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2018 Varsity 845 Baseball All Stars Wrap

Marlboro junior Sam Mongelli was the toughest hitter in Section 9 to get out this spring. Mongelli’s .517 average led the area and the shortstop struck out just once in 60 at-bats. Mongelli, the Varsity 845 player of the year, wasn’t too shabby on the mound either, earning a 4-0 record with 39 strikeouts in [...]

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Pennington finishes ninth in state

Rondout Valley sophomore Amber Pennington posted the fourth-best score of the final round, carding a 1-over-par 73, to top all Section 9 golfers at the state championship at Bethpage’s Yellow Course in Farmingdale. Pennington, the two-time Section 9 champion, moved from 23rd to ninth place (12-over 156). She had 15 pars and one birdie in [...]

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2018 Section 9 boys tennis draws

OCIAA champions Gabriel Castillo of Washingtonville and Cornwall’s Emil Vyskocil and Will Webber earned the top seeds at the Section 9 tennis championships Wednesday and Thursday at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. MHAL champions Dan Feigelson of Millbrook and New Paltz’s Noah Kalus and Issac Cheriuyot are the second seeds. Defending singles champion Lucas Arora, [...]

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Section 9 Girls Golf: Amber Pennington first-round leader

Rondout Valley sophomore Amber Pennington shot an even-par 71 and is six shots clear of the field after the first round of the Section 9 championship at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland. Pennington is 18 holes away from her second section championship. She won the tournament as an eighth-grader in 2016. Pine Bush senior [...]

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2018 OCIAA Boys Tennis Finals/Semifinal Results

Washingtonville sophomore Gabriel Castillo captured his first Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Athletic singles title, defeating defending champion Lucas Arora of Cornwall 6-0, 6-1. Cornwall senior Emil Vyskocil and junior Will Webber won the OCIAA doubles title, knocking off Newburgh Free Academy senior Jack Clayton and Matt Reinhold, the top seed, 6-4, 6-2 at Match Point Tennis [...]

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Pine Bush hoops star Brandon Powell gives verbal commitment to Division I FDU

Brandon Powell, Pine Bush’s all-time leading scorer, committed to Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University Friday. Powell, a two-time Varsity 845 first-team guard, impressed FDU coach Greg Herenda and his staff at a workout earlier this week and was offered a full scholarship to the Northeast Conference school shortly after. The 6-foot-2 Pine Bush senior finished [...]

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Complete 2018 OCIAA boys tennis early round singles, doubles results

Newburgh Free Academy’s Jack Clayton and Matt Reinhold, the top seed, advances to the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Cornwall’s Reilly Chin and Sean Jessup Friday at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Dean Redmond’s quest for a second straight OCIAA doubles title remains alive as the Warwick senior [...]

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2018 OCIAA Boys Tennis Draws

Washingtonville sophomore Gabe Castillo and Newburgh’s wild-card team of Jack Clayton and Matt Reinhold received the top seeds for the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association championships at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Castillo is undefeated in his first varsity season. Cornwall senior Lucas Arora, the defending OCIAA champion, is the second seed. The tournament has been [...]

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State rankings: Minisink Valley softball No. 2 in Class AA

Minisink Valley softball continued its climb to the top spot in Class AA in state’s latest rankings. The Warriors (18-0) are the state’s highest-ranked public school and No. 2 in overall rankings behind Kellenberg of the Catholic High School Athletic Association (18-1). Minisink Valley’s doubleheader against Goshen and Valley Central Monday was postponed. Cornwall is [...]

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Castellanos’ no-hitter one for ages

Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ quest for his first career no-hitter added another chapter Friday. Remember it was Castellanos, who held Eldred without a hit for seven innings on April 24 but he was not credited with an official no-hitter because he left the game with two outs in seventh inning. His replacement allowed a hit [...]

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