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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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Rivera, Crusaders stop Pine Bush winning streak

Nick Rivera delivered a two-run double in the first inning and pitched for the first time this season, closing out a 6-3 OCIAA Division I win over Pine Bush. The victory ended Pine Bush’s 10-game winning streak and knotted the three-game series. The third and deciding game will be played Thursday at Dutchess Stadium in [...]

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Pawliczak, Memmelaar make college decisions

Burke Catholic senior forward Jake Pawliczak will continue his basketball career at Division III King’s (Pa.) College, according to coach John Kelly. Pawliczak, a Varsity 845 first-team pick as a junior and senior, helped Burke Catholic to three straight Section 9 Class AA finals. The 6-foot-6 Pawliczak averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds this past [...]

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Boys Basketball All-State: Powell twins, Johnson, Pawliczak, Rodriguez honored

Only three of the top 15 Class AA boys basketball players were from outside of the Public School Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and Association of Independent Schools (AIS). Pine Bush senior forward Bryan Powell was one of three when the state Class AA all-state teams were released Monday. Powell, the [...]

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Boys Baskeball All-State teams: Guerra, Allen, Penn-Cosentino honored

S.S. Seward junior guard John Guerra received his second straight all-state honor. Guerra, who scored his 1,000th points in February, was named to the Class C fourth team after averaging 26.0 points per game. He led Seward to a 20-0 record in the regular season. Guerra made the state Class D third-team as a sophomore. [...]

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Strike Out Cancer Classic set

Newburgh Free Academy will host the three-game Strike Out Cancer Classic Saturday at Delano-Hitch Stadium. Marlboro plays Pine Bush at noon, Monroe-Woodbury and Goshen meet at 3 p.m. and Newburgh Free Academy hosts Highland at 6 p.m. The tournament was organized in support of Newburgh Free Academy senior pitcher Ryan Danyluk, who overcame stage 4 [...]

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