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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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Section 9 girls basketball award winners

Section 9′s BCANY chapter held its annual award ceremony tonight. Here are the winners. 2015-16 Section 9 Top 50 Class AA Player of the Year: Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Coach of the Year: Linda Trapani, Monroe-Woodbury All-Section team Alaysia Walters, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., G-F Kate Cain, Pine Bush, Jr., C Taylor Tomlinson, [...]

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Jasper proud of Eldred support

A follow-up on an earlier post… Eldred head coach Ryan Jasper was floored by the support Eldred had at its state Class D quarterfinal game at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh last week. A ton of Eldred fans turned out for the girls’ playoff win over Milford. A week later and 90 miles north, [...]

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Section 9 All-BCANY boys basketball awards and teams

The Section 9 chapter of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York released its Section 9 All-BCANY boys basketball teams Thursday. The association selected a player of the year, coach of the year and a team for the sportsmanship award in each Section 9 classification. The organization also added two awards this season: the 3-point [...]

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Eldred community support swells

A quick girls basketball coverage note. Our Marlboro girls preview content will run in the paper on Wednesday (it’s already online). Look for Eldred coverage in Thursday’s paper (unless something changes). – One thing came up in my reporting at Eldred this morning that we just don’t have space for in the paper…but I thought [...]

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Varsity845 Final Four podcast

I sat down with Josh Bakan earlier today to talk about the Section 9 basketball teams headed to the Final Four this weekend. Check out the podcast above to get some background and insight on the local teams playing in state semifinal games on Friday and Saturday. Look for more coverage of each team in [...]

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Eldred, Marlboro girls basketball teams head to Final Four

Eldred and Marlboro will represent Section 9 in the girls basketball Final Four – as will Dutchess County’s Pine Plains – this coming weekend at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Here’s a look at how these teams got here and what they’ll be up against in the state semifinals.   MARLBORO Record: 22-2 On [...]

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