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NFA’s Forbes, Dubose and Gonzalez get offers from Division II AIC

Two former Newburgh basketball stars, Donovan “The Don” Fields and Ja’kwan “Slinky” Jones, went to Concord Prep in North Carolina last year in a package two-for-one package. This year, there is a potential star-studded three-for-one Newburgh deal in the works. According to Newburgh coach Bill Bianco, star running backs Anthony Dubose and Aaron Forbes bruising [...]

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Section 9 football coaches association all-star teams released

Section 9 Football Coaches Association all-star team (picked by Section 9 coaches) Stay tuned for the Varsity845 football all-stars and player and coach of the year on Sunday! Class AA Newburgh: Anthony Dubose, Aaron Forbes, Michael Westfall, Oliver Janvier, Tyler Gonzalez, Will Dencker. Monroe-Woodbury: Cole Gennett, Zach Gordon, Brandon Lewis. Washingtonville: Joe Tecklenburg, Jakob Woods, [...]

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NFA college football recruiting night set for Dec. 9

Newburgh football coach Bill Bianco put together a college recruiting night last season, hoping it would become a yearly event. Signs are certainly pointing to that. Newburgh Free Academy will host its second annual college recruiting night from 6:30-9 on Dec. 9. All high schools are welcome, Bianco said. About 25 colleges and 100 students [...]

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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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