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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.

Co-champions soccer debate continues

The Times Herald-Record reached out to local boys soccer coaches earlier this week, asking their thoughts on the current New York state format of co-champions being declared after 30 minutes of overtime in championship games. Responses/opinions keep funneling in. “There should not be co-champions in the state championship game. The whole purpose of a championship [...]

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2017 Section 9 Exceptional Senior Football Game wrap

New Paltz senior quarterback Jimmy Verney was driven to finish his high school football career as a winner. Verney said he was already missing football after New Paltz’s season ended in the Section 9 Class B championship. The 2016 Varsity 845 player of the year certainly made the most of his last snaps wearing a [...]

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2017 Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Girls Soccer All-Section Teams

Kiki Goodwin and Kayla McKenzie of Class AA champion Monroe-Woodbury were selected to the all-Section 9 girls soccer team by the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association. Minisink Valley senior Nikki Colantuono, the 2016 Varsity 845 player of the year, Warwick senior Lauren Desrats and Eldred senior goalie Sami Clemmons were among the other all-section picks. [...]

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2017 Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Boys Soccer All-Section Team

Class A champion Goshen placed three players – senior forward Jeremy Pantoni, senior midfielder Thomas Stickney and freshman forward/midfielder Zemi Rodriguez – on the all-section team released by the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association Monday. Senior midfielder Sam LaTorre and senior forward Eric Ormsby were named to the all-section team from Class AA champion Warwick. [...]

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2017 state girls tennis first-round results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste passed her first test in the state tournament, defeating Shaker’s Haejin Lee 7-5, 6-2 in an opening-round match Saturday at Tri-City Tennis Center in Latham. Balleste, making her state debut, remained undefeated (20-0) on the season. She plays Great Neck North’s Amy Delman next in the round of 16. Valley Central [...]

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2017 Section 9 girls tennis final results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste came back from 3-2 down in the first set to win her first Section 9 singles titles with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kingston eighth-grader Lila Shih Freeman. Valley Central’s Ali Dratch and Bianca Harris, a wild-card team, defeated top-seeded Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian 6-1, 6-4 to capture their first [...]

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2017 Section 9 girls tennis round of 16, quarterfinal results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste rolled into the Section 9 semifinals, dropping just one game in two matches at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Balleste, the top seed and Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association champion, defeated Roosevelt’s Ashleigh Dolan 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and blanked New Paltz’s Ariana Rodriguez 6-0, 6-0. She will play Cornwall’s [...]

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2017 MHAL girls tennis results: Messenger champion again

Marlboro junior Grace Messenger is a Mid-Hudson Athletic League champion for the fourth time. This time, Messenger claimed her first singles title. Messenger defeated Wallkill’s Emily Savage, the top seed and defending champion, 7-5, 6-0. She had won three MHAL doubles titles with her older sister, Emma. Messenger avenged regular-season losses to Savage and second-seeded [...]

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Live 2017 OCIAA girls tennis semifinal, finals

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste captured her first Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association singles title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Monroe-Woodbury seventh-grader Maeve Cassidy. Warwick’s Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian of Warwick defended their doubles title, defeating Newburgh Free Academy’s Isabelle Goings-Perrot and Riddhi Patel 6-2, 6-1 OCIAA championships (at Match Point Tennis, Goshen) Singles [...]

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2017 OCIAA girls tennis early round doubles results

Defending champions Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian defeated teammates Gabby Donohue and Samantha Killin 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Grundfast and Ghobadian, the top seed, will meet teammates Uliana Kitar and Stephanie Menoutis, the fourth seed, at 10 a.m. Friday at Match [...]

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