Category Archives: Basketball

Girls’ basketball state rankings: Dec. 16, 2014

The first New York State Sportswriters Association girls’ basketball state rankings of the season were released this evening. I’ll post the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams to make the list. For the full state rankings, click here. Records are through games of Dec. 14. Class AA 1. [...]

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Post-game with video interviews: Middletown puts away NFA

MIDDLETOWN – Looking for, potentially, the best 1-2 punch in Section 9? Well, we might have foundthem on Monday night in the form of Middletown’s Aaron Ray and Jordan Bryan. Ray scored 29 points and Bryan added 20 off the bench in a convincing 81-64 win over rival Newburgh in an Orange County Interscholastic Athletic [...]

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Great new tournament – Slam Dunk Cancer Games – set for Jan. 3

Attention basketball fans: The place to be on Jan. 3 is Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. The Mount is holding a festival-style boys’ basketball tournament, which should feature some great basketball. Even better, it’s for a great cause. The Section 9 chapter of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) has put together [...]

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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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