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2017 OCIAA girls tennis early round doubles results

Defending champions Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian defeated teammates Gabby Donohue and Samantha Killin 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Grundfast and Ghobadian, the top seed, will meet teammates Uliana Kitar and Stephanie Menoutis, the fourth seed, at 10 a.m. Friday at Match [...]

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Updated boys soccer scoring leaders

Cornwall’s Jake Burgess scored his 29th goal of the season Monday in a 2-1 loss to Mamaroneck at the Section 1 vs. Section 9 Challenge Monday. Burgess leads the area in scoring with 69 points (11 assists). S.S. Seward senior Jack Gardiner tied the school record with his 104th goal in a 3-1 win over [...]

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Boys soccer scoring leaders

Wallkill’s John Locicero and John S. Burke Catholic’s Connor Doyle share the area’s lead with 12 goals. Locicero had a slight edge on Doyle as the scoring leader with one more assist. Warwick’s Sam LaTorre tops the area with nine assists. Monticello’s Robert Velazquez is second with eight assists. Stats are based on scores emailed [...]

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VIDEO: Warwick boys soccer rolling

Warwick boys soccer’s strong start continued Wednesday with a 4-0 shutout over Pine Bush. Senior Eric Ormsby scored Warwick’s first three goals. Ormsby’s third goal was on a header off a nice cross from Jack Schenkman. Senior Evan Liguori added his sixth goal of the season to close the scoring. The Wildcats (5-0) have outscored [...]

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Bockman, McHale opt to play in USTA Junior tournaments

Two of the area’s top girls tennis players have decided to train and compete in United States Tennis Association junior tournaments over high school this fall. The departure of two-time defending Section 9 champion Jane Bockman, a Goshen sophomore, and Valley Central junior Kortney McHalle, a 2016 state qualifier, makes Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste one [...]

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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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