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Story with video: M-W takes out Minisink, eyes Newburgh showdown

SLATE HILL – Monroe-Woodbury free safety Brandon Lewis and some of his teammates took last week’s loss to Stepinac personal, even though there is no shame in losing to a Catholic school powerhouse that comes equipped with a Division I quarterback. In light of Stepinac 28, M-W 10, the Crusaders couldn’t wait for Friday’s non-league [...]

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Latest top 10 rankings: Sept. 19

1. Monroe-Woodbury (1-1): Last two losses have come to teams with Division I quarterbacks. Stepinac’s Brandon Coleman is headed to Navy. Monroe-Woodbury fell to blue-chipper Jake Zembiec and Rochester Aquinas in last year’s Class AA state championship game. Zembiec has at least 16 offers from Football Bowl Subdivision schools. 2. Cornwall (2-0): Some Cornwall fans [...]

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First state rankings of the season released

The first edition of the New York State Sportswriters Association’s state rankings were released on Wednesday. How does your team rate? Here is a look at the top team in each class and where our local teams are ranked. Class AA 1. Canisius (2-0) 14. Monroe-Woodbury (2-0) Honorable mention: Warwick (2-0); Minisink Valley (2-0); Washingtonville [...]

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Cornwall puts away Cardinal Hayes

CORNWALL – First came Amsterdam, an Albany-area team with a pretty good reputation, which figured to at least give Cornwall a decent run. It never happened. Cornwall blew Amsterdam’s doors off 50-7 last week at the Carrier Dome last week. Next up for the Green Dragons came New York City’s Cardinal Hayes on Saturday, another [...]

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The miracle at Middletown: Middies complete amazing comeback vs. Port

MIDDLETOWN – It will go down as the “Middletown Miracle” – one of the greatest comebacks in Section 9 football history. Trailing by 19 points with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Middletown came back to beat rival Port Jervis 36-33 on Friday night in the Erie Bell game at Faller Field. [...]

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J-Rod’s Varsity845 football rankings: Week two edition

1. Monroe-Woodbury (1-0): The spread is a beautiful thing, but M-W is also M-W because of its surgical-like defense. See last week’s 35-0 win over Holy Cross in which LB Cole Gennett, DL Joe Hnatko and FS Brandon Lewis were all impressive. 2. Newburgh (0-1): There are many variation of V845/Times Herald-Record jinxes. The Goldbacks [...]

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Middletown-Port Jervis ready for Erie Bell rivalry game

In Middletown and Port Jervis this week, there is lots of chatter about the bell. Not just any bell: The coveted Erie Bell. That’s right – it’s Erie Bell week – which accounts for one of the greatest traditions in Section 9. Middletown hosts Port Jervis at 7 p.m. in the 136th version of the [...]

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Recap with video: Burke Catholic defeats rival Goshen

GOSHEN – This town still belongs to John S. Burke Catholic, at least, when it comes to football. Burke Catholic defeated Goshen 29-7 in what is developing into a pretty good rivalry. Some highlights: All-state running back Matt Przybocki rushed for 191 yards and a touchdowns, battling cramps for most of the game. Quarterback Justin [...]

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Video: Washingtonville kicker Derek Deoul talks about record-setting night

How does the old cliche go? Records are made to be broken. In this case, records are made to be broken by Washingtonville kicker Derek Deoul. Deoul, a senior, set the state record for career field goals and broke his own Section 9 record for longest field goal in a 33-28 win over Middletown on [...]

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Friday night football wrap: Kickers Deoul and Jennings light it up on opening-night

MONTGOMERY – It was a big evening for kickers on opening-night of the football season in Section 9. Washingtonville’s Derek Deoul set the state record for career field goals and broke his own Section 9 record for longest field goal in a 33-28 non-league win at Middletown. Before this season, Deoul had been getting interest [...]

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