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No rain on Liberty parade

More on Liberty’s Section 9 Class C win over Chester from high school football beat writer Josh Bakan CHESTER — The Chester football team averaged 62.75 points per game entering Friday’s match against Liberty. The Indians averaged 46.25. The rain had other plans in what could’ve been an offensive shootout in Liberty’s 27-0 victory. The [...]

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Washingtonville to hold fundraiser for charity on Friday

It’ll be a big game on Friday night when Washingtonville hosts Valley Central in a Section 9 Class AA Division II contest. It’ll also be a night for a very good cause. Starting at 6 p.m., a number of items will go on sale, including T-shirts, ribbons, candles, backpacks and 50-50 raffle tickets, with all [...]

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Bike for Cancer Care to honor Barnes

The 12th annual Bike for Cancer Care event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. This year, the 50-mile ride will be renamed the Dan Barnes Memorial in honor of the late Kingston High football and lacrosse standout. Barnes passed away earlier this year at 30 after an 18-month battle [...]

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Hintze continuing Monroe-Woodbury legacy

Jim Hintze accepted Monroe-Woodbury’s head football coaching position for two important reasons. Hintze’s son, Dylan, will be a senior defensive end for the Crusaders this fall. And, Pat D’Aliso agreed to return as Monroe-Woodbury’s offensive coordinator. D’Aliso retained Hintze from Monroe-Woodbury’s  jayvee coach to a varsity assistant 27 years ago. Hintze, 55, a Monroe-Woodbury assistant [...]

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Section 9 remembers Dan Barnes

Tony Tocco knew he didn’t have much time to teach Dan Barnes how to be a lacrosse player. Barnes, who was a first team Varsity845 linebacker at Kingston during his senior year in 2002, decided to pick up lacrosse during his final few months of school. Tocco, coaching Kingston’s varsity team at the time, figured [...]

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Despite rumors flying, Kevin Ross not interested in open M-W football job

There was a blazing hot rumor making the rounds in Section 9 football circles this week.Word was that Burke Catholic football coach Kevin Rosswas, at the very least, interested in the open Monroe-Woodbury football job – if he hadn’t already applied for it.Well, it’s time to put the rumor to bed. Ross is staying put [...]

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Local experts make their Super Bowl predictions for V845

Vinny Aloi Credentials: Chester quarterback. The 2014 Varsity845 Player of the Year led the Hambletonians to the Class D state championship game the last two years. The pick: New England The score: “I’ll go with 35-27.” Analysis: “I’m a big Patriots fan, so I have to go with them. The Seahawks can’t cover Gronk (New England tight end Rob [...]

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NFA’s Aaron Forbes and Tyler Peddie of Cornwall named first-team all-state

Two-way football stars Aaron Forbes (Class AA) and Tyler Peddie (A) were named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state first team on Wednesday. Forbes, a Newburgh senior, was named to the team as a running back. He rushed for 1,544 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns. Forbes was also one of Newburgh’s best [...]

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Chester lands four players on Class D all-state first team

Four Chester players, quarterback Vinny Aloi, the Varsity845 Player of the Year, running back Angel Suarez, wide receiver Brandon Sadlier and offensive lineman Dan Wittekind, have been named to the Class D all-state first team. The New York State Sportswriters Association released its all-state selections in Class B, C and D on Wednesday. Four players [...]

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Army offers Newburgh RB Aaron Forbes

The scholarship offers just keep coming for Newburgh star running back Aaron Forbes. Within the last three weeks, Division II American International College and Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) schools Villanova, New Hampshire and Maine have made Forbes full scholarship offers. The field competing for Forbes became even more crowded on Monday when Army [...]

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