Category Archives: Swimming

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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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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