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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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Cornwall hoping for another Class A state quarterfinal win

Cornwall has owned the Class A state quarterfinals the last three years, taking out Section 1’s Somers 34-7 last season and 34-13 a year earlier. The Green Dragons beat Poughkeepsie, formerly of Section 1, 44-19 in the Class A state quarterfinals in 2011. Next up? Rye in the state quarterfinals at noon on Saturday at [...]

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Chester ready for rematch with Tuckahoe

You know a high school rivalry is good if the adversaries aren’t even in the same section. Think Newburgh and Mount Vernon in boys’ basketball. Or Monroe-Woodbury vs. New Rochelle in football about a decade ago. The Chester-Tuckahoe rivalry was taken to another level when the Hambletonians finally beat the Westchester County power. Chester beat [...]

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NFA outlasts Monroe-Woodbury in Sec. 9 Class AA football final

MIDDLETOWN – We all missed Anthony Dubose during Newburgh’s clash with Monroe-Woodbury during the regular-season. After all, a prime time match-up needs prime time players such as Dubose, so they can make plays like these: Dubose made a nice grab on a bad pitch while almost losing his balance, before scoring on a 3-yard run [...]

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Aloi sets TD record, Chester rolls in Class D championship (w/ video interviews)

MIDDLETOWN – Touchdown Vinny was being, well, Touchdown Vinny on Friday night. Chester quarterback Vinny Aloi was efficient and accurate in a 55-0 win over Livingston Manor in the Section 9 Class D championship on Friday at Faller Field. It was the largest shutout victory in Section 9 championship history. And, when the blowout was [...]

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