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Burke Catholic’s Nicolas receives Army, Navy offers

Garnett Nicolas never really considered attending a service academy before receiving college football offers. John S. Burke Catholic’s junior running back’s first two offers came from Navy, then Army. Nicolas attended Army’s Black-Gold spring football game Saturday, which was also Junior Day. “I’m definitely keeping my options open, so I’m not turning anything down or [...]

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Four can’t-miss Section 9 football games next season

Is it too early to get hyped for high school football? Section 9 released the 2016 schedules of all its football teams, available at It’s a little premature to decide the four best matchups of next season. You never know which teams will exceed or fall short of expectations. But here’s a very early [...]

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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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