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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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Track and field: Friday’s North Shore Invitational results

Section 9 athletes fared well in the post-Christmas North Shore Invitational track and field meet on Friday at the New York Armory. Among the winners were Seth Wilson of Monroe-Woodbury (55 meters, 300), Jack Jibb of Monroe-Woodbury (1,000), Warwick’s Collin Maggiolo (long jump), Warwick’s Derek Dibona (pole vault) and Valerie Hinds of Kingston (shot put). [...]

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OCIAA track and field results from Dec. 19

Boys’ track and field OCIAA dual meet (from Friday, at West Point) Team key: Chapel Field (CF); Ellenville (Ell); F.D. Roosevelt (FDR); Liberty (Lib); Minisink Valley (MV); Monroe-Woodbury (MW); Monticello (Mont); Onteora (Ont); Pine Bush (PB); Pine Plains (PP); Poughkeepsie (Pok); Rondout Valley (RV); Tri-Valley (TV); Warwick (War) 55-meters: 1. Curi White (PB) 7.6; 2. [...]

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Late Saturday boys’ track results: Loughlin Games

Boys’ track and field Bishop Loughlin Games (late Saturday, at N.Y. Armory) Team key: Middletown (Mid); Newburgh Free Academy (NFA). 300-meters: 123. Justin Leathers (NFA) 39.28; 129. Bobby Williams (NFA) 39.55; 145. Rachi Jordan (Mid) 39.96; 147. Anthony Jennings (Mid) 40.03; 201. Takeshi Evans (NFA) 42.83. 600: 112. Isaiah Williams (NFA) 1:36.49; 138. Carson King [...]

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Wrestling: Section 9 duals semifinals and finals

Finals No. 1 Minisink Valley 43, No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury 21 99 pounds: Jarred Greiner (MV) pin Marco Vespa (MW) 3:05; 106: Connor Greiner (MV) pin Jake Minnies (MW) 0:41; 113: Tom Daly (MV) d. Rob Ricci (MW) 5-0; 120: Kevin Kelly (MW) d. Matt Lopez (MV) 7-5; 126: Vinny Vespa (MW) d. Gerard Daly (MV) 4-2; 132: Tyler Mayo (MV) Anthony Eckerson (MW) 5-1; 138: [...]

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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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Girls’ soccer all-state teams

Class AA Second team – Nikki Wagner (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., MF); Sixth team – Erin Mellett (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., D); Caitlin Leen (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., D) Class A Second team – Samantha O’Malley (Goshen, Jr., D); Fourth team – Erin Sanders (Goshen, Jr., D) Class B Fifth team – Julia Kollesar (Spackenkill, Sr., MF) Class C First team [...]

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Varsity845′s Top Plays of 2014: send us your clips

As part of our year-end package, Varsity845 is compiling videos of the top plays of the year in high school sports. The rules are simple. The video must be of a high school varsity game. It can be taken by a parent but must be submitted by a coach or athletic director, and we must [...]

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