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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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Minisink Valley long snapper Austin Sullivan impressed after Penn State visit

Minisink Valley junior long snapper Austin Sullivan said Penn State is his No. 1 school after an “unbelievable” visit to Happy Valley Saturday. Sullivan toured the athletic and academic facilities in his first visit to State College and watched the Nittany Lions conduct a spring practice. Penn State special teams Phil Galiano, who visited Minisink [...]

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2017-18 Final Boys Basketball stats

Saugerties eighth grader Dior Johnson lead the area in scoring, averaging 31.1 points per game. Marlboro senior Jaiden Allen and Liberty senior Roy Penn-Cosentino made 66 3-pointers, tying for the area lead. Statistics were provided by coaches and gathered from team pages on Max Preps. Coaches, who would like their players included in the leaders, [...]

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2018 Friends of Section 9 Wrestling banquet award

Friends of Section 9 Wrestling held its annual banquet honoring the 2017-18 season’s wrestlers and achievements Sunday night at Kohl’s Highland House. Onteora’s Dillon Ross was awarded the Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year. Ross, who will wrestle at Division I Buffalo, advanced to the state Division II 170-pound final. Newburgh Free Academy senior [...]

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Quick thoughts: New Paltz-Saugerties Class A final instant classic

The chants of MVP resonated as New Paltz’s Mike Holohan finished his postgame interviews. Holohan cemented his name in Section 9 history with one of the most clutch performances in recent tournament history in the best high school game I have ever witness. Three overtimes were needed to decide the Class A championship. And, Holohan [...]

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Dior Johnson’s next chapter? Montverde Academy

Saugerties eighth grader sensation Dior Johnson announced on social media Tuesday that he will be attending Montverde (Fla.) Academy and continuing his prep basketball career. Told later Tuesday afternoon that Johnson’s decision is not final. Johnson’s potential final game at Saugerties was one of the best Section 9 finals in recent memory. Johnson poured in [...]

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2018 State Wrestling day two results

Dillon Ross is Onteora’s first state finalist. Ross, a senior 170-pounder, dispatched Lajess Sawyer of Center Moriches 12-0 in a Division II rematch. The Buffalo commit earned a rematch with Phoenix’s Ross McFarland in state final. Ross wrestled McFarland to a 3-2 setback at Eastern States in January. Newburgh Free Academy’s Greg Fischer (106 pounds), [...]

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Live 2018 State Wrestling first day results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 113-pounder Dylan Earl advanced to his first state Division I semifinal, defeating North Rockland’s C.J. Monegal 10-2. Earl will face two-time state champion Greg Diakomihalis of Hilton in the semifinals Saturday morning. Onteora senior 170-pounder Dillon Ross is two wins away from a state title after a 9-0 win over Central Valley Academy’s [...]

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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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