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Varsity845 football show: NFA & Chester preparing for the Dome

Here’s our state championship game video show, focusing on the Newburgh Free Academy and Chester teams as they prepare for games this Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Check out the clip above and also click on over to for plenty of coverage on both of these teams all week long. Justin Rodriguez [...]

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NFA running back Anthony Dubose will play in state championship game

Newburgh star running back Anthony Dubose will return for Saturday’s Class AA state championship game against Jamestown at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Dubose was forced to sit out the Goldbacks’ dramatic 20-19 overtime win over Shenendehowa in the Class AA state semifinals on Saturday for violating a school policy. Newburgh athletic director Jason Semo [...]

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Scouting Jamestown: Start your engines, get ready for fast-paced offense

The Class AA state football championship could have a bit of NASCAR flavor. As in NASCAR offense. Jamestown, Newburgh’s opponent on Saturday, runs a fast-paced, no huddle spread offense. I spoke to Jamestown coach Tom Langworthy, 34, on Monday to talk about the big game. The Red Raiders and Newburgh square off for the Class [...]

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The interview: Randolph coach Brent Brown checks in on his team and Chester

It might only be Sunday, but as expected, Randolph coach Brent Brown has already done some homework on Chester. I talked to Brown and, when asked about Chester, he quickly signaled out the Hambletonians’ three most dangerous players: Quarterback Vinny Aloi, running back Angel Suarez and wide receiver Brandon Sadlier. Another thing stood out to [...]

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Cornwall ready for Queensbury showdown (w/ video interviews)

Cornwall vs. Queensbury: Could it be the game of the weekend as far as Section 9’s five representatives go? It might be. Both teams enter the showdown in the Class A state semifinals at 8 p.m. on Friday at Dietz Stadium in Kingston at 11-0. Queensbury, the defending state champion, has won 24 straight games [...]

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Marlboro ready for shot against heavily favored Schalmont (w/ video interviews)

Call them crazy, but Marlboro is looking forward to its rematch with Schalmont in the semifinals of the Class B state playoffs on Saturday. Actually, the Iron Dukes are far from crazy: They are a proud program, looking for some redemption. Marlboro (9-2) takes on Schalmont (11-0) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Dietz Stadium [...]

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Section 9 exceptional senior game rosters released

The Section 9 exceptional senior game is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Newburgh Free Academy. Team American defeated Team National 27-0 in last year’s showcase game. Team National won 24-11 in 2012. That game marked the first of its kind locally since the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association held an exceptional senior game from [...]

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Section 9, on the rise, sends five teams to state semis for first time in history

The days of Section 9 serving collectively as a punching bag in the state playoffs are long gone. Want proof? Look at the results over the past decade. Even more impressive is the fact that Section 9’s results keep getting better. Section 9 made history last season by sending four teams to the semifinals of [...]

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Cornwall survives Rye with gutsy effort (w/ video interviews)

MAHOPAC – For the fourth consecutive year, Cornwall is headed to the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs, after defeating Rye 21-17 in the quarterfinals on Saturday. It’s been some run by the Green Dragons, but this quarterfinal was different. Why? There was plenty of drama. Cornwall’s last three wins in the state quarterfinals [...]

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Marlboro earns state semifinal rematch vs. Schalmont

KINGSTON – We knew Marlboro had to wake up against Our Lady of Lourdes in Friday night’s Class B state quarterfinal playoff game at Dietz. After all, the is Marlboro, proud and tough. The Iron Dukes couldn’t go out like this. Could they? No way. After spotting Lourdes 14 points, Marlboro stormed back for a [...]

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