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Marlboro softball headed to state finals: VIDEO

QUEENSBURY — The Marlboro softball team will play for a state title later this afternoon. Marlboro played Section 2’s Chatham in a Class B semifinal earlier today. The Dukes didn’t get their first hit until the ninth inning, but it was a big one. Ashley Votta singled in Amber Mianti for the game’s first run […]

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Marlboro coach Jen Veronesi pulls off a back flip

PATCHOGUE – Before Marlboro’s Class B opening-round state tournament game against Valhalla on Tuesday, coach Jen Veronesi promised her team she would do a back flip if they won. Marlboro beat Valhalla 11-5. However, Veronesi didn’t channel her inner gymnast. But Veronesi agreed to pull off, not a back flip, but a double back flip […]

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Bianco coming up big in postseason for Marlboro

PATCHOGUE – We all knew Marlboro pitcher Aubrey Bianco was good, but in the postseason, she’s taken it to another level. That’s right, Aubrey Bianco has become a hero. Her latest performance helped Marlboro defeat Babylon 8-3 in the quarterfinals of the Class B state tournament on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeDuFymhesc&feature=youtu.be […]

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Marlboro cruises to Class B state quarterfinal win

PATCHOGUE ¬– Marlboro keeps hitting the cover off the ball – and winning! The streaking Iron Dukes advanced to the Class B state semifinals with another convincing win, 8-3, over Babylon on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College on Long Island. Marlboro scored three runs in the top of the first inning, only to give Babylon […]

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Recap and video of Marlboro’s first round Class B state tourney win

Marlboro spotted Valhalla four runs in Tuesday’s opening-round Class B state tournament game at Rhinebeck High. Not a problem. Young Marlboro came storming back to pick up an 11-5 win – scoring five runs in the sixth inning to put it away. And, so, the winning streak continues. Marlboro (21-1) has now won 13 games […]

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Recap and video of Pine Bush (AA) and Wallkill (A) state playoff losses

SLATE HILL – Two historic Section 9 softball runs on Monday at Minisink Valley. Pine Bush and Wallkill both lost close opening-round state tournament games by the score of 2-0. In Class AA, Pine Bush lost to Union-Endicott. Maine-Endwell put away Wallkill in the Class A bracket. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kZvhVqvMTY&feature=youtu.be Separated by about 10 miles, Pine Bush […]

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Recaps and video interviews from AA, A and D championship games

SLATE HILL – What a wild day it was at Minisink Valley on Saturday for the Section 9 Class AA, A and D softball championships. The highlights? Well, there were many. Fourth-seeded Pine Bush claimed its first-ever Section 9 title, overwhelming sixth-seeded Middletown 9-1 in the Class AA championship behind a four-hitter by freshman Michaela […]

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PB’s Hasbrouck a hero after her homer beats VC

So what if Pine Bush first baseman Alyssa Hasbrouck was facing the best pitcher in Section 9, Valley Central ace Cindy Connoly, with the game on the line. Hasbrouck can handle the bat and she was swinging for the fences with two outs in the seventh inning Thursday night. Even her coach, Mike Mancuso, gave […]

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Middletown pulls off another big Class AA upset

Just call it an upset special, Part II Sixth-seeded Middletown, a three-win team last season, continued its remarkable postseason run by beating second-seeded Roosevelt 1-0 in a Section 9 Class AA semifinal in Hyde Park behind a three-hitter by freshman pitcher Allison Marcano. The Middies scored their run in the seventh inning on two errors. […]

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Section 9 tournament seeds and schedule

Section 9 softball tournament schedule Class AA Quarterfinals Tuesday No. 5 Warwick at No. 4 Pine Bush, 4 p.m. No. 6 Middletown at No. 3 Kingston, 4 p.m. Semifinals Thursday Pine Bush-Warwick winner at No. 1 Valley Central, 7:30 p.m. at Maybrook Little League Complex Kingston-Middletown winner at No. 2 Roosevelt, 4 p.m. Championship June […]

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