: Goshen’s Zack Foley, Tri-Valley’s all-state selections, and the ELS-Highland match

As basketball season nears its conclusion, several seniors from the area are eclipsing the 1,000-point mark for their high school careers. I am working to meet with each of them to tell their stories, not only documenting the moment they scored their 1,000th point, but also describing the years leading up to the accomplishment. Standout […]

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V845 Notebook: Kevin Stein’s insane third quarter, basketball for a cause and more

As I noted in my introductory column, this is a space where I will be posting two times a week to highlight standout athletes, fill in extra pieces of my news stories that didn’t make print, and leave notes or thoughts on any other big local news items of the week that I didn’t have […]

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