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Section 9 boys’ basketball tournament seedings and schedule

Class AA First round Monday No. 8 Newburgh at No. 1 Middletown, 6 p.m. No. 5 Roosevelt at No. 4 John S. Burke Cathoic, 6 p.m. No. 7 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 2 Valley Central, 6 p.m. No. 6 Washingtonville at No. 3 Pine Bush, 6 p.m. Semifinals Thursday Newburgh-Middletown winner vs. Burke Catholic-Roosevelt winner at [...]

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Schedule for Section 9 boys and girls basketball championship games

The seeds for the Section 9 boys and girls basketball championships are expected to be released Thursday night. Until then, we wait with anticipation. However, we do have the tentative times and dates for all of the championship games. Games will be played at SUNY Sullivan, SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Orange. Check out the [...]

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MHAL boys’ basketball all-stars released

The Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) has announced its boys’ basketball all-stars. Saugerties point guard Darnell Edge (Division I and II) and lights out Spackenkill shooting guard Justin Etts (Division III and IV) who were named MVPs. Congrats to both players as the gear up for Monday night’s MHAL semifinal playoffs at SUNY Ulster. Spackenkill takes [...]

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Eldred basketball fundraiser on Thursday

Walking into the Eldred High gymnasium, the Bee Hive, is a throwback experience. It’s on the second floor of the school building and it’s a cramped space with a stage at one end. A little bit of Hoosiers on the banks of the Delaware River. It’s also full of history. “Look up there at the [...]

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Taking a look at the girls’ basketball division races

With the regular season winding down, let’s take a quick look at the division races in Section 9 girls’ basketball. Records are according to results reported to the TH-R, so if you have a correction, please let me know. OCIAA Division, Overall Division I Monroe-Woodbury 5-1, 12-3 Newburgh 5-2, 12-4 Kingston 4-3, 10-5 Middletown 1-5, [...]

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Latest top 10 boys’ basketball rankings: Feb. 15

Middletown (13-2): Can clinch the OCIAA Division I title with a win at Pine Bush on Wednesday. Valley Central (12-3): Playing its best ball in, perhaps, a decade with “The Big Three” —Kenny Gray, Savion Boissard and Isaiah Boissard — leading the way. Red Hook (14-1): There are plenty of teams playing well in Section [...]

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Girls basketball state rankings, Feb. 10

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly girls’ basketball rankings today. Records are through games of Feb. 8. For the full list, click here. I’ll post the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. Class AA 1. Ossining (Section 1, 16-2) 2. Long Island [...]

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Burke Catholic to hold bone marrow registry drive on Friday

Burke Catholic’s boys’ basketball team will host a bone marrow registry drive on Friday during the jayvee and varsity games against Middletown, starting at 5:30 p.m. John Kelly, a Burke Catholic assistant varsity coach and his wife, Maureen, helped put together the event with Be the Hero, For the Hero. It is a non-profit organization [...]

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Top 10 boys’ basketball rankings: Feb. 9 edition

Middletown (11-2): Middletown plays at Burke Catholic on Friday. Looking forward to a warm embrace from Valley Central (9-3): The Vikings have won eight of nine, losing only to Middletown since mid-December. Pine Bush (10-5): Playing, perhaps, its best ball since 2000. Remember what happened that year? Pine Bush won the Section 9 Class AA [...]

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Top 10 boys’ basketball rankings: Feb. 2 edition

Middletown (10-2): You know who deserves a pop? Middletown senior guard Shabon Burton, bordering on an unsung hero. Can make plays, solid defender and very consistent. Valley Central (7-3): The No. 2 ranking comes with a warning. The second-ranked team in the poll has lost in the last two weeks (See Pine Bush and Burke [...]

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