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Section 9 basketball brackets for boys and girls

Boys basketball Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, February 28 No. 8 Middletown at No. 1 Pine Bush, 6 p.m. No. 5 Washingtonville at No. 4 Newburgh, 6 p.m. No. 6 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 3 Roosevelt, 7 p.m. No. 7 Kingston at No. 2 Burke Catholic, 6 p.m. Semifinals Thursday, March 2 Kingston-Burke winner [...]

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Updated state boys basketball rankings

Pine Bush climbed two spots to No. 8 in the state boys basketball Class AA rankings. The only undefeated Class AA team remaining, Pine Bush (16-0) has two regular-season games left – Thursday at Newburgh Free Academy and Tuesday at Monroe-Woodbury. Stopped by Pine Bush practice Tuesday and spoke with Jahri Evans, Marquis Johnson, Mason [...]

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Division-clinching Friday

Pine Bush was a basket shy of the century mark as it clinched its second straight OCIAA Division I title with an impressive 98-46 win over Middletown. Bryan Powell outscored Middletown by himself in the third quarter 18-11. Powell finished with 28 points as Pine Bush remained perfect at 16-0 (6-0 OCIAA). Pine Bush outscored [...]

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Saugerties seventh grade basketball phenom Dior Johnson

Dior Johnson wanted to play for the Saugerties varsity basketball team as a sixth grader last year. Johnson was told he would have to wait a year. New York allows seventh graders to compete at the varsity level if they pass a maturity test. “I was trying,” Johnson said. The wait is over. Johnson, who [...]

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Quick thoughts: Pine Bush-Middletown hoops

Pine Bush coach Steve Distefano said his team didn’t play its best game of the seasson in a 69-62 win over Middletown Wednesday but the Bushmen will certainly take the victory. Pine Bush became the first team since Kingston on Feb. 12, 2014 to beat Middletown on its home floor and stayed undefeated (12-0). One [...]

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State girls basketball poll, as of Jan. 3

The updated New York State Sportswriters Association girls basketball poll will be released on Tuesday, Jan. 10, but here’s a look at the Jan. 3 version. Class AA: 1. Long Island Lutheran (AIS) 5-1; 2. South Shore (PSAL) 7-2; 3. Christ the King (CHSAA) 6-3; 4. Cardinal O’Hara (CHSAA) 5-2; 5. Baldwin (8) 5-0; 10. [...]

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Warwick to host bone marrow registry benefit on Friday

GOSHEN — John S. Burke Catholic boys basketball head coach John Kelly has a plea for college students home on break looking for something to do on Friday night. Come catch a basketball game and maybe save a life. The Be The Hero For A Hero Foundation is hosting a bone marrow registry swab party [...]

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Minisink Valley to retire Dolson’s number on Dec. 21

Minisink Valley will celebrate the career of 2010 grad Stefanie Dolson before a Dec. 21 game against Kingston. Dolson, who is Minisink Valley’s all-time leading scorer, went on to win two national championships at Connecticut and was drafted as the No. 6 pick in the 2014 WNBA draft. The ceremony will take place between the [...]

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Dozen postponements dot Monday high school schedule

There are 12 postponements and cancellations of high school sports action today due to the overnight snowstorm. Boys basketball Roosevelt at Monroe-Woodbury, 6:30 p.m. Warwick at Middletown, 7 p.m. Seward at Cornwall, 7 p.m. Onteora at Spackenkill, PPD. New Paltz at Rondout Valley, PPD. Red Hook at Burke Catholic, PPD. Fallsburg at Livingston Manor, PPD. [...]

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Local high school basketball scrimmages

The high school basketball season will soon be upon us. In the meantime, there are a number of scrimmages happening all over Section 9 in the next few days. Boys basketball Tuesday Cornwall at Minisink Valley, 4 p.m. Goshen at Clarkstown South, 4:30 p.m. Pine Bush at Red Hook, 5 p.m. Pine Plains at S.S. [...]

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