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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.

2018 State Wrestling day two results

Dillon Ross is Onteora’s first state finalist. Ross, a senior 170-pounder, dispatched Lajess Sawyer of Center Moriches 12-0 in a Division II rematch. The Buffalo commit earned a rematch with Phoenix’s Ross McFarland in state final. Ross wrestled McFarland to a 3-2 setback at Eastern States in January. Newburgh Free Academy’s Greg Fischer (106 pounds), [...]

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Live 2018 State Wrestling first day results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 113-pounder Dylan Earl advanced to his first state Division I semifinal, defeating North Rockland’s C.J. Monegal 10-2. Earl will face two-time state champion Greg Diakomihalis of Hilton in the semifinals Saturday morning. Onteora senior 170-pounder Dillon Ross is two wins away from a state title after a 9-0 win over Central Valley Academy’s [...]

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2018 Section 9 Girls Basketball Brackets

Defending champions Cornwall and Highland earned the No. 1 seeds in the Section 9 Class A and B tournaments respectively. Highland (18-1) plays Millbrook in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League championship at 7 p.m. Friday at SUNY Ulster Cornwall will host either No. 4 Red Hook or No. 5 New Paltz in the Class A semifinals [...]

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2018 Section 9 Boys Basketball brackets

Defending champion Pine Bush is the top seed in the nine-team Section 9 Class AA tournament. Pine Bush (19-1) awaits the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 9 seed Roosevelt and host No. 8 Newburgh Free Academy. John S. Burke Catholic (16-4), which handed Pine Bush its only loss of the season Monday, is the [...]

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PODCAST: 2018 State Wrestling Preview

Can Section 9 wrestling extend its streak to three years with a state champion this weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany? Varsity 845 sports reporter Sal Interdonato and photographer Josh Conklin breaks down the chances of 32 section wrestlers.

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VIDEO: Saugerties eighth grader Dior Johnson 1,000 points

It took Dior Johnson just 23 days after his 14th birthday to become the youngest player in New York state to score 1,000 points Tuesday night. Johnson, a Saugerties eighth grader playing in his 40th career game, accomplished the feat on a 3-pointer with 4:22 left in the second quarter. The game was stopped as [...]

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Ehret clutch in Burke Catholic’s win over No. 4 Pine Bush

Matt Ehret is one of Burke Catholic’s best outside shooters. And, shooters shoot, said Ehret after hitting five 3-pointers in Burke Catholic’s 54-51 win over Pine Bush Monday afternoon. Ehret started the game’s scoring off with a three-pointer 23 seconds into the game and his 3-pointer with 1:29 left put the Eagles up 52-51. “I [...]

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2018 State Wrestling Preliminary Seeds

Monroe-Woodbury junior 195-pounder Sam Santander earned the second seed, the highest of all Section 9 wrestlers, in preliminary seeding for the state championships Friday at the Times Union Center in Albany. Santander, the section Division I champion, was limited to nine regular-season matches due to a hand injury. Newburgh Free Academy sophomore Maxx DeCapua, a [...]

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Penn-Cosentino goes for 50

Roy Penn-Cosentino wasn’t talking up his milestone accomplishment Thursday night. Liberty’s guard reached 1,000 career points in a OCIAA Division IV loss at Chester. Penn-Cosentino was focused on getting his team to the Section 9 Class B playoffs. The senior’s historic effort Friday against James I. O’Neill left Liberty one win away from the postseason. [...]

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2018 Section 9 Division II wrestling results

  Section 9 Division II championship (at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge) Team standings: 1. Port Jervis 228; 2. Red Hook 176; 3. Onteora 139.5; 4. Highland 122; 5. New Paltz 99; 6. Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West 98; 7. Rondout Valley 67.5; 8. Chester-Tuxedo 38; 9. Ellenville 35; 10. Burke Catholic 18; 11. Marlboro 17. Finals 99 pounds: [...]

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