Category Archives: High School Sports

Track and field: Nationals update, early Saturday afternoon

Girls Championships 1,600-meter relay (Sunday 12:15 p.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Alexis Gomez, Morgan Menzzasalma, Spencer Pavia, Olivia Gibson) * Distance medley relay : 8. Cornwall (Beatrice Boylan, Dara Cuffe, Ashley Wallace, Jillian Decker) 12:06.29. Pole vault (Sunday 10 a.m.): Samantha Beyar (Monroe-Woodbury) Shot put (Saturday 1:30 p.m.): Valerie Hinds (Kingston) Weight throw (Sunday 9:30 a.m.): Zandra Adams [...]

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Track and field: Locals competing at nationals

The following Section 9 athletes are competing at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, to be held at the New York Armory from Friday through Sunday. The meet will be webcast, with multiple video channels (which helps for field events), on NBnationals.com and NY.MileSplit.com. Girls Championships 1,600-meter relay (Sunday 12:15 p.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Alexis Gomez, Morgan Menzzasalma, [...]

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State track & field wrap: Two golds, three silvers, two bronzes

The Newburgh Free Academy boys 800-meter relay and the Cornwall girls 3,200 relay were both victorious at the state indoor track and field championships in Ithaca. Newburgh’s Stephan Scott, Jahnique Dessaline, Marc Bellamour and Blaine Billings won in 1:30.89. Cornwall’s Ashley Wallace, Beatrice Boylan, Dara Cuffe and Jillian Decker won in 9:22.07, edging Shenendehowa by three-quarters of [...]

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Track and field: State meet update (4 p.m.)

The Newburgh Free Academy boys 800-meter relay squad captured the Federation and public-school gold medals at the indoor track and field state championships in Ithaca. The team of Stephan Scott, Jahnique Dessaline, Marc Bellamour and Blaine Billings won in 1 minute, 30.89 seconds. Warwick pole vaulter Derek Dibona won Federation silver and public-school gold with [...]

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Pole vaulters have Last Chance opportunity

The Hudson Valley Circus pole vaulting club in Warwick is offering a Last Chance meet for scholastic competitors who need to meet the national indoor championship standards. The meet is at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, preceded by beginner and intermediate instruction at 12:30 p.m. The meet entry fee is $30. The girls indoor meet standard is [...]

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Alpine skiing: State championships first day

Section 9 champions Hans Poelmann of Warwick and Shiau-Tau Ciecierska of Roosevelt failed to finish slalom runs and were eliminated from medal contention at the races held on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, outside of Lake Placid. The top area finishers were Cornwall’s Charles Manzari, who placed eighth among the boys, and Miranda Davenport of Rondout [...]

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Monday’s state nordic ski meet postponed by cold; alpine still on

Monday’s state nordic ski championships at Lake Placid were postponed due to excessive cold weather. State guidelines mandate that temperatures had to be above minus-4 degrees (it was minus-6) and wind chills had to be above minus-11. The second day of competition is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The state alpine ski championships at nearby [...]

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Track & field: OCIAA championships day 2 results

Girls Team standings and key: 1. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 187.5 points; 2. Cornwall (Cor) 107; 3. Middletown (Mid) 35; 4. Warwick (War) 32; 5. Kingston (King) 28; 6. Port Jervis (PJ) 21; 7. Washingtonville (Wash) 20; 8. Dover (Dov) 16; 9. Wallkill (Wall) 13; 10. Onteora (Ont) 10; 11. (tie) Ellenville (Ell), Pine Bush (PB), Goshen [...]

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Gymnastics: Section 9 championships – Jasmine Harrison repeats

Jasmine Harrison of Kingston won the all-around title, and placed first in all four disciplines for the second year in a row at the Section 9 gymnastics championships on Wednesday in Wallkill. Kingston, now merged with New Paltz, won the team title for the 13th consecutive year, beating Wallkill by nearly 13 points. Harrison posted [...]

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Alpine skiing: Section 9 seeds

These are the seeds for the upcoming Section 9 alpine ski championships, now re-scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hunter Mountain. School key: Cornwall (Cor); Fallsburg/Tri-Valley (Fall/TV); Goshen (Gosh); James I. O’Neill (JIO); Liberty (Lib); Monroe-Woodbury (MW); Monticello (Mont); Onteora (Ont); Rondout Valley-Kingston-F.D. Roosevelt-Coleman (RKFC); Sullivan West (SW); Warwick (War) Girls seeds: 1. Giovanna Fichera [...]

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