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2018 Brawl for the Belt: Minisink Valley 65, Monroe-Woodbury 15

Minisink Valley wrestling gained possession of the belt for the first time defeating rival Monroe-Woodbury 65-15 in the second annual Brawl for the Belt in Slate Hill. Senior James Udasco opened the match with the first of five straight Minisink Valley wins with a 13-7 decision over Connor Parliman at 160 pounds. Minisink Valley (29-1) [...]

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Wizards clinical in Goshen win

Washingtonville coach Todd Rose said he could count the number of uncontested Goshen shots on less than one hand after his team’s impressive 63-28 road win over the Gladiators Friday night. Goshen struggled to break Washingtonville’s 2-2-1 press in the first half. The Wizards made Zack Foley, Goshen’s leading scorer, work on the ball and [...]

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Warwick girls stay unbeaten

Jim O’Brien said his Warwick girls basketball players are more times than not the tougher team on the court. Undefeated Warwick met its match in physical play Friday night in a non-league home game against Kingston. The undefeated Wildcats went ice cold on offense in the third quarter, scoring just two points on Shannon McNally’s [...]

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Varsity 845 Boys Hoops Scoring Leaders

Saugerties eighth-grader Dior Johnson leads all players in the Varsity 845 area in scoring at 31.3 points per game. Johnson, who turns 14 later this month, has shot 107 free throws, making 85 (79 percent) in Saugerties’ first 10 games. He’s shooting 65 percent (93-for-142) on 2-point field goals. S.S. Seward junior guard John Guerra [...]

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Eastern States Classic final, consolation finals results

Eastern States Classic (at SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake) Finals 99 pounds:  Stevo Poulin (Shenendehowa) pin Mason Bush (Central Valley Academy) 5:08 106: Matt Griffin (Jamesville-Dewitt-CBA) pin Jordan Titus (Center Moriches) 3:43 113: Nic Botello (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) d. Dylan Ryder (Half Hollow Hills West) 6-2, sudden victory 120: Adam Busiello (Eastport-South Manor) d. Anthony Sciotto (Rocky [...]

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2018 Eastern States Classic semifinal, quarterfinal results

Minisink Valley senior Joey Yanis was denied a place in the 182-pound final, dropping an 8-5 decision to Horace Greeley’s Jacob Ferreira. Yanis recorded his 100th win with a second-period pin in the Eastern States Classic 182-pound quarterfinals. Yanis defeated Odean Gray of Grand Street Campus in 3:56. He is the only Section 9 wrestler [...]

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Eastern States Classic round of 16 results (with videos)

Newburgh Free Academy senior Greg Fischer advanced to his second straight Eastern States Classic quarterfinal with a pin of Arlington’s Dennis Robin in 6:23. Rondout Valley freshman Nikko Walsh scored the first three points of the match on a takedown and escape and held on for 3-2 win over Palmyra Macedon’s Jace Schafer to advance [...]

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2018 Eastern States Classic round of 64, 32 results

Minisink Valley advanced seven wrestlers to the Round of 16 at the Eastern States Classic. Senior Connor Greiner improved to 27-0 with a 7-1 win over Churchville-Chili’s Nate Sanborn in a 132-pound round of 32 match. Nick Picariello (106), Dom Vetrano (138), Vinny Vetrano (145), Tim Ganuncio (160) and Andrew Fenner 285) each won round [...]

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2018 Eastern States Classic seeding

Minisink Valley senior 182-pounder Joey Yanis earned the second seed, the highest by a Section 9 wrestler, at this weekend’s Eastern States Classic. Yanis is one of eight seeded wrestlers for Minisink Valley, the state’s top large-school team. Minisink Valley senior Tim Ganuncio is the seventh seed at 160. Here are the top seeds in [...]

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PODCAST: 2018 Eastern States Classic preview

Which Section 9 wrestlers has the best shot at making the finals at the Eastern States Classic, starting Friday at SUNY Sullivan? What are the toughest weight classes? What’s the impact of Hilton’s Greg Diakomihalis, a defending Eastern States and state championship, having to withdraw due to injury? Which Section 9 wrestlers are capable of [...]

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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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