Category Archives: Swimming

Taking a second look at predicting the OCIAA swim championships

The diving portion of the OCIAA boys swimming & diving championships was postponed to Monday (3:30 p.m. at Washingtonville High), so I thought I’d take a second look at trying to predict the final team scoring now that the psych sheet is out. The math here is based on all of the seeds placing according [...]

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Trying to predict the 2016 boys swimming championship meets

I’ve done this a few times before during particularly competitive swimming seasons in Section 9. Let’s try to predict what’s going to happen at the championship meets coming up in a few weeks. A few notes before we get to the data. This is a highly speculative process with a lot of assumptions built in. [...]

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Clifford fourth at state diving championships

Minisink Valley junior Erin Clifford placed fourth at the state diving championships on Friday at Ithaca College with a score of 480.55. Clifford had placed fifth in the state as a sophomore. New Paltz senior Caroline Murphy placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in the swimming finals on Saturday, swimming a time of 56.58. Murphy [...]

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OCIAA girls diving results

We couldn’t squeeze these in Saturday’s paper, so here are the results from Friday’s OCIAA diving championships at Washingtonville. For the full list, click here. 1. Erin Clifford (Minisink Valley) 494.45 2. Kristen Lubeski (Monroe-Woodbury) 437.40 3. Julia Brice (Cornwall) 430.00 4. Samantha Reichman (Cornwall) 395.35 5. Dana Schmidt (Warwick) 372.20 6. Jenna MacLeod (Cornwall) [...]

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Blood drive and organ donor registration event to remember Zach Woods

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Monroe Free Library will host a blood drive and organ donor registration event to honor the memory of former Monroe-Woodbury swimmer Zach Woods. Woods passed away tragically while walking to class in the spring of 2014. Click on the link below to see the flyer for the event for more [...]

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Borkowski second in the backstroke at state swim finals

Pine Bush senior Jake Borkowski placed second in the 100-yard backstroke at the state championships at Ithaca College on Saturday afternoon. He swam the backstroke in 51.47, trailing only Clarkstown’s Ryan Wagner, who was the state champion in a time of 51.32. New Paltz senior Emile Kuyl and Port Jervis senior Nick Winograd both placed [...]

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State swimming preliminary results

The boys’ state swimming and diving championships for the 2014-15 season are underway at Ithaca College. The swimming preliminaries were completed this afternoon. Tonight, the divers will compete. Saturday morning, the swimming finals portion of the meet begins. Here are the results for Section 9 swimmers in the preliminary rounds. If you want to check [...]

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Some Section 9 swimming leftovers

One of the tough things about covering a big event like the Section 9 swimming championships is that you can’t mention everything. There’s just too much stuff and not enough space in the paper. So here are some notes from yesterday that didn’t make it into print. Newburgh Free Academy head coach Zach Williams was [...]

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Section 9 boys’ swim championships: prelim results

The preliminary round results from this evening’s Section 9 boys’ swimming championships at Valley Central are available at Here are the top seeds for Saturday’s finals: These are the top-seeded individuals and relay teams after the preliminary round. 200 medley relay: 1. New Paltz (Seamus Trzewik-Quinn, Richard Berger, Emile Kuyl, Liam O’Donnell) 1:38.03 200 [...]

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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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