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Ken McMillan

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 worked in local cable television and radio in the past. He is a best-selling author.

Turkey Trot Thursday highlights Running Calendar

Race calendar November Thur. 23 (Thanksgiving day) – Washingtonville Turkey Trot; 3-mile cross country race, Cost: $5 and a non-perishable food item for donation to Country Kids Food Pantry. Registration at 8;15 a.m. Race at 9:01 a.m. December Sat. 2 – Santa Sprint 5K, New Windsor. 3.1 miles. Register: active.com. Sun. 3 – Reindeer Ramble [...]

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Girls swimming: State meet seeding

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pittsford 1:43.81; 38. New Paltz 1:51.77; 47. Washingtonville 1:52.35. 200 freestyle: 1. Madison Hartigan (Pelham-1) 1:49.04; 50. Allison Armistead (Valley Central) 1:58.45. 200 individual medley: 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 2:02.56; 4. Jessica Pryne (Cornwall) 2:04.90 50 freestyle: 1. Catherine Stanford (Oceanside-8) 23.68; 22. Abigail Santos (New Paltz) 24.51; 26. Abigail Gibbons [...]

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Cross country: Section 9 meet results

Cross country Section 9 championships (at Bear Mountain, 3 miles) The winning team and the remaining top five finishers per class (designated by an asterisk) advance to next week’s state championships in Wayne. Class A boys Scores and key: 1. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 57 points; 2. Warwick (War) 59; 3. Minisink Valley (MV) 90; 4. F.D. [...]

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Football: Section 9 semifinal schedule is set

The sites for the Section 9 football semifinals have been set. Dietz Stadium in Kingston gets one game involving a top seed when Cornwall takes on Roosevelt on Friday night in the Class A semis. Of course, Dietz gets the heralded showdown between No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury and No. 3 Newburgh Free Academy in the Class [...]

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Section 9 boys soccer tournament brackets

Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Friday, Oct. 20 No. 5 Newburgh at No. 4 Washingtonville, 2 p.m. Semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 24 Newburgh-Washingtonville winner at No. 1 Warwick, 2 p.m. No. 3 F.D. Roosevelt at No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury, 2 p.m. Finals Thursday, Oct. 26 Semifinal winners at Middletown, 3 p.m. Class A Quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. [...]

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Section 9 girls soccer tournament schedule

Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Monday, Oct. 23 No. 5 Washingtonville at No. 4 Kingston, 2 p.m. No. 6 Valley Central at No. 3 Minisink Valley, 2 p.m. Semifinals Wednesday, Oct. 25 Washingtonville-Kingston winner at No. 1 Monroe-Woodbury, 2 p.m. Valley Central-Minisink Valley winner at No. 2 Warwick, site, date TBD Finals Friday, Oct. [...]

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Girls basketball scrimmages a month away

The opening day of preseason practice for girls basketball is coming soon, and so too are the preseason scrimmages. Here’s a list of scheduled varsity scrimmages thus far (if your team is missing, or there’s additional info, please contact me): Wednesday, November 15 Wallkill at Monroe-Woodbury, 4:30 p.m. Rondout Valley at Tri-Valley, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, [...]

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High school football playoff scenarios as of Oct. 9

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record There are 34 varsity football teams in Section 9 and 28 make the playoffs. Ridiculous? Yes, but don’t tell that to the kids who still dream of making the state tournament. Twenty spots have been clinched. Headed into the final weekend of the regular season, there are eight teams battling [...]

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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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