Category Archives: Football

On the camp trail: Pine Bush (with video interviews)

PINE BUSH – There is no secret to Pine Bush’s game plan on offense. The Bushmen run a hard-charging Wing-T and the philosophy is pretty simple: Here it comes. Go ahead, try to stop it. The Wing-T, in part, helped Pine Bush win its first Section 9 Class AA title two years ago. Last season, [...]

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On the camp trail: Cornwall (with video interviews)

CORNWALL – New coach, of course, no problem at Cornwall. The coach Mike Connolly era has begun and nothing has changed for the Green Dragons. They are still the team to beat in Section 9 Class A and looking good during preseason camp. Of course, the Green Dragons have won three straight Class A titles, [...]

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On the camp trail (with video): Newburgh at Camp Lokanda

GLEN SPEY – Summer camp is, among other things, a chance for teammates to bond. It’s why many teams spend a couple of days going off on an excursion to train during preseason practice. Newburgh Free Academy, one of the top teams in Section 9, has picked a pretty good locale for its getaway: Camp [...]

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On the camp trail: Goshen (with video interviews)

GOSHEN – Linebacker Matt Mauriello and several of his teammates sported bleached blonde mohawks at practice on Monday. For that, we give the Gladiators style points. Now, Goshen is hoping it can put more points up on the scoreboard this season than last. The Gladiators are certainly looking to kick it up a notch in [...]

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Video: Monroe-Woodbury takes part in The Ice Bucket Challenge

CENTRAL VALLEY – There were plenty of so-called Gatorade baths to go around for a great cause at Monroe-Woodbury on Friday. The Crusaders took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a viral hit on Twitter and Facebook. Monroe-Woodbury coach Bernie Connolly and his staff submitted to being doused on an overcast day. [...]

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On the camp trail: Wallkill (with video interviews)

WALLKILL – When you think of Class A contenders, you of course think about feisty Wallkill, a model of consistency over the last decade. The Panthers have reached the Class A title game eight times in the last decade, winning twice (2004 and 2010) in a division that has been owned by rival Cornwall. As [...]

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The video: J-Rod interviews the other J-Rod

PORT JERVIS – It was a monumental day at Port Jervis training camp on Wednesday. Why? Two of Section 9’s heaviest hitters came face to face: That would be J-Rod and J-Rod. Of course, there is your favorite sportswriter, that would be me, Justin Rodriguez of Varsity845 fame. Or something like that. Then there is [...]

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VC quarterback Kenny Gray talks about wide open Class AA Div. II

MONTGOMERY – Up for grabs: That would be the best way to describe the race in Class AA Division II entering the season. It could be the most wide open league in Section 9. Think about it: Who is the favorite? Depends who you talk to. Seemingly four teams can win the division, Washingtonville, Valley [...]

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On the camp trail: Marlboro, the three-time defending Class B champs

MARLBORO – I took a trip to title town, also known as Marlboro, to catch up with the Iron Dukes during camp. Marlboro is the three-time defending Section 9 Class B champion, reaching the state semifinals the past two seasons. Of course, the Iron Dukes are gunning for a fourth title in a row, and [...]

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Video: Meet Cornwall’s new quarterback, Jason Bailey

CORNWALL – Last year was the year of the quarterback in Section 9, at least, that’s what I dubbed it. And ran with it. Still, last year produced, perhaps, the best lineup of quarterbacks in the history of Section 9. From Mike White, to Ryan Cary, to Kevin Carr, to Donovan Fields, to Vinny Aloi [...]

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