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Sullivan County BCANY vs. Cancer Classic set for this weekend

The seventh annual Sullivan County Basketball Coaches Association of New York vs. Cancer Classic is set for Friday and Saturday at SUNY Sullivan.  The two-day festival features six high school games and a doubleheader featuring the SUNY Sullivan men’s and women’s basketball teams. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Oncology Unit […]

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Local experts make their Super Bowl predictions for V845

Vinny Aloi Credentials: Chester quarterback. The 2014 Varsity845 Player of the Year led the Hambletonians to the Class D state championship game the last two years. The pick: New England The score: “I’ll go with 35-27.” Analysis: “I’m a big Patriots fan, so I have to go with them. The Seahawks can’t cover Gronk (New England tight end Rob […]

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The Comeback: Starring the Port Jervis boys’ basketball team

PORT JERVIS – Everyone seemingly loves a good comeback story and that’s what brought me to Port earlier this week. The Red Raiders are putting together quite the turnaround. Flash back four years ago: In coach Brian Rollman’s first season, Port Jervis went 0-18. The Red Raiders followed that up with a 2-16 year, going […]

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Latest top 10 rankings: Snowmageddon version

Middletown (10-1): This is Regents exam week and, speaking of tests, Section 9 opponents have to study hard to beat the Middies. Middletown undefeated against local opponents. Burke Catholic (8-3): The Eagles broke out ofa slump, at least by their standards, with a convincing win over rival Goshen on Sunday. Monroe-Woodbury (7-5): Yes, I know […]

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Top 10 boys’ basketball rankings: January 21 edition

1. Middletown (9-1): Too. Much. Depth. Period. Middletown hasn’t lost to a Section 9 opponent all year – as one proud administrator proudly predicted before the season. 2. Pine Bush (6-4): Tough match-up against visiting Valley Central on Thursday. Justin Powell vs. Isaiah Boissard battling inside worth the price of admission. 3. Burke Catholic (6-3): […]

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Officials vs. Cancer showcase set to kick off next week

The Officials vs. Cancer boys’ basketball event has become one of the top showcases in Section 9. And, perhaps, more importantly it supports a great cause. The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 114, which officiates games in Ulster and Dutchess counties, puts on the tournament. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. […]

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NFA’s Aaron Forbes and Tyler Peddie of Cornwall named first-team all-state

Two-way football stars Aaron Forbes (Class AA) and Tyler Peddie (A) were named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state first team on Wednesday. Forbes, a Newburgh senior, was named to the team as a running back. He rushed for 1,544 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns. Forbes was also one of Newburgh’s best […]

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Burke Catholic update: Investigator’s findings are in, but could be rejected

Attorney John T. McCann, hired to lead the investigation into alleged recruiting by John S. Burke Catholic’s boys’ basketball team, presented Section 9 with his final report on Tuesday. But McCann’s findings, which came after a six-month probe, can be dismissed. Section 9 executive director Bob Thabet would not comment on McCann’s report. However, Thabet […]

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Chester lands four players on Class D all-state first team

Four Chester players, quarterback Vinny Aloi, the Varsity845 Player of the Year, running back Angel Suarez, wide receiver Brandon Sadlier and offensive lineman Dan Wittekind, have been named to the Class D all-state first team. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its all-state selections in Class B, C and D on Wednesday. Four players […]

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Army offers Newburgh RB Aaron Forbes

The scholarship offers just keep coming for Newburgh star running back Aaron Forbes. Within the last three weeks, Division II American International College and Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) schools Villanova, New Hampshire and Maine have made Forbes full scholarship offers. The field competing for Forbes became even more crowded on Monday when Army […]

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