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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.

Exceptional Senior Football Game Rosters

Goshen quarterback Matt Giordano, Pine Bush quarterback/cornerback Kenny Holland, Newburgh Free Academy running back Syncere Tatum and Burke Catholic running back linebacker Brendan Tierney are among the players participating in the Section 9 Exceptional Senior Game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Goshen High School. Here are the game’s rosters: AmericanChester: Bryan Detweiler, LB; Devin McGovern […]

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Port Jervis’ Miracle at Middletown

The beauty of sports is that at any given moment fans can witness something they’ve never seen before. Cue in Port Jervis’ game-winning drive to secure its first Section 9 football title since 2001. Two unbelievable, unreal plays carried Port Jervis to a stunning 27-24 win over defending champion Marlboro. Freshman wide receiver Calvin Crews’ […]

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State football rankings: Cornwall alone at No. 1 in Class A

Cornwall is the undisputed No. 1 Class A team in the state rankings for the first time this season. Cornwall’s 19-game winning streak is on the line in the Section 9 Class A semifinal against New Paltz at 7 p.m. Friday night at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. The Dragons (7-0), which were idle last week […]

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2019 Section 9 Soccer Boys Soccer Coaches All-Stars

Newburgh Free Academy placed three players on the 22-member all-section team as picked by the Section 9 Soccer Coaches Association. Junior midfielder Jesus Martinez, senior midfielder/forward Anthony Murcia and junior forward Javier Rodriguez helped Newburgh (10-4-2) earned the top seed in the section Class AA tournament. Warwick senior midfielder Cody Baker Green, Burke Catholic junior […]

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Fifth Down Field Goal Attempt?

The wacky finish to Washingtonville’s 23-20 win over Monroe-Woodbury Saturday got even wackier after a review of the game video by coach Anthony Finochio. Washingtonville clinched a berth in the playoffs when Eddie Fennessy’s 22-yard field goal sailed with left with six seconds left. Monroe-Woodbury shouldn’t have been attempted because it was “fifth” down, contends […]

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Week 8 Section 9 Football Leaders

Rushing (Carries-Yards-TDs)Kymanni Dennis, Liberty 127-976-15Amin Woods, Cornwall 109-914-10Gunnar Meland, Pine Bush 135-871-12Graeme Knisell, Saugerties 91-859-7Aaron Bennett, Wallkill 74-754-9Robert Denson, Middletown 84-746-7Joey Fotino, Warwick 111-724-5Rasheen Smith, Rondout Valley 124-723-7Kyle Killenberger, Minisink Valley 102-706-5Syncere Tatum, Newburgh Free Academy 56-678-4Luke Vignola, Warwick 99-630-7Brendan Tierney, Burke Catholic 56-619-10Matt Giordano, Goshen 101-535-7Randy Rosario, Valley Central 36-526-7Elijah Williams, Marlboro 69-488-6Jacob Angeles, […]

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State football rankings: Cornwall holding at No. 1

Cornwall remains atop the state Class A rankings for the sixth straight week. Cornwall’s 19-game winning streak is currently the third-longest in the state. The Dragons (7-0) are still sharing the top spot with Garden City, which has won 42 consecutive games. Newburgh Free Academy moves up one spot to No. 7 in the Class […]

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Girls Soccer: Section 9 brackets

Monroe-Woodbury, Red Hook, James I. O’Neill, S.S. Seward and Mount Academy earned top seeds in the Section 9 tournament. Monroe-Woodbury is the defending Section 9 and state Class AA champion. SECTION 9 TOURNAMENTCLASS AASemifinalsMonday, October 28No. 4 Kingston at No. 1 Monroe-Woodbury, 2 p.m.No. 3 Washingtonville at No. 2 Valley Central, 2 p.m.ChampionshipThursday, October 31Semifinals […]

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Boys Soccer: Section 9 brackets

Newburgh Free Academy, Wallkill, Burke Catholic, Rhinebeck and Mount Academy earn top seeds in the Section 9 tournament. Mount Academy and Rhinebeck are defending champions in Class D and C respectively. SECTION 9 TOURNAMENTCLASS AAQuarterfinalsSaturday, October 26No. 5 Washingtonville at No. 4 Pine Bush, 2 p.m.SemifinalsTuesday, October 29No. 3 Kingston at No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury, 2 […]

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State rankings: Boys Soccer

Goshen has jumped from No. 8 to No. 4 in the latest state Class A rankings. The Gladiators (12-1-2) have won four straight games and are unbeaten in their last nine. Goshen has outscored opponents 39-7 on the season. Monroe-Woodbury, the defending state Class AA champion, was ranked No. 17 before a 1-0 loss to […]

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