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State wrestling thoughts: Askey, Ryder champions on and off mat

The buzz around the state wrestling finals was as much about changing Section 9’s history as it was about making it Saturday night. Respecting the past. Embracing the present. With Section 9 fans cheering loud and proud, Minisink Valley eighth-grader Zack Ryder and Pine Bush senior Tommy Askey were crowned the area’s 47th and 48th […]

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Port Jervis all-state WR Filancia headed to Alfred University

Port Jervis senior and Varsity 845 first-team receiver Rob Filancia will continue his career at Division III Alfred University. Filancia earned Class B first-team all-state honors after setting school records with 64 catches and 1,096 receiving yards. Playing in college wasn’t a certainty for Filancia in the preseason. But, his record-setting year opened up opportunities. […]

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2020 State Consolation Final Results

Minisink Valley junior 285-pounder Adam Fenner and Port Jervis senior 220-pounder James Oosterom moved up the medals stand, placing in the state for the second straight season. Fenner, who went 5-1 in the tournament, took third in Division I at 285 pounds after a fifth-place finish. Oosterom is the first Port Jervis wrestler to win […]

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2020 State Wrestling Semifinal Results: Fab Four

Minisink Valley eighth-grader Zack Ryder is headed to the state finals for the second straight year. Ryder knocked off top-seeded Ivan Garcia of Port Chester 10-7, scoring five points on a throw and three points with a cradle. Pine Bush senior Tommy Askey became the school’s first state finalist since three-time champion Troy Bouzakis in […]

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2020 State Wrestling Day One Results

Section 9 is sending seven wrestling to the Division I finals after the first day of state championship weekend at Times Union Center in Albany. Middletown senior Joseph Velazquez knocked out second-seeded James Araneo of Ward Melville in the 170-pound quarterfinal with a pin after trailing 15-4 in the match. Teammate Justin Morales, a senior, […]

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2020 Section 9 Girls Basketball Brackets

Monroe-Woodbury (Class AA), Cornwall (Class A) and Onteora (Class B) earned No. 1 seeds in the Section 9 tournament. SECTION 9 TOURNAMENTCLASS AASemifinalsWednesday, March 4No. 3 Pine Bush at No. 2 Valley Central, 6 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday, March 7Valley Central-Pine Bush winner vs. No. 1 Monroe-Woodbury at Mount Saint Mary, Newburgh, noon CLASS AQuarterfinalsMonday, March 2No. 7 […]

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2020 Section 9 Boys Basketball Brackets

Newburgh Free Academy, Minisink Valley, Marlboro, Millbrook and Livingston Manor earned top seeded in the Section 9 tournament. Defending Class AA champion Kingston is the second seed. Two-time defending Class A champion New Paltz is seeded fourth. Defending Class B champion Ellenville is the sixth seed. SECTION 9 TOURNAMENTCLASS AASemifinalsWednesday, March 4No. 4 Washingtonville at […]

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MHAL Boys Basketball All-Stars: New Paltz’s DeMaria honored

New Paltz junior guard Justin DeMaria earned Mid-Hudson Athletic League American Conference player of the year honors. DeMaria, a first-year starter, is averaging 15.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists ahead of Tuesday’s MHAL semifinal against Marlboro. Onteora’s Jake Stern, a 1,000-point scorer, was named the National Conference player of the year. The awards are […]

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2020 state wrestling seeds, first-round matchups

Pine Bush senior 152-pounder Tommy Askey and Monroe-Woodbury senior 160-pounder Joey McGinty, both returning medalists, earned No. 2 seeds for the state Division I championship Friday and Saturday at Times Union Center in Albany. Askey, the only undefeated section wrestler (37-0) heading into the state tournament, placed fourth at 145 pounds last season. Nationally-ranked A.J. […]

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Wrestling: Romano, Greco, Merli earn state wildcards

Valley Central senior 132-pounder Matt Romano earned his third trip to the state tournament and second as a wildcard with the announcement of at-large bids Wednesday. Romano (35-8) finished second at the Section 9 Division I tournament Saturday. The 2018 Section 9 Division I 126-pounder is seeking his first state medal next Friday and Saturday […]

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