Category Archives: Basketball

Orange-Rockland Challenge on Jan. 3

Newburgh Free Academy girls’ basketball coach Rich Desiderio announced Thursday morning that Dominican College in Orangeburg will host an Orange and Rockland Challenge tournament this year on Jan. 3, starting at 11 a.m. Each of the six games will feature one team from Rockland County and one from Orange County. The event is partially sponsored [...]

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Burke Catholic makes coaching rule in wake of boys’ basketball investigation

John S. Burke Catholic has introduced a new school policy that prohibits any coach from coaching that same sport in any outside athletic organization (AAU, club, travel etc.) Did somebody say Bobby Rahn? The policy goes into effect on Monday, when winter sports practices begin. It is unclear if Rahn, an assistant coach with Burke [...]

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GymRatz to hold clinic for, of course, gym rats at Monticello High

Attention all gym rats, this is the event for you: GymRatz Basketball Performance is running an affordable clinic at Monticell High on Oct. 26. The cost? Only $20. It is brought to you by the Basketball Coaches of New York and Monticello boys’ basketball booster club. Former Tri-Valley standout players Dustin and Ryan VanLieu are [...]

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Important state meetings this week

The central committee of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association will be holding its summer meeting in Lake Placid from Tuesday through Thursday. Among the items for consideration are raising the number of allowable basketball games to 20 in time for the 2015-16 season; approval of the weight throw for the indoor [...]

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NFA girls’ basketball is Chillin’ 4 Charity

Remember the Harlem Shake? Well, the latest viral video craze is all for a good cause. The Newburgh Free Academy girls’ basketball team recently made a Chillin’ 4 Charity video. Check it out in the player above. University of Arizona head coach Niya Butts got the ball rolling when she challenged her Pac 12 counterparts [...]

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Mid-Hudson BCANY girls’ basketball roster: 2014

Here is the roster for the Mid-Hudson BCANY girls’ basketball team, which will compete at a statewide Summer Hoops Fest tournament in Johnson City on August 1-3. Name, School, Height, Grade (2014-15 school year) Simone Ayers, Chester, 5-10, Sr. Sydney Hendershot, Port Jervis, 5-11, Sr. Sarah Kean, Port Jervis, 5-2, Sr. Taylor Orszewski, Marlboro, 5-11, [...]

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BCANY boys’ basketball team selected

The story about the Miami Heat reportedly concocting a plan to make a run at Carmelo Anthony this summer to form a super squad created quite a buzz this week. Meanwhile, in Section 9, our very own “Dream Team” was formed on Friday. Coach Sal Mineo announced the boys’ basketball team that will represent the [...]

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BCANY Summer Hoops Fest boys’ basketball tryouts set for June 10 and 12

Tryouts for the Mid-Hudson boys’ team that will represent Section 9 in the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival are set for 6-30 to 9 p.m. on June 10 and 12 at Monroe-Woodbury High School. There will be nine regions representing the state: New York City, Long Island, Buffalo, Rochester, Central, Hudson [...]

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All-State girls’ basketball teams: Classes AA and A

The New York State Sportswriters Association released the All-State girls’ basketball teams for Classes AA and A this morning. For the full list, follow this link. I’ll list the Section 9 players here. Class AA Fifth team Kerry McHugh, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr. Ninth team Lyric Blanch, Kingston, Sr. 11th team Shana Crespo, Monroe-Woodbury, Jr. 12th team [...]

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All-State girls’ basketball team announced: Classes B, C and D

The New York State Sportswriters Association has released its All-State girls’ basketball teams for Classes B, C and D. Classes AA and A will be released later this week. For the full list, follow this link. Here are the Section 9 players that made the cut. Class B Fifth team Shannon Ward, Highland Sixth team [...]

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