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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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Video: Tyler Muise scores TD for Valley Central!

MONTGOMERY – Looking for a feel good story? Well, here it is. Tyler Muise scored a special and touching touchdown before Valley Central’s game against Washingtonville on Friday that brought many in the crowd to tears. In case you haven’t heard of Muise, he is a big part of Valley Central’s team, even though he [...]

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Wrap-up with video interviews: Steady Minisink shuts Warwick out

SLATE HILL – Just call them the Monsters of Minisink: That would be a reference to Minisink Valley’s tough as nails offensive line. Of course, we all love to talk about the skill players. But Minisink Valley’s big guys up front have made us take notice of them with their steady and hard-hitting play. The [...]

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M-W cancels rest of JV football season due to alleged bullying incidents

Monroe-Woodbury has canceled the rest of its jayvee football season with two games remaining due to alleged bullying incidents. The school district was made aware of alleged incidents of bullying among members of the junior varsity football team. In written complaints, student athletes notified the district of verbal abuse taking place among players this season. [...]

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Latest top 10 rankings: Week 7 edition

1. Monroe-Woodbury (5-1): The Crusaders’ offense wasn’t exactly the greatest show on turf against Middletown last week. But Monroe-Woodbury’s defense was worth the price of admission. 2. Cornwall (6-0): Rolls Poughkeepsie on Friday, finally setting up the match-up we have been waiting for against Wallkill next week. 3. Newburgh (4-2): Just scored another touchdown against [...]

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Checking in with Andrew Stabbert and undefeated Sullivan West

JEFFERSONVILLE – As I arrived to Sullivan West’s practice on Wednesday, rain fell hard on the practice field adjacent to Jeff-Youngsville Elementary School. I thought, perhaps, practice was off. However, soon enough, Sullivan West arrived to the field for practice in the driving rain. Veteran coach Ron Bauer, who has been coaching locally since 1966, [...]

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Warwick-Minisink Valley preparing for a “battle”

Sure, it might sound like Football Cliche 101, but you can’t blame Warwick tight end Dermot Egan for using the word “battle” when he talks about Friday night’s showdown against Minisink Valley. That’s exactly what it’s going to be. Minisink Valley hosts undefeated Warwick at 7 p.m. in a key Section 9 Class AA Division [...]

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Marlboro hopes to raise level of play against Burke Catholic

MARLBORO – Two days and counting – John S. Burke Catholic vs. Marlboro is almost here. Of course, the Iron Dukes host Burke Catholic in what could be a preview of the Class B championship game at 7 p.m. on Friday. In case you haven’t heard, it’s one of the most anticipated showdowns of the [...]

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