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Varsity 845 and THR reporting policy

With the high school spring season upon us (yes, even with the snow), here is a reminder for all the varsity head coaches on the reporting policies to Varsity 845 and the Times Herald-Record sports department. Report your games by email ( and fax (845-342-6024) by 9:15 p.m. on the day of the game (Saturdays, [...]

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Former NFA student makes hometown boxing debut

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record NEWBURGH – On the day of his first hometown boxing match, Marquise Williams spent the afternoon with his coach, Leonard Lee. He slept a bit and basically hung out. “We talked, argued and laughed … all kind of stuff,’’ Lee said. “We were just relaxing.’’ As the Newburgh Free Academy [...]

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Division-clinching Friday

Pine Bush was a basket shy of the century mark as it clinched its second straight OCIAA Division I title with an impressive 98-46 win over Middletown. Bryan Powell outscored Middletown by himself in the third quarter 18-11. Powell finished with 28 points as Pine Bush remained perfect at 16-0 (6-0 OCIAA). Pine Bush outscored [...]

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Weekend wrestling wrap: Barczak sets school record

Evan Barczak is Monroe-Woodbury’s all-time wins leader after a first-place finish at the Ridgefield (Conn.) Challenge Saturday. Barczak recorded his school-record 209th win with a technical fall over Max Khoshabo of Bethel (Conn.) in a 160-pound semifinal. Jamie Franco, a 2008 state champion, had 208 wins for Monroe-Woodbury. Barczak defeated Mike Ceci of Greenwich, Conn. [...]

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Saugerties seventh grade basketball phenom Dior Johnson

Dior Johnson wanted to play for the Saugerties varsity basketball team as a sixth grader last year. Johnson was told he would have to wait a year. New York allows seventh graders to compete at the varsity level if they pass a maturity test. “I was trying,” Johnson said. The wait is over. Johnson, who [...]

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Brawl For The Belt: Monroe-Woodbury 39, Minisink Valley 34

The first Brawl For The Belt certainly lived up to its billing. Monroe-Woodbury and Minisink Valley’s dual meet went down to final match, which happened to be the most anticipated bout of the night. The 120-pound clash between Monroe-Woodbury’s Marco Vespa and Minisink Valley’s Tyler Lynch went to the sudden-victory period with Vespa pulling out [...]

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Saturday wrestling wrap: Owens MOW at Gene Brigham

Monticello’s Patrick Owens upset returning Section 9 champion Tyler Lynch of Minisink Valley 4-2 in the semifinals and edged Minisink Valley’s Sean Savacool 6-5 to win the 120-pound title to earn most outstanding wrestler honors at the Gene Brigham Invitational at Minisink Valley Middle School Saturday. Lynch did not wrestle his next match following the [...]

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Updated Section 9 wrestling all-time wins list

Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pounder Evan Barczak is five wins away from passing Jamie Franco for the all-time school wins records. Barczak stands at 204 victories after the Eastern States Classic. All-time (* — indicates active wrestler; n/a — not available) Cody Ruggirello, Valley Central 275-20 Mike D’Amato Wallkill/Valley Central 214-43 Jamie Franco, Monroe-Woodbury 208-30 *Evan Barczak, [...]

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Eastern States Classic finals results

Evan Barczak pushed undefeated and top seed Peter Pappas of Plainview Old Bethpage to the limit in their 152-pound Eastern States Classic final. The match between two of New York’s best went into the sudden-victory period tied at 1-1 before Pappas scored a takedown with 14 seconds left to pull out the win. Barczak said [...]

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Eastern States Classic semifinal results: Barczak, Fekishazy reach finals

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak broke a 1-1 tie on a takedown with 53 seconds left and added three back points to defeat John Jay Cross River’s Connor Melbourne 6-1 in the Eastern States Classic 152-pound semifinals. Barczak, who earned the 204th win of his career, appeared to have Melbourne pinned as seconds ticked off the [...]

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