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Don Clark named Jets’ Coach of the Week after big M-W win

Washingtonville’s Don Clark has been named Jets coach of the week after leading the Wizards to a historic win over Monroe-Woodbury last Friday. Washingtonville hadn’t beaten the Crusaders since 1981, but put away the defending Section 9 Class AA champions 24-7. If the Jets had a player of the week award, it might have gone [...]

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Eldred cancels last football game of season beacuse of hazing allegations

Eldred’s football team will forfeit its last game of the season because of widespread and pervasive hazing by players, according to superintendent Robert Dufour. The district became aware of the hazing allegations, including some that were sexual in nature, on Monday. Eldred immediately launched a probe into the misconduct, which revealed that over a three-week [...]

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This week’s Section 9 football schedule

Wednesday Middletown at Washingtonville, 7 p.m. Thursday Monticello at Saugerties, 3:30 p.m. Ellenville at Roscoe, 4 p.m. Kingston at Valley Central, 5 p.m. Rondout Valley at O’Neill, 5 p.m. Roosevelt at Pine Bush, 7 p.m. Sullivan West at Chester, 7 p.m. Friday Liberty at Pine Plains, 7 p.m. Section 9 Class A playoff semifinals Cornwall-New [...]

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ICYMI: Valley Central earns first win over Warwick since 1988

The catch phrases during Valley Central’s practices this week were “26 years” and “beat the streak.” They served as a source of motivation, a reminder of the last time Valley Central beat rival Warwick. The year was 1988. But Valley Central’s long and sometimes painful losing streak against Warwick is now over. The Vikings scored [...]

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Mighty M-W looks to “re-focus” after loss to spirited Washingtonville

What’s up with Monroe-Woodbury? That’s the question many are asking in Section 9 after Monroe-Woodbury’s shocking 24-7 non-league loss to Washingtonville on Friday. What’s up with Monroe-Woodbury? How about giving Washingtonville some credit! You can make the case that Washingtonville (4-4) is a playoff-caliber team. The Wizards lost three Section 9 Class AA Division II [...]

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Section 9 playoff football schedule

Semifinals Class AA Saturday Minisink Valley (7-1) vs. Newburgh (6-2), 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston Monroe-Woodbury (6-2) vs. Warwick (6-2), 7 p.m. at Faller Field, Middletown Class A Friday Cornwall (8-0) vs. New Paltz (4-4), 7 p.m. at Faller Wallkill (6-2) vs. Port Jervis (5-3), 7 p.m. at Dietz Class B Saturday Marlboro (6-2) [...]

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NFA administration building named after legendary coach Fornal

NEWBURGH – Newburgh didn’t only pick up a big win on Friday night, the Goldbacks also put together some halftime show. Newburgh’s athletic administration building was dedicated as the Charles V. Fornal Athletic Administration Building during halftime of the Goldbacks’ 39-30 Section 9 Class AA Division I game over Middletown on Friday. The late Fornal [...]

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Newburgh wins classic over Middletown (with video interviews)

NEWBURGH – For me, one of the best games of the season took place on Friday night. Final score: Newburgh 39, Middletown 30. The classic also yielded a great moment. After the showdown ended, there was star Newburgh running back Anthony Dubose near midfield, exchanging pleasantries with Middletown linebacker Lex Galarza and running back Jordan [...]

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Rivalry revisted: Cornwall-Wallkill talk about Friday’s showdown

On Tuesday, my practice travels took me to Cornwall and then Wallkill. Of course, the intense rivalry that is Cornwall vs. Wallkill resumes on Friday. The Panthers host Cornwall at 7 p.m. with the winner clinching the Section 9 Class A Division I title. This is always an intense and anticipated game. Nothing has changed [...]

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Middletown one (tough) win away from making playoffs for first time since 1996

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown made history last week, defeating Roosevelt 35-13 to clinch its first winning season since 2001. Of course, the Middies are proud of the accomplishment, but they hope they aren’t done making history just yet. Next up? Middletown wants to take it back to 1996. That’s the last time the Middies have qualified [...]

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