Category Archives: Basketball

Team Mid-Hudson rosters for BCANY Summer Hoops Fest

Rosters and schedules for the fifth annual BCANY Summer Hoops Fest, which begins Friday in the Binghamton area, have been released. The teams are allowed four days of practice this week before heading up to Binghamton and I’ll be catching up with both the boys and girls squads in the next few days. Check back [...]

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Wallkill’s Pentz wins gold at World Championships

Wallkill graduate Raven Pentz, a rising senior at SUNY Old Westbury, helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan on Sunday. Pentz had won a gold medal – and placed second in tournament MVP voting – at the u-21 World Championships in Turkey last summer. In the [...]

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Team Mid-Hudson finalizes BCANY girls Hoops Fest roster

Here is the final Mid-Hudson roster for the upcoming BCANY summer Hoops Fest tournament in Johnson City. The tournament will take place from July 31-August 2 and will feature other All-Star teams from areas around New York State. Team Mid-Hudson will gather for four practices in late July just before the tournament begins. Look for [...]

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BCANY Mid-Hudson girls basketball roster taking shape

The BCANY Mid-Hudson girls basketball team is currently running through some tryouts in preparation for the annual Summer Hoops Fest coming up this summer in Johnson City. Final cuts have yet to be made, but here are the players that are still in consideration for the team. Player, school, 2014-15 year in school, Pos. Alaysia [...]

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All-State girls basketball 2014-15

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its annual All-State team for girls’ basketball this morning. I’ll list the Players of the Year and any Section 9 players that made the cut here. For the full lists, follow these links. Classes AA and A. Classes B, C and D. Class AA Team, Player, School, Year, Pos. [...]

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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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