Category Archives: Basketball

5 named to BCANY Top 50

Five local girls basketball players were named to the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Top 50 list. Those players are: Simone Ayers, Chester Katie Cook, Newburgh Free Academy Heather Kiczek, Wallkill Rachel Simon, Wallkill Anna Thompson, Spackenkill Ayers, Cook, Kiczek and Simon were Varsity845 first team All-Stars. Click here to read the capsules on [...]

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BCANY Summer Hoops Fesitval girls tryout dates

A few girls basketball notes so you can mark your calendars… – The BCANY Summer Hoops Festival is in its fifth year. The 2015 tournament, which fills in the void once filled by the Empire State Games, will take place July 31-August 2 in Johnson City. The Mid-Hudson team, open to players Class of 2016 [...]

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BCANY girls basketball awards for 2014-15

Here are the winners of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York All-Section and All-Division teams for the 2014-15 season. A reminder, these teams are voted on by the local coaches. Our Varsity845 girls basketball All-Stars will be published in Saturday’s newspaper.   2014-15 BCANY girls basketball All-Section teams Class AA Player of the Year: [...]

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Pine Plains girls head to the state Final Four

Section 9 will have one representative at the state basketball Final Four in Troy this weekend: Pine Plains. Even though the Bombers fall outside our circulation area, here’s a quick look at what Pine Plains has in store in the Class C bracket.   State Class C semifinals All games at Hudson Valley Community College, [...]

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5 questions with Jakob Woods (master of taking an offensive charge)

Taking a charge on the basketball court is a selfless and often painful job. Few players are tough enough to do it. That’s what makes this statistic so impressive and it has to be mentioned – even if the season is over. Washingtonville forward Jakob Woods took 28 charges this season. According to MaxPreps, that [...]

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Washingtonville coach Todd Rose winner of Taravella award

Washingtonville boys basketball coach Todd Rose was recently named the winner of the 2014-15 Jim Taravella award. The award is presented by the Orange County Basketball Officials Association (OCBOA) to the active Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) coach who best exemplifies the dedication and spirit of Taravella. Taravella, the former Monroe-Woodbury boys basketball coach, [...]

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Wallkill girls take Magnus girls to OT but fall in state quarters

NEW PALTZ — Wallkill’s trio of senior captains – Heather Kiczek, Chelsea Murphy and Rachel Simon – have taken the girls’ basketball program on a great run over the past three seasons. Winners of three straight MHAL tournament titles and three consecutive Section 9 Class A titles, Wallkill got another chance in the state tournament [...]

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Marlboro battles Woodlands tough, before falling in Class B state tourney

PURCHASE – Marlboro gave favored Woodlands all it could handle in the opening-round of the Class B boys’ basketball state tournament on Wednesday, but finally went down 57-49 at SUNY Purchase. Woodlands was lethal from 3-point range, making 12 baskets from behind the arc. Ross Joseph led the way for Woodlands (20-3), scoring 24 points [...]

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State tournament tidbits for Section 9 girls’ basketball teams

Class AA first round Monroe-Woodbury (17-3) vs. Horseheads (17-4, Section 4), 6 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson City About M-W: The Crusaders have a deep bench and head coach Linda Trapani isn’t afraid to use it. In the second half of Saturday’s Section 9 Class AA final against Newburgh, reserve guards Maya Bernsley and Sydney Harwood [...]

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History is made: Saugerties wins first-ever Section 9 title

Saugerties made history on Sunday, winning its first-ever Section 9 championship with a thrilling 54-53 win over Red Hook in the Class A final at SUNY New Paltz. Paton Gibbs scored the game-winner for Saugerties on a pass from Darnell Edge with 1:43 remaining. Red Hook had a chance to win the game in the [...]

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