Category Archives: Basketball

Girls basketball: Mid-Hudson drops first two

The Mid-Hudson all-stars from Section 9 dropped their first two games Friday at the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hoop Fest in Johnson City. Mid-Hudson dropped a 68-40 decision to Southern Tier. Kiarra Kennedy scored 17 points, Tony Neely seven and Erin Smith six. Mid-Hudson then bowed to Central, 64-22. Neely scored nine with [...]

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Newburgh Free Academy, Middletown to play in Slam Dunk tourney

The Newburgh Free and Middletown boys basketball teams will compete in the four-day Slam Dunk tournament in December at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Newburgh Free Academy opens with White Plains on Dec. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in a four-team bracket with Iona Prep and Byram Hills. The Goldbacks return leading scorers Zach Barnes [...]

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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BCANY Summer Hoops Festival tryouts approaching fast

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival is set for August in Johnson City. The tryouts for the Section 9/Mid-Hudson Valley teams take place over the next two weeks. BCANY Summer Hoops Festival tryouts: Section 9 boys, Monday, June 4; Tuesday, June 5; and, Thursday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Monroe-Woodbury H.S., 155 [...]

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Pine Bush hoops star Brandon Powell gives verbal commitment to Division I FDU

Brandon Powell, Pine Bush’s all-time leading scorer, committed to Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University Friday. Powell, a two-time Varsity 845 first-team guard, impressed FDU coach Greg Herenda and his staff at a workout earlier this week and was offered a full scholarship to the Northeast Conference school shortly after. The 6-foot-2 Pine Bush senior finished [...]

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Pawliczak, Memmelaar make college decisions

Burke Catholic senior forward Jake Pawliczak will continue his basketball career at Division III King’s (Pa.) College, according to coach John Kelly. Pawliczak, a Varsity 845 first-team pick as a junior and senior, helped Burke Catholic to three straight Section 9 Class AA finals. The 6-foot-6 Pawliczak averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds this past [...]

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Boys Basketball All-State: Powell twins, Johnson, Pawliczak, Rodriguez honored

Only three of the top 15 Class AA boys basketball players were from outside of the Public School Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and Association of Independent Schools (AIS). Pine Bush senior forward Bryan Powell was one of three when the state Class AA all-state teams were released Monday. Powell, the [...]

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Boys Baskeball All-State teams: Guerra, Allen, Penn-Cosentino honored

S.S. Seward junior guard John Guerra received his second straight all-state honor. Guerra, who scored his 1,000th points in February, was named to the Class C fourth team after averaging 26.0 points per game. He led Seward to a 20-0 record in the regular season. Guerra made the state Class D third-team as a sophomore. [...]

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Boys basketball: BCANY Section 9 awards

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) has made its selections for the Section 9 all-stars. In order to receive any BCANY award, the head coach must be a member of the Association. Class AA Player of year – Bryan Powell, Pine Bush Coach of year – John Kelly, Burke Catholic All-stars: Burke Catholic [...]

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2017-18 Final Boys Basketball stats

Saugerties eighth grader Dior Johnson lead the area in scoring, averaging 31.1 points per game. Marlboro senior Jaiden Allen and Liberty senior Roy Penn-Cosentino made 66 3-pointers, tying for the area lead. Statistics were provided by coaches and gathered from team pages on Max Preps. Coaches, who would like their players included in the leaders, [...]

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