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Hintze continuing Monroe-Woodbury legacy

Jim Hintze accepted Monroe-Woodbury’s head football coaching position for two important reasons. Hintze’s son, Dylan, will be a senior defensive end for the Crusaders this fall. And, Pat D’Aliso agreed to return as Monroe-Woodbury’s offensive coordinator. D’Aliso retained Hintze from Monroe-Woodbury’s  jayvee coach to a varsity assistant 27 years ago. Hintze, 55, a Monroe-Woodbury assistant [...]

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Section 9 remembers Dan Barnes

Tony Tocco knew he didn’t have much time to teach Dan Barnes how to be a lacrosse player. Barnes, who was a first team Varsity845 linebacker at Kingston during his senior year in 2002, decided to pick up lacrosse during his final few months of school. Tocco, coaching Kingston’s varsity team at the time, figured [...]

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Despite rumors flying, Kevin Ross not interested in open M-W football job

There was a blazing hot rumor making the rounds in Section 9 football circles this week.Word was that Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Rosswas, at the very least, interested in the open Monroe-Woodbury football job – if he hadn’t already applied for it.Well, it’s time to put the rumor to bed. Ross is staying put [...]

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Local experts make their Super Bowl predictions for V845

Vinny Aloi Credentials: Chester quarterback. The 2014 Varsity845 Player of the Year led the Hambletonians to the Class D state championship game the last two years. The pick: New England The score: “I’ll go with 35-27.” Analysis: “I’m a big Patriots fan, so I have to go with them. The Seahawks can’t cover Gronk (New England tight end Rob [...]

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NFA’s Aaron Forbes and Tyler Peddie of Cornwall named first-team all-state

Two-way football stars Aaron Forbes (Class AA) and Tyler Peddie (A) were named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state first team on Wednesday. Forbes, a Newburgh senior, was named to the team as a running back. He rushed for 1,544 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns. Forbes was also one of Newburgh’s best [...]

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Chester lands four players on Class D all-state first team

Four Chester players, quarterback Vinny Aloi, the Varsity845 Player of the Year, running back Angel Suarez, wide receiver Brandon Sadlier and offensive lineman Dan Wittekind, have been named to the Class D all-state first team. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its all-state selections in Class B, C and D on Wednesday. Four players [...]

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Army offers Newburgh RB Aaron Forbes

The scholarship offers just keep coming for Newburgh star running back Aaron Forbes. Within the last three weeks, Division II American International College and Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) schools Villanova, New Hampshire and Maine have made Forbes full scholarship offers. The field competing for Forbes became even more crowded on Monday when Army [...]

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NFA’s Forbes, Dubose and Gonzalez get offers from Division II AIC

Two former Newburgh basketball stars, Donovan “The Don” Fields and Ja’kwan “Slinky” Jones, went to Concord Prep in North Carolina last year in a package two-for-one package. This year, there is a potential star-studded three-for-one Newburgh deal in the works. According to Newburgh coach Bill Bianco, star running backs Anthony Dubose and Aaron Forbes bruising [...]

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Section 9 football coaches association all-star teams released

Section 9 Football Coaches Association all-star team (picked by Section 9 coaches) Stay tuned for the Varsity845 football all-stars and player and coach of the year on Sunday! Class AA Newburgh: Anthony Dubose, Aaron Forbes, Michael Westfall, Oliver Janvier, Tyler Gonzalez, Will Dencker. Monroe-Woodbury: Cole Gennett, Zach Gordon, Brandon Lewis. Washingtonville: Joe Tecklenburg, Jakob Woods, [...]

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NFA college football recruiting night set for Dec. 9

Newburgh football coach Bill Bianco put together a college recruiting night last season, hoping it would become a yearly event. Signs are certainly pointing to that. Newburgh Free Academy will host its second annual college recruiting night from 6:30-9 on Dec. 9. All high schools are welcome, Bianco said. About 25 colleges and 100 students [...]

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