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Penn-Cosentino goes for 50

Roy Penn-Cosentino wasn’t talking up his milestone accomplishment Thursday night. Liberty’s guard reached 1,000 career points in a OCIAA Division IV loss at Chester. Penn-Cosentino was focused on getting his team to the Section 9 Class B playoffs. The senior’s historic effort Friday against James I. O’Neill left Liberty one win away from the postseason. [...]

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Wizards clinical in Goshen win

Washingtonville coach Todd Rose said he could count the number of uncontested Goshen shots on less than one hand after his team’s impressive 63-28 road win over the Gladiators Friday night. Goshen struggled to break Washingtonville’s 2-2-1 press in the first half. The Wizards made Zack Foley, Goshen’s leading scorer, work on the ball and [...]

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Varsity 845 Boys Hoops Scoring Leaders

Saugerties eighth-grader Dior Johnson leads all players in the Varsity 845 area in scoring at 31.3 points per game. Johnson, who turns 14 later this month, has shot 107 free throws, making 85 (79 percent) in Saugerties’ first 10 games. He’s shooting 65 percent (93-for-142) on 2-point field goals. S.S. Seward junior guard John Guerra [...]

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Undefeated Pine Bush tested by Kingston in comeback win

Bryan Powell could only watch as Kingston held onto the lead in OCIAA Division I battle of unbeaten and state-ranked team Thursday night in Pine Bush. Powell, Pine Bush’s 6-5 senior forward, picked up his third foul on a drive by Kingston’s Chris Wright with 3:36 left in the third quarter. Wright sank both free [...]

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Middletown passes first Division I test at Newburgh

Middletown forward Jayden Nichols was anticipating a physical game in the Middies’ OCIAA Division I opener at Newburgh. Physical may have been an understatement as 38 fouls were called. Middletown broke away from the Goldbacks extending a 5-point halftime lead with a 17-10 third quarter to earn a 71-56 road win. Nichols scored 16 points [...]

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2017-18 Boys Basketball Capsules

Opening tip for the 2017-18 boys basketball season is just one day away. Sullivan West and Tri-Valley play in the first round of the Walton tournament Monday. Defending Section 9 Class AA champion Pine Bush opens its season at Roosevelt Wednesday. The schedule kicks into full swing Friday with Kingston hosting its RYAN (Raise Your [...]

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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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Girls basketball: Mid-Hudson BCANY all-star team

A pair of Varsity 845 girls basketball first team all-stars have been chosen to represent the Mid-Hudson in the upcoming Basketball Coaches Association of New York tournament. Lauren Desrats of Warwick and Maggie Malone of Cornwall are among the 12 players (and one alternate) who were selected by co-coaches Catie Biordi of James I. O’Neill [...]

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State hoops all-stars: Pine Bush’s Johnson leads area selections

Marquis Johnson could play the point. Johnson could spot up in the wing and drop 3-pointers. The Pine Bush wing was one of the area’s most explosive players to the rim. And, Johnson could defend the one through four positions on the floor. Johnson’s versatility helped Pine Bush win its first 21 games of the [...]

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State hoops all-stars: Guerra earns Class D mention

S.S. Seward sophomore guard John Guerra authored one of the best seasons for a first-year varsity player in school history. Guerra led the area with a 21.6 scoring average and made 40 3-pointers in leading Seward to the state Class D quarterfinals. Guerra’s efforts were recognized Wednesday as he was named to the state Class [...]

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