Category Archives: Other Sports

Varsity 845 wrestling all-stars: WOY Damani Burns chooses Cortland

Damani Burns’ favorite moment of his senior wrestling season was his final match. Burns defeated Shoreham Wading River’s James Szymanski 8-0 to place third in the state last month. “It just had a lot of emotional value behind it,” said Burns, the Varsity 845 wrestler of year. “It was the last time I was going [...]

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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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NFA star student-athletes participate in Read Across America

Students at Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor had to be star struck on Monday. As part of Read Across America, six high-profile Newburgh Free Academy scholar-athletes visited the elementary school and shared some of their favorite books with excited students. It was quite a lineup, which included NFA’s Birgitta Anderson (tennis), Aaron Forbes (football), [...]

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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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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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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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Section 9 nordic ski results

We just got the results from the Section 9 nordic ski championships, which were held on Feb. 12. It was a 10 kilometer course at Mohonk Mountain. Boys Team scores: 1. Wallkill (W) 27; 2. New Paltz (14); 3. Kingsotn (5). Individual results: 1. James Blake (W) 35:36; 2. Joe Riley-Scotto (W) 36:09; 3. Michael [...]

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