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BCANY coaches seminar at Marist on Oct. 16

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York is offering a coaching seminar at Marist College on Oct. 16. Marist women’s head coach Brian Giorgis will wear a microphone as he runs through a practice when the event begins at 11 a.m. Mike Maker, Marist’s men’s head coach, will follow with a tutorial on his Princeton [...]

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Top-60 boys basketball showcase at SUNY Sullivan on Sunday

The Mid-Hudson chapter of the BCANY is hosting its seventh annual Top 60 showcase exposure event at SUNY Sullivan on Sunday, Sept. 25. Last year, all 60 spots were filled and over 30 college coaches were in attendance. Player registration forms are available on bcany.org or through high school coaches. Day-of registration is also an [...]

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Pine Bush wins Newburgh Armory summer league title

The Newburgh Armory boys basketball summer league played its championship games on Thursday night. Pine Bush defeated Beacon 58-44 for the varsity title. Brian Powell scored 30 points and was named MVP. Newburgh Free Academy beat Pine Bush 50-45 in the jayvee title game. Kemet Sudan scored 17 points and was named MVP. – I [...]

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BCANY Summer Hoops Fest Mid-Hudson girls roster

The BCANY Summer Hoops Festival will take place in Johnson City on August 5-7. The tournament takes the place of the former Empire State Games tourney and features teams from all corners of the state. A provisional roster for team Mid-Hudson has been announced. player, 2016-17 year, school Melisa Alifano, Soph., Monroe-Woodbury Isabelle Herrera, Fr., [...]

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Mid-Hudson BCANY Summer Hoops Fest boys roster

The BCANY Summer Hoops Festival will take place in Johnson City on August 5-7. The tournament takes the place of the former Empire State Games tourney and features teams from all corners of the state.   A provisional roster for team Mid-Hudson has been announced. player, 2016-17 year, height, school Jordan Bryan, Sr., 6-3, Middletown [...]

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Girls basketball All-State selections

The New York State Sportswriters Association released the annual girls basketball All-State team this morning. Section 9 players are listed below but for the full list, click here. Class AA Seventh team – Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Eighth team – Lauren Desrats, Warwick, Soph., G 11th team – Kymane Jones, Washingtonville, Sr., G Honorable [...]

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Boys basketball Class AA, A all-state: Section 9′s selections

Middletown’s Daniel Grant can add another accomplishment to his senior season. Grant made the Class AA all-state third team. Grant previously led the Middies to their first state final and won Varsity845 Player of the Year. The point guard leads Section 9’s selections on the New York State Sportswriters Association’s all-state selections, released Friday for [...]

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Boys basketball Class B-D all-state: Section 9′s selections

Two players from each Section 9 boys basketball champion from Class B to D earned all-state recognition from the New York State Sportswriters Association. Marlboro’s Xavier Oliver headlines the group, making Class B all-state third team. The senior forward led the Dukes with 12.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists en route to Marlboro’s first [...]

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Stefanie Dolson defends UConn amid criticism

Minisink Valley alum and former Connecticut star Stefanie Dolson can’t always follow college basketball while playing professionally in Turkey. But recent discussion of whether UConn is bad for women’s basketball immediately appalled her. Debate on the issue snowballed after The Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s tweet Saturday: “UConn Women beat Miss St. 98-38 in NCAA [...]

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Girls basketball final state rankings, 2015-16

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final girls basketball rankings of the season today. 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. In case you were wondering, the Varsity845 boys basketball all-star section will run [...]

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