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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.

Section 9 finalist Jordan Suarez transfers to Minisink Valley

One of the state’s top wrestling programs has added one of Section 9′s top returning lightweights to its lineup. Jordan Suarez, a 2017 section 99-pound finalist, has transferred from Pine Bush to Minisink Valley, Minisink Valley coach Kevin Gallagher confirmed. Suarez, a sophomore, advanced to the section final as a fifth seed and finished the [...]

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Dickson qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur

Washingtonville’s Matt Dickson punched his ticket to the U.S. Junior Amateur Friday, firing an even-par 71 in a qualifier at Mount Kisco Country Club. Dickson, who just completed his junior year at Washingtonville, finished second in the field of 80 golfers vying for three qualifying spots. He shot 2-under (34) on the back nine with [...]

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Maggee Sheridan, Grace Gavis lacrosse all-Americans

Warwick senior midfielder Maggee Sheridan and Kingston junior attack Grace Gavis were recently named all-Americans by US Lacrosse. Sheridan, who also took draws for Section 9 Class B champion Warwick, had 74 goals and 41 assists this season. Gavis scored a team-high 58 goals and led the Section 9 Class A champions with 21 assists. [...]

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845 alumni update: Valley Central grad, Cleveland Indians draft pick James Karinchak

When a baseball coach compares one of today’s pitchers to legendary Nolan Ryan, you take notes. Bryant coach Steve Owens said James Karinchak’s post-game practice reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer. After starts, Karinchak would lift and run that night. When Bryant’s bus would pull in at 2 a.m. from a long-road trip, [...]

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Notebook: Seward puts 5-game winning streak on line in state semifinal

S.S. Seward, which will play its first baseball game since May 26 Friday in the state Class D semifinal, nearly missed the Section 9 playoffs. Bill Steele’s team was 8-9 after an 8-7 loss the Deposit-Hancock, the state’s top-ranked Class D team. The Spartans (13-9) won their last three regular-season games to secure a postseason [...]

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Kingston offense on display in state quarterfinal win

Kingston was raking (is that still hip to say) in its 12-3 state Class AA quarterfinal win over Arlington Saturday. The Tigers’ 1-6 hitters – Avery Short, Sam Tremper, Jon Kivlan, Tyler Kelder, Fritz Genther and Jake McNutt – were a combined 15-for-22 with 10 RBI. The scoreboard read 17 hits for Kingston. Officially, I [...]

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2017 Section 9 girls lacrosse coaches all-stars

Section 9 released its girls lacrosse all-stars in four classes as picked by the coaches. Warwick’s Denis O’Connor was named coach of the year in Section 9 after leading his team to its first section title in school history. Class A Attack: Grace Gavis, Kingston, Jr. Midfield: Colleen Gaffney, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.; Lara Keenan, Valley Central, [...]

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Inside Rondout Valley baseball’s rally in state opener

Rondout Valley senior Andrew Huffman had a message for his teammates Ryan Sheehan and Kyle Altadonna before the top of the seventh inning started. “We are not going down like this,” Huffman said. “Just take a breath and go after it up there.” Huffman was dealing, throwing a n0-hitter through six innings but Rondout Valley [...]

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2017 state boys tennis first-round draw

Section 9 champion Lucas Arora will face fourth-seeded Ryan Fishback in the opening round of the state singles championship at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Thursday morning. Arora, a Cornwall junior, takes a 21-0 record into the match. Newburgh Free Academy’s David Salazar and Troy Steiner, the Section 9 doubles champions, meet Olean’s [...]

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Valiant effort by Lady Gladiators in state lacrosse debut

Goshen’s girls lacrosse team certainly wasn’t showing any nerves at the start of its first-ever state tournament game. The Gladiators scored the state Class C first-round game’s first three goals against Section 2 champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Senior Reilly Miller opened the scoring with two goals and sophomore Maggie Calzaretta added a third score. Goshen [...]

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