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2018-19 Boys Basketball Stat Leaders

Kingston senior guard Brian Moore led the area in scoring, averaging 27.4 points per game, and made an area-high 71 3-pointers. Washingtonville senior forward Kareem Lubin was the top rebounder (10.8) in the area. Statistics were provided by coaches and gathered from team pages on Max Preps. Coaches, who would like their players included in […]

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2019 Section 9 BCANY Boys Basketball All-Stars

Kingston senior guard Brian Moore (Class AA), New Paltz senior guard Axel Rodriguez (Class A), Ellenville senior guard Sivon Diconcilio (Class B) and S.S. Seward senior forward Matt Stam (Class C/D) were named the Section 9 players of the year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. Washingtonville’s Todd Rose (Class AA), New Paltz’s […]

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MHAL boys hoops selections for DCBCA’s Exceptional Senior Game

New Paltz’s backcourt of Casey Burke and Axel Rodriguez were selected to participate in the Dutchess County Basketball Coaches Association Exceptional Senior Game at 7 p.m. Monday at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie. Rodriguez averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game and Burke added 14 points per game for the Section 9 Class A champions. […]

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State rankings: Kingston-Middletown section final matchup of state-ranked teams

The Section 9 Class AA boys championship game will be a state-ranked matchup. Kingston (19-2), which has jumped to No. 8 in the state Class AA rankings, clashes with No. 24 Middletown (16-5) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at SUNY New Paltz. Ellenville (21-1), the Section 9 Class B champion, moved up to ninth in the […]

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V845 Notebook: Section and state standouts, a winless team and an undefeated team

First things first… On Friday, I covered a Section 9 Class A final between Roosevelt and Saugerties. Before I walked in the gym, I overheard a woman in the lobby say this to someone else: “I’ve never seen a good girls game. Have you ever seen a good girls game?” I didn’t follow her to […]

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Updated Section 9 basketball schedule

Weather has prompted changes in the Section 9 tournament. The Section 9 Class D boys and girls championship will not be held at SUNY Sullivan today. The girls game between Eldred and Livingston Manor will be played at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Saint Mary in Newburgh. The boys game between Livingston Manor and Roscoe […]

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V845 Notebook: Overcoming illness, achieving a dream and beating the clock

Outrunning illness After the 3,000-meter race at the state qualifying meet Saturday at West Point, Middletown’s Dana Lynch looked visibly exhausted. Granted, running 3,000 meters will do that to a runner, but Lynch appeared especially fatigued, almost as if she was in pain. I spoke with her distance coach, George Shurder, after the race (Lynch […]

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Dior Johnson transfers to Findlay Prep

Saugerties ultra-talented guard Dior Johnson’s basketball journey has taken another turn. Findley Prep announced on social media Wednesday that Johnson has transferred to the boarding school in Henderson, Nev. Johnson started the 2018-19 school year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He did not play a game with IMG before transferring back to Saugerties in […]

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Section 9 girls basketball division titles all but decided

As the Section 9 girls basketball tournament approaches, here is a look at which Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association teams have clinched their division so far: Division 1: Monroe-Woodbury cruised to a 5-1 division record and 12-5 overall on Wednesday, after beating Middletown (0-6 in Division 1) 55-31. The Crusaders’ trio of Taylor Neely, Toni […]

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State rankings: Kingston, New Paltz, Ellenville remain in polls

Three Section 9 teams are ranked in the latest state boys basketball rankings. Kingston (13-2) holds down the No. 17 spot in Class AA. New Paltz (10-3) remains at No. 23 in  Class A. Ellenville (11-1) moved up one spot to No. 19 in Ckass B. (as of January 27) Class AA 1-Long Island Lutheran […]

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