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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.

Stuart Robinson, new NYU AD, will step down as New Paltz coach

Varsity 845 2020 Boys Basketball coach of the year Stuart Robinson was named New York University’s athletic director Thursday. Robinson, who led New Paltz to the last three Section 9 Class A titles, will step down as the school’s basketball coach. He informed his players of the decision earlier this week. Robinson won 75 games […]

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2020 Section 9 Football Schedule

Section 9 football teams may be adding a game to their tentative 2020 schedules following Wednesday’s NYSPHSAA executive committee vote on a “Week Zero” game. Schools would tentatively have the option of opening the season on the weekend of Sept. 4-5 rather than playing a scrimmage. Of course, all schedules are subject to change due […]

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College bound: Where Class of 2020 is competing at next level

Pine Bush senior Kenny Holland, a Section 9 champion quarterback and one of the state’s top triple jumpers, announced his commitment to play football and compete in track and field at Division II New Haven Thursday. Here’s a working list of where Varsity 845 2020 graduates will be competing in college this fall. If we […]

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ALL-STATE BOYS HOOPS: Chester’s Stein leads Class B picks

Chester 1,000-point scorer and Varsity 845 first-team all-star Kevin Stein was named to the state Class B third team Thursday. Stein, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds for Section 9 finalist Chester, which finished the season 22-1. He made 47 3-pointers this season and 115 in his career. Stein is committed […]

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Recruiting: Goshen’s Giordano, Mullane to team at Hartwick

Goshen quarterback Matt Giordano and wide receiver Logan Mullane will continue their connection at next level for Division III Hartwick. Giordano, a 2019 Varsity 845 first-team pick, threw for more than 5,000 yards and 49 touchdowns in three seasons. Marist, a Division I-AA (FCS), had shown interest in Giordano. Mullane caught 30 passes for 558 […]

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PODCAST: Section 9 Wrestling

Looking to fill your sports fix, wrestling beat writer Sal Interdonato and photographer Josh Conklin talk Section 9 wrestling including the Varsity 845 first-team all-stars, college commitments, college recruiting and more.

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2020 Friends of Section 9 Wrestling Awards

Pine Bush’s Tommy Askey was honored by Friends of Section 9 Wrestling as its Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year. Askey captured Pine Bush’s first state title since Bouzakis in 1990. He finished the season with a 41-0 record. Marlboro senior John Antonelli earned the Officials Sportstmanship Award. Minisink Valley seniors Sean Savacool and […]

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2020 Section 9 BCANY Boys Basketball All-Stars

Pine Bush senior forward Chris Cain, Monticello senior guard Josh Gattling and Chester senior forward Kevin Stein were named players of the year in their respective classes by the Section 9 Basketball Coaches Association of New York. Cain averaged 23.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and blocked nearly six shots per game for Class AA finalist Pine […]

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Section 9 Boys Hoops Championship Breakout Previews

Breaking down the championship matchups in Class AA, A and B where a case can be made for all finalists to hold the Section 9 plaque. Class AANo. 1 Newburgh Free Academy (19-2) vs. No. 3 Pine Bush (15-6)When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Saint Mary, NewburghState rankings: Newburgh No. 9; Pine Bush honorable mentionNewburgh Free […]

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State wrestling thoughts: Askey, Ryder champions on and off mat

The buzz around the state wrestling finals was as much about changing Section 9’s history as it was about making it Saturday night. Respecting the past. Embracing the present. With Section 9 fans cheering loud and proud, Minisink Valley eighth-grader Zack Ryder and Pine Bush senior Tommy Askey were crowned the area’s 47th and 48th […]

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