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Final girls’ basketball state rankings released

With the Federation Tournament of Champions wrapping up over the weekend, the New York State Sportswriters Association has released its final girls’ basketball rankings of the 2013-14 season. I’ll list the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. For the full list, click here. Class [...]

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Girls’ state basketball rankings released

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly girls’ basketball polls today. Records are through games of March 16. I’ll list the top three in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. With just a handful of Federation Tournament games remaining, I don’t foresee too many changes here [...]

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Girls’ basketball state rankings released

The latest girls’ basketball polls were released by the New York State Sportswriters Association on Wednesday. With only one Section 9 team still alive at this point – Eldred plays in the Class D semifinals on Saturday, so look for more on the Yellow Jackets in Friday’s paper – the Section 9 teams ranked in [...]

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Scouting the state Class D girls’ basketball semifinals

) ELDRED — I dropped by Eldred High School on Monday afternoon to catch up with the Yellow Jackets’ girls’ basketball team, which heads to Troy for a state semifinal game at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Eldred wasn’t practicing after school. They had arrived around 4:30 a.m. that morning for a 5-7 a.m. practice [...]

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Basketball Coaches Association of New York Section 9 all-star team

Class AA Donovan Fields, Newburgh (Player of the Year) Anthony Gaines, Kingston Mike Coffey, Burke Catholic Aaron Ray, Middletown Paul Burke, Monroe-Woodbury Pat Dorrian, Kingston Justin Powell, Pine Bush Jack Dwyer, Burke Catholic Ja’kwan Jones, Newburgh Austin Stoeckel, Washingtonville Brad Nilsen, Minisink Valley Isaiah Boissard, Valley Central Coach of the year: Matt Brown, Newburgh Class [...]

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Scouting the Class D state semifinalists

John A. Coleman Catholic Booked its third trip to Glens Falls since 2010 with a 73-46 win over Long Island’s Shelter Island in the quarterfinals last Saturday. Coleman Catholic lost in the Class D state championship in each of its last two trips to Glens Falls. Maple Grove put away the Statesmen 43-38 in 2010 [...]

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Section 9 teams struggle in opening round of the state tournament

JOHNSON CITY – It was a rough night for Section 9 basketball, as local teams went 1-6 in the opening round of the state tournament. The Red Hook boys were the only winners from Section 9, defeating Maine-Endwell 68-57. Check out the video below for some highlights and interviews. I also saw the girls’ game [...]

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A closer look at the exciting recent history between Newburgh and Mount Vernon

Flash back to March 11. 2006 at Pace University in Pleasantville. It’s when the rivalry that is Newburgh vs. Mount Vernon all began. The two state powers met in the quarterfinals of the Class AA state boys’ basketball tournament and it was a classic. The rivalry will be renewed when Newburgh and Mount Vernon play [...]

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Section 9 BCANY All-Section and All-Division teams

The Section 9 BCANY All-Section and All-Division girls’ basketball teams for the 2013-14 season have been released. All-Section CLASS AA Ashley Merrit, Roosevelt Allison Pritchard, Roosevelt Lyric Blanch, Kingston Sianna VanDyke, Kingston Asher Smith, Minisink Valley Kate Donnellan, Monroe-Woodbury Kerry McHugh, Monroe-Woodbury Shana Crespo, Monroe-Woodbury Justine Crespo, Monroe-Woodbury Katie Cook, Newburgh Greer Liguori, Warwick Ashley [...]

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Section 9 girls’ basketball state tournament opening round preview

A group of four Section 9 champions – Kingston, Wallkill, Highland and Tri-Valley – will play opening round state tournament games on Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at each of the games. Check out Monday’s paper for more. I’ll also be hosting a live chat this afternoon, Sunday, March 2. Here’s the link. Class AA [...]

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