Category Archives: Swimming

Boys’ swimming: A look ahead at the second half

I caught up with the Minisink Valley swim team on Tuesday after its meet at Middletown. Check out the video above – and the story in Thursday’s Times Herald-Record – about how the Warriors used their 20-day break between meets to gear up for the second half of the season. Here’s the link to the [...]

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Section 9′s state swim meet results

Some quick notes on how Section 9′s swimmers fared at the state finals today in Ithaca before I run over to the football games at Dietz Stadium. For full swim/dive results, check here. Monroe-Woodbury senior Taylor Stalnaker placed third in the 100 backstroke in a time of 56.21 at the state girls’ swimming and diving [...]

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Section 9 swimming/diving finals this weekend

The Section 9 girls’ swimming and diving finals will be held this weekend at Valley Central High School in Montgomery. I’ll have a preview page in Thursday’s newspaper, so keep your eyes open for that. Here are some tidbits to hold you over until then. IF YOU GO Section 9 swimming and diving championships Valley [...]

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Section 9 swim splash: Sept. 12, 2014

The Varsity845 girls’ swimming and diving weekly page will make its debut on Saturday. The swim page will be a regular Saturday feature throughout the fall season. This week, I caught up with Valley Central senior Kaitlyn Troy, who’s got big goals for her final high school season. Next Saturday, look for the story of [...]

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Middletown-Newburgh-Poughkeepsie area ranked among top 50 swim cities

A recent study by USA Swimming named the Middletown-Newburgh-Poughkeepsie metro area as one of the top 50 swim cities in the nation. Our area ranked 46th on the list, which took the number of active swimmers and clubs, the amount of accessible pools and the volume of top-level swimmers from an area into account. Ann [...]

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New Paltz’s Hudson Carroll leads Section 9 at state swim prelims

New Paltz’s Hudson Carroll is seeded third in both the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke after his performance in the preliminary round of the state swimming and diving championships at the Webster Aquatic Center. The swimming finals will be contested on Saturday. For full results, click on over to 200 medley relay: 6. [...]

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NYS swim championships seeds

The seeds for this weekend’s state swimming and diving championships have been released. I’ve listed those for the Section 9 team below. For the full list, check out I’ll have a meet preview in the paper later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Section 9’s state meet team Seeding for state [...]

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Looking ahead to Monday’s Sec. 9 swim finals

After a few days of snow – well, it was still snowing on Saturday – the Section 9 boys’ swimming and diving championships finally got going at Valley Central. First, let me take you through a little experiment. I decided to break down the prelim times from Saturday on the championship meet scoring scale, just [...]

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VIDEO: Last Chance Meet

Newburgh Free Academy hosted the annual Last Chance Meet on Tuesday afternoon. I was there covering the event for a story for Wednesday’s paper, so keep your eyes open for that. Check out the video above for highlights from the meet as well as interviews with qualifiers William Roberts, Christian Javier, Matt Jarski and Zachary [...]

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VIDEO: Minisink Valley wins OCIAA boys swimming and diving team title

Minisink Valley made some school history on Saturday afternoon, as the boys’ swimming and diving team clinched the team title at the annual OCIAA championships at Washingtonville High School. It’s the first championship meet team title for Minisink Valley – boys or girls – since the program began 13 years ago. Check out the video [...]

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