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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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Postseason: Section 9 lacrosse state-opening round schedule

State tournament opening-round schedule Boys lacrosse Wednesday, May 31 Class A: Monroe-Woodbury vs. Lakeland-Panas (Section 1), 4 p.m. at Middletown Class B: Minisink Valley vs. Yorktown (Section 1), 6:30 p.m. at Middletown Class C: Highland vs. Pleasantville (Section 1), 4 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston Class D: James I. O’Neill (14-2) vs. Westlake (Section 1), 6:30 [...]

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VIDEO WRAP: Section 9 lacrosse championships

Grace Gavis and Kingston extended the school’s incredible run in Class A, winning the Tigers’ 11th straight Section 9 Class A title with an 11-5 win over Monroe-Woodbury. Maggee Sheridan and Warwick won its first Section 9 title, defeating Cornwall 11-10 in the Class B championship. Hannah Welshoff and Goshen claimed their first section title [...]

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Kingston girls lacrosse: America’s Team

Move over Dallas Cowboys. Kingston girls lacrosse says they are, “America’s Team.” Every player wore red, white and blue to school Wednesday before Kingston’s Section 9 Class A final against Monroe-Woodbury later that evening. Players chanted “USA, USA, USA” when Kingston celebrated its 11 straight section title with a 11-5 win. A few players took [...]

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Championship night for Goshen lacrosse

Goshen girls lacrosse’s senior class started the program four years ago and they will finish their high school career with the school’s first Section 9 lacrosse title. Seniors Mackenzie Kurek (4) and Hannah Welshoff (2) combined for six goals in Goshen’s 7-5 over Red Hook in the Class C final Tuesday night. Kurek, Welshoff and [...]

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2017 Section 9 boys tennis round of 16, quarterfinal results

Cornwall junior Lucas Arora, the top seed, rolled to the semifinals without losing a game in two matches on the first day of the Section 9 championships. Arora defeated Roosevelt’s Cory Gallinger 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16 and topped Millbrook eighth-grader Sophia Feigelson 6-0, 6-0. Feigelson beat James I. O’Neill’s Ted Northup 4-6, [...]

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Pennington, Tartaglione share first-round lead at Section 9 girls golf tourney

Rondout Valley freshman Amber Pennington and Pine Bush junior Pasqualina Tartaglione each shot 6-over-par 77s Monday at Apple Greens and are tied for the first-round lead. Pennington is looking to win her second straight section title. The top nine golfers following Wednesday’s second and final round advance to the state tournament on June 3-4 at [...]

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Kienz takes first-round lead at Section 9 tourney

Valley Central senior Josh Kienz fired his first under-par round in tournament play to grab the first-round lead at the Section 9 tournament. Kienz made seven, yes seven, birdies including three in a row on holes 11, 12 and 13 to card a 1-under-par 69. Burke Catholic coach Rich Welch, who was assigned to Kienz’s [...]

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    Ken McMillan

    Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 34 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, ... Read Full

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    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. Read Full

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