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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.

Signing Day: Warwick wrestler Ryan Ferro

Ryan Ferro is officially a Buckeye. Ferro signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Ohio State during a press conference Monday morning at Warwick High. The two-time state champion thanked everyone who helped him along the way, including his family and coaches at the high school and youth levels. Ferro gave a special [...]

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State hoops all-stars: Pine Bush’s Johnson leads area selections

Marquis Johnson could play the point. Johnson could spot up in the wing and drop 3-pointers. The Pine Bush wing was one of the area’s most explosive players to the rim. And, Johnson could defend the one through four positions on the floor. Johnson’s versatility helped Pine Bush win its first 21 games of the [...]

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State hoops all-stars: Guerra earns Class D mention

S.S. Seward sophomore guard John Guerra authored one of the best seasons for a first-year varsity player in school history. Guerra led the area with a 21.6 scoring average and made 40 3-pointers in leading Seward to the state Class D quarterfinals. Guerra’s efforts were recognized Wednesday as he was named to the state Class [...]

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2017 final boys basketball stats

S.S. Seward sophomore guard John Guerra led the area in scoring, averaging 21.6 points per game, in his first varsity season. Saugerties seventh-grader Dior Johnson finished second in scoring (21.1). Goshen junior Myles Ukoh averaged an area-high 10.3 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game. Middletown sophomore Marquis Gill had an area-high eight assists per game. [...]

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2017 Varsity 845 Boys Basketball All-Stars

The Varsity 845 boys basketball all-star package is live online and in print. Pine Bush, the area’s best team, swept the player and coach awards. Guard Marquis Johnson’s improved game and decision making helped Pine Bush reach uncharted territory this season. Read Johnson’s player of the year story here. Coach Steve Distefano guided Pine Bush to [...]

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2017 Varsity 845 Wrestling All Stars

The 2017 Varsity 845 wrestling team is live online and in print. Ryan Ferro, the V845 wrestler of the year for the second straight season, helped rebuild Warwick’s youth program with coach Phil Szumlaski. The program went from six or seven wrestlers to more than 100. And, all the young wrestlers want to be like [...]

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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals: Elfstrum places third, Barczak, Ellefsen all-Americans

Monroe-Woodbury 182-pounder Kendall Elfstrum won his sixth match of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals, defeating George Walton of Bound Brook, N.J. 4-3 to finish third. Elfstrum, who will wrestle at Division I Princeton in the fall,  earned all-American (top eight) status for the third straight year. Monroe-Woodbury’s Evan Barczak and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen repeated as [...]

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State champion Ryan Ferro picks Ohio State

Warwick senior Ryan Ferro committed to wrestle at Big Ten power Ohio State Sunday afternoon following a visit to Columbus this weekend. Ferro, a two-time state champion and four-time Section 9 titlist, chose Ohio State over Maryland, North Carolina and Edinboro. He’s expected to compete for a spot in Ohio State’s lineup at 157 pounds. [...]

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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals Day Two results

Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum just missed making the 182-pound finals of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals Saturday. Elfstrum fell to Mike Battista of Broad Run, Va. 10-9 in the semifinals. Battista escaped late in the match to win. Elfstrum bounced back, winning his next match and will wrestle for third place Sunday. Monroe-Woodbury 160-pounder Evan Barczak [...]

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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals Day One Results: Barczak, Elfstrum reach quarters

Monroe-Woodbury seniors Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum advanced to the quarterfinals of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals Friday. Barczak, wrestling at 160 pounds, reeled off three straight wins by decision, starting with an 11-2 victory over Colorado state champion Kolsen Welham. He meets two-time Minnesota state champion Bailee O’Reilly in the quarterfinals. Elfstrum, the state [...]

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    Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 34 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, ... Read Full

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