Category Archives: Softball

Seward breaks into Varsity845 top 10 rankings

Score one for the small schools. S.S. Seward has broken into the Varsity845 softball top 10 softball rankings. Seward, a Class C school, defeated defending Section 9 Class AA champion Pine Bush 8-7 on Friday. The Spartans check in at No. 10 and deserve even more credit for the loaded schedule it will play this [...]

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Alumni update: VC grad Taylor Concklin has monster day for SUNY Orange

Former star Valley Central Taylor Concklin had to be talked into playing for SUNY Orange this season by coach Shana Madura. Concklin, a two-time Varsity845 first-team outfielder, transferred from Division II Mercy College to Orange for personal reasons and really thought she wouldn’t take the field again. “I’m glad I chose to play,” Concklin said. [...]

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Hot-hitting Minisink Valley shortstop MacKenzie Wise to play at Dominican

Minisink Valley coach Bruce Guyette uses a little bit of psychology when talking to his players about their approach in the batter’s box. “Coach Guyette always tells us to go in with an empty mind and a full bat,” Minisink Valley senior shortstop MacKenzie Wise. Wise’s bat has been more than full this season. It’s [...]

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Check out the spring’s first edition of the V845 rankings

1. Kingston (3-0): Has been nothing short of dominant early on with pitcher Ashley Cruise firing, of course, missiles. 2. Pine Bush (3-0): Never a dull moment with Pine Bush as the defending Class AA champs earned wild wins over Valley Central and Newburgh last week. 3. Warwick (4-1): Look out for Warwick. The Wildcats [...]

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Port-Jervis Delaware Valley (Pa.) set for Wounded Warriors benefit

Port Jervis catcher Mia Gentile’s father, Martin, serves as her hero and role-model. Martin Gentile is a former Marine sniper, according to his daughter, and she has always been inspired by his work ethic. Gentile’s admiration for her dad prompted her to ask Port Jervis softball coach John Faggione to play a benefit game this [...]

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Valley Central ace Cindy Connoly to pitch at Mount Saint Mary

The local girl who has made good is staying local to continue her career. Valley Central ace Cindy Connoly has decided to play at Division III Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh next season. It’s a huge recruiting coup for Mount Saint Mary, which is 14-6 this season. Mount Saint Mary has started three pitchers [...]

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Video: Pine Bush softball looks to repeat as Class AA champs in crowded field

No team was hotter down the stretch last season than Pine Bush, which as the fourth-seed, won the Section 9 Class AA title with a 9-1 win over Middletown. It was some run. With the impressive Middletown win, Pine Bush made history, claiming its first Section 9 title ever. The Bushmen had previously lost in [...]

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Minisink grad Wendy Herm to be inducted into state softball Hall of Fame

Wendy Herm, a 1995 Minisink Valley graduate, has been selected to be inducted into the state softball hall of fame. A ceremony is scheduled for June 14 in Herkimer. Herm was a four-year starter at Minisink Valley in soccer, softball and basketball. She had a .408 career batting average, helping the Warriors to two state [...]

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All-state softball teams announced

Class AA NYSSCOGS NYS Player of the Year: Sydney O’Hara (Cicero-North Syracuse-3) NYSSCOGS NYS Coach of the Year: Christian Carr (Brockport-5) Section/Grade/Position/Player/School First team 03 12 P Sydney O’Hara (C-NS) 03 10 SS Alicia Hansen (Liverpool) 03 12 C Lindsey Silfer (C-NS) 03 12 SS Amy Van Hoven (C-NS) 05 11 P Julia DiMartino (Brockport) [...]

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Baseball, softball may add all-star games in 2014

Baseball and softball officials are discussing the possibilities of adding post-season all-star games, ie. Exceptional Senior Games, following the 2013-14 season, according to the OCIAA office. The sports of football and basketball have hosted all-star games in the past. All spring sports in the OCIAA and MHAL are complete for this season, with the exception [...]

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