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2019 Section 9 Division I wrestling championships: First day results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 120-pounder Marco Vespa and Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard continued their undefeated seasons as all 15 top seeds advanced to the Section 9 Division I semifinals Friday at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley. Vespa improved to 38-0 with pins in 14 and 51 seconds. Leonard pinned Jimmy Bucci of Saugerties in 16 [...]

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2019 Section 9 Division II wrestling seeding

Highland senior Matt Malheiro, Rondout Valley sophomore Nikko Walsh and Onteora sophomore Nick Ross seeks their third straight Section 9 Division II titles Sunday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Section 9 Division II championship seeding (Sunday at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge) 99 pounds: 1. Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis, Fr., 20-12); 2. Brandon McKay (Red [...]

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2019 Section 9 Wrestling Division I seeding

Monroe-Woodbury senior 120-pounder Marco Vespa and Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard earned top seeds at the Section 9 Division I championships, beginning Friday afternoon at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley. Vespa (36-0) and Leonard (35-0) enter the tournament undefeated. Monroe-Woodbury senior Sam Santander is the top seed and returning champion at 195 pounds. Newburgh [...]

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State rankings: Kingston, New Paltz, Ellenville remain in polls

Three Section 9 teams are ranked in the latest state boys basketball rankings. Kingston (13-2) holds down the No. 17 spot in Class AA. New Paltz (10-3) remains at No. 23 in  Class A. Ellenville (11-1) moved up one spot to No. 19 in Ckass B. (as of January 27) Class AA 1-Long Island Lutheran [...]

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State Dual-Meet Championships: Minisink Valley, Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West results

Minisink Valley and Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West were eliminated in the pool record of the state dual-meet championships Saturday at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Minisink Valley (23-1) was handed its first loss of the season by Massapequa, the eventual state Division I champions, 42-27. The Warriors opened with 44-28 victory over Suffolk County champion Sachem East. Joey [...]

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State rankings: New Paltz makes debut in Top 25

New Paltz moved from honorable mention to No. 23 in the state Class A poll following its 50-48 win over state-ranked Ellenville last week. The Huguenots (10-2) will play Beacon in the Officials vs. Cancer tournament at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at SUNY New Paltz. Kingston (12-2), the state’s No. 17 Class AA team, will play [...]

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State rankings: Kingston, Washingtonville, Ellenville remain ranked

Kingston stayed in the state boys basketball Class AA rankings for the sixth straight week. The Tigers (12-2) fell from No. 15 to 20 after a 64-60 loss to Poughkeepsie, the state’s 17th-ranked Class A team. Washingtonville (12-1) dropped from No. 16 to No. 23 in the Class AA rankings. The Wizards suffered their first [...]

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2018 Varsity 845 Football All-Star Package

Running back Amin Woods is the fifth Cornwall recipient of the Varsity 845 football player of the year. Woods, a junior, stepped up his game in the postseason, rushing for more than 1,000 yards in five games, helping Cornwall to a state Class A title. He is the first Cornwall player to win the award [...]

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Mid-Hudson Tournament: Malheiro, Walsh MOWs

Highland senior Mat Malheiro and Rondout Valley sophomore Nikko Walsh was named the most outstanding wrestlers in their class at the Mid-Hudson tournament at Arlington High School in Freedom Plains. Malheiro edged Valley Central’s Matt Romano 3-2 in double overtime in the 132-pound final. Walsh blanked Ward Melville’s Tom Fitzsimmons 6-0 in the 113-pound final. [...]

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Serafini pins way to Mid-Hudson second day

Newburgh Free Academy senior 170-pounder Tyler Serafini pinned all four of his opponents during the pool round to advance to the second day of the Mid-Hudson tournament at Arlington High School in Freedom Plains. Serafini is now 25-0 with 19 falls on the season. Fifty-two Section 9 wrestlers will join Serafini in the quarterfinals Friday [...]

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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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