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Class AA, A football all-state players

Warwick’s Davis Brief made Class AA all-state second team, while Cornwall’s Jason Bailey and Brenden O’Flaherty and Port Jervis’ Jack Piscitelli made Class A all-state second team. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and A all-state selections Wednesday. Bailey made all-state second team for the second straight year. Cornwall all-state players [...]

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Jim Hintze weighs in on stepping down at Monroe-Woodbury

Former Monroe-Woodbury football coach Jim Hintze, who stepped down from coaching duties, doesn’t know what the Crusaders’ future holds. But he believes the ideal coaching candidate would work inside Monroe-Woodbury High. “I think it would be almost impossible to be a head coach in Monroe without being a hands-on person, being in the district, being [...]

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Class B, C and D football all-state players

Marlboro’s Rino Tamburri and Nick Mongelli led a flurry of Section 9 football players on the all-state teams. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its all-state selections Wednesday in Class B, C and D. Tamburri made Class B first team at defensive back after making second team last year. Mongelli made first team for [...]

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Hudson Valley residents help Don Bosco to state championship

Several Hudson Valley residents shared the glory of Don Bosco Prep’s New Jersey state football title. The Ironmen defeated St. Joseph Regional, 21-10, Friday in the Non-Public Group 4 state championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Don Bosco’s Hudson Valley talent includes linebacker/tight end Brian Gillen (Goshen), linebackers David Sakowski (Chester) and [...]

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Section 9 coaches’ football all-star selections

Section 9 football coaches selected the following players for the league’s all-star teams: Class AA all-league Kingston: Sr. TE/DE Kendall Collins, Jr. TE/DE Charles Robinson Middletown: Jr. RB/LB Jordan Bryan, Sr. OL/DL Raul Martinez Minisink Valley: Sr. RB/DB Connor Swaine, Sr. QB Matt Chaffee, Sr. RB/LB Hunter Slettene, Jr. LB Andrew Covais Monroe-Woodbury: Sr. RB/OLB [...]

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New York high school football rankings through Nov. 22

This week’s high school football rankings for New York state: Class AA 1. Archbishop Stepniac-CHSFL (11-0) 1. Aquinas-5 (12-0), vs. Saratoga in state finals 3. Saratoga-2 (11-0), vs. Aquinas in state finals 4. Grand Street-PSAL (11-0) 5. Farmingdale-8 (11-0) 6. Newfield-11 (11-0) 7. Liverpool-3 (10-2), lost in state East semifinal 8. New Rochelle-1 (11-1), lost [...]

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NYSPHSAA state football finals matchups and schedule

Section 9 won’t send any teams to Syracuse’s Carrier Dome this year. Liberty represented the section’s final hope before the Indians lost to Greenwich 41-13 in the state Class C semifinals Saturday. Here are the NYSPHSAA state finals matchups this week, all at the Dome. The section each team won is in parentheses. Class D [...]

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Liberty-Greenwich state semifinal: what to know

Liberty (11-0) vs. Greenwich (11-0), state Class C semifinal Where: Dietz Stadium, Kingston When: 11 a.m. Saturday About Liberty: Liberty makes its first ever state semifinal appearance. The Indians lost to Edgemont 44-7 in the 1999 quarterfinals in their previous state tournament appearance. … Senior running back/linebacker Kevin Morgans leads the team with 933 rushing [...]

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Discipline, commitment keys to Saugerties’ winning season

  First-year Saugerties head football coach Dom Zarrella tightened the Sawyers’ discipline. Some players took it better than others, but Saugerties went from a winless 2014 to its first winning season since 2009. The Sawyers finished 5-4 after recording a 4-23 from 2012-14. Zarrella knew his team had potential, but he set some rules. “Basically, [...]

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VIDEO: V845 Football Show: State Playoff Edition

Josh Bakan and Will Montgomery break down the chances of Newburgh Free Academy, Cornwall, Marlboro, Liberty and Roscoe in the state quarterfinals this weekend. The quarterfinal matchups are: Friday Class A: Cornwall (9-1) vs. Our Lady of Lourdes (8-2), 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston Saturday Class AA: Newburgh Free Academy (8-2) vs. New Rochelle [...]

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