Category Archives: Soccer

Soccer: First Look Wednesday

The boys and girls soccer teams from Section 9 will see their first organized scrimmage action on Wednesday, Aug. 24. On the girls side, Monroe-Woodbury will host Goshen, Cornwall, Washingtonville, Middletown, New Paltz and Oneonta at 9 a.m. Also, Marlboro hosts Valley Central at 9 a.m.; Wallkill hosts Newburgh Free Academy at 10 a.m.; and [...]

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Creating a better planet through soccer

A week ago soccer trainer David Copeland Smith was working with a handful of Olympians. He’s spent the past week working with the future of the sport. Smith and his staff from Beast Mode Soccer LA have been conducting a week-long clinic for 57 players from the travel program Nirvana FC, under the guidance of [...]

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Girls soccer: OCIAA league schedules

OCIAA Division I (2015 standings: Monroe-Woodbury 8-0; Pine Bush 5-3; Kingston 3-4-1; Newburgh 2-5-1; Middletown 1-7) Wednesday, September 14 Middletown at Monroe-Woodbury, 4 p.m. Newburgh at Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 16 Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh, 4 p.m. Kingston at Pine Bush, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 Newburgh at Middletown, 4 p.m. Pine Bush at Monroe-Woodbury, [...]

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Boys soccer: OCIAA league schedules

OCIAA Division I (2015 standings: Monroe-Woodbury 7-1; Newburgh 6-1-1; Kingston 4-3-1; Middletown 2-6; Pine Bush 0-8) Tuesday, September 13 Middletown at Monroe-Woodbury, 4 p.m. Newburgh at Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15 Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh, 4 p.m. Kingston at Pine Bush, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17 Newburgh at Middletown, 10 a.m. Pine Bush at Monroe-Woodbury, [...]

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NSCAA All-State boys soccer teams

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently released its All-State boys soccer team for the 2015 season. Local players to be so honored are listed below. Large schools (Classes AA and A) First team Will Helbeck, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., Mid. Second team Darwin Banegas, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr., Mid. Third team Patrick Feeley, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr., [...]

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All-State girls soccer team released

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its annual All-State team for girls soccer this evening. I’ll list the Section 9 players below, but for the full list, click here.   Class AA Second team Brianna De Leo, Monroe-Woodbury, Jr., Mid. Third team Nikki Colantouno, Minisink Valley, Soph., Mid. Fifth team Victoria DiMarco, Washingtonville, Sr., [...]

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Section 9 boys soccer All-Section team

Local coaches recently voted on the annual Section 9 boys soccer All-Section team. Here is the team. The Varsity845 All-Stars will be published in the paper sometime this month.   Section 9 All-Section team, 2015 Player, School, Grade Jose Alvarez, Newburgh Free Academy, Jr. Darwin Banegas, Newburgh Free Academy, Sr. Sean Cray, Wallkill, Sr. Ryan [...]

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Boys soccer final state rankings for 2015

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final boys soccer rankings of the season earlier this week. I’ll list the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. For the full list, click here.   The Varsity845 All-Stars will be released at some point in [...]

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New York State boys’ soccer: Welcome to Middletown! A tournament preview, 2015

Welcome to Middletown. For the sixth straight season, Middletown High School will play host to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys’ soccer tournament. The top 20 teams in five classes from all corners of the state will converge here to determine five state champions. Tickets cost $10 at the gate but [...]

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Girls soccer: Elite eight time (and an editorial comment)

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls soccer tournament has entered the Elite Eight round. Here are the brackets for Class AA, A and D, with our surviving Section 9 champions. Class AA – Saturday Monroe-Woodbury (9) vs. Corning-Painted Post (4), at Johnson City H.S., 3 p.m. Niskayuna (2) vs. Baldwinsville (3), [...]

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