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2018 Section 9 Girls Soccer Brackets

Monroe-Woodbury and S.S. Seward earned top seeds in Class AA and Class C respectively in the Section 9 girls soccer tournament. Class A and Class B brackets are incomplete. Eldred is the only Class D team that qualified for the postseason and advances to the state tournament. Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Friday, Oct. [...]

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2018 Section 9 Boys Soccer Brackets

Monroe-Woodbury, Minisink Valley, Rhinebeck, S.S, Seward and Mount Academy earned top seeds in the Section 9 boys soccer tournament. Monroe-Woodbury (15-0), the state’s No. 2 Class AA team, seeks its first section title since 2015. The Crusaders have allowed just three goals this season. Minisink Valley (8-4-2) clinched its first OCIAA division title since 2005. [...]

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Monroe-Woodbury wrestler Marco Vespa picks Penn State

Monroe-Woodbury senior Marco Vespa has committed to wrestle at three-time defending national champion Penn State. Vespa placed third in the state at 120 pounds and was voted the most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division I tournament last season. He is a three-time Section 9 champion. Vespa’s 169 career wins are fifth in school [...]

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Newburgh Free Academy, Middletown to play in Slam Dunk tourney

The Newburgh Free and Middletown boys basketball teams will compete in the four-day Slam Dunk tournament in December at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Newburgh Free Academy opens with White Plains on Dec. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in a four-team bracket with Iona Prep and Byram Hills. The Goldbacks return leading scorers Zach Barnes [...]

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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All-State Baseball: Cornwall senior Ryan Trieste makes Class A first team

Ryan Trieste may have been Section 9′s most improved baseball player this spring. Trieste increased his average by 122 points to .382 and drove in 32 runs, up from 10 in 2017. Trieste’s strides were recognized  Thursday when it was announced that Cornwall’s senior second baseman had made the state Class A first-team. Trieste was [...]

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2018 Varsity 845 final baseball stats

Marlboro junior shortstop Sam Mongelli led the Varsity 845 area in hitting for the second straight season, batting .517. Mongelli’s five home runs and 32 RBI tied for the area lead. One of the more crazy statistics of the season were Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ 120 strikeouts. No word on if that’s a Section 9 [...]

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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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    Sports editor Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 35 years. He reports on local college and high school. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, having ... 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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