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PB lineman McKane to get shot as walk-on at Sacred Heart

Whenever Pine Bush football coach Jim Wright needed a big rushing yard this fall, he usually ran behind senior tackle Rory McKane. And McKane usually delivered with a big block, which led to a first down for one of Pine Bush’s talented running backs. McKane helped the Bushmen rush for over 3,500 yards and will [...]

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Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Ross responds to “Don Bosco” comment

I talked to new John S. Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Ross on the phone on Sunday night and asked him about his much talked about “Don Bosco” comment. His response? First, Ross politely chuckled. Then Ross, hired last month, said emphatically that he and his staff won’t recruit players from Section 9: Period. “We’re [...]

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Class B coaches question new Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Ross about recruiting

New John S. Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Ross has been on the job for less than a month, but he’s already facing a blitz from some Section 9 coaches. Ross, Army’s offensive coordinator from 2004-06, raised some eyebrows when he took the job, stating to the Times Herald-Record on Feb. 27: “I don’t want [...]

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M-W quarterback Kevin Carr to play at SUNY Brockport

Monroe-Woodbury quarterback Kevin Carr figured he would likely have to play defensive back in college. It was a move he seemingly came to terms with. However, Carr held out hope that a school would give him a shot at calling the shots under center. Enter Division III SUNY Brockport. Carr, the 2013 Varsity845 Player of [...]

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White, Bauer (Class A), Williams, Deoul, Garcia (AA) named all-state first-team

Cornwall senior quarterback Mike White is now a two-time Class A first-team all-state selection. And, for the second year in a row, White is joined on the team by one of his wide receivers: Senior Chris Bauer also made the first team. Cornwall’s Alex Cruz was an all-state first-teamer at wide receiver last season. The [...]

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Khariff LaBoy and Matt Przybocki named first-team all-state

New Paltz running back/defensive back Khariff LaBoy and John S. Burke Catholic running back Matt Przybocki were both named all-state first-teamers as the New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class B, C and D teams on Tuesday. LaBoy, a repeat first-teamer in Class B, earned a spot as an all-purpose player. Przybocki, a junior, [...]

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Section 9 Football Coaches All-League and All-Section selections

SECTION NINE FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STARS ALL LEAGUE Class AA Monroe Woodbury – Kevin Carr, Nick Dillon, Rob Kelly, Rick Giraldo, Jesse Kaffenberger, Cole Gennett. NFA- Jalen Williams, Anthony DuBose, Aaron, Forbes, Mike Westfall, Donovan Fields. Warwick- Brad Garcia, Capen Burbank, AJ Sakac, Marshall Garcia. Washingtonville- Sam Weingner, Kendall Hicks, Anthony Fasano, Derek Deoul. Pine [...]

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VIDEO: Chester and Monroe-Woodbury fall in state championships

Section 9 sent two football teams to the Carrier Dome this weekend, Monroe-Woodbury in Class AA and Chester in Class C. Neither team made it back to Orange County with a state championship, but check out the videos for some highlights and interviews from the games. There is plenty of coverage for you to read [...]

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Several colleges lined up for NFA football recruiting night on Dec. 10

Newburgh football coach Bill Bianco does a great job marketing his players by, among other things, sending out game tape to college coaches, developing contacts with different schools, driving players to camps and keeping his charges in line. Of course, Bianco isn’t alone. That’s become part of the job description for Section 9 head and [...]

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M-W gearing up for departure to Syracuse for AA state championship

SYRACUSE – While driving on Route 81 North, there is a point – just outside of Syracuse – when you can see the famed Carrier Dome in the distance. Monroe-Woodbury’s Cole Gennett has seen the big white dome from this vantage point before. He traveled to watch three of the Crusaders’ four appearances in the [...]

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