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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.

MHAL boys hoops selections for DCBCA’s Exceptional Senior Game

New Paltz’s backcourt of Casey Burke and Axel Rodriguez were selected to participate in the Dutchess County Basketball Coaches Association Exceptional Senior Game at 7 p.m. Monday at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie. Rodriguez averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game and Burke added 14 points per game for the Section 9 Class A champions. [...]

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State rankings: Kingston-Middletown section final matchup of state-ranked teams

The Section 9 Class AA boys championship game will be a state-ranked matchup. Kingston (19-2), which has jumped to No. 8 in the state Class AA rankings, clashes with No. 24 Middletown (16-5) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at SUNY New Paltz. Ellenville (21-1), the Section 9 Class B champion, moved up to ninth in the [...]

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Updated Section 9 basketball schedule

Weather has prompted changes in the Section 9 tournament. The Section 9 Class D boys and girls championship will not be held at SUNY Sullivan today. The girls game between Eldred and Livingston Manor will be played at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Saint Mary in Newburgh. The boys game between Livingston Manor and Roscoe [...]

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2019 State wrestling semifinal results: Runs continue for Ryder and Leonard

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder is a state finalist. Ryder avenged a regular-season loss, defeating Massapequa’s Chase Liardi, the second seed, 5-2 in the 106-pound semifinals. He scored the match’s first takedown 33 seconds in and cradled Liardi in the final seconds of the second period for two more points. “My strategy was to just [...]

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Live State wrestling Section 9 quarterfinal, Round of 16 results

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder recorded his second pin in as many matches, dropping Long Beach’s Jeremiah Echevaria in 4:44 to reach the state Division I 106-pound semifinals. Ryder (42-3) earns a rematch with second-seeded Chase Liardi of Massapequa in Saturday’s semifinals. Liardi edged Ryder 2-1 at the Eastern States Classic. Highland senior 132-pounder Matt [...]

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Dior Johnson transfers to Findlay Prep

Saugerties ultra-talented guard Dior Johnson’s basketball journey has taken another turn. Findley Prep announced on social media Wednesday that Johnson has transferred to the boarding school in Henderson, Nev. Johnson started the 2018-19 school year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He did not play a game with IMG before transferring back to Saugerties in [...]

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2019 State Wrestling Preliminary Seeds

Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard is the top seed in the state Division I preliminary draw. Leonard, who placed sixth at the weight last season, has won all 38 of his matches this season heading into the state tournament on Feb. 22-23 at the Times Union Center in Albany. Newburgh Free Academy junior Maxx DeCapua [...]

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2019 Section 9 Division I wrestling recap/videos

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder made an impressive Section 9 Division I tournament debut. Ryder (40-3) pinned all three of his opponents, including returning champion Justin Morales of Middletown in 4:30 in the final. He is the first seventh grader to win a section Division I title. Was pointed out to me that Kevin Dommreis [...]

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2019 Section 9 Division II wrestling championship results

Ellenville senior 285-pounder Jason Lonstein and Onteora junior 152-pounder Nate Ross were named co-most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division II championships at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Lonstein pinned his way through the tournament, winning three matches by fall including a fall in 3:47 over Chester’s Devin McGovern in the final. Ross, a [...]

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2019 Section 9 Wrestling Division I championships: Finals, semifinals, consolation finals results

Finals 99 pounds: Andrew Marchese (W) won by injury default over Colby Amell (S); 106: Zack Ryder (MV) pins Justin Morales (M) 4:30; 113: Jacob Chenier (K) d. Joe Habert (MV) 8-0; 120: Nick Picariello (MV) d. Marco Vespa (M-W) 6-2; 126: Jordan Suarez (MV) d.. Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA) 9-4; 132: Tom Maddox (WASH) d. [...]

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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

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    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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