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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.

Revised State Boys Soccer Final Four schedule

Five boys soccer semifinal games have been moved to Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and Marlboro High Saturday due to field conditions at Middletown High’s grass surface and Twin Towers Middle School. All state finals will now be played Sunday at Middletown High’s turf field. Here’s an updated schedule: Saturday Class AA semifinals (at [...]

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2018 Section 9 Boys Soccer Coaches All-Stars

Class AA champion Monroe-Woodbury had four players named to the all-section team by area coaches. Seniors Christian Garner, Nolan Kelly, Dylan McDermott and Connor Paik represented the Crusaders on the 20-member all-section team. Senior goalie Stuart Boller made the all-section for Class D champion Mount Academy. ALL-SECTION Wakely Banker, Warwick, Sr., defense; Stuart Boller, Mount [...]

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2018 Section 9 girls tennis draws

Washingtonville’s Jalynn Balleste and Warwick’s Sammy Killin and Gabby Donohue earned top seeds in singles and doubles respectively in the Section 9 tournament. Action begins Thursday morning at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Quarterfinal winners advance to Friday’s semifinals at 10 a.m. Section 9 championships (at Match Point Tennis, Goshen) Singles Round of 16: No. [...]

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2018 Section 9 Girls Soccer Brackets

Monroe-Woodbury and S.S. Seward earned top seeds in Class AA and Class C respectively in the Section 9 girls soccer tournament. Class A and Class B brackets are incomplete. Eldred is the only Class D team that qualified for the postseason and advances to the state tournament. Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Friday, Oct. [...]

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2018 Section 9 Boys Soccer Brackets

Monroe-Woodbury, Minisink Valley, Rhinebeck, S.S, Seward and Mount Academy earned top seeds in the Section 9 boys soccer tournament. Monroe-Woodbury (15-0), the state’s No. 2 Class AA team, seeks its first section title since 2015. The Crusaders have allowed just three goals this season. Minisink Valley (8-4-2) clinched its first OCIAA division title since 2005. [...]

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Monroe-Woodbury wrestler Marco Vespa picks Penn State

Monroe-Woodbury senior Marco Vespa has committed to wrestle at three-time defending national champion Penn State. Vespa placed third in the state at 120 pounds and was voted the most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division I tournament last season. He is a three-time Section 9 champion. Vespa’s 169 career wins are fifth in school [...]

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Newburgh Free Academy, Middletown to play in Slam Dunk tourney

The Newburgh Free and Middletown boys basketball teams will compete in the four-day Slam Dunk tournament in December at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Newburgh Free Academy opens with White Plains on Dec. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in a four-team bracket with Iona Prep and Byram Hills. The Goldbacks return leading scorers Zach Barnes [...]

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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All-State Baseball: Cornwall senior Ryan Trieste makes Class A first team

Ryan Trieste may have been Section 9′s most improved baseball player this spring. Trieste increased his average by 122 points to .382 and drove in 32 runs, up from 10 in 2017. Trieste’s strides were recognized  Thursday when it was announced that Cornwall’s senior second baseman had made the state Class A first-team. Trieste was [...]

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2018 Varsity 845 final baseball stats

Marlboro junior shortstop Sam Mongelli led the Varsity 845 area in hitting for the second straight season, batting .517. Mongelli’s five home runs and 32 RBI tied for the area lead. One of the more crazy statistics of the season were Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ 120 strikeouts. No word on if that’s a Section 9 [...]

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    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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