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Several Division I football assistant coaches set for NFA coaches clinic

The lineup is impressive with several Division I schools represented. Coaches from Army, Boston College and Pittsburgh, among other teams, will be at Academy Field for the Section 9 Football Clinic, hosted by Newburgh’s football program. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and feature several speakers. Coaches from Newburgh, [...]

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Ed Van Curen: “Kevin Ross didn’t want me on staff any longer”

According to Ed Van Curen, new John S. Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Ross called for his firing, which was orchestrated on Monday. After leading Burke Catholic to the Section 9 Class C championship last season, Van Curen was demoted to defensive coordinator last month, and replaced by Ross. Van Curen was let go in [...]

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Burke Catholic assistant football coach Ed Van Curen fired a month after being demoted

After leading John S. Burke Catholic to the Section 9 Class C championship in 2013, Ed Van Curen was demoted last month, replaced by former Army offensive coordinator Kevin Ross. When hired, Ross told the Times Herald-Record that he and Van Curen “fit like hand and glove and are cut from the same cloth.” As [...]

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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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