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Ken McMillan

Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 34 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, having worked in local cable television and radio in the past. He is a best-selling author.

Some more leftover high school football notes this week

Warwick – An amazing story comes out of the southern Orange school. Senior Steven Mehling has not played football since his youth days but he wanted to contribute to the team this year. So he gets some training as a kicker, tries out for the Warwick varsity and makes the team. Not only that but [...]

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HIgh school football team notes for week two

The second week of the high school football season is upon us. Here’s a look at some team notes for this weekend: Burke Catholic (0-1; Next: Millbrook) – Has dropped last three season openers, going 6-9 all-time … Burke is 3-4 vs. Millbrook, including win in 2016 Class C final … Burke has gone 0-2 [...]

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Wednesday’s sports postponements

Boys golf Ellenville at John A. Coleman Catholic, ppd. Cross country Warwick at Valley Central, ppd. to Sept. 19 Liberty, Livingston Manor at Tri-Valley, ppd. to Oct. 10, at Liberty O’Neill vs. Middletown, ppd. to Thursday Sullivan West, Tuxedo at Eldred, ppd. Field hockey Coxsackie-Athens at Webutuck, ppd. Pine Plains at Red Hook, ppd. Girls [...]

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Girls soccer: A look at the preseason matchups

The Varsity 845 girls soccer season gets underway on Friday, August 25, when Colonie visits Washingtonville in the first non-league contest. Onteora travels to Watervliet the next evening, and Wallkill travels to Pine Bush on Tuesday, August 29, with the first meeting of two local squads. In the meantime, there’s a host of scrimmages with [...]

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Football scrimmage schedule

Welcome to August, which means high school football is just about ready to get underway after a busy summer of camps, 7 on 7s, plus numerous practice sessions. The season openers are set for Friday, September 1, but not before a week of preseason scrimmage action. Here is a list of those scrimmages: Saturday, August [...]

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Girls basketball: Mid-Hudson BCANY all-star team

A pair of Varsity 845 girls basketball first team all-stars have been chosen to represent the Mid-Hudson in the upcoming Basketball Coaches Association of New York tournament. Lauren Desrats of Warwick and Maggie Malone of Cornwall are among the 12 players (and one alternate) who were selected by co-coaches Catie Biordi of James I. O’Neill [...]

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All-state softball teams released

All-state teams Class AA: Fourth team – Alayna Savaglio (Minisink Valley, Jr., P); Fifth team – Shannon Bonewit (Kingston, Soph., SS); Seventh team – Jennifer Lawson (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., CF); Jazmyn Martinez (Middletown, Sr., P); Eighth team – Brittney Garcia (Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., SS) Class A: Third team – Jill Harrison (New Paltz, Jr., P); [...]

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Track championships day one notebook: Samuels a strong second

It was a big day for gold medals for Section 9 athletes with six on the opening day of the New York State track and field championships, and yet there were a couple other top-three medals earned as well. Wallkill senior Richard Samuels came into the meet with the state’s top time in the 800 [...]

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Section 9 girls track and field leaders

State rankings in parenthesis (through May 23, 2017) 100-meters: (7) Greer Liguori (Warwick, Sr.) 12.23; (33) Kayla Meade (Cornwall, Jr.) 12.55; De’ja Bowen (Middletown, Soph.) 12.67; Maimuna Jammeh (Newburgh, Sr.) 12.67; Aniyah Fisher (Washingtonville, Sr.) 12.70; Sam Rodriguez (Wallkill, Fr.) 12.84; Mikaylin Williams (Saugerties, Soph.) 12.86; Marielle Apronti (Newburgh, Sr.) 12.87; Samara Herzog (Kingston, Soph.) [...]

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Section 9 boys track and field leaders through May 22

(State and USA rankings in parenthesis) 100-meters: (10) Kabongo Barry (Spackenkill, Sr.) 10.82; (24) Markese Shelby (Roosevelt, Sr.) 10.98; (27) Khadeem Richards (Monticello, Jr.) 10.99; Brendon Harrison (Newburgh, Jr.) 11.28; Xzayviea Stephens (Port Jervis, Soph.) 11.31; Henry Bowers (Port Jervis, Jr.) 11.32; Phillip Cash (Fallsburg, Jr.) 11.42; Ethan Penner (O’Neill, Sr.) 11.42; Brandon Pierre (Goshen, [...]

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