Category Archives: Swimming

V845 Notebook: Music, redemption and a weekend to remember

“The music and everything? That was my idea.” On Saturday, I spoke with Section 9 swimming and diving chairman Scott Warner about a fun way to build excitement during the section’s swimming championships. In writing this piece, I spoke with winning swimmers of the final heat of each race and asked them about the thinking behind [...]

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Girls swimming: State Federation meet seedings

Girls swimming State Federation seeds (Fed meet records listed with event) 200-yard medley relay (1:43.21): 1. Pittsford (5) 1:46.19; 2. Sleepy Hollow-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvington (1) 1:46.74; 3. Ward Melville (11) 1:46.78; 26. Pine Bush (9) 1:51.05; 43. Washingtonville (9) 1:52.07; 45. Monroe-Woodbury (9) 1:52.20 200 freestyle (1:47.39): 1. Chloe Stepanek (Northport-11) 1:47.63; 2. Briana Gellineau (Saint Anthony’s-CHSAA) [...]

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Section 9 girls swimming championships – Saturday results

Team: 1. Pine Bush (PB) 282 points; 2. New Paltz (NP) 271; 3. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 229; 4. Valley Central (VC) 228; 5. Washingtonville (Wash) 197; 6. Cornwall (Cor) 196; 7. Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) 147; 8. Kingston (King) 141; 9. Minisink Valley (MV) 137; 10. Highland (High) 131; 11. Goshen (Gosh) 113; 12. Rhinebeck (Rhb) [...]

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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College signings: 2018 class

Varsity 845 is compiling a list of local seniors who have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers. Email any signing photos to   Baseball Division I Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan Division II T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas Brody Ryan (Warwick) [...]

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Girls swimming: State meet seeding

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pittsford 1:43.81; 38. New Paltz 1:51.77; 47. Washingtonville 1:52.35. 200 freestyle: 1. Madison Hartigan (Pelham-1) 1:49.04; 50. Allison Armistead (Valley Central) 1:58.45. 200 individual medley: 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 2:02.56; 4. Jessica Pryne (Cornwall) 2:04.90 50 freestyle: 1. Catherine Stanford (Oceanside-8) 23.68; 22. Abigail Santos (New Paltz) 24.51; 26. Abigail Gibbons [...]

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State swim meet finals results

Erie Community College in Buffalo hosted the boys state swimming finals today. Here are the results from Section 9 competitors. For the full results, click here. 200 medley relay 17. Monroe-Woodbury (Liam Allen, Shane Treanor, Andrew Choi, John Wadsworth) 1:39.23 23. Minisink Valley (Zack Vreeland, Hunter Cooney, Garrett Doherty, Michael Flaherty) 1:40.39 200 individual medley [...]

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State swim meet preliminary results

Erie Community College is hosting today’s state swimming & diving championships. The swimming prelims are over – the diving is going on right now – and here are Section 9′s results. The top 24 in each event return to the swimming finals on Saturday. NYSPHSAA has the full results from today’s action here.   200 [...]

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Section 9′s boys state swimming and diving meet team

I caught up with Newburgh Free Academy junior Juan Peticco after practice today. The Section 9 champion in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events, Peticco will compete in both at the state meet in Buffalo this weekend. Look for a story on Peticco’s journey to the state meet in Wednesday’s paper. Newburgh likes to [...]

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Section 9 boys swimming preliminary notes

Valley Central hosted the preliminary round of the Section 9 boys swimming and diving championships on Thursday night. I’ll be covering the diving on Friday and the swimming finals on Saturday (check out @THR_Montgomery for live updates) but here are a few quick thoughts on the prelim round. 200 medley relay Monroe-Woodbury will hold the [...]

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