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Section 9 baseball tournament brackets (Class C updated)

        Class AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22 No. 5 Roosevelt at No. 4 Warwick, 4 p.m. No. 6 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 3 Middletown, 4 p.m. Semifinals Thursday, May 24 Roosevelt-Warwick winner at No. 1 Pine Bush, 4 p.m. Middletown-Monroe-Woodbury winner at No. 2 Kingston Finals Saturday, May 26 Semifinal winners, at Cantine [...]

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Castellanos’ no-hitter one for ages

Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ quest for his first career no-hitter added another chapter Friday. Remember it was Castellanos, who held Eldred without a hit for seven innings on April 24 but he was not credited with an official no-hitter because he left the game with two outs in seventh inning. His replacement allowed a hit [...]

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Rivera, Crusaders stop Pine Bush winning streak

Nick Rivera delivered a two-run double in the first inning and pitched for the first time this season, closing out a 6-3 OCIAA Division I win over Pine Bush. The victory ended Pine Bush’s 10-game winning streak and knotted the three-game series. The third and deciding game will be played Thursday at Dutchess Stadium in [...]

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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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Varsity 845 and THR reporting policy

With the high school spring season upon us (yes, even with the snow), here is a reminder for all the varsity head coaches on the reporting policies to Varsity 845 and the Times Herald-Record sports department. Report your games by email (sports@th-record.com) and fax (845-342-6024) by 9:15 p.m. on the day of the game (Saturdays, [...]

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College signings: 2018 class

Varsity 845 is compiling a list of local seniors who have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers. Email any signing photos to sports@th-record.com   Baseball Division I Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan Division II T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas Brody Ryan (Warwick) [...]

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845 alumni update: Valley Central grad, Cleveland Indians draft pick James Karinchak

When a baseball coach compares one of today’s pitchers to legendary Nolan Ryan, you take notes. Bryant coach Steve Owens said James Karinchak’s post-game practice reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer. After starts, Karinchak would lift and run that night. When Bryant’s bus would pull in at 2 a.m. from a long-road trip, [...]

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Notebook: Seward puts 5-game winning streak on line in state semifinal

S.S. Seward, which will play its first baseball game since May 26 Friday in the state Class D semifinal, nearly missed the Section 9 playoffs. Bill Steele’s team was 8-9 after an 8-7 loss the Deposit-Hancock, the state’s top-ranked Class D team. The Spartans (13-9) won their last three regular-season games to secure a postseason [...]

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Kingston offense on display in state quarterfinal win

Kingston was raking (is that still hip to say) in its 12-3 state Class AA quarterfinal win over Arlington Saturday. The Tigers’ 1-6 hitters – Avery Short, Sam Tremper, Jon Kivlan, Tyler Kelder, Fritz Genther and Jake McNutt – were a combined 15-for-22 with 10 RBI. The scoreboard read 17 hits for Kingston. Officially, I [...]

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Inside Rondout Valley baseball’s rally in state opener

Rondout Valley senior Andrew Huffman had a message for his teammates Ryan Sheehan and Kyle Altadonna before the top of the seventh inning started. “We are not going down like this,” Huffman said. “Just take a breath and go after it up there.” Huffman was dealing, throwing a n0-hitter through six innings but Rondout Valley [...]

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