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BCANY Summer Hoops Fest Mid-Hudson girls roster

The BCANY Summer Hoops Festival will take place in Johnson City on August 5-7. The tournament takes the place of the former Empire State Games tourney and features teams from all corners of the state. A provisional roster for team Mid-Hudson has been announced. player, 2016-17 year, school Melisa Alifano, Soph., Monroe-Woodbury Isabelle Herrera, Fr., [...]

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Mid-Hudson BCANY Summer Hoops Fest boys roster

The BCANY Summer Hoops Festival will take place in Johnson City on August 5-7. The tournament takes the place of the former Empire State Games tourney and features teams from all corners of the state.   A provisional roster for team Mid-Hudson has been announced. player, 2016-17 year, height, school Jordan Bryan, Sr., 6-3, Middletown [...]

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Girls basketball All-State selections

The New York State Sportswriters Association released the annual girls basketball All-State team this morning. Section 9 players are listed below but for the full list, click here. Class AA Seventh team – Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Eighth team – Lauren Desrats, Warwick, Soph., G 11th team – Kymane Jones, Washingtonville, Sr., G Honorable [...]

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Boys basketball Class AA, A all-state: Section 9′s selections

Middletown’s Daniel Grant can add another accomplishment to his senior season. Grant made the Class AA all-state third team. Grant previously led the Middies to their first state final and won Varsity845 Player of the Year. The point guard leads Section 9’s selections on the New York State Sportswriters Association’s all-state selections, released Friday for [...]

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Boys basketball Class B-D all-state: Section 9′s selections

Two players from each Section 9 boys basketball champion from Class B to D earned all-state recognition from the New York State Sportswriters Association. Marlboro’s Xavier Oliver headlines the group, making Class B all-state third team. The senior forward led the Dukes with 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists en route to Marlboro’s first [...]

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Stefanie Dolson defends UConn amid criticism

Minisink Valley alum and former Connecticut star Stefanie Dolson can’t always follow college basketball while playing professionally in Turkey. But recent discussion of whether UConn is bad for women’s basketball immediately appalled her. Debate on the issue snowballed after The Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s tweet Saturday: “UConn Women beat Miss St. 98-38 in NCAA [...]

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Girls basketball final state rankings, 2015-16

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final girls basketball rankings of the season today. I’ll list the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. For the full list, click here. In case you were wondering, the Varsity845 boys basketball all-star section will run [...]

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Section 9 girls basketball award winners

Section 9′s BCANY chapter held its annual award ceremony tonight. Here are the winners. 2015-16 Section 9 Top 50 Class AA Player of the Year: Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Coach of the Year: Linda Trapani, Monroe-Woodbury All-Section team Alaysia Walters, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., G-F Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Taylor Tomlinson, [...]

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Jasper proud of Eldred support

A follow-up on an earlier post… Eldred head coach Ryan Jasper was floored by the support Eldred had at its state Class D quarterfinal game at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh last week. A ton of Eldred fans turned out for the girls’ playoff win over Milford. A week later and 90 miles north, [...]

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Section 9 All-BCANY boys basketball awards and teams

The Section 9 chapter of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York released its Section 9 All-BCANY boys basketball teams Thursday. The association selected a player of the year, coach of the year and a team for the sportsmanship award in each Section 9 classification. The organization also added two awards this season: the 3-point [...]

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